Training Announcements

Vol. 31,
November 22, 2016
 
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T his issue of the Safety Center Training Announcements is a little early this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.  In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on pedestrian safety, complete streets, and congestion. Please join the Safety Center for our upcoming webinar, Towards Zero Deaths - Proactive Steps for Your Community, on December 8th This webinar will provide an overview of the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) National Strategy. 

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: Thanksgiving Weekend Click It Or Ticket 
Date: November 24-27, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
 
Thanksgiving weekend, millions will hit the roads, eager to spend time with family and friends. It's one of the busiest travel times of the year, and unfortunately more people on the roadways means the potential for more vehicle crashes.

During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2014 (6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, to 5:59 a.m. on Monday, December 1), 341 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in traffic crashes across the nation. Tragically, 50% of those killed were not buckled up at the time of their fatal crash.

For more information about this event, click here .
Event: Pre-Holiday Season Drunk Driving Prevention 
Date: November 25 - December 11, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
 
The holiday season is right around the corner. As we prepare for festivities with family and friends, NHTSA wants to remind all drivers that it's dangerous to drive after drinking.

You have to choose your role before drinking begins: will you drink or will you drive? Remember, even if you only have a little bit to drink and think you're "okay to drive," you could still be over the legal limit, because Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: The Traffic Impact Study is Dead - Long Live the Transportation Impact Study
Date: November 22, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $49 members/ $99 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar highlights emerging trends in Transportation Impact Analyses, including the ITE Transit Standing Committee's State of the Practice Report, the latest in ITE trip generation initiatives, and a review of current practices undertaken by Montgomery County, MD in considering replacing transportation impact studies with "pro rata share" districts.  This ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) webinar was developed in an effort to offer professional development opportunities for those who are unable to attend our sessions during the ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Safety on Low Volume Roads
Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/ $55 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that will feature selected papers from TRB's 11th International Low Volume Road Conference, which was held in July 2015. Presenters will discuss traffic signs, treatments of trees on rural roads, and a retroreflectivity field inspection kit. 

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Improving Pedestrian Safety at Uncontrolled Locations
Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

Uncontrolled locations are known to be hazardous for pedestrian crossings. Factors such as vehicle speeds, traffic volumes, and various other factors can compound these issues and increase the risk of crashes occurring at these locations. Likewise, there is uncertainty about the appropriate countermeasures and crossing enhancements to implement to improve safety for pedestrians.

This webinar will focus attention on four countermeasures for uncontrolled locations that were explored during a recently completed study. Those countermeasures include:
  • Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons
  • Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons
  • Pedestrian Refuge Islands
  • Advance Stop/Yield Lines
Drawing from new findings, Charlie Zegeer will discuss the findings of the study performed by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center and its research team. New information about the safety effectiveness of these countermeasures will be shared and discussed. The webinar will also feature a presentation from Angela Berry, of the Charlotte Department of Transportation, who will illustrate an example of one agency that is selecting locations for safety improvement and deploying these countermeasures.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis
Date: December 1, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

As more states decriminalize and legalize medical and recreational use of cannabis (marijuana), traffic safety leaders and public health advocates have growing concerns about driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC).  How do we understand the culture of cannabis use and DUIC?  How do these cultural factors increase DUIC risk?  What policy changes and strategies can support a culture that sustains safe and sober driving? Please join us for a 2 hour webinar on three recent projects studying DUIC. 

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Complete Streets: A Policy for Pedestrian and Bike Safety?
Date: December 1, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

Are "complete" streets safe streets? In recent years, Complete Streets policies-which aim to design roadways that accommodate pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and transit passengers of all ages and ability levels-have gained popularity across the United States. The Complete Streets movement has become an important part of the planning landscape in several cities and states, notably Minnesota. 

This presentation will discuss the current status and future prospects of Complete Streets policies and explore to what extent these policies are living up to their safety expectations. The presentation will also examine the safety features that are thought to be most effective in reducing injuries and fatalities from traffic crashes.


