Training Announcements

Vol. 66
March 29, 2018
In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on RRFBs, signal timings, and safety data. Join the Safety Center April 26th for the Sharing the Road with Slow Moving Vehicles webinar .  This webinar will provide an overview of slow moving vehicle related issues to include agricultural vehicles, horse and buggies, bicycles, parade/funeral vehicles, etc.  

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. 

Jaime Sullivan
Center Manager
National Center for Rural Road Safety
In This Issue

Traffic Safety Weeks

Event: National Work Zone Awareness Week
Date: April 9-13, 2018
Organization: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones.  

For more information about this training, click here .
Event: National Distracted Driving Enforcement
Date: April 12-16, 2018
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

In recognition of April's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, NHTSA has planned a number of activities. We are also kicking off its national highly visible enforcement campaign for distracted driving: U Drive. U Text. U Pay., which is supported by English and Spanish language television, radio, and digital advertising.

For more information about this training, click here .
Event: Cinco De Mayo Drunk Driving Prevention
Date: May 4, 2018
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Cinco de Mayo has become a night of fun and celebration in the United States - and a night of danger.  Drunk driving on Cinco de Mayo threatens not just those enjoying the festivities, but others on the road as well. With these materials, your community can be made aware of the increased risk of drunk driving around Cinco de Mayo.

For more information about this training, click here .


Webinar: Advancing Transportation Operations Programs Using Capability Maturity Frameworks Including a Work Zone Case Management Study
Date: March 29, 2018
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm MT/1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The FHWA Organizing and Planning for Operations Team invites you to a webinar on using the FHWA-developed Capability Maturity Frameworks (CMF) to advance transportation operations organizational capabilities. This webinar will provide information on the background of the CMF program, introduce participants to the CMF self-assessment and capability advancement process, and provide information on available CMF resources, including online tools and FHWA-sponsored workshops. In addition, the webinar will explain how the CMFs can be integrated with existing initiatives such as Weather Savvy Roads, Work Zone Management Process Reviews, and Integrated Corridor Management. This webinar will also include a case study for how the CMFs can be integrated with ongoing agency initiatives, and the Kansas Department of Transportation will share their experience integrating the Work Zone CMF into the agency's biennial Work Zone Management Process Review.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: In-Vehicle Dynamic Curve Speed Warnings at High-Risk Rural Curves
Date: March 29, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:30 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Lane-departure crashes at horizontal curves represent a significant portion of fatal crashes on rural Minnesota roads. Because of this, solutions are needed to aid drivers in identifying upcoming curves and inform them of a safe speed at which they should navigate the curve. One method for achieving this that avoids costly infrastructure-based methods is to use in-vehicle technology to display dynamic curve-speed warnings to the driver. Such a system would consist of a device located in the vehicle capable of providing a visual and auditory warning to the driver when approaching a potentially hazardous curve at an unsafe speed.

This presentation will discuss a project that explored the feasibility of in-vehicle dynamic curve-speed warnings as deployed on a smartphone app. The system was designed to maximize safety and efficacy to ensure that system warnings are appropriate, timely, and non-distracting to the driver. The developed system was then evaluated by 24 Minnesota drivers in a controlled pilot study at the Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

The results of the pilot study showed that, overall, the pilot study participants liked the system and found it useful. Analysis of quantitative driver behavior metrics showed that when receiving appropriately placed warnings, drivers navigated horizontal curves 8-10 percent slower than when not using the system. These findings show that such a curve-speed warning system would be useful, effective, and safe for Minnesota drivers.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Leveraging the State Crash Report to Improve Responder Safety and TIM: Implementing Good Practices in Crash Form Updates and Use
Date: April 3, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

Daily, thousands of responders put their lives on the line managing crashes and other roadway incidents. Keeping responders and the traveling public safe begins with the collection of consistent, high-quality incident data. The Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) is the voluntary guideline that identifies a minimum set of motor vehicle crash data elements that States should consider in their State crash data system. With the release of the MMUCC 5 th Edition in the Fall of 2017, many States are considering changes to their statewide crash report forms.

The Federal Highway Administration's Every Day Counts Round 4 Innovation, Using Data to Improve Traffic Incident Management (EDC4 TIM Data), is working with over 30 States to advance agency collection and use of incident data. The EDC4 TIM Data program has made significant strides working with States to advance their crash forms to become MMUCC-compliant in the collection of key data elements like roadway clearance time, incident clearance time, secondary crashes, and where a responder is struck. During this webinar, you will hear experts address questions such as:
  • What are the 'big changes' and new data elements prescribed in MMUCC 5th Edition?
  • How are different States incorporating these data elements?
  • What have States that already have these elements found from data analysis?
  • How are TIM programs using State crash data to improve planning, operations, and TIM training?
Incident data and analysis can improve safety programming, operations management, and strategic planning to reduce the likelihood of crashes, and reduce secondary crashes that involve incident responders. During this webinar, you will hear firsthand from two agencies that actively collect and analyze data. Our speakers will share how they use this information, and the value they derived from it to improve TIM and responder safety. We also invite you to share your experiences and questions related to the use of data to improve TIM.

