Training Announcements

Vol. 24, August 18, 2016


TOPIn this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on connected vehicles, work zones, and vision zero. 

Do not forget to save the date for the upcoming National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America on September 7-9, 2016. Click here to register for this event.  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 Drunk Driving Enforcement 
Date: August 19 - September 5, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
 
The 2016 national enforcement mobilization "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" goes into effect across the country from August 17 to September 5, 2016. One of the deadliest and most often committed - yet preventable - of crimes [drunk driving], has become a serious safety epidemic in our country.

For more information about this event, click here .
Event: Child Passenger Safety Week 
Date: September 18-24, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
 
Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Use this toolkit for information and ideas on how to generate awareness about child car safety in your community during Child Passenger Safety Week, National Seat Check Saturday, and throughout the year.

For more information about this event, click here .
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 .

Webinars

Webinar: The Evolving Surface Transportation Operations and Maintenance Workforce; Challenges and Opportunities
Date: August 18, 2016
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 Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that focuses on the rapid changes in the surface transportation maintenance and operations workforce. Factors such as increasing retirement rates, downsizing staff, recruiting and retaining qualified employees, shifting responsibilities, and expanding the use of advanced technologies are influencing these changes. This webinar will examine two social factors and two groups of potential workers that have not been fully engaged in maintenance and operations career path opportunities.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Tampa (THEA) Comprehensive Concept Deployment Plan 
Date: August 19, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: USDOT, ITS Joint Program Office, ITS America

The Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) leads the Tampa Pilot, which aims to deploy a variety of connected vehicle technologies on and within the vicinity of the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway reversible express lanes in downtown Tampa. In addition to the Expressway, the deployment area contains bus and trolley services, high pedestrian densities, special event trip generators, and highly variable traffic demand over the course of a typical day. The primary objective of this deployment is to improve safety and alleviate congestion on the roadway during morning commuting hours. The project team will deploy V2V and V2I safety, mobility, and agency data applications to create reinforcing benefits for motorists, pedestrians, and transit operation. 

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: ICF/Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) Comprehensive Concept Deployment Plan 
Date: August 22, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: USDOT, ITS Joint Program Office, ITS America

The ICF/WYDOT Pilot aims to develop a suite of applications that use vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology to reduce the impact of adverse weather on truck travel in the I-80 corridor. These applications support a flexible range of services from advisories, roadside alerts, parking notifications, and dynamic travel guidance. Information from these applications are made available directly to the equipped fleets or through data connections to fleet management centers (who will then communicate it to their trucks using their own systems). The project focuses on the needs of commercial vehicle operators in Wyoming. 

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Comprehensive Concept Deployment Plan 
Date: August 22, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: USDOT, ITS Joint Program Office, ITS America

The NYCDOT leads the New York City Pilot, which aims to improve the safety of travelers and pedestrians in the city through the deployment of V2V and V2I connected vehicle technologies. This objective directly aligns with the city's Vision Zero initiative, which seeks to reduce crashes and pedestrian fatalities and increase the safety of travelers in all modes of transportation. NYCDOT's planned deployment provides an ideal opportunity to evaluate connected vehicle technology and applications in tightly-spaced intersections typical in a dense urban transportation system and is anticipated to be the largest connected vehicle technology deployment to date. Approximately 250 intersections in Midtown Manhattan and central Brooklyn will be instrumented with roadside equipment to communicate with up to 8,500 vehicles (taxis, buses, commercial fleet delivery trucks, and city-owned vehicles) equipped with after-market safety devices. These devices will monitor communications with other connected vehicles and infrastructure and provide alerts to vehicle drivers/operators.  

