Transportation School 2014 Hosted by the Polk Transportation Planning Organization

APA Florida Chapter, Heart of Florida Section


Thursday, October 23, 2014, 10 a.m.
Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1 p.m. EST

Bartow, FL, United States


The objective of Transportation School 2014 being hosted by the Polk Transportation Planning Organization is to engage and integrate more non-transportation planners into the MPO and transportation-related planning process. The five-session program will provide an opportunity for professional planners to learn more about how the MPO planning process is comprehensive, cooperative and continuing. Attendees will learn about the latest trends and technologies in transportation, gain an in-depth understanding of Complete Streets and other industry efforts to increase the livability of communities and learn about significant changes to federal funding and regulations, such as MAP-21, an act aiming to spur transportation and mobility progress nationwide. The topics being discussed at Transportation School will aim to provide a solid foundation to increase an attendee’s knowledge of the MPO planning process and evolving industry trends that are applicable to a variety of different kinds of planners. Topics to be discussed include: October 23 – What is a transportation or metropolitan planning organization? October 28 – Public Transportation November 6 – Complete Streets November 13 – Long Range Transportation Plan November 20 – Technology and Transportation