Training Announcements

Vol. 49
August 3, 2017
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on pedestrian safety, automated vehicles, and traffic calming. Please join the Safety Center on September 14th for our next webinar, FHWA Roadway Safety Data and Analysis Toolbox - Finding the Right Tool for the Job . 

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 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Enforcement Mobilization
Date: August 16 - September 4, 2017
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Please join thousands of law enforcement officers, State and local safety advocates, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in this year's nationwide Labor Day Weekend drunk driving prevention mobilization from August 18 to September 4, 2017. 

For more information about this training, click here .
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Event: Child Passenger Safety Week
Date: September 17-23, 2017
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. Many times, deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts.

NHTSA and the Ad Council launched a new series of public service ads (PSAs) that urge parents and caregivers to protect their child's future at every stage of life, by making sure they secure them in the correct car seat for their age, height, and weight.  

For more information about this training, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)
Date: August 10, 2017
Time: 12:30 am to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Are you counting your steps? Seems like everyone is tracking their steps to keep fit. Well, the FHWA Every Day Counts-round 4 (EDC-4) initiative is promoting a new type of "STEP" with countermeasures to keep pedestrians safe at uncontrolled crossing locations including:
  • Road Diets 
  • Pedestrian hybrid beacons (PHBs) 
  • Pedestrian refuge islands 
  • Raised crosswalks 
  • Crosswalk visibility
Learn how locals from across the nation are using STEP countermeasures to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Innovative Statewide Partnerships for Active Transportation Planning
Date: August 15, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $55
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that highlights three statewide approaches to planning for pedestrians and bicyclists that include innovative partnerships between state departments of transportation, state departments of health, and metropolitan planning organizations or local governments. The presenters will discuss the approaches to collecting and integrating data, analyzing potential impacts, identifying collaborative solutions, and integrating pedestrian and bicycle considerations into statewide long range transportation plans and programs.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: The Promise and Challenges of Automated Technologies (AV Webinar Series Part I)
Date: August 16, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

Industry-leading experts from Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute, VTTI's Center for Vulnerable Road User Safety, and Charles River Analytics will share the latest in connected and automated technologies, and describe the challenges and potential for improving pedestrian and bicycle safety and mobility through these innovations. A facilitated discussion will follow.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Assessment Studies
Date: August 17, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$159 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Each year, over 34,000 motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists die as the result of traffic collisions in the United States. Pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities represent about 15% of total traffic fatalities. During the past 10 years, the United States has averaged almost 5,000 pedestrian and bicycle fatalities per year or one every two hours. Pedestrian and bicycle safety continues to be a challenge to many communities, and therefore, improved pedestrian and bicycle safety has been among the top priorities. Pedestrian and bicycle safety assessment studies are one approach to improving pedestrian safety within these communities, because they enable local agencies to systematically identify the issues and problems and effective remedial options.

This webinar describes the pedestrian and bicycle safety assessment study process and provides guidelines for transportation professionals conducting such studies. While this webinar uses the experience gained in specific communities, the methods described are applicable to communities throughout the United States. Webinar participants should use both national and locally adopted standards, practices, or references as needed as well as those resources identified in this webinar.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Development of Crash Modification Factors for Pedestrian Crossing Treatments
Date: August 23, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $95
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program  (NCHRP)'s  Report 841 : Development of Crash Modification Factors for Uncontrolled Pedestrian Crossing Treatments.

This webinar will discuss the effort to quantify the relationships between pedestrian safety and crossing treatments at uncontrolled locations (excluding roundabouts) and to develop crash modification factors (CMFs) for several different types of pedestrian treatments at unsignalized pedestrian crossings. The presenters will discuss four types of treatments: rectangular rapid flashing beacons, pedestrian hybrid beacons, pedestrian refuge islands, and advanced YIELD or STOP markings and signs.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Policies to Prepare for an Automated Future (AV Webinar Series Part II)
Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

In this webinar, speakers will discuss policy issues and tools that can guide the evolution of automated vehicles in a way that supports vibrant, multimodal communities. Hear perspectives from the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), academics from UC-Davis's National Center for Sustainable Transportation, practitioners from Sam Schwartz Engineering, and those leading the Portland, OR Smart Autonomous Vehicles Initiative (SAVI). Ask questions and share your own ideas in a facilitated discussion afterward.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Understanding Changes in Youth Mobility
Date: September 6, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $95
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM that features research from the  National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)'s Project 08-36, which resulted in a TRB project  report.

