Training Announcements

Vol. 16, April 28, 2016


TOPIn this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on speed management, climate change, and positive culture framework. 

Do not miss out on the next Safety Center training, Crash Risk Factors for Low-Volume Roads: an ODOT Case Study . This free webinar will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2016 and provide information on low-cost safety countermeasures that are most applicable to low-volume roads. 

Do not forget to save the date for the upcoming National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America on September 7-9, 2016. Check back on the Safety Center website for registration to open soon.  There are many trainings coming up so make sure to plan ahead so you do not miss out on these great training opportunities! 
 
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 Eidswick
Center Manager
National Center for Rural Road Safety
info@ruralsafetycenter.org
In This Issue

Traffic Safety Weeks

Event: Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Date: May 1-31, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May - and during the rest of the year - drivers of all other vehicles and all road users are reminded to safely "share the road" with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.

For more information about this event, click here .
Event: Cinco de Mayo Drunk Driving Prevention
Date: May 5, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Cinco de Mayo has become a big night out for many, particularly among young adults. But it is also a very dangerous night out because of alcohol-impaired drivers. Those celebrating should be sure to designate their sober driver in advance - before the festivities begin.

For more information about this event, click here .
Event: National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization 
Date: May 23 - June 5, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

NHTSA has prepared this Products for Enforcement Action Kit (PEAK) to help you alert the public to prepare for maximum high-visibility seat belt enforcement.

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

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Accommodating Pedestrians and Cyclists in Roundabouts
Date: April 28, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: $149 members/ $199 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar will discuss best practices for enhancing the safety and accessibility of pedestrians and cyclists in and near roundabout intersections.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://ecommerce.ite.org/imis/iCommerce/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=LMSW26
Webinar: Crash Risk Factors for Low-Volume Roads: An ODOT Case Study
Date: April 28, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety 

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) will be hosting a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.  This webinar will provide information on:
  • A proposed methodology and tool to objectively determine the potential crash risk for low-volume road segments using road geometry and roadside feature characteristics combined with crash history and traffic exposure
  • Low-cost safety countermeasures that are most applicable to low-volume roads
For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecevailtcf8bb037&llr=ngyyawuab
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Webinar: Speed Management Strategies for the Three Safety Focus Programs
Date: May 5, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Speeding contributes to nearly one-third of all roadway fatalities, and this proportion has remained largely unchanged for the past decade. Since roadway departure, intersection, and pedestrian and bicycle crashes have been identified by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as the three areas with great potential to reduce fatalities, States are being encouraged to integrate speed management into these three safety focus areas. To assist agencies with integrating speed management into their policies, practices, and safety plans, this webinar will present information on national speeding-related crash trends, a speed-related crash data analysis approach, the state of practices of speed management for the 3 focus areas, and strategies and initiatives for integrating speed management into an agency's overall policies, as well as their roadway departure, intersection, and pedestrian/bicyclist safety programs.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: https://collaboration.fhwa.dot.gov/dot/fhwa/WC/Lists/Seminars/DispForm.aspx?ID=963&Source=https%3A%2F%2Fcollaboration%2Efhwa%2Edot%2Egov%2Fdot%2Ffhwa%2FWC%2Fdefault%2Easpx
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Webinar: Computerized Crash Reports Usability and Design Investigation
Date: May 10, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

Minnesota's commencement of a new crash records database offered a unique opportunity for a redesign of its electronic crash report to best support law enforcement officers (LEOs). A well-designed electronic report will not only support LEOs in the line of duty but will also lead to more useful, complete, and accurate data for various state and federal agencies for analysis and policy decision making. 

