Training Announcements

Vol. 19, June 9, 2016


TOPIn this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on congestion, connected vehicles, and public health. 

Do not miss out on the next Safety Center training, usRAP: An Innovation in Data Driven Safety Analysis  . This free webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 and provide an introduction to the U.S. Road Assessment Program, an innovative and cost-effective tool for safety investment planning that can be used on any road network. Click here to register for this training.

The National Association of Counties (NACO) will be hosting a webinar, Saving Lives through Local Road Safety Planning, on June 30, 2016. This webinar will introduce Local Road Safety Plans (LRSPs), and how your county can benefit from the development and implementation of one. Click here to register for this training.

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

New
Event: Annual International Motorcycle and Scooter Ride to Work Day
Date: June 20, 2016
Organization: Ride to Work
 
Ride your motorcycle or scooter on June 20th to demonstrate:
  • The number of motorcyclists to the general public and to politicians.
  • That motorcyclists are from all occupations and all walks of life.
  • That motorcyclists can reduce traffic and parking congestion in large cities.
  • That motorcycles are for transportation as well as recreation.
  • That motorcycling is a social good.
For more information about this event, click here .
New
Event: 4th of July - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over 
Date: July 4, 2016
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 .
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 .

Webinars

Webinar: Lagging Left Turn Arrow Safety and Operation
Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: $149 members/ $199 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar will provide extensive collision analyses comparing lagging left-turn arrow and leading left-turn arrow operation. Much of this information was published in the August 2007 ITE Journal. Some of the information was presented at ITE Arizona Section meetings in April and June 2004. The webinar will also include commentary on the reasons lagging left-turn arrows have a substantially lower collision experience than leading left-turn arrows. The webinar will include recent implementation of independent lagging left-turn arrow operation with flashing yellow left-turn arrows. Preliminary collision data for this operation will be provided.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: usRAP: An Innovation in Data Driven Safety Analysis
Date: June 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety, Roadway Safety Foundation, MRI Global

Join the Roadway Safety Foundation and MRI Global for an introduction to the U.S. Road Assessment Program, an innovative and cost-effective tool for safety investment planning that can be used on any road network. Unlike traditional safety analysis tools that require multiyear robust crash data, usRAP uses coding of video logs to star-rate roads for safety, and generate a safety investment plan to guide further engineering studies and investment priorities. Though it can be applied anywhere, usRAP is especially suited for use in rural areas, where local road ownership is high, and vehicle-miles travelled may be too low to yield actionable crash data. Additionally, the Federal Highway Administration recognizes the program as a viable tool for data-driven safety analysis as promoted by Every Day Counts 3. In this webinar, the program's lead sponsors and technical experts will introduce usRAP's core protocols, and explore their application to improving safety on rural highways.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Managing Congestion in the National Parks
Date: June 16, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Every Day Counts

This webinar is your opportunity to discover what the National Park Service (NPS) is doing to cope with congestion at the program level. This webinar will cover the results of the 2010 congestion survey for 400 parks, the congestion management toolkit, congestion data "indicators" and a new technical support mechanism called a congestion assessment.

Join FHWA to hear the NPS congestion management manager and a Federal Lands Highway transportation planner share how they are changing the way NPS provides program guidance, and technical support to diagnose and treat delays and crowding, while moving toward performance management.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Webinar: Network-Wide Impacts of Connected Vehicles on Mobility: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach
Date: June 16, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: USDOT ITS Joint Program Office (JPO)

This webinar will feature two student presentations from Oregon State University. Alireza Mostafizi and Shangjia Dong are both working with Dr. Haizhong Wang within the School of Civil and Construction Engineering. Both students will be presenting from their current research in connected vehicle technology.

Connected vehicle (CV) is an emerging and promising technology aiming to reduce highway fatalities, travel delay, and vehicle emissions. The CV system architecture is envisioned to comprise specially designed wireless communications devices specifically for use in the vehicular environment. These communications radios will become embedded in vehicles, infrastructure, and personal mobile devices to allow for a vast, interconnected, and data-rich network.

Part one of the webinar will focus on the mobility impacts of a connected vehicle environment, pursuing an agent-based modeling approach, especially in a mixed environment with various CV market penetration levels. The main applications of this research are two-fold. The first is understanding the traffic flow characteristics of a mixed environment, simulating a highway corridor with a specific speed reduction zone and considering different levels of CV market penetration to assess the impacts through analyzing the shockwave propagation, travel trajectories, and queuing characteristics. Second is to understand the benefits of CV communications in a network routing optimization context with specific travel patterns. Both applications focus on marking the critical thresholds of CV market penetration; that is, when its impact on system performance becomes noticeable, and examining the corresponding effectiveness of the system at each stage of the transition period.

