Training Announcements

Vol. 87
January 17, 2019
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on public engagement, unmanned systems, and bicycle safety. Join the Safety Center on January 31st for the Framework for Bikeway Designation on Rural Roads webinar. This webinar will provide an overview of the development and content of the Framework for Bikeway Designation on Rural Roads.

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: Super Bowl Drunk Driving Prevention
Date: February 3, 2019
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The Super Bowl is America's most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That's why NHTSA is urging football fans to plan ahead a safe ride home.

NHTSA's Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign encourages people to make plans ahead of time that will prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. Driving drunk could result in injury or death for you or others on the road. 

Webinars

New
Webinar: Road Users
Date: January 18, 2019
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) 

This webinar follows  Chapter 3: Road Users  in the ITE Traffic Engineering Handbook , 7th Edition. It covers driver behavior basics, types of road users, and applying human factors to design.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Designing for Bicyclist Safety
Date: January 22, 2019
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)

Join PBIC on January 22 for an overview of roadway design strategies to improve safety for bicyclists. This webinar, based on a course developed and taught by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will provide participants with the tools needed to understand the principles of bicyclist safety and respond to safety problems with the appropriate countermeasures and designs. The session will provide context for considering bicyclists in the transportation system and introduce a range of facility types and treatments. Brooke Struve (FHWA Resource Center) will lead the webinar and spend time responding to questions from attendees. 

This Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Safety webinar will be delivered by VHB and the UNC Highway Safety Research Center through a contract to provide training and technical assistance to the FHWA-designated Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Focus States and Cities.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Best of Minneapolis: Signs and Signals - Innovations That Work
Date: January 22, 2019
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)

This webinar was originally delivered as one of ITE's most popular technical sessions during the 2018 ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit in Minneapolis. During this webinar, attendees will learn about several innovative applications of traffic control devices aimed at improving transportation safety and operations for all users. Experimental overhead bicycle signals, gap-out signal timing strategies, state of the art updates for dynamic message signs will be discussed, as well as an overview on how automated vehicle location (AVL) is being used to measure and improve signal performance.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Unmanned for Good: Protecting Our Environment with Unmanned Systems
Date: January 23, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free members/$49 non-members
Organization: Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International

As changing climates impact environments and populations across the map, unmanned systems have been called upon to monitor these rapidly shifting situations. Environmental monitoring extends to volcanos, mud flows, hurricane damage, and fires, among other natural disasters and can safeguard human lives, property, and wildlife.
During this webinar operators will share their experiences from the field, outline best practices for environmental protection missions, and explore emerging capabilities. Join AUVSI for a discussion of how the unmanned industry is poised to combat one of the most serious threats of the 21st century .

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Modeling Freeway Traffic in a Mixed Environment: Connected and Human-Driven Vehicles
Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Institute of Transportation and Communities (NITC)

Although connected vehicles (CVs) will soon go beyond testbeds, CVs and human-driven vehicles (HVs) will co-exist over a long period. Hence, it is critical to consider the interactions between these two types of vehicles in traffic flow modeling. In this study, we aim to develop a macroscopic model to understand how CVs would impact HVs in the traffic stream. Grounded on the second-order traffic flow model, we study the relationships among flow, density, and speed by two sets of formulations for the groups of CVs and HVs, respectively. A set of friction factors, which indicate CVs' impact to HVs, are introduced to the speed equation for accounting CV speed impacts. Then extended Kalman Filter is employed to update both model parameters and friction factors in real-time. By using CVs trajectory data as measurements, the difference between CV average speed and overall traffic mean speed will be fully accounted. The proposed model will serve as a basis for designing CV-based traffic control function, such as speed harmonization, on highways.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Bikeway Facility Design and Safety Improvement
Date: January 28-30, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm MT/4:00 pm to 7:30 pm ET
Cost: $290
Organization: University of California Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies

This new, in-depth class on design of facilities for bicycling addresses both legacy facilities and innovative designs that are being developed within many communities at this time. This course will orient participants with fundamentals and details of bikeway design, ranging from application of traditional designs (bike routes, lanes, paths) to innovative facilities that are growing in popularity, such as separated/protected bikeways and special shared treatments. The course will cover a wide range of subjects ranging from user types and preferences, operator characteristics, to detailed design approaches. The course includes numerous examples of legacy and innovative facilities, including examples from European cities that experience extremely high bicycle usage for all ages and abilities. 

