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Eco-Logical Webinar Series: Implementing Eco-Logical03/05/13WebinarThe next Eco-Logical webinar will be on March 5, 2013 from 2-3 PM ET. Register now for a panel webinar to learn more about upcoming opportunities for SHRP2 lead adopter and user incentive funding to bring the Eco-Logical approach into your agency. Panelists will include: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Project Development and Environmental Review; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; Transportation agencies that have experience in applying the Eco-Logical approach; and Technical support from the Transportation Research Board. A panel question-and-answer session will focus on: What constitutes a regional ecosystem framework or like agreement; What are examples of activities that can be funded in both solicitations; What qualifies as demonstration of past, current, or planned efforts to implement Eco-Logical; How do we demonstrate management commitment to institutionalize change of this type; What are some examples of how to apply Eco-Logical to transportation planning, and what are the related organizational process requirements and staff roles; What do I need to do to improve my application; What type of technical assistance, if any, is available to selected agencies?
"Introduction to TIFIA Federal Credit Assistance Program" Webinar03/07/13WebinarThe FHWA Office of Innovative Program Delivery will offer a webinar that discusses the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Federal Credit Assistance Program on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 1:30 - 3:30 PM ET. Advanced registration is required. There is no cost to participate in this webinar. The webinar will last 120 minutes, with 90 minutes allocated for presentations and 30 minutes allocated for audience Q&As.
"SIB/Section 129 Best Practices" Webinar03/13/13WebinarThis FHWA Office of Innovative Program Delivery webinar will discuss best practices related to State infrastructure banks and Section 129 loans. The webinar will occur on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at 1:30 - 3:30 PM ET. Advanced registration is required. There is no cost to participate in this webinar. The webinar will last 120 minutes, with 90 minutes allocated for presentations and 30 minutes allocated for audience Q&As.
"GARVEE/SIB Reporting Templates" Webinars03/27/13WebinarThe FHWA Office of Innovative Program Delivery will offer a webinar that discusses Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) and State infrastructure bank (SIB) reporting templates on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 1:30 - 3:30 PM ET. Advanced registration is required. There is no cost to participate in this webinar. The webinar will last 120 minutes, with 90 minutes allocated for presentations and 30 minutes allocated for audience Q&As.
Public-Private Partnerships (P3) 101 Webinar04/12/13WebinarThe FHWA Office of Innovative Program Delivery will offer a webinar that discusses public-private partnerships on Thursday, April 12, 2013, at 1:30 - 3:30 PM ET. Advanced registration is required. There is no cost to participate in this webinar. The webinar will last 120 minutes, with 90 minutes allocated for presentations and 30 minutes allocated for audience Q&As.
Context Sensitive Solutions Dialogue 204/23/13WebinarThe next workshop and webcast will be broadcast on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT / 12:00 - 4:00 PM ET. This event is one in a series of nine CSS National Dialog 2 Workshops that will include an up-to-date overview of CSS plus presentations on exemplary CSS projects, plans and programs. Examples for this event will be drawn from the region surrounding Sacramento, California.
Planning for Growth and Open Space Conservation Webinar Series, Session #13: City and County Open Space Programs04/24/13WebinarThis webinar discusses growth and open space conservation planning for cities and counties. The first presentation will highlight the Trust for Public Land’s Conservation Almanac and LandVote resources, both of which are available online for researching conservation activities and address public funding for land conservation. We will also learn about open space conservation planning processes, ordinances, funding mechanisms, and partnerships employed in Missoula, Montana, and Baltimore County, Maryland. The webinar series is open to all who would like to attend. Scheduled speakers to include Mary Bruce Alford (Trust for Public Land – Conservation Finance Program); Jackie Corday (City of Missoula, Montana’s Open Space Program); Don Outen (Baltimore County, Maryland’s Department of Environmental Protection & Sustainability). ** The webinar qualifies for Society of American Foresters (SAF) Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits, and American Planning Association (APA/AICP) Certification Maintenance (CM) credits.
Overview: Evaluating the Public-Private Partnership (P3) Option05/02/13WebinarThe FHWA Office of Innovative Program Delivery will offer a webinar that presents an overview of evaluating the public-private partnership option on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 1:30 - 3:30 PM ET. Advanced registration is required. There is no cost to participate in this webinar. The webinar will last 120 minutes, with 90 minutes allocated for presentations and 30 minutes allocated for audience Q&As.
National Mitigation & Ecosystem Banking Conference05/07/13ConferenceThe first – and only – national hands-on conference for mitigation and conservation banking focuses on banking to protect endangered species and other natural resources in addition to wetlands. The 2013 conference will run from Tuesday, May 7, through Friday, May 10, 2013, in New Orleans, LA.
TIFIA Federal Credit Portfolio Monitoring05/09/13WebinarThe FHWA Office of Innovative Program Delivery will offer a webinar that presents an overview of TIFIA Federal credit portfolio monitoring on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 1:30 - 3:30 PM ET. Advanced registration is required. There is no cost to participate in this webinar. The webinar will last 120 minutes, with 90 minutes allocated for presentations and 30 minutes allocated for audience Q&As.
SIB De-federalizing Process05/15/13WebinarThe FHWA Office of Innovative Program Delivery will offer a webinar that discusses the de-federalizing process for State infrastructure banks on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at 1:30 - 3:30 PM ET. Advanced registration is required. There is no cost to participate in this webinar. The webinar will last 120 minutes, with 90 minutes allocated for presentations and 30 minutes allocated for audience Q&As.
Eco-Logical Webinar Series: Assessing Effects on Conservation Objectives - Step 4 of the Eco-Logical Approach and the Integrated Ecological Framework05/20/13WebinarThis webinar, part of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Eco-Logical webinar series, will feature presentations by Amy Mangus, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG), and Spencer Stevens, FHWA Office of Planning. The webinar will discuss SEMCOG’s use of environmental sensitivity analysis in its long-range transportation planning; technical tools for screening potential environmental effects of transportation projects; and the role of transportation and resource partners in providing data and assessing environmental effects through a Regional Ecosystem Framework. The webinar will be held on Monday, May 20th, at 2:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern. A registration link for the webinar has not yet been released but will be noted once available.