This webinar will discuss the changing mobility patterns of teens and young adults and the linkages to economic, social, and health effects. The presenters will highlight current best practices in transportation planning that addresses youth mobility and will identify potential strategies to better align planned and existing transportation systems with the needs of this demographic.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: FHWA Roadway Safety Data and Analysis Toolbox - Finding the Right Tool for the Job
Date: September 14, 2017
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Have you ever been tasked with a safety-related assignment and didn't know where to start? Maybe you're a junior engineer responsible for conducting traffic impact assessments, and your boss asks you to assess the safety performance of an intersection while you are completing the TIA. Maybe you are a county engineer and you receive a request from the State DOT for a list of your priority locations for safety improvement. Maybe you are a city transportation manager and the city council has asked you to provide recommendations to enhance current safety management capabilities. The FHWA Roadway Safety Data and Analysis Toolbox is a great place to start. 

The last two decades have brought significant advancements in data-driven decision-making, including the development and refinement of numerous safety data and analysis tools. For many, this transition to data-driven decision-making represents a change in how they do business. While the new safety data and analysis tools support data-driven decision-making, the identification and selection of an appropriate tool can be a daunting task, particularly for those new to quantitative safety analysis. 

The Toolbox fulfills the need for a centralized source of information about the available safety data and analysis tools. The web-based interface helps users to identify appropriate tools based on self-identified needs, capabilities, and resources. Users include anyone in search of a safety data or analysis tool to support data-driven decision-making. 

A Primer serves as a support document for users of the Toolbox. The Primer will help all users, and particularly novice users, to better understand the overall scope and functionality of the Toolbox as well as the roles, responsibilities, and tasks supported by tools in the Toolbox. The Primer guides users through a stepwise process to identify an appropriate tool to support a given task based on their needs and capabilities. 

This webinar will provide an overview of the FHWA Roadway Safety Data and Analysis Toolbox to help you find the right tool for the job.
Webinar: Traffic Incident Management (TIM): Part II
Date: September 20, 2017
Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

To discuss opportunities for the local, tribes, and federal land management agencies to consider the EDC 4 Traffic Incident Management  initiative into daily practices.  This is an opportunity to have a hands-on discussion on how TIM can be useful for the community.
 
Part II:  Attendees will bridge TIM Program actions and strategies with training by learning about the National Responder Training Program taught throughout the country.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Traffic Calming: The Lumps and the Bumps
Date: September 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$159 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Although many agencies have been using traffic calming strategies for many years, the results have been mixed. There is now a collective experience about the various treatments that have become part of the traffic calming toolbox. This webinar will be presenting information on what the current thinking is in the transportation profession about what works and what does not. This webinar is about what works in traffic calming and what does not. This webinar focuses on the use of speed lumps rather than speed humps as well as horizontal rather than vertical deflection. It also discusses the importance of minimizing impacts to emergency response times and the design parameters that are best suited to meet the needs of local agency fire departments.

The webinar's focus will be primarily on presenting data relating to various aspects of traffic calming including how to minimize impacts to emergency response equipment and tort liability exposure based on the actual experience of public agencies. The presenter will discuss in more detail speed lumps/speed cushions and why more agencies prefer these over the traditional speed hump. Some recent examples of what can go wrong will be illustrated and how these can be avoided by using the tools already available in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

For more information about this training, click here .

Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: ITD Tribal/Local Government Collaboration Workshop
Date: August 3, 2017
Location: Boise, ID
Organization: Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program, Idaho Transportation Department

"Communication, Coordination, and Cooperation are the key to success."

For more information about this training, click here .
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Training: Building a Culture of Safety: Tribal Traffic Data Collection and Analysis
Date: August 8, 2017
Location: Spokane, WA
Organization: Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program, Eastern Washington University 

EWU and NW TTAP will host this one-day workshop on tribal traffic data collection and analysis on reservation roads. Topics covered include data-drive planning and presentmaps created for local reservations.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: August 9, 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: Signing Low-Volume Rural Roads
Date: August 14, 2017
Location: Pratt, KS
Organization: Kansas University Transportation Center

This class is an overview of proper signing of low-volume rural roads and is intended for county engineers, county road supervisors, sign technicians, township officials, and other local officials with rural road responsibilities.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: School Crossing Design and Safety Analysis
Date: August 22, 2017
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

The School Crossing Design Course instructed by Dane Ismart will cover the recommended guidelines for school crossings.  Various issues such as determining the school area boundaries, signing and markings for school crossing areas, and design criteria will be covered.  Requirements and guidelines as covered by the Maryland MUTCD will be reviewed as part of the class.  How to select treatments such as potential signalization, crossing guards, pedestrian cross walks, coverage, school speed zones and speed monitoring, location of traffic control devices, and warrants will be presented to the class. The Safe Routes to School program will be reviewed. Sources for information and school crossing information will be given to the class as well as innovative school treatments from other states.   A class exercise will be conducted by the participants  to demonstrate the application of the procedures and design principles for implementing school crossing treatments.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Crash and Safety Data Analysis
Date: August 23-24, 2017
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

