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Event Calendar

April 2015 – September 2016

Apr 29 Wed 2015
CNU 23
Apr 29 – May 2, 2015 all-day

The 23rd Annual Congress is coming to Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. This year’s theme looks at the forces driving the desire for more urban lifestyles.

May 31 Sun 2015
Community Transportation EXPO 2015 @ Tampa Mariott
May 31 – June 5, 2015 all-day

The annual Community Transportation EXPO is dedicated to fresh ideas, innovative products and services, networking and learning. In addition to legislative discussions, there will be training sessions, workshops and networking events that will help increase understanding of transit issues, develop fresh solutions to challenging issues and outline new work approaches.

Jul 15 Wed 2015
Talking Freight Seminar: Reshoring Overseas Manufacturing to the U . S .  and North America and its Impacts on the Transportation System
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

For many years, a number of U.S.-based companies have diversified their manufacturing operations from only in the U.S. to various countries around the world, particularly China. Much of the drive by companies to relocate at least some of their manufacturing operations outside the U.S. has been spurred by low labor costs in other countries besides the U.S. and inexpensive and reliable international freight transportation networks that made offshoring manufacturing operations feasible. However, in recent years a variety of factors, including transportation-related concerns such as rising fuel prices, marine shipping slow-steaming, and increasing congestion at U.S. ports, and non-transportation related issues such as increasing labor costs in “low-cost” countries, large-scale natural and human-induced disaster events, and product quality concerns, have encouraged some companies to relocate at least some of their manufacturing operations back to the U.S. or North America to reduce transportation costs and/or supply chain disruption risk. If current, longer-term trends with growing international labor costs, fuel costs, and port congestion continue in their current patterns, and companies continue to increase their recognition of these trends, it is likely an increasing number of companies will look to relocate their production targeted for the U.S. or North American market back to the U.S. or North America in an effort to reduce costs, get higher-value goods to market quicker, and mitigate supply chain risk.

This webinar will discuss the specific factors that companies need to look at when comparing the pros and cons of manufacturing in the U.S. vs. the rest of North America vs. outside of North America, and will also examine the transportation-related implications of reshoring production back from non-North American locations to the U.S. or North America.

These monthly seminars, sponsored by the FHWA, are held via web conference, which means that you view the PowerPoint presentations over the Internet while listening to the presenters over your computer or the telephone. There is no cost involved and you do not have to leave your desk to participate.

More information about Talking Freight is now available.

Links to past presentations and recordings.

Talking Freight seminars are eligible for 1.5 AICP Certification Maintenance Credits (for AICP members). In order to receive credit, you must attend the full seminar and login to the seminar with your full name or type your full name into the chat area during the seminar if you are in a room with a group of people. Visit the AICP web site for more information about AICP Certification Maintenance Credits.

If you have any questions about the webinar content, please contact Chip Millard, FHWA Freight Office, at 202-366-4415 or chip.millard@dot.gov. If you have any questions about the technology aspects of the webinar, please contact Nicole Coene, Leidos, at 703-318-4267 or coenen@leidos.com.

Oct 20 Tue 2015
2015 AMPO Annual Conference @ The Westin - Clark County Nevada
Oct 20 – October 23, 2015 all-day
Oct 24 Sat 2015
2015 NADO Annual Training Conference @ New Orleans Marriott
Oct 24 – October 27, 2015 all-day
Nov 4 Wed 2015
Podcar City Conference 9
Nov 4 – November 6, 2015 all-day

The Podcar City Conferences are an initiative of the Institute for Sustainable Transportation (IST) in Cooperation with The International Institute of Sustainable Transportation (INIST), ATRA and the KOMPASS Network to gather major stakeholders, affected by today’s transportation issues at all levels.

The aim is to have an open and creative debate on what Podcars (Personal and Group Rapid Transit) are, what the vendors claim to be possible, what communities are looking for, and what critics and supporters have to say.

Jun 21 Tue 2016
Connected and Automated Vehicles: What Public Agencies Need to Know @ Maritime Institute Conference Center
Jun 21 – June 22, 2016 all-day

The I-95 Corridor Coalition, a partnership of 100+ transportation and related public agencies, is planning a conference on connected and automated vehicles – specifically designed to support public agencies in addressing and accelerating the security, safety and operational issues related to the new connected/automated vehicle technologies within their jurisdictions and in coordination with neighboring jurisdictions. The goal is to illuminate and begin a discussion on how these vehicles will impact the Coalition members and what actions can be taken to mitigate risk and maximize benefits.

This conference will build on the conversation on state policy and regulatory needs for autonomous vehicles taking place at the Automated Vehicle Policy and Regulation: A State Perspective workshop hosted by the University of Maryland’s National Transportation Center on May 18, 2016. Its scope includes connected and automated vehicle technologies as well as car and vehicle sharing services, and how they will impact operations, safety and overall DOT practice.

Jul 13 Wed 2016
TMIP Webinar – Getting the basics right: Travel modeling as if your customers matter
Jul 13 all-day

In this webinar, the Sam Granato will discuss his experiences working in and with local agencies on travel models that focus on needs and methods that the customers readily understand. Also presented will be the eventual evolution of these techniques into dynamic traffic assignment and (path-based) travel time reliability.

Presenter:
Sam Granato works on travel models and data source development for the Ohio DOT. Prior to that, he was a transportation planner for the cities of Huntsville, Alabama and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He has a civil engineering degree from the University of Illinois and an urban planning degree from the University of Iowa.

Meeting Information:
Participants do not need to preregister to attend the webinar. You can log on to the webinar at: http://fhwa.adobeconnect.com/tmipvirtualseminars/
The TeleConference Toll Free Number: 1-888-675-2535
Participant Passcode: 8344566

Aug 14 Sun 2016
Conference on Use of Scenario Planning in Transportation Planning @ Double Tree by Hilton
Aug 14 – August 17, 2016 all-day

TRB is convening a conference August 14-17, 2016 focused on practical applications of scenario planning for transportation. This event will bring together state DOT, MPO, and local agency staff, consultants, and researcher to share knowledge, experiences and the latest research on using scenario planning approaches. This conference will build upon scenario planning research and application – particularly the TRB NCHRP Foresight series.

Three pre-conference workshops are featured on Sunday August 14, including an FHWA workshop. The conference (officially starting Sunday night) will feature interactive, hands-on experience combined with insightful direction, and reporting on relevant case studies. Learn more.

Sep 12 Mon 2016
15TH NATIONAL TOOLS OF THE TRADE CONFERENCE
Sep 12 – September 14, 2016 all-day

​Tools of the Trade is a national conference providing practical techniques for transportation professionals in small (under 50,000 residents) and medium-sized (50,000 to 250,000 residents) communities.  All practitioners, researchers, academics and others involved in the transportation community are encouraged attend.  The conference is sponsored by the Transportation Research Board Committee ADA30, the Federal Highway Administration, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation. Learn More.