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Category: TRB Webinars

Mar 04 2014

8 New TRB Webinars Coming in March 2014 Available to the NC State Community

TRB

NOTE: Changes in TRB requirements have forced the NCSU Libraries to discontinue this service in 2014. For further information contact Orion Pozo, Collection Manager for Engineering and Computer Science.

Since 2010, NCSU Libraries has been providing access to The National Academies Transportation Research Board Webinars. Members of the NC State community can sign up to attend upcoming TRB Webinars by using an email that ends in @ncsu.edu.

To take advantage of NC State being a TRB sponsor when registering for an upcoming TRB Webinar you must use an email that ends in @ncsu.edu in the registration form.

Upcoming TRB Webinars

March 6, 2014

TRB Webinar: DOT Climate Change Adaptation and Local Resilience Coordination – An Operations Perspective
TRB Webinar: DOT Climate Change Adaptation and Local Resilience Coordination – An Operations Perspective

TRB will conduct a webinar on March 6, 2014, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm ET that will explore the climate change adaptation challenges facing federal, state, and local governments as they coordinate and promote resilient transportation systems. Webinar presenters will describe how different transportation agencies are incorporating potential climate change impacts into their decision-making, planning, and investment processes. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.

March 7, 2014

TTRB Webinar: Accommodating Large Trucks and Oversize Loads at Roundabouts: Concerns and Some Solutions
TRB Webinar: Accommodating Large Trucks and Oversize Loads at Roundabouts: Concerns and Some Solutions

TRB will conduct a webinar on March 7, 2014, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm ET that will address challenges and possible solutions pertaining to large trucks and oversize/overweight trucks (OSOW) traversing roundabouts. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.

March 11, 2014

TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study
TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study

As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on March 11, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will explore the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS).

This webinar will provide an overview of the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study (NDS), which gathered real-time, in-vehicle data from 3,147 participants in 6 sites across the United States who made 5.4 million trips covering almost 50 million miles. Researchers will also introduce the data access website.
This webinar is sponsored by SHRP 2, and no fee is associated with registering for this webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

March 12, 2014

TRB Webinar: Potential Use of Social Media in the NEPA Process
TRB Webinar: Potential Use of Social Media in the NEPA Process

TRB will conduct a webinar on March 12, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will present information included in a report on the “Potential Use of Social Media in the NEPA Process.” The report identifies how social media might be used to both foster interactive dialogue and reach stakeholders who might not otherwise participate in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.

March 13, 2014

TRB Webinar: Airport Terminal Planning and Design: Models and Analytical Methods to Support Decision-Making
TRB Webinar: Airport Terminal Planning and Design: Models and Analytical Methods to Support Decision-Making

TRB will conduct a webinar on March 13, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will summarize Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) reports on airport terminal planning and design. Webinar presenters will describe models and analytic tools that may be used to aid in terminal development and operations. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.

March 20, 2014

TRB Webinar: Emergency Medical Services Response to Motor Vehicle Crashes in Rural Areas
TRB Webinar: Emergency Medical Services Response to Motor Vehicle Crashes in Rural Areas

TRB will conduct a webinar on March 20, 2014, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm ET that will explore factors that may help reduce the time needed to provide effective medical care to crash occupants on rural roads that were identified in NCHRP Synthesis 451: Emergency Medical Services Response to Motor Vehicle Crashes in Rural Areas. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.

March 24, 2014

TRB Webinar: Safety Management Systems (SMS) – Tools and Strategies for Implementation
TRB Webinar: Safety Management Systems (SMS) – Tools and Strategies for Implementation

TRB will conduct a webinar on March 24, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will describe the tools and practical guidance available to airport and safety managers in developing a SMS at their airport. Webinar presenters will address the approaches, strategies, challenges, and benefits related to implementing a SMS. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.

March 25, 2014

TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Real-Time Smoothness Measurements on Portland Cement Concrete Pavements During Construction (R06E)
TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Real-Time Smoothness Measurements on Portland Cement Concrete Pavements During Construction (R06E)

As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on March 25, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will summarize the SHRP 2 project Real-Time Smoothness Measurements on Portland Cement Concrete Pavements During Construction (R06E). There is no fee to attend this webinar or other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance.

NC State users can obtain past TRB Webinars from links in the NCSU Libraries Catalog to the series: Transportation Research Board Conference Recordings or by looking up individual TRB Webinar titles in the online catalog.

Authorized users of NC State’s webinar subscription are current, full- and part-time students, employees (including faculty, staff and, affiliated researchers), and other individuals who have legal access to the subscriber’s facilities and computer network. Authentication will be determined by the @ncsu.edu suffix of e-mail address.

Jan 29 2014

5 New TRB Webinars Coming in February 2014 Available to the NC State Community

TRB

NOTE: Changes in TRB requirements have forced the NCSU Libraries to discontinue this service in 2014. For further information contact Orion Pozo, Collection Manager for Engineering and Computer Science.

Since 2010, NCSU Libraries has been providing access to The National Academies Transportation Research Board Webinars. Members of the NC State community can sign up to attend upcoming TRB Webinars by using an email that ends in @ncsu.edu.

To take advantage of NC State being a TRB sponsor when registering for an upcoming TRB Webinar you must use an email that ends in @ncsu.edu in the registration form.

Upcoming TRB Webinars

February 4, 2014

TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: SHRP 2 Pavement Renewal Solutions (R23)
TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: SHRP 2 Pavement Renewal Solutions (R23)

As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on February 4, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET that will explore the SHRP 2 project Pavement Renewal Solutions (R23).
Participants must register in advance.
This webinar will summarize the SHRP 2 Pavement Renewal Solutions research project, which provides tools for the design and construction of long-life pavements using existing pavements in-place as part of a new pavement structure. The products from this research include: a pavement assessment and scoping tool (“rePave”), successful practices for rigid and flexible pavements, life-cycle cost assessment models, guide specifications, and a summary of emerging technologies. Benefits of applying this suite of tools include: longer lasting pavements, reduced long-term pavement costs, improved construction safety, and a robust decision protocol based on key variable inputs including life-cycle cost analyses.

February 5, 2014

TRB Webinar: Technical Considerations for Mobile LiDAR Use in Transportation Applications
TRB Webinar: Technical Considerations for Mobile LiDAR Use in Transportation Applications

TRB will conduct a webinar on February 5, 2014, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm ET that will explore “Part 2 – Technical Considerations” of the recently published NCHRP Report 748 “Guidelines for the Use of Mobile LiDAR in Transportation Applications.” Participants must register in advance of the webinar. Webinar presenters will address the details needed to plan mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) projects and their appropriate deliverables. Participants with an understanding of basic geometric principles and experience with 3D laser scanning will benefit from this webinar. This webinar is the third in a series of LiDAR webinars; the first provided an overview of the guidelines included in NCHRP Report 748 and the second focused on management and decision-making related to LiDAR projects.

