TRB conducted a webinar on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that explores state efforts to convert old traffic circles into modern roundabouts, which can be safer and more efficient. The first modern roundabouts were introduced into the United States in the 1990s. While the number of roundabouts in the U.S. is growing, the public and elected officials sometimes confuse them with traffic circles built in the 1940s and 1950s. These traffic circles may be confusing to navigate as a driver. The presenters discussed the design basics behind the conversions.
This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) was provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar was approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu
for instructions on receiving a copy of the recorded webinar.
- William Britnell, Connecticut Department of Transportation
- Andrew Paul, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
- Edward Myers, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
Moderated by: Eugene Russell, Kansas State University
- Introductory comments
- Background and definitions of rotaries, traffic circles, and an award-winning Connecticut example
- A state program of converting old circular intersections into modern roundabouts
- Case studies and design examples of successful circular roundabout conversions in several other states
- Question and answer session
The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. The Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP) categorizes this webinar activity as relating to health, safety, and welfare including core technical.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand the differences between rotaries/traffic circles and modern roundabouts
- Discuss the safety and operational benefits of converting rotaries into roundabouts and challenges, including tight budgets, others have faced
- Identify rotaries that may be or may not be good candidates for conversion
- Describe how one state developed a program to convert old circles statewide
There is no fee for employees of TRB Sponsors
or TRB Sustaining Affiliates
who register using their work email address. In addition to employees of TRB sponsor organizations, the following are eligible to receive complimentary webinar registration:
- TRB and National Academies employees;
- Chairs of TRB standing committees, sections, or groups;
- Members of the media;
- Employees of tribal governments; and
- Members of Congress or their staff.
Other sites must pay $105 per site. View our pricing page
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Professional Development Hour Information
A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For groups, only the person that registers and attends the session will receive a PDH certificate.
Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through RCEP.net as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.
Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.
This webinar was developed in October 2016. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Certificates of Completion will be issued to individuals who register for and attend the entire webinar session. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website: www.RCEP.net.
American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits
This webinar has met approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. Please make sure that you register for this session and log-in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session.
To report your CM credits, visit www.planning.org/cm
- Login using your ID# and password
- Select My CM log
- Select Add Credits
- Under Browse you have the option of searching by Date, Provider, or Distance Education and using the search box to type in the name of the event or activity and clicking go
- A pop-up box will appear. If this is a multi-part event you will have the option to select from a list of activities
- Please rate, add a comment (optional), and click on the Ethics statement and answer
- Click submit and the CM credits should appear in your CM log
If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact AICPCM@planning.org
Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu
This Summary Last Modified On: 4/19/2017