Linking Freight to Planning and the Environment is a two-day course designed to assist public and private sector transportation planners and engineers, environmental planners, and freight planners in the public and private sectors better address and more
effectively integrate freight and environment considerations in the public sector planning and project development processes. The course will also emphasize applicable and recent case studies from all modes to demonstrate the range of practices that are available
to small, medium and large MPOs and urban and rural state DOTs, as well as exercises on analysis techniques and tool application.
This course is part of the Certificate of Accomplishment in Freight Management and Operations. To learn more about how you can achieve a certificate in Freight Management and Operations visit the NHI Web site at http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/training/cert_programs.aspx.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Explain to transportation decision-makers the importance of addressing freight and environmental considerations within the transportation planning, programming, and project development process
- Incorporate freight and environmental issues earlier and more consistently within the transportation planning and programming process
- Identify strategies that balance statewide, regional, or metropolitan freight mobility needs with community and environmental goals
- Identify potential transportation improvement projects that balance freight mobility and community and environmental impacts
- Locate the resources and tools available to address freight and environmental considerations within the transportation planning and programming process
Mid-level State DOT transportation planners, freight planners, environmental planners and engineers; City and County transportation planners, freight planners and environmental planners; MPO transportation planners, freight planners and environmental planners;
Mid- and high-level public sector transportation and freight planners; FHWA transportation planners, freight planners and environmental planners; U.S. DOT transportation planners, freight planners and environmental planners; State and Federal Resource Agencies
transportation planners, freight planners and environmental planners, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Army Corp of Engineers, etc.; and Consultants.
The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been approved as an Authorized Provider
by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET),
1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. In obtaining this approval, NHI
has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely
recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of their Authorized
Provider membership status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs
that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.