Jun
24
Mon
Updated Transit Manager’s Toolkit Overview
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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The National RTAP Transit Manager’s Toolkit has been thoroughly updated in May 2019 with new content, resources, charts, explanations, and more. Join Beth Hamby, KFH Group Senior Associate, and Cara Marcus, National RTAP Resource Center Manager, for an overview of the updated toolkit’s sections, features, and functionality.

Jun
25
Tue
Virtual Public Involvement – Extending our Reach #2
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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The Every Day Counts-5 (EDC-5) Virtual Public Involvement (VPI) team is pleased to announce the second installment of the Extending Our Reach Public Involvement webinar series scheduled for June 25, 2019, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM (ET). The webinar will feature National leaders in public involvement who will share their experiences in adopting, implementing, and monitoring the effectiveness of innovative public involvement tools and strategies. Presenters will highlight the following public involvement techniques: Building a Social Media Presence, Targeted Online Ads, and Telephone Town Halls. Following each presentation, the audience can participate in a robust Q/A session with the guest presenters. The Webinar’s presenters and logistical information can be found below. For more information, please contact Scott Allen at scott.allen@dot.gov or 202-366-2650.

Jun
27
Thu
Value Capture: Developer Contributions Techniques and Case Studies
Jun 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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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.

TriMet’s Hop Fastpass – Open Architecture in Fare Payment
Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

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Portland TriMet has adopted the principle of open architecture to the design of its Hop Fastpass fare payment system.
With open architecture, TriMet was able to connect Hop with adjacent transit systems while maintaining flexibility to deploy new or improved technologies in the future.
The account-based Hop system offers features such as autoloading and fare-capping, which charges fares only to the cost of a daily or monthly pass, at which point subsequent rides are free. The system flexibility enables HOP to keep pace with technological change.
This webinar will focus on the successes and challenges of the program, and what it takes to get an innovative idea started. Resources will be shared to assist others in getting their projects off and running.
Jun
28
Fri
Challenges and Considerations for Travelers Who Have Visual Impairments: What Can You Do to Support Their Independence?
Jun 28 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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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.

 

 

 

Jul
1
Mon
Understanding Polydrug Use and Its Role in Drug-Impaired Driving
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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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.

Webinar Presenters:

  • 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

Jul
8
Mon
Visualization for Transportation Decision-Making, Operations, and Safety
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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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.

Jul
10
Wed
Objective-Driven Data Sharing for Transit Agencies in Mobility Partnerships
Jul 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Shared-Use Mobility Center will host a webinar discussion mobility on-demand. Advanced technologies are fueling the growth of app-enabled mobility service providers. Transit agencies and cities have looked to partnerships with these new providers—Mobility on Demand (MOD) solutions—to enhance their public transit services. A primary challenge in implementing MOD solutions has been reaching an agreement between the public and private partners over data sharing. Drawing on lessons learned from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) MOD Sandbox program and beyond, this webinar aims to help transit agencies implementing MOD solutions determine the right data-sharing approach for their project, considering benefits and trade-offs of various options.

Jul
11
Thu
The Value of Business Intelligence
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Jul
16
Tue
Rural Transit Day Twitter Chat
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm