Training Announcements

Vol. 70
May 24, 2018
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on traffic calming, connected vehicles, and Vision Zero. Join the Safety Center on June 14th for the Rural Intersection Safety and Countermeasures webinar .  This webinar will provide information on how to effectively identify intersection safety issues in rural areas and select low cost countermeasures that address them.  

If you know of relevant trainings or events which are not included in our emails, please let us know so that we can add them. Also, if you know of sites, newsletters or other sources that we should monitor for upcoming trainings and events, please pass those along to us, as well. 
 
Sincerely,

Jaime Sullivan
Center Manager
National Center for Rural Road Safety
info@ruralsafetycenter.org
In This Issue

Traffic Safety Weeks

Event: National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization
Date: May 14 - June 3, 2018
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Statistics show that passenger vehicle occupants are buckling up more during the day, but not enough at night. This mobilization is created to increase awareness 24-7, but a strong enforcement effort is urged between the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. due to the significant number of violators and fatal crashes during this time.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Event: National Safety Month
Date: June 2018
Organization: National Safety Council

Join NSC and thousands of organizations nationwide as we work to ensure No One Gets Hurt.  Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. 

For more information about this training, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Engineering the Uncontrolled Pedestrian Crossing
Date: May 24, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm MT/2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $49 members/$99 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

With the recent recension and reintroduction of interim approval for the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB), a lot of attention has been drawn to the wide range of enhancements available for uncontrolled pedestrian crossings. Edge-lit warning signs, circular beacons, knock-down signs, flash rates, our toolbox continues to grow, but how are these devices actually used in practice? ITE has created an Uncontrolled Pedestrian Crossings working group focused on this critical safety issue for members, with this webinar being the first effort. This webinar will feature perspectives from two local agencies, Seattle and Des Moines, as well as the Florida Department of Transportation, and how these agencies are addressing their uncontrolled crossings. This webinar is co-sponsored by the ITE Complete Streets Council and the Transportation Council.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Improving Crossings with Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons
Date: May 29, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

The pedestrian hybrid beacon (PHB) is one of several countermeasures available to improve safety for pedestrians at uncontrolled crossing locations. This webinar will present detailed information about the PHB and showcase examples of two cities (Austin, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio) are implementing the PHB to improve pedestrian safety. Following their presentations, panelists will respond to questions from the audience. 

This webinar supports FHWA's Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program which promotes countermeasures at uncontrolled pedestrian crossings.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Aiming for Walkable, Inclusive Communities
Date: May 30, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

Walking is a crucial part of living in any urban setting. It facilitates access to the places and things people need to live their lives (employment, services, social networks, transit, etc.). Walking also improves individual and population level health. Walking is the primary source of physical activity for most Americans and is associated with lower rates of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, dementia, and some types of cancer. In many urban areas, however, people must walk in environments that are not supportive. This prevents many people from walking and puts those who do walk in uncomfortable, unpleasant, stressful, and often dangerous situations. This is especially true for low-income and pedestrians of color who, nationally, face higher pedestrian fatality rates.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Resiliency in Practice: Strategies for Knowledge, Information, and Data
Date: May 30, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/$95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will address several components related to the implementation of resiliency strategies for transportation organizations. Presenters will discuss the strategic identification; collection sharing/repurposing; coordination; updating knowledge, information, and data needed for policy; and costs, risks, performance, and other forms of analysis that support resiliency efforts. They will illustrate the types of evidence needed to build business cases and render decisions in the public sector, describe the current state of the practice, and discuss practical examples that utilized these practices.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Traffic Calming - What Has Changed in the Last 20 Years?
Date: June 7, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $149 members/$199 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

As the need to protect residential areas from effects of traffic continues to increase, the Traffic Calming practice has evolved. Some traditional Traffic Calming measures remain, new ones have been engineered, while others have changed in their design, application and/or effects. In 2017, ITE and FHWA developed the "Traffic Calming ePrimer" to serve as a resource for the public and profession to understand the toolbox of individual traffic calming measures and their effects. The ePrimer can help to choose which measure(s) would be best to solve specific neighborhood traffic problems and have acceptable benefits and negative impacts. Based on the information contained in the ePrimer, the ITE Traffic Engineering Council is finalizing a revised set of Traffic Calming Fact Streets. These sheets have long been a popular staple on the ITE website. This webinar presents the current state of the Traffic Calming practice and presents the updated and new Fact Sheets on the individual Traffic Calming measures.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Bicyclists 
Date: June 11-12, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm MT/1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $195
Organization: University of Florida

Pedestrians and bicyclists are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of motorized traffic perhaps neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians and bicyclists. This course, instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E., will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian and bicyclist safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users.

