Events / Meetings

McTrans Course: Transportation Equity I: Equitable Mobility and Effective Engagement

ITE has established a new partnership with the McTrans Center at the University of Florida Transportation Institute (UFTI). The McTrans Center (UFTI) is a unique organization of university and industry partners work to further the goals of safety and reliability in the transportation system through training and education in transportation technology. Its primary mission is to educate professionals in the use of the Highway Capacity Software (HCS) tool.

ITE Members receive a 20% discount on select courses by registering through ITE Learning Hub.

When: June 15-16, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm | Eastern Time

Course Description:

Transportation Equity (TE) I: Equitable Mobility and Effective Engagement focuses on what equitable mobility means and which steps professionals and policymakers should take to promote equitable decision-making throughout transportation planning processes. Experienced instructors will provide participants with an opportunity to collaborate in interactive exercises. During the interactive exercises, participants will work in groups to understand:

1. How to effectively engage communities when siting transportation facilities, constructing infrastructure or planning transit services in urban, suburban, and rural areas. We will look at strategies for partnering with community-based organizations, local media, and community representatives, and assess the obstacles to offering meaningful engagement opportunities in different environments.

2. The equity implications of engaging communities in the transportation planning and investment process during crisis (such as pandemic), including how the pivot to virtual engagement impacted underrepresented and disadvantaged communities. We will explore the “digital divide” and ways transportation agencies and others are working to overcome the limitations of virtual engagement.

Course Objectives:
After completing this course, attendees will learn about the following concepts:

  • Manifestation of Equity in Transportation
  • Meaningful Engagement in Different Environment
  • Community-based Transportation Recovery
  • Equity Implications of Virtual Community Engagement 

TE Certification Information:
Additional Transportation Equity Courses are available to earn the UFTI Transportation Equity (TE) Certification. TE Certification includes two modules of TE training, each module is an 8-hour-live training course. Participants can choose from the following courses (TE I & II OR TE II & III):

  • TE I (Equitable Mobility and Effective Engagement)
  • TE II (Equity and Accessibility-based Approach)
  • TE III (Transit Planning for Equity Outcomes)

Please note, each course above must be registered for separately. To learn more about each of the courses, please visit the ITE Learning Hub here.

The TE Certification training helps transportation professionals, policymakers, and project managers gain an insightful perspective of 1) equity implications, 2) tools to identify implications of inequities and uplift equity, 3) methods to design an inclusive engagement process to collaborate with communities overburdened with health and social inequities, and 4) strategies to mitigate potential adverse impacts.

Instructors:

  • Mehri ‘Mehrsa’ Mohebbi, Ph.D. | TE Program Director
  • Joey Goldman | Vice President at Kearns & West
  • Larry Schooler | Director at Kearns & West
Fees:
ITE Member Discounted Fee: $400.00
Non-member: $500.00
 
The full course schedule, instructor bios and registration information are available in the ITE Learning Hub here.
 
Please allow 7 business days following purchase to receive course information. ITE will provide the McTrans Center a roster of new registrants on a weekly basis. All content including web conferences, workshops, and distribution of PDHs will be delivered on the McTrans System. This offering is not eligible for free registration for ITE student members. Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder for email information McTrans Center.