CSS Dialogue 2: Shaping the Conversation07/25/13WebinarTime: 1:00 - 3:00pm EDT. This webcast will provide an update on the CSS National Dialog 2 - where we are in the conversation about CSS and how the conversation can be shaped to move CSS forward. Rodney Vaughn with the Federal Highway Administration will discuss how states can assess their implementation of CSS as it relates to public involvement, context development, design, construction, and planning/environmental processes. Leigh Lane with the Center for Transportation and the Environment will highlight examples of some of the innovative approaches that have come out of the case studies presented at previous Dialogs. A panel will discuss lessons learned, where the conversation about CSS might lead, and how CSS might be used in defining performance metrics.
CSS National Dialogue 2: Shaping the Conversation08/13/13WebinarTime: 9 AM - 1 PM PDT. CPPW Safe and Complete Streets Plan - Amalia Leighton, SvR Design Company; Sunset Area Redevelopment - Erika Conkling, City of Renton Department of Community and Economic Development; Winslow Way Street Planning and Design - Peg Staeheli, SvR Design Company. On the Panel: Dan Mathis, Division Administrator, Federal Highway Administration, Washington Division; Keith Moore, Federal Highway Administration Resource Center.
Conservation Planning Tools and Resources Webinar08/21/13Webinar2 PM EST: The U.S. Forest Service Open Space Webinar Series' January 2013 webinar (Session #10) on Conservation Planning Tools discussed an American Planning Association survey on the use of conservation planning modeling tools by land-use planners. This session will continue the dialogue between conservation planners and land use planners by exploring conservation planning tools and networks available for sharing knowledge, tools, and data. ** The webinar qualifies for Society of American Foresters (SAF) Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits, and American Planning Association (APA/AICP) Certification Maintenance (CM) credits.
Eco-Logical Webinar Series: Developing a Crediting Strategy - Step 6 of the Eco-Logical Approach and the Integrated Ecological Framework08/27/13WebinarThe webinar, to be held on Tuesday, August 27th, at 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET will discuss how a crediting strategy can support Eco-Logical and tools that transportation and resource agencies can use to implement a crediting strategy. Featured speakers include Jimmy Kagan, Institute for Natural Resources, Oregon State University/Portland State University, and Bobby Cochran, The Willamette Partnership. During the webinar, participants will learn about 1) Findings and effective approaches from the recent white paper by the Institute for Natural Resources, “Methods to Develop a Crediting Strategy for Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Agencies"; 2) Examples of innovative crediting strategies with a discussion of the actions and partnerships that contributed to the success of these strategies; and 3) Tools, protocols and resources for agencies seeking to implement a crediting strategy.
Planning for Climate Change Adaptation09/04/13Webinar2 PM EST: A panel of speakers will present science and management considerations for climate change adaptation planning from three perspectives: forests, wildlife, and land use planning and hazard mitigation. Speakers will share new resources and publications on climate change adaptation from the Forest Service and National Wildlife Federation and discuss how planners and land managers can consider these changing environmental conditions in their work. This webinar is part of the U.S. Forest Service's Open Space Conservation Webinar Series.
e-NEPA National Rollout Webinar09/10/13WebinarFHWA developed e-NEPA for use by State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to support a more transparent and streamlined review process for intra- and interagency reviews of transportation projects. The tool will allow State DOTs to share documents, obtain concurrent reviews, track comments, and schedule tasks for their EIS and EA projects – all in real time. Starting in mid-September, e-NEPA will be available for use by all States! The Office of Project Development and Environmental Review (HEPE) will host a series of informational webinars targeted at FHWA, State DOT, and federal resource agency staff involved in NEPA review. These webinars will assist new users to understand how to access the system, set up projects, and use e-NEPA to collaborate on the environmental process. Time: 1 PM – 2:30 PM (EDT, Phone Number: 1-888-363-4749, Access Code: 1927778
e-NEPA National Rollout Webinar09/17/13WebinarFHWA developed e-NEPA for use by State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to support a more transparent and streamlined review process for intra- and interagency reviews of transportation projects. The tool will allow State DOTs to share documents, obtain concurrent reviews, track comments, and schedule tasks for their EIS and EA projects – all in real time. Starting in mid-September, e-NEPA will be available for use by all States! The Office of Project Development and Environmental Review (HEPE) will host a series of informational webinars targeted at FHWA, State DOT, and federal resource agency staff involved in NEPA review. These webinars will assist new users to understand how to access the system, set up projects, and use e-NEPA to collaborate on the environmental process. Time: 1 PM – 2:30 PM (EDT), Phone Number: 1-888-363-4749, Access Code: 1927778
e-NEPA National Rollout Webinar09/24/13WebinarFHWA developed e-NEPA for use by State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to support a more transparent and streamlined review process for intra- and interagency reviews of transportation projects. The tool will allow State DOTs to share documents, obtain concurrent reviews, track comments, and schedule tasks for their EIS and EA projects – all in real time. Starting in mid-September, e-NEPA will be available for use by all States! The Office of Project Development and Environmental Review (HEPE) will host a series of informational webinars targeted at FHWA, State DOT, and federal resource agency staff involved in NEPA review. These webinars will assist new users to understand how to access the system, set up projects, and use e-NEPA to collaborate on the environmental process. Time: 1 PM – 2:30 PM, Phone Number: 1-888-363-4749, Access Code: 1927778
Eco-Logical Webinar: Step 5, Establish and Prioritize Eco-Logical Actions10/29/13WebinarHow are transportation agencies and resource partners advancing their organizations' goals by jointly identifying key mitigation actions? How can state Departments of Transportation and resource agencies collaborate with regional partners to implement mitigation priorities? Featuring Arizona DOT and the Coalition for Sonoran Desert Protection
Planning for Growth and Open Space Webinar Series11/06/13WebinarWildfires have become more intense and frequent as forests thicken with unburned fuels and changes in climate increase uncertainty in future conditions. How can communities in our growing wildland-urban interface prepare for this growing threat? This session will discuss what planners and communities need to know to reduce risks of wildfire. Speakers will discuss Firewise Communities, Fire Adapted Communities, research on wildfire risk and what influences homeowners to take wildfire mitigation actions. November 6 at 2 PM ET
EPA STAR-OTAQ Transportation Emissions Research Forum03/04/14WebinarPlease join us for a STAR research progress review on projects related to emissions from engines and the transportation sector. This meeting will hosted by EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality in Ann Arbor, Michigan. These presentations will focus on emissions of gas-phase and aerosol species, their chemical and optical properties, and their impacts on air quality. To Register for this Webinar go to: http://cfepa.saic.com/ncer/events/#mar0414
Innovative Transportation Stormwater Management: Green Infrastructure in Road Projects03/06/14WebinarThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Wastewater Management and the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Project Development and Environmental Review are teaming up to co-sponsor the webcast “Innovative Transportation Stormwater Management: Green Infrastructure in Road Projects.” Roads can convey a variety of pollutants into our waterways and can increase the volume and velocity of stormwater generated. Green infrastructure techniques are one solution that can be used to reduce and treat stormwater runoff. This webcast will include brief overviews about green infrastructure from FHWA and USEPA and showcase two state transportation organizations committed to innovative initiatives to improve water quality and manage the quality and quantity of stormwater runoff from road surfaces. The speakers will highlight collaborative projects, policy recommendations to strategically incorporate green infrastructure into the roadway funding and approval process, and describe a programmatic approach to the design and construction of stormwater BMPs along with a chloride offset program. March 6th, 2014 Innovative Transportation Stormwater Management: Green Infrastructure in Road Projects 1:00pm – 3:00pm EST Speakers • Rachel Herbert, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wastewater Management • Marcel Tchaou and Susan Jones, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Project Development and Environmental Review • Kelly Karll, Senior Civil Engineer, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) • Bryan Wagner, Environmental Policy & Program Manager, Illinois Tollway
Webinar intended for state DOTs on the two recently completed MOU & MOA with the Coast Guard03/12/14 The U.S. Department of Transportation has developed a multimodal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and FHWA, FTA, and FRA. Additionally, as a companion piece, FHWA developed an agency specific Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the USCG. The purpose of these documents is to integrate our efforts to expedite and inform NEPA and USCG permit decisions. These memoranda will enhance the efficiency and transparency of NEPA reviews and bridge permitting decisions by providing the means to expedite and coordinate the planning, environmental review, and decision-making for projects involving bridge permits. The Departmental MOU provides oversight and guidance for the FHWA, FTA, and FRA in implementing strategies for compliance with Executive Order 13604 and the Presidential Memorandum on modernizing the permitting process. Additional operating administration guidance is to be consistent with the Departmental MOU. The MOA is FHWA's specific document replacing the 1981 MOU on coordination and cooperation in improving project delivery through improved permit application information, evaluation, and approval processes. The purpose of both the MOU and MOA is to improve the efficiencies and reduce redundancies between our agencies for projects requiring USCG Bridge Permits by: • Determining bridge design concepts that unreasonably obstruct navigation as soon as practicable and prior to or concurrent with the NEPA scoping process in order to inform project alternatives to be evaluated; • Preparing a coordinated environmental document that satisfies both the USCG and FHWA, FTA or FRA NEPA implementing procedures, and results in a shared or joint environmental decision document; and where practicable, concurrently conducting the environmental evaluation and processing of the Bridge Permit application. The FHWA specific MOA: • Describes FHWA and USCG procedural responsibilities in table format and seeks to improve agency efficiencies and inform the USCG permit decision process. • Outlines a detailed process for processing bridge permit applications for FHWA projects. • Focuses on early engagement and full participation of the USCG in project scoping and environmental review. • Establishes a process to identify a reasonable range of design alternatives that do not unreasonably obstruct navigation. • Calls for navigation surveys and evaluations to be conducted early in the process so bridge design concepts which unreasonably obstruct navigation can be identified as soon as practicable and prior to or concurrent with the NEPA scoping process. • Calls for the identification, consideration and screening of alternatives to be an early cooperative process requiring engaging navigational users and stakeholders in public involvement. • Facilitates preparation of coordinated environmental document that avoids consecutive agency review, and supports concurrent review of Bridge Permit application materials where possible. • Identifies the USCG role in improving coordination and early review of information for issue identification and resolution prior to the formal permit application process. The webinar intended for your state DOT partners to discuss implementation of the MOU and MOA is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12th at 2-3:30 (Eastern)
Eco-Logical Step 8 Webinar: Implement Agreements and Deliver Projects03/27/14WebinarHow are agencies implementing transportation projects and programs developed through the Eco-Logical approach? What are key lessons from regional and statewide Eco-Logical implementations in Montana and California? Featuring Montana DOT and the San Diego Association of Governments
NHI 142049 -- Beyond Compliance: Historic Preservation in Transportation Project Delivery04/01/14Training Opportunity"Beyond Compliance" is a three-day National Highway Institute course (FREE to FHWA staff) designed to help transportation professionals meet the requirements of Section 106 and take advantage of the flexibility offered by the Section 106 regulations. The training focuses on the fundamentals of Section 106, placing it in context with other environmental requirements, including NEPA and Section 4(f). The course presents a number of innovative and programmatic approaches to Section 106 compliance that streamlines and enhances environmental reviews and project delivery. The training emphasizes practical, real-world approaches for completing the Section 106 process, with the goal of balancing historic preservation concerns with the needs of transportation projects. This session will be taught by MaryAnn Naber, FHWA's Federal Preservation Officer.
Joint Rail Conference04/02/14 The Joint Rail Conference, taking place in Colorado Springs, CO from April 2-4, 2014 is expected to address railroad infrastructure, rail equipment, and signal and train control engineering; service quality and operations; planning and development; safety and security; energy efficiency and sustainability; urban passenger rail transport; and electrification.
AASHTO Implementing Eco-Logical Webinar: How Your Feedback Will Influence the Tools Available to DOTs and MPOs04/02/14WebinarThe American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials will be conducting an Implementing Eco-Logical webinar: How your feedback will influence the tools available to DOTs and MPOs. Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 2:00–3:00 PM Eastern Time This webinar will discuss the SHRP2 program Implementing Eco-Logical; and announce and explain the upcoming AASHTO questionnaire to gather information from you on your technical assistance needs related to the Eco-Logical approach. Your questionnaire responses will help guide the development of the resources and tools planned in 2014 and 2015. If you are interested in attending the webinar, please register at Sign Up Genius. To attend the Live Meeting, please connect on April 2nd at 2pm ET at join the Live Meeting webinar.
I-TED 2014—International Transportation Economic Development Conference04/09/14ConferenceI-TED 2014 is the fifth international conference to concentrate on the linkage between transportation and economic development. This conference will focus on the issues and challenges related to the economy, global concerns, and financial constraints. Participants will discuss and address the emerging transportation needs of businesses and economic development. The scope at which this conference applies includes local, regional, state, national, and global levels.