February 11, 2014

TRB Webinar: Getting More Out of Airport Mutual Aid
TRB Webinar: Getting More Out of Airport Mutual Aid

TRB will conduct a webinar on February 11, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will introduce airport operators and emergency planners to mutual aid agreements. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Advisory Circular “Airport Emergency Plan” places increased attention on mutual aid agreements, including the process by which they are created and the roles of mutual aid partners in Airport Emergency Plans (AEPs). Webinar presenters will highlight management practices that may be used to establish and help sustain multi-airport mutual aid programs at state, regional, and national levels.

February 18, 2014

TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Analytic Procedures for Determining the Impacts of Reliability Mitigation Strategies
TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Analytic Procedures for Determining the Impacts of Reliability Mitigation Strategies

As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on February 18, 2014, from 2:00pm – 4:00pm ET that explores the SHRP 2 projects L03, L33, and L07, which address non-recurring congestion through analysis and review of geometric design features in roadways and the use of travel time reliability prediction models for urban freeways. This webinar will display how this research developed technical relationships between reliability improvement strategies and reliability performance metrics, and identified roadway design features that improve travel time reliability. Participants must register in advance.

February 26, 2014

TRB Webinar: Ensuring Productive Regional Freight Operations and its Economic Benefits
TRB Webinar: Ensuring Productive Regional Freight Operations and its Economic Benefits

TRB will conduct a webinar on February 26, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will explore the relationships that freight movement and safety share with traffic engineering, transportation operations, special events, planning, and, ultimately, the nation’s economic well-being. This webinar will provide examples of collaboration and improved regional freight operations. In addition, webinar presenters will review the results of a recent survey on freight and operations that highlight the need for more research and improved outreach on regional freight operations and economic benefits.
Participants must register in advance.

NC State users can obtain past TRB Webinars from links in the NCSU Libraries Catalog to the series: Transportation Research Board Conference Recordings or by looking up individual TRB Webinar titles in the online catalog.

Authorized users of NC State’s webinar subscription are current, full- and part-time students, employees (including faculty, staff and, affiliated researchers), and other individuals who have legal access to the subscriber’s facilities and computer network. Authentication will be determined by the @ncsu.edu suffix of e-mail address.

Dec 30 2013

2 New TRB Webinars coming in January 2014 Available to the NC State Community

TRB

NCSU Libraries is now providing access to The National Academies Transportation Research Board Webinars. Members of the NC State community can sign up to attend upcoming TRB Webinars by using an email that ends in @ncsu.edu.

To take advantage of NC State being a TRB sponsor when registering for an upcoming TRB Webinar you must use an email that ends in @ncsu.edu in the registration form.

Upcoming TRB Webinars

January 8, 2014

Organizational Approaches and Analytic Tools to Improve Operations Capability
Organizational Approaches and Analytic Tools to Improve Operations Capability

TRB will conduct a webinar on January 8, 2014 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will explore the Capability Maturity Model (CMM). The CMM, developed by TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2), aims to improve transportation systems management and operations (see corresponding report and guide).
This webinar will explain how agencies have utilized the CMM concept and why it should be considered for continuous operations improvements. Participants must register in advance.

January 21, 2014

TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement Strategic Plan (C20)
TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Freight Demand Modeling and Data Improvement Strategic Plan (C20)

As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on January 21, 2014 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will explore the SHRP 2 research that documents the process used to improve the practice of freight demand modeling and freight data. The webinar will highlight the fundamental changes in freight modeling, data, and data collection that could help public and private sector decision-makers make better and more informed decisions. The Research Report and the companion Strategic Plan are available on the TRB website. Participants must register in advance.

NC State users can obtain past TRB Webinars from links in the NCSU Libraries Catalog to the series: Transportation Research Board Conference Recordings or by looking up individual TRB Webinar titles in the online catalog.

Authorized users of NC State’s webinar subscription are current, full- and part-time students, employees (including faculty, staff and, affiliated researchers), and other individuals who have legal access to the subscriber’s facilities and computer network. Authentication will be determined by the @ncsu.edu suffix of e-mail address.

Dec 03 2013

8 New TRB Webinars Coming in December 2013 Available to the NC State Community

TRB

NCSU Libraries is now providing access to The National Academies Transportation Research Board Webinars. Members of the NC State community can sign up to attend upcoming TRB Webinars by using an email that ends in @ncsu.edu.

To take advantage of NC State being a TRB sponsor when registering for an upcoming TRB Webinar you must use an email that ends in @ncsu.edu in the registration form.

Upcoming TRB Webinars

December 3, 2013

TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: SHRP 2 Composite Pavement Systems (R21)
TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: SHRP 2 Composite Pavement Systems (R21)

As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on December 3, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET that explores the SHRP 2 project called Composite Pavement Systems (R21).

There is no fee to attend this webinar and other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance.
This webinar will explore the SHRP 2 Composite Pavement Systems research project, which provides guidelines and validated models, techniques, and specifications for using two composite pavement systems: a relatively thin, high-quality, hot-mix asphalt layer over a Portland cement concrete (PCC) structural layer; and a relatively thin PCC surface on top of a second, less-expensive, recycled PCC layer.

December 4, 2013

TRB Webinar: Asphalt Healing for Extended Pavement Sustainability
TRB Webinar: Asphalt Healing for Extended Pavement Sustainability

TRB will conduct a webinar on December 4, 2013 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET that will highlight research on the mechanism underlying asphalt healing and how it can be used in practice. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.
Webinar Presenters include Y. Richard Kim of North Carolina State University

December 9, 2013

TRB Webinar: State of the Art Use of Probe Vehicle Data
TRB Webinar: State of the Art Use of Probe Vehicle Data

TRB will conduct a webinar on December 9, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore state-of-the-art uses of probe vehicle data by state departments of transportation. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.

Webinar presenters will describe data visualization applications used to transform probe vehicle data into actionable information that is utilized in decision making, performance measurement, and performance management. In addition, presenters will cover multiple types of probe vehicle data from different data providers that are utilized in applications ranging from congestion and mobility management, work zone management, and large scale event management (e.g., snow storms).
Webinar Presenters include Kelly Wells of the North Carolina Department of Transportation talking about North Carolina DOT’s use of Vehicle Probe Project Suite application to analyze mobility across multiple corridors and identify problem locations

December 11, 2013

TRB Webinar: Airport Sustainability Practices and Strategies
TRB Webinar: Airport Sustainability Practices and Strategies

TRB will conduct a webinar on December 11, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) on using guidebooks for identifying and incorporating sustainable practices, green technologies, and recycling strategies into traditional airport projects. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.
Sustainable initiatives, carried out through various recycling strategies as well as everyday maintenance activities, are becoming common in airport improvement projects. This webinar will benefit airport decision makers and their staff who need to identify and evaluate alternative sustainable design concepts and technologies.
This webinar will highlight findings from the following ACRP reports that address these issues:

Ted Woolsey, Landrum & Brown, will present ACRP Report 80: Guidebook for Incorporating Sustainability into Traditional Airport Projects.

