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TRB Webinar: Sustainable, Resilient, and Durable Concrete Pavements May 26, 2022 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

The concrete pavement community continues to advance solutions to meet the challenges of the coming decade. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern that will focus on efforts to enhance the sustainability, resiliency, and longevity of concrete pavement structures in response to emerging environmental and social forces. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act makes a large investment in upgrading the U.S. highway network. Make the most of this investment on your roads.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements, and Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation.

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 MyTRB.org 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.

TRB Webinar: Innovations in Testing—Modified Binders Cracking Resistance May 25, 2022 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Intermediate temperature tests for modified binders may help capture the cracking resistance of these materials better than traditional methods. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 2:30PM-4:00 PM Eastern that will explore findings from these innovative tests, which use common asphalt binder laboratory equipment. Factors that can significantly affect the fatigue performance of asphalt pavements include the binder content, binder aging, and the chemical and physical characteristics of the asphalt binders used in the asphalt pavement layers. Continued funding for research in this area will also be discussed.

 

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Binders for Flexible Pavement.

 

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 MyTRB.org 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.

TRB Webinar: Collaborating to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions May 19, 2022 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM U.S. Eastern

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 will host a webinar on Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 11:30 am -1:00 PM Eastern that will summarize and provide 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 will provide 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 will also discuss ways to effectively partner and communicate with external agencies, stakeholders, and the public.

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

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 MyTRB.org 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.

TRB Webinar: Telecommunication at Airports—Trends and Legal Considerations May 17, 2022 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Internet and cellular services and technologies change quickly.  Airport operators must continuously evaluate their telecommunication strategies to ensure they provide adequate services for customers, vendors, and other stakeholders, and do so in a manner that benefits their business interests. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 2:30PM-4PM Eastern that will explore key trends and developments in these services and technologies while highlighting the legal issues and challenges. The webinar will cover spectrum management and interference issues. Presenters will also offer guidance to help airport operators navigate contractual and policy strategies related to service classifications and spectrum management.

The webinar features research from ACRP Legal Research Digest 43: Legal Considerations for Telecommunications at Airports.

 

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, you must sign into MyTRB.org to register.

 

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

 

TRB Webinar: Understanding the Effects of COVID-19 on Impaired Driving May 13, 2022 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

COVID-19 has certainly changed the landscape of transportation safety. Despite a decrease in vehicle miles traveled, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Safety Council (NSC) both reported increases in risky driving behaviors, particularly impaired driving in 2020 and 2021.  TRB will host a webinar on Friday, May 13, 2022 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern that will explore pandemic-related drinking and driving behaviors along with priority impaired-driving research needs. Presenters will discuss serious and fatal crashes due to these behaviors

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Impairment in Transportation.

Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $60. Sign into MyTRB.org 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.

TRB Webinar: Managing and Sharing Research Data for Public Access April 20, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

You have outstanding transportation research data at your fingertips. How do you most effectively get it into the hands of those who need it? TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss how research managers can manage and share their data. Presenters will identify best practices for managing data and discuss strategies and tools for sharing research in pursuit of public access goals. They will review how to use the TRID and ROSA P databases.

The webinar features research from NCHRP Research Report 936: Guide to Ensuring Access to the Publications and Data of Federally Funded Transportation Research.

There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to register.

 

TRB Webinar: Implementing and Evaluating Wildlife Crossings April 14, 2022 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Wildlife connectivity initiatives received new support in the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Frequently, highway conditions expose wild animals and drivers to collisions, injuries, and death, which state departments of transportation mitigate through wildlife crossings structures. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern that will discuss implementation and evaluation of effective wildlife crossing structures. Presenters will discuss balancing economic, engineering, and ecological considerations decisions, including non-structural ways to reduce wildlife-vehicle conflict. They will discuss how agencies are using these structures to reduce environmental impacts and improve road safety.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Environmental Analysis and Ecology.

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 MyTRB.org 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.

TRB Webinar: Emerging Issues in Priced Managed Lane Networks April 14, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Priced managed lanes have been open in over a dozen metro areas for the past 25 years to mitigate congestion. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss that these distinct corridors’ value propositions and operational challenges both increase as they begin to connect with each other. Presenters will highlight a case study of emerging priced managed lane networks. They will offer lessons learned and promising practices for public agencies and private practitioners.

TRB Webinar: Rethinking Airport Parking to Enhance Revenues April 07, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

With the shift toward transportation network companies and the eventual adoption of autonomous vehicles, airports have to rethink parking revenues. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 7, 2022, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM Eastern that will identify alternatives for non-aeronautical revenue streams. Presenters will discuss methods for estimating future parking needs in an environment of uncertainty. They will also illustrate approaches for repurposing existing parking facilities to generate replacement revenue, and identify strategies and technologies that are available today to help airports maintain or enhance net parking revenues.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 225: Rethinking Airport Parking Facilities to Protect and Enhance Non-Aeronautical Revenues.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to register.

 

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

TRB Webinar: Creating Inclusive Mobility April 05, 2022 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM U.S. Eastern

What are some inclusive mobility options for individuals with disabilities and older persons? TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 from 11:30-1:00 PM Eastern that will identify key components of inclusive mobility. Presenters will examine systems around the world that have successfully implemented coordinated approaches to integrated mobility. They will discuss how these strategies create opportunity for inclusive travel. Presenters will also examine a case study called Project Sidewalk, which emphasizes the trip chain and identifies the barriers to accessible travel.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Accessible Transportation and Mobility. It also refers to Consensus Study Report 337: The Role of Transit, Shared Modes, and Public Policy in the New Mobility Landscape.

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 MyTRB.org to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.

TRB Webinar: Robot-Enabled Sensing and Augmented Learning for Bridge Inspection March 29, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

What technologies can bridge owners use to expedite inspections? TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will identify several types of Robot-Enabled Sensing and Augmented Learning tools for bridge inspections. Presenters will discuss remote sensing, nondestructive evaluation, and augmented learning through virtual reality and artificial intelligence. They will identify how to effectively measure robot-based bridge inspections and discuss the capabilities and limitations of robot-enabled bridge inspection tools.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Testing and Evaluation of Transportation Structures, Structures Maintenance, and Bridge and Structures Management.

TRB Webinar: How Rough is Your Pavement? Measuring Pavement Profiles for Low-Speed Roads March 22, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement smoothness (or roughness) is used by state highway agencies for monitoring network condition as well as assessing construction quality and optimizing investments in preservation, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. States are also required to report the International Roughness Index (IRI) as an element of the federal Highway Performance Monitoring System. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will cover current practices for estimating roughness of low-speed and urban roads as well as the challenges associated with collecting data. Presenters will review the calculations for determining IRI. They will cover the unique features of low-speed and urban roads that may yield inappropriate and misleading data. Presenters will offer both a short-term and long-term solution.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Pavement Surface Properties and Vehicle Interaction.

TRB Webinar: Using Buried Bridge Techniques to Accelerate Bridge Construction Processes March 14, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Buried bridges can often be constructed with modular and/or repeatable elements than can be assembled quickly on site. How can these elements apply to other bridge types? TRB will host a webinar on Monday, March 14, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will explain how buried bridge structures can be used for accelerated bridge construction (ABC). Presenters will focus on construction of shorter span bridges. They will identify the benefits of buried bridge structures and how to apply them.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Culverts, Buried Bridges and Soil Structure Interaction, and Construction of Bridges and Structures. It also refers to NCHRP Web-Only Document 242: Recommended AASHTO Guide Specifications for ABC Design and Construction.

TRB Webinar: Micromobility and Transit—Keys to Successful Collaboration March 09, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

What is the transit agency’s role in developing micromobility solutions? TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will address how transit agencies can partner with organizations to deploy micromobility options. While much of the existing research around micromobility has focused on what cities can do to regulate it, this webinar will identify how transit agencies can work with others in deploying shared bikes and scooters. Presenters will discuss case studies and lessons learned from transit agencies already offering micromobility.

The webinar features research from TCRP Research Report 230: Transit and Micromobility.

TRB Webinar: End Communication Breakdown—Practices in Airport Emergency Plans February 28, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airports have several ways to respond to emergencies. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, February 28, 2022, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how to develop and update an airport emergency plan (AEP). This plan defines stakeholders’ roles and responsibilities during emergencies, identifies specific threats, and establishes communication protocols for the airport community. Presenters will identify how airports of all sizes can implement an AEP to manage hazards and threats, as well as how to address challenges to AEP practices. They will highlight a successful AEP case study.

The webinar features research from ACRP Synthesis Report 115: Practices in Airport Emergency Plans.

TRB Webinar: Transportation in an Aging Society—The Future is Now February 23, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

What has changed in the realm of transportation for older adults? It has been more than thirty years since TRB’s Transportation in an Aging Society: Improving Mobility and Safety for Older Persons was released. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will identify past, present, and future initiatives to ensure easier mobility for an aging society. Presenters will discuss the current mobility landscape and will provide solutions about how to improve it.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Accessible Transportation and Mobility.

 

TRB Webinar: Designing and Constructing Concrete with Advancing Technologies February 22, 2022 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

The concrete pavement community continues to advance solutions to meet the challenges of the coming decade. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 PM Eastern that will focus on innovations in concrete pavement design and construction. Presenters will discuss the newest materials and technologies, including how to account for connected and automated vehicles, as well as how to make refinements and rapid rehabilitation to certain materials. They will identify how to use these changing technologies to upgrade the nation’s highway network under the provisions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements, and Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation.

TRB Webinar: On the Edge—New Applications and Safety Outcomes of Edge Lane Roads February 15, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Edge lane roads (ELR), also known as advisory bike lanes, are shared streets in which two-way traffic shared a single center lane, and edge lanes on either side are generally reserved for vulnerable road users. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will present safety applications of ELRs. These applications include their potential use as a town’s main street, as an on-street connector for a shared use trail, and as a countermeasure for road-departure crashes on low-volume roads. Presenters will discuss research that explore the safety of ELRs versus that of standard two-lane roads.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Bicycle Transportation, Pedestrians, and Human Factors of Infrastructure Design and Operations.

Some registrants will need to pay $100 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Embracing the Unknown—Strategic Transportation Planning in the Pandemic Age February 10, 2022 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has had a profound effect on transportation planning. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will identify how transportation agencies can plan strategically while accounting for multiple challenges that have emerged out of the COVID-10 pandemic. Presenters will discuss the unanticipated changes that transportation agencies have faced and suggest approaches for completing strategic plans that allow for agility. They will also highlight how to create a culture of strategic planning within the entire agency.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Strategic Management.

Some registrants will need to pay $100 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Improving Diversity and Inclusion Programs in Public Transportation February 03, 2022 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How can transportation agencies measure their diversity and inclusion efforts? TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, February 3, 2022, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will provide an overview of current diversity and inclusion efforts utilized by large, medium, and small public transportation agencies in the United States. Presenters will highlight how agencies embed equity in operations and discuss policies that impact employees, local businesses, and community members. They will also discuss a diversity and inclusion toolkit, which can be adapted to fit the contexts of any transit agency.

The webinar features research from TCRP Research Report 228: Resource Guide for Improving Diversity and Inclusion Programs for the Public Transportation Industry.

TRB Webinar: Hit the Ground Running—Innovative Concrete Pavements in Roundabout Design December 16, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Roundabouts are increasingly popular due to their enhanced traffic flow and safety characteristics. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will address the pavement aspects of roundabout design and construction. Presenters will discuss designing roundabouts with innovative concrete pavements, including continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) and precast concrete pavement (PCP).

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Roundabouts and Other Intersection Design and Control Strategies, Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements, and Project Delivery Methods.

TRB Webinar: The Mighty River—Inland Waterway Resilience Analysis December 15, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

America’s inland river system is a point of pride; however, past policies funding maintenance based upon level of service has an adverse impact on waterways’ economic development. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 2:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will examine economic opportunity zones as well as river freight vulnerabilities. The session will also focus on resilience analysis related to a petroleum supply chain on the Cumberland/Tennessee River. Presenters will cover potential strategies to mediate impacts, improve recovery, and identify alternative responses.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Inland Water Transportation and Transportation Energy.

TRB Webinar: Examining Exclusions—What’s Missing in the Historic Review Process? December 09, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The historic review process has traditionally excluded certain communities. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss more inclusive ways to identify buildings for the National Register of Historic Places. Presenters will highlight the application of new approaches in community engagement and involvement. They will explore how to develop broader questions during the research and historic context development phase to better understand the diverse history of an area. The webinar will discuss expanded views of what makes a place historically significant or possess integrity in order to pinpoint how some of the long-established procedures may result in missing properties that are associated with historically and currently excluded communities.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Historic and Archeological Preservation in Transportation.

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

TRB Webinar: Power Up! Implementing an Airport Microgrid December 06, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Power outages affect airport operations in myriad ways. One solution to mitigate the risks associated with power outages is for airports to increase their self-sufficiency for power generation. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, December 6, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will introduce the Airport Microgrid Implementation Toolkit in detail. Presenters will explain how microgrids work and discuss important considerations for successful implementation at a specific location. The Airport Microgrid Implementation Toolkit is a web-based resource to inform airport stakeholders about the capabilities of microgrids. Presenters will also highlight the results from a case study conducted with Massport’s Hanscom airport.

The webinar features research from ACRP Report 228: Airport Microgrid Implementation Toolkit.

TRB Webinar: Innovations in Bridge Foundation Load Testing and Data Integration December 01, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Innovations in data integration have the potential to revolutionize bridge foundation design. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how to use data to improve bridge foundation load testing, which can lead to a more resilient transportation structure system. Presenters will describe a method for applying loads at a foundation’s top without the need for a reaction system. They will also identify the importance of data and how to integrate it within foundation load testing.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Foundations of Bridges and Other Structures.

TRB Webinar: Paving the Way Toward Carbon-Neutral Concrete November 29, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The transportation industry has a role to play in reaching carbon neutrality. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, November 29, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will explore how to adopt lower-carbon concrete in order to achieve carbon neutrality. Presenters will discuss Portland-limestone Type IL cement and explain how it is durable and more environmentally friendly. They will provide case studies that illustrate how to use lower-carbon concrete in highway pavement and structures.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Durability of Concrete.

 

TRB Webinar: Pavement Maintenance Before Preservation November 22, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

What is needed to ensure pavements are well maintained before they are treated for preservation? TRB will host a webinar on Monday, November 22, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will present surface preparation practices that are used before preservation treatments. Presenters will identify practices for identifying pre-treatment needs, discuss how to complete the work, and determine how to contract the work.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Pavement Maintenance, Pavement Management Systems, and Pavement Preservation.

TRB Webinar: Performance and Benefits of Metalizing and Duplex Coating November 18, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The use of metalizing and duplex coating to mitigate corrosion of steel bridges is expanding. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how metalizing and duplex coating techniques can help with bridge durability. There is limited accelerated weathering and long-term in-situ data available, but this webinar will highlight two state departments of transportation (DOTs) that have conducted extensive laboratory investigations. Presenters will explore the performance and benefits of these coating systems. They will discuss accelerated weathering performance of inorganic zinc, sealed metalizing, and different metalizing alloys.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Steel Bridges.

TRB Webinar: Hit the Ground Running—Designing Roundabouts with Conventional Pavement November 17, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Roundabouts are increasing popular due to their enhanced traffic flow and safety characteristics. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will address the pavement aspects of designing and constructing roundabouts. Presenters will discuss designing roundabouts with conventional pavement types, such as hot-mixed asphalt (HMAP) and jointed concrete pavements (JCP).

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Roundabouts and Other Intersection Design and Control Strategies, as well as Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements, and Project Delivery Methods.

Some registrants will need to pay $105 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Creature Comforts—Designing Terminal Restrooms and Ancillary Spaces November 16, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How can airport managers ensure travelers’ needs and amenities are optimally designed? TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will provide guidance for planning and designing restrooms and ancillary spaces in airport terminals. Presenters will discuss how to futureproof bathroom designs and identify design priorities. New guidance is available for 19 additional ancillary spaces which are categorized as regulated/essential, waiting-related, or layover-related amenities.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 226: Planning and Design of Airport Terminal Restrooms and Ancillary Spaces.

TRB Webinar: Shovel Ready—Using Digital Terrain Models in Construction November 15, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Digital terrain models (DTMs) are 3D models of the ground surface showing natural features such as ridges and breaklines. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, November 15, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss current strategies state departments of transportation (DOTs) use to employ DTMs in constructing highway projects. Presenters will identify how to use DTMs and portray benefits and challenges. They will also discuss lessons DOTs learned from using DTMs.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Synthesis Report 560: Practices for Construction-Ready Digital Terrain Models.

 

TRB Webinar: Progress Toward More Resilient Pavements November 09, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

As extreme weather becomes more frequent, pavement resilience is a critical consideration for highway and transportation engineers. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the resilient aspects of asphalt pavements. Presenters will explore the Federal Highway Administration’s approach to pavement resilience and highlight recent innovations. They will also provide case studies from storms, floods, and other extreme weather events to inform stakeholders how to prepare for climate change needs to help transportation engineers create a more resilient transportation network.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements and on Design and Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavements.

TRB Webinar: Giving Low-Volume Roads a Longer Life with Geosynthetics November 08, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Low-volume road construction can benefit from using geosynthetics. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the current state of knowledge regarding the use of geosynthetics in road construction. Presenters will identify long-term benefits of geosynthetics by highlighting a case study from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). They will discuss the application, specification, and life cycle cost analysis of geotextiles for layer separation in low-volume pavements. They will also enumerate guidelines for implementing use of geotextiles.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Transportation Earthworks, Geosynthetics, and Low-Volume Roads.

TRB Webinar: Ensuring a Productive TRB Annual Meeting Experience for All Young Attendees November 05, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The TRB Annual Meeting can be overwhelming for a first-time attendee. TRB is jointly hosting a webinar with the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern to provide students and those early in their transportation careers with practical advice on how to get the most out of the TRB Annual Meeting. This webinar will focus on helping a diverse audience, including students and early career professionals, on advancing their careers in the transportation field. Additionally, faculty members who accompany their students to the Annual Meeting would benefit from this webinar so they can better help guide their students through TRB’s Annual Meeting. Presenters from different backgrounds will consider factors that facilitate more meaningful involvement in the TRB Annual Meeting and in TRB committees. They will also discuss their experiences with TRB standing committee involvement and provide advice about career and development and networking opportunities to get the most out of their TRB volunteer activities and Annual Meeting participation.

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Special Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and TRB’s Executive Office.

TRB Webinar: Navigating the Supply Chain Congestion Crisis November 03, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

What can supply chain stakeholders do to address the current equipment shortage? TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will identify how to keep cargo moving. Presenters represent the port, logistics, and cargo owner perspectives. They will provide tools to help supply chain stakeholders maintain their flow of freight and supplies.

This webinar is sponsored by the Standing Technical Committees on Ports and Channels, Intermodal Freight Transport, and International Trade and Transportation.

TRB Webinar: Building Information Modeling for Infrastructure November 01, 2021 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Building Information Modeling (BIM) can be a useful tool for infrastructure projects. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, November 1, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 PM Eastern that will discuss the potential return on investment (ROI) agencies may see by using BIM. Presenters will identify common use cases of BIM and determine its benefits and costs. They will discuss tools agencies can use to adopt BIM, including a new ROI tool to calculate the benefits.

This webinar features research from TRB’s project TFRS-02: Lifecycle BIM for Infrastructure: A Business Case for Project Delivery and Asset Management

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

TRB Webinar: Designing and Implementing Smart Cities October 28, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Over the last decade, many cities and states have conducted “Smart City” pilots. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how Smart Cities may improve air quality, stormwater, transportation, and general civil infrastructure to improve public health, increase operational efficiency, and/or extend the life of infrastructure. Presenters will describe the steps taken and lessons learned from various Smart City deployments. They will identify the obstacles to Smart City deployment, and highlight how to collect and analyze urban data.

This webinar was organized by the Standing Technical Committee on Urban Transportation Data and Information Systems.

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

TRB Webinar: Managing Equity in Priced Managed Lanes October 27, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Equity concerns have surrounded the implementation and operation of priced managed lanes. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will present case studies which have successfully implemented equity programs in their priced managed lane facilities. Public agencies implementing mobility projects must prove that these projects are not inequitable, yet often demographic and geographic data of priced managed lane users is not available. Presenters will identify what demographic and geographic data were collected for priced managed lane users and non-users and how. They will also explore how to develop a community-based equity program in conjunction with the opening of new priced managed lanes to improve the overall state of equity in transportation for a given geographic area.

This webinar was organized by the Standing Technical Committee on Managed Lanes.

TRB Webinar: Entrained Air-Void Systems for Durable Highway Concrete October 26, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

 

Laboratory testing and field experience have shown that highway concrete should be properly air entrained to resist the action of freezing and thawing, particularly in wet climates. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will investigate requirements for the air-void system parameters of concrete used in highway pavements and structures. Presenters will discuss the proposed modifications to the current AASHTO test methods for evaluating concrete resistance to freezing and thawing. They will also examine innovative test methods to effectively characterize the air system in fresh concrete and identify the characteristics of the air-void system that are related to the performance of field concrete under freeze-thaw conditions.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Research Report 961: Entrained Air-Void Systems for Durable Highway Concrete.

TRB Webinar: Air Quality Impact Models for Electric Vehicle Fleets October 21, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Are you familiar with the existing models for estimating the quantities of greenhouse gas, criteria pollutants, and toxins from gasoline or diesel-powered mobile sources? TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will provide a detailed framework for modeling the impact of electrifying the transportation fleet on air quality. Presenters will discuss estimating the load requirements from electric vehicles (EV) and the generation of electricity at the grid and distribution at charging stations with updated techniques.

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

TRB Webinar: Transportation Resilience Metrics October 19, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Natural hazards, from hurricanes to earthquakes, too often become disasters that wreak havoc on transportation systems. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern to discuss transportation systems resilience, which is the ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions and to withstand and recover rapidly from disruption. Resilience is vitally important, but increasingly challenging when resilience enhancement investments compete against projects that may produce more certain and immediate returns. Presenters will discuss measuring resilience and using resilience measures within a strong decision support framework to help make the case for investments in resilience.

This webinar will present the findings, conclusions, and recommendations from the recently published Consensus Study report Investing in Transportation Resilience: A Framework for Informed Choices. This webinar was organized by TRB’s Consensus Studies Division.

TRB Webinar: That’s the Ticket! Evaluating Traveler Perspectives October 18, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airports are increasingly becoming places where people dine, shop, relax, work, and interact. What do travelers think about these experiences? TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, October 18, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will help airports better understand the airport journey from the traveler’s perspective. Presenters will take a customer-centered approach to illuminate ways airports can better meet their customers’ evolving needs. They will also share findings from interviews with airports, airlines, service organizations, and traveler focus groups from the perspective of the airport journey.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 231: Guidebook on Evaluating Traveler Perspectives of Improving Airport Customer Experiences.

TRB Webinar: Practical Perspectives on Alkali Silica Reactivity October 14, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

What do you know about national and international alkali silica reactivity (ASR) standards? TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how ASR standards are applied in practice. Presenters will provide case studies that focus on how U.S. standards compare to those around the world and identify prevention/mitigation programs. They will also discuss the aggregate approval process.

This webinar is sponsored by the Technical Standing Committee on Durability of Concrete.

TRB Webinar: Changing Transportation System Technologies October 13, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

State departments of transportation (DOTs) have adapted their organizations, institutional arrangements, and management practices to improve transportation system performance and resilience capacity by adopting new technologies. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will highlight various successful examples of agencies adopting new technologies. Presenters will explore the institutional and management changes credited for the success. They will also discuss new technologies successfully adopted for integrated corridor management, traffic incident management, and road-weather management. The presenters will share lessons learned to inform other agencies about the process.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Domestic Scan 18-02 - Leading Practices in Modifying Agency Organization and Management to Accommodate Changing Transportation System Technologies.

TRB Webinar: Attention Employers! Cultivating Talent in the Airport Environment October 12, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How can airport leaders and managers cultivate talented employees? TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will provide implementable ways to strengthen the workforce and enhance knowledge transfer within airports. Presenters will discuss a playbook, which includes tactical, strategic, and structural approaches for attracting new employees, from entry-level to leadership positions. They will identify methods that work for airports of different types and sizes, and will highlight techniques that focus on an organization’s culture and workplace environment.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 232: Playbook for Cultivating Talent in the Airport Environment.

 

TRB Webinar: What’s Next for Integrated Corridor Management? October 07, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

What would new technologies bring to integrated corridor management (ICM)? TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will present the latest information on freeway operations strategies of ICM. Presenters will discuss foundational ICM concepts. They will also describe innovative approaches to ICM for variety of locations, and describe opportunities that new and innovative technologies that can contribute to a successful ICM deployment.

This webinar was organized by the Standing Technical Committee on Freeway Operations.

TRB Webinar: Workforce Management in Transportation October 05, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Sustaining a qualified workforce is an urgent issue for several state departments of transportation (DOTs). TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss innovative practices to address workforce challenges. Presenters will identify a strategic workforce management process and describe success stories about workforce management in the transportation industry. They will discuss practices that can be quickly adopted and implemented to recruit, develop, and retain the workforce.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Domestic Scan 19-02: Leading Practices in Strategic Workforce Management by Transportation Agencies.

TRB Webinar: Ensuring Construction Quality Assurance with Light-Weight Deflectometers September 30, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Light-weight deflectometers (LWDs) are increasingly being used for controlling the quality of compacted aggregate and soil layers as a partial or full replacement of conventional density testing. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, September 30, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern to identify the latest practices in using LWDs for construction. Presenters will highlight current modulus-based compaction quality assurance (QA) methods that state departments of transportation use, describe the variety of LWDs in use, and identify the effect of the LWD’s configuration when measuring deflection. They will also discuss the steps required to further implement LWDs as a tool for construction acceptance of unbound material layers.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Aggregates.

TRB Webinar: Implementing Airport Public-Private Partnerships September 29, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Should your airport consider public-private partnerships (P3s)? TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will present a guidebook designed to help airport owners evaluate if P3s are right for them. Presenters will identify lessons learned and will discuss necessary strategies to achieve privatization. They will also provide an overview of the Airport P3 Readiness Assessment tool that airport owners can use to determine how P3s may work for their organizations.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 227: Evaluating and Implementing Airport Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships. See more TRB resources on P3s from our blog.

TRB Webinar: TRID and Reference Management Software September 28, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

If you are researching anything in transportation, you want to start with TRB’s TRID Database. Novice researchers, experts, and everyone in between is invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern. The webinar will illustrate how to use TRID with reference management software such as EndNote and Zotero. The presenter will discuss how to run searches and employ the Marked Records functionality to export results to reference management software.

TRID (one of the TRIS databases) helps researchers and transportation departments locate solutions to problems, avoid duplication of work, and save resources. It also satisfies the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements to consult TRB's TRIS databases to identify ongoing or previously completed research on a given topic.

TRB Webinar: Innovations in Using Vehicle Probe, Connected Vehicles, and Cellular Data September 27, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Over the last decade, state departments of transportation (DOTs) have begun to use vehicle probe and cellular global position system (GPS) data for a variety of purposes, including real-time traffic and incident monitoring, monitoring highway condition, and travel demand management. DOTs also use this data to inform system planning and investment decisions. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, September 27, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern to present different use-cases that identify outcomes, benefits, and challenges of using this data. Presenters will discuss perspectives from state DOTs, metropolitan planning agencies, and universities from around the country.

The webinar features research from NCHRP Synthesis Report: Use of Vehicle Probe and Cellular GPS Data by State Departments of Transportation.

 

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

TRB Webinar: Improving Bus Stops through Transit Agency Relationships September 21, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

For many bus riders in the United States, the journey to access and the wait at the bus stop are experiences that may inhibit their ability or desire to take the bus. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, September 21, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will highlight bus stop and pedestrian infrastructure improvement programs by transit agencies and their partners. Presenters will illustrate how agencies prioritize bus stops for improvements, discuss program leadership and funding, and describe relationships with other public and private entities. They will also explain how to leverage available opportunities for improved infrastructure.

The webinar features research from TCRP Synthesis Report 152: Transit Agency Relationships and Initiatives to Improve Bus Stops and Pedestrian Access.

TRB Webinar: Evaluating the Performance of Retaining Walls and Embankments September 15, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Ongoing performance evaluation and research in embankment earthworks and retaining wall support can have implications for several aspects of a project. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will introduce modeling and field instrumentation as well as describe how these tools inform design. Using these tools may help with reducing project cost, risk reduction, system resiliency, life-cycle costs, long-term performance, and return on investment. Presenters will discuss instrumentation of walls for economy and risk control. They will also cover instrumentation and monitoring of load transfer and differential movement in column-support embankments. Presenters will also discuss instrumentation use to both measure and improve understanding of the interaction between wall and foundation for load support.

This webinar is sponsored by the Standing Technical Committees on Transportation Earthworks and Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.

TRB Webinar: Chip Seals, Microsurfacing, and Fog Seals Specifications September 14, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement preservation is a means of maintaining and improving the functional condition of an existing highway system, generally leading to improved pavement performance and longer service life. There are, however, considerable variations among states regrading specifications for construction of chip seals, microsurfacing, and fog seals. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 Eastern that will present the findings from a study and resulting construction guide specifications of these items. Presenters will discuss ways to use the guide to serve as complete construction specifications or fill gaps in existing construction specifications. These construction guides have been approved by AASHSTO Committee on Materials and Pavements (COMP).

This webinar is sponsored by the Technical Standing Committee on Pavement Preservation.

TRB Webinar: Training Operations Personnel at Small Airports September 13, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Managers of airports of all sizes face a perennial dilemma: how to efficiently train operations personnel while simultaneously ensuring a safe and secure airport environment. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, September 13, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will focus on current training methods and programs to prepare new and existing airport operations staff. Presenters will identify how small airports (including nonhub, nonprimary commercial service, reliever, and general aviation) can appeal to different learning styles, preferences, and motivations. They will also discuss curriculum design, topics, methods, and budgets.

The webinar features research from ACRP Synthesis 112: Airport Operations Training at Small Airports.

TRB Webinar: Enter and Search Projects Like a Pro with Research in Progress Database September 08, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

The RIP Database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently-completed transportation research projects. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern to highlight the latest information about RIP's search and data entry interfaces. In order to comply with Public Access Plan requirements, projects that receive federal funding must be entered into the RIP database. The presenter will share updated information from the past year.

There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: A Guide to Joint Development for Public Transportation Agencies September 02, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Joint development is real estate development that occurs on transit agency property or through some other type of development transaction to which the transit agency is a party. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 2, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will provide guidelines encouraging transit agencies to embrace joint development. Presenters will describe what the guide contains and how to use it. They will also identify current practices and explain the benefits of joint development.

The webinar features research from TCRP Research Report 224: Guide to Joint Development for Public Transportation Agencies.

TRB Webinar: LED Roadway Lighting's Effect on Driver Sleep Health and Alertness August 31, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Light emitting diode (LED) technology has revolutionized the lighting industry. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will present the results of research that studied the link between LED roadway lighting and the health of drivers’ sleep and alertness. Presenters will address the possibility of increased safety through improved visibility, as well as questions about effects on drivers.

This webinar will feature research from NCHRP Research Report 968: LED Roadway Lighting: Impact on Driver Sleep Health and Alertness.

TRB Webinar: Fixing the Bump at the End of the Bridge August 30, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Bridge approaches are generally constructed with concrete slabs connecting the bridge deck to the road, which can create a “bump” for drivers traversing it. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, August 30, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will address solving the “bump at the end of the bridge.” Presenters will discuss several solutions for designing bridge ends and approach pavements to mitigate the issues.

This webinar was organized by the Standing Technical Committee on Bridges and Structures. It also features research from NCHRP Domestic Scan 19-01: Leading Practices for Detailing Bridge Ends and Approach Pavements to Limit Distress and Deterioration.

TRB Webinar: Use and Design of Low-Density Cellular Concrete August 26, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Low-Density Cellular Concrete (LDCC) use has seen quite a rise among a multitude of transportation projects. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss the current uses and design techniques of LDCC. Presenters will examine how utilizing LDCC can speed up overall construction schedules and reduce costs.

This webinar was organized by the Standing Technical Committee on Transportation Earthworks.

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Evaluating and Rating Unsurfaced Roads August 25, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

As of 2008, 33% of roads in the U.S. are unpaved or unsurfaced, and evaluating these roads requires a different perspective than evaluating asphalt or concrete roads. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will present two methodologies for unsurfaced road evaluation and rating. One is the unsurfaced road condition index (URCI) developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The other is the gravel pavement surface evaluation and rating (PASER) method developed by the Transportation Information Center at the University of Wisconsin. The webinar can help municipalities and other agencies rate their roads to help establish budgets, make timely repairs, and set up cost effective maintenance procedures.

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Standing Technical Committee on Aggregates.

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Changing the Manual to Support Deployment of Automated Vehicles August 18, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is the standard for designing and maintaining traffic control devices. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss proposed changes to this manual that may help in the deployment of automated vehicles (AVs). The Federal Highway Administration published the eleventh edition of the MUTCD in December 2020, the first major update since 2009. Presenters will discuss one of the most significant changes, which is a section dedicated to the support of AV deployment. The webinar will also include feedback from representatives of a state department of transportation and the auto industry.

This webinar was organized by the Standing Technical Committees on Vehicle-Highway Automation, and Traffic Control Devices.

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

TRB Webinar: Roadsides as Transportation Assets - Georgia Case Study August 16, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

A project along stretch of I-85 in Georgia referred to as “The Ray” aims to implement a regenerative mobility ecosystem by integrating the highway structure and highway operations as seamlessly as possible with the surrounding landscape and land use. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, August 16, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will highlight a programmatic approach to roadside design and management. The Ray, an 18-mile research corridor of I-85 in Georgia, has created a regenerative mobility ecosystem by integrating the highway structure and highway operations as seamlessly as possible with the surrounding landscape and land use. The presenter will go over life cycle roadside vegetation management planning and execution. He will focus on the resulting research and data through a series of case study projects within The Ray. The webinar will also discuss the practice of installing and maintaining green technology as part of the roadside landscape.

This webinar was organized by the Standing Technical Committee on Roadside Maintenance Operations.  

TRB Webinar: Road Passages and Barriers for Small Terrestrial Wildlife August 12, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

To what extent does small terrestrial wildlife use crossing structures? TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will identify how small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians use road passages and barriers. Presenters will provide case studies and lessons learned in North America. They will also discuss other considerations that need to be accounted for with practical implementation of road barriers and passages.

This webinar features research from an NCHRP project, Road Passages for Small Terrestrial Wildlife: Summary and Repository of Design Examples. For more resources on the topic, see TRB’s blog post Protecting Wildlife Habitat is a Robust Slice of Transportation Planning.

TRB Webinar: Lend a Helping Hand—Sharing Airport Data for Risk Management August 09, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Collecting and sharing operations and safety data is essential to an airport’s risk management process. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, August 9 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how to benchmark and monitor data trends. The webinar will also explore how to share operations and safety data and explain why sharing this data is necessary for risk-based decision-making. Presenters will identify operations and safety data sources, explain how the data can mitigate risk, and discuss the challenges associated with collecting and sharing information with other stakeholders.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 222: Collecting and Sharing of Operations and Safety Data.

TRB Webinar: Reducing Crashes through Systemic Safety Analysis August 04, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The systemic safety management approach is intended to address high frequency roadway crash types, but a traditional crash-history-based safety management approach can overlook individual locations. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern to present systemic safety management approaches in program safety improvement projects. Presenters will go over differences between the three primary safety management approaches that highway agencies use for programming safety improvements. They will discuss existing methods and tools to conduct systemic safety analyses. They will address software tools and appropriate applications for conducting systemic safety and guidance. Presenters will also cover the data needs to successfully implement and conduct systemic safety analyses as well as best practices of agencies implementing systemic safety analyses.

This webinar will feature research from NCHRP Research Report 955: Guide for Quantitative Approaches to Systemic Safety Analysis.

TRB Webinar: Improving Pavement Geomaterial Performance with Unsaturated Soil Mechanics August 03, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The performance of flexible and rigid pavements is known to be closely related to properties of the base, subbase, and/or subgrade. Recent research studies, however, indicate the procedures contained in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO’s) design guidance need to be evaluated. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM to highlight the importance of applying unsaturated geomaterial mechanics during pavement foundation design. The webinar will cover the fundamentals of unsaturated soil mechanics, including fine-grained (subgrade) coarse-grained materials and recycled materials. They will discuss the relationship between matric suction and geomaterial engineering properties, novel and practical field moisture measurement techniques, field implementation of the research findings, and department of transportation experience.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Aggregates and Mechanics & Drainage of Saturated and Unsaturated Geomaterials. It also features research from NCHRP Web-Only Document 264: Proposed Enhancements to Pavement ME Design: Improved Consideration of the Influence of Subgrade and Unbound Layers on Pavement Performance.

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Integrating Multimodal Fare Payments July 29, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Nearly all transit agencies can imagine potential benefits to multimodal payment convergence. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, July 29, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will present models for multimodal payment integration. Presenters will identify how transit agencies, private transit operators, transit advocates, and local government leadership can integrate multimodal fare payments. They will determine what payment convergence is, list the benefits of applying these methods, and discuss how to implement them.

The webinar features research from TCRP Synthesis Report 144: Multimodal Fare Payment Integration.

TRB Webinar: Using Drones to Inspect Bridges July 28, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to inspect infrastructure is becoming more widespread. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss how UAS technology can be used as a tool to support bridge inspections. Presenters will explore how utilizing this technology can save time, reduce costs, and improve safety margins. They will present case studies from various transportation agencies that explore UAS applications for bridge inspections.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Testing and Evaluation of Transportation Structures.

 

TRB Webinar: Staying Connected—Social Media and Airport Emergency Management July 27, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Social media (SM) has become a crucial tool for connecting organizations to their customers. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore how social media can be integrated into emergency management (EM) at airports. Presenters will discuss how integrating SM into EM planning can help provide improved situational awareness and reduce the time it takes to return to normal operations. They will provide information for large hubs and general aviation airports.

The webinar features research from ACRP WebResouce 8: Integrating Social Media with Emergency Management at Airports.

TRB Webinar: Guidance for Setting Speed Limits July 26, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Several factors are considered within engineering studies when determining the posted speed limit, including the 85th percentile speed during free-flow conditions and the segment’s crash history. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, July 26, 2021, from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss a new speed limit setting procedure and tool (SLS-Tool) developed to aid in making informed decisions about the setting of speed limits. The development of the SLS-Tool considered previous research along with current research data from Austin, Texas and Washtenaw County, Michigan. 

This webinar features research from NCHRP Research Report 966: Posted Speed Limit Setting Procedure and Tool, NCHRP Web-Only Document 291: Development of a Posted Speed Limit Setting Procedure and Tool, and two versions of the SLS-Tool:

N17-76 SLS-Tool (with macros) and

N17-76 SLS-Tool (without macros)

 

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

TRB Webinar: Public Transit as a Climate Solution July 21, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

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.

TRB Webinar: Are We All in the Same Boat? Involving Communities in Coastal Resilience July 20, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Managing coastal infrastructure presents a multitude of challenges, including effects from aging infrastructure and excessive flooding. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will explore methods for improving coastal resilience. Presenters will discuss how to plan for resilience in the transportation network by collaborating with agencies, funding sources, and communities. They will identify how to elevate environmental awareness as well as how to encourage community involvement in transportation resilience.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Environmental Analysis and Ecology.

TRB Webinar: Asphalt Killers—Fatigue, Formulation, and Old Age in Binders July 08, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The fatigue performance of asphalt pavements is commonly blamed on structural design. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss research findings related to asphalt fatigue, durability, and aging. Presenters will also explore other factors, including the binder content, binder aging, and the chemical and physical characteristics of the asphalt binders used in the asphalt pavement layers. They will discuss cover asphalt binder aging during mixture production and the service life of the pavement. Changes to the current performance-graded asphalt binder specifications, tests, and practices may address issues related to the premature loss of asphalt pavement durability in the form of cracking and raveling. Active research shows that identifying, characterizing, and effectively specifying the properties may specify a binder that can improve the fatigue properties of the mixture.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Binders for Flexible Pavement. It also features research from NCHRP Research Report 967: Asphalt Binder Aging Methods to Accurately Reflect Mixture Aging.

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

TRB Webinar: What is the True Cost of Infrastructure Assets Maintenance? July 07, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Transportation agencies constantly make trade-off decisions related to asset types, priorities, investment needs, and risk. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the basic principles of maintenance planning of road infrastructure assets. An international panel of presenters will explain how they have leveraged the Life-Cycle Planning framework and Maintenance Management Systems to support trade-off decisions using a data-informed approach. These systems integrate with GIS, prepopulate the work plan with physical assets, and optimize maintenance expenditure and renewal treatments to provide the target performance levels within a budget. Presenters will discuss forthcoming tools, which will streamline the process even more.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Maintenance Management Systems.

TRB Webinar: One Pack to Rule Them All–The Cone Penetration Test Expansion Pack June 29, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Cone penetration tests (CPT) determine the geotechnical properties of soils. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will identify available CPT sensor modules, tools, and in-situ tests available beyond standard CPT investigations. Presenters will discuss sensors that include seismic and pore-water pressure. They will also highlight case studies that have used non-standard CPT tools to convey these methods’ added value.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling, and Soil and Rock Properties and Site Characterization.

TRB Webinar: Addressing Justice in Transportation June 28, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Environmental justice has historically been a challenge in the transportation industry. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, June 28, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will highlight case studies focused on serving communities affected by past environmental injustice. Presenters will discuss several communities displaced or cut off from economic opportunities due to highway construction. They will also provide solutions that can restore, revitalize, and reconnect the affected communities.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Equity in Transportation.

TRB Webinar: Compost It! Environmental Benefits of Compost in Highway Roadsides June 23, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Composting can be done in your backyard and on your highways. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will focus on compost-based best management practices on highway roadsides. Presenters will discuss how these practices advance roadside revegetation, control erosion, reduce runoff, filter stormwater, and improve stormwater quality. They will also introduce practical tools and innovative methods to enhance water quality and roadside vegetation.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Landscape and Environmental Design.

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

TRB Webinar: The Future of Bridge Foundation Designs with Artificial Intelligence June 22, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Artificial intelligence (AI) has many uses in transportation, including designing bridges. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will offer insights on using AI in designing bridge foundations. Presenters will evaluate design methodologies for foundations and discuss how state departments of transportation (DOTs) can utilize the practical applications of AI in transportation structures. They will also discuss the Data Interchange for Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists (DIGGS), which is a data transfer protocol for geotechnical, geoenvironmental, and engineering data.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Foundations of Bridges and Other Structures.

TRB Webinar: State & Local Deployments of Connected & Automated Vehicle Infrastructure June 21, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) are a reality, but can our roads keep up? TRB will host a webinar on Monday, June 21, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will identify what is already available, and how to safely and efficiently deploy future CAVs. Presenters will focus specifically on connected and automated vehicle infrastructure systems (CAVIS). They will discuss procurement considerations from state and local government agency perspectives and will provide use cases for both highway and transit CAVIS.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Research Innovation Implementation Management. For more information on CAV, read our blog Research Helps Connected and Automated Vehicles Steer Closer to Reality. TRB is also hosting the virtual 2021 Automated Road Transportation Symposium from July 12-15.

 

 

TRB Webinar: Casting Connections – Improving Performance and Durability of Steel Bridges June 17, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

What are some advantages to using castings in complex connections of steel bridges? TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss material properties and design considerations of cast nodes on bridges. Presenters will identify the potential for castings on steel bridges and compare the performance and durability of these castings to welded assemblies. They will describe applications for cast nodes in order for engineers to use them to improve bridge connections and provide a case study of a bridge that used cast nodes.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Steel Bridges.

TRB Webinar: Rapid Testing for Asphalt-Treated Cold Recycled Pavements June 16, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement recycling offers significant economic and environmental benefits. It reduces material and energy consumption and construction costs. Both rapid testing and using the recycling process can also prevent user delays as compared to hot mix asphalt paving. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss a series of rapid tests for asphalt-treated recycled pavements to assess the time to opening to traffic and time to surfacing a newly constructed recycled layer. Presenters will discuss using these tests for full depth reclamation, cold in-place recycling, and cold central plant recycling. They will explain how the tests were developed, how their threshold values were established, and how to use the tests in the field.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Asphalt Construction and Rehabilitation.

This webinar also refers to NCHRP Research Report 960:  Proposed AASHTO Practice and Tests for Process Control and Product Acceptance of Asphalt-Treated Cold Recycled Pavements.

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

TRB Webinar: Redesigning Transit Networks for the New Mobility Future June 14, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Many factors affect urban travel patterns, and public transportation must evolve to remain responsive. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, June 14, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will provide actionable steps for redesigning transit networks to prepare for the future. Presenters will discuss recent trends in bus network redesigns, including those caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). They will also illustrate toolkits to help with the redesign processes, focusing on bus networks and the integration of new mobility.

The webinar features research from TCRP Report 221: Redesigning Transit Networks for the New Mobility Future. For additional resources, see TRB’s blog.

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TRB Webinar: Catching Up on Low-speed Automated Vehicles in Public Transit June 08, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Interest in driverless vehicles, including low-speed automated vehicles (LSAVs), continues to expand globally and in the United States. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern that will explore the expansion of LSAVs. Presenters will discuss mobility opportunities of LSAVs and explain how the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has affected their deployment. They will also highlight a case study from a campus pilot in Arlington, Texas.

The webinar features research from TCRP Report 220: Low-Speed Automated Vehicles (LSAVs) in Public Transportation. For additional resources, see TRB’s blog New Mobility Services Combined with Transit Show Potential to Further Accessibility, Efficiency, Equity, Safety, and Sustainability. There is also a symposium about Automated Road Transport occuring July 12-15, 2021.

 

TRB Webinar: Trust But Verify–Validating Contractor Test Data June 03, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Many state departments of transportation (DOTs) utilize contractor test data in the acceptance process for construction materials. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, June 3, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will determine how to validate this data  with independent test results in order to comply with federal regulations. Presenters will identify appropriate statistical approaches and provide guidelines for applications of testing procedures. They will also address common concerns such as sample size, the risk of incorrect acceptance decisions, and pay adjustments.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Quality Assurance Management, and Asphalt Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation.

TRB Webinar: Not Easy Being Green–Colorizing Bicycle Lanes to Enhance Safety June 02, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How safe are bicycle lanes in your community? TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will explore how colorizing bike lanes can enhance their safety. Presenters will illustrate two case studies about green colored pavement markings for improving safety. They will identify applications and performances of different materials in both northern and southern climates. This webinar will also allow for a discussion about the costs and benefits of different pavement marking technologies in additional use cases.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Traffic Control Devices, and on Bicycle Transportation.

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

TRB Webinar: Enhancing the Capacity for Transportation System Resilience May 26, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Transportation officials recognize the necessity of a reliable and sustainable transportation system to fulfill their agency’s mission and goals. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how agency staff can assess their own capacity for resilient transportation. Presenters will demonstrate a tool agencies can use to gauge resilience within most functional areas of a state department of transportation, including planning, project development, operations, and maintenance. They will identify how mainstreaming resilience concepts can assist with decision-making processes.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Research Report 970: Mainstreaming System Resilience Concepts into Transportation Agencies: A Guide.

 

TRB Webinar: Drilled Shaft Design for Durability, Mix Stability, and Thermal Criteria May 25, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Two recent trends have significant consequences for the design of drilled shaft concrete. First, longer service lives make drilled shaft durability imperative. Second, larger drilled shafts increase the challenges of providing workable, stable concrete mixes that avoid damage due to thermal distress. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will explore challenges associated with concrete for drilled shafts, especially large-diameter drilled shafts. Presenters will discuss requirements for workability, stability, and long-term durability, including with respect to thermal issues. They will also illustrate a design methodology for predicting drilled shaft concrete temperatures to establish performance criteria.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Foundations of Bridges and Other Structures.