SELDM Training Sessions04/15/14Training OpportunitySELDM is a tool that can be used to estimate the risk of highway stormwater runoff on downstream waters and the potential effectiveness of best management practices. It is designed to help develop planning-level estimates of event mean concentrations, flows and loads from a highway site and an upstream or lake basin.
10th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management04/28/14ConferenceThis conference will cover a broad range of topics on surface transportation modes of interest to agencies in all stages of implementation of asset management practices. Themes will include comprehensive implementation within and across organizations, establishing and monitoring asset management plans, performance measures for asset management, tools and technology to assist decision making, transit state of good repair, and adaptation of transportation to extreme weather events and climate change.
AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium05/05/14Training OpportunityFHWA is presenting a workshop: Implementing SHRP II C40 Environmental Databases and Tools on the first day of the symposium. This workshop will talk about GIS tool development through the SHRP projects and the ones used in the proof of concept studies. For a full description of the workshop please visit: http://www.gis-t.org/workshops.php?year=2014. The symposium is designed to allow for exchange of ideas between government and private industry on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for transportation purposes. In addition, participants will be able to share experiences, view state-of-art software, and learn more about the GIS transportation-related field.
2014 National Outdoor Recreation Conference05/13/14ConferenceJoin the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals for its 33rd annual conference in a city known for its extraordinary outdoor recreation, stunning scenery, and vibrant culture. The Presidio and Golden Gate National Recreation Area will be the location of the conference's field workshop.
TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: SHRP 2 Developing and Testing a National Geospatial System that Integrates Ecological Tools and Data Sets (Eco-Plan) (C40A and C40B)05/27/14WebinarAs part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on May 27, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will summarize SHRP2 Projects C40A and C40B: SHRP2 Developing and Testing a National Geospatial System that Integrates Ecological Tools and Data Sets (Eco-Plan). Project C40A produced a national-level integrated, geospatial ecological screening tool for early transportation planning to inform the environmental review process. The webinars are free, but participants must register in advance.
AASHTO Spring Meeting05/28/14ConferenceThe 2014 AASHTO Spring Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - Friday, May 30, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Clean Water Act Definition of "Waters of the U.S" Webinar06/16/14WebinarThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation's water resources. Determining Clean Water Act protection for streams and wetlands became confusing and complex following Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006. This webinar will explain the key points of the proposed rule.
Updating the REF and Ecological Data, Step 9 of the Integrated Eco-Logical Framework06/25/14WebinarHow can agencies continuously adapt their Eco-Logical process to support changing environmental and transportation challenges? How are agencies updating and enhancing their REF tool to include new data and geographies that can be used in regional transportation planning and project development? Featuring Houston-Galveston Area Council and FHWA
Applying Section 4(f): Putting Policy into Practice08/12/14Training OpportunityNHI 142073 Applying Section 4(f): Putting Policy into Practice is a 2-day interactive course that explains the history, purpose, and application of Section 4(f) within the context of the transportation project development process. Lessons include identifying Section 4(f) properties; explanations on types of use; an overview of Section 4(f) approval options; requirements for De Minimis determinations, individual 4(f) evaluations, and nationwide programmatic evaluations; selecting the appropriate approval option; and the relationship of Section 4(f) with NEPA and other environment laws and regulations. OUTCOMES: Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to: • · Explain the history and purpose of Section 4(f) • · Identify the agencies subject to Section 4(f) compliance • · Describe the applicability criteria for Section 4(f) properties • · Describe the relationship among Section 4(f), NEPA project development, and other environmental requirements • · Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of participants in the Section 4(f) process • · Apply the Section 4(f) decision-making process within transportation project development • · Describe what is necessary to document Section 4(f) compliance
WRDA Listening Session - Deauthorizations & Backlog Prevention, Project Development and Delivery (Including Planning)08/13/14WebinarOn 10 June 2014, the President signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 14). As we embark upon the important task of implementing this statute the Corps will be holding listening sessions by webinar for public input to inform the agency's implementation of the WRRDA 14. In addition to participation in these listening sessions, you are encouraged to provide any written views to us at any time. Each of the listening sessions will cover a different collection of the more important general program policy provisions of WRRDA. These policy provisions have been categorized into general theme areas so that listening sessions can concentrate on two or more important theme areas or categories. The current conceptual framework for the listening sessions is as follows: * Category/Session I (August 13, 2014) o Deauthorizations & Backlog Prevention o Project Development and Delivery (Including Planning) We anticipate that each listening session will last 2 to 3 hours commencing at 1400 EDT
CSS National Dialog 2: The CSS Conversation: Looking Ahead08/19/14WebinarDuring this webcast, FHWA staff, transportation stakeholders, and CSS experts will reflect on what has been learned from the series of CSS National Dialog 2 workshops, and explore promising future opportunities based on trends in CSS practice and the direction of other related initiatives. We invite you to be a part of this conversation that will include: • an overview of innovative ideas that have emerged from the CSS National Dialog 2 workshops and webcasts • a panel discussion that will address transportation trends and examine how CSS can adapt to these trends and be applied to meet changes in transportation needs • your questions and comments
2014 TN APA/TRB Environmental Analysis in Transportation (ADC10) Summer Workshop08/26/14ConferenceJoin us in Nashville at the Music City Center for the Tennessee Chapter of the American Planning Association and Transportation Research Board's ADC10 Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation 2014 Joint Conference. When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 PM to Friday, August 29, 2014 12:00 PM CST Where: Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
WRRDA Listening Session: Alternative Financing - Contributions; Alternative Financing - Title V; Credits08/27/14WebinarOn 10 June 2014, the President signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 14). As we embark upon the important task of implementing this statute the Corps will be holding listening sessions by webinar for public input to inform the agency's implementation of the WRRDA 14. In addition to participation in these listening sessions, you are encouraged to provide any written views to us at any time. Each of the listening sessions will cover a different collection of the more important general program policy provisions of WRRDA. These policy provisions have been categorized into general theme areas so that listening sessions can concentrate on two or more important theme areas or categories. The current conceptual framework for the listening sessions is as follows: * Category/Session II (August 27, 2014) o Alternative Financing - Contributions o Alternative Financing - Title V o Credits We anticipate that each listening session will last 2 to 3 hours commencing at 1400 EDT.
