Training Announcements

Vol. 63
February 15, 2018
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on parking strategies, bicycle crashes, and walkable communities. Join the Safety Center March 20th for the Creating a Rural Transportation Planning Organization webinar .  This webinar will provide  an overview of the FHWA funded RTPO Fact Sheets : an RTPO 101 series and an RTPO Noteworthy Practice, as well as, case studies (including tips and tricks on creation of an RTPO) from Ohio and Washington.

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
Call for Presentations
New
Conference: National Transportation in Indian Country Conference
Deadline: March 1, 2018

The 2018 National Transportation in Indian Country Conference Planning Committee is now accepting presentation submittals for the 2018 NTICC. The conference tracks are as follows: Safety/Law Enforcement, Project Management, Tribal Transit, Technology & Innovation, Planning, Legislative & Regulatory, Maintenance & Preservation, and Hot Topics. 

For more information about this call for presentations, click here .

Competitions
Competition: Transportation Technology Tournament
Deadline: February 15, 2018
Organization: National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE), US DOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) and the U.S. DOT ITS JPO PCB program announce a competition for students to work directly with state and local DOTs to solve real-world transportation problems utilizing ITS and TSMO solutions.

Student teams will assemble and work with a local or state agency to define a problem or challenge in their region, or choose to address one of the sample problems outlined below. After submitting an initial contest application identify the team and the problem or challenge, students will work with academic advisors to learn about potential ITS and TSMO solutions via online training programs outlined below. Teams will then utilize their experience, education, and new coursework to develop a solution or suite of solutions to directly address the originally defined problem. Students will submit their solutions via a proposal. Finalist teams will develop a presentation and then will be flown to the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 2018 Annual Meeting in Minneapolis to give a live presentation in front of a panel of judges made up of leaders in the ITS and TSMO community.

For more information about this opportunity, click here .

Traffic Safety Weeks

Event: Saint Patrick's Day Drunk Driving Prevention
Date: March 17, 2018
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

For too many in the United States, St. Patrick's Day has ended in tragedy due to drunk drivers getting behind the wheel. Over St. Patrick's Day from 2011 to 2015, a total of 252 lives were lost in drunk-driving crashes. 

For more information about this training, click here .
New
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 .

Webinars

Webinar: Non-Adherence with Employer-Mandated Sleep Apnea Treatment and Increased Risk of Serious Truck Crashes
Date: February 15, 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

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a disease in which the patient's airway closes repeatedly during sleep, causing the brain to partially awaken to resume breathing. Although the individual is normally unaware of this process, OSA prevents restful sleep, which in turn affects the person's ability to maintain the type of alert attention required in driving.

It is well established that untreated OSA is associated with higher crash risk in the general driving population, but relevant data about commercial drivers is scarce. This presentation will offer a description and statistical analysis of the first-ever employer-mandated program for diagnosing and treating OSA among drivers at a large motor carrier.

Using objective data on treatment success, the analysis found a large and statistically significant association between non-adherence with OSA treatment and preventable tractor-trailer crashes. Although the USDOT withdrew an exploratory rulemaking on OSA screening for truck drivers and train engineers in 2017, the evidence presented suggests why this issue is likely to remain of continuing managerial and public policy concern.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Date: February 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm MT/9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: $125-$175
Organization: University of Florida 

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, work zone safety 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 .
Webinar: School Zones: A Comprehensive Look at Signs, Markings and Safety Programs
Date: February 21, 2018
Time: 9:30 am to 11:00 am MT/11:30 am to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$159 non-members
Organization: America Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

This webinar will benefit you if you are a professional who manages, provides consulting for, or is considering a school zone safety program in your community. The presentation begins with an explanation of the current guidelines in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, or MUTCD, to help you identify whether the current practices in your city, town, or jurisdiction are in compliance. Case studies and specific examples will be provided to help you understand why different treatments apply to different conditions. Updates from the new 2009 MUTCD will then be highlighted. The presentation concludes with a discussion on the Safe Routes to School Program and the important guidance that you can provide to your community to foster an environment that promotes safety for both the motoring and non-motoring public near your neighborhood schools.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Parking Session One: Strategic Parking Management Basics for Small Communities
Date: February 21, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Community Builders

Few policy issues in local government are more challenging than parking: retailers have a unique perspective, commuters need to get to work, elected leaders may want to build new off-street supply, and nobody likes parking enforcement. 

Cities and towns can benefit from a strategic approach to parking management that balances these various local perspectives and avoids expensive or unpopular "solutions." In small Western communities, successful local parking policy must also take into account seasonal fluctuations in visitor presence and economic activity, absence of big city transit services, snow removal requirements, and the likelihood that an important downtown street is also a state highway.  