Christy Shelton, Cascadia Consulting Group, will present information about ACRP Research Project 02-15: Recycling Strategies for the Airport Industry.

December 12, 2013

TRB Webinar: Management Considerations and Decision Making for Mobile LIDAR Use in Transportation
TRB Webinar: Management Considerations and Decision Making for Mobile LIDAR Use in Transportation

TRB will conduct a webinar on December 12, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore part one of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program’s (NCHRP) Report 748: Guidelines for the Use of Mobile LIDAR in Transportation Applications, which explores management and decision making. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.
The six chapters that make up part one of the NCHRP report provide guidance on the use and integration of mobile LIDAR data for a wide range of transportation applications. Use of these guidelines does not require in-depth knowledge of the LIDAR technology. The guidelines were written for senior management to have a standard document that they could refer to concerning implementation of mobile LIDAR data and technology.

This webinar complements a webinar held on April 11, 2013 that summarized the entire NCHRP report.

December 16, 2013

TRB Webinar: Expediting Future Technologies for Enhancing Transportation System Performance
TRB Webinar: Expediting Future Technologies for Enhancing Transportation System Performance

TRB will conduct a webinar on December 16, 2013 from 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. ET that will explore a methodology that can be used to facilitate collaboration among agencies, reduce duplication of efforts, and speed adoption of useful transportation-related technologies in the industry. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.

Webinar presenters will describe how state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations can use a methodology to compare new technologies to alternatives based on their likely effect on agency goals and on possible barriers to implementation. A demonstration of the methodology will take place during the webinar.

December 17, 2013

TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Integrating Freight Considerations into Collaborative Decision Making for Additions to Highway Capacity (C15)
TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Integrating Freight Considerations into Collaborative Decision Making for Additions to Highway Capacity (C15)

As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on December 17, 2013 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm ET that will explore the project, Integrating Freight Considerations into Collaborative Decision Making for Additions to Highway Capacity (C15), which describes a process for addressing both local community capacity needs and national shipping needs in highway capacity enhancement projects.
Participants must register in advance.

Efficient freight movement is essential to the economic competitiveness and vitality of communities and regions. Freight operations also have a significant impact on air quality, land use, sustainability, and environmental conditions. Understanding how freight providers will use the transportation system may help practitioners consider reasonable future scenarios, sound investment decisions, and public safety. Effective freight planning requires multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency collaboration across local and state boundaries. The intended audience for this webinar is transportation planners at state DOTs and MPOs.

December 17, 2013

TRB Webinar: 2014 TRB 93rd Annual Meeting -- How to Survive and Thrive
TRB Webinar: 2014 TRB 93rd Annual Meeting — How to Survive and Thrive

On December 17, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, TRB will hold a webinar designed to help both new and returning Annual Meeting attendees get the most out of their meeting experience.

The webinar will review issues related to personal planning for the meeting, including hotel reservations, airline reservations, and other basics; help attendees plan their schedules during the meeting; and explore ways attendees can optimize their Annual Meeting networking after they return home. The format of the webinar includes ample time to take questions from attendees.

NC State users can obtain past TRB Webinars from links in the NCSU Libraries Catalog to the series: Transportation Research Board Conference Recordings or by looking up individual TRB Webinar titles in the online catalog.

Authorized users of NC State’s webinar subscription are current, full- and part-time students, employees (including faculty, staff and, affiliated researchers), and other individuals who have legal access to the subscriber’s facilities and computer network. Authentication will be determined by the @ncsu.edu suffix of e-mail address.

Oct 29 2013

7 New TRB Webinars Coming in November 2013 Available to the NC State Community

TRB

NCSU Libraries is now providing access to The National Academies Transportation Research Board Webinars. Members of the NC State community can sign up to attend upcoming TRB Webinars by using an email that ends in @ncsu.edu.

To take advantage of NC State being a TRB sponsor when registering for an upcoming TRB Webinar you must use an email that ends in @ncsu.edu in the registration form.

Upcoming TRB Webinars

November 5, 2013

TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Incorporation of Travel Time Reliability into the Highway Capacity Manual (L08)
TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Incorporation of Travel Time Reliability into the Highway Capacity Manual (L08)

As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on November 5, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore the project, Incorporation of Travel Time Reliability into the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) (L08), which will offer agencies a new generation of analytic methods for conducting capacity and related analysis.

There is no fee to attend this webinar and other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance.
This project developed new analytical procedures and prepared chapters about freeway facilities and urban streets for potential incorporation of travel-time reliability into the HCM. The methods are embodied in two computational engines, and a final report documents the research.

November 7, 2013

TRB Webinar: Airport Emission Inventories and Reduction Strategies
TRB Webinar: Airport Emission Inventories and Reduction Strategies

TRB will conduct a webinar on November 7, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) exploring ways airport managers can reduce the impact of their activities through proper assessment and implementation of greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategies. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is no fee associated with this webinar.

This webinar will highlight findings from the following ACRP reports that address these issues:

November 14, 2013

TRB Webinar: Successful Practices for Effective Tribal Consultation
TRB Webinar: Successful Practices for Effective Tribal Consultation

TRB will conduct a webinar on November 14, 2013 from 12:30 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) about practices and programs to achieve successful transportation projects on tribal lands. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.

Webinar presenters will highlight findings from the following two NCHRP projects:

November 19, 2013

TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: SHRP 2 Economic Impact Tools (C03 and C11)
TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: SHRP 2 Economic Impact Tools (C03 and C11)

As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on November 19, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET that will explore two SHRP 2 projects relating to Economic Impact Analysis: Interactions Between Transportation Capacity, Economic Systems, and Land Use (C03) and Development of Tools for Assessing Wider Economic Benefits of Transportation (C11).

There is no fee to attend this webinar and other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance.

This webinar describes the SHRP 2 Economic Impact Tools, which can help planners make comprehensive and realistic assessments of the economic impacts of transportation investments and highway capacity projects. Specifically, the tools assist with estimating improvements that support economic vitality through better access to markets, improved travel time reliability, and reliable intermodal connectivity—all of which can lead to credible and supportable decisions in the agreement process.

November 19, 2013

TRB Webinar: 2014 TRB 93rd Annual Meeting -- How to Survive and Thrive
TRB Webinar: 2014 TRB 93rd Annual Meeting — How to Survive and Thrive

On November 19, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, TRB will hold a webinar designed to help both new and returning Annual Meeting attendees get the most out of their meeting experience.