This presentation will discuss the HumanFIRST Laboratory's crash report and usability design project conducted as part of this effort. The objectives of this project were to improve crash data reliability and validity, develop a framework crash report interface based on human factors principles and usability requirements, and reduce the mental workload and required steps for users. The project featured a cooperative approach among university researchers, state agencies, and a private developer to ensure that the knowledge and technology of the research effort was fully transferred into the final product. The resulting interfaces preliminarily suggest improved data completeness and accuracy, comply with principles of usability, and provide a resource for replication in multiple domains. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.roadwaysafety.umn.edu/events/webinarseries/2016/051016/index.html
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Webinar: Adapting to Climate Change Using Intelligent Transportation Systems
Date: May 10, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), ITS Joint Program Office (JPO)

Within the national framework for addressing climate change, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is an important strategy for meeting the growing need for climate resiliency and adaption. ITS uses a variety of sensors to monitor the highway network such as traffic volume and speed detectors, cameras, pavement, and weather monitoring systems. All sensors are designed to communicate continuously with a centralized Transportation Management Center (TMC). This sensor data, when integrated with construction and incident reports, are used by TMC operators to create real time situational awareness of the highway system for the benefit of travelers, public safety, emergency responders, and transportation managers.

Climate change has and will result in the increased frequency and severity of disrupting weather events. These events require a proactive response across the traffic, maintenance, and emergency management communities. New sensor technology and applications are being developed to help identify vulnerable regions and transportation routes that are subject to flooding, fog, smoke from wildfires or other harmful pollutants, high winds, ice, damaged pavement, and bridge weight restrictions. This approach will not only require new sensing capability from the field, but also a means of identifying alternate routes and/or alternate transportation modes. The following speakers will touch on all of these components in order to illustrate new approaches to building transportation resiliency and adapting to climate change.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: https://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/t3/s160510_Adapting_to_Climate_Change.asp
Webinar: Louisiana's Regional 4E Approach to Saving Lives: The Goal is Destination Zero Deaths
Date: May 11, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety 

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) will be hosting a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.  This webinar will provide information on:
  • Louisiana's Regional Approach to the Implementation of the Strategic Highway Safety Plan
For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Economic and Financial Dimensions to a Climate Resilient Transportation Infrastructure
Date: May 12, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $0 members/ $95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that examines the financial impacts to transportation arising from extreme weather events and the subsequent recovery. These events can present long-term risks and disruptions to communities, governments, and future projects. This webinar will examine the operationalization of resilience, considering social and economic perspectives, as well as private sector, regional, and national dimensions. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.trb.org/Calendar/Blurbs/174096.aspx
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Webinar: Local and Rural Safety Plans
Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

More information and registration for this webinar will be available soon. Check the Safety Center Trainings page for more information. 

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Instructor-Led Trainings
Date: April 28, 2016
Location: Salina, KS
Organization: Kansas University Transportation Center

This course provides tools for transit vehicle operators to better respond to emergency situations as they begin to unfold. The morning session provides basic awareness to help identify emergencies, an orientation to emergency equipment on the vehicle, and a review of seven steps for crisis management during an emergency. The afternoon session covers all-hazards awareness and preparedness for transit employees. It is designed to help transit employees develop the observation, communication, and response skills needed to address all-hazards incidents while ensuring their own safety and that of their customers. Participants will learn the importance of taking an all-hazards approach to transit incidents and events, understand their responsibilities and priorities during such incidents and events, learn to distinguish between notice and no-notice situations, and learn to select appropriate response and reporting strategies for all-hazards incidents and events.

For more information about this training, please contact  Kristin Kelly at kbkelly@ku.edu or 785-864-2594.
Training: Positive Culture Framework
Date: May 10-12, 2016
Location: Orlando, FL
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

The Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University invites you to attend a newly developed training on our updated approach which is based on the latest research and builds on the Positive Community Norms framework. The framework embraces a cultural approach, is grounded in the latest science, and includes positive norms in improving health and safety.

This 2.5 day training provides a foundation for efforts to improve health and safety addressing a wide variety of issues including (but not limited to) substance abuse, traffic safety, and violence prevention. Participants will leave with an understanding of how culture influences behavior, how we can cultivate cultural transformation, and the benefits of a comprehensive, positive approach.

The training covers our revised process and initiates the development of your skills in three critical areas:leadership, communication, and the integration of effective strategies. Participants will leave with specific next steps for implementing this process for transforming culture to achieve community health and safety goals.

