As part of the SHRP 2 Tuesdays Webinar Series, TRB will conduct a webinar on May 27, 2014, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will summarize SHRP 2 Projects C40A and C40B: SHRP 2 Developing and Testing a National Geospatial System that Integrates Ecological Tools and Data Sets (Eco-Plan). There is no fee to attend this webinar or other webinars in the SHRP 2 Series; however, participants must register in advance. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.
Project C40A produced a national-level integrated, geospatial ecological screening tool for early transportation planning to inform the environmental review process. With these advances, agreement on priority areas for preservation or conservation can be reached early in the process of planning new highway capacity. Data-based decisions can not only speed project delivery, but deliver projects that best balance community and environmental needs.
Stephen Ziegler, ICF International
Shari Schaftlein, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Moderated by: Stephen J. Andrle, Transportation Research Board
PART 1: Brief overview of the SHRP 2 mission, objectives of the Capacity focus area, and related SHRP 2 research
PART 2: Presentation on the Eco-Plan web tool
PART 3: FHWA’s perspective on C40A and C40B
PART 4: Question and answer session