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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.

Action Title Date/Time PD Hours AAE Hours AICP Hours CLE Hours Summary
TRB Webinar: Visualizing Effects of COVID-19 on Transportation: A One-Year Retrospective March 08, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

The worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly affected the health and economies of the United States and the world. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will delve into the pandemic’s effect on transportation. Presenters will discuss visualizations of where these impacts have been especially notable, including the drastic reduction in road and air traffic and in public transit ridership during early days of the pandemic. They will provide perspectives from the local, state, and international levels.

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

TRB Webinar: Diversity in Airport Business Contracting and Workforce Programs March 10, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00

The challenges of running inclusive and diverse organizations apply to airports of all types and sizes. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss airport-specific guidelines for identifying and calculating benefits, costs, and regional economic impact of diversity contracting for airport businesses. Presenters will describe the challenges facing airports’ diversity and inclusion initiatives and identify best practices to mitigate those challenges in airport workforce programs.

The webinar features research from ACRP Report 217: Guidance for Diversity in Airport Business Contracting and Workforce Programs.

TRB Webinar: Concrete Overlays of Asphalt March 11, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Concrete overlays of asphalt (COA) pavements are a widely accepted rehabilitation strategy used to extend the life of asphalt pavements. However, there are still design and construction challenges, and COA features often differ between states. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will provide an overview of recently completed COA research and field implementations. Presenters will identify research from Accelerated Pavement Testing and long-term performance studies. They will also discuss case studies to highlight essential factors for states looking to implement or improve upon this strategy.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Structural Testing and Evaluation.

TRB Webinar: Texting While Driving – Implications of Legislation on Electronic Devices March 15, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Using electronic devices while driving is unsafe, but legislation and enforcement is inconsistent throughout the United States. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will review current electronic device use laws and enforcement strategies. Presenters will discuss public awareness strategies and successes in various jurisdictions. They will also identify key deliverables designed to share best practices with stakeholders.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committees on Traffic Law Enforcement, Human Factors of Vehicles, and Impairment in Transportation. It also features research from the Behavioral Traffic Research Program’s first report, available in early March.

TRB Webinar: The Ubiquitous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – UAVs for Infrastructure Monitoring March 16, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Applications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, have become more ubiquitous. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will explore the use of UAVs for the purposes of monitoring geotechnical infrastructure. Presenters will discuss Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines, UAV platforms, and their infrastructure monitoring applications.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.

TRB Webinar: Measuring Resiliency – Tools for Analyzing Resilient Transportation Systems March 18, 2021 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern 2.00 0.00 2.00 0.00

Investing in the resilience of our transportation networks and systems is a practice of continuity of operations through daily and extreme hazard conditions. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will provide ways to accurately assess the value of resilience in future infrastructure investments. To achieve this, all stakeholders need to be able to understand and incorporate the cost and benefits of resilience into the decision-making process, including project prioritization, weighing trade-offs, and making informed decisions on future infrastructure investments. Presenters will discuss tools and guidance for performing such an analysis. They will identify what is next on the horizon for resilience analysis and measures.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committees on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection, Extreme Weather and Climate Change Adaptation, and Community Resources and Impacts. This webinar also references TR Circular E-C265: Second International Conference on Resilience to Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather Events and NCHRP Research Report 938: Incorporating the Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Measures in Preparation for Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change—Guidebook.

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

TRB Webinar: The New Virtual Reality – Hosting NEPA Public Hearings Virtually March 23, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Public involvement is an important and necessary step in informing transportation decisions. But the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has dramatically altered how the public can make their opinions known. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will address how states can encourage virtual public involvement, including NEPA required hearings. Presenters will provide practices for getting started with virtual outreach and continuing to do so beyond the social distancing requirements. They will discuss the Virtual Public Involvement (VPI) program.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Environmental Analysis and Ecology.

TRB Webinar: Emerging Challenges for Congestion Pricing on Managed Lanes March 24, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

There is often a disparity between the goals that state departments of transportation have for priced managed lanes and the public assumption for those goals. The public tends to be skeptical of priced managed lanes because the concept is difficult to explain to a non-technical audience. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will describe agency experiences about implementing priced managed lanes. Presenters will provide specific case examples and lessons learned.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Managed Lanes. It will also feature research from NCHRP Synthesis Report 559: Emerging Challenges to Priced Managed Lanes.

TRB Webinar: Analyzing Corridors and Systems with the Highway Capacity Manual March 25, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Procedures about highway capacity are ever changing. Therefore, TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 25, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will describe new methods developed for the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) that evaluate spillback for freeways and urban streets. Presenters will present the proposed new HCM chapter and will provide case studies to illustrate the new methods.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service. It also refers to NCHRP Web-Only Document 290: Highway Capacity Manual Methodologies for Corridors Involving Freeways and Surface Streets.

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

TRB Webinar: Real-Time Response - A Pandemic Playbook for Public Transportation Agencies March 30, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 1.50 0.00

How can public transportation agencies respond efficiently and effectively to a pandemic? TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will identify ways to do so. Presenters will discuss the Pandemic Playbook, a practical guide for managing a public transportation agency’s response to a pandemic, concentrating on what needs to be done when and by whom. They will address key questions and decisions to assist agencies in determining their responses to the pandemic and challenges that agencies may face with potential solutions to those challenges. This webinar will provide a summary of effective practices currently used by public transportation agencies, transit agency leaders, and operational personnel.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Research Report 963: A Guide For Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response and TCRP Research Report 225: A Pandemic Playbook for Transportation Agencies.

