Training Announcements

Vol. 65
March 15, 2018
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on ITS, traffic incident management, and pedestrian safety. 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. The last section of this webinar will be for the panel to answer your questions about creating an RTPO. 

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

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

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

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

For more information about this training, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Roadway Geometric Design for Improved Safety and Operations
Date: March 16, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am MT/12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$159 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

This webinar explores the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 432: Recent Roadway Geometric Design Research for Improved Safety and Operations as well as other recent publications such as NCHRP Report 707 on Auxiliary Lanes, NCHRP Report 730 on Ramp Terminals and NCHRP Report 422 on Trade-Off Considerations in Highway Geometric Design. Given the abundance of literature on roadway geometric design issues, practitioners have faced challenges identifying the information that they need to do their job effectively.

The webinar, like the Report 432, provides options to practitioners on where to find these sources to help them make more informed decisions on geometric design issues that impact safety and operations. NCHRP Synthesis 432 is an update to NCHRP Synthesis 299 that was published in 2001. The report is structured to correspond to chapters in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, more commonly referred to as the Green Book. Reports 707, 730 and 422 were published in 2011/2012 and provide additional guidance that practitioners find useful.

The webinar reviews NCHRP Synthesis 432 material in other related NCHRP reports on a topic by topic basis, highlighting key findings and important topics of geometric design research throughout the previous decade.

For more information about this training, click here .
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.

Webinar: Supporting Great Places and Thriving Downtowns Through Strategic Parking
Date: March 22, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Community Builders

Parking management can represent a conundrum for small city downtowns. The policy prescriptions offered on websites and in journal articles and books (e.g., Donald Shoup's "High Cost of Free Parking") may seem out of reach for communities with limited resources and limited appetite for high impact tactics like paid parking. 

The speakers will discuss how these challenges have been addressed successfully in rural cities and towns, including one of Colorado's premier mountain destinations: downtown Glenwood Springs. This small city with a state highway main street has worked closely with Colorado DOT to survive a massive infrastructure project in the heart of its downtown, while at the same time implementing parking measures ranging from a new public parking garage to removal of on-street parking along 7th Street (aka Restaurant Row).

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Estimating Drivers' Behaviors from Event Data Recorder Data
Date: March 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

For at least 15 years, it has been recognized that pre-crash data captured by event data recorders (EDRs) might help illuminate the actions of drivers prior to crashes. In left-turning crashes where pre-crash data are available from both vehicles, it should be possible to estimate features such as the location and speed of the opposing vehicle at the time of turn initiation and the reaction time of the opposing driver. However, difficulties arise from measurement errors in pre-crash data and because the EDR data from the two vehicles are not synchronized, and the resulting uncertainties should be accounted for.

This presentation will describe a method for accomplishing this using Markov Chain Monte Carlo computation. First, planar impact methods are used to estimate the speeds at impact of the involved vehicles. Next, the impact speeds and pre-crash EDR data are used to reconstruct the vehicles' trajectories during approximately five seconds preceding the crash. Interpolation of these trajectories is then used to estimate speeds and distances at critical times. The method will be illustrated using several cases from the NASS/CDS database

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Updating the ITS Knowledge Resources Databases to Better Analyze, Plan, and Evaluate your ITS Projects
Date: March 27, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA)

How much does it cost to implement adaptive traffic control in an intersection or corridor? What are the benefits of this technology and what performance metrics can be used? Where has it been successfully implemented? This webinar will briefly show how to use data from the ITS costs, benefits, and lessons learned databases-located in the ITS Knowledge Resources Portal-to plan, justify, and evaluate your next ITS project. The interactive session will seek participant feedback on what content would be most valuable for planning and evaluating projects and how we can redesign this resource to meet user needs.How much does it cost to implement adaptive traffic control in an intersection or corridor? What are the benefits of this technology and what performance metrics can be used? Where has it been successfully implemented? This webinar will briefly show how to use data from the ITS costs, benefits, and lessons learned databases-located in the ITS Knowledge Resources Portal-to plan, justify, and evaluate your next ITS project. The interactive session will seek participant feedback on what content would be most valuable for planning and evaluating projects and how we can redesign this resource to meet user needs.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Reliability of Roadway Safety Management Methods: Opportunities to Enhance Traditional Methods
Date: March 27, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Are you making the most of your efforts to improve safety? There may be opportunities to enhance traditional methods such as crash frequency-, crash rate-, and judgment-based approaches to roadway safety management. The Reliability of Roadway Safety Management Methods  series includes four guides that identify more reliable methods to support decisions throughout the roadway safety management process.