Webinar: The RRFB: What do we do now?
Date: April 5, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm MT/2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$149 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Since the FHWA rescinded interim approval of the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB), many agencies have needed to come up with a path forward to address safety at uncontrolled crossings. Many agencies have moved quickly to identify alternatives and develop policies for replacement devices, some have taken a wait and see approach, while yet others are continuing business as usual. ITE has created a 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 prominent safety researcher Kay Fitzpatrick to discuss the range of policy and perspectives being employed since the December 21st FHWA ruling and their release of the new  Guide for Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Crossing Locations  earlier this year.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Countermeasures for Reducing Collisions at Pedestrian Crossings
Date: April 6, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am MT/12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$159 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Improving pedestrian safety has become increasingly emphasized. The desire to improve pedestrian safety extends to areas typically seen as being non-pedestrian-friendly, such as the higher speeds and wider roadways. With traffic conditions changing as traffic volumes and congestion increase, pedestrians' ability to safely cross many roadways is affected. Recent developments in geometric design features, traffic control devices, and technologies may improve pedestrian safety and access by addressing specific problems associated with roadway crossings.

Several recent publications have focused on countermeasures for reducing collisions at crosswalks in various types of locations. This webinar provides a comprehensive review of those counter measures, provide examples of each type in different environments, and identify potential costs and studies about their effectiveness. The webinar discusses countermeasures for both uncontrolled and controlled locations as well intersections and midblock locations.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Road Safety and Vulnerable Road Users in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Date: April 9, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am MT/11:00 am to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM ET that will highlight perspectives from around the world about vulnerable road users, human factors, and road safety. Presenters from Sweden and Italy will discuss case studies that have addressed world road safety, and a presenter from the World Road Association (PIARC) will explain how to develop and disseminate knowledge about road safety for countries at all levels of development.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Modern Traffic Signal Preemption at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
Date: April 11, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $95
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program  (NCHRP)'s  Synthesis 507 : Traffic Signal Preemption at Intersections Near Highway-Rail Grade Crossings.

This webinar will highlight current practices of traffic signal preemption deployed at intersections that are adjacent to railway grade crossings in the United States and Canada. Presenters will describe case studies that have used current practices that deal with maintenance, funding, and operations for traffic signal preemption.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Smart Human-Centered Collision Prevention System for Bicycles
Date: April 12, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:30 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

This presentation will describe the development of instrumentation and algorithms for a smart bicycle to track trajectories of nearby vehicles on the road and provide warnings to the motorist, if a potential car-bicycle collision is detected. The difficulties in the development of the system come from significant sensor costs and size constraints for a bicycle, and from the need to track highly complex collision scenarios. These challenges are addressed using inexpensive sensors coupled with active sensing approaches and nonlinear observers for vehicle tracking.

Analytical results, experimental data, and videos of the smart bicycle system's performance will be presented. In addition, the presentation will describe plans for a future six-month field operational test to evaluate the developed technology in the real world.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Prevent Accidents and Traffic Delays: The Art of Delivering and Maintaining Successful Signal Timing Improvements
Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am MT/12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$129 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The Federal Highway Administration estimates that 75% of the nation's 260,000 traffic signal could be improved by updating signal equipment or signal timing plans. It also estimates that poor traffic signal timing accounts for 5 to 10% of all traffic delay in the United States. As a result, the National Transportation Operations Coalition gave the nation's municipalities a score of 69 (D+) for the management and operation of traffic signals in 2012, an improvement from a score of 65 (D) in 2007 and 62 (D-) in 2005.

Traffic signal timing and coordination improvements are a cost effective strategy to reduce average vehicle delay. In addition, these improvements can result in significant benefits to a community, including improved mobility and reduced travel times, reduced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and fuel consumption, and reduced collisions and vehicle stops.
While developing signal timing and coordination may be a fairly straightforward concept, there are numerous steps necessary to ensure that your planned improvements are successfully implemented. Failure to adequately navigate these potential pitfalls can affect a jurisdiction's ability to successfully implement needed signal timing and coordination improvements.

This webinar is designed to provide a 'holistic' approach to traffic signal timing improvements that bridges the gap between fundamental traffic signal timing principals and real world applications and will help walk you through the necessary steps to avoid many of the pitfalls that doom otherwise perfectly acceptable signal timing improvement plans.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Got Counts? Now What?
Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $50 members/$85 non-members
Organization: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

The April webinar features emerging applications for count data and real-life case studies. You'll hear about North Carolina's cyclist data program and how to move from a sporadic count to a more intentional programmatic system. You'll also  learn about a project from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and Fehr & Peers to place counters and develop approaches for utilizing the multi-modal count data for planning, funding, and evaluation. They'll discuss the approach for forecasting activity on specific facilities and how multi-modal counts can inform changes in mode share.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Safety Data Management, Governance, and Integration
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $49 members/$99 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) called for advancing the capabilities of States for safety data collection, integration, and analysis to support data-driven decision-making in program planning and performance management (including safety performance management). MAP-21 acknowledged the importance of using multiple data sources to understand highway safety performance and to make effective decisions regarding resource allocation for highway safety. To do this, State safety data systems should be sufficient to guide the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) processes, including analyses and evaluations identified in MAP-21 and continued in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The FAST Act also extended the requirements to address data needed on unpaved roads.

