Training Announcements

Vol. 26, Sept. 15, 2016


TOPIn this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on safety improvements, bike lanes, and intersection design. The Traffic Safety Scholars Program is offering scholarships up to $1000 to undergraduate and graduate students interested in attending the 2017 Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities. The deadline to apply is November 18, 2016. For more information about this program, click here. There are many trainings coming up so make sure to plan ahead so you do not miss out on these great training opportunities! 
 
If you know of relevant trainings or events which are not included in our emails, please let us know so that we can add them. Also, if you know of sites, newsletters or other sources that we should monitor for upcoming trainings and events, please pass those along to us, as well. 
 
Sincerely,

Jaime Sullivan
Center Manager
National Center for Rural Road Safety
info@ruralsafetycenter.org
In This Issue

Traffic Safety Weeks

Event: Child Passenger Safety Week 
Date: September 18-24, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
 
Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Use this toolkit for information and ideas on how to generate awareness about child car safety in your community during Child Passenger Safety Week, National Seat Check Saturday, and throughout the year.

For more information about this event, click here .
Event: National Teen Driver Safety Week 
Date: October 16-22, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
 
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the US. In fact, in 2014, there were 2,614 teen (15-19 year old) passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes and an estimated 130,000 were injured. Yet, a recent survey shows that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving. Parents need to take the time to talk with their kids about the many dangers of driving. Those dangers include alcohol, seat belts, texting, speeding, and extra passengers.

For more information about this event, click here .
Event: National School Bus Safety Week 
Date: October 17-21, 2016
Organization: National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT)
 
National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties - to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety.  Designed to promote school bus safety, school districts throughout  the country observe School Bus Safety Week - held during the third week in October each year. 

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Perceptions and Impacts of Speeding Laws and Policies in Minnesota
Date: September 15, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute 

Numerous studies have shown that driving at a speed that exceeds the design speed of a road-and that wide variations of speeds between drivers-can increase the number and severity of crashes. To address this safety issue, states have passed laws regulating the speeds people may drive on a given road and have given law enforcement agencies the authority to enforce these laws. Despite this power, however, there is a lack of consensus and acceptance regarding the certainty and method of enforcing these laws. One particularly controversial method is automated speed enforcement (ASE).

This presentation will discuss the nature of the controversy, with a focus on why ASE has not been implemented in Minnesota. In addition, the presentation will raise the question of whether the certainty of punishment affects driving behavior and crashes, using Minnesota's "Dimler Law" as a starting point for that discussion.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Low Cost Safety Improvements Part 2
Date: September 19, 2016
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
Cost: $25
Organization: Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program

This course provides the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to analyze crash data, identify crash patterns and select appropriate "low cost" countermeasures to improve roadway safety. Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to identify appropriate engineering countermeasures by using the Six-Step Crash Mitigation Process (CMP).

Part 2 of this webinar series includes:
  • CMP Step 4: Identifying Contributing Factors
  • CMP Step 5: Selecting Appropriate Countermeasures
  • CMP Step 6: Evaluation of Countermeasures
  • Knowledge Check and Wrap Up
For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Safe Routes to School in Small Rural Communities: Challenges and Strategies to Accessing Funding
Date: September 20, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Safe Routes to School

Many children grow up walking and bicycling to school in rural communities across the country and Safe Routes to School initiatives are making it safer and easier for them to do so. However, small rural communities often have particular considerations when it comes to accessing funding and implementing Safe Routes to School and active transportation projects.

This webinar provides an overview of the needs for and benefits of Safe Routes to School in rural areas, explores the challenges that may arise, and describes ways for State Departments of Transportation to support these communities in using key Federal funding for active transportation projects. Speakers will highlight small rural communities where Federal funding has been successfully used to improve safety and accessibility for walking and bicycling. 


For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Accommodating Trucks in Innovative Design Intersections and Interchanges
Date: September 21, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
 
In an effort to maximize safety, better accommodate bicycle and pedestrian movements, and/or optimize motor vehicle flows, various states, counties, and municipalities that build and maintain the roadway networks are constructing new types of intersections and interchanges.  Many of these connection points are also being designed to better accommodate truck movements, either by minimizing the negative impacts trucks can create in poorly-designed intersections or by easing truck movements in high truck volume locations.

This webinar will discuss the reasons why many different types of innovative intersections are becoming more popular across the United States, describe the state of the practice on how agencies are factoring in trucks and freight needs when planning and designing those intersections, and review on-going efforts in two states - Oregon and Ohio - that demonstrate how this is done within States at the program and project levels.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Building Better Bike Lanes with the Advocacy Community Leading the Way
Date: September 21, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
 
Portland recently restriped six blocks in downtown with a buffered bike lane. While that isn't a major accomplishment or capital investment by any means, the collaboration with the advocacy community and the grass roots group "Better Block" signals a shift towards collaboration between the local university, new leaders in the community, ITE professionals, and the public sector. This webinar will describe the issues experienced and how Portland built a buffered bike lane with the advocacy community in the lead.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Predictive Modeling of Rail Track Geometry Defects Toward Improved Safety and Maintenance
Date: September 22, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute
 
Track geometry defects have been identified as a major cause of train derailments. To maintain railroad safety, the Federal Railroad Administration has set track safety standards that require defects to be corrected or protected within a prescribed time limit. In current practice, track geometry cars classify the defects into two severity groups: yellow tags and red tags. 

