Training Announcements

Vol. 88
January 31, 2019
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on accessibility, safety at rail crossings, and bicycle safety. Join the Safety Center today for the Framework for Bikeway Designation on Rural Roads webinar. This webinar will provide an overview of the development and content of the Framework for Bikeway Designation on Rural Roads.

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: Super Bowl Drunk Driving Prevention
Date: February 3, 2019
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The Super Bowl is America's most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That's why NHTSA is urging football fans to plan ahead a safe ride home.

NHTSA's Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign encourages people to make plans ahead of time that will prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. Driving drunk could result in injury or death for you or others on the road. 
New
Event:
Saint Patrick's Day
Drunk Driving Prevention
Date: March 17, 2019
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

Each year, St. Patrick's Day - March 17 - is celebrated with city parades, funny leprechaun hats, and plenty o' green beer. Unfortunately, it often ends with risky drunk drivers taking to the streets when the parties end. Drunk driving accounts for nearly one-third of vehicle-related fatalities in the United States. This St. Patrick's Day weekend, remember: Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If you plan to go out and enjoy the evening with alcohol, make sure you refrain from driving. Review these facts and share the word about the dangers of drunk driving so you can continue merry-making for all the St. Paddy's Days to come.  

Webinars

Webinar: Framework for Bikeway Designation on Rural Roads
Date: January 31, 2019
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

This webinar will provide an overview of the development and content of the  Framework for Bikeway Designation on Rural Roads. This document was developed as a resource for road owners that are considering bikeway designation on one of their roads. The Framework addresses liability and safety concerns that road owners frequently face when considering roads that are shared by motor vehicles and people on bicycles. While Oregon's Scenic Bikeway program was the catalyst for this research, shared use on rural roads is an issue across the United States, and the Framework is intended for use by any road owner considering bikeway designation. The development of the document was guided by a technical advisory committee with representatives from a state DOT, county road officials, cycling tourism groups, the Oregon Scenic Bikeway Program, the US Forest Service, and the Federal Highway Administration. It is anticipated the Framework document will be finalized and available for use in March 2019. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Investing in Health: Local Active Transportation Financing Initiatives
Date: January 31, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Local active transportation financing pays for the programs and street improvements that we need to bike and walk safely, addressing the inadequacies of our incomplete biking and walking networks.  In this webinar, we'll provide an overview of why active transportation financing matters and what financing approaches are working for local governments.  We'll feature speakers from BikeWalkKC of Kansas City, Missouri, and Investing in Place, Los Angeles, who will share lessons from their exciting and inspiring local active transportation financing success stories.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis and Risk Based Prioritization
Date: February 4, 2019
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/$95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM ET that features research from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)'s Research Report 893: Systemic Pedestrian Safety Analysis.

This webinar will describe how transportation agencies can utilize a systemic approach to pedestrian safety by outlining its process and needs. A systemic approach, as opposed to a "hot-spot" approach, enables transportation agencies to identify, prioritize, and select appropriate countermeasures for locations with a high risk of pedestrian-related crashes. Presenters will discuss how some jurisdictions have begun to collect and analyze data types, how they have dealt with constraints, and how they have incorporated systemic approaches into their safety programs. They will also share examples of databases, screening tools, and systemic prioritization processes.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Gender Design in Transportation: What You Can Do Today and How It Will Help Everyone
Date: February 5, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Develop skills on inclusivity in transportation design. This webinar will share how focused engagement and staff training can lead to more informed transportation design that benefits the greater community. Three speakers will share urban and rural examples of how they've structured projects and their workplace to deliver both value-add and better design outcomes for emerging mobility issues. Topics draw from experience across North America including Denver, San Diego, Alberta and British Columbia, Canada to explore how cargo bikes, transit service and workforce are among the many factors helping communities work for everyone.

This webinar is part of the Women of ITE Information Crusade which is designed to connect members with research through monthly themes. The subcommittee goals are to make it easier to talk about gender inclusion, to find successes that can be replicated by ITE professionals in workplaces and in community design; and to provide mentoring and support for young women entering the profession.


For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Truck Platooning: Steps Towards 1st Generation Automation
Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free members/$49 non-members
Organization: Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)

Many automated vehicle analysts agree the most impactful use of automated vehicles the public will experience in the near future is truck platooning. On-road trucking automation will allow safer and more efficient transport of goods across the long distances that have traditionally taken a toll on human drivers.
 
Join AUVSI and industry experts for a discussion of truck platooning use cases and the challenges the industry is meeting. Representatives of companies developing and implementing automated truck platoons will provide an update and describe the economic potential of their work .