FHWA provided guidance on the capabilities a State's safety data system should have in order to support analyses and evaluations in the Transportation reauthorization bills, including: (1) types of roadways, (2) types of data, (3) geolocating safety data to a common highway basemap, (4) analysis and evaluation capabilities, and (5) the Fundamental Data Elements (FDE) of the Model Inventory of Roadway Elements (MIRE).

States' safety data are a confederation of various data sources from across multiple business units in a DOT and across multiple agencies outside of the DOT. Crash, roadway, and traffic data (the three core safety data sources) should be linkable by geolocation (i.e., a unique location identifier on a highway base map). States should establish data standards so that the location of crashes, roadway elements, and traffic data are consistent with the most current basemap.

Wondering how you will meet these requirements? What tools are available? How you will coordinate the efforts of the State DOT, local agencies, law enforcement, health services, MPO's, and traffic record coordinating committees (TRCCs)?

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Sharing the Road with Slow Moving Vehicles (SMVs)
Date: April 26, 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

In this webinar, you will be provided with an overview of slow moving vehicle related issues to include agricultural vehicles, horse and buggies, bicycles, parade/funeral vehicles, etc.

For more information about this training, click here .
Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)
Date: April 10, 2018
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Organization: University of Virginia Transportation Training Academy

Pedestrians account for more than 17.5 percent of all traffic fatalities. More than 66 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur at non-intersection locations such as midblock areas. About 16 percent happen at intersections with no signals or stop signs.

By focusing on uncontrolled crossing locations, agencies can make targeted investments that address a significant national safety problem. The STEP countermeasures can also enhance the quality of life for pedestrians by overcoming barriers to safe, convenient, and complete pedestrian networks.

This full day workshop will provide an overview of the pedestrian safety problem, provide some general street crossing principles, present the 3 STEP process of policy, process, and 5 proven countermeasures being promoted and available resources.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Public Engagement for the Transportation Professional
Date: May 2, 2018
Location: Midlothian, VA
Organization: University of Virginia Transportation Training Academy

In every phase of project development, the transportation professional interacts with project stakeholders such as citizens impacted by the project, elected officials, or the traveling public. Current research indicates this trend will continue. This public engagement course is designed for transportation professionals who would like to improve the quality of their communications skills. This course will review the best practices in community engagement. With a goal of improving the quality of communication skills, participants will discuss engagement demands in all phases of the transportation project development process. In this course, we will improve our skills by simulating government meetings, interactions with concerned citizens, and public information meetings. The learning environment will be interactive and fast-paced. With transportation examples, keeping the learning relevant will be a priority. Classroom response systems will be used to dynamically personalize the learning experience for course participants. Utilizing case studies, exercises, and small group discussion, participants will have the opportunity to refresh their public relations skills.

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: 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 9-10, 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.


Conference: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Workshop
Date: April 8-12, 2018
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)

The CVSA Workshop is designed to help government officials, enforcement and industry continue to advance commercial vehicle safety. This is your chance to collaborate with your colleagues from all across North America to affect meaningful changes to the overall culture of transportation safety. Make plans today to participate in this enriching and engaging event.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: MassDOT Innovation and Mobility Exchange
Date: April 10-11, 2018
Location: Worcester, MA
Organization: Massachusetts Department of Transportation 

Check out the latest state of the art technology, interactive displays, and the chance to share ideas with peers in related fields.

The annual conference put on by MassDOT is the largest innovation and tech transfer exchange in Massachusetts. With over 60 sponsors and exhibitors, the conference will have countless opportunities to meet with experts, as well as interactive demonstrations and engaging displays of cutting edge technology.

The 2018 conference will include the addition of the Massachusetts Community Transportation Coordination Conference as part of the MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange. The inspiration behind combining conferences is the increasing interest among stakeholders in collaborating to address transportation barriers for pedestrians, seniors, and people with disabilities. 

This combined event will be an invaluable opportunity for state, MPO/local, transit agencies, researchers, human service agency staff, advocates, planners and private sector practitioners to share ideas, sponsor peer-to-peer learning, and collaborate on issues of mutual interest.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: 2018 Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities 
Date: April 22-24, 2018
Location: San Antonio, TX
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: 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: 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 .
Conference: National LTAP/TTAP Conference
Date: July 23-26, 2018
Location: New Orleans, LA
Organization: National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA)

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

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

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

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