The webinar will review issues related to personal planning for the meeting, including hotel reservations, airline reservations, and other basics; help attendees plan their schedules during the meeting; and explore ways attendees can optimize their Annual Meeting networking after they return home. The format of the webinar includes ample time to take questions from attendees.

There is no cost for the webinar–which will be repeated in a live format on December 17, 2013.

November 20, 2013

TRB Webinar: Highway Capacity Manual 2010: What’s New with Unsignalized Intersection Methodologies
TRB Webinar: Highway Capacity Manual 2010: What’s New with Unsignalized Intersection Methodologies

TRB will conduct a webinar on November 20, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will provide an overview of the Highway Capacity Manual 2010’s (HCM 2010’s) unsignalized intersection methodologies. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees.

Unsignalized intersection methodologies are frequently used in the HCM. This webinar will explore the changes made to this methodology in the HCM 2010, and how to apply these changes to your analyses. The presenter will cover minor updates to the two-way stop and all-way stop methodologies as well as explain major changes to the roundabout method.

November 26, 2013

TRB Webinar: Highway Noise Abatement Considering Noise Barriers and Quieter Pavement
TRB Webinar: Highway Noise Abatement Considering Noise Barriers and Quieter Pavement

TRB will conduct a webinar on November 26, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will present TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 738: Evaluating Pavement Strategies and Barriers for Noise Mitigation, which explores a methodology for equitably assessing quieter pavement, noise barriers, or combinations of the two for highway noise abatement. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees.

NC State users can obtain past TRB Webinars from links in the NCSU Libraries Catalog to the series: Transportation Research Board Conference Recordings or by looking up individual TRB Webinar titles in the online catalog.

Authorized users of NC State’s webinar subscription are current, full- and part-time students, employees (including faculty, staff and, affiliated researchers), and other individuals who have legal access to the subscriber’s facilities and computer network. Authentication will be determined by the @ncsu.edu suffix of e-mail address

Oct 01 2013

9 New TRB Webinars Coming in October 2013

TRB

NCSU Libraries is now providing access to The National Academies Transportation Research Board Webinars. Members of the NC State community can sign up to attend upcoming TRB Webinars by using an email that ends in @ncsu.edu.

To take advantage of NC State being a TRB sponsor when registering for an upcoming TRB Webinar you must use an email that ends in @ncsu.edu in the registration form.

Upcoming TRB Webinars

October 1, 2013

TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Advances in Travel Demand Forecasting
TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Advances in Travel Demand Forecasting

As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on October 1, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ET that will explore five SHRP 2 projects relating to travel demand forecasting:

  • Partnership to Develop an Integrated, Advanced Travel Demand Model with Mode Choice Capability and Fine-Grained, Time-Sensitive Networks (C10A and C10B)
  • Understanding How Highway Congestion and Pricing Affect Travel Demand (C04)
  • The Effect of Smart Growth Policies on Travel Demand (C16)
  • Primer on Advanced, Dynamic, Integrated Models (C46)
  • There is no fee to attend this webinar and other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance. A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) 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 Certification Maintenance Credits.

    Partnership to Develop an Integrated, Advanced Travel Demand Model with Mode Choice Capability and Fine-Grained, Time-Sensitive Networks (C10A and C10B) developed two model sets that link the supply and demand sides of travel forecasting models so that network congestion may inform forecasts of route, time-of-day, and mode choices. SHRP 2 developed one model in partnership with the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization in Jacksonville, Florida. The other model was developed by SHRP 2 in partnership with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments in Sacramento, California. Integrated Advanced Travel Demand Models provide agencies with more behaviorally-based tools for estimating the effects of improving traffic operations, introducing priced roads, improving traveler information, and adding highway or transit capacity.

    This webinar will also cover three related projects:

  • Understanding How Highway Congestion and Pricing Affect Travel Demand (C04) – Traveler’s choice of time-of-day, route, and mode are affected by the cost and reliability of travel. This project estimates a set of equations that add variables to a generalized cost equation allowing models to be sensitive to more variables, including travel time reliability. The results of this research are used in the models developed by projects C10A and C10B.
  • The Effect of Smart Growth Policies on Travel Demand (C16) – A quick response model known as SmartGap was developed to estimate the effects of smart growth development patterns on travel demand. It is based on disaggregate inputs like an activity-based travel demand model.
  • Primer on Advanced, Dynamic, Integrated Models (C46) – This project is developing a primer to aid managers and practitioners in migrating to activity-based models and evaluating the pros and cons of doing so.
  • This webinar describes the Integrated Advanced Travel Demand Models, outcomes that agencies experienced after testing the model, and techniques to assist agencies with implementing a similar model in their region. It covers how the pricing and congestion equations are used in a travel demand model and the related quick-response tool for analyzing the travel demand impacts of smart growth development. The webinar will review the current findings of the project and the next steps in implementing the final products.

    The intended audience for this webinar is federal, state, and local agencies involved in planning efforts that improve travel demand forecasting. Planning efforts ultimately influence project selection, operation prioritization, and investment decision making. State department of transportation (DOTs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are key constituents of this research.

    Reports are currently available for Understanding How Highway Congestion and Pricing Affect Travel Demand (C04) and The Effect of Smart Growth Policies on Travel Demand (C16). Reports for the other projects will be available at a later date.

    October 8, 2013

    TRB Webinar: TRID: Leveraging Search Results with Reference Management Tools
    TRB Webinar: TRID: Leveraging Search Results with Reference Management Tools

    TRB will conduct a webinar on October 8, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will demonstrate the use of desktop and online reference management tools. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, there are no professional credits associated with this webinar, and there is no fee to register.

    The licensed and free management tools that will be covered are EndNote, EndNote Web, RefWorks, and Zotero.

    TRID, released in 2011, is the world’s largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information. TRID is an integrated database that combines the records from TRB’s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD’s Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to more than one million records of transportation research worldwide, with more than 90,000 links to free or fee-based full text.

    The first 60 minutes of the webinar will feature information from the presenter and the final 30 minutes is reserved for audience questions.

    October 10, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Capital Planning Considerations for Airport Improvements
    TRB Webinar: Capital Planning Considerations for Airport Improvements

    TRB will conduct a webinar on October 10, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) about decision-making processes and tools for evaluating options for airport improvement projects, as well as assessment techniques for conducting benefit-costs analyses. 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.

    The airline industry continually strives to achieve greater efficiencies and lower costs while also making improvements to facilities that may be nearing the end of their design lives or are becoming functionally obsolete. Effective capital planning is therefore needed. The presentations in this webinar will provide information to assist industry decision-makers with airport improvement projects and will highlight the following ACRP reports that address these issues:

    Joseph Chang and Jeff Schultess, Ricondo & Associates, will present =”http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/167299.aspx”>ACRP Report 68: Guidebook for Evaluating Terminal Renewal Versus Replacement Options. Joe and Jeff will present a decision-making process and associated tools that can be used by airport operators, airlines, and consultants in evaluating options to renovate existing terminal facilities or replace them with new facilities. The guidebook promotes a sequential four-step process wherein the need for terminal redevelopment is determined, options are developed, evaluations are performed, and recommendations are documented. The process is repeatable and scalable to airports of different sizes.

