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  • Talking Technology and Transportation (T3) Webinars

    T3 Webinars are designed to help agencies feel confident about deploying and operating ITS technologies as a means to address challenges in their transportation systems. These free, 90-minute, interactive online meetings offer knowledge sharing on topics related to ITS planning, design, procurement, deployment, and operations. The goal of the T3 Webinar Program is to increase the planning and technical capabilities of the ITS workforce, leading to a greater number of integrated, strategic, and effectively-deployed ITS systems.

    In addition to the standard 90-minute T3 webinar, the PCB Program is now offering T3 Lites which feature one presenter on a specific ITS-related topic for 30 minutes followed by a question and answer period.

  • Talking Technology and Transportation in Education (T3e) Webinars

    T3e Webinars are designed to highlight current trends in emerging ITS research and provide an opportunity for universities (or academic institutions) to showcase specific initiatives and study areas. Because the T3e's are focused on academic research, unlike the other T3 webinars, T3e presenters come exclusively from academia. Each webinar will focus presentations on related ITS research topic areas and will usually include more than a single presenter. The T3e's also provide an opportunity for students to practice their presentation skills and share their cutting-edge inquiries and findings with industry practitioners and policy-makers. T3e’s present a unique forum for exchange between academia, government, and industry.

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Recent Webinars

DateTitleWebinar ReplayAsk the Experts
12/14/17 Traffic Incident Management-Part 2 Available in January No
12/05/17 Introducing FTA’s Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR) Plan Available in January No
08/17/17 ARC-IT V8: A Live Demonstration Available now No

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T3 Webinar Basics

  • A T3 Webinar is normally 90 minutes with presentations delivered in the first 60 minutes followed by 30 minutes for questions and answers from the audience.
  • Accessible 24/7, past events are stored in the T3 Webinar Archive and include an audio/video playback of the webinar. Transcripts from the webinar along with presentations used in the webinar are posted in the archive approximately three weeks after the webinar.
  • The ITS PCB Program does not offer Professional Development Hours (PDHs); however, your completion of a training module may qualify as a PDH-eligible activity with your licensing agency. The steps to request a confirmation that you attended the webinar are explained in the webinar.

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T3e Webinar Basics

  • A T3e webinar runs 60 minutes and is focused on a specific intelligent transportation system (ITS) topic, theme, or subject area. The first 30-45 minutes are devoted to presentations on relevant research occurring in academic settings. The remaining 15-30 minutes are set aside for an interactive question and answer discussion among T3e presenters and audience members.
  • Accessible 24/7, past events are stored in the T3 Webinar Archive and include an audio/video playback of the webinar. Transcripts along with presentations used in the webinar are posted in the archive approximately three weeks after the webinar.
  • The ITS PCB Program does not offer Professional Development Hours (PDHs); however, your completion of a training module may qualify as a PDH-eligible activity with your licensing agency. The steps to request a confirmation that you attended the webinar are explained in the webinar.

plus sign Who sponsors T3e Webinars?

minus sign Who sponsors T3e Webinars?

T3e Webinars are sponsored by the ITS Professional Capacity Building Program (ITS PCB). The ITS PCB Program is a program within the US Department of Transportation's (DOT) ITS Joint Program Office (ITS JPO). The ITS PCB Program Manager oversees the T3e Webinar initiative, which is administered by staff at the DOT's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

plus sign Who presents in a T3e Webinar?

minus sign Who presents in a T3e Webinar?

There are a variety of T3e presenters; usually a professor serves as host. The presentation must include university students, and can also incorporate researchers, and other staff members, or professors. There may be as little as two and as many as five presenters.

The T3e Webinar is developed by the professor and presenters, who determine the topic(s) and learning objectives. In contrast to other T3’s, they are not hosted by a federal DOT staff member, but a professor may serve as host to the webinar with their students.  All T3e’s are produced by the Volpe Center T3 team. Volpe staff supports the host during the webinar.

plus sign What is the time commitment, if I'm asked to present in a T3e Webinar?

minus sign What is the time commitment, if I'm asked to present in a T3e Webinar?

The time commitment to participate in a T3e Webinar is generally 4-6 hours over the course of approximately 6 weeks leading up to and through the completion of the webinar. In the bulleted list below, the items in bold represent those activities that vary the greatest in terms of time commitment.

  • One 15-minute planning meeting by phone to discuss organization and logistics of the presentation
  • One 60-minute webinar dry-run to rehearse the webinar, iron out kinks, and to identify final changes to presentations (the T3 team will schedule 1 hour, but this usually takes less time).
  • One 60-minute T3e Webinar
  • Approximately one hour to read/respond to emails from the T3 webinar team over the course of planning and delivering the webinar
  • Approximately 1-2 hours to develop your presentation  (it is assumed that the majority of student presentation has been developed for other purposes and will only need slight modifications)

The estimated time commitment is typically spread over a 6 week delivery schedule. Some webinars are placed on longer delivery schedules, depending on the availability of the webinar presenters. The Volpe Center administers the T3e Webinar initiative, coordinating the webinar planning activities, managing webinar marketing and registration, providing technical assistance for using the webinar platform, and recording the webinar for later viewing in the T3e Webinar Archive.


T3e webinars are based on University-lead research. This material is not necessarily based upon work supported by the USDOT. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these publications are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the USDOT. USDOT does not endorse products or manufacturers.

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