This is the first of three sessions that will lay out a basic foundation for modern, parking practice in smaller communities - including strategic management of supply, demand, funding, and enforcement - all in a framework that relies on accurate data and ongoing public engagement.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Understanding Finance for the Engineering/Planning Profession
Date: February 22, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$149 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Often, emerging professionals are not exposed to the financial workings of a firm - including how projects are budgeted, how profits are calculated, and what implications not getting paid on a project can have to the overall operations of a firm. The goal of this webinar is to provide a highly abridged version of a Finance 101 course so that engineering and planning professionals can understand the role of finance in the engineering/planning industry.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Exposure to Risk, the Built Environment, and Bicycle Crashes in Minneapolis
Date: February 22, 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

Estimating exposure to risk and assessing crash risk is necessary to understand and prevent crashes and injuries. However, transportation planners and engineers historically have lacked information about bicycle demand or traffic volumes needed to identify vulnerable locations for bicyclists and evaluate the effectiveness of safety improvement programs.

This presentation will describe how researchers used peak hour counts of bicycle traffic at locations throughout Minneapolis and facility demand models estimated from those counts to characterize exposure to risk on the street network in the city. The researchers aggregated bicycle crashes from 2005 to 2010 to estimate crash rates, estimated the probability of crashes at intersections and on street segments, and assessed the effects of built environment variables on the probability of bicycle crashes. Study findings, including that the probability of crashes is higher along street segments with higher land-use mix and commercial use and at intersections with higher job accessibility, will be shared. In addition, the implications for bicycling safety and facility improvements will be discussed.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Data Management and Governance Practices at Transportation Agencies
Date: February 26, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/$95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

This webinar will discuss transportation agency data management practices and experiences. Presenters will demonstrate how agencies currently access, manage, use, and share data. They will explain how this information can be used to advance the current state of the practice in transportation data management and governance.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Spatial Modeling for Highway Performance Monitoring System Data: Part 1
Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free members/$95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that will discuss how to incorporate spatial modeling and statistical tools to enhance the quality and productivity of travel monitoring data. Presenters will focus on the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS), which is a compilation of roadway characteristics, including inventory, traffic, and performance data. They will describe a case study from the Hawaii Department of Transportation, which incorporated spatial modeling tools to fulfill a federal HPMS mandate. This is the first in a two-part series; the second webinar will be conducted on March 6, 2018.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: From the Ground Up: Built Environment Strategies and Support for Walkable Communities
Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: America Walks

The purpose of this webinar is to discuss how built environment strategies such as land development plans, policies, and zoning code reforms can support walkable communities ---and the importance of collaboration between planners, transportation and public health practitioners.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Finding the Right Tool for the Job - A Safety Data and Analysis Toolbox
Date: February 27, 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)

Have you ever been tasked with an assignment and didn't know where to start? Maybe you're a junior engineer responsible for conducting traffic impact assessments, and your boss asks you to assess the safety performance of an intersection while you are completing the TIA. Maybe you are a county engineer and you receive a request from the State DOT for a list of your priority locations for safety improvement. Maybe you are a city transportation manager and the city council has asked you to provide recommendations to enhance safety management capabilities. The FHWA Roadway Safety Data and Analysis Toolbox is a great place to start.

The Toolbox fulfills the need for a centralized source of information about safety data and analysis tools. Its web-based interface helps users identify appropriate tools based on self-identified needs, capabilities, and resources. The target audience is a transportation professional in search of a safety data or analysis tool to support data-driven decision-making.

An online Primer serves as a support document for users of the Toolbox. The Primer will help all users, particularly novice users, understand the scope and functions of the Toolbox as well as the roles, responsibilities, and tasks supported by tools in the Toolbox. The Primer guides users through a step wise process to identify an appropriate tool to support a given task based on their needs and capabilities.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: 
It's Not Just About the Data: Use Brain-Science to Get Your Points Across and Be Memorable
Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $49 members/$99 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

You've done the analysis. You have the traffic projections, the crash statistics, the proposed alignments and yet you can't seem to get people to understand or remember the key points. What can you do? The secrets are in brain-science. The key to being memorable is making a connection with the client, staff, or boss.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Energy-Efficient Adaptive Cruise Control for Electric Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: USDOT ITS Joint Program Office

This presentation proposes an energy-efficient adaptive cruise control, called Energy-Efficient Electric Driving Model (E3DM), for electric, connected, and autonomous vehicles (e-CAVs) in a traffic stream with mixed autonomous and human-driven vehicles. E3DM is able to maintain high energy efficiency of regenerative braking by adjusting the spacing between the leading and the following vehicles. Moreover, a power-based energy consumption model is proposed to estimate the on-road energy consumption for battery electric vehicles, considering the impact of ambient temperature on auxiliary load. Using the proposed energy consumption model, the impact of E3DM on vehicle energy consumption is investigated. In particular, single-lane vehicle dynamics in a traffic stream with mixed e-CAVs and human-driven vehicles are simulated. The result shows that E3DM outperforms existing adaptive cruise control strategies based on Intelligent Driver Model (IDM-ACC) and the Nissan Model (Nissan-ACC) in terms of energy consumption. Moreover, higher market penetration of e-CAVs may not result in better energy efficiency of the entire fleet. The reason is that more e-CAVs in the traffic stream results in faster string stabilization which decreases the regenerative energy.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Creating a Regional Transportation Planning Organization to Help on the Road to Zero
Date: March 20, 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 the FHWA funded RTPO Fact Sheets: an RTPO 101 series and an RTPO Noteworthy Practice, as well as, case studies (including tips and tricks on creation of an RTPO) from Ohio and Washington.