WRRDA Listening Session: Levee Safety; Dam Safety; Regulatory (including 408)09/10/14WebinarOn 10 June 2014, the President signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 14). As we embark upon the important task of implementing this statute the Corps will be holding listening sessions by webinar for public input to inform the agency's implementation of the WRRDA 14. In addition to participation in these listening sessions, you are encouraged to provide any written views to us at any time. Each of the listening sessions will cover a different collection of the more important general program policy provisions of WRRDA. These policy provisions have been categorized into general theme areas so that listening sessions can concentrate on two or more important theme areas or categories. The current conceptual framework for the listening sessions is as follows: * Category/Session III (September 10, 2014) o Levee Safety o Dam Safety o Regulatory (including 408) We anticipate that each listening session will last 2 to 3 hours commencing at 1400 EDT.
WRRDA Listening Session: Levee Safety; Dam Safety; Regulatory09/10/14WebinarOn 10 June 2014, the President signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 14). As we embark upon the important task of implementing this statute the Corps will be holding listening sessions by webinar for public input to inform the agency's implementation of the WRRDA 14. In addition to participation in these listening sessions, you are encouraged to provide any written views to us at any time. Each of the listening sessions will cover a different collection of the more important general program policy provisions of WRRDA. These policy provisions have been categorized into general theme areas so that listening sessions can concentrate on two or more important theme areas or categories. The current conceptual framework for the listening sessions is as follows: * Category/Session III (September 10, 2014) o Levee Safety o Dam Safety o Regulatory (including 408) We anticipate that each listening session will last 2 to 3 hours commencing at 1400 EDT.
WRRDA Listening Session: Non-Federal Implementation; Water Supply and Reservoirs; Navigation09/24/14WebinarOn 10 June 2014, the President signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 14). As we embark upon the important task of implementing this statute the Corps will be holding listening sessions by webinar for public input to inform the agency's implementation of the WRRDA 14. In addition to participation in these listening sessions, you are encouraged to provide any written views to us at any time. Each of the listening sessions will cover a different collection of the more important general program policy provisions of WRRDA. These policy provisions have been categorized into general theme areas so that listening sessions can concentrate on two or more important theme areas or categories. The current conceptual framework for the listening sessions is as follows: * Category/Session IV (September 24, 2014) o Non-Federal Implementation o Water Supply and Reservoirs o Navigation We anticipate that each listening session will last 2 to 3 hours commencing at 1400 EDT.
WRRDA Listening Session: Non-Federal Implementation; Water Supply and Reservoirs; Navigation09/24/14WebinarOn 10 June 2014, the President signed into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA 14). As we embark upon the important task of implementing this statute the Corps will be holding listening sessions by webinar for public input to inform the agency's implementation of the WRRDA 14. In addition to participation in these listening sessions, you are encouraged to provide any written views to us at any time. Each of the listening sessions will cover a different collection of the more important general program policy provisions of WRRDA. These policy provisions have been categorized into general theme areas so that listening sessions can concentrate on two or more important theme areas or categories. The current conceptual framework for the listening sessions is as follows: * Category/Session IV (September 24, 2014) o Non-Federal Implementation o Water Supply and Reservoirs o Navigation We anticipate that each listening session will last 2 to 3 hours commencing at 1400 EDT.
Endangered Species Act Webtool Best Practices Webinar09/30/14WebinarSeptember 30, 1:00-2:30 PM ET The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Project Development and Environmental Review will offer an Endangered Species Act (ESA) Webtool Best Practices Webinar on September 30th from 1:00-2:30 PM ET. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) Webtool is an online tool to streamline preparation of Biological Assessments and the consultation process under Section 7 of the Federal Endangered Species Act for projects where FHWA is the lead Federal agency. The Webinar will feature presentations from top user States including Washington, Pennsylvania, and Maine. Each State will describe their best practices for using the tool. Learn how States are using the ESA Webtool to achieve the following benefits: • Networking • Collaboration • Streamlining • Efficiency • Quality • Consistency
AASHTO Watershed Resources Registry10/16/14MeetingJoin us to learn how the WRR has helped drive a shared watershed vision for the transportation and regulatory/resources communities in Maryland. And, more importantly, how it can help you, too!
AASHTO Watershed Resources Registry10/17/14MeetingJoin us to learn how the WRR has helped drive a shared watershed vision for the transportation and regulatory/resources communities in Maryland. And, more importantly, how it can help you, too!
Viewpoints: Potential Impacts of Waters of the U.S. Rulemaking on Stormwater Infrastructure11/06/14WebinarThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule seeks to clarify the definition of waters subject to the regulatory scope of the Clean Water Act. Clarity is sought due to Supreme Court rulings in 2001 and 2006 that have created a significant amount of confusion regarding how WOTUS bounds are defined. The proposed rule would replace 2003, 2008, and 2011 (draft) guidance documents. Opinions vary widely on the impacts of the proposed WOTUS rule. According to EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the rule would subject approximately 3% more U.S. waters to Clean Water Act jurisdiction; however, results from analyses performed by other groups differ with the results from the EPA study. Considering the many potential areas of intersection between stormwater infrastructure and Waters of the U.S., there is a need to take a closer look at various aspects of this issue. This webcast brings together a variety of stakeholders from across the stormwater sector and the country to share their views on critical issues related to the WOTUS rulemaking proposal. These issues range from the definition of tributaries, how roadside ditches may be addressed, and stormwater control measures and BMP exemptions as they relate to MS4 systems. The current comment period, open until November 14, provides a rare opportunity for professionals to provide input on a major rulemaking. This event will help attendees learn about the stormwater issues that intersect with the WOTUS rulemaking. This webcast will also include information about an upcoming report from the EPA Local Government Advisory Committee on the WOTUS rulemaking, with recommendations related to stormwater infrastructure.
New CEs and CE Streamlining from MAP-21 Sec. 131811/12/14WebinarThis webinar is for training transportation professionals in the new provisions for Categorical Exclusions and streamlining just published as final regulations in the Federal Register. A presentation describing the provisions will be made followed by questions and answers.
Eco-Logical Webinar: Eco-Logical in Cross Agency Coordination11/18/14WebinarEco-Logical in Cross Agency Coordination: Experiences from Federal, State and Regional Agencies Tuesday, November 18, 2:30 - 3:30 PM ET
2014 AASHTO Annual Meeting11/20/14ConferenceThe American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Meeting is one of the industry’s most important gatherings of transportation, government and commercial organizations. The Annual Meeting offers transportation executives the opportunity to network and share the latest in industry policies and innovations.
