Training Announcements

Vol. 40
March 30, 2017
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on traffic calming, Vision Zero, and driverless vehicles. Please join the Safety Center on April 4th for our next webinar, Converting Paved Roads to Unpaved Roads This webinar will provide an overview of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 485 Converting Paved Roads to Unpaved

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 Work Zone Awareness Week
Date: April 3-7, 2017
Organization: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

National Work Zone Awareness Week 2017 is April 3-7. The event will be hosted by the State of Maryland. The national kick-off event will be held Tuesday, April 4, at 11 a.m. The physical location of that event has not been determined by the agency. ATSSA members will be notified by the Flash newsletter and through their respective chapters once this information is received.

For more information about this event, click here .
Event: Anti-Distracted Driving Enforcement
Date: April 6-10, 2017
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Distracted driving is one of the fastest growing safety issues on the roads today. Distracted drivers aren't just a threat to themselves: they are a danger to everyone else on the road. The national distracted driving effort focuses on ways to change the behavior of drivers through legislation, enforcement, public awareness, and education.

For more information about this event, click here .
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Event: Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week
Date: May 8-14, 2017
Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new web site inviting you to join the global campaign to #SlowDown and save lives.  The web site will be the main source of information, messages, and materials related to the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week on managing speed. The #SlowDown campaign seeks to increase understanding of the dangers of speed and generate action on measures to address this major risk for road traffic death and injury.

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Converting Paved Roads to Unpaved Roads
Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) and the Center for Environmentally Sustainable Transportation in Cold Climates (CESTiCC) are co-hosting a FREE , 1.5-hour online webinar.  This webinar will provide an overview of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 485 Converting Paved Roads to Unpaved. The webinar will present the contents of the synthesis report which summarizes the state-of-the-practice of the road conversion process, tools that can be used to aid in the decision making process of whether to convert from paved to unpaved including available resources and design guides, and what has worked and what has not worked for those in the unpaving process including public outreach and identified impacts.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Variable Speed Limits Systems: Are They for Everyone?
Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

Variable speed limits (VSL) systems utilize information on traffic speed, occupancy, and volume detection, weather, and road surface condition to determine appropriate speeds at which drivers should be traveling, given current roadway and traffic conditions. The use of VSL during less than ideal conditions, such as traffic and weather conditions, can improve safety by decreasing the risks associated with traveling at speeds that are higher than appropriate for the conditions and by reducing speed variance in traffic. In addition, VSL can be used to dynamically manage speeds during planned (rush hour congestion) and unplanned (incidents) events. Used in conjunction with managed lanes and other active traffic management (ATM) strategies, VSL can respond to downstream congestion to eliminate or delay bottlenecks and mitigate the possibility of crashes.

This webinar will present recent research results on state of the practice of VSL systems through comprehensive literature review and agency interviews, particularly on experiences from deployments in the U.S., and insights into successful and best practices from the following perspectives: planning and policy, design, deployment, and standards, operations and maintenance, and outcomes.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Integrating Complete Streets, Vision Zero, and Transportation Equity
Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Streets Coalition, Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

How do Complete Streets and Vision Zero fit into a comprehensive planning approach? And what can planners and advocates do to support Transportation Equity in community development?

Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and co-host APBP to discuss these questions and more. This webinar will feature speakers from the Memphis Medical District Collaborative and Livable Memphis. They will share their experiences developing and implementing Complete Streets and Vision Zero projects. They will also explore how key partnerships help to achieve these visions and explain how these initiatives fit into their broader work.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Getting from Vision Zero Plan to Vision Zero Progress
Date: April 18, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

More and more communities are committing to Vision Zero policies and developing plans that call for eliminating traffic fatalities. These ambitious programs can encounter barriers along the path from finalizing a plan to fully implementing it. Hear from representatives of two cities - New York City and San Francisco - about their approaches for overcoming challenges and implementation success stories. Rob Viola (New York City Department of Transportation) and Luis Montoya (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) will talk about the importance of collaboration, building a plan, and setting yourself up for success.

