TRB Webinar: Beyond Volume: Investment Prioritization Methods for Low-Volume Roads

August 29, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.5 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.0 hour(s)
AICP: 0.0 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 521: Investment Prioritization Methods for Low-Volume Roads.

This webinar will identify current practices used by transportation agencies to make investment decisions about low-volume roads. Low-volume roads can be at a disadvantage within traditional investment prioritization processes that focus on volume-based metrics of benefit and impact. However, low volume roads can also create significant value for the wider economy and society, providing basic access to remote communities, ensuring connectivity for industry to a global economy, and supporting economic development opportunities. The presenters will discuss prioritization approaches that go beyond standard transportation asset management or engineering-type measures, to those that account for broader economic, social, and environmental implications of low volume road projects.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Naomi Stein, Economic Development Research Group, Inc.
  • Mark Hoffman, Arizona Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Anita Bush, Nevada Department of Transportation

Webinar Outline

  1. Overview of NCHRP
  2. How low volume roads serve communities, and how these services can be quantifiable
  3. Emerging issues in low volume road planning and management
  1. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define low volume roads, and describe the reasons for creating separate classes of facilities or separate funding programs
  • Identify the unique ways in which low volume roads serve communities as a justification for maintaining low volume roads
  • Understand prioritization approaches that supplement core quantitative data
  • Discuss emerging issues in low volume road planning and management, including funding constraints, the influence of asset/performance management requirements, and issues of jurisdictional responsibility

Professional Development Hour Information

 A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate. Certificates of Completion will be issued only to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in March 2018. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

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