2014 AASHTO Annual Meeting11/21/14ConferenceThe American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Meeting is one of the industry’s most important gatherings of transportation, government and commercial organizations. The Annual Meeting offers transportation executives the opportunity to network and share the latest in industry policies and innovations.
2014 AASHTO Annual Meeting11/22/14ConferenceThe American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Meeting is one of the industry’s most important gatherings of transportation, government and commercial organizations. The Annual Meeting offers transportation executives the opportunity to network and share the latest in industry policies and innovations.
2014 AASHTO Annual Meeting11/23/14ConferenceThe American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Meeting is one of the industry’s most important gatherings of transportation, government and commercial organizations. The Annual Meeting offers transportation executives the opportunity to network and share the latest in industry policies and innovations.
2014 AASHTO Annual Meeting11/24/14ConferenceThe American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Meeting is one of the industry’s most important gatherings of transportation, government and commercial organizations. The Annual Meeting offers transportation executives the opportunity to network and share the latest in industry policies and innovations.
Applying Section 4(f): Putting Policy into Practice12/02/14Training OpportunityNHI 142073 Applying Section 4(f): Putting Policy into Practice is a 2-day interactive course that explains the history, purpose, and application of Section 4(f) within the context of the transportation project development process. Lessons include identifying Section 4(f) properties; explanations on types of use; an overview of Section 4(f) approval options; requirements for De Minimis determinations, individual 4(f) evaluations, and nationwide programmatic evaluations; selecting the appropriate approval option; and the relationship of Section 4(f) with NEPA and other environment laws and regulations.
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting01/11/15ConferenceThe TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting is Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on this theme.
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting01/12/15ConferenceThe TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting is Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on this theme.
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting01/13/15ConferenceThe TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting is Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on this theme.
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting01/14/15ConferenceThe TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting is Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on this theme.
Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting01/15/15ConferenceThe TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for the 2015 TRB Annual Meeting is Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on this theme.
Stormwater Training - From Basics to Almost Expert In a Night02/03/15Training OpportunityStormwater affects everyone. Learn more about the causes and harms that come with increased stormwater runoff. Find out how you can be part of the solution to reduce flooding, erosion, and stormwater problems.
Eco-Logical Starter Kit, Overview, and Technical Assistance Launch02/10/15WebinarAre you new to Eco-Logical? Are you a veteran looking for some new tools to help your agency implement Eco-Logical? Do you want to hear about new Eco-Logical products and how to navigate through the available resources? Learn about the history of Eco-Logical, the steps of the Integrated Eco-Logical Framework, and the newly available Starter Kit and other technical assistance resources and hear from users of the Starter Kit on the components they found most useful. Featuring FHWA and Michigan Department of Transportation.
Illinois Water Environment Association 36th Annual Conference and Exposition02/23/15ConferenceLocation iHotel & Conference Center. 1900 S. First Street, Champaign, IL 61820, 217-819-5000
Illinois Water Environment Association 36th Annual Conference and Exposition02/24/15ConferenceLocation iHotel & Conference Center. 1900 S. First Street, Champaign, IL 61820, 217-819-5000
Illinois Water Environment Association 36th Annual Conference and Exposition02/25/15ConferenceLocation iHotel & Conference Center. 1900 S. First Street, Champaign, IL 61820, 217-819-5000
National Disaster Resilience Competition - Phase I Application Deadline03/16/15OtherThe National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) is a two-phase process that will competitively award nearly $1 billion in HUD Disaster Recovery funds to eligible communities.1 The competition will help communities recover from prior disasters and improve their ability to withstand and recover more quickly from future disasters, hazards, and shocks. To complement these funds, Rockefeller will provide technical assistance and training workshops to every eligible state and local government. This support will help applicants consider future risks and vulnerabilities in planning and decision-making, and assist them in applying for HUD funding. While distinct, these two programs will work together to help communities better understand their risks and identify ways in which they can protect the long-term well-being and safety of their residents. Phase I Application Deadline 3/16/2015
Every Day Counts: Programmatic Agreement Innovation Webinar03/17/15WebinarAs part of the Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has promoted the use of Programmatic Approaches (PAs), which include programmatic agreements, in order to shorten project delivery times. Specifically, PAs establish a streamlined process for handling routine environmental requirements for commonly executed project types. Qualitative support for implementing PAs includes improving cultural resource and environmental resource protection, communication, and collaboration; however, limited quantitative reporting of these benefits exists. The USDOT Volpe Center completed case studies to complement existing qualitative evidence by providing quantitative information on the benefits and costs resulting from certain existing PAs, centering specifically on time, labor, and administrative burden impacts. States studied include including Washington Department of Transportation‘s ESA Section 7 PA and PAs on NHPA Section 106 in Ohio and California. Overall, the case studies demonstrate that PAs can lead to cost and time savings for State and Federal staff as well as improved overall project delivery. During this webinar you will learn about: • The framework, methodology and results of the PA case studies; • The experience of States that have successfully implemented PAs; and • Key implementation strategies and the benefits of PAs. Featured Speakers Adam Alexander, FHWA Lydia Rainville and Greg Bucci, USDOT Volpe Center Marion Carey – Program Manager, Fish and Wildlife, Washington Department of Transportation Tim Hill – Administrator, Office of Environmental Services, Ohio Department of Transportation Anmarie Medin – Office Chief, Cultural Studies Office, California Department of Transportation
FHWA Climate Resilience Pilots: Results from Oregon DOT, WSDOT, Caltrans, and MTC (Tuesday, April 7, 2:00-4:00 ET)04/07/15WebinarRepresentatives from Oregon DOT, Washington State DOT, Caltrans District 1, and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission will present results and lessons learned from their climate change resilience pilot projects. Registration will be available soon.
International Climate Resilience: Practices from Denmark, Norway, and more (Tuesday, April 14, 10-11:30 ET)04/14/15WebinarThe Danish Road Directorate will explain their strategy for adapting to climate change and the "Blue Spot" risk assessment method. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration will discuss how they integrated climate resilience considerations into their design and construction manuals and operations and maintenance practices. FHWA and the US DOT Volpe Center will discuss findings from a review of international practices on climate adaptation for transportation in nine countries (Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Netherlands, Korea, United Kingdom, Canada, Denmark, and Norway). Registration will be available soon.