    Lois Kramer, KRAMER aerotek inc., will present ACRP Synthesis 25: Strategies for Reuse of Underutilized or Vacant Airport Facilities. Lois will present an overview of the issues surrounding reuse of aeronautical facilities. The report includes a broad examination of reuse situations that address interim and long-term solutions to reuse, the decision process to maintain or demolish a structure, environmental and regulatory issues, success stories, and obstacles to effective reuse.

    Steve Landau and Glen Weisbrod, Economic Development Research Group, Inc., will present <a href="http://www.trb.org/Publications/Blurbs/161751.aspx"ACRP Synthesis 13: Effective Practices for Preparing Airport Improvement Program Benefit –Cost Analysis. Steve and Glen will describe successful assessment techniques that can be used by airports in performing benefit-cost analyses (BCAs) for hard-to-quantify benefits from projects needing more than $5 million in airport improvement program (AIP) discretionary funding. The synthesis includes a literature review, review of BCAs submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration for AIP funding, and an evaluation and summary of successful practices.

    Moderated by: David Cushing, Federal Aviation Administration

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

    October 16, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Highway Capacity Manual 2010: New Signalized Intersection Methodology Applications
    TRB Webinar: Highway Capacity Manual 2010: New Signalized Intersection Methodology Applications

    TRB will conduct a webinar on October 16, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will provide an overview of the Highway Capacity Manual 2010’s (HCM 2010’s) new signalized intersection methodology applications. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    The signalized intersection chapter of HCM 2010 has major modifications. The new methodology is designed to model modern, fully-actuated dual ring control, and includes estimates of actuated phase duration, improved control delay algorithms, and improved queue estimates for signalized intersections. Researchers and practitioners are encouraged to attend this webinar to better understand how these changes will impact analysis applications and results.

    Webinar Presenter: Dennis Strong, Strong Concepts

    Moderated by: Brandon Nevers, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

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

    October 22, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Highway Capacity Manual 2010: New Urban Streets Methodology – Auto Mode
    TRB Webinar: Highway Capacity Manual 2010: New Urban Streets Methodology – Auto Mode

    TRB will conduct a webinar on October 22, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will provide an overview of the Highway Capacity Manual 2010’s (HCM 2010’s) new multimodal urban streets method as it relates to the auto mode. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    The HCM 2010 chapter on the new multimodal urban streets method as it relates to the auto mode focuses on methods for estimating average travel speed. The information contained in this chapter was based on research results from TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) project 3-79: Measuring and Predicting Arterial Travel Time, as well as the incorporation of significant changes to the signalized method, which are referenced in the HCM 2010’s Urban Streets chapter.

    Webinar Presenter: Dennis Strong, Strong Concepts

    Moderated by: Matt Kittelson, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

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

    October 23, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Pavement Drainage Practices to Achieve Long Lived Pavements
    TRB Webinar: Pavement Drainage Practices to Achieve Long Lived Pavements

    TRB will conduct a webinar on October 23, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will highlight TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Results Digest 268: Performance of Pavement Subsurface Drainage, which provides information about the overall effectiveness of subsurface drainage on the performance of flexible and rigid pavements, focusing on permeable bases. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    This webinar will introduce reasons why proper drainage is important to ensure a high quality, long lived pavement and how extended pavement life and cost effectiveness can be achieved. In addition, the webinar will address construction practices that affect permeability as well as design considerations.

    October 29, 2013

    TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Bridges for Service Life Beyond 100 Years: Innovative Systems, Subsystems, and Components (R19A)
    TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Bridges for Service Life Beyond 100 Years: Innovative Systems, Subsystems, and Components (R19A)

    As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on October 29, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET that will explore the project Bridges for Service Life beyond 100 Years: Innovative Systems, Subsystems, and Components, which produced the report Design Guide for Bridges for Service Life as well as a companion research report with technical appendices.

    There is no fee to attend this webinar and other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    The main objective of the guide is to provide information and define procedures to systematically design new and existing bridges for service life and durability. The guide will assist users with applying a systematic framework that is both universal and specific to address local issues.

    Enhancing bridge service life during an era of limited resources has led to the prominence of the design-for-service-life philosophy. The cost of addressing service life issues at the design stage is significantly lower than actions taken during the maintenance and preservation stage. In general, the design-for-service-life approach utilizes individual strategies, each capable of enhancing service life of a particular bridge element that historically has experienced a limited service life.

    This webinar will include information about the findings from this SHRP 2 project, including:

  • A review of the service life design approach and the current state of practice.
  • Overview of the service life systematic approach and framework.
  • Guidelines for application of the guide at a project and program level.
  • Benefits assessment of applying the guide.
  • Project implementation approach.
  • The intended audiences for this webinar are bridge engineers and owners at local, state, and federal transportation agencies; representatives of the bridge design, preservation, and construction industry; professional organizations; and consulting organizations with a strong business investment in the design, construction, and preservation of bridges.

    October 30, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Slag Cement for Sustainable Concrete
    TRB Webinar: Slag Cement for Sustainable Concrete

    TRB will conduct a webinar on October 30, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. ET that will summarize slag cement material characteristics, specifications, and its effect on fresh and hardened concrete properties. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    Webinar presenters will describe case studies from long-term field applications in transportation structures and concrete pavements containing slag cement. Presenters will also discuss experiences of various state departments of transportation, their extended use of slag cement, and their recent experience with ternary concrete mixtures.

    October 31, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Highway Capacity Manual 2010: New Urban Streets Methodology - Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Modes
    TRB Webinar: Highway Capacity Manual 2010: New Urban Streets Methodology – Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Modes

    TRB will conduct a webinar on October 31, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will provide an overview of the Highway Capacity Manual 2010’s (HCM 2010’s) new Urban Streets methodology, focusing on the new multimodal level-of-service methods for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

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

    NC State users can obtain past TRB Webinars from links in the NCSU Libraries Catalog to the series: Transportation Research Board Conference Recordings or by looking up individual TRB Webinar titles in the online catalog.

    Authorized users of NC State’s webinar subscription are current, full- and part-time students, employees (including faculty, staff and, affiliated researchers), and other individuals who have legal access to the subscriber’s facilities and computer network. Authentication will be determined by the @ncsu.edu suffix of e-mail address

    Aug 30 2013

    7 New TRB Webinars Coming in September 2013

    TRB

    NCSU Libraries is now providing access to The National Academies Transportation Research Board Webinars. Members of the NC State community can sign up to attend upcoming TRB Webinars by using an email that ends in @ncsu.edu.