TRB Webinar: Evaluating Tack Coat Materials’ Durability in Asphalt Pavements March 31, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

The performance of an asphalt mixture overlay depends on the interface bond strength between the newly constructed asphalt mixture lift and the underlying pavement layers. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the use of tack coat materials in asphalt pavements. A tack coat typically consists of emulsified asphalt, and is commonly used to achieve the necessary bonding between pavement layers. Tack coats can also ensure pavement layers behave as a monolithic system that withstands traffic and environmental stresses. Presenters will identify several factors that may affect bond performance, including tack coat material type, tack coat application rate, pavement surface type, temperature, and construction site conditions. They will also discuss test development, laboratory evaluation, and field validation of various tack coat materials.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Asphalt Mixture Evaluation and Performance. It also features research from NCHRP Research Report 712: Optimization of Tack Coat for HMA Replacement and NCHRP Report 878: Validation of the Louisiana Interlayer Shear Strength Test for Tack Coat.

TRB Webinar: Advances in Pavement Condition Surveys April 07, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Pavement condition surveys are critical elements in pavement engineering. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will present new developments in cracking protocol and standards. Presenters will identify progress in the Pooled-Fund study, discuss a new artificial intelligence (AI)-based automated survey, and examine a drone-based unmanned survey method.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Pavement Condition Evaluation. It also features research from NCHRP Web-Only Document 288: Standard Definitions for Common Types of Pavement Cracking.

TRB Webinar: Truck Assumptions for Roundabout Design April 08, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Roundabouts are scalable intersections that can conform to a number of physical restraints that a location may present to a designer. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how to build roundabouts using a design tool for the “swept path” of trucks. This tool utilizes truck characteristics and driving patterns at different sized roundabouts, and measures truck axle arrangements. Presenters will describe how modeling these truck metrics within a roundabout can encourage adaptability and changing of model settings to achieve a realistic swept path for trucks. They will illustrate design assumption information related to truck characteristics in order to provide methods that may lead to better intersection control for users.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Roundabout and Other Intersection Design and Control Strategies. It also features research from NCHRP Report 505: Review of Truck Characteristics as Factors in Roadway Design, NCHRP Report 572: Roundabouts in the United States, and NCHRP Report 672: Roundabouts: An Informational Guide – Second Edition.

TRB Webinar: Technical and sustainability aspects of Lightweight Concrete Bridges April 12, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Not all concrete is created equally. Lightweight concrete (LWC) is a feasible rehabilitation technique for many structures, including bridges and high-rises. TRB will host a webinar on Monday April 12, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern to discuss the current usage and demand of LWC in the United States. Presenters will provide an overview of the technical aspects and sustainability of LWC. They will also illustrate specific barriers, including construction culture, levels of awareness, and technical myths.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Research Report 773: High-Performance/High-Strength Lightweight Concrete for Bridge Girders and Decks.

TRB Webinar: Minutes Matter – Bus Service Reliability April 13, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 0.00 1.50 0.00

Transit reliability is critical to the operation and attractiveness of public transportation services. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will clarify what factors determine bus reliability. Presenters will discuss relevant definitions, measure, and strategies to improve reliability. They will also present a structure for an overall agency reliability improvement program in policy, operational, and technological areas.

The webinar features research from TCRP Report 215: Minutes Matter: A Bus Service Reliability Guidebook.

TRB Webinar: Geochemistry and Mineralogy in Chemical Soil Stabilization April 14, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Chemical soil stabilization designers rely on either empirical data or past experience coupled with engineering tests. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, April 14, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern to address the importance of considering soil mineralogy together with engineering tests to identify the suitable type and application rate of chemical stabilizer for soils. Presenters will provide a brief overview of geochemistry in chemical soil stabilization and present case studies as examples. They will discuss correlating advanced mineralogical characterization methods such as X-ray diffraction and themogravimetric analysis with conventional engineering tests. Presenters will also go over the concept of geochemical modeling as a tool for predicting formation of deleterious and pozzolanic products in lime-treated clayey soils.

 

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Standing Technical Committees on Stabilization of Geomaterials and Recycled Materials; Geo-Environmental and Climatic Impacts of Geomaterials; Transportation Earthworks; and Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.

 

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

TRB Webinar: Hydrodemolition for Bridge Rehabilitation April 22, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

How do you know if hydrodemolition is the right method for your bridge deck replacement? TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern to explore when it is most appropriate. Presenters will go over the pros and cons of using hydrodemoliton, provide insight into best practices, discuss the different forms of removal, and identify decision-making tools on when to use hydrodemolition versus other removal methods. Presenters will also discuss the long-term performances of bridges that have undergone such a replacement, and the processes, challenges, limitations and environmental issues when using hydrodemolition.

 

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Standing Committee on Innovative Highway Structures and Appurtenances and features research from NCHRP’s Domestic Scan Successful Approaches for the Use of Hydrodemolition for Partial Depth Removal of Bridge Decks.

 

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