Training Announcements

Vol. 28, October 13, 2016


TOPIn this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on automated vehicles, bike lanes, and sign maintenance. The unpaved roads webinar that was planned for the third week of October has been canceled. Please join the Safety Center for our upcoming webinar, Defining the Future for Safe Rural Transportation in America, on November 10, 2016. This webinar will provide an overview of the white paper(s) created as a result of the Safety Center's National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America. 

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

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

Traffic Safety Weeks

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

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

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Making the Business Case for Traffic Incident Management Programs 
Date: October 13, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: USDOT ITS Joint Program Office 
 
Agencies know intuitively that there is a profound value in traffic incident management (TIM) programs; however, it is often challenging to estimate and communicate the value of TIM internally to executive management and externally to decision makers. Typically, a one-time report presenting an "analysis," "evaluation," or "study" is generated to summarize benefits after a TIM program or project has been implemented. This report, while a key component of a solid business case, is not sufficient to transform a TIM program or project from a stand-alone effort to a core-sustaining function of an agency. To guide TIM agencies and their partner organizations towards the development of a strong business case for their programs, FHWA has developed a report, "Making the Business Case for Traffic Incident Management."

During the webinar, participants will learn about the four-phase process for developing a TIM business case, as well as the key components and products required for an effective business case. Additionally, participants will hear of firsthand experiences from two State DOT representatives on the progression for their rural and urban TIM programs. Participants will learn how these two different DOTs made their business case, the challenges they faced in establishing their program, and the value they found from conducting and communicating their program's business case.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Safety in Numbers: Estimating Bicyclist Activity and Safety in Minneapolis 
Date: October 13, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute
 
"Safety in numbers" is the phenomenon of an individual vulnerable road user (pedestrian or bicyclist) experiencing a lower risk of being involved in a crash when there are more people walking and bicycling in that area. This seminar will review a study focused on looking for this phenomenon at intersections in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Using a combination of crash data and bicycle and pedestrian count data from 2000-2010, study findings show-with a few different statistical models-the existence of the safety in numbers effect at Minneapolis street-level (non-highway) intersections.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Building Better Bike Lanes with the Advocacy Community Leading the Way
Date: October 18, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $149 members/ $199 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
 
Portland recently restriped six blocks in downtown with a buffered bike lane. While that isn't a major accomplishment or capital investment by any means, the collaboration with the advocacy community and the grass roots group "Better Block" signals a shift towards collaboration between the local university, new leaders in the community, ITE professionals, and the public sector. This webinar will describe the issues experienced and how Portland built a buffered bike lane with the advocacy community in the lead.

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

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

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Current and Future GNSS Applications for Vehicle Navigation and Guidance 
Date: October 20, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute 

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) is a term used to collectively describe satellite-based positioning and timing systems. The Global Positioning System (GPS), operated by the United States Department of Defense, is perhaps the most well-known and widely used GNSS. Currently, it is the sensor of choice for managing air, rail, road, and marine transportation systems worldwide. Its timing function is the "heart beat" for clocks around the globe and supports operations such as the time-stamping of banking transactions and synchronizing the phase of alternating current on distributed power grids. In other words, it has become an indispensable modern utility whose malfunction has unacceptable consequences.

This seminar will present an overview of the current state of GNSS technology and how it is being used to address emerging transportation applications. It will also describe threats to GNSS robustness that must be addressed before it can be widely used in safety- and liability-critical transportation applications (e.g., driverless cars or small unmanned aircraft systems). The presentation will close with a description of ongoing efforts to devise methods and augmentations for making GNSS robust and thus paving the way for its wide use in intelligent transportation systems.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Transit Signal Priority Evaluation and Performance Measures 
Date: October 26, 2016
Time: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

Transit signal priority (TSP) can reduce transit delay at signalized intersections by making phasing adjustments. TSP is a relatively inexpensive tool to provide faster and more reliable transit service.  This webinar addresses TSP real-word performance measures as well as data integration and evaluation challenges. Results of the TSP evaluation in an arterial corridor in Portland, Oregon indicate that a timely and effective TSP system requires a high degree of sophistication, monitoring, and maintenance. TSP timing is crucial to reduce transit delay.

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

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

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC): What, Why, and How?
Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

This seminar will highlight important technical aspects and developmental stages of dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) or connected vehicle technology. The presentation will explain what DSRC is and why it is a better choice than other competing wireless technologies to enable future-generation traffic safety and mobility applications. The seminar will also explore how the USDOT and car manufacturers envision the future of DSRC technology. 

