Training Announcements

Vol. 37
February 16, 2017
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on travel behavior, bikesharing, and low-volume roads. Please join the Safety Center on March 9th for our next webinar, Safety Performance Management This webinar will provide an overview of the safety performance management (SPM) final rule for State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and the role of local partners in achieving compliance with the SPM regulations. 

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

New
Event: Saint Patrick's Day Drunk Driving Prevention 
Date: March 17, 2017
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 event, click here .
Event: National Work Zone Awareness Week
Date: April 3-7, 2017
Organization: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2017 is April 3-7. The event will be hosted by the State of Maryland. The national kick-off event will be held Tuesday, April 4, at 11 a.m. The physical location of that event has not been determined by the agency. ATSSA members will be notified by the Flash newsletter and through their respective chapters once this information is received.

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Assessment Studies
Date: February 16, 2017
Time: 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: Traffic Safety Citizenship
Date: February 16, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

Traffic safety citizenship is a novel approach to empower the vast majority of safe road users to engage in prosocial behaviors to impact the smaller group engaging in risky behaviors. Are you interested in learning more about this approach and strategies that you can use increase traffic safety citizenship? Join us for a 1-hour webinar on a recent project studying traffic safety citizenship.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Integrating Explicit and Implicit Methods in Travel Behavior Research: A Study of Driver Attitudes and Bias
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

Car crashes are still a leading cause of death in the United States, with vulnerable road users like bicyclists and pedestrians being injured or killed at rates that outpace their mode share.

Planners, engineers, and advocates are increasingly adopting Vision Zero and Tactical Urbanism approaches and trying to better understand the underlying causes of dangerous roadway interactions. However, existing research into crash causation has focused on instrumental factors (e.g. intersection type, vehicle speed) while little research has probed the role of attitudes or socio-cognitive mechanisms in interactions between roadway users.

Social psychology suggests that attitudes and social cognitions can play a role in conflict. Drivers' attitudes toward bicyclists, and how those attitudes may affect drivers' behavior, are a largely unexplored area of research, particularly in the United States.
This study is the first use of an implicit method to examine transportation biases between drivers and bicyclists. The research used an Implicit Association Test as well as an attitudinal survey to measure drivers' attitudes toward their own driving behavior, other drivers, and bicyclists.

The results yielded information about the dimensions of drivers' attitudes toward bicyclists, including lack of legitimacy as a fellow roadway user, stereotypes about different sub-types of bicyclists, normative beliefs about roadway behavior, and sub-conscious preferences for drivers versus bicyclists. 

Results demonstrated that the implicit method captured bias that was overlapping with, but distinct from, the explicit measures. 

This research demonstrates the potential value of measuring implicit attitudes to complement traditional transportation survey self-report measures. Understanding these subconsciously-held attitudes and their relationship with self-reported safety-related behaviors can improve potential educational, legal, programmatic, and infrastructural interventions to improve road safety.

For more information about this training, click here.
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Webinar: Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Data - Part 1: Programs, Data, and Metrics
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

Interested in measuring bicycling and walking in your community? Starting a bicycle and pedestrian counting program or wanting to improve your existing program? Krista Nordback (UNC Highway Safety Research Center) will discuss the why and how of bicycle and pedestrian count programs. Scott Brady (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission) will highlight how the Philadelphia area has integrated counting bicycling and walking into its motor vehicle traffic monitoring program. He'll share examples of how to compute annual average daily bicyclists and pedestrians using data from short-duration and permanent count programs. Then Jeremy Raw (Federal Highway Administration) will share lessons learned from working with 10 Metropolitan Planning Organizations around the country as part of the Bicycle-Pedestrian Count Technology Pilot Project. And Kelly Laustsen (Kittelson and Associates, Inc.) will give a summary of the recently revised 2016 Federal bicycle and pedestrian count data format, so you'll know what basic data to collect if you'd like your data in the national database.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Webinar: Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Data - Part 2: Equipment
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

This webinar will focus on types of bicycle and pedestrian counting equipment, what works where, how well, and how to make sure it's working. After Krista Nordback (UNC Highway Safety Research Center) gives a quick review of Part 1 of the webinar, Frank Proulx (Alta Planning + Design) will discuss automated counter technologies and share the latest findings on counter accuracy from NCHRP 797 Round 2. Then Sarah O'Brien (NCSU Institute for Transportation Research and Education) will explain methods used to validate and maintain counter accuracy for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The webinar will wrap up with resources for further information, discussion of what works, and questions and answers.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Strategic Information Management for State Departments of Transportation
Date: February 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/ $95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM ET that features research from National Cooperative Highway Research Program  (NCHRP)  Report 829 : Leadership Guide for Strategic Information Management for State Departments of Transportation.

