TRB Annual Meeting

The TRB 100th Annual Meeting will be conducted as a virtual event over a series of dates throughout January 2021. The decision to go virtual was made out of concern for the health and safety of all meeting attendees, in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2021 meeting: Launching a New Century of Mobility and Quality of Life.

  • January 2021

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

American Trails brings agencies, trail builders, advocates, and volunteers the latest in state-of-the-art information on all aspects of trails and greenways. Webinars focus on a variety of trail topics, usually applicable to all trail types, with expert presenters.

Making Meaningful Spaces: A Brief Survey of Integrative Active Transportation

  • Thursday, January 21 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT


Brownfields to Trails: Steps to Success

  • Thursday, January 28 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT


From Industrial Site to Trail Destination

  • Thursday, February 4 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CDT


Asphalt 101 - Materials & Mixes

This 2-hour webinar provides an introduction to asphalt pavements and why they behave the way they do. Material properties and mixture components will be discussed, as well as their relationship to pavement performance. Quality control and recycled materials topics will also be included. This webinar is designed for crew leaders and members, inspectors, supervisors, and decision makers. PDHs available.

  • January 26 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm CDT

Smart Columbus Program - Multimodal Trip Planning Application (Pivot) - Test Plan and Results and Go-Live

This webinar will focus on the path to go-live. It will provide an overview of the test plan, and a summary of the results to date, along with lessons learned from the testing process. It will also provide information around the marketing effort for the application, including the complexities of launching in 2020, testing and launch schedule and lessons learned.

  • Thursday, January 28 - 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm CDT

Safety Countermeasures for Unpaved and Gravel Roads

This webinar will discuss safety strategies and countermeasures used to reduce roadway departure crashes on unpaved and gravel roads. Many of the strategies discussed will be low cost and can be implemented in a short time frame. In other cases, the strategies covered can serve as a reminder of all that can be considered when undertaking other projects (reconstruction, repaving, etc.) in the future.

  • Friday, January 29 - 12:00 PM CDT


Traffic Signal Timing 101 – The Basics of Local Intersection Control Webinar Series

The Florida LTAP Center presents this webinar series on Traffic Signal Timing 101 – The Basics of Local Intersection Control. This webinar series is divided into three two-hour webinars designed to provide participants with an understanding of the operation of local intersection signal controllers and the various timing parameters needed for the safe and efficient operation of the intersection. This series addresses local intersection control operations; a subsequent series will cover the basics of detection, preemption and priority, and signal coordination.

Part 1:  Basic Vehicular Timing Considerations and Signal Phasing/Intervals

  • Wednesday, February 3 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT


Part 2:  Phasing Sequences and Signal Controllers

  • Wednesday, February 10 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT


Part 3:  Phase Intervals Safety and Efficiency

  • Wednesday, February 17 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CDT


Engineering Ethics - Practical Applications

Theory versus practice. Classroom versus real-world. Many times, those tasked with following ethics laws, standards or codes are given theoretical, classroom type examples not applicable in the much more complex, nuanced world we live and work in. Join us in hosting Dean C. Ringle, P.E., P.S. on February 11th for a presentation on how Engineering Ethics can and should be applied in the real world. Mr. Ringle is Executive Director of the County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO). Prior to joining CEAO, he worked at the Franklin County Engineer’s Office for more than 36 years, with the last 17 years serving as the Franklin County Engineer. He serves on the boards of the Ohio State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors, the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying and the OSU Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering Advisory Board. There is no registration fee for this training.

  • Thursday, February 11 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT


Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation - Webinar Series Course

Many communities in the United States were not designed for pedestrian and bicycle travel. However, today walkability and bikeability are important for active transportation and are indicators of a livable community. The objective of this course is to equip participants with information on providing safer, more connected, more comfortable, accessible communities so that walking is a viable transportation choice for everyone, including seniors, children and people with visual, mobility and other disabilities and that bicycling is a viable transportation choice for people of all ages. The class provides current information on the design, operation and maintenance of successful pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Emphasis is placed on the importance of maintaining accessibility and compliance with relevant guidelines while at the same time encouraging innovation. The course topics include: Introduction; Designing Roads/Streets for All Users; Intersections & Crossings; Operating & Maintaining Facilities for All Users; and Bicycle Facilities. Please note that successful completion of all four webinar sessions (Parts 1 through 4).

  • Wednesday, February 17 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CDT

  • Thursday, February 18 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CDT

  • Tuesday, February 23 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CDT

  • Wednesday, February 24 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CDT


Online Learning Resources

This searchable Excel spreadsheet contains online resources that are available to the LTAP community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some partner agencies such as APWA, ITE, NHI, TC3, FHWA, AASHTO, State LTAPs, and others have waived their fees and/or membership requirements in order to make these training resources available and accessible to virtually anyone. This spreadsheet has been made available thanks to the Kansas LTAP and the NLTAPA organization.

Tailgate Talks

Tailgate Talks are short briefing sheets that been provided by several LTAP centers. These one-page documents allow you to brief your stakeholders, work crews, and the general public on a variety of topics such as safety, equipment-related tasks, jobsite safety, materials, weather concerns, among others. A full listing of Tailgate Talks can be found on the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association's webpage.

Alabama Transportation Assistance Program
202 Ramsay Hall, Auburn AL 36849
P:(800) 446-0382    F:(334) 844-5715


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