TRB Webinar: Geotechnical Responses to Extreme Events May 24, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How can geotechnical methods help in the rapid response to extreme events? TRB will host a webinar on Monday, May 24, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will explore how geotechnologies may assist in responding to extreme events. Presenters will identify how geotechnical techniques may address floods, coastal erosion, sinkholes, landslides, and other unforeseen or sudden events. They will also discuss how designers can balance competing interests of costs and time.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Transportation Earthworks, Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling, and Soil and Rock Properties and Site Characterization.

TRB Webinar: Improving Transportation Access to Health Care May 18, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The availability of transportation influences the ability of individuals to access health care, whether in urban, suburban, or rural areas. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will provide information to assist communities in improving transportation access to health care services. The webinar is geared toward providers of transportation services and those of health care services. Presenters will discuss how to build relationships that will improve access to health care and provide examples of transportation programs that have met clients’ needs.

The webinar features research from TCRP Report 223: Guidebook and Research Plan to Help Communities Improve Transportation to Health Care Services. For additional resources, see TRB’s blog on Improving Health Care through Transportation.

TRB Webinar: Visualizing Transportation System Performance May 17, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Visualization is a powerful tool that can monitor performance and demonstrate progress on key transportation initiatives. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, May 17, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will illustrate effective uses of visualization techniques. Presenters will describe how these approaches can help clarify complex data sets and improve communication between technical experts and policy makers. They will also identify specific visualization tools that transportation agencies can use to monitor and improve transportation system performance.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Visualization in Transportation.

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

TRB Webinar: How Ridehailing Companies Affect Airport Revenues and Operations May 13, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Transportation network companies (TNCs) have become an increasingly popular form of transportation to and from airports since initially permitted in 2014. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the role of TNCs within the context of commercial ground transportation policies and programs. Presenters will provide a summary of key regulations and permits for airport operators to consider, review best practices, and summarize technology and effective management techniques. They will also identify approaches to fostering effective working relationships with TNCs.

The webinar features research from ACRP Report 215: Transportation Network Companies (TNCs): Impacts to Airport Revenues and Operations—Reference Guide.

TRB Webinar: Increasing Return on Investment through Geotechnology May 12, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

What’s the return on investment with using geotechnical investigation in transportation projects? TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will examine how geotechnology may help improve ROI. Presenters will identify the benefits of several geotechnical methods, including in-situ measurement techniques, remote sensing, and visualization tools. They will also discuss how to quantify these benefits to owners and agencies.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.

TRB Webinar: Senior Leadership’s Role in Embedding Transportation Resilience May 06, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

It is crucial that executive management and emergency response planners at state transportation agencies (DOTs) work together. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will provide guidance for DOT senior executives about how to embed resilience into transportation planning. Presenters will share ways they have minimized the impact of and avoided potential disruptions. They will discuss implications and dimensions of resilience in transportation agencies and explain how to incorporate these approaches within an agency.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Passenger Intermodal Facilities. It also refers to NCHRP Research Report 525: A Guide to Emergency Response Planning at State Transportation Agencies.

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

TRB Webinar: Washout! Infiltration-caused Failure of Slopes Made of Plastic Clay April 29, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Rainfall causes shrinking and swelling as it infiltrates expansive soil. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern to clarify this behavior and the related failure of shallow slopes. Presenters will begin with the problems from a state department of transportation perspective, move into the maintenance issues, development of the field instrumentation plan, and continue through the numerical coupled flow deformation analysis. Presenters will also discuss possible solutions.

 

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Standing Technical Committee on Moisture and Temperature Effects on Geomaterials.

 

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

TRB Webinar: Strategically Implementing Transportation Security Measures April 28, 2021 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Security is important to consider when designing and building transportation infrastructure. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern to illustrate deployment strategies for implementing security practices. Presenters will describe case studies from Minnesota, Idaho, bridges, and cyber perspectives to demonstrate security measures. They will also present the Security Implementation Tool that state departments of transportation can use to benchmark planning and change management processes.

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Standing Technical Committee on Critical Infrastructure Protection. It also features research from NCHRP Research Report 525: Security 101: A Physical Security Primer for Transportation Agencies and NCHRP Research Report 793: Incorporating Transportation Security Awareness into Routine State DOT Operations and Training.

 

TRB Webinar: The Day of the Drones - Airports and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Part 2 April 27, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) activity is expanding. These rapid and large-scale changes may affect the safety of people and property. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will address the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s integration efforts, which have direct implications for airport operators. These integration efforts include counter-UAS mechanisms, remote identification and tracking, and airspace authorization waivers. Presenters will suggest specific planning, operational, and infrastructure guidelines to safely integrate existing and anticipated UAS operations into an airport environment. This is the second in a two-part webinar series that follows The Day of the Drones: Airports and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Part 1.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 212, Volume 2: Planning Guidebook, and Volume 3: Potential Use of UAS by Airport Operators.

TRB Webinar: Paving the Way to Successful AASHTOWare Pavement ME Implementation April 26, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Implementing AASHTOWare Pavement ME (also known as the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, or MEPDG) as a design procedure is a challenge. The MEPDG can be used for new construction as well as for pavement rehabilitation, and provides design solutions  related to knowledge resources and data. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, April, 26, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern to share the learned knowledge of agencies with significant experience in initiating and implementing the software. The presenters will highlight the critical elements for MEPDG process as well as identifying which ones are less critical and sensitive to the design procedure.

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Standing Technical Committees on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements and on Design and Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavements.

TRB Webinar: Hydrodemolition for Bridge Rehabilitation April 22, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How do you know if hydrodemolition is the right method for your bridge deck replacement? TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern to explore when it is most appropriate. Presenters will go over the pros and cons of using hydrodemoliton, provide insight into best practices, discuss the different forms of removal, and identify decision-making tools on when to use hydrodemolition versus other removal methods. Presenters will also discuss the long-term performances of bridges that have undergone such a replacement, and the processes, challenges, limitations and environmental issues when using hydrodemolition.

 

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Standing Committee on Innovative Highway Structures and Appurtenances and features research from NCHRP’s Domestic Scan Successful Approaches for the Use of Hydrodemolition for Partial Depth Removal of Bridge Decks.

 

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

TRB Webinar: Navigating Environmental Compliance for Public-Private Partnerships April 21, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Public-private partnerships (P3s) are often used to build, operate, and maintain transportation projects. But environmental compliance issues can sometimes slow down or complicate these projects. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how to effectively integrate private sector involvement in the environmental process. This webinar will focus specifically the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process for P3 projects. Presenters will discuss the extent of permissible project developer involvement in the early project development process and how this affects NEPA and other environmental compliance issues. They will identify how private developers and federal agencies can remain unbiased throughout an environmental evaluation.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Environmental Issues in Transportation Law.

TRB Webinar: The Day of the Drones: Airports and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Part 1 April 20, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The rapid introduction of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) affects the national airspace system and its existing stakeholders. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will address the range of new safety, economic, operational, regulatory, community, environmental, and infrastructure challenges to airports that have emerged due to UAS. Presenters will discuss resources that airports can immediately use to avoid adverse impacts and maximize benefits. This is the first in a two-part webinar series. Register for Part 2.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 212: Airports and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Volume 1: Managing and Engaging Stakeholders on UAS in the Vicinity of Airports.

TRB Webinar: Geochemistry and Mineralogy in Chemical Soil Stabilization April 14, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Chemical soil stabilization designers rely on either empirical data or past experience coupled with engineering tests. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, April 14, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern to address the importance of considering soil mineralogy together with engineering tests to identify the suitable type and application rate of chemical stabilizer for soils. Presenters will provide a brief overview of geochemistry in chemical soil stabilization and present case studies as examples. They will discuss correlating advanced mineralogical characterization methods such as X-ray diffraction and themogravimetric analysis with conventional engineering tests. Presenters will also go over the concept of geochemical modeling as a tool for predicting formation of deleterious and pozzolanic products in lime-treated clayey soils.

 

This webinar was organized by TRB’s Standing Technical Committees on Stabilization of Geomaterials and Recycled Materials; Geo-Environmental and Climatic Impacts of Geomaterials; Transportation Earthworks; and Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.

 

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

TRB Webinar: Minutes Matter – Bus Service Reliability April 13, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Transit reliability is critical to the operation and attractiveness of public transportation services. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will clarify what factors determine bus reliability. Presenters will discuss relevant definitions, measure, and strategies to improve reliability. They will also present a structure for an overall agency reliability improvement program in policy, operational, and technological areas.

The webinar features research from TCRP Report 215: Minutes Matter: A Bus Service Reliability Guidebook.

TRB Webinar: Technical and sustainability aspects of Lightweight Concrete Bridges April 12, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Not all concrete is created equally. Lightweight concrete (LWC) is a feasible rehabilitation technique for many structures, including bridges and high-rises. TRB will host a webinar on Monday April 12, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern to discuss the current usage and demand of LWC in the United States. Presenters will provide an overview of the technical aspects and sustainability of LWC. They will also illustrate specific barriers, including construction culture, levels of awareness, and technical myths.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Research Report 773: High-Performance/High-Strength Lightweight Concrete for Bridge Girders and Decks.

TRB Webinar: Truck Assumptions for Roundabout Design April 08, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Roundabouts are scalable intersections that can conform to a number of physical restraints that a location may present to a designer. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how to build roundabouts using a design tool for the “swept path” of trucks. This tool utilizes truck characteristics and driving patterns at different sized roundabouts, and measures truck axle arrangements. Presenters will describe how modeling these truck metrics within a roundabout can encourage adaptability and changing of model settings to achieve a realistic swept path for trucks. They will illustrate design assumption information related to truck characteristics in order to provide methods that may lead to better intersection control for users.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Roundabout and Other Intersection Design and Control Strategies. It also features research from NCHRP Report 505: Review of Truck Characteristics as Factors in Roadway Design, NCHRP Report 572: Roundabouts in the United States, and NCHRP Report 672: Roundabouts: An Informational Guide – Second Edition.

TRB Webinar: Advances in Pavement Condition Surveys April 07, 2021 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement condition surveys are critical elements in pavement engineering. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will present new developments in cracking protocol and standards. Presenters will identify progress in the Pooled-Fund study, discuss a new artificial intelligence (AI)-based automated survey, and examine a drone-based unmanned survey method.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Pavement Condition Evaluation. It also features research from NCHRP Web-Only Document 288: Standard Definitions for Common Types of Pavement Cracking.

TRB Webinar: Evaluating Tack Coat Materials’ Durability in Asphalt Pavements March 31, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The performance of an asphalt mixture overlay depends on the interface bond strength between the newly constructed asphalt mixture lift and the underlying pavement layers. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the use of tack coat materials in asphalt pavements. A tack coat typically consists of emulsified asphalt, and is commonly used to achieve the necessary bonding between pavement layers. Tack coats can also ensure pavement layers behave as a monolithic system that withstands traffic and environmental stresses. Presenters will identify several factors that may affect bond performance, including tack coat material type, tack coat application rate, pavement surface type, temperature, and construction site conditions. They will also discuss test development, laboratory evaluation, and field validation of various tack coat materials.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Asphalt Mixture Evaluation and Performance. It also features research from NCHRP Research Report 712: Optimization of Tack Coat for HMA Replacement and NCHRP Report 878: Validation of the Louisiana Interlayer Shear Strength Test for Tack Coat.

TRB Webinar: Real-Time Response - A Pandemic Playbook for Public Transportation Agencies March 30, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How can public transportation agencies respond efficiently and effectively to a pandemic? TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will identify ways to do so. Presenters will discuss the Pandemic Playbook, a practical guide for managing a public transportation agency’s response to a pandemic, concentrating on what needs to be done when and by whom. They will address key questions and decisions to assist agencies in determining their responses to the pandemic and challenges that agencies may face with potential solutions to those challenges. This webinar will provide a summary of effective practices currently used by public transportation agencies, transit agency leaders, and operational personnel.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Research Report 963: A Guide For Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response and TCRP Research Report 225: A Pandemic Playbook for Transportation Agencies.

TRB Webinar: Analyzing Corridors and Systems with the Highway Capacity Manual March 25, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Procedures about highway capacity are ever changing. Therefore, TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 25, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will describe new methods developed for the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) that evaluate spillback for freeways and urban streets. Presenters will present the proposed new HCM chapter and will provide case studies to illustrate the new methods.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service. It also refers to NCHRP Web-Only Document 290: Highway Capacity Manual Methodologies for Corridors Involving Freeways and Surface Streets.

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

TRB Webinar: Emerging Challenges for Congestion Pricing on Managed Lanes March 24, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

 

 

There is often a disparity between the goals that state departments of transportation have for priced managed lanes and the public assumption for those goals. The public tends to be skeptical of priced managed lanes because the concept is difficult to explain to a non-technical audience. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will describe agency experiences about implementing priced managed lanes. Presenters will provide specific case examples and lessons learned.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Managed Lanes. It will also feature research from NCHRP Synthesis Report 559: Emerging Challenges to Priced Managed Lanes.

TRB Webinar: The New Virtual Reality for Public Meetings and Social Distancing March 23, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Public involvement is an important and necessary step in informing transportation decisions. But the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has dramatically altered how the public can make their opinions known. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will address how states can encourage virtual public involvement, including NEPA required hearings. Presenters will provide practices for getting started with virtual outreach and continuing to do so beyond the social distancing requirements. They will discuss the Virtual Public Involvement (VPI) program.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Environmental Analysis and Ecology.

TRB Webinar: Measuring Resiliency – Tools for Analyzing Resilient Transportation Systems March 18, 2021 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Investing in the resilience of our transportation networks and systems is a practice of continuity of operations through daily and extreme hazard conditions. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will provide ways to accurately assess the value of resilience in future infrastructure investments. To achieve this, all stakeholders need to be able to understand and incorporate the cost and benefits of resilience into the decision-making process, including project prioritization, weighing trade-offs, and making informed decisions on future infrastructure investments. Presenters will discuss tools and guidance for performing such an analysis. They will identify what is next on the horizon for resilience analysis and measures.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committees on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection, Extreme Weather and Climate Change Adaptation, and Community Resources and Impacts. This webinar also references TR Circular E-C265: Second International Conference on Resilience to Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather Events and NCHRP Research Report 938: Incorporating the Costs and Benefits of Adaptation Measures in Preparation for Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change—Guidebook.

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

TRB Webinar: The Ubiquitous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle – UAVs for Infrastructure Monitoring March 16, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Applications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, have become more ubiquitous. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will explore the use of UAVs for the purposes of monitoring geotechnical infrastructure. Presenters will discuss Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines, UAV platforms, and their infrastructure monitoring applications.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.

TRB Webinar: Texting While Driving – Implications of Legislation on Electronic Devices March 15, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Using electronic devices while driving is unsafe, but legislation and enforcement is inconsistent throughout the United States. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, March 15, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will review current electronic device use laws and enforcement strategies. Presenters will discuss public awareness strategies and successes in various jurisdictions. They will also identify key deliverables designed to share best practices with stakeholders.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committees on Traffic Law Enforcement, Human Factors of Vehicles, and Impairment in Transportation. It also features research from the Behavioral Traffic Research Program’s first report, available in early March.

TRB Webinar: Concrete Overlays of Asphalt March 11, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Concrete overlays of asphalt (COA) pavements are a widely accepted rehabilitation strategy used to extend the life of asphalt pavements. However, there are still design and construction challenges, and COA features often differ between states. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, March 11, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will provide an overview of recently completed COA research and field implementations. Presenters will identify research from Accelerated Pavement Testing and long-term performance studies. They will also discuss case studies to highlight essential factors for states looking to implement or improve upon this strategy.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Structural Testing and Evaluation.

TRB Webinar: Diversity in Airport Business Contracting and Workforce Programs March 10, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The challenges of running inclusive and diverse organizations apply to airports of all types and sizes. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss airport-specific guidelines for identifying and calculating benefits, costs, and regional economic impact of diversity contracting for airport businesses. Presenters will describe the challenges facing airports’ diversity and inclusion initiatives and identify best practices to mitigate those challenges in airport workforce programs.

The webinar features research from ACRP Report 217: Guidance for Diversity in Airport Business Contracting and Workforce Programs.

TRB Webinar: Visualizing Effects of COVID-19 on Transportation: A One-Year Retrospective March 08, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The worldwide coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has profoundly affected the health and economies of the United States and the world. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will delve into the pandemic’s effect on transportation. Presenters will discuss visualizations of where these impacts have been especially notable, including the drastic reduction in road and air traffic and in public transit ridership during early days of the pandemic. They will provide perspectives from the local, state, and international levels.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Visualization in Transportation.

TRB Webinar: Transportation Impacts in Managing Retreat from High-Risk Areas March 04, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

With the increase in occurrence and severity of natural disasters including wild fires, flooding, heat waves, and hurricanes, managed retreat has gained the attention of risk managers and public officials in high-hazard areas. What social and economic changes will affect the community or region where the relocated infrastructure, housing, and people move? TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, March 4, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 PM Eastern that will explore how extreme weather and climate change affect managed retreats. Presenters will discuss how coordinating land use to move people and structures away from risk is becoming a more viable option to enhance transportation and community resilience. Managed retreat involves a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) buy-out program for homeowners, as well as potential relocation of highways, rails, power, water and other critical infrastructure that would otherwise be in harm’s way.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Extreme Weather and Climate Change Adaptation, and Accessible Transportation and Mobility.

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

TRB Webinar: Chemical Treatments on Low-Volume Roads March 03, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Chemical treatments are a cost-effective way of improving unpaved road performance. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will provide guidance for road agencies looking to use chemical treatments in their unpaved road management programs. The presenter will explain the benefits of using a chemical treatment program in an unpaved road management strategy. He will also demonstrate a web-based tool to select the most appropriate chemical treatment for a given set of circumstances, including materials, traffic, climate, and road geometry.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Low-Volume Roads.

TRB Webinar: Developing Airport Emergency Plans March 02, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Emergencies can happen in airports. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss a tool to create a plan for dealing with airport emergencies. The online Airport Emergency Plan (AEP) Development Tool produces airport-specific AEPs in a format consistent with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s 150/5200-31C advisory circular. Presenters will describe the tool, which provides a user-friendly, sequential, and interactive format to create the plan. They will conduct a live demonstration of the tool’s features, functionality and capabilities.

The webinar features research from ACRP WebResource 9: Airport Emergency Plan Development Tool.

TRB Webinar: Retrospective, Perspective, & Prospective of Transit-Oriented Development February 25, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How can transit-oriented development (TOD) shape urban development? TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 11:00 AM -12:30 PM Eastern to examine TOD effects. Presenters will review transit’s historical, contemporary, and future role in urban development. They will also discuss the impacts of TOD on travel behavior, real estate prices, residential location, urban form, and community life. Finally, presenters will identify policy issues and decision-support tools of TOD planning as well as technologies to assist in TOD further development.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Economic Development and Land Use.

TRB Webinar: Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Deterioration of Highway Bridges February 22, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Often, advanced sensor technologies can assess highway bridge infrastructure. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning (DL) may be used to predict the deterioration of bridges. Presenters will discuss recent case studies related to the application of AI in integrating highway data to better explain and predict system performance. They will also identify how AI and DL may improve sensor signal data, and explain how these technologies can provide support design, operations, and management of highway systems.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Testing and Evaluation of Transportation Structures.

TRB Webinar: A Two-Way Ticket – Collaborative Planning Among Airports & Public Agencies February 18, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How important is it for airports and public agencies to collaborate? TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss these collaboration efforts. Public-use airports, metropolitan planning organizations, and local land-use/ transportation planning agencies all have independent yet interrelated planning processes. Presenters will provide examples of collaborative partnering among airport and surface transportation planning organizations. They will share case studies of where such planning has occurred and lessons learned from these experiences. Presenters will also introduce a self-assessment tool that allows managers and staff to identify current challenges with collaborative planning and strategies to enhance it.

The webinar features research from ACRP Report 216: Guidebook for Assessing Collaborative Planning Efforts Among Airport and Public Planning Agencies.

TRB Webinar: Centering Seams – Maintaining Centerline Joints in Asphalt Pavements February 17, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Deteriorating centerline joints are a maintenance challenge for many highway agencies. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern to explore centerline joint practices used by transportation agencies. Presenters will identify ways to reduce the need for maintenance and improve the maintenance activity itself. Presenters will also discuss innovative practices to improve centerline joint performance and maintenance.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Maintenance.

TRB Webinar: Driving Toward the Truth - Dispelling the Myths About Cannabis Products February 10, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

What are the state and federal laws for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) products? The rapidly changing landscapes of the use of these products has caused confusion about traffic safety related outcomes. TRB will therefore host a webinar on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern to provide an overview of the recent changes in the legal status of TCH and CBD products and industry. The known effects of THC on driving performance and crash risk will be discussed and the risk of unknowning exposure to THC in hemp and CBD products will be explained. Attendees will obtain a clearer understanding of CBD products, THC content, the interaction of these substances in the body, and the potential "unintended consequences" of use while driving.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Impairment in Transportation.

TRB Webinar: People Movers and Shakers - Quality of Life in Airport Communities February 08, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airports make every effort to minimize negative impacts and maximize benefits to their surrounding communities. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, February 8, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will help airport management make the most of their impact on the communityAirports conduct economic impact analyses, employment studies, and environmental studies. However, airports can gain a more complete understanding of the variables affecting their surrounding communities by measuring quality of life (QOL). Community QOL is a multi-dimensional concept that refers to a community’s perceived and actual well-being and position in life. It also reflects a broad range of indicators. Presenters will discuss a tool that airports can use to assess community QOL. They will describe how it can help airports engage their communities, and inform airport decision-making to prioritize areas that the airport can influence and those that offer the greatest potential to improve.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 221: Measuring Quality of Life in Communities Surrounding Airports.

TRB Webinar: Understanding Pavements – Long-Term Pavement Performance Program Updates February 04, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program continues to monitor the performance of pavement test sections throughout the country. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern to share the program’s most recent activities. Presenters will discuss the initiative taken by the program to update the data analysis plan which affect many state departments of transportation. They will also discuss the expansion of the LTPP InfoPave™ web portal by highlighting FHWA InfoMaterials™. This webinar will also recognize winners of the 2019-2020 data analysis student contest, and one winner will present his paper.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Committee Section on Pavements.

TRB Webinar: Rock On - The Impacts of the Mischaracterization of Rock February 03, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

What happens when rock is mischaracterized? TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern to discuss the consequences of mischaracterizing rock in transportation projects. There could be significant project cost overruns, legal claims, and project delays if the volumes, types, or locations of materials are substantially different from bidding documents. Presenters will explain how to better characterize rock to increase accuracy and expediency in transportation projects.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling, and Soil and Rock Properties and Site Characterization.

TRB Webinar: Options for Reducing Lead Emissions from Piston-Engine Aircraft February 02, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Small gasoline-powered aircraft are the single largest emitter of lead in the United States. A highly toxic substance that can result in an array of negative health effects in humans, lead is added to aviation gasoline to meet the performance and safety requirements of a sizable portion of the country’s gasoline-powered aircraft. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern to discuss approaches for reducing lead emissions from gasoline-powered aircraft. The webinar will provide a summary of TRB Special Report 336: Options for Reducing Lead Emissions from Piston-Engine Aircraft.  Committee members will then be available to respond to questions from the audience.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Consensus Studies Division.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.

TRB Webinar: Cross-Cutting Issues in Urban Congestion Pricing December 10, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has resulted in a decline in transportation revenues and a slow rebound in transit ridership. Thus, there has been an increased interest in urban congestion pricing to ease congestion, encourage alternate modes, and generate revenue. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will describe current congestion pricing programs, including through existing U.S. Federal Highway Administration (USFHWA) programs and those that are under reauthorization consideration. Presenters will discuss approaches to congestion pricing in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. They will address the impact of pricing programs on congestion management, equity consideration, and transit service coordination. Additionally, presenters will identify implementation approaches, how to secure stakeholder buy-in, and how to conduct public outreach.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Economics, Revenue, and Finance.

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

TRB Webinar: Specifying Clay and Gravel for Road Surfacing December 09, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

There is a need for realistic specifications for clay and gravel road surfacing on low-volume roads. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will identify specifications for clay content of gravel roads. The presenters will describe a mix design and test method for determining optimal amounts. They will also provide examples of ways low-volume road agencies have obtained better performing gravel roads.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Low Volume Roads. You will be awarded a credit toward a free TRB webinar of your choosing when you sign up for this webinar.

TRB Webinar: Planning an Effective Airport Deicing Runoff Management Program December 08, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airports must maintain compliance with environmental regulations associated with deicing operations. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss a planning approach for deicing operations at airports, based upon application of Best Management Practices (BMPs) in an adaptive management framework. Presenters will describe five categories of BMPs: aircraft deicing source reduction, airfield pavement deicing source reduction, deicing stormwater runoff containment and collection, deicing runoff treatment and recycling, and deicing runoff system components.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 14: Deicing Planning Guidelines and Practices for Stormwater Management Systems, Second Edition.

 

TRB Webinar: Rail in the Time of Coronavirus - Planning, Operating, & Constructing Rail December 02, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How are passenger rail planners and operators adapting in the time of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)? TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will feature case studies from the public and private sectors. Representatives from each organization will discuss how COVID-19 has (or has not) affected their efforts. They will discuss where their projects are in development and how planning has proceeded during COVID-19. Since passenger rail services have been curtailed, projects under development could also be affected. Rail operators have had to create new rules to keep workers and passengers safe. Presenters will discuss the progress of their programs during COVID-19 and identify lessons learned in order for operators and agencies to move forward with passenger rail projects.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Passenger Rail Transportation.

TRB Webinar: Advances in Unstable Slope Instrumentation and Monitoring November 23, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Unstable slopes affect almost every state transportation department in all types of geographies. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will explore the geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring technologies that are used to inform safety, operational, and treatment decisions for these slopes. Presenters will discuss technology advancements that are creating positive outcomes across many systems. They will identify how these advancements may improve safety for workers and travelers, reduce operational disruptions from unstable slopes, and optimize cost and risk tolerance decisions over the life-cycle.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis Report 554: Advances in Unstable Slope Instrumentation and Monitoring.

TRB Webinar: Paving the Way - Smart and Multifunctional Pavements November 19, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavements occupy valuable real estate, and there is a need to move beyond simply designing pavements for their traditional purpose of carrying traffic loads. Smart pavements allow for real-time sensing applications, and multifunctional pavements can serve multiple roles within larger infrastructure systems, including energy harvesting and stormwater management. TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will illustrate how to design pavements to be smart and multifunctional. Presenters will describe the opportunities for reducing the cost of maintaining and restoring these functionalities through application of the rapidly increasing capabilities and decreasing costs of sensors, data acquisition and storage, and decision-support using sensor data. They will also discuss how to create and maintain “communicative pavements.”

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Structural Testing and Evaluation.

TRB Webinar: Protection Detection: Making Roads Safe for Drivers and Wildlife November 18, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Drivers and wildlife can be protected simultaneously. TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss Roadside Animal Detection Systems (RADS). These systems use sensors to detect animals, classify potential threats, and trigger driver warning systems. Presenters will describe emerging hardware and software technologies for RADS, including price point, detection range, accuracy, and speed of warning.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Environmental Analysis and Ecology.

TRB Webinar: Tools of the Future - Printing Cement-Based Materials in 3D November 17, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How can 3D printing be used to advance the transportation industry? TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore the recent advancements, potential challenges, and future opportunities of 3D printing. Presenters will provide an overview of current knowledge about concrete additive manufacturing technologies suitable for transportation applications, and evaluate the potential applications of these applications. They will also discuss recommendations for possible future research needs in 3D printing of transportation structures.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Advanced Concrete Materials and Characterization.

TRB Webinar: Advancing Innovative Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility Research November 09, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

The driving pace of change in automated vehicle (AV) technologies and mobility services is challenging traditional public sector transportation research methods. TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, November 9, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss innovative research approaches for advancing AV technology and shared mobility practices that are used in the public and private sectors. Presenters will discuss which approaches may be appropriate for use in traditional transportation programs at the federal, state, and local levels. They will identify research used by universities, consultants, and the transportation industry.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Research Innovation Implementation and the TRB Automated Vehicles and Shared Mobility Forum.

 

TRB Webinar: Keep on Truckin - Using Simulators for CDL Testing During COVID-19 November 06, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Truck driver training schools and Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) testing agencies face pressure to keep up with the perennial driver shortages. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, these pressures are exacerbated by social distancing rules that increase the time and manpower demands for CDL road tests. TRB is hosting a webinar on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will explore the advantages of conducting CDL tests using truck driving simulators programmed to meet the standards of the CDL test. The technology has the potential to be applied in the CDL test’s skill portion including pre-trip inspections, some maneuvers, and the on-road test.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Truck and Bus Safety.

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

TRB Webinar: Wetland Mitigation at Airports November 05, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The ongoing loss of wetlands and other water resources poses a great concern. As such, federal, state, and local jurisdictions have enacted regulations to avoid or minimize these impacts and compensate for unavoidable losses. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss water resources on and near airports. These locations provide a particular challenge as they can potentially attract hazardous wildlife such as waterfowl and shorebirds, which pose hazards to aircraft operations. Successful wetland mitigation is often complex, time-consuming, and expensive. This webinar will provide clear and concise guidelines for airport staff, regulators, and consultants to address wetland mitigation at airports. Presenters will discuss the regulatory environment of wetland mitigation and present a process flowchart. They will also examine considerations for planning, engineering, design, and funding.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 198: Wetland Mitigation--A Guidebook for Airports.

TRB Webinar: Employee Safety Reporting in Public Transportation November 02, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The importance of safety cannot be overstated and requires continued shifts in the approach to safety management within the public transportation industry. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, November 2, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will describe the characteristics of Employee Safety Reporting (ESR) programs, which are required by the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Presenters will discuss the access of reporting, feedback loops, and training and promotion. They will also examine data utilization, appeal processes, and program evaluation.

This webinar draws on research from TCRP Report 218: Characteristics and Elements of Non-Punitive Employee Safety Reporting Systems for Public Transportation.

TRB Webinar: Make it Count--Estimating Market Values for Small Airports October 29, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Staff from smaller airports may not be experienced or have specialized expertise regarding the negotiation and development of airport property or airport staff may lack the resources to hire consultants. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how to estimate market value for small airports. Estimating market value and establishing and adjusting market rent for airport properties is not based on a direct science or mathematical model. The appropriate methodology for these topics varies based on the type, use, and basis of the subject airport land and/or improvements. Without adequate guidance and understanding of these nuances, negotiations between airport management and tenants or developers can deteriorate. Presenters will discuss industry practices for estimating market value, establishing and adjusting market rent, and identifying airport property characteristics that affect market value and market rent.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 213: Estimating Market Value and Establishing Market Rent at Small Airports.

TRB Webinar: Finding the Path--Messaging Before, During, and After Weather Events October 28, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

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.

TRB Webinar: Balancing the Scales--Equity Analysis in Transportation Planning October 22, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Historically, certain individuals and communities, including those from minority, low-income, and limited English proficiency populations, have not benefitted equitably from transportation investments and programs. Understanding the impacts of transportation investments on these individuals and communities and taking steps to address inequities are critical functions of transportation agencies. TRB will cohost a webinar with COMTO on Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm Eastern that will help transportation planners develop and implement equity analyses that address the unique contexts of their communities.  The interactive presentation lays out a five-step framework for conducting equity analyses for regional transportation plans and programs, illustrated by case studies.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB and COMTO. The webinar is based on TCRP Research Report 214: Guide to Equity Analysis in Regional Transportation Planning Processes.

There is no fee to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Benefitting from Weigh-in-Motion Data October 21, 2020 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How are state departments of transportation incorporating weigh-in-motion (WIM) data into their highway projects? TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 12:00-1:30 PM Eastern that will discuss WIM data use in the United States and in Europe. Presenters will focus on the benefits of using WIM data for bridge and pavement design and management, load ratings, weight enforcement support, and freight planning logistics. They will discuss sensor types used and the benefits of each one.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Monitoring and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).

TRB Webinar: Measuring Highway Assets through Non-Destructive Evaluation October 20, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Highway infrastructure assets are critical to the productive capacity of our nation’s economy and well-being of the traveling public. The need to manage, maintain, improve, upgrade, and preserve our enormous highway infrastructure assets in an efficient and cost-effective manner has become more apparent. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss a database asset management system based on non-destructive evaluation (NDE). Presenters will explore how NDE methods can improve the accuracy and speed of bridge deck condition rating and deterioration mapping, as well as increase workers’ and travelers’ safety. They will present specific NDE methods, including ground penetrating radar, infrared camera technology, and impact echo techniques. These evaluations can be used in asset management programs for long-term use as well as in project-level evaluations to determine repair/replacement decisions and scopes of work.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Testing and Evaluation of Transportation Structures.

TRB Webinar: Where Are We Now with Performance-Based Pavement Warranties? October 19, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement warranties have been common in the United States at various points in time, and while there is no national pavement warranty standard, agencies have developed their own specifications with varying criteria. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 2:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss practices with the use of performance-based pavement warranties for new construction, rehabilitation, and preservation of both asphalt and concrete pavements. The presenter will discuss potential implementations or expansions of the use of performance-based warranties.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis Report 553: Performance-Based Pavement Warranty Practices.

TRB Webinar: Determining Social and Economic Qualifications in the DBE Program October 15, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Small businesses in the U.S. are facing extraordinary ongoing difficulty in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Because of this, more individuals may want to apply for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification through an individualized showing of disadvantage. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern that will clarify some of the qualifications for DBE. Presenters will discuss which groups are presumed disadvantaged under DBE program regulation, and describe the process for questioning the group membership of an owner who claims social and economic disadvantage. They will explain the unique procedures for confirming Native American status, clarify making an individualized determination of disadvantage, and review pertinent appeal decisions. Last of all, presenters will also explain the burden of proof an applicant firm bears, examples of evidence, and the procedures that certifiers must follow.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Contracting Equity.

TRB Webinar: How Accurate are Traffic Forecasts? October 14, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Traffic forecasts play an important role in the planning and design of road projects, but we know little about how accurate they are. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will address these gaps, comparing forecasts and post-opening traffic counts for more than 1,200 road projects in the United States and Europe. Presenters will identify the factors in forecast accuracy. They will also demonstrate a method for estimating the uncertainty of future forecasts from data on the accuracy of past forecasts, and provide recommendations on how to improve traffic forecasting practice.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 934: Traffic Forecasting Accuracy Assessment Research.

TRB Webinar: Advancing Transportation Equity October 13, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Historically, transportation has not served everyone equally. What is the industry currently doing to right these wrongs? TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will identify current research and practices in transportation equity. Presenters will synthesize past research from existing TRB reports and provide current case studies. They will focus on environmental justice, public health, travel behavior, and public involvement.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Equity.

TRB Webinar: Updating Designs for Mechanically-Stabilized Earth Walls in AASHTO October 08, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Bridge design specifications were updated this year, with the largest change to designs for Mechanically-Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls in more than 20 years. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss these design updates. This webinar will identify how to use the Coherent Gravity Method for inextensible reinforcement, and will discuss two new design methods: limit equilibrium and stiffness method. Presenters will provide design examples and discuss their impact.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Transportation Earthworks and Geosynthetics.

TRB Webinar: Weathering the Storm - Climate Resilience at Airports October 07, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Do you make decisions that affect the resilience of airport infrastructure in response to the long-term impacts of climate change? TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how to apply benefit-cost analysis tools and techniques to improve this decision making process. Presenters will identify how to recognize, enhance, and adapt procedures that affect airports and other infrastructure projects.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 199: Climate Resilience and Benefit–Cost Analysis: A Handbook for Airports.

 

TRB Webinar: A Resilient Path Forward for the Marine Transportation System October 06, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The Marine Transportation System plays a critical role in U.S. commerce and security, facilitating the movement of more than two billion tons of good annually. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will identify impacts, current practices, and lessons learned for creating a resilient path forward for the Marine Transportation System. This system is susceptible to the impacts of coastal storms, including major hurricanes. Presenters will discuss the findings from the U.S. Committee on the Marine Transportation System’s Resilience Integrated Action Team, which included input from more than twelve federal agencies. This webinar will discuss the response and recovery efforts that were done to better prepare between storm seasons, and identify and prioritize recommendations to minimize the impact from future storms and other disruptive events.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Ports and Channels.

TRB Webinar: Introducing an Improved Design Procedure for Unbonded Concrete Overlays October 05, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Unbonded concrete overlays are increasingly popular solutions for pavement rehabilitation. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, October 5, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will introduce the history, basic components and procedures, and a new procedure for unbonded concrete overlays placed on existing concrete or composite pavements. Presenters will introduce a new mechanistic-empirical design procedure that can account for the performance of concrete overlays. This webinar material is based on completed FHWA pooled fund study, Development of an Improved Design Procedure for Unbonded Concrete Overlays.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements.

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

TRB Webinar: Governing Data to Improve Transportation Asset Management October 01, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Data governance can drive better decisions and be an integral part of an agency’s strategic planning. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern that will identify thoughtful data governance through data systems, data collection, and strategies for communicating results. This webinar will also provide tools and methods to help secure an agency’s return on investment in transportation asset management (TAM) both on land and at sea. Presenters will highlight their strategies and policies in implementing data governance and tools, the anticipated benefits, and lessons learned.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Asset Management.

TRB Webinar: Capacity Impacts of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles September 29, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) are the wave of the future, but is the road infrastructure ready for them? TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will present findings from a national pooled fund study on planning level capacity impacts of CAVs. Presenters will evaluate the impacts of CAVs on freeways and arterials under varying market penetration rates. The results of this research appear in the most recent edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM6).

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service.

TRB Webinar: Stay Current on Research in Progress September 23, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM U.S. Eastern

All transportation researchers and students are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET. The webinar will provide users of TRB's Research in Progress (RiP) Database with the latest information about RiP's search and data entry interfaces. 

The RiP Database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently-completed transportation research projects. In order to comply with federal Public Access Plan requirements, projects that receive federal funding must be entered into the RiP database.

TRB Webinar: Designing Beyond - Improving Airport Operations through BIM September 22, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airports can use Building Information Modeling (BIM) practices to improve their facility operations and asset management processes. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will present data collected from a digital survey of over 60 airports, and interviews with airport staff, consultants, and contractors. Presenters will identify industries with similar infrastructure management, such as healthcare and universities, to provide examples of where BIM had been more widely used beyond the design phase of capital projects. They will also discuss how to implement BIM, how to develop a business case for BIM, and how to establish governance of the BIM program within an organization. The webinar will present case studies to illustrate how BIM can lower the life cycle cost of managing airports while improving reliability, safety, and quality. This topic is particularly relevant during this coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response period where airports are struggling to reduce costs while trying to improve the cleanliness and safety of their terminals.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 214: BIM Beyond Design Guidebook.

TRB Webinar: Modeling Long-Distance Intercity Travel for Sustainable Global Travel September 21, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

The majority of travel demand models are derived from daily home- and work-based travel. But modeling intercity travel is also important. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss long-distance intercity travel models from Vermont, Florida, and Ontario. These models use integrated air and surface mode choice, social media data, and activity-based methods. Presenters will explain how addressing the economic, environmental, and social equity issues will help create a sustainable global transportation system, and how to develop a travel demand modeling framework that accurately represents this data.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Travel Behavior and Values.

TRB Webinar: Enhancing Pavement Foundation Resilience through Moisture Measurement September 17, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Accurate and timely moisture measurement is important for properly compacting geomaterials during construction and to understand the environment below existing pavements. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern exploring newer, potentially less expensive and time-consuming methods that continuously measure moisture in pavement foundations. Presenters will discuss case studies that demonstrate cost savings from current moisture measurement techniques during project construction and seasonal pavement monitoring of existing roadways. They will provide information about effective instruments and systems for improving transportation asset management.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Committee on Mechanics and Drainage of Saturated and Unsaturated Geomaterials.

TRB Webinar: On the Road Again--Engaging Students in Road Engineering Careers September 16, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Sustaining and improving the highway network requires a well-trained and highly skilled workforce. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will highlight successful programs and practices that have attracted people to careers in road maintenance, operations, and construction. Presenters will discuss how they have recruited students, women, minorities, veterans, disadvantaged groups, and career-switchers. They will also identify strategies for identifying partners and programs for transportation-related technical occupations with high demand and limited supply.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Maintenance and Operations Management, and Workforce Development and Organizational Excellence. TRB’s video “Your Future in Transportation” can also be shared to engage students in potential transportation careers.

TRB Webinar: Incentivizing Sustainable Air Service September 15, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airports and the communities they serve have offered air service incentives to influence airline route decisions and encourage new services by mitigating some of the financial risks that new services can create for airlines. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the different types of air service incentives that airports and communities offer. The presenters will describe a GIS tool that practitioners can use to analyze the air service incentives that specific airports and communities around the U.S have offered. Presenters will discuss several case studies and lessons learned from particular air service incentive programs. While the data was collected and analyzed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lessons will likely still be relevant as airports, airlines, and communities work together to rebuild air service over the coming years.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 218: Building and Maintaining Air Service Through Incentive Programs.

TRB Webinar: Framework for Managing Data from Emerging Technologies September 10, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

With increased connectivity between vehicles, sensors, systems, shared-use transportation, and mobile devices, unexpected and unparalleled amounts of data are being added to the transportation domain at a rapid rate. These data are too large, too varied in nature, and will change too quickly to be handled by the traditional database management systems of most transportation agencies. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 10, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will provide guidance for transportation agencies to shift toward a more effective way to manage data from emerging technologies. Presenters will discuss new concepts about data management and identify common misconceptions. They will introduce a updated framework for how agencies can move toward a more modern approach to data management.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 952: Guidebook for Managing Data from Emerging Technologies for Transportation.

 

TRB Webinar: Fabricating Asphalt for Laboratory Testing September 09, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Performance testing of asphalt mixtures is becoming more widespread for a variety of reasons and with a variety of testing devices. There are guidelines for conducting these tests, but they do not all provide uniform or comprehensive direction for fabricating test specimens. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss state highway agency procedures regarding laboratory fabrication of asphalt performance. The presenters will identify sampling procedures used for materials as well as specific procedures and practices that have been developed for improved consistency in fabricating performance test specimens. They will also determine common challenges and knowledge gaps.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis Report 552: Practices for Fabricating Asphalt Specimens for Performance Testing in Laboratories.

TRB Webinar: Envisioning the Next Generation of Traffic Management Systems (TMSs) September 08, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

What approaches has your agency considered when developing your TMS? TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern that will identify how to develop a clear and compelling vision as the first step in moving toward the next generation of a TMS. This vision helps identify desired future state and capabilities of the TMS. A clear vision can assist in focusing operations, scenarios, and use cases to establish priorities and ensure wise investments. Presenters will discuss how an effective vision can help agencies manage, maintain, and modify their TMSs in the future to meet evolving needs and technologies.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Freeway Operations.

 

TRB Webinar: How Women Fare in the Transit Industry September 02, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

What are transit agencies doing to attract, retain, and advance women in the industry? TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, September 2, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will identify the barriers and solutions to including more women in the transit industry. Presenters will discuss strategies to support women in transit and will share examples of transit agencies that have effectively implemented programs to do so.

This webinar draws on research from TCRP Synthesis 147: Attracting, Retaining, and Advancing Women in Transit.

TRB Webinar: The Relationship between Bicycle Facilities and Increasing Bicycle Trips August 31, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How do cyclists use different bicycling facilities? Do certain facilities encourage more bicycle trips? TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how current and potential cyclists perceive different types of facilities, and will identify how to quantify bicycle trips as a result of implementing bicycle facilities. The presenter will describe a study that takes place in the southeastern United States, where bicycling is less prevalent than in other regions.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 941: Bicyclist Facility Preferences and Effects on Increasing Bicycle Trips.

 

TRB Webinar: Delivering Bridge Projects with Building Information Modeling (BIM) August 26, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Bridge owners are interested in scaling the benefits of digital delivery across their agencies’ programs. The application of BIM to infrastructure is growing in prominence nationally and internationally. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how to use BIM to deliver infrastructure projects using digital delivery. Presenters will addresses two specific challenges to digital delivery: technical requirements and specifications to manage the digital requirements, and standardizing the content and format of the digital exchanges. The presenters will also build upon previous efforts and ongoing industry research on multiple fronts to further implement digital delivery in bridge design, construction, fabrication, and asset management.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Visualization in Transportation and General Structures.

TRB Webinar: Preserving Concrete Pavement August 19, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

There are many ways to preserve concrete pavement. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will focus on three of the most common preservation activities: diamond grinding, partial depth patching, and joint resealing. For each of the activities, the presenters will describe the conditions leading to use of the treatment, the process of treatment application, and key aspects for a successful treatment.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Maintenance.

TRB Webinar: Public Transit Ridership Trends August 18, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Are you curious about who rides public transit, when they ride it, and what factors contribute to increasing ridership? TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM Eastern that will explore public transit ridership trends. The presenter will discuss bus and rail services in urban and suburban areas, focusing on what has changed in the past several years. She will also present strategies that transit agencies are utilizing for all transit modes in response to changes in ridership.

This webinar draws on research from TCRP Research Report 209:Analysis of Recent Public Transit Ridership Trends.

 

TRB Webinar: What’s Cooler than Cool? Cooler Pavements for Urban Heat Island Mitigation August 13, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Urban Heat Islands (UHI) are a common phenomenon in which urban areas are warmer than adjacent rural areas. As the climate continues to change and more people move into urban areas, the UHI effect becomes more pronounced, especially with regards to energy consumption and public health. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will synthesize knowledge of pavement technologies that have the potential to mitigate the UHI effect. Presenters will discuss permeable pavements, reflective pavements, and phase change materials. They will also present a case study that explores challenges involved with implementing these solutions.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Sustainable and Resilient Pavements Subcommittee.

TRB Webinar: Enter the Portal - The Transportation Performance Management (TPM) Portal August 12, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Does your organization practice effective Performance Management (PM)? TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will explore the Transportation Performance Management Portal, which is a product of the Transportation Pooled Fund Program. The Portal illustrates PM best practices and fosters collaboration between state departments of transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. Presenters will describe the Portal’s repository for PM resources that may help benefit transportation agencies at all levels of government, as well as private transportation enterprises.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Strategic Management. It also features insights from NCHRP Research Report 660: Transportation Performance Management: Insight from Practitioners and NCHRP Research Report 920: Management and Use of Data for Transportation Performance Management: Guide for Practitioners.

TRB Webinar: Selecting Better Pavement Markings through Field Trials August 10, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How can the quality of pavement markings be improved in a cost-effective and efficient manner? TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, August 10, 2020 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how organizations can use field trials as tools for improving pavement markings. Presenters will describe transverse test decks that may be used to evaluate pavement markings, explaining how to choose the design parameters. The webinar will explore how to mine existing data and compare products, and presenters will identify how to utilize this data to make informed pavement marking material selections.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Traffic Control Devices.  

TRB Webinar: Reach for the Sky–Attracting New Aviation Career Professionals August 06, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Older workers are retiring in droves, and new employees are not entering the aviation workforce swiftly enough to replace those leaving. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will identify ways to address the labor shortage by fostering the next generation of aviation professionals, including pilots, mechanics, and airport managers. This webinar will discuss  engaging students by piquing their interest in the aviation industry at a young age. Presenters will highlight activities that state agencies, airports, and educators may use to develop and sustain strategies that promote aviation as a career. They will also explain how these activities can be adapted to fit any agency’s budget, skill set, and audience.

The webinar features research from ACRP Report 202: Developing Innovative Strategies for Aviation Education and Participation and ACRP Synthesis 103: Promoting Aviation Career Education in High Schools and Community Colleges.

TRB Webinar: Managing Construction through Electronic Ticketing August 05, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Collecting paper load delivery tickets at highway construction projects is an outdated practice that exposes construction inspectors to many safety hazards. State transportation agencies have looked for ways to automate this process through electronic ticketing, or e-ticketing. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will outline the current state of the practice nationally regarding e-ticketing. Presenters will describe lessons learned and future efforts. They will explore case studies from several transportation agencies that have piloted and expanded the use of e-ticketing.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis Report 545: Electronic Ticketing of Materials for Construction Management.