This webinar will describe a guidebook for executives and managers about effectively developing and maintaining an agency's capability to provide mission-critical information when and where it is needed. 

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Webinar: State of Bikesharing Practice, Planning, and Research
Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $149 members/ $199 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Bikesharing has recently matured into a widely-enjoyed form of transportation in cities across the U.S. Although the industry has grown beyond "startup" status in a few major U.S. cities, it continues to innovate and evolve. This webinar showcases the perspectives of a variety of bikesharing professionals running the gamut from planning, operations, and management, to consulting, technology, and research. Speakers will share their experiences on a variety of bikesharing topics including planning and ridership forecasting, system launch and operations best practices and lessons learned, emerging industry issues, multi-jurisdictional coordination, bikeshare technology and mobile applications, and connections to other forms of bicycling infrastructure.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Webinar: Low-Volume Roads
Date: March 7, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/ $159 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The design, maintenance, and operation of low volume rural roads poses a challenge to many local highway agencies, particularly when considering the financial constraints involved in also needing to address the more heavily traveled roadways within the same jurisdiction. It is estimated that there are 2.5 million miles of low volume public roads in the U.S., under the responsibility of counties, townships, tribal lands, the U.S. Forest Service and others.

When addressing low volume road issues, it is often economically impractical to apply the same design or operations treatments that would otherwise be suggested on a high volume road, particularly when most motorists on these roads tend to be familiar with the roadway and its geometrics. For this reason, organizations such as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the U.S. Forest Service have developed policies and guidelines that recognize the need for more flexible design standards and operational practices for low volume roads.

This webinar will provide an overview of the various design policies and guidelines that can be considered for the construction, reconstruction, maintenance and operation of low volume roads. As a part of this discussion, the differing traffic volume thresholds used when applying these guidelines will be described, as well as the influence of constraints that involve right-of-way, topography, and environmental issues. Maintenance and operations issues concerning paved versus unpaved roads, and use of traffic signing and other traffic control devices will be included.

Key management issues to be considered when developing policies for low volume roads will also be discussed. Low volume road safety concerns and potential low cost counter-measures will be covered, particularly in light of the difficulty involved in statistically assessing sparse crash data.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Webinar: Safety Performance Management
Date: March 9, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) is hosting a FREE , 1.5-hour online webinar. This webinar will provide an overview of the safety performance management (SPM) final rule for State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and the role of local partners in achieving compliance with the SPM regulations.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Webinar: Drone Technology: Implications on Policymaking and Design of the Built Environment
Date: March 13, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: $20 members/ $45 non-members
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)

The educational objective of this course is to discuss the implications of emerging drone technology on city and town planning. Featuring specialists in the fields of law, urban design, and policymaking, this webinar will examine federal and local legislation pertaining to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Drone operations raise several concerns for the public given their wide range of recreational and commercial current uses. We will discuss regulations pertaining to these issues and explore how future zoning regulations can best guide the use of drones in our built environment.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Webinar: Preparing for Successful Safety Education and Enforcement Efforts
Date: March 14, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is offering this free webinar about planning for successful pedestrian and bicycle safety law enforcement operations. The session is co-sponsored by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). 

Many communities have transportation plans, pedestrian and bicycle master plans, or Vision Zero initiatives that include law enforcement activities aimed at improving safety for vulnerable road users. These activities require inter-agency partnerships and thoughtful preparation in order to be successful. In this webinar, seasoned practitioners will share their lessons learned in planning for and implementing prior to law enforcement efforts to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety. We will share stories of what worked, what didn't work so well, and what to remember when planning enforcement activities.

For more information about this training, click here.

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Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Winter Maintenance Operations
Date: February 23, 2017
Location: Chester, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Center for Transportation Studies

This course covers all aspects of winter operations - planning and organizing, methods of snow and ice control, salt usage, and winter equipment maintenance. Lesson will include usage of snow maps and formal snow plans. Also covered will be snow plow and salt spreader operation.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Constructing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility
Date: March 7, 2017
Location: Lansing, MI
Organization: Center for Technology and Training

Contractors and inspectors need to know the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the standards set by the Access Board to keep municipal infrastructure projects compliant. Experts from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Michigan Concrete Association (MCA), and county road agencies will teach proper design, planning, and construction procedures for complying with ADA requirements. New this year: MDOT Work Zone Delivery Engineer Chris Brookes will provide updates on MDOT specifications for work zone safety and FHWA regulations.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: March 14, 2017
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

