Training Announcements

Vol. 13, March 17, 2016


TOPIn this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on pedestrian and bicycle safety, lane closures, and commercial vehicle operations. 

Do not miss out on the next Safety Center training, An Overview of the Factors and Processes that Increase Organization Safety Culture . This free webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 and provide an overview of NCHRP Domestic Scan 14-03 that examined the factors and processes that can support the success of developing a strong safety culture in transportation safety agencies. The Federal Highway Administration will be hosting a webinar on Rural Local and Tribal Road Safety Toolkit and User Guides. This webinar will take place on March 22nd. 

Do not forget to save the date for the upcoming National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America on September 7-9, 2016. Check back on the Safety Center website for registration to open soon.  There are many trainings coming up so make sure to plan ahead so you do not miss out on these great training opportunities! 
 
If you know of relevant trainings or events which are not included in our emails, please let us know so that we can add them. Also, if you know of sites, newsletters or other sources that we should monitor for upcoming trainings and events, please pass those along to us, as well. 
 
Sincerely,

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

Traffic Safety Weeks

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: An Overview of the Factors and Processes to Increase Organization Safety Culture
Date: March 22, 2016
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) and NCHRP will be co-sponsoring a FREE, 1.5 hour online training event.  This Safety Center and NCHRP co-sponsored webinar will provide an overview of NCHRP funded Domestic Scan 14-03 that examined the factors and processes that can support the success of developing a strong safety culture in transportation safety agencies.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ec6cefdg999eb318&llr=ngyyawuab
Webinar: Rural Local and Tribal Road Safety Toolkit and User Guides 
Date: March 22, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Toolkit for Rural, Local, and Tribal Road Safety provides a step-by-step safety analysis process along with the tools, examples and resources.  The accompanying User Guides give real world examples through two hypothetical typical scenarios. 

Gone are the days of searching multiple websites or documents for information on rural road safety to make a meaningful impact on safety.  The Toolkit and User Guides bring together the components of an effective safety process with the tools and resources and makes it possible to address safety conditions through this resource.

Whether you are a local or tribal practitioner with responsibility for roads in your community, a federal or state engineer or planner or someone with basic technical background but no formal traffic safety training - this webinar is for you.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://ruralsafetycenter.org/resources/list/rural-local-tribal-road-safety-toolkit-user-guides-webinar-series/
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Webinar: Lane Closure and Permitting Systems 
Date: March 23, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Work Zone Management Team

In the eleventh webinar of the FHWA's Every Day Counts (EDC)-3 Smarter Work Zones (SWZ) Webinar series, the FHWA Work Zone Management Team will discuss lane closure and permitting systems. Topics include a brief review of the Project Coordination Initiative and examples from three states that will explore how these agencies have developed and use lane closure and permitting systems to coordinate projects so that lane closures result in minimum conflicts and delays and to improve work zone safety and mobility. The goals of this webinar include providing practitioners with an understanding of lane closure and permitting systems, and how they can be used to meet each states' respective SWZ Project Coordination goals.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: https://connectdotcqpub1.connectsolutions.com/content/connect/c1/7/en/events/event/private/1111229023/1135968615/event_landing.html?sco-id=1135968420&_charset_=utf-8
Webinar: ITS Emerging Opportunities and Connected Vehicles
Date: March 23, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar explores many of the emerging ITS applications and technologies, as well as anticipated changes to current practices and infrastructure requirements. It also explores how connected vehicles offer a fundamental change in systems management and ITS infrastructure by focusing on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-roadway communication. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://ecommerce.ite.org/imis/iCommerce/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=LMSW17
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Webinar: What the U.S. Can Learn From International Efforts to Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Date: March 24, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) 

Countries around the globe are employing new and innovative techniques to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety and access. This webinar will review designs and operational measures, and performance and prioritization practices that are helping countries in Europe and elsewhere provide safer and better-connected bicycle and pedestrian networks. 

Presenters Libby Thomas, with the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, and Conor Semler, with Kittelson and Assoc., Inc., will focus on noteworthy practices that could be employed or tried in the U.S. to improve bicycle and pedestrian network safety, comfort, and connectivity. 

