Updated April 29, 2016
A webinar highlighting AASHTO's new Roadmap and Tracking Tool for programmatic agreements will be held on May 23, 2016, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Eastern time by the Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO and the Federal Highway Administration. The Roadmap is a user-friendly web-based tool that will guide practitioners through the process to develop and implement a programmatic agreement. The Tracking Tool provides a web-based template for state DOTs to track the benefits of programmatic agreements. For more information and registration, link here.
A May 18, 2016, webinar will highlight the findings of a recent peer exchange on environmental justice sponsored by the Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO and the Federal Highway Administration. The webinar will unveil the EJ Road Map, including eight focus areas; highlight what FHWA is doing to advance the integration of EJ; share effective practices from fellow practitioners; and discuss current practices and emerging issues. For more information and registration, link here.
AASHTO held a webinar on March 1 to explore the results of NCHRP 25-43, Navigating Multi-Agency NEPA Processes to Advance Multimodal Transportation Projects. This recently completed research identifies challenges that transportation agencies typically face when carrying out a NEPA process involving more than one U.S. DOT agency. For more information including the webinar recording and presentations, link here.
Presentations from a February 2016 Environmental Justice Peer Exchange hosted by AASHTO are now available on the Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO website. The outcome of the peer exchange was a roadmap that documents strategies and highlights MPO and State DOT Environmental Justice/Title VI efforts, to guide the state of the practice over the next two to three years. For more information, link to the peer exchange materials.
Research proposals are being accepted until May 6, 2016, for the Transportation and Environmental Research Ideas (TERI) Database. TERI is a central storehouse for tracking and sharing new transportation and environmental research ideas. The Center for Environmental Excellence by AASHTO maintains TERI and keeps all content current. Suggestions for new ideas are welcome from practitioners across the transportation and environmental community. For more information link to the call for proposals; to submit your ideas, visit TERI.
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