Training Announcements

Vol. 44
May 25, 2017
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on asset management, safety data, and bikeway facilities. Please join the Safety Center on June 1st for our next webinar,  ITE Vision Zero Virtual Toolbox.
This webinar will provide information on ITE's new Vision Zero Toolbox .

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: Fourth of July Drunk Driving Prevention 
Date: July 4, 2017
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

We love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation's roads. The fact is, this iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes.

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Improving Safety at Railroad Highway Grade Crossings 
Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$159 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

This webinar will examine recent developments in railroad crossings and how to improve their safety. The webinar will focus on motorized users, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists, who have to cross railroad crossings on a regular basis. The webinar will address the best ways to handle pedestrian and bicycle traffic crossing railroad tracks and the operation of traffic signals impacted by railroad operations. Information from recent publications, the Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Handbook, and a recent conference on railroad corridors, where speakers addressed railroad crossing safety issues, will be shared. Examples will be provided where railroad crossings pose special challenges to traffic on heavily traveled corridors. A reference list will be provided that includes articles, websites, and other study material. Case studies on railroad crossings and railroad crossing grade separation will be presented.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Developing Practical Dynamic Evaluation Methods for Transportation Structures 
Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

Deteriorating transportation infrastructure is constantly in the news. Government agencies at all levels are pursuing methods to monitor structural health, so that they can prioritize repairs. In Oregon, the Cascadia Subduction Zone megathrust earthquake looms as a significant natural hazard for which our transportation network is ill-prepared. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) estimates that it will take around $2.6 billion over seven years to repair or replace many of the existing bridges in the state's network to maintain lifeline routes after a Cascadia event. Funding for the scenarios envisioned by ODOT is not forthcoming, and the project described in this webinar is aimed at creating a tool to support visual inspection of bridges for determining the extent of damage.

The work presented in this webinar has evolved out of NITC-funded research and into a feasibility study of relatively simple but effective field methods for transportation structure dynamic evaluation.

The primary driver for the methods under investigation is the advent of robust mobile apps that can process data from on-board accelerometers in real time. The goal of this work is to identify an easily deployed system to evaluate the dynamic response of a structure (commonly referred to as modal testing). Assuming such a system can be developed and deployed to record baseline data prior to the Cascadia event, the same system could be used after the event, or any significant event for that matter, to assist in determining if a structure has sustained damage that would limit its safe return to service.

This webinar will describe the development and use of various tools for conducting modal testing in the field.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Safety Fundamentals: Introduction to Quantitative Safety Analysis 
Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $149 
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar provides the professionals with the introductory knowledge of the methodologies and tools used in the quantitative evaluation processes of highway networks and projects. Highway Safety Manual Parts B, "Roadway Safety Management Process" and Part C, "Predictive Method" are introduced and major components of these parts are reviewed. Project ranking, crash patterns, countermeasure selection, and economic appraisal from Part B and basics of crash prediction models from Part C, are of the main items introduced in this webinar.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Distracted/Drowsy Driving - Mitigating a Killer
Date: May 31, 2017
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

Whether from smart phones used in conversation or texting to drowsiness brought on by too many hours behind the wheel, inattentive drivers continue to kill at too high a rate. This webinar will discuss one of the scourges of driving: the distracted and/or drowsy driver.

We will begin with the science of distraction: what goes on in the brain of a driver using smart phone to text while driving? How does a driver texting compare to a drink-driver? Then we will look at engineered mitigation including edge-line rumble strips for permanent applications and portable, temporary rumble strips used in advance of road works. Finally, we will analyze case studies of media campaigns to educate the distracted driver.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: ITE Vision Zero Virtual Toolbox
Date: June 1, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) are co-hosting a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar. This webinar will provide information on ITE's new Vision Zero Toolbox. The toolbox showcases best practices, analytical techniques, policy guidance, and communication and educational tools for Vision Zero (the goal of zero traffic fatalities among all road users) to make them easily accessible to practitioners.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Traffic Incident Management - What's New?
Date: June 7, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: USDOT, ITS Joint Program Office

Traffic Incident Management (TIM) consists of a planned and coordinated multi-disciplinary approach to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible. Effective TIM strategies reduces the duration and impacts of traffic incidents and improves the safety of motorists, crash victims, and emergency responders. Currently, there are new and updated reports, events, and training sessions that contribute to the success of the practice.