FHWA Climate Resilience Pilots: Results from Arizona, CAMPO, NCTCOG, and Albuquerque (Thursday, April 23, 2:00-4:00 ET)04/23/15WebinarRepresentatives from Arizona DOT, Capitol Area MPO (Austin), and North Central Texas COG (Dallas-Ft. Worth) will present results and lessons learned from their climate change resilience pilot projects. Additionally, a representative from the U.S. DOT Volpe Center will present results and lessons learned from the climate vulnerability aspects of the Central New Mexico Scenario Planning Pilot Project. Registration will be available soon.
FHWA Climate Resilience Pilots: Results from CT DOT, Maine DOT, NYSDOT, and MassDOT (Tuesday, April 28, 2:00-4:00 ET)04/28/15WebinarRepresentatives 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. Registration will be available soon.
FHWA Climate Resilience Pilots: Results from MnDOT, Michigan DOT, Iowa DOT, and Alaska (Tuesday, May 5, 2:00-4:00 ET)05/04/15WebinarRepresentatives from 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. Registration will be available soon.
Environmental Justice Reference Guide External Webinar06/04/15WebinarRegistration and other information to come.
AASHTO's Conference on 21st Century Mobility for Freight and Passenger Transportation07/06/15Conference 
AASHTO's Conference on 21st Century Mobility for Freight and Passenger Transportation07/07/15Conference 
AASHTO's Conference on 21st Century Mobility for Freight and Passenger Transportation07/08/15Conference 
AASHTO's Conference on 21st Century Mobility for Freight and Passenger Transportation07/09/15Conference 
AASHTO's Conference on 21st Century Mobility for Freight and Passenger Transportation07/10/15Conference 
The 2015 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation09/20/15ConferenceSeptember 20-24, 2015 Raleigh Convention Center Raleigh, North Carolina The eight biennial ICOET conference in September 2015, will be co-hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, with support from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration. ICOET is the foremost multi-disciplinary, inter-agency supported conference addressing the broad range of ecological issues related to transportation systems. Experts in transportation development, related scientific study, policy issues, and administrative processes gather at ICOET to share the most current research information, quality applications, and best practices that can enhance both the project development process and the ecological sustainability of transportation systems. The ICOET program includes presentations for all transportation modes and topics of interest to attendees – researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers representing government, Tribal, academic, nongovernmental, and private industry organizations. More than 500 professionals from all 50 United States and over 20 other countries attend ICOET. The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel will provide principal accommodations for ICOET 2015. More information on registration, the Call for Abstracts, and related conference details will be posted soon.
TRB 2015 Environmental Analysis in Transportation Summer Workshop09/20/15ConferenceThe workshop theme is "Better Transportation and Environmental Outcomes through Effective Partnerships". This workshop is offered by the TRB Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation (ADC10). The San Diego Association of Governments and Caltrans are this year's hosts. The workshop is for transportation, planning and environmental professionals and will focus on such topics as: Freight Mobility in the Urban Setting; Developing Productive Partnerships; Transportation and Environmental Planning at International Borders; Overcoming Opposition to Projects; Ecological at Work in Long-term Mitigation; Effective Nontraditional Partnerships; Why We Need to Document Health Benefits and Transportation Linkages; Reaching People-Successful Public Involvement; Environmental Justice.
TRB 2015 Environmental Analysis in Transportation Summer Workshop09/21/15ConferenceThe workshop theme is "Better Transportation and Environmental Outcomes through Effective Partnerships". This workshop is offered by the TRB Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation (ADC10). The San Diego Association of Governments and Caltrans are this year's hosts. The workshop is for transportation, planning and environmental professionals and will focus on such topics as: Freight Mobility in the Urban Setting; Developing Productive Partnerships; Transportation and Environmental Planning at International Borders; Overcoming Opposition to Projects; Ecological at Work in Long-term Mitigation; Effective Nontraditional Partnerships; Why We Need to Document Health Benefits and Transportation Linkages; Reaching People-Successful Public Involvement; Environmental Justice.
The 2015 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation09/21/15ConferenceSeptember 20-24, 2015 Raleigh Convention Center Raleigh, North Carolina The eight biennial ICOET conference in September 2015, will be co-hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, with support from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration. ICOET is the foremost multi-disciplinary, inter-agency supported conference addressing the broad range of ecological issues related to transportation systems. Experts in transportation development, related scientific study, policy issues, and administrative processes gather at ICOET to share the most current research information, quality applications, and best practices that can enhance both the project development process and the ecological sustainability of transportation systems. The ICOET program includes presentations for all transportation modes and topics of interest to attendees – researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers representing government, Tribal, academic, nongovernmental, and private industry organizations. More than 500 professionals from all 50 United States and over 20 other countries attend ICOET. The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel will provide principal accommodations for ICOET 2015. More information on registration, the Call for Abstracts, and related conference details will be posted soon.
The 2015 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation09/22/15ConferenceSeptember 20-24, 2015 Raleigh Convention Center Raleigh, North Carolina The eight biennial ICOET conference in September 2015, will be co-hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, with support from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration. ICOET is the foremost multi-disciplinary, inter-agency supported conference addressing the broad range of ecological issues related to transportation systems. Experts in transportation development, related scientific study, policy issues, and administrative processes gather at ICOET to share the most current research information, quality applications, and best practices that can enhance both the project development process and the ecological sustainability of transportation systems. The ICOET program includes presentations for all transportation modes and topics of interest to attendees – researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers representing government, Tribal, academic, nongovernmental, and private industry organizations. More than 500 professionals from all 50 United States and over 20 other countries attend ICOET. The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel will provide principal accommodations for ICOET 2015. More information on registration, the Call for Abstracts, and related conference details will be posted soon.
TRB 2015 Environmental Analysis in Transportation Summer Workshop09/22/15ConferenceThe workshop theme is "Better Transportation and Environmental Outcomes through Effective Partnerships". This workshop is offered by the TRB Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation (ADC10). The San Diego Association of Governments and Caltrans are this year's hosts. The workshop is for transportation, planning and environmental professionals and will focus on such topics as: Freight Mobility in the Urban Setting; Developing Productive Partnerships; Transportation and Environmental Planning at International Borders; Overcoming Opposition to Projects; Ecological at Work in Long-term Mitigation; Effective Nontraditional Partnerships; Why We Need to Document Health Benefits and Transportation Linkages; Reaching People-Successful Public Involvement; Environmental Justice.
