Training Announcements

Vol. 75
August 2, 2018
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on pedestrian and bicyclist crashes, connected vehicles, and signal timings. Join the Safety Center on August 16th for the Designing for Rural Bike Safety webinar .  This webinar will provide an overview of why bicycle travel should be included in the rural transportation network, gain an understanding of key safety principles for bicyclists, and learn about design treatments, countermeasures, and the latest guidance.

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: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over National Mobilization
Date: August 15 - September 3, 2018
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The 2018 national enforcement mobilization "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" goes into effect across the country from August 15 to September 3, 2018. One of the deadliest and most often committed - yet preventable - of crimes (drunk driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country.

As law enforcement professionals and highway safety advocates, your efforts will help reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads and save lives. By increasing State enforcement efforts, raising public awareness through paid, earned, and social media, and maximizing your local resources, you can make a difference.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Event: Child Passenger Safety Week
Date: September 23-29, 2018
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.

For more information about this training, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Cell Phone Location Data for Travel Behavior Analysis
Date: August 2, 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 Thursday, August 2, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program  (NCHRP)'s  08-95 : Cell Phone Location Data for Travel Behavior Analysis.

The research evaluates the extent to which cell phone location data and associated products accurately depict travel. The presenters will provide guidelines on the use of the data, also referred to as call detail records (CDRs), to understand and model travel patterns and behavior. CDRs are packaged for different planning and modeling purposes. However, proprietary methods may not allow for a clear evaluation of each data source or associated product. The presenters will evaluate the different products based on the analysis of anonymized cell phone data.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Crash Types Series - Motorist Overtaking Bicyclist
Date: August 6, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

This webinar is one in a series hosted by PBIC to draw attention to common crash types involving motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. 

One common crash involving motorists and bicyclists occurs when a driver passes a bicyclist too closely, either striking the bicyclist from behind or causing the bicyclist to lose control or balance. Panelists will share what we know about this crash problem in terms of its prevalence and contributing factors. Solutions and strategies to prevent the problem, ranging from roadway design and policy solutions to behavioral interventions, will be discussed. Presenters include Libby Thomas (UNC Highway Safety Research Center), Ken McLeod (League of American Bicyclists), and Bill Schultheiss (Toole Design Group).

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Human Behavior and Road Safety (RSP Module 3)
Date: August 7, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $199 members/$249 non-members (5 modules)
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Human factors, or how users of the roadway system interact with the environment, is a critical element to understand the causes of many fatal and serious injury crashes. This webinar explores how human factors work for or against roadway safety, and how various tools and educational strategies can be used to influence human behavior. The specific areas covered include human factors basics, safety strategies to address human behavior, road user education strategies, law enforcement strategies, roadway design impact on human behavior, the importance of incorporating human factors into safety planning and programming, positive guidance principles for user safety, and the driving task model and road user error

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Act Fast: The Growing Call for Slower Speeds
Date: August 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: America Walks

Every community member has a right to safe places to walk and be physically active. Unfortunately, the rise in pedestrian fatalities in recent years reminds us that our work in protecting that right is far from done. Hear from those leading the call for slower speeds and communities putting people first in the call for safer streets.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Crash Types Series - Multiple Threat Crashes
Date: August 9, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

This webinar is one in a series hosted by PBIC to draw attention to common crash types involving motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. 

 At uncontrolled crossing locations on roads with multiple lanes, pedestrians may be at risk of a "multiple threat crash." This crash occurs when one vehicle yields to a crossing pedestrian, while the vehicle in another lane continues through the crosswalk, potentially setting up a severe collision. Panelists will share what we know about this crash problem in terms of its prevalence and contributing factors. Solutions and strategies to prevent the problem, ranging from roadway design and policy solutions to behavioral interventions, will be discussed. Panelists will also spend time responding to questions submitted by webinar attendees

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Assessment Studies
Date: August 10, 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)

Each year, over 34,000 motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists die as the result of traffic collisions in the United States. Pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities represent about 15% of total traffic fatalities. During the past 10 years, the United States has averaged almost 5,000 pedestrian and bicycle fatalities per year or one every two hours. Pedestrian and bicycle safety continues to be a challenge to many communities, and therefore, improved pedestrian and bicycle safety has been among the top priorities. Pedestrian and bicycle safety assessment studies are one approach to improving pedestrian safety within these communities, because they enable local agencies to systematically identify the issues and problems and effective remedial options.