The course is developed to meet the training needs of persons charged with preliminary planning, development, or design of high-quality bikeway facilities. It will also be valuable for persons responsible for planning bicycle friendly networks, interested in learning how to deliver quality facilities, or desiring tools to remodel existing facilities to better serve user needs
.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: AASHTO Committee on Transportation System Operations - Community of Practices on Road Weather Management
Date: January 29, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE)

The AASHTO CTSO Community of Practice on Road Weather Management promotes the implementation of RWM solutions and strategies that minimize the impact of weather events on transportation system operations. This webinar is intended to create outreach and awareness of the CoP on RWM in the transportation community and initiate a forum for discussion of existing and emerging RWM practices (i.e. tools, technologies, strategies) and resources (i.e. state-of-the-practice, training/workshops/webinars, reports, guidelines, deployment/pooled-fund programs, and websites).

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Perspectives on the New Mobility CASE - Denver's Mobility Choice Blueprint and Implications for the Future of the Workforce
Date: January 29, 2019
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)

Attendees will hear two former mayors using the CASE framework for new mobility (connected, autonomous, shared and electric) to discuss Denver's Mobility Choice Blueprint initiative and how it employed a first of its kind public-private partnership to address emerging technology that is revolutionizing transportation demands, services and facilities. Regional transportation agencies worked together with private-sector business interests to align regional transportation policies and programs to deal with expected changes from technology transformation over the years to 2030. The webinar will highlight tactical actions and the targeted outcomes that will form work programs for the agencies and the private sector. Using the Blueprint results as examples, we will discuss the impact of new mobility on our workforce in the field of professional planning and engineering, as well as other industries that use the transportation system to conduct parts of their businesses.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Framework for Bikeway Designation on Rural Roads
Date: January 31, 2019
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 development and content of the  Framework for Bikeway Designation on Rural Roads. This document was developed as a resource for road owners that are considering bikeway designation on one of their roads. The Framework addresses liability and safety concerns that road owners frequently face when considering roads that are shared by motor vehicles and people on bicycles. While Oregon's Scenic Bikeway program was the catalyst for this research, shared use on rural roads is an issue across the United States, and the Framework is intended for use by any road owner considering bikeway designation. The development of the document was guided by a technical advisory committee with representatives from a state DOT, county road officials, cycling tourism groups, the Oregon Scenic Bikeway Program, the US Forest Service, and the Federal Highway Administration. It is anticipated the Framework document will be finalized and available for use in March 2019. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Investing in Health: Local Active Transportation Financing Initiatives
Date: January 31, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Local active transportation financing pays for the programs and street improvements that we need to bike and walk safely, addressing the inadequacies of our incomplete biking and walking networks.  In this webinar, we'll provide an overview of why active transportation financing matters and what financing approaches are working for local governments.  We'll feature speakers from BikeWalkKC of Kansas City, Missouri, and Investing in Place, Los Angeles, who will share lessons from their exciting and inspiring local active transportation financing success stories.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis and Risk Based Prioritization
Date: February 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/$95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)'s Research Report 893: Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis.

This webinar will describe how transportation agencies can utilize a systemic approach to pedestrian safety by outlining its process and needs. A systemic approach, as opposed to a "hot-spot" approach, enables transportation agencies to identify, prioritize, and select appropriate countermeasures for locations with a high risk of pedestrian-related crashes. Presenters will discuss how some jurisdictions have begun to collect and analyze data types, how they have dealt with constraints, and how they have incorporated systemic approaches into their safety programs. They will also share examples of databases, screening tools, and systemic prioritization processes.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Truck Platooning: Steps Towards 1st Generation Automation
Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free members/$49 non-members
Organization: Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)

Many automated vehicle analysts agree the most impactful use of automated vehicles the public will experience in the near future is truck platooning. On-road trucking automation will allow safer and more efficient transport of goods across the long distances that have traditionally taken a toll on human drivers.
 
Join AUVSI and industry experts for a discussion of truck platooning use cases and the challenges the industry is meeting. Representatives of companies developing and implementing automated truck platoons will provide an update and describe the economic potential of their work .