For more information about this training, click here.
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Training: Traffic Signs
Date: May 12, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

This half-day course instructed by Ed Stellfox will cover the regulations and guidelines for traffic signs including; regulatory signs, warning signs, and guide signs. A review of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) will also be covered. An in depth discussion of sign examples, installation and maintenance, as well as sign management will be covered.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: May 13, 2016
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.
Training: Roadside Safety Design
Date: May 17-19, 2016
Location: Shoreview, MN
Organization: National Highway Institute

This course provides an overview of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide. At the end of the course, you will be able to apply the clear zone concept to all classes of roadways; recognize unsafe roadside design features and elements and make appropriate changes; identify the need for a traffic barrier; and apply other highway hardware core competencies.  This course is intended for experienced safety and design engineers.

For more information about this training, click here.
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Training: Unconventional Intersections
Date: May 20, 2016
Location: Raleigh, NC
Organization: North Carolina State, Institute for Transportation Research and Education

This workshop provides a broad overview of various unconventional intersection designs, the intended application of the various designs, and any trade-offs an traffic engineer or planner should consider during various stages of the roadway planning and design process.  This workshop is intended to for all levels of staff in the engineering and planning fields.

Roadway designers should consider this course as an addition to their toolbox of alternatives during the design process. Class material will cover basic concepts of intersection design, newer unconventional intersections, and the trade-offs for each design alternative.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Road Safety 365 - A Safety Workshop for Local Governments
Date: May 25, 2016
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Center for Transportation Studies

Rural roadways face unique safety challenges. Rural crashes are more likely to be at higher speeds and involved unrestrained occupants, and are therefore more severe than urban crashes.  Emergency response times are longer.  Hazards such as trees, utility poles and steep slopes are often close to the roadway.  In addition, budgets are severely limited and there may be a lack of awareness of safety issues.

This workshop, aimed at local road agencies, demonstrates how construction and maintenance activities impact roadway safety and encourages development of a safety mindset. Practical guidance is provided on improving road safety that is specifically geared to the day-to-day activities and project development processes of local/rural road agencies.  Attendees will learn how to identify specific road safety problems and to identify practical, low-cost countermeasures to address the problems, both in existing roads and during project development.  Attendees will also be able to identify and access appropriate road safety information and use it effectively.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Road Safety 365 - A Safety Workshop for Local Governments
Date: June 1, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center
 
This course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. is designed to provide local and rural agencies with practical and effective ways to mainstream safety solutions into their day-to-day activities and project development process. This one-day workshop focuses on processes for incorporating safety into all aspects of local and rural projects, and on making safety a priority through inclusion in the traditional decision-making process - 365 days a year. The course stresses the importance of road safety, and illustrates how it can be integrated into rural/local transportation project development at all stages: planning, design, construction, implementation, operations, and maintenance. Through practical exercises and facilitator-led discussions, the emphasis is on operations and maintenance to reflect the predominant, day-to-day responsibilities of rural/local transportation agencies. The benefits and potential cost savings of safety initiatives are shown using examples from rural/local agencies

The workshop audience ranges from decision-makers to road crews. It is aimed primarily at local and rural road and public works supervisors. Others who would benefit include: elected officials, public safety advocates, State DOT personnel, law enforcement, consultants, regional and rural development organizations, municipal associations.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program
Date: June 8, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
 
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: Designing for Pedestrian Safety
Date: June 9-10, 2016
Location: Garfield Heights, OH
Organization: National Highway Institute

The Designing for Pedestrian Safety course is intended to help state and local transportation engineering professionals address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions. The training course includes a field exercise in the application of the principles, concepts, and strategies covered in the course. Also the participants will share and prioritize potential policies, programs, and strategies.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: NW TTAP Summer Tribal Planning Institute: Road Life Cycle
Date: June 13-17, 2016
Location: Spokane, WA
Organization: Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program, Eastern Washington University

This informative week-long workshop will cover the complete process of setting up a tribal roads program. It will provide an overview and detailed review of all aspects of the complete Road Planning Process. This is a valuable course for new tribal road planners as well as refresher for seasoned roads personnel.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Low-Cost Roadway Safety Improvements
Date: June 14, 2016
Location: Cadiz, KY
Organization: University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center
 
This workshop shows participants ways to reduce fatalities and injuries caused by road departures and collisions with fixed objects, as well as collision at rural intersections.  The course also addresses measures to improve pedestrian safety.  Included are examples of low-cost maintenance and safety improvements on roads and the historical differences between state road systems and local road systems.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: School Crossing Design and Safety Analysis
Date: July 11, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center
 
