Training Announcements

Vol. 67
April 12, 2018
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on distracted driving, connected vehicles, and intersection safety. Join the Safety Center April 26th for the Sharing the Road with Slow Moving Vehicles webinar .  This webinar will provide an overview of slow moving vehicle related issues to include agricultural vehicles, horse and buggies, bicycles, parade/funeral vehicles, etc.  

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 Distracted Driving Enforcement
Date: April 12-16, 2018
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

In recognition of April's National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, NHTSA has planned a number of activities. We are also kicking off its 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.

For more information about this training, click here .
Event: Cinco De Mayo Drunk Driving Prevention
Date: May 4, 2018
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Cinco de Mayo has become a night of fun and celebration in the United States - and a night of danger.  Drunk driving on Cinco de Mayo threatens not just those enjoying the festivities, but others on the road as well. With these materials, your community can be made aware of the increased risk of drunk driving around Cinco de Mayo.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Event: National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization
Date: May 14 - June 3, 2018
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Statistics show that passenger vehicle occupants are buckling up more during the day, but not enough at night. This mobilization is created to increase awareness 24-7, but a strong enforcement effort is urged between the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. due to the significant number of violators and fatal crashes during this time.

For more information about this training, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Smart Human-Centered Collision Prevention System for Bicycles
Date: April 12, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:30 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

This presentation will describe the development of instrumentation and algorithms for a smart bicycle to track trajectories of nearby vehicles on the road and provide warnings to the motorist, if a potential car-bicycle collision is detected. The difficulties in the development of the system come from significant sensor costs and size constraints for a bicycle, and from the need to track highly complex collision scenarios. These challenges are addressed using inexpensive sensors coupled with active sensing approaches and nonlinear observers for vehicle tracking.

Analytical results, experimental data, and videos of the smart bicycle system's performance will be presented. In addition, the presentation will describe plans for a future six-month field operational test to evaluate the developed technology in the real world.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Prevent Accidents and Traffic Delays: The Art of Delivering and Maintaining Successful Signal Timing Improvements
Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am MT/12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$129 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The Federal Highway Administration estimates that 75% of the nation's 260,000 traffic signal could be improved by updating signal equipment or signal timing plans. It also estimates that poor traffic signal timing accounts for 5 to 10% of all traffic delay in the United States. As a result, the National Transportation Operations Coalition gave the nation's municipalities a score of 69 (D+) for the management and operation of traffic signals in 2012, an improvement from a score of 65 (D) in 2007 and 62 (D-) in 2005.

Traffic signal timing and coordination improvements are a cost effective strategy to reduce average vehicle delay. In addition, these improvements can result in significant benefits to a community, including improved mobility and reduced travel times, reduced Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and fuel consumption, and reduced collisions and vehicle stops.
While developing signal timing and coordination may be a fairly straightforward concept, there are numerous steps necessary to ensure that your planned improvements are successfully implemented. Failure to adequately navigate these potential pitfalls can affect a jurisdiction's ability to successfully implement needed signal timing and coordination improvements.

This webinar is designed to provide a 'holistic' approach to traffic signal timing improvements that bridges the gap between fundamental traffic signal timing principals and real world applications and will help walk you through the necessary steps to avoid many of the pitfalls that doom otherwise perfectly acceptable signal timing improvement plans.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Got Counts? Now What?
Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: $50 members/$85 non-members
Organization: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

The April webinar features emerging applications for count data and real-life case studies. You'll hear about North Carolina's cyclist data program and how to move from a sporadic count to a more intentional programmatic system. You'll also  learn about a project from the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and Fehr & Peers to place counters and develop approaches for utilizing the multi-modal count data for planning, funding, and evaluation. They'll discuss the approach for forecasting activity on specific facilities and how multi-modal counts can inform changes in mode share.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Engaging Ways to Address Distracted Driving at Work
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am MT/12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Safety Council (NSC)