This webinar describes the pedestrian and bicycle safety assessment study process and provides guidelines for transportation professionals conducting such studies. While this webinar uses the experience gained in specific communities, the methods described are applicable to communities throughout the United States. Webinar participants should use both national and locally adopted standards, practices, or references as needed as well as those resources identified in this webinar

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Signal Timing Optimization Using Connected Vehicle Technology
Date: August 13, 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 

Traffic signals serve as a major source of congestion in urban environments and are considered large contributors to travel delays, vehicle emissions, and wasted fuel. Recent advances in vehicular communications and mobile computing technologies are offering flexible traffic signal control paradigms. For example, new communication technologies now allow vehicles to collect and share information about their surroundings with adjacent vehicles and infrastructure, which can be used to change signal timings more dynamically than previously possible. Furthermore, the introduction of autonomous vehicles means that vehicles and signals can work in cooperation to improve signalized intersection operations.

This presentation introduces a real-time traffic signal optimization algorithm in the presence of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs). It leverages information from CAVs arriving to the intersection to identify the existence of some non-Connected Vehicles. Signal timings are then selected to optimize the sequence at which these CAVs and identified non-Connected Vehicles are allowed to discharge through the intersection to minimize total vehicle delay. Furthermore, longitudinal trajectory guidance that explicitly accounts for vehicle acceleration and deceleration behavior is provided to Autonomous Vehicles to minimize the total number of stopping maneuvers performed by all vehicles. This algorithm results in a reduction of average vehicle delay by almost half when penetration ratio of Connected Vehicles is more than 40 percent and a decrease in number of stops by up to 30 percent with high market penetration ratio of Autonomous Vehicles. A platoon-based algorithm further reduces computation effort by identifying naturally occurring platoons, considering departure sequence of platoons instead of individual vehicles, and designing trajectories only for the lead Autonomous Vehicle in any platoon.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Solving Safety Problems (RSP Module 4)
Date: August 14, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $199 members/$249 non-members (5 modules)
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Effective safety management; that is, accurately identifying safety problems and developing effective solutions, is at the core of roadway safety training. This module provides an overview of the safety management process, and explores some of the decision-making tools and techniques to evaluate countermeasures and other treatments. The specific areas covered include data-driven safety management, systemic approaches to safety management, sources for crash countermeasures, road safety diagnostic tools, multidisciplinary approaches to road safety, collision patterns and crash contribution factors, user-focused road safety interventions, countermeasure cost effectiveness evaluation, countermeasure effectiveness evaluation, and tradeoff analysis for safety performance

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Moving Beyond the Centerline - Advisory Bicycle Lanes, Best Kept Secret
Date: August 15, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $50 members/$85 non-members
Organization: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Don't miss this exciting webinar from the experts on advisory bike lanes (ABL). Michael and Steve will give an introduction to ABLs where you'll learn what an advisory bike lane looks like and how it works. Then, learn how communities are using ABLs by hearing from Simon with the city of Minneapolis and Justin with the city of Ottawa.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Designing for Rural Bike Safety
Date: August 16, 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 

This webinar will provide an overview of why bicycle travel should be included in the rural transportation network, gain an understanding of key safety principles for bicyclists, and learn about design treatments, countermeasures, and the latest guidance. 

Bicyclists are vulnerable users for whom we have an imperative for improvement of the bikeway network that serves the range of skill levels.  Many people would be likely to choose to ride a bike if there were bikeways where they felt safe.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Disruptive Technologies: Impacts on Transportation Revenues
Date: September 6, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB) 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that will examine the impacts of technologies such as connected/autonomous vehicles and ridesharing services on transportation revenues. As these technologies change the way people travel, they are displacing traditional revenue streams for transportation programs. This webinar will address the current and anticipated impact of these emerging mobility technologies on transit fare revenue, parking revenue, traffic and parking fines, managed lane and toll revenues, license fees, and registration fees. Presenters will identify impacts on airports, land use and development, and equity considerations. This webinar is based on a similarly-titled workshop presented at the 2018 TRB Annual Meeting in order to make content available to practitioners who were unable to attend in person.

