Training Announcements

Vol. 14, March 31, 2016


TOPIn this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on traffic calming, work zone safety, and crash and safety data. 

Do not miss out on the next Safety Center training, Crash Risk Factors for Low-Volume Roads: an ODOT Case Study . This free webinar will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2016 and provide information on low-cost safety countermeasures that are most applicable to low-volume roads. 

Do not forget to save the date for the upcoming National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America on September 7-9, 2016. Check back on the Safety Center website for registration to open soon.  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 Eidswick
Center Manager
National Center for Rural Road Safety
info@ruralsafetycenter.org
In This Issue

Traffic Safety Weeks

Event: National Distracted Driving Enforcement 
Date: April 4-13, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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

NHTSA has also developed a robust social media strategy designed to raise public awareness about the consequences of texting and driving. The focus is on the idea that "If you're texting, you're not driving." We anticipate that this message will engage the target audience of men and women 18-34 (slightly skewed toward women) with creative and persuasive messaging on NHTSA social media channels and their media partners.


For more information about this event, click here .
Event: National Work Zone Awareness Week
Date: April 11-15, 2016
Organization: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

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

For more information about this event, click here .
Event: Cinco de Mayo Drunk Driving Prevention
Date: May 5, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Cinco de Mayo has become a big night out for many, particularly among young adults. But it is also a very dangerous night out because of alcohol-impaired drivers. Those celebrating should be sure to designate their sober driver in advance - before the festivities begin.

For more information about this event, click here .
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Event: National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization 
Date: May 23 - June 5, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

NHTSA has prepared this Products for Enforcement Action Kit (PEAK) to help you alert the public to prepare for maximum high-visibility seat belt enforcement.

Statistics show that passenger vehicle occupants are buckling up more during the day, but not enough at night. This mobilization is created to crackdown on violators 24-7, but a strong enforcement effort is urged between the nighttime hours of 6 PM and 5:59 AM due to the significant number of violators and fatal crashes during this time.

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Enhancing Road Safety through the Improvement of Unsignalized Intersections 
Date: April 6, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Association of Counties (NACo)

Join NACo on this interactive webinar to learn about the types of transportation safety challenges associated with unsignalized intersections, and how you can address them. Experts from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Safety and VHB will provide an introduction to and overview of FWHA's new Unsignalized Intersection Improvement Guide, its intended applications and uses and short case study examples. The guide is the result of a collaboration between FHWA, the National Cooperative Highway Research Program and the Institute of Transportation Engineers. This webinar is being presented with support from the sponsors of the NACo Community and Economic Development program.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.naco.org/events/enhancing-road-safety-through-improvement-unsignalized-intersections
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Webinar: Give Your Customers More Mobility Options! Utilizing Technology in Coordinated Human Services Transportation Systems 
Date: April 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: USDOT ITS Joint Program Office (JPO)

This webinar will discuss key Mobility Services for All Americans (MSAA) priorities, such as system interoperability and common data format, and highlight important elements for planning and deploying Travel Management Coordination Centers (TMCCs) for coordinated human service transportation (HST) systems.

As the population ages, Americans are dependent on transportation services provided for seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, and the economically disadvantaged. Transportation services are often fragmented, unreliable, and inefficiently operated, with a lack of coordination among service providers. In response, President George Bush signed the MSAA Executive Order in 2004. Since then, the U.S. DOT ITS JPO and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have made progress to improve transportation services and simplify access to employment, healthcare, education and other community activities using ITS technology. ITS technology includes fleet scheduling, integrated fare payment and processing systems, and demand-response systems that enable door-to-door transportation services through a simplified, one-stop process. The integration of these ITS technologies has created both physical and virtual TMCCs that network all parties together.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: https://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/t3/s160414_Mobility_Options.asp
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Webinar: Evaluation of Low-Cost Traffic Calming for Small Rural Communities
Date: April 19, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Many rural communities have developed around highways or major county roads. As a result, the main street through these communities is often part of a high-speed rural highway. Highways and county roads are characterized by high speeds outside the city limits; they then transition into a reduced-speed section through the rural community. Consequently, drivers passing through the community often enter at high speeds and maintain those speeds as they travel through the community. Traffic calming in small rural communities along major roadways is common in Europe, but the United States does not have experience applying traffic-calming measures outside of major urban areas. 
The presentation will provide an overview of a project that evaluated traffic-calming treatments on major roads through small Iowa communities using either single-measure, low-cost treatments or gateway treatments. The presenters will discuss how the low-cost treatments were implemented and evaluated in five rural Iowa communities.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.roadwaysafety.umn.edu/events/webinarseries/2016/041916/index.html
Webinar: Traffic Studies for Implementing Short-Term and Long-Range Roadway Improvements
Date: April 19, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $299 members/ $349 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