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Moving Beyond Bystander Engagement: Growing Citizenship to Improve Health and Safety
Date: February 12, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture 

This webinar will introduce safety citizenship, which seeks to involve the majority of people engaging in safe behaviors to influence the smaller group engaging in risky behaviors. Safety citizenship requires creating a culture that values "our safety" and empowers early identification of potential risk, being proactive, and bystander engagement.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Creating Safer Streets for All
Date: February 13, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: America Walks

Even one life lost is too many. Pedestrian safety is a critical part of planning for healthy, active, and engaged communities. At America Walks, we believe that a safe systems approach and built environment interventions are important to achieving fewer pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Learn about resources and ideas to improve safety with this webinar.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Traffic Bottleneck Identification and Solutions
Date: February 19, 2019
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 Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss strategies for bottleneck identification, diagnosis, and mitigation. Traffic bottlenecks in the United States are worsening, and states must manage their bottleneck problems with minimal funding. Therefore, it is necessary to demonstrate a return on investment regarding bottleneck mitigation strategies. The presenter will identify how bottleneck intensity and frequency can be precisely determined in ways that account for visibility and weather. He will evaluate low-cost bottleneck mitigation strategies, identify bottleneck treatments, and discuss the Congestion and Bottleneck Identification (CBI) tool.

For more information about this training, click here .
Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Public Involvement in Transportation Decisionmaking
Date: January 23-25, 2019
Location: Denver, CO
Organization: National Transit Institute (NTI)

Public Involvement is much more than posting notices and holding public hearings. Public participation involves creative thinking, with willingness and ability to interact openly to the public's preferred forms of communication. It is about being sensitive to disparate needs and conflicting priorities. It is about giving the public an opportunity to influence transportation decisionmaking. This course walks the talk by employing public involvement techniques as the means of conveying the key learning outcomes. It is a joint effort among FTA's Office of Planning, NTI, the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Planning, and the National Highway Institute (NHI) and was recently updated to reflect changes in the Federal Transportation reauthorization.

This course does not focus on the NEPA process, but on more general strategies and tools of engaging the public .

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Introduction to Highway Safety Fundamentals
Date: January 30, 2019
Location: Roanoke, VA
Organization: University of Virginia Transportation Training Academy

Our roads and highways form a complex system. Infrastructure that makes travelers safer in one circumstance won't necessarily work in another. Likewise, what makes a roadway efficient for some users excludes others; think of high-speed arterials without sidewalks because planners deemed the roads unsafe for pedestrians.

That's an example of single-modal thinking, and implementing such measures has reduced crash and fatality rates. But those reductions have leveled off over time as we've reached the limits of what single-mode interventions- or those rooted in a single engineering discipline - can achieve. Further improvements must come from countermeasures that address road safety across all modes and from solutions based on multidisciplinary science and research.

Introduction to Highway Safety Fundamentals begins to explore the growing body of knowledge that underlies the safety transportation profession today. Participants will take away a new understanding of road safety defined by a science-based perspective that results in both fewer accidents and the mitigation of consequences when they do occur. It does so in part by emphasizing the "4 Es" of road safety: engineering, education, enforcement and emergency response.

The workshop is intended for design, traffic, safety, utilities, maintenance and operations engineers; transportation and land use planners; law enforcement; agency directors; project managers; inspectors; emergency response personnel; and safety data collectors, managers and analysts .

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Training: Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems 
Date: February 11, 2019
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

This course provides participants with (1) a basic understanding of intersection safety issues, (2) "how to" information for common safety tasks and low cost safety improvements that do not require an engineered design, and (3) background information on safety tasks that do not require an engineer. This workshop also outlines areas where non-engineers can assist traffic engineers in the safety process, and help them to understand when an engineer needs to be consulted to make a safety related change to an intersection.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Training: Data Driven Public Engagement 
Date: February 26, 2019
Location: Roanoke, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Transportation Training Academy

In addition to traditional public involvement best practices, Data Driven Public Engagement covers state of the practice public engagement initiatives. Workshop participants will be provided tools such as Crowdsourcing and Virtual Public Involvement practices. These focus areas are premiered on FHWA's Every Day Counts (EDC) program, found in the Center for Accelerating Innovation (CAI) which serves to identify and prioritize innovations.  The use of crowdsourced data turns transportation system users with smartphones and other mobile data sources into traffic sensors that significantly increase the data volume and geographic coverage.  Agencies using crowdsourced data can provide earlier incident notification for quicker responses and integration into traveler information.  Focusing on public engagement improving safety and mobility, classroom examples will include New York City's Vision Zero interactive web site and the use of Data Driven Enforcement systems, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission's Bike the Valley, Charlottesville City's project status and project-specific web sites and Durham North Carolina's Bike + Walk Implementation Plan.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: February 28, 2019
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

Three vehicle crashes involving injuries occur every minute in the United States putting nearly 39,000 incident responders in harm's way daily. Disruption and congestion from these incidents can increase the likelihood of secondary crashes, cause delays, and increase driver frustration. The longer responders remain on the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public, face. Correct traffic incident management (TIM) focuses on responding in a way that protects motorists and emergency personnel while minimizing negative effects on traffic. TIM practices include detecting, verifying, and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene; and restoring traffic flow.