The course includes an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements, and work zone safety where students will be exposed to various design elements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered .

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: TTAP Safety Training Overview
Date: June 12, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Tribal Transportation Safety

Learn about the transportation safety training available from the Tribal Technical Assistance Program. Both behavioral safety and infrastructure safety courses are likely coming soon to a location near you. In this web presentation Andy Byra of the FHWA Center for Local Aid Support will provide an overview of the available courses, information about the instructors, and instructions on how you can sign up for training.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: The Past, Present, and Future of Pedestrian Crossing Research and Policy
Date: June 12, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$149 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Several studies published by the Transportation Research Board and FHWA have provided important guidance for improving pedestrian safety at uncontrolled crossing locations. This webinar will discuss key findings and lessons learned from these reports. 

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Rural Intersection Safety and Countermeasures
Date: June 14, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety 

This webinar will provide information on how to effectively identify intersection safety issues in rural areas and select low cost countermeasures that address them. 

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: New York City Connected Vehicle Pilot: Update on the Application Design Stage
Date: June 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) 

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) will host a webinar about the connected vehicle applications being developed as part of the  New York City Connected Vehicle Pilot. Representatives from the pilot will share their experiences in designing safety-related connected vehicle applications; identify technical and other barriers they face and how they are addressing them; and discuss the eventual testing and performance measurement of the applications.

The New York City pilot is part of the USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office's  Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program, which is pioneering the deployment of connected vehicle technologies in three U.S. locations--New York City, NY; Tampa, FL; and Wyoming. The pilot program will demonstrate how safety-related warnings and other connected vehicle applications can be deployed in the real world to address safety, mobility, and environmental goals. Currently, the three sites are nearing the end of a 20-month phase to design, build, and test these deployments of integrated wireless in-vehicle, mobile device, and roadside technologies.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Vision Zero
Date: June 26, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety 

The webinar will give and overview of the zero deaths approach, major national initiatives, and FHWA's commitment to eliminating deaths and serious injuries on all roadways. It will also focus on local Vision Zero efforts; therefore will introduce the work of the Vision Zero Network - a nonprofit organization promoting the goal of Vision Zero - zero traffic deaths and severe injuries among all road users.  Vision Zero can help bring focus and strategy to a transportation safety plan.
 
The zero deaths approach was first adopted in Sweden in 1997 as "Vision Zero" and since then has spread around the world.  Its vision is that even one traffic-related death is unacceptable.  The approach has proven successful and has been adopted widely in the United States at the national, state, and local levels. It applies the Safe Systems principles to prioritize safety for all road users across our transportation system. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Public Works Maintenance and Safety
Date: June 7-8, 2018
Location: Roanoke, VA
Organization: University of Virginia Transportation Training Academy

This two-day workshop will cover an array of topics under the following modules:
  • Roadside Maintenance Safety
  • Excavating and Trenching 
  • Road and Bridge Safety 
  • Storm Preparations
For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Date: June 19, 2018
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

Pedestrians and bicyclists are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of motorized traffic perhaps neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians and bicyclists. This course, instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E., will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian and bicyclist safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users. The course includes an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements and a field trip where students will be exposed to various design elements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Roadside and Median Safety Workshop
Date: July 9-12, 2018
Location: Alexandria, VA
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

Attendees of this annual IRF Workshop will be exposed to all aspects of Roadside and Median Safety, including longitudinal barriers, crash cushions, terminals and transitions. They will be introduced to the existing products, and they will be taught the importance of site specific data to determine the most appropriate product for a particular application.