You will learn how traffic studies and their data-driven analysis can be used to support the: Decision-making process in the planning and design of roadway improvement projects; selection and use of traffic control devices; and implementation of short-term and long-range safety and operational improvements. You will also become aware of common types of traffic field data, analysis techniques, useful references, and a suggested standard report format.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/item/id/837350/q/n=1&o=t&c=79&t=2115&t=2118&t=2125
Webinar: Wrong Way Driving: What We Know, What We Are Doing, and Where Are We Going
Date: April 20, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $0 members/ $89 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will focus on wrong-way driving. Wrong-way driving has been a problem since the beginning of the interstate highway system but they are much more likely to result in fatal and serious injuries than are other types of highway accidents. This webinar will explore recent and ongoing efforts to mitigate wrong-way driving on limited access highways. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.trb.org/Calendar/Blurbs/173934.aspx
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Webinar: Accommodating Pedestrians and Cyclists in Roundabouts
Date: April 28, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: $149 members/ $199 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar will discuss best practices for enhancing the safety and accessibility of pedestrians and cyclists in and near roundabout intersections.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://ecommerce.ite.org/imis/iCommerce/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=LMSW26
Webinar: Crash Risk Factors for Low-Volume Roads: An ODOT Case Study
Date: April 28, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety 

This webinar will provide information on:
  • A proposed methodology and tool to objectively determine the potential crash risk for low-volume road segments using road geometry and roadside feature characteristics combined with crash history and traffic exposure
  • Low-cost safety countermeasures that are most applicable to low-volume roads
For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecevailtcf8bb037&llr=ngyyawuab
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Webinar: An Overview of Louisiana's South Central Regional Safety Coalition's Strategic Highway Safety Plan Regional Efforts and Destination Zero Deaths Program
Date: May 11, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety 

More information and a registration link will be provided soon.

Check the Safety Center Trainings page for registration to open soon.
Webinar: Economic and Financial Dimensions to a Climate Resilient Transportation Infrastructure
Date: May 12, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $0 members/ $95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that examines the financial impacts to transportation arising from extreme weather events and the subsequent recovery. These events can present long-term risks and disruptions to communities, governments, and future projects. This webinar will examine the operationalization of resilience, considering social and economic perspectives, as well as private sector, regional, and national dimensions. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.trb.org/Calendar/Blurbs/174096.aspx

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Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: April 1, 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.
Training: Low-Cost Roadway Safety Improvements
Date: April 6, 2016
Location: Carlisle, KY
Organization: University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center

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

For more information about this training, click here.
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Date: April 28, 2016
Location: Salina, KS
Organization: Kansas University Transportation Center

This course provides tools for transit vehicle operators to better respond to emergency situations as they begin to unfold. The morning session provides basic awareness to help identify emergencies, an orientation to emergency equipment on the vehicle, and a review of seven steps for crisis management during an emergency. The afternoon session covers all-hazards awareness and preparedness for transit employees. It is designed to help transit employees develop the observation, communication, and response skills needed to address all-hazards incidents while ensuring their own safety and that of their customers. Participants will learn the importance of taking an all-hazards approach to transit incidents and events, understand their responsibilities and priorities during such incidents and events, learn to distinguish between notice and no-notice situations, and learn to select appropriate response and reporting strategies for all-hazards incidents and events.