TRB Webinar: Using Otta Seal as a Surface Treatment on Low-Volume Roads August 04, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Low-volume roads represent a significant proportion of the transportation infrastructure system, and their maintenance can often be costly. TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will explore using Otta seal surfaces for treating low-volume roads. Traditional bituminous surface treatments require high-quality materials and specialized expertise, but Otta seal surfaces can be constructed using more economical local aggregates and regularly available equipment. This webinar will focus on the principles, design, construction, and performance evaluation of Otta seal as an alternative to more traditional bituminous surface treatments.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Aggregates.

TRB Webinar: Measures of Performance for Operating a Reliable Transportation System July 30, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How can Transportation Management System (TMS) administrators implement and measure performance management strategies? TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 30, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore different ways to measure system performance management. Presenters will identify how a TMS may help performance measures to enable freeway system operations. They will also describe methods to manage systems for safety benefit evaluation and comparison. Additionally, this webinar will list sources of performance measure data for facility, network, and regional levels.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Freeway Operations.

TRB Webinar: Human Trafficking and Mobility of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women July 29, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Thousands of Native American women and girls disappear or are killed each year. These women and girls vanish from tribal lands, rural communities, and cities with no official accounting. TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore the unique mobility patterns of Native Americans as they travel from rural tribal territories to urban centers. Certain social structures have made mobility difficult for indigenous women and girls, and as a result, there are inadequate accounts of human trafficking from this community. Presenters will discuss current federal Indian laws and tribal guidelines that may affect human trafficking, identify the social determinants and risk factors of murdered and missing indigenous women, and describe the critical issues of human sex trafficking with regards to tribal jurisdiction.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Native American Transportation Issues.

There is no fee for this webinar. However, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Bridge Scour Risk Management July 28, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Flooding and scour are a leading cause of bridge failures in the United States. Agencies responsible for bridge safety seek effective threat-mitigation strategies, including installation of scour countermeasures to monitor, control, inhibit, change, delay, or minimize stream instability and bridge-scour susceptibility. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will identify current practices of bridge scour risk management. Presenters will propose an implementation plan to improve the consistency in applying risk management techniques.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Domestic Scan Program 15-02: Bridge Scour Risk Management.

TRB Webinar: Activating—Active Traffic Management (ATM) Developments July 25, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Active traffic management is the ability to dynamically manage recurrent and non-recurrent congestion based on prevailing and predicted traffic conditions. TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will identify the most recent developments in ATM operational strategies. Presenters will focus on hard shoulder running and lane use control. They will also provide information on performance measures for operation and safety.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Freeway Operations.

TRB Webinar: Strategic Issues Affecting Highway Preservation, Maintenance, and Renewal July 23, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

The transportation industry faces a wide range of plausible future scenarios that may affect standard practices over the next 30 to 50 years. Because the range of possibilities over such a long-term period is quite broad, making a focused prediction of the implications for highway infrastructure preservation, maintenance, and renewal (PMR) is quite challenging. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern that will examine some of the long-term strategic issues affecting transportation agencies. Presenters will identify how to prepare for plausible future scenarios by discussing a pathway to guide transportation agencies in advancing the implementation of emerging PMR practices.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 750: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 7: Preservation, Maintenance, and Renewal of Highway Infrastructure. This report is the seventh and final report in the Foresight Series.

TRB Webinar: How Performance and Data Informs Transportation Decision Making July 21, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The use of performance measures and data informs transportation decision making. TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will provide an overview of Transportation Research Circular E-C263: Conference on Performance and Data in Transportation Decision Making. The e-Circular summarizes a conference from September 2019 that brought together practitioners involved in all aspects of transportation planning, programming, and the decision making process. This webinar will discuss multimodal planning; performance and data; programming and investment prioritization; and communications and stakeholder engagement. Presenters will identify implementation strategies and other initiatives throughout the transportation industry that help with decision making.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Planning Analysis and Application. 

TRB Webinar: Seismic Design Basics July 16, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Do you need a “back to basics” refresher about seismic bridge design? TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will focus on modeling and analysis of real-world bridges subjected to earthquake loading. The webinar will feature specifications for load and resistance factor design (LRFD) in accordance with the AASHTO guide. Presenters will identify seismic hazards and discuss structural dynamics and modeling.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges. 

 

TRB Webinar: Accelerating Automated Vehicle Acceptance July 14, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

To accelerate automated vehicle (AV) technology deployment, practitioners must set, measure, and monitor key AV safety and performance goals. TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern that will explore how to set and measure these goals to ensure public safety. Presenters will share current practices, the progress already made with setting goals for AV technologies, and identify obstacles that still remain to be solved.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Research Innovation Implementation.

TRB Webinar: Enhance Work Zone Safety with New Technologies July 09, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

 

Work zone safety for road workers remains a challenge. TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern to explore several technologies for safer work zones. Presenters will discuss technologies that mitigate work zone intrusion, such as the Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator. They will also discuss intrusion alert technologies and identify how artificial intelligence applications may help improve work zone safety.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Maintenance and Operations Management.

TRB Webinar: When to Use Fully Grouted Piezometer Installations July 08, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The fully grouted method of installing piezometers is increasingly popular, but it doesn’t work in every case. TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern to provide critical information regarding the most effective piezometer installations for the applications at hand. It will focus on which factors to consider when deciding on a fully grouted installation rather than a conventional sand pack type. Presenters will discuss the consequences of selecting the inappropriate methods. They will include case studies to demonstrate some of the difficulties analyzing data and to highlight reasons for what might appear to be erroneous data.  

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.

TRB Webinar: Smooth Road Ahead – Applying Pavement Condition Data for Airports July 07, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Collecting pavement condition data is essential for managing airport pavements and ensuring safe operations. However, the availability of guidance for airports to be able to collect, apply, and maintain pavement condition data has not kept pace with rapid changes in technologies. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore how pavement condition data are used and managed by airports. Presenters will provide guidance about how to distinguish differing techniques and discuss the associated decisions related to these practices. They will also identify new technologies and the future of pavement data collection.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 203: Guidelines for Collecting, Applying, and Maintaining Pavement Condition Data at Airports.

TRB Webinar: Forecasting Zero Emission Vehicles Fleet Scenarios & Emissions Implications June 30, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

How will future vehicle Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) fleet scenarios affect emissions of criteria pollutants, mobile source air toxics, and greenhouse gases? TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, June 30 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM that will discuss research on future vehicle fleet scenarios’ effect on emissions. Presenters will review literature and modeling analysis on U.S. ZEV adoption. The work provides insights encouraging the adoption of ZEVs such as electric or fuel cell vehicles with implications for state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations seeking to make policy decisions to advance penetration of ZEVs into the light-duty vehicle fleet. Presenters will also discuss future research suggestions.

This webinar draws on research from NCHRP Web-Only Document 274: Zero Emission Vehicles: Forecasting Fleet Scenarios and their Emissions Implications.

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

TRB Webinar: A Research Roadmap for Transportation and Public Health June 29, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

States and localities are beginning to recognize and act on the connection between health and transportation. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, June 29, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern that will discuss how to leverage transportation projects to support positive health outcomes. New opportunities are developing within transportation agencies to better integrate public health concepts into transportation processes. Presenter will discuss how these opportunities align with research, data, and decision-making tools to further connect active transportation goals with improved health outcomes.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 932: A Research Roadmap for Transportation and Public Health.

 

TRB Webinar: Pavement Deflections – Past, Present, and Future June 24, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The history of pavement deflections affects their future. TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern to discuss current pavement deflection testing methods and evaluation procedures. Presenters will describe the historical background of pavement deflection as well as the current and future status of moving deflection devices. They will identify non-destructive testing devices, backcalculation methods and challenges, and devices for measuring pavement deflections.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Structural Modeling and Evaluation.

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

TRB Webinar: Construction Project Staffing Strategies for Transportation Agencies June 23, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

State transportation agencies are tasked with doing more to manage highway transportation networks with fewer staff. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will present guidance for addressing workforce challenges within the construction industry. Presenters will identify how agencies determine their construction staffing needs and will explain how to allocate their state or consultant engineering and inspection staff and resources to highway construction projects. The guidance provides 35 specific staffing strategies that may help alleviate construction staffing challenges.

 

TRB Webinar: Bearing with Bridges – Bearings and Expansion Joints on Highway Bridges June 18, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Damage to expansion joints on bridge decks costs U.S. highway agencies millions of dollars each year. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will identify ways to mitigate these damages and costs. Of specific concern are the bearings below the joint in a bridge. A bearing assembly that is frozen or damaged due to deterioration caused by inadequate joints may overstress the bridge components, which may result in potentially costly repairs. Presenters will discuss current methods for designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating bridge joints and bearings that may mitigate many damages. They will also examine various details for several types of bridges.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Domestic Scan Program 17-03: Experiences in the Performance of Bridge Bearings and Expansion Joints Used for Highway Bridges.

 

 

TRB Webinar: Let's Work Together - Collaborative Partnering for Airports June 17, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How do airports use collaborative partnering to enhance their construction projects? TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore this concept. Collaborative partnering is relatively new to the airport industry, and the webinar will identify its benefits, describe ways to measure success, and discuss how to implement a collaborative partnership. Presenters will share lessons learned from case studies on organizational readiness and discuss how to effectively facilitate partnering in on-going or upcoming vertical or horizontal airport projects.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 196: Guidebook for Integrating Collaborative Partnering into Traditional Airport Practices.

TRB Webinar: How To Use Self-Consolidating Concrete in Bridge Applications June 11, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is a highly flowable, nonsegregating concrete that is placed without any mechanical consolidation. TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 11, 2020, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern to discuss how SCC may be used to fill heavily congested or irregularly shaped members in bridge applications more easily while providing improved in-place quality and surface finish. The use of SCC may also decrease construction costs due to the reduced labor requirements during construction. Presenters will discuss the properties and construction aspects of SCC. They will also examine how it can be used in real-world examples.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Basic Research and Emerging Technologies Related to Concrete

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


TRB Webinar: How to Certify and Verify Pavement Surface Condition Data June 10, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Does your organization know how to measure and verify pavement surface condition data based on mapping sensor technologies? TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern to discuss the challenges and solutions from experience on actual projects. In pavement management systems, accurate and precise condition data are essential for making data-driven decisions about maintenance and rehabilitation projects. Some condition data, including surface cracking and other distress types, have been collected through manual windshield and walking surveys. There are newer semi-automated surveys as well as fully automated surveys that are now available to collect pavement surface condition data, and there is a need to ensure adequate quality of the collected data and consistency with previously collected data. Presenters will provide guidelines regarding certification and verification of pavement surface condition data. They will also discuss how to reconcile the differences between the old and new data collection technologies.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Management Systems and the Standing Committee on Pavement Condition Evaluation.

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

TRB Webinar: Evolution of Project Delivery Information Systems June 04, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Project delivery information systems are crucial for transportation projects. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the history and evolution of these systems. Presenters will identify current practices of project delivery systems and explore the future of structured data acquisition and storage. They will also describe real-world applications of mobile applications and software systems by discussing the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s eConstruction practices.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Construction Management and the Standing Committee on Information Systems and Technology.

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

TRB Webinar: Enhancing Monarch Butterfly Habitats Along Roadway Corridors June 03, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Monarch butterflies rely on roadside corridors for essential nectar sources and milkweed. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how transportation managers may enhance roadside areas for monarchs and other pollinators. This webinar will identify the current state of knowledge about monarchs’ use of roadside rights-of-ways and associated risks. Presenters will describe two tools roadside managers can use to assess monarch habitats. These tools include a Landscape Prioritization Model to identify roadsides with the greatest potential for monarch conservation, and a Roadside Monarch Habitat Evaluator, which takes data from a rapid assessment protocol that automatically calculates monarch habitat quality. The presenters will also share management support materials and present case studies regarding the success of programs in transportation departments with pollinator habitat programs.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 942: Evaluating the Suitability of Roadway Corridors for Use by Monarch Butterflies.

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

TRB Webinar: Performance-Based Management of Traffic Signals May 28, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Traffic signal operation depends upon many factors. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will describe performance-based approaches that many agencies have adopted to operate their traffic signals. The presenters will identify current practices in planning, designing, installing, and operating these systems. They will also discuss reporting on system performance, identify how to prioritize locations for signal improvements, and describe how to estimate resources needed for repairs.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP).

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


TRB Webinar: Evaluating goals under the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program May 27, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Is your organization aiming to increase the participation of minority-and women-owned businesses in state and local transportation projects? TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern to discuss how to meet the goals set by the U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (USDOT DBE). State and local transportation projects that receive federal funding are mandated to go through the triennial DBE goal-setting process. Make your next goals are achievable, successful, and stand out from the crowd. This webinar will discuss how to set contract-specific goals, and the presenter will illustrate how to request waivers for bidders who demonstrate good faith efforts to meet contract goals.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Contracting Equity. It also draws on information from NCHRP Research Report 644: Guidelines for Conducting a Disparity and Availability Study for the Federal DBE Program.

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

TRB Webinar: You can get there from here - Developing an emissions roadmap for airports May 21, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airports need ways to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 21 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will present a roadmap that may help an airport establish key stakeholders and choose emissions reduction technologies. This roadmap may also help airports set goals, baselines, and targets, as well as identify funding opportunities. Presenters will walk through key insights for any airport interested in developing their own zero- or low emissions roadmap. They will share case studies and survey results from airports that are implementing GHG emissions reduction practices, as well as show how to get buy-in from senior management, make compelling business cases, and develop achievable emissions projections.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 220: Guidebook for Developing a Zero- or Low Emissions Roadmap at Airports and ACRP Synthesis 100: Airport Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts.

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

 

TRB Webinar: Designing landscapes to enhance roadside water management May 18, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How do transportation agencies apply principles of green infrastructure (GI) to roadside water management? TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, May 18, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that aims to answer this question. Presenters will identify how GI may be used to mitigate impacts of flooding, drought, and temperature extremes that affect infrastructure.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Domestic Scan Program 16-02: Leading Landscape Design Practices For Cost-Effective Roadside Water Management

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

TRB Webinar: Data sharing tips for public transportation agencies May 13, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Data is becoming an increasingly valuable commodity for public transportation agencies. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how public transportation agencies can benefit from data sharing. The presenters will document models for sharing public transportation agency data and discuss how to develop a data management program that enables effective data sharing. The presenters will also describe how transit agencies can access external data sources. They will discuss how to evaluate risks, benefits, and costs in make data sharing decisions. The webinar will also identify the main factors that may impact transit agency data sharing in the future.

This webinar draws on research from TCRP Research Report 213: Data Sharing Guidance for Public Transit Agencies – Now and in the Future.

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

TRB Webinar: Attracting the future construction workforce – Case studies May 12, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

The asphalt materials and construction communities are constantly trying to attract workers who will be productive and positively engaged in their career. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern that will present case studies demonstrating innovative ways that the construction community is fulfilling demand for workers. A vital part of this workforce demand will need to be filled by personnel who have not been traditionally interested in road materials or construction. Thus, there will be a need to make a career in asphalt materials and road building attractive to young adults who are on the precipice of entering the workforce. Young adults with a high school diploma, new graduates of a trade or technical program, or those with a college degree in math, accounting, science, or engineering.will all be important to the future of the construction industry. Hear about new initiatives going on across the U.S. aimed at attracting individuals that meet not just the traditional industry needs, but also the growing demand for individuals skilled in technology, accounting, environmental compliance, and worker health and safety.

This webinar is organized by the Standing Committee on Critical Issues and Emerging Technologies in Asphalt.

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

TRB Webinar: Staying connected – Improving your airport’s communication strategies May 11, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Rapid and accurate communication is vital to an airport’s ability to manage and recover from a disruptive event or situation. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, May 11 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how airport practitioners can develop and implement effective programs for delivering routine notifications, as well as those related to emergency situations. Presenters will address different communication strategies to improve airport passenger access and mobility, including those travelers with disabilities or other access or functional needs.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 170: Guidebook for Preparing Public-Notification Programs at Airports and ACRP Synthesis 101: Communication Strategies for Airport Passenger Access and Mobility.

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

TRB Webinar: Steel your bridges – Preservation practices for steel bridge coatings May 07, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Does your organization manage steel bridges? TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will identify challenges of maintaining coating on steel bridges. Operating agencies must maintain the coating in order to protect the bridges from corrosion. This webinar will discuss coating and recoating methods that may extend bridges’ service lives and save costs. Presenters will identify strategies transportation agencies use in the areas of surface preparation, specifications for coating systems, quality assurance coating inspection requirements, and coating warranties.

This webinar draws on research from the NCHRP Domestic Scan Program, Project 20-68A Scan 15-03: Successful Preservation Practices for Steel Bridge Coatings.

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

TRB Webinar: What role does ecology have in sustainable transportation? April 30, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

For transportation to be sustainable, it is critical that the entities responsible for developing sustainable transportation all understand it to mean the same thing, understand how to do implement it, and understand how to measure whether their implementations were effective. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 30, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will cover important steps in defining and setting goals, identifying methods that work, and monitoring continuing impacts in ecologically-sustainable transportation.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Ecology and Transportation.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Fraser Shilling, Road Ecology Center
  • Susan Handy, National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Kimberly Andrews, University of Georgia

Moderated by: Daniel Smith, University of Central Florida

TRB Webinar: Sustainable highway construction April 28, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Decision makers may consider sustainability when planning, programming, and designing phases of highway construction. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 28, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how the construction industry can contribute to sustainability. Presenters will describe a guidebook that offers ideas to better leverage construction as a meaningful contributor to sustainability. They will identify sustainable construction practice ideas, explore how to include sustainability in procurement and contracting, and determine a means for tracking, evaluating and managing sustainability within highway construction projects.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 916: Sustainable Highway Construction Guidebook.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Giovanni Migliaccio, University of Washington
  • Amlan Mukherjee, Michigan Tech University

Moderated by: Steve Muench, University of Washington

TRB Webinar: The intersection between health and transportation April 27, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Is your community fully invested in improving public health in regards to infrastructure, services, and access to jobs? TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, April 27 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will explore how transportation networks impact public health. The presenters will discuss how the federal government and state departments of transportation are researching and considering the health impacts of transportation investments. They will also address planning decisions, including how programming analyses and design considerations can encompass more than air emissions, noise, and water quality. This webinar will identify how improving transportation needs of a community can increase safety, enhance accessibility, and advance health outcomes.

This webinar is organized by the Standing Committee on Transportation and Air Quality.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Victoria Martinez, U.S. Federal Highway Administration
  • Beverly Bowen, ICF
  • Ana Ramirez, Texas Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Jackie Ploch, Texas Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Protecting your airspace – Implementing obstruction management plans April 23, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airports develop and implement obstruction management plans to protect airport airspace from encroachment by tall objects. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 23 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss resources to help practitioners recognize obstructions, obstacles, and hazards. Presenters will also identify critical areas for airspace protection, and explain how to use airport obstruction data and management tools. They will also discuss imaginary surface composite maps and describe community outreach and conflict resolution tools that may help airports develop and implement a comprehensive obstruction management program.

The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 195: Best Practices for Airport Obstruction Management Guidebook and Web Resource 7: Best Practices for Airport Obstruction Management Library.

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

Webinar Presenters:

  • Susan Zellers, Hanson Professional Services, Inc.
  • Ken Scarborough, Planning Technology, Inc.
  • Julie Quinn, QuinnWilliams, LLC

Moderated by: Kyle Williams, AECOM

TRB Webinar: Greener in many ways: Environmentally sustainable funding and financing April 22, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Environmental sustainability and transportation funding/financing intersect in more than one way. Approaches that encourage transportation patterns and infrastructure investment may also protect the environment and promote sustainability and resiliency simultaneously. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, April 22 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern that will address these intersections in federal surface transportation authorization, and realignment of state transportation spending. Presenters will also discuss a multi-state transportation climate initiative, and ratings agency perspectives.

The webinar is based on lectern session at the 2020 TRB Annual Meeting for practitioners who were unable to attend in person. It was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Revenue and Finance.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Rebecca Higgins, U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works
  • Vicki Arroyo, Georgetown University Climate Center
  • Scott Zuchorski, Fitch Ratings

Moderated by: Nathan Macek, WSP

TRB Webinar: Breaking down barriers – Aiding airport travelers with disabilities April 21, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airports have made great strides toward improving accessibility for airport travelers with disabilities, but barriers still exist. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 21 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will address what else airports can do to aid travelers with disabilities. This webinar will discuss practices that airports can use to implement more equitable services, facilities, and emergency communications. Presenters will also discuss ways to interact with non-English speakers, as well as those with sensory processing disorders.

The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 201: Airport Emergency Communications for People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs, and Research Report 210: Innovative Solutions to Facilitate Accessibility for Airport Travelers with Disabilities.

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

Webinar Presenters:

  • Don Griffith, IEM
  • Krista Houk, IEM
  • Phil Burke, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
  • Laurel Van Horn, Open Doors Organization

Moderated by: Meaghan Smalley, Jacksonville International Airport

TRB Webinar: Demanding data - Transactional data for demand-responsive transportation April 16, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Often referred to as “on-demand services,” demand-responsive transportation (DRT) relies extensively on the development of transactional data specifications. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 16, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will explore how these data specifications may help facilitate interaction between software systems that manage DRT services in the United States. Presenters will discuss what specifications are needed and their possible benefits. The goal of transactional data specifications is to enable DRT services to more fully integrate among various mobility services.

This webinar draws on research from TCRP Research Report 210: Development of Transactional Data Specification for Demand-Responsive Transportation.

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

Webinar Presenters:

  • Roger Teal, DemandTrans Solutions
  • David King, Arizona State University
  • Niels Larsen, R2P Tracking

Moderated by: Jeff Becker, Regional Transportation District of Denver

TRB Webinar: Start your transportation research with TRID April 14, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

If you are researching anything in transportation, you want to start with TRB’s TRID database. Novice researchers, experts, and everyone in between is invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern.

TRID (one of the TRIS databases) helps researchers locate solutions to problems, avoid duplication of work, and save resources. It also satisfies the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements to consult TRB's TRIS databases to identify ongoing or previously completed research on a given topic.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Executive Office. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters:

  • Bill McLeod, TRB

Moderated by: Beth Ewoldsen, TRB

TRB Webinar: Roundabouts in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices April 13, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Devices (MUTCD) is the gold standard for designing and installing traffic signs, road markings, and signals. But how do roundabouts fit into the MUTCD? TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, April 13 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will answer this question. Presenters will identify where someone can find the relevant standards, options, and policies related to roundabouts within the Manual. They will also describe the numerous changes and new content that will likely be incorporated into the next version of the MUTCD. This webinar will also discuss how the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) determines the standards for traffic control.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts.

Some registrants will need to pay $105 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Gene Hawkins, Texas A&M University
  • Randy McCourt, DKS Associates
  • Brian Walsh, Washington State Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Brian Walsh, Washington State Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: How construction history may enhance a pavement management system April 09, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement management systems rely on a lot of data, which is essential to evaluating pavements. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 9 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore how construction history data, such as pavement maintenance, preservation, and rehabilitation activities, may enhance pavement management. Presenters will discuss how construction history data impacts the evaluation of project-specific treatments, helps identify potential design or materials issues, and can be used to calibrate pavement performance condition models. A further complication is that non-pavement management staff often maintain construction history, so presenters will also discuss how to obtain, integrate, and coordinate with maintenance and construction offices.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Management Systems.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Dave Luhr, Retired, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Zhongren Wang, California Department of Transportation
  • Rick Miller, Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Pat Kennedy, City of Denver

Moderated by: Linda Pierce, NCE


TRB Webinar: Designing solid-state roadway lighting March 31, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Transportation lighting has changed dramatically over the past decade. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 31, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will provide guidelines for new designs of roadway lighting. Presenters will focus on applications of solid-state lighting (SSL), which uses lower energy, reduces maintenance, and can be easily controlled. Presenters will describe how to use SSL in tunnels and underpasses, as well as in work zones. They will also explore operation and maintenance of SSL and discuss their environmental impacts.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 940: Solid-State Roadway Lighting Design Guide.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Don McLean, DMD Associates
  • Ron Gibbons, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • Rajaram Bhagavathula, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Moderated by: Paul Lutkevich, WSP

TRB Webinar: Guide for transportation performance management and data March 30, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Transportation Performance Management (TPM) provides a way to make visible progress in meeting agency objectives. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, March 30, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will present guidance for making effective use of data for Transportation Performance Management (TPM). The presenters will showcase how TPM can contribute to progress in reducing fatalities, improving asset condition, eliminating bottlenecks, and speeding up project delivery. They will also cover the full data life-cycle, from understanding data needs to using data to drive decision making. The webinar will also discuss the careful attention that needs to be applied to assessing data and implementation of proven data management practices.

This webinar draws on research from NCHRP Research Report 920: Management and Use of Data for Transportation Performance Management: Guide for Practitioners

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Michael Pack, CATT Lab, University of Maryland
  • Joe Crossett, High Street Consulting
  • Frances Harrison, Spy Pond Partners, LLC

Moderated by: Hyun-A Park, Spy Pond Partners, LLC

TRB Webinar: How to guide alternative contracting projects March 26, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Alternative contracting projects require significant procedural and cultural changes on the part of highway agencies. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 26, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will address these changes. Learn about the tools of the trade for agencies that vary depending on the phase of project development, the specific task, the project complexity, and project size. The presenters will offer strategies and tools for contract administration of alternative contracting method projects. They will also discuss how these contracts differ from administration of traditional projects.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 939: Guidebooks for Post-Award Contract Administration for Highway Projects Delivered Using Alternative Contracting Methods, Volume 1: Design–Build Delivery.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Mounir El Asmar, Arizona State University
  • Jerry Yakowenko, Federal Highway Administration

Moderated by: Keith Molenaar, University of Colorado at Boulder

TRB Webinar: Transportation & COVID-19 – Practices from other disease outbreaks March 23, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How can the transportation industry deal with and manage the COVID-19 outbreak? TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, March 23 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will identify a holistic approach transportation and health agencies may take to contain and manage the outbreak. Addressing decision-making challenges in disease response in the transportation context is a multi-dimensional task, involving not only transportation and transit organizations, but health organizations, emergency management agencies, and communications outlets as well. Presenters will discuss their experience with other outbreaks such as H1N1 (2009 – a.k.a. “swine flu”) and Avian Influenza. They will identify challenges COVID-19 has presented in their transportation systems and what their agencies are doing to adapt and mitigate risks for those at greatest risk of contracting the illness. Presenters will also discuss what can be done today to enhance the resiliency of our transportation systems at risk of future similar disease outbreaks.

There is no fee to attend this webinar. However, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

TRB Webinar: Exploring equity implications of emerging transportation technologies March 19, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Measuring equity holistically can be approached in several ways in the field of transportation. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 19, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore how agencies can define and address disparity as they relate to emerging technologies and new transportation modes. The presenters will share tools, methods, and approaches that can scale to statewide and regional planning. They will also cover topics related to changing demographics of transportation users, economic disparity and opportunity, pricing and affordability, different modal users, access to new technologies, and environmental justice.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Sunny Farmahan, Arkansas Department of Transportation
  • Giovanni Circella, University of California, Davis
  • Stefanie Brodie, Toole Design Group

Moderated by: Elise Barrella, Wake Forest University

TRB Webinar: How rough is your pavement? March 17, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Because of their unique features, current practices for estimating urban and low-speed pavement roughness could lead to inappropriate or misleading data. Make your measurements more accurate. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 17, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will describe methods for measuring, characterizing, and reporting roughness on urban and low-speed roads. The presenter will describe longitudinal road profile features, including built-in features and built-in roughness. He will also describe challenges of accurate road profile data collection. Finally, the presenter will examine the use of the International Roughness Index (IRI) as a measure of ride quality, and describe methods of applying IRI on low-travel roadways.

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 914: Measuring, Characterizing, and Reporting Pavement Roughness of Low-Speed and Urban Roads.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Steve Karamihas, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

Moderated by: Brian Schleppi, Ohio Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Making your budget work – Stormwater management projects at airports March 16, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

When airports are considering expanding or improving their stormwater facilities, conducting a benefit-cost analysis helps illuminate options and prioritize investments. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, March 16 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will highlight the steps airports can take to evaluate and promote environmentally friendly approaches to stormwater management. The presenters will discuss experiences airports have had with stormwater fees and their approach for mitigating them. They will also explore how to optimize stormwater fee credits, exemptions, fee recovery, and negotiations with utilities.

The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 208: Benefit-Cost Analyses Guidebook for Airport Stormwater and Research Report 193: Strategies for Airports to Reduce Local Stormwater Utility Fees.

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

Webinar Presenters:

  • Richard Krop, The Cadmus Group
  • Mary Ellen Tuccillo, The Cadmus Group
  • Jamie Rooke, The Cadmus Group
  • James Jolley, The Cadmus Group

Moderated by: Casey Ries, Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority

TRB Webinar: Right-sizing transportation investments March 11, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Identifying right-sizing opportunities in the transportation sector can lead to social and economic value by repurposing, reusing, or fundamentally resizing existing transportation system assets. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 11, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore how to right-size transportation investments. Right-sizing involves asset management and system planning, as well as design and project development functions. Presenters will diagnose how an agency’s asset portfolio may no longer be expected to generate economic returns to justify anticipated improvement or preservation costs, and develop and assess options to right-size. They will also describe how to implement right-sizing solutions in collaboration with allied agencies and other jurisdictions.  

This webinar draws on research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 917: Right-Sizing Transportation Investments: A Guidebook for Planning and Programming.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Chandler Duncan, Metro Analytics
  • Naomi Stein, EBP
  • Mike Brown, Metro Analytics

Moderated by: Wade Carroll, Metro Analytics

TRB Webinar: A conversation on speed management March 09, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How does your community manage road speeds? TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, March 9, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss various speed management strategies and resources. Presenters will describe case studies from their communities and identify speed management priorities.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Issues in Major Cities.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Eric Tang, VHB
  • Megan Wier, San Francisco Department of Public Health
  • Libby Thomas, UNC Highway Safety Research Center
  • Rebecca Sander, Arizona State University
  • Dongho Chang, City of Seattle

Moderated by: Eric Tang, VHB

TRB Webinar: Quantifying the performance of your pavement preservation March 05, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement preservation treatments can be evaluated and quantified in several different approaches. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, March 5, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore three different approaches to quantifying the effects of pavement preservation treatments on pavement performance. The presenters will present findings from NCHRP Report 858. They will also showcase student projects on the various factors that can impact pavement preservation performance. The webinar will also discuss applied research for how local agencies can meet preservation policy targets.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Preservation.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Gonzalo Rada, Wood PLC
  • Andrew Braham, University of Arkansas
  • Scott Gibson, Regional Transportation Commission, Reno, Nevada

Moderated by: Judith Corley-Lay, National Center for Pavement Preservation

TRB Webinar: Fast-Tracked: A tactical transit study March 04, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Tactical urbanism can improve cities through their built environments. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that describes what tactical urbanism is and identifies current practices in tactical transit projects. Presenters will discuss how to improve transit speed, access, and ridership at a fraction of both the cost and time of conventional projects.

This webinar draws on research from TCRP Report 207: Fast-Tracked: A Tactical Transit Study

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

Webinar Presenters:

  • Anthony Garcia, Street Plans Collaborative
  • Dana Wall, Street Plans Collaborative
  • Kyle Gebhart, New York City Department of Transportation
  • Jay Monty, City of Everett

Moderated by: Anthony Garcia, Street Plans Collaborative

TRB Webinar: Greener in two ways – Innovative sustainability solutions for airports March 02, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How can airports be more sustainable? Airport personnel, regulators, airport consultants, and airport tenants are invited to a TRB webinar on Monday, March 2, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern to find out. The webinar will discuss ways in which airports use sustainability initiatives to increase economic viability, enhance social equity, improve operational efficiency, and conserve natural resources. Presenters will describe how airports may bolster sustainability initiatives through streamlining the flow of information, improving internal communications, and implementing solutions. They will also discuss how airports can integrate the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process with sustainability planning to make projects more efficient and impactful.

The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 209: Integrating Sustainability Planning and the Environmental Review Process and Synthesis 69: Airport Sustainability Practices – Drivers and Outcomes for Small Commercial and General Aviation Airports.

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

Webinar Presenters:

  • Carol Lurie, VHB
  • Daniel Prather, DPrather Aviation Solutions, LLC

Moderated by: Burr Stewart, Burrst

TRB Webinar: Emergency events and their damage to assets February 27, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Risk -based asset management is essential to long-term management of transportation infrastructure, including preparation for and recovery after emergency events. TRB is hosting a webinar on Thursday, February 27, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern that will explore how state departments of transportation can conduct statewide evaluations of roads, highways, and bridges that have been damaged due to emergency events, and use those results to improve asset management efforts. Presenters will explain how to identify locations where highway assets have been repeatedly damaged and discuss considerations for alternative strategies that could mitigate the risk of recurring damage.

This webinar draws on research from the NCHRP Synthesis Project 20-05/50-15: Asset Management Approaches to Identifying and Evaluating Assets Damaged Due to Emergency Events. The report has not yet been published.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Elisabeth Lennon, New York State Department of Transportation
  • Matthew Haubrich, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Curran Mohney, Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Michael Johnson, California Department of Transportation
  • Brad Allen, Applied Pavement Technologies

Moderated by: Shannon Foss, Minnesota Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Why surface transportation agencies use drones February 25, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), or drones, have broad applications. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, February 25, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that explores UAS applications for surface transportation agencies. The webinar will address how UASs can be implemented within state departments of transportation and what their applications are. Presenters will discuss challenges and opportunities regarding using UASs for data collection and identify potential impacts on future applications.

This webinar draws on research from the NCHRP Domestic Scan Program, Project 20-68A, Scan 17-01: Successful Approaches For The Use Of Unmanned Aerial System By Surface Transportation Agencies.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • James Gray, U.S. Federal Highway Administration
  • Basil Yap, North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Colin Brooks, Michigan Tech Research Institute

Moderated by: Emanuel Banks, Arkansas Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: How to preserve your pavement through better crack seal February 24, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement preservation can be achieved in several ways, one of which is sealing cracks. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, February 24, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore better crack sealing projects. The presenters will introduce key definitions and processes for crack sealing. They will also recommend project selection methods and identify key steps in the crack seal process. The webinar will also discuss what an inspector should look for to get a quality job, and determine how crack sealing may fit into an agency’s preservation program.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Preservation.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Larry Galehouse, Michigan State University
  • Bryan Darling, Crafco, Inc.
  • Andy Bennett, Michigan Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Judith Corley-Lay, National Center for Pavement Preservation

Webinar Outline

  1. Introduction to crack sealing
  2. Project selection steps in crack sealing
  3. What to look at and for to achieve quality
  4. How crack sealing fits in an agency's preservation program
  5. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

TRB Webinar: Let’s work together: Airport emergency working groups February 19, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

How quickly can airport staff respond to aviation incidents that result in injuries or deaths? TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will explain how airports can efficiently provide aid to victims and their loved ones. The webinar will discuss airport emergency working groups (EWGs) as a collaborative arrangement to providing more effective and rapid assistance. Airport EWGs are partnerships between airports, airlines, and other organizations that train and mobilize volunteers to help take care of victims and their families. Presenters will describe case examples to illustrate EWGs and other alternative methods for providing family assistance during the hours before the airline’s care team arrives.

This webinar draws on research from ACRP Synthesis Report 99: Airport Emergency Workgroups at Airports.

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

Webinar Presenters:

  • James F. Smith, Smith-Woolwine, Inc.
  • Robert Merrill, Unaffiliated
  • Harold Shaw, Massport

Moderated by: Keila Walker-Denis, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

 Webinar Outline

  1. Overview of EWG partnerships
  2. Tools to determine the need for an EWG and the steps to establishing them at airports
  3. Lessons learned from airport case studies
  4. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.


TRB Webinar: To fuel or not to fuel – guidance for providing aircraft fueling services February 12, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

If you’re an aviation professional, you are probably aware of the complexities of airport fueling facilities now that the industry has been altered by the advent of more fuel-efficient aircraft. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will outline the business aspects of an airport-operated fueling facility. Presenters will describe inventory management, fuel pricing, and record keeping. They will also discuss the operational and common legal challenges associated with fuel farms, such as using appropriate government documents, fuel farm ownership models, and general best practices.

This webinar draws on research from ACRP Research Report 192: Airport Management Guide for Providing Aircraft Fueling Services, and ACRP Legal Research Digest 28: Operational and Legal Issues with Fuel Farms. 

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

Webinar Presenters:

  • Lois Kramer, Kramer Aerotek Inc.
  • Eric Pilsk, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP
  • David Bannard, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP
  • Curt Castagna, Aeroplex/Aerolease Group

Moderated by: Mark Gibbs, San Bernardino International Airport Authority

TRB Webinar: Load testing for evaluating bridges February 11, 2020 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

The overall structural behavior of a bridge can be determined through load testing. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, February 11, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern that will delve into this topic. The webinar will focus on diagnostic load testing and proof load testing, and will identify how these tests can help refine the load rating of a bridge.

The presenters will define the different load tests, provide guidance about when and if to conduct a load test, and discuss how to prepare for it. They will also interpret the test results and determine how to quantify safety in terms of the reliability index after a load test is included.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Testing and Evaluation of Transportation Structures.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Eva Lantsoght, Universidad San Francisco de Quito
  • Jesse Grimson, BDI
  • David Yang, Lehigh University
  • Ed Zhou, AECOM

Moderated by: Sreenivas Alampalli, New York State Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Turbo-charged – Turbo roundabout advancements January 29, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

What’s the difference between a traditional roundabout and a turbo roundabout? TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 2:00 to 3:30 ET to answer this question. A turbo roundabout has the same operating characteristics as modern roundabouts but utilizes different geometrics to address the conflicts associated with the common crash types in multilane roundabouts. This webinar will discuss international experiences with turbo roundabouts and identify key considerations for U.S. implementation. The content is based on a technical summary by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Operational Effects of Geometrics and Geometric Design.

Some registrants will need to pay $105 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Letty Schamp, City of Hilliard, Ohio
  • Brian Moore, Arcadis
  • Jaap Tigelaar, Arcadis
  • RJ Porter, VHB

Moderated by: Mark Doctor, FHWA

TRB Webinar: Developing an ACRP problem statement through IdeaHub January 27, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Are you interested in submitting your great idea to the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)? TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, January 27, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will talk you through the process. Although nearly every ACRP research project begins its life as a problem statement, the problem statement writing process can be daunting. This webinar will provide tips from two ACRP Senior Program Officers about writing an effective problem statement and how to submit it to IdeaHub. IdeaHub is ACRP’s online collaborative platform for identifying research ideas and turning them into problem statements. Presenters will discuss how to maximize problem statement effectiveness and explain how to use IdeaHub.

This webinar is sponsored by ACRP. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters:

  • Matt Griffin, TRB
  • Joe Navarrete, TRB

Moderated by: Elaine Ferrell, TRB

TRB Webinar: Tunnel Operations Practices Featuring the MassDOT Tunnel December 11, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The transportation community is invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar is the second in a collaborative series between TRB, FHWA and AASHTO. It will discuss recent developments in tunnel management practices and provide announcements from tunnel-related organizations. This webinar will provide an overview of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) tunnel system, focusing on tunnel inventory and construction in Massachusetts. The presenters will also discuss operations management.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Tunnels and Underground Structures.

The first webinar in this series was: Tunnel Operations Practices Featuring the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Bill Bergeson, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Joseph Rigney, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)
  • Chester Osborne, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)

Moderated by: Bill Bergeson, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

TRB Webinar: Give the “All Clear” – Hazard Zoning at General Aviation Airports December 10, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airport personnel are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) : Evaluating Compatibility Zoning at General Aviation Airports.

States and local jurisdictions have enacted and implemented airport height, hazards, and land use compatibility zoning laws to varying degrees. Webinar presenters will evaluate the effectiveness of these laws in preventing flight hazards and incompatible land uses around general aviation (GA) airports. They will discuss how key aviation stakeholders can assist local governments in establishing and implementing more effective airport land use compatibility measures.

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

Webinar Presenters:

  • Maranda Thompson, Mead & Hunt
  • Mihir Shah, Arora Engineers
  • Stephanie Ward, Mead & Hunt

Moderated by: Joshua Abramson, Easterwood Airport

 

TRB Webinar: Innovative Alternative Intersection and Corridor Studies using the HCM6 December 05, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Traffic operations professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, December 5, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. This webinar will present an overview of how the new and updated methods in the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) may be used to design alternative intersections and corridors.

The updated HCM is now available from TRB. The HCM serves as a fundamental reference on concepts, performance measures, and analysis techniques for evaluating the multimodal operation of streets, highways, freeways, and off-street pathways. The most recent changes are designed to keep the manual in step with its users’ needs and present times.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service. It is the final in a series of webinars about the HCM. The previous webinars were held on on June 10, 2019; July 29, 2019; August 22, 2019; October 23, 2019; and November 14, 2019.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Vishal Khanapure, University of Florida
  • Bastian Schroeder, Kittelson & Associates

Moderated by: Christopher Kinzel, HDR

TRB Webinar: Advanced Structural Materials for Concrete Bridges December 03, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Bridge owners and designers are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET. This webinar will identify and compare several advanced performance structural materials that may be used on bridges. Material options that enhance the performance and durability of bridges have increased over the years, many of which may be broadly implemented on various bridges.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Concrete Bridges and Structural Fiber Reinforced Polymers.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Matt Chynoweth, Michigan Department of Transportation
  • William Potter, Florida Department of Transportation
  • Tony Nanni, University of Miami
  • Kyle Riding, University of Florida

Moderated by: Steven Nolan, Florida Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Road Safety in Low- and Middle-Income Countries November 25, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Road safety professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Monday, November 25, 2019, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of the safe system approach for road design by addressing road user needs, especially for vulnerable users. Crashes on roadways are a leading cause of death and injuries globally. While many higher income countries have made significant steps towards improved safety performance outcomes, lower- and middle-income countries have not been as successful. The webinar will discuss the updates to the Word Road Association (PIARC) road safety manual, describe national road strategies, and identify limitations on the road. The presenters will also draw on their international expertise to discuss how these topics may lead to a safer road system.

This webinar was organized with the cooperation of PIARC, in conjunction with the TRB Standing Committees on Highway Safety Performance and Transportation Safety Management.

There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Patrick Mallejacq, World Road Association
  • John Milton, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • John Barrell, Talk Talk
  • Lorenzo Domenichini, University of Florence

Moderated by: John Milton, Washington State Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Metered Roundabouts – Peak Hour Flows and Part-Time Signalization November 21, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Traffic design engineers are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview about using part-time signals to address peak hour flows at roundabouts. Many roundabouts built in the 1990s and 2000s are approaching their maximum design year volumes during peak hours. Part-time metering signals can equalize delays across roundabout approaches and ensure one approach does not dominate the roundabout during peak hours. The presenters will also share three case studies from across the country where early adopter agencies have successfully extended the design life of roundabouts during peak hours by using part time signalization.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts. It will also reference TRB reports about roundabouts, such as NCHRP Research Report 572, Roundabouts in the United States; NCHRP Research Report 672, Roundabouts: An Information Guide – Second Edition; and NCHRP Research Report 772, Evaluating the Performance of Corridors with Roundabouts. 

Some registrants will need to pay $105 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Jeremy Kashman, City of Carmel
  • LisaRene Schliperoort, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Ken Sides, Sam Schwartz Engineering

Moderated by: Gene Russell, Kansas State University

TRB Webinar: Using GIS for Land Use Compatibility Planning Near Airports November 20, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Airport personnel are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 200: Using GIS for Collaborative Land Use Compatibility Planning Near Airports.

To mitigate hazards, ensure safety and efficiency for aircraft operations, and uphold the quality of life in surrounding communities, airports must maintain compatible land use. However, land use planning faces many challenges, such as requiring significant amounts of data and technical analysis and engaging multiple stakeholders with different priorities. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data and applications are proven means of fostering collaboration between airports and surrounding stakeholders to achieve optimal land use compatibility. This webinar will describe research, results, and tools that airports and their neighbors can use to effectively apply GIS towards this increasingly challenging goal.

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

Webinar Presenter:

  • Randy Murphy, Arora Engineers, Inc.

Moderated by: Dan Bartholomew, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority

TRB Webinar: Emerging Issues in Transportation Project Finance November 18, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Those who finance transportation projects are invited to a TRB webinar on Monday, November 18, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET.  This webinar will offer various perspectives on emerging finance issues related to transportation projects. Presenters represent both the public and private sectors, and will focus on various aspects of project finance. They include a transaction lead from the US Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau, and equity investor from the private sector, an investment banker, and an attorney specializing in infrastructure transactions. Presentations will include information about a loan to a new train hall serving Amtrak and MTA Long Island Railroad New York City passenger trains, and market pricing and policy issues associated with green bonds. This webinar is based on a session presented at the TRB Annual Meeting in January 2019.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Revenue and Finance.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Dina Shaher, US Department of Transportation
  • John Dionisio, Meridiam
  • Andrew Mendelson, RBC Capital Markets
  • Barney Allison, Nossaman LLP

Moderated by: Nathan Macek, WSP

TRB Webinar: Cold as “ICE” – Intersection Control Evaluation Using HCM6 November 14, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Traffic operations and management practitioners are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 2:00-3:30 PM. ICE is emerging as a preferred method for identifying the most appropriate intersection form for a given location. This webinar will present an overview of how the new and updated methods in the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) and its companion, Planning & Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide (PPEAG), can be an integral part of the ICE process.

The updated HCM is now available from TRB. The HCM serves as a fundamental reference on concepts, performance measures, and analysis techniques for evaluating the multimodal operation of streets, highways, freeways, and off-street pathways. The most recent changes are designed to keep the manual in step with its users’ needs and present times.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service. It is the fifth in a series of webinars about the HCM. The previous webinar were held on on June 10, 2019; July 29, 2019; August 22, 2019; and October 23, 2019. The final webinar in the HCM series will be held in December.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Lee Rodegerdts, Kittelson & Associates
  • Matt Kittelson, Kittelson & Associates

Moderated by: Paul Ryus, Kittelson & Associates

TRB Webinar: Driving Surface Aggregate – Improving Performance and Sustainability November 13, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement engineers are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of driving surface aggregate (DSA) and how it can improve the performance and sustainability of unpaved, low volume roads. DSA is an aggregate specification developed by Penn State’s Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies, designed to achieve maximum compaction and resist erosion. The gradation of DSA, coupled with the recommended moisture and placement guidelines, may result in a smoother, more tightly bound surface that preserves fine materials, rather than allowing materials to escape as sediment or dust. The presenters will also discuss the benefits and limitations of DSA, including full life-cycle considerations.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Low Volume Roads.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Bethany Kunz, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Maureen Kestler, Retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Steve Bloser, Penn State University
  • Eric Chase, Penn State University

Moderated by: Brandon Jutz, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

TRB Webinar: Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Systems for Concrete Structures November 12, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Bridge engineers are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide a summary of the findings from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 907: Design of Concrete Bridge Beams Prestressed with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Systems.  Due to the differences in the physical and mechanical behavior from steel, CFRP materials require guidance to be used by engineers in building concrete structures like bridges. The presenters will also discuss design material properties, prestress losses, flexural design for prestress and post-tension applications, and serviceability limits.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Abdeldjelil Belarbi, University of Houston

Moderated by: Matt Chynoweth, Michigan Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Comprehensive Renewable Resources Strategy for Airports November 07, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airport personnel are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 197: Guidebook for Developing a Comprehensive Renewable Resources Strategy.

This webinar will discuss several renewable energy resources, offer guidance on strategic plan development, and outline several metrics that analyze the success of renewable energy projects at airports. With improved financial feasibility of renewable energy, airports have begun to implement renewable energy infrastructure. Presenters will go through the tools and resources created for the guidebook and show how they apply to real-world scenarios. The tools outlined in the guidebook may enable the inclusion of a renewable energy strategy into airport master plans.

 

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Shawn Shaw, Natural Power
  • Stephen Barrett, Barrett Energy Resources Group, LLC

Moderated by: Kris Russell, DFW

 

TRB Webinar: Complying with TMDL Requirements Related to Roadway Stormwater Runoff October 31, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Water management professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 918: Approaches for Determining and Complying with TMDL Requirements Related to Roadway Stormwater Runoff.