    To take advantage of NC State being a TRB sponsor when registering for an upcoming TRB Webinar you must use an email that ends in @ncsu.edu in the registration form.

    Upcoming TRB Webinars

    September 3, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Fill Types for Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls with Galvanized Steel: North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Use of NCHRP Report 675
    TRB Webinar: Fill Types for Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls with Galvanized Steel: North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Use of NCHRP Report 675

    TRB will conduct a webinar on September 3, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 675: LRFD Metal Loss and Service-Life Strength Reduction Factors for Metal-Reinforced Systems. Participants must register in advance of the webinar.

    September 10, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Impacts of Wide Base Tires on Pavement Performance
    TRB Webinar: Impacts of Wide Base Tires on Pavement Performance

    TRB will conduct a webinar on September 10, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. ET that will explore a methodology to compare the effect of the new generation wide-base tires and dual tire assembly on flexible pavement damage. Participants must register in advance of the webinar. Webinar presenters will cover a brief history of wide-base tires (WBT) development and the environmental advantages of using WBT when compared to dual tire assembly (DTA).

    September 12, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Airport Legal Research Digests
    TRB Webinar: Airport Legal Research Digests

    TRB will conduct a webinar on September 12, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) on safety management systems, safety risk management, and wildlife management issues at airports. Participants must register in advance of the webinar. This webinar will highlight findings from the following ACRP reports that address these issues:

    Dave Bannard, Foley and Lardner LLP, will present LRD 19: Legal Issues Related to Developing Safety Management Systems. Dave will discuss the basics of safety management systems (SMS), efforts to implement SMS at airports, and ways that SMS could lead to increased liability for airports.

    Douglas Rillstone, Broad and Cassel, will present LRD 20: Airport Responsibility for Wildlife Management. Douglass will discuss the wildlife management federal and state laws, airport land use compatibility considerations, and wildlife hazard assessments and management.

    September 17, 2013

    TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes (L05)
    TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes (L05)

    As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on September 17, 2013, from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET that will explore the project, Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes, which developed a guide, a technical reference to the guide, and a final report. Participants must register in advance.

    September 19, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Understanding and Mitigating Disease Transmission at Airports
    TRB Webinar: Understanding and Mitigating Disease Transmission at Airports

    TRB will conduct a webinar on September 19, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) on potential disease outbreaks associated with air travel and tools to assist with mitigating such events. Participants must register in advance of the webinar. This webinar will highlight findings from the following ACRP projects that address these issues:

    Hollis Stambaugh, HS Management Consulting, will present the results of ACRP Report 5: Quarantine Facilities for Arriving Air Travelers: Identification of Planning Needs and Costs.

    Andrew Tatem, University of Florida will discuss ACRP CD 137: The Vector-Borne Disease Airport Importation Risk Tool.

    Mark Gendreau, Lahey Clinic, will cover ACRP Report 91: Guidance Document for Infectious Disease Mitigation [Not yet published].

    September 23, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Lessons Learned from State DOT Activities Addressing Data for Decision Making and Performance Measures
    TRB Webinar: Lessons Learned from State DOT Activities Addressing Data for Decision Making and Performance Measures

    TRB will conduct a webinar on September 23, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore the process of turning data into information to make sound decisions within state and metropolitan transportation agencies. Participants must register in advance of the webinar. This webinar is based on a workshop that was held at the TRB 2013 Annual Meeting that highlighted state activities in the area of information management planning. The purpose of the webinar is to extend the content and discussion from this workshop.

    September 24, 2013

    TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Modular Pavement Technology (R05)
    TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Modular Pavement Technology (R05)

    As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on September 24, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. ET that will explore the project Modular Pavement Technology, which produced the report Precast Concrete Pavement Technology as well as model specifications for precast concrete pavement. Participants must register in advance.

    NC State users can obtain past TRB Webinars from links in the NCSU Libraries Catalog to the series: Transportation Research Board Conference Recordings or by looking up individual TRB Webinar titles in the online catalog.

    Authorized users of NC State’s webinar subscription are current, full- and part-time students, employees (including faculty, staff and, affiliated researchers), and other individuals who have legal access to the subscriber’s facilities and computer network. Authentication will be determined by the @ncsu.edu suffix of e-mail addresses.

    Jul 31 2013

    6 New TRB Webinars Coming in August 2013

    TRB

    NCSU Libraries is now providing access to The National Academies Transportation Research Board Webinars. Members of the NC State community can sign up to attend upcoming TRB Webinars by using an email that ends in @ncsu.edu.

    To take advantage of NC State being a TRB sponsor when registering for an upcoming TRB Webinar you must use an email that ends in @ncsu.edu in the registration form.

    Upcoming TRB Webinars

    August 6, 2013

    TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Establishing Monitoring Programs for Mobility and Travel Time Reliability (L02)
    TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Establishing Monitoring Programs for Mobility and Travel Time Reliability (L02)

    As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on August 6, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore the project Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel Time Reliability, which provides concepts and procedures that public agencies can use to design systems to build, maintain, operate, and monitor travel-time reliability.

    There is no fee to attend this webinar and other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    When average travel time increases or travel time is too variable to predict, vehicle drivers pay a cost when they do not arrive on time or when they waste time arriving early. The SHRP 2 research reports, Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel Time Reliability and Guide to Establishing Monitoring Programs for Travel Time Reliability, describe how transportation agencies can build upon their existing traffic monitoring system to enhance it with a travel time reliability monitoring system to help road users better predict their trips.

    August 8, 2013

    TRB Webinar: High to Low Speed Transition Zone Design and Mitigation
    TRB Webinar: High to Low Speed Transition Zone Design and Mitigation

    TRB will conduct a webinar on August 8, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 737: Design Guidance for High-Speed to Low-Speed Transitions Zones for Rural Highways. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    Transition zones are often problem locations for speeding, which occur on rural roadways entering small communities and at the interface of rural land with ex-urban, suburban, and urban development. The presenters for this webinar were authors of the report and have also worked on other similar research projects on speed related to roadway countermeasures.

    August 14, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Entering Records into the Research in Progress (RIP) Database
    TRB Webinar: Entering Records into the Research in Progress (RIP) Database

    TRB will conduct a webinar on August 14, 2013 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT that will explore entering and managing project records in the Research in Progress (RiP) Database. There is no fee to register for this webinar; however, participants must register in advance.

    The Transportation Research Board’s RiP website is a leading tool for transportation professionals to stay updated on the status of worldwide transportation research projects. The RiP data-entry system allows users in state transportation departments, the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers, and other U.S. Department of Transportation-funded universities to add, modify, and delete information on their current research projects.