This day and a half course instructed by  Dane Ismart will cover the following:  Crash Data and Computation of Crash Frequency; Condition Diagramming and Collision Types; Speed Analysis and Traffic Calming; Sight Distance Analysis; Pedestrian Safety; School Crossing Considerations; Marking and Signing Considerations; Safety Design Issues and Mitigation; and Presentation.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Safer Roads By Design
Date: August 29-31, 2017
Location: Alexandria, VA
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

Preventive risk assessment tools, such as road safety audits and inspections, are an effective and essential instrument to help road authorities reduce the number of crashes and casualties.

Risk assessment procedures can typically be applied at successive stages of road planning, design, opening and operations. They all serve the common purpose of identifying risk factors related to road design or traffic control that may lead to crashes, or make crashes more severe. In many cases, they help network road operators and city traffic departments identify engineering weaknesses and hazardous road sections, even in the absence of robust traffic injury data.

In 2015, 82.5% of countries worldwide reported implementing one or more of these procedures, yet over 70% of roads surveyed by the International Road Assessment Program are rated under 2 Stars in a 5 Star Rating System across at least one user category. These figures suggest a startling disconnect between the theoretical merits of road infrastructure safety management and the actual results experienced by countless road users every day.

As a global leader in road safety, the International Road Federation (IRF) is well positioned to present state of the art methodologies and cutting edge technologies that have been field tested to reduce traffic injury risk through auditing & inspections. Workshop attendees will receive the necessary theoretical background and applied practices, with specific application to the roads and highways of roads, to ensure their risk identification programs are effective and impactful.

For more information about this training, click here.
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Training: Roadside Safety Features
Date: September 6, 2017
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: Designing for Vulnerable Road Users
Date: September 6-7, 2017
Location: DeLand, FL
Organization: University of Florida, Florida Local Technical Assistance Program

This two-day course provides lectures and workshops intended to transfer to each participant the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to diagnose safety issues associated with vulnerable road users (VRU) and the selection of appropriate countermeasures to address those issues. Vulnerable road users are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of motor vehicles sometimes neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, transit users and others. This course will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian (and other VRU) safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users including an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered. A workbook is provided to guide participants through the course.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Rural Roads for Development
Date: September 11-15, 2017
Location: Birmingham, UK
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

The University of Birmingham, in association with the International Road Federation Geneva is pleased to offer this hands-on training course in the area of rural roads.

The course is a 5-day, intensive and practical residential program delivered by experts of international repute. It is aimed at road sector professionals, road engineers, field engineers, planners, road maintenance managers who want to be exposed to cutting-edge established methodologies in rural transport for development.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Road Safety 365 - A Safety Workshop for Local Governments
Date: September 21, 2017
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

This course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. is designed to provide local and rural agencies with practical and effective ways to mainstream safety solutions into their day-to-day activities and project development process. This one-day workshop focuses on processes for incorporating safety into all aspects of local and rural projects, and on making safety a priority through inclusion in the traditional decision-making process - 365 days a year. The course stresses the importance of road safety, and illustrates how it can be integrated into rural/local transportation project development at all stages: planning, design, construction, implementation, operations, and maintenance. Through practical exercises and facilitator-led discussions, the emphasis is on operations and maintenance to reflect the predominant, day-to-day responsibilities of rural/local transportation agencies. The benefits and potential cost savings of safety initiatives are shown using examples from rural/local agencies.

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems
Date: September 26, 2017
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

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: September 29, 2017
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

The course instructed by  Dane Ismart  covers the design, safety, and operations of road diets.  Road diets, although they come in many different designs, reduce the number of through lanes and allocate excess roadway width to parking, bicycle lanes, freight movements, and transit operations.  The classical design reduces a 4-lane undivided highway to three lanes consisting of one through lane in each direction and a continuous two lane left turn in the middle.  A road diet may also reduce the widths of lanes as well when appropriate. The advantages, disadvantages, various road diet configurations, guidance, and criteria for determining the feasibility of implementing a road diet are discussed.  Safety and operational considerations as well as examples of actual case studies are part of the course.  The after results of example corridors that are renovated and redesigned as road diets are presented.  The course is concluded with the class broken up to teams that work on a corridor problem and present their solution and road diet design.