Transportation agencies across the country are required to comply with Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) mandates to address water quality requirements. TMDL compliance is a legally enforced time-schedule-order and can be resource-intensive, but if planned and implemented well, compliance can be incorporated into day-to-day transportation business and operation practices. This webinar will provide background information and discuss strategies on compliance. Presenters will describe development of a TMDL program as well as tools and methods for tracking compliance. They will also share lessons learned from examples of state TMDL programs.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Anna Lantin, Michael Baker International
  • William Fletcher, Oregon Department of Transportation (ret.)
  • Greg Granato, United States Geological Survey

Moderated by: Fred Noble, Florida Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Inertial Profiler Certification for the International Roughness Index October 28, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement engineers are invited to a TRB webinar on Monday, October 28, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will discuss the current state of practice for inertial profiler certification. Presenters will identify the findings from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 526: Inertial Profiler Certification for Evaluation of International Roughness Index. Inertial profilers collect repeatable and reproducible road profiles that are then analyzed to calculate a ride quality index, most commonly the International Roughness Index (IRI). The IRI is the performance measure that state departments of transportation must report to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as a part of the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) and Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) requirements. The presenters will also discuss certification test procedures, criteria, facilities and programs.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Surface Properties and Vehicle Interaction.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Rohan Perera, SME
  • Robert Orthmeyer, Federal Highway Administration
  • John Donahue, Missouri Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Magdy Mikhail, Texas Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Moving Beyond "Accommodating" – Integrated Multi-Modal Analysis in HCM6 October 23, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Traffic operations and management practitioners are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, from 2:00-3:30 PM. This webinar will discuss the multi-modal analysis methods incorporated into the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Sixth Edition. The HCM is commonly used by transportation agencies to evaluate and forecast operations of roadway facilities.  

Urban streets are used by a variety of travelers, including motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users. Projects intended to improve operations for one mode may also affect users of other modes, for better or for worse. The Highway Capacity Manual 6th Edition provides an integrated multimodal analysis framework to help analysts understand and quantify these trade-offs. This webinar will demonstrate how the HCM quantifies multimodal operations and quality of service and will provide case study examples of actual applications.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service. It is the fourth in a series of webinars about the HCM. The previous webinars were held on June 10, 2019, July 29, 2019, and August 22, 2019.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Aaron Elias, Kittelson & Associates
  • Paul Ryus, Kittelson & Associates

Moderated by: Tom Creasey, Caliper Corporation

TRB Webinar: Future-Proof Your Airport – Integrating Airport Sustainability Projects October 22, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airport personnel are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 205: Revolving Funds for Sustainability Projects at Airports and Synthesis 93: Sustainability’s Role in Enhancing Airport Capacity.

This webinar will identify new ways to incorporate and fund sustainability projects at airports. Sustainability has consistently represented the nexus of environmental stewardship, economic development, and social responsibility. Presenters will discuss how to integrate sustainability processes in airport capacity-enhancing projects, and how to use alternative funding methods to get them done.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Adam Klauber, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Liza Milagro, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
  • Oana Leahu-Aluas, Cadmus
  • Ted Anasis, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Moderated by: Thomas Cuddy, Federal Aviation Administration

TRB Webinar: Automated Pavement Condition Surveys October 21, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement management professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Monday, October 21, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide a summary of the findings from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 531 Automated Pavement Condition Surveys. This Synthesis project conducted a literature search and survey of state highway and Canadian provincial agencies in relation to semi- and fully-automated pavement condition surveys. The webinar will discuss the results of both the literature and survey review. The presenters will also summarize agency data quality management plans and criteria for quality control, verification, blind site testing, acceptance and error resolution.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Linda Pierce, NCE

Moderated by: Magdy Mikhail, Agile Assets

TRB Webinar: Understanding and Using Census Data for Tribal Transportation Programs October 17, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Tribal transportation planners are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, October 17, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET. This webinar will provide information about accurately counting tribal communities in the American Community Survey and the 2020 census. The American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) census has a significant role in several federal fund distribution formulas, including the Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) administered by the Federal Highway Administration and Bureau of Indian Affairs. The TTP's reliance on an Indian Housing Block Grant regulation for determining AI/AN population for each federally recognized tribe has seen fluctuations based on 2016 rule changes. The United States is also actively preparing for the 2020 census.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Native American Transportation Issues.

There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Norm DeWeaver, Norm DeWeaver Consulting
  • Dick Winchell, Eastern Washington University

Moderated by:  Ron Hall, Bubar & Hall Consulting LLC

TRB Webinar: Tunnel Operations Practices Featuring the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel October 16, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

The transportation community is invited to a webinar on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. This webinar is the first in a collaborative series between TRB, FHWA, and AASHTO. It will discuss recent developments in tunnel management practices and provide announcements from tunnel-related organizations. The webinar will discuss the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion in Virginia, focusing on how the project’s design-build procurement was structured to maximize value-generating innovation over risk-taking. 

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Tunnels and Underground Structures.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Lou Ruzzi, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation & AASHTO T-20 Chair
  • Conrad Felice, C. W. Felice, LLC & Tunnels and Underground Structures Chair
  • Prasad Nallapaneni, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Martha Gross, Virginia Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Bill Bergeson, U.S. Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Design and Construction of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Structures October 10, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Design and construction professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, October 10, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) walls and ground improvement methods. MSE structures allow for stabilization in soil environments that typically are not conducive to settlement and provide a path to easier infrastructure construction. The webinar will discuss challenges related to, and solutions for, construction of MSE walls in various challenging geologic settings. Presenters will also discuss their extensive experience in the design, construction, and performance of MSE walls on sites with soft foundational soils.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Earthworks.  

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Peter Anderson, The Reinforced Earth Company
  • Allen Sehn, Keller Foundations LLC
  • Sonia Swift, Menard Group USA

Moderated by: Jim Collin, The Collin Group

TRB Webinar: Legal Issues Regarding NEPA Assignment for Federal Transportation Programs October 09, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Transportation attorneys are invited to a webinar on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. This webinar will provide an overview of legal issues associated with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Assignment Program for federal transportation programs. Currently, six state departments of transportation (DOTs) participate in the NEPA Assignment Program, which allows the state to assume the Secretary of Transportation's responsibilities under NEPA for one or more transportation projects that meet certain criteria. Presenters will illustrate lessons learned that were encountered during the application process. They will also discuss the memorandum of understanding with the U.S. DOT and present case studies from three states – Alaska, Utah, and Texas.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Law.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Richard O’Connell, Texas DOT
  • William Malley, Perkins Cole LLP
  • Sean Lynch, Alaska Department of Law

Moderated by: Jomar Maldonado, US DOT

TRB Webinar: Unclutter Your Processes – Simplifying Climate Risk Management at Airports October 08, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airport personnel are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 188: Using Existing Airport Management Systems to Manage Climate Risk.

This webinar will identify airport-related climate and weather risks. Presenters will discuss disparate airport management programs that use varied decision-making systems, such as enterprise risk management, safety management, and emergency management. They will also explore asset management and capital planning. This webinar will provide ways in which airports can adjust these systems to better manage and prepare for potential risks from climate change.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Tommy Hendrickson, ICF
  • Lauren Seydewitz, Gresham Smith
  • Cassie Bhat, ICF
  • Amanda Vargo, ICF
  • Scott Morrissey, Denver International Airport

Moderated by:  Patti Clark, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

TRB Webinar: Practices for Stabilized and Recycled Base and Subgrade Materials October 07, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Road construction professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Monday, October 7, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of practices used to achieve high quality subgrade and base material when using lower quality or recycled materials. Laboratory and field data are used to predict performance of bases and subgrades and can be used to evaluate how low-quality and recycled materials can create high-quality bases and subgrades. The webinar will address construction efficiency gains for existing lane reconstruction using Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) and Cold Central Plant Recycling (CCPR), non-destructive testing (NDT) and lab design, relating lab data to field data, and utilizing the Plastic Mold Compaction Device (PM device) to compact and test a range of materials. Presenters will also discuss financial savings and improved performance through reclamation technologies.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Stabilization of Geomaterials and Recycled Materials and Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.  

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Brian Diefenderfer, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Tom Scullion, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Soheil Nazarian, University of Texas at El Paso
  • Isaac Howard, Mississippi State University

Moderated by: Robert Parsons, University of Kansas

TRB Webinar: Latest Advances in Large Span Buried Bridges October 03, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Bridge engineers are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, October 3, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. This webinar will identify strategies for constructing and maintaining large span buried bridges, which have at least a 50 foot span and consist of a buried structure that works with granular backfill to support design loads through soil-structure interaction. Over the past 20 years, there have been significant advancements and improvements in analysis, manufacturing, and materials that have resulted in an increase in structure spans, load carrying capabilities, and possible applications of buried bridges. This webinar will therefore demonstrate how large span buried bridges may be used as an alternative to conventional bridges. Presenters will discuss advance bridge construction applications, resilience, and project development. They will illustrate several case studies to highlight design standards and tools, steps taken to develop buried bridge projects, and considerations in specifications. This webinar is adapted from a workshop from the 2019 Annual Meeting.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Subsurface Soil-Structure Interaction; Culverts, Buried Bridges, and Hydraulic Structures; and Low-Volume Roads.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Joel Hahm, Big R Bridge
  • Michael Carfagno, Contech Engineered Solutions LLC
  • Kevin Williams, Atlantic Industries Limited

Moderated by: Joel Hahm, Big R Bridge

TRB Webinar: The Near-Road Pooled Fund Study September 30, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Air quality transportation professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Monday, September 30, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of the research done through the transportation pooled fund (TPF) to understand near-road air quality data, improve near-road air quality evaluations, implement effective mitigation, and more effectively respond to stakeholder information requests. Near-road air quality has been recognized for many years as an important environmental concern. In 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency mandated near-road air quality monitoring and in response, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and seven state departments of transportation created TPF to assess near-road air quality. This webinar will address the four areas used to assess near-road air quality: emissions, measured concentrations, modeled concentrations, and considerations for screening proposed transportation projects. Presenters will also discuss how attendees can understand near-road air quality issues and evaluate them on their own. 

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation and Air Quality.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Doug Eisinger, Sonoma Technology, Inc.
  • Steve Brown, Sonoma Technology, Inc.
  • Kenneth Craig, Sonoma Technology, Inc.

Moderated by: Karin Landsberg, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

TRB Webinar: Capture the Data – Quantifying Airport Ground Access Vehicle Activity September 26, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airport personnel are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 180: Guidebook for Quantifying Airport Ground Access Vehicle Activity for Emissions Modeling.


This webinar will discuss how airports can determine the data required to model ground access vehicle (GAV) emissions for airport projects and explain the established methods for obtaining and/or deriving GAV-specific data for modeling purposes. Airports conduct air quality studies for conformity determinations and other environmental and health-related assessments. GAVs include private vehicles, taxis, shuttles, rental cars, and delivery vehicles. They can be significant contributors to an airport’s emissions inventory and should therefore be considered in airport air quality studies.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Robbie Gross, KB Environmental Sciences

Moderated by:  David Breen, Port of Portland

TRB Webinar: Managing Effective Transportation Safety Systems: Research Update September 24, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Transportation safety managers are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The U.S. and individual states have made strides in improving transportation systems in areas such as operations and safety. Further management improvements may lead to safer roads for all citizens. This webinar will summarize safety management research presented during the TRB Annual Meeting in January 2019. Presenters will describe a safety planning approach for pedestrians, discuss implementing safety improvement plans, and explain how to generate public support.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Safety Management.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Scott Matthews, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tim Harmon, VHB
  • Evan Iacobucci, Rutgers
  • Janille Smith-Colin, Southern Methodist University

Moderated by: Jaeyoung Lee, University of Central Florida

TRB Webinar: Open Graded Pavements: A Primer with Emphasis on Water Quality Benefits September 19, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement designers are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. This webinar will describe open graded pavement designs for highways, including Permeable Friction Course (PFC) overlays. These overlays are thin-lift open-graded pavement sections placed over a conventional highway pavement section that are used to reduce noise, enhance traction during wet weather, and improve visibility. PFCs also have the potential to improve runoff water quality from highways. Presenters will review the properties of PFC that may help improve runoff water quality and review studies about water quality improvement from PFC overlays. They will also demonstrate how PFC may provide effective water mitigation in stormwater programs.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Asphalt Binders and Stormwater.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Michael Barrett, University of Texas at Austin
  • Darren Hazlett, University of Texas at Austin

Moderated by: Scott Taylor, Michael Baker International

TRB Webinar: Emerging Technologies for Construction Delivery September 18, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Construction professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 534: Emerging Technologies for Construction Delivery.

The webinar will provide an overview of the current practices state departments of transportation use for construction delivery. This webinar will focus on global positioning systems for layout, machine guidance, and quantity tracking; handheld computers for construction records; automated temperature tracking for concrete maturity monitoring; four-dimensional computer-aided drafting modeling for constructability analysis and improved communications; and web-based video cameras for remote project monitoring. Presenters will also discuss other technologies used for construction delivery, including virtual reality, radio frequency identification, and ground penetrating radar.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Chris Harper, Colorado State University
  • Dan Tran, University of Kansas
  • Ed Jaselskis, North Carolina State University

Moderated by: Mohammed Mehaney, Colorado State University

TRB Webinar: Implications of Technologies for Visually Impaired Pedestrians September 17, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Transportation technology developers are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of the demographics and characteristics of the visually impaired population and discuss the implications of technologies developed to aid this population. Developers of wayfinding or safety technologies intended to help the visually impaired may make incorrect assumptions that lead to interfaces or products that are too complex for users and don’t address the real problems the population faces. Presenters will provide research-based information about the evaluation of technologies, including what is most important to the visually impaired, meaningful and practical measures of technology effectiveness, and the relative merits of subjective evaluation of technologies and human factors testing.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Accessible Transportation and Mobility and User Information Systems.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Billie Louise Bentzen, Accessible Design for the Blind
  • Janet Barlow, Accessible Design for the Blind
  • Alan Scott, Elon University

Moderated by: Robert Wall-Emerson, Western Michigan University

TRB Webinar: Design Thinking Potential for State Departments of Transportation September 12, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Government transportation planners are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of Design Thinking, an approach based on creating human-centered products, services, and processes, and explain how this approach applies to government agencies. Design Thinking requires transportation organizations to ask questions and include stakeholders in the problem-solving process. This webinar includes ways transportation agencies used Design Thinking to improve their services and deliver projects. Presenters will provide a case study on how high school students utilized Design Thinking to develop a phone app that rewards users for not texting and driving and ways that Colorado, Idaho, and Utah departments of transportation are using the approach currently.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Management and Productivity.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Charlene McArthur, Idaho Department of Transportation
  • Patrick Cowley, Utah Department of Transportation
  • Gary Vansuch, Colorado Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Michael Nesbitt, Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Lessons Learned in Transportation Scenario Planning September 11, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:13 PM U.S. Eastern

State and city transportation managers are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide an overview of the Massachusetts’ Commission on the Future of Transportation Commonwealth findings and what these insights mean for other states and cities and what they plan around future forces in transportation. The Commission considered forces similar to those described in NCHRP Report 750, the Foresight Series, and worked to update the facts and trends in that series, as well as the role played by scenario development and planning during the process. This webinar includes a discussion about the Commission with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) by Commission members and the consultant team that supported the effort. Presenters will go over the lessons learned through the Commission and offer a resource and model that will assist city and state departments of transportations in examining future disruptions – and current responses to them – in their transportation systems.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Strategic Management.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Katherine Fichter, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Joe Crossett, High Street Consulting
  • Rebecca Davis, Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Andrew Hogeland, Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association

Moderated by: Elizabeth Williams, Massachusetts Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: New Resources for Managing Small Airports September 10, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airport personnel are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 16: Guidebook for Managing Small Airports.

This webinar will provide an overview of the responsibilities of financial management, oversight of contracts and leases, safety and security, noise impacts, community relations, compliance with federal and state obligations, facility maintenance, and capital improvements at small airports. The presenter will describe the expanded content and revised structure of the report and its associated electronic library, WebResource 6. She will describe how managers of small airports may use the strategies to help put the guidance into practice.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Susan Zellers, Hanson Professional Services, Inc.

Moderated by:  Mike Hainsey, Golden Triangle Regional Airport

TRB Webinar: Concrete Overlay Performance and Research Innovations September 05, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement designers are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, September 5, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. The webinar will explore highway agencies’ experiences with concrete overlays and will describe recent innovations with utilizing interlayers and fiber reinforcement. Concrete overlays may rehabilitate both existing concrete and asphalt pavement structures. Interest in the technology continues to grow. Presenters will discuss case studies of concrete overlays and illustrate design considerations of this technique.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • John Donahoe, Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Dan DeGraaf, Michigan Concrete Association
  • Julie Vandenbossche, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jeff Roesler, University of Illinois

Moderated by: Kurt Smith, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.

TRB Webinar: Roundabout Implementation Experience - Overcoming Challenges August 29, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Traffic design engineers are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, August 29, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. The webinar will provide guidance that overcomes challenges of roundabout implementation and provides successful outcomes. During the last ten years, the roundabout implementation experience started to show how transferable a concept or design is to many locations. Existing research and guidance shares these basic concepts, but there is very little real-world experience to help decision-makers with these applications within the roadway network. Facing challenges with the public, design, signals and operations, traffic design engineers may use case studies, modeling assumptions, and traffic models to assist decision-makers in seeing the possibilities of a roundabout and address the challenges they are often concerned about.

This webinar features a presentation on modeling insights and shares two individual case studies of roundabout intersections at locations where the implementation experience played a significant role in achieving success for the roundabout. Presenters will also discuss how engineers may assist decision-makers in looking at their previously held assumptions about roundabouts and instead view them as a valuable tool in traffic design.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts.

Some registrants will need to pay $105 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Doug McClanahan, Washington Department of Transportation
  • Mike McBride, America StructurePoint Inc.
  • Mike Maurovich, America StructurePoint Inc.
  • Hillary Isebrands, Federal Highway Safety Administration

Moderated by: Daniel Spann, Barge Design Solutions

TRB Webinar: The Research in Progress Database: Searching Records and Entering Projects August 28, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

All transportation researchers and students are invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. The webinar will provide provides users of TRB's Research in Progress (RiP) Database with the latest information about RiP's search and data entry interfaces. 

The RiP Database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently-completed transportation research projects. In order to comply with federal Public Access Plan requirements, projects that receive federal funding must be entered into the RiP database. This webinar is updating information presented during a webinar held on August 22, 2018.

There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenter

  • Janet Daly, Transportation Research Board

Moderated by: Elaine Ferrell, Transportation Research Board

TRB Webinar: Practices and Marketing to Increase Rural Transit Ridership and Investment August 27, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Transit marketing professionals are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Project 20-65 Task 73: Best Practices And Marketing To Increase Rural Transit Ridership And Investment.

The webinar will explore practices currently being used in transit agencies and state departments of transportation (DOTs) to increase ridership in rural areas. Attracting and maintaining ridership is a primary challenge facing rural transit systems. Alongside this concern is a parallel challenge to find a way to invest in transit strategies that strengthens return on investment. Presenters will provide an overview of the research conducted, discuss practices for rural transit agencies and state DOTs, and identify how to measure the return on investment.   

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Bethany Whitaker, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates
  • Maggie Derk, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates

Moderated by: Jeffrey Ang-Olson, ICF 

TRB Webinar: Recent Developments in Cold Asphalt Recycling August 26, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement designers are invited to a TRB webinar on Monday, August 26, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. The webinar will discuss recent research and implementation efforts related to cold in-place recycling (CIR) and cold central-plant recycling (CCPR) technologies. Recently, CIR and CCPR research has addressed mixture design, material characterization, modeling, quality assurance, and integration into design. Although the recycling technologies themselves are not new, many research and implementation efforts are using and developing new methodologies and enhancing the fundamental understanding of these processes.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on General and Emerging Pavement Design, Design and Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavements, Quality Assurance Management, Asphalt Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation, Critical Issues and Emerging Technologies in Asphalt, Nonasphalt Components of Asphalt Paving Mixtures, and Structural Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Jason Wielinski, Heritage Research Group
  • Craig Wieden, Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Travis Walbeck, West Virginia Division of Highways (formerly)
  • Stephane Charmot, Ingevity Corporation

Moderated by: Adam Hand, University of Nevada at Reno

TRB Webinar: Not Your Average Analysis – Introducing Travel Time Reliability in the HCM August 22, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Traffic operations and management practitioners are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, August 22, 2019, from 1:00-2:30 PM. This webinar will discuss travel time reliability estimation methods in the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Sixth Edition: A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis. The HCM is commonly used by transportation agencies to evaluate and forecast operations of roadway facilities.  The current version was released in late 2016.

Travel time reliability aims to quantify the variation of travel time and is defined using the entire range of travel times for a given trip, for a selected time period (for example, the peak period on weekday afternoons), and over a selected horizon (for example, a year). Measuring travel time reliability requires that a sufficient history of travel times be present to track travel time performance. The HCM enables analysts to estimate reliability when insufficient historical data is available or to predict the impacts of highway improvements and advanced operations strategies on reliability. Presenters will describe how to apply travel time reliability methods to the analysis of freeways, and urban streets.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service. It is the third in a series of webinars about the HCM. The first two were conducted on June 10, 2019 and July 29, 2019.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Rick Dowling, Kittelson & Associates
  • Tyrone Scorsone, Kittelson & Associates

Moderated by: Bastian Schroeder, Kittelson & Associates

TRB Webinar: Use of Life Cycle Assessment in Public Procurement: State of Practice August 20, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Pavement designers are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, August 20, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will highlight current efforts across United States’ departments of transportation to integrate Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)-based instruments into the project procurement process, including Environmental Product Declarations (EPD). The use of EPDs varies between different environments depending on what is required and desired. There are no requirements at the federal level, but the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Sustainable Pavements Program has led the development and dissemination of tools to support the use of LCA in project procurement. At the state level, different areas of the country have different requirements and plans in places to adopt EPDs. The webinar will address the varying requirements at different levels of government and how different departments of transportation handle their own LCAs. Presenters will highlight their experiences from both organizational and technical perspectives, focusing on the challenges and opportunities they encounter as LCA-based approaches start to inform project procurement.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on General and Emerging Pavement Design.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Jacquelyn Wong, California Department of Transportation
  • Curt Turgeon, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Milena Rangelov, Federal Highway Administration - National Research Council

Moderated by: Amlan Mukherjee, Michigan Technological University

TRB Webinar: Limitations of the Infiltration Approach to Stormwater Management August 15, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Stormwater management practitioners are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will provide guidance for determining appropriate siting and design of stormwater infiltration practices based on the limitations, risks, and benefits in the context of the built and natural environments. The practice of mitigating roadway runoff through infiltration has increased in recent years because of its ability to reduce stormwater volume, increase groundwater recharge, and reduce peak flows and pollutant transport. Some state departments of transportation are required to use infiltration practices for their roadway projects unless infiltration is proven infeasible. This webinar will address a broad range of issues associated with choosing and siting infiltration practices for mitigating roadway stormwater limitations, including effects of climate, soils, topography, geology, vegetation, and land use. Presenters will also discuss pollutants of concern on surface water and groundwater quality; effects on surface water and groundwater quantity; and conditions under which full, partial, and no or incidental infiltration would be feasible. They will also identify gaps in the body of knowledge and discuss options for improving the effectiveness and reducing risks.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Stormwater.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Aaron Poresky, Geosyntec Consultants
  • Eric Strecker

Moderated by: Scott Taylor, Michael Baker International

TRB Webinar: How It Affects You: IMO’s January 1, 2020, Vessel Fuel Deadline August 13, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Practitioners from the maritime industry are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will discuss the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s 0.5% reduced-sulfur global vessel fuel standard, which goes into effect on January 1, 2020. This new standard may save lives, impose global costs, and create disruptive effects across the maritime supply chain. Presenters will examine some of the projected potential impacts of the new IMO standard, which may help practitioners adjust to the effects to the maritime sector and its cross-sector supply chain. 

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Ports and Channels.

There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.


Webinar Presenters

  • Lee Kindberg, Maersk
  • Stephen Cadden, Coalition for Responsible Transportation
  • James Corbett, University of Delaware

Moderated by: Russell Adise, Ports & Channels Supply Chain Subcommittee

TRB Webinar: Plan for Disaster: Is Your Airport Prepared For An Airfield Accident? August 08, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Airport personnel are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 31: Improving Stakeholder Engagement in Aircraft Accident Response Planning and Legal Research Digest 33: Overview of Airport Duties and Standards of Care in Airfield Accident Cases.

This webinar will provide guidance for airport personnel who seek to engage with accident response stakeholders beyond the boundaries of the airport. The U.S. Federal Administration (FAA) regulations require airports to be prepared to respond to emergency situations. These situations include aircraft accidents, which can threaten the safety and welfare of the airport, its occupants, and the surrounding community. Presenters will discuss the airport’s duties and standards of care in an airfield accident context, including the extent to which federal preemption may apply.


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

Webinar Presenters
         • Kenneth Neubauer, Futron Aviation Corporation
         • Jodi Howick, Howick Law, PLLC


Moderated by: Heidi Ann Benaman, Faith Group, LLC

TRB Webinar: Social and Economic Sustainability Metrics for Public Transportation August 06, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

Practitioners from transit agencies are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET. The webinar will feature research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Research Report 205: Social and Economic Sustainability Performance Measures for Public Transportation.

This webinar will provide an overview of the report along with the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA’s) Social and Economic Sustainability Framework for Transit Agencies document. Presenters will discuss the process of identifying and selecting social and economic performance measures for sustainability of public transportation projects. They will also identify strategies for agencies to operationalize these performance measures.

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


Webinar Presenters

  • Heather Unger, Louis Berger U.S., Inc. - A WSP Company
  • Sarah Buckle, TransLink
  • Ryan McAlpine, Maryland Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Adrienne Heller, Louis Berger U.S., Inc. - A WSP Company

TRB Webinar: Toolkit for Measuring Public Involvement Effectiveness in Transportation July 30, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 905: Measuring the Effectiveness of Public Involvement in Transportation Planning and Project Development.

This webinar will illustrate how transportation agencies can use a rigorously tested, user-friendly tool to measure the effectiveness of their public involvement. The Public Involvement Effectiveness Measurement Toolkit enables agency professionals to track performance throughout the project lifecycle, identify strengths and weaknesses of public involvement activities, and support their decisions about how to allocate resources. The Public Involvement Effectiveness Measurement Toolkit may be used with various types of projects, including building new facilities, changes to existing facilities, and planning efforts. The presenters will provide ways to  deploy this toolkit.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Bruce Brown, PRR
  • Anne Fruge, PRR
  • Shaun Glaze, PRR
  • Jamie Strausz-Clark, PRR

Moderated by: Kate Gunby, PRR

TRB Webinar: Rapid Scenario Planning: Freeway Facilities Analysis Using the HCM July 29, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 29, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that provides updates to the latest version of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Sixth Edition: A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis, which will be released next year.  HCM is commonly used by transportation agencies to evaluate and forecast operations of roadway facilities. It may also be used to cost-effectively and reliably support agencies’ planning, programming, and management decisions.

This webinar will provide an overview of the HCM freeway facilities methodology. This methodology integrates all freeway segment methods in the HCM (basic, merge, diverge, and weaving segments) into a multi time-period analysis framework that tracks queue build-up and dissipation over a 24-hour period.  It provides similar performance measures to a microsimulation analysis, but with shorter turnaround time and a streamlined calibration process. Once a facility has been set up and calibrated, the method supports a Rapid Scenario Planning process, which generates scenario-specific results and sensitivity analyses within minutes, allowing for near real-time decision support for freeway analysis projects. The presenter will provide case study applications of the method, including evaluation of capital improvements, transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) strategies, and work zones from multiple states.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Bastian Schroeder, Kittelson and Associates

Moderated by: Tom Creasey, Caliper Corporation

TRB Webinar: Partnerships Between Transit Agencies and Transportation Network Companies July 17, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Research Report 204: Partnerships Between Transit Agencies and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs).

This research is designed to help transit agencies that have decided to pursue partnerships with one or more TNCs. This report draws from twenty case study partnerships explored or implemented by early 2018 in order to provide information on where, when, and how partnerships between transit agencies and TNCs may be considered and pursued. While partnerships between transit agencies and private mobility providers are not new, partnerships with TNCs create unique opportunities and challenges as both parties work toward mutually beneficial program models.

The presenters will discuss the findings related to common motivations, target markets, partnership designs, and case study highlights. They will also provide specific, practical guidance for transit agencies considering partnerships with TNCs.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Terra Curtis, Nelson/Nygaard
  • Meg Merritt, Nelson/Nygaard
  • Buffy Ellis, KFH Group, Inc.
  • Carmen Chen, Nelson/Nygaard

Moderated by: David Perlmutter, Nelson/Nygaard

TRB Webinar: Innovations in Freight Data July 16, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET to highlight key presentations from the April workshop entitled Innovations in Freight Data. Presenters will discuss the latest applications of emerging data sources and data fusion methods. They will identify freight data tools that are adaptable, flexible, user-friendly, and preserve proprietary data, or that are developed with open source technology. Presenters will also describe transferable methods of data collection, analysis, and visualization to meet local, federal, or international freight planning and performance measurement requirements. Finally, they will share current practices for addressing persistent gaps in freight data collection and evaluation and for responding to the new challenges associated with the use of recent and emerging data sources.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Freight Transportation Data.

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Joel Worrell, Florida Department of Transportation
  • Donald Ludlow, CPCS Transcom
  • Sherif Ishak, Old Dominion University

Moderated by: Alison Conway, City University of New York

TRB Webinar: Avoid Costly Mistakes: Understanding FAA Grant Assurance Obligations July 11, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 11, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 184: Understanding FAA Grant Assurance Obligations.

More than 3,000 airports in the United States have, at one time or another, received an Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund airport planning or development. Each AIP grant currently issued by the FAA includes 39 numbered grant assurances that further define the conditions and obligations associated with these grants. This webinar will discuss the frequency that grant compliance issues arise and the specific grant assurances that are most often the subjects of complaints or investigations.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Barry Molar, Unison Consulting, Inc.

Moderated by:  Stephanie Ward, Mead & Hunt, Inc.

 

TRB Webinar: Visualization for Transportation Decision-Making, Operations, and Safety July 08, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 8, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that discusses visualization in transportation decision-making, operations, and safety. In the transportation industry, visualization is a way to build consensus and monitor the progress of initiatives. Properly utilizing  visualization techniques may bring clarity to complex data sets and improve communication between technical experts and policymakers. The presenters will discuss ways that visualization may enhance transportation outcomes by improving decision-making, operations, and safety.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Visualization in Transportation.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Brittany Gernhard, High Street Consulting Group
  • Michael Pack, CATT Laboratory at the University of Maryland
  • Skylar Knickerbocker, Iowa State University

Moderated by: Charles Lattimer, Atkins North America

TRB Webinar: Understanding Polydrug Use and Its Role in Drug-Impaired Driving July 01, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 1, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that examines the role polydrug use – the concurrent use of multiple drugs – may play in drug-impaired driving. Polydrug use includes illicit drug use, the intentional misuse of prescription drugs, or the concurrent use of multiple drugs for therapeutic use.  More research into how different drug combinations affect driving is currently underway.

This webinar will discuss recent findings on polydrug use in the general population and among drivers arrested for driving under the influence. The presenters will discuss steps law enforcement is taking to identify polydrug use through the drug evaluation and classification program. They will also describe developments in roadside oral fluid testing that may allow for early detection of drug-impaired driving.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Transportation.

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

Webinar Presenters:

  • Ron Flegel, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Jennifer Harmon, Orange County Crime Lab
  • Chuck Hayes, International Association of Chiefs of Police

Moderated by: Jana Price, U.S. National Transportation Safety Board

TRB Webinar: How Agency Culture Is Transforming with the Use of Performance Measures June 27, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 27, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET to discuss how transportation agencies are heading toward performance management practices as part of agency culture. Presenters will explain how agencies may achieve strategic objectives by using oversight performance measures to drive organizational improvements. This webinar will focus on how agencies are making their journey, overcoming obstacles along the way, and planning future steps to eventually reach sustainable performance management practices as part of agency culture.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Management and Productivity.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Jim Padilla, Texas Department of Transportation
  • Rebecca Geyer, North Dakota Department of Transportation
  • Deanna Belden, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • David Putz, Iowa Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Ting Ma, District of Columbia Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Research and Lessons Learned Implementing Diverging Diamond Interchanges June 26, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that discusses diverging diamond interchanges (DDIs). An increasing number of states are utilizing DDIs as a way to potentially solve their congestion and safety hotspots. Research is now underway to determine how states may apply DDIs in specific situations.

This webinar will discuss previous and current research into DDIs. The presenters will tie this research into the design phase in order to show how DDIs may be implemented.  The presenters will also describe some of the lessons learned by practitioners.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Geometric Design.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Bastian Schroeder, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
  • Praveen Edara, University of Missouri at Columbia
  • Brian Toombs, Burgess & Niple Inc.

Moderated by: Chris Cunningham, North Carolina State University

TRB Webinar: Cone Penetration Test and Liquefaction Evaluation for Highway Bridges June 24, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, June 24, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that discusses the cone penetration test (CPT), which can provide data for investigating and characterizing site specific subsurface conditions. Improperly characterizing subsurface conditions may increase risks during the planning, design, construction, and operation of transportation infrastructure. This webinar will focus on using CPT to assess geoseismic hazards, such as liquefaction, using a case study of a highway bridge in California.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges and the Standing Committee on Foundations of Bridges and Other Structures.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Sharid Amiri, Caltrans
  • Gerald Verbeek, Verbeek Management Services

Moderated by: Kenneth Fishman, McMahon & Mann Consulting Engineering and Geology

TRB Webinar: Limitations of Drug Fatality Data June 13, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET to discuss limitations of fatality crash data reporting, specifically regarding drug-involved driving. The webinar will discuss crash data on individuals who are fatality-injured in a motor vehicle crash in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) is sometimes used to present levels of drug-positive driving, to analyze drug driving trends, and to identify impacts of legislation and programs.  Presenters will identify components of drug testing, and of FARS, to provide an understanding of what data goes into FARS, and how that informs data analyses.  

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Transportation.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Tara Kelley-Baker, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
  • Amy Berning, NHTSA
  • TrisAnn Jodon, NHTSA
  • Amy Miles, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
  • Ryan Smith, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Moderated by: Tara Casanova Powell, Casanova Powell Consulting

TRB Webinar: Communications Strategies for Talking Tolls & Public-Private Partnerships June 11, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET to discuss successful communications strategies for engaging the public in conversations around tolling and public-private partnerships (P3s). Proposals for funding transportation projects through tolls and P3s are often met with many questions and concerns from the public. The webinar will feature presenters who are familiar with congestion pricing and P3 projects. They will identify successful communications strategies they have used to inform the public about these strategies. Presenters will also discuss communications challenges and solutions and examine how to approach equity concerns.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Public Involvement in Transportation, Congestion Pricing, Managed Lanes, Environmental Justice in Transportation, and Revenue and Finance.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Michelle Holland, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Michael McGurk, Transurban
  • Emily Glad, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Steve Pustelnyk, Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

Moderated by: Colleen Gants, PRR

TRB Webinar: Simple Highway Capacity Manual Analysis Tools for Planning Applications June 10, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET to discuss The National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 825: Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide. This was developed in parallel with the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Sixth Edition: A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis. HCM is commonly used by transportation agencies to evaluate and forecast operations of roadway facilities. It may also be used to cost-effectively and reliably support agencies’ planning, programming, and management decisions. The Guide may demonstrate how HCM methods can be adapted to the larger study areas and less-precise, less-available data typical of planning and preliminary engineering studies.

This webinar will explore the contents of the NCHRP report, using case studies to illustrate how back-of-the-envelope methods and simple spreadsheets may be applied to a variety of planning studies. The presenter will identify how its methods provide analyses whose results will be consistent with those of more-detailed HCM operational analyses occurring at a later stage of project development. This webinar will be the first in a six-part series about the updates to the Highway Capacity Manual.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Paul Ryus, Kittleson and Associates

Moderated by: Brian Dunn, Oregon Department of Transportation 

TRB Webinar: Continuous Deflection for Comprehensive Pavement Assessments May 30, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET to discuss the applications of continuous pavement deflection. The ability to collect structural capacity information at traffic speeds is changing the way agencies evaluate their pavement needs. This webinar will explore how agencies may more effectively conduct pavement assessments. Presenters will also compare continuous deflection to traditional methods of assessing pavements.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Pavement Structural Modeling and Evaluation and Pavement Condition Evaluation.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Brian Diefenderfer, Virginia Transportation Research Council
  • Gerardo Flintsch, Virginia Tech University

Moderated by: Nadarajah Sivaneswaran, U.S. Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: The Making of a Smart Airport: Preparing for the Internet of Things May 22, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 191: A Primer to Prepare for the Connected Airport and the Internet of Things.

The Internet of Things (IoT), as defined by the International Telecommunications Union, is “a global infrastructure for the information society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting (physical and virtual) things based on existing and evolving interoperable information and communication technologies” (i.e., connecting devices together in new ways through the Internet). IoT may generate new customer-serving and revenue-generating opportunities at airports, optimize airport operations, and create efficiencies that could impact various stakeholders. This webinar will explain these potential benefits, describe the barriers and limitations to IoT implementation and how they may be overcome, and provide an understanding of current practices and lessons learned.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Johanna Zmud, Texas A&M University Transportation Institute
  • Joe Mariani, Deloitte
  • Humphrey Loe, San Francisco International Airport

Moderated by:  Kevin Carlson, AECOM

TRB Webinar: Evolution of Intellectual Property and Research in the Transportation World May 21, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET to discuss current practices for managing intellectual property with regards to transportation research projects. Presenters will examine how intellectual property is currently safeguarded and how state departments of transportations may be able to improve these processes. They will discuss transportation-related patents and research and identify the copyright permissions used by transportation research departments. Presenters will also discuss the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 799: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Conduct of Research.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Jason Bittner, Applied Research Associates
  • Enid White, Wyoming Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Tim McDowell, Wyoming Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Guide to Snow and Ice Performance Measures: Key Findings & Recommendations May 15, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 889: Performance Measures in Snow and Ice Control Operations.

This webinar will provide context to the guide and describe the set of performance measures that have been identified. Presenters will include current practices and potential approaches from state departments of transportation on their use of snow and ice performance measurements. They will also explain how they plan to incorporate findings from the guide.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Deepak Gopalakrishna, ICF
  • Jeremy Schroeder, Athey Creek Consultants

Moderated by: Deepak Gopalakrishna, ICF

TRB Webinar: Dialysis Transportation: The Intersection of Transportation and Healthcare May 13, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, May 13, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Research Report 203: Dialysis Transportation: Intersection of Transportation and Healthcare.

This webinar will address challenges that public transportation agencies encounter regarding the rising demand of dialysis-related transportation and its associated costs. People who depend on public transportation for dialysis treatments often require more specialized services than general public transportation agencies are designed to provide. The presenters will provide an overview of the report findings, which came from surveys of transit agencies, dialysis facilities, and dialysis patients. They will also describe practices and strategies for transit agencies and the healthcare industry that may address the challenges in dialysis-related transportation.

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


Webinar Presenters

  • Buffy Ellis, KFH Group, Inc.
  • Sue Knapp, KFH Group, Inc.
  • Marsha Regenstein, George Washington University School of Public Health

Moderated by: Fred Fravel, KFH Group, Inc.

TRB Webinar: Priming the Pump: Cleaner Approaches to Airport Ground Transportation May 08, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features  research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 85: Alternative Fuels in Airport Fleets and Synthesis 89: Clean Vehicles, Fuels, and Practices for Airport Private Ground Transportation Providers.

The research from these two companion syntheses may help airport operators make smart choices for alternative fuels and clean vehicle policies at airports. The presenters will address how to use alternative fuels in airport-owned or operated fleets, including maintenance and facilities vehicles, security vehicles, and shuttles. They will discuss battery electric vehicles, hydrogen, biofuels, compressed natural gas, renewable diesel, and renewable natural gas.

The presenters will also cover public-use airports implementing clean vehicle policies for private ground transportation (GT) operators, and discuss challenges and best practices. They will focus on several types of clean vehicle policies and how airports apply them to various private GT operators at the airport such as taxicabs, shared van rides, hotel/parking shuttles, scheduled airport service, transportation network companies (TNCs), and other providers.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Geoffrey Morrison, The Cadmus Group, Inc.
  • Cian Fields, The Cadmus Group, Inc.
  • Alexander Kolpakov, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida
  • Austin Sipiora, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida
  • Tami McCrossen-Orr, Los Angeles World Airports

Moderated by:  Abubaker Azam, San Francisco International Airport

TRB Webinar: Understanding Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Interstate Certification May 01, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET to discuss interstate certification challenges within the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. The interstate certification component of the DBE program has often caused confusion. This webinar will focus on the details of the DOT’s interstate rule in order to enable state DOTs, certifiers, DBE firms, and other impacted parties to better understand the purpose of the rule. Presenters will discuss the available review options, describe allowable supporting documentation, and identify grounds for good cause denial determinations. 

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Marc Pentino, U.S. DOT Department of Civil Rights
  • Martha Kenley, U.S. Federal Highway Administration Department of Civil Rights

Moderated by: Ruth Byrd-Smith, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

TRB Webinar: A Simplified Full Depth Precast Concrete Deck Panel System April 30, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 895: Simplified Full Depth Precast Concrete Deck Panel Systems

This webinar will describe the development of a full depth precast concrete deck panel system with simplified connection details. The connection details promote extending the spacing between clusters of studs while using discrete joints between the precast deck panel system and the supporting concrete or steel girders. Presenters will discuss the investigation and validation of the system’s behavior. They will also describe the set of guidelines that were developed to directly implement this system.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Sameh Badie, The George Washington University
  • George Morcous, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

Moderated by: Pedro Silva, The George Washington University

TRB Webinar: Ensuring Equity with Priced Managed Lanes April 29, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 29, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET to discuss methods for identifying, evaluating, and mitigating access and affordability challenges for priced managed lanes facilities. Priced managed lanes provide governments and local authorities with regional transportation network improvements and funding sources. However, pricing and access policies may impose disproportionately adverse effects to other users. Presenters will describe how to ensure that both vertical and horizontal equity concerns that result from pricing and access decisions are alleviated. They will share current practices from a diverse portfolio of projects, each with unique equity concerns.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Managed Lanes.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Jeff Neal, North Central Texas Council of Governments
  • Ryan Ross, San Diego Association of Governments
  • Rick O’Hara, Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Elisa Bell, Transurban

Moderated by: John Freyermuth, HNTB

TRB Webinar: Building Better Micro Surfacing and Slurry Seals April 24, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET to describe micro surfacing and slurry seals and discuss their use and construction. These pavement preservation techniques are widely used and suitable for higher trafficked roadways, but practitioners have encounters some problems. Presenters will examine these problems and identify possible improvements, including those that relate to specifications, training, and processes. They will also discuss utilizing current industry practices to ensure positive outcomes and performance. Presenters will include key points for inspectors to look for when using micro surfacing and slurry seal techniques.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Preservation.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Andrew Braham, University of Arkansas
  • Greg Garner, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
  • Tim Harrawood, Vance Brothers, Inc.

Moderated by: Judith Corley-Lay, National Center for Pavement Preservation


TRB Webinar: Evaluation of Superheavy Load Movement on Flexible Pavements April 23, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will examine procedures for analyzing the impacts of superheavy load (SHL) movement on flexible pavements developed under a U.S. Federal Highway Administration-sponsored research project*. SHL hauling units are much larger and heavier than standard trucks and may involve gross vehicle weights in excess of a few million pounds, which at times requires specialized trailers and components with nonstandard spacing between the tires and axles.

The presenters will discuss analysis methods -- such as subgrade bearing failure analysis, sloped pavement shoulder failure analysis, buried utility risk analysis, localized shear failure analysis, deflection-based service limit analysis, and cost allocation analysis -- to determine whether a pavement is structurally adequate to sustain SHL movement.  They also will describe the SuperPACK tool developed to conduct this analysis.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Structural Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures; TRB Standing Committee on General and Emerging Pavement Design; TRB Standing Committee on Design and Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavements; and TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Structural Modeling and Evaluation.

*The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this webinar are those of the researchers who performed the research. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Elie Hajj, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Raj Siddharthan, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Hadi Nabizadeh, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Seyed-Farzan Kazemi, University of Nevada, Reno

Moderated by: Nadarajah Sivaneswaran, Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Taking Preparedness Seriously: Emergency Exercises for Any Airport April 18, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features  research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 72: Table Top and Full-scale Emergency Exercises for General Aviation, Non-hub and Small Hub Airports and Research Report 187: Transportation Emergency Response Application (TERA) Support Materials for Airport EOC Exercises.

Airports must be prepared to address the many hazards that could affect facilities, operations, personnel, and passengers. Exercises are essential for emergency and disaster preparedness. By conducting and evaluating exercises, airports can assess the readiness of its plans, policies, procedures, systems, and resources for a variety of disaster scenarios. This webinar will feature tabletop and full-scale emergency exercise practices that may be used by small general aviation, non-hub, and small hub airports. The webinar will also focus on Transportation Emergency Response Application (TERA) support materials for commercial airports of all sizes. These materials may help guide airport staff tasked with planning, coordinating, and facilitating a functional Emergency Operations Center (EOC) exercise or an annual tabletop exercise.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • James Smith, Smith-Woolwine, Inc.
  • Timothy Riecker, Emergency Preparedness Solutions, LLC
  • Robin Riecker, Emergency Preparedness Solutions, LLC

Moderated by:  Brett Fay, Tampa International Airport

TRB Webinar: Road Weather and Flood Monitoring with the National Water Model April 15, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET to discuss how state departments of transportation may utilize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Water Model. Accurate, timely, and reliable forecasts are necessary for transportation decision makers to make informed decisions on re-routing traffic or closing roadways if flooding is imminent. Presenters will discuss how to integrate this model into transportation management or maintenance operations in order to monitor road weather and flooding conditions.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Surface Transportation Weather.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Silvana Croope, Delaware Department of Transportation
  • Vincent Esguerra, California Department of Transportation
  • Edward Clark, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Moderated by: Paul Pisano, Federal Highway Administration, retired

TRB Webinar: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act: Update on Case Law April 11, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will provide an overview of recent cases and transportation-related policy issues about section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NPHA). Presenters will discuss how these cases and policy considerations influence the section 106 process for transportation projects. They will also discuss programmatic developments regarding section 106 compliance.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Environmental Issues in Transportation Law.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Kelly Fanizzo, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
  • Elizabeth Merritt, National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Laura Schick, Federal Railroad Administration

Moderated by: Jomar Maldonado, Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Programs to Support the Deployment of the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure April 03, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that discusses the development of the electric vehicle network.  Electrification of the vehicle fleet will be a major change to the transportation sector. This may have a significant effect on the environment with the reduction in vehicle emissions.

The presenters will discuss the programs and funding sources that are supporting the deployment of electric vehicle infrastructure.  Several programs, such as the Federal Highway Administration’s Alternative Fuels Corridor program, support the development of alternative fuel sources and electric charging stations. Presenters will also discuss public partnership agreements and their role in facilitating this transition.  The material in this webinar supplements other webinars focusing on electric vehicle deployment including the Straight to Recording series on the Alternative Fuels Corridor Program and the April 25, 2018, TRB Webinar: Technology Changes Influencing the Decline of Vehicle Emissions.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation and Air Quality.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Francisco Posada, The International Council on Clean Transportation
  • Christian Williss, Colorado Water Conservation Board, Department of Natural Resources
  • Jennifer Venema, City of Sacramento

Moderated by: Kevin Black, Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Geotechnical Risk Management Tools for Design-Build Projects April 01, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 1, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 884: Guidelines for Managing Geotechnical Risks in Design–Build Projects.