The Work Zone Safety Awareness Program is offered to participants who require an overview of working safely in the roadway. As new or veteran employees enter or re-enter the construction and public works profession, they are frequently required to set up short-term work zones or are assigned to long-term projects. There are no allowances for errors when working next to traffic, so it is important for personnel to have a solid understanding of work zone safety compliance with the national MUTCD standards. Also, the roles of workers and enforcement personnel at work sites, differences between NJDOT and local projects, and legal responsibilities in work zones will be addressed during this program.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Transportation GIS
Date: March 15, 2017
Location: Arlington, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Center for Transportation Studies

This course is geared towards the intermediate level GIS user who wants to learn more about the unique aspects and concepts of transportation GIS such as linear referencing and dynamic segmentation.  Students will be provided information in lecture format as well as have the opportunity to apply real world examples using ArcGIS software and ArcGIS Online.  A number of federal and state transportation datasets will be shared and discussed, with students creating and publishing maps on the internet.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: April 12, 2017
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

Three vehicle crashes involving injuries occur every minute in the United States putting nearly 39,000 incident responders in harm's way daily. Disruption and congestion from these incidents can increase the likelihood of secondary crashes, cause delays, and increase driver frustration. The longer responders remain on the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public, face. Correct traffic incident management (TIM) focuses on responding in a way that protects motorists and emergency personnel while minimizing negative effects on traffic. TIM practices include detecting, verifying, and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene; and restoring traffic flow.
 
Using a multi-discipline approach, first responders in New Jersey will learn how to operate more efficiently and act collectively. The training covers topics including TIM guidelines, fundamentals, and terminology; notifications and scene size up; scene safety and risk management; traffic management; special circumstances; clearance; and termination.
 
This course is open to all traffic-incident first responders including personnel in law enforcement, fire fighting, emergency medical services (EMS), public safety, public works, towing and recovery, and hazardous materials (HAZMAT).

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Using Regional ITS Architecture
Date: April 25-26, 2017
Location: Wilmington, DE
Organization: National Transit Institute (NTI)

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: To Signalize or Not To Signalize
Date: May 3, 2017
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

This one-day course instructed by Dane Ismart will cover the eight MUTCD signal warrants:
  • Warrant 1: Eight-Hour Vehicle Volume
  • Warrant 2: Four-Hour Vehicle Volume
  • Warrant 3: Peak Hour
  • Warrant 4: Pedestrian Volume
  • Warrant 5: School Crossing
  • Warrant 6: Coordinated Signal System
  • Warrant 7: Crash Experience
  • Warrant 8: Roadway Network
The course will also cover warrants for four-way stops as well as alternatives to traffic control signals. A detailed discussion of the advantages and disadvantages both in the terms of capacity and safety of various types of traffic controls will be presented. The basis for both the installation and the removal of traffic control devices will be covered.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Road Safety 365 - A Safety Workshop for Local Governments
Date: June 7, 2017
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, 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.

Conferences

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: 2017 Northwest Region Tribal Transportation Symposium
Date: March 6-9, 2017
Location: Spokane, WA
Organization: Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program NWTTAP), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)

The 2017 Northwest Region Tribal Transportation Symposium  will give you the opportunity to learn about the latest developments in Tribal Transportation. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Purdue Road School
Date: March 6-9, 2017
Location: Lafayette, IN
Organization: Purdue University, Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program

Purdue Road School is co-sponsored by JTRP and the Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and attracts over 2,000 Indiana local and state officials, consultants, and suppliers each year. Important updates on pertinent transportation issues, as well as sessions on topics of general interest, are provided in the two-day conference. Road School also hosts regional meetings of several affiliated professional groups, such as the County Surveyors Association and the Indiana Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities
Date: March 26-28, 2017
Location: Charlotte, NC
Organization: Lifesavers Conference, Inc.