Community groups and advocacy organizations that hold cities accountable can also play a big role in keeping a plan moving. Seattle Neighborhood Greenways plays an active role in engaging with Seattle's Vision Zero program. Cathy Tuttle will describe her organization's role in the city's adoption of a 20 mph speed limit and talk about what they'll be working on next.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Maintaining Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity in Work Zones 
Date: April 19, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $50 members/ $85 non-members
Organization: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Regular participants at APBP's monthly webinars know that they're a great way to bring stakeholders, colleagues and clients together to explore bicycle and pedestrian issues and build support for active transportation.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Critical Aspects of Timing Traffic Signals to Maximize Road User Safety 
Date: April 21, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/ $159 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

This web seminar will focus on how traffic signals should be timed and operated to maximize safety for the road user. Topics such as signal phasing, timing and detection will be addressed. Various critical aspects of timing signalized intersections that address safety will be discussed. The discussion will focus on how signals should be timed for the major street phase as well as the minor street phases. Timing for pedestrian phases will be covered including the changes that were made in the 2009 MUTCD. Relevant sections of the new Traffic Signal Timing Manual published by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be covered. Learn how those changes will impact coordinated signal systems. Timing signals for other road users such as bicyclists and emergency response vehicles will be analyzed. Crash reduction factors associated with various countermeasures will be discussed. A reference list of useful sources of information will be provided.

For more information about this training, click here.
Webinar: Fire and Flood: Disaster Planning and Response 
Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Rural Transit Assistance Prgoram

During this webinar, panelists from Louisiana, Washington, and California will share their experiences with disasters in their states and communities. They will describe their event, what preparations were in place, what role transit had in responding to the event, and the recovery process. Each disaster is unique and a learning experience. The panelists will share their lessons learned and the resources they have utilized. 

Join the National RTAP to learn from their experiences, hear best practices, and ask questions, so your agency is at its best and prepared to handle the worst.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Webinar: Connected Vehicles Certification Testing Introduction 
Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This module begins with an introduction to the certification testing process of RSU and OBU devices to insure that communications between vehicles and roadside equipment is private, secure and interoperable throughout North America. It is essential that agencies use standards certification tests in deploying connected vehicle technologies to maximize the benefits from the connected vehicle environment. By taking this module, participants will learn how to specify certification requirements in contract terms and conditions. Deploying certified Connected Vehicles equipment will support interoperability, minimize future integration costs, make procurements easier, and facilitate regional and national integration.
 
The module then presents the relevant standards for the Connected Vehicles wireless "stack", which is comprised of the software implementation of the message protocols and dialogs between vehicles (V2V) and between vehicles and roadside infrastructure (V2I). The module then presents an overview of the Roadside Unit (RSU) Hardware Requirement Specifications and RSU Software Requirements Specifications that have been established for manufactures. Finally, the module describes traceability from Requirements to Test Specifications, Test Cases, Test Procedures for independent test labs and Test Certification Report requirements for procurement contracts.

For more information about this training, click
here .
New
Webinar: A Look at the Legal Environment for Driverless Vehicles 
Date: May 3, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/$95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

This webinar will explore legal policy issues that may be associated with driverless vehicles. Presenters will provide an introduction to the legal qualifications of driverless vehicles, and how civil and criminal liability may apply to them. They will also discuss how these vehicles are likely to become subject to prevailing automobile insurance laws, and the how these advent of driverless vehicles may change these laws.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Webinar: Making Crossings Safe, Convenient and Inviting 
Date: May 17, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $50 members/$85 non-members
Organization: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Regular participants at APBP's monthly webinars know that they're a great way to bring stakeholders, colleagues and clients together to explore bicycle and pedestrian issues and build support for active transportation.

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

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

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

For more information about this training, click here.

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Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: April 12, 2017
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: To Signalize or Not To Signalize
Date: May 3, 2017
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

This one-day course instructed by Dane Ismart will cover the eight MUTCD signal warrants:
  • Warrant 1: Eight-Hour Vehicle Volume
  • Warrant 2: Four-Hour Vehicle Volume
  • Warrant 3: Peak Hour
  • Warrant 4: Pedestrian Volume
  • Warrant 5: School Crossing
  • Warrant 6: Coordinated Signal System
  • Warrant 7: Crash Experience
  • Warrant 8: Roadway Network
The course will also cover warrants for four-way stops as well as alternatives to traffic control signals. A detailed discussion of the advantages and disadvantages both in the terms of capacity and safety of various types of traffic controls will be presented. The basis for both the installation and the removal of traffic control devices will be covered.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Training: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: May 10, 2017
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

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: Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems
Date: May 15, 2017
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

This course provides participants with (1) a basic understanding of intersection safety issues, (2) "how to" information for common safety tasks and low cost safety improvements that do not require an engineered design, and (3) background information on safety tasks that do not require an engineer. This workshop also outlines areas where non-engineers can assist traffic engineers in the safety process, and help them to understand when an engineer needs to be consulted to make a safety related change to an intersection.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Road Diets
Date: May 17, 2017
Location: Roanoke, VA
Organization: University of Virginia Transportation Training Academy