This webinar will discuss risk management tools for addressing geotechnical risks in design-build projects. Presenters will describe each tool, determine the phases in the project life cycle where each tool may be most appropriate, and identify how transportation agencies around the country successfully employed the tools. They will also discuss the differing site conditions case law findings that guided the identification of the tools.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Doug Gransberg, Gransberg & Associates, Inc.
  • Bora Cetin, Iowa State University

Moderated by: Ghada Gad, California State Polytech University at Pomona

TRB Webinar: One Federal Decision: Requirements and Tips for Achieving This Goal March 27, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM that will discuss how to adhere to Presidential Executive Order 13807, which focuses on expediting infrastructure projects by suggesting that National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) decisions should be made in two years (Notice of Intent to Record of Decision). Furthermore, this order suggests that all federal decisions should be coordinated in a way that permits can be issued within ninety days of the NEPA decision. This webinar will describe practices that have already been applied as well as others for consideration that may help agencies achieve these goals for their transportation projects. Presenters are project managers in the areas of environmental planning, and will provide technical, legal, and policy insights to help implement the executive order.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Fred Wagner, Venable LLP
  • Diane Nulton, HDR, Inc.
  • Ted Boling, Council on Environmental Quality

Moderated by: Diane Nulton, HDR, Inc.

TRB Webinar: Waterborne Traffic Paint Application, Materials Selection, and Testing March 26, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss practices for applying pavement markings.  While pavement markings are a safety measure with a long history and broad use, there is a wide variety of practices, resulting in significant differences in paint quality from location to location. This webinar will present a case study of one state department of transportation that improved year-round maintained retroreflectivity of their waterborne traffic paint by focusing on quality and education. The presenters will also focus on materials testing for both paint and beads, and they will demonstrate how materials testing and selection processes may improve marking visibility.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Signing and Marking Materials.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Eric Greyson, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Tom Honich, Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Adam Pike, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Moderated by: Jim Swisher, Virginia Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Improved Analysis of Two-Lane Highway Capacity and Operational Performance March 25, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Web-Only Document 255: Improved Analysis of Two-Lane Highway Capacity and Operational Performance.

This webinar will describe the development of a new two-lane highway analysis methodology that introduce features that supplement and replace several aspects of the existing two-lane highway analysis methodology in the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM). Two-lane highways account for a significant portion of the national highway system, and two-lane highways in previously less developed areas are experiencing increases in traffic demand.  Presenters will discuss improved methodologies to model two-lane highways. They will identify microsimulation tools and explore possible changes to the HCM.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Scott Washburn, University of Florida
  • Ahmed Al-Kaisy, Montana State University

Moderated by: Amirhossein Jafari, Montana State University

 

TRB Webinar: Four Databases with a Common Goal: Promoting Transportation Research March 21, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that will highlight four transportation research tools. Presenters will discuss TRB’s Research in Progress (RIP) database, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Research Hub, U.S. DOT’s Repository and Open Science Access Portal (ROSA-P), and TRB’s Transportation Research International Documentation (TRID) database. This webinar will provide an overview of each resource and illustrate how they relate to each other. Presenters will discuss the requirements and procedures for submitting and maintaining research in each database.

Webinar Presenters

  • Janet Daly, TRB
  • Mary Moulton, USDOT
  • Beyan Johnson, USDOT
  • Bill McLeod, TRB

Moderated by: Elaine Ferrell, TRB

TRB Webinar: Energetic Value: The Design and Economics of Microgrids at Airports March 20, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 91/Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Synthesis 137: Microgrids and Their Application for Airports and Public Transit.

The research describes microgrids that airports and public transit agencies can implement to increase the reliability and resilience of their critical infrastructure. A microgrid is described as a collection of controllable loads, on-site energy resources, local energy storage systems, and an overarching control system that is able to operate both in conjunction with, and separately from, the grid. Developments in control technologies have seen advanced microgrid controllers expand microgrid functionality, creating new value streams and revenue opportunities, and increasing microgrid viability to more sectors, including airports. This webinar will describe the benefits, challenges, costs, revenue streams, and ownership structures of microgrids that airports can apply to increase the resilience of their critical infrastructure.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Eric Mannarino, Arup
  • Brendan Reed, San Diego International Airport

Moderated by:  Rima Kasia Oueid, U.S. Department of Energy

TRB Webinar: Getting Served: Legalities and Risks of Airport Contractual Agreements March 12, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features a research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 30: Contract Risk Management for Airport Agreements and Legal Research Digest 31: Preemption of Worker Retention and Labor Peace Agreements at Airports.

This webinar will identify primary risks associated with common contracts used by airports of all sizes, including construction, concession, ground transportation, professional services, repair/maintenance, vendor/purchasing, software/IT agreements, and airline signatory agreements. The presenters will discuss methods to address, shift, or allocate associated risks using contractual provisions. This webinar will also provide an overview of issues related to labor-harmony or labor-peace agreements. Airports have a diverse labor force and are increasingly being asked to become involved in matters that historically were reserved for private employers to address with their own employees. These matters include setting minimum wage rates, establishing safety/training baselines, and requiring “labor-harmony” or “labor-peace” agreements at the subject airports.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Lacey Corona, Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel
  • Eric Smith, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP

Moderated by:  Elizabeth Smithers, City of Charlotte – Charlotte Douglas International Airport

TRB Webinar: The Renewal of Stormwater Systems Using Trenchless Technologies March 06, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis Report 519: The Renewal of Stormwater Systems Using Trenchless Technologies.

This webinar will discuss how to replace aging stormwater facilities using open-cut or trenchless methods. The presenter will also illustrate how to use trenchless renewal to extend the service life of stormwater facilities. The webinar will focus primarily on the trenchless renewal of culverts that range in diameter from twelve inches to over twelve feet. The presenter will discuss how to select a renewal method, factors that affect the applicability of certain methods, current practices, and methods from other industries.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • David Ward, Shannon & Wilson, Inc.

Moderated by: Mohammed Najafi, University of Texas at Arlington

NTSB and TRB Webinar: Leading Future Improvements in Transportation Safety March 05, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will cohost a webinar on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will cover the 2019-2020 NTSB’s Most Wanted List and TRB’s Critical Issues in Transportation 2019 report. Presenters will focus on issues of safety and security across all modes of transportation.

The NTSB Most Wanted List identifies what the NTSB has prioritized as its top safety priorities across all modes to prevent accidents and save lives. This list serves as the NTSB’s roadmap for developing multi-modal lifesaving solutions.  

TRB’s Critical Issues in Transportation 2019 identifies a series of challenging questions to explore issues and opportunities that may arise 10 to 20 years into the future. Changes to the transportation sector are coming rapidly from all directions, and have the potential to vastly alter the trajectory of transportation. Webinar presenters will focus on the elements of safety and security

Webinar Presenters:

  • Robert Sumwalt, National Transportation Safety Board
  • Neil Pedersen, Transportation Research Board

Moderator: Jeff Paniati, Institute of Transportation Engineers

 

TRB Webinar: Practical Design Principles for Affordable Roundabouts: Case Studies February 27, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET that will discuss how practical design principles can be used to help agencies afford roundabouts. While roundabouts have proven useful for pedestrians, transit users, and commuters, they have received complaints regarding their expense. Presenters will describe case studies throughout the United States that have successfully used practical design concepts for constructing new roundabouts. They will highlight the decision making process and technical aspects that allowed these roundabouts to be more affordable than conventional designs.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts.

Some registrants will need to pay $105 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Aaron Call, Ohm-Advisors, Inc.
  • Nick Shultz, City of Newark, Ohio
  • Brian Morehead, City of Newark, Ohio
  • Scott Zehngraff, Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Glenn Wagemann, Washington State Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Jerry Champa, GHD


TRB Webinar: Digitize Your Checklists -- Computerized Airport Maintenance Management February 26, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 69: Asset and Infrastructure Management for Airports—Primer and Guidebook and ACRP Research Report 155: Guidebook for Advanced Computerized Maintenance Management System Integration at Airports.

This webinar will describe how a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) can be used to improve performance and decision-making for airports. Presenters will discuss an asset and infrastructure management program for airports, its components, and how the program benefits daily operations and longer-term planning. They will also illustrate case studies on phasing implementation and how to prioritize airport systems that could be managed through CMMS.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • John Fortin, Jacobs
  • Laith Alfaqih, Stantec
  • Larissa James, WSP

Moderated by:  Charles Marshall, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

TRB Webinar: Traffic Bottleneck Identification and Solutions February 19, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss strategies for bottleneck identification, diagnosis, and mitigation. Traffic bottlenecks in the United States are worsening, and states must manage their bottleneck problems with minimal funding. Therefore, it is necessary to demonstrate a return on investment regarding bottleneck mitigation strategies. The presenter will identify how bottleneck intensity and frequency can be precisely determined in ways that account for visibility and weather. He will evaluate low-cost bottleneck mitigation strategies, identify bottleneck treatments, and discuss the Congestion and Bottleneck Identification (CBI) tool.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on the Operational Effects of Geometrics.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • David Hale, Leidos

Moderated by: Sarah Binkowski, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

TRB Webinar: Contracting Commuter Rail Services February 12, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Research Report 200: Contracting Commuter Rail Services, Volume 2: Commuter Rail System Profiles.

This webinar will provide an introduction to the guidebook in Volume 1 and an overview of the commuter rail systems in North America profiled in Volume 2. The presenters will discuss the various approaches that exist for providing commuter rail. They will also identify factors that influence these different approaches. This webinar will discuss a decision tree analysis to assess different approaches for providing commuter rail or to evaluate changes to existing commuter rail services.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Linda Cherrington, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • James Stoetzel, Finger Lakes Rail Consulting Group
  • Bruce Horowitz, ESH Consult

Moderated by:  Allan Rutter, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

TRB Webinar: Adapting Shoreline Infrastructure to Sea Level Rise and Extreme Events February 06, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss how transportation planners can adapt to the changes in natural systems. Coastal states are suffering increased rates of flooding from gradual changes in sea level and extreme storms. State departments of transportation and local infrastructure agencies often struggle to keep up with these increased rates of flooding. Presenters will discuss the latest projections of sea level rise and the changing understanding about tracking and predicting sea level rise impacts. They will also describe adaptive planning techniques to these changes through case studies from shorelines and transportation corridors in California and Georgia. Presenters will identify how to use predictive modeling and shoreline monitoring to plan for more resilient transportation infrastructure, determine how to use adaptive management techniques, and highlight permitting issues that arise when infrastructure adaptation meets ecosystem needs.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Ecology and Transportation.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Fraser Shilling, University of California at Davis
  • Jan Mackinnon, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
  • Justin Vandever, AECOM
  • Kimberly Andrews, University of Georgia

Moderated by: Fraser Shilling, University of California at Davis

TRB Webinar: More Than Recycling - Best Practices in Airport Waste Management February 05, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Synthesis 92: Airport Waste Management and Recycling Practices.

This webinar will discuss strategies that airports are implementing to reduce waste. Practicing sustainable waste management at an airport can reduce environmental impacts, conserve natural and financial resources, and provide social benefits for the community. In recent years, the airport industry has established a baseline of effective recycling activities and is now exploring new strategies for rescuing food, reducing waste generation at the source, and increasing diversion of other materials from landfills. The presenters will highlight specific programs in action at facilities across the country. 

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Morgan Turner, Mead & Hunt
  • Jeremy Webb, Port of Seattle/Seattle Tacoma International Airport

Moderated by:  BJ Carpenter, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

TRB Webinar: Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis and Risk Based Prioritization February 04, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 893: Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis.

This webinar will describe how transportation agencies can utilize a systemic approach to pedestrian safety by outlining its process and needs. A systemic approach, as opposed to a “hot-spot” approach, enables transportation agencies to identify, prioritize, and select appropriate countermeasures for locations with a high risk of pedestrian-related crashes. Presenters will discuss how some jurisdictions have begun to collect and analyze data types, how they have dealt with constraints, and how they have incorporated systemic approaches into their safety programs. They will also share examples of databases, screening tools, and systemic prioritization processes.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Libby Thomas, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
  • Brent Crowther, Kimley-Horn
  • Chris Svolopoulos, Seattle Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Dan Gelinne, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center

TRB Webinar: Assessing the Value of Added Highway Capacity Projects January 23, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis Report 529: How Transportation Agencies Assess the Value of Added Capacity Highway Projects Versus Other Modal Projects and Strategies.

This webinar will discuss how state departments of transportation (DOTs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) assess the benefits and costs of adding highway capacity versus other modal projects and services. Highway capacity refers to expanding existing facilities or constructing new ones. This assessment is typically conducted by state DOTs and MPOs at specific points in the planning and programming processes, representing distinct phases at which agency actions are formulated based on varying degrees of specificity related to alternative evaluation. The presenter will identify similarities and differences in the assessment of projects and services at various points throughout the project. He will also describe the program development timeline.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Richard Perrin, T.Y. Lin International

Moderated by: Erik Havig, Oregon Department of Transportation

Mobility as a Service Study: Public Participation Event Part 2 December 17, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB's first committee meeting for the Mobility as a Service Study on December 17, 2018, will provide an opportunity for members of the public to inform the research process of this study. Register in advance to join the meeting remotely from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET. Questions from the audience will be answered during specified parts of the program. Speakers include representatives from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration and American Public Transportation Association representatives.

Register for Part 1 to join the discussion from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET and hear TRB staff and committee representatives discussing the importance of the topic and related work.

TRB's Mobility as a Service Study will examine the role of new and expanding shared mobility options, such as transportation network companies, taxis, carsharing, bikesharing, scootersharing, and microtransit, in the provision of transportation services, and specifically the relationship to and the impact of these services on existing public transit operators. The committee will examine what steps transit operators could take so these new services can be complementary to, rather than competitive with, transit, and what role transit agencies could play in becoming mobility managers in the new mobility landscape.

This event is meant to inform the research process for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine policy study. No certificates for educational credits will be provided.

Mobility as a Service Study: Public Participation Event Part 1 December 17, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB's first committee meeting for the Mobility as a Service Study on December 17, 2018, will provide an opportunity for members of the public to inform the research process of this study. Register in advance to join the meeting remotely from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET. Questions from the audience will be answered during specified parts of the program. Speakers include the TRB staff and committee representatives discussing the importance of the topic and related work.

Register for Part 2 to join the discussion from 1:00 to 3:00 PM ET. Presentations from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration and American Public Transportation Association representatives will be provided.

TRB's Mobility as a Service Study will examine the role of new and expanding shared mobility options, such as transportation network companies, taxis, carsharing, bikesharing, scootersharing, and microtransit, in the provision of transportation services, and specifically the relationship to and the impact of these services on existing public transit operators. The committee will examine what steps transit operators could take so these new services can be complementary to, rather than competitive with, transit, and what role transit agencies could play in becoming mobility managers in the new mobility landscape.

This event is meant to inform the research process for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine policy study. No certificates for educational credits will be provided.

TRB Webinar: Understanding Airport Air Quality Management and Public Health December 12, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features a research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)'s WebResource 4: Airport Air Quality Resource Library, Research Report 185: Airport Air Quality Management 101; and Report 135: Understanding Airport Air Quality and Public Health Studies Related to Airports.

Airport operations generally contribute to local and regional air quality.  However, there are uncertainties in quantifying emissions, especially from aircraft. This webinar will describe what is currently known about the potential impacts of airport activities on local and regional air quality and public health. The presenters will also introduce an airport air quality management electronic resource library and guidebook.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Philip Soucacos, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Sandy Webb, The Environmental Consulting Group, LLC
  • Allison Barrett, GHD, Inc.

Moderated by:  Brenda Enos, Burns & McDonnell

TRB Webinar: Airport Response during Communicable Disease Outbreaks December 11, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features a research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Insight Event: Airport Roles in Reducing Transmission of Communicable Diseases and Legal Research Digest 34: Airport Public Health Preparedness and Response: Legal Rights, Powers, and Duties.

The March 2018 ACRP Insight event brought together airport and public health experts from around the U.S. and abroad to discuss their insights based on their personal experiences confronting and mitigating communicable disease at airports and beyond.  This webinar will feature a presentation from the Insight Event that guides airport emergency management teams in understanding and developing effective response plans and operations during communicable disease outbreaks. The presenters will also provide a review of existing statutes, regulations, and case law related to airport communicable disease preparedness. They will discuss a legal framework for airport lawyers and managers who are developing or updating their communicable disease preparedness plans.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Leila Barraza, University of Arizona
  • Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy, University of Arizona
  • Deborah Helton, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
  • Randal Rhodes, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Moderated by:  John Wilhelmi, Eastern Research Group, Inc.

TRB Webinar: Design Considerations for Airport Emergency Operations Centers November 29, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 29, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Research Report 189: Design Considerations for Airport EOCs and Synthesis 73: Emergency Communication Planning for Airports.

Emergency operations centers (EOCs) are involved in command and control, policymaking, coordination, and overall direction of responding forces in an emergency situation. While commercial airports typically have a space they refer to as the EOC, some EOCs are repurposed conference rooms that may not be adequate for handling all emergency operations. This webinar will provide information to guide airports through the decision-making process involved when considering changes to their EOC. These changes may include upgrading an existing EOC, evaluating a move to an alternative existing space, or building an entirely new EOC.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Heidi Ann Benaman, Faith Group, LLC
  • Kim Kenville, Kim Kenville Consulting

Moderated by:  Augustus Hudson, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

TRB Webinar: Changes in Demographics and Markets for Public Transportation November 28, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Research Report 201: Understanding Changes in Demographics, Preferences, and Markets for Public Transportation.

This webinar will explore how changes in demographics, traveler preferences, and markets for public transportation affect transit ridership now and in the future. Presenters will discuss the role of both "hard" (travel times and costs) and "soft" (values, preferences and attitudes) attributes in the interpretation of predicted changes in the markets for public transportation. They will also identify how an individual’s demographics affect their long-term values, their current attitudes, and the type of neighborhood they choose to live in affects their likelihood to ride transit. 

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Matt Coogan, Consultant in Transportation
  • Nancy McGuckin, Travel Behavior Consultant

Moderated by:  Karla Karash, Transit Consultant

TRB Webinar: Balanced/Performance-Engineered Asphalt Mixture Design – Part 2 November 26, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, November 26, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss balanced/performance-engineered asphalt mixture design. Agencies have identified the integration of mechanical and performance tests with current volumetric design practice as an encouraging method for the production of longer-lasting asphalt pavements. Part 2 of this webinar series identifies case studies from agencies and contractors who have completed a successful implementation of balanced/performance-engineered mixture design. Presenters will share challenges experienced during implementation and describe how they were addressed. They will also discuss the benefits experienced using the methodology and identify areas for future improvement. Part 1 of the series will take place on Thursday, November 1.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Nonasphalt Components of Asphalt Paving Mixtures, Structural Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures, and Surface Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinarSign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Samuel Cooper III, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
  • Barry Nunez, Barry Nunez, LLC
  • Brian Pfeifer, Illinois Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Louay Mohammad, Louisiana State University

TRB Webinar: Moisture Infiltration and Pavement Surface Treatments November 19, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, November 19, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss available methods for measuring moisture infiltration into pavements. Presenters will describe a universal method for measuring water infiltration into multiple types of in-place asphalt pavement surfaces. They will also discuss novel materials, design, and/or construction practices that may minimize moisture infiltration into pavements.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Surface Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Ben Cox, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Alex Middleton, Mississippi Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Stephanie Stewart, Nouryon

TRB Webinar: Traffic Control Devices and Measures for Deterring Wrong-Way Movements November 15, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 881: Traffic Control Devices and Measures for Deterring Wrong-Way Movements.  

This webinar will provide an overview of the research regarding traffic control devices that may be used to deter wrong-way movements. The presenter will discuss her research on inconsistences in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) regarding wrong-way movement signing and markings at non-signalized divided highway crossings. The presenter will describe the nature of wrong-way crashes on divided highways. She will also identify the effects of median width and various traffic control devices upon wrong-way crashes on high-speed highways and offer suggestions for future research.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Melisa Finley, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Moderated by:  Tom Heydel, Wisconsin Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: LED Airfield Lighting System Operation and Maintenance November 14, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Report 148: LED Airfield Lighting System Operation and Maintenance.

Because airports dedicate a significant component of their operating budget to operating and maintaining airfield lighting systems, LED airfield lighting offers the potential to reduce substantially maintenance and utility costs. Airports are accelerating the replacement of traditional lighting technologies with more efficient LEDs. This webinar will discuss the tools and strategies for the installation and maintenance of LED airfield ground lighting.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Chuck Dennie, Burns Engineering, Inc.
  • Shady Elshetwy, Burns Engineering, Inc.
  • Joseph Vigilante, Arora Engineers, Inc.

Moderated by:  Vivek Khanna, HNTB

TRB Webinar: Highway Maintenance Goes to College November 07, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that will discuss highway maintenance education programs at the associate degree level. This webinar will identify the most important training needs in the highway maintenance industry, discuss how to meet these needs, and describe innovative agency and industry solutions.  Presenters will provide case examples for achieving the solution, focusing on an associate degree pilot program in highway maintenance management.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Maintenance and Operations Personnel.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Nancy Laffey, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.
  • Kyle Lester, Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Nicholas Spezza, Front Range Community College
  • Bitsy Cohn, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Moderated by:  Renee Railsback, Colorado Local Technical Assistance Program

TRB Webinar: Unmanned Aerial Systems at Airports November 05, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, November 5, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Legal Research Digest 32: Evolving Law on Airport Implications by Unmanned Aerial Systems and ACRP Project 03-42 Topic A: Managing Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Vicinity of Airports.

Airports are using unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as drones, in more varied and potentially revenue-generating ways, including foreign object debris detection, cargo delivery, terminal and perimeter inspection, and wildlife management. However, airport sponsors and their legal counsel are unclear about competing local, state, and federal regulations governing UAS operations. This webinar will present specific UAS safety, security, and privacy concerns within the context of the Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulations (14 C.F.R. Part 107). The presenters will discuss the existing practices currently available while lawmakers create the regulations that oversee the advances in unmanned aviation.  The presenters will also provide an overview of the ACRP research underway to address the challenges and opportunities presented by UAS as they integrate into the national airspace.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Timothy Ravich, Ravich Law Firm, PLLC
  • Chrishanth Fernando, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Uven Chong, Booz Allen Hamilton

Moderated by:  Heather Hasper, DHJ Alaska

TRB Webinar: Balanced/Performance-Engineered Asphalt Mixture Design – Part 1 November 01, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 1, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss balanced/performance-engineered asphalt mixture design. Agencies have identified the integration of mechanical and performance tests with current volumetric design practice as an encouraging method for the production of longer-lasting asphalt pavements. Part I of this webinar series focuses on examining how agencies are approaching balanced/performance engineered mixture design, how well their efforts are moving forward, and the challenges they are facing on the path to implementation. Part 2 of the series will take place on Monday, November 26, 2018, and will focus on case studies of successful balanced/performance-engineered mixture designs.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Nonasphalt Components of Asphalt Paving Mixtures, Structural Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures, and Surface Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Richard Duval, Federal Highway Administration
  • Derek Nener-Plante, Maine Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Louay Mohammad, Louisiana State University

 

TRB Webinar: Moisture Damage in Asphalt Pavements: Forensic Analyses and Research Needs October 31, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that provides a practical discussion of moisture damage in asphalt pavements. The presenters will discuss real-world examples of how transportation agencies have investigated moisture damage in specific projects; useful cost-benefit considerations when addressing asphalt mixtures that may be susceptible to moisture damage; and the research needed to fill the current gaps.  The webinar mirrors a session from the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Surface Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Derek Nener-Plante, Maine Department of Transportation
  • Andrew Braham, University of Arkansas
  • Donald Christensen, Advanced Asphalt Technologies LLC
  • Silvia Caro, Universidad de Los Andes

Moderated by: Tim Aschenbrener, Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Reducing Pavement Damage Due to Spring Thaw October 30, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss techniques for reducing pavement damage due to spring thaw, especially on low volume roads. These techniques include improving geometric design, properly posting spring load restrictions, and modifying drainage systems. Presenters will highlight case studies of mitigation techniques from Minnesota, New York, and Alaska. They will describe spring thaw and provide practical mitigation examples that can be implemented into new and existing pavements.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Seasonal Climatic Effects on Transportation Infrastructure.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Billy Connor, Alaska University Transportation Center
  • Steve Henrichs, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • David Orr, Cornell Local Roads Program

Moderated by:  Ben Worel, Minnesota Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Examining the Effects of NEMT Brokerages on Transportation Coordination October 25, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Research Report 202: Handbook for Examining the Effects of NEMT Brokerages on Transportation Coordination. The research provides background information about Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) and describes the different models available to states for providing NEMT for Medicaid beneficiaries.

This webinar will provide information to understand what influences state Medicaid agencies to establish separate NEMT brokerages or to include NEMT as part of Medicaid managed care. The webinar will discuss the resulting effects of these trends on the coordination of human services transportation with public transportation. The presenters will identify opportunities and suggest strategies to coordinate these transportation programs to achieve common desired outcomes for providing NEMT.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Linda Cherrington, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Suzie Edrington, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Jon Burkhardt, Jon Burkhardt, Inc.

Moderated by: Michael Walk, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

TRB Webinar: Wildlife-Vehicle Collision Mitigation: Data to Decisions October 24, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET that examines methods and strategies of data collection for wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVC). To improve driver safety and develop more environmentally-sustainable highway systems, many state departments of transportation are developing mitigation actions and structures for WVC. The first step of these developments is collecting and analyzing data about the locations, types, and severity of incidents. Presenters will discuss case studies from five different states that have developed methods to collect and share this data. They will also share lessons learned, explore the available analytical tools, and identify effective ways to inform the planning and delivery of WVC mitigation.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Ecology and Transportation.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Nova Simpson, Nevada Department of Transportation
  • Jeffrey Gagnon, Arizona Game and Fish Department
  • Daniel Smith, University of Central Florida
  • Bridget Donaldson, Virginia Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Fraser Shilling, Road Ecology Center at University of California at Davis

TRB Webinar: Designing Pavement Subsurface Drainage Using DRIP Software October 23, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that explores how to use Drainage Requirements in Pavement (DRIP) software to design effective drainage systems for pavements. The absence of adequate drainage in pavements may lead to premature distress or failure of the pavement system, especially regarding load carrying capacity. The DRIP software, which can be downloaded online for free, may provide an objective way to calculate the time to drain and depth of flow of drainage layers. Presenters will describe samples of pavement failure due to lack of proper drainage, demonstrate the DRIP software, and discuss potential benefits of pavement drainage and maintenance.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Subsurface Drainage and Geosynthetics.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Mohamed Elfino, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Gabriel Bazi, Lebanese American University
  • Clark Graves, University of Kentucky

Moderated by:  Affan Habib, Virginia Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Successful Mobility Management Practices in Small Urban and Rural Areas October 15, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, October 15, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Project 20-65 Task 68: Expanding Access to Our Communities: A Guide to Successful Mobility Management Practices in Small Urban and Rural Areas.  

This webinar will highlight a new guide that is designed to serve as a “one-stop” central point of information for improving or implementing mobility management and coordination strategies. This guide also provides resources for mobility management practices. Presenters will discuss successful mobility management practices for delivering coordinated transportation services, particularly those that serve older adults, people with disabilities, veterans, and low-income individuals.  Presenters will explore specific mobility challenges in rural and small urban areas.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Dan Dalton, KFH Group, Inc.
  • Joel Eisenfeld, KFH Group, Inc.

Moderated by: Elizabeth Ellis, KFH Group, Inc.

 

TRB Webinar: Understanding the Challenges of Airport Drinking Water Quality Events October 11, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 11, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Synthesis 88: Airport Community, Water Quality Events, and the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule.

The synthesis explores how airports, airlines, ground service providers, and ice and food caterers, as well as other food service establishments, can take measures to ensure that their operations have safe drinking water. Airport management fills a critical role by minimizing the time it takes to notify airport tenants and distribute essential information about a drinking water quality event. This webinar will discuss how drinking water quality events can trigger a spiral of operational challenges for the airports, airlines, and other tenants. The presenters will also discuss the importance of having standard operating procedures in place.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Donna Jensen, The Cadmus Group, LLC
  • James Hogan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Moderated by:  Robert Freeman, Los Angeles World Airports

TRB Webinar: Federal Environmental Case Law Update on Transportation Matters October 10, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that provides an update of case law as it relates to environmental review of transportation projects. The webinar will focus on recent case law in the areas of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, and environmental justice. These cases provide lessons for environmental practitioners, agency officials, and attorneys interested in the timely delivery of transportation projects. Each year, there are numerous decisions by the 11 U.S. Courts of Appeal and more U.S District Court decisions that are of interest to practitioners. The presenters will discuss the key takeaways from some of these cases, including where federal agencies did not prevail.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Environmental Issues in Transportation Law.

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Diane Mobley, Federal Highway Administration
  • Lucinda Low Swartz, Esq., Environmental Consultant
  • Cynthia Huber, U.S. Department of Justice

Moderated by: Jomar Maldonado, Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Building a Twenty-First Century Transportation Planning Workforce October 09, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss the challenges transportation agencies have with attracting, developing, training, developing and retaining the planning workforce for the twenty-first century. This webinar will highlight case studies two agencies used to develop their future planning workforce. Presenters will demonstrate approaches to developing internal and external partnerships and implementing strategies related to hiring, mentoring, training, employee retention, marketing, and communications. This webinar draws upon ideas from NCHRP Research Report 798: The Role of Planning in a 21st Century State Department of Transportation – Supporting Strategic Decisionmaking.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Dianne Falls, California Department of Transportation
  • Siri Simmons, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Marygrace Parker, I-95 Corridor Coalition

Moderated by:  John Kaliski, Cambridge Systematics

TRB Webinar: Static and Seismic Design of Piles for Downdrag October 04, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss the fundamental behavior of piles subject to downdrag. Presenters will discuss utilizing the neutral plane method for evaluating downdrag in order to understand the design of both static and seismic piles. Many bridges are constructed in areas where there is compressible or liquefiable soil, which necessitates the consideration of downdrag forces and associated settlement. Downdrag for static and seismic conditions places greater demands on foundations and may lead to higher construction costs. This webinar is based upon a workshop from the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges and Foundations of Bridges and Other Structures.

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Webinar Presenter

  • Timothy Siegel, Dan Brown and Associates

Moderated by:  Sharid Amiri, California Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Resurfacing, Restoration, and Rehabilitation Projects: Geometric Design October 02, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 876: Guidelines for Integrating Safety and Cost-Effectiveness into Resurfacing, Restoration, and Rehabilitation (3R) Projects.

This webinar will present updated geometric design guidance for 3R projects. These guidelines present an approach for estimating the cost-effectiveness of a 3R project, including safety and operational improvements. Presenters will describe a benefit-cost, performance-based approach to determine how valuable a proposed design improvement is.   

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Doug Harwood, MRIGlobal
  • Daniel Cook, MRIGlobal
  • Priscilla Tobias, Arora and Associates

Moderated by:  Ray Derr, Transportation Research Board

TRB Webinar: Practices in Rural Regional Mobility: Case Studies and Lessons Learned September 27, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 861: Best Practices in Rural Regional Mobility. The research explores the role of state transit program policies and regional planning agencies in the development of services that fall in the middle ground between intercity bus service and rural public transportation, also known as rural regional services. Transit providers in rural areas are facing increasing calls to link rural areas with services outside their immediate service area. Those who cannot access a private vehicle may need rural regional services to access medical services, employment, shopping, and connections to other modes of transportation.

This webinar will present case studies that exemplify different models for providing rural regional transit services. These case studies illustrate a variety of organizational models, markets served, and funding strategies. They also show successful models and issues in different contexts, including different state transit program policies, population characteristics, and target populations. The presenters will discuss the lessons learned from these case studies in order to provide a checklist for those local transit providers, regional planners, and state transit program managers seeking to identify rural regional mobility needs and develop services in response to those needs.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Fred Fravel, KFH Group
  • Lucinda Shannon, KFH Group

Moderated by: Sue Knapp, KFH Group

TRB Webinar: Establishing a Coordinated Local Family Assistance Program for Airports September 26, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Research Report 171: Establishing a Coordinated Local Family Assistance Program for Airports.

The research provides guidance to airport personnel when assisting victims and families affected by an aviation disaster and other hazards. Airports have a vital role in assisting affected passengers, families, and friends. This is true especially if airline staff is limited and incident response “go-teams” are many hours away, or the event doesn’t involve an airline. This webinar will explain airport disaster family assistance processes, timelines, facilities, roles, and responsibilities with the focus on the research report’s toolkit. The presenters will discuss ready-to-use templates, exercise materials, and other resources to develop an effective family assistance program for airports of any size. This webinar will also present two case studies of airports that used the guidebook to improve their family assistance program. These case studies will also show airports at different stages of the development process.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Sue Warner-Bean, NavAid Crisis Consulting Group
  • Jennifer Stansberry Miller, NavAid Crisis Consulting Group
  • Ken Jenkins, NavAid Crisis Consulting Group
  • Trish Tucker, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority
  • Ashlee Herring Delventhal, Denver International Airport

Moderated by:  Hilary Fletcher, Jviation, Inc. 

TRB Webinar: Meteorological Effects on Roadway Noise September 25, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 882: How Weather Affects the Noise You Hear from Highways.

This webinar will discuss how meteorology affects the sound adjacent to highways. Presenters will describe the quantitative research and the results of the report. They will also discuss public outreach materials that state highway agencies can use to screen for meteorological influences and explain the effects to the public.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Ken Kaliski, RSG
  • Roger Wayson, AECOM
  • Darlene Reiter, Bowlby & Associates
  • Erik Salomons, TNO

Moderated by:  Aaron Hastings, Volpe Center

 

 

TRB Webinar: Continuous Access Priced Managed Lanes – What Have We Learned So Far ? September 20, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will share case studies from the operations of continuous access priced managed lane projects in California, Washington, and Minnesota. Continuous access priced managed lanes, which contain only a dashed-stripe separating the managed lanes from the general purpose lanes, are relatively new. Presenters will address procurement practices in developing performance and reporting requirements for toll system integration for open toll facilities, public outreach and education strategies, toll tag development and distribution, and other relevant topics that address operations. They will explore how continuous access priced managed lanes have affected operations, safety, enforcement, revenue, and customer satisfaction.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Managed Lanes.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Elizabeth Rutman, Alameda County Transportation Commission
  • Tyler Patterson, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • John Hourdos, University of Minnesota
  • Kiet Ly, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Chadi Chazbek, Kimley-Horn and Associates

 

TRB Webinar: How to Process AIS Data to Maximize Utility and Overcome Data Challenges September 18, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 18, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that examines how to process large marine vessel automatic identification system (AIS) datasets in order to maximize their usage. AIS data has evolved from simple tasks, such as mapping port traffic patterns, to more complex tasks, such as assessing locations for offshore wind farms, estimating air quality impacts from marine vessel pollutants, and evaluating corresponding exposure and risk.

The presenters will discuss the challenges they have faced working with AIS data and share how they have addressed these issues. The presenters will explain some of the potential sources of error and how to apply techniques for data culling, gap-filling, or data replacement. This webinar will also examine the advantages of data visualization, including how it may improve screening of preliminary data, identifying gaps and outliers, improving vessel type information, and evaluating spatial and temporal trends and profiles.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Marine Environment.

Some registrants will need to pay $25 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Heather Perez, Eastern Research Group
  • Edward Carr, Energy and Environmental Research Associates
  • Timothy Sturtz, Ramboll
  • Chris Leslie, Oceaneering

Moderated by:  Richard Billings, Eastern Research Group

TRB Webinar: Predicting Deformations of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil for Bridge Support September 17, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that will present design equations for predicting the maximum lateral deformation and settlement of geosynthetic reinforced soil (GRS) under various configurations and service loads. This webinar will examine both bridge abutments and reinforced soil foundation for pier support. Presenters will describe the development of the equations, their validation using case histories, and their applications to bridge design. They will also showcase a graphical user interface that was developed based on the proposed equations.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Transportation Earthworks and Geosynthetics.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Ming Xiao, Pennsylvania State University
  • Tong Qiu, Pennsylvania State University
  • Mahsa Khosrojerdi, Pennsylvania State University

Moderated by:  Jennifer Nicks, U.S. Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Passenger Value of Time, BCA, and Airport Capital Investment Decisions September 13, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 13, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Web-Only Document 22: Passenger Value of Time, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and Airport Capital Investment Decisions. The webinar will focus on Volume 1: Guidebook for Valuing User Time Savings in Airport Capital Investment Decision Analysis. The report is accompanied by Volume 2: Final Report that summarizes the data collection methodology and Volume 3: Appendix A Background Research and Appendix B Stated Preference Survey.

Researchers developed a method for airport owners and operators to determine how their customers value the travel time impacts of efficiency improvements. This webinar will explain how values of time are different according to the impacted trip segment and how they may be incorporated into a benefit-cost analysis (BCA) in order to compare different proposed capital investment projects. The presenters will also discuss how to dissect and reassemble passenger values of time based on the types of projects and the affected trip segment.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Steven Landau, Economic Development Research Group, Inc.
  • Geoffrey Gosling, Aviation System Consulting, LLC
  • Glen Weisbrod, Economic Development Research Group, Inc.

Moderated by:  Jeffrey Cohen, University of Connecticut

TRB Webinar: Service Life and Durability of Steel Culverts and Buried Bridges, Part 1 September 12, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will explore important factors affecting service life and durability of steel culverts and buried bridges in highway applications. Presenters will discuss how galvanizing works and will describe how design considerations, proper construction, and maintenance achieve the desired service life. They will also explore design features that can be used to extend service life, as well as share tools and resources available to designers, inspectors, and maintenance personnel.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Culverts and Hydraulic Structures.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Joel Hahm, Big R Bridge
  • Tom Langill, American Galvanizers Association

Moderated by:  Jesse Beaver, Simpson, Gumphertz & Heger



TRB Webinar: Performance-Based Mix Design of Porous Friction Courses September 10, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, September 10, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 877: Performance-Based Mix Design for Porous Friction Courses.

This webinar will provide guidelines for a performance-based mix design procedure for porous friction courses (PFC) that includes laboratory testing. A project survey of PFC found that raveling and cracking were the primary distresses of PFC pavements, but tests to evaluate resistance to raveling and cracking were not typically included in agencies’ PFC mix design procedures. This webinar will present research results that evaluated the effect of asphalt modifiers and increased mineral filler for enhancing PFC performance. Presenters will also describe a PFC mix design procedure that addresses rutting.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Don Watson, National Center for Asphalt Technology
  • Nam Tran, National Center for Asphalt Technology
  • Adam Taylor, National Center for Asphalt Technology
  • Tommy James, Advanced Materials Services, LLC

Moderated by:  Michael Heitzman, National Center for Asphalt Technology

TRB Webinar: Disruptive Technologies: Impacts on Transportation Revenues September 06, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 6, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that will examine the impacts of technologies such as connected/autonomous vehicles and ridesharing services on transportation revenues. As these technologies change the way people travel, they are displacing traditional revenue streams for transportation programs. This webinar will address the current and anticipated impact of these emerging mobility technologies on transit fare revenue, parking revenue, traffic and parking fines, managed lane and toll revenues, license fees, and registration fees. Presenters will identify impacts on airports, land use and development, and equity considerations. This webinar is based on a similarly-titled workshop presented at the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting in order to make content available to practitioners who were unable to attend in person.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Revenue and Finance.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Bruce Schaller, Schaller Consulting
  • Nico Larco, University of Oregon
  • Peter Mandle, InterVistas Consulting, Inc.
  • Chris Pangilinan, Transit Center

Moderated by: Nate Macek, WSP

TRB Webinar: Hacks and Attacks: Keeping Critical Transportation Infrastructure Resilient August 30, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will identify recent attacks on transportation systems and describe practices that may avoid network breaches. As critical transportation infrastructure comes to rely on greater amounts of data, cyberattacks are an eminent threat. This webinar will explore systems that are resilient to attacks and will offer ways to create an awareness of cybersecurity within the transportation culture. Presenters will share resources to help transportation agencies combat ever-changing threats.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection and Information Systems and Technology.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Pete Rahn, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)
  • Anne Strauss-Wieder, North Jersey Planning Authority

Moderated by:  Doug Couto, Center for Digital Government

 

TRB Webinar: Beyond Volume: Investment Prioritization Methods for Low-Volume Roads August 29, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 521: Investment Prioritization Methods for Low-Volume Roads.

This webinar will identify current practices used by transportation agencies to make investment decisions about low-volume roads. Low-volume roads can be at a disadvantage within traditional investment prioritization processes that focus on volume-based metrics of benefit and impact. However, low volume roads can also create significant value for the wider economy and society, providing basic access to remote communities, ensuring connectivity for industry to a global economy, and supporting economic development opportunities. The presenters will discuss prioritization approaches that go beyond standard transportation asset management or engineering-type measures, to those that account for broader economic, social, and environmental implications of low volume road projects.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Naomi Stein, Economic Development Research Group, Inc.
  • Mark Hoffman, Arizona Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Anita Bush, Nevada Department of Transportation

 

TRB Webinar: Workforce of the Future: Educating and Retraining the Freight Industry August 28, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that explores the future of freight education. Presenters will focus on how to develop a talent pipeline starting in primary and secondary education (K-12) and continuing through university programs. The webinar will provide information for the K-12, community college, and university communities about how to support the freight industry.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Intermodal Freight Transport.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Margaret Kidd, University of Houston
  • Angeli Logan, California State University at Long Beach
  • Darrin Mellinger, Cummins Sales and Service

Moderated by:  Tom O’Brien, California State University at Long Beach

TRB Webinar: Pavement Design Role Reversal: Mixtures Before Design and Construction August 23, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that will illustrate case studies where asphalt mixtures were specifically designed to meet situations in which conventional design approaches were not appropriate. In conventional practice, the pavement is designed using a set of standard asphalt mixture properties, resulting in a structural pavement thickness to meet traffic, climate, and safety conditions. However, there are times when this approach yields poor pavement performance, such as when high volume roads must be prematurely rehabilitated. This webinar will explore recent advancements in asphalt material modification, mixture design, and performance testing that now allow asphalt mixtures to be specifically formulated and produced to meet challenging pavement design and construction needs.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Structural Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures, Non-Binder Components of Asphalt Mixtures, and Design and Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavements.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Kevin Hall, University of Arkansas
  • Robert Blight, New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Jay Thompson, South Carolina Department of Transportation
  • John Harvey, University of California at Davis

Moderated by:  Kevin Hall, University of Arkansas



TRB Webinar: Research in Progress Database: Entering Projects and Searching Records August 22, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET that provides users of TRB's Research in Progress (RiP) Database with the latest information about RiP's search and data entry interfaces.

The RiP Database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently-completed transportation research projects. In order to comply with federal Public Access Plan requirements, projects that receive federal funding must be entered into the RiP database. This webinar is updating information presented during a webinar held on August 24, 2017.

There is no fee to attend this webinar, and no credits will be awarded. Sign into MyTRB.org to register.

Webinar Presenters

  • Janet Daly, Transportation Research Board

Moderated by: Elaine Ferrell, Transportation Research Board

TRB Webinar: Observation Method for Scour: A Tool for the Bridge Engineer August 20, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, August 20, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that discusses the Observation Method for Scour (OMS) tool. Bridge scour is the number one cause of bridge failures in the United States.  OMS addresses uncertainties in bridge design associated with bridge scour predictions by relying significantly on past observations at the bridge.

This webinar will present bridge scour case histories from Texas and Massachusetts where engineers used OMS; compare the predicted scour depths between OMS and current Federal Highway Administration guidelines; and compare the predicted scour depths to measured values. The presenters will also discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using OMS.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Hydrology and Hydraulics and the TRB Standing Committee on Foundations of Bridges and Other Structures.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Jean-Louis Briaud, Texas A&M University

Moderated by:  John Delphia, Texas Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Optimal Replacement Cycles for Highway Operations Equipment August 15, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 879: Optimal Replacement Cycles of Highway Operations Equipment.

This webinar will introduce the project development process, including the factors relevant for determining optimal replacement cycles using life-cycle cost analysis, the data and information needed to perform equipment life-cycle cost analysis, and the approaches and processes involved in equipment replacement decisions. The panelists will discuss how the Excel-based analysis tool, available on the report webpage, and replacement process can help determine replacement priorities, project long-range replacement budget needs, and assess the financial consequences of keeping equipment units in the fleet past their economic life. The panelists will also demonstrate the functionality of the tool using real-world state department of transportation data.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Jeff Holabaugh, Dye Management Group

Moderated by:  Bill Dye, Dye Management Group

TRB Webinar: Emergency Preparedness Against Infectious Diseases on Public Transit August 14, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Legal Research Digest 50: Public Transit Emergency Preparedness Against Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases: Legal Issues.

This webinar will examine legal issues that transit agencies may face when an infectious disease epidemic arises. Presenters will provide an overview of federal and state laws and available court decisions affecting transit agencies' responses to infectious disease outbreaks, including potential cohesiveness among transit agencies' procedures and federal and state guidance. Presenters will also discuss developments in infectious disease response that affects transit agencies, such as the CDC's recently revised Quarantinable Communicable Disease rule.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Trudy Henson, University of Maryland-Baltimore Center for Health & Homeland Security
  • Michael Tennison, University of Maryland-Baltimore Center for Health & Homeland Security

Moderated by:  Megan Timmins, University of Maryland-Baltimore Center for Health & Homeland Security

TRB Webinar: Current and Evolving Practices in Asset Management for Highway Agencies August 07, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM ET that will discuss highlights from the 12th National Conference on Asset Management. The conference provided an opportunity for practitioners from all sectors to share ideas about how asset management is changing the way transportation agencies operate. This webinar will focus on how the practice of asset management is evolving, how agencies can create sustainable asset management programs, and how technology and data are influencing decisionmaking.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Asset Management.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Scott Richrath, Atkins
  • Stephen Hale, Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Michael Johnson, California Department of Transportation
  • Anita Bush, Nevada Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Laura Mester, Michigan Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Construction of Mass Concrete Transportation Infrastructure August 06, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, August 6, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that explores construction of mass concrete structures, such as bridge piers and other large volume placements. The presenters will discuss the reasons why it is important to control concrete temperatures in mass concrete construction projects, how to control in-place concrete temperatures, and the latest advances in post-cooling methods.  The webinar will also provide examples of concrete temperature control in various mass concrete projects in the United States.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Basic Research and Emerging Technologies Related to Concrete, the TRB Standing Committee on Properties of Concrete, the TRB Standing Committee on Durability of Concrete, the TRB Standing Committee on Concrete Materials and Placement Techniques, and the TRB Standing Committee on Concrete Bridges.

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Webinar Presenters

  • John Gajda, MJ2 Consulting
  • Kevin Folliard, University of Texas at Austin
  • Ric Maggenti, Caltrans
  • Celik Ozyildirim, Virginia Transportation Research Council

Moderated by:  Anton Schindler, Auburn University

TRB Webinar: Cell Phone Location Data for Travel Behavior Analysis August 02, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, August 2, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 868: Cell Phone Location Data for Travel Behavior Analysis.

The research evaluates the extent to which cell phone location data and associated products accurately depict travel. The presenters will provide guidelines on the use of the data, also referred to as call detail records (CDRs), to understand and model travel patterns and behavior. CDRs are packaged for different planning and modeling purposes. However, proprietary methods may not allow for a clear evaluation of each data source or associated product. The presenters will evaluate the different products based on the analysis of anonymized cell phone data.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Kimon Proussaloglou, Cambridge Systematics
  • Shan Jiang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dan Beagan, Cambridge Systematics
  • Anurag Komanduri, Cambridge Systematics

Moderated by:  Kimon Proussaloglou, Cambridge Systematics

TRB Webinar: Bridge Superstructure Tolerance to Foundation Movements July 31, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Web Only Document 245: Superstructure Tolerance to Total and Differential Foundation Movements.

This webinar will describe the recommended changes to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Load and Resistance Factor Design strength and service limitations. Presenters will explain how to calculate tolerable support movements for highway bridges.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Franklin Moon, Rutgers University

Moderated by:  Nicolas Romano, Rutgers University

TRB Webinar: Strategic War Games July 26, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that describes the inaugural Strategic War Game session at the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting. War games are fast-paced simulations involving teams that represent a market or customer, a set of competitors, and a series of other uncontrollable factors or entities. At this year’s TRB Annual Meeting, eight teams worked in an interactive environment to develop pitches for how technology, public policy, and market forces could align to achieve the greatest societal benefits. Judges from across the transportation industry evaluated the pitches based on their energy outcomes, equity, land use, and safety.  Because organizers often pair the war game process with scenario planning for stronger results, the Strategic War Game session built upon the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Foresight 750 Series, which utilized a comprehensive scenario planning exercise.