Part two will present a study on percolation phenomenon in a connected vehicle network through a multi-agent modeling and simulation approach. This research is largely motivated by the prevalent uncertainties with the benefits of deploying connected vehicles in a large transportation network with competing goals of cost (i.e., market penetration) and benefits (i.e., safety and mobility). To address this issue, this study focuses on the benefits of mixed connected environment in terms of average travel time of the system formulated as an optimal routing problem. A mixed transportation network is modeled with different market penetrations along with variant probability of connectivity with the aim of relating the theoretical vehicular ad hoc network (VANET) connectivity problem coming from percolation theory with tangible transportation-related measurements, in particular, the mean travel time (MTT) of the system.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Webinar: Leveraging Traffic Management Center (TMC) Resources for Work Zone Management
Date: June 16, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Every Day Counts

The fourteenth webinar of the FHWA's Every Day Counts (EDC)-3 Smarter Work Zones (SWZ) Webinar series will discuss strategies that agencies can use to utilize Traffic Management Center (TMC) resources during the four stages of a work zone as highlighted in Guidance on Using Traffic Management Centers for Work Zone Management (FHWA-HOP-15-032). Topics include a brief review of the Technology Applications initiative and examples from two states of how their agencies utilize TMC data and tools to manage work zones. This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of the SWZ Technology Application initiative and two different ways that states have been utilizing TMC resources in meeting the SWZ Technology Application goals.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Speed Management - 3 Safety Focus Areas: Roadway Departure, Intersections and Ped/Bike
Date: June 16, 2016
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $49 members/ $99 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar was intended to assist agencies with integrating speed management into their policies, practices, and safety plans.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Every Day Counts - Smarter Work Zones
Date: June 23, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Every Day Counts

Work zones are responsible for over 130 injuries, one fatality, and 10 percent of all congestion each day. One option for addressing these issues is to implement Smarter Work Zones (SWZs). SWZs utilize innovative strategies to better coordinate construction projects and/or deploy innovative technology applications to dynamically manage and minimize work zone safety and mobility impacts. SWZ techniques can improve safety and mobility for travelers, reduce schedule delays due to conflicts between projects, reduce overall operating costs to agencies, and increase the satisfaction of the traveling public, business owners, nearby residences, and politicians.

These webinars are meant to be participated at hub locations with numerous persons at each hub - this encourages local discussions on the topic.  To attend this live event, please contact the  EDC Coordinator in the FHWA Division office in your state  for information on the location.
Webinar: Improving Safety Culture in Public Transportation
Date: June 28, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Transit Institute (NTI)

While public transportation systems in the United States have a commendable safety record overall, there have been a number of recent events that highlight the need to improve safety culture and safety performance.  As such, research  is needed to take a comprehensive and multifaceted look at addressing safety culture for public transportation systems.

This webinar, based on TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 174: Improving Safety Culture in Public Transportation presents research on the definition of safety culture within public transportation, presents methods and tools for assessing safety culture, and provides strategies and guidelines that public transportation agencies may apply to initiate and build a program for improving safety culture.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Saving Lives through Local Road Safety Planning
Date: June 30, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Association of Counties (NACO)

Join NACO on this interactive webinar to learn about Local Road Safety Plans (LRSPs), and how your county can benefit from the development and implementation of one. Federal, state, and local transportation experts will discuss the recognized positive impacts LRSPs have on local road safety through collaboration with safety stakeholders, building awareness and correlation with the State Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSP). LRSPs are designed to build on the foundation established by the SHSP. They can also provide the basis for systemic implementation of safety measures across the entire jurisdiction. This presentation will provide an overview of LRSP with a focus on (1) the "why" of developing Local Road Safety Plans; (2) the benefits realized and (3) different approaches to the development and implementation of the plans. 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.
Webinar: The Public Health Side of Rural Transportation Safety
Date: July 6, 2016
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

This Safety Center sponsored webinar will explore the public health side of rural transportation safety. In this unique webinar, the Safety Center will host a question and answer roundtable with four experts that represent different facets of the public health side of rural transportation safety. 

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Countermeasures for Reducing Collisions at Pedestrian Crossings 
Date: July 7, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $249 members/ $299 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Improving pedestrian safety has become increasingly emphasized. The desire to improve pedestrian safety extends to areas typically seen as being non-pedestrian-friendly, such as the higher speeds and wider roadways. With traffic conditions changing as traffic volumes and congestion increase, pedestrians' ability to safely cross many roadways is affected. Recent developments in geometric design features, traffic control devices, and technologies may improve pedestrian safety and access by addressing specific problems associated with roadway crossings. 

