EDC-5 Value Capture Strategies Webinar Series

The webinar series will detail the Value Capture techniques promoted in the Federal Highway Administration’s Every Day Counts (EDC-5) initiative. This year’s series focuses on the intersection of Innovative Finance and Innovative Project Delivery Tools. These webinars will detail more Value Capture best practices collected from throughout the nation. They will also highlight FHWA’s recently completed Value Capture Primer series of technical documents.

These webinar are intended for professionals from States, cities, counties, Tribes, and metropolitan and rural transportation agencies looking for innovative funding and financial strategies to pay for transportation projects. This would include professionals involved with directing and managing aspects of highway-related programs and projects, such as planning, environment, project development, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and finance.

  • Use Transportation Utility Fee (TUF) to Fund Roadway Maintenance & Enhance Safety-The Primer
    Wednesday, March 10 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Introduction to Development Agreements and Other Contract-Based Value Capture Techniques – The Primer
    Wednesday, March 24 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Value Capture Strategies and Municipal Bonds and Debt
    Wednesday, April 14 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Value Capture Strategies and Infrastructure Bank Programs
    Wednesday, May 12 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Value Capture Strategies and Capital Improvement Plan – The Primer
    Wednesday, May 19 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Value Capture Strategies and Public-Private Partnerships
    Wednesday, June 9 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Value Capture Strategies: Tax Increment Financing – The Primer
    Wednesday, June 16 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Value Capture Strategies: Developer Impact Fees - The Primer
    Wednesday, August 4 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Value Capture Strategies: Special Assessment – The Primer
    Wednesday, August 25 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Value Capture Strategies: Risk Assessment – The Primer
    Wednesday, September 15 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST
  • Value Capture Strategies: Business Case – The Primer
    Wednesday, October 6 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST


NaTMEC - Emerging Equipment, Technologies and Capabilities to Address Travel Monitoring Basics and Beyond

Jurisdictions often rely on observed counts as data sources for bicyclist or pedestrian volume collected either manually over short durations of by automation for longer-term counts. Models are then developed from these observational data at limited set of locations to extrapolate network-wide conditions. Newer sources of pedestrian and bicyclist activity data have emerged from GPS-based apps (Strava, Ride Report, Map My Ride and others), GPS-enabled bike and scooter sharing systems, aggregators that use these passively-crowdsourced data (i.e. StreetLight), and machine vision counts from signalized intersection control systems. These emerging data sources have advantages and disadvantages to consider when complementing traditional count data.

The first presentation will share methods used to independently evaluate such emerging data sources, such as establishing a benchmark or ground truthing and discuss lessons learned from testing different systems. The second presentation will explain how data fusion techniques were used to combine data from various sources to derive network level bicyclist volumes.

  • Monday, May 17 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT


Application of ITS in TSMO and ITS in Emergencies and Disasters

Supported by U.S. DOT, the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) ePrimer provides transportation professionals with fundamental concepts and practices related to ITS technologies. Since its initial release in 2013, this resource has been widely used by public and private agencies and educational institutions. In 2020, the USDOT initiated an update to several ITS ePrimer modules to keep up with the significant technological advances that occurred in the ITS world. This free webinar includes presentations on the new Module 3: Application of ITS in Transportation Systems Management Operations (TSMO) and the new Module 14: ITS in Emergencies and Disasters.

  • Thursday, May 20 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT


Basics of Connected and Automated Vehicles for Public Agencies

In the realm of Connected Vehicles and Automated Vehicles, there is a lot of information available on different technologies and applications; from a local transportation agency's practitioner standpoint, the questions arise "What is "real"? What do I believe? How does this impact what I do? Should I be doing anything to prepare?"

  • Thursday, May 27 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT


Improving Transportation Access to Health Care

The availability of transportation influences the ability of individuals to access health care, whether in urban, suburban, or rural areas. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern that will provide information to assist communities in improving transportation access to health care services. The webinar is geared toward providers of transportation services and those of health care services. Presenters will discuss how to build relationships that will improve access to health care and provide examples of transportation programs that have met clients’ needs.

  • Monday, May 18 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT


Exploring Speed Management in the US and Abroad

Speeding is one of the major contributing factors to road traffic fatalities in the U.S. In support of the UN Global Road Safety Week, this 90-minute webinar will explore examples of successful speed management at home and abroad. Attendees will hear from leading organizations on strategies and tactics, as well as practitioners on the ground working to prioritize safety. Co-hosted by FIA Foundation and the National Center for Safe Routes to School.

  • Monday, May 18 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CT


Have you Considered the Humble Rumble?

Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts round five (EDC-5) initiative, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD), features four pillars: Addressing All Public Roads, Systemic Approach, Safety Action Plans, and Proven Countermeasures. Rumble strips are a low-cost safety countermeasure that can reduce single-vehicle run-off-road and cross-center line crashes. Rumble strips, whether center line, edge line, or shoulder, alert inattentive or drowsy motorists whose vehicles have drifted out of their travel lane.

  • Tuesday, May 18 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT


Connecting People to Parks in Oregon Communities

The Safe Routes Partnership and Oregon Health Authority are releasing Connecting People to Parks: A Toolkit to Increase Safe and Equitable Access to Local Parks and Green Spaces. This toolkit includes step-by-step guidance through the Safe Routes to Parks framework to increase safe and equitable access to parks and green spaces. This toolkit was developed specifically for communities in Oregon, however, people from all over the country and backgrounds can benefit from the tools and guidance herein. It focuses on access to parks via active transportation as well as ensuring a high-quality, safe experience within the park itself. As you work through this toolkit, you can expect to learn how to thoughtfully engage your community, assess barriers to safe and equitable park access, identify goals and take meaningful action steps, and consider how to sustain your ongoing Safe Routes to Parks efforts.

On May 20, join a free one-hour webinar to learn more about the new toolkit and hear from community partners for ideas on implementing Safe Routes to Parks in Oregon communities. May is also Arthritis Awareness Month, and this webinar will explore different ways to align Safe Routes to Parks efforts with physical activity programs like Walk With Ease. Come learn more about Safe Routes to Parks and future peer-learning opportunities in Oregon!

  • Wednesday, May 20 - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CT

Basic Highway Plan Reading

The Florida LTAP Center presents this webinar series on Basic Highway Plan Reading. The series is divided into three two-hour webinars designed to provide street or road superintendents, supervisors, maintenance workers, and entry-level construction, utility, permits, and planning employees the knowledge to read highway construction plans. This series will cover the various types of plans used at road departments. Participants will discover how to read and interpret the different symbol and abbreviation standards, the features and details within plans, how to define and identify scales and dimensions found on plans, and how to read plans utilizing a sample set of highway plans. Local agency street maintenance crews and road departments will find the highway plans valuable tools to assist in right-of-way determination, easements, and the location of drainage features.

Part 1: Introduction to Plan Reading
Tuesday, June 1 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

Part 2: Title Sheet, Typical Sections, Summary of Quantities, and Plan Sheets
Tuesday, June 21 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

Part 3: Profile Sheets, Right of Way, Erosion Control, and Pipe Sheets
Tuesday, June 15 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM CT

Public Private Partnerships

This course is the 2-day workshop. The modular approach allows participants to benefit from a customized learning experience. The FHWA Center for Innovative Finance Support has developed a series of training modules to provide information and tools that help participants improve their understanding of how to evaluate potential P3 proposals. An FHWA-sponsored instructor will present this topic virtually.

Tuesday, June 8 & Wednesday, June 9 - 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM CT


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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