Webinars

Clean Cities offers webinars for coalitions and stakeholders with information on transportation topics including alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, fuel-saving strategies, and web-based tools.

Upcoming

Webinars occur monthly.

BEAM CORE: Agent-Based Model to Simulate Transportation Behaviors on a Regional Scale

Jan. 26, 2023 | 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. ET | Add to calendar | Google Calendar

BEAM specializes in realistically simulating travel behaviors, incorporating a comprehensive set of transportation modes beyond personal vehicles, including all forms of public transit, active modes like walking and biking, as well as innovative services such as ride-hailing provided by transportation network companies [e.g. Uber, Lyft] and micro-mobility options such as shared bikes, e-bikes, and e-scooters. By simulating a comprehensive set of emerging vehicle innovations, such as electrification and automation, BEAM CORE enables a highly resolved ability to model market penetration, technology evolution, and energy implications of these advanced vehicle technologies and innovative mobility services.

This “conversation with a researcher” will describe the BEAM CORE simulation tool, and share examples of how it can be used to model mobility, traffic congestion, and energy impacts of regional transportation systems. These simulations can help local governments and their regional partners develop and prioritize policies to influence the evolution of fixed-route transit networks; micro transit, micromobility, ridehail, and other innovative mobility services; and new electric and automated vehicle technologies. The webinar will unveil the Application and Collaboration Tool (ACT) that has been developed to enable stakeholders to spatially visualize how changes to the transportation system can influence mobility, traffic congestion, and energy use/emissions. The webinar will provide stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback on the modeling tools, and what policies are of particular interest in their regions.

This webinar series is open to coalitions and their stakeholders, and you are encouraged to invite local and regional government that are interested in shifting and tracking travel patterns. To attend, register for this webinar with Zoom.

For more information, contact Lauren Reichelt.

Shared Mobility Data and Usage Trends in the U.S. with a Deep-Dive Analysis of Chicago

Feb. 23, 2023 | 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. ET | Add to calendar | Google Calendar

How are new shared mobility technologies being used in communities across the United States? How does usage vary among demographic groups and regions? 

This webinar will showcase the results of Argonne National Laboratory’s research on market and usage data for shared mobility technologies, including bikeshare, e-scooter, and transportation network companies, by mobility type and region.  

The researchers’ findings show a wide range in shared mobility usage per capita across the country, even within urban areas. Join this “Coffee with a Researcher” webinar to discuss strategies to improve accessibility for underserved communities and increase the usefulness of new mobility technologies beyond traditional locations. Also covered will be the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on overall ridership. 

This webinar series is open to coalitions and their stakeholders, and participants are encouraged to invite local and regional government or nonprofit partners that are interested in shifting and tracking travel patterns. To attend, register for this webinar with Zoom.

For more information, contact Lauren Reichelt.

Dynamic Curb Planning and Management in an Evolving Mobility Landscape

March 23, 2023 | 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. ET | Add to calendar | Google Calendar

This “Coffee with a Researcher” webinar will focus on Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s work to collect critical data, develop specific performance metrics, and model curb space management scenarios to help municipalities and curb space managers optimize their space. The session will highlight ways municipalities can leverage the data and performance metrics to effectively assess their curb space allocation and enact appropriate technologies and policies. Clean Cities coalitions will also learn about ways to enable and support this work. 

As the mobility landscape evolves, researchers and municipalities are increasingly interested in curb planning and management. As demand for curb space grows, it is crucial that municipalities successfully define curb usage to support commercial vehicles, paid parking, bus transit, and transportation network companies (TNCs), to maximize efficiency, economic utility, and other performance metrics. Today’s technologies for data collection, such as digital payments and sensors, make curb modeling, testing, and policy design increasingly effective.  

This “Coffee with a Researcher” webinar series is open to coalitions and their stakeholders, and you are encouraged to invite local government partners, city planners, curb users (e.g., TNC companies), or others in your community that may be interested. To attend, register for this webinar with Zoom.

For more information, contact Lauren Reichelt.

The Future of ATRAVEL

April 27, 2023 | 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. ET | Add to calendar | Google Calendar

ATRAVEL, a new web-based tool for individuals and transportation project planners, is designed to help users examine the cost, travel time, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions impacts of various mobility options. In this “Coffee with a Researcher” session, Clean Cities coalition directors will provide feedback to Argonne’s Andrew Burnham on the types of data that would be valuable to Clean Cities coalitions and how future iterations of ATRAVEL could better serve their needs.

ATRAVEL offers a Trip Tool for individuals and a Metric Tool for transportation project planners. Trip Tool users input their location and recurring travel patterns to compare cost, travel time, and environmental impact for vehicle ownership versus transit, ride sharing, and ride-hailing. The Metric Tool provides census tract level mapping and summary data for several transportation-related parameters, including vehicle cost, travel time, and GHG emissions, as well as several demographic and air quality metrics.

