CSG eCademy is THE online source of information and training on the most critical issues facing state leaders, the latest trends in state policymaking and cutting edge state solutions. CSG offers eCademy programming on an array of policy topics--from education and health reform to transportation infrastructure funding, from grassroots movements influencing state policymaking to U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting the laws of the states.
Tune in to CSG eCademy to hear from experts across the country discuss the most important issues facing your state.
Life Cycle Cost Analysis in Transportation
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2-3 p.m. EST
In an era of constrained capital budgets and escalating expenses associated with transportation project construction, policymakers may be tempted to consider only the short-term, upfront costs of those projects with little thought about their future costs. But improving long-term decision making will require planners and policymakers to begin thinking more about maintaining and operating transportation assets over time and factoring the accompanying costs into their planning. Some agencies have begun to successfully implement life cycle cost analysis programs and saved significant amounts of money. This eCademy will highlight a new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Eno Center for Transportation, including policy innovations recommended at the federal, state and local levels for expanding the use of life cycle cost analysis to more accurately reflect the actual costs of transportation investments.
Managing Director of Government Relations & Infrastructure Initiatives
American Society of Civil Engineers
President & CEO
Eno Center for Transportation
Director of Policy & Finance
Eno Center for Transportation
Non-Ratepayer Energy Efficiency Options
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2-3 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG South
The Environmental Protection Agency in June released the Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule under the authority of 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. This proposed rule allows states to meet state-specific goals to limit greenhouse gas emissions. As states consider options for meeting these goals, concerns have emerged that the proposed rule could result in higher energy costs for utility customers, or ratepayers. Given these concerns, CSG South/SLC member states are considering ways to meet emissions standards through efficiency mechanisms. This webinar will examine energy efficiency opportunities that can help states achieve their emissions targets with minimum impact to their energy portfolio.
Director, Energy Division
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Head of Industry Affairs for the Americas Region, Seimens
Senior State Utilities Program Manager, Energy Resources Division
Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2-3 p.m. EST
Transactive energy, a technique for managing the generation, consumption or flow of electric power within an electric power system, relies on a market-based approach to promote grid reliability. These systems increasingly are being used to promote renewable energy sources, recognizing that technologies permit customers to work together to shift generation load and demand. This eCademy session will provide an opportunity for policymakers to learn about the evolving technique and its potential implications for states.
REAL ID Enforcement & State Compliance
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2-3 p.m. EST
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security in December 2013 announced a phased enforcement plan for the REAL ID Act of 2005. The act enacted a recommendation of the 9/11 Commission that the federal government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.” States and other jurisdictions have made significant progress in enhancing the security of their licenses in recent years, but hurdles and holdouts remain and key deadlines in 2015 and 2016 loom. This CSG eCademy will provide an update from DHS on states’ progress. Representatives of the REAL ID advocacy organization the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License also will be on hand to lead discussion and respond to questions.
Director, Office of State-Issued Identification Support
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Director of research and state relations
Keeping IDentities Safe/Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License
D. Brian Zimmer
President, Keeping IDentities Safe/Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License
Public-Private Partnerships and the SLC States: Recent Developments
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2-3 p.m. EST
Presented by CSG South: Southern Legislative Conference
In an effort to develop alternate funding sources to implement critical transportation and infrastructure projects, states across the country increasingly are looking to public-private partnerships, known as P3s, as an important strategy. P3s are contractual agreements between a public agency and a private entity facilitating a more robust private sector role, including in the design, construction, finance, long-term operation and traffic revenue of these transportation and infrastructure projects. With encouragement from the federal government, three dozen states have enacted authorization frameworks for P3s. SLC states have been particularly active in pursuing the P3 format for a number of years. This webinar will provide the latest perspectives and approaches from three SLC states—Florida, Texas and Virginia.
Project Finance Manager, Florida Department of Transportation
J. Douglas Koelemay
Director, Virginia Office of Public-Private Partnerships
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Chief Planning and Project Officer, Texas Department of Transportation
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