For more information about this training, please contact  Kristin Kelly at kbkelly@ku.edu or 785-864-2594.
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Training: Positive Culture Framework
Date: May 10-12, 2016
Location: Orlando, FL
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

The Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University invites you to attend a newly developed 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.

For more information about this training, click here.
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Training: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: May 13, 2016
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: May 25, 2016
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Center for Transportation Studies

Rural roadways face unique safety challenges. Rural crashes are more likely to be at higher speeds and involved unrestrained occupants, and are therefore more severe than urban crashes.  Emergency response times are longer.  Hazards such as trees, utility poles and steep slopes are often close to the roadway.  In addition, budgets are severely limited and there may be a lack of awareness of safety issues.

This workshop, aimed at local road agencies, demonstrates how construction and maintenance activities impact roadway safety and encourages development of a safety mindset. Practical guidance is provided on improving road safety that is specifically geared to the day-to-day activities and project development processes of local/rural road agencies.  Attendees will learn how to identify specific road safety problems and to identify practical, low-cost countermeasures to address the problems, both in existing roads and during project development.  Attendees will also be able to identify and access appropriate road safety information and use it effectively.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Road Safety 365 - A Safety Workshop for Local Governments
Date: June 1, 2016
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.
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Training: Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program
Date: June 8, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
 
This course covers how to establish and maintain a roadway and traffic safety improvement programs. Participants learn how to implement safety improvements targeted at areas that have a history of crashes or exhibit conditions associated with high-crash areas and they will learn how to develop a Traffic Safety Development Plan (TSDP) for their community.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Low-Cost Roadway Safety Improvements
Date: June 14, 2016
Location: Cadiz, KY
Organization: University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center
 
This workshop shows participants ways to reduce fatalities and injuries caused by road departures and collisions with fixed objects, as well as collision at rural intersections.  The course also addresses measures to improve pedestrian safety.  Included are examples of low-cost maintenance and safety improvements on roads and the historical differences between state road systems and local road systems.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Crash and Safety Data Analysis
Date: July 12, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center
 
This day and a half course instructed by  Dane Ismart  will cover the following: (1) Crash Data and Computation of Crash Frequency; (2) Condition Diagramming and Collision Types; (3) Speed Analysis and Traffic Calming; (4) Sight Distance Analysis; (5) Pedestrian Safety; (6) School Crossing Considerations; (7) Marking and Signing Considerations; and (8) Safety Design Issues and Mitigation.

For more information about this training, click here.

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Conferences

Conference: American Planning Association National Planning Conference
Date: April 2-5, 2016
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)

What's next on planning's new landscape? Come to APA's 2016 National Planning Conference and see what's ahead for you, your community, and your career.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities
Date: April 3-5, 2016
Location: Long Beach, CA
Organization: Lifesavers Conference, Inc.

The Lifesavers Conference brings together a unique combination of public health and safety professionals, researchers, volunteers, and practitioners who are 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. There is no professional training that provides the same kind of information that compares with the Lifesavers Conference.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Safe Routes to School National Conference
Date: April 5-7, 2016
Location: Columbus, OH
Organization: Safe Routes to School, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), the  Safe Routes to School National Partnership   and the National Center for Safe Routes to School are pleased to announce that the fifth Safe Routes to School National Conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio. The event, sponsored by these two national organizations and hosted by MORPC will take place April 5-7, 2016 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 21st Annual Transportation and Safety Congress
Date: April 6-7, 2016
Location: Casper, WY
Organization: Wyoming Technology Transfer Center, Local Technical Assistance Center

Please join the Wyoming Technology Transfer Center for our 21st Annual Transportation and Safety Congress in Casper from April 5-7, 2016. Various manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors will be showcasing their products and Services. Attendees will be able to see "what's new" and discuss how to enhance the safety of their street and highway operations.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: KDOT Transportation Safety Conference
Date: April 18-20, 2016
Location: Topeka, KS
Organization: Kansas Department of Transportation, University of Kansas

