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
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.
After completing this course, attendees will learn about the following concepts:
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):
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.