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Accessible Sidewalks, Shared Use Paths, and Street Crossings
Date: February 7, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm MT/2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: US Access Board

Ensuring access to public streets and sidewalks and shared use paths can be a challenge under the ADA since new guidelines for accessible public rights-of-way have yet to finalized. The next webinar will review resources on this subject that can be consulted in the interim. Presenters will discuss common access issues and solutions and review proposed requirements for sidewalks and street crossings, curb ramps and blended transitions, detectable warnings, pedestrian signals, on-street parking, street furniture, transit stops and other components of public rights-of-way and shared use paths.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Improving Safety at Railroad Highway Grade Crossings
Date: February 8, 2019
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)

This webinar will examine recent developments in railroad crossings and how to improve their safety. The webinar will focus on motorized users, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists, who have to cross railroad crossings on a regular basis. The webinar will address the best ways to handle pedestrian and bicycle traffic crossing railroad tracks and the operation of traffic signals impacted by railroad operations. Information from recent publications, the Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Handbook, and a recent conference on railroad corridors, where speakers addressed railroad crossing safety issues, will be shared. Examples will be provided where railroad crossings pose special challenges to traffic on heavily traveled corridors. A reference list will be provided that includes articles, websites, and other study material. Case studies on railroad crossings and railroad crossing grade separation will be presented.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Moving Beyond Bystander Engagement: Growing Citizenship to Improve Health and Safety
Date: February 12, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture 

This webinar will introduce safety citizenship, which seeks to involve the majority of people engaging in safe behaviors to influence the smaller group engaging in risky behaviors. Safety citizenship requires creating a culture that values "our safety" and empowers early identification of potential risk, being proactive, and bystander engagement.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Creating Safer Streets for All
Date: February 13, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: America Walks

Even one life lost is too many. Pedestrian safety is a critical part of planning for healthy, active, and engaged communities. At America Walks, we believe that a safe systems approach and built environment interventions are important to achieving fewer pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Learn about resources and ideas to improve safety with this webinar.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Traffic Bottleneck Identification and Solutions
Date: February 19, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/$95 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB) 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss strategies for bottleneck identification, diagnosis, and mitigation. Traffic bottlenecks in the United States are worsening, and states must manage their bottleneck problems with minimal funding. Therefore, it is necessary to demonstrate a return on investment regarding bottleneck mitigation strategies. The presenter will identify how bottleneck intensity and frequency can be precisely determined in ways that account for visibility and weather. He will evaluate low-cost bottleneck mitigation strategies, identify bottleneck treatments, and discuss the Congestion and Bottleneck Identification (CBI) tool.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Viewing Low-Stress Networks Through An Equity Lens
Date: February 20, 2019
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)

Our state of practice has improved the tools for assessing the quality of bicycle and pedestrian networks through the lens of comfort and safety, but -- in planning these networks -- are we including all potential users? This webinar will examine inclusive strategies for developing plans and metrics that are meaningful across social and cultural demographics.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Traffic Flow Characteristics for Uninterrupted Flow Facilities
Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm MT/3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $199
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar will cover traffic flow theory regarding roadways which are typically higher speed and free of traffic signals and pedestrians. The webinar will identify the differences between macroscopic, microscopic and mesoscopic methods for categorizing flow and will also focus on flow, speed, and density and how they are used to represent the traffic stream. These concepts are important building blocks for more detailed analysis using procedures such as those described in the Highway Capacity Manual. Attendees of this webinar are all levels of traffic engineers interested in a fresh look at practical examples of these methods.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Traffic Safety Culture and Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis and Alcohol in Washington State
Date: February 20, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm MT/5:00 pm to 6:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture (CHSC)

The Center for Health and Safety Culture partnered with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) in support of their Target Zero goal by exploring the traffic safety culture underlying the increase in fatal crashes related to drivers using cannabis and alcohol. This webinar will present an overview of the methodology and key findings as well as discuss the suggested strategies and tools that were developed to help WTSC make effective use of the results from this project.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Rethinking Streets for Bikes: An Evidence Based Guide of Bike-Friendly Street Retrofits
Date: February 27, 2019
Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MT/1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC)

This presentation will share the recently released "Rethinking Streets for Bikes", a free, publicly available, multi-stakeholder, visually accessible guide of high quality, completed, bicycle transportation projects.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Exploring the Human-Centered Mobility Principles
Date: February 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: America Walks, Partnership for Active Transportation

The world of active transportation is ever-changing, tackling new challenges and facing exciting opportunities. The Partnership for Active Transportation has created its Human-Centered Mobility Principles to guide our collective and individual work to shape mobility and community design choices facing our society by putting people and places first.. This webinar will explore the Human-Centered Mobility Principles, how they might be applied to current efforts, and look at how two communities are embracing what's next in active transportation.

