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TRB Webinar: Real-Time Response – A Pandemic Playbook for Public Transportation Agencies

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Continuing Education Hours for this Webinar:

AAE: 0.0 hour(s)
AICP: 1.5 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

About this Webinar

How can public transportation agencies respond efficiently and effectively to a pandemic? TRB will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will identify ways to do so. Presenters will discuss the Pandemic Playbook, a practical guide for managing a public transportation agency’s response to a pandemic, concentrating on what needs to be done when and by whom. They will address key questions and decisions to assist agencies in determining their responses to the pandemic and challenges that agencies may face with potential solutions to those challenges. This webinar will provide a summary of effective practices currently used by public transportation agencies, transit agency leaders, and operational personnel.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Research Report 963: A Guide For Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response and TCRP Research Report 225: A Pandemic Playbook for Transportation Agencies.

This webinar is sponsored by the Transit Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Characteristics of pandemics: Deb Matherly, WSP
  2. Challenges for agencies and their leaders during a pandemic: Patricia Bye, Independent Consultant
  3. Effective practices currently used by transportation agencies: Janet Benini, Independent Consultant
  4. Question and answer session: Herby Lissade, Tortuga Planning, Engineering and Consulting

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Determine how to improve currently existing processes and procedures for pandemic planning

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Pre-registration is required. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to register. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk for assistance in signing in.

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. Please make sure that you register for this session and log in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session. Please visit the Certification Maintenance section of APA’s website, Certification Maintenance webpage to claim your credits.

If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact AICPCM@planning.org.

Registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk for assistance in signing in.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.


March 30
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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