Using a multi-discipline approach, first responders in New Jersey will learn how to operate more efficiently and act collectively. The training covers topics including TIM guidelines, fundamentals, and terminology; notifications and scene size up; scene safety and risk management; traffic management; special circumstances; clearance; and termination.

This course is open to all traffic-incident first responders including personnel in law enforcement, fire fighting, emergency medical services (EMS), public safety, public works, towing and recovery, and hazardous materials (HAZMAT).

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Purdue Road School
Date: March 4-7, 2019
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Organization: Purdue, Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP), Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program

Purdue Road School is co-sponsored by JTRP and the Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and attracts over 2,000 Indiana local and state officials, consultants, and suppliers each year. Important updates on pertinent transportation issues, as well as sessions on topics of general interest, are provided in the two-day event.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Mainstreaming Safety into Road Projects
Date: March 4-8, 2019
Location: Alexandria, VA
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

Preventive road risk assessment procedures are an effective and essential instrument to help road authorities reduce the number of crashes and casualties, because design standards alone cannot guarantee road safety in all conditions.

Risk assessment procedures can typically be applied at successive stages of road planning, design, opening and operations. They all serve the common purpose of identifying risk factors related to road design or traffic control that may lead to crashes, or make crashes more severe. In many cases, they help network highway operators and city traffic departments identify engineering weaknesses and hazardous road sections, even in the absence of robust traffic injury data.

In 2015, 82.5% of countries reported implementing one or more of these procedures, yet over 70% of roads surveyed by the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP) in emerging countries were rated under 2 stars across at least one user category. These figures suggest a startling disconnect between the theoretical merits of safe road infrastructure management and the actual results experienced by countless road users every day. In 2017, UN Member States agreed on global performance targets for road safety that include ensuring all new roads are built to 3-star or better standard, and more than 75% of travel is on the equivalent of 3-star or better roads by 2030 .

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Reducing Roadway Departure Crashes
Date: March 5, 2019
Location: Roanoke, VA
Organization: University of Virginia Transportation Training Academy

Each year, the UVA Transportation Training Academy offers a wide range of training workshops throughout Virginia. Description to be announced. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: March 5, 2019
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: ATSSA 49th Annual Convention and Traffic Expo
Date: February 8-12, 2019
Location: Tampa, FL
Organization: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

Where do Roadway Infrastructure Safety Professionals go to learn about the latest innovative safety technology, garner CEU credits, and collaborate with the best and brightest minds in roadway safety?

Uncover the Innovation at ATSSA's Annual Convention & Traffic Expo with four days of education, exhibits and networking in Tampa, Florida, February 8-12, 2019 at the Tampa Convention Center.

For nearly five decades, ATSSA members have paved the way to make the nation's roads safe. Whether you've been in the industry for years or just a short time, the Convention & Traffic Expo is the forum to see why ATSSA has put safety and innovation on roadways.

Now is a pivotal time for the roadway safety industry to join together to discuss innovations in safety, programs and progress. Come hear the latest developments, how you can make a difference and how your business will be impacted.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: Shared Use Mobility Summit
Date: March 5-7, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
Organization: Shared Use Mobility Center

Join today's thinkers and do-ers in exploring how different mobility options (ridehailing, carsharing, micromobility, mass transit, autonomous vehicles, mobility hubs, and the latest technology) can work together to create a multi-modal transportation system that's affordable, efficient, accessible, and environmentally sound.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: 2019 Lifesavers Conference
Date: March 31 - April 2, 2019
Location: Louisville, KY
Organization: Lifesavers Conference, Inc.

The Lifesavers Conference brings together a unique combination of public health and safety professionals, researchers, advocates, practitioners and students committed to sharing best practices, research, and policy initiatives that are proven to work. You can't get the kind of information that is conveyed at this conference anywhere else at this value.

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: National Planning Conference
Date: April 13-16, 2019
Location: San Francisco, CA
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)

Want to move to the forefront of planning? Attend NPC19 and pack learning, sharing, connecting, and fun into four exciting days. NPC19's robust educational program covers emerging issues, new trends, and best practices in planning.

