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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.

Event Date Organization Event Name Type Location
Sep 20 - 21, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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  Lebanon, OH 
Sep 13 - 14, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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  Lebanon, OH 
Nov 1 - 2, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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 
Jun 6 - 8, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Advanced Relocation under the Uniform Act  - This training goes beyond the basic functional areas of relocation assistance and concentrates on areas of specific concern, such as mortgage differential payments, settlement costs, and partial acquisitions. Other topics, including comparability, last resort housing, multiple use, tenants, and nonresidential moves -- including businesses, are also covered. The training is designed to allow flexibility in adjusting course materials to meet the needs of the requesting agency. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Houston, TX 
Feb 1 - 3, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Basic Relocation under the Uniform Act  - The course is designed for the beginning relocation agent or for those persons interested in a basic knowledge of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Uniform Act). The purpose is to answer questions, meet technical needs, and broaden the knowledge of those engaged in the relocation of persons displaced as a result of a Federal or Federally-funded project. The course covers all functional areas of the relocation assistance program, with emphasis on residential displacements. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Houston, TX 
Sep 28 - 29, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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  Helena, MT 
Sep 27 - 28, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Pedestrian Facility Design  - To emphasize the importance of planning for pedestrians, the course focuses on case examples involving corridor and intersection design issues. Participants are engaged through lecture, discussion, video demonstrations of problem areas in corridors and intersections, small group problem identification, and the development of design alternatives. This training was developed to provide information and application opportunities to those involved in the design of pedestrian facilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires newly constructed and altered sidewalks to be accessible and usable by people with disabilities, and accessibility improvements need to be implemented for existing facilities. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Helena, MT 
Jan 24 - 26, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Advanced Relocation under the Uniform Act  - This training goes beyond the basic functional areas of relocation assistance and concentrates on areas of specific concern, such as mortgage differential payments, settlement costs, and partial acquisitions. Other topics, including comparability, last resort housing, multiple use, tenants, and nonresidential moves -- including businesses, are also covered. The training is designed to allow flexibility in adjusting course materials to meet the needs of the requesting agency. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Fort Worth, TX 
Sep 7 - 9, 2016  Moving Rural America   National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America  - Transportation drives rural America. Rural communities need safe, viable roads and multi-modal systems to move themselves from place to place, and to move goods and services to markets and customers, often across long distances. Without reliable and well-maintained transportation networks through rural areas, visitors cannot enjoy iconic travel and recreation opportunities; and businesses cannot ensure coast-to-coast delivery of goods. A safe, efficient and advanced transportation system is a foundational building block – an essential bridge that enables tourism, technology development, agriculture, commerce and other key elements of prosperous rural communities and a vibrant national economy. Rural communities provide food, energy, resources, culture and so much more to keep America running. It is time to make OUR transportation systems safer to ensure the heart of America continues to be a sustainable force in our economy. Transportation moves rural America. Rural communities need safe, viable roads and multi-modal systems to move people from place to place; and to move goods and services to markets, often across long distances. Without reliable and well-maintained transportation networks through rural areas, visitors cannot enjoy iconic travel and recreation opportunities; and businesses cannot ensure coast-to-coast delivery of goods. 
