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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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Sep 12, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: MAP-21 Transportation Performance Management Overview (Including FAST Act Updates)  - The MAP-21 Transportation Performance Management Overview (Including FAST Act Updates) is a one-day course that presents an overview of the Transportation Performance Management (TPM) provisions of MAP-21 and FAST Act, describes the responsibilities that agencies at several levels - Federal, State, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) and Transit - have in delivering these requirements, highlights the importance of data in meeting the performance management provisions and captures noteworthy practices in use today that may help agencies get started on meeting these requirements. This course is highly recommended for participants interested in taking the more detailed system specific MAP-21 implementation training. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Washington, DC 
Sep 12, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Transportation Performance Management Overview for the MAP-21 and FAST Acts  - The Transportation Performance Management Overview for the MAP-21 and FAST Acts is a one-day course that presents an overview of the Transportation Performance Management (TPM) provisions of MAP-21 and FAST, describes the responsibilities that agencies at several levels - Federal, State, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPOs) and Transit - have in delivering these requirements, highlights the importance of data in meeting the performance management provisions and captures noteworthy practices in use today that may help agencies get started on meeting these requirements. This course is highly recommended for participants interested in taking the more detailed system specific MAP-21 implementation training. The aim of this course is to familiarize transportation professionals with the TPM provisions of MAP-21 and FAST and how it can impact existing products and processes. The course introduces key points of overlap between the transit and highway performance measurement provisions in MAP-21, but the primary focus is on the highway provisions. Course material is organized around the TPM elements of goals, measures, targets, plans, accountability and transparency and introduces the related MAP-21/FACT Act provisions for each element. The course provides an introduction on how TPM provisions impact individual performance areas (i.e., safety, pavement/bridge, operations) and how these provisions come together under planning and programming. The course allows participants to interact and to learn from their peers through open discussions and course exercises. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Washington, DC 
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 
Oct 3 - 5, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: NEPA and the Transportation Decisionmaking Process  - This comprehensive, three-day, instructor-led course presents the historical background and evolution of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related environmental laws. It discusses their influence on FHWA's policies and procedures for the transportation project development and decisionmaking process. The course examines how the framework of laws, regulations, policies, and guidance integrate social, environmental, and economic factors in making transportation project decisions that are in the best overall public interest. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Sterling, VA 
Oct 24 - 25, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Conducting Effective Program Reviews  - To accomplish FHWA's Stewardship Mission, units at every level and in every program area need the expertise to plan, design and carry out, often jointly with partners, reviews to ensure that operational processes are consistent with established standards and expectations, performing at the most effective and efficient level, and that best practices are captured and made available to units at all levels. Building on FHWA experience and expertise gained through Program Reviews, Process Reviews, and Continuous Process Improvement Reviews, an improved workshop, tailored to the unit's needs is now being offered. The Workshop consists of assistance in the form of consultation, training and hands on assistance in the methodology and tools for conducting successful reviews. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Santa Fe, NM 
Oct 17 - 19, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (Federal Version)  - This Instructor-led Training (ILT) course will expand participants' understanding of the risk-based processes, roles and responsibilities that Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division and Program Office personnel are using to help optimize the effective and efficient delivery of the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP), and to help ensure its compliance with Federal laws and regulations. This approach, as it is being implemented, is commonly known as the Risk-based Stewardship and Oversight (RBSO) approach and builds upon the risk management foundation in the agency's strategic and performance planning processes. The RBSO model is designed to identify risk-based S&O actions and initiatives at both the national and Division levels for both programs and projects. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Madison, WI 
Oct 24 - 25, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (Federal Version)  - This Instructor-led Training (ILT) course will expand participants' understanding of the risk-based processes, roles and responsibilities that Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division and Program Office personnel are using to help optimize the effective and efficient delivery of the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP), and to help ensure its compliance with Federal laws and regulations. This approach, as it is being implemented, is commonly known as the Risk-based Stewardship and Oversight (RBSO) approach and builds upon the risk management foundation in the agency's strategic and performance planning processes. The RBSO model is designed to identify risk-based S&O actions and initiatives at both the national and Division levels for both programs and projects. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Lincoln, NE 
Sep 12 - 13, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (Federal Version)  - This Instructor-led Training (ILT) course will expand participants' understanding of the risk-based processes, roles and responsibilities that Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division and Program Office personnel are using to help optimize the effective and efficient delivery of the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP), and to help ensure its compliance with Federal laws and regulations. This approach, as it is being implemented, is commonly known as the Risk-based Stewardship and Oversight (RBSO) approach and builds upon the risk management foundation in the agency's strategic and performance planning processes. The RBSO model is designed to identify risk-based S&O actions and initiatives at both the national and Division levels for both programs and projects. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Lansing, MI 
Oct 17 - 19, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: NEPA and the Transportation Decisionmaking Process  - This comprehensive, three-day, instructor-led course presents the historical background and evolution of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and related environmental laws. It discusses their influence on FHWA's policies and procedures for the transportation project development and decisionmaking process. The course examines how the framework of laws, regulations, policies, and guidance integrate social, environmental, and economic factors in making transportation project decisions that are in the best overall public interest. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Lakewood, CO 
Nov 1 - 2, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Steps to Effective Target Setting for TPM  - The passage of MAP-21 further emphasized the importance of target setting within a performance management context. MAP-21 requires State Departments of Transportation (State DOTs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and public transit providers to set performance targets for the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) established national performance measures. This course explains the elements of target setting and focuses on how to set reasonable, attainable targets. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Helena, MT 
