With many people working and attending classes remotely these days, there is an abundance of online educational content coming through our feeds. Articles, webinars, and podcasts are wonderful ways to continue learning about what’s going on in the transportation world during the time at home—but we know it can also be overwhelming. So we assembled a list of suggestions for you from organizations across the industry.

We will continue updating this list, so keep checking in. If your organization has an upcoming webinar to add to the list, feel free to let us know!

Upcoming Webinars in the Transportation Industry

Serving the Firm in a Virtual Environment

May 18, 10:30 am PDT 

ACEC

As firm leaders focus on managing output, operations, and the bottom line, it becomes increasingly difficult for project engineers to identify how they can be most productive and remain indispensable, particularly if they are working remotely. This online class will discuss how young professionals can capitalize on their role, communicate with firm leadership, and contribute to the new goals of the firm.

Designing Landscapes to Enhance Roadside Water Management

May 18, 11:00 am PDT 

Transportation Research Board

How do transportation agencies apply principles of green infrastructure (GI) to roadside water management? This webinar aims to answer this question. Presenters will identify how GI may be used to mitigate impacts of flooding, drought, and temperature extremes that affect infrastructure.

2020 Vision: Through the Lens of Equity

May 20, 12:00 pm PDT

Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

To ensure equitable transportation outcomes, we must prioritize the needs of those that are most disadvantaged. But how can we incorporate qualitative outcomes like equity? This webinar will present on an equity analysis designed for data-driven decision making by evaluating other key performance measures through the lens of equity.

You Can Get There From Here: Developing an emissions roadmap for airports

May 21, 11:00 am PDT 

Transportation Research Board

The webinar will present a roadmap that may help an airport establish key stakeholders and choose emissions reduction technologies. This roadmap may also help airports set goals, baselines, and targets, as well as identify funding opportunities. Presenters will walk through key insights for any airport interested in developing their own zero- or low emissions roadmap. They will share case studies and survey results from airports that are implementing GHG emissions reduction practices, as well as show how to get buy-in from senior management, make compelling business cases, and develop achievable emissions projections.

Young Professional Roundtable

May 22, 10:00 am PDT 

ACEC

Join other young professionals for an open discussion on the challenges you’re facing working in a remote environment. Expected changes once businesses reopen and best practices for moving forward will also be covered.

What COVID-19 Stimulus Packages Promise for Infrastructure

May 26, 11:00 am PDT 

Eno Center for Transportation

With Congress scrambling to address unprecedented unemployment and an economy in free-fall, negotiations over stimulus packages present new possibilities for one of the Trump administration’s long-promised priorities: infrastructure. This webinar will explore new and innovative policy approaches that will generate more value from existing U.S. infrastructure, including asset recycling and public-private partnerships.

Working with Clients in the Age of COVID-19

May 27, 10:30 am PDT 

ACEC

Rather than focusing on normal project deliverables and deadlines, the rising stars in your firm are now grappling with shifting client needs, change orders, and accounts receivable more than ever before. This session will cover ways they can continue fulfilling their changing role with clients.

Findings From 15 Years of Travel Surveys at Portland Area Transit-Oriented Development

June 2, 11:00 am PDT 

Portland State University Transportation Research & Education Center (TREC) | PDH: 1 hr | AICP: 1 hr

This webinar will present select findings from the following two studies: Exploring geographic differences within the Portland region in terms of travel behavior and attitudes of TOD residents, including differences between TODs within the city of Portland, in eastside suburbs, and in westside suburbs. Conducting a second wave of surveys for select TODs to understand if travel behavior or attitudes changed over time, particularly as neighborhoods surrounding the buildings were built up.

Story First: Strategies for Strong Virtual Communication

June 4, 12:30 pm PDT

Kittelson & Associates, Inc. 

With an abundance of virtual public engagement tools available these days, how can you select the approach and tool that will achieve your goals? Steve Rhyne and Susan Mah will share core principles of effective communication.

 

Binge-worthy Transportation Podcasts

ITE Talks Transportation 

This is a collaboration between ITE and Bernie Wagenblast, founder and editor of the Transportation Communication Newsletter and host of Transportation Radio. Each month, a new podcast features a thought leader within the transportation industry. 

The Mobility Podcast

A podcastabout autonomous vehicles, smart cities, connected vehicles, TNCs, and other emerging modes, with a focus on Congress and the US Department ofTransportation. 

Transit Unplugged

Hear from the top transit professionals around the world, sharing their personal stories about becoming transit leaders, and their thoughts on the future of transit. 

Talking Headways 

This is Streetsblog USA’s podcast. Streetsblog is a daily news site that connects people to information about how to reduce dependence on cars and improve conditions for walking, biking, and transit.  

Transportation Nation 

Transportation Nation combines the work of public radio newsrooms and their listeners as they build, rebuild and get around the nation changes.

ASCE Plot Points 

Every day in April, ASCE Plot Points is calling a different civil engineer from around the world to find out how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their life, their community, their work and the civil engineering profession. 

Sidewalk Talk 

Every Tuesday you can learn about connection, wellness, belonging, and listening on sidewalks.

Overhead Wire 

From transportation to urbanism and urban issues, this podcast is a great place to find out new information about cities. 

 

Transportation Blogs for Further Reading

Strong Towns

An international movement that’s dedicated to making communities across the United States and Canada financially strong and resilient.

ITE Journal

The Journal is written by and for transportation engineers, transportation planners, and others responsible for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods on our surface transportation systems.

Next City

Next City provides daily online coverage of the leaders, policies and innovations driving progress in metropolitan regions across the world.

Streetsblog

A daily news site that connects people to information about how to reduce dependence on cars and improve conditions for walking, biking, and transit.

Planetizen

A public-interest information exchange for the urban planning, design, and development community. It is a one-stop source for urban planning news, commentary, interviews, event coverage, book reviews, announcements, jobs, consultant listings, training, and more.

ASCE News

Showcases and serves the civil engineer by amplifying dynamic member voices and perspectives, and celebrating ASCE and its member activities, while featuring the information civil engineers need to know to advance their careers and engage as community leaders.