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Improving Large Truck Safety through the Design and Operation of Work Zones
Date: August 23, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

Work zones can create special challenges for drivers of large vehicles, such as commercial motor vehicles, due to space restrictions.  Road work must take place within highway rights-of-way and, often, within reduced numbers of lanes.  Understanding how work zones can be designed to maintain the efficient movement of large freight transportation vehicles within the restricted right-of-way space and to ensure that DOT and public works staff and highway contractors' employees can safely work within work zones can provide significant benefits for all work zone users.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Advancing Vision Zero
Date: August 23, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. First implemented in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero has proved successful across Europe - and now it's gaining momentum in major American cities. Leah Shahum, Founder and Director for Vision Zero Network will be joined by planners from two cities who serve as great models of moving Vision Zero from talk to action at the local level.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: The Use of Public Transit ITS Data for Planning and Management, and its Challenges
Date: August 24, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: USDOT, ITS Joint Program Office, ITS America

Transit Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies have been developed and refined over the last 20 years, and have provided many potential benefits to transit systems to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the services to their clients. However, there continues to be significant challenges faced by transit agencies in deploying ITS and in reaping the many potential benefits offered by these systems.

The U.S. DOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) has sponsored a project with the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), in cooperation with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), to support a range of activities related to research, development, and dissemination of information on ITS and its application to public transportation modes. As part of these activities, ITS America has developed strategic discussion papers on key topics that might help identify and understand challenges and barriers to ITS deployment as well as suggest recommendations for action. These discussion papers build on the knowledge gained from a range of experts through workshops, listening sessions, and interviews, as supplemented by a review of pertinent literature. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Hidden Epidemics: What the Data Tells Us About Our Safety
Date: August 24, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)

The number of Americans dying from preventable injuries has reached an all-time high, according to analysis from the National Safety Council. Preventable injuries, commonly known as 'accidents,' claimed 136,053 lives in 2014 - a 57 percent increase since 1992, when deaths from preventable injuries were the lowest they had been in 68 years. Preventable injuries are now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease, cancer and chronic respiratory disease.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Setting Up a Near Miss and Safety Observation Program
Date: August 24, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

The setting up of a Leading Indicator program is like a barometer that helps you sense problems before they become a safety and health storm. Using the information captured in this program an organization can take proactive and preventive measures to identify and eliminate risks and hazards in the workplace.  Leading Indicators let you predict problem areas within your organization's operations that most likely cause accidents.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Strategies to Enhance Large Truck Safety in Work Zones
Date: August 25, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: FHWA

The webinar will present how various federal agencies, FHWA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), are trying to increase safety and mobility for large trucks in work zones. Each agency will provide an overview of their program's initiatives to tackle this important issue. Additionally, other stakeholders will highlight their local efforts in Iowa, Alabama, and Vermont to increase safety and mobility. Iowa has deployed a vehicle entering warning (VEW) system that detects construction tractor-trailer units hauling materials out of the median of the work zone and alerts motorists when trucks are entering the highway. In Vermont, the commercial vehicle enforcement section is working with other state agencies, private contractors and the motoring public to address work zone safety concerns in their state. In Alabama, they are working on several projects for the Alabama Work Zone Notification System and this presentation will describe the goals, objectives, areas of concern and how they plan to measure user behavior.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Walk to School Day and Vision Zero: How Cities are Growing Safe Walking and Biking Options
Date: August 30, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: National Center for Safe Routes to Schools

On October 5, communities across the country will celebrate the 20thanniversary of Walk to School Day and use the day to advance safe walking and biking to school and destinations throughout communities.  

Walk to School Day began in 1997 with mayors in Chicago and Los Angeles taking the lead. Over time, this event has become part of a movement for year-round safe routes to school, leading to policy and engineering changes that help make it safer to walk and bike to school. This fall, mayors are encouraged to join Walk to School Day events and talk about their commitment to child and youth pedestrian safety.