The annual Transportation Safety Conference is designed to share timely topics of interest and updated information from all facets of the transportation safety community. The program features breakout sessions on injury control, law enforcement, youth issues and roadway safety. Participants can receive up to 9.5 contact hours of instruction. Attendees include law enforcement personnel, court professionals, state and local government officials, engineers, safety advocates, EMT and EMS workers, teen drivers, educators and counselors, and special interest group representatives.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: National Association of County Engineers Annual Meeting/ Management and Technical Conference
Date: April 24-28, 2016
Location: Tacoma, WA
Organization: National Association of County Engineers (NACE)

With  the Country's Largest County Infrastructure Show and over 75 presentations,NACE 2016  will give you everything you need today to prepare for tomorrow's challenges. Experience a program that will deliver invaluable, first-hand insight from industry experts, ideas from county engineer peers, and solutions to help you manage projects more efficiently and cost effectively.

You'll learn about the latest innovative solutions for bridge construction, pavement surfacing and preservation, fleet maintenance, safety plans, emergency preparedness, and more. Plus specific sessions will focus on Federal initiatives that directly impact locals. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 17th Annual Work Zone Safety Conference
Date: April 27, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)
                
New Jersey's 17th Annual Work Zone Safety Conference will promote work zone safety awareness through presentations and panel discussions with labor, industry, and law enforcement perspectives, new technologies, best practices, and much more. The New Jersey Work Zone Safety Excellence Awards will be presented in recognition of those that have demonstrated effective temporary traffic control in planned work zones on New Jersey roadways. These awards showcases the efforts of individuals, companies, and roadway agencies to inspire all in the area of work zone safety.

Hosted by the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program (NJ LTAP) at Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) and the New Jersey Work Zone Safety Partnership (NJWZSP). The NJWZSP is an ad hoc committee with the primary goal of promoting work zone safety education and awareness to reduce the number of workers and road users being injured or killed in work zones. The NJWZSP includes representatives from both the public and private sectors involved with work zone activities.

Registration is complimentary, however seating is limited.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Community Transportation Association EXPO
Date: May 22-27, 2016
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: Community Transportation Association

The annual Community Transportation EXPO is your chance to join colleagues from around the nation in a setting dedicated to fresh ideas, innovative products and services, networking and learning. You will not want to miss this conference. In addition to the important discussions on the legislative front, there will be dozens of training sessions, workshops and networking events that will allow you to advance your understanding of transit issues, develop fresh solutions to challenging issues and help you outline new approaches to your work. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 Ferry Safety and Technology Conference
Date: June 2-3, 2016
Location: New York, NY
Organization: Interferry, Transportation Research Board (TRB), New York City DOT

The second annual Ferry Safety and Technology Conference will be held in downtown Manhattan on June 2-3, 2016. It will bring together ferry owners and operators; naval architects and marine engineers; and new technology developers and providers to improve efficiency and safety here and around the world. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference
Date: June 7-8, 2016
Location: Worcester, MA
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The State of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Department of Public Health have the distinct honor of hosting the 2016 Northeast Transportation Safety conference in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The conference theme "The sum is greater than its parts" emphasizes the fact that we cannot just enforce or engineer our way to zero fatalities. We must incorporate education, awareness, and health, with enforcement and engineering, to move toward our goal of zero deaths.

This innovative conference brings together safety specialists from all around the country to discuss our common goal; the reduction of fatalities and injuries on our roadways.  

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ITS America Annual Meeting
Date: June 12-15, 2016
Location: San Jose, CA
Organization: ITS America

It's a new event, building upon the traditional Annual meeting, reflective of this transformative moment in intelligent transportation  systems, networks and business models.  ITS America 2016 San Jose will be the place where innovators and implementers from business, public agencies, academia, engineering, the research community, app developers, infrastructure security agents, financiers and the media will come together to make new contacts, transfer knowledge and generate new ideas about what is next in a world where transportation is at the center of the IOT.  