The last section of this webinar will be for the panel to answer your questions about creating an RTPO. Please send your questions to info@ruralsafetycenter.org by Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Safer Roads By Design: Road Safety Audit
Date: February 26-28, 2018
Location: Alexandria, VA
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

Preventive risk assessment tools, such as road safety audits and inspections, are an effective and essential instrument to help road authorities reduce the number of crashes and casualties.

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

In 2015, 82.5% of countries worldwide reported implementing one or more of these procedures, yet over 70% of roads surveyed by the International Road Assessment Program are rated under 2 Stars in a 5 Star Rating System across at least one user category. These figures suggest a startling disconnect between the theoretical merits of road infrastructure safety management and the actual results experienced by countless road users every day.

As a global leader in road safety, the International Road Federation (IRF) is well positioned to present state of the art methodologies and cutting edge technologies that have been field tested to reduce traffic injury risk through auditing & inspections. Workshop attendees will receive the necessary theoretical background and applied practices, with specific application to the roads and highways of roads, to ensure their risk identification programs are effective and impactful.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Traffic Calming
Date: March 2, 2018
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: Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)
Date: March 6, 2018
Location: Woodford, 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: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: March 7, 2018
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: Road Inventory Field Database System Training
Date: March 7-8, 2018
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Organization: Oklahoma State University, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

RIFDS (Road Inventory Field Database System Class  The purpose of the  RIFDS  Training is two-fold: to provide the required training needed to obtain access to  RIFDS , and to familiarize existing  RIFDS  users on  RIFDS  enhancements. Staff from Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of Transportation will be conducting the training.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems
Date: March 19, 2018
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.
New
Training: Speed Management Techniques and Applications
Date: March 21, 2018
Location: Midlothian, VA
Organization: University of Virginia Transportation Training Academy

The Speed Management Techniques and Applications Course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and principles for applying various techniques for countering speeding and speed related crashes.  The first sections of the course review the Fatality Analysis Reporting System as well as other sources of crash data.  Methods for identifying potential hazardous areas related to crashes involving roadway departures, intersections, and bicycle and pedestrians are demonstrated.

A portion of the course is devoted to discuss and demonstrate methods for determining appropriate design and posted speeds.  The application of USLIMTS2 software is presented to the class for developing posted speed limit recommendations.

The course also reviews various speed reduction techniques that are applicable to rural and urban areas and reviews their effectiveness.  The countermeasures are categorized into three types of speed related crashes: 1. Road Departures; 2. Intersections; 3. Pedestrians & Bicyclists.   The class is asked to apply the appropriate techniques to a series of case studies.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Basics of a Good Road
Date: March 22, 2018
Location: Devens, MA
Organization: University of Massachusetts Transportation Center

Cities and towns spend a lot of tax dollars on their infrastructure, yet many miles of road are in poor condition. It is often the case that roads were not constructed for modern traffic loads and volumes and maintenance has been inadequate, resulting in the deterioration of the riding surface and base.
 
There are certain essentials to any good road, whether asphalt or gravel, in cities or the country. Many roads could benefit from a simple condition assessment and the application of the basic principles of design, construction, and maintenance. This workshop will give attendees an understanding of what goes into the construction and maintenance of a good road and how they can implement these principals in their community.

For more information about this training, click here.

Conferences

Conference: Public Lands Alliance Convention and Trade Show
Date: February 25 - March 1, 2018
Location: Palm Springs, CA
Organization: Public Lands Alliance

The Public Lands Alliance Convention and Trade Show brings together nonprofits, land management agencies and companies to learn, network and engage on public lands issues.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: National Shared Mobility Summit
Date: March 12-14, 2018
Location: Chicago, IL
Organization: Shared Use Mobility Center

Attend the 2018 National Shared Mobility Summit in Chicago on March 12-14 to discuss the latest developments in carsharing, shared autonomous and electric vehicles, bikesharing, e-hailing, microtransit and more.

The Shared Mobility Summit is the premiere shared mobility conference in the US and an unparalleled opportunity to:
  • Stay on the cutting edge of shared mobility with updates on the latest research findings, policy innovations and mobility transformations taking place across the globe
  • Network with the newest companies, the boldest cities and the nation's leading mobility experts and change-makers
  • Collaborate with other transportation and policy leaders to tackle the tough issues and identify new opportunities through interactive workshops
  • Learn, play, innovate and help make our cities work for everyone!
For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: 2018 AASHTO GIS for Transportation Conference
Date: March 19-22, 2018
Location: Little Rock, AR
Organization: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

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