TRB Webinar: The Near-Road Pooled Fund Study

September 30, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 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)

Air quality transportation professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Monday, September 30, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of the research done through the transportation pooled fund (TPF) to understand near-road air quality data, improve near-road air quality evaluations, implement effective mitigation, and more effectively respond to stakeholder information requests. Near-road air quality has been recognized for many years as an important environmental concern. In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency mandated near-road air quality monitoring and in response, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and seven state departments of transportation created TPF to assess near-road air quality. This webinar will address the four areas used to assess near-road air quality: emissions, measured concentrations, modeled concentrations, and considerations for screening proposed transportation projects. Presenters will also discuss how attendees can understand near-road air quality issues and evaluate them on their own. 

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation and Air Quality.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Doug Eisinger, Sonoma Technology, Inc.
  • Steve Brown, Sonoma Technology, Inc.
  • Kenneth Craig, Sonoma Technology, Inc.

Moderated by: Karin Landsberg, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

Webinar Outline

  1. Overview of transportation pooled fund (TPF) study
  2. Overview of near-road air quality assessment areas
  3. 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.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Identify common technical methods used to assess near-road air quality
  2. Describe the need to assess near-road air quality
  3. Summarize the efforts of the transportation pooled fund (TPF) study

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.

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

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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