    This webinar will provide information on how to enter new records, locate and modify current records, and delete records for completed projects. Although the session will be geared towards University Transportation Centers, all RiP users will find this session informative. The content of this webinar will be similar to the TRB webinar held on August 21, 2012.

    August 19, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Airport Emergency Management and Irregular Operations (IROPS)
    TRB Webinar: Airport Emergency Management and Irregular Operations (IROPS)

    TRB will conduct a webinar on August 19, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) that will provide managers, airport operators, and emergency planners with effective ways to thoroughly prepare for events that are disruptive to normal airport operations.

    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.

    Airport operators and planners are faced with many challenges when an emergency situation occurs that will disrupt normal airport operations, including customer core needs and safety. The importance of including irregular operations (IROPS) events as well as chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) events when developing and evaluating airport emergency plans (AEPs) is essential, as are effective communication systems to provide for regional assistance during such emergencies. The presentations in this webinar will highlight the following ACRP reports that address these issues:

    Hollis Stambaugh, HS Management Consulting, will present the results of ACRP Report 12: An Airport Guide for Regional Emergency Planning for CBRNE Events. Hollis will present the details that airports should cover in their hazard and threat assessments and in their AEPs and Annexes so that responses to significant incidents can be thoroughly and accurately planned. She will also discuss the special issues involving terrorist use of CBRNE materials targeted to airports, and the mutual aid that would have to be drawn from beyond the immediate locale.

    Stephanie Ward, Mead & Hunt, will present ACRP Report 65: Guidebook for Airport Irregular Operations (IROPS) Contingency Planning. Stephanie will highlight features in the guidebook that will assist commercial passenger service airports of all sizes to develop, continually evaluate, and update their contingency plans for procedures pertaining to IROPS that may cause significant disruptions to customers.

    Frank Barich, Barich Inc., will present the ACRP Report 88: Integrating GIS in Emergency Management at Airports, soon to be released. Frank will present recently published research that outlines the capabilities of GIS with respect to emergency management; examines the benefits, costs, and challenges associated with integrating GIS into emergency management planning for airports and their mutual aid partners; and provides guidance on implementation and use of GIS to support emergency management.

    August 20, 2013

    TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Managing Risk in Rapid Renewal Contracts (R09)
    TRB’s SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar: Managing Risk in Rapid Renewal Contracts (R09)

    As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on August 20, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore the report Managing Risk in Rapid Renewal Projects, which provides transportation agencies with tools and guidance for quantifying risks and developing a risk management process that is needed to manage all types of project complexities.

    There is no fee to attend this webinar and other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    This webinar explores a formal risk management process that will help optimize performance for accelerated reconstruction projects, offering practical methods for identifying, assessing, mitigating, allocating, and monitoring risk. The tools that this project provides include case studies, a risk and action checklist, implementation guidance, and a training course.

    August 27, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Low-Cost, Sustainable Shallow Slope Stabilization Treatments
    TRB Webinar: Low-Cost, Sustainable Shallow Slope Stabilization Treatments

    TRB will conduct a webinar on August 27, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. ET that will present TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 430: Cost-Effective and Sustainable Road Slope Stabilization and Erosion Control. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    The presenters will share their experiences implementing various slope stabilization and erosion control techniques around the world. They will also provide insight on how the terms “cost effective” and “sustainable” vary around the world.

    NC State users can obtain past TRB Webinars from links in the NCSU Libraries Catalog to the series: Transportation Research Board Conference Recordings or by looking up individual TRB Webinar titles in the online catalog.

    Authorized users of NC State’s webinar subscription are current, full- and part-time students, employees (including faculty, staff and, affiliated researchers), and other individuals who have legal access to the subscriber’s facilities and computer network. Authentication will be determined by the @ncsu.edu suffix of e-mail addresses.

    Jul 01 2013

    5 New TRB Webinars Coming in July 2013

    TRB

    NCSU Libraries is now providing access to The National Academies Transportation Research Board Webinars. Members of the NC State community can sign up to attend upcoming TRB Webinars by using an email that ends in @ncsu.edu.

    To take advantage of NC State being a TRB sponsor when registering for an upcoming TRB Webinar you must use an email that ends in @ncsu.edu in the registration form.

    Upcoming TRB Webinars

    July 9, 2013

    TRB Webinar: DOT and Railroad Collaborations: Best Practices for Expediting Agreements and Successfully Delivering Projects (R16)
    TRB Webinar: DOT and Railroad Collaborations: Best Practices for Expediting Agreements and Successfully Delivering Projects (R16)

    As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on July 9, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore how streamlining the coordination of public agency and railroad procedures may avoid delays, find solutions to conflict, and improve outcomes for both parties.

    There is no fee to attend this webinar and other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    The presence of a highway across or alongside a railroad creates significant challenges to the rapid renewal of that highway facility. Moreover, freight analysis predicts an 88% increase in rail freight from 2002 to 2035. Highway renewal projects will also increase dramatically in the upcoming years as the highway infrastructure continues to age and require reconstruction. This project addresses how the issue of cooperation between railroads and public transportation agencies is more critical than ever. The research report is available online.

    July 10, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Airport Planning with Uncertainty in Traffic and Fuel Price Forecasting
    TRB Webinar: Airport Planning with Uncertainty in Traffic and Fuel Price Forecasting

    TRB will conduct a webinar on July 10, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) on providing airport operators and planners with tools and methodologies designed for incorporating uncertainty into air traffic and fuel price forecasting methods. Participants must register in advance of the 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.

    The ACRP reports presented in this webinar will provide airport managers, operators, and planners with techniques for measuring and characterizing the uncertainty inherent in trend-based projections of requirements of airport users and stakeholders.

    Ian Kincaid of InverVISTAS Consulting will present the results of ACRP Report 76: Addressing Uncertainty about Future Airport Activity Levels in Airport Decision Making. Ian will present a systems analysis methodology designed to augment standard master planning and strategic planning approaches by providing tools for improving the understanding of risk and uncertainty in air traffic forecasts, as well as tools for increasing the robustness of airport planning and decision-making.

    William Spitz of GRA Incorporated will present the results of ACRP Report 48: Impact of Jet Fuel Price Uncertainty on Airport Planning and Development. Bill will present a tool that measures the impact of changes in jet fuel price, which ultimately can be used to help evaluate the impact of fuel costs on airport development and finance.

    July 24, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Fuel Usage Factors in Highway and Bridge Construction
    TRB Webinar: Fuel Usage Factors in Highway and Bridge Construction

    TRB will conduct a webinar on July 24, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will highlight TRB’s National Cooperative Highway Research Program report: Fuel Usage Factors in Highway and Bridge Construction, which provides information on fuel usage factors for work items in the construction and maintenance of highways and bridges. Participants must register in advance of the webinar. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. The webinar will introduce the research products, explain implementation of fuel usage factors, provide details about the Fuel Usage Factor Summary Table, demonstrate the Price Adjustment Calculator Tool, and discuss recommended practice and model specification.