Car crashes are the #1 cause of workplace death with distracted driving as a leading cause. Learn how workplaces can help address distracted driving in an engaging way.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Connected Vehicle Work Zone Pilot and Work Zone Monitoring Tools
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: I-95 Corridor Coalition

You are invited to participate in a webinar, sponsored by the I-95 Corridor Coalition, on  Connect Vehicle Work Zone Pilot & Work Zone Monitoring Tools.  This webinar is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Safe Pedestrian Crossings at Transit Stops
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The NADTC and representatives from local government agencies will host a webinar featuring improving safety and accessibility for mid-block crossings that reach transit stops. This webinar supports the Federal Highway Administration's Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP) program which promotes countermeasures at uncontrolled pedestrian crossings. Visit the STEP program website to learn more.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Safety Data Management, Governance, and Integration
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $49 members/$99 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) called for advancing the capabilities of States for safety data collection, integration, and analysis to support data-driven decision-making in program planning and performance management (including safety performance management). MAP-21 acknowledged the importance of using multiple data sources to understand highway safety performance and to make effective decisions regarding resource allocation for highway safety. To do this, State safety data systems should be sufficient to guide the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) processes, including analyses and evaluations identified in MAP-21 and continued in the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The FAST Act also extended the requirements to address data needed on unpaved roads.

FHWA provided guidance on the capabilities a State's safety data system should have in order to support analyses and evaluations in the Transportation reauthorization bills, including: (1) types of roadways, (2) types of data, (3) geolocating safety data to a common highway basemap, (4) analysis and evaluation capabilities, and (5) the Fundamental Data Elements (FDE) of the Model Inventory of Roadway Elements (MIRE).

States' safety data are a confederation of various data sources from across multiple business units in a DOT and across multiple agencies outside of the DOT. Crash, roadway, and traffic data (the three core safety data sources) should be linkable by geolocation (i.e., a unique location identifier on a highway base map). States should establish data standards so that the location of crashes, roadway elements, and traffic data are consistent with the most current basemap.

Wondering how you will meet these requirements? What tools are available? How you will coordinate the efforts of the State DOT, local agencies, law enforcement, health services, MPO's, and traffic record coordinating committees (TRCCs)?

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Building a Freeway Laboratory for Connected Vehicle and Traffic Safety Research and Development
Date: April 19, 2018
Time: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:30 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

New disruptive technologies like vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication have the potential to change the future of transportation in a revolutionary way. Much like the seat belt and airbags in the past, V2V/V2I-equipped vehicles are quickly becoming an industry standard with the aim of further improving driver safety. Unlike seat belts and airbags, however, the aim of V2V/V2I communication is not to help drivers survive crashes but to avoid them. V2V/V2I-capable vehicles-often referred to as connected vehicles (CVs)-capitalize on technologies like GPS, in-vehicle sensors, roadway sensors, and wireless communication to broaden the information available to the driver/vehicle unit.

This presentation will describe the development and deployment of instrumentation and software to create a laboratory for CV application development and testing as well as fundamental research on driver behavior and traffic flow theory. Capitalizing on the existing  I-94 Field Lab located in the I-94/I-35W "commons" in downtown Minneapolis-and with the support of the Roadway Safety Institute and MnDOT-a new, radar-based vehicle detection and traffic measurement collection infrastructure has been established. Specifically, the objective of this effort was to create a testbed for CVs and expanding infrastructure-based systems into the CV realm.

