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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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Jul 26, 2016  Bureau of Transportation Statistics  BTS Webinar: National Census of Ferry Operators  - Behind the Numbers: Exploring Transportation Statistics is a Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ (BTS) quarterly webinar series providing insight into the creation, analysis, management, sharing and usage of transportation statistics and information. The webinars are free and open to all. The session will provide a look at the national census of ferry operators.  
For more information contact jennifer.davis@spatialfront.com
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Jul 20, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Visualization of Geotechnical Data for Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Response, a Practical Update  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 467: Visualization of Geotechnical Data for Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Response. This webinar will discuss the report, which provides an overview of the visualization tools and techniques used for mitigating geotechnical hazards and responding to geotechnical disasters. The webinar will also provide examples of the technology available to practitioners. 
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Jul 14, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 799: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation. This webinar will focus on the basics of intellectual property (IP) and the value of intellectual property management (IPM) for state transportation agencies. It will also discuss the steps agencies could take to proactively manage intellectual assets.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Jul 14, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 799: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation. This webinar will focus on the basics of intellectual property (IP) and the value of intellectual property management (IPM) for state transportation agencies. It will also discuss the steps agencies could take to proactively manage intellectual assets.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Jul 12, 2016  Transportation Research Board   TRB Webinar: Using Technology for Practical Purposes in Work Zones  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that focuses on current technologies that can help plan and evaluate work zones. It will also discuss future vehicle-to-worker technologies under evaluation which could enhance work zone safety.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
Webinar   
Jul 12, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Using Technology for Practical Purposes in Work Zones  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that focuses on current technologies that can help plan and evaluate work zones. It will also discuss future vehicle-to-worker technologies under evaluation which could enhance work zone safety.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
Webinar   
Jun 15, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Application of Human Factors Guideline for Road Systems  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 2:00PM to 4:00 ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 600: Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems: Second Edition. This research aims to provide insights to highway designers, highway planners, and traffic engineers on the extent to which road users’ needs are influenced by the effects of age, visual demands, cognition, and expectancies. The webinar will show how the 2-page guideline format and human factor interaction matrix can be used to solve day-to-day safety problems.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Jun 15, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Application of Human Factors Guideline for Road Systems  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 2:00PM to 4:00 ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 600: Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems: Second Edition. This research aims to provide insights to highway designers, highway planners, and traffic engineers on the extent to which road users’ needs are influenced by the effects of age, visual demands, cognition, and expectancies. The webinar will show how the 2-page guideline format and human factor interaction matrix can be used to solve day-to-day safety problems.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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Jun 14, 2016  Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center  Design Considerations for Separated Bike Lanes (Part II)  - Separated bike lanes are gaining popularity in communities across the country. Also known as “cycle tracks” or “protected bike lanes,” a separated bike lane is an exclusive facility for bicyclists that is located within or directly adjacent to the roadway and that is physically separated from motor vehicle traffic with a vertical element. FHWA recently released the Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/publications/separated_bikelane_pdg/) to provide detailed information and recommendations about when, where, and how to incorporate these facilities as part of the development of safe, comfortable, and connected bicycle networks. This two-part webinar series will take attendees through the process of evaluating potential locations for separated bike lanes, preparing designs and configurations using the available options, and monitoring the system’s performance following implementation. Presentations will be delivered by Carl Sundstrom, of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, and Ben Rosenblatt, of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants. Part II of the webinar series will cover a range of design options and considerations. The presentation will emphasize the importance of flexibility in considering all possible design solutions, and will point attendees toward a menu of design options. The presentation will address specific design considerations for midblock locations and intersections. This session will feature a case study presentation from Mike Amsden, who will share experiences from the City of Chicago, Illinois. 
For more information contact james@hsrc.unc.edu
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Jun 7, 2016  Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center   Planning for Separated Bike Lanes (Part I)  - Separated bike lanes are gaining popularity in communities across the country. Also known as “cycle tracks” or “protected bike lanes,” a separated bike lane is an exclusive facility for bicyclists that is located within or directly adjacent to the roadway and that is physically separated from motor vehicle traffic with a vertical element. FHWA recently released the Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/publications/separated_bikelane_pdg/) to provide detailed information and recommendations about when, where, and how to incorporate these facilities as part of the development of safe, comfortable, and connected bicycle networks. This two-part webinar series will take attendees through the process of evaluating potential locations for separated bike lanes, preparing designs and configurations using the available options, and monitoring the system’s performance following implementation. Presentations will be delivered by Carl Sundstrom, of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, and Ben Rosenblatt, of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants. Part I will focus on planning separated bike lanes. Panelists will emphasize the importance of considering separated bike lanes not as standalone projects, but as components of the larger bicycle network. It is important to consider a variety of factors when selecting locations and configurations of a proposed separate bike lane. To provide real-world context to this discussion, Part I will feature a presentation from Jack Nata of the City of Newark, New Jersey, to discuss their projects. 
