FTA and the National Transit Institute will offer Introduction to Transportation Conformity, a three-day training course, December 11-13, 2018 at the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency in Cleveland, Ohio. The course will present information about conformity requirements and the relationship between transportation and air quality planning processes to prepare government staff to participate in inter-agency consultation and work effectively in resolving conformity issues.
The course is appropriate for staff working on transportation and conformity issues in the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, state departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, state/county/local planning agencies, state and local air quality agencies, transit agencies and consultant firms.
After attending, participants will:
- Have a clear understanding of the dynamic relationship between transportation planning and air quality planning in the context of transportation conformity
- Understand the transportation planning and project development processes and how they are linked to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) through the conformity requirements
- Understand the roles and responsibilities in inter-agency coordination and techniques to provide opportunities for public participation in the conformity process
Contact Barbara Van Dyke, 848-932-6506, for more information.