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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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Nov 16, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: How to Survive and Thrive at the TRB Annual Meeting  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM ET and Friday, December 16, 2016 from 2:00-3:00PM ET that will help both new and returning Annual Meeting attendees get the most out of their meeting experience. The webinar will review issues related to planning for the meeting, including hotel reservations, airline reservations, and other basics; help attendees plan their schedules during the meeting; and explore ways attendees can optimize their Annual Meeting networking after they return home. Participants must register in advance. There is no cost for this webinar, and no credits will be provided. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Nov 9, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Energy Development and U.S. Infrastructure  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 469: Impacts of Energy Developments of U.S. Roads and Bridges. This webinar will discuss the economic impact of heavy truck traffic related to energy development on the nation’s roads and bridges, including impacts on state and county roads. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Nov 8, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Environmental Performance Measures for State Departments of Transportation  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 809: Environmental Performance Measures for State Departments of Transportation. This webinar will identify potential environmental performance measures that can be integrated into a transportation agency’s performance management program. The presenters will discuss an approach for adding environmental performance considerations to the performance topics that state departments of transportation (DOTs) routinely monitor. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Oct 27, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Improving Rear Seat Passenger Safety: Challenges and Strategies  -  TRB Webinar: Improving Rear Seat Passenger Safety: Challenges and Strategies TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00PM ET that summarizes recent research on rear seat safety and seat belt use. This webinar will enumerate the injury and fatality statistics of rear seat passengers with and without seatbelts, and how these passengers can contribute to the risk to other passengers in the vehicle. This webinar will also focus on challenges and strategies to improve rear seat belt use in various communities.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Oct 17, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: ActiveTrans Priority Tool: A Model Methodology for Prioritizing Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements on Existing Roads  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 803: Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Along Existing Roads—ActiveTrans Priority Tool Guidebook. The tool may help prioritize improvements to pedestrian and bicycle facilities, either separately or together, as part of a “complete streets” evaluation approach. This webinar will examine the methodology developed to assist transportation agencies establish a step-by-step prioritization process that aims to be flexible, transparent, and seeks to incorporate agency and community values. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Oct 11, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: FEMA Public Assistance and FHWA Emergency Relief Funds Reimbursements  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 472: FEMA and FHWA Emergency Relief Funds Reimbursements to State Departments of Transportation. This webinar will discuss how state departments of transportation (DOTs) can navigate federal disaster reimbursement programs. Presenters will highlight practices for DOTs to apply in order to obtain their eligible reimbursement amounts.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Oct 5, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Current State of Department of Transportation Mobile Information Technology Use in the Field  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that summarizes research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 491: Uses of Mobile Information Technology Devices in the Field for Design, Construction, and Asset Management. Presenters will discuss national survey findings about agency procedures with mobile information technology (IT) devices, describe case study results, and explore the return on investment of going paperless. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Sep 29, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that discusses research from Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 188: Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit. The ability to conveniently request, track, and pay for trips via mobile devices is transforming transportation mobility options. The report examines the relationship between public transportation, including paratransit and demand-responsive services, and shared modes, including bikesharing, carsharing, microtransit, and ridesourcing services provided by companies such as Uber and Lyft. This webinar will focus on several of the report’s key findings. The presenters will also discuss the opportunities and challenges for public transportation as they relate to technology-enabled mobility services and potential actions that public agencies may take to promote cooperation between public and private mobility providers. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Sep 27, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Vulnerable Road Users Safety: What Cities Can Do To Make Things Better?  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET on improving the safety of vulnerable road users, who are more likely to be severely injured if involved in a crash. These users include pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, children and senior population, and people with special needs. The number of vulnerable road users is expected to increase as cities increase their multimodal infrastructure investments.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Sep 26, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: The Marriage of Roundabouts and Access Management  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, September 26, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will link the operational characteristics of roundabouts with the application of access management objectives. This webinar will discuss the basic goals of access management techniques and roundabout operations, and provide several examples of how to combine the two principles into compatible highway and street traffic operations to increase efficiency, capacity, and safety. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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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 
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 
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 
Apr 4 - 5, 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  Laredo, TX 
Mar 28 - 29, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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 
Mar 28 - 30, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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  Fort Worth, TX 
Mar 22 - 23, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Course: Utility Coordination for Highway Projects  - Every State highway agency participates in construction projects that include accommodation and relocation of utilities along public rights-of-way. 134006 Utility Coordination for Highway Projects considers how communication, cooperation, and coordination between transportation agencies and utility companies can mitigate or avoid common challenges. Participants in this blended course (combination of Web-based and instructor-led formats) learn how, when, and where in the project development process to identify and conduct effective utility coordination. Participants first take a self-paced, Web-based training to learn about regulatory requirements for both public and private utilities, subsurface utility engineering (SUE), and their own State's Utility Accommodation Policy. During the 2-day classroom event, participants learn to identify risks and potential issues associated with utilities, and then work together to evaluate ways to avoid or mitigate those risks and issues. (Please note: An optional lesson on utility challenges in projects using design-build delivery and other alternative contracting methods is available to be taught at the discretion of the State.) By putting these lessons into practice, utility-related complications in many cases can be predicted and mitigated at the most appropriate stage of project development, which can reduce potential negative impacts to timeline and budget. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Baltimore, MD 
Feb 21 - 22, 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  Houston, TX 
Feb 14 - 16, 2017  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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  Austin, 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 
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 
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 
Dec 8, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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. 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  Anchorage, AK 
Dec 7, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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. 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  Juneau, AK 
Dec 7, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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. 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  Juneau, AK 
Dec 6, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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. 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  Fairbanks, AK 
Dec 6 - 7, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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  Laredo, TX 
Nov 15 - 16, 2016  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  Arlington, VA 
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 
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 
Nov 1 - 3, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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  Abiline, TX 
Oct 25 - 26, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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  Dallas, TX 
Oct 18, 2016  National Highway Institute  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. 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  Seattle, WA 
Oct 18 - 19, 2016  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  Columbia, SC 
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 
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 
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 
For more information about the TPCB program, please email TPCB@dot.gov.

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