As part of this effort, seven radar stations have been deployed along a half-mile stretch of I-94 westbound. The stations collect high-resolution vehicle trajectory data for every vehicle that passes through the corridor, thereby providing data on the location and speed of individual vehicles for the length of the observed section. Each radar station is paired with a dedicated camera currently for calibration and validation purposes, but also to allow development of hybrid vehicle detection and tracking algorithms in the future. The data collection infrastructure is supported by a comprehensive data warehousing and dissemination software architecture, which allows continuous collection and storage of all collected measurements in an efficient online database as well as a real-time shared memory space used by real-time applications.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) Series: Module 1 - Traffic Operations Studies
Date: April 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am MT/12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $450 (for 6 course PTOE series)
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Traffic operations studies are undertaken to determine the characteristics of transportation system users, to monitor system operation, to identify problem areas, and to assist in developing appropriate remedial actions. ITE's Manual of Transportation Engineering Studies provides in-depth discussion of 18 different types of transportation engineering studies. This module focuses on statistical analysis and principle types of traffic operations studies, including volume, speed, travel time and delay, parking, pedestrian studies, traffic impact studies, and urban and regional planning studies.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Bicycle Signals
Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

This session will explore bicycle signals and share examples of appropriate applications for these devices. Presentations will summarize bicycle signal applications and walk through various considerations for implementation, including traffic analysis, signal timing, and evaluation techniques. Panelists from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will provide attendees with an overview of the interim approval for using bicycle signals under the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: How Transportation Technology Trends are Shaping the Parking Landscape
Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Community Builders

Sometimes it seems like the transportation "tech boom" is bypassing smaller towns and cities in the Western states. Services like Lyft and Uber are focused on large cities. Car-share systems are gradually showing up in smaller cities but may not be having much impact yet. And the high-capacity transit services that receive so much attention in Denver and Salt Lake City are beyond reach in rural communities. These trends are impacting parking demand and parking management in urban areas, but what do they have to offer in places like Lander WY, Twin Falls ID, or Livingston MT?  

This session will examine two transformative trends. The first is the rise of the sharing economy, private sector ride-hailing services, autonomous vehicles and associated web-based tools for trip planning, ride hailing and fare payment. The second is the emergence of new parking technologies like parking space sensors, automated vehicle identification and payment systems, and web-based tools for finding parking spaces and for paying parking fees and fines.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Sharing the Road with Slow Moving Vehicles (SMVs)
Date: April 26, 2018
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

In this webinar, you will be provided with an overview of slow moving vehicle related issues to include agricultural vehicles, horse and buggies, bicycles, parade/funeral vehicles, etc.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) Series: Module 2 - Uninterrupted Flow
Date: April 26, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $450 (for 6 course PTOE series)
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Traffic operations deals with the safe efficient movement of vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles within the transportation system. An understanding of traffic operations requires a foundation of traffic flow theory, road user characteristics, and highway capacity analysis. This module focuses on uninterrupted flow facilities such as freeways and rural roadways. Tools for improving traffic operations include freeway surveillance and control, incident management, managed lanes, and travel demand management. All of these topics are discussed in this module.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Safety Toolkit for Improving Roads and Intersections
Date: May 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am MT/12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$159 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Traffic crashes that cause injury, death, and property damage can be reduced by improving local education efforts, increased enforcement and implementing engineering measures. A comprehensive program to reduce crashes by implementing engineering measures should find ways to improve safety and traffic operations at high crash intersections and at mid-block locations. It should also look at collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists. This webinar will discuss the best approach to identifying high collision locations and mitigation measures which can be successful in reducing collisions. It will identify the various publications and web sites which provided information about the crash modifications factors which will allow participants to make more informed decisions about implementing the most appropriate mitigation measures.

For more information about this training, click here .
Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Public Engagement for the Transportation Professional
Date: May 2, 2018
Location: Midlothian, VA
Organization: University of Virginia Transportation Training Academy

In every phase of project development, the transportation professional interacts with project stakeholders such as citizens impacted by the project, elected officials, or the traveling public. Current research indicates this trend will continue. This public engagement course is designed for transportation professionals who would like to improve the quality of their communications skills. This course will review the best practices in community engagement. With a goal of improving the quality of communication skills, participants will discuss engagement demands in all phases of the transportation project development process. In this course, we will improve our skills by simulating government meetings, interactions with concerned citizens, and public information meetings. The learning environment will be interactive and fast-paced. With transportation examples, keeping the learning relevant will be a priority. Classroom response systems will be used to dynamically personalize the learning experience for course participants. Utilizing case studies, exercises, and small group discussion, participants will have the opportunity to refresh their public relations skills.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Training: Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)
Date: May 3, 2018
Location: Arlington, VA
Organization: University of Virginia Transportation Training Academy

Pedestrians account for more than 17.5 percent of all traffic fatalities. More than 66 percent of pedestrian fatalities occur at non-intersection locations such as midblock areas. About 16 percent happen at intersections with no signals or stop signs.

