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The table below provides information on upcoming events, activities, and webinars related to transportation planning. Click on a column header to sort by event date, organization, event name, or location.

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Feb 13 - 14, 2018  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Highway Program Funding  - This instructor-led training provides an overview of the Federal-aid Highway Program, focusing on various aspects of highway program funding unique to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Topics include: the operation of the Highway Trust Fund and its significance to the funding level of the Federal-aid Highway Program; the content and policy implications of authorizing and appropriating legislation; the FHWA apportionment process; discussion of obligation limitation, allocations, deductions, earmarking, and transferability; and the effect of policy and budget considerations on the use of Federal-aid funds. The course has been updated to complement the new Federal-aid authorization bill. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Tyler, TX 
Jun 12 - 13, 2018  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Highway Program Funding  - This instructor-led training provides an overview of the Federal-aid Highway Program, focusing on various aspects of highway program funding unique to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Topics include: the operation of the Highway Trust Fund and its significance to the funding level of the Federal-aid Highway Program; the content and policy implications of authorizing and appropriating legislation; the FHWA apportionment process; discussion of obligation limitation, allocations, deductions, earmarking, and transferability; and the effect of policy and budget considerations on the use of Federal-aid funds. The course has been updated to complement the new Federal-aid authorization bill. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Austin, TX 
Jan 23 - 25, 2018  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Managing Road Impacts on Stream Ecosystems: An Interdisciplinary Approach  - Managing Road Impacts on Stream Ecosystems: An Interdisciplinary Approach is a three-day course that is intended to introduce and discuss the basic concepts related to the impacts that roadways have on streams and stream ecosystems. The course will be structured to first address the ecological and physical characteristics of stream ecosystems, discuss the impacts that roadways can have on those ecosystems, and then turn to tools that the practitioner can use to help avoid and mitigate those effects. Through the use of Case Examples, discussion, and other application techniques, the participants will be afforded an opportunity to use critical thinking to identify solutions and preventative measures related to the impacts of roads on streams and their riparian communities. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Austin, TX 
Feb 26, 2018  TRB  TRB Webinar: Data Management and Governance Practices at Transportation Agencies  - This webinar will discuss transportation agency data management practices and experiences. Presenters will demonstrate how agencies currently access, manage, use, and share data. They will explain how this information can be used to advance the current state of the practice in transportation data management and governance. Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.  
For more information contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu.
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Feb 15, 2018  TRB  TRB Webinar: Leveraging Transportation Mode Expertise for Community Resiliency  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM ET that will discuss the state-of-the-practice in resilience planning across multiple modes of transportation. Presenters will summarize community resilience frameworks, including the six-step process developed by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST). They will also discuss how communities can apply certain TRB publications – including TCRP Web Only Document 70 and ACRP Report 160 – to resiliency planning. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection. 
For more information contact TRB
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Jan 31, 2018  FTA  FTA Webinar: TAM Decision Support Tools  - This webinar will review how two different agencies use decision support tools to support TAM efforts. Featuring presentations from Debbie Swickard (Grants Manager, Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA)) and Daniel Holdsworth (Budget Analyst, Capital District Transit Authority (CDTA)) and will highlight, among other topics, using the TAM small provider template and developing customized decision support tools.   Webinar   
Jan 29, 2018  TRB  TRB Webinar: Standardizing Truck GPS Data to Evaluate Truck Freight Bottlenecks  - This webinar will discuss a guidebook that examines truck freight bottlenecks using truck probe data rather than traditional travel demand models. Presenters will address how to use the guidebook to establish methodologies to define, identify, and measure different types of truck bottlenecks, in order to develop cost-effective solutions to mitigate truck freight bottlenecks. 
For more information contact Reggie Gillum (RGillum@nas.edu)
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Jan 23, 2018  TRB  TRB Webinar: Vizguide: Data Visualization for Transportation Agencies  - This webinar will describe techniques for displaying and reporting information in a visually pleasing manner. The presenters will highlight practices for planners with various levels of experience for developing visualizations, enhancing transportation analysis, and improving public engagement with data. They will also simulate a website called the Vizguide that was created to enhance transportation data visualization.  
For more information contact Reggie Gillum (RGillum@nas.edu)
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