TRB Webinar: Finding the Path--Messaging Before, During, and After Weather Events

October 28, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
2.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

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.

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

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Overview of Pathfinder: Tony Coventry, U.S. Federal Highway Administration
  2. California case study: Lisa Worthington, California Department of Transportation & Kris Mattarochia, National Weather Service
  3. Utah case study: Jeff Williams, Utah Department of Transportation
  4. Question and answer session: Moderated by Jack Stickel, Tempestas Enterprises

The first 90 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 your agency’s current Pathfinder level
  2. Integrate your transportation asset management program into Pathfinder activities

Further TRB Resources about this topic:
NCHRP Research Report 931: A Guide to Emergency Management at State Transportation Agencies

NCHRP Research Report 938: Incorporating the Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Measures in Preparation for Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change—Guidebook

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. 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.

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

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Pre-registration is required. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to register. 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.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.