Professional Development & Training

The environmental review process is a dynamic field. As such, transportation decisionmakers must stay abreast of recent policy and changing practice. Taking advantage of professional development opportunities is crucial to maintaining and developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities to ensure that transit projects are environmentally responsible and successful. Here you will find current opportunities for training, tutorials, conferences, and online resources to keep you informed of current issues in the environmental field.

Training Opportunities Through the U.S. DOT

National Transit Institute (NTI)

The National Transit Institute, at Rutgers, was established under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to develop, promote, and deliver training and education programs for the public transit industry. NTI offers two online courses of Environmental Impact Assessment intended for transportation professionals from transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and departments of transportation working with the environmental process relative to project development.

NTI Environmental Courses:

National Highway Institute (NHI)

As one of the major training institutions of FHWA, NHI offers NEPA-related courses on a regular basis at locations across the country. NHI environmental courses include:

Training Opportunities through Other Federal Agencies

Non-profit Training Centers

Training Centers through Academic Institutions

Conferences