The Lifesavers Conference brings together a unique combination of public health and safety professionals, researchers, advocates, practitioners and students committed to sharing best practices, research, and policy initiatives that are proven to work. You can't get the kind of information that is conveyed at this conference anywhere else at this value.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Innovative and Effective Partnering Conference
Date: April 4-6, 2017
Location: Reno, NV
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)

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

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

A reimagined NACE 2017 presents a fresh, new approach to how county road and infrastructure officials learn, engage, and connect with one another. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
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Conference: ITS Heartland Annual Meeting
Date: May 1-3, 2017
Location: Witchita, KS
Organization: ITS America

This conference will provide participants an opportunity to network and share experiences across a wide variety of ITS disciplines.  The many different training and networking opportunities available through this event will provide participants with the tools necessary to effectively plan and deploy ITS technologies within their own jurisdictions.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Vision Zero Cities Conference
Date: May 2-4, 2017
Location: New York, NY
Organization: Transportation Alternatives

Vision Zero Cities 2017 will convene thought-leaders, influencers and change-makers in the traffic safety arena for an exchange of best practices to prevent road deaths and serious injuries.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: National Planning Conference
Date: May 6-9, 2017
Location: New York, NY
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Safety professionals are expected to have expertise in risk management, ergonomics, industrial hygiene, product safety, environmental management, Workers' Compensation, standards and organizational management, in addition to the more traditional aspects of safety management. Safety 2017 encompasses all this and so much more!

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Automated Vehicles Symposium
Date: July 11-13, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Organization: Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Automated Vehicles Symposium bridges the gap between the academic research community and automated driving industry through facilitated discussions between these influential communities and their efforts to safely bring automated vehicles to reality. Topics include insurance, regulation and technology.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: LTAP/TTAP National Conference
Date: July 17-20, 2017
Location: Norfolk, VA
Organization: National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA)

The National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA) holds their annual conference to share the latest knowledge, skills and materials that enhance the performance of its Centers. NLTAPA works with all local and rural road partners, customers and stakeholders, to develop Center staff competencies, and support interest of NLTAPA members.

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

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

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2017 Traffic Records Forum
Date: August 6-9, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
Organization: Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP)

The Traffic Records Forum is a four day opportunity to participate in presentations, exhibits, workshops, and seminars on topics of interest to the highway traffic safety and data communities, and to help guide national discourse about traffic records during the ATSIP general meeting.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2nd TRB Conference on Transportation Needs of National Parks and Public Lands: Partnerships for Enhancing Stewardship and Mobility
Date: September 11-13, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Transportation Needs for National Parks and Public Lands (ADA40) is soliciting presentation abstracts for the 2nd TRB Conference on Transportation and Public Lands Partnerships: Enhancing Stewardship and Mobility. The conference focuses on transportation needs in National Parks and other Public Lands. It will highlight innovative approaches regarding data, managing demand, working with partners, and transportation impacts on sensitive resources. The conference will bring together professionals from federal land management and transportation agencies, state and local transportation and transit agencies, universities, consulting firms, foundations, and private non-profit groups.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Rail~Volution
Date: September 17-20, 2017
Location: Denver, CO
Organization: Rail~Volution

Each year, Rail~Volution brings its conference to cities around the country that have made great strides in public transportation systems and building livable communities. Find out where we're headed and make plans to join us at an upcoming Rail~Volution transportation conference.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: National Safety Council Congress and Expo
Date: September 23-29, 2017
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Organization: National Safety Council (NSC)

The National Safety Council Congress and Expo is the world's premier annual event, bringing together 15,000
safety, health, and environmental professionals.


For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 20th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference
Date: September 25-29, 2017
Location: Tucson, AZ
Organization: Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)

The 20th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference is the premier event for more than 500 tribal, federal, state, and private transportation professionals from across the USA. 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.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ASCE Convention
Date: October 8-11, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
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: 3rd National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference
Date: October 29 - November 1, 2017
Location: Omaha, NE
Organization: National Rural Transit Assistance Program 

The National Rural Transit Assistance Program is excited to host our third biennial Technical Assistance Conference: Transportation at the Center.  The conference will continue the great momentum we started in Denver in 2015 with content from FTA's Technical Assistance Centers, workshops, round-tables, and a focus on practical solutions for rural and tribal transportation.

Participating and cooperating organizations include the Federal Transit Administration, Nebraska Department of Roads, Nebraska Association of Transit Providers, University of Nebraska, the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, and the National Center for Mobility Management.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ITS World Congress
Date: October 29 - November 2, 2017
Location: Montréal, Canada
Organization: ITS America, ITS Canada, ITS Europe, ITS Asia-Pacific

The ITS World Congress 2017, produced by ITS America in conjunction with ITS Canada and co-organized by ITS Europe and ITS Asia-Pacific, brings together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative concepts, active prototypes, and live systems. Academics, researchers, policymakers, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, implementers, and the media-thousands of people from the transport, automotive, telecommunications, and technology sectors-will engage in robust discussions and spirited debates as to how this rapidly changing and ever-expanding industry is addressing the very real challenges facing our mobile, connected societies today and in the future.

For more information about this conference, click here .