Webinars

Transportation Planning Information Exchange

The FHWA/FTA Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program (TPCB), has established a quarterly webinar series titled the Transportation Planning Information Exchange. These webinars are intended to improve transportation decision-making by providing a convenient program of training, technical assistance, and capacity building for State, local, regional and tribal governments, transit operators, stakeholders, and community leaders.

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar Date Time
TRB Webinar: Guidance on Developing Crash Modification Factors
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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.
August 11, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Learning About and Using the Research in Progress (RiP) Database
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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.
August 16, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: The Evolving Surface Transportation Operations and Maintenance Workforce; Challenges and Opportunities
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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.
August 18, 2016  
TRB Webinar: Design and Preservation of Low Volume Roads
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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.
September 6, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Guide to 21st Century Planning at State Departments of Transportation
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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.
September 7, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: The Marriage of Roundabouts and Access Management
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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.
September 26, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Vulnerable Road Users Safety: What Cities Can Do To Make Things Better?
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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.
September 27, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 

Past Webinars

Webinar Date Presentation Recording Transcript
Understanding the Links between Transportation and Health Case Studies 05/23/2016 webinar presentation   webinar presentation   webinar presentation
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Regional Models of Cooperation – Enhanced Data Sharing, Systems, and Tools 04/28/2016 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript 
Regional Models of Cooperation – Congestion Management 02/11/2016 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript 
Regional Models of Cooperation – Regional Transit Planning 10/16/2015 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript 
FOUNDATIONS OF LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: What MPOs and RTPOs Need to Know to Fulfill their Title VI Obligations 10/14/2015 webinar presentation webinar audio  
Regional Models of Cooperation – Air Quality Planning 08/25/2015 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript 
Climate Change Scenario Planning - Central New Mexico Climate Change Scenario Planning Project 08/12/2015 webinar presentation webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript 
Online Public Involvement Tools for Transportation Agencies: Rationale, Best Practices, and Case Studies  05/07/2015 webinar presentation  webinar presentation  webinar presentation  webinar presentation  webinar audio webinar transcript  webinar summary
TPIE Planning Emphasis Areas  04/14/2015 webinar presentation  webinar presentation  webinar presentation 
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TPIE Regional Models of Cooperation  01/27/2015 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
Scenario Planning Applications for Freight Transportation  07/30/2014 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript  webinar summary
MAP-21 - Statewide and Metropolitan Planning NPRM 06/24/2014 webinar presentation webinar audio  
MAP-21 - Statewide and Metropolitan Planning NPRM 06/13/2014 webinar presentation webinar audio  
TPIE Planning Emphasis Areas 06/11/2014 webinar presentation webinar audio  
Estimating Transportation Greenhouse Gases for Integration into the Planning Process 02/27/2014   webinar audio webinar transcript
Transportation Planning Implications of Transportation Management Area Designations 01/08/2014 webinar presentation webinar audio  
FHWA/FTA Performance-based Planning and Programming Guidebook 12/05/2013 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
Scenario Planning Tools and Techniques for Effective Analysis and Assessment 11/05/2013 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
FHWA/FTA Performance-based Planning and Programming Guidebook 10/29/2013 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
Transportation Planning Implications of Census Urbanized Area Designations 10/03/2013 webinar presentation webinar audio  
Security in the Project Planning and Development Process - Busting a Few Myths 06/05/2013 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
Performance Measures for Financial Sustainability of Highway Assets 05/28/2013 webinar presentation webinar presentation webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
Performance-Based Planning and Programming 03/21/2013 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
Scenario Planning, State of the Practice 02/14/2013 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar transcript
INVEST Sustainability Scorecard for Systems Planning and Funding Opportunity 02/05/2013 webinar presentation
Effective Practices in Planning for Livable Communities at Metropolitan Planning Organizations 11/13/2012 webinar presentation  
An Introduction to the Transportation Planning Capacity Building and Peer Programs 05/15/2012 webinar presentation  

Other Transportation Planning Webinars

To view a schedule of the TPCB webinars or to find other external webinars please click on the resources.

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For more information about the TPCB program, please email TPCB@dot.gov.

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