Upon completion of the Roadside and Median Safety training, attendees will have a clear understanding of methods to identify dangerous roadside hazards and options for eliminating them. They will be aware of the best practices and state of the art technologies that can be used to make roadsides safer.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Training: Speed Management Techniques and Applications
Date: August 8, 2018
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Transportation Technology Transfer Center

The Speed Management Techniques and Applications Course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and principles for applying various techniques for countering speeding and speed related crashes. The first sections of the course review the Fatality Analysis Reporting System as well as other sources of crash data. Methods for identifying potential hazardous areas related to crashes involving roadway departures, intersections, and bicycle and pedestrians are demonstrated.

A portion of the course is devoted to discuss and demonstrate methods for determining appropriate design and posted speeds. The application of USLIMTS2 software is presented to the class for developing posted speed limit recommendations.
 
The course also reviews various speed reduction techniques that are applicable to rural and urban areas and reviews their effectiveness. The countermeasures are categorized into three types of speed related crashes: 1. Road Departures; 2. Intersections; 3. Pedestrians & Bicyclists. The class is asked to apply the appropriate techniques to a series of case studies .

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) Data for Transportation Applications Workshop
Date: August 8-9, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB is sponsoring National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) Data for Transportation Applications Workshop August 8-9, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The 2017  NHTS  data, now available, allows analysis of daily travel by all modes, including characteristics of the persons traveling and their households, their vehicles, and their trips. This workshop, held every 5-6 years, explores how NHTS data has been used to support key transportation policy considerations, such as energy use, congestion, highway finance, safety, and mode share. The 2018 workshop will focus on the methods and techniques for using the survey data and the performance measures to which it can be applied, especially when integrating it with other data sources.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Safer Roads by Design: Engineering Solutions
Date: August 27-31, 2018
Location: Alexandria, VA
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

This IRF Executive Seminar Safer Roads By Design: Engineering Solutions, part the IRF Certified Continuing Education Program, will be held from August 27-31, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia USA. The program is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs available in the world. Top international experts from a variety of countries will present best practices and state of the art technologies in Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Traffic Management and Road Safety Audits over a 5-day period. The purpose of this seminar is to help road authorities understand what can be done to help them meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities 50% by 2020.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: September 6, 2018
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

The Work Zone Safety Awareness Program is offered to participants who require an overview of working safely in the roadway. As new or veteran employees enter or re-enter the construction and public works profession, they are frequently required to set up short-term work zones or are assigned to long-term projects. There are no allowances for errors when working next to traffic, so it is important for personnel to have a solid understanding of work zone safety compliance with the national MUTCD standards. Also, the roles of workers and enforcement personnel at work sites, differences between NJDOT and local projects, and legal responsibilities in work zones will be addressed during this program.

For more information about this training, click here .

Conferences

Conference: American Society of Safety Engineers Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference and Exposition
Date: June 3-6, 2018
Location: San Antonio, TX
Organization: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Safety professionals are expected to have expertise in risk management, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, product safety, environmental management, Workers' Compensation, standards and organizational management, in addition to the more traditional aspects of safety management. The annual conference encompasses all this and so much more.

For three days, engross yourself in almost 20 hours of IACET accredited education formatted as concurrent sessions, flash sessions, key issue collaboration sessions, and panels on the topics relevant to your company's situation.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: Intelligent Transportation Society of America Annual Meeting
Date: June 4-7, 2018
Location: Detroit, MI
Organization: Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA)

Join close to 2,000 ITS professionals for educational sessions, exciting keynotes, and business networking opportunities at the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: Center for Health and Safety Culture Symposium
Date: June 20-22, 2018
Location: Bozeman, MT
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

Many of us working to improve health and safety are recognizing the role of culture to achieve and sustain our goals in public health domains such as traffic safety, substance abuse, interpersonal violence, and child well-being. The Center for Health and Safety Culture is committed to working with communities to transform culture so that healthy and safe behaviors are sustainable. To be effective using culture as a basis for promoting health and safety across multiple domains, we need to be aware of current research and best practices in transforming culture. Recognizing this need, the Center for Health and Safety Culture is initiating an annual symposium intended to support the evolution of science and practice in creating a positive culture to sustain safe and healthy choices.

