The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) is holding its annual international transportation seminar in Philadelphia on May 15-17, 2013. WTS is an international organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women in transportation. Boasting more than 5,000 members–both men and women–WTS is helping women find opportunity and recognition in the transportation industry.
WTS is now accepting poster presentation sessions. Show off your exciting and innovative transportation project to transportation professionals from across the country and beyond. Complete the Poster Presentation Sessions application by March 4, 2013, with an abstract of your topic/project/research (200 words or less). More information here.
Join APAPA and PennDOT on April 18, 2013, at DVRPC for a 2-CM-credit training on PennDOT’s new handbook, “Improving Connectivity and System Function through Local Planning.” This training will offer an overview of the handbook and provide guidance to municipalities on how to enhance vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian connectivity. The presenters will discuss strategies to effectively regulate and manage a connected transportation network within a community, including a review of connectivity index calculations and model ordinance language.
Registration begins at 1:30 p.m.; the workshop is from 2:00 – 4:00. The training is free for APA-PA members and $25 for non-members. Register here.
APA is bringing the Planners Training Service (PTS) workshops to Philadelphia June 12 – 15. Four workshops, each focusing on a distinct aspect of sustainability, will be taking place, each over two days and carrying 14 CMs. This is a great opportunity to hear national experts in a local setting (Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown). The workshops are:
Early registration is through May 14. Rates for the workshops include an early registration discount, APA member discount, and AICP member discount. There is also a very reasonable APA student rate for the workshops. For more information and to register: http://www.planning.org/pts/2012/spr/
The PA Chapter of APA and PennDOT have once again teamed to bring planners a valuable workshop on transportation planning, this time focusing on official maps. There are four sessions statewide, including one at DVRPC on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Three CM credits are pending for the session, which will help planners understand how official maps may be effectively used to preserve open space, develop bicycle/pedestrian trails, and facilitate a wide range of transportation system improvements. The session is free for PA Chapter members and only $25 for non-members.
Register online at www.planningpa.org or by returning the registration form below, which includes additional information on the sessions.