Training Announcements

Vol. 23, August 4, 2016


TOPIn this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on driver behavior, safe routes to school, and crash modification factors. 

Do not miss out on the next Safety Center training, TZD Through Improved TSMO and Rural Emergency Response on August 10th. This webinar will explore how  engineering, law enforcement, and emergency management agencies can work together to improve transportation systems management and operations and rural emergency response to work towards the goal of Towards Zero Deaths. Click here to register.

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 .
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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: Controlling Corrosion of Infrastructure Systems
Date: August 4, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/ $95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that discusses corrosion control. Corrosion poses a risk to public safety and the environment; the annual direct cost of corrosion in the United States is estimated to be more than 3 percent of national GDP. This webinar will help engineers bridge the gap between academic research and practices to address corrosion infrastructure durability. Presenters will discuss the causes of corrosion, the methods of monitoring corrosion, and methods to reduce corrosion and rehabilitate structures. 

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Towards Vision Zero: Tools and Tips for Achieving Target Speeds in Your Community
Date: August 8, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: $149 members/ $199 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The sp eed at which drivers operate their vehicles has a direct impact on the character of communities and the comfort and safety of all road  users. In order to create more livable communities, designers must have a true understanding of speed relationships and how to effectively attain desired speeds.There are many definitions of speed and speed relationships. The AASHTO Green Book defines design speed as "a selected speed used to determine the various geometric design features of the roadway." FHWA recently introduced the concept of "inferred design speed" which is the maximum speed for which all critical design-speed-related criteria are met at a particular location. More recently, engineers and planners have introduced the concept of "target speed", which is the highest speed at which vehicles should desirably operate on a roadway in a specific context, consistent with the context and multimodal activity, to provide both mobility for motor vehicles and a safe environment for people walking, bicycling, and riding transit. The ability to accurately predict speeds on all road and street types of differing designs remains a challenge. Similarly, there is no reliable guidance on how to attain specific operating speed characteristics and speed relationships during the geometric design process. This webinar will help to address those relationships and discuss the latest research and practice guidance in the application of roadway speed relationships.

For more information about this training, click here.
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Webinar:
Examination of Driver Behavior in Response to Bicyclist Behaviors
Date: August 9, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: SaferSim, University of Iowa

Each year over 700 bicyclists die and over 50,000 are injured in collisions with motor vehicles, making this an important transportation safety problem. Motorist involvement in collisions with bicyclists increases the risk of fatal injury as much as 14-fold and risk of serious injuries as much as 5-fold compared to non-motor vehicle bicycle crashes. Additionally, drivers are contributors in as many as 90% of all crashes. Therefore, understanding driver behavior is paramount to the prevention of bicycle-motor vehicle crashes. To prevent these crashes, research needs to move beyond examination of crash reports to controlled testing of scenarios across wide ranges of people to gain information on driver behavior, specifically in response to common bicyclist interactions. The primary objective of this project was to gain a better understanding of driver response to bicyclist behaviors through the convergence of epidemiological and naturalistic data to create simulated events to test driver performance. The project specifically focused on the impact of different infrastructure (bicycle lanes, shared lane markings, and bicycle paths) on driver response to bicyclists in typical settings and circumstances common to safety-critical events. Naturalistic bicycling data were coded and considered, along with a priori epidemiologic and observational studies, to identify these common settings and circumstances. From these data sources, three events were developed to examine driver response. 

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Emerging Evacuation Standards of Communication/Incident Management
Date: August 10, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), American Public Transit Association (APTA), National Transit Institute (NTI), USDOT

The goal of the Emergency Evacuation Standard of Communication/ Incident Management ISO 19083 standard is to save lives and aid recovery by using ITS technologies to coordinate a comprehensive transportation response to disaster. This includes evacuating people out of harm's way and providing transportation support for all response to and recovery efforts from major disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis, or catastrophic accidents.