For more information contact tulberg@meetingsnorthwest.com
Event  Denver, CO 
Sep 27 - 30, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Practical Conflict Management Skills for Environmental Issues  - This course is designed to teach basic conflict management skills, including interest-based negotiation, communication, and facilitation skills, as well as leadership behaviors and to examine opportunities for applying these collaborative skills in the context of transportation decisionmaking where there are environmental issues. The purpose of the course is to help transportation and environmental agencies, Tribes, and stakeholders bridge their different agency mandates and diverse interests and offers opportunities for participants to share their varied perspectives on important issues and resources. The course models how to participate in meaningful discussions and demonstrates how to maintain a positive and constructive dialogue, arrive at integrative decisions, make good use of limited time and personnel resources, achieve streamlined processes, and make decisions that serve the public. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Dallas, TX 
Sep 7 - 9, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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  Dallas, TX 
Jul 18 - 20, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Basic Relocation under the Uniform Act  - The course is designed for the beginning relocation agent or for those persons interested in a basic knowledge of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Uniform Act). The purpose is to answer questions, meet technical needs, and broaden the knowledge of those engaged in the relocation of persons displaced as a result of a Federal or Federally-funded project. The course covers all functional areas of the relocation assistance program, with emphasis on residential displacements. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Dallas TX 
Nov 11 - 3, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Roadside Safety Design  - This course provides an overview of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide. At the end of the course, you will be able to apply the clear zone concept to all classes of roadways; recognize unsafe roadside design features and elements and make appropriate changes; identify the need for a traffic barrier; and apply other highway hardware core competencies. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbia, SC 
Apr 18 - 20, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Advanced Relocation under the Uniform Act  - This training goes beyond the basic functional areas of relocation assistance and concentrates on areas of specific concern, such as mortgage differential payments, settlement costs, and partial acquisitions. Other topics, including comparability, last resort housing, multiple use, tenants, and nonresidential moves -- including businesses, are also covered. The training is designed to allow flexibility in adjusting course materials to meet the needs of the requesting agency. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Austin, TX 
Jan 10 - 12, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Basic Relocation under the Uniform Act  - The course is designed for the beginning relocation agent or for those persons interested in a basic knowledge of the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 (Uniform Act). The purpose is to answer questions, meet technical needs, and broaden the knowledge of those engaged in the relocation of persons displaced as a result of a Federal or Federally-funded project. The course covers all functional areas of the relocation assistance program, with emphasis on residential displacements. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Austin, TX 
Oct 2 - 5, 2016  FTA  22nd National Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation conference  - Plan now to attend the 22nd National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation. Held once every two years, it offers a valuable experience for rural transit and human service transit providers, tribal transit managers, planners,state agency staff, intercity bus operators, consultants, researchers and trainers; anyone who is interested in learning about the latest in best practice and current research in mobility and access in rural communities. The conference includes multiple routes to offer learning opportunities throughout the conference for everyone: planning and design; policy, funding and finance; rural transportation in today's operating environment; technology and training solutions; and special topics in rural mobility. The conference will be held at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel on Woodfin Street in Asheville, North Carolina.  
For more information contact jacklyn@calact.org
Event  Asheville, NC 
Oct 2 - 5, 2016    22nd National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation  - TRB is cosponsoring the 22nd National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation on October 2-5, 2016 in Asheville, North Carolina. The conference will explore practices and current research in rural public and intercity bus transportation. Presentation proposals are due by February 15, 2016. Applications for graduate research and undergraduate essay competitions are due by March 15, 2016. Students interested in applying for either of the competitions should select the Awards tab and then by click on Student Awards on the conference website.  Event  Asheville, NC 
Aug 23 - 24, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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  Akron, OH 
Aug 16 - 17, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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  Akron, OH 
Sep 7, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Guide to 21st Century Planning at State Departments of Transportation  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 798: Role of Planning in a 21st Century State DOT – Supporting Strategic Decision-Making. This webinar will provide guidance on how the planning function in a state DOT can more effectively support future strategic decisionmaking. The presenters will provide an overview of the 21st Century Planning Guide, review the skills and knowledge needed for a 21st century planner, and discuss how the guide can connect agency planning decision to results. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
Webinar   
Sep 6, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Design and Preservation of Low Volume Roads  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features selected papers from TRB’s 11th International Low Volume Road Conference, which was held in July 2015. This webinar includes presentations on pavement design, holding strategies for deteriorated low volume roads, and new approaches for upgrading gravel roads. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
Webinar   
Aug 18, 2016  1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET  TRB Webinar: The Evolving Surface Transportation Operations and Maintenance Workforce; Challenges and Opportunities  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET that focuses on the rapid changes in the surface transportation maintenance and operations workforce. Factors such as increasing retirement rates, downsizing staff, recruiting and retaining qualified employees, shifting responsibilities, and expanding the use of advanced technologies are influencing these changes. This webinar will examine two social factors and two groups of potential workers that have not been fully engaged in maintenance and operations career path opportunities.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
Webinar   
Aug 16, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Learning About and Using the Research in Progress (RiP) Database  - TRB will conduct a webinar on August 16, 2016 from 2:00pm to 3:00PM ET that provides users of TRB's Research in Progress (RiP) Database with the latest information about RiP’s search and data entry interfaces. The RiP Database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently-completed transportation research projects. This webinar is an update from a webinar held on August 6, 2015. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
Webinar   
Aug 11, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Guidance on Developing Crash Modification Factors  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET on crash modification factors (CMFs). A CMF is a number used to quantify how effective a safety measure is expected to be when implemented. This webinar will discuss the basic study types used to develop CMFs, what data are needed, and how to avoid potential biases.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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