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
FHWA TMIP Webinar: International Traffic Forecasting-Related Litigations: An Update and Lessons for Practitioners.
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FHWA's Travel Model Improvement Program (TMIP) invites you to join their webinar on International Traffic Forecasting-Related Litigations: An Update and Lessons for Practitioners. The presenter, Rob Bain,is an infrastructure analyst who specializes in the commercial and technical due diligence of international, investor-financed road and rail projects. He also acts as an expert witness in a number of ongoing forecasting-related litigations in Australia and the US. He will describe the background to the claims and explore the general implications for the transportation demand forecasting community (lessons for practitioners). Participants do not need to preregister to attend the webinar.
August 27, 2015 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Eastern 
FHWA Webinar: Eco-Logical Mitigation Approaches
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This webinar, part of FHWA's Eco-Logical Webinar Series, will address questions like: How do different agencies approach mitigation? What are the funding mechanisms for mitigation? What is the strategy for establishing a mitigation bank? How can agencies learn from each other when designing and implementing mitigation strategies? Participants will learn about 1) Landscape and watershed-scale mitigation, 2) How transportation agencies can work with resource agencies to establish mitigation banks and facilitate mitigation in general, and 3) Lessons learned from the recent Implementing Eco-Logical MPO and State DOT Mitigation Approaches Peer Exchanges.
September 1, 2015 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Methods to Identify and Map State Freight Economic Corridors Based on Freight-Intensive Land Uses
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The Transportation Research Board (TRB) will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, from 1:00 PM to 2:30PM ET that will provide a case study about State Freight Economic Corridors (SFEC). This webinar will present a case study about how Washington State worked with freight shippers, receivers and carriers, both locally and regionally, to develop and identify SFEC. This webinar will also explain how to best use existent data sets to GIS-map freight-intensive land uses at a parcel level, and will explain how to map the connector routes between SFEC. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Freight Systems. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees.
September 2, 2015 1 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern 
TPIE Webinar: Transportation Planning Excellence Awards Winners (Part 2)
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This Transportation Planning Information Exchange (TPIE) webinar will showcase 4 winners of the 2015 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards (TPEA). The TPEA program provides a unique opportunity to recognize and celebrate the outstanding transportation planning practices performed by planners and decisionmakers in communities across the country. During the second of two webinars, Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission (RVARC), the planning district for the Roanoke Valley in Virginia; Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro), the service provider for Austin, Texas; Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT); and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will provide information on their award-winning projects.
September 2, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 
FHWA Webinar: Let's Talk Performance - Telling the Performance Story
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The Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration and several national stakeholder groups, would like you to join us for the next Let’s Talk Performance: Telling the Performance Story. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT). This event is open to FHWA and FTA staff, State DOTs, MPOs, transit providers, and other stakeholder agencies. This webinar is the last in a series of six webinars focused on transportation performance management implementation activities.
September 8, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Eastern 
TRB Webinar: Bridging the Gap - Pillars to Build a New Future
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss women’s issues in transportation, including transport policy, patterns, and mobility; health, safety, and personal security; sustainability; and transportation impacts on careers. This webinar is based on the Fifth Conference on Women's Issues in Transportation held in Paris, France in April 2014. Issues to be discussed include gender research, how to convert research findings into policy, and narrowing the gap between developed countries and developing ones. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Women’s Issues in Transportation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar. There is no fee to attend this webinar.
September 8, 2015 2 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern 
FHWA Webinar: Towards Sustainable Pavements: Use Phase, Livable Communities, and Path Forward
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The FHWA launched the Sustainable Pavements Program in 2010 to advance the knowledge and practice of sustainability related to pavements. The overall objective of the program is to increase the awareness, visibility, and the body of knowledge of sustainability considerations in all phases of the pavement life cycle. Under that program, the FHWA has completed the technical resource publication "Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems: A Reference Document" (FHWA-HIF-15-002), and is now delivering a series of five webinars to help implement and promote key elements of pavement sustainability.
September 9, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
FHWA Webinar: Leveraging Datasets with the Freight Analysis Framework - A Case Study on California's Statewide Freight Model
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Please join FHWA's Office of Freight Management and Operations for a webinar on the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF). The webinar will feature speakers from Caltrans and the University of California-Irvine. Speakers will present a case study on how they used FAF data in combination with other datasets to develop and apply a statewide freight model that supports transportation decision-making for the State of California. This webinar is aimed toward practitioners in State departments of transportation, metropolitan/regional planning organizations, and other agencies who have basic or no knowledge of the FAF but would like to move to the next skill level. This webinar will also provide a useful foundation for more advanced topics covered in future webinars.
September 15, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 

Past Webinars

Webinar Date Presentation Recording Transcript
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 11/05/2103 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, contact Michelle Noch at FHWA (202-366-9206) or Tonya Holland at FTA (202-493-0283).

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