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A listing of Planning, Environment, and Realty program meetings, events, and NHI training opportunities.

2014

December

click for a direct link to this event December 9 (Environment)

FHWA's Let's Talk Performance: Theory vs. Practice - Linking Performance Measures to Improved Performance Outcomes

2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

No further information is available at this time.

 

click for a direct link to this event December 16 (Environment)

Maintenance Funding

2:00-3:00PM, EST

No further information is available at this time.

 

click for a direct link to this event December 17 - 18, 2014 (Environment)

Free Training - Developing a Transit Emergency Plan

Brooklyn, NY

No further information is available at this time.

 

2015

January

click for a direct link to this event January 8 - 9, 2015 (Environment)

NTI Free Training - Developing a Transit Emergency Plan.

Springfield, IL.

No further information is available at this time.

 

click for a direct link to this event January 10 (Environment)

TransportationCamp DC 2015

Arlington, VA

Note: there is a fee for this event

 

click for a direct link to this event January 11 (Environment)

Climate Resilience: Results and Lessons Learned from the FHWA Climate Pilots

Convention Center, 209C, Workshop 102, Washington, DC
9:00AM - 12:00PM

This session presents the results from several of the FHWA-sponsored climate resilience pilot projects. The presenters will discuss approaches for: vulnerability assessment, understanding the impact of flooding and heavy precipitation, and improving climate resilience of specific facilities.

  • Rebecca K. Lupes, Federal Highway Administration, presiding
  • Robert C. Hyman, Federal Highway Administration (New tools from Gulf Coast Study Phase 2)
  • Alan Jones, Tennessee Department of Transportation
  • Amit Armstrong, Western Federal Lands Highway Division (Alaska Climate Pilot)
  • David Claman, Iowa DOT
  • Stephanie Molden, Connecticut Department of Transportation
  • Philip Schaffner, Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Brian L. Beucler, Federal Highway Administration (engineering approaches)
  • Heather Holsinger, Federal Highway Administration (Post Hurricane Sandy Project)
  • Geoff Crook, Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Elizabeth Habic, Maryland State Highway Administration
 

click for a direct link to this event January 11 - 13, 2015 (Environment)

FHWA Sustainability and Climate Change Booth

Convention Center Exhibit Hall, Washington, DC
Sunday, January 11, 4pm through Tuesday, January 13, 4pm

FHWA’s sustainability self-assessment tool, INVEST, will be showcased at the booth, as will FHWA tools to help state, regional, and local agencies reduce transportation greenhouse gas emissions and prepare the U.S. transportation system for the impacts of climate change.

 

click for a direct link to this event January 12 (Environment)

Department of Transportation Rights-of-Way and Infrastructure for Energy Production

Convention Center, 140A, Session 206, Washington, DC
8:00AM - 9:45AM

Department of transportation rights-of-way (ROW) and infrastructure offer opportunities for nontraditional uses such as power production. This session explores the various methods by which energy can be produced and the implications of implementation with respect to environmental, economic, and safety standpoints. Topics include: 1) innovative finance to support alternative fuels infrastructure, 2) cultivating ROW vegetation for carbon sequestration and for feedstocks to biofuels and biopower, and Vermont’s GIS catalog of highway ROW that allows for green alternative uses.

  • Andrew Scott Alden, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, presiding
  • Diane Turchetta, Federal Highway Administration
  • Joshua Proudfoot, Good Company
  • Nina Safivi, Vermont Agency of Transportation
 

click for a direct link to this event January 12 (Environment)

Mainstreaming Climate Change and Extreme Weather Resilience into Transportation

Convention Center, 151B, Washington, DC
8:00AM - 9:45AM

This session will present findings, lessons learned, and resources from efforts across the US to address climate change and extreme weather events in operations & maintenance, planning, and engineering, including major FHWA and DOT initiatives such as the Gulf Coast Study, Phase 2. This session also serves as a preview for the upcoming International Conference on Surface Transportation System Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events to be held in September 2015.

  • Paul A. Pisano, Federal Highway Administration
  • Herby Gerard Lissade, CalTrans
  • Steven Olmsted, Arizona Department of Transportation
  • Michael Culp, Federal Highway Administration
 

click for a direct link to this event January 12 - 14, 2015 (Environment)

FHWA Climate Vulnerability Assessment Tools Training Brown Bag

Convention Center Conference Room 303, Washington, DC
Monday, January 12 & Wednesday, January 14, 12-1:30pm

FHWA will be hosting training sessions at TRB to demonstrate three new tools developed to assist in performing climate change and extreme weather vulnerability assessments for transportation:

  • Transportation Climate Change Sensitivity Matrix – Excel tool that documents how different climate stressors affect various types of transportation infrastructure.
  • CMIP Climate Data Processing Tool – Excel tool that processes downscaled climate data at the local level into dozens of temperature and precipitation variables relevant to transportation.
  • Vulnerability Assessment Scoring Tool (VAST) – Excel tool that provides a framework for users to conduct an indicator-based vulnerability assessment, including guidance on data to collect and scoring methodologies.

Each training session will include an overview and demonstration of each tool, along with the chance to try them out. Please bring your lunch.

 

click for a direct link to this event January 13 (Environment)

Climate Change and Asset Management Global Exchange

Convention Center, 152A, Washington, DC
7:30PM - 9:30PM

Climate change's impacts on road infrastructure assets pose a growing challenge. Participate in a discussion on climate change and asset management with experts from the United States, Denmark, Ireland, and Belgium.