For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Module CV271: Using the ISO TS 19091 Standard to Implement V2I Intersection Applications Introduction
Date: December 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), USDOT

The purpose of this module is to introduce ISO TS 19091 specification and its relationship with other connected vehicle standards. This module will provide participants with an introduction to the ISO Technical Specification (TS) 19091, intelligent transport systems-Cooperative ITS-using V2I and V2V communications for applications related to signalized intersections.

The module describes the structure of the specification, presents the use cases addressed by the specification, then introduces how to the use the standard to deploy a standards-based application for signalized intersections. This module helps the participant understand the scope of the ISO TS 19091 specification and describes how implementers can use this specification to implement standards-based connected vehicle applications specific to signalized intersections.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Module A311b (Update): Specifying Requirements for DMS Systems based on NTCIP 1203 Standard v03
Date: December 5, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), USDOT

Dynamic Message Signs (DMSs) are field devices deployed as part of a central Freeway Management System's information dissemination purposes, and remotely monitored and controlled. The NTCIP 1203 standard v03 was developed using Systems Engineering Process (SEP) and was published in two companion volumes: Part 1 Main standard contains user needs, requirements and design content, and Part 2 contains Annex C Test Procedures. RTM is provided in Appendix A.

This updated module reflects changes made in the latest DMS standard v03 under Part 1: User needs/requirements and object definitions-dialogs; and Part 2 documentation, which contains test procedures. The module will focus on specifying DMS requirements and associated design content (dialogs, objects and other references and/or special project requirements if any) using RTM, and show to the participants how to continue building a project level RTM. The module will also stress that agencies require a project level RTM and must be included in the DMS specification.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Deployment of Advanced Weather Responsive Traffic Management Strategies using Mobile and Connected Vehicle Technologies
Date: December 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE)

Advances in mobile data collection and connected vehicle technologies are enabling transportation agencies to determine and respond to road weather and traffic conditions more precisely and in real-time. Application of these technologies significantly improves the agency's ability to inform and warn travelers of existing and impending weather events, apply traffic control strategies to enhance safety, reduce delay and optimize throughput, and implement appropriate maintenance and operations strategies to remove obstructions caused by adverse weather, including snow or ice on the roads. 

This webinar will present the mobile data collection and communications technologies implemented by Wyoming, South Dakota and Michigan Departments of Transportation to improve their traffic management and operations capabilities in adverse weather. These implementation projects were supported by the FHWA Weather Responsive Traffic Management Program and included an evaluation of the benefits of the deployments.


For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Latest Developments in Derivation and Testing of the Arterial Multimodal Performance Measures
Date: December 7, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: USDOT, ITS Joint Program Office

This webinar will feature two student presentations from the Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Danilo Radivojevic and Bratislav Ostojic are working with Dr. Aleksandar Stevanovic in the department of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatics Engineering. Each student will present outcomes of their recent research projects. The unifying theme is collection and derivation of innovative performance measures to characterize and monitor operations on arterial streets.

The first presentation will focus on building of the Hardware-in-the-loop simulation test lab for investigation of the high-resolution logging capabilities of six different traffic signal controllers. The goal of the research was to define the minimum requirements for high-resolution traffic signal controllers in the State of Florida. Signal controller and detection event codes, and their handling to generate automated Signal Performance Measures, will be described. Conclusions and lessons learned will be shared with the audience.

The second presentation will describe FAU's recent efforts to investigate the use of crowd-monitoring and video feature extraction technologies. These efforts are to collect and process data from pedestrians, bicyclists, and other users of shared facilities in urban transportation networks. Crowd-monitoring technologies were assessed for their feasibility to collect data of the pedestrians and bicyclists in a number of locations in Southeastern Florida. In order to quantify the quality of provided services, the FAU team proposed use of the Highway Capacity Manual-based performance measures embedded in a spreadsheet populated with traffic data from the monitoring technologies.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: A New Transportation Safety Planning Framework
Date: December 7, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 811: Institutionalizing Safety in Transportation Planning Processes: Techniques, Tactics, and Strategies. 

