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Upcoming Webinars

Webinars provide an opportunity to share and discuss ongoing work associated with TRB Standing Committees and their respective topic areas, as well as research from TRB’s Cooperative Research Programs. Prior to submission, proposed webinars should reflect the scope of the sponsoring Committee(s) and must be reviewed and approved by the Chair of at least one current Standing Committee. If the webinar is solely based upon a CRP report, the staff officer assigned to that report must sign off on the webinar proposal.

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.

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Action Title Date/Time PD Hours AAE Hours AICP Hours CLE Hours Summary
TRB Webinar: Improving Pavement Geomaterial Performance with Unsaturated Soil Mechanics August 03, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

The performance of flexible and rigid pavements is known to be closely related to properties of the base, subbase, and/or subgrade. Recent research studies, however, indicate the procedures contained in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO’s) design guidance need to be evaluated. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM to highlight the importance of applying unsaturated geomaterial mechanics during pavement foundation design. The webinar will cover the fundamentals of unsaturated soil mechanics, including fine-grained (subgrade) coarse-grained materials and recycled materials. They will discuss the relationship between matric suction and geomaterial engineering properties, novel and practical field moisture measurement techniques, field implementation of the research findings, and department of transportation experience.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Aggregates and Mechanics & Drainage of Saturated and Unsaturated Geomaterials. It also features research from NCHRP Web-Only Document 264: Proposed Enhancements to Pavement ME Design: Improved Consideration of the Influence of Subgrade and Unbound Layers on Pavement Performance.

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Reducing Crashes through Systemic Safety Analysis August 04, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

The systemic safety management approach is intended to address high frequency roadway crash types, but a traditional crash-history-based safety management approach can overlook individual locations. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern to present systemic safety management approaches in program safety improvement projects. Presenters will go over differences between the three primary safety management approaches that highway agencies use for programming safety improvements. They will discuss existing methods and tools to conduct systemic safety analyses. They will address software tools and appropriate applications for conducting systemic safety and guidance. Presenters will also cover the data needs to successfully implement and conduct systemic safety analyses as well as best practices of agencies implementing systemic safety analyses.

This webinar will feature research from NCHRP Research Report 955: Guide for Quantitative Approaches to Systemic Safety Analysis.

TRB Webinar: Lend a Helping Hand—Sharing Airport Data for Risk Management August 09, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00

Collecting and sharing operations and safety data is essential to an airport’s risk management process. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, August 9 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how to benchmark and monitor data trends. The webinar will also explore how to share operations and safety data and explain why sharing this data is necessary for risk-based decision-making. Presenters will identify operations and safety data sources, explain how the data can mitigate risk, and discuss the challenges associated with collecting and sharing information with other stakeholders.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 222: Collecting and Sharing of Operations and Safety Data.

TRB Webinar: Road Passages and Barriers for Small Terrestrial Wildlife August 12, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

To what extent does small terrestrial wildlife use crossing structures? TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will identify how small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians use road passages and barriers. Presenters will provide case studies and lessons learned in North America. They will also discuss other considerations that need to be accounted for with practical implementation of road barriers and passages.

This webinar features research from an NCHRP project, Road Passages for Small Terrestrial Wildlife: Summary and Repository of Design Examples. For more resources on the topic, see TRB’s blog post Protecting Wildlife Habitat is a Robust Slice of Transportation Planning.

TRB Webinar: Roadsides as Transportation Assets - Georgia Case Study August 16, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

A project along stretch of I-85 in Georgia referred to as “The Ray” aims to implement a regenerative mobility ecosystem by integrating the highway structure and highway operations as seamlessly as possible with the surrounding landscape and land use. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, August 16, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will highlight a programmatic approach to roadside design and management. The Ray, an 18-mile research corridor of I-85 in Georgia, has created a regenerative mobility ecosystem by integrating the highway structure and highway operations as seamlessly as possible with the surrounding landscape and land use. The presenter will go over life cycle roadside vegetation management planning and execution. He will focus on the resulting research and data through a series of case study projects within The Ray. The webinar will also discuss the practice of installing and maintaining green technology as part of the roadside landscape.

This webinar was organized by the Standing Technical Committee on Roadside Maintenance Operations.  

TRB Webinar: Changing the Manual to Support Deployment of Automated Vehicles August 18, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is the standard for designing and maintaining traffic control devices. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss proposed changes to this manual that may help in the deployment of automated vehicles (AVs). The Federal Highway Administration published the eleventh edition of the MUTCD in December 2020, the first major update since 2009. Presenters will discuss one of the most significant changes, which is a section dedicated to the support of AV deployment. The webinar will also include feedback from representatives of a state department of transportation and the auto industry.

This webinar was organized by the Standing Technical Committees on Vehicle-Highway Automation, and Traffic Control Devices.

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

TRB Webinar: Evaluating and Rating Unsurfaced Roads August 25, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

As of 2008, 33% of roads in the U.S. are unpaved or unsurfaced, and evaluating these roads requires a different perspective than evaluating asphalt or concrete roads. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will present two methodologies for unsurfaced road evaluation and rating. One is the unsurfaced road condition index (URCI) developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The other is the gravel pavement surface evaluation and rating (PASER) method developed by the Transportation Information Center at the University of Wisconsin. The webinar can help municipalities and other agencies rate their roads to help establish budgets, make timely repairs, and set up cost effective maintenance procedures.

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Standing Technical Committee on Aggregates.

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Use and Design of Low-Density Cellular Concrete August 26, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Low-Density Cellular Concrete (LDCC) use has seen quite a rise among a multitude of transportation projects. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss the current uses and design techniques of LDCC. Presenters will examine how utilizing LDCC can speed up overall construction schedules and reduce costs.

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

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Fixing the Bump at the End of the Bridge August 30, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Bridge approaches are generally constructed with concrete slabs connecting the bridge deck to the road, which can create a “bump” for drivers traversing it. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, August 30, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will address solving the “bump at the end of the bridge.” Presenters will discuss several solutions for designing bridge ends and approach pavements to mitigate the issues.

This webinar was organized by the Standing Technical Committee on Bridges and Structures. It also features research from NCHRP Domestic Scan 19-01: Leading Practices for Detailing Bridge Ends and Approach Pavements to Limit Distress and Deterioration.

TRB Webinar: LED Roadway Lighting's Effect on Driver Sleep Health and Alertness August 31, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Light emitting diode (LED) technology has revolutionized the lighting industry. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will present the results of research that studied the link between LED roadway lighting and the health of drivers’ sleep and alertness. Presenters will address the possibility of increased safety through improved visibility, as well as questions about effects on drivers.

This webinar will feature research from NCHRP Research Report 968: LED Roadway Lighting: Impact on Driver Sleep Health and Alertness.