This webinar is based on the recently released FHWA report "Delivering Safe, Comfortable, and Connected Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks: A Review of International Practices."

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6807670596686963971
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Webinar: Recommended Design Guidelines to Accommodate Pedestrians and Bicycles at Interchanges 
Date: March 25, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) 

This webinar will feature the guiding principles and case studies included in the very soon to be-released ITE Recommended Practice, Recommended Design Guidelines to Accommodate Pedestrians and Bicycles at Interchanges. It will include a discussion of the preferred design guidelines for accommodating pedestrians and bicyclists at interchanges with respect to safety and accessibility. It will also discuss specific dimensions, safety features, signage, pavement markings, design geometries, and other treatments for accommodating non-motorized users at interchanges. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://community.ite.org/events/event-description?CalendarEventKey=4ec0c7d7-5eee-46e7-a27c-f97ab3e9007f&EventTypeKey=&Home=/events/calendar
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Webinar: Systemic Safety Analysis Approaches with Limited Roadway Data
Date: March 29, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 

The FHWA Data-Driven Safety Analysis (DDSA) team is presenting a new session in its free DDSA "How-To" webinar series. The session is on March 29, 2016, from 1:00 - 3:00 EST.

These webinars provide an explanation of the methods, tools, and resources you can use to incorporate safety performance into all highway investment decisions.

In this session:

  • Learn how the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) incorporates risk management data, in addition to crash data, into their safety analysis.
  • Hear how the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) promotes using crash data and limited other local data to fund local Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) projects in Idaho.
  • Stay for DDSA "Office Hours"- a hands-on session where we work through the analysis of actual projects submitted by state and local transportation professionals.
For more information about this training, click here .
Link: https://collaboration.fhwa.dot.gov/dot/fhwa/WC/Lists/Seminars/DispForm.aspx?ID=897
Webinar: ITS Application for Commercial Vehicle Operations, Freight Management and Electronic Tolling/Payment 
Date: March 30, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar covers how ITS applications are applied to commercial fleets, and intermodal and freight movements to address safety, security, and efficiency. The webinar also addresses how ITS technologies play a significant role in facility pricing and collection , including multi-modal, highway and transit applications.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://ecommerce.ite.org/imis/iCommerce/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=LMSW18
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Webinar: Enhancing Road Safety through the Improvement of Unsignalized Intersections 
Date: April 6, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Association of Counties (NACo)

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

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.naco.org/events/enhancing-road-safety-through-improvement-unsignalized-intersections
Webinar: Traffic Studies for Implementing Short-Term and Long-Range Roadway Improvements
Date: April 19, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $299 members/ $349 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

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

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

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

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.trb.org/Calendar/Blurbs/173934.aspx
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Webinar: Crash Risk Factors for Low-Volume Roads: An ODOT Case Study
Date: April 28, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety 

This webinar will provide information on:
  • A proposed methodology and tool to objectively determine the potential crash risk for low-volume road segments using road geometry and roadside feature characteristics combined with crash history and traffic exposure
  • Low-cost safety countermeasures that are most applicable to low-volume roads
For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecevailtcf8bb037&llr=ngyyawuab
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Webinar: Economic and Financial Dimensions to a Climate Resilient Transportation Infrastructure
Date: May 12, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $0 members/ $95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

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

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

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Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Roadway Departure Crash Countermeasure Plan
Date: March 24, 2016
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Center for Transportation Studies

Over 50 percent of Virginia's traffic deaths result from roadway departures. While these severe crashes remain primarily a rural issue, surprisingly over 40 percent of fatalities on locally maintained roadways are due to vehicle departures. Working with FHWA, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) developed a Virginia Roadway Departure (RD) Safety Implementation Plan to systemically target and deploy countermeasures to reduce these severe crashes.

The RD Plan documented multiple RD countermeasures, from low to higher costs with associated expected effectiveness, for the targeted roadway network segments identified. Since the completion of the Implementation Plan, templates showing tiers of multiple treatments, decision trees and highway assessment processes have been developed to assist in identifying appropriate countermeasures to address site specific roadway departure related crashes.

