Training Announcements

Vol. 69
May 10, 2018
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on roundabouts, pedestrian crossings, and relisiency. Join the Safety Center on May 22nd for the Road to Zero webinar .  This webinar will provide an overview of the new Road to Zero Coalition vision document entitled: A Road to Zero: A vision for achieving zero roadway deaths by 2050.  

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

New
Event: National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Date: May 2018
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Motorcycle crashes involving another motor vehicle continue to account for nearly half of all motorcyclist fatalities in the United States. Motorcyclists are inherently at more risk than motor vehicles because they lack many of the same safety features of automobiles. From a statistical perspective, motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a crash than other motorists. NHTSA has a vested interest in addressing the types of motorist behaviors that pose a risk to motorcyclists. In years past, and enshrined in statutory language, these efforts have been bundled under the moniker of "Share The Road"

For more information about this training, click here .
 
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 .

Webinars

Webinar: Transportation Cyber-Physical Security: Things We Should Know
Date: May 10, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

Threats to cyber-physical systems are targeting institutions and infrastructures around the world, and the frequency and severity of attacks are on the rise. Industries considered the most lucrative targets for adversaries include healthcare manufacturing, financial services, education, government, and transportation. Hacking is about more than companies, organizations, and banks-it also affects transportation critical infrastructure (e.g., automotive systems and field devices).

The broadcast nature of communication protocols used in automobiles is the main root of vulnerability of cars being hacked. But how is it that advanced communication protocols are incapable of providing sufficient security to counter these attacks? A brief answer may be that the "backward compatibility requirement in automobile industries" hinders the possibility of using any advanced protocol layer (digital) solutions for enhancing their security. We target this problem using a strong alternative intrusion-detection method, which lies mainly in the analog domain. This method extracts the influence of manufacturing inconsistencies of devices on their output analog signal, so-called fingerprints, and identifies compromised devices in the car on the basis of these fingerprints.

In recent years, ITS field devices such as variable message signs (VMS) have been hacked with greater frequency. VMS hacks can include physical and remote breaches due to weak system protection. To better understand security attacks on VMS we undertake a risk-based approach to perform a qualitative vulnerability-oriented threat analysis, which aims to identify issues caused by adversaries exploiting ITS security vulnerabilities. One deliverable of the risk assessment will be the impact-likelihood matrix, which maps the adverse impacts of the threat events into a meaningful visual matrix. The result provides insights for system operators and decision makers to prioritize the risks of a VMS hacking event.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Case Studies: The Diversity of Roundabouts
Date: May 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/$105 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that identifies creative applications of roundabouts to solve intersection problems. Presenters will describe case studies in which roundabout implementation has provided safer and more efficient travel across various modes. This webinar will explore how roundabouts may be effective in easing congestion, prioritizing bicycle and pedestrian safety, and coordinating traffic around railroad crossings.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Road to Zero
Date: May 22, 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 an overview of the new Road to Zero Coalition vision document entitled:  A Road to Zero: A vision for achieving zero roadway deaths by 2050

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: There's A Walking App for That
Date: May 22, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: America Walks

Many are talking about how technology will influence the shape of our cities and what we define as walkability, but what about the technology that will influence how we walk as a physical activity? Today, apps are available to track steps, plan routes, and even provide tunes for the trails. Hear from three experts working to bring technology to one of the most common forms of physical activity on what's out there, what's coming, and how it can make walking more safe, accessible, and fun! This webinar is intended for our more experienced advocates as well as those just getting started on the walking path.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
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: 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 .
New
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 .
Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Bicycles and Pedestrians - Designing, Operating and Maintaining Facilities for All Users
Date: May 22, 2018
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Organization: University of Virginia Transportation Training Academy

Many communities in the United States were not designed for pedestrian and bicycle travel. However, today walkability and bikeability are important for active transportation and are indicators of a livable community. The objective of this workshop is to equip participants with information on designing safer, more comfortable, accessible communities so that walking is a viable transportation choice for everyone, including seniors, children and people with visual, mobility and other disabilities and that bicycling is a viable transportation choice for people of all ages.

The class provides current information on the design, operation and maintenance of successful pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Emphasis is placed on the importance of maintaining accessibility and MUTCD compliance while at the same time encouraging innovation.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program
Date: May 22, 2018
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

This course covers how to establish and maintain a roadway and traffic safety improvement programs. Participants learn how to implement safety improvements targeted at areas that have a history of crashes or exhibit conditions associated with high-crash areas and they will learn how to develop a Traffic Safety Development Plan (TSDP) for their community.

For more information about this training, click here.
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: 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 .
New
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 .
New
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: ITE Intermountain Section Meeting
Date: May 17-19, 2018
Location: Jackson, WY
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The Annual Meeting of the Intermountain Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers is held in Jackson, Wyoming every May. Each year the Section solicits transportation professionals from within the Intermountain Section, as well as visiting professionals, to share technical transportation knowledge through 20-30 minute presentations. 

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: American Society of Highway Engineers National Conference
Date: May 17-20, 2018
Location: Cleveland, OH
Organization: American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE)

The Lake Erie Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) is proud to host the 2018 ASHE National Conference at The Westin Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio. The conference will attract over 500 public and private sector design professionals, vendors, contractors and guests from across the country, and provide a forum for networking and education on topics relevant to the transportation industry. The agenda is filled with informative technical sessions, social events and networking opportunities.  

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: Teens in the Driver Seat - TDS Summit 2018
Date: May 19-21, 2018
Location: San Antonio, TX
Organization: Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Car crashes are the #1 killer of youth in America. The Teens in the Driver Seat® - TDS Summit will showcase student leaders bringing awareness about this problem to their peers, their families and their community. Come learn more about this epidemic and the latest innovative solutions to combat it. Activities will be available for teens, teachers, school administrators, families, law enforcement, safety practitioners, industry and more.  

For more information about this conference, click here .
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: 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 .
New
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 .