Although a large volume of measurement data is currently being collected, track deterioration is a complex stochastic process whose many factors may not be captured by the data. This presentation will outline research focused on developing probabilistic models that account for the stochastic nature of track geometry deterioration. The new predictive model for track geometry defects will make reliable predictions on when a yellow tag defect will turn into red tag. In addition to improving safety, this model could enable more efficient planning for track maintenance.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: The Pursuit of Equity: Analyzing Vehicle and Pedestrian Crashes in Low-income and Minority Communities
Date: September 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $149 members/ $199 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Communities are often unsure of which walkability reforms to focus on, how to prioritize investments, or what outcomes they can anticipate. There is also often confusion around how to define transportation equity and how to properly analyze inequities once a definition of equity has been agreed to. This webinar will highlight research done to analyze regional patterns of vehicle-pedestrian crash data for disparities in New Jersey, comparing regional benchmarks against patterns observed in places of low-opportunity including the region's racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty and communities of concern. It will also cover the Microscale Audit for Pedestrian Streetscape (MAPS) Mini tool, a tool that assesses the activity-friendliness of streets, sidewalks and crossings, and identifies specific features that are feasible to modify and related to physical activity.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Vulnerable Road Users Safety: What Cities Can Do To Make Things Better?
Date: September 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/ $55 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET on improving the safety of vulnerable road users, who are more likely to be severely injured if involved in a crash. These users include pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, children and senior population, and people with special needs. The number of vulnerable road users is expected to increase as cities increase their multimodal infrastructure investments. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Ohio's Safe Routes Academy (SRA) Safety in Active Transportation: School and Community 
Date: September 28, 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program

An active transportation plan (ATP) outlines the vision, goals and strategies to support increased active modes of transportation such as walking and biking. ATPs identify a combination of programs, policies and physical improvements needed to ensure the safety and convenience of active transportation modes, and can be an element of a broader planning process. The Safe Routes Academy offers the Safety in Active Transportation Planning workshop free to eligible communities, bringing stakeholders and decision makers together to learn about the importance of, techniques and resources to develop an ATP for their community. Attend this webinar to learn about the benefits of active transportation planning, what the Safety in Active Transportation workshop has to offer, and how to apply for a free workshop in your community today!

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: On-board Transit Management Systems 
Date: September 28, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The purpose of Module 19 is to provide details of on-board hardware and software standards. This module will help participants further understand those standards that support On-board Transit Management functions for buses, specifically SAE J1587, J1708 and J1939 profiles, and how to procure systems using these standards. Topics covered in this module includes single point logon/logoff, data upload/download from an on-board device, and the use of an interface control document (ICD). 

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Analyzing Indiana Crash Data to Inform Traffic Safety Policy and Program Development 
Date: September 29, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

Designing and implementing effective data-driven traffic safety policies and programs requires complex approaches to analyzing Indiana crash data and other related data sets. This presentation will discuss applied research methods and highlight research findings that, in partnership with the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), informed changes in policy and/or legislation in an effort to reduce fatalities and injuries in motor vehicle crashes. Each year, the traffic safety research team at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute collaborates with ICJI to analyze vehicle crash data from the Automated Reporting Information Exchange System, maintained by the Indiana State Police. This ongoing partnership began in 2006. 

Research findings are summarized in an annual series of fact sheets on various aspects of traffic collisions, a publication that provides detailed analyses of crash variables and the geography of Indiana traffic collisions, and traffic safety dashboards for Indiana counties and Indiana State Police post regions. These applied research products serve as the analytical foundation of traffic safety program planning and design in Indiana. These analyses highlight traffic safety problems that assist stakeholders in making recommendations for effective policies and provide necessary information for the state to apply for federal funding to support traffic safety program improvements.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Transit and Connected/Automated Vehicle Environment/Emerging Technologies 
Date: October 4, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
 
This module is to expand discussion on the connected vehicle environment for transit to accommodate "advancing automation" in the USDOT 2015-2019 ITS strategic plan and in the recent initiative announced by the USDOT. This module is a continuation of Module 11 - Transit and the Connected Vehicle Environment/Emerging Technologies, Applications, and Future Platforms.   

Module 18 will provide transit agencies and other interested participants with an overview of developments in vehicle automation that complement vehicle connectivity for both bus and rail transit.  This module will define relationships between connectivity and autonomy for transit vehicle operation.  It will present examples of the state-of-the art transit vehicle automation applications including autonomous lane keeping and collision avoidance warning systems.  This module also will describe how connectivity and automation are being deployed in rail transit, primarily in terms of train control systems for safety and capacity.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Sign and Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity: A State DOT Perspective on Measurement Basics, Safety Benefits, and Advancements 
Date: October 19, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/ $95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that explains how to conduct basic measurements of sign and pavement marking retroreflectivity using equipment available to state department of transportation (DOT) employees. This webinar will summarize sign retroreflectivity assessment methods used to meet the new minimum requirements in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). This webinar will also present advancements in road markings that support autonomous vehicle technologies.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Improving Rear Seat Passenger Safety: Challenges and Strategies
Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that summarizes recent research on rear seat safety and seat belt use. This webinar will enumerate the injury and fatality statistics of rear seat passengers with and without seatbelts, and how these passengers can contribute to the risk to other passengers in the vehicle. This webinar will also focus on challenges and strategies to improve rear seat belt use in various communities. 