By focusing on uncontrolled crossing locations, agencies can make targeted investments that address a significant national safety problem. The STEP countermeasures can also enhance the quality of life for pedestrians by overcoming barriers to safe, convenient, and complete pedestrian networks.

This full day workshop will provide an overview of the pedestrian safety problem, provide some general street crossing principles, present the 3 STEP process of policy, process, and 5 proven countermeasures being promoted and available resources.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program
Date: May 22, 2018
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

This course covers how to establish and maintain a roadway and traffic safety improvement programs. Participants learn how to implement safety improvements targeted at areas that have a history of crashes or exhibit conditions associated with high-crash areas and they will learn how to develop a Traffic Safety Development Plan (TSDP) for their community.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Date: June 19, 2018
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

Pedestrians and bicyclists are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of motorized traffic perhaps neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians and bicyclists. This course, instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E., will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian and bicyclist safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users. The course includes an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements and a field trip where students will be exposed to various design elements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Roadside and Median Safety Workshop
Date: July 9-10, 2018
Location: Alexandria, VA
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

Attendees of this annual IRF Workshop will be exposed to all aspects of Roadside and Median Safety, including longitudinal barriers, crash cushions, terminals and transitions. They will be introduced to the existing products, and they will be taught the importance of site specific data to determine the most appropriate product for a particular application.

Upon completion of the Roadside and Median Safety training, attendees will have a clear understanding of methods to identify dangerous roadside hazards and options for eliminating them. They will be aware of the best practices and state of the art technologies that can be used to make roadsides safer.

For more information about this training, click here.

Conferences

Conference: 2018 Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities 
Date: April 22-24, 2018
Location: San Antonio, TX
Organization: Lifesavers Conference, Inc.

The Lifesavers Conference brings together a unique combination of public health and safety professionals, researchers, advocates, practitioners and students 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.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: ITE Intermountain Section Meeting
Date: May 17-19, 2018
Location: Jackson, WY
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The Annual Meeting of the Intermountain Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers is held in Jackson, Wyoming every May. Each year the Section solicits transportation professionals from within the Intermountain Section, as well as visiting professionals, to share technical transportation knowledge through 20-30 minute presentations. 

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: American Society of Highway Engineers National Conference
Date: May 17-20, 2018
Location: Cleveland, OH
Organization: American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE)

The Lake Erie Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) is proud to host the 2018 ASHE National Conference at The Westin Cleveland Downtown in Cleveland, Ohio. The conference will attract over 500 public and private sector design professionals, vendors, contractors and guests from across the country, and provide a forum for networking and education on topics relevant to the transportation industry. The agenda is filled with informative technical sessions, social events and networking opportunities.  

For more information about this conference, click here .
New
Conference: Teens in the Driver Seat - TDS Summit 2018
Date: May 19-21, 2018
Location: San Antonio, TX
Organization: Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Car crashes are the #1 killer of youth in America. The Teens in the Driver Seat® - TDS Summit will showcase student leaders bringing awareness about this problem to their peers, their families and their community. Come learn more about this epidemic and the latest innovative solutions to combat it. Activities will be available for teens, teachers, school administrators, families, law enforcement, safety practitioners, industry and more.  

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: American Society of Safety Engineers Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference and Exposition
Date: June 3-6, 2018
Location: San Antonio, TX
Organization: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

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. The annual conference encompasses all this and so much more.

