Training Announcements

Vol. 32,
December 8, 2016
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on congestion, traffic analysis, and safe routes to schools. Please join the Safety Center today for the Towards Zero Deaths - Proactive Steps for Your Community webinar.  This webinar will provide an overview of the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) National Strategy. 

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: Holiday Season Drunk Driving Prevention 
Date: December 18 - January 3, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
 
The holidays are known for being merry and bright, but they're also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to drunk driving. Every holiday season, lives are lost due to drunk drivers.

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Towards Zero Deaths - Proactive Steps for Your Community
Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) and the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) are co-hosting a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar. This webinar will provide an overview of the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) National Strategy.  This training is directed towards local engineers, "road managers," and local representatives with road and transportation responsibilities but will provide information that can be used by others as well. Participants should have some basic familiarity with transportation safety.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Evaluating Freeway Congestion, Queuing, Work Zones, and ATDM using the HCM 6
Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/ $149 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) along with the SimCap Standing Committee of the ITE Traffic Engineering Council are collaborating on outreach activities associated with the soon to be released Highway Capacity Manual, 6th Edition (HCM 6): A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis. This fundamental webinar course will present the new analysis procedures incorporated into HCM 6 and why these tools are vital to helping analyze today's transportation problems. This course will also discuss the implementation of the HCM 6 in various settings, such as reliability, multi-modal facilities, freeways, alternative intersections, interchanges, active traffic and demand Management, and interrupted flow facilities. 

This webinar will discuss oversaturated freeways and multi-period analysis, including work zones and ATDM.


For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Factors that Influence Collision Perception and Implications for Transportation Safety
Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

The ability to perceive and respond to collision events has extensive practical value (e.g., flying, driving, sports), making it important to understand how people perceive collisions. Multiple sources of information are available to support judgments about collisions, and one would expect people to use reliable visual information. However, judgments about collisions and associated actions are influenced by less reliable information and non-visual factors. These include pictorial depth cues such as relative size, cognitive processes, and affective content. In this presentation, findings from a study of collision perception will be presented, and theoretical and practical implications will be discussed. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Developing Effective Public Policy - Part of Everyone's Job
Date: December 12, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $49 members/ $99 non- members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

An ever evolving industry, including the push for new technology, challenges public agencies to be at the source in developing public policy for their communities. Without effective public policies, agencies can get lost in a quagmire of opinions and misdirection that can cause systemic problems down the road.  Instead of flying by the seat of your pants, learn what it takes to develop quality public policies that will benefit public agency staff, elected officials and ultimately the public at large.  This webinar will help guide you to create, write and promote effective policies for your agency.  The speakers for this webinar are all public agency employees from a municipality, county and an MPO that are ready to share their knowledge and help you move forward to make your agency the best it can be.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Protected Bikeway Design - Introduction
Date: December 13, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $149 members/ $199 non- members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

There are numerous design guides that have been produced in the past decade for the design of bicycle infrastructure. The most recent guidance includes substantially more information about protected bike lanes due to the strength of their demonstrated outcomes. These facilities, also referred to as separated bike lanes and cycle tracks, have been shown to improve safety, user comfort, operations, equity, and mode share. With the additional guidance and approvals from authorizing agencies, growth in protected bike lane miles/kilometres has been significant. However, questions about the specific design and operational details that many of the guides do not address requires additional design guidance and research before these designs are widely adopted. The ITE Protected Bike Lane Lecture Series will address these gaps related to 5 priority areas: Safety Performance, Mid-Block Design & Operation, Intersection Design & Operation, Maintenance, and Implementation. The Lecture Series will result in the development of the ITE Practitioners Guide*. While much of the application of protected bike lanes has been in urban areas, we will also include guidance for suburban contexts.
 