    July 29, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Roundabout Signing and Marking: State Perspectives and Case Studies
    TRB Webinar: Roundabout Signing and Marking: State Perspectives and Case Studies

    TRB will conduct a webinar on July 29, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore state perspectives and key considerations on improving the signing and marking of roundabouts. Participants must register in advance of the webinar. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    Webinar presenters will describe current and future roundabout issues related to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and the signing and marking modifications aimed at improving information processing and improving driver comprehension and decisions that reduce crashes.

    In addition, presenters will highlight state perspectives from New York and Washington State Departments of Transportation. Specifically, the speaker from Washington State will discuss the signing and marking of roundabouts for efficient and safe operations and the speaker from New York will examine various signing and marking techniques that have been successfully implemented.

    July 30, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Identification of Utility Conflicts and Solutions (R15B)
    TRB Webinar: Identification of Utility Conflicts and Solutions (R15B)

    As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on July 30, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore the report Identification of Utility Conflicts and Solutions, which provides concepts and procedures that public agencies and utilities can use to identify and resolve utility conflicts, in order to help improve the highway project development process.

    There is no fee to attend this webinar and other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. The tools that are part of this SHRP 2 project include utility conflict matrices, training materials, and guidelines that enable users to organize, track, and manage conflicts that may arise when utility lines are under highways.

    NC State users can obtain past TRB Webinars from links in the NCSU Libraries Catalog to the series: Transportation Research Board Conference Recordings or by looking up individual TRB Webinar titles in the online catalog.

    Authorized users of NC State’s webinar subscription are current, full- and part-time students, employees (including faculty, staff and, affiliated researchers), and other individuals who have legal access to the subscriber’s facilities and computer network. Authentication will be determined by the @ncsu.edu suffix of e-mail addresses.

    Jun 04 2013

    5 New TRB Webinars Coming in June 2013

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    NCSU Libraries is now providing access to The National Academies Transportation Research Board Webinars. Members of the NC State community can sign up to attend upcoming TRB Webinars by using an email that ends in @ncsu.edu.

    To take advantage of NC State being a TRB sponsor when registering for an upcoming TRB Webinar you must use an email that ends in @ncsu.edu in the registration form.

    Upcoming TRB Webinars

    June 4, 2013

    TRB Webinar:  Expedited Planning and Environmental Review of Highway Projects (C19)
    TRB Webinar: Expedited Planning and Environmental Review of Highway Projects (C19)

    As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on June 4, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore the SHRP 2 Report S2-C19-RR-1:Expedited Planning and Environmental Review of Highway Projects (C19). The report identifies strategies that have been successfully used to expedite the planning and environmental review of transportation and some non-transportation projects within the context of existing laws and regulations.

    Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    When transportation improvements fail to materialize, project costs can escalate and the public’s perception of an agency’s performance may deteriorate. Expediting project delivery during long-range planning, corridor planning, programming, and environmental review can save years of expensive delay. Many of the strategies for expediting projects also apply to design and construction activities, which may reduce delivery times by weeks or months.

    SHRP 2 Report S2-C19-RR-1 may assist agencies as they assess whether or not they have taken advantage of the full array of strategies for expediting the planning and project development process.

    June 11, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Performance Specifications for Rapid Renewal (R07)
    TRB Webinar: Performance Specifications for Rapid Renewal (R07)

    As part of the SHRP2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on June 11, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore the project Performance Specifications for Rapid Renewal, which addresses the obstacles of defining fair and meaningful specification requirements when implementing rapid renewal performance specifications . Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    The benefits of performance specifications as compared with traditional means-and-methods specifications have been advocated by transportation owners, contractors, and materials suppliers for decades. It has been repeatedly demonstrated that performance specifications, when properly developed and implemented, provide creative solutions to save time, minimize disruption, and enhance durability. The project adopted a broad definition of performance specifications to address not only the performance of the physical products of construction (including pavements, bridges, and earthwork) but also contractor performance in terms of time, safety, work zone traffic control, and other important project parameters.

    June 12, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Managing Small Airports
    TRB Webinar: Managing small Airports

    TRB will conduct a webinar on June 12, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will feature research conducted by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) on providing small airport administrators with resources to support effective business and management decisions. 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.

    The ACRP reports presented in this webinar will provide small airport practitioners with the resources and techniques to assist in meeting their responsibilities. The presentations in this webinar will highlight the following ACRP reports that address these issues:

    Paul Meyers of Aviation Management Consulting Group will present the results of ACRP Report 77: Guidebook for Developing General Aviation Airport Business Plans. Paul will provide discuss the value and elements of an airport business plan and the process for developing and implementing this plan at a general aviation airport.

    Ann Johnson of the University of Minnesota will present ACRP Report 16: Guidebook for Managing Small Airports. Ann will provide operators and managers of small airports with current, comprehensive advice on resources and techniques that can be applied to meet their responsibilities.

    Moderated by: Joshua Abramson, Tupelo Regional Airport

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

    June 19, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Community Outreach: Successful Outcomes for Roundabout Implementation
    TRB Webinar:Community Outreach: Successful Outcomes for Roundabout Implementation

    TRB will conduct a webinar on June 19, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. ET that will present basic concepts for implementing roundabouts to guide agencies in conducting community outreach during the implementation process. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) 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 Certification Maintenance Credits.

    Despite data that shows that the modern roundabout is the safest most efficient form of intersection traffic control, there is still public and political opposition to its implementation in the United States. This webinar will offer guidance from government personnel with expertise and experience in responding to roundabout opposition at public hearings and local commission meetings.

    June 25, 2013

    TRB Webinar: Subsurface Drainage for Slope Stabilization, Part 2 of 2
    TRB Webinar:Subsurface Drainage for Slope Stabilization, Part 2 of 2

    TRB will conduct a webinar on June 25, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. ET that will present the results of a recently completed pooled fund research project on subsurface drainage for slope stabilization. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 2 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

    This second webinar of a two-part series will introduce groundwater and MODFLOW modeling and instruction on how to calibrate models. In addition, it will discuss control of drainage design and solutions.

    This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Engineering Geology (AFP10). On May 29, 2013, TRB held a webinar on Subsurface Drainage for Slope Stabilization, Part 1 of 2.

    NC State users can obtain past TRB Webinars from links in the NCSU Libraries Catalog to the series: Transportation Research Board Conference Recordings or by looking up individual TRB Webinar titles in the online catalog.

    Authorized users of NC State’s webinar subscription are current, full- and part-time students, employees (including faculty, staff and, affiliated researchers), and other individuals who have legal access to the subscriber’s facilities and computer network. Authentication will be determined by the @ncsu.edu suffix of e-mail addresses.