This webinar features research that seeks to provide guidance to state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations on institutionalizing the continuous integration of safety into transportation planning and programming processes. The presenters will review the tactics, techniques and strategies that contribute to effective safety, planning, and policy decisions.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Towards Zero Deaths - Proactive Steps for Your Community
Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) and the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) are co-hosting a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar. This webinar will provide an overview of the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) National Strategy.  This training is directed towards local engineers, "road managers," and local representatives with road and transportation responsibilities but will provide information that can be used by others as well. Participants should have some basic familiarity with transportation safety.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Evaluating Freeway Congestion, Queuing, Work Zones, and ATDM using the HCM 6
Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/ $149 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) along with the SimCap Standing Committee of the ITE Traffic Engineering Council are collaborating on outreach activities associated with the soon to be released Highway Capacity Manual, 6th Edition (HCM 6): A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis. This fundamental webinar course will present the new analysis procedures incorporated into HCM 6 and why these tools are vital to helping analyze today's transportation problems. This course will also discuss the implementation of the HCM 6 in various settings, such as reliability, multi-modal facilities, freeways, alternative intersections, interchanges, active traffic and demand Management, and interrupted flow facilities. 

This webinar will discuss oversaturated freeways and multi-period analysis, including work zones and ATDM.


For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Factors that Influence Collision Perception and Implications for Transportation Safety
Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

The ability to perceive and respond to collision events has extensive practical value (e.g., flying, driving, sports), making it important to understand how people perceive collisions. Multiple sources of information are available to support judgments about collisions, and one would expect people to use reliable visual information. However, judgments about collisions and associated actions are influenced by less reliable information and non-visual factors. These include pictorial depth cues such as relative size, cognitive processes, and affective content. In this presentation, findings from a study of collision perception will be presented, and theoretical and practical implications will be discussed. 

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Developing Effective Public Policy - Part of Everyone's Job
Date: December 12, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $49 members/ $99 non- members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

An ever evolving industry, including the push for new technology, challenges public agencies to be at the source in developing public policy for their communities. Without effective public policies, agencies can get lost in a quagmire of opinions and misdirection that can cause systemic problems down the road.  Instead of flying by the seat of your pants, learn what it takes to develop quality public policies that will benefit public agency staff, elected officials and ultimately the public at large.  This webinar will help guide you to create, write and promote effective policies for your agency.  The speakers for this webinar are all public agency employees from a municipality, county and an MPO that are ready to share their knowledge and help you move forward to make your agency the best it can be.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Improving Safety of Railroad Crossings and Light Rail Systems
Date: December 15-16, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: $290
Organization: University of California Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies

This new online course takes a look at recent studies on how to improve safety at railroad highway crossings and reduce vehicle-train collisions. The first session will also focus on motorized users, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists who have to cross railroad highway crossings on a regular basis. Information will be shared from recent publications including the Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Handbook and conferences on railroad corridors where speakers addressed railroad crossing safety and discussed some of the topics listed in the course outline. The second session will focus on light rail systems and their impacts on the operation of streets that they have to cross or share with other motorized traffic. The course will address how best to blend motorized and train traffic as well as handle pedestrians that cross light rail tracks on a regular basis so as to minimize conflicts and collisions.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: TRB Annual Meeting: How to Survive and Thrive
Date: December 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

This webinar is designed to help both new and returning Annual Meeting attendees get the most out of their meeting experience.  The webinar will review issues related to planning for the meeting, including hotel reservations, airline reservations, and other basics; help attendees plan their schedules during the meeting; and explore ways attendees can optimize their Annual Meeting networking after they return home.  

For more information about this training, click here .

