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
EPA Webinar: Climate Change, Health & Environmental Justice
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EPA received requests from community leaders for products that would help them inform and educate their community about the potential impacts of climate change on their health. In response to this need, EPA recently posted communication materials that summarize key points from the U.S. Global Change Research Program's recent report, The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment. Join us for a webinar that will introduce the communications materials and discuss how they can be used. The link to the Adobe Connect webinar room will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.
January 17, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 
Talking Freight Webinar: Truck Parking Issues and Initiatives
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Truck parking is one of the biggest issues currently facing the trucking industry. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released its most recent "Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry" survey in October 2016, and found that truck parking availability ranks as the 4th highest (or depending how one wants to interpret the results, 3rd highest) priority issue within the industry. To address the issue, both the trucking industry itself and public sector governments are taking steps to find ways to improve truck parking availability. FHWA examined truck parking issues as part of its Jason's Law Truck Parking Survey released in 2015, and in response to the survey's results created the National Coalition on Truck Parking, a working group of public and private sector stakeholders committed to addressing truck parking needs. Various state Departments of Transportation are also taking steps to address truck parking needs in their states. With truck volumes continuing to grow as consumer and business product demand increases, addressing truck parking issues will remain a critical need for trucking industry-focused public and private sector stakeholders. This webinar will feature discussion about truck parking needs from the trucking industry's point of view and truck parking initiatives both the industry and government agencies are undertaking to address this critical need.
January 18, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 
American Trails Webinar: Huts for Hiking, Skiing, and Biking: Why, Where, and How?
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This presentation includes pictures and explanations of the different kinds of hut systems in different parts of the world, particularly in mountains, and abroad in rural front-country and on blueways. The term “huts” includes a wide range of accommodations systems such as shelters, huts, yurts, platform tents, pods, inns and B&B's, hostels, and mountain huts of various sizes and levels of amenities. Focus will be on where and why these hut systems exist, and how they operate. Presentation is for people at all levels of expertise. Trails with are primarily dirt/natural surface often improved with standard trail construction techniques. However, some hut/trail systems use country roads for part of the journey, depending on access restrictions. Most hut systems are optimized for skiing and/or hiking, but some also accommodate biking.
January 19, 2017 1:00 p.m - 2:30 p.m. ET 
Eco-Logical Community of Practice: How to Approach Your Transportation Environmental Needs Eco-Logically!
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How do you mitigate for wetlands impacts when there aren’t any banks available? How do you evaluate a planning area to identify important resources to avoid impacting and those you want to conserve? And, how can you work with agencies to make decisions to locate a wildlife crossing while not delaying your project? Listen in to learn about three different approaches to solving agency environmental needs for transportation programs “Eco-Logically” from: South Carolina Department of Transportation North Central Texas Council of Government California Department of Transportation
January 31, 2017 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET 
Introduction to EconWorks
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The Federal Highway Administration invites you to an Introduction to EconWorks webinar on Thursday, February 2nd at 1:30pm EST. This webinar will cover the background, features, and benefits of the EconWorks Case Studies and Wider Economic Benefits (W.E.B.) tools. The webinar will then feature a presentation from the Indiana Department of Transportation and Purdue University on EconWorks in Use. As a SHRP2 Implementation Assistance Program awardee, Indiana DOT worked with Purdue University to apply both the Case Studies and W.E.B. tools to projects in their State. The presentation will include an overview and process of how they utilized the tools and conclusions and lessons learned. This is the first in a webinar series on EconWorks for 2017.
February 2, 2017 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Human Factor Issues with Roundabouts: The Need for Better Guidance
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will address a major initiative to enhance the safe and efficient operation of roundabouts. This webinar will describe three points about human factor issues with roundabouts that relate to NCHRP Report 600: Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems. Presenters will also review the findings from the 2017 TRB Annual Meeting Human Factors workshop, which took place on January 7. 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 has met approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
February 8, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge and FTA's MOD Sandbox: Advancing Multimodal Mobility and Practices
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM ET that will feature highlights from the 2016 U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge and The U.S. Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) "Mobility on Demand" (MOD) Sandbox workshop. This webinar will emphasize the role of public transit, shared mobility, and emerging technologies (connected and automated vehicle technology, sensing, cameras, etc.) in the recent competitions, along with next steps and plans for researching the pilot projects and documenting best practices. This webinar will also highlight the U.S. DOT Smart City Challenge winner as well as pilot projects from the FTA MOD Sandbox. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies. 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 had been approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
February 13, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: The Economic Costs of Unreliability in Freight and Truck Travel Time
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 824: Methodology for Estimating the Value of Travel Time Reliability for Truck Freight System Users. This webinar will demonstrate the survey methodology that was developed to estimate the value of travel time reliability for truck freight system users in order to assist in the evaluation of proposed highway infrastructure and operations investment.
February 15, 2017 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

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

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