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
TRB Webinar: Performance-Based Design and Improving the Geometric Design Process
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 785: Performance-Based Analysis of Geometric Design of Highways and Streets. This webinar will present two significant steps in advancing multimodal design of highways and streets: incorporating performance-based analysis into the project development process, and developing a comprehensive, flexible design process that considers the context of the facility and the performance of various modes. Presenters will also discuss an update to AASHTO’s Guidelines for Geometric Design of Very Low-Volume Roads, NCHRP Report 839: A Performance-Based Highway Geometric Design Process. 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 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
March 29, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: The Evolving Surface Transportation Maintenance and Operations Workforce Part II: Developing a More Versatile Workforce Through Enhanced Training and Technology
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET about training and career development strategies that may help build and sustain a highly effective maintenance and operations workforce. This is the second in a series of webinars on surface transportation workforce. The first webinar was conducted in August 2016. The surface transportation maintenance and operations workforce is facing major changes as older employees retire in large numbers and younger employees replace them, thus requiring new approaches to ensure a proficient and productive workforce. Additionally, the job duties and responsibilities are changing due to advanced technologies and more stringent regulations. This webinar will address training needs for the current workforce and ways to engage new employees. This webinar will also discuss relevant NCHRP studies.
April 6, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Introducing the Guidelines for Implementing Managed Lanes
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 10, 2017, from 1:00PM to 3:00PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 835: Guidelines for Implementing Managed Lanes. This report provides guidance for transportation agencies interested in designing, implementing, operating, and maintaining managed lanes. In recent years, new managed lane tools, strategies, policies, and services have been developed. These new practices can influence the ways in which practitioners apply managed lanes. The presenters will discuss highlights from major chapters in the guide, focusing on the latest research and practice.
April 10, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Practical Technology-Based Approaches to Highway Infrastructure Maintenance
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will feature different examples of how technology can be implemented and leveraged to improve highway maintenance decision-making through more feature-rich data. Presenters will focus on technologies to assess signs and markings, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)-based asset inventory, and how to make data collection more efficient.
April 12, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Reconstructing Old Traffic Circles into Modern Roundabouts
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will explore state efforts to convert old traffic circles into modern roundabouts, which can be safer and more efficient. The first modern roundabouts were introduced into the United States in the 1990s. While the number of roundabouts in the U.S. is growing, the public and elected officials sometimes confuse them with traffic circles built in the 1940s and 1950s. These traffic circles may be confusing to navigate as a driver. The presenters will also discuss the design basics behind the conversions.
April 19, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Planning and Growing Intercity Passenger Rail Programs at the State and Regional Levels
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP)’s Report 6: Guidebook for Intercity Passenger Rail Service and Development. This webinar will outline current processes and best practices for development of intercity passenger rail programs at the state, regional, and corridor levels for long-term institutional support of intercity passenger rail routes. Presenters will highlight guidance for state and regional planners seeking to expand existing or develop new intercity passenger rail service.
April 24, 2017 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Civil Integrated Management: Moving Forward with Implementation
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 831: Civil Integrated Management (CIM) for Departments of Transportation, Volume 1: Guidebook. This webinar will describe how Civil Integrated Management (CIM) technologies can be deployed for infrastructure projects. The presenters will illustrate how the guide is integrative across multiple technologies and the project life cycle to help state departments of transportation systematically implement CIM into their current processes.
April 26, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: A Look at the Legal Environment for Driverless Vehicles
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Legal Research Digest 69: A Look at the Legal Environment for Driverless Vehicles. This webinar will explore legal policy issues that may be associated with driverless vehicles. Presenters will provide an introduction to the legal qualifications of driverless vehicles, and how civil and criminal liability may apply to them. They will also discuss how these vehicles are likely to become subject to prevailing automobile insurance laws, and the how these advent of driverless vehicles may change these laws.
May 3, 2017 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 

Past Webinars

Webinar Date Presentation Recording Transcript
Regional Models of Cooperation - Bicycle/Pedestrian and Transit Connections 11/30/2016 webinar presentation webinar audio webinar 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

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, please email TPCB@dot.gov.

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