The first lecture is an introduction to the series. This Introduction lecture will include a summary of what protected bike lanes are, outcomes that have been achieved, and sources of guidance that exist and are emerging. The focus will be on guides at federal, state/provincial, and local levels within North America and note design issues that recent guides are working to address.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Tips to Demystify Traffic Analysis
Date: December 14, 2016
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 .
New
Webinar: Opening a Window into Global Design Practices
Date: December 15, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm ET
Cost: $149 members/ $199 non- members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The world of transportation is no longer isolated and serving one country or one continent. Develop a broader perspective of how transformative transportation projects have impacted the communities around the world to bring change to your community. This webinar showcases global design examples of sustainable development, human-centered urban planning, and safety improvement from global leaders who have led visionary projects. These leaders will inspire the audience to embrace the challenge and take action to bring about change. This ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) webinar was developed in an effort to offer professional development opportunities for those who are unable to attend our sessions during the ITE Annual Meeting and Exhibit.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Improving Safety of Railroad Crossings and Light Rail Systems
Date: December 15-16, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: $290
Organization: University of California Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies

This new online course takes a look at recent studies on how to improve safety at railroad highway crossings and reduce vehicle-train collisions. The first session will also focus on motorized users, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists who have to cross railroad highway crossings on a regular basis. Information will be shared from recent publications including the Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Handbook and conferences on railroad corridors where speakers addressed railroad crossing safety and discussed some of the topics listed in the course outline. The second session will focus on light rail systems and their impacts on the operation of streets that they have to cross or share with other motorized traffic. The course will address how best to blend motorized and train traffic as well as handle pedestrians that cross light rail tracks on a regular basis so as to minimize conflicts and collisions.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: TRB Annual Meeting: How to Survive and Thrive
Date: December 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

This webinar is designed to help both new and returning Annual Meeting attendees get the most out of their meeting experience.  The webinar will review issues related to planning for the meeting, including hotel reservations, airline reservations, and other basics; help attendees plan their schedules during the meeting; and explore ways attendees can optimize their Annual Meeting networking after they return home.  

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Step by Step: How to Start a Walking School Bus Program at Your School
Date: January 11, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Join this webinar to learn about the Safe Routes to School National Partnership's new toolkit, Step by Step: How to Start a Walking School Bus at Your School, an easy-to-follow guide to getting a walking school bus up and "walking" in your community!  

A walking school bus program can help reduce air pollution, increase the number of students walking and bicycling, give children and adults an opportunity to socialize, and manage student transportation costs, all while getting to school on time! During this webinar, we will introduce the concept of a walking school bus, review how to use the toolkit, and provide time for communities to ask questions about planning their program.
  

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Webinar: Estimating FAST Act Reliability Measures with the HCM 6
Date: January 24, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/ $149 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) along with the SimCap Standing Committee of the ITE Traffic Engineering Council are collaborating on outreach activities associated with the soon to be released  Highway Capacity Manual, 6th Edition (HCM 6): A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis. This fundamental webinar course will present the new analysis procedures incorporated into HCM 6 and why these tools are vital to helping analyze today's transportation problems. This course will also discuss the implementation of the HCM 6 in various settings, such as reliability, multi-modal facilities, freeways, alternative intersections, interchanges, active traffic and demand Management, and interrupted flow facilities. 

This webinar will discuss HCM-based reliability analysis of freeways and urban streets in support of FHWA rulemaking. The presenters will discuss applications and provide examples.

  

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Webinar: Parking Management for Sustainable Development
Date: January 23 - February 1, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $145 members/ $290 non-members
Organization: University of California - Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies

Parking management holds the key to achieving local land use, transportation, and sustainability objectives. Effective parking management increases the efficiency with which parking is used, reducing the need for added parking construction, improving customer satisfaction, and reducing congestion. This online workshop provides a method for developing strategic parking management measures that fit the local context. It reviews the range of management methods available, such as pricing, shared parking, and district management, and the shows how to put those strategies into action.
  
For more information about this training, click here.

