The University of Florida Transportation Institute, in collaboration with the California Department of Transportation, and the T-SCORE University Transportation Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology, are hosting the Interstate Transit Research Symposium, which is a free, online event that will discuss the latest in public transportation research in the United States. This virtual event will feature talks and panels about important transit-related topics such as transit finance, racial justice, mobility and modality, technology and zero-emission vehicles in transit, and COVID-19. Speakers and panelists include well-known experts such as Susan Shaheen from the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), Paul Skoutelas from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Martin Wachs from the University of California Los Angeles, (UCLA).
Just as a bid is an estimate of the costs needed to construct a project, the schedule is an estimate of the time needed to construct a project. The project schedule is the only project management tool on the project that will predict when the project will finish. Too often, the parties to a project neglect or ignore the project schedule, which leads to unresolved delays and potentially litigation. This presentation is intended to provide attendees with 10 actions to get good schedule from contractors, obtain timely and reasonable updates of the schedule, and to resolve delays during the project to avoid claims and litigation. This presentation is being delivered by an experienced instructor who can provide the perspective of both the contractor, who is typically responsible for developing and updating the project schedule, and the owner, who is typically responsible with reviewing and accepting the project schedule and evaluating requests for additional time.
The coronavirus pandemic has simultaneously underscored the benefits of parks and greenspaces while shining light on the disparities in who has safe and easy access to those places. Learn how the 2020 participants worked closely with community members to not only advance shared goals for parks, but also help build the capacity, skills, and structures to ensure the work continues.
Polysubstance-impaired driving—driving after consuming a mix of drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol—appears to be a growing threat to roadway safety. This online meeting will discuss observed polysubstance-impaired driving trends, present an overview of oral fluid testing laws and provide for small group discussion on current state experiences and best practices.
The Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health (CARTEEH) will be hosting a webinar featuring speakers from CARTEEH consortium members who will present on the range of impacts that COVID-19 has had on transportation, air quality, and health.
This webinar shares the experiences and problem-solving approaches to maintaining effective training programs that meet the needs of employees and their agencies, with a look at:
- How TDOT is adapting class activities to a virtual environment and deciding which pro-grams to move forward, all while dealing with technical issues and pandemic restrictions.
- How Vermont’s Strategic Workforce Committees are connecting with employees across the state regarding Learning & Development, Manager & Supervisor Resources, Employee Retention & Recognition, and Talent Acquisition.
- CDOT’s process of problem ID and solution, course/program prioritization, program re-invention and rollout as a response to COVID restrictions, and highlighting some of the tools used to register, track, and report on training completions.
Join this webinar to hear how we address the interconnected challenges of sustainability and health in transportation. Learn about resources and tools available to transportation professionals to integrate sustainability and health into transportation planning, project design, and programming.
Transportation is much more than mobility. How transportation systems are planned, designed, and built either facilitate access to health-supporting destinations, such as employment, grocery stores, or health care services, or presents a barrier to reaching them. Communities are designed to support physical activity or encourage sedentary living. Exposure to vehicular air pollution, particularly along high-volume roads, increases a community’s risk to asthma and heart disease. Transportation is the leading contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the US. Low-income communities and communities of color are overrepresented in traffic fatalities, exposure to vehicular emissions, and will be among those most affected by climate change.