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Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems
Date: November 30, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

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.
Training: Traffic Calming
Date: December 2, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

This course introduces an engineering tool whose purpose is to address excessive traffic speed and/or cut-through traffic on residential streets. The course provides information that can help municipalities establish a traffic calming program for their roadways. This course defines traffic calming, describes various traffic calming devices, outlines potential positive and negative impacts on a neighborhood, and reviews a sample traffic calming program. It also investigates related issues, such as impacts of traffic calming devices on liability, roadway maintenance, and emergency service. Participants perform case studies, applying traffic calming measures to address traffic concerns.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Traffic Signs
Date: December 5, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

This course reviews the basic regulations and guidelines for properly establishing and posting regulatory, warning, and guide signs. It presents examples of improper signing so participants can better understand the basic concepts and principles associated with signs and supports, along with sign management techniques. (Note: The course does not cover work zone or temporary traffic control signing.)

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Safer Roads By Design Executive Seminar
Date: December 5-9, 2016
Location: Orlando, FL
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

The winter edition of the IRF world-acclaimed Safer Roads By Design™: Across Six Continents Executive Seminar, IRF Certified Continuing Education Program, will be held from December 5-9, 2016 in Orlando, Florida USA. The program is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs available in the world. Top international experts from a variety of countries will present best practices and state of the art technologies in Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Traffic Management and Road Safety Audits over a 5-day period. The purpose of this seminar is to help road authorities understand what can be done to help them meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities 50% by 2020. The training program will focus on: Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, and Road Safety Audits.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Positive Culture Framework (PCF) Public Training
Date: December 7-9, 2016
Location: San Diego, CA
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

The Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University invites you to attend the  Positive Culture Framework 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. We have updated our training to be more interactive and enhanced our materials to better support your learning. This is an excellent opportunity for you to engage with others doing similar work across the country and begin your journey towards cultivating a culture that supports improved health and safety.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Roadside Safety Features
Date: December 13, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

This course is designed to help local road agencies, engineers and public works personnel reduce the incident of traffic crashes through the application of low cost "best safety practices," many of which feature the efficient use of traffic control devices, into their routine day-to-day activities. The course focuses on the implementation of safety strategies described in FHWA's Toolbox of Countermeasures and Their Potential Effectiveness for Roadway Departure Crashes, Intersection Crashes, and Pedestrian Crashes.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: December 14, 2016
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: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: January 19, 2017
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

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.
New
Training: Using Regional ITS Architecture
Date: April 25-26, 2017
Location: Wilmington, DE
Organization: National Transit Institute (NTI)

This course will discuss regional ITS architecture conformity and the ability to apply this information to the participant's agency, projects, and region. It is an introductory level course geared for people with little or no experience with ITS architectures or systems engineering, but who are involved or will be involved with an ITS project.

For more information about this training, click here.

Conferences

Conference: 10th University Transportation Centers Spotlight Conference: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Date: December 1-2, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The subject of the 10th University Transportation Centers Spotlight Conference is Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety. Each year, pedestrian and bicycle fatalities comprise over 12 percent of all traffic fatalities. Conditions for safe bicycling and walking have wide-ranging impacts related to accessing public transportation, commuting to school and work, accessing local services, and improving general health. This conference will promote synergies among diverse transportation research and practitioner groups in order to understand and address the unique issues involved with pedestrian and bicycle safety; to spotlight recently completed and ongoing research; and to identify existing knowledge gaps in current research and related activities.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting
Date: January 8-12, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting will be held January 8-12, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world.