This webinar, co-presented by the US Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary and the National Center for Safe Routes to School, will explain how the 20th celebration of Walk to School Day and the principles used in safe routes to school programs can help to advance safe walking and bicycling for youth and everyone in cities across the USA. Hear how the City of Seattle has used proven Safe Routes to School infrastructure strategies throughout Seattle and how New York City has used a focus on youth as an anchor for  Vision Zero campaigns to reduce speeds and curb dangerous driving behaviors throughout the city.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Vulnerable Road Users Safety: What Cities Can Do To Make Things Better?
Date: September 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/ $55 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET on improving the safety of vulnerable road users, who are more likely to be severely injured if involved in a crash. These users include pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, children and senior population, and people with special needs. The number of vulnerable road users is expected to increase as cities increase their multimodal infrastructure investments. 

For more information about this training, click here .
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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 .

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Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Responding to Emergencies in Rural Transit
Date: September 8, 2016
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Organization: Kansas Rural Technical Assistance Program 

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, click here.
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Training: Systemic Approaches to Rural Highway Safety
Date: September 8, 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

This seminar series provides updates on research related to the Roadway Safety Institute's focus areas: high-risk road users and traffic safety systems. Seminar topics cover a wide range of disciplines, including mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, human factors, statistics, policy and risk analysis, and computer science. Planning, social, and behavioral issues related to roadway safety will also be discussed.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: September 9, 2016
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.
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Training: Rural Roads for Development
Date: September 12-16, 2016
Location: University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

For more than forty years, the University of Birmingham has been offering taught and research programmes in the area of road management and engineering designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge of management procedures for the planning, appraisal, design, construction and maintenance of road networks. The programmes are relevant to conditions found in both developed and developing countries and are suitable for professionals who want to pursue a career in the road sector.

In addition, for the last fifteen years the  Senior Road Executives Programme has provided continuing professional development for senior professionals working in the road sector and, by so doing, contributed to the dissemination of knowledge and expertise and facilitated the implementation of modern approaches to the management and financing of road networks worldwide.

The University of Birmingham is now pleased to offer three new hands-on courses in the areas of road safety and road economics and rural roads for development. The first is delivered in collaboration with  iRAP (International Road Assessment Programme). The second is provided in collaboration with  HDM Global and the third in association with IntechAssociates . All three courses are 5-day, intensive and practical residential programmes delivered by experts of international repute. They are aimed at road sector professionals, road engineers, field engineers, planners and road safety professionals who want to be exposed to cutting-edge established methodologies in road safety management, road economics and rural transport for development.

For more information about this training, click here.
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Training: Impact of Exempting Low-Level Speed Violations
Date: September 15, 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

This seminar series provides updates on research related to the Roadway Safety Institute's focus areas: high-risk road users and traffic safety systems. Seminar topics cover a wide range of disciplines, including mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, human factors, statistics, policy and risk analysis, and computer science. Planning, social, and behavioral issues related to roadway safety will also be discussed.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Vulnerable Road Users
Date: September 20, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

Vulnerable road users (VRU) are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of cars sometimes neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, transit users and others. This course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian (and other VRU) safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users including an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)accessibility requirements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered.  

For more information about this training, click here.
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Training: Optimal Predictive Modeling for Deteriorating Infrastructures
Date: September 22, 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

This seminar series provides updates on research related to the Roadway Safety Institute's focus areas: high-risk road users and traffic safety systems. Seminar topics cover a wide range of disciplines, including mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, human factors, statistics, policy and risk analysis, and computer science. Planning, social, and behavioral issues related to roadway safety will also be discussed.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Roadside Safety Features
Date: September 23, 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.
Training: Low-Cost Roadway Safety Improvements
Date: September 28, 2016
Location: Elizabethtown, 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: 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: Safety Through Access Management
Date: November 15, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

Traffic engineers have long recognized that eliminating unexpected events and separating decision points simplifies the driving task. Since access control reduces the number, complexity, and spacing of events to which the driver must respond, it results in improved traffic operation and reduces accidents. Other benefits include reduced delay, improved traffic flow, increased capacity, and improved fuel economy. This course covers not only why, but also how to manage access, from a policy, legal, and design perspective. 