The various applications of DSRC will also be highlighted, with a focus on how it can be instrumental in saving lives by reducing crashes and how it could help optimize traffic flow. Furthermore, the role of DSRC technology in enabling future-generation vehicle automation will be explored. Various deployment hurdles such as privacy and security issues will also be discussed.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: The Road Safety and Signage Audit: Proactive Roadway Safety in the 21st Century
Date: November 2, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/ $129 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Typically, road safety is managed reactively. Engineers and other officials investigate crash locations on the assumption that future crashes are most likely to occur in those same locations. However, road crashes, in particular those on low volume urban or rural roads, are frequently distributed in seemingly random patterns and may not accurately correlate to roadway deficiencies. Rather than reacting to historic crash data, identifying specific systemic road deficiencies offers a proactive alternative to improving roadway safety. Roadway signing is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to quantify, analyze and correct signing deficiencies to improve roadway safety.

This webinar discusses various methods of reactive vs. proactive roadway safety improvements, how to use innovative technology in the data collection phases, and what funding options there are from the federal government.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Defining the Future for Safe Rural Transportation in America
Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

This webinar will provide an overview of the white paper(s) created as a result of the Safety Center's National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America which was held September 2016 in Denver, CO.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: California Tribal Road Safety Data Project: Methods, Challenges, and Preliminary Results
Date: November 10, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

This presentation will highlight a project that made recommendations for and provided data tools to facilitate improvements in collecting and using traffic injury data in and around tribal areas. In the initial phase of this project, traffic collisions in and around tribal areas were identified using California's Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) and by exploring potential sources of data from other sources (e.g., tribal police, first responders, EMS). Analyses were developed for tribal road safety workshops and for individual tribes seeking road safety funding. One example is an extensive analysis that focused on road-departure collisions, one of the most frequent crash types on and around tribal lands.

The second phase of the project, currently under way, is focused on developing a Tribal Road Safety Tool in conjunction with the National Indian Justice Center. This tool will allow individual tribes to analyze SWITRS data relevant to their specific tribal area, add data from tribal police and/or first responders, and conduct analyses for improving road safety, including securing funding for that purpose. This phase will also include training tribal personnel in crash data collection and analysis.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Safety on Low Volume Roads
Date: November 29, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/ $55 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that will feature selected papers from TRB's 11th International Low Volume Road Conference, which was held in July 2015. Presenters will discuss traffic signs, treatments of trees on rural roads, and a retroreflectivity field inspection kit. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis
Date: December 1, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

As more states decriminalize and legalize medical and recreational use of cannabis (marijuana), traffic safety leaders and public health advocates have growing concerns about driving under the influence of cannabis (DUIC).  How do we understand the culture of cannabis use and DUIC?  How do these cultural factors increase DUIC risk?  What policy changes and strategies can support a culture that sustains safe and sober driving? Please join us for a 2 hour webinar on three recent projects studying DUIC. 

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Improving Safety of Railroad Crossings and Light Rail Systems
Date: December 15-16, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: $290
Organization: University of California Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies

This new online course takes a look at recent studies on how to improve safety at railroad highway crossings and reduce vehicle-train collisions. The first session will also focus on motorized users, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists who have to cross railroad highway crossings on a regular basis. Information will be shared from recent publications including the Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Handbook and conferences on railroad corridors where speakers addressed railroad crossing safety and discussed some of the topics listed in the course outline. The second session will focus on light rail systems and their impacts on the operation of streets that they have to cross or share with other motorized traffic. The course will address how best to blend motorized and train traffic as well as handle pedestrians that cross light rail tracks on a regular basis so as to minimize conflicts and collisions.

For more information about this training, click here .

Return to Top
Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Traffic Calming
Date: October 20, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

This course introduces an engineering tool whose purpose is to address excessive traffic speed and/or cut-through traffic on residential streets. The course provides information that can help municipalities establish a traffic calming program for their roadways. This course defines traffic calming, describes various traffic calming devices, outlines potential positive and negative impacts on a neighborhood, and reviews a sample traffic calming program. It also investigates related issues, such as impacts of traffic calming devices on liability, roadway maintenance, and emergency service. Participants perform case studies, applying traffic calming measures to address traffic concerns.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Traffic Sign Maintenance/Management and Sign Retroreflectivity
Date: October 25, 2016
Location: Rochester, MN
Organization: Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program

This workshop will provide participants with an overview of sign retroreflectivity assessment and management methods, as well as guidance for developing a sign inventory and understanding the crashworthiness of sign posts. Participants will learn about federal regulations, various sheeting materials, and how to determine the right assessment and management method for their agency. Also, attendees will learn learn how to conduct the various sign retroreflectivity assessment and management methods, including nighttime inspection. Participants are encouraged to bring in a used sign to test in the class.