For more information about this training, click here .

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Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Vulnerable Road Users
Date: September 20, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

Vulnerable road users (VRU) are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of cars sometimes neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, transit users and others. This course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian (and other VRU) safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users including an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)accessibility requirements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered.  

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Roadside Safety Features
Date: September 23, 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: Low-Cost Roadway Safety Improvements
Date: September 28, 2016
Location: Elizabethtown, KY
Organization: University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center

This workshop shows participants ways to reduce fatalities and injuries caused by road departures and collisions with fixed objects, as well as collision at rural intersections.  The course also addresses measures to improve pedestrian safety.  Included are examples of low-cost maintenance and safety improvements on roads and the historical differences between state road systems and local road systems.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Traffic Signs
Date: October 11, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Traffic Calming
Date: October 20, 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.
New
Training: Making Safer Roads
Date: November 2, 2016
Location: Topeka, KS
Organization: University of Kansas Transportation Center

The goal of the workshop will be to provide training to local transportation professionals and others with an interest in improving safety in local communities to apply crash data and information on roadway characteristics to develop a plan with solutions and funding based on high risk or systemic improvements. 

The objectives of this training will be to: 
  • Raise the level of knowledge and awareness by local transportation professionals on what crash data is available, 
  • Increase knowledge on how to access relevant crash data on local roads, and 
  • Learn how to use crash data and available research on roadway characteristics to identify appropriate countermeasures as part of a local roads safety plan, and to develop funding applications to implement identified countermeasures.
For more information about this training, click here .
New
Training: Safety Effects of Roadway Design
Date: November 9, 2016
Location: Hampton, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Center for Transportation Studies

This course is intended to delve into the relationship between highway safety performance and roadway geometric design. The course will begin with a brief review of design factors and establishment of the roadway alignment. Topics addressed in greater depth include: cross-section elements, access management, and the relationship between geometric design and safety as well as traffic control.  An overview of modern highway safety analysis concepts, such as crash modification factors, safety performance functions, and safety analysis methods, will be discussed.  An introduction will preface the material, and a summary and review of available resources will be provided at the end of the day.

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

Conferences

Conference: CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition
Date: September 18-22, 2016
Location: Little Rock. AR
Organization: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: National Work Zone Management Conference
Date: September 20-22, 2016
Location: Springfield, VA
Organization: American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

The National Work Zone Management Conference will be held September 20-22, 2016 in Springfield, Virginia.  The event is being hosted by the ARTBA Foundation-managed National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: American Society of Civil Engineers Convention
Date: September 28 - October 1, 2016
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

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

For more information about this conference, click  here.
Conference: 19th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference
Date: October 3-6, 2016
Location: Anaheim, CA
Organization: Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)

The seven TTAP Centers throughout the U.S., in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, bring you the 19th Annual Tribal Transportation Conference. The program for this year's conference is developed to meet your transportation needs.The agenda is set for many opportunities to visit booths and displays during registration, breaks, meals and breakout sessions.

This NTTC 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, California. It promises to be an exciting event that brings together tribal, federal, state, and private interests that work in the field of tribal transportation. The conference will provide information and resources for all who are committed to improving the transportation infrastructure of Indian country and the safety of those who live, work and travel the roadways of Indian lands. Come participate, learn, and enjoy the conference.

For more information about this conference, click  here.
Conference: American Road and Transportation Builders Association National Convention
Date: October 4-6, 2016
Location: Tucson, AZ
Organization: American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Rail~Volution Conference
Date: October 9-12, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
Organization: Rail~Volution

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Commercial Vehicle Safety Research Summit
Date: November 9-10, 2016
Location: Northampton, MA
Organization: University of Massachusetts Transportation Center

Learn about the prevention of crashes involving large trucks and buses utilizing state partnerships with universities!   There are a variety of ways in which Universities can support the work of law enforcement and drivers licensing agencies.  During this Summit, these groups will be sharing best practices, practical know how, and funding strategies.
 
The University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program (UMassSafe) has worked closely with the Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section (MSP CVES) and Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) on a number of projects to prevent crashes involving large trucks and buses.  We are now working with other states to form and/or expand such partnerships between law enforcement, licensing agencies and universities as well as share best practices.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 Toward Zero Deaths Conference
Date: November 16-17, 2016
Location: Duluth, MN
Organization: University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies, Minnesota Department of Transportation

This conference provides a forum for sharing information on best practices in engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency medical/health services and for identifying new approaches to reducing the number of traffic fatalities and life-changing injuries on Minnesota roads.

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: 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: 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.
New
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.
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.