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: NACE Annual Meeting/Management and Technical Conference
Date: April 14-18, 2019
Location: Wichita, KS
Organization: National Association of County Engineers (NACE)

There are 2 ways to learn about best practices and innovation changes in local roads: Wait until they happen then scramble to catch up ...  Or attend  NACE 2019 to stay ahead of the game!  A reimagined NACE 2019 presents a fresh, new approach to how county road and infrastructure officials learn, engage, and connect with one another. 

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium
Date: April 23-26, 2019
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Organization: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sponsors the annual GIS for Transportation Symposium. It is a chance for persons in government and private industry who are interested in the use of GIS for transportation purposes to get together and share experiences, see state-of-art software, and learn more about this field. Join your fellow professionals in addition to the 40+ exhibitors in the technology hall.
 
The Symposium offers keynote speakers, discussion forums, workshops, presentations, and a technology hall where exhibitors showcase their services. Organizations and individuals with information related to GIS in transportation are encouraged to share their experience by presenting at the Symposium.  

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: ASHE National Conference
Date: May 8-12, 2019
Location: Nashville, TN
Organization: American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE)

The Middle Tennessee Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) is excited to host the 2019 ASHE National Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.

The conference is expected to attract over 600 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: ITS America Annual Meeting
Date: June 4-7, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: ITS America

ITS America's 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. will highlight seamless mobility around the movement of people, data and freight.  Innovative business models can flourish in the new age of mobility. Be a part of the conversation that will shape an environment for safe deployment of connected and automated mobility.  

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: WASHTO Annual Meeting
Date: June 9-12, 2019
Location: Glendale, AZ
Organization: Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO)

On June 9-12, 2019 transportation professionals will gather in Glendale, Arizona for the 2019 Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) Annual Conference.

WASHTO 2019 will be attended by State Department of Transportation Directors, Chief Engineers, and executive leadership from the 18 western most states in the country, as well as executives from the US Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration. Other notable attendees are national transportation leaders from the private sector and academia.  

Approximately 500 attendees will be on hand to experience WASHTO 2019, which will feature informative breakout sessions, technical tours and information covering all areas of interest in highway transportation .  

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: 2019 APBP Conference
Date: August 25-28, 2019
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Join over 300 active transportation professionals and advocates at the biennial APBP 2019 from Aug 25 - 28 in Portland, Ore - one of the must multimodal cities in America. In addition to national stories and perspectives, you'll be getting the low-down on some of most successful active transportation programs in the Portland metro region - including our Vision Zero "Twenty is Plenty" initiative; protected bike lanes and greenways; and innovative parking reform.

The APBP Local Host Committee is pulling together over 40 sessions, workshops, and mobile tours around the city. They're excited to showcase over 350 miles bike lanes, integrated transit options, and our newest bridge: the Tilikum Crossing. It's the first bridge of its kind in the U.S., carrying lightrail, buses, streetcars, cyclists and pedestrians over the Willamette River. Note - no cars.

You think you know Portland, but this conference will go deeper than just bike boulevards and car-free bridges. Major programs (including Sunday Parkways, Safe Routes to School, and SmartTrips) have been managed by the City for over a decade; we've been installing bike parking quietly but relentlessly for even longer; and our pedestrian accommodation policies for construction sites has transformed our streets. Come tour North America's biggest valet bike parking; new enhanced arterial bikeway crossing strategies; invisible yet powerful signal magic; and Better Naito (a resident-led tactical urbanism project that has become an annual tradition).

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: 12th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads
Date: September 15-18, 2019
Location: Kalispell, MT
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB is sponsoring the 12th TRB International Conference on Low Volume Roads on September 15-18, 2019 in Kalispell, Montana. This conference examines new technologies and new techniques in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and administration of low-volume roads. Panelists will explore case studies and practical solutions to common problems related to all aspects of low-volume roads.

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: 4th National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference - Charting New Trails for Rural and Tribal Transit
Date: September 15-18, 2019
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: National Rural Transit Assistance Program

The conference will include multiple routes to offer learning and technical assistance opportunities for all attendees: Administration and Planning; Operations; Compliance; Coordination; and Technology.

Particular interest areas within the routes will include: rural public, tribal, intercity, and veterans transportation; mobility management and non-emergency medical transportation; transit manager 101; and state program manager 101.

For more information about this conference, click
here .