Authored By: SJ San Juan | Published: June 21, 2023

PIEP NCR Chapter to hold a CPD Webinar on Traffic Impact Assessment for Planners

The Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP) National Capital Region Chapter, together with the University of the Philippines National Center for Transportation Studies (UP NCTS) and PIEP, will be hosting a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Webinar on 24 June 2023, entitled “Fundamentals of Traffic Impact Assessment for Planners.”

The principal training objective for this event is to provide environmental planners with a basic understanding of traffic impact assessment, including key principles, concepts, and methods used in this field.

At the end of this webinar, participants shall be able to (1) Define traffic impact assessment (TIA); (2) Identify issues addressed by TIAs; (3) Discuss a TIA scope and warrants of a TIA study; (4) Explain the steps in preparing a TIA report; (5) Identify barriers in TIA implementation; (6) Identify methods of traffic data collection; (7) Evaluate traffic conditions of the base year and future years of the proposed development using Localsim software and (8) Differentiate TIA Study from a Traffic Management Plan.

The different modules in the webinar will be facilitated by transportation planners and transportation engineers from UP NCTS:

(1) Dr. Ma. Sheilah G. Napalang is the Director for Research and Publication of the University of the Philippines School of Urban and Regional Planning. She will facilitate the discussion of Module 1 (Fundamentals of Traffic Impact Assessment) and Module 2 (Familiarization with the TIA report components).

(2) Engr. Aileen U. Mappala is the Director of the UP Diliman Transportation Management Office. She will facilitate the discussion of Module 3 (Transportation and traffic survey for TIA).

(3) Dr. John Justine S. Villar is a Research and Extension Fellow of the UP National Center for Transportation Studies. He will facilitate the discussion of Module 4 (Traffic modelling and traffic simulation analysis).

The webinar offers six (6) CPD units for environmental planners.