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2015 Transportation Planning Excellence Awards Program, Webinar Part 2

September 2, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Public Involvement and Outreach; Modeling and Technology Applications; as well as Emergency Management and Transportation Security Planning 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.  Another webinar with different content will cover other award winners on August 26.

During the September 2 webinar, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (RVARC), the planning district for the Roanoke Valley in Virginia; Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro), the service provider for Austin, Texas; Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT); and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will provide information on their award-winning projects.

Presenters include:

  • Christina Finch – RVARC in Virginia
  • Todd Hemingson – Capital Metro in Texas
  • Michael Mason – ODOT
  • Mark Gieseke – MnDOT

Register online 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:


September 2, 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.