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Planning: Training Courses and Workshops

Search the Planning Menu to help you find technical assistance, training, and peer exchange offerings available in the transportation planning discipline. It also includes related offerings for the disciplines of air quality, civil rights, environment, freight, operations, performance management, and safety.

Planning Training is also offered by NHI and NTI:

Air Quality Team: Courses, Seminars, and Workshops

NEPA Air Quality Analysis for Highway Projects

This is a hands-on modeling course for agency and consultant staff who prepare and/or review project-level air quality analyses, and as such, attendance is limited to 30 people. Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • Traffic data needs for NEPA air quality analysis
  • Using MOVES for project-level mobile source air toxics (MSAT) analysis
  • Using MOVES for project-level energy or greenhouse gas analysis
  • Using MOVES to develop emissions rates for dispersion modeling
  • Overview of dispersion modeling in NEPA
  • Using the CAL3QHC and AERMOD dispersion models for highway project analysis

Please note that this course covers specialized project-level applications of MOVES, and is not a more general MOVES training course. It does not address using MOVES for regional applications, such as SIP emissions inventories or regional (plan and TIP) conformity analyses.

As a prerequisite to the workshop, FHWA also hosts a webinar Overview of NEPA Air Quality Analysis for Highway Projects . This webinar provides a synopsis of the types of air quality analyses performed for NEPA, the policies, requirements and guidance that govern these analyses, and a basic overview of the tools and data needed to support these analyses. While the hands-on course is intended for modelers and modeling reviewers, the webinar is open to a general audience. FHWA strongly encourages all those attending the hands-on workshop to also attend the introductory webinar as these materials are not repeated in the workshop.

Transportation Air Quality Fundamentals (AQ 101)

Course Length: 2 Days
This course is provided in two basic formats tailored to the needs of the participants. One format focuses on regulations, policy and procedural methodologies, while the other format centers on a more technical and analytical agenda. The workshop can be tailored to provide a mix of both formats to meet the requestor’s needs. Each format provides a comprehensive overview for the technical practitioner as well as managers and policy makers. The material can be also used as references and guides for the practicing professional.
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Air Quality Benefit Estimation For Transportation/Air Quality Projects

Course Length: Instructor-led, 2 days. Web Conference, 3 days (3 hours each day)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This one-day workshop consists of two different components. In the morning session (3 hours), materials covering available methods for virtually all eight major CMAQ project categories are offered. All methods are transparent and do not involve the "Black Box" travel modeling. The easy to follow step-by-step manual computation procedure for a given project is not only comprehensive and more importantly comprehensible. The annualized cost/benefit analysis method for all projects is also covered. The afternoon session is devoted to issues and particular projects participants have. Participants are encouraged to bring their CMAQ projects and issues associated with the air quality benefit analysis to the class.
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MOVES2014 2-Day Training

Click here for the MOVES training schedule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have developed a new two-day training course for MOVES2014. This is a detailed, two-day, hands-on course geared toward state and local agency staff who will use MOVES2014 for developing SIPs and conformity analyses. Space is limited. If you are looking for more general information on MOVES, and will not be a regular user of MOVES, please attend the Introduction to MOVES web conference listed above, as it will better meet your needs and help us to accommodate the maximum number of MOVES users in the two-day course.

The first day of the training, and part of the second day, provides a detailed look at using MOVES2014 at the county scale for SIPs and regional conformity analyses based on the MOVES2014 Technical Guidance. The training covers various options for using MOVES, depending on the type of analysis and size of the area being modeled. The training also demonstrates how to create a county-level run specification file, how to use the County Data Manager to enter local data, how to use spreadsheet tools to convert MOBILE6-based input data to MOVES2014 format, and how to generate emissions results in both Inventory and Emission Rate modes. The county–level portion of the training also addresses other features of MOVES2014, such as the custom domain, alternative vehicle and fuel technology, and retrofit input options. The final part of the training focuses on the use of MOVES at the project level. The course includes numerous hands-on exercises.

Transportation Conformity 101

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Resource Center is pleased to announce the availability of a short training course in Transportation Conformity.

The course is designed to provide the participant with the fundamentals of transportation conformity while offering the flexibility to satisfy the particular needs given the uniqueness of each area. The one-day course is available to cover the basics of transportation conformity. Advanced modules may be added or substituted on a limited basis in specific topic areas based on need and degree of expertise of participants.

To Schedule Contact:
Mike Roberts,
Air Quality Specialist, 404.562-3928,

We also offer training in:

  • Implications of Air Quality Planning for Transportation - NHI
  • Estimating Regional Mobile Source Emissions - NHI
  • Highway Traffic Noise - NHI
  • MySQL Webinar

Please visit the NHI website for more detailed information.

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