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

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

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

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

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems
Date: November 30, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

This course provides participants with (1) a basic understanding of intersection safety issues, (2) "How to" information for common safety tasks and low cost safety improvements that do not require an engineered design, and (3) background information on safety tasks that do not require an engineer. This workshop also outlines areas where non-engineers can assist traffic engineers in the safety process, and help them to understand when an engineer needs to be consulted to make a safety related change to an intersection. 

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Safer Roads By Design Executive Seminar
Date: December 5-9, 2016
Location: Orlando, FL
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

The winter edition of the IRF world-acclaimed Safer Roads By Design™: Across Six Continents Executive Seminar, IRF Certified Continuing Education Program, will be held from December 5-9, 2016 in Orlando, Florida USA. The program is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs available in the world. Top international experts from a variety of countries will present best practices and state of the art technologies in Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Traffic Management and Road Safety Audits over a 5-day period. The purpose of this seminar is to help road authorities understand what can be done to help them meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities 50% by 2020. The training program will focus on: Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, and Road Safety Audits.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Positive Culture Framework (PCF) Public Training
Date: December 7-9, 2016
Location: San Diego, CA
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

The Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University invites you to attend the  Positive Culture Framework training on our updated approach which is based on the latest research and builds on the Positive Community Norms framework. The framework embraces a cultural approach, is grounded in the latest science, and includes positive norms in improving health and safety.

This 2.5 day training provides a foundation for efforts to improve health and safety addressing a wide variety of issues including (but not limited to) substance abuse, traffic safety, and violence prevention. Participants will leave with an understanding of how culture influences behavior, how we can cultivate cultural transformation, and the benefits of a comprehensive, positive approach.

The training covers our revised process and initiates the development of your skills in three critical areas:leadership, communication, and the integration of effective strategies. Participants will leave with specific next steps for implementing this process for transforming culture to achieve community health and safety goals. We have updated our training to be more interactive and enhanced our materials to better support your learning. This is an excellent opportunity for you to engage with others doing similar work across the country and begin your journey towards cultivating a culture that supports improved health and safety.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Roadside Safety Features
Date: December 13, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

This course is designed to help local road agencies, engineers and public works personnel reduce the incident of traffic crashes through the application of low cost "best safety practices," many of which feature the efficient use of traffic control devices, into their routine day-to-day activities. The course focuses on the implementation of safety strategies described in FHWA's Toolbox of Countermeasures and Their Potential Effectiveness for Roadway Departure Crashes, Intersection Crashes, and Pedestrian Crashes.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: December 14, 2016
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.

Conferences

Conference: Commercial Vehicle Safety Research Summit
Date: November 9-10, 2016
Location: Northampton, MA
Organization: University of Massachusetts Transportation Center

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

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting
Date: January 8-12, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting will be held January 8-12, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world.

The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2017 meeting:Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change.

For more information about this conference, click here.
New
Conference: Safety Fest of the Great Northwest
Date: January 24-27, 2017
Location: Boise, ID
Organization: Idaho Technology Transfer Center

Safety Fest is an annual training event that offers free safety and health training to workers, supervisors, and managers of all levels. The Boise Safety Fest will be held  January 24-27, 2017  and will include a vendor show on  January 24th and 25th .  This event offers almost 60 classes this year including  some old favorites and some new ones.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ATSSA Annual Convention and Traffic Expo
Date: February 10-14, 2017
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Organization: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

ATSSA's 47th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is the premier event for more than 3,000 roadway safety professionals and transportation officials from across the USA and around the globe. The convention brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, corporate roadway department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of roadway safety. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: NDSC Annual Safety and Health Conference
Date: February 20-23, 2017
Location: Bismarck, ND
Organization: North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC)

The NDSC's 2016 Conference brought in 1,009 registrants over the four day event, making it the largest in it's 43 year history. Registrants represented 18 states, 319 companies and numerous industries including agriculture, construction, health care, manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, transportation, and utilities.

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