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Please select the webinar that you would like to attend from the list below and register. All participants must register at least 24 hours in advance of the webinar.

TRB's webinars are produced with funding received from TRB Sponsors and TRB Affiliates. Accordingly, employees of TRB Sponsors and TRB Affiliates may attend the session without a fee. TRB Sponsors include State Sponsors from the Highway and Transportation Departments of the 50 states and DC, and select Federal and Private Sponsors.

In addition to employees of TRB Sponsors and TRB Sustaining Affiliates, the following are eligible to receive complimentary webinar registration:

TRB charges a registration fee to other attendees in order to recover some of the costs associated with hosting the webinars.

Please view the individual webinar announcement for pricing information. Some TRB webinars offer free registration for all participants.

Action Title Date/Time PD Hours AAE Hours AICP Hours CLE Hours Summary
TRB Webinar: Implications of Technologies for Visually Impaired Pedestrians September 17, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Transportation technology developers are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of the demographics and characteristics of the visually impaired population and discuss the implications of technologies developed to aid this population. Developers of wayfinding or safety technologies intended to help the visually impaired may make incorrect assumptions that lead to interfaces or products that are too complex for users and don’t address the real problems the population faces. Presenters will provide research-based information about the evaluation of technologies, including what is most important to the visually impaired, meaningful and practical measures of technology effectiveness, and the relative merits of subjective evaluation of technologies and human factors testing.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Accessible Transportation and Mobility and User Information Systems.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Billie Louise Bentzen, Accessible Design for the Blind
  • Janet Barlow, Accessible Design for the Blind
  • Alan Scott, Elon University

Moderated by: Robert Wall-Emerson, Western Michigan University

TRB Webinar: Emerging Technologies for Construction Delivery September 18, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Construction professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 534: Emerging Technologies for Construction Delivery.

The webinar will provide an overview of the current practices state departments of transportation use for construction delivery. This webinar will focus on global positioning systems for layout, machine guidance, and quantity tracking; handheld computers for construction records; automated temperature tracking for concrete maturity monitoring; four-dimensional computer-aided drafting modeling for constructability analysis and improved communications; and web-based video cameras for remote project monitoring. Presenters will also discuss other technologies used for construction delivery, including virtual reality, radio frequency identification, and ground penetrating radar.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Chris Harper, Colorado State University
  • Dan Tran, University of Kansas
  • Ed Jaselskis, North Carolina State University

Moderated by: Mohammed Mehaney, Colorado State University

TRB Webinar: Open Graded Pavements: A Primer with Emphasis on Water Quality Benefits September 19, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Pavement designers are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. This webinar will describe open graded pavement designs for highways, including Permeable Friction Course (PFC) overlays. These overlays are thin-lift open-graded pavement sections placed over a conventional highway pavement section that are used to reduce noise, enhance traction during wet weather, and improve visibility. PFCs also have the potential to improve runoff water quality from highways. Presenters will review the properties of PFC that may help improve runoff water quality and review studies about water quality improvement from PFC overlays. They will also demonstrate how PFC may provide effective water mitigation in stormwater programs.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Asphalt Binders and Stormwater.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Michael Barrett, University of Texas at Austin
  • Darren Hazlett, University of Texas at Austin

Moderated by: Scott Taylor, Michael Baker International

TRB Webinar: Managing Effective Transportation Safety Systems: Research Update September 24, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Transportation safety managers are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The U.S. and individual states have made strides in improving transportation systems in areas such as operations and safety. Further management improvements may lead to safer roads for all citizens. This webinar will summarize safety management research presented during the TRB Annual Meeting in January 2019. Presenters will describe a safety planning approach for pedestrians, discuss implementing safety improvement plans, and explain how to generate public support.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Safety Management.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Scott Matthews, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tim Harmon, VHB
  • Evan Iacobucci, Rutgers
  • Janille Smith-Colin, Southern Methodist University

Moderated by: Jaeyoung Lee, University of Central Florida

TRB Webinar: Capture the Data – Quantifying Airport Ground Access Vehicle Activity September 26, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00

Airport personnel are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 180: Guidebook for Quantifying Airport Ground Access Vehicle Activity for Emissions Modeling.


This webinar will discuss how airports can determine the data required to model ground access vehicle (GAV) emissions for airport projects and explain the established methods for obtaining and/or deriving GAV-specific data for modeling purposes. Airports conduct air quality studies for conformity determinations and other environmental and health-related assessments. GAVs include private vehicles, taxis, shuttles, rental cars, and delivery vehicles. They can be significant contributors to an airport’s emissions inventory and should therefore be considered in airport air quality studies.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenter

  • Robbie Gross, KB Environmental Sciences

Moderated by:  David Breen, Port of Portland

TRB Webinar: The Near-Road Pooled Fund Study September 30, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Air quality transportation professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Monday, September 30, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of the research done through the transportation pooled fund (TPF) to understand near-road air quality data, improve near-road air quality evaluations, implement effective mitigation, and more effectively respond to stakeholder information requests. Near-road air quality has been recognized for many years as an important environmental concern. In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency mandated near-road air quality monitoring and in response, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and seven state departments of transportation created TPF to assess near-road air quality. This webinar will address the four areas used to assess near-road air quality: emissions, measured concentrations, modeled concentrations, and considerations for screening proposed transportation projects. Presenters will also discuss how attendees can understand near-road air quality issues and evaluate them on their own. 

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation and Air Quality.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Doug Eisinger, Sonoma Technology, Inc.
  • Steve Brown, Sonoma Technology, Inc.
  • Kenneth Craig, Sonoma Technology, Inc.

