TRB Webinar: Strategies to Reduce Highway Traffic Noise

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March 02, 2023 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: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

The most common approach to reducing highway noise traffic is noise barriers, however there are many alternatives state department of transportations (DOTs) can consider that may be more context- and cost-appropriate. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that will examine these alternatives to reducing highway traffic noise. Presenters will provide a flowchart-based model for deciding which strategy is best, along with a handbook to evaluate noise reduction strategies and improve implementation.

This webinar is based on NCHRP Research Report 984: Breaking Barriers: Alternative Approaches to Avoiding and Reducing Highway Traffic Noise Impacts.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s National Highway Cooperative Research Program and the Standing Technical Committee on Transportation-Related Noise and Vibration.

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

  • Right-of-way design choices and sound absorptive treatment – Judy Rochat, Cross-Spectrum Acoustics
  • Operations management strategies and implementations – Karel Cubick, ms consultants, inc.
  • Practitioner’s Handbook: Choosing a strategy – Karel Cubick, ms consultants, inc.
  • Highway design choices – Judy Rochat, Cross-Spectrum Acoustics
  • Question and answer session moderated by Judy Rochat, Cross-Spectrum Acoustics

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 highway noise reduction strategies other than traditional noise barriers
  • Evaluate available strategies for inclusion in highway projects
  • Improve implementation of noise-reducing strategies and related highway traffic noise predictions


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.

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.

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