This webinar will describe the following four components of the roadway safety management process, providing an overview of each component, a comparison of traditional and more reliable methods, and examples to illustrate the value of employing more reliable methods.
  1. Network screening
  2. Diagnosis
  3. Countermeasure selection
  4. Safety effectiveness evaluation
For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Advancing Transportation Operations Programs Using Capability Maturity Frameworks Including a Work Zone Case Management Study
Date: March 29, 2018
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm MT/1:30 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about this training, click here .

Instructor-Led Trainings
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.
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.
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Training: Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)
Date: April 10, 2018
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Organization: University of Virginia Transportation Training Academy

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

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

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

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program
Date: May 22, 2018
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

This course covers how to establish and maintain a roadway and traffic safety improvement programs. Participants learn how to implement safety improvements targeted at areas that have a history of crashes or exhibit conditions associated with high-crash areas and they will learn how to develop a Traffic Safety Development Plan (TSDP) for their community.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Training: Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Date: June 19, 2018
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

Pedestrians and bicyclists are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of motorized traffic perhaps neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians and bicyclists. This course, instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E., will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian and bicyclist safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users. The course includes an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements and a field trip where students will be exposed to various design elements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered.

For more information about this training, click here.

Conferences

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: American Society of Safety Engineers Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference and Exposition
Date: June 3-6, 2018
Location: San Antonio, TX
Organization: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Safety professionals are expected to have expertise in risk management, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, product safety, environmental management, Workers' Compensation, standards and organizational management, in addition to the more traditional aspects of safety management. The annual conference encompasses all this and so much more.

For three days, engross yourself in almost 20 hours of IACET accredited education formatted as concurrent sessions, flash sessions, key issue collaboration sessions, and panels on the topics relevant to your company's situation.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: Intelligent Transportation Society of America Annual Meeting
Date: June 4-7, 2018
Location: Detroit, MI
Organization: Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA)

Join close to 2,000 ITS professionals for educational sessions, exciting keynotes, and business networking opportunities at the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: Center for Health and Safety Culture Symposium
Date: June 20-22, 2018
Location: Bozeman, MT
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

Many of us working to improve health and safety are recognizing the role of culture to achieve and sustain our goals in public health domains such as traffic safety, substance abuse, interpersonal violence, and child well-being. The Center for Health and Safety Culture is committed to working with communities to transform culture so that healthy and safe behaviors are sustainable. To be effective using culture as a basis for promoting health and safety across multiple domains, we need to be aware of current research and best practices in transforming culture. Recognizing this need, the Center for Health and Safety Culture is initiating an annual symposium intended to support the evolution of science and practice in creating a positive culture to sustain safe and healthy choices.

For more information about this conference, click here .
New
Conference: National LTAP/TTAP Conference
Date: July 23-26, 2018
Location: New Orleans, LA
Organization: National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA)

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

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here .
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Conference: GHSA 2018 Annual Meeting - Joining Forces to Get to Zero: Partnerships in Traffic Safety 
Date: August 25-29, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
Organization: Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

Achieving zero deaths on our roadways will require collaboration among a number of professional disciplines across the public and private sector. General sessions will address how states can work with the public health community, the federal government, and industry partners to advance traffic safety. Attendees will also learn about advancements in autonomous vehicle technology and the impacts on safety.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: National Transportation in Indian Country Conference
Date: September 17-20, 2018
Location: Duluth, MN
Organization: National Transportation in Indian Country Planning Committee

The National Transportation in Indian Country Planning Committee is seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for the 2018 National Transportation in Indian Country Conference (NTICC) that will be held September 17 - 20, 2018 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, Minnesota. The NTICC Planning Committee is accepting applications for conference presentations now through March 1, 2018. 

For more information about this conference, click here .
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Conference: ASCE Convention
Date: October 12-15, 2018
Location: Denver, CO
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The ASCE Convention is the Society flagship membership event. It is the single annual opportunity that the entire Society is represented together and therefore needs to reflect the diversity that ASCE encompasses. The program for the Convention will be of an integrated, cross-cultural, technical, and educational nature.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: National Rural ITS and ITS Arizona Annual Conference and Exhibit
Date: October 21-24, 2018
Location: Fort McDowell, AZ
Organization: National Rural ITS

The conference will provide participants a one-stop resource focusing on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) implementation in local communities and the opportunity to hear new and thoughtful perspectives from a wide variety of ITS topics. ITS improves transportation safety and mobility and enhances productivity by integrating advanced communication technologies into vehicles and infrastructure. In addition to traditional ITS topics of interest to Arizona transportation professionals, this event will bring together both traditional and non-traditional users to address issues affecting rural and small communities.

For more information about this conference, click here .