Webinars

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Past Webinars

Infrastructure Adaptation Workshop Webinar: Adapting Infrastructure to Extreme Events

This webinar shares the overall findings and lessons learned from the 3-hour workshop titled, Adapting Infrastructure to Extreme Weather Events: Best Practices and Key Challenges, hosted by AASHTO on May 20, 2012. The workshop provided a forum for information exchange on approaches to evaluating and mitigating the impacts of extreme weather events on transportation infrastructure. Senior representatives of State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) from across the country discussed their recent experiences with extreme weather impacts and shared perspectives on how to manage weather-related risks.

In addition, a panel of state DOT representatives describes their experiences with extreme weather and strategies for mitigating risk to transportation infrastructure.

Speakers included:

  • Anne Choate, ICF International
  • Rick Land, Caltrans
  • Carol Lee Roalkvam, Washington State DOT
  • Bob Younie & Bonnie Castillo, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Jennifer Brickett, AASHTO

Webinar Power Point Presentations »

Adapting Infrastructure to Extreme Weather Events: Best Practices and Key Challenges Workshop Summary Report »

Adapting Infrastructure to Extreme Weather Events: Best Practices and Key Challenges: AASHTO Workshop Background Paper »

01 Climate Change 101: An Overview of Climate Change for State DOTs

This webinar provides an overview of climate change science, linkages to energy security, greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction strategies for surface transportation, and risk-based adaptation to climate change. Key topics covered include:

  • Climate Change Science, Sources, and Trends
  • The Importance of Climate Change to State DOTs
  • Strategies to Reduce GHG Emissions from Transportation
  • Climate Adaptation for Transportation Agencies
  • Climate Legislation and Policy

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Presented by:

Paula Hammond, Secretary of Washington State DOT, Chair of AASHTO Climate Change Steering Committee
Cindy Burbank, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Vice President, Climate Change Practice Leader

This webinar was conducted February 24, 2010 under sponsorship of AASHTO, the Center for Environmental Excellence, and FHWA.

02 GHG Legislation, Targets, and Methodologies

This webinar covers issues in setting GHG reduction targets for transportation, methodologies for estimating transportation GHG, and prospects for climate change legislation affecting transportation.

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Presented by:

Bill Malley, Perkins Coie, Targets and Legislation
Steve Lawe, RSG, Methodologies
Brian Gregor, Oregon DOT, Oregon DOT's "GreenSTEP"

This webinar was conducted March 10, 2010 under sponsorship of AASHTO, the Center for Environmental Excellence, and FHWA.

Resources:

Climate Change Legislation

GHG Targets and Modeling Methods

03 Climate Adaptation for Transportation

This webinar covers the latest research and risk-based frameworks for adapting surface transportation infrastructure and networks to climate change. This webinar has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits.

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Presented by:

Michael Meyer, Georgia Tech/Parsons Brinckerhoff
April Marchese, FHWA
Kevin Walsh, Massachusetts DOT, Highway Division

This webinar was conducted March 31, 2010 under sponsorship of AASHTO, the Center for Environmental Excellence, and FHWA.

04 Reducing GHG through Traffic Operations, Construction, Maintenance and Agency Operations

This webinar provides an overview of how GHG can be reduced through efficient traffic operations, eco-driving programs, construction and maintenance practices, and internal agency operations. The presentation includes an overview of strategies and their potential GHG reductions, and a profile of NYSDOT activities to reduce GHG through efficient operations and internal agency practices. This webinar has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits.

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Presented by:

Cindy Burbank, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Peter Koonce, City of Portland, Oregon, Division Manager of Signals, Street Lighting, and ITS
Gary McVoy and John Zamurs, New York State DOT

This webinar was conducted April 19, 2010 under sponsorship of AASHTO, the Center for Environmental Excellence, and FHWA.

05 Reducing GHG through VMT Strategies

This webinar covers strategies a state DOT can consider to reduce GHG through moderating or reducing VMT growth, and includes a discussion of the various strategies to limit or reduce VMT through land use, carpooling/vanpooling, telework programs, transit, bike/ped, and other means. Presentations include a profile of Maine DOT's Gateway 1 project and their coordination of land use/transportation planning with local governments, and FHWA strategies for reducing GHG. This webinar has been approved for 2.0 AICP CM credits.

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Presented by:

Kat Beaudoin, AICP, MaineDOT Bureau of Transportation Systems Planning, Chief of Planning
Brian Lagerberg, Washington State DOT
Kathy Leotta, Washington State DOT
Sarah Siwek, Sarah J. Siwek & Associates, VMT Strategies Overview
Gloria Shepherd, FHWA, VMT GHG-Reducing Strategies

This webinar was conducted May 5, 2010 under sponsorship of AASHTO, the Center for Environmental Excellence, and FHWA.

06 Reducing GHG Through Low-Carbon Fuels and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

How much of transportation's GHG reductions can be achieved with more efficient vehicles and low-carbon fuels? How soon? What can state DOTs do to help maximize vehicle/fuel decarbonization?

David L. Greene of the Oak Ridge National Lab, speaks about near-, mid-, and long-term prospects for GHG reduction through vehicles and fuels. Steven Marshall, who is working with the West Coast Corridor Coalition (including the state DOTs of CA, OR, WA, and AK) speaks about opportunities for state DOTs to help expedite the transition to low carbon fuels, based on his work with the West Coast Corridor Coalition. Alan Jones, of Tennessee DOT, discusses Tennessee's initiatives to provide alternative fueling infrastructure, install truck electrification equipment at truck stops, and promote diesel engine retrofits.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits.

