Webinar recap: Parking reform for 21st century communities

By Chris McCahill Parking reform is a growing priority for cities and towns across the U.S. This has important implications for transportation professionals, outlined in a recent webinar from SSTI, the Form-Based Code Institute, and Smart Growth America. The webinar featured lessons from Hartford

April webinar recap: Intercity buses and state DOTs

By Robbie Webber The April 24 SSTI webinar on intercity buses and the role of state DOTs yielded exciting ideas about how states can facilitate improved connections and service. We were joined in the webinar by MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle and MassDOT staff member Kyle Emge, who runs the

Housing and Transportation Affordability Index (CNT, n.d.)

Website demonstrating that when transportation costs are included, exurban areas are very expensive to live in, even though real estate is cheap. Go to website

FHWA planning and environment linkages training webinar

The Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) Program, a joint effort of FHWA’s Office of Planning and Office of Project Development and Environmental Review, is offering a training webcast titled “PEL 101: The Tools for Adopting and Implementing a PEL Approach,” at 2:00pm (Eastern) on

Achieving a state of good repair

Dr. Michael Meyer from Georgia Tech University (and an expert panel member for several SSTI reports) made a presentation (available here) to USDOT officials about the importance of performance management in improving U.S. highway and transit systems. The webinar was part of RITA’s

Policy options for reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. transportation: No silver bullet

Transportation accounts for 2/3 of the nation’s oil consumption and produces between ¼ and 1/3 of all the CO2 emitted from the nation’s energy consumption. TRB established a special committee of experts to explore policy options for reducing emissions from the transportation sector. The

TRB Webinar: A Community Visioning Approach to Support the Collaborative Decision-Making Framework for Transportation Investments

TRB will hold a webinar on May 25, 2011, from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT that will explore a project developed by TRB’s second Strategic Highway Program (SHRP 2) about ways to incorporate community visioning into collaborative planning of new highway capacity projects. SHRP 2 is developing a

TRB webinar on climate change adaptation features California and Michigan DOTs

“State departments of transportation are modifying their planning efforts and practices to adapt to the effects of climate change on facilities and operations. Transportation providers are seeking to learn what other states and regions are doing to address these issues. This webinar is the

New direction for the Highway Capacity Manual: Include active traffic management and a multimodal approach

The latest edition of the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) updates how engineers and planners assess the traffic and environmental effects of highway projects. According to TRB: • It is the first HCM to provide an integrated multimodal approach to the analysis and evaluation of urban streets from

TRB webinar: Target-Setting Methods and Data Management to Support Performance-Based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies

From the TRB newsletter: “TRB will be conducting a webinar on February 23, 2011, from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST that will explore the findings of NCHRP Report 666. The webinar will provide information to senior agency managers about the role of targets in performance-based resource