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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: Finding the Path--Messaging Before, During, and After Weather Events October 28, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Extreme weather events can have significant impacts on the safety, mobility, and productivity of road users and transportation infrastructure. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss Pathfinder, a collaborative strategy for proactive transportation asset management ahead, during, and following adverse weather events. Pathfinder encourages transportation agencies, National Weather Service, and weather service contractors to share and translate weather forecasts and road conditions into consistent transportation impact messaging. Presenters will discuss how the service helps their agencies fare during adverse weather events.

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

TRB Webinar: Make it Count--Estimating Market Values for Small Airports October 29, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00

Staff from smaller airports may not be experienced or have specialized expertise regarding the negotiation and development of airport property or airport staff may lack the resources to hire consultants. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how to estimate market value for small airports. Estimating market value and establishing and adjusting market rent for airport properties is not based on a direct science or mathematical model. The appropriate methodology for these topics varies based on the type, use, and basis of the subject airport land and/or improvements. Without adequate guidance and understanding of these nuances, negotiations between airport management and tenants or developers can deteriorate. Presenters will discuss industry practices for estimating market value, establishing and adjusting market rent, and identifying airport property characteristics that affect market value and market rent.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 213: Estimating Market Value and Establishing Market Rent at Small Airports.

TRB Webinar: Employee Safety Reporting in Public Transportation November 02, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 0.00 1.50 0.00

The importance of safety cannot be overstated and requires continued shifts in the approach to safety management within the public transportation industry. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, November 2, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will describe the characteristics of Employee Safety Reporting (ESR) programs, which are required by the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Presenters will discuss the access of reporting, feedback loops, and training and promotion. They will also examine data utilization, appeal processes, and program evaluation.

This webinar draws on research from TCRP Report 218: Characteristics and Elements of Non-Punitive Employee Safety Reporting Systems for Public Transportation.

TRB Webinar: Wetland Mitigation at Airports November 05, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 0.00 1.00 0.00 0.00

The ongoing loss of wetlands and other water resources poses a great concern. As such, federal, state, and local jurisdictions have enacted regulations to avoid or minimize these impacts and compensate for unavoidable losses. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss water resources on and near airports. These locations provide a particular challenge as they can potentially attract hazardous wildlife such as waterfowl and shorebirds, which pose hazards to aircraft operations. Successful wetland mitigation is often complex, time-consuming, and expensive. This webinar will provide clear and concise guidelines for airport staff, regulators, and consultants to address wetland mitigation at airports. Presenters will discuss the regulatory environment of wetland mitigation and present a process flowchart. They will also examine considerations for planning, engineering, design, and funding.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 198: Wetland Mitigation--A Guidebook for Airports.

TRB Webinar: Keep on Truckin - Using Simulators for CDL Testing During COVID-19 November 06, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Truck driver training schools and Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) testing agencies face pressure to keep up with the perennial driver shortages. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, these pressures are exacerbated by social distancing rules that increase the time and manpower demands for CDL road tests. TRB is hosting a webinar on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will explore the advantages of conducting CDL tests using truck driving simulators programmed to meet the standards of the CDL test. The technology has the potential to be applied in the CDL test’s skill portion including pre-trip inspections, some maneuvers, and the on-road test.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Truck and Bus Safety.

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

TRB Webinar: Advancing Innovative Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility Research November 09, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern 2.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

The driving pace of change in automated vehicle (AV) technologies and mobility services is challenging traditional public sector transportation research methods. TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss innovative research approaches for advancing AV technology and shared mobility practices that are used in the public and private sectors. Presenters will discuss which approaches may be appropriate for use in traditional transportation programs at the federal, state, and local levels. They will identify research used by universities, consultants, and the transportation industry.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Research Innovation Implementation and the TRB Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility Forum.

 

TRB Webinar: Tools of the Future - Printing Cement-Based Materials in 3D November 17, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

How can 3D printing be used to advance the transportation industry? TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore the recent advancements, potential challenges, and future opportunities of 3D printing. Presenters will provide an overview of current knowledge about concrete additive manufacturing technologies suitable for transportation applications, and evaluate the potential applications of these applications. They will also discuss recommendations for possible future research needs in 3D printing of transportation structures.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Advanced Concrete Materials and Characterization.

TRB Webinar: Protection Detection – Making Roads Safe for Drivers and Wildlife November 18, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Drivers and wildlife can be protected simultaneously. TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss Roadside Animal Detection Systems (RADS). These systems use sensors to detect animals, classify potential threats, and trigger driver warning systems. Presenters will describe emerging hardware and software technologies for RADS, including price point, detection range, accuracy, and speed of warning.

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

TRB Webinar: Paving the Way - Smart and Multifunctional Pavements November 19, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Pavements occupy valuable real estate, and there is a need to move beyond simply designing pavements for their traditional purpose of carrying traffic loads. Smart pavements allow for real-time sensing applications, and multifunctional pavements can serve multiple roles within larger infrastructure systems, including energy harvesting and stormwater management. TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will illustrate how to design pavements to be smart and multifunctional. Presenters will describe the opportunities for reducing the cost of maintaining and restoring these functionalities through application of the rapidly increasing capabilities and decreasing costs of sensors, data acquisition and storage, and decision-support using sensor data. They will also discuss how to create and maintain “communicative pavements.”

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Structural Testing and Evaluation.

TRB Webinar: Advances in Unstable Slope Instrumentation and Monitoring November 23, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern 1.50 0.00 0.00 0.00

Unstable slopes affect almost every state transportation department in all types of geographies. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will explore the geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring technologies that are used to inform safety, operational, and treatment decisions for these slopes. Presenters will discuss technology advancements that are creating positive outcomes across many systems. They will identify how these advancements may improve safety for workers and travelers, reduce operational disruptions from unstable slopes, and optimize cost and risk tolerance decisions over the life-cycle.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis Report 554: Advances in Unstable Slope Instrumentation and Monitoring.