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Presented by:

David L. Greene, Oak Ridge National Lab
Steven Marshall, West Coast Corridor Coalition
Alan Jones, Tennessee DOT

This webinar was conducted May 26, 2010 under sponsorship of AASHTO, the Center for Environmental Excellence, and FHWA.

07 MPO Analysis of GHG Emissions and Reduction Strategies

This Webinar highlights the analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and transportation-related strategies for reducing GHG emissions in three large urban areas: Atlanta, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. These three MPOs have done extensive analysis of GHG emissions and what it would take to achieve significant emission reductions through transportation measures. Panelists discuss the analysis methodologies used, baseline GHG emissions and anticipated growth, population growth and how that will impact GHG emissions, setting reduction targets and timelines, and the full array of strategies studied to reduce GHG emissions. The analysis completed in each of these three areas is being used to better inform regional decision makers of the challenges and opportunities that MPOs face in attempting to reduce transportation-related GHG emissions.

Due to technical difficulties, the video portion of the webinar recording does not begin until 8:57.

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Presented by:

Jane Hayse, Atlanta Regional Commission
Ron Kirby, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Doug Kimsey, Representative from San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission

This webinar was held Thursday, November 4, 2010, 2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT

08 How can state DOTs communicate climate change and energy challenges to the public?

This webinar features a presentation on “Global Warming's Six Americas,” a market segmentation analysis of different groups of Americans and their views on climate change: Alarmed; Concerned; Cautious; Disengaged: Doubtful; and Dismissive. Based on an awareness of different views about climate change, the webinar focuses on ways that state DOTs and other transportation organizations can communicate with the public about climate change and energy issues. The webinar also includes discussion of the state DOT role in communicating about climate change vis-à-vis other state and Federal agencies.

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Presented by:

Connie Roser-Renouf, The Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University
Joan Rohlfs, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Liz Hormann, Oregon Department of Transportation

Other Resources:

http://www.cleanairpartners.net
http://www.italladdsup.gov
http://www.climatechangeodot.com
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/climate_change/index.cfm#outreach
http://www.climatechangecommunication.org/

This webinar was conducted December 2, 2010 under sponsorship of AASHTO, the Center for Environmental Excellence, and FHWA.

09 What can state DOTs expect in Federal legislation on climate change and energy?

This webinar presents information on the outlook for federal energy and climate change provisions being legislated by the new Congress in 2011, including prospects for Federal transportation planning provisions on climate change and also legislation to advance electric vehicles. Speakers are Bill Malley of Perkins-Coie, Judi Greenwald of the Pew Center on Climate Change, and Genevieve Cullen, Vice President of the Electric Drive Transportation Association.

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Presented by:

William Malley, Perkins Coie LLP
Judi Greenwald, Pew Center on Climate Change
Genevieve Cullen, Electric Drive Transportation Association

This webinar was conducted January 13, 2011 under sponsorship of AASHTO, the Center for Environmental Excellence, and FHWA.

10 Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Transportation

This webinar presents a major report that was issued by the Pew Center on Climate Change and commissioned by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. The report identifies reasonable actions across three fronts - technology, policy, and consumer behavior - that could deliver up to a 65 percent reduction in transportation emissions from current levels by 2050. Authored by David L. Greene, of the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy and Steven E. Plotkin, of Argonne National Laboratory, the study provides three plausible scenarios of improved transportation efficiency and reduced GHG emissions through 2050, with technology progress and policy ambition increasing from the first to third scenario. This webinar has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM credits.

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Presented by:

David L. Greene, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy
Steven E. Plotkin, Argonne National Laboratory
Paula Hammond, Washington State DOT

This webinar was conducted February 23, 2011 under sponsorship of AASHTO, the Center for Environmental Excellence, and FHWA.

11 Electric Vehicles - What, When, Why, and How

This webinar explores some basics on electric vehicles (EV's) and their operation, how fast EV's will be joining the fleet, advantages for the environment, implications for electric utilities, and how State DOT's can support the transition to EV's.

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Presented by:

Dahlia M. Garas, Program Manager, PH&EV Research Center Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
Mike Nicholas, Post-Graduate Researcher, PH&EV Research Center Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis
Esrick O. McCartha, Client Manager, PJM Interconnection, LLC
Jeff Doyle, Director, Public/Private Partnerships, Washington State Department of Transportation

This webinar was conducted March 17, 2011 under sponsorship of AASHTO, the Center for Environmental Excellence, and FHWA.

 

12 Series Wrap-Up - Who's Saying What About Climate Change and Energy These Days?

This webinar is the twelfth and final in the series of climate change webinars sponsored by AASHTO and FHWA. This webinar features three recent reports relating to energy and/or climate change, which includes a TRB Special Report 307, a recent report on American views of climate change, and the Missouri DOT energy report.

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Presented by:

Emil Frankel, Director of Transportation Policy for the Bipartisan Policy Center
Cara Pike, Director, The Research Innovation Group
Rebecca Geyer, Organizational Performance Specialist, Missouri DOT

Other Resources:

TRB Special Report 307
The Social Capital Project
MoDOT Report on Alternative Energy Sources
CalTran's Energy Site

This webinar was conducted June 30, 2011 under sponsorship of AASHTO, the Center for Environmental Excellence, and FHWA.