The webinar covers Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) TIM updates, which include: information about the "Traffic Incident Awareness Week," SHRP2 National TIM Responder training and its evaluation, Every Day Counts-4 "Using Data to Improve TIM," and other resources.

The webinar examines the technology used for the investigation and reconstruction of traffic crashes and provides information about each technology's capabilities and limitations to inform crash investigation units of available options.

The final presentations include two TIM experts sharing information about Tennessee Department of Transportation's (TDOT) Advanced TIM training and the agency's Predictive Analytics project. TDOT's training is a program developed in response to the SHRP2 L12 and L32 modules. This program is intended to develop concepts that are more advanced than the TIM 4-hour program. The advanced concepts involve full-scale training exercises on the TIM Training Track located in Nashville, TN. Finally, a speaker shares TDOT's Predictive Analytics project's research, review of technologies, and recommendations to improve investigation strategies and reconstruction methods of crash sites.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Bikeway Facility Design and Safety Improvement
Date: June 7-14, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $145 members/ $290 non-members
Organization: University of California Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies

This new, in-depth class on design of facilities for bicycling addresses both legacy facilities and innovative designs that are being developed within many communities at this time. This course will orient participants with fundamentals and details of bikeway design, ranging from application of traditional designs (bike routes, lanes, paths) to innovative facilities that are growing in popularity, such as separated/protected bikeways and special shared treatments. The course will cover a wide range of subjects ranging from user types and preferences, operator characteristics, to detailed design approaches. The course includes numerous examples of legacy and innovative facilities, including examples from European cities that experience extremely high bicycle usage for all ages and abilities. 

The course is developed to meet the training needs of persons charged with preliminary planning, development, or design of high-quality bikeway facilities. It will also be valuable for persons responsible for planning bicycle friendly networks, interested in learning how to deliver quality facilities, or desiring tools to remodel existing facilities to better serve user needs. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Safety Fundamentals: Safety Considerations in Transportation Planning
Date: June 8, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$149 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar provides the background and an overview for incorporating safety in the planning process. This webinar defines transportation safety planning and its various approaches to integrate substantive safety into the decision making process.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Improving Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety Using Truck Side Guards
Date: June 12, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

Many cities across the country are experiencing a rise in bicycle and pedestrian activity, coupled with an increase in urban freight and large truck traffic. Unfortunately, crashes involving large trucks and nonmotorized road users can result in severe injuries and fatalities. This webinar will explore the use of  truck side guard technologies intended to protect vulnerable road users and reduce crash severity. By preventing some of the most serious injuries and fatalities among pedestrians and bicyclists, truck side guards provide one tool agencies can use to respond to a growing safety problem.

Dr. Alexander Epstein, an engineer with Volpe's Center for Policy, Planning, and Environment, will share findings from research that has examined the safety benefits of truck side guards. He will also share examples of policy changes that can help support the adoption of these technologies. Kris Karter, Co-Chair of the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston, MA, will share his City's experience in crafting and adopting policies to expand the use of truck side guards.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: What is the Positive Culture Framework?
Date: June 14, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

The Positive Culture Framework (PCF) is an approach based on our latest research about improving health and safety in our communities and organizations. PCF seeks to cultivate health and safe environments. This framework builds on the shared values, beliefs and attitudes that already exist in a culture to promote health and safety. This is a natural next step from "Positive Community Norms" and builds on the recognition that the solutions exist in the community. The Positive Culture Framework is a generalized process that can be used to address any public health or safety issue. Examples may be shared from the areas of traffic safety, substance abuse, and violence prevention.

