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
Webinar: Regional Models of Cooperation in Congestion Management
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Transportation congestion impacts the daily lives of many who live or work in urban areas, and it is a complex issue that frequently crosses planning jurisdictions in metropolitan areas. MPOs often work together with neighboring MPOs, with local jurisdictions, and with State DOTs to comprehensively measure and address congestion at a regional scale. This webinar will feature examples from the Philadelphia, PA, Rochester, NY, and Portland, OR regions, where MPOs, incident responders, and transit agencies are working together to manage regional congestion.
February 11, 2016 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET 
FHWA Webinar: Guidebook for Evaluating Pedestrian and Bicycle Performance Measures
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This public webinar will provide an overview of the draft FHWA Guidebook for Pedestrian and Bicycle Performance Measures. The Project Team will present a broad range of potential measures and will highlight: linkages to community goals; relevant applications; data sources; and, case studies. The webinar will focus on core concepts to be covered in the guidebook and will provide opportunities for feedback and discussion. Feedback from webinar participants will be incorporated in the final resource, which is anticipated for release in Spring 2016.
February 11, 2016 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET  
TMIP Webinar: Introduction to GreenSTEP, the RSPM, and Related Strategic Planning Models
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This is the first of three webinars on the GreenSTEP and RSPM strategic planning models. GreenSTEP is an open-source model that was developed at the Oregon Department of Transportation to enable state planners and policy makers to analyze the effects of alternative strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. This webinar will focus on: -The motivation for building the GreenSTEP model and the policy issues it was built to analyze; -Design overview and major features; -Other related models (EERPAT, RPAT) and their differences; -GreenSTEP and RSPM application examples; -How the GreenSTEP and RSPM models are run; and -How to obtain the code and technical documentation for the GreenSTEP and RSPM Models.
February 11, 2016 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET 
BTS Webinar: Using Satellite Accounts to Uncover Transportation's Role in the Economy
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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 how industry statistics can provide “big picture” information. Specifically, we will examine Transportation Satellite Accounts (TSAs).
February 23, 2016 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Environmental Protection Agency's Revised Ozone Standard
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will discuss the process involved in setting and meeting the new ozone standard. Noncompliance of the new standard will have significant financial implications for state Departments of Transportation. This webinar will address the states’ bottom line with regards to financial and legal consequences.
February 25, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Cities Beyond Driving
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, March 7, 2016 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET that will focus on advanced solutions that may help transportation professionals envision cities beyond private vehicles. The goal of this webinar is to present diverse alternatives to driving a private car, from "alternative" multimodal transportation applications to autonomous vehicles. This webinar will also introduce policy issues that may arise as these multimodal solutions become available in cities.
March 7, 2016 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Scalability of Roundabouts
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will discuss different characteristics of operating roundabout intersections that are not necessarily transferable to a “one size fits all” model. This webinar will examine the notion that providing exact design parameters may create intersections that are out of scale with a location and may increase construction costs while not gaining any improvement in safety or operational performance. This webinar will address the issue of the scalability of roundabout design in order to determine and achieve proper scale. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts. 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. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
March 24, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Performance Management – An Optimized Investment Portfolio
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will feature research conducted by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). The research provides guidance and a spreadsheet tool to assist managers with analyzing and communicating performance impacts of investment decisions. This webinar will examine how to apply the suggested methodology, which provides a structured process to optimize an investment portfolio to reach performance goals.
March 29, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Past Webinars

Webinar Date Presentation Recording 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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