This webinar will discuss the war game’s goals, its development, and the events during the TRB Annual Meeting session.  The presenters will also describe how attendees can participate in the next war game at the 2019 TRB Annual Meeting.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Strategic Management.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Julie Lorenz, Burns & McDonnell
  • Tim Smith, Aurora WDC
  • Jim Brogan, Cambridge Systematics
  • Bruce Smith, Apperson Crump

Moderated by:  Julie Lorenz, Burns & McDonnell

TRB Webinar: Port Data Portals for 21st Century Shipping July 23, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 23, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that discusses how port authorities are using data portals to make current, actionable information available to the shipping community and the broader supply chain. In the past, port authority websites offered basic statistics about port performance.  Newer data portals provide container status and availability, vessel schedules, chassis supply status, and other information that may lead to efficient operating decisions. The presenters will provide an overview of port data portals and cover data portal projects at the Ports of New York and New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Long Beach.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Ports and Channels.

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Daniel Smith, The Tioga Group, Inc.
  • Allen Thomas, Advent Intermodal
  • Jennifer Schopfer, GE Transportation Transport Logistics

Moderated by:  Shannon McLeod, WSP

TRB Webinar: Preparing and Using Airport Design Day Flight Schedules July 18, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Research Report 163: Guidebook for Preparing and Using Airport Design Day Flight Schedules.

Airports use design day flight schedules (DDFS) for a number of different purposes, including planning for airport operations and facilities, airfield and landside modeling, and construction phasing. The presenters will discuss these uses and provide information on how airports can prepare their own DDFS.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Patrick Kennon, HNTB Corporation
  • Rick Busch, Jviation, Inc.

Moderated by:  Wayne Sieloff, Capital Region Airport Authority

TRB Webinar: Structural Design of Porous Asphalt Pavements July 17, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will discuss the composition and use of porous asphalt pavements. Porous asphalt pavements (PAP) have the potential to increase sustainability and lessen the environmental impact of projects, although PAP is typically used for parking lots and other low volume road applications. Presenters will identify the structural design procedure and representative material structural properties of PAP. They will also explain how PAP can be applied to other projects to ensure it does not deteriorate under heavy traffic loads.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Design and Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavements.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Chuck Schwartz, University of Maryland
  • Kevin Hall, University of Arkansas

Moderated by:  Kevin Hall, University of Arkansas


TRB Webinar: Water Finance Clearinghouse for Transportation Stormwater Infrastructure July 16, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 16, 2018 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will discuss the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Finance Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse is a web-based portal that provides real-time updates and information about financing options for stormwater infrastructure. Employees of state and federal agencies and other water sector stakeholders can suggest edits, add new resources, and access funding options from the tool. Presenters will highlight the features of the Clearinghouse, and demonstrate how it may help state departments of transportation identify financing decisions for stormwater management.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Stormwater. 

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Webinar Presenters

  • Kristyn Abhold, EPA
  • Seth Brown, Storm and Stream, LLC
  • Lisa Biddle, EPA

Moderated by:  Susan Jones, U.S. Federal Highway Administration and Scott Taylor, Michael Baker International

TRB Webinar: Practices for Establishing Contract Time for Highway Projects July 12, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 12, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis Report 502: Practices for Establishing Contract Completion Dates for Highway Projects.

This webinar will discuss approaches for estimating contract time for highway construction projects. Establishing contract time is an important part of the highway project development process because it directly impacts project costs, the public, and risk for contractors. The presenters will focus on approaches used nationally as well as advanced approaches currently being investigated.

Please note: This webinar has been rescheduled from its original date of May 10, 2018. That webinar did not occur due to technical difficulties. If you registered for the webinar on May 10, you will need to re-register for this webinar.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Roy Sturgill, University of Kentucky
  • Ying Li, University of Kentucky
  • Paul Goodrum, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • David Jeong, Iowa State University

Moderated by:  Tim Taylor, University of Kentucky


TRB Webinar: Seismic Design and Accelerated Bridge Construction July 11, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that discusses the relationship between the use of accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques and general seismic design performance, methods, and criteria. ABC is possible by using prefabricated components.  In order for the prefabricated component connections to maintain their strength under large cyclic deformations, it may be required to deviate from current seismic design codes for cast-in-place construction. This webinar will provide an overview and lessons learned from several studies that include different emulative connections in columns, piers, and bridge systems. The presenters will also introduce materials and techniques that may allow seismic designs to perform better than conventional designs.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Lee Marsh, BergerABAM
  • Mehdi Saiidi, University of Nevada, Reno
  • John Stanton, University of Washington

Moderated by:  Elmer Marx, State of Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities


TRB Webinar: Using Pavement Management to Set and Analyze Targets for Federal Reporting July 10, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that describes a method in which departments of transportation (DOTs) could manage their road networks in order to predict performance measures for Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. MAP-21 and the FAST Act require state DOTs to establish and report targets for their pavement conditions. Presenters will discuss how agencies can use a pavement management system to predict the resulting MAP-21/FAST Act performance measures and suggest reasonable targets for these projections based on various scenarios.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Condition Evaluation. 

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Webinar Presenters

  • Aaron Gerber, The Kercher Group, Inc.
  • Eric Perrone, The Kercher Group, Inc.
  • Mike Rossi, New York State Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Charles Pilson, The Kercher Group, Inc.

TRB Webinar: Field Performance of Corrugated Pipes Manufactured with Recycled Materials June 21, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 870: Field Performance of Corrugated Pipe Manufactured with Recycled Polyethylene Content.

This webinar will discuss how to evaluate the field performance of corrugated high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes manufactured with post-consumer and post-industrial recycled materials. The presenter will discuss the Un-Notched Constant Ligament Stress Test, a new test method that provides the basis for a service life prediction model. This model may more accurately determine the service life of corrugated HDPE pipes as well as ensure that the pipes meet a specified service life.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Michael Pluimer, University of Minnesota at Duluth

Moderated by:  Dan Currence, Plastics Pipe Institute

TRB Webinar: Nail it or Fail it: How to Build a Successful Mobility as a Service Story June 18, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, June 18, 2018 from 1:00 PM ET to 2:30 PM ET that discusses the state-of-the-practice of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in Europe. MaaS is defined as a shift away from personally-owned modes of transportation and toward shared-use multimodal mobility. This mobility is enabled by combining transportation services from public and private transportation providers through a unified smartphone app that creates and manages the trip, which users can pay for with a single account. 

Presenters will describe successful MaaS case studies from Denmark and Finland and explain how the MaaS ecosystem works. They will also explore a pilot MaaS program at Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). This webinar will explore how MaaS can meet passenger needs, how MaaS can integrate public and private transportation, and how to connect a variety of transportation options through one mobile app.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Christina Hvid, Rejseplanen
  • Piia Karjalainen, ERTICO – ITS Europe & MaaS Alliance
  • Jonna Pollanen, MaaS Global
  • Gary Thomas, DART

Moderated by:  Randy Iwasaki, Contra Costa Transportation Authority

TRB Webinar: Legally Defensible Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Disparity Studies June 13, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will discuss how to commission Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program disparity studies to satisfy legal and constitutional imperatives. The DBE program is a U.S. Department of Transportation mandate which ensures that federally assisted contracts for highway, transit, and aviation projects are made available to small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Disparity studies are often used by state departments of transportation to improve their mandatory DBE triennial goal submissions. Presenters from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will discuss how to conduct a methodologically sound and legally defensible DBE disparity studies. They will also provide recommendations for getting the most out of these studies.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. 

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Webinar Presenters

  • Martha Kenley, Federal Highway Administration
  • James Esselman, Federal Highway Administration

Moderated by:  Denesha James, United States Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Classifying Fracture Critical Members June 07, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that that will discuss the concept of fracture critical members (FCMs) in steel bridges. Over the past decade, there have been various notions about what constitutes an FCM, but it was not clearly defined. This webinar will present recent research and specifications on methods to establish if a member should be classified as an FCM or not.  Presenters will provide background to the development of the proposed guide and provide examples about how to evaluate internal member-level redundancy of mechanically-fastened built-up steel members. This webinar will also explore how the proposed guide specifications could be applied to twin tub girder bridges in the context of system behavior.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Steel Bridges. 

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Webinar Presenters

  • Robert Connor, Purdue University
  • Matt Hebdon, Virginia Tech University
  • Jason Lloyd, Purdue University
  • Tom Murphy, Modjeski and Masters, Inc.

Moderated by:  Francisco Javier Bonachera Martin, Purdue University

TRB Webinar: Tools for a Sustainable Transit Agency June 05, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Research Report 197: Tools for a Sustainable Transit Agency.

This research explores the development of two tools for improving sustainability at transit agencies, the Sustainability Routemap and the S+ROI Calculator, which address transit sustainability through simplifying, translating, and implementing existing knowledge in new ways. These tools, available through downloading a .zip file, may help agencies create a successful sustainability program by developing performance measures, obtaining buy-in from leadership and staff, or applying a combination of methods.  The presenters will describe the tools so that audience members are comfortable using them at their agencies.

Disclaimer - This software is offered as is, without warranty or promise of support of any kind either expressed or implied. Under no circumstance will the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine or the Transportation Research Board (collectively "TRB") be liable for any loss or damage caused by the installation or operation of this product. TRB makes no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, including without limitation, the warranty of merchantability or the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and shall not in any case be liable for any consequential or special damages.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Jemae Hoffman, Sound Transit
  • Amy Shatzkin, Sound Transit
  • James Choe, ICF

Moderated by:  Dan Kennedy, VIA Architecture

TRB Webinar: Resiliency in Practice: Strategies for Knowledge, Information, and Data May 30, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will address several components related to the implementation of resiliency strategies for transportation organizations. Presenters will discuss the strategic identification; collection sharing/repurposing; coordination; updating knowledge, information, and data needed for policy; and costs, risks, performance, and other forms of analysis that support resiliency efforts. They will illustrate the types of evidence needed to build business cases and render decisions in the public sector, describe the current state of the practice, and discuss practical examples that utilized these practices.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection. 

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Webinar Presenters

  • Michael Pack, CATT Laboratory
  • James Barrett, Xentity Corporation
  • Silvana Croope, Delaware Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Chris Baglin, PPC

TRB Webinar: Internal Curing of Concrete Pavements: State-of-the-Practice May 24, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will provide an overview of the primary concepts of internal curing for concrete pavements. This webinar will focus on information in Technical Brief FHWA-HIF-16-006.* Presenters will discuss the practical applications, mixture design, and quality control of internally cured concrete pavements. This webinar builds upon content discussed during a webinar conducted by TRB in February 2017.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete and Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation. 

*The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this webinar are those of the researchers who performed the research. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Jason Weiss, Oregon State University
  • Don Streeter, New York State Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Sam Tyson, Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Organizational Change for Performance and Asset Management May 22, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that discusses how state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations may integrate performance and asset management into their decision-making processes. These organizations are considering changes to how they do business after the Federal Highway Administration finalized rules for performance and asset management in response to the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The presenters will discuss how to manage the changes and provide examples of what has worked and what has not for agencies that have undertaken the process.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Strategic Management.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Nathan Higgins, Cambridge Systematics
  • Bryan Pounds, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Chad Allen, Vermont Agency of Transportation, Highway Division

Moderated by:  Brian ten Siethoff, Cambridge Systematics

TRB Webinar: Case Studies: The Diversity of Roundabouts May 21, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that identifies creative applications of roundabouts to solve intersection problems. Presenters will describe case studies in which roundabout implementation has provided safer and more efficient travel across various modes. This webinar will explore how roundabouts may be effective in easing congestion, prioritizing bicycle and pedestrian safety, and coordinating traffic around railroad crossings.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts.


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Webinar Presenters

  • Rich Deal, Monterey Agency of Transportation
  • Hillary Isebrands, Federal Highway Administration
  • Rachel Price, Roundabotix

Moderated by:  Brian Walsh, Washington State Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Preventative Maintenance at General Aviation Airports May 17, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Report 138 Preventive Maintenance at General Aviation Airports  Volume 1: Primer and Volume 2: Guidebook.

This research explores the value of airports to communities and the national airspace system. This webinar will present an overview of the importance of establishing a preventative maintenance program for infrastructure systems at general aviation airports.  The presenter will also discuss a preventative maintenance checklist and case studies.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Rusty Chapman, Delta Airport Consultants, Inc.

Moderated by:  Kerry Ahearn, IEM

TRB Webinar: Who’s Riding TNCs and What Does It Mean for Public Agencies? May 15, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Research Report 195: Broadening Understanding of the Interplay Between Public Transit, Shared Mobility, and Personal Automobiles.

This research explores how transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft are affecting the use of public transit and personal automobiles in several regions by drawing on several sources, including one of the first uses of TNC trip origin-destination data. The webinar will outline key findings and insights from this research about how, when, and where TNCs are most frequently used, and the relationship between this use, public transit usage, and driving commutes. The presenters will also provide a range of recommendations that may assist public transit agencies and other public entities attempting to engage with TNC services in large, midsized, and smaller urban areas.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program. The registration cap for this webinar has been reached. For those unable to register, the webinar will be recorded and posted to this website after the webinar is over.

Webinar Presenters

  • Sharon Feigon, Shared Use Mobility Center
  • Colin Murphy, Shared Use Mobility Center

Moderated by:  Prashanth Gururaja, Shared Use Mobility Center

TRB Webinar: Practices for Establishing Contract Time for Highway Projects May 10, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 402 and Synthesis 502.

This webinar will discuss approaches for estimating contract time for highway construction projects. Establishing contract time is an important part of the highway project development process because it directly impacts project costs, the public, and risk for contractors. The presenters will focus on approaches used nationally as well as advanced approaches currently being investigated.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Roy Sturgill, University of Kentucky
  • Ying Li, University of Kentucky
  • Paul Goodrum, University of Colorado at Boulder

Moderated by:  Tim Taylor, University of Kentucky

TRB Webinar: Return on Investment in Asset Management Systems and Process Improvements May 07, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 866: Return on Investment in Transportation Asset Management Systems and Practices.

This webinar will discuss guidance and tools to support calculating the return on investment (ROI) for transportation agencies implementing new asset management systems or improving existing systems. The presenters will describe three case studies that were performed to calculate the ROI from implementing pavement, bridge, and maintenance management systems.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • William Robert, Spy Pond Partners
  • Chris Williges, HDR

Moderated by:  Jennifer Brandenburg, Volkert, Inc.

TRB Webinar: Air Cargo Facility Planning and Activities May 03, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Report 143: Guidebook for Air Cargo Facility Planning and Development and Synthesis 80: Estimating Truck Trip Generation for Airport Air Cargo Activity.

This webinar will explore the tools and techniques for sizing air cargo facilities, which includes data and updated metrics for forecasting future facility requirements as a function of changing market and economic conditions. The presenters will focus on practices regarding air cargo facility-related truck trip generation rates. They will also discuss what planners may use to identify possible information, data sources, and options when researching truck trip generation.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Mike Maynard, Jviation, Inc.
  • Bryan Schreiber, Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Rickenbacker International Airport
  • Kaveh Shabani, RSG
  • Peter Plumeau, Economic Development Research Group, Inc.

Moderated by:  Peter Mandle, InterVISTAS Consulting

TRB Webinar: Development and Management of Sustainable Information Portals May 02, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 865: Guidance for Development and Management of Sustainable Enterprise Information Portals.

This webinar will provide an overview of enterprise information portal (EIP) concepts and considerations to support a sustainable, customer-centric service for departments of transportation. Presenters will discuss examples of EIPs, recommend technologies, and identify implementation challenges.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Benjamin Pecheux, AEM Corporation
  • Marc Hoit, North Carolina State University
  • Loren Turner, California Department of Transportation
  • Sheryl Miller, ToXcel

Moderated by:  Michelle Morgan, Washington State Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Design for Stream Restoration and Channel Stability at Stream Crossings April 30, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 853: Guidance for Design Hydrology for Stream Restoration and Channel Stability.

This webinar will explore methods for defining design hydrology and analytical channel design in the vicinity of stream crossings. Presenters will identify approaches and interactive tools to help hydraulic engineers assess the current conditions adjacent to a stream crossing and in the upstream watershed.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Brian Bledsoe, University of Georgia
  • Robert Hawley, Sustainable Streams, LLC
  • Daniel Baker, Colorado State University

Moderated by:  Casey Kramer, Northwest Hydraulics Consultants

TRB Webinar: Generating Revenue from Commercial Development On or Adjacent to Airports April 26, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Research Report 176: Generating Revenue from Commercial Developments on or Adjacent to Airports.

This webinar will identify the challenges and opportunities that developing land on or near airports can pose and the processes involved in determining if revenue-generating development is feasible. Presenters will cover a brief overview of the tools developed to determine this feasibility, how these tools can be used, and lessons learned from airports that have used them. 

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Stephanie Ward, Mead & Hunt, Inc.
  • Diana Fainberg, Diana E. Fainberg Associates, LLC
  • Edward Moran, Lee County Port Authority

Moderated by: Rick Busch, Jviation, Inc.

TRB Webinar: Technology Changes Influencing the Decline of Vehicle Emissions April 25, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will highlight emerging technologies and programs that are designed to mitigate emissions from vehicles. Presenters will discuss hybrid-electric and fully electric vehicles, connected and autonomous vehicles, and the U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s Alternative Fuels Corridor Program. The goal of each of these endeavors is to transition away from internal combustion power systems for to low-polluting or non-polluting power systems.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Transportation and Air Quality.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Dan Sperling, University of California at Davis
  • Tewari Edmonson, Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization
  • Ann Xu, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Susan Burke, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Moderated by:  Kevin Black, U.S. Federal Highway Administration


TRB Webinar: Design Guidelines for Bridges Subjected to Light Rail Transit Loads April 24, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 851: Proposed AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications for Light Rail Transit Loads.

This webinar will describe the behavior of light rail transit bridges, live loads and their associated forces, rail-train-structure interaction, and load factor calibration to implement the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) method. The presenter will explain how to design light rail bridges that adheres to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Guide Specifications for Light Rail Bridges.


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Webinar Presenter

  • Jimmy Kim, University of Colorado at Denver

Moderated by:  Bill DuVall, Georgia Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Bases/Subbases for Concrete Pavements: State-of-the-Practice April 17, 2018 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET that will provide an overview of the design and construction of bases and subbases for concrete pavements and its impact on pavement performance. This webinar will focus on information in Technical Brief FHWA-HIF-16-005.* The presenters will also discuss experiences with experimental sections constructed at the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s MnRoad test track. This webinar follows a 2017 webinar of a similar name that provided a primer of using bases and subbases for concrete pavements. Attendance at last year’s webinar is not required; however, the slides from this webinar are available online.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements and the TRB Standing Committee on Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation. 

*The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this webinar are those of the researchers who performed the research. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Webinar Presenters

  • David Hein, Applied Research Associates, Inc.
  • Bernard Izevbekhai, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Sam Tyson, Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Public-Private Partnerships and the Mobility on Demand Sandbox Program April 16, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 16, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will describe the Federal Transit Administration’s Mobility on Demand (MOD) Sandbox awards. Presenters will discuss the role of public-private partnerships between public transportation, shared mobility, and goods delivery services within the MOD initiative. Presenters will also identify key lessons and metrics along with data management approaches learned from MOD Sandbox grantees.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies, Automated Transit Systems, Transportation Demand Management, and Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Robert Sheehan, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, USDOT
  • Rob Sadow, Scoop
  • Nikki Foletta, Bay Area Rapid Transit
  • Marla Westervelt, LA Metro
  • Megan Richer, Via

Moderated by:  Susan Shaheen, University of California at Berkeley

TRB Webinar: Modern Traffic Signal Preemption at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings April 11, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 507: Traffic Signal Preemption at Intersections Near Highway-Rail Grade Crossings.

This webinar will highlight current practices of traffic signal preemption deployed at intersections that are adjacent to railway grade crossings in the United States and Canada. Presenters will describe case studies that have used current practices that deal with maintenance, funding, and operations for traffic signal preemption.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Tom Urbanik, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
  • Alison Tanaka, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Moderated by: Brian Vercruysse, Illinois Commerce Commission

TRB Webinar: Road Safety and Vulnerable Road Users in Low- and Middle-Income Countries April 09, 2018 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET that will highlight perspectives from around the world about vulnerable road users, human factors, and road safety. Presenters from Sweden and Italy will discuss case studies that have addressed world road safety, and a presenter from the World Road Association (PIARC) will explain how to develop and disseminate knowledge about road safety for countries at all levels of development.

This webinar was organized with the cooperation of PIARC, in conjunction with the TRB Standing Committees on Highway Safety Performance and Transportation Safety Management.

There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • John Milton, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Patrick Mallejacq, World Road Association
  • Per Anderson, Swedish Transport Agency
  • Lorenzo Domenichini, University of Florence

Moderated by:  John Milton, Washington State Department of Transpor

TRB Webinar: Addressing Significant Weather Impacts on Airports April 05, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, April 5, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Report 160: Addressing Significant Weather Impacts on Airports: Quick Start Guide and Toolkit.

This research provides a web toolkit that raises airport operator awareness about vulnerabilities caused by significant weather events. The webinar will showcase and demonstrate the Airport Weather Advanced REadiness (AWARE) toolkit, which helps airports identify potential severe weather threats and assess whether they are prepared for them. This toolkit focuses on events that are “rare but plausible”; that is, events that may have happened in the distant past, or in adjacent geographic areas, but are not common event types at the airport itself, and therefore may not be in the forefront of the airport managers’ minds. 

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Beth Rodehorst, ICF
  • Cassie Bhat, ICF
  • Dave Cunningham, Denver International Airport

Moderated by: Thomas Cuddy, Federal Aviation Administration

TRB Webinar: Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Pavement Preservation April 03, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that identifies the needs of Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) for pavement preservation in construction operations.  Presenters will describe QA/QC approaches currently used by the National Center for Asphalt Technology and Minnesota Roads. They will also describe proposed QA/QC models from the Federal Highway Administration’s Emulsion Task Force that state and local agencies may apply.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Pavement Preservation and Pavement Maintenance.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Y. Richard Kim, North Carolina State University
  • Colin Franco, Rhode Island Department of Transportation
  • Todd Shields, Indiana Department of Transportation
  • R. Buzz Powell, National Center for Asphalt Technology

Moderated by:  Judith Corley-Lay, National Center for Pavement Preservation

TRB Webinar: The Future of Airport Surface Management Tools and Benefits to Operational Efficiency April 02, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 2, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that discusses the current use and future implementation of airport surface management tools as they relate to operational efficiency and delay reduction. The efficiency of surface movement is a key component to maintain the operational flow and to consistently realize the full capacity of the airfield and surrounding airspace at many congested large hub airports.  Along with other data exchange technologies to support gate-to-gate operations, the current and evolving surface management tools are being integrated with the Next Generation Air Transportation System.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Airfield and Airspace Capacity and Delay.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Ralph Tamburro, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Al Capps, NASA
  • Michael Huffman, Federal Aviation Administration

Moderated by:  Jennifer Dermody, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

TRB Webinar: Pavement Marking Maintenance: Practices and Proposed Standards March 29, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

 

 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 29, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that explores promising pavement marking maintenance practices. This webinar will focus on assessing pavement marking retroreflectivity to ensure roadways are safe for night-time travel. Presenters will provide a brief update on the proposed minimum standards to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and will describe their state department of transportation network-level maintenance practices. A presenter from the Florida Department of Transportation will describe the new pavement marking management system used in that state, and a presenter from the Michigan Department of Transportation will describe the roadway delineation practices in Michigan.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Signing and Marking Materials.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Cathy Satterfield, Federal Highway Administration
  • Charles Holzschuher, Florida Department of Transportation
  • Mary Bramble, Michigan Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Carmine Dwyer, Applied Research Associates

TRB Webinar: Specifying and Measuring Asphalt Density to Ensure Pavement Performance March 27, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 856: Specifying and Measuring Asphalt Pavement Density to Ensure Pavement Performance.

The in-place density of asphalt mixtures is the single most important property of the asphalt mixture in the pavement. This webinar will examine the current agency practices used to measure and specify the in-place density of asphalt pavements. Presenters will explore guiding principles to select measurement methods and requirements for in-place density. They will also identify the specific knowledge gaps in order to establish more comprehensive density standards.

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

Webinar Presenter

  • Dale Decker, Dale S. Decker, LLC

Moderated by: Ed Harrigan, Transportation Research Board

TRB Webinar: Pavement Maintenance Programming Using 3D Laser Technology March 26, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, March 26, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will present a systematic approach toward pavement maintenance and rehabilitation planning and programming using 3D laser technology and machine learning algorithms. The presenters will provide an overview of recent advances in automatic pavement distress detection. This webinar will also discuss case studies of automatic pavement condition assessment.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Preservation, the Standing Committee on Pavement Maintenance, and Standing Committee on Sealants and Fillers for Joints and Cracks.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Yichang (James) Tsai, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Zhaohua Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgene Geary, Georgia Institute of Technology

Moderated by:  Hasan Ozer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

TRB Webinar: Cold Recycled & Reclaimed Asphalt Concrete Properties for Pavement Design March 22, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 863: Material Properties of Cold In-Place Recycled and Full-Depth Reclamation Asphalt Concrete.

Pavement recycling techniques are effective for rehabilitating existing pavements or constructing new pavements while reducing construction costs, environmental impacts, and construction time. This webinar will describe procedures to determine material properties of different cold-recycled asphalt mixtures for pavement design. Presenters will focus on cold in-place recycling, cold central-plant recycling, and full-depth reclamation asphalt mixtures. They will determine typical values of dynamic modulus and repeated load permanent deformation (RLPD) structural properties for mechanistic-empirical pavement design using the AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design software.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Charles Schwartz, University of Maryland
  • Brian Diefenderfer, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Ben Bowers, Virginia Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Ed Harrigan, Transportation Research Board

TRB Webinar: Interpreting the Results of Airport Water Monitoring March 21, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Research Report 166: Interpreting the Results of Airport Water Monitoring.

This research provides comprehensive guidance and a set of tools that operators of airports of varying sizes can use to understand, diagnose, and interpret airport water quality.  The guidebook addresses water leaving the airport that does not go to an off-site treatment facility. This webinar will discuss the drivers and benefits of implementing the guidance, including reducing compliance risk, reducing monitoring costs, and improving decision-making on large infrastructure capital projects.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Tim Arendt, Gresham, Smith, and Partners
  • Devon Seal, Gresham, Smith, and Partners

Moderated by:  Kevin Gurchak, Allegheny County Airport Authority, Pittsburgh International Airport

TRB Webinar: Intersection Control Evaluation for Roundabouts and Alternative Intersections March 20, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that explores how to use Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) policies and procedures to develop intersection safety and mitigate congestion within roundabouts. Presenters will describe case studies from different state departments of transportation that implemented ICE in roundabouts, U-turn designs, and crossover designs. They will discuss the tools and policies that aided with implementation.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Alan El-Urfali, Florida Department of Transportation
  • Christina Barry, Georgia Department of Transportation
  • Daniel Farley, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Jeff Shaw, Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Permeable Concrete Pavements: State-of-the-Practice March 15, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 15, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will provide an overview about the state-of-the-practice for two types of permeable concrete pavement systems and their use. This webinar will focus on information in Technical Brief FHWA-HIF-16-004.* Presenters will discuss the structural and hydrological design, factors for successful construction and maintenance, and the performance of these systems. This webinar builds upon content discuss during a webinar conducted by TRB in March 2017.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements and the TRB Standing Committee on Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation. 

*The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this webinar are those of the researchers who performed the research. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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Webinar Presenters

  • David Hein, Applied Research Associates, Inc.
  • Todd Hill, City of Atlanta

Moderated by:  Sam Tyson, Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Modeling the Relationship Between Vehicle Speed and Fuel Consumption March 14, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will explore the relationship between vehicle speed and fuel economy as investigated by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration. This webinar will describe how to simulate real-world vehicle operations using driving cycles in order to improve vehicle operating cost estimations. Presenters will discuss how vehicle speeds and fuel economy were modeled within an array of vehicle types, traffic conditions, and road properties.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Structural Requirements of Asphalt Mixtures.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Elie Hajj, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Hao Xu, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Gary Bailey, Nevada Automotive Test Center
  • Muluneh Sime, Nevada Automotive Test Center

Moderated by:  Valentin Vulov, U.S. Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Improving the Resilience of Transit Systems Threatened by Natural Disasters March 12, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, March 12, 2018, from 1:00PM to 3:00PM ET that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Web-Only Document 70: Improving the Resilience of Transit Systems Threatened by Natural Disasters, Volume 1: A Guide, Volume 2: Research Overview, and Volume 3: Literature Review and Case Studies.

This research provides "how to" steps to help transit agencies and others improve their resilience. Transit agencies across the U.S. face a multitude of threats from extreme weather and natural disasters. Ensuring that transit infrastructure and services are resilient to these threats is critical. This webinar will include presentations by several transit agencies featured in the guide. The presenters will provide first-hand accounts of their experiences and lessons learned as they implemented resilience strategies and projects.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Jon Carnegie, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
  • Deborah Matherly, Louis Berger
  • Cris Liban, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority

Moderated by:  Jane Mobley, Louis Berger

TRB Webinar: Assessing Community Annoyance with Helicopter Noise March 08, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Synthesis 76: Helicopter Noise Information for Airports and Communities and Research Report 181: Assessing Community Annoyance of Helicopter Noise.

Helicopters produce a unique sound that is easily recognizable. While modern light- and medium-weight civilian helicopters are much quieter than older helicopters or heavy military helicopters, they are still the focus of community concern. This webinar will provide a discussion of current practices of managing noise and a summary of the results of recent research on human annoyance response to helicopter noise.

This webinar is sponsored by TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Vincent Mestre, Landrum & Brown

Moderated by:  Ron Reeves, Long Beach Airport

TRB Webinar: Spatial Modeling for Highway Performance Monitoring System Data: Part 2 March 06, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET that will discuss how to use spatial modeling and statistical tools to enhance the quality and productivity of travel monitoring data. Presenters will focus on the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS), which is a compilation of roadway characteristics, including inventory, traffic, and performance data. They will describe how to visualize the spatial data and provide tips about generating HPMS data. This is the second webinar in a two-part series; the first webinar takes place on February 27, 2018.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Geographic Information Science and Applications.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Maaza Mekuria, Hawaii Department of Transportation
  • Dan Seedah, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Stephen Cropley, Transmetric America, Inc.

Moderated by:  Coco Briseno, California Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Considerations for Pavement Applications and Maintenance at Airports February 28, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Report 159: Pavement Maintenance Guidelines for General Aviation Airport Management and Research Report 178: Guidance for Usage of Permeable Pavement at Airports.

This webinar will discuss the development of a web-based airport pavement maintenance recommendation tool and the tool’s use in helping general aviation personnel choose the appropriate treatment based on the conditions, climate, and the Federal Aviation Administration’s airport classification of the facility. The presenters will also provide guidance on applying permeable pavements at airports.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Tom Freeman, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Jeff Borowiec, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • James Bruinsma, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.

Moderated by:  Thomas Mahoney, Massachusetts Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Spatial Modeling for Highway Performance Monitoring System Data: Part 1 February 27, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that will discuss how to incorporate spatial modeling and statistical tools to enhance the quality and productivity of travel monitoring data. Presenters will focus on the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS), which is a compilation of roadway characteristics, including inventory, traffic, and performance data. They will describe a case study from the Hawaii Department of Transportation, which incorporated spatial modeling tools to fulfill a federal HPMS mandate. This is the first in a two-part series; the second webinar will be conducted on March 6, 2018.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Geographic Information Science and Applications.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinarSign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Maaza Mekuria, Hawaii Department of Transportation
  • Dan Seedah, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Moderated by:  Jennifer Campbell, Oregon Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Data Management and Governance Practices at Transportation Agencies February 26, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, February 26, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 508: Data Management and Governance Practices.

This webinar will discuss transportation agency data management practices and experiences. Presenters will demonstrate how agencies currently access, manage, use, and share data. They will explain how this information can be used to advance the current state of the practice in transportation data management and governance.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Nasir Gharaibeh, Texas A&M University
  • Johanna Zmud, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Clay Whitaker, Florida Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Peggi Knight, Iowa Department of Transportation


TRB Webinar: TRID Searching February 22, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will discuss how to get the most out of the TRID database when searching from your desktop or mobile device. This webinar will explore recent updates to the TRID interface, as well as provide practical tips when using the database.

TRID is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information.  Maintained by TRB, TRID covers all modes and disciplines of transportation and contains more than 1.2 million records of references to books, technical reports, conference proceedings, and journal articles in the field of transportation research. More than 165,000 records contain links to full-text documents.  

Webinar Presenter

  • Bill McLeod, Transportation Research Board

Moderated by:  Elaine Ferrell, Transportation Research Board

TRB Webinar: Leveraging Transportation Mode Expertise for Community Resiliency February 15, 2018 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM ET that will discuss the state-of-the-practice in resilience planning across multiple modes of transportation. Presenters will summarize community resilience frameworks, including the six-step process developed by the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST). They will also discuss how communities can apply certain TRB publications – including TCRP Web Only Document 70 and ACRP Report 160 – to resiliency planning.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • David Fletcher, Geographic Paradigm Computing
  • Anne Strauss-Wieder, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority
  • Jon Carnegie, Rutgers University
  • Beth Rodehorst, ICF 

Moderated by:  Chris Baglin, PPC

 

TRB Webinar: Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements State-of-the-Practice February 14, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will provide an overview about the state-of-the-practice for roller-compacted concrete (RCC) pavements. RCC is placed with conventional or high-density asphalt paving equipment, and then compacted with rollers. This webinar will focus on information in Technical Brief FHWA-HIF-16-003.* It will illustrate the uses for RCC, as well as materials, mixtures, construction, and design approaches of RCC pavements. Presenters will discuss lessons learned and discuss a case study from a state that used RCC. This webinar is a follow-up to a webinar of the same name conducted in 2017.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements, and Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation. 

*The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this webinar are those of the researchers who performed the research. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinarSign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Dan Zollinger, Texas A&M University
  • Andrew Johnson, Southeast Cement Promotion Association; Retired, South Carolina Department of Transportation
  • Will Gray, A.G. Peltz Group LLC

Moderated by:  Sam Tyson, Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Runway Protection Zone Risk Assessment Tool February 07, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Research Report 168: Runway Protection Zones (RPZs) Risk Assessment Tool Users' Guide.

The research helps airport operators evaluate the risk of an aircraft accident within an RPZ. Although RPZs are supposed to be clear of structures and people, it is still common for activities to occur within an RPZ for many reasons, and these reasons can be beyond the control of the airport operator. This webinar will discuss the development of the Runway Protection Zone (RPZ) Risk Assessment Tool and the risk assessment framework that serves as the basis for the tool, and the presenters will demonstrate the tool.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Hamid Shirazi, Applied Research Associates

Moderated by:  Jennifer Fuller, Division of Aviation, North Carolina Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: A New Functional Classification System to Aid Contextual Design February 05, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 855: An Expanded Functional Classification System for Highways and Streets.

This webinar will identify potential improvements to the traditional functional classification system of streets and highways in order to incorporate the context, user needs, and functions of the roadway facility. Presenters will discuss the Expanded Functional Classification System, which provides a multimodal design approach that accommodates drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians at both a corridor level and system-wide.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Nikiforos Stamatiadis, University of Kentucky
  • John Donahue, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Brian Shunk, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Fred Dock, City of Pasadena

 

TRB Webinar: Transportation Network Companies: Challenges and Opportunities for Airport Operators January 31, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Synthesis 84: Transportation Network Companies: Challenges and Opportunities for Airport Operators.

This webinar will discuss how transportation network companies (TNCs) such as Uber and Lyft have become common providers of ground transportation at airports. The research summarizes the amount of revenue airports receive from TNCs and how TNCs are affecting airport operations and other businesses. Airport surveys show that terminology and signage for TNC customers across airports are inconsistent, that airport staff may need more resources to manage TNCs, and that this new mode is affecting how passengers use other important revenue sources such as public parking areas, other ground transportation operators, and rental cars.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Stephanie Box, InterVISTAS Consulting
  • Peter Mandle, InterVISTAS Consulting

Moderated by:  Eva Cheong, San Francisco International Airport

TRB Webinar: Standardizing Truck GPS Data to Evaluate Truck Freight Bottlenecks January 29, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 854: Guide for Identifying, Classifying, Evaluating, and Mitigating Truck Freight Bottlenecks.

This webinar will discuss a guidebook that examines truck freight bottlenecks using truck probe data rather than traditional travel demand models. Presenters will address how to use the guidebook to establish methodologies to define, identify, and measure different types of truck bottlenecks, in order to develop cost-effective solutions to mitigate truck freight bottlenecks.

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Dike Ahanotu, Cambridge Systematics
  • Bill Eisele, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Moderated by: Tom McQueen, Georgia Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Vizguide: Data Visualization for Transportation Agencies January 23, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Web Only Document 226: Data Visualization methods for Transportation Agencies.

This webinar will describe techniques for displaying and reporting information in a visually pleasing manner. The presenters will highlight practices for planners with various levels of experience for developing visualizations, enhancing transportation analysis, and improving public engagement with data. They will also simulate a website called the Vizguide that was created to enhance transportation data visualization.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Nate Higgins, Cambridge Systematics
  • Joe Zissman, Cambridge Systematics

Moderated by: Nate Higgins, Cambridge Systematics

TRB Webinar: Uses of Social Media During an Airport Emergency January 18, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, January 18, 2018, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Synthesis 82: Uses of Social Media to Inform Operational Response and Recovery During an Airport Emergency.

This webinar will serve as an introduction to using social media platforms at airports to enhance situational awareness and resource allocation decisions during emergency situations. The presenters will describe how social media has changed the speed of communications that an airport may expect to experience, and how airports may affect the flow of information that may assist with making critical decisions.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • James Smith, Smith-Woolwine Inc.
  • Kim Kenville, University of North Dakota
  • Amanda Greene Guentzel, Metropolitan Airports Commission - MSP Airport

Moderated by:  John Valadez, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

TRB Webinar: Enhancing Wayfinding and Public Address Systems for a Positive Traveler Experience December 13, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Research Report 175: Improving Intelligibility of Airport Terminal Public Address Systems and Research Report 177: Enhancing Wayfinding for Aging Travelers and Persons with Disabilities.

This webinar will discuss the research that may help aging travelers and persons with disabilities travel independently. The webinar will also describe ways to improve public address system performance.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Jim Harding, Gresham, Smith and Partners
  • Laurel Van Horn, Open Doors Organization
  • Richard Carman, Wilson Ihrig
  • Joel Lewitz, Joel Lewitz

Moderated by:  Steve Wareham, Trillion Aviation

TRB Webinar: Improving Asphalt Content Determination through Ignition Testing December 06, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 847: Variability of Ignition Furnace Correction Factors.

This webinar will discuss the significant influences that affect the variability of asphalt and aggregate correction factors for ignition furnaces. Presenters will discuss ways to improve accuracy across different test furnaces, including how ignition furnace installation, operation, and maintenance may influence correction factors. They will also explore ways to minimize differences that arise between ignition furnaces.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Carolina Rodezno, Auburn University
  • Ray Brown,  Auburn University

Moderated by: Ed Harrigan, Transportation Research Board

TRB Webinar: Regulations and Policies Impacting AV/CV Introduction in Transit November 16, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Web-Only Document 239: Impacts of Laws and Regulations on CV and AV Technology Introduction in Transit Operations.

This webinar will discuss the changes in the way public transit agencies will approach operating policy with the introduction of connected vehicles (CV) and automated vehicles (AV) over the next few decades.  The results of the decisions transit operators make may affect employees, agency management structure, and transit patrons. This webinar will focus on key issues in areas such as AV technology evolution, safety considerations, workforce development, agency operating policies, and laws and regulations. The panelists will also present an action plan for resolving many of these issues.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Douglas Gettman, Kimley-Horn
  • Sam Lott, Texas Southern University

Moderated by:  Jerome Lutin, New Jersey Transit, Retired

TRB Webinar: Airport In-Terminal Concession Program Implementation November 14, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Synthesis 81: Food and Beverage and Retail Operators: The Costs of Doing Business at Airports and Report 54: Resource Manual for Airport In-Terminal Concessions.

This webinar will discuss how airport operators may develop and implement airport concession programs. The presenters will describe how to improve communicating concession operating costs, which may lead to better business proposals for the valuable concession space at airports.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to register in advance.

Webinar Presenters

  • Ken Buckner, Unison Consulting, Inc.
  • Firelli Pitters, Unison Consulting, Inc.
  • Gary Davies, LeighFisher, Inc.

Moderated by:  Ingrid Hairston, Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority

TRB Webinar: Design of Interchange Loop Ramps and Pavement/ Shoulder Cross-Slope Breaks November 13, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Web-Only Document 227: Design Guidance for Interchange Loop Ramps and Pavements/Shoulder Cross-Slope Breaks.

This webinar will present information about how to develop improved design guidance for interchange loop ramps. Presenters will describe the new design guidelines based on observational field studies and safety analyses. They will also review AASHTO’s current design policy for cross-slope breaks on superelevated horizontal curves, based on vehicle dynamics simulation modeling and a crash analysis.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Darren Torbic, MRI Global
  • Marcus Brewer, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Moderated by: Aaron Frits, Kansas Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Practical Techniques for Successfully Communicating Technical Topics November 09, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

Timed to help you prepare your Annual Meeting presentation, TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET about presenting technical information clearly and succinctly when presentation time is short. If you are steeped in technical expertise and present in conferences or meetings, you can learn practical techniques that make your hard work meaningful to others.

  • Know what you want from the audience and what they want from you.
  • Simplify the content to make it clear and understandable.
  • Design effective visuals that highlight your content.
  • Learn ways to practice so that you arrive prepared to engage the audience.

Webinar Presenter: Shelley Row, P.E., Shelley Row Associates LLC

Moderated by: Elaine Ferrell, Transportation Research Board

This session will be interactive, and attendees are encouraged to email examples of difficult-to-present slides to Shelley Row at shelley@shelleyrow.com by Friday, November 3, 2017. Shelley will use these examples to present solutions during the webinar.

NOTE: Please email TRB staff for questions about registration and payment at the email below. Please email Shelley only if you have questions about the content. Thank you.

TRB Webinar: Policy and Planning Actions to Address Connected and Automated Vehicles November 08, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 845: Advancing Automated and Connected Vehicles: Policy and Planning Strategies for State and Local Transportation Agencies, which is accompanied by Strategies to Advance Automated and Connected Vehicles: Briefing Document.

This webinar will discuss the state and local policy and planning actions that can help make sure that the introduction of automated vehicles and connected vehicles will advance community and agency objectives.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Members of the media or congressional staff should contact Lisa Marflak at lmarflak@nas.edu for instructions on how to register at no cost. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Ray Derr, Transportation Research Board
  • Ginger Goodin, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Randy Iwasaki, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
  • Anita Kim, Volpe Center, U.S. Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Randy Iwasaki, Contra Costa Transportation Authority

TRB Webinar: Right-Sizing Roundabout Intersections for State Highways November 07, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

 

 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that examines how to design roundabout intersections that are right-sized for all modes of travel at the specific location. This webinar will present the experience from a state department of transportation that has designed and implemented more than 100 roundabouts that were right-sized.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts.

Some registrants will need to pay $105 to attend this webinarSign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenter

  • Brian Walsh, Washington Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  William Britnell, Connecticut Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Optimizing the Risk and Cost of Materials Quality Assurance November 06, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, November 6, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 838: Guidelines for Optimizing the Risk and Cost of Materials QA Programs.

Presenters will discuss how state departments of transportation (DOTs) can identify and evaluate opportunities that may enhance their materials quality assurance (QA) programs. They will explain how DOTs can develop a structured process for identifying the optimal QA investment point.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Sidney Scott, HKA Global Inc.
  • Keith Molenaar, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Linda Konrath, HKA Global Inc.

Moderated by: Ed Harrigan, Transportation Research Board

TRB Webinar: Geotech Tools: Information & Technology Guidance… November 02, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday,  November 2, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will provide an overview of the geotech tools  website, produced by TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) and managed by Iowa State University. Presenters will discuss the background of the SHRP2 project that led to the website; the geotechnical design process, including evaluation of potential technologies; and available information for design and construction.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Transportation Earthworks and Soil and Rock Properties.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinarSign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Silas Nichols, Federal Highway Administration
  • Vernon Schaefer, Iowa State University

Moderated by: Thomas Wells, Kleinfelder, Inc.

TRB Webinar: Expediting the NEPA Process - What Does it Take? October 31, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that examines ways to navigate through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process, such as moving projects through the NEPA process in an expedited timeframe; whether a project may end up in a lawsuit; and whether a NEPA document will hold up in court.  This webinar will discuss the commonalities among projects that were successfully expedited through the NEPA process. The presenters will also discuss the factors that contribute to a project's inability to obtain expedited NEPA decisions.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Environmental Analysis in Transportation.

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinar.  Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Gus Bauman, Beveridge & Diamond
  • Diane Nulton, McCormick Taylor
  • Andrew Smith, McCormick Taylor
  • Camille Otto, Federal Highway Administration

Moderated by: Diane Nulton, McCormick Taylor

TRB Webinar: Long-Term Field Performance of Warm Mix Asphalt Pavements October 25, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 843: Long-Term Field Performance of Warm Mix Asphalt Technologies. Presenters will highlight field performance and material property determinants of several issues that arise with warm mix asphalt (WMA), including transverse cracking, longitudinal cracking, rutting, and moisture susceptibility. They will also compare the field performance of WMA to hot mix asphalt (HMA).

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Shihui Shen, Pennsylvania State University
  • Shenghua Wu, University of South Alabama
  • Weiguang Zhang, Purdue University

Moderated by: Ed Harrigan, Transportation Research Board

TRB Webinar: Performance Grade Specifications for Emulsions Used in Pavement Preservation Treatment October 23, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 837: Performance-Related Specifications for Emulsified Asphalt Binders Used in Preservation Surface Treatments.

This webinar will examine three pavement preservation surface treatments: chip seal, microsurfacing, and spray seals. Presenters will describe test protocols for evaluating binder properties for which test methods are not readily available.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Y. Richard Kim, North Carolina State University
  • Cassie Castorena, North Carolina State University

Moderated by: Gary Hoffman, Pennsylvania Asphalt Pavement Association

TRB Webinar: Methodology for Prioritizing Tunnel Improvements and Developing Capital Plans October 19, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 816: Guide for the Preservation of Highway Tunnel Systems. Presenters will examine how using an asset management process may support prioritization of highway tunnel preservation actions. They will also discuss capital funding needs for tunnel improvements as part of the overall transportation system funding, and explain ways to communicate these needs.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Martha Averso, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Jeff Allen, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Moderated by: Bruce Johnson, Oregon Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Don’t Sit on Your Assets: Innovative Approaches to Raise Revenue October 18, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will explore non-traditional ways of raising non-tax and non-toll revenue from state assets. State officials have employed asset development strategies that include air rights, leasing right-of-way for cell towers and other private assets, selling advertising on overpasses, and privatizing courtesy patrol. Presenters will highlight case studies from Maryland, Missouri, and the Federal Transit Administration.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Revenue and Finance.

Some registrants will need to pay $55 to attend this webinarSign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Michael DeMers, Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Laura Rogers, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Daniel Schned, Federal Transit Administration

Moderated by: Morteza Farajian, Virginia Office of Public-Private Partnerships

TRB Webinar: Advancing the Aviation Industry Workforce October 17, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October  17, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Synthesis 18: Aviation Workforce Development Practices and  Web-Only Document 28: Identifying and Evaluating Airport Workforce Requirements.

This webinar will discuss what types of skilled professionals are needed to ensure the health and growth of the aviation industry. The presenters will discuss mission critical occupations, key workforce capacity challenges, and strategies airports may use to help their workforce meet future challenges.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to register in advance.