For more information about this training, click
here .
New
Webinar: Beyond Counting - Putting the Data to Work for Better Planning and Evaluation
Date: June 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $50 members/$85 non-members
Organization: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

PeopleForBikes' will discuss their forthcoming network analysis tool. Its goal is to join policy with politics, making it relatively cheap and easy for cities to locate the weakest areas in their biking network - and, eventually, the easiest ways to make the network better. The team from HDR and the city and county of Denver, CO will review several case studies and discuss how the outcomes of a recent study helped inform future capital expenditures as well as knowing the level of accuracy when reporting bicycle data sets and the context in which specific vendor equipment performs best. Presenters will discuss applying before and after data collection programs as part of a pilot two-way cycle track project and being proactive in applying initial data collection findings to tweak layout, designs, etc. They will also discuss applying before and after data collection as part of permanent installations to understand user experience, user understanding of new technologies and apply those lessons learned to future design projects. The city of Calgary will present and discuss their Center City Cycle Track Network Pilot.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Safety Fundamentals: Introduction to the Road Environment
Date: June 22, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$149 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar provides insight on how road environment influences on its safety performance. Presenters discuss roadway function and how it is used in roadway design and considered in planning for safety performance along with other considerations such as design and speed zoning, horizontal and vertical alignment, horizontal curves, vertical alignment; cross-section, functional area, intersection approaches, auxiliary lanes, traffic control, and multimodal considerations.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Safety Fundamentals: Introduction to Human Factors
Date: June 29, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$149 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar provides an introduction to the field of human factors as it relates to human behavior, roadway design and safety, as well as human characteristics as they relate to the driving task. This webinar also discusses countermeasures based on driver behavior that have been shown to be effective in improving safety.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies
Date: July 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Transit Institute

This webinar will present the findings from TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies. Presented by Lisa Staes and Jodi Godfrey of the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), this session will discuss current practices and training initiatives, including bus operator training and retraining programs that have been effective in reducing accidents and incidents at transit agencies. The webinar will also focus on other system approaches that have been implemented to address safety hazards, including various technology applications, infrastructure modifications, and programs and initiatives such as driver incentive programs and close call/near miss reporting.

For more information about this training, click here .

Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Road Life Cycle Workshop
Date: June 6-9, 2017
Location: Spokane, WA
Organization: Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program 

This informative four day workshop will cover the complete process of setting up a tribal roads program.  The Road Life Cycle will show the development aspects of a road project in a tribal transportation department. We will cover the how the Planning and the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) of the roads program is the basic foundation of developing the Tribal Improvement Program (TIP).  This course will start with the beginning of road identification, getting the road into the tribal road inventory and RIFDS, through the funding options, design, reporting requirements, contracting, construction to close out.  This is a fundamental workshop for the new transportation planner, beneficial for the experienced planner and consultants or local governments working with tribal road construction.  This is a valuable course for new tribal road planners as well as refresher for seasoned roads personnel.

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

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

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Safety Management Systems, Risk Reduction, and Improving Safety Culture
Date: June 10, 2017
Location: Baltimore, MD
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB), American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

The implementation and utilization of SMS significantly improves objective safety outcomes and the perception of safety for organizations. Given this evidence, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) promote systematic safety assurance and risk reduction programs for industry stakeholders. Past experience from other regulatory agencies and industries suggests that there is a significant learning curve for both the regulator and industry in how to create and implement effective safety management systems. To educate stakeholders and articulate research needs in this area, US and international regulators, and industry representatives, will speak about their vision for, and experience implementing, SMS. By working together, regulators and industry stakeholders have the unique opportunity to discuss and disseminate SMS best practices to assist the workshop audience in understanding and overcoming challenges faced by the development and implementation of effective SMS.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: June 14, 2017
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

Three vehicle crashes involving injuries occur every minute in the United States putting nearly 39,000 incident responders in harm's way daily. Disruption and congestion from these incidents can increase the likelihood of secondary crashes, cause delays, and increase driver frustration. The longer responders remain on the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public, face. Correct traffic incident management (TIM) focuses on responding in a way that protects motorists and emergency personnel while minimizing negative effects on traffic. TIM practices include detecting, verifying, and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene; and restoring traffic flow.

Using a multi-discipline approach, first responders in New Jersey will learn how to operate more efficiently and act collectively. The training covers topics including TIM guidelines, fundamentals, and terminology; notifications and scene size up; scene safety and risk management; traffic management; special circumstances; clearance; and termination.

This course is open to all traffic-incident first responders including personnel in law enforcement, fire fighting, emergency medical services (EMS), public safety, public works, towing and recovery, and hazardous materials (HAZMAT).