For more information about this conference, click here .
New
Conference: Automated Vehicles Symposium
Date: July 9-12, 2018
Location: San Francisco, CA
Organization: Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVSI), Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB is cosponsoring the Automated Vehicles Symposium on July 9-12, 2018 in San Francisco, California. This symposium convenes industry, government, and academia from around the world to address complex technology, operations, and policy issues. Now in its fourth year, the symposium is the largest dedicated automated vehicles meeting in the world. Topics include law, infrastructure, operations, human factors, shared mobility, cybersecurity, ethics, aftermarket products, enabling technologies, roadworthiness certification, cities, public policy, and consumer acceptance.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association Conference
Date: July 22-25, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL
Organization: American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA)

The American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association will hold their conference at the Crowne Plaza in Chicago, IL. ADTSEA holds its conference to share the knowledge on driver education, traffic safety, training, and technology. 

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: National LTAP/TTAP Conference
Date: July 23-26, 2018
Location: New Orleans, LA
Organization: National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA)

The National Local Technical Assistance Program Association will hold their national conference at the Hotel Monteleone. NLTAPA holds its annual summer Conference to share the latest knowledge, skills, and materials that enhance the performance of its member Centers. The Association works with all local road and street partners, customers, and stakeholders to develop Center staff competencies and to support the interests of NLTAPA members.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes Districts Annual Meeting and Exhibit
Date: August 20-23, 2018
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes District Annual Meeting and Exhibit is your one-stop resource for all things transportation. Come to Minneapolis, MN August 20-23, 2018 to learn about the wide spectrum of topics that directly impact the transportation industry. You also will hear new and thoughtful viewpoints on issues which intersect, shape, and are shaped by transportation.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: 16th National Tools of the Trade Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium Sized Communities
Date: August 22-24, 2018
Location: Kansas City, MO
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Tools of the Trade is a national conference providing practical techniques for transportation professionals in small (under 50,000) and medium-sized communities, those with populations of about 50,000 - 250,000. All practitioners, researchers, academics, and others involved in transportation planning are encouraged to attend.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: GHSA 2018 Annual Meeting - Joining Forces to Get to Zero: Partnerships in Traffic Safety 
Date: August 25-29, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
Organization: Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

Achieving zero deaths on our roadways will require collaboration among a number of professional disciplines across the public and private sector. General sessions will address how states can work with the public health community, the federal government, and industry partners to advance traffic safety. Attendees will also learn about advancements in autonomous vehicle technology and the impacts on safety.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: National Transportation in Indian Country Conference
Date: September 17-20, 2018
Location: Duluth, MN
Organization: National Transportation in Indian Country Planning Committee

The National Transportation in Indian Country Planning Committee is seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for the 2018 National Transportation in Indian Country Conference (NTICC) that will be held September 17 - 20, 2018 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, Minnesota. The NTICC Planning Committee is accepting applications for conference presentations now through March 1, 2018. 

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: ASCE Convention
Date: October 12-15, 2018
Location: Denver, CO
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The ASCE Convention is the Society flagship membership event. It is the single annual opportunity that the entire Society is represented together and therefore needs to reflect the diversity that ASCE encompasses. The program for the Convention will be of an integrated, cross-cultural, technical, and educational nature.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: National Safety Council Congress and Expo
Date: October 20-26, 2018
Location: Houston, TX
Organization: National Safety Council (NSC)

The NSC Congress & Expo is the world's largest annual "must attend" event for safety, health and environmental professionals. For more than 100 years, professionals have turned to this safety conference for industry-leading technology, education, networking opportunities and the tried and true products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: National Rural ITS and ITS Arizona Annual Conference and Exhibit
Date: October 21-24, 2018
Location: Fort McDowell, AZ
Organization: National Rural ITS

The conference will provide participants a one-stop resource focusing on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) implementation in local communities and the opportunity to hear new and thoughtful perspectives from a wide variety of ITS topics. ITS improves transportation safety and mobility and enhances productivity by integrating advanced communication technologies into vehicles and infrastructure. In addition to traditional ITS topics of interest to Arizona transportation professionals, this event will bring together both traditional and non-traditional users to address issues affecting rural and small communities.

For more information about this conference, click here .