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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: Casting Connections – Improving Performance and Durability of Steel Bridges June 17, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

What are some advantages to using castings in complex connections of steel bridges? TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss material properties and design considerations of cast nodes on bridges. Presenters will identify the potential for castings on steel bridges and compare the performance and durability of these castings to welded assemblies. They will describe applications for cast nodes in order for engineers to use them to improve bridge connections and provide a case study of a bridge that used cast nodes.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Steel Bridges.

TRB Webinar: State & Local Deployments of Connected & Automated Vehicle Infrastructure June 21, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern 2.00 0.00 2.00 0.00

Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) are a reality, but can our roads keep up? TRB will host a webinar on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will identify what is already available, and how to safely and efficiently deploy future CAVs. Presenters will focus specifically on connected and automated vehicle infrastructure systems (CAVIS). They will discuss procurement considerations from state and local government agency perspectives and will provide use cases for both highway and transit CAVIS.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Research Innovation Implementation Management. For more information on CAV, read our blog Research Helps Connected and Automated Vehicles Steer Closer to Reality. TRB is also hosting the virtual 2021 Automated Road Transportation Symposium from July 12-15.

 

 

TRB Webinar: The Future of Bridge Foundation Designs with Artificial Intelligence June 22, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Artificial intelligence (AI) has many uses in transportation, including designing bridges. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will offer insights on using AI in designing bridge foundations. Presenters will evaluate design methodologies for foundations and discuss how state departments of transportation (DOTs) can utilize the practical applications of AI in transportation structures. They will also discuss the Data Interchange for Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (DIGGS), which is a data transfer protocol for geotechnical, geoenvironmental, and engineering data.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Foundations of Bridges and Other Structures.

TRB Webinar: Compost It! Environmental Benefits of Compost in Highway Roadsides June 23, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Composting can be done in your backyard and on your highways. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will focus on compost-based best management practices on highway roadsides. Presenters will discuss how these practices advance roadside revegetation, control erosion, reduce runoff, filter stormwater, and improve stormwater quality. They will also introduce practical tools and innovative methods to enhance water quality and roadside vegetation.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Landscape and Environmental Design.

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

TRB Webinar: Addressing Justice in Transportation June 28, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 0.00 1.50 0.00

Environmental justice has historically been a challenge in the transportation industry. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, June 28, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will highlight case studies focused on serving communities affected by past environmental injustice. Presenters will discuss several communities displaced or cut off from economic opportunities due to highway construction. They will also provide solutions that can restore, revitalize, and reconnect the affected communities.

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

TRB Webinar: One Pack to Rule Them All–The Cone Penetration Test Expansion Pack June 29, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Cone penetration tests (CPT) determine the geotechnical properties of soils. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will identify available CPT sensor modules, tools, and in-situ tests available beyond standard CPT investigations. Presenters will discuss sensors that include seismic and pore-water pressure. They will also highlight case studies that have used non-standard CPT tools to convey these methods’ added value.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling, and Soil and Rock Properties and Site Characterization.

TRB Webinar: What is the True Cost of Infrastructure Assets Maintenance? July 07, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Transportation agencies constantly make trade-off decisions related to asset types, priorities, investment needs, and risk. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the basic principles of maintenance planning of road infrastructure assets. An international panel of presenters will explain how they have leveraged the Life-Cycle Planning framework and Maintenance Management Systems to support trade-off decisions using a data-informed approach. These systems integrate with GIS, prepopulate the work plan with physical assets, and optimize maintenance expenditure and renewal treatments to provide the target performance levels within a budget. Presenters will discuss forthcoming tools, which will streamline the process even more.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Maintenance Management Systems.

TRB Webinar: Asphalt Killers—Fatigue, Formulation, and Old Age in Binders July 08, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

The fatigue performance of asphalt pavements is commonly blamed on structural design. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss research findings related to asphalt fatigue, durability, and aging. Presenters will also explore other factors, including the binder content, binder aging, and the chemical and physical characteristics of the asphalt binders used in the asphalt pavement layers. They will discuss cover asphalt binder aging during mixture production and the service life of the pavement. Changes to the current performance-graded asphalt binder specifications, tests, and practices may address issues related to the premature loss of asphalt pavement durability in the form of cracking and raveling. Active research shows that identifying, characterizing, and effectively specifying the properties may specify a binder that can improve the fatigue properties of the mixture.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Binders for Flexible Pavement. It also features research from NCHRP Research Report 967: Asphalt Binder Aging Methods to Accurately Reflect Mixture Aging.

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

TRB Webinar: Are We All in the Same Boat? Involving Communities in Coastal Resilience July 20, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern 2.00 0.00 2.00 0.00

Managing coastal infrastructure presents a multitude of challenges, including effects from aging infrastructure and excessive flooding. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will explore methods for improving coastal resilience. Presenters will discuss how to plan for resilience in the transportation network by collaborating with agencies, funding sources, and communities. They will identify how to elevate environmental awareness as well as how to encourage community involvement in transportation resilience.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Environmental Analysis and Ecology.

TRB Webinar: Public Transit as a Climate Solution July 21, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Transportation accounts for more than a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change. Public transportation has the potential to be included as a major part of climate action strategies. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, July 21, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will explore how to incorporate transit as a climate solution. Presenters will explain the sustainability benefits of public transportation, including a reduced carbon footprint and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. They will also provide tools transit agencies can use to plan low-carbon transportation solutions.

The webinar features research from TCRP Report 226: An Update on Public Transportation’s Impacts on Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

TRB Webinar: Guidance for Setting Speed Limits July 26, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Engineers must consider several factors when determining posted speed limits. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, July 26, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the factors that influence operating speed and safety. Presenters will discuss the difference between various speed terms, including operating, posted, statutory, and design speed. Presenters from Michigan and Texas will provide case studies. They will also discuss how to use a speed limit setting tool (SLS) to make informed decisions about setting speed limits.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Research Report 966: Posted Speed Limit Setting Procedure and Tool.

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

TRB Webinar: Staying Connected—Social Media and Airport Emergency Management July 27, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00

Social media (SM) has become a crucial tool for connecting organizations to their customers. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore how social media can be integrated into emergency management (EM) at airports. Presenters will discuss how integrating SM into EM planning can help provide improved situational awareness and reduce the time it takes to return to normal operations. They will provide information for large hubs and general aviation airports.

The webinar features research from ACRP WebResouce 8: Integrating Social Media with Emergency Management at Airports.

TRB Webinar: Using Drones to Inspect Bridges July 28, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to inspect infrastructure is becoming more widespread. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss how UAS technology can be used as a tool to support bridge inspections. Presenters will explore how utilizing this technology can save time, reduce costs, and improve safety margins. They will present case studies from various transportation agencies that explore UAS applications for bridge inspections.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Testing and Evaluation of Transportation Structures.

 

TRB Webinar: Integrating Multimodal Fare Payments July 29, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 0.00 1.50 0.00

Nearly all transit agencies can imagine potential benefits to multimodal payment convergence. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, July 29, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will present models for multimodal payment integration. Presenters will identify how transit agencies, private transit operators, transit advocates, and local government leadership can integrate multimodal fare payments. They will determine what payment convergence is, list the benefits of applying these methods, and discuss how to implement them.

The webinar features research from TCRP Synthesis Report 144: Multimodal Fare Payment Integration.