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.

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Conferences

Conference: 49th Annual National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders Conference
Date: August 24-28, 2016
Location: Seattle, WA
Organization: National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders (NAWHSL)

Join members of the National Association of Women Highway Safety Leaders at their 49th Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington. Dedicated to preventing and reducing motor vehicle crashes on our roadways, as well as the resulting deaths and life-changing injuries, the Conference agenda includes a variety of workshops aimed at "Saving Lives - NAWHSL: The Heart of Traffic Safety".The conference provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to network and share ideas and programs that are working in their states, communities, etc. Please plan to attend this year's informative conference and enjoy the camaraderie!

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 GHSA Annual Meeting Crossroads: The Intersection of Technology and Driver Behavior 
Date: August 27-31, 2016
Location: Seattle, WA
Organization: Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

Crossroads: The Intersection of Technology and Driver Behavior is the theme for the 2016 GHSA Annual Meeting. General Sessions will address how technological innovations can impact the way we drive now and in the future.  Breakout workshops will cover a wide variety of hot topics, including drowsy driving, drug-impaired driving, teen drivers, automated enforcement, and more.  The meeting provides a wide range of sponsorship and partnership opportunities  for organizations to gain visibility and access a wide range of highway safety leaders.

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.

For more information about this conference, click here.
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Conference: 5th International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo
Date: September 12-16, 2016
Location: Seattle, WA
Organization: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Transportation Research Board (TRB), World Academy of Connected Vehicles

Connected Vehicles is an emerging technical field which crosses multiple disciplines and industries including automotive, travel & transportation, information technology, communications, consumer electronics, industrial electronics, media & entertainment, energy & utilities, insurance, etc. By connecting vehicles with various devices, services and participants, we are able to make our mobility safer, faster, cheaper, cleaner, and more enjoyable.

The 5th annual International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2016) will be held on September 12-16, 2016 in Seattle, WA, USA. As the world's premier Connected Vehicles conference, ICCVE gathers all the relevant communities together, this year especially including the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation). During the 5-day conference, experts, practitioners and policymakers from all around the world will present the latest innovations and advances on connected vehicles, share the experience and insights, forecast the trends and opportunities, and discuss the policy, economics and social implications.

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.

For more information about this conference, click here.
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Conference: National Work Zone Management Conference
Date: September 20-22, 2016
Location: Springfield, VA
Organization: American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

The National Work Zone Management Conference will be held September 20-22, 2016 in Springfield, Virginia.  The event is being hosted by the ARTBA Foundation-managed National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse.

For more information about this conference, click here.
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.

For more information about this conference, click  here.
Conference: 19th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference
Date: October 3-6, 2016
Location: Anaheim, CA
Organization: Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)

The seven TTAP Centers throughout the U.S., in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, bring you the 19th Annual Tribal Transportation Conference. The program for this year's conference is developed to meet your transportation needs.The agenda is set for many opportunities to visit booths and displays during registration, breaks, meals and breakout sessions.

This NTTC 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, California. It promises to be an exciting event that brings together tribal, federal, state, and private interests that work in the field of tribal transportation. 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. Come participate, learn, and enjoy the conference.

For more information about this conference, click  here.
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.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Rail~Volution Conference
Date: October 9-12, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
Organization: Rail~Volution

Learn, grow, and be inspired at the only transportation conference that showcases the link between land use, transit and development. This meticulously curated annual event brings together planners, community activists, transit officials, consultants, developers, lenders, grassroots organizations, academics, elected officials, health advocates and housing advocates to share the most cutting edge information in their fields. For over 20 years, these experts and innovators have come from hundreds of communities to engage in thoughtful discussions at the Rail~Volution conference, a place to explore ideas, breakthroughs, challenges and solutions for building livable communities with transit.

For more information about this conference, click here.
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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.
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. 

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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.

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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.

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