TRB Webinar: Collaborating to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

May 19, 2022 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM U.S. Eastern
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AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

State departments of transportation (DOTs) need to effectively partner and collaborate with other agencies, stakeholders, and the public to undertake or support greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction initiatives. TRB hosted a webinar on Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 11:30 am -1:00 PM Eastern that summarized and provided an overview of a newly-published guide presenting methods for state DOTs to reduce GHG emissions from the transportation sector. Presenters will identify and describe tools, methods, and data sources to assess emissions, evaluate GHG reduction opportunities, and develop action plans. The webinar provided an overview of self-assessment rubrics to address GHGs through all stages of activities across a range of functional unit, including policy, planning and programming, design, environmental review, construction, maintenance, and operations. Presenters also discussed ways to effectively partner and communicate with external agencies, stakeholders, and the public.

This webinar was sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Air Quality and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation. It will feature tools, methods, and data sources from NCHRP Web Resource 1: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Guide for State DOTs.

The slides and recording are available. 


Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Overview of the guide: Chris Porter, Cambridge Systematics
  • Greenhouse gas reduction strategies, assessment tools, and impacts
    • Systems-level strategies and tools: Chris Porter, Cambridge Systematics
    • Construction, maintenance, and administration strategies and tools: Josh Proudfoot, Good Company
  • Institutional approaches to addressing GHG emissions – Gary McVoy, McVoy Associates, LLC
  • Question and answer session – John Zamurs, Zamurs and Associates, LLC

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:

  • Assess their agency's current and desired capabilities for estimating and reducing GHG emissions and steps they can take to improve their capabilities
  • Determine the range of measures, expected emissions benefits and the resources necessary to quantify the range of GHG reduction measures a state DOT might implement


American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar was approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for 1.5 Certification Maintenance (CM) Credits. CM credits provide continuing education opportunities for AICP Certified Planners to continue their professional skills and knowledge. To receive CM credits, Certified Planners should visit the TRB event webpage on American Planning Association and register their participation. If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA