TRB Webinar: Lessons Learned in Transportation Scenario Planning

September 11, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:13 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

State and city transportation managers are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of the Massachusetts’ Commission on the Future of Transportation Commonwealth findings and what these insights mean for other states and cities and what they plan around future forces in transportation. The Commission considered forces similar to those described in NCHRP Report 750, the Foresight Series, and worked to update the facts and trends in that series, as well as the role played by scenario development and planning during the process. This webinar includes a discussion about the Commission with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) by Commission members and the consultant team that supported the effort. Presenters will go over the lessons learned through the Commission and offer a resource and model that will assist city and state departments of transportations in examining future disruptions – and current responses to them – in their transportation systems.

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

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Katherine Fichter, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Joe Crossett, High Street Consulting
  • Rebecca Davis, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Andrew Hogeland, Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association

Moderated by: Elizabeth Williams, Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Webinar Outline

  1. Establishment of the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth
  2. Impetus for the Commission: Disruptive forces facing MassDOT
  3. Use of scenario planning during the commission’s work
  4. Summary of lessons learned and insights for other city/state departments of transportation
  5. Commissioners’ perspectives on the final report

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth
  2. Apply scenario principles
  3. Describe lessons learned and commissioners’ perspectives

 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 approved webinars, TRB’s webinar program awards Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits associated with participation only to the registered individual and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To receive PDH credits, please register as an individual and sign into the webinar from your personal computer. After doing this, you may join your group in a meeting room.  To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

In addition, advance registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk ( for assistance in signing in.

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.

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This webinar was developed in March 2019. 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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