For three days, engross yourself in almost 20 hours of IACET accredited education formatted as concurrent sessions, flash sessions, key issue collaboration sessions, and panels on the topics relevant to your company's situation.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: Intelligent Transportation Society of America Annual Meeting
Date: June 4-7, 2018
Location: Detroit, MI
Organization: Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA)

Join close to 2,000 ITS professionals for educational sessions, exciting keynotes, and business networking opportunities at the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: Center for Health and Safety Culture Symposium
Date: June 20-22, 2018
Location: Bozeman, MT
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

Many of us working to improve health and safety are recognizing the role of culture to achieve and sustain our goals in public health domains such as traffic safety, substance abuse, interpersonal violence, and child well-being. The Center for Health and Safety Culture is committed to working with communities to transform culture so that healthy and safe behaviors are sustainable. To be effective using culture as a basis for promoting health and safety across multiple domains, we need to be aware of current research and best practices in transforming culture. Recognizing this need, the Center for Health and Safety Culture is initiating an annual symposium intended to support the evolution of science and practice in creating a positive culture to sustain safe and healthy choices.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: National LTAP/TTAP Conference
Date: July 23-26, 2018
Location: New Orleans, LA
Organization: National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA)

The National Local Technical Assistance Program Association will hold their national conference at the Hotel Monteleone. NLTAPA holds its annual summer Conference to share the latest knowledge, skills, and materials that enhance the performance of its member Centers. The Association works with all local road and street partners, customers, and stakeholders to develop Center staff competencies and to support the interests of NLTAPA members.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes Districts Annual Meeting and Exhibit
Date: August 20-23, 2018
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The Joint ITE International and Midwestern/Great Lakes District Annual Meeting and Exhibit is your one-stop resource for all things transportation. Come to Minneapolis, MN August 20-23, 2018 to learn about the wide spectrum of topics that directly impact the transportation industry. You also will hear new and thoughtful viewpoints on issues which intersect, shape, and are shaped by transportation.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: GHSA 2018 Annual Meeting - Joining Forces to Get to Zero: Partnerships in Traffic Safety 
Date: August 25-29, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
Organization: Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)

Achieving zero deaths on our roadways will require collaboration among a number of professional disciplines across the public and private sector. General sessions will address how states can work with the public health community, the federal government, and industry partners to advance traffic safety. Attendees will also learn about advancements in autonomous vehicle technology and the impacts on safety.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: National Transportation in Indian Country Conference
Date: September 17-20, 2018
Location: Duluth, MN
Organization: National Transportation in Indian Country Planning Committee

The National Transportation in Indian Country Planning Committee is seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters for the 2018 National Transportation in Indian Country Conference (NTICC) that will be held September 17 - 20, 2018 at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, Minnesota. The NTICC Planning Committee is accepting applications for conference presentations now through March 1, 2018. 

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: ASCE Convention
Date: October 12-15, 2018
Location: Denver, CO
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: National Safety Council Congress and Expo
Date: October 20-26, 2018
Location: Houston, TX
Organization: National Safety Council (NSC)

The NSC Congress & Expo is the world's largest annual "must attend" event for safety, health and environmental professionals. For more than 100 years, professionals have turned to this safety conference for industry-leading technology, education, networking opportunities and the tried and true products and services needed to stay at the forefront and remain competitive within the industry.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: National Rural ITS and ITS Arizona Annual Conference and Exhibit
Date: October 21-24, 2018
Location: Fort McDowell, AZ
Organization: National Rural ITS

The conference will provide participants a one-stop resource focusing on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) implementation in local communities and the opportunity to hear new and thoughtful perspectives from a wide variety of ITS topics. ITS improves transportation safety and mobility and enhances productivity by integrating advanced communication technologies into vehicles and infrastructure. In addition to traditional ITS topics of interest to Arizona transportation professionals, this event will bring together both traditional and non-traditional users to address issues affecting rural and small communities.

For more information about this conference, click here .