Four-lane undivided highways experience relatively high crash frequencies-especially between high-speed through traffic, left-turning vehicles and other road users. One option for addressing this safety concern is a Road Diet, which typically involves converting an existing four-lane undivided roadway segment to a three-lane segment consisting of two through lanes and a center two-way left-turn lane. A Road Diet has many benefits:
  • Safety-Road Diets can make the roadway environment safer for all users. Studies indicate a 19 to 47 percent reduction in overall crashes when a Road Diet is installed. For pedestrians, Road Diets result in fewer lanes to cross and provide an opportunity to install refuge islands.
  •  Low Cost-Road Diets make efficient use of limited roadway area. When planned in conjunction with reconstruction or simple overlay projects, the safety and operational benefits of Road Diets are achieved essentially for the cost of restriping pavement lanes.
  • Quality of Life-Road Diets can make shared spaces more livable and contribute to a community-focused, "Complete Streets" environment. On-street parking and bike lanes can also bring increased foot traffic to business districts.
The Federal Highway Administration Resource Center will present a workshop on this proven safety countermeasure and highlight how agencies are using this low cost safety countermeasure to improve safety, operations, and livability in their communities. Participants will be introduced to the Road Diet Informational Guide, research, as well as guided through a decision-making process to determine if a Road Diet is appropriate for a given roadway segment.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Road Safety 365 - A Safety Workshop for Local Governments
Date: June 7, 2017
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: 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.
New
Training: Roadside Safety
Date: June 28, 2017
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Transportation Training Academy

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

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Training: Positive Culture Framework Training
Date: October 17-19, 2017
Location: San Antonio, TX
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

The Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University invites you to attend the  Positive Culture Framework training on our updated approach which is based on the latest research and builds on the Positive Community Norms framework. The framework embraces a cultural approach, is grounded in the latest science, and includes positive norms in improving health and safety.

This 2.5 day training provides a foundation for efforts to improve health and safety addressing a wide variety of issues including (but not limited to) substance abuse, traffic safety, and violence prevention. Participants will leave with an understanding of how culture influences behavior, how we can cultivate cultural transformation, and the benefits of a comprehensive, positive approach.

For more information about this training, click here.

Conferences

Conference: Innovative and Effective Partnering Conference
Date: April 4-6, 2017
Location: Reno, NV
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)

The national conference will emphasize the need for partnering; highlight the top two or three state of the art partnering practices; and, showcase how these recognized leaders are supporting and advancing the use of partnering on highway construction projects. The sessions will provide a forum for participants to share their experiences "lessons learned" and identify opportunities for advancement.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: NACE Annual Meeting
Date: April 9-13, 2017
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Organization: National Association of County Engineers (NACE)

A reimagined NACE 2017 presents a fresh, new approach to how county road and infrastructure officials learn, engage, and connect with one another. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ITS Heartland Annual Meeting
Date: May 1-3, 2017
Location: Witchita, KS
Organization: ITS America

This conference will provide participants an opportunity to network and share experiences across a wide variety of ITS disciplines.  The many different training and networking opportunities available through this event will provide participants with the tools necessary to effectively plan and deploy ITS technologies within their own jurisdictions.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Vision Zero Cities Conference
Date: May 2-4, 2017
Location: New York, NY
Organization: Transportation Alternatives

Vision Zero Cities 2017 will convene thought-leaders, influencers and change-makers in the traffic safety arena for an exchange of best practices to prevent road deaths and serious injuries.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: National Planning Conference
Date: May 6-9, 2017
Location: New York, NY
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)

Planning is on the move. Get on board! Take the APA train to the 2017 National Planning Conference in New York City.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ITE Intermountain Section Annual Meeting
Date: May 18-20, 2017
Location: Jackson, WY
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The 57th Annual Meeting of the ITE Intermountain Section will be May 18-20, 2017 at the Snow King Resort in Jackson, Wyoming!  The meeting is a great opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with others in our profession, including but not limited to professionals from Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Nevada! 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: First International Roadside Safety Conference
Date: June 12-15, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2017 Moving Together Conference
Date: September 28, 2017
Location: Boston, MA
Organization: University of Massachusetts Transportation Center

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ASCE Convention
Date: October 8-11, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 3rd National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference
Date: October 29 - November 1, 2017
Location: Omaha, NE
Organization: National Rural Transit Assistance Program 

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ITS World Congress
Date: October 29 - November 2, 2017
Location: Montréal, Canada
Organization: ITS America, ITS Canada, ITS Europe, ITS Asia-Pacific

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

For more information about this conference, click here .