For more information about this training, click here .
Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems 
Date: February 11, 2019
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

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

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Data Driven Public Engagement 
Date: February 26, 2019
Location: Roanoke, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Transportation Training Academy

In addition to traditional public involvement best practices, Data Driven Public Engagement covers state of the practice public engagement initiatives. Workshop participants will be provided tools such as Crowdsourcing and Virtual Public Involvement practices. These focus areas are premiered on FHWA's Every Day Counts (EDC) program, found in the Center for Accelerating Innovation (CAI) which serves to identify and prioritize innovations.  The use of crowdsourced data turns transportation system users with smartphones and other mobile data sources into traffic sensors that significantly increase the data volume and geographic coverage.  Agencies using crowdsourced data can provide earlier incident notification for quicker responses and integration into traveler information.  Focusing on public engagement improving safety and mobility, classroom examples will include New York City's Vision Zero interactive web site and the use of Data Driven Enforcement systems, Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission's Bike the Valley, Charlottesville City's project status and project-specific web sites and Durham North Carolina's Bike + Walk Implementation Plan.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: February 28, 2019
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: Purdue Road School
Date: March 4-7, 2019
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Organization: Purdue, Joint Transportation Research Program (JTRP), 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 event.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Mainstreaming Safety into Road Projects
Date: March 4-8, 2019
Location: Alexandria, VA
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

Preventive road risk assessment procedures are an effective and essential instrument to help road authorities reduce the number of crashes and casualties, because design standards alone cannot guarantee road safety in all conditions.

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 highway 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 reported implementing one or more of these procedures, yet over 70% of roads surveyed by the International Road Assessment Program (iRAP) in emerging countries were rated under 2 stars across at least one user category. These figures suggest a startling disconnect between the theoretical merits of safe road infrastructure management and the actual results experienced by countless road users every day. In 2017, UN Member States agreed on global performance targets for road safety that include ensuring all new roads are built to 3-star or better standard, and more than 75% of travel is on the equivalent of 3-star or better roads by 2030 .

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: March 5, 2019
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

The Work Zone Safety Awareness Program is offered to participants who require an overview of working safely in the roadway. As new or veteran employees enter or re-enter the construction and public works profession, they are frequently required to set up short-term work zones or are assigned to long-term projects. There are no allowances for errors when working next to traffic, so it is important for personnel to have a solid understanding of work zone safety compliance with the national MUTCD standards. Also, the roles of workers and enforcement personnel at work sites, differences between NJDOT and local projects, and legal responsibilities in work zones will be addressed during this program 

For more information about this training, click here .

Conferences

Conference: ATSSA 49th Annual Convention and Traffic Expo
Date: February 8-12, 2019
Location: Tampa, FL
Organization: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

Where do Roadway Infrastructure Safety Professionals go to learn about the latest innovative safety technology, garner CEU credits, and collaborate with the best and brightest minds in roadway safety?

Uncover the Innovation at ATSSA's Annual Convention & Traffic Expo with four days of education, exhibits and networking in Tampa, Florida, February 8-12, 2019 at the Tampa Convention Center.

For nearly five decades, ATSSA members have paved the way to make the nation's roads safe. Whether you've been in the industry for years or just a short time, the Convention & Traffic Expo is the forum to see why ATSSA has put safety and innovation on roadways.

Now is a pivotal time for the roadway safety industry to join together to discuss innovations in safety, programs and progress. Come hear the latest developments, how you can make a difference and how your business will be impacted.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: Shared Use Mobility Summit
Date: March 5-7, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
Organization: Shared Use Mobility Center

Join today's thinkers and do-ers in exploring how different mobility options (ridehailing, carsharing, micromobility, mass transit, autonomous vehicles, mobility hubs, and the latest technology) can work together to create a multi-modal transportation system that's affordable, efficient, accessible, and environmentally sound.

For more information about this conference, click here .
Conference: 2019 Lifesavers Conference
Date: March 31 - April 2, 2019
Location: Louisville, KY
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: National Planning Conference
Date: April 13-16, 2019
Location: San Francisco, CA
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)

Want to move to the forefront of planning? Attend NPC19 and pack learning, sharing, connecting, and fun into four exciting days. NPC19's robust educational program covers emerging issues, new trends, and best practices in planning.