For more information about this training, click here.
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Training: Safer Roads by Design: Engineering Solutions
Date: October 9-13, 2017
Location: Alexandria, VA
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

The program is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs available in the world. Top international experts from a variety of countries will present best practices and state of the art technologies in Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Traffic Management and Road Safety Audits over a 5-day period. The purpose of this seminar is to help road authorities understand what can be done to help them meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities 50% by 2020.

For more information about this training, click here.
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.
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Training: Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program
Date: October 18, 2017
Location: Newark, 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.

Conferences

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: Transportation and Communities Summit
Date: September 11-12, 2017
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

The Transportation and Communities Summit connects you with the latest research and innovations in practice, across disciplines and sectors. Whether you work in engineering, planning or policymaking, in the public sector or the private, the summit gives you the knowledge and connections to keep you at the top of your profession. The summit is held in Portland, in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, where you'll find these innovations in sustainable transportation not just in theory but on the ground in our communities.

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: 2017 American Road and Transportation Builders Association National Convention
Date: September 17-20, 2017
Location: Omni Amelia, FL
Organization: American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

The theme of the 2017 National Convention is focused on, " Artificial Intelligence & Technology Innovation: A New Era in Transportation Construction". 

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: Summit on the Future of Connected Vehicle Summit and Innovation Day
Date: September 19-20, 2017
Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan
Organization: Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA)

On September 19-20, 2017, the Connected Vehicle Trade Association , with event sponsor the Michigan Department of Transportation , will hold the Summit on the Future of the Connected Vehicle (September 19th) and Innovation Day and Marketplace (September 20 th ) in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Join the conversation and take home brand-new insights on the toughest topics in the Connected Vehicle space!

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 6th International Cycling Safety Conference
Date: September 21-22, 2017
Location: Davis, CA
Organization: International Cycling Safety Community

The 6th annual International Cycling Safety Conference will be held for the first time outside of Europe in Davis, California, USA, the "Bicycling Capital of the United States". The conference will bring together a truly international group to discuss the most relevant topics on the safety of bicycling.

The conference began as a Dutch initiative of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, TNO, Fietsberaad (Dutch center of expertise on bicycle policy), SWOV and Delft University of Technology.

Davis California is the preeminent cycling city in the USA. It was the first city in the USA to install bicycle lanes on city streets (in 1967), motivated by similar infrastructure in Holland (the image above shows the first bike lane). Davis has the highest cycling trip mode share in the country, at about 22% of trips by bicycle and there are more bicycle paths and lanes per capita in Davis than in any other US city. For 50 years, the city and university campus has insisted on bike friendly development, maintaining connectivity to the existing infrastructure.

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: SHRP 2 Safety Data Symposium: From Analysis to Results
Date: October 6, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB is sponsoring the Tenth SHRP 2 Safety Data Symposium: From Analysis to Results on October 6, 2017, in Washington, D.C. This symposium exhibits current research projects and serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas among researchers and practitioners from the private and public sectors. The second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) produced research studies such as the SHRP 2 Naturalistic Driving Study and the SHRP 2 Roadway Information Database. Registration is limited so register now to attend this event!

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: National Transportation Training Directors Conference
Date: October 8-12, 2017
Location: Point Clear, AL
Organization: National Transportation Training Directors (NTTD)

Join transportation training officials from around the nation for three days filled with presentations that will be informative and useful.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2017 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference
Date: October 24-25, 2017
Location: Cromwell, CT
Organization: University of Connecticut Technology Transfer Center

This is an opportunity to discuss current trends and the future of all aspects of traffic safety.

This innovative conference will bring together engineering, education and highway safety specialists from all over the Northeast to focus on our common goal; the reduction of fatalities and injuries on our roadways.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure
Date: October 26-29, 2017
Location: New York, NY
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

This conference of civil engineers, urban architects, policy makers, technology experts, and related professionals will provide a showcase for the latest developments and advancements in design, construction, technology, policy and education related to sustainable infrastructure and offers a forum to discuss and debate future directions for the 21st Century.

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.

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Conference: Vermont Highway Safety Alliance Conference
Date: November 8, 2017
Location: Burlington, VT
Organization: Vermont Highway Safety Alliance (VHSA)

The Vermont Highway Safety Alliance Conference , The Road to Highway Safety Is Paved with Technology,  will be held on November 8, 2017 at the Hilton Burlington in Burlington, Vermont. The conference will address the theme of technology by bringing together professionals and stakeholders from Education, Engineering, Enforcement, and Emergency Services. The conference provides an excellent opportunity to market to the attendees from across Vermont and New England.

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