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Webinars

DOT Climate Change Center 2024 Webinar Series

The USDOT Climate Change Center is hosting a 2024 webinar series on climate change and transportation topics, ranging from greenhouse gas reduction strategies to climate resilience activities to research and technology advancements. 

Registration Live!  https://usdot.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_1DsqUGjtSxC3b0emPFPh6A

 

DOT Climate Change Center Webinar Announcement detailing webinar dates and times. Webinars include Climate & Transportation 101 (February 8, 2024, 2:30 - 4:00 PM ET), Transit-Oriented Development (March 25th, 2:30 - 4:00 PM EST), Intermodal Freight Decarbonization (April 26th, 1:30 - 2:45 PM EST), Climate Adaptation and Resilience in Transportation (May 30th, 1:00 - 2:15 PM EST), and Climate Change Research & Technology (June 18, 2:00 - 3:30 PM EST)

Past Webinars - Recordings and Slides

 

Transit-Oriented Development

Monday, March 25, 2024, 2:30 - 4:00 pm Eastern

Recording Passcode: m2AR*DOY

Slides:

 

Climate and Transportation 101

Thursday, February 8, 2024, 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern

Recording Passcode: so*bDP5z

Slides: 

 

Cutting Carbon from Transportation: State and Local Best Practices

Friday, January 5, 2024, 12:30-2 pm Eastern

Recording Passcode: 6#%V=@Q*

Slides:

Description:

Tackling transportation greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a challenge, yet several recent developments show progress:

  • The US National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization: US DOT teamed up with its partners to unveil a roadmap for slashing transportation GHG emissions to near zero.
  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Law:  This historic law provides unprecedented investments in clean transportation solutions like public transit, rail, electric vehicle charging, and more.
  • GHG Performance Measure: DOT just finalized a regulation adding CO2 emissions tracking to national performance metrics.  States and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) will set their own targets for reducing GHG emissions, track progress, and incorporate the measure into the performance-based planning process they use for determining how to invest federal funds.
  • State and MPO Leadership: Several States and MPOs have been leaders in analyzing and reducing transportation GHG emissions and have successful experiences to share.  

On this webinar you will:

  • Hear directly from US DOT Deputy Assistant Secretary Ann Shikany and FHWA Administrator Shailen Bhatt about the latest US policies on transportation GHG emissions.
  • Connect with State and MPO leaders sharing their successful emission reduction strategies. Learn from real-world examples of cutting emissions.
  • Ask questions, join the conversation, and bring back information you can use in your own work.

States and MPOs are pioneering emission reduction strategies, and the DOT Climate Change Center is packed with resources to help you follow suit. This session is your chance to learn more and be part of the solution. 

Speakers:

  • Ann Shikany, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, US DOT
  • Shailen Bhatt, FHWA Administrator
  • Darius Pakbaz, Director, Division of Transportation Development, Colorado DOT
  • Tara Weidner, Climate Analysis Program Lead, Oregon DOT
  • Zach Rable, Federal Transportation Policy Specialist, Michigan DOT 
  • Tejas Kotak, Senior Planner, Atlanta Regional Commission