Webinar Presenters

  • Seth Young, Center for Aviation Studies, Ohio State University
  • Candace Blair Cronin, ICF
  • Christopher Riches, ICF

Moderated by:  Laurie Cullen, VHB

TRB Webinar: Part-Time Shoulder Use October 12, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will present information about planning, designing, implementing, and operating dynamic, static, and bus-only part-time shoulder use facilities. Part-time shoulder use converts paved shoulders to travel areas during certain times of the day as a congestion relief strategy, and is typically implemented on highways.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Geometric Design, Operational Effects of Geometrics, Managed Lanes, and Freeway Operations.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinarSign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Pete Jenior, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
  • Greg Jones, Federal Highway Administration
  • Kamal Suliman, Virginia Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Jim Hunt, Federal Highway Administration

TRB Webinar: Developing Pavement Performance Models October 11, 2017 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM ET that provides guidance to state and municipal roadway authorities on how they may improve the prediction capabilities of their pavement management systems by incorporating recent advances in performance prediction models.  The state-of-the-art of developing performance models has advanced through a more comprehensive study of statistical and computational techniques. However, some of these advances have not made their way into industry practice. This webinar will provide an overview of the available tools for developing and validating pavement performance models and examples of successful model development and implementation by state and municipal agencies.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Management Systems.

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

Webinar Presenters

  • Sui Tan, Metropolitan Transportation Commission
  • David Luhr, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Yichang (James) Tsai, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Aleli Osorio, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Moderated by: Nima Kargah-Ostadi, Fugro

TRB Webinar: Condition Assessment of Bridge Post-Tensioning and Stay Cable Systems Using NDE Methods October 10, 2017 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 848: Inspection Guidelines for Bridge Post-Tensioning and Stay Cable Systems Using NDE Methods.

This webinar will evaluate inspection guidelines of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods for assessing the condition of in-service post-tensioning and stay cable systems. The presenters will provide information about how multiple NDE technologies are evaluated, and how bridge owners can select the most appropriate method for evaluating their systems.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Stefan Hurlebaus, Texas A&M University
  • Mary Beth Hueste, Texas A&M University

Moderated by: W. Randy Cox, American Segmental Bridge Institute

TRB Webinar: Solutions for Aging Low-Volume Road Bridges October 03, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that will illustrate ways to repair old bridges, close bridges, and find alternate structures or routes that adhere to budgetary restraints. Presenters will discuss several options, including salvaging old parts, using accelerated bridge construction and modular construction techniques, building geosynthetic reinforced soil bridge abutments, and building long-span buried bridges.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Low-Volume Roads and the TRB Standing Committee on Culverts and Hydraulic Structures.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Brian Keierleber, Buchanan County, Iowa
  • Daniel Alzamora, Federal Highway Administration
  • Joel Hahm, Big R Bridge

Moderated by:  Gordon Keller, Genesee Geotechnical

TRB Webinar: Analyzing Crashes on Multi-Lane Roundabouts October 02, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET that will address the key aspects of driver errors and geometric issues on roundabouts that lead to crashes. Presenters will describe some possible geometric solutions and driver education programs that may mitigate crashes on multi-lane roundabouts.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Gordon Parikh, Minnesota Traffic Observatory
  • Sam Bobko, Mott MacDonald
  • Mark McCulloch, Washtenaw Road Commission

Moderated by:  John Hourdos, Minnesota Traffic Observatory

TRB Webinar: Seismic Design of Bridge Abutments September 28, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that will explore the latest research about theories on computing the ultimate passive force for abutment deflection. The webinar will highlight simple models and equations using different materials and geometries. The presenter will discuss the effect of cyclic loading on lateral resistance and damping. They will also provide case examples and present the results of a series of full-scale tests.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Kyle Rollins, Brigham Young University

Moderated by: Ken Fishman, McMahon and Mann Consulting Engineers, PC

 

TRB Webinar: Strategies for Integrating Goods and Services Movement in Smart Growth En… September 27, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Research Report 844: Guide for Integrating Goods and Services Movement by Commercial Vehicles in Smart Growth Environments.

This webinar will focus on the report which provides a guide for proactive and reactive policy, planning, design, and operations practices for integrating goods and services movement by commercial vehicles in smart growth environments. The presenters will describe ways stakeholders may work together to create environments that achieve the multiple smart growth benefits while accommodating freight movement that supports critical economic activity.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Christopher Lamm, Cambridge Systematics
  • Katharine Kirk, Cambridge Systematics
  • Alex Joyce, Cascadia Partners LLC

Moderated by: Mark Meitzen, Christensen Associates

 

 

 

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TRB Webinar: Commodity Flow Survey Microdata to Estimate the Generation of Freight, Fr… September 26, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that discusses research from National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) Research Report 37: Using Commodity Flow Survey Microdata and Other Establishment Data to Estimate the Generation of Freight, Freight Trips, and Service Trips: Guidebook.

This webinar focuses on the use of Freight Trip Generation (FTG) models to manage infrastructure in different urban contexts. Transportation engineers and city planners need to make decisions and develop programs that facilitate freight activity and ensure appropriate curb management because of the continuing growth in population, residential and commercial development in urban areas, and e-commerce. At larger geographical scales, there is also a need to get an idea about the amounts of cargo that are produced to ensure that transportation infrastructure is adequate. New FTG models provide a mechanism to estimate FTG at the establishment-level and any other level of geography.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Jose Holguin-Veras, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Catherine Lawson, University at Albany, SUNY
  • Eulois Cleckley, Houston-Galveston Area Council

Moderated by: Jeffrey Wojtowicz, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

TRB Webinar: Designing and Producing High Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement and Recycled Asph… September 25, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, September 25, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 495: Use of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement and Recycled Asphalt Shingles in Asphalt Mixtures.

The webinar will provide a summary of current practices for the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) and recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) in design, production, and construction of asphalt mixtures. Presenters will discuss properties of recycled materials and factors to consider when producing and placing mixtures.


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Webinar Presenters

  • Mary Stroup-Gardiner, Gardiner Technical Services
  • Tony Felix, Reeves Construction
  • Tim Aschenbrener, Federal Highway Administration

Moderated by: Ben Bowers, Virginia Department of Transportation

Test September 25, 2017 10:30 AM - 10:40 AM U.S. Eastern
TRB Webinar: A Watershed Approach to Mitigating Stormwater Impacts September 20, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 840: A Watershed Approach to Mitigating Stormwater Impacts.

The webinar will examine a decision-making framework designed to help state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) identify and implement cost-effective and environmentally-friendly water quality solutions for stormwater impacts. Presenters will discuss the ways state DOTs are currently exploring approaches and regulatory mechanisms to achieve compliance with water quality permits through watershed-based total maximum daily load limitations. They will also provide an update on the development of a toolbox of water quality solutions for stormwater impacts.


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Webinar Presenters

  • Neil Weinstein, The Low Impact Development Center, Inc.
  • Scott Struck, Geosyntec Consultants
  • Emily Clifton, The Low Impact Development Center, Inc.

Moderated by: William Fletcher, Oregon Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride September 19, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM ET that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Research Report 192: Decision-Making Toolbox to Plan and Manage Park-and-Ride Facilities for Public Transportation: Guidebook on Planning and Managing Park-and-Ride.

This webinar will discuss the research that provides transit agencies with a resource to better plan and manage park-and-ride facilities for public transportation by incorporating improved strategies and best practices. The presenters will provide an introduction to the guidebook content and how to use the guidebook.

This webinar is sponsored by the Transit Cooperative Research Program. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Linda Cherrington, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Kathryn Coffel, Kathryn Coffel Consulting, LLC
  • Paul Ryus, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
  • Michael Walk, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Moderated by:  Katherine Turnbull, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

TRB Webinar: Modern Roundabouts: Downtown and Suburban Revitalization September 18, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, September 18, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that will provide examples of ways the modern roundabout may be able to revitalize a downtown area, enhance a community’s sense of place, and provide a safer and more efficient traffic flow in urban and suburban areas. Presenters will describe how roundabouts have jumpstarted downtown revitalization, illustrate how roundabouts have enhanced communities, and demonstrate how roundabouts have improved traffic flow.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Mark Johnson, MJT Engineering
  • Shannon Lambert, Reid Middleton
  • Joseph Balskus, VHB

Moderated by: Rachel Price, Reid Middleton

TRB Webinar: Understanding Stormwater Management Requirements for Airports September 14, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Research Report 169: Clean Water Act Requirements for Airports, Research Report 174: Green Stormwater Infrastructure - Volume 1: Primer, and Research Report 174: Green Stormwater Infrastructure - Volume 2: Guidebook.

This webinar will discuss the research that may help airport environmental practitioners understand the environmental regulations and permitting programs that apply to airports’ management of stormwater and other types of water resources.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Dean Mericas, Mead & Hunt
  • Jeffrey Longsworth, Barnes & Thornburg
  • Jim Jolley, The Cadmus Group, Inc.

Moderated by:  Jennifer Fuller, Division of Aviation, North Carolina Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Use and Potential Impacts of Aqueous Film-Forming Foams at Airports September 12, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Report 173: Use and Potential Impacts of AFFF Containing PFASs at Airports.

This webinar will examine aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF), which have been used by the aviation industry for decades for training and for extinguishing fires at airports.  AFFF formulations include per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) that may have potential health and environmental impacts.  The webinar will discuss the best practices for managing AFFF and for addressing legacy environmental impacts. This webinar will also describe the Managing AFFF and PFAS at Airports (MAPA) Screening Tool developed to help airport representatives identify and manage areas of potential environmental concern related to AFFF and PFASs in the environment.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Andrew Thalheimer, Dillon Consulting Limited
  • Indra Kalinovich, Dillon Consulting Limited

Moderated by:  Michael Lamprecht, Federal Aviation Administration

TRB Webinar: Designing Multimodal Roundabouts: Making Them Safe and Efficient for All September 11, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, September 11, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that will address the misconceptions and misinformation about modern roundabouts, which inhibits their implementation. Presenters will discuss state-of-the-art roundabout design procedures that make roundabouts safe and efficient for all modes of travel, including transit, trucks, bicycles, and pedestrians.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Mark Johnson, MTJ Roundabout Engineering
  • Alek Pochowski, Kittelson & Associates
  • Pete Jenior, Kittelson & Associates

Moderated by: Phil Demosthenes, Philip Demosthenes LLC

TRB Webinar: Benefit-Cost Methodologies for Evaluating Multimodal Freight Corridor Investments September 07, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM that features research from the National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP)’s Report 38: Guide for Conducting Benefit-Cost Analyses of Multimodal, Multijurisdictional Freight Corridor Investments.

This webinar will discuss how to conduct benefit-cost analyses of proposed infrastructure investments on multimodal, multi-jurisdictional freight corridors. Presenters will illustrate how the guidebook may help decision makers and other stakeholders at local, state, regional, and national levels. They will also provide an overview of the guidebook and how to use it.


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Webinar Presenters

  • Sharada Vadali, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  • Kenneth Kuhn, Rand Corporation
  • Anne Goodchild, University of Washington, Seattle

Moderated by: Elisa Arias, San Diego Association of Governments

TRB Webinar: Understanding Changes in Youth Mobility September 06, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Project 08-36, which resulted in a TRB project report.

This webinar will discuss the changing mobility patterns of teens and young adults and the linkages to economic, social, and health effects. The presenters will highlight current best practices in transportation planning that addresses youth mobility and will identify potential strategies to better align planned and existing transportation systems with the needs of this demographic.


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Webinar Presenters

  • Matthew Coogan, Consultant
  • Mark Bradley, RSG

Moderated by: Nancy McGuckin, Consultant

TRB Webinar: Rigid Pavement Rehabilitation: Looking Back, Looking Forward September 05, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET that examines how rigid pavement rehabilitation has evolved over the last several decades, and also looks towards the future with highlights of some new and innovative rehabilitation solutions. The presenters will provide various perspectives on current and innovative practices for the effective repair and rehabilitation of rigid pavement structures.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Michael Darter, Applied Research Associates
  • John Donahue, Missouri Department of Transportation
  • Tom Burnham, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Linda Pierce, NCE

Moderated by: Kurt Smith, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.

TRB Webinar: Learning About and Using the Research in Progress (RiP) Database August 24, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET that provides users of TRB's Research in Progress (RiP) Database with the latest information about RiP's search and data entry interfaces.

The RiP Database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently-completed transportation research projects. In order to comply with Public Access Plan requirements, projects that receive federal funding must be entered into the RiP database. This webinar is an update from a webinar held on August 16, 2016.


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Webinar Presenters

  • Janet Daly, Transportation Research Board

Moderated by: Elaine Ferrell, Transportation Research Board

TRB Webinar: Development of Crash Modification Factors for Pedestrian Crossing Treatments August 23, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 841: Development of Crash Modification Factors for Uncontrolled Pedestrian Crossing Treatments.

 

This webinar will discuss the effort to quantify the relationships between pedestrian safety and crossing treatments at uncontrolled locations (excluding roundabouts) and to develop crash modification factors (CMFs) for several different types of pedestrian treatments at unsignalized pedestrian crossings. The presenters will discuss four types of treatments: rectangular rapid flashing beacons, pedestrian hybrid beacons, pedestrian refuge islands, and advanced YIELD or STOP markings and signs.


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Webinar Presenters

  • Charles Zegeer, University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center
  • Richard Nassi, Pima Association of Governments, Engineering Services
  • Michael Frederick, City of St. Petersburg, Florida

Moderated by: Joe Fish, Toole Design Group

TRB Webinar: Geometric Highway Design Process for the 21st Century August 22, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 839: A Performance-Based Highway Geometric Design Process.

This webinar will discuss a new process that incorporates advances in knowledge and addresses the realities of problems faced in highway design. The presenters will focus on the research findings, which propose that every phase, methodology, or model developed and applied to highway design and toward establishing highway design criteria should be objectively related to one or more measures of transportation performance.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Timothy Neuman, Bednar Consulting, Inc.
  • Richard Coakley, CH2M

Moderated by: Bart Thrasher, Virginia Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: New Pavement Engineering Technologies - The Long Term Pavement Performance Climate and Bind Tools August 21, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that discusses two new tools designed by the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) Program: the LTPP Climate and LTPPBind Online tools. The LTPP Climate Tool offers users access to climate data derived from NASA’s Modern Era Retrospective-Analysis for Research and Applications (MERRA) database for applications including climate research, infrastructure design, management, and research, crash studies and more. The LTPPBind Online tool helps state transportation departments select the most suitable performance graded binder for asphalt concrete pavement at a particular site based on American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials standards. This webinar will discuss the background research that went into each tool and will provide a series of demonstrations of the software.

 

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Condition Evaluation and the Standing Committee on Pavement Structural Modeling and Evaluation.

 

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Webinar Presenters

  • Larry Wiser, Federal Highway Administration
  • Charles Schwartz, University of Maryland
  • Riaz Ahmad, iENGINEERING, Inc.

Moderated by: Jonathan Groeger, Amec Foster Wheeler

TRB Webinar: Control of Concrete Cracking in Bridges August 17, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 500: Control of Concrete Cracking in Bridges.

This webinar will examine the methods used to control concrete cracking in bridge superstructures and substructures and on the influence of cracking on long-term durability. The control of cracking for aesthetic, durability, and structural reasons becomes increasingly important as service-life goals are extended and higher-strength concrete, higher-strength reinforcement, and different types of reinforcement are used in bridge construction.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Bijan Khaleghi, Washington State Department of Transportation

Moderated by: Ben Graybeal, Federal Highway Administration Turner Fairbank Research Center

TRB Webinar: The National Institute for Standards and Technology Approach to Resilience in Transportation August 16, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that discusses the U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)’s approach toward the implementation of resilience in transportation projects.  The discussion on resilience at the scientific, practical, economic, and policy level has evolved recently, and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act has requirements with which the transportation community must comply. This webinar will discuss the benefit-cost analysis (BCA) and economic analysis that may help assess the benefits associated with transportation resilience projects.  The presenters will also discuss a case study where a project was implemented in a manner consistent with the NIST Community Resilience Planning Guide.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection and the Standing Committee on Transportation Economics.


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Webinar Presenters

  • Silvana Croope, Delaware Department of Transportation
  • Stephen Cauffman, National Institute for Standards and Technology
  • Jennifer Helgeson, National Institute for Standards and Technology
  • Don Pickrell, Volpe
  • David Luskin, Federal Highway Administration Office of Transportation Policy Studies

Moderated by: Silvana Croope, Delaware Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Innovative Statewide Partnerships for Active Transportation Planning August 15, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that highlights three statewide approaches to planning for pedestrians and bicyclists that include innovative partnerships between state departments of transportation, state departments of health, and metropolitan planning organizations or local governments. The presenters will discuss the approaches to collecting and integrating data, analyzing potential impacts, identifying collaborative solutions, and integrating pedestrian and bicycle considerations into statewide long range transportation plans and programs.

 

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning.


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Webinar Presenters

  • Leesa Freasier, Arkansas Department of Health
  • Jessie Jones, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
  • Ashley Tracy, Whitman, Requardt & Associates, LLP
  • Scott Phinney, Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Jordan Whisler, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Moderated by: John Kaliski, Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

TRB Webinar: Financially Responsible Procurement Processes for Airports August 10, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on August 10, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Legal Research Digest 16: Procurement of Airport Development and Planning Contracts, and Research Report 172: Guidebook for Considering Life-Cycle Costs in Airport Asset Procurement. 

This webinar will take a closer look at procurement processes, laws, and considerations that may ensure a more fiscally responsible use of all airport funds.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

 

Webinar Presenters

  • John Fortin, CH2M
  • Robert Alfert, Broad and Cassel LLP
  • Lacey Corona, Broad and Cassel LLP

Moderated by:  Curt Castagna, Aeroplex/Aerolease Group

Future Interstate Study: Information Gathering Session August 09, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on August 9, 2017, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM ET to gather information from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on three topics regarding the Future Interstate Study: performance management, asset management, and general eligibility under the Federal-Aid Program. 

Given that this webinar is being held as an information gathering session for a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine policy study, no certificates for educational credits will be provided. Likewise, no recordings will be provided. The presentations from the webinar will be posted on the Future Interstate Study website shortly after the webinar.

TRB Webinar: Flexible Pavement Rehabilitation: Looking Back, Looking Forward July 31, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that examines how flexible pavement rehabilitation has evolved over the past several decades, and also looks toward the future with highlights of some new rehabilitation solutions. The presenters will provide various perspectives on current and innovative practices for the effective repair and rehabilitation of flexible pavement structures.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Design and Rehabilitation of Asphalt Pavements.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Jon Epps, Texas A&M University
  • Becca Lane, Ministry of Transportation Ontario
  • Brian Diefenderfer, Virginia Transportation Research Council
  • Tom Kazmierowski, Golder Associates, Ltd.
  • Audrey Copeland, National Asphalt Pavement Association

Moderated by: Tom Kazmierowski, Golder Associates, Ltd.

TRB Webinar: Guidelines for Geofoam Applications in Slope Stability Projects July 27, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 27, 2017 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that describes ways to use geofoam to address slope stability problems. Presenters will provide information about the design methodology of geofoam and an overview of construction practices. Presenters will also review the standards for the use of geofoam in slope stability applications. The results of this research can be found in NCHRP Research Digest 380: Guidelines for Geofoam Applications in Slope Stability Projects.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Transportation Earthworks; Soil and Rock Properties; and Geosynthetics.


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Webinar Presenters

  • David Arellano, The University of Memphis
  • Steven Bartlett, The University of Utah
  • Ben Arndt, Yeh & Associates, Inc.

Moderated by:  Mohammed Mulla, North Carolina Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Accessibility Guidance for Roundabouts and Channelized Turn Lanes July 26, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 834: Crossing Solutions at Roundabouts and Channelized Turn Lanes for Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities: A Guidebook.

This webinar covers a national study of accessibility challenges at roundabouts and channelized turn lanes and explores potential solutions for pedestrians with vision disabilities. Presenters will focus on a performance-based design and analysis process that is geared toward engineers and planners for new facility designs, as well as retrofits.


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Webinar Presenters

  • Bastian Schroeder, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
  • Lee Rodegerdts, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
  • Janet Barlow, Accessible Design for the Blind

Moderated by:  Howard McCulloch, New York State Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: An Integrated Approach to Managing Regulatory Compliance July 25, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Report 156: Guidebook for Managing Compliance with Federal Regulations: An Integrated Approach. 

The webinar will demonstrate how airports can utilize a compliance management system (CMS) and the Regulation Compliance Management (RCM) Tool to manage and eliminate the duplication of effort associated with independent pursuit of compliance in the numerous silos associated with managing and operating an airport.

 

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Webinar Presenters

  • Jeff Kohlman, Aviation Management Consulting Group, Inc.
  • David Benner, Aviation Management Consulting Group, Inc.

Moderated by:  David Full, RS&H

TRB Webinar: Application of Intelligent Compaction Technology for Compaction Quality Control of Pavement Layers July 20, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will provide an overview of Intelligent Compaction (IC) technology, including how IC can be applied to soils, bases, and asphalt layers. IC deals with the continuous assessment of compacted layer properties using roller vibration parameters and roller speed integrated with GPS to provide comprehensive compaction information. Presenters will discuss the application of IC from different viewpoints, including academia, industry, and a state department of transportation.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Aggregates and TRB Standing Committee on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling.


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Webinar Presenters

  • Soheil Nazarian, The University of Texas at El Paso
  • George Chang, The Transtec Group
  • Jimmy Si, Texas Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Mehran Mazari, California State University at Los Angeles

TRB Webinar: Pavement Management Practices in the U.S. and Canada July 17, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 501: Pavement Management Systems: Putting Data to Work.

This webinar will examine current pavement management practices, focusing primarily on the types of systems, data analysis and performance modeling, and how data is being used to influence agency decisions. The presenters will provide several case studies to illustrate how pavement management data can be used to improve data quality, conduct a safety analysis, improve agency performance measures, and monitor contractor performance.

 
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Webinar Presenters

  • Katie Zimmerman, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.
  • Nathan Moore, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Magdy Mikhail, Texas Department of Transportation

Moderated by:  Edgardo Block, Connecticut Department of Transportation

TRB Webinar: Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide to the Highway Capacity Manual: Part 2, Applications June 28, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 2:00-3:30PM ET about how the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) can be used to support agencies’ planning, programming, and management decisions in a cost-effective manner. Released by TRB, the HCM is used by transportation agencies to evaluate the current and future operations of roadway facilities. The new HCM 6th Edition includes the companion reference document, NCHRP Report 825: Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide to the Highway Capacity Manual. This guide demonstrates planning applications in the HCM that can be used for long range planning, travel demand modeling, alternative scoping and screening, and system performance monitoring. This is the second part in a two-part series, and will highlight specific ways planners can use the HCM to design highways, multimodal city streets, and other transportation features. The first part, which discussed the HCM’s contents, took place on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits by the American Institute of Certified Planners. 

TRB Webinar: Direct Displacement-Based Seismic Design of Bridges June 22, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET about the concepts of Direct Displacement-Based Seismic Design (DDBD) as a methodology suitable for seismic design of bridges. Presenters will cover the fundamentals of DDBD and its application to multi-span bridge structures. They will also describe example bridge designs that use this method.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

Webinar Presenters

  • Mervyn Kowalski, North Carolina State University

Moderated by:  Elmer Marx, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

TRB Webinar: Business Continuity Planning for Disruptions at Airports June 20, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 93: Operational and Business Continuity Planning for Prolonged Airport Disruptions and Synthesis 78: Continuity of Operations Planning for Small Airports. The research provides insight into business planning to prepare for disruptive or irregular airport operations. This webinar will describe how to adopt a plan for sustained operational resiliency in the face of disruptions and the ways to evaluate and measure the effectiveness of such a plan. The presenters will also discuss both business continuity planning (BCP) and continuity of operations planning (COOP) and will identify how these can be effectively applied to smaller airports.

Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.

Webinar Presenters

  • Scott Corzine, Ankura Consulting Group, LLC
  • Amiy Varma, North Dakota State University

Moderated by:  Cathryn Stephens, Assistant Airport Director, AIC

TRB Webinar: Assessing, Coding, and Marking of Highway Structures in Emergency Situations June 15, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 833: Assessing, Coding, and Marking of Highway Structures in Emergency Situations.

 

This webinar will discuss the manual that resulted from this research, which provides a scalable approach for transportation agencies to assess the damage to their networks in order to help improve coordination with emergency response services.

 

Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

Webinar Presenters

  • Andre Barbosa, Oregon State University
  • Marc Veletzos, Merrimack College
  • Gene Roe, MPN Components
  • ZhiQiang Chen, University of Missouri

Moderated by:  Michael Olsen, Oregon State University

TRB Webinar: Information Technology Systems at Airports June 12, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, June 12, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 59: Information Technology Systems at Airports--A Primer, and ACRP Report 128: Alternative IT Delivery Methods and Best Practices for Small Airports. Information technology (IT), a core component in an airport’s daily life, can be problematic to install, implement, and deliver. This webinar will present information that will help airport officials foster the best practices for the successful implementation of IT systems. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives.

TRB Webinar: Use of Traffic-Speed Deflection Devices in Network-Level Pavement Management Applications June 08, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will explore using traffic speed deflection devices for pavement structural evaluation at the network level. Presenters will focus on findings from a U.S. Federal Highway Administration study that assessed, evaluated, and validated the capacity of deflection devices in order to determine their readiness for implementation. They will also discuss a pooled fund study that demonstrated this technology, and present the major findings, conclusions, and recommendations of these efforts. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Pavement Condition Evaluation, Pavement Management Systems, and Pavement Structural Modeling and Evaluation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

TRB Webinar: Innovative Financing for Public Transportation: Value Capture and Small-and Medium-sized Public Private Partnership June 07, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

 

 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Report 190: Guide to Value Capture Financing for Public Transportation Projects, and Report 191: Public Transportation Guidebook for Small- and Medium-sized Public-Private Partnership (P3) Initiatives. Presenters will discuss the best practices of value capture (VC) and public-private partnerships (P3s) in transportation funding. Value capture, the public recovery of a portion of increased property value created from public infrastructure investment, has been successful in several U.S. cities, and the presenters will review these case studies. Public-private partnerships can also be used by transit agencies to improve existing services as well as deliver new services and facilities, and presenters will demonstrate an interactive tool for identifying, evaluating, and screening opportunities for small- and medium-sized P3 initiatives. There is no fee to attend this webinar. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits from the American Institute of Certified Planners.

TRB Webinar: High-Tension Cable Barriers: Lessons Learned May 31, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 493: Practices for High-Tension Cable Barriers. This webinar will summarize the current state-of-the-practice for high-tension cable barriers (HTCB) used in the medians of access-controlled roadways in the United States. Presenters will highlight information about HTCB systems related to state agency specifications, special provisions, design standards, and installation and maintenance concerns. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide to the Highway Capacity Manual: Part 1, Contents May 30, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 2:00-3:30PM ET about how the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) can be used to support agencies’ planning, programming and management decisions in a cost-effective manner. Released by TRB, the HCM is used by transportation agencies to evaluate the current and future operations of roadway facilities. The new HCM 6th Edition includes the companion reference document, NCHRP Report 825: Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide to the Highway Capacity Manual. This guide demonstrates planning applications in the HCM that can be used for long range planning, travel demand modeling, alternative scoping and screening, and system performance monitoring.

This is the first webinar in a two-part series. The second part will demonstrate planning applications of the new HCM, and will occur on Wednesday, June 28, from 2:00-3:30PM ET.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Capacity and Quality of Service. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits by the American Institute of Certified Planners.


Webinar Presenters

  • Tom Creasey, Stantec Consulting
  • Paul Ryus, Kittelson & Associates

Moderated by: Brian Dunn, Oregon Department of Transportation

 

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TRB Webinar: NextGen for Airports - Resources and Guidebooks May 24, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) on the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). NextGen refers to federal programs that are designed to modernize the National Airspace System (NAS). ACRP’s NextGen initiative aims to inform airport operators about some of these programs and how the enabling practices, data, and technologies resulting from them will affect airports. This webinar presents resources and guidance found in Volumes 1 and 2 of the report series. The other volumes in the report series will be the focus of a webinar on Monday, May 22, 2017. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: NextGen for Airports - Introduction and Overview May 22, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, May 22, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) on the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). NextGen refers to federal programs that are designed to modernize the National Airspace System (NAS). ACRP’s NextGen initiative aims to inform airport operators about some of these programs and how the enabling practices, data, and technologies resulting from them will affect airports. This webinar provides an overview of NextGen, the summary of issues affecting airports, and an introduction to Volumes 3, 4, and 5 of the report series. The other volumes in the report series will be the focus of a webinar on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.

TRB Webinar: Environmentally Sensitive Stream Bank Protection May 18, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 822: Evaluation and Assessment of Environmentally Sensitive Stream Bank Protection Measures. This webinar will address existing guidelines for the design, installation, monitoring, and maintenance of environmentally sensitive stream bank stabilization and protection measures. Presenters will provide updated information on design guidelines for three widely used treatments: live siltation and live staking with a rock toe, vegetated mechanically stabilized earth, and vegetated rip rap. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar:Lessons Learned from the International Roughness Index Smoothness Specifications May 17, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET about how state agencies use the International Roughness Index (IRI) as construction acceptance criteria on final paved surfaces. Presenters will explore why positive and/or negative pay adjustment schedules are applied. They will also discuss how some areas with excessive IRI may trigger corrective actions, including grinding or removal of pavements. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Surface and Vehicle Interaction. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Incorporating Oversize/Overweight Data into Transportation Planning May 16, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 830: Multistate, Multi-modal, Oversize/Overweight Transportation. This webinar features a procedural guide for identifying and accommodating the diverse permitting requirements for transporting oversize/overweight (OSOW) freight from one jurisdiction to another across the United States. The presenters will demonstrate how OSOW data may be used to identify OSOW corridors and make transportation investment decisions. Presenters will also provide examples of how to use this data. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits from the American Institute of Certified Planners.
TRB Webinar: Planning for Millennials: What Do They Want and How Do Agencies Prepare? May 11, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern

 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 2:00PM to 4:00PM ET about research projects from three states on millennials’ travel behavior. The presenters will discuss how states are using these findings to guide transportation planning decisions and provide suggestions for additional research and collaboration. Presenters will also highlight research from NCHRP Report 750, Volume 6: The Effects of Socio-Demographics on Future Travel Demand. Millennials are now the largest generation in the United States, and understanding their travel preferences and behaviors is critical to the development of long-range transportation planning. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning, Public Involvement in Transportation, and Transportation and Sustainability. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is eligible for 2.0 Certification Maintenance Credits from the American Institute of Certified Planners.

TRB Webinar: Prioritizing Accessibility in Major Cities May 10, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET about how to acknowledge accessibility as a performance measure and actively use it to improve transportation services for various users. Presenters will discuss current accessibility practices that help people access jobs, schools, and other places of interest. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Accessible Transportation and Mobility. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits from the American Institute of Certified Planners.