TRB 2015 Environmental Analysis in Transportation Summer Workshop09/23/15ConferenceThe workshop theme is "Better Transportation and Environmental Outcomes through Effective Partnerships". This workshop is offered by the TRB Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation (ADC10). The San Diego Association of Governments and Caltrans are this year's hosts. The workshop is for transportation, planning and environmental professionals and will focus on such topics as: Freight Mobility in the Urban Setting; Developing Productive Partnerships; Transportation and Environmental Planning at International Borders; Overcoming Opposition to Projects; Ecological at Work in Long-term Mitigation; Effective Nontraditional Partnerships; Why We Need to Document Health Benefits and Transportation Linkages; Reaching People-Successful Public Involvement; Environmental Justice.
The 2015 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation09/23/15ConferenceSeptember 20-24, 2015 Raleigh Convention Center Raleigh, North Carolina The eight biennial ICOET conference in September 2015, will be co-hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, with support from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration. ICOET is the foremost multi-disciplinary, inter-agency supported conference addressing the broad range of ecological issues related to transportation systems. Experts in transportation development, related scientific study, policy issues, and administrative processes gather at ICOET to share the most current research information, quality applications, and best practices that can enhance both the project development process and the ecological sustainability of transportation systems. The ICOET program includes presentations for all transportation modes and topics of interest to attendees – researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers representing government, Tribal, academic, nongovernmental, and private industry organizations. More than 500 professionals from all 50 United States and over 20 other countries attend ICOET. The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel will provide principal accommodations for ICOET 2015. More information on registration, the Call for Abstracts, and related conference details will be posted soon.
The 2015 International Conference on Ecology and Transportation09/24/15ConferenceSeptember 20-24, 2015 Raleigh Convention Center Raleigh, North Carolina The eight biennial ICOET conference in September 2015, will be co-hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, with support from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration. ICOET is the foremost multi-disciplinary, inter-agency supported conference addressing the broad range of ecological issues related to transportation systems. Experts in transportation development, related scientific study, policy issues, and administrative processes gather at ICOET to share the most current research information, quality applications, and best practices that can enhance both the project development process and the ecological sustainability of transportation systems. The ICOET program includes presentations for all transportation modes and topics of interest to attendees – researchers, biologists, engineers, planners, project managers, administrators, and policy makers representing government, Tribal, academic, nongovernmental, and private industry organizations. More than 500 professionals from all 50 United States and over 20 other countries attend ICOET. The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel will provide principal accommodations for ICOET 2015. More information on registration, the Call for Abstracts, and related conference details will be posted soon.
Eco-Logical Webinar: Crucial Habitat Assessment Tools (CHAT) and Wildlife Data11/12/15WebinarWhat are the Crucial Habitat Assessment Tools (CHAT)? How can the CHAT be integrated into transportation planning process? How does CHAT link to the Eco-Logical approach? Learn about CHAT and its practical uses in the field. Featuring the Western Transportation Institute, Western Governor's Association, Center for Large Landscape Conservation, and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
Performance-Based Practical Design: Integration into Transportation Projects and Agency Practice11/19/15WebinarThis webinar will explore how two state departments of transportation are integrating performance-based practical design into their projects and agency practices in order to cut costs, reduce impacts on the environment and communities, and promote livability. The performance-based practical design (PBPD) process relies on engineering judgement and performance-analysis tools to ensure that projects are addressing core purposes, needs, and context over narrow adherence to design values. Building on a previous webinar, this webinar will include presentations from Washington State DOT and Oregon DOT, two leaders on this topic. Featuring: Michael Matzke, Design Program Manager, Office of Infrastructure, Federal Highway Administration Nancy Boyd, Director of Engineering Policy and Innovation, Washington State Department of Transportation Kent Belleque, Senior Interchange Engineer, Oregon Department of Transportation John P. Wolf, PE, Senior Roadway Designer, Oregon Department of Transportation, Region 1 (Portland Metro) Technical Center Rodney Vaughn, Environmental Program Specialist, Federal Highway Administration, moderator
TRB 95th Annual Meeting01/10/16ConferenceThe Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting will be held January 10–14, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2016 TRB Annual Meeting, Research Convergence for a Multi-Modal Future.
TRB 95th Annual Meeting01/11/16ConferenceThe Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting will be held January 10–14, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2016 TRB Annual Meeting, Research Convergence for a Multi-Modal Future.
TRB 95th Annual Meeting01/12/16ConferenceThe Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting will be held January 10–14, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2016 TRB Annual Meeting, Research Convergence for a Multi-Modal Future.
TRB 95th Annual Meeting01/13/16ConferenceThe Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting will be held January 10–14, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2016 TRB Annual Meeting, Research Convergence for a Multi-Modal Future.
TRB 95th Annual Meeting01/14/16ConferenceThe Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting will be held January 10–14, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2016 TRB Annual Meeting, Research Convergence for a Multi-Modal Future.
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference02/11/16ConferenceThe nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event, the theme for the 2016 conference is “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities,” underscoring a stronger emphasis on implementation tools and strategies, and new technologies that will help communities NOW! The program will span three full days with optional pre-conference events scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, and post-conference events scheduled for Sunday, February 14.
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference02/12/16ConferenceThe nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event, the theme for the 2016 conference is “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities,” underscoring a stronger emphasis on implementation tools and strategies, and new technologies that will help communities NOW! The program will span three full days with optional pre-conference events scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, and post-conference events scheduled for Sunday, February 14.
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference02/13/16ConferenceThe nation’s largest smart growth and sustainability event, the theme for the 2016 conference is “Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities,” underscoring a stronger emphasis on implementation tools and strategies, and new technologies that will help communities NOW! The program will span three full days with optional pre-conference events scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, and post-conference events scheduled for Sunday, February 14.
GIS in Transportation Webcast June 201506/16/16WebinarLynsee Gibson, Director of Program Controls at South Carolina DOT and Pat Broussard, President at PMG Software Professionals, share their experiences in developing both the GIS-based Project Programming Solutions (P2S) and the new STIP tool.
Advancing a Sustainable Highway System: Linking Planning and Asset Management06/25/16WebinarThis webinar will highlight the interconnections between sustainability, planning, and asset management.

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