For more information about this training, click
here .
Training: Roadside Safety
Date: June 28, 2017
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Transportation Training Academy

This workshop provides an overview of safety treatments and countermeasures that can be used to help reduce the frequency and severity of roadway departure crashes. One low-cost strategy is to use various treatments to help keep vehicles on the roadway. For those vehicles leaving the traveled way, it is important to reduce the potential for a crash, i.e., allow the vehicle to recover without overturning or striking fixed objects.  Techniques for improving shoulders, slopes and ditches are reviewed.  Removing, relocating or redesigning features such as trees, utility poles and drainage structures in the clear zone are also addressed. Enhancing mailbox safety is also covered. The session includes discussion of minimizing the severity of roadway departure crashes through use of breakaway supports and shielding obstacles. The essentials of barrier design, installation and inspection are reviewed.  The session concludes with case study exercises where participants apply what they learned to address actual roadway locations.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Training: Practical GIS-Driven Tribal Transportation Asset Management Planning
Date: July 12, 2017
Location: Vancouver, WA
Organization: Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program

Transportation Asset Management properly established and supported by quality data collection provides the information required to enable comprehensive tribal transportation planning and readiness. Red Plains has been fortunate to work with many of the NW Region Tribes to establish GIS asset management systems designed to enable our tribal planners with the tools at their fingertips to make well-informed transportation decisions, present a cohesive set of transportation specific data layers easily manipulated and managed to tell a story, prepare graphic and data driven grant applications, and most importantly, have the ability to professionally present their transportation network to transportation stakeholders, the public, and tribal leadership.

The course is specifically developed to speak to those individuals responsible for oversight and implementation of their Tribe's Tribal Transportation Programs. We will discuss TTP Regulations, Data Collection, Inventory, LRTP's, TTIP's, ROW, Land Use, Safety Plans, Roadway Safety Audits, Maintenance, Planning, Traffic Analysis, Project Selection/Prioritization, and how they all work in concert if managed well. See work product from other Tribes and understand how to accomplish the same level of transportation management and readiness in this interactive classroom setting.  We will have time to get into specific scenarios so bring your questions and issues to the class for discussion.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Training: School Crossing Design and Safety Analysis
Date: August 22, 2017
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

The School Crossing Design Course instructed by Dane Ismart will cover the recommended guidelines for school crossings.  Various issues such as determining the school area boundaries, signing and markings for school crossing areas, and design criteria will be covered.  Requirements and guidelines as covered by the Maryland MUTCD will be reviewed as part of the class.  How to select treatments such as potential signalization, crossing guards, pedestrian cross walks, coverage, school speed zones and speed monitoring, location of traffic control devices, and warrants will be presented to the class. The Safe Routes to School program will be reviewed. Sources for information and school crossing information will be given to the class as well as innovative school treatments from other states.   A class exercise will be conducted by the participants  to demonstrate the application of the procedures and design principles for implementing school crossing treatments.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Crash and Safety Data Analysis
Date: August 23, 2017
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

This day and a half course instructed by  Dane Ismart will cover the following:  Crash Data and Computation of Crash Frequency; Condition Diagramming and Collision Types; Speed Analysis and Traffic Calming; Sight Distance Analysis; Pedestrian Safety; School Crossing Considerations; Marking and Signing Considerations; Safety Design Issues and Mitigation; and Presentation.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Training: Safer Roads By Design
Date: August 29-31, 2017
Location: Alexandria, VA
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

Preventive risk assessment tools, such as road safety audits and inspections, are an effective and essential instrument to help road authorities reduce the number of crashes and casualties.

Risk assessment procedures can typically be applied at successive stages of road planning, design, opening and operations. They all serve the common purpose of identifying risk factors related to road design or traffic control that may lead to crashes, or make crashes more severe. In many cases, they help network road operators and city traffic departments identify engineering weaknesses and hazardous road sections, even in the absence of robust traffic injury data.

In 2015, 82.5% of countries worldwide reported implementing one or more of these procedures, yet over 70% of roads surveyed by the International Road Assessment Program are rated under 2 Stars in a 5 Star Rating System across at least one user category. These figures suggest a startling disconnect between the theoretical merits of road infrastructure safety management and the actual results experienced by countless road users every day.