This webinar series is open to coalitions and their stakeholders, and participants are encouraged to invite local and regional government and transportation planners that may be interested in comparing impacts of travel modes. To attend, register for this webinar with Zoom.

For more information, contact Lauren Reichelt.

Integrating Micromobility with Transit and other Modes

May 25, 2023 | 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. ET | Add to calendar | Google Calendar

Micromobility, a term that covers a variety of human-powered and/or electric-assisted small vehicles, has emerged as a useful mode for augmenting existing transportation options and enabling right-size vehicle choices, primarily for short or multimodal trips. E-scooters are common in many urban areas, and e-bikes have rapidly increased in popularity as users discover their convenience and utility as quick and inexpensive transport. Some micromobility vehicles, such as e-cargo bikes, are capable of meeting delivery or family use needs. A DOE VTO-funded project titled Micromobility Integrated Transit and Infrastructure for Efficiency (MITIE) is working to expand understanding of how micromobility options are used and how they may help to shift people toward more energy-efficient mobility.

In this “Coffee with a Researcher” webinar, Clean Cities coalitions will learn how micromobility options may be integrated in transportation plans at different scales to reduce barriers to mobility access and transportation energy use. The session will provide an opportunity for the MITIE team to receive real-time input about micromobility issues and concerns that are most important for Clean Cities coalitions and their stakeholders.

This webinar series is open to coalitions and their stakeholders, and participants are encouraged to invite local and regional government or nonprofit partners that are interested in shifting and tracking travel patterns. To attend, register for this webinar with Zoom.

For more information, contact Lauren Reichelt.

Past

Webinars from the past 3 years are listed below. For previous webinars, contact Sandra Loi.

Mapping Tools to Identify Underserved Communities—DOE Justice Week Webinar

Sept. 15, 2022

Using the OpenPATH Trip Tracking and Survey Tool to Collect and Analyze Travel Data

April 19, 2022

WestSmartEV: Lessons Learned Deploying EV Charging Stations

April 7, 2022

Presented by James Campbell (PacifiCorp)

Using ATRAVEL to Calculate Cost, Travel Time, and GHGs for Various Mobility Options

March 2, 2022

Presented by Andrew Burnham (Argonne National Laboratory)

Using the EZMT to Equitably Plan for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Jan. 11, 2022

Presented by Jim Kuiper (Argonne National Laboratory) and Xinyi (Sydney) Wu (Argonne National Laboratory)

Using the EZMT to Equitably Plan for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Jim Kuiper (Argonne National Laboratory) and Xinyi (Sydney) Wu (Argonne National Laboratory)

Using JOBS EVSE 1.0 to Estimate Employment Impacts of EVSE

Dec. 21, 2021

Presented by Marianne Mintz (Argonne National Laboratory) and Yue Ke (Argonne National Laboratory)

Using JOBS EVSE 1.0 to Estimate Employment Impacts of EVSE
Marianne Mintz (Argonne National Laboratory) and Yue Ke (Argonne National Laboratory)

Explore New Transportation Data on the State and Local Planning for Energy Platform

Aug. 4, 2021

Equity, Tools & Resources Series 1: Household Vehicle Fuel Use: Share of Income at the Census Tract Level

June 28, 2021

Presented by Joann Zhou (Argonne National Laboratory) and David Gohlke (Argonne National Laboratory)

Equity Tools & Resources Series #1 - Household Vehicle Fuel Use: Share of Income at the Census Tract Level
Joann Zhou (Argonne National Laboratory) and David Gohlke (Argonne National Laboratory)

AFLEET 2020 Update

April 8, 2021

Presented by Andrew Burnham (Argonne National Laboratory)

EVI-Pro Lite Updates Webinar

Dec. 9, 2020

Presented by Matt Rahill (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), Eric Wood (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), and Lauren Spath-Luhring (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

EVI-Pro Lite Updates Webinar
Matt Rahill (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), Eric Wood (National Renewable Energy Laboratory), and Lauren Spath-Luhring (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Building Partnerships to Meet Plug-In Electric Vehicle Goals

Oct. 20, 2020

Presented by Keith Dennis (NRECA), Linda Bluestein (U.S. Department of Energy), Jeff Springer (Dairyland Power Cooperative), Lorrie Lisek (Wisconsin Clean Cities), David Ranallo (Great River Energy), and Lisa Thurstin (Twin Cities Clean Cities)

Building Partnerships to Meet Plug-In Electric Vehicle Goals
Keith Dennis (NRECA), Linda Bluestein (U.S. Department of Energy), Jeff Springer (Dairyland Power Cooperative), Lorrie Lisek (Wisconsin Clean Cities), David Ranallo (Great River Energy), and Lisa Thurstin (Twin Cities Clean Cities)

Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) Tool Updates

Feb. 26, 2020

Presented by Andrew Burnham (Argonne National Laboratory)

Multi-port, 1+MW Charging System for Medium- and Heavy-Duty EVs: What We Know and What Is on the Horizon?

Jan. 7, 2020

Presented by Ted Bohn (Argonne National Laboratory)