For more information about this training, click here .
Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Speed Management Techniques and Applications
Date: August 8, 2018
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Transportation Technology Transfer Center

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: National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) Data for Transportation Applications Workshop
Date: August 8-9, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB is sponsoring National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) Data for Transportation Applications Workshop August 8-9, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The 2017  NHTS  data, now available, allows analysis of daily travel by all modes, including characteristics of the persons traveling and their households, their vehicles, and their trips. This workshop, held every 5-6 years, explores how NHTS data has been used to support key transportation policy considerations, such as energy use, congestion, highway finance, safety, and mode share. The 2018 workshop will focus on the methods and techniques for using the survey data and the performance measures to which it can be applied, especially when integrating it with other data sources.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Safer Roads by Design: Engineering Solutions
Date: August 27-31, 2018
Location: Alexandria, VA
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

This IRF Executive Seminar Safer Roads By Design: Engineering Solutions, part the IRF Certified Continuing Education Program, will be held from August 27-31, 2018 in Alexandria, Virginia 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.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: September 6, 2018
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

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 .
Training: Road Safety 365 - A Safety Workshop for Local Governments
Date: September 13, 2018
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

This course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. is designed to provide local and rural agencies with practical and effective ways to mainstream safety solutions into their day-to-day activities and project development process. This one-day workshop focuses on processes for incorporating safety into all aspects of local and rural projects, and on making safety a priority through inclusion in the traditional decision-making process - 365 days a year. The course stresses the importance of road safety, and illustrates how it can be integrated into rural/local transportation project development at all stages: planning, design, construction, implementation, operations, and maintenance. Through practical exercises and facilitator-led discussions, the emphasis is on operations and maintenance to reflect the predominant, day-to-day responsibilities of rural/local transportation agencies. The benefits and potential cost savings of safety initiatives are shown using examples from rural/local agencies.

The workshop audience ranges from decision-makers to road crews. It is aimed primarily at local and rural road and public works supervisors. Others who would benefit include: elected officials, public safety advocates, State DOT personnel, law enforcement, consultants, regional and rural development organizations, municipal associations
.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: 2018 Positive Culture Framework Training
Date: September 25-27, 2018
Location: Savannah, GA
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

The  Positive Culture Framework (PCF) is an approach based on our latest research about improving health and safety in our communities and organizations. The PCF seeks to cultivate health and safety. We intentionally use the word "cultivate" because the framework builds on shared values, beliefs, and attitudes that already exist in a culture to promote health and safety. The PCF builds on the recognition that the solutions are in the community. For more information on our Positive Culture Framework, visit the webpage.

This 2.5-day Positive Culture Framework (PCF) Training will provide a foundation for efforts to improve health and safety that address a wide variety of issues including (but not limited to) substance abuse, traffic safety, and violence prevention. The PCF Training will cover our cultural transformation process and initiate the development of skills in three critical areas: leadership, communication, and the integration of effective strategies. Participants will leave with an understanding of how culture influences behavior, how we can cultivate cultural transformation, and specific next steps for implementing this process for transforming culture to achieve community health and safety goals.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Vision Zero Arterials and Intersections
Date: October 1, 2018
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Organization: National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)

Every city has it: it's your city's leader in crashes. It's probably five or seven lanes wide, has tens of thousands of cars per day, and traffic. It's a big, wide, risky arterial, and this workshop will give a hands-on look at innovative approaches your city can use to tame it.

Join this Vision Zero workshop to learn from cities that have tackled their most dangerous streets, wielding the entire engineering toolbox to not only reduce fatalities and injuries, but to transform these important corridors into high-performing urban streets that are safe, efficient, and inviting. Building on last year's workshop, this session will cover topics like lane reassignment and narrowing, walking-based intersection design techniques, and signal timing basics for big streets. Safety planning and prioritization techniques, as well as working with crash information and before-after evaluation, will also be described.

Learn innovative street design strategies, hear about high-impact case studies, and engage in hands-on design challenges. Participants will leave ready to tackle their most challenging streets.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)
Date: October 30, 2018
Location: Charlottesville, 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 .

Conferences

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: 16th National Tools of the Trade Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium Sized Communities
Date: August 22-24, 2018
Location: Kansas City, MO
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Tools of the Trade is a national conference providing practical techniques for transportation professionals in small (under 50,000) and medium-sized communities, those with populations of about 50,000 - 250,000. All practitioners, researchers, academics, and others involved in transportation planning are encouraged to attend.

