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Data Collection and Sharing
- Linking Freight to Planning and the Environment (NHI Course #130005) - This is a two-day course designed to assist public and private sector transportation planners and engineers, environmental planners, and freight planners in the public and private sectors better address and more effectively integrate freight and environment considerations in the public sector planning and project development processes.
- Integrating Freight in the Transportation Planning Process (NHI Course #139006) - This Web-based training course will provide a greater understanding of freight trends, its stakeholders, and its issues, so that public-sector transportation planners are better able to incorporate freight into their respective transportation planning processes and programs.
- Introduction to Urban Travel Demand Forecasting (NHI Course #152054) - This introductory course covers the traditional four-step planning process of trip generation, trip distribution, mode choice, and traffic assignment in travel demand forecasting. The course also includes presentations on the development of land use forecasts, network and zone structures, and use of geographic information systems. To reinforce the concepts taught in the classroom, the course includes instruction in using software applications to solve problems previously solved manually. Computer experience is a prerequisite for this course.
Funding and Resource Sharing
- Highway Program Financing (NHI Course #152072) - This course covers the various aspects of Federal-aid highway financing unique to the FHWA program.
- Public Involvement in the Transportation Decision-Making Process (NHI Course #142036) - Public involvement is much more than public hearings and involves creative thinking, the willingness and ability to interact openly, and sensitivity to the public's preferred forms of communication and participation. Public involvement is about giving the public an opportunity to influence transportation decision making. The public should have a role in every phase of decision making, including the design of the public involvement plan itself. Successful public involvement means addressing the public's procedural, psychological, and substantive needs. By focusing on interests – rather than positions – public involvement can become more meaningful, as well as useful.
- Shared Unit Performance System Support (SUPPS) (FHWA Resource Center) - The SUPPS is a system designed to manage the information found in the diverse formats of the unit performance plans. The system provides a common platform for sharing ideas and allows users to search on words and phrases and generate consolidated reports by strategic goals, performance objectives, and vital few strategies.
Regional ITS Architecture
- Using Regional ITS Architecture(s) - This course will discuss regional ITS architecture conformity and the ability to apply this information to the participant's agency, projects, and region. It is an introductory level course geared for people with little or no experience with ITS architectures or systems engineering, but who are involved or will be involved with an ITS project.
- Transit ITS Regional Workshop - The goal of this workshop is to increase awareness of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and how the transit core suite of technologies can be deployed to deliver safer and more efficient transit services.
- Additional ITS Architecture Courses
Regional Transportation Systems Management and Operations