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National Regional Transportation Conference

​This annual conference provides training and networking opportunities on a variety of rural and small metropolitan transportation topics. With hands-on workshops, best practice panels, and facilitated networking sessions that feature peer trainers and expert speakers, the conference will offer training for organizations and individuals just beginning to work in transportation, as well as those with more experience. Learn more and register... Read more

Guide for Integrating Goods and Services Movement by Commercial Vehicles in Smart Growth Environments

This report from the Transportation Research board describes policy, planning, design, and operations practices considering the coexistence of moving goods and services in smart growth environments. This report will help readers understand common issues and conflicts pertaining to smart growth, how those issues and conflicts manifest themselves in different environments, and the types of strategies and actions stakeholders can take to better integrate goods and services movement by commercial vehicles in smart growth environments. The report also presents the results... Read more

Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Environmental Document Preparation

​The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is accepting applications for its Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Environmental Documentation Preparation, covering documents signed from June 15, 2015 to June 14, 2017. The biennial award recognizes environmental assessments and environmental impact statements that exemplify best practices for a well-managed environmental documentation process, comply with prevailing requirements and expectations, and achieve the objective of paperwork reduction. Applications due June 30. Learn more and apply... Read more

Forget Flying Cars: We Need Floating Ones

​ Waterways like rivers, lakes, and canals were the original interstates; most of the world’s greatest cities were harbor towns that were able to capitalize on their access to shipping. Well into the early 20th century, urbanites got around on water. In most cities, however, the rise of trains and cars, the development of more extensive bridge networks, and the general emphasis on terrestrial mass transit caused a steep decline in ferry ridership. Many intra-urban passenger ferry networks were out... Read more

Strengthening Coordinated Transportation Systems for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

​The goal of this 5-year Department of Health and Human Services project is to build upon proven models and approaches that can be used by states and communities across the country to involve people with disabilities and older adults in the design and implementation of coordinated transportation systems in ways that successfully make those systems responsive to the needs of these populations. Applications due June 6. Learn more and apply... Read more

International Conference on Ecology and Transportation

​Join the ninth biennial ICOET conference, co-hosted by the Utah and Wyoming Departments of Transportation, with support from the US DOT Federal Highway Administration. ICOET is the foremost interdisciplinary, interagency supported conference addressing the broad range of ecological issues related to transportation systems in all modes. Experts in transportation development, related scientific study, policy issues and administrative processes gather at ICOET to share current research, quality applications and best practices that can enhance both the project development process and the... Read more
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