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here .
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Conference: Safe Systems Summit
Date: September 13-14, 2018
Location: Durham, NC
Organization: Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety

The Safe Systems Summit: Redefining Transportation Safety offers an inclusive and interactive learning environment to explore the underlying systems driving the national rise in traffic deaths, share findings from innovative new research, and develop insights into reducing transportation injuries and fatalities by utilizing both Safe Systems  and systems science principles, tools, and techniques. Join participants from various disciplines to explore systems together, discuss advanced technologies and the role of data integration, and exchange ideas with national and international experts. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Share the Road Summit
Date: September 14, 2018
Location: Hammondsport, NY
Organization: New York Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

Improving the safety of motorcyclists continues to be a priority for New York State's highway safety program.  Since motorcycles share the road with much larger vehicles, a combination of strategies must be used to ensure safe riding practices and awareness of motorcyclists on our roadways. New York State has a comprehensive motorcycle safety program that supports motorcycle awareness, motorcycle helmet usage, responsible use of alcohol, and rider education, skill development and licensing.  Please come join the NY Governor's Traffic Safety Committee for our first-ever Share the Road Summit. Registration is free and required to attend. Registration includes a free, full-day pass to the museum and safety event, lunch, refreshments, access to exciting vendors and speakers, as well as a chance to win special prizes such as a one-night stay at the Hampton Inn Penn Yan or a BRC-2 Skills Advancement Course from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. To register for this event, please click here. Deadline to register is September 1, 2018.

For more information, please visit www.safeny.ny.gov or contact Aubrey L. Feldman, Highway Safety Program Representative at Aubrey.Feldman@dmv.ny.gov.

Conference: Disrupting Mobility Summit
Date: September 16-18, 2018
Location: Cambridge, MA
Organization: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Technology, transportation, and urban development are inextricably linked. From steam power to the combustion engine: cities make mobility and mobility makes cities. Building on the inaugural and highly influential Disrupting Mobility Summit in 2015, the second Disrupting Mobility Summit in 2018 will focus on the relationship between future mobility and future cities and on how we can equitably and sustainably govern technology innovation and urban transformation.

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: National Tribal Transportation Conference
Date: September 24-27, 2018
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Organization: Tribal Technical Assistance Program, FHWA Center for Local Aid Support

We're making history - over twenty years bringing together tribal transportation professionals and practitioners for conversations, training, networking and practical opportunities to prepare, build, and sustain tribal roadways. 

Plan to attend the National Tribal Transportation Conference in Oklahoma City this fall for a thought-provoking, relevant and rewarding tribal transportation conference.  

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: National Safety Council Congress and Expo
Date: October 20-26, 2018
Location: Houston, TX
Organization: National Safety Council (NSC)

The NSC Congress & Expo is the world's largest annual "must attend" event for safety, health and environmental professionals. For more than 100 years, professionals have turned to this safety conference for industry-leading technology, education, networking opportunities and the tried and true products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry.

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: Minnesota Towards Zero Deaths Conference
Date: October 23-24, 2018
Location: Mankato, MN
Organization: Minnesota Towards Zero Deaths Program, Minnesota Departments of Public Safety, Transportation, and Health

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.

The conference is offered by the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths Program and the Minnesota Departments of Public Safety, Transportation, and Health. The conference is hosted by the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies and facilitated by the College of Continuing and Professional Studies .

For more information about this conference, click here .
New
Conference: Vision Zero Cities 2018
Date: November 7-8, 2018
Location: New York, NY
Organization: Transportation Alternatives'

Transportation Alternatives' fourth Vision Zero Cities conference will take place November 7-8, 2018 at Lerner Hall (Columbia University), bringing together leading traffic safety experts, advocates, elected officials and members of the public to share ideas about  Vision Zero, the policy initiative to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: 2nd National Summit on Rural Road Safety
Date: December 4-6, 2018
Location: Savannah, GA
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety, National Association of County Engineers (NACE)

Rural communities provide food, energy, resources and much more to keep America running. In 2016, attendees at the National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America helped define the future for "Moving Rural America" by articulating the key transportation safety issues facing rural areas, culminating in a call to action of "On the Road to Zero, We Cannot Ignore Rural."

The 2nd summit will continue to move the rural conversation forward and will focus more intently on safety solutions and "Bridging the Gap."
  1. How do we create awareness and a unified voice for rural areas?
  2. What rural-specific solutions exist and how do you implement them within rural constraints?
  3. How do we look at rural safety without peering through an "urban lens?"
  4. More importantly, how do we shift rural safety culture to get us to zero?
Join this conversation in Savannah, Georgia in December 2018.  We need your perspective and expertise to successfully articulate rural transportation safety needs and solutions.

For more information about this conference, click here .