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: Impact of Mega Events on Urban Growth through Sustainable Transportation Solutions
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will discuss the impact of mega events on urban grown through transportation infrastructure investments. Mega events, like the Olympics, have been known to either enhance or disrupt urban growth of their host cities, primarily through implemented transportation solutions. This webinar will explore ways that mega events may enhance urban transport, efforts used to plan for mega events, and challenges and lessons learned that could be applied to other cities facing similar disruptions.
June 2, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
Planning for Separated Bike Lanes (Part I)
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Separated bike lanes are gaining popularity in communities across the country. Also known as “cycle tracks” or “protected bike lanes,” a separated bike lane is an exclusive facility for bicyclists that is located within or directly adjacent to the roadway and that is physically separated from motor vehicle traffic with a vertical element. FHWA recently released the Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/publications/separated_bikelane_pdg/) to provide detailed information and recommendations about when, where, and how to incorporate these facilities as part of the development of safe, comfortable, and connected bicycle networks. This two-part webinar series will take attendees through the process of evaluating potential locations for separated bike lanes, preparing designs and configurations using the available options, and monitoring the system’s performance following implementation. Presentations will be delivered by Carl Sundstrom, of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, and Ben Rosenblatt, of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants. Part I will focus on planning separated bike lanes. Panelists will emphasize the importance of considering separated bike lanes not as standalone projects, but as components of the larger bicycle network. It is important to consider a variety of factors when selecting locations and configurations of a proposed separate bike lane. To provide real-world context to this discussion, Part I will feature a presentation from Jack Nata of the City of Newark, New Jersey, to discuss their projects.
June 7, 2016 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET 
Design Considerations for Separated Bike Lanes (Part II)
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Separated bike lanes are gaining popularity in communities across the country. Also known as “cycle tracks” or “protected bike lanes,” a separated bike lane is an exclusive facility for bicyclists that is located within or directly adjacent to the roadway and that is physically separated from motor vehicle traffic with a vertical element. FHWA recently released the Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide (https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bicycle_pedestrian/publications/separated_bikelane_pdg/) to provide detailed information and recommendations about when, where, and how to incorporate these facilities as part of the development of safe, comfortable, and connected bicycle networks. This two-part webinar series will take attendees through the process of evaluating potential locations for separated bike lanes, preparing designs and configurations using the available options, and monitoring the system’s performance following implementation. Presentations will be delivered by Carl Sundstrom, of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, and Ben Rosenblatt, of Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants. Part II of the webinar series will cover a range of design options and considerations. The presentation will emphasize the importance of flexibility in considering all possible design solutions, and will point attendees toward a menu of design options. The presentation will address specific design considerations for midblock locations and intersections. This session will feature a case study presentation from Mike Amsden, who will share experiences from the City of Chicago, Illinois.
June 14, 2016 1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Application of Human Factors Guideline for Road Systems
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 2:00PM to 4:00 ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 600: Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems: Second Edition. This research aims to provide insights to highway designers, highway planners, and traffic engineers on the extent to which road users’ needs are influenced by the effects of age, visual demands, cognition, and expectancies. The webinar will show how the 2-page guideline format and human factor interaction matrix can be used to solve day-to-day safety problems.
June 15, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Application of Human Factors Guideline for Road Systems
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 2:00PM to 4:00 ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 600: Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems: Second Edition. This research aims to provide insights to highway designers, highway planners, and traffic engineers on the extent to which road users’ needs are influenced by the effects of age, visual demands, cognition, and expectancies. The webinar will show how the 2-page guideline format and human factor interaction matrix can be used to solve day-to-day safety problems.
June 15, 2016 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Using Technology for Practical Purposes in Work Zones
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that focuses on current technologies that can help plan and evaluate work zones. It will also discuss future vehicle-to-worker technologies under evaluation which could enhance work zone safety.
July 12, 2016 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Using Technology for Practical Purposes in Work Zones
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that focuses on current technologies that can help plan and evaluate work zones. It will also discuss future vehicle-to-worker technologies under evaluation which could enhance work zone safety.
July 12, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 
TRB Webinar: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation
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TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 799: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation. This webinar will focus on the basics of intellectual property (IP) and the value of intellectual property management (IPM) for state transportation agencies. It will also discuss the steps agencies could take to proactively manage intellectual assets.
July 14, 2016 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET 

Past Webinars

Webinar Date Presentation Recording 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  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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