The purpose of Module 15 is to introduce Emerging Evacuation Standard of Communication/Incident Management ISO 19083 standard-based framework, used to identify participating organization roles and responsibilities, establishing criteria for use of public transport, and support the development of an Emergency Evacuation and Disaster Response and Recovery (EEDRR) Decision Support System (DSS).  The module also identifies guidelines to improve coordination among regional authorities when public transport disaster support is required.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: TZD Through Improved TSMO and Rural Emergency Response
Date: August 10, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety, National Operations Center of Excellence

This webinar will explore h ow engineering, law enforcement, and emergency management agencies can work together to improve transportation systems management and operations and rural emergency response to work towards the goal of Towards Zero Deaths.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Guidance on Developing Crash Modification Factors
Date: August 11, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/ $95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET on crash modification factors (CMFs). A CMF is a number used to quantify how effective a safety measure is expected to be when implemented. This webinar will discuss the basic study types used to develop CMFs, what data are needed, and how to avoid potential biases. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Introduction to Transit Enterprise Architecture and ITS Benefits for Transit
Date: August 15, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The use of Enterprise Architecture (EA) principles and tools provide managers and staff better visibility into the components of their organization and the overall relationships among their enterprise's people, processes, applications, data and technology components.  For example, by providing a system-wide view of aggregate transit ITS elements and their relationships, an EA supports better IT/ITS planning and operations, business process improvements, improved integration throughout the agency including data and systems, the consistent use of standards, and other benefits.
 
The purpose of Module 16 is to provide an introduction to Enterprise Architecture (EA) for transit managers and staff.  It describes the four layers commonly seen in transit enterprise architectures: (1) the Business Architecture, (2) Data or Information Architecture, (3) Applications Architecture and (4) Technology Architecture. Potential architecture drivers, such as goals and standards are described along with their role.  In an EA, the identification of connections between components in the different architecture layers and the architecture drivers, provide significant value to a transit agency.  This module highlights a wide range of EA uses and benefits to a transit organization and its ITS efforts.

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: 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 .
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 .
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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: 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 .
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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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Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: NW TTAP Summer Tribal Planning Institute: GIS for Tribal Planning, Transportation and Traffic Safety
Date: August 8-12, 2016
Location: Spokane, WA
Organization: Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program, Eastern Washington University

This five-day workshop will cover the fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems for spatial data collection, mapping, and spatial analysis of data for planning, transportation planning and traffic safety.  ESRI ARC-GIS software will be utilized in computer-lab based instruction, along with data collection APPs, tutorials and lectures at beginning and advanced levels.  Students will learn how to download existing data sets and to go into the field to create spatial data for later mapping and analysis.  The class will explore spatial inventory and analysis of environmental and land use data; road inventory data collection, analysis and mapping; and analysis of existing traffic safety data for the boundaries of the reservation and surrounding areas on or leading to reservations.  Advanced analysis will combine road conditions and crash data as part of traffic safety planning to identify contributing factors and effective countermeasures as part of transportation safety projects for tribes. 

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: August 17, 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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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: 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: Annual IACP Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol, and Impaired Driving
Date: August 13-15, 2016
Location: Denver, CO
Organization: International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

This training conference provides certified drug recognition experts, physicians, toxicologists, prosecutors, and other traffic safety professionals with a forum in which to share information, best practices and lessons learned in law enforcement drug recognition settings. Though the technology and practices have changed and are constantly evolving, the conference provides consistent training, professional development, and a  national forum for drug recognition experts and others with a professional interest on a broad array of new and emerging issues. 

The annual training conference features a mix of plenary sessions and concurrent workshops that are designed to keep attendees up to date on the latest practice and science of drug recognition. This year, topics will include the traffic safety implications of ending marijuana prohibition, the use of Oral Fluid Testing for DUID, and improving DRE evaluation and report writing, among many others. Networking events enable conference attendees to meet new colleagues and establish a professional rapport that often extends well beyond the event.

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: 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.
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.
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.
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. 

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

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

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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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