Public Involvement is much more than posting notices and holding public hearings. Public participation involves creative thinking, with willingness and ability to interact openly to the public’s preferred forms of communication. It is about being sensitive to disparate needs and conflicting priorities. It is about giving the public an opportunity to influence transportation decision-making. This course walks the talk by employing public involvement techniques as the means of conveying the key learning outcomes. It is a joint effort among FTA’s Office of Planning, NTI, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Planning, and the National Highway Institute (NHI) and was recently updated to reflect changes in the Federal Transportation reauthorization.
This course does not focus on the NEPA process, but on more general strategies and tools of engaging the public.
Transit operators, metropolitan planning organization personnel, federal, state, local transportation agency staff, consultants, and others who are responsible for planning, implementing, or participating in any phase of the public involvement process.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Identify public involvement challenges
- Describe U.S. DOT transportation decision-making processes, including those that trigger the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
- Describe the relationship between public involvement and decision-making
- Develop a public involvement plan with stakeholder assistance that includes attention to non-traditional populations as an evaluation component
- Describe interest-based problem solving and their underlying values
- Identify ways to enhance public involvement plans
- $650.00 for Contractor, Consulting, Non-USA Transportation or Government Agency, Other, Non-Profit (USA only).
- Free for all others.
Barbara Van Dyke
The travel demands generated by new development will impact both transportation networks in the immediate area and the broader area of the development which arises as a result of cumulative development. The reduced availability of funds for expansion of the local road network has hindered many locals from upgrading infrastructure to meet increasing travel demand resulting from new growth. Without developer contribution, new growth, vitality and levels of service would be seriously compromised.
Value Capture: Developer Contribution Techniques can help the local authority recover a portion of the cost of roadway network and infrastructure services that is needed to accommodate population and employment growth resulted from the new development. Developer Contributions are public-private partnerships sharing infrastructure services costs resulting from new development including a variety of mechanisms by which developers can contribute directly to the provision of infrastructure and community facilities, including Development impact and Negotiated Development Contributions.
Our speakers will provide an overview of Developer Contributions and case studies including Development Negotiated Exaction and Impact Fees including the processes, requirements, accounting & administration, leveraging state and federal funds, and much more. After successfully completing this webinar, participants will understand the benefits and applicability of Developer Contributions as a Value Capture Technique to bridge the gap between the cost of new infrastructure and available funds as well as help reduce the economic burden on local jurisdictions that are dealing with growth within the area.
People who have a visual impairment face some unique challenges when it comes to travel. What strategies can they use to bicycle safely? How do they orient and travel in unfamiliar communities? How does signage, lighting and other environmental characteristics affect their use of vision, hearing, and other senses during travel? What do they consider when selecting a travel option? After exploring some of these challenges, we will discuss considerations those designing and supporting travel infrastructures may reflect on so that travel options are user friendly and accessible to those with a variety of visual impairments.
TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 1, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that examines the role polydrug use – the concurrent use of multiple drugs – may play in drug-impaired driving. Polydrug use includes illicit drug use, the intentional misuse of prescription drugs, or the concurrent use of multiple drugs for therapeutic use. More research into how different drug combinations affect driving is currently underway.
This webinar will discuss recent findings on polydrug use in the general population and among drivers arrested for driving under the influence. The presenters will discuss steps law enforcement is taking to identify polydrug use through the drug evaluation and classification program. They will also describe developments in roadside oral fluid testing that may allow for early detection of drug-impaired driving.
This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Transportation.
Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.
- Ron Flegel, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Jennifer Harmon, Orange County Crime Lab
- Chuck Hayes, International Association of Chiefs of Police
Moderated by: Jana Price, U.S. National Transportation Safety Board
TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 8, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that discusses visualization in transportation decision-making, operations, and safety. In the transportation industry, visualization is a way to build consensus and monitor the progress of initiatives. Properly utilizing visualization techniques may bring clarity to complex data sets and improve communication between technical experts and policymakers. The presenters will discuss ways that visualization may enhance transportation outcomes by improving decision-making, operations, and safety.
This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Visualization in Transportation.
3rd Quarter Tribal Task Force Meeting
Tue, Jul 9, 2019 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT
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