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Peer Program

The Transportation Planning Capacity Building (TPCB) Peer Program is a resource for agencies in need of transportation planning assistance. The program pays for travel, accommodations, meals, and incidental expenses associated with on-site peer exchanges and offers workshops, roundtables, and webinars to participants.

To learn more about the TPCB Peer Program, please visit the program's website.

Tribal Transportation Planning Peer Event Reports

APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference (May 2007, Nashville, TN) This peer roundtable on incorporating transit into complete streets policies and procedures was hosted by the National Complete Streets Coalition at the 2007 APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Major topics included design standards for bike lanes on transit routes and accessible pedestrian crossings. Completing the Streets for Transit (November 2006, Chicago, IL) This peer roundtable on incorporating transit into complete streets policies and procedures was hosted by the National Complete Streets Coalition at the 2006 Rail-Volution Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Major topics included coordinating across agencies and the importance of avoiding rigidity in developing complete streets standards.

Context Sensitive Solutions in Large Central Cities (June 2003, New York, NY) This report summarizes a workshop on context sensitive design and solutions. The goal of the session was to lay a foundation for dealing with the state of the practice and processes related to context sensitive solutions, and to identify specific urban examples that could be used as benchmarks for lessons learned and best practices. The report presents hard-to-find examples of context sensitive solutions in large central cities with specific examples from Boston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, and Philadelphia. Each example illustrates some elements of context sensitive solutions more than others, but together they provide a baseline for understanding how large cities are coping with the myriad issues related to context sensitive solutions.

Effective Practices in Title VI Transit Equity Analysis for Major Transit Service and Fare Changes (May 2011, Memphis, TN) This report summarizes key themes from a roundtable discussion on “Effective Practices in Title VI Transit Equity Analysis for Major Transit Service and Fare Changes” held in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Bus and Paratransit Conference in Memphis, Tennessee on May 24, 2011.

Experience of Tribal Data Managers and Tribal Planners (November 2006, Cabazon, CA) This roundtable was sponsored by the FHWA and was held as a session during the 9th National Tribal Transportation Conference on November 15, 2006. Five roundtable participants discussed tribes' experiences in establishing, collecting, sharing, analyzing, and reporting safety and relevant transportation data for decision-making in tribal transportation planning process. The session included presentations from the roundtable panelists and facilitated discussion.

Forging Transit-Bicycle-Pedestrian Partnerships for Livable, Sustainable Communities (October 2010, San Antonio, Texas) This report summarizes presentations and discussions from a roundtable discussion held in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, on October 6, 2010. The half-day roundtable involved discussing opportunities to better coordinate regional transit, bicycle, and pedestrian planning and project development.

Key Considerations in Metropolitan and Statewide Tribal Consultation (May 2008, Reno, NV) Held in coordination with the Inter-Tribal Transportation Association's mid-year conference, this 1.5 day session gathering leading practitioners in metropolitan and state tribal consultation to share their experiences and lessons learned.

Long-Range Transportation Plans: The Experiences of Tribal Planners (November 2005, Scottsdale, AZ) This peer roundtable was held as a session at the 8th National Tribal Transportation Conference. The primary intent of the peer roundtable was to demonstrate and highlight how tribes of different sizes are successfully finding ways to plan for their communities in coordination with their neighboring Federal, State, regional, and local government planning partners.

Managing Expectations through NEPA (June 2007, Toronto, ON) This peer roundtable focused on the opportunities that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process has to offer, particularly with the streamlining opportunities in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act-A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) Section 6002 Environmental Review Process provisions and new FTA guidance on integrating New Starts and NEPA. Participants and audience members discussed NEPA experiences and analyzed needs to improve how NEPA can support decisionmaking in the project development process.

National Tribal Roads Conference Peer Workshop for Tribal Transit Service Development (March 2004, Albuquerque, NM) The workshop to provide a forum in which representatives from tribal governments of varying size could share insights learned during the development of transit services for their respective communities.

State DOT Tribal Liaison Roundtable and Panel Discussion(June 2005, Spokane, WA) On June 7th and 8th, 2005, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) convened a peer exchange to bring together the State Department of Transportation (DOT) tribal liaisons from all of the states that currently have full-time tribal liaison positions to share their programs and discuss successful practices.

State Tribal Liaison Roundtable and Panel Discussion(November 2010, Albuquerque, NM) This report summarizes highlights from a 1-day peer event in Albuquerque, NM that gathered Tribal Liaisons from nine state DOTs to discuss important issues in Tribal transportation planing.

Updated: 12/19/2013
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