The School Crossing Design Course instructed by Dane Ismart will cover the recommended guidelines for school crossings. Various issues such as determining the school area boundaries, signing and markings for school crossing areas, and design criteria will be covered. Requirements and guidelines as covered by the Maryland MUTCD will be reviewed as part of the class. How to select treatments such as potential signalization, crossing guards, pedestrian cross walks, coverage, school speed zones and speed monitoring, location of traffic control devices, and warrants will be presented to the class. The Safe Routes to School program will be reviewed. Sources for information and school crossing information will be given to the class as well as innovative school treatments from other states. A class exercise will be conducted by the participants to demonstrate the application of the procedures and design principles for implementing school crossing treatments.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: NW TTAP Summer Tribal Planning Institute: Tribal Planning
Date: July 11-15, 2016
Location: Spokane, WA
Organization: Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program, Eastern Washington University
 
This five-day workshop will describe the history, structures and powers of tribal government within tribal sovereignty for tribal planning. It will include an overview of land use planning based on a Comprehensive Plan that covers the natural environment, land use, housing and community facilities, economic development, and transportation as elements of the plan. The class will also cover the unique processes of Tribal Specific Comprehensive Plans that incorporate elements of tribal history, tribal language and culture; tribal lands; tribal architecture and housing; land use patterns, tribal health and wellness; tribal economic and community development, and their significance in planning for contemporary and future communities. The course will include an assessment of contemporary tribal planning practices for sustainable tribal futures through a review of tribal plans and best practices.
 
The model for tribal planning is the development of tribal (or village) specific planning as a unique and dynamic process which uses some of the same tools of non-tribal planning but expands from a base of tribal sovereignty.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Crash and Safety Data Analysis
Date: July 12, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center
 
This day and a half course instructed by  Dane Ismart  will cover the following: (1) Crash Data and Computation of Crash Frequency; (2) Condition Diagramming and Collision Types; (3) Speed Analysis and Traffic Calming; (4) Sight Distance Analysis; (5) Pedestrian Safety; (6) School Crossing Considerations; (7) Marking and Signing Considerations; and (8) Safety Design Issues and Mitigation.

For more information about this training, click here.
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Training: Traffic Management Through Signals, Signs And Markings
Date: July 28, 2016
Location: Dawson Springs, KY
Organization: University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center
 
This workshop will show examples of proper signs and markings, sign requirements, proper placement, warrants, sign supports and pavement markings.  This course will also discuss the background on traffic signals, signal indications, hardware, left turn signals, signal coordination an pedestrian signals.  Also included in this course are the latest changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices  (MUTCD). 

For more information about this training, click here.

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Conferences

Conference: Community Transportation Association EXPO
Date: May 22-27, 2016
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: Community Transportation Association

The annual Community Transportation EXPO is your chance to join colleagues from around the nation in a setting dedicated to fresh ideas, innovative products and services, networking and learning. You will not want to miss this conference. In addition to the important discussions on the legislative front, there will be dozens of training sessions, workshops and networking events that will allow you to advance your understanding of transit issues, develop fresh solutions to challenging issues and help you outline new approaches to your work. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 Ferry Safety and Technology Conference
Date: June 2-3, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Organization: Interferry, Transportation Research Board (TRB), New York City DOT

The second annual Ferry Safety and Technology Conference will be held in downtown Manhattan on June 2-3, 2016. It will bring together ferry owners and operators; naval architects and marine engineers; and new technology developers and providers to improve efficiency and safety here and around the world. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
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Conference: 2016 Traffic Safety Conference
Date: June 6-8, 2016
Location: College Station, TX
Organization: Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Center for Transportation Safety
 
Planning is underway for the 2016 Statewide Traffic Safety Conference in College Station. No matter what your area of expertise may be or what specific approaches to solving traffic safety problems you take, we're all working toward a common goal: significant and permanent reductions in the deaths and injuries on our streets and highways.

Don't miss the opportunity to visit with up and coming stars in transportation research during the student poster sessions, or the networking opportunities to help us inform, inspire and keep up to date on the important issues in traffic safety today and in the future.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference
Date: June 7-8, 2016
Location: Worcester, MA
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The State of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Department of Public Health have the distinct honor of hosting the 2016 Northeast Transportation Safety conference in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The conference theme "The sum is greater than its parts" emphasizes the fact that we cannot just enforce or engineer our way to zero fatalities. We must incorporate education, awareness, and health, with enforcement and engineering, to move toward our goal of zero deaths.