With the assistance of Kimley-Horn, VDOT has prepared a one day workshop for all local partners, registered through the Virginia Local Technical Assistance Programs (LTAP), looking to address roadway departure related crash patterns on their jurisdictional roadways. This workshop will present background information used in the development of the RD Plan and locations identified for potential improvements, present VDOT's new Roadway Departure Countermeasure Templates and Tool (RDCT), and strategies for scoping and programming roadway departure related countermeasure projects within individual jurisdictions.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: April 1, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

Three vehicle crashes involving injuries occur every minute in the United States putting nearly 39,000 incident responders in harm's way daily. Disruption and congestion from these incidents can increase the likelihood of secondary crashes, cause delays, and increase driver frustration. The longer responders remain on the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public, face. Correct traffic incident management (TIM) focuses on responding in a way that protects motorists and emergency personnel while minimizing negative effects on traffic. TIM practices include detecting, verifying, and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene; and restoring traffic flow.
 
Using a multi-discipline approach, first responders in New Jersey will learn how to operate more efficiently and act collectively. The training covers topics including TIM guidelines, fundamentals, and terminology; notifications and scene size up; scene safety and risk management; traffic management; special circumstances; clearance; and termination.
 
This course is open to all traffic-incident first responders including personnel in law enforcement, fire fighting, emergency medical services (EMS), public safety, public works, towing and recovery, and hazardous materials (HAZMAT).

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Low-Cost Roadway Safety Improvements
Date: April 6, 2016
Location: Carlisle, KY
Organization: University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center

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

For more information about this training, click here.
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Training: Road Safety 365 - A Safety Workshop for Local Governments
Date: May 25, 2016
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Center for Transportation Studies

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

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Road Safety 365 - A Safety Workshop for Local Governments
Date: June 1, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center
 
This course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. is designed to provide local and rural agencies with practical and effective ways to mainstream safety solutions into their day-to-day activities and project development process. This one-day workshop focuses on processes for incorporating safety into all aspects of local and rural projects, and on making safety a priority through inclusion in the traditional decision-making process - 365 days a year. The course stresses the importance of road safety, and illustrates how it can be integrated into rural/local transportation project development at all stages: planning, design, construction, implementation, operations, and maintenance. Through practical exercises and facilitator-led discussions, the emphasis is on operations and maintenance to reflect the predominant, day-to-day responsibilities of rural/local transportation agencies. The benefits and potential cost savings of safety initiatives are shown using examples from rural/local agencies

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

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

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

For more information about this training, click here.

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Conferences

Conference: Kentucky Lifesavers Conference
Date: March 22-24, 2016
Location: Louisville, KY
Organization: University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center 

The Kentucky Lifesavers Highway Safety Conference will provide information on both successful programs  and emerging issues  to individuals who work to reduce fatalities and injuries on Kentucky's roadways  and provide opportunities  for networking, discussion, and information sharing.  Together we can move Toward Zero Deaths.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: American Planning Association National Planning Conference
Date: April 2-5, 2016
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)

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

The Lifesavers Conference brings together a unique combination of public health and safety professionals, researchers, volunteers, and practitioners who are committed to sharing best practices, research, and policy initiatives that are proven to work. You can't get the kind of information that is conveyed at this conference anywhere else at this value. There is no professional training that provides the same kind of information that compares with the Lifesavers Conference.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Safe Routes to School National Conference
Date: April 5-7, 2016
Location: Columbus, OH
Organization: Safe Routes to School, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Registration is complimentary, however seating is limited.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Traffic Records Forum 2016
Date: August 7-10, 2016
Location: Baltimore, MD
Organization: Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP)

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibit
Date: August 14-17, 2016
Location: Anaheim, CA
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

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

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

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Conference: National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America
Date: September 7-9, 2016
Location: Denver, CO
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

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

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

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

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Conference: CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition
Date: September 18-22, 2016
Location: Little Rock. AR
Organization: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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