TRB Webinar: Managing Severe Storms and Environmental Impacts

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November 29, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 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)

Extreme weather events create additional safety, cost, and environmental challenges for highway maintenance and operations. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that will explore current advancements for highway maintenance and operations, as well as long-term planning and reducing environmental impact in winter operations. Presenters will provide strategies to achieve successful implementation of emerging technologies, novel uses of data, and new practices to improve operational response in extreme weather events.

This webinar will be the first of three events exploring the themes of managing severe storms and environmental emergencies. The second event entitled, “Resilient and Sustainable Approaches for Road Weather and Winter Maintenance”, will be held during the TRB 2023 Annual Meeting. The third event is the TRB International Road Weather and Winter Maintenance Conference to be held in 2023.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Road Weather and Winter Maintenance.

Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $100. Sign into to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.

A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Predicting road weather emergencies: advancements in storm forecasting and risk communication – Chad Hahn, National Weather Service
  • Environmental implications of salt on road surfaces – Göran Blomqvist, The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Leveraging technology for better materials management and cost savings– Mark Goldstein, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Question and answer session moderated by Paul Pisano, Paul Pisano LLC and Anna Arvidsson, The Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

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:

  • Identify methods to reduce road salt use
  • Evaluate the effects of a changing climate on winter road maintenance
  • Implement new technologies and methods for effectively managing disruptive road weather events

Professional Development Hours

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 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.

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