This innovative conference brings together safety specialists from all around the country to discuss our common goal; the reduction of fatalities and injuries on our roadways.  

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ITS America Annual Meeting
Date: June 12-15, 2016
Location: San Jose, CA
Organization: ITS America

It's a new event, building upon the traditional Annual meeting, reflective of this transformative moment in intelligent transportation  systems, networks and business models.  ITS America 2016 San Jose will be the place where innovators and implementers from business, public agencies, academia, engineering, the research community, app developers, infrastructure security agents, financiers and the media will come together to make new contacts, transfer knowledge and generate new ideas about what is next in a world where transportation is at the center of the IOT.  

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 National Rural Transportation Conference
Date: June 13-15, 2016
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Organization: National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)

This annual event provides peer-to-peer learning for regional transportation planners, state DOT representatives, and their partners. The conference provides training and networking opportunities on a variety of rural and small metropolitan transportation topics.  With hands-on workshops, best practice panels, and facilitated networking sessions that feature peer trainers and expert speakers, the conference will offer training for organizations and individuals just beginning to work in transportation, as well as those with more experience.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ASSE Safety 2016 Professional Development Conference and Exposition
Date: June 26-29, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA
Organization: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

The ASSE Safety 2016 Professional Development Conference & Exposition is for OSH professionals who want to achieve exceptional safety results. Hear from distinguished speakers and engage in strategic sessions covering emerging topics and trends. Make connections with over 4,000 peers and gain actionable insight from proven leaders.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: International Conference on Transportation and Development
Date: June 26-29, 2016
Location: Houston, TX
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development (ICTD 2016) will focus on projects and best practices that truly contribute to smart transportation and development, essential components of competitiveness and prosperity. It will provide a forum for relevant engineering research, applications, and innovations that contribute to competitiveness, efficiency, convenience, safety and well-being.

Presentations and panel discussions will cover transportation and development planning, financing, functional design, construction, operation, and management: how practitioners are improving performance to meet the critical mobility and development challenges of a changing operational and competitive environment. Presentations, papers, and posters are sought to address transportation applications, innovations, and critical needs.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ITE Western District Annual Meeting
Date: July 10-13, 2016
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The Institute of Transportation Engineers Western District Annual Meeting will commence for the 69th year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The New Mexico Section is honored to welcome our professional, vendor, and student colleagues and their guests to the Land of Enchantment July 10-13, 2016.

The meeting content will include a mix of interactive presentation, Ignite sessions, and workshop formats. Sessions will be focused on state-of-the practice, advancement of the profession, and emerging issues designed to provide transportation professionals in the public and private sectors with tools and resources that can be adapted to meet their organizational needs.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: National LTAP/TTAP Conference
Date: July 18-21, 2016
Location: MadisonWI
Organization: National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA)

The National Local Technical Assistance Program Association(NLTAPA) holds their annual conference to share the latest knowledge, skills and materials that enhance the performance of its Centers. NLTAPA works with all local and rural road partners, customers and stakeholders, to develop Center staff competencies, and support interest of NLTAPA members.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Traffic Records Forum 2016
Date: August 7-10, 2016
Location: Baltimore, MD
Organization: Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP)

The Traffic Records Forum is a four day opportunity to participate in presentations, exhibits, workshops, and seminars on topics of interest to the highway traffic safety and data communities, and to help guide national discourse about traffic records during the ATSIP general meeting.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibit
Date: August 14-17, 2016
Location: Anaheim, CA
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Join ITE August 14-17 in Anaheim, CA at our 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibit as we explore "Expanding Our Horizons-Change. Challenge. Opportunity." This year's annual meeting and exhibit is about embracing change.

Transportation professionals from around the world will convene at the Anaheim Marriott for four days of discussion, peer-to-peer conversation, and networking. As the showcase event for both ITE and the transportation profession, our annual meeting and exhibit is the stage for national and international perspectives to be shared. Educational sessions and workshops will also tap into the wealth of transportation innovation taking place in California.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 49th Annual National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders Conference
Date: August 24-28, 2016
Location: Seattle, WA
Organization: National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders (NAWHSL)

Join members of the National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders at their 49th Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. Dedicated to preventing and reducing motor vehicle crashes on our roadways, as well as the resulting deaths and life-changing injuries, the Conference agenda includes a variety of workshops aimed at "Saving Lives - NAWHSL: The Heart of Traffic Safety".The conference provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to network and share ideas and programs that are working in their states, communities, etc. Please plan to attend this year's informative conference and enjoy the camaraderie!

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 GHSA Annual Meeting Crossroads: The Intersection of Technology and Driver Behavior 
Date: August 27-31, 2016
Location: Seattle, WA
Organization: Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

Crossroads: The Intersection of Technology and Driver Behavior is the theme for the 2016 GHSA Annual Meeting. General Sessions will address how technological innovations can impact the way we drive now and in the future.  Breakout workshops will cover a wide variety of hot topics, including drowsy driving, drug-impaired driving, teen drivers, automated enforcement, and more.  The meeting provides a wide range of sponsorship and partnership opportunities  for organizations to gain visibility and access a wide range of highway safety leaders.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America
Date: September 7-9, 2016
Location: Denver, CO
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Transportation moves rural America. Rural communities need safe, viable roads and multi-modal systems to move people from place to place; and to move goods and services to markets, often across long distances. Without reliable and well-maintained transportation networks through rural areas, visitors cannot enjoy iconic travel and recreation opportunities; and businesses cannot ensure coast-to-coast delivery of goods.

This summit is all-inclusive, bringing together key leaders and grassroots stakeholders to articulate important safety and transportation issues that impact quality of life and economic prosperity in rural areas. It will also identify collaborative opportunities to advocate for and implement initiatives that advance the deployment of a safe, efficient, seamless, and financially sustainable rural transportation network.

Save the date so you do not miss out on this informative working summit. Registration will open for this event soon, please check the website below for more information. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition
Date: September 18-22, 2016
Location: Little Rock. AR
Organization: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)

The Alliance provides the opportunities and framework for its members to work together to advance its mission to achieve quality, uniformity and consistency in commercial motor vehicle safety and security all across North America, all year long. However, it is the in-person meetings that take place throughout the year that provide the most effective and efficient way for key stakeholders-government officials, enforcement and industry-to collaborate and affect meaningful changes to the overall culture of transportation safety throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States. That's exactly why attending the CVSA Annual Conference & Exhibition is so important.

The Alliance's premier annual event includes roll-up-your-sleeve meetings of CVSA's elected leadership, technical working committees, program committees and task forces. The benefits of the face-to-face interaction are priceless-participants get down to business, discuss, examine, cooperate and make tremendous strides in furthering CVSA's mission. Please join your colleagues at year's most important gathering of the CMV safety and security community in Buffalo. Together, we make a difference and save lives.

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Conference: American Society of Civil Engineers Convention
Date: September 28 - October 1, 2016
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The ASCE Convention is the Society's premiere membership event. It is the single annual opportunity where the entire Society joins together reflecting the diversity that ASCE encompasses. The convention program is designed to have integrated, multi-cultural, technical, and educational components to meet the needs of the profession.

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Conference: American Road and Transportation Builders Association National Convention
Date: October 4-6, 2016
Location: Tucson, AZ
Organization: American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association, based in Washington, D.C. is one of the largest, most respected transportation and construction trade groups in the world. They bring hundreds of companies, buyers, sellers and customers within the industry together each year at the ARTBA National Convention.

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Conference: Rail~Volution Conference
Date: October 9-12, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
Organization: Rail~Volution

Learn, grow, and be inspired at the only transportation conference that showcases the link between land use, transit and development. This meticulously curated annual event brings together planners, community activists, transit officials, consultants, developers, lenders, grassroots organizations, academics, elected officials, health advocates and housing advocates to share the most cutting edge information in their fields. For over 20 years, these experts and innovators have come from hundreds of communities to engage in thoughtful discussions at the Rail~Volution conference, a place to explore ideas, breakthroughs, challenges and solutions for building livable communities with transit.

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