TRB Webinar: Public Transit as a Climate Solution

July 21, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
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Transportation accounts for more than a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change. Public transportation has the potential to be included as a major part of climate action strategies. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, July 21, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will explore how to incorporate transit as a climate solution. Presenters will explain the sustainability benefits of public transportation, including a reduced carbon footprint and a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. They will also provide tools transit agencies can use to plan low-carbon transportation solutions.

The webinar features research from TCRP Report 226: An Update on Public Transportation’s Impacts on Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

This webinar is sponsored by the Transit Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters:

  1. National sustainability benefits of public transportation: Jen McGraw, Center for Neighborhood Technology
  2. Benefits to transit agencies of addressing sustainability: Amy Pettine, Nelson/Nygaard
  3. Transit agency perspective on implementing sustainable solutions: Angie Gompert, Vineyard Transit Authority
  4. Question and answer session: Moderated by Jen McGraw, Center for Neighborhood Technology

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, you will able to:

  • Identify how to incorporate transit as a climate solution
  • Determine strategies for reducing carbon footprints and greenhouse gas emissions

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. Please make sure that you register for this session and log in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session. Please visit the Certification Maintenance section of APA’s website to claim your credits.

If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact AICP.

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