  • Hyun-A Park, Spy Pond Partners, presiding
  • Bjarne Schmidt, Danish Road Directorate
  • Robert Kafalenos, Federal Highway Administration
  • Vincent O'Malley, Irish National Road Authority
  • Jens Jørgen Holmboe, Danish Road Directorate
  • Gert von der Ahe, Danish Road Directorate
  • Stephen J. Gaj, Federal Highway Administration
  • Steven Phillips, Conference of European Directors of Roads, Belgium
 

click for a direct link to this event January 13 (Environment)

Federal Lands Tools to Address Livability, Climate Change, and Sustainability into the Future

Convention Center, 145A, Session 737, Washington, DC
7:30PM - 9:30PM

This session presents tools available to Federal Lands for addressing key emerging issues. One presentation will highlight key findings from a project on assessing the connection between Federal Lands and the overall livability of gateway communities. Another will discuss incorporating climate change into long range transportation planning on Federal Lands with available data and a prototype tool. A third presentation will cover how FHWA’s sustainability self-assessment tool, INVEST, is helping Federal Lands improve transportation sustainability.

  • Aung Gye, Federal Highway Administration, presiding
  • Kris Hoellen, Conservation Fund
  • Susan Asam, ICF International
  • Tina Hodges, Federal Highway Administration
 

click for a direct link to this event January 14 (Environment)

Best Practices for Deploying Corridor-Based Alternative Fuel Infrastructure

Convention Center, 156, Session 758, Washington, DC
8:00AM - 9:45AM

This joint panel session by the U.S. DOT and U.S. DOE considers the work of DOE’s Clean Cities, which relies on local coalitions of fleets, fuel providers, equipment, engine and vehicle manufacturers, and government stakeholders such as state DOTs to reduce the nation’s dependence on petroleum. One approach for greater market acceptance used by both DOE and DOT is to build corridors for light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles using alternative fuels or having advanced vehicle power trains.

  • Diane Turchetta, U.S. Department of Transportation; Marcy Rood Werpy, Argonne National Laboratory, presiding
  • Michael Scarpino, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
  • Tonia Buell, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Jack Christensen, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
  • Jonathan Overly, ETCleanFuels
  • Bill Elrick, California Fuel Cell Partnership
 

click for a direct link to this event January 14 (Environment)

DOT Experience with Sustainability Tools

Convention Center, 156, Session 758, Washington, DC
2:30PM - 4:00PM

Transportation agencies strive to provide strong economic, social, and environmental outcomes to the communities they serve, yet they often struggle with grounding those broad sustainability goals into specific measures and tangible actions. Many are now accomplishing this goal by using tools such as INVEST. Hear from agencies in Arizona, Illinois, Kentucky, and Paraguay about their experiences. Then researchers will present analyses to help DOTs in their use of sustainability tools.

  • Tina Hodges, Federal Highway Administration, presiding
  • Roy Sturgill, University of Kentucky
  • Brian Smith, AECOM
  • Steven Olmsted, Arizona DOT
  • Ernesto Monter Flores, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Paola Carolina Bueno, Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain
  • Stephen T. Muench, University of Washington
 

click for a direct link to this event January 15 (Environment)

Tools for Evaluating Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies

Convention Center, 102B, Workshop 861, Washington, DC
8:00AM - 12:00PM

With growing interest in tools for evaluating transportation-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, such emissions are becoming part of the MPO and DOT planning process at multiple levels—from corridor planning and transportation improvement plans to statewide climate action plans. This workshop illustrates the capacity of several software tools to broaden and simplify analysis. It features presentations from MPOs on their GHG analyses; facilitated roundtable with State DOT analysts on the GreenSTEP/EERPAT GHG models; and lifecycle GHG generation analysis tools (ICE, GREET, GASCAP).

  • Moderators: Robert Chamberlin, RSG; John Davies, Federal Highway Administration; Sonia Yeh
  • David Vautin, Metropolitan Transportation Commission (San Francisco Bay Area)
  • June Kang, Baltimore Metropolitan Council
  • Laura Berry, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Jana Natarajan, Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Amy Bell, Vermont Agency of Transportation
  • TBD, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Jeff Houk, Federal Highway Administration
  • Michael Wang, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Bob Noland, Rutgers University
 

click for a direct link to this event January 29 - 31, 2015 (Environment)

14th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

Baltimore, MD

No further information is available at this time.

 

click for a direct link to this event January 29 - 31, 2015 (Environment)

2014 National Rural Transportation Conference

Cincinnati, OH

There is a fee for this course.

 

February

click for a direct link to this event February 11 - 12, 2015 (Environment)

NTI Free Training - Developing a Transit Emergency Plan.

Richmond, VA.

No further information is available at this time.

 

click for a direct link to this event February 22 - 25, 2015 (Environment)

: Active Living Research Annual Conference

San Diego. CA

There is a fee for this event

 

March

click for a direct link to this event March 10 - 11, 2015 (Environment)

NTI Free Training - Developing a Transit Emergency Plan.

Colorado Springs, CO.

No further information is available at this time.

 

click for a direct link to this event March 10 - 12, 2015 (Environment)

2015 National Bike Summit

Washington, DC

This event has a fee

 

May

click for a direct link to this event May 7 - 8, 2015 (Environment)

Transportation Research Board (TRB), Transportation for Sustainability - An International Conference

Washington, D.C.

There is a fee for this course.

 

click for a direct link to this event May 17 - 20, 2015 (Environment)

American Trails International Trails Symposium, Portland, OR

Portland, OR

No further information is available at this time.

 

click for a direct link to this event May 17 - 21, 2015 (Environment)

15th Transportation Research Board (TRB) National Transportation Planning Applications Conference

Atlantic City, NJ

There is a fee for this event

 

June

click for a direct link to this event June 16 - 18, 2015 (Environment)

National Health Impact Assessment

Washington, DC

There is a fee for this event

 
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