As a global leader in road safety, the International Road Federation (IRF) is well positioned to present state of the art methodologies and cutting edge technologies that have been field tested to reduce traffic injury risk through auditing & inspections. Workshop attendees will receive the necessary theoretical background and applied practices, with specific application to the roads and highways of roads, to ensure their risk identification programs are effective and impactful.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Positive Culture Framework Training
Date: October 17-19, 2017
Location: San Antonio, TX
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.

For more information about this training, click here.

Conferences

Conference: First International Roadside Safety Conference
Date: June 12-15, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

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

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

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
New
Conference: PlacesForBikes Conference 2017
Date: June 28-30, 2017
Location: Madison, WI
Organization: PeopleForBikes

PlacesForBikes Conference will be held June 28 - 30, 2017 at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin. It will bring together hundreds of leaders from cities and towns across the U.S. who are interested in activating the power of bikes to achieve broader community goals. The focus is on quickly improving bike infrastructure to connect people to education, employment, recreation and transit. Attendees will learn how projects both large and small, from major new pathways to small pump tracks from protected bike lanes to mountain bike trails, can transform and invirgorate communities for both locals and visitors.

The conference is open to anyone interested in accelerating progress on biking in their community.  It will particularly be helfpul to communities that send delegations of changemakers ready to roll up their sleeves and work as teams. The arc of local leaders who will find the conference valuable includes mayors, elected officials and city staff, community and business leaders, local funders, bike retailers, and advocates.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
New
Conference: Transportation and Communities Summit
Date: September 11-12, 2017
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

The Transportation and Communities Summit connects you with the latest research and innovations in practice, across disciplines and sectors. Whether you work in engineering, planning or policymaking, in the public sector or the private, the summit gives you the knowledge and connections to keep you at the top of your profession. The summit is held in Portland, in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, where you'll find these innovations in sustainable transportation not just in theory but on the ground in our communities.

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

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

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 6th International Cycling Safety Conference
Date: September 21-22, 2017
Location: Davis, CA
Organization: International Cycling Safety Community

The 6th annual International Cycling Safety Conference will be held for the first time outside of Europe in Davis, California, USA, the "Bicycling Capital of the United States". The conference will bring together a truly international group to discuss the most relevant topics on the safety of bicycling.

The conference began as a Dutch initiative of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, TNO, Fietsberaad (Dutch center of expertise on bicycle policy), SWOV and Delft University of Technology.

Davis California is the preeminent cycling city in the USA. It was the first city in the USA to install bicycle lanes on city streets (in 1967), motivated by similar infrastructure in Holland (the image above shows the first bike lane). Davis has the highest cycling trip mode share in the country, at about 22% of trips by bicycle and there are more bicycle paths and lanes per capita in Davis than in any other US city. For 50 years, the city and university campus has insisted on bike friendly development, maintaining connectivity to the existing infrastructure.

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

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


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

The 20th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference is the premier event for more than 500 tribal, federal, state, and private transportation professionals from across the USA. The conference will provide information and resources for all who are committed to improving the transportation infrastructure of Indian Country and the safety of those who live, work and travel the roadways of Indian lands.

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Conference: 2017 Moving Together Conference
Date: September 28, 2017
Location: Boston, MA
Organization: University of Massachusetts Transportation Center

This year's conference will take place on  Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM, at the  Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington, Boston, MA.  Attend workshops and panels that highlight current pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation topics.  Network with colleagues representing diverse interests from the public, academic and private sectors.  All new site visits and mobile workshops led by engineers and bicycle/pedestrian advocates.

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Conference: ASCE Convention
Date: October 8-11, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

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

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Conference: International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure
Date: October 26-29, 2017
Location: New York, NY
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

This conference of civil engineers, urban architects, policy makers, technology experts, and related professionals will provide a showcase for the latest developments and advancements in design, construction, technology, policy and education related to sustainable infrastructure and offers a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st Century.

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Conference: 3rd National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference
Date: October 29 - November 1, 2017
Location: Omaha, NE
Organization: National Rural Transit Assistance Program 

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

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

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Conference: ITS World Congress
Date: October 29 - November 2, 2017
Location: Montréal, Canada
Organization: ITS America, ITS Canada, ITS Europe, ITS Asia-Pacific

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

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