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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: Engaging Partners in the Systemic Safety Process
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This webinar will focus on how agencies are engaging regional and local partners in the systemic safety analysis process. Mark Vizecky with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will share Minnesota’s successes and lessons learned engaging partners in the development of local road safety plans. Michelle May with the Ohio Department of Transportation will share Ohio’s experience engaging the MPOs and LTAPs in systemic activities. Richard Weeks with the Arizona Department of Transportation and Mazen Muradvich with Maricopa County will discuss the county’s involvement in Arizona’s systemic activities.
April 27, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern 
USDOT Webinar: How to Compete for TIGER Discretionary Grants
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TIGER 2015 discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis to projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a region, or metropolitan area. For the 2015 TIGER round, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the TIGER application process. These webinars are a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants.
April 28, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern 
FHWA Webinar: Climate Resilience Pilots: Results from CT DOT, Maine DOT, NYSDOT, and MassDOT
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FHWA’s recently completed Climate Resilience Pilot program supported 19 pilot projects around the country to assess vulnerabilities and develop strategies to make transportation infrastructure and operations more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events. In this webinar, representatives from Connecticut DOT, Maine DOT, New York State DOT, and Massachusetts State DOT will present results and lessons learned from their climate change resilience pilot projects. This webinar is part of the FHWA webinar series "Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System." More information can be found on the FHWA climate change website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/climate_change/adaptation/webinars/
April 28, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern 
FHWA Webinar: Using FAF Data for Freight Planning
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Join the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Freight Management and Operations for a webinar on the Freight Analysis Framework (FAF).This webinar will feature speakers from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, the Illinois Department of Transportation, and Parsons Brinckerhoff. Speakers will present case studies on how they used FAF data to support regional and State freight planning activities, such as using FAF data to analyze the regional economic impacts of goods movement or to develop a statewide freight plan. This webinar is aimed toward practitioners in State departments of transportation, metropolitan/regional planning organizations, and other agencies with basic or no knowledge of the FAF who would like to move to the next skill level. This webinar will also provide a useful foundation for more advanced topics (e.g., linking FAF with county-level data) covered in future webinars. To attend the webinar, please register by April 24, 2015.
April 29, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern 
FHWA/PBIC Webinar: Agency Leadership and Pedestrian Safety
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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) announce a free webinar about shifting agency culture to prioritize pedestrian safety. The session will focus on how state, local, and regional agencies have raised the profile of pedestrian safety issues and launched programs to prioritize pedestrian safety as a focus area and influence cultural changes within their agencies and departments. Panelists will include Billy Hattaway (Florida Department of Transportation), Kevin Kokes (North Central Texas Council of Governments) and Chava Kronenberg (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency).
May 5, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern  
FHWA Webinar: Climate Resilience Pilots: Results from MnDOT, Michigan DOT, Iowa DOT, and Alaska
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FHWA’s recently completed Climate Resilience Pilot program supported 19 pilot projects around the country to assess vulnerabilities and develop strategies to make transportation infrastructure and operations more resilient to climate change and extreme weather events. In this webinar, representatives Minnesota DOT, Michigan DOT, Iowa DOT, and the FHWA Western Federal Lands Highway Division will present results and lessons learned from their climate change resilience pilot projects. This webinar is part of the FHWA webinar series "Building a Climate Resilient Transportation System." More information can be found on the FHWA climate change website at: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/climate_change/adaptation/webinars/
May 5, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern) 
TPIE Webinar: Online Public Involvement Tools for Transportation Agencies: Rationale, Best Practices, and Case Studies
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The Transportation Planning Information Exchange (TPIE) webinar series is an external webinar series offered by FHWA and FTA to share topical transportation planning with our stakeholders. This particular webinar will focus on Public Involvement. The purpose of this webinar is to introduce the benefits of online public involvement for transportation agencies; explore the range of online public involvement tools; and provide case studies demonstrating planning situations in which each tool can be used.
May 7, 2015 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. ET 
FHWA TMIP Webinar: Scalable, Data Driven Analysis, Part 3 of 3
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Please join FHWA's Travel Model Improvement Program (TMIP) for the last in a three-part webinar series on Scalable, Data Driven Analysis presented by John Davis and Zev Winkelman (RAND). Session 3 of our three part webinar series will begin with the conclusion of the algorithms content including an overview of the field of machine learning. The session will then focus on the implications of big data including privacy and ethical issues that are inherently associated with big data. The session will conclude with a discussion of smart cities and the trade‐offs that should be considered in technology investment decisions. (Teleconference Toll Free Number: 1-888-675-2535. Participant Passcode: 8344566)
May 14, 2015 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Eastern) 

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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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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