The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2017 meeting:Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Safety Fest of the Great Northwest
Date: January 24-27, 2017
Location: Boise, ID
Organization: Idaho Technology Transfer Center

Safety Fest is an annual training event that offers free safety and health training to workers, supervisors, and managers of all levels. The Boise Safety Fest will be held  January 24-27, 2017  and will include a vendor show on  January 24th and 25th .  This event offers almost 60 classes this year including  some old favorites and some new ones.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ATSSA Annual Convention and Traffic Expo
Date: February 10-14, 2017
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Organization: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

ATSSA's 47th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is the premier event for more than 3,000 roadway safety professionals and transportation officials from across the USA and around the globe. The convention brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, corporate roadway department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of roadway safety. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: NDSC Annual Safety and Health Conference
Date: February 20-23, 2017
Location: Bismarck, ND
Organization: North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC)

The NDSC's 2016 Conference brought in 1,009 registrants over the four day event, making it the largest in it's 43 year history. Registrants represented 18 states, 319 companies and numerous industries including agriculture, construction, health care, manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, transportation, and utilities.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Purdue Road School
Date: March 6-9, 2017
Location: Lafayette, IN
Organization: Purdue University, Joint Transportation Research Program, 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 conference. Road School also hosts regional meetings of several affiliated professional groups, such as the County Surveyors Association and the Indiana Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue
Date: March 20-23, 2017
Location: San Diego, CA
Organization: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

While the main emphasis of the meeting has always been on fatigue in transportation, other sectors such as natural resources, mining, healthcare, and the military have been strongly represented. The cross-fertilization of research and programs has been a particular strength of our meetings in the past, and will be so again in 2017.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities
Date: March 26-28, 2017
Location: Charlotte, NC
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.
New
Conference: Innovative and Effective Partnering Conference
Date: April 4-6, 2017
Location: Reno, NV
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)

The national conference will emphasize the need for partnering; highlight the top two or three state of the art partnering practices; and, showcase how these recognized leaders are supporting and advancing the use of partnering on highway construction projects. The sessions will provide a forum for participants to share their experiences "lessons learned" and identify opportunities for advancement.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: NACE Annual Meeting
Date: April 9-13, 2017
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Organization: National Association of County Engineers (NACE)

A reimagined NACE 2017 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: National Planning Conference
Date: May 6-9, 2017
Location: New York, NY
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)

Planning is on the move. Get on board! Take the APA train to the 2017 National Planning Conference in New York City.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ITE Intermountain Section Annual Meeting
Date: May 18-20, 2017
Location: Jackson, WY
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The 57th Annual Meeting of the ITE Intermountain Section will be May 18-20, 2017 at the Snow King Resort in Jackson, Wyoming!  The meeting is a great opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with others in our profession, including but not limited to professionals from Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Nevada! 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: First International Roadside Safety Conference
Date: June 12-15, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The First International Roadside Safety Conference (IRSC) will provide a global forum to explore current roadside safety problems and practices and disseminate research results related to a full range of roadside safety issues, including: administration, planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance. The conference theme is "Safer Roads, Saving Lives, & Saving Money." It is also the goal to highlight technological advancements and innovations involving new research as well as proven practices related to the theme.

For more information about this conference, click here.
New
Conference: ASSE Safety 2017 Professional Development Conference and Exposition
Date: June 19-22, 2017
Location: Denver, CO
Organization: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

For more than 50 years, the ASSE's Professional Development Conference has been and will continue to be the direct reflection of what is taking place in the occupational, safety and health industry.
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. Safety 2017 encompasses all this and so much more!

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2017 NACO Annual Conference
Date: July 21-24, 2017
Location: Franklin County, OH
Organization: National Association of Counties

This is your chance to exchange cutting-edge best practices and shape NACo's federal policy agenda for the year ahead. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to access information and resources to address some of our most pressing challenges.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ITE 2017 International Annual Meeting and Exhibit
Date: July 30 - August 2, 2017
Location: Toronto, ON
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Held in conjunction with the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) Annual Conference, your organization's presence at this event is a must! Exhibit space at the ITE 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibit sold out and it is anticipated that this year's exhibit space will be in high demand.

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Conference: 2017 Traffic Records Forum
Date: August 6-9, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
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.

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