Moderated by: Karin Landsberg, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

TRB Webinar: Latest Advances in Large Span Buried Bridges October 03, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Bridge engineers are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. This webinar will identify strategies for constructing and maintaining large span buried bridges, which have at least a 50 foot span and consist of a buried structure that works with granular backfill to support design loads through soil-structure interaction. Over the past 20 years, there have been significant advancements and improvements in analysis, manufacturing, and materials that have resulted in an increase in structure spans, load carrying capabilities, and possible applications of buried bridges. This webinar will therefore demonstrate how large span buried bridges may be used as an alternative to conventional bridges. Presenters will discuss advance bridge construction applications, resilience, and project development. They will illustrate several case studies to highlight design standards and tools, steps taken to develop buried bridge projects, and considerations in specifications. This webinar is adapted from a workshop from the 2019 Annual Meeting.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Subsurface Soil-Structure Interaction; Culverts, Buried Bridges, and Hydraulic Structures; and Low-Volume Roads.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Joel Hahm, Big R Bridge
  • Michael Carfagno, Contech Engineered Solutions LLC
  • Kevin Williams, Atlantic Industries Limited

Moderated by: Joel Hahm, Big R Bridge

TRB Webinar: Practices for Stabilized and Recycled Base and Subgrade Materials October 07, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Road construction professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Monday, October 7, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of practices used to achieve high quality subgrade and base material when using lower quality or recycled materials. Laboratory and field data are used to predict performance of bases and subgrades and can be used to evaluate how low-quality and recycled materials can create high-quality bases and subgrades. The webinar will address construction efficiency gains for existing lane reconstruction using Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) and Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR), non-destructive testing (NDT) and lab design, relating lab data to field data, and utilizing the Plastic Mold Compaction Device (PM device) to compact and test a range of materials. Presenters will also discuss financial savings and improved performance through reclamation technologies.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Stabilization of Geomaterials and Recycled Materials and Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.  

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Brian Diefenderfer, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Tom Scullion, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Soheil Nazarian, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Isaac Howard, Mississippi State University

Moderated by: Robert Parsons, University of Kansas

TRB Webinar: Unclutter Your Processes – Simplifying Climate Risk Management at Airports October 08, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00

Airport personnel are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 188: Using Existing Airport Management Systems to Manage Climate Risk.

This webinar will identify airport-related climate and weather risks. Presenters will discuss disparate airport management programs that use varied decision-making systems, such as enterprise risk management, safety management, and emergency management. They will also explore asset management and capital planning. This webinar will provide ways in which airports can adjust these systems to better manage and prepare for potential risks from climate change.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Tommy Hendrickson, ICF
  • Lauren Seydewitz, Gresham Smith
  • Cassie Bhat, ICF

Moderated by:  Patti Clark, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

TRB Webinar: Legal Issues Regarding NEPA Assignment for Federal Transportation Programs October 09, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern 2.00 0.00 0.00 1.75

Transportation attorneys are invited to a webinar on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This webinar will provide an overview of legal issues associated with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Assignment Program for federal transportation programs. Currently, six state departments of transportation (DOTs) participate in the NEPA Assignment Program, which allows the state to assume the Secretary of Transportation's responsibilities under NEPA for one or more transportation projects that meet certain criteria. Presenters will illustrate lessons learned that were encountered during the application process. They will also discuss the memorandum of understanding with the U.S. DOT and present case studies from three states – Alaska, Utah, and Texas.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Law.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Richard O’Connell, Texas DOT
  • William Malley, Perkins Cole LLP
  • Sean Lynch, Alaska Department of Law

Moderated by: Jomar Maldonado, US DOT

TRB Webinar: Design and Construction of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Structures October 10, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Design and construction professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls and ground improvement methods. MSE structures allow for stabilization in soil environments that typically are not conducive to settlement and provide a path to easier infrastructure construction. The webinar will discuss challenges related to, and solutions for, construction of MSE walls in various challenging geologic settings. Presenters will also discuss their extensive experience in the design, construction, and performance of MSE walls on sites with soft foundational soils.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Earthworks.  

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Peter Anderson, The Reinforced Earth Company
  • Jeff Hill, Hayward Baker, Inc.  
  • Sonia Swift, Menard Group USA

Moderated by: James Collin, The Collin Group

TRB Webinar: Tunnel Operations Practices Featuring the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel October 16, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Bridge engineers are invited to a webinar on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. This webinar is the first in a collaborative series between TRB, FHWA, and AASHTO. It will discuss recent developments in tunnel operations practices and provide announcements from other tunnel-related organizations. The presenters will discuss the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Project in Virginia, focusing on how the project’s design-build procurement was structured to maximize value-generating innovation over risk-taking. 

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Tunnels and Underground Structures.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Lou Ruzzi, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Conrad Felice, C. W. Felice, LLC
  • Prasad Nallapaneni, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Martha Gross, Virginia Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Bill Bergeson, U.S. Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Understanding and Using Census Data for Tribal Transportation Programs October 17, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 0.00 1.50 0.00

Tribal transportation planners are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET. This webinar will provide information about accurately counting tribal communities in the American Community Survey and the 2020 census. The American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) census has a significant role in several federal fund distribution formulas, including the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) administered by the Federal Highway Administration and Bureau of Indian Affairs. The TTP's reliance on an Indian Housing Block Grant regulation for determining AI/AN population for each federally recognized tribe has seen fluctuations based on 2016 rule changes. The United States is also actively preparing for the 2020 census.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Native American Transportation Issues.

There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Norm DeWeaver, Norm DeWeaver Consulting
  • Dick Winchell, Eastern Washington University

Moderated by:  Ron Hall, Bubar & Hall Consulting LLC