Several recent publications have focused on countermeasures for reducing collisions at crosswalks in various types of locations. This webinar provides a comprehensive review of those counter measures, provide examples of each type in different environments, and identify potential costs and studies about their effectiveness. The webinar discusses countermeasures for both uncontrolled and controlled locations as well intersections and midblock locations.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Using Technology for Practical Purposes in Work Zones
Date: July 12, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that focuses on current technologies that can help plan and evaluate work zones. It will also discuss future vehicle-to-worker technologies under evaluation which could enhance work zone safety.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Webinar: California High-Speed Rail: Challenges, Best Practices, Project Implementation, and Station Area Development
Date: July 26, 2016
Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $149 members/ $199 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers

This webinar focuses on how the $64 billion California High Speed Rail project is redefining transportation in the US
with special emphasis on unique engineering challenges, station area development implications, public outreach best
practices, and project implementation.

For more information about this training, click here.

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Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: NW TTAP Summer Tribal Planning Institute: Road Life Cycle
Date: June 13-17, 2016
Location: Spokane, WA
Organization: Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program, Eastern Washington University

This informative week-long workshop will cover the complete process of setting up a tribal roads program. It will provide an overview and detailed review of all aspects of the complete Road Planning Process. 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: 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.
New
Training: Roundabout and Safety Performance Training
Date: June 28, 2016
Location: Watsonville, CA
Organization: Kittelson and Associates, Inc.
 
Jorge Aguilar, PE of  Wallace Group will highlight the changing tools and methods that support planning and implementation of public works facilities and how these tools were used in recent projects. Brian Ray and Matt Braughton from Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) will be conducting training sessions covering the following three areas of transportation design:

Intersection Control Evaluations (ICE) - KAI worked with Caltrans Headquarters and District 5 staff to implement this Caltrans' 2013 Traffic Operations Policy Directive. A number of local communities have successfully applied ICE activities to objectively consider the fullest range of intersection control strategies. Specifically KAI and Wallace Group completed a streamlined ICE for the Holman Highway Interchange and recently completed more extensive ICE products for TAMC. Objectively determining the appropriate intersection control can be useful for many of our local roadway corridors. ICE considers account future traffic volumes, multimodal quality of service, construction costs, maintenance costs, and safety. 

Roundabouts 101 - During the training, Kittelson will be providing basic rules of thumb for laying out single and multilane roundabouts that is based on roundabout size, location, and approach configuration. KAI literally wrote the book on roundabouts - NCHRP Report 672: Roundabouts: An Informational Guide. 

Safety Analysis - Many of our local roads are rural two lane roadways. KAI will present an overview the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) a will provide practical examples on how to use HSM to develop a tool box of options for improving safety and traffic on our rural roadways.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: School Crossing Design and Safety Analysis
Date: July 11, 2016
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: NW TTAP Summer Tribal Planning Institute: Tribal Planning
Date: July 11-15, 2016
Location: Spokane, WA
Organization: Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program, Eastern Washington University
 
This five-day workshop will describe the history, structures and powers of tribal government within tribal sovereignty for tribal planning. It will include an overview of land use planning based on a Comprehensive Plan that covers the natural environment, land use, housing and community facilities, economic development, and transportation as elements of the plan. The class will also cover the unique processes of Tribal Specific Comprehensive Plans that incorporate elements of tribal history, tribal language and culture; tribal lands; tribal architecture and housing; land use patterns, tribal health and wellness; tribal economic and community development, and their significance in planning for contemporary and future communities. The course will include an assessment of contemporary tribal planning practices for sustainable tribal futures through a review of tribal plans and best practices.
 
The model for tribal planning is the development of tribal (or village) specific planning as a unique and dynamic process which uses some of the same tools of non-tribal planning but expands from a base of tribal sovereignty.

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.
Training: Crash and Intersection Safety Data Analysis
Date: July 14, 2016
Location: Chester, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Center for Transportation Studies
 
This one-day course instructed by Mr. 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, and safety design issues and mitigation.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Traffic Management Through Signals, Signs And Markings
Date: July 28, 2016
Location: Dawson Springs, KY
Organization: University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center
 
This workshop will show examples of proper signs and markings, sign requirements, proper placement, warrants, sign supports and pavement markings.  This course will also discuss the background on traffic signals, signal indications, hardware, left turn signals, signal coordination an pedestrian signals.  Also included in this course are the latest changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices  (MUTCD). 

For more information about this training, click here.
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.
New
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: August 10, 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.
New
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.

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Conferences

Conference: ITS America Annual Meeting
Date: June 12-15, 2016
Location: San Jose, CA
Organization: ITS America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: National LTAP/TTAP Conference
Date: July 18-21, 2016
Location: MadisonWI
Organization: National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA)

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

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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