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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 Webinar: Advancing A Sustainable Highway System: Access and Affordability
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This webinar is part of FHWA's new Advancing a Sustainable Highway System Webinar Series. The webinar series is based on Advancing a Sustainable Highway System: Highlights of FHWA Sustainability Activities, a report published in 2014. The aforementioned report illustrates how sustainability has been incorporated into a wide variety of FHWA programs, projects, policies, processes, and partnerships. Each webinar will focus on a particular section of the report and will feature specific FHWA activities that advance sustainability. The first webinar will highlight the interconnections between sustainability, access and, affordability. This webinar will include examples of integrating equitable, sustainable, and accessible development and showcase FHWA sustainability activities related to access and affordability. Improving access to transportation and its affordability benefits the social and economic aspects of sustainability by improving employment opportunities, enhancing interaction with the community, and incorporating social equity principles inherent in civil rights. In addition, access improvements that increase the modal choices available to the public advance environmental sustainability by offering alternatives to motorized travel, such as walking and bicycling.
May 28, 2015 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET 
PBIC Webinar: Measuring the Economic Impact of Nonmotorized Transportation
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The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center is pleased to announce a new webinar on estimating the economic value of pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Communities across the United States are interested in understanding how transportation decisions and investments can result in economic benefits. This free webinar will explore methods that can be used to evaluate the economic benefits of nonmotorized transportation investments based on a recent report from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Evaluating the Economic Benefits of Nonmotorized Transportation. The report documents a variety of economic benefits of these investments and provides a resources for communities who are interested in measuring the economic impact of future projects. This webinar is part of PBIC's Livable Communities webinar series.
June 4, 2015 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET 
FHWA Webinar: Using the Right Tools for Systemic Safety Analysis
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Learn about data analysis tools and approaches agencies are using to conduct systemic safety analysis. This webinar is part of FHWA Office of Safety's Systemic Safety Webinar Series, which will continue throughout 2015. The purpose of the webinar series is to highlight systemic safety noteworthy practices. Participants will hear how state and local agencies have engaged partners, used analysis tools, and applied countermeasures to advance implementation of systemic safety efforts across the nation.
June 8, 2015 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET 
Volpe Event and Webinar: Transportation and the Economy - Rosabeth Moss Kanter
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Rosabeth Moss Kanter will present "MOVE: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead." Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. She is also chair and director of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, an innovation that helps successful leaders at the top of their professions apply their skills to national and global challenges in their next life stage. This event is part of Volpe's speaker series "Transportation and the Economy." Join in person (at Volpe's office in Cambridge, MA) or via webinar.
June 9, 2015 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Eastern 
FHWA Webinar: Fundamentals of Transportation Data Part 2
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This webinar, part of the Let's Talk Performance webinar series sponsored by FHWA's Office of Transportation Performance Management, will share examples of how agencies overcome internal IT, leadership, and resource issues that inhibit their ability to create data management and performance data programs. The Let's Talk Performance Webinar Series is a recurring webinar series that aims to broach new topics in transportation performance management, present unique perspectives from a variety of agencies, and provide a forum for collaboration with fellow practitioners.
June 9, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
TRB Webinar: Using Winter Severity Indices for Winter Maintenance Performance Management
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TRB will conduct a webinar on July 29, 2015, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will share experiences from transportation agencies that have successfully developed a methodology for Winter Severity Indices (WSI) and have used it to measure and report performance. Three speakers—two from two state departments of transportation and a representative from Canada—will present their respective agency's approach. Assessing the performance of winter maintenance activities continues to be challenging for many state and local agencies. One of the primary challenges stems from the difficulty in comparing performance between events, regions, and seasons. Creating a winter severity index is one way to allow for a consistent approach to normalizing performance at an agency. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Winter Maintenance. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees.
July 29, 2015 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. ET 

Past Webinars

Webinar Date Presentation Recording Transcript
Scenario Planning Applications for Freight Transportation 07/30/2014 webinar presentation webinar audio  
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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If you have a webinar you would like to add to our events calendar, please click on the "Suggest a Webinar" button
at the top of the page.

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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