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: NACE Annual Meeting/Management and Technical Conference
Date: April 14-18, 2019
Location: Wichita, KS
Organization: National Association of County Engineers (NACE)

There are 2 ways to learn about best practices and innovation changes in local roads: Wait until they happen then scramble to catch up ...  Or attend  NACE 2019 to stay ahead of the game!  A reimagined NACE 2019 presents a fresh, new approach to how county road and infrastructure officials learn, engage, and connect with one another. 

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: AASHTO GIS for Transportation Symposium
Date: April 23-26, 2019
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Organization: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials sponsors the annual GIS for Transportation Symposium. It is a chance for persons in government and private industry who are interested in the use of GIS for transportation purposes to get together and share experiences, see state-of-art software, and learn more about this field. Join your fellow professionals in addition to the 40+ exhibitors in the technology hall.
 
The Symposium offers keynote speakers, discussion forums, workshops, presentations, and a technology hall where exhibitors showcase their services. Organizations and individuals with information related to GIS in transportation are encouraged to share their experience by presenting at the Symposium.  

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: ASHE National Conference
Date: May 8-12, 2019
Location: Nashville, TN
Organization: American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE)

The Middle Tennessee Section of the American Society of Highway Engineers (ASHE) is excited to host the 2019 ASHE National Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.

The conference is expected to attract over 600 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 .
Conference: ITS America Annual Meeting
Date: June 4-7, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: ITS America

ITS America's 2019 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. will highlight seamless mobility around the movement of people, data and freight.  Innovative business models can flourish in the new age of mobility. Be a part of the conversation that will shape an environment for safe deployment of connected and automated mobility.  

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: WASHTO Annual Meeting
Date: June 9-12, 2019
Location: Glendale, AZ
Organization: Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO)

On June 9-12, 2019 transportation professionals will gather in Glendale, Arizona for the 2019 Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (WASHTO) Annual Conference.

WASHTO 2019 will be attended by State Department of Transportation Directors, Chief Engineers, and executive leadership from the 18 western most states in the country, as well as executives from the US Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration. Other notable attendees are national transportation leaders from the private sector and academia.  

Approximately 500 attendees will be on hand to experience WASHTO 2019, which will feature informative breakout sessions, technical tours and information covering all areas of interest in highway transportation .  

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: 2019 APBP Conference
Date: August 25-28, 2019
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP)

Join over 300 active transportation professionals and advocates at the biennial APBP 2019 from Aug 25 - 28 in Portland, Ore - one of the must multimodal cities in America. In addition to national stories and perspectives, you'll be getting the low-down on some of most successful active transportation programs in the Portland metro region - including our Vision Zero "Twenty is Plenty" initiative; protected bike lanes and greenways; and innovative parking reform.

The APBP Local Host Committee is pulling together over 40 sessions, workshops, and mobile tours around the city. They're excited to showcase over 350 miles bike lanes, integrated transit options, and our newest bridge: the Tilikum Crossing. It's the first bridge of its kind in the U.S., carrying lightrail, buses, streetcars, cyclists and pedestrians over the Willamette River. Note - no cars.

You think you know Portland, but this conference will go deeper than just bike boulevards and car-free bridges. Major programs (including Sunday Parkways, Safe Routes to School, and SmartTrips) have been managed by the City for over a decade; we've been installing bike parking quietly but relentlessly for even longer; and our pedestrian accommodation policies for construction sites has transformed our streets. Come tour North America's biggest valet bike parking; new enhanced arterial bikeway crossing strategies; invisible yet powerful signal magic; and Better Naito (a resident-led tactical urbanism project that has become an annual tradition).

For more information about this conference, click
here .
New
Conference: Rail~Volution
Date: September 8-11, 2019
Location: Vancouver, BC
Organization: Rail~Volution

Each year, Rail~Volution brings the conference to cities around North America that are making great strides with their public transportation systems and in building livable communities. 

For more information about this conference, click
here .
Conference: 12th International Conference on Low-Volume Roads
Date: September 15-18, 2019
Location: Kalispell, MT
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB is sponsoring the 12th TRB International Conference on Low Volume Roads on September 15-18, 2019 in Kalispell, Montana. This conference examines new technologies and new techniques in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and administration of low-volume roads. Panelists will explore case studies and practical solutions to common problems related to all aspects of low-volume roads.

For more information about this conference, click
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Conference: 4th National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference - Charting New Trails for Rural and Tribal Transit
Date: September 15-18, 2019
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: National Rural Transit Assistance Program

The conference will include multiple routes to offer learning and technical assistance opportunities for all attendees: Administration and Planning; Operations; Compliance; Coordination; and Technology.

Particular interest areas within the routes will include: rural public, tribal, intercity, and veterans transportation; mobility management and non-emergency medical transportation; transit manager 101; and state program manager 101.

For more information about this conference, click
here .