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2015 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards Program, Webinar Part 1

August 26, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Planning and Environmental Linkages for Livability, Sustainability, and Public Health are some of the topics to be examined in this webinar, featuring winners of the Transportation Planning Excellence Award.  The award is a biennial program of the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and co-sponsored by the American Planning Association.  A second webinar featuring the remaining winners of the award will occur on September 2.

During the August 26 webinar, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG), the MPO for the Colorado Springs, Colorado  area; the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County (Nevada); Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT); and Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization (CHCNGA-TPO), MPO for Chattanooga, Tennessee will provide information on their award-winning projects.

Presenters include:

  • Craig Casper – PPACG in Colorado
  • Amy Cummings – RTC in Nevada
  • Marian Hull – AECOM on behalf of PennDOT
  • Melissa Taylor – CHCNGA-TPO in Tennessee
  • Tracy Selin – Cambridge Systematics, Inc. on behalf of CHCNGA-TPO

Register at

Both presentations and discussions will be followed by a question and answer session through the chat pod and over the phone. If you have any questions about the TPEA Program, please contact FHWA’s Rae Keasler at [email protected], or FTA’s Tonya Holland at [email protected], or visit the TPEA Webpage at for more information..


FHWA has moved to a new registration system in an External SharePoint site which will provide the users with exciting new features such as:

  • Dashboard with information on all the sessions for which you are registered
  • Virtual waiting list
  • Outlook calendar appointment attached to confirmation email

In the new External SharePoint System, EXTERNAL users (those without a email address) will have to request an account before they can register.  Here is the link to request an account: . Step-by step instructions on how to request an account can be found here:

The account issuance takes approximately one business day.  Once you receive your account information, you can access the site by clicking on the registration link and logging in.  DOT users do not have to create an account in order to register.  They can click on the registration link and use their DOT credentials to access the site.

If you have any questions, suggestions for future topics, or would like to participate in a Transportation Planning Information Exchange session, please contact Rae Keasler in the FHWA Office of Planning at [email protected] or (202) 366-0329, Ed Christopher in the FHWA Resource Center at [email protected] or (708) 283-3534, or Tonya Holland in the FTA Office of Planning and Environment at [email protected] or (202) 493-0283.

These webinars are being considered for 1.5 AICP CM credits each by the APA.  Please visit the APA Calendar of Events to register for the event at:


August 26, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm




Federal Highway Administration

Note: All event times are in the local time zone for in-person events and in U.S. Eastern Time for web-based events.