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 National Rural Transportation Conference
Date: June 13-15, 2016
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Organization: National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)

This annual event provides peer-to-peer learning for regional transportation planners, state DOT representatives, and their partners. The conference provides training and networking opportunities on a variety of rural and small metropolitan transportation topics.  With hands-on workshops, best practice panels, and facilitated networking sessions that feature peer trainers and expert speakers, the conference will offer training for organizations and individuals just beginning to work in transportation, as well as those with more experience.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ASSE Safety 2016 Professional Development Conference and Exposition
Date: June 26-29, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA
Organization: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

The ASSE Safety 2016 Professional Development Conference & Exposition is for OSH professionals who want to achieve exceptional safety results. Hear from distinguished speakers and engage in strategic sessions covering emerging topics and trends. Make connections with over 4,000 peers and gain actionable insight from proven leaders.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: International Conference on Transportation and Development
Date: June 26-29, 2016
Location: Houston, TX
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development (ICTD 2016) will focus on projects and best practices that truly contribute to smart transportation and development, essential components of competitiveness and prosperity. It will provide a forum for relevant engineering research, applications, and innovations that contribute to competitiveness, efficiency, convenience, safety and well-being.

Presentations and panel discussions will cover transportation and development planning, financing, functional design, construction, operation, and management: how practitioners are improving performance to meet the critical mobility and development challenges of a changing operational and competitive environment. Presentations, papers, and posters are sought to address transportation applications, innovations, and critical needs.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ITE Western District Annual Meeting
Date: July 10-13, 2016
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The Institute of Transportation Engineers Western District Annual Meeting will commence for the 69th year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The New Mexico Section is honored to welcome our professional, vendor, and student colleagues and their guests to the Land of Enchantment July 10-13, 2016.

The meeting content will include a mix of interactive presentation, Ignite sessions, and workshop formats. Sessions will be focused on state-of-the practice, advancement of the profession, and emerging issues designed to provide transportation professionals in the public and private sectors with tools and resources that can be adapted to meet their organizational needs.

For more information about this conference, click here.
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Conference: National LTAP/TTAP Conference
Date: July 18-21, 2016
Location: MadisonWI
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: Traffic Records Forum 2016
Date: August 7-10, 2016
Location: Baltimore, MD
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: 2016 Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibit
Date: August 14-17, 2016
Location: Anaheim, CA
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Join ITE August 14-17 in Anaheim, CA at our 2016 Annual Meeting and Exhibit as we explore "Expanding Our Horizons-Change. Challenge. Opportunity." This year's annual meeting and exhibit is about embracing change.

Transportation professionals from around the world will convene at the Anaheim Marriott for four days of discussion, peer-to-peer conversation, and networking. As the showcase event for both ITE and the transportation profession, our annual meeting and exhibit is the stage for national and international perspectives to be shared. Educational sessions and workshops will also tap into the wealth of transportation innovation taking place in California.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America
Date: September 7-9, 2016
Location: Denver, CO
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Transportation moves rural America. Rural communities need safe, viable roads and multi-modal systems to move people from place to place; and to move goods and services to markets, often across long distances. Without reliable and well-maintained transportation networks through rural areas, visitors cannot enjoy iconic travel and recreation opportunities; and businesses cannot ensure coast-to-coast delivery of goods.

This summit is all-inclusive, bringing together key leaders and grassroots stakeholders to articulate important safety and transportation issues that impact quality of life and economic prosperity in rural areas. It will also identify collaborative opportunities to advocate for and implement initiatives that advance the deployment of a safe, efficient, seamless, and financially sustainable rural transportation network.

Save the date so you do not miss out on this informative working summit. Registration will open for this event soon, please check the website below for more information. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition
Date: September 18-22, 2016
Location: Little Rock. AR
Organization: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)

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

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

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Conference: American Society of Civil Engineers Convention
Date: September 28 - October 1, 2016
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

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

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Conference: American Road and Transportation Builders Association National Convention
Date: October 4-6, 2016
Location: Tucson, AZ
Organization: American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

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

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