Oct 3 - 5, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Public Involvement in the Transportation Decisionmaking Process  - Public involvement is much more than public hearings. It involves creative thinking as well as the willingness and ability to interact openly and sensitively to the public's preferred forms of communication and participation. Public involvement is about reaching out to and involving the public in transportation decisionmaking. The public should have a role in every phase of decisionmaking, including the design of the participation plan itself. Successful public involvement addresses the public's procedural, psychological, and substantive needs while gathering useful information. By focusing on interests--rather than positions--public involvement can become more meaningful as well as useful. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Helena, MT 
Sep 13 - 14, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Designing for Pedestrian Safety  - The Designing for Pedestrian Safety course is intended to help state and local transportation engineering professionals address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions. The training course includes a field exercise in the application of the principles, concepts, and strategies covered in the course. Also the participants will share and prioritize potential policies, programs, and strategies. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbus, OH 
Sep 6 - 7, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Bicycle Facility Design  - This training will assist planners and designers in learning how to apply the existing standards and how to deal with other technical issues involved. The availability of Federal, State, and local transportation funding for bicycle facilities that serve transportation and recreational users is resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of bicycling (and shared use) facilities being planned and built. Although there are no Federal design standards for bicycle facilities, the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, or a modification thereof, serves as a design guide. As with most guides, the AASHTO guide cannot address every possible scenario so designers often need to apply engineering judgment where specific information is not provided. The training fee includes a copy of the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbus, OH 
Aug 22 - 23, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Road Safety Audits/Assessments  - Performing effective road safety audits/assessments, (RSAs), improves safety and demonstrates to the public an agency's dedication to crash reduction. An RSA is a formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent audit team. The RSA training provides practical information on how to conduct an RSA, select a location, and build an independent, multi-disciplinary team. The costs, time, benefits, and common myths and concerns surrounding RSAs will be discussed. Participants learn how to improve transportation safety by applying a new proactive approach. Emphasis is placed on using low cost safety improvements as well as understanding the interaction between the highway and all road users. The training includes hands-on application of the training materials, which includes information on each stage of a road safety audit and easy-to-use-prompt lists. A copy of "FHWA Road Safety Audit Guidelines" is provided. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbus, OH 
Nov 28 - 30, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Planning and Designing for Pedestrian Safety  - The Planning and Designing for Pedestrian Safety is a combination of the information from the 2-day "Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan" (NHI-380089) and 2-day "Designing for Pedestrian Safety" (NHI-380090) course. This comprehensive course is designed to help state and local officials learn "HOW TO" address pedestrian safety issues in the development of a pedestrian safety action plan, and specific programs and activities tailored to their community. It is also intended to assist agencies in the further enhancement of their existing pedestrian safety plan, programs, and activities, including involving partners and stakeholders, collecting and analyzing data and information, prioritizing issues and concerns, selecting and implementing an optimal combination of education, enforcement, engineering strategies. This course goes into more detail on engineering strategies than the "Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan" (NHI-380089) course. This course includes two field exercises in the application of the principles, concepts, and strategies covered in the course. Also the participants will share and prioritize potential policies, programs, and strategies. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbia, SC 
Oct 17 - 18, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Steps to Effective Target Setting for TPM  - The passage of MAP-21 further emphasized the importance of target setting within a performance management context. MAP-21 requires State Departments of Transportation (State DOTs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and public transit providers to set performance targets for the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) established national performance measures. This course explains the elements of target setting and focuses on how to set reasonable, attainable targets. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbia, SC 
Sep 26 - 27, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Risk-Based Stewardship and Oversight (Federal Version)  - This Instructor-led Training (ILT) course will expand participants' understanding of the risk-based processes, roles and responsibilities that Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division and Program Office personnel are using to help optimize the effective and efficient delivery of the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP), and to help ensure its compliance with Federal laws and regulations. This approach, as it is being implemented, is commonly known as the Risk-based Stewardship and Oversight (RBSO) approach and builds upon the risk management foundation in the agency's strategic and performance planning processes. The RBSO model is designed to identify risk-based S&O actions and initiatives at both the national and Division levels for both programs and projects. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Boise, ID 
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 
Dec 12 - 14, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Highways in the Coastal Environment  - Over 60,000 miles of roads in the United States are occasionally exposed to coastal surge and waves. Due to these unique design conditions, many highways and bridges suffer damage during coastal storms, including hurricanes and El Nino events. The purpose of this course is to teach important concepts and terminology of coastal science and engineering to highway engineers for use in the planning and design of coastal roads. The course is based on the Hydraulic Engineering Circular (HEC) No. 25, "Highways in the Coastal Environment" (2nd Edition), which is also used in the course as a reference manual. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Austin, TX 
Aug 22 - 23, 2017  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  Ames, IA 
Sep 20, 2017  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: A Watershed Approach to Mitigating Stormwater Impacts  - TRB will conduct a webinar that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 840: A Watershed Approach to Mitigating Stormwater Impacts. The webinar will examine a decision-making framework designed to help state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) identify and implement cost-effective and environmentally-friendly water quality solutions for stormwater impacts. Presenters will discuss the ways state DOTs are currently exploring approaches and regulatory mechanisms to achieve compliance with water quality permits through watershed-based total maximum daily load limitations. They will also provide an update on the development of a toolbox of water quality solutions for stormwater impacts. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Sep 6, 2017  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Understanding Changes in Youth Mobility  - TRB will conduct a webinar that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Project 08-36, which resulted in a TRB project report. This webinar will discuss the changing mobility patterns of teens and young adults and the linkages to economic, social, and health effects. The presenters will highlight current best practices in transportation planning that addresses youth mobility and will identify potential strategies to better align planned and existing transportation systems with the needs of this demographic. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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