TRB Webinar: A Look at the Legal Environment for Driverless Vehicles May 03, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Legal Research Digest 69: A Look at the Legal Environment for Driverless Vehicles. This webinar will explore legal policy issues that may be associated with driverless vehicles. Presenters will provide an introduction to the legal qualifications of driverless vehicles, and how civil and criminal liability may apply to them. They will also discuss how these vehicles are likely to become subject to prevailing automobile insurance laws, and the how these advent of driverless vehicles may change these laws. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. TRB is also offering 1.25 CLE credits for this webinar.
TRB Webinar: Texture Measurements and Their Correlation with Pavement Functional Performance April 27, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, April 27, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET on how pavement texture measurements correlate with functional performance. Pavement texture is defined by the irregularities on a pavement surface that deviate from an ideal, perfectly flat surface. Texture influences many surface characteristics, including measures of road safety, friction, smoothness, splash and spray, and rolling resistance. This webinar will discuss the techniques to measure and analyze texture with a focus on the correlation between texture and tire-pavement noise, friction, and splash and spray. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Surface Properties and Vehicle Interaction. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar:Civil Integrated Management: Moving Forward with Implementation April 26, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 831: Civil Integrated Management (CIM) for Departments of Transportation, Volume 1: Guidebook. This webinar will describe how Civil Integrated Management (CIM) technologies can be deployed for infrastructure projects. The presenters will illustrate how the guide is integrative across multiple technologies and the project life cycle to help state departments of transportation systematically implement CIM into their current processes. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Reducing the Impact of Lead Emissions at Airports April 25, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that will assist airport operators in understanding measures to reduce lead emissions from general aviation aircraft operating on leaded gas, also known as AVGAS. While leaded fuel has been banned in almost all other transportation applications, it is still used today by piston engine aircraft. For over two decades, there have been efforts to find a replacement for leaded AVGAS. Until a replacement fuel is available for all aircraft, there may be practices that airports can adopt to reduce baseline lead emissions and/or exposure. These practices also may help mitigate lead emission impacts. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Planning and Growing Intercity Passenger Rail Programs at the State and Regional Level April 24, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 24, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Rail Research Program (NCRRP)’s Report 6: Guidebook for Intercity Passenger Rail Service and Development. This webinar will outline current processes and best practices for development of intercity passenger rail programs at the state, regional, and corridor levels for long-term institutional support of intercity passenger rail routes. Presenters will highlight guidance for state and regional planners seeking to expand existing or develop new intercity passenger rail service. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Comparing the Volumetric and Mechanical Properties of Laboratory and Field Specimens of Asphalt Concrete April 20, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 818: Comparing the Volumetric and Mechanical Properties of Laboratory and Field Specimens of Asphalt Concrete. This webinar will discuss how to evaluate the causes and magnitude of variability of specimen types tested in quality control and/or assurance programs for asphalt paving projects. The presenters will describe a proposed practice for evaluating several different types of asphalt concrete. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Reconstructing Old Traffic Circles into Modern Roundabouts April 19, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will explore state efforts to convert old traffic circles into modern roundabouts, which can be safer and more efficient. The first modern roundabouts were introduced into the United States in the 1990s. While the number of roundabouts in the U.S. is growing, the public and elected officials sometimes confuse them with traffic circles built in the 1940s and 1950s. These traffic circles may be confusing to navigate as a driver. The presenters will also discuss the design basics behind the conversions. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Bases/Subbases for Concrete Pavements April 17, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 17, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET about bases and subbases for concrete pavements. This webinar will focus on information in Technical Brief FHWA-HIF-16-005*. Presenters will discuss rigid pavement layer configurations, design considerations and materials. They will also address factors for successful construction of bases and subbases. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements and Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. *The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this webinar are those of the researchers who performed the research. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
TRB Webinar: Fundamentals of Resilient and Sustainable Buried Structures April 13, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, April 13, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET about buried structures such as culverts and bridges. Buried structures are an important part of state and regional transportation networks, which can be disrupted by extreme weather events. Repairing the damage after such events can challenge an agency’s resources and negatively impact the area’s economy by disrupting traffic. This webinar will focus on how to improve buried structures’ resilience and sustainability so that they hold up over time, withstand extreme weather events, and minimize the use of natural and financial resources. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Culverts and Hydraulic Structures. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Practical Technology-Based Approaches to Highway Infrastructure Maintenance April 12, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will feature different examples of how technology can be implemented and leveraged to improve highway maintenance decision-making through more feature-rich data. Presenters will focus on technologies to assess signs and markings, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR)-based asset inventory, and how to make data collection more efficient. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Maintenance and Operation Management, and Traffic Control Devices. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Introducing the Guidelines for Implementing Managed Lanes April 10, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 10, 2017, from 1:00PM to 3:00PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 835: Guidelines for Implementing Managed Lanes. This report provides guidance for transportation agencies interested in designing, implementing, operating, and maintaining managed lanes. In recent years, new managed lane tools, strategies, policies, and services have been developed. These new practices can influence the ways in which practitioners apply managed lanes. The presenters will discuss highlights from major chapters in the guide, focusing on the latest research and practice. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Managed Lanes and Operational Effects of Geometrics. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 2.0 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: The Evolving Surface Transportation Maintenance and Operations Workforce Part II April 06, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 1:00-2:30PM ET about training and career development strategies that may help build and sustain a highly effective maintenance and operations workforce. This is the second in a series of webinars on surface transportation workforce. The first webinar was conducted in August 2016. The surface transportation maintenance and operations workforce is facing major changes as older employees retire in large numbers and younger employees replace them, thus requiring new approaches to ensure a proficient and productive workforce. Additionally, the job duties and responsibilities are changing due to advanced technologies and more stringent regulations. This webinar will address training needs for the current workforce and ways to deliver this training. This webinar will also discuss relevant NCHRP studies: • NCHRP Synthesis 483: Training and Certification of Highway Maintenance Workers • NCHRP Synthesis 503: Leveraging Technology for Transportation Agency Workforce Development and Training This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Maintenance and Operations Management, and Transportation Education and Training. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Performance Specifications for Asphalt Mixtures March 30, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Synthesis 492: Performance Specifications for Asphalt Mixtures. This webinar will explore performance tests for volumetric properties of asphalt mixtures. Performance tests are intended to extend service life by guiding material selection – including asphalt binder and aggregate – and proportions, such as asphalt content and gradations. The presenters will explain how agencies are defining and assessing the performance of asphalt mixtures. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Performance-Based Design and Improving the Geometric Design Process March 29, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 785: Performance-Based Analysis of Geometric Design of Highways and Streets. This webinar will present two significant steps in advancing multimodal design of highways and streets: incorporating performance-based analysis into the project development process, and developing a comprehensive, flexible design process that considers the context of the facility and the performance of various modes. Presenters will also discuss an update to AASHTO’s Guidelines for Geometric Design of Very Low-Volume Roads, which is currently NCHRP Project 15-47. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Highway Rumble Strips: Approaches to Balancing Public Safety and Community Noise March 28, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET about how to balance the issues of public safety and community noise with highway rumble strips. The presenters will focus on practices relative to installation of rumble strips in a manner that will minimize community noise. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Related Noise and Vibration. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Advancing Collaborative Decision-Making (CDM) at Airports March 23, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 23, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that will introduce collaborative decision-making (CDM) methods and the lessons learned about using CDM since the mid-1990’s by the FAA and flight operators. Collaboration of an airport’s operational segments is increasingly important for the development of operational efficiencies, reduction of environmental impacts, and mitigation of airport construction issues. CDM could serve as the foundation for airport collaborative decision-making (ACDM), a structured approach toward effective collaboration, real-time operational data sharing, and operational gains at airports of all sizes and types. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Guidelines for Lighting Overhead Signs March 22, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Report 828: Guidelines for Nighttime Visibility of Overhead Signs. This report proposes guidelines for overhead sign visibility at night, and is formatted as a potential replacement for the current Chapter 10, Roadway Sign Lighting, in the 2005 AASHTO Roadway Lighting Design Guide. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Mini-Roundabouts: Is the US Ready to Take Advantage of Their Benefits? March 21, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, from 1:00PM to 3:00PM ET on mini-roundabouts. Mini-roundabouts are a high capacity intersection design frequently used in Britain, France, and Germany, but less common in North America. Mini-roundabouts may relieve congestion and improve safety in a cost-effective manner for some types of intersections. This webinar will feature presenters who applied mini-roundabouts to relieve congestion or address safety problems. They will discuss the alternative designs they considered or tried and the processes they went through to ultimately select the mini-roundabout design. The presenters will also discuss the construction schedules, costs, and public feedback after the mini-roundabouts opened to traffic. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 2.0 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Advances in Concrete Pavement Joint Durability March 20, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, March 20, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET about approaches that practitioners may use to alleviate joint deterioration in concrete pavement. This webinar will first present challenges in maintaining concrete pavement and then provide solutions to mitigate joint damage and thereby increase the service life of concrete pavement. The presenters will describe recent advancements in understanding the physical and chemical sources of joint deterioration and how to alleviate these issues. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Basic Research and Emerging Technologies Related to Concrete, and Durability of Concrete. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Livable Transit Corridors March 16, 2017 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM ET that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Report 187: Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics, and Strategies. The planning method presented in the Handbook was developed by studying over 350 transit corridors throughout the U.S. It offers an operational framework for defining and assessing livability to provide clear guidance for corridor-level visioning and planning. A set of analysis tools was developed to identify corridor livability strengths and needs, and recommend paths to implementation. This webinar will examine the potential for transit access, land use and transportation integration, and a stakeholder-driven set of assessment and implementation tools to improve livability in transit corridors. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 2.0 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Winter Operations: Understanding Aircraft Deicers and Their Impact on Stormwater Runoff March 14, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that will assist airport operators and environmental managers in understanding the range of potential aircraft deicer treatment technologies and aquatic toxicity testing in order to measure the impact of deicers on stormwater. The webinar will focus on the process for selecting a deicer application technology and provide attendees with the information needed to support that process. This webinar will also discuss the challenges of testing and interpreting the results of stormwater samples. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits .
TRB Webinar: Permeable Concrete Pavements March 09, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 9, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET about permeable concrete pavements. This webinar will focus on information in Technical Brief FHWA-HIF-16-004*. Presenters will discuss two types of permeable concrete pavements and their use in structural and hydrological design. They will also address factors for successful construction and maintenance of permeable concrete pavements. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements, Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation, and Pavement Rehabilitation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. *The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this webinar are those of the researchers who performed the research. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
TRB Webinar: Legal Research for Airport Programs – Security Screening February 28, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) on security screenings at airports. Both criminal laws and security requirements affect airport operations. Those administering these regulations can include airport staff, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), law enforcement agencies, and sometimes even private companies. This webinar features ACRP Legal Research Digests on how the Fourth Amendment applies to airport screening functions and the impact of firearms laws. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. TRB is also offering 1.25 CLE credits for this webinar.
TRB Webinar: Strategic Information Management for State Departments of Transportation February 27, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 829: Leadership Guide for Strategic Information Management for State Departments of Transportation. This webinar will describe a guidebook for executives and managers about effectively developing and maintaining an agency's capability to provide mission-critical information when and where it is needed. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Emergency Ventilation for Smoke Control in Roadway Tunnels February 23, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET that features research sponsored by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). The final research can be found in AASHTO’s publication Recommended AASHTO Guidelines for Emergency Ventilation Smoke Control in Roadway Tunnels. This webinar will focus on recommended guidelines for emergency ventilation smoke control in roadway tunnels in order to improve evacuation and emergency responder safety. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Springtime Damage to Roads and Seasonal Load Limits February 22, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET on springtime damage to roads and seasonal load limits. Low-volume roads in seasonal frost areas are susceptible to damage from heavy vehicles during the spring thaw. The maintenance-free life of a low-volume road in a seasonal frost area averages less than half that of a similar road in a nonfrost area. Some transportation agencies apply spring load restrictions, which restrict allowable loads during those times when the roads are most susceptible to damage. Because these restrictions can cause local economic hardships, it is critical to optimize the load restriction window. This webinar will discuss the background of seasonal thaw and load restrictions. The presenters will also demonstrate some of the websites transportation agencies use to allow users to check local road thawing conditions. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Seasonal Climatic Effects on Transportation Infrastructure. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. Unfortunately, we are no longer able to provide Professional Development Hour credits for this webinar as initially advertised. TRB apologizes for any inconvenience.
TRB Webinar: Effective Practices for the Protection of Highway Transportation Infrastructure from Cyber Incidents February 21, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)’s Web-Only Document 221: Protection of Transportation Infrastructure from Cyber Attacks: A Primer. This webinar will focus on fundamental strategic, management, and planning activities associated with highway transportation control systems’ cyber security. The presenters will summarize information that is intended to narrow the gap between cybersecurity specialists and highway transportation operations managers. They will provide context regarding highway transportation critical systems, security vulnerabilities of typical highway transportation control systems, and effective cyber security practices. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Internal Curing of Concrete Pavements February 16, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET on Internal Curing of Concrete Pavements. Internal curing is the process by which the curing water comes from the aggregates within the concrete instead of from the concrete’s surface as in the conventional curing process. This webinar will focus on information in Technical Brief FHWA-HIF-16-006.* The presenters will discuss the concepts of internal curing, practical applications, mixture design, construction, and quality control. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements; Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation; and Pavement Rehabilitation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: The Economic Costs of Unreliability in Freight and Truck Travel Time February 15, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 824: Methodology for Estimating the Value of Travel Time Reliability for Truck Freight System Users. This webinar will demonstrate the survey methodology that was developed to estimate the value of travel time reliability for truck freight system users in order to assist in the evaluation of proposed highway infrastructure and operations investment. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge and FTA's MOD Sandbox: Advancing Multimodal Mobility and Practices February 13, 2017 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM ET that will feature highlights from the 2016 U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge and FTA's "Mobility on Demand" (MOD) Sandbox workshop. This webinar will emphasize the role of public transit, shared mobility, and emerging technologies (connected and automated vehicle technology, sensing, cameras, etc.) in the recent competitions, along with next steps and plans for researching the pilot projects and documenting best practices. This webinar will also highlight the U.S. DOT Smart City Challenge winner as well as pilot projects from the FTA MOD Sandbox. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: A Safety Management System (SMS) Approach for Wildlife Hazard Management at Airports February 09, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, February 9, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) on using a risk-based safety management system (SMS) to proactively manage wildlife near an airport. The presence of wildlife near airports is a safety issue and carries with it growing economic losses in the aviation industry. This webinar will describe an SMS approach to wildlife hazard management (WHM). The panelists will also discuss the Wildlife Hazard Management Risk Assessment Tool (WHaMRAT) model that enables users to determine an airport’s overall aggregate wildlife risk score. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar was approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Human Factor Issues with Roundabouts: The Need for Better Guidance February 08, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 8 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will address a major initiative to enhance the safe and efficient operation of roundabouts. This webinar will describe three points about human factor issues with roundabouts that relate to NCHRP Report 600: Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems. Presenters will also review the findings from the January 2017 Human Factors workshop. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Introduction of the New Culvert and Storm Drain Inspection Manual January 30, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, January 30, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 14-26: Culvert and Storm Drain System Inspection Manual.* The NCHRP manual updates the 1986 Federal Highway Administration’s Culvert Inspection Manual and reflects industry changes, such as new pipe types, culvert design for alternate uses, evaluation of storm drains, and advanced inspection techniques. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. *Note: The report will be printed as an AASHTO manual. TRB has no oversight over the publication date.
TRB Webinar: Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements January 23, 2017 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, January 23, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET on roller-compacted concrete (RCC) pavements, which has not been widely used by U.S. highway agencies, but may provide benefits like cost-effectiveness and ease of construction. This webinar will focus on information in Technical Brief FHWA-HIF-16-003.* The presenters will discuss RCC materials, mixtures, designs, and uses. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Bridge Preservation, Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation, and Pavement Rehabilitation.Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. * The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this webinar are those of the researchers who performed the research. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
TRB Webinar: Effective Stakeholder Relationships at Airports December 14, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that provides airport managers with an understanding of community expectations. This webinar will also examine how airports can form effective stakeholder relationships to enhance their airport’s functional capabilities, maintain or enhance aviation services, provide a platform for the airport to be an integral part of the broader community it serves, and/or yield positive economic growth and returns. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: What Do Americans Think of Mileage Fees? December 13, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 487: Public Perception of Mileage Based User Fees. This webinar features research that analyzes three sources of information about public opinion on mileage fees. The presenters will provide key findings about overall support levels for mileage fees and the specific reasons why people support or oppose these fees. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: A New Transportation Safety Planning Framework December 07, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 811: Institutionalizing Safety in Transportation Planning Processes: Techniques, Tactics, and Strategies. This webinar features research that seeks to provide guidance to state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations on institutionalizing the continuous integration of safety into transportation planning and programming processes. The presenters will review the tactics, techniques and strategies that contribute to effective safety, planning, and policy decisions. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Bridge Preservation in Corrosive Environments Using Cathodic Protection December 06, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET on the use of cathodic protection to preserve a bridge or extend its service life. By applying a small amount of direct current to a bridge’s steel, cathodic protection can potentially protect a bridge in corrosive environments where routine maintenance activities, such as deck cleaning, joint sealing, and bearing lubrication, may not be enough. This webinar will feature different cathodic protection systems and several case studies. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Bridge Preservation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Roller-Compacted Concrete: Recent Research and Development November 30, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will highlight current research and advances related to roller-compacted concrete pavement (RCC) mixture and thickness design as well as pavement surface performance. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Concrete Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation, Design and Rehabilitation of Concrete Pavements, and Concrete Materials and Placement Techniques. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Safety on Low Volume Roads November 29, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET that will feature selected papers from TRB’s 11th International Low Volume Road Conference, which was held in July 2015. Presenters will discuss traffic signs, treatments of trees on rural roads, and a retroreflectivity field inspection kit. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Low Volume Roads. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Collecting Data for Airport Emissions Modeling November 17, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 2:00-3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) on emission models relating to ground support equipment (GSE) and general aviation (GA) aircraft. This webinar can help airport operators, environmental and planning personnel, and other stakeholders understand and improve air quality impact predictions. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Practical Techniques for Successfully Communicating Technical Topics November 16, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern Timed to help you prepare your Annual Meeting presentation, TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET about presenting technical information clearly and succinctly when presentation time is short. If you are steeped in technical expertise and presenting in conferences or meetings, you can learn practical techniques that make your hard work meaningful to others. • Know what you want from the audience and what they want from you. • Simplify the content to make it clear and understandable. • Design effective visuals that highlight your content. • Learn ways to practice so that you arrive prepared to engage the audience. Webinar Presenter: Shelley Row, P.E., Shelley Row Associates LLC Moderated by: Elaine Ferrell, Transportation Research Board This session will be interactive, and attendees are encouraged to email Shelley Row at shelley@shelleyrow.com by Monday, November 7, 2016 with examples of difficult-to-present slides. Shelley will provide some real-world solutions during the presentation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar will not be recorded.
TRB Webinar: Construction, Quality Control & Performance of Unbound Granular Layers November 15, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET on material from Chapter 5 of National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 445: Practices for Unbound Aggregate Pavement Layers. This webinar will demonstrate how natural mineral aggregate and recycled/by-product aggregate, as used in granular base and sub-base, is successfully compacted to form pavement layers. The presenters will focus on connecting laboratory and site assessment practices to the rapidly advancing techniques of intelligent compaction and continuous compaction control. The presenters will also explain how quality assurance is achieved and field performance is evaluated. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Mineral Aggregates, and supplements a webinar conducted on June 24, 2015. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Energy Development and U.S. Infrastructure November 09, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 469: Impacts of Energy Developments of U.S. Roads and Bridges. This webinar will discuss the economic impact of heavy truck traffic related to energy development on the nation’s roads and bridges, including impacts on state and county roads. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar for Network-Wide Transportation Infrastructure Monitoring November 07, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, November 7, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that provides an overview of satellite-based interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) technology with a particular focus on transportation infrastructure applications. This webinar will discuss the underlying concepts of satellite radar remote sensing. The presenters will provide examples of using InSAR to monitor roads, bridges, slopes, and sinkholes and a summary of currently available radar systems. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Geotechnical Instrumentation and Modeling. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Environmental Performance Measures for State Departments of Transportation November 03, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 809: Environmental Performance Measures for State Departments of Transportation. This webinar will identify potential environmental performance measures that can be integrated into a transportation agency’s performance management program. The presenters will discuss an approach for adding environmental performance considerations to the performance topics that state departments of transportation (DOTs) routinely monitor. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Improving and Enhancing the Airport Customer Experience November 02, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that provides support to airport management as it transitions from stereotypical, predictable airport experiences to a more engaging one. Perceptions of airports are changing, and so is the way that airport operators view their customers. Airports view their audience as customers rather than passengers. Airport operators also seek sophisticated and creative solutions to meet and exceed customer expectations. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Using Electrical Resistivity for Geotechnical Applications October 31, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, October 31, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:30PM ET that will illustrate examples of electrical resistivity methods for geophysical applications, including underground voids, karst features, bedrock, clay, groundwater, and slope stability. This webinar will feature case studies from the United Kingdom, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and the private sector. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Geotechnical Site Characterization. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Improving Rear Seat Passenger Safety: Challenges and Strategies October 27, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 2:00 to 4:00PM ET that summarizes recent research on rear seat safety and seat belt use. This webinar will enumerate the injury and fatality statistics of rear seat passengers with and without seatbelts, and how these passengers can contribute to the risk to other passengers in the vehicle. This webinar will also focus on challenges and strategies to improve rear seat belt use in various communities. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Occupant Protection. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar is based on a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
TRB Webinar: Determination of In-Place Elastic Layer Modulus: Backcalculation Methodology and Procedures October 25, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that focuses on determining an existing pavement’s layer elastic moduli using non-destructive Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) testing and the backcalculation of deflection data. These practices are documented by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) as procedures to follow when developing pavement rehabilitation designs. Rehabilitation designs are increasingly necessary because of limited budgets for new construction to replace aging infrastructure. This webinar will discuss available tools and describe procedures and procedures adopted by the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Structural Modeling and Evaluation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Performance of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge Systems October 24, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:30PM ET that will present how three Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge Systems (GRS IBS) performed. There are over 200 GRS IBS projects around the United States, several of which are being monitored in order to verify the expected performance of the structure. This webinar will highlight the overall observed performance of GRS IBS projects around the country. Presenters will provide lessons learned to help attendees gain insight into the behavior of this system. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Geosynthetics and Transportation Earthworks. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Renewable Energy Use and Sustainability Practices at Airports October 20, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). The research covers the financial and public policy benefits of using renewable energy at airports and new case studies on sustainability practices at airports to enhance the Sustainable Aviation Guidance Alliance (SAGA) website. The research also focuses on how to maximize these benefits using business case evaluations. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Sign and Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity: A State DOT Perspective October 19, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:30PM ET that explains how to conduct basic measurements of sign and pavement marking retroreflectivity using equipment available to state department of transportation (DOT) employees. This webinar will summarize sign retroreflectivity assessment methods used to meet the new minimum requirements in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). This webinar will also present advancements in road markings that support autonomous vehicle technologies. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Signing and Marking Materials. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: ActiveTrans Tool: A Model Methodology for Prioritizing Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements on Existing Roads October 17, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 803: Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Along Existing Roads—ActiveTrans Priority Tool Guidebook. The tool may help prioritize improvements to pedestrian and bicycle facilities, either separately or together, as part of a “complete streets” evaluation approach. This webinar will examine the methodology developed to assist transportation agencies establish a step-by-step prioritization process that aims to be flexible, transparent, and seeks to incorporate agency and community values. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Integrating Climate Change Resilience into Transportation Asset Management October 13, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM ET that highlights some of the common themes that emerged from the 11th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management, which took place July 10-12, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Several sessions focused on integrating climate change and extreme weather event resilience approaches into transportation asset management. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Asset Management. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 2.0 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Selection of Alternative Quality Management Systems for Highway Construction October 12, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 808: Guidebook on Alternative Quality Management Systems for Highway Construction. This webinar will discuss guidance on quality management systems (QMSs), including recommendations and tools for practitioners in developing QMSs. This webinar will also define quality management in the context of alternative project delivery. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: FEMA Public Assistance and FHWA Emergency Relief Funds Reimbursements October 11, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 472: FEMA and FHWA Emergency Relief Funds Reimbursements to State Departments of Transportation. This webinar will discuss how state departments’ of transportation (DOTs’) can navigate federal disaster reimbursement programs. Presenters will highlight practices for DOTs to apply in order to obtain their eligible reimbursement amounts. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Development and Validation of Performance-Based Hot-Poured Crack Sealant Specifications October 06, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that discusses the performance grading system for hot-poured crack sealants. Crack sealants can be a cost-effective preventative maintenance method for pavements. When properly installed, crack sealants can extend pavement service life for as many as five years. This webinar will discuss research from two U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) pooled fund studies on the development and validation of performance-based sealant guidelines. Preliminary results are documented and published in the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. The results of the first study were the focus of a TRB webinar on October 23, 2012. This webinar was requested by the TRB Standing Committee on Sealants and Fillers for Joints and Cracks. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Current State of Department of Transportation Mobile Information Technology Use in the Field October 05, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that summarizes research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 491: Uses of Mobile Information Technology Devices in the Field for Design, Construction, and Asset Management. Presenters will discuss national survey findings about agency procedures with mobile information technology (IT) devices, describe case study results, and explore the return on investment of going paperless. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit September 29, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that discusses research from Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 188: Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit. The ability to conveniently request, track, and pay for trips via mobile devices is transforming transportation mobility options. The report examines the relationship between public transportation, including paratransit and demand-responsive services, and shared modes, including bikesharing, carsharing, microtransit, and ridesourcing services provided by companies such as Uber and Lyft. This webinar will focus on several of the report’s key findings. The presenters will also discuss the opportunities and challenges for public transportation as they relate to technology-enabled mobility services and potential actions that public agencies may take to promote cooperation between public and private mobility providers. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Validation of Guidelines for Evaluating the Moisture Susceptibility of Warm Mix Asphalt Technologies September 28, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 817: Validation of Guidelines for Evaluating the Moisture Susceptibility of WMA Technologies. This webinar will discuss the moisture susceptibility thresholds previously identified for warm mix asphalt (WMA) during mix design. This corroboration effort includes a survey of state Departments of Transportation and contractors. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Vulnerable Road Users Safety: What Cities Can Do To Make Things Better? September 27, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET on improving the safety of vulnerable road users, who are more likely to be severely injured if involved in a crash. These users include pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, children and senior population, and people with special needs. The number of vulnerable road users is expected to increase as cities increase their multimodal infrastructure investments. This webinar was requested by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Issues in Major Cities. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: The Marriage of Roundabouts and Access Management September 26, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, September 26, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will link the operational characteristics of roundabouts with the application of access management objectives. This webinar will discuss the basic goals of access management techniques and roundabout operations, and provide several examples of how to combine the two principles into compatible highway and street traffic operations to increase efficiency, capacity, and safety. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Highlights from the 11th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management September 20, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM ET summarizing themes from the 11th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management, which took place on July 10-12, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This webinar will provide high-level summaries about sessions that highlight some of the common themes that emerged from the conference. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Asset Management and the planning committee for the 11th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 2.0 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: States' Practices on Roundabout Selection, Design, and Performance Analysis September 19, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, September 19, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will provide an overview of roundabout policies, guidance, and practices within state Departments of Transportation collected in NCHRP Synthesis 488: Roundabout Practices. This webinar will summarize all available current knowledge and practices throughout the United States, including concerns regarding roundabout policy, planning, design, and operation. It will also present key information for administrators, engineers, and decision makers in states, counties, cities, and towns throughout the US who are planning and designing roundabouts. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Models Used in Air Quality Analysis September 15, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will discuss specific model types generally used in the analysis of transportation-related air quality analysis of fleets. These include transportation analysis models, emission factor models, and dispersion models. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation and Air Quality. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Design Guidance for Intersection Auxiliary Lanes September 13, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 780: Design Guidance for Intersection Auxiliary Lanes. The presenters will give an overview of the research report, emphasizing how it can be used by practitioners. They will also discuss results from field studies that assessed the operation of double left-turn lanes, deceleration lanes and typical designs, as well as expand on guidance provided in A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (the Green Book), published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Improved Specimen Preparation for Soil-Cement Design and Construction Monitoring September 12, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, September 12, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET on a new compaction device that can serve as a tool to improve soil-cement test specimen preparation. The plastic mold (PM) device can produce high-quality test specimens for soil-cement pavement layer thickness design testing, laboratory mixture design testing, and construction quality assurance testing. This webinar will discuss the design and operation of the PM device and specimen properties. The presenters will also discuss how the device can be utilized for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) material inputs, laboratory applications, and construction quality assurance. This webinar was requested by the TRB Standing Committee on Stabilization of Geomaterials and Recycled Materials. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: An Understanding of the Economic Impact of Airports and Their Operations September 08, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 8, 2016, from 2:00-3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that provides guidance and information on the economic valuation of airports and air cargo operations. The economic impact of airports is often assessed at a local or regional level to educate communities about how their airports contribute to the area’s economy and to support airport infrastructure investments and ongoing expenditures to policy makers. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Guide to 21st Century Planning at State Departments of Transportation September 07, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 798: Role of Planning in a 21st Century State DOT – Supporting Strategic Decision-Making. This webinar will provide guidance on how the planning function in a state DOT can more effectively support future strategic decisionmaking. The presenters will provide an overview of the 21st Century Planning Guide, review the skills and knowledge needed for a 21st century planner, and discuss how the guide can connect agency planning decision to results. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits
TRB Webinar: Design and Preservation of Low Volume Roads September 06, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features selected papers from TRB’s 11th International Low Volume Road Conference, which was held in July 2015. This webinar includes presentations on pavement design, holding strategies for deteriorated low volume roads, and new approaches for upgrading gravel roads. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Low Volume Roads. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Measurement and Evaluation of Pavement Splash and Spray August 31, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET on evaluating splash and spray on various pavement surface types. Splash and spray are generated when vehicles traveling down a wet road displace the water either in bulk (splash) or in a more finely divided form (spray). Splash and spray can directly affect driving safety by limiting visibility and causing skids. Therefore, it is important to properly measure the amount of splash and spray on different surface types. This webinar was requested by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Surface Properties and Vehicle Interaction. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Developing In-Stream Flow Control Structure Guidance Combining Field, Laboratory, and Numerical Experiments August 30, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that discusses research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 795: Design Methods for In-Stream Flow Control Structures. In-stream flow control structures are used to limit lateral migration and reduce bank erosion. This webinar will focus on which in-stream flow control structures are effective for protecting against erosion and scour and for habitat restoration. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Concepts in Soil-Foundation-Bridge Structure Interaction August 29, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, August 29, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that focuses on soil-foundation-structure interaction (SFSI). SFSI examines nonlinear interactions to determine the response of a structure during a seismic event. With the advances in computing and software, SFSI can be incorporated into the analysis and design of even small, conventional bridges. This webinar will discuss basic SFSI concepts so that they may be included in seismic bridge design. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Moisture and Compaction Measurement during Unbound Aggregate Layer Construction August 22, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, August 22, 2016 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET that discusses the construction of unbound aggregate layers. Roads last longer when unbound aggregate layers are built well. Because it is important to compact materials at the correct moisture levels, accurate and fast measurements of moisture and compaction during construction can improve quality and long term performance. This webinar will discuss unsaturated geomechanics, which when considered during design and construction may lead to more economic designs. The webinar will also examine the ways practitioners can assess a site and what actions they can take in the field. This webinar was requested by the TRB Standing Committees on Aggregates and Engineering Behavior of Unsaturated Geomaterials. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: The Evolving Surface Transportation Operations and Maintenance Workforce; Challenges and Opportunities August 18, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET that focuses on the rapid changes in the surface transportation maintenance and operations workforce. Factors such as increasing retirement rates, downsizing staff, recruiting and retaining qualified employees, shifting responsibilities, and expanding the use of advanced technologies are influencing these changes. This webinar will examine two social factors and two groups of potential workers that have not been fully engaged in maintenance and operations career path opportunities. This webinar was requested by the TRB Standing Committee on Maintenance and Operations Personnel. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Development and Implementation of the Reflective Cracking Model in the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide August 17, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 669: Models for Predicting Reflection Cracking of Hot-Mix Asphalt Overlays. Reflective cracking is caused by discontinuities, such as cracks and joints, in underlying layers. These discontinuities can propagate through an asphalt overlay. If a new overlay is bonded to a distressed layer, cracks and joints can propagate to the surface in one to five years. The webinar is a sequel to the August 24, 2015 webinar, Mechanisms and Mitigation Strategies for Reflective Cracking in Rehabilitated Pavements. This webinar will discuss the reflective cracking model, its implementation in the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide, and recommended steps to calibrate the model. This webinar was requested by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Rehabilitation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Learning About and Using the Research in Progress (RiP) Database August 16, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on August 16, 2016 from 2:00pm to 3:00PM ET that provides users of TRB's Research in Progress (RiP) Database with the latest information about RiP’s search and data entry interfaces. The RiP Database is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on current or recently-completed transportation research projects. This webinar is an update from a webinar held on August 6, 2015. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee for attending the webinar.
TRB Webinar: Guidance on Developing Crash Modification Factors August 11, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET on crash modification factors (CMFs). A CMF is a number used to quantify how effective a safety measure is expected to be when implemented. This webinar will discuss the basic study types used to develop CMFs, what data are needed, and how to avoid potential biases. This webinar was requested by the TRB Standing Committee on Highway Safety Performance. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Volume Reduction of Highway Runoff in Urban Areas August 10, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET that discusses research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 802: Volume Reduction of Highway Runoff in Urban Areas: Guidance Manual. The manual outlines a process for the reduction of stormwater volumes in urban highway environments. The presenters will discuss the five step process and implementation practices for the identification, evaluation, and design of solutions for runoff volume reduction based on site-specific conditions. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Controlling Corrosion of Infrastructure Systems August 04, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that discusses corrosion control. Corrosion poses a risk to public safety and the environment; the annual direct cost of corrosion in the United States is estimated to be more than 3 percent of national GDP. This webinar will help engineers bridge the gap between academic research and practices to address corrosion infrastructure durability. Presenters will discuss the causes of corrosion, the methods of monitoring corrosion, and methods to reduce corrosion and rehabilitate structures. This webinar was requested by the TRB Standing Committee on Corrosion. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Use of Geothermal Energy in Snow Melting and Deicing of Transportation Infrastructures July 21, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that discusses the use of near-surface geothermal energy for heating of transportation infrastructure. The relatively constant temperature and the thermal storage capacity of the ground can be used for snow removal and deicing of bridge decks, airport runways, and toll booth approach zones. It also can be used for heating and cooling of transportation facilitates such as airport terminals and roadside facilities. This webinar will provide a review of potential applications and design guidelines to estimate the feasibility of geothermal systems. This webinar was requested by the TRB Standing Committee on Geo-Environmental Processes. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Visualization of Geotechnical Data for Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Response, a Practical Update July 20, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 467: Visualization of Geotechnical Data for Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Response. This webinar will discuss the report, which provides an overview of the visualization tools and techniques used for mitigating geotechnical hazards and responding to geotechnical disasters. The webinar will also provide examples of the technology available to practitioners. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Inverted Pavements July 18, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that discusses the concept of inverted pavements. Unlike traditional pavement systems, inverted pavements are built using layers that increase in stiffness from the bottom (subgrade) up to the wearing surface. Inverted pavements may have a lower carbon footprint during construction, provide equal or superior service live, and reduce overall costs. This webinar was requested by the TRB Standing Committee on Work Zone Aggregates. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation July 14, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 799: Management Guide to Intellectual Property for State Departments of Transportation. This webinar will focus on the basics of intellectual property (IP) and the value of intellectual property management (IPM) for state transportation agencies. It will also discuss the steps agencies could take to proactively manage intellectual assets. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Unmanned Aircraft Systems at Airports July 13, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, from 2:00-3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that assists airport operators in understanding how unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can operate safely on and around airports. The webinar will also discuss how the research helps airports prepare for bringing UAS activity to their facilities. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Using Technology for Practical Purposes in Work Zones July 12, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that focuses on current technologies that can help plan and evaluate work zones. It will also discuss future vehicle-to-worker technologies under evaluation which could enhance work zone safety. This webinar was requested by the TRB Standing Committee on Work Zone Traffic Control. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Pre-Bid Webinar and RFP Announcement: Support Project for the Future Interstate Study July 11, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a pre-bid webinar on the Support Project for the Future Interstate Study on Monday, July 11, 2016 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET to address project expectations and selection criteria, receive comments, and answer questions about a TRB-issued Request for Proposals for a 16-month, $1.838 million support project. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee for attending the webinar. The Future Interstate Study will address actions needed to upgrade and restore the U.S. Interstate Highway System as a premier system to meet the demands of the 21st century. The goal of the support project is to provide data gathering, analysis, modeling, and case study development for the Future Interstate Study. Proposal are due to TRB on August 12, 2016. This webinar is geared towards potential contractors or consultants who plan on responding to the Request for Proposal. No continuing education credits will be provided for this session. For questions about the RFP, contact Monica Starnes at MStarnes@nas.edu. For questions about joining the webinar, contact Lisa Berardi Marflak at LMarflak@nas.edu.
TRB Webinar: Considerations for Airport Capacity Projects July 07, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 7, 2016, from 2:00-3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) which discusses issues to consider while planning and developing an airport capacity enhancement project. Because large capital projects can take many years to complete, projects may depend upon the support from airport sponsors, users, and stakeholders. Success may also depend on planning for sufficient resources early in the overall project. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Converting Paved Roads to Unpaved June 30, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 30, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 485: Converting Paved Roads to Unpaved. The report summarizes that recent road conversion projects took place in 27 states. Many local road agencies also reported cost savings after converting. This webinar will discuss the tools, metrics, and procedures for when to convert a road. It will also highlight the potential impacts of road conversions, public outreach efforts, and research needs. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Low-Volume Roads. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Consideration of Preservation in Pavement Design and Analysis Procedures June 27, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, June 27, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 810: Consideration of Preservation in Pavement Design and Analysis Procedures. This research examined three methods for examining the effectiveness of pavement preservation: developing response models that consider preservation in mechanistic empirical (ME) procedures, calibrating ME models to account for preservation, and using modified material and structural properties to account for preservation will be presented. This webinar will examine these methods and provide perspectives from Texas and North Carolina. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Pavement Preservation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Introduction to Structural Design of Buried Bridges (Non-seismic) June 23, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM ET that introduces attendees to the structural design of buried bridges. These types of bridges are being used as an alternative to traditional bridge systems when replacing or installing new bridge systems because of their reduced costs, accelerated bridge construction (ABC), improved environmental characteristics and sustainability, and reduced maintenance. This webinar will discuss sample designs and demonstrate the impacts of varying design inputs and assumptions. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Culverts and Hydraulic Structures. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Thin Asphalt Concrete Overlays June 20, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, June 20, 2016, from 2:00 to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 464: Thin Asphalt Concrete Overlays. These overlays may be useful for pavement maintenance, rehabilitation, and preservation. This webinar will focus on the results of a survey on thin lift overlays and selecting the appropriate thin asphalt mixture type. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Pavement Surface Properties and Vehicle Interaction and Pavement Management Systems. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Application of Human Factors Guideline for Road Systems June 15, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 2:00PM to 4:00 ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 600: Human Factors Guidelines for Road Systems: Second Edition. This research aims to provide insights to highway designers, highway planners, and traffic engineers on the extent to which road users’ needs are influenced by the effects of age, visual demands, cognition, and expectancies. The webinar will show how the 2-page guideline format and human factor interaction matrix can be used to solve day-to-day safety problems. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Vehicle User Characteristics. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 2.0 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Considerations for Transporting Passengers to, and Through, Airport Facilities June 09, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 9, 2016, from 2:00-3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that will be of interest to airport and rail operators, state and regional transportation planners, and other interested stakeholders. The webinar will discuss integrated planning for air and rail services and airport ground transportation practices. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Quality Management Plans for Network Level Pavement Data Collection June 07, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM ET on Quality Management Plans (QMP) for Effectively Collecting Network Data on Pavement Conditions. Pavement condition data is used to model pavement performance, project future pavement condition, develop recommendations for future treatments, and evaluate program effectiveness. This webinar will discuss how QMPs can help develop multi-year work programs at the network level, analyze the impacts of various budget and treatment scenarios at the network level, and making pavement rehabilitation and preservation decisions at the project level. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Pavement Surface Properties and Vehicle Interaction and Pavement Management Systems. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Impact of Mega Events on Urban Growth through Sustainable Transportation Solutions June 02, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 2, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will discuss the impact of mega events on urban grown through transportation infrastructure investments. Mega events, like the Olympics, have been known to either enhance or disrupt urban growth of their host cities, primarily through implemented transportation solutions. This webinar will explore ways that mega events may enhance urban transport, efforts used to plan for mega events, and challenges and lessons learned that could be applied to other cities facing similar disruptions. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Major Cities. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Data to Support Transportation Agency Business Needs: A Self-Assessment Guide May 26, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
TRB Webinar: Minimizing the Risk of Early Age Cracking in Concrete May 25, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
TRB Webinar: Legal Aspects of Airport Programs May 24, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern

 

TRB Webinar: Using Pavement Management System Data to Meet Agency Needs May 16, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
TRB Webinar: Economic and Financial Dimensions to a Climate Resilient Transportation Infrastructure May 12, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that examines the financial impacts to transportation arising from extreme weather events and the subsequent recovery. These events can present long-term risks and disruptions to communities, governments, and future projects. This webinar will examine the operationalization of resilience, considering social and economic perspectives, as well as private sector, regional, and national dimensions. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Transportation Economics, Special Task Force on Climate Change and Energy, Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection, and Transportation and Economic Development. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracting Practices May 10, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 473: Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contracting Practices. Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracting practices are used by transportation agencies for highway design, construction, and maintenance contracts for the delivery of services or products that are not known at the time the contract is executed. This webinar will discuss the basics of IDIQ contracting. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Roundabout Construction Plans and Specifications – Development and Application of Practices May 03, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:30PM ET that provides information on the history and evolution of roundabout construction over the past 15 years in order to demonstrate the path to the current state‐of‐the‐art methods. This webinar will discuss some of the specifications, construction techniques, methods, and materials used to improve roundabout designs as well as discuss pitfalls those agencies experienced. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Technology Readiness Level Assessments for Research Program Managers and Customers April 28, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will present an overview of the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Assessment for describing the maturity of highway research products identified by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and developed by the Volpe Center. The webinar will provide background on the assessment tool, examples of its use, and lessons on how it can be applied to highway transportation research programs. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Transparent Best Value Selection Procedures April 27, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, April 27, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will feature research synthesized by National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 471: Practices for Developing Transparent Best Value Selection Procedures. The webinar will discuss the best value bid approach to procuring highway construction services. This method evaluates bids based on schedule, technical merit, management solutions, and past performance in addition to price. Presenters will discuss how this approach may enhance objectivity, fairness, and transparency of the bid selection process. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Guidance for General Aviation Facility Planning April 25, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET on a project conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that provided updated guidance on General Aviation (GA) facility planning in order to help airport practitioners plan GA facilities that are responsive to industry needs. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Wrong Way Driving: What We Know, What We Are Doing, and Where Are We Going April 20, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will focus on wrong-way driving. Wrong-way driving has been a problem since the beginning of the interstate highway system but they are much more likely to result in fatal and serious injuries than are other types of highway accidents. This webinar will explore recent and ongoing efforts to mitigate wrong-way driving on limited access highways. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Estimating the Life-Cycle Cost of Intersection Designs April 19, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will feature research conducted by National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 03-110 Estimating the Life-Cycle Cost of Intersection Designs. The project developed the Life-Cycle Cost Estimation Tool (LCCET), a spreadsheet that allows for comparison of alternative intersection designs based on initial construction costs, ongoing maintenance and operations costs, operational efficiencies for a variety of modes, safety effects, and emissions. This webinar will present the spreadsheet and how it could be used for some intersections. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Resistivity Measurements in Concrete April 13, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 2:00-3:30PM ET that will detail the latest advancements in resistivity measurements in concrete. The webinar will discuss the status of standard test method development for both bulk and surface resistivity. This webinar will also mention factors that affect resistivity measurements, as well as examples of implementation of resistivity measurements. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Durability of Concrete, Properties of Concrete, and Concrete Materials and Placement Techniques. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Using Asset Valuation as a Basis for Bridge Maintenance and Replacement Decisions April 11, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 11, 2016, from 2:00-3:30PM ET that will illustrate how measurements of asset value can lead to better inventory management and selection of interventions for bridge owners. The webinar will describe how bridge owners can optimize spending on a particular bridge as well as measure the performance for an entire inventory of bridges with the assistance of the Modified Health Index, a bridge value measurement tool. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Bridge Preservation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Properties and Short-Term Laboratory Conditioning of Foamed Asphalt for Warm Mix Asphalt Applications April 07, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 2:00-3:30PM ET that will feature two different research projects about asphalt mixes conducted by NCHRP. This webinar will explore the effects of foaming on asphalt warm mix properties, and the effects of aging on the behavior of asphalt mixes. This webinar will provide an overview of both NCHRP research reports, emphasizing how they can be used by practitioners.
TRB Webinar: Effective Emergency Management Preparedness for Airports of all Sizes April 06, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). The research is aimed at airports of all sizes and seeks to provide guidance for integrating resources and tools to prepare for and respond effectively to a variety of emergency situations. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: New Technologies for Renewable Energy in the Public Right of Way March 31, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM ET that will present an overview of the results of two U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) studies on pursuing energy harvesting and application in the public right-of-way. This webinar will feature project researchers who will provide their approach, results and recommendations* for advancing their technologies. The webinar will discuss the EAR program technology readiness level. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 2.0 Certification Maintenance Credits. *The opinions and conclusions expressed or implied in this webinar are those of the researchers who performed the research. They are not necessarily those of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
TRB Webinar: Performance Management – An Optimized Investment Portfolio March 29, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will feature research conducted by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). The research provides guidance and a spreadsheet tool to assist managers with analyzing and communicating performance impacts of investment decisions. This webinar will examine how to apply the suggested methodology, which provides a structured process to optimize an investment portfolio to reach performance goals. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Scalability of Roundabouts March 24, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will discuss different characteristics of operating roundabout intersections that are not necessarily transferable to a “one size fits all” model. This webinar will examine the notion that providing exact design parameters may create intersections that are out of scale with a location and may increase construction costs while not gaining any improvement in safety or operational performance. This webinar will address the issue of the scalability of roundabout design in order to determine and achieve proper scale. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Identifying and Developing New Sources of Airport Revenue March 17, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that will guide airport professionals in identifying, evaluating, and developing innovative sources to generate revenue at airports. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Air Service Strategies for Small, Medium, and Non-Hub Airports in Today’s Competitive Environment March 15, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET on research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that will discuss how changing airline industry conditions are affecting the air service at small and medium sized airports. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Lessons Learned from 10 Years+ of Using Full-Depth Reclamation for Road Rehabilitation March 09, 2016 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM ET that will cover lessons learned from more than 10 years of using Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR) to rehabilitate deteriorated pavements. This webinar will discuss experiences and identify mechanisms for ensuring that problems are not repeated on future projects. This webinar has been adapted from a workshop on the topic presented at the 94th TRB Annual Meeting, held in Washington, D.C. in January 2015. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Chemical, Mechanical, and Asphalt Stabilization. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Comprehensive Analysis of Thermal Cracking in Asphalt Pavements March 08, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM ET that will examine research conducted by University of Nevada, Reno as part of the Asphalt Research Consortium (ARC) sponsored by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). ARC developed a model for thermal cracking analysis in asphalt pavements. This webinar will explore how this model’s modifications may remedy the limitations in the available thermal cracking models. Presenters will discuss how this model may be utilized as a tool for selecting thermal cracking resistant asphalt mixtures at the location of interest. The Temperature Estimate Model for Pavement Structures (TEMPS) can be downloaded at http://www.arc.unr.edu/Software.html. SOFTWARE DISCLAIMER - This software is offered as is, without warranty or promise of support of any kind either expressed or implied. Under no circumstance will the National Academy of Sciences or the Transportation Research Board (collectively "TRB") be liable for any loss or damage caused by the installation or operation of this product. TRB makes no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, including without limitation, the warranty of merchantability or the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and shall not in any case be liable for any consequential or special damages. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Cities Beyond Driving March 07, 2016 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, March 7, 2016 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET that will focus on advanced solutions that may help transportation professionals envision cities beyond private vehicles. The goal of this webinar is to present diverse alternatives to driving a private car, from "alternative" multimodal transportation applications to autonomous vehicles. This webinar will also introduce policy issues that may arise as these multimodal solutions become available in cities. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Major Cities. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Current Practices in Conducting Field Inspections for Maintenance Quality Assurance (MQA) March 01, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will explore NCHRP Synthesis 470: Maintenance Quality Assurance Field Inspection Practices, which summarizes practices used by state transportation agencies to support maintenance investments. Capabilities of Maintenance Quality Assurance (MQA) programs have evolved as data collection and analysis technology has improved and transportation agencies have become more customer focused. This webinar focuses on how states are developing MQA programs, and the benefits that they’re receiving from these programs. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: A Sampling of Winter Maintenance Best Practices in Europe February 29, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, February 29, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will examine how transportation organizations in Europe deal with the challenges posed by adverse weather in their respective countries. This webinar will discuss what their winter materials and chemicals of choice are, what equipment they use, and their procedural strategies. By exploring winter maintenance activities in Scotland and Norway, attendees may be able to apply some practices or methods to their own winter maintenance operations. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Winter Maintenance. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Environmental Protection Agency’s Revised Ozone Standard February 25, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will discuss the process involved in setting and meeting the new ozone standard. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation and Air Quality. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Tools for Optimizing Performance of Airport Operations and Maintenance February 22, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that will introduce airport operation and maintenance personnel to tools, techniques, and practices that may be used to assist them in optimizing performance. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Improved Test Methods for Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse and Fine Aggregate February 18, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features a research report conducted by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) that explores test methods for determining the specific gravity and absorption of coarse and fine aggregates. These methods are designed to improve the accuracy, precision, ease of use, and time required for conditioning and testing as compared to the standard test methods (AASHTO T 84 and T 85). Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Implementing Energy Efficient Technologies for Cost-Savings at Airports February 11, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that features research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that will provide guidance on energy efficient technologies for day-to-day airport operations and evaluate cost-savings of implementing and maintaining these technologies. Specifically, this webinar will present energy reduction technologies for escalators and moving walks, and performance of light-emitting diode (LED) airfield lighting systems. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Improving the Earthquake Performance of Bridges Using Seismic Isolation February 10, 2016 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM ET that will explain the basic principles of seismic isolation for improving the earthquake performance of bridges and give examples of hardware now available to achieve this performance. This webinar will also give an overview of the fourteen design examples in Appendix B of the 4th edition of the AASHTO Guide Specification for Seismic Isolation Design (2014). This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Seismic Design and Performance of Bridges. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar:Understanding Transportation Safety Risks on Tribal Lands: Learning from a Collaborative Research Project February 04, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will discuss ways to interpret and respond to the high rates of fatalities and severe injuries among American Indians from crashes. This webinar will share results from a study being conducted in collaboration with several tribal governments in Minnesota, which includes findings about best practices, successful interventions, and other lessons learned about policies and management strategies to address those risks effectively and reduce harm. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Native American Transportation Issues. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee to join this webinar. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Transportation Security Awareness and All-Hazards Emergency Training February 03, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will feature NCHRP Synthesis 468 and NCHRP Report 793, about emergency and all-hazards training and security awareness training for Department of Transportation (DOT) personnel. The presenters will explain the required steps for effective training, challenges to be overcome, and practical applications of the findings. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Promising Practices for Construction, Repair and Rehabilitation of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement (CRCP) January 28, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on January 28, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:330 PM ET that will examine continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP). This webinar provides an overview of the CRCP technology and the major developments that have led to promising practices for CRCP design, construction, repair and rehabilitation, and maintenance of traffic around the world. This is the third in a three part series conducted in 2015. Part 1 - http://www.trb.org/ElectronicSessions/Blurbs/172135.aspx Part 2 - http://www.trb.org/ElectronicSessions/Blurbs/172488.aspx This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Construction, Rigid Pavement Design, and Pavement Rehabilitation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Using the Updated TRID Interface January 26, 2016 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on January 26, 2016, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will provide benefits to new and veteran TRID users by featuring ways to use the new “search history” feature to its maximum benefit. TRID, released in 2011, is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information. Maintained by TRB, TRID covers all modes and disciplines of transportation and contains more than 1.2 million records of references to books, technical reports, conference proceedings, and journal articles in the field of transportation research. More than 165,000 records contain links to full-text documents.
Nanotechnology- New methods and materials coming to a Department of Transportation near you December 10, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, December 10, 2015, from 2:00-3:30PM ET that will provide an overview of what nanotechnology is, including: what is nanoscale, what tools are used in nanotechnology, and how these tools can impact transportation. This webinar is based on E-Circular Number E-C170, Nanotechnology in Concrete Materials: A Synopsis. This webinar was organized by the TRB Task Force on Nanotechnology-Based Concrete Materials. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Future Directions for Multimodal Research and Practice December 09, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, from 2:00-3:30PM ET that will focus on the most recent technological developments that facilitate multimodal transportation. The webinar will provide knowledge on current research advancements in urban multimodal transportation, and the challenges of overcoming the gap between research and practice. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Issues in Major Cities. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: The Economic and Ecological Effects of Roadside Mowing December 08, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET that will explore the range of impacts from roadside mowing, with a focus on the reasons and consequences of mowing beyond the first pass along the pavement edge. The webinar will highlight the benefit/cost tradeoffs between the traditional historic approach of widespread routine roadside mowing, and the use of Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management (IRVM). The webinar will also touch on several points of ecological consideration currently being questioned in relation to roadside management, including pollinator impacts and potential benefits, and carbon balance between mowing equipment emissions and quantities sequestered by mowed vs. naturally self-sustaining plant communities. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roadside Operations, with support from the TRB Standing Committees on Maintenance Equipment, Landscape and Environmental Design, Transportation Sustainability, and Ecology and Transportation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Current Practices for Design and Load Testing of Large Diameter Open-End Driven Piles December 07, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, December 7, 2015, from 2:00-3:30 PM ET that will highlight the current state of practice regarding the design and installation of large diameter open-end piles (LDOEPs) for transportation structures. This webinar will present a summary based on NCHRP Synthesis 478: Design and Load Testing of Large Diameter Open-Ended Driven Piles. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
Non-Nuclear Methods for Compaction Control of Unbound Materials December 03, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, December 3, 2015, from 2:00-3:30PM ET that will present the findings of NCHRP Synthesis 456: Non-Nuclear Methods for Compaction Control of Unbound Materials. This report evaluated the various non-nuclear methods and devices that have been used by state Departments of Transportation in compaction control of unbound materials. In addition, the report highlights the gaps in knowledge and current practices, and explores future research areas that are needed to fill these gaps. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
Practical Techniques for Successfully Communicating Technical Topics December 02, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on December 2, 2015, from 2:00pm to 3:00pm ET that will cover how to present technical information clearly and succinctly. This session will be interactive, and attendees are encouraged to email Shelley Row at shelley@shelleyrow.com by November 24 with examples of difficult-to-present slides. Shelley will provide some real-world solutions during the presentation.
TRB Webinar: Planning for Climate Change Adaptation at Airports December 01, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). The research discusses the need for conducting climate change risk assessments at airports, and how to plan for adaption and resilience to mitigate such potential risks. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Applications of Adaptive Lighting in Roadways November 19, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 19, 2015, from 2:00-3:30PM ET that will present information about adaptive lighting technology. This technology, which uses light only when and where it is needed, allows states the ability to adjust lighting levels and roadway appearance. The Federal Highway Administration had conducted a recent strategic initiative in which the application of adaptive lighting for high speed roadways has been studied. This webinar will present a series of guidelines and application approaches for the implementation of this technology. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Visibility. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Current Practices to Set a DBE Goal on Design Build and Other Alternative Delivery Projects November 18, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 1:00-3:00PM ET that will review the findings from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 481: Current Practices to Set and Monitor DBE Goals on Design-Build Projects and Other Alternative Project Delivery Methods. This report discusses current practices and challenges that state departments of transportation face when implementing the federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for design-build projects and other alternative project delivery methods. This webinar will briefly define the alternative delivery methods examined and introduce key elements of the federal DBE Program as they apply to alternative delivery method projects. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Effective Practices for the Protection of Transit Infrastructure from Cyber Incidents November 17, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will present material developed for the NCHRP Report 20-59(48): Effective Practices for the Protection of Transportation Infrastructure from Cyber Incidents. The project focuses on fundamental strategic, operational, and planning activities associated with transit control systems cybersecurity. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar intends to narrow the knowledge gap between cybersecurity specialists and transit operations managers by providing greater context and information regarding critical transit systems, security vulnerabilities of typical transit control systems, and effective countermeasures. This webinar will also provide an overview of the nature of transit cyber events and their operational and safety impacts, including common vulnerabilities, a list of effective practices and recommended mitigation strategies, and effective decision making approaches for implementing cyber security in transit transportation systems. This webinar supplements a webinar held by TRB on May 13, 2015 on Effective Practices for the Protection of Transportation Infrastructure from Cyber Incidents, which focused on highway-related cyber incidents.
TRB Webinar: Work Zone Speed Management November 12, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 12, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will provide an overview of the information synthesized in NCHRP 20-05, "Work Zone Speed Management." This webinar will discuss what is known about the effectiveness of the most popular techniques to address the problem of speeding in work zones. This webinar will also describe several less frequently used techniques that appear to be effective. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Guidance for Understanding WiFi Disruptions and Cyber Security at Airports November 05, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 5, 2015, from 2:00 to 3:30PM ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). The research will discuss topics of ever growing concern to the airport community. Facility managers and planners, information technology professionals, and airport consultants and tenants will be provided with useful information to gain an understanding of the issues caused by WiFi disruptions and cyber-attacks, and will be provided with resources and best practices to help address these concerns. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
Signal Timing Manual, Second Edition November 04, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on November 4, 2015, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will provide an overview of the second edition of the Signal Timing Manual. The second edition features a new outcome-based approach to signal timing. This outcome-based approach reflects local needs and a more multimodal approach. In addition, the second edition includes expanded content and enhanced graphics over the first edition. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Traffic Signal Systems. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Sustainability as an Organizing Principle for Transportation Agencies October 27, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 1:00PM to 2:30PM ET that will discuss NCHRP Report 750: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 4: Sustainability as an Organizing Principle for Transportation Agencies. This report investigates what it would mean for a transportation agency to be organized around supporting a more sustainable society, and offers a model for illustrating how an agency might progress from the short term focus to a longer term holistic approach to service delivery as measured across the Triple-Bottom Line (TBL) of Economy, Environment and Social Factors. This webinar will summarize the Volume 4 effort and offer insight about its utility in real world applications. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Reducing Costs by Streamlining the Selection and Bidding of Alternative Highway Drainage Pipe Systems October 22, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM EST that will present information from NCHRP Report 801: Bidding Alternative Drainage Pipe Systems. This report discusses a performance-based methodology to guide transportation agencies on the selection and bidding of drainage pipe systems. The methodology is intended to be a framework, used in conjunction with other resources. The webinar will also present an introduction to the software currently being developed to streamline the bidding process, and will present results from case studies that have used alternative bidding. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
TRB Webinar: Legal Aspects of Airport Programs October 21, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). This research will provide an overview of two Legal Research Digests prepared for the airport industry. This webinar is geared toward regulatory officials, policy makers, and attorneys in the field who would like information about grant compliance and standards for commercial aeronautical activities. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. TRB is also offering 1.25 CLE credits for this webinar.
TRB Webinar: Sign and Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity- Measurement Basics, Safety Benefits, Advancements: A state Department October 20, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will examine retroflectivity in sign and pavement marking from the perspective of a state Department of Transportation (DOT). This webinar will discuss the basic measurement of sign and pavement marking retroreflectivity using equipment available to state DOT employees. This webinar will present a summary of sign retroreflectivity assessment methods used to meet the new Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) requirements. This webinar will also present advancements in Road Markings to Support Autonomous Vehicle Technologies. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Sign and Pavement Markings. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
Effect of Wide-base Tires on Pavement Damage -- A National Study, Part II October 19, 2015 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, October 19, 2015, from 1:00PM-2:30PM ET about a study to assess the impact of new-generation wide-base tires (WBT) on pavements. This study was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration, led by the University of Illinois, and presented at the 2012 TRB Annual Meeting. It will discuss a comprehensive approach, including experimental measurements, numerical modeling, and development of prediction tools. This webinar will summarize the methodology, results, and implementation of the study through suggested modification for the AASHTOWare Pavement ME Design software. In addition, the life-cycle assessment of wide-base tires will be presented. Previous studies about the effect of WBT include: • Pavement Response to Dual Tires and New Wide-Base Tires at Same Tire Pressure • Quantification of Pavement Damage Caused by Dual and Wide-Base Tires • Impact of Wide-Base Tires on Pavements This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committees on Characteristics of Asphalt Paving Mixtures to Meet Structural Requirements, Strength and Deformation Characteristics of Pavement Sections, and Flexible Pavement Design. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: The Vital Role of Operations and Maintenance in Supporting and Enhancing Sustainability October 15, 2015 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET that will highlight the contribution of transportation to a sustainable society, the importance of maintenance and operations in transportation, and ways that maintenance and operations may support a sustainable transportation program. Presenters will review a goal-oriented, performance-based approach toward sustainability. This webinar is based on research published by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), specifically: • Report 25-25 Task 73: Improved Environmental Performance of Highway Maintenance • Report 750: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation, Volume 2: Climate Change, Extreme Weather Events, and the Highway System: Practitioner’s Guide and Research Report • Report 708: A Guidebook for Sustainability Performance Measurement for Transportation Agencies This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Maintenance and Operations Management. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 2.0 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Strain-based Structural Health Monitoring for an Informed Extension of Bridge Lifetime October 07, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), which is a process aimed at providing accurate and in-time information concerning structural condition and performance of bridges. It consists of permanent continuous, periodic, or periodically continuous recording of representative parameters, over short or long terms. SHM data may help inform and evaluate the effectiveness of extending the life of a bridge. This webinar will present three real-life examples that demonstrate how the information obtained from SHM can be used to extend a bridge’s lifetime. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Bridge Preservation, with support from the Standing Committee on Bridge Management and Structures Maintenance. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
Information Standardization Practices for Digital Project Delivery September 29, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET about information standardization practices for digital project delivery, from design to construction, necessary to estimate and construct a project. The presenters will focus on the ongoing efforts on information standardization, and how it could be improved to eliminate waste, reduce error, add value, and allow for the use of new, enabling technologies for digital project delivery. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Construction Management. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
More Tools from the Geotechnical Toolbox: Case Histories September 28, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, September 28, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will present case studies where geophysical methods were incorporated into transportation subsurface investigation and monitoring programs. This webinar is a continuation of the 2014 TRB Webinar "The Benefits of a Bigger Geotechnical Toolbox: Case Histories." Geotechnical subsurface investigation programs provide necessary information to assess site conditions and variation, to evaluate engineering properties of earth materials, to assess soil-structure interactions, and to identify potential project and long-term performance risks. The availability and acceptance of geophysical methods have expanded the capabilities of and providing more value to subsurface investigation and monitoring programs for both routine and non-routine projects. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Exploration and Classification of Earth Materials. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
Putting Transportation Asset Management Into Practice in a State Department of Transportation September 24, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 24, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will provide information about developing a Transportation Asset Management Plan that is compliant with the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). This information was first presented at a workshop for representatives from state Departments of Transportation (DOTs). This webinar will also discuss incorporating risk into investment decisions and how to align the organization to support asset management by building organizational buy-in and defining roles and responsibilities. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Asset Management. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
Topics of Special Concern for General Aviation Airports September 22, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) specific to General Aviation Airports. Special topics of concern will include backcountry airstrip preservation and evaluating methods for obtaining aircraft operations counts at non-towered airports. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 1.5 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
Multimodality in Major Cities: Urban Success Stories September 16, 2015 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 2:00-3:30PM ET that will provide information about urban multimodal projects and the successes and challenges these projects faced with implementation. The webinar will discuss lessons learned from these urban multimodal projects and practices of multimodal implementation. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Issues in Major Cities. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
TRB Webinar: Superpave5: Constructing Asphalt Pavement with Road Air Voids Equal to Design Air Voids September 10, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that will provide information about a modified asphalt design, called Superpave5, as it relates to research from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) M323. Superpave5 designs and constructs asphalt mixtures at 5% air voids, which may enhance mix design and in-place density requirements. This webinar will also present the results of two field trials using this technique. This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Flexible Pavement Construction and Rehabilitation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.
Airport Wildlife Management September 09, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM U.S. Eastern TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 9, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that will provide airport managers, operators, planners, and maintenance personnel with effective information and tools to mitigate safety risks at airport caused by wildlife populations, including special considerations when dealing with threatened or endangered species. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar. This webinar will provide 2.0 Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 2.0 Certification Maintenance Credits.