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Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Roadside Safety Features
Date: December 13, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

This course is designed to help local road agencies, engineers and public works personnel reduce the incident of traffic crashes through the application of low cost "best safety practices," many of which feature the efficient use of traffic control devices, into their routine day-to-day activities. The course focuses on the implementation of safety strategies described in FHWA's Toolbox of Countermeasures and Their Potential Effectiveness for Roadway Departure Crashes, Intersection Crashes, and Pedestrian Crashes.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: December 14, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

Three vehicle crashes involving injuries occur every minute in the United States putting nearly 39,000 incident responders in harm's way daily. Disruption and congestion from these incidents can increase the likelihood of secondary crashes, cause delays, and increase driver frustration. The longer responders remain on the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public, face. Correct traffic incident management (TIM) focuses on responding in a way that protects motorists and emergency personnel while minimizing negative effects on traffic. TIM practices include detecting, verifying, and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene; and restoring traffic flow.

Using a multi-discipline approach, first responders in New Jersey will learn how to operate more efficiently and act collectively. The training covers topics including TIM guidelines, fundamentals, and terminology; notifications and scene size up; scene safety and risk management; traffic management; special circumstances; clearance; and termination.

This course is open to all traffic-incident first responders including personnel in law enforcement, fire fighting, emergency medical services (EMS), public safety, public works, towing and recovery, and hazardous materials (HAZMAT).

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: January 19, 2017
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.
New
Training: Highway Safety Fundamentals
Date: February 1, 2017
Location: Roanoke, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Center for Transportation Studies

This one-day course covers the highlights of conducting a highway safety study.  The first portion of the course presents how to find hazardous and promising sites where our limited safety budget can do the most good.  The second portion of the course discusses how to select countermeasures for the selected sites with an eye on cost-effectiveness.  The final portion of the course shows how to evaluate the countermeasures that have been put in place so that we build our knowledge base and can make better future decisions.  The course will present new techniques, including the Highway Safety Manual, but no advanced knowledge of statistics or traffic engineering is needed.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Training: Winter Maintenance Operations
Date: February 23, 2017
Location: Chester, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Center for Transportation Studies

This course covers all aspects of winter operations - planning and organizing, methods of snow and ice control, salt usage, and winter equipment maintenance. Lesson will include usage of snow maps and formal snow plans. Also covered will be snow plow and salt spreader operation.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Using Regional ITS Architecture
Date: April 25-26, 2017
Location: Wilmington, DE
Organization: National Transit Institute (NTI)

This course will discuss regional ITS architecture conformity and the ability to apply this information to the participant's agency, projects, and region. It is an introductory level course geared for people with little or no experience with ITS architectures or systems engineering, but who are involved or will be involved with an ITS project.

For more information about this training, click here.

Conferences

Conference: Safety Fest of the Great Northwest
Date: January 24-27, 2017
Location: Boise, ID
Organization: Idaho Technology Transfer Center

Safety Fest is an annual training event that offers free safety and health training to workers, supervisors, and managers of all levels. The Boise Safety Fest will be held  January 24-27, 2017  and will include a vendor show on  January 24th and 25th .  This event offers almost 60 classes this year including  some old favorites and some new ones.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ATSSA Annual Convention and Traffic Expo
Date: February 10-14, 2017
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Organization: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

ATSSA's 47th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is the premier event for more than 3,000 roadway safety professionals and transportation officials from across the USA and around the globe. The convention brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, corporate roadway department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of roadway safety. 

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Purdue Road School
Date: March 6-9, 2017
Location: Lafayette, IN
Organization: Purdue University, Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program

Purdue Road School is co-sponsored by JTRP and the Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and attracts over 2,000 Indiana local and state officials, consultants, and suppliers each year. Important updates on pertinent transportation issues, as well as sessions on topics of general interest, are provided in the two-day conference. Road School also hosts regional meetings of several affiliated professional groups, such as the County Surveyors Association and the Indiana Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue
Date: March 20-23, 2017
Location: San Diego, CA
Organization: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)

While the main emphasis of the meeting has always been on fatigue in transportation, other sectors such as natural resources, mining, healthcare, and the military have been strongly represented. The cross-fertilization of research and programs has been a particular strength of our meetings in the past, and will be so again in 2017.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities
Date: March 26-28, 2017
Location: Charlotte, NC
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: 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.
New
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: 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.
New
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.
New
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.