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: Roundabout Construction Plans and Specifications – Development and Application of Practices
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:30PM ET that provides information on the history and evolution of roundabout construction over the past 15 years in order to demonstrate the path to the current state‐of‐the‐art methods. This webinar will discuss some of the specifications, construction techniques, methods, and materials used to improve roundabout designs as well as discuss pitfalls those agencies experienced.
May 3, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Economic and Financial Dimensions to a Climate Resilient Transportation Infrastructure
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that examines the financial impacts to transportation arising from extreme weather events and the subsequent recovery. These events can present long-term risks and disruptions to communities, governments, and future projects. This webinar will examine the operationalization of resilience, considering social and economic perspectives, as well as private sector, regional, and national dimensions. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Transportation Economics, Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy, Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection, and Transportation and Economic Development. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
May 12, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Using Pavement Management System Data to Meet Agency Needs
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, May 16, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:30PM ET that will provide pavement management system (PMS) users with examples of how agencies are using their PMS data. The goal of this webinar is to encourage agencies to use their systems to address current and upcoming needs. These needs include measuring performance of a particular pavement type or system, using PMS data for performance management, and developing new and useful measures. Each of the applications will include a discussion of issues encountered by the presenter and how those issues were resolved.
May 16, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET 
PBIC Webinar: Walk Friendly Communities—Inspiring and Celebrating your City's Vision for Walkable Streets
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Join Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) staff to learn about how cities and towns can use the Mayors' Challenge and Walk Friendly Communities program to assess their walkability and pedestrian safety activities. The Walk Friendly Communities program is designed to recognize cities and towns that are working to improve conditions in a variety of program areas. Based on a comprehensive assessment tool, the program has recognized more than 50 Walk Friendly Communities since 2011. This webinar will provide communities with information about how they can use planning and policy strategies, infrastructure improvements, educational and encouragement campaigns, enforcement strategies, and evaluation to build comprehensive programs to improve conditions for walking. These topics specifically address the seven program areas of the Mayors' Challenge. Attendees will also hear firsthand from designated Walk Friendly Communities who will share case studies and example programs that can serve as models for others. Finally, attendees will come away with a clear understanding of the steps to apply for Walk Friendly recognition.
May 18, 2016 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET 
FHWA Webinar: Integration of Tribal Roadway Safety Needs into the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Process
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The FHWA Office of Safety, Roadway Safety Noteworthy Practices Program invites you to attend this free webinar, where presenters from North Dakota, South Dakota, and Washington State will discuss their approaches for building relationships and collaborating with tribal governments on roadway safety issues. These government-to-government relationships have contributed to more effective SHSPs.
May 24, 2016 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Data to Support Transportation Agency Business Needs: A Self-Assessment Guide
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will feature research conducted by National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). This research aims to provide guidance and tools for transportation agencies to implement a data self-assessment process. This webinar will examine how the tools may help agencies evaluate and improve their data quality and management practices to ensure that their data effectively supports decision making.
May 26, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  
TRB Webinar: Application of Human Factors Guideline for Road Systems
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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.
June 15, 2016 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET 
BTS Webinar: National Census of Ferry Operators
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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.
July 26, 2016 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET 

Past Webinars

Webinar Date Presentation Recording 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  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

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

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