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The table below provides information on upcoming events, activities, and webinars related to transportation planning. Click on a column header to sort by event date, organization, event name, or location.

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Nov 28, 2018  TRB  TRB Webinar: Changes in Demographics and Markets for Public Transportation  - This webinar will explore how changes in demographics, traveler preferences, and markets for public transportation affect transit ridership now and in the future. Presenters will discuss the role of both "hard" (travel times and costs) and "soft" (values, preferences and attitudes) attributes in the interpretation of predicted changes in the markets for public transportation. They will also identify how an individual’s demographics affect their long-term values, their current attitudes, and the type of neighborhood they choose to live in affects their likelihood to ride transit.  
For more information contact Reggie Gillum,
Dec 5, 2018  FTA  Guidance on Using System Safety Program Plans to Develop an Agency Safety Plan  - Following publication of two important new safety rules, FTA is hosting a webinar series, running October-December 2018, to provide technical assistance to transit agencies on the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Final Rule. The PTASP Final Rule requires certain rail and bus operators to develop safety plans to better manage their safety risk using Safety Management Systems. This final session is "Guidance on Using System Safety Program Plans to Develop an Agency Safety Plan." Registration is required.  Webinar   
Dec 10 - 11, 2018  University of Washington  Smart and Connected Cities Workshop  - Faculty at the University of Washington, in partnership with Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Washington University in St. Louis and Missouri S&T, will host a Smart and Connected Communities Workshop as part of the NSF-funded SCC-RCN project entitled "MOHERE: Mobility, Health, and Resilience: Building Capacities and Expanding Impact." This workshop will focus on scholarship and strategies around engineering and smart-city technologies that contribute to strengthening the health and resilience of underserved and at-risk communities in cities, particularly those experiencing homelessness. Scholars and practitioners from a variety of fields spanning engineering, social sciences, social work and humanities will discuss the challenges cities face and develop ideas addressing three themes:Environment, Climate, and Equity; Mobility, Equity, Poverty, and Health; and Disaster Preparedness, Resilience, and Equity.   Event  Seattle 
Dec 11 - 13, 2018  The Conservation Fund  National Summit for Gateway Communities  - The National Summit for Gateway Communities will celebrate the role of gateway communities in the stewardship of America's public lands and identify opportunities to help them thrive. Program highlights include models for economic vitality; trends, opportunities, and impacts associated with tourism and asset-based economic development; strategies for capacity building; and success stories, challenges, and possibilities from public land partners and community leaders.  
For more information contact Katie Allen: 304-876-7925, or Kendra Briechle: 703-525-6300, kbriechle@c
Event  Shepherdstown 
Mar 9 - 12, 2019  League of American Bicyclists  20th Annual National Bike Summit  - The National Bike Summit is a major annual bike advocacy event, uniting the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill and showcasing successes on the ground, learning how they happen, and exploring ways to expand their reach. The theme of this year's summit is "SHIFT: Accelerating the Movement to Build a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone."  
For more information contact Kevin Dekkinga,
Event  Arlington 
Sep 10 - 13, 2019  TRB  6th International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation (WIiT 2019)  - This conference explores women’s perspectives, challenges, achievements, and opportunities with respect to travel and transportation. Session tracks include women’s travel behavior patterns; transportation planning and policy processes to consider women’s issues; women’s safety, personal security, and health considerations in transportation; and women and emerging transportation technologies. The conference provides an update on the progress and challenges in relation to women and mobility; explores how gender equality practices in transportation are increasing business and economics development; exchanges ideas on how public agencies can incorporate good gender equality policies and practices with approaches to oversee efforts and measure performance; and examines methods to address safety and security of women who are employed with or using transportation systems. Registration is open.   Event  Irvine, California 
For more information about the TPCB program, please email

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