For more information contact james@hsrc.unc.edu
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Jun 2, 2016  Transportation Research Board  TRB Webinar: Impact of Mega Events on Urban Growth through Sustainable Transportation Solutions  - TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will discuss the impact of mega events on urban grown through transportation infrastructure investments. Mega events, like the Olympics, have been known to either enhance or disrupt urban growth of their host cities, primarily through implemented transportation solutions. This webinar will explore ways that mega events may enhance urban transport, efforts used to plan for mega events, and challenges and lessons learned that could be applied to other cities facing similar disruptions.  
For more information contact RGillum@nas.edu
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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 
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 
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 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 
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 
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 
Jul 26 - 27, 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  Columbus, OH 
Jul 19 - Aug 8, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Maintenance Leadership Academy  - The Maintenance Leadership Academy provides an intensive training program to individuals who hold positions as State, district, and county maintenance supervisors. The Academy can help decrease the time it takes to acclimate new managers and provide an opportunity for career development. Participants acquire an understanding of the various processes, methods, and materials that are applied to maintain their organization's bridge and highway systems. Participants develop a knowledge base of planning, scheduling, quality control, customer focus, program presentation, asset management, contract management and performance improvement. See sample outcomes below for each of the six modules that comprise the Academy. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Phoenix, AZ 
Jul 19 - 21, 2016    Automated Vehicles Symposium 2016  - TRB is co-sponsoring the Workshop on the Future of Road Vehicle Automation on July 19-21, 2016, in San Francisco, California. This event will focus on challenges and opportunities related to the increasing automation of motor vehicles as well as the environments in which they operate. The workshop will build on previous workshops providing updates on the state-of-the-art in road vehicle automation research.  
For more information contact RCunard@nas.edu
Event  San Francisco, CA 
Jul 19 - 20, 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  Columbus, OH 
Jul 19 - 21, 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  Lufkin, TX 
Jun 21 - 23, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Advanced Seminar on Transportation Project Development: Navigating the NEPA Maze  - Building upon demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the NEPA project development process, this advanced training provides practical tools and approaches to successfully resolve complex environmental issues and challenges. Designed in seminar format, this training is highly interactive and guides participants through the NEPA decisionmaking process, pointing out potential pitfalls and providing the skills and knowledge to apply critical thinking to reach defensible decisions. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Vancouver, WA 
Jun 21 - 23, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Advanced Seminar on Transportation Project Development--Navigating the NEPA  - Building upon demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the NEPA project development process, this advanced training provides practical tools and approaches to successfully resolve complex environmental issues and challenges. Designed in seminar format, this training is highly interactive and guides participants through the NEPA decisionmaking process, pointing out potential pitfalls and providing the skills and knowledge to apply critical thinking to reach defensible decisions. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Vancouver, WA 
Jun 21 - 22, 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  Garfield Heights, OH 
Jun 21 - 23, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: Highway Traffic Noise  - This course was recently updated to reflect current FHWA noise regulations and policies: Title 23 CFR Part 772: Procedures for Abatement of Highway Traffic Noise and Construction Noise, and related State highway agency noise policies. We recommend that participants registering for this course take the NHI 142063 Highway Traffic Noise: Basic Acoustics in advance of their session. The Interactive Sound Information System (ISIS) demonstrations that are part of this training are deliberately very loud. So, we encourage Session Hosts to secure a training room accordingly. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Baltimore, MD 
Jun 14 - 16, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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  Columbia, SC 
Jun 9 - 10, 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  Garfield Heights, OH 
Jun 7 - 9, 2016  FTA  Federal Transit Administration course on ridership forecasting with STOPS for transit project planning  - The Federal Transit Administration has developed a short course on ridership forecasting with STOPS for transit project planning. STOPS is the Simplified Trips-on-Project Software package that FTA released in September 2013 as an optional ridership-forecasting method for sponsors of New Starts and Small Starts projects. The course will feature STOPS version 2.0, scheduled for release in spring 2016, as the basis for examples, illustrations, and workshops. The course is 2.5 days long and covers (1) how STOPS works, (2) how to make STOPS work for individual projects, and (3) how to use STOPS forecasts to prepare a narrative of the mobility benefits of projects. The intended audience comprises travel forecasters with some STOPS experience who are looking to understand STOPS in detail and become proficient in various applications. The initial offerings of the course will be in Orlando, May 12-14, and in Los Angeles, June 7-9. In 2017 and beyond, FTA anticipates two or three offerings per year in metropolitan areas throughout the country. Presenters will be Bill Woodford from RSG, and Jeff Roux and Jim Ryan from FTA. 
For more information contact Jeffrey.roux@dot.gov
Event  Los Angeles, CA 
Jun 1 - 2, 2016  National Highway Institute  NHI Training: 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. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Columbus, OH 
Jun 1 - 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. This course is intended for experienced safety and design engineers. 
For more information contact nhicustomerservice@dot.gov
Event  Austin, TX 
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