Training Announcements

Vol. 10, Feb. 4, 2016


TOPIn this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on tribal road safety, safe routes to schools, and work zone safety. Do not miss out on the next Safety Center training,  Rural Signing and Marking Resources. This free webinar will take place on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and provide participants with the ability to utilize signing and marking resources, identify the critical safety issues in signing maintenance, and consider the critical liability issues with signing maintenance. The Federal Highway Administration will be hosting a webinar on Rural Local and Tribal Road Safety Toolkit and User Guides. This webinar will take place on the following dates: February 9th, February 23rd, and March 22nd. Do not forget to save the date for the upcoming National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America on September 7-9, 2016. Check back on the Safety Center website for registration to open soon.  There are many trainings coming up so make sure to plan ahead so you do not miss out on these great training opportunities! 
 
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 Eidswick
Center Manager
National Center for Rural Road Safety
info@ruralsafetycenter.org
In This Issue

Traffic Safety Weeks

Event: Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk
Date: February 7, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The Super Bowl is America's most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, 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. 

For more information about this event, click here .
Event: National Work Zone Awareness Week
Date: April 11-15, 2016
Organization: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. 

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: App of the Unsignalized Intersection Improvement Guide
Date: February 4, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: $100 members/ $125 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The purpose of the UIIG is to assist and guide users through the process of evaluating their unsignalized intersections and identifying opportunities to enhance their safety and operational performance. The contents of the UIIG are presented under two sections-Information and Toolkit.
 
The Information section provides important background material related to the types, users, common problems and treatments, and general considerations associated with unsignalized intersections. The Toolkit provides a number of resources to assist the user in (1) collecting data on the existing conditions and characteristics of the intersection and (2) identifying potential treatments that may improve the safety and mobility at the intersection.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://ecommerce.ite.org/imis/iCommerce/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=LMSW10
Webinar: Understanding Transportation Safety Risks on Tribal Lands: Learning from a Collaborative Research Project with American Indian Communities in Minnesota
Date: February 4, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB) Standing Committee on Native American Transportation Issues

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that will discuss ways to interpret and respond to the high rates of fatalities and severe injuries among American Indians from crashes. This webinar will share results from a study being conducted in collaboration with several tribal governments in Minnesota, which includes findings about best practices, successful interventions, and other lessons learned about policies and management strategies to address those risks effectively and reduce harm. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/173634.aspx
Webinar: Rural Signing and Marking Resources
Date: February 9, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) will be hosting a FREE, 1.5 hour online training event.  This Safety Center sponsored webinar will provide participants with the ability to utilize signing and marking resources, identify the critical safety issues in signing maintenance, and consider the critical liability issues with signing maintenance.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ec2oq9wn75aabb12&llr=ngyyawuab
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Webinar: Rural Local and Tribal Road Safety Toolkit and User Guides 
Date: February 9, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Toolkit for Rural, Local, and Tribal Road Safety provides a step-by-step safety analysis process along with the tools, examples and resources.  The accompanying User Guides give real world examples through two hypothetical typical scenarios. 

Gone are the days of searching multiple websites or documents for information on rural road safety to make a meaningful impact on safety.  The Toolkit and User Guides bring together the components of an effective safety process with the tools and resources and makes it possible to address safety conditions through this resource.

Whether you are a local or tribal practitioner with responsibility for roads in your community, a federal or state engineer or planner or someone with basic technical background but no formal traffic safety training - this webinar is for you.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.tribalsafety.org/Portals/11/safety15/Webinars%2015/Safety%20Toolkit%20Webinar%20Series%20%20Invite%20v2.pdf
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Webinar: Application of Crash Modification Factors 
Date: February 10, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: $150
Organization: National Highway Institute (NHI)

This course focuses on the application of Crash Modification Factors to select countermeasures. The course covers the project development cycle (starting from network screening and site selection for safety review), diagnostics of safety concerns, cost-benefit evaluation, and countermeasure selection.

This course combines a web-conference and a self-paced lesson that aids in application to your current projects. You will need access to both a telephone and internet connection to participate in the live web sessions.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: https://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/training/course_search.aspx?tab=0&key=380093&sf=0&course_no=380093
Webinar: Growing Safe Routes to School in Indian Country
Date: February 10, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Safe Routes to School

Tribal communities have much to gain from increasing active transportation.  But they can experience particular challenges to making policy and on-the-ground changes necessary to support active transportation and Safe Routes to School. This webinar builds on the recent publication,   Walking and Bicycling in Indian Country: Safe Routes to School in Tribal Communities. The webinar provides an overview of some of the considerations unique to implementing Safe Routes to School in tribal communities, and highlights successful strategies that can assist in overcoming the challenges. The webinar will feature representatives from two Tribes that have improved opportunities for safe walking and bicycling to school through education and encouragement programs, infrastructure improvements, and strong partnerships with outside organizations and agencies.  

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://saferoutesinfo.org/training/srts-webinars/growing-safe-routes-school-indian-country
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Webinar: Evaluation of Safety Edge Benefits in Iowa
Date: February 16, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

The Safety Edge is a relatively low-cost countermeasure that can be applied in both asphalt and concrete paving operations. It is promoted as a solution for reducing the number and severity of rural roadway-departure crashes, but there is little information about its actual effectiveness. To fill this gap, a study by researchers at the the Midwest Transportation Center at Iowa State University evaluated the safety impact of the Safety Edge for construction projects in Iowa and assessed its effectiveness in reducing crashes.

This presentation will provide an overview of the project and discuss the results. The presenters will review the use of this technology in Iowa and outline the benefits it has had on transportation safety in the state.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.roadwaysafety.umn.edu/events/webinarseries/2016/021616/index.html
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Webinar: Rural Local and Tribal Road Safety Toolkit and User Guides 
Date: February 23, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Toolkit for Rural, Local, and Tribal Road Safety provides a step-by-step safety analysis process along with the tools, examples and resources.  The accompanying User Guides give real world examples through two hypothetical typical scenarios. 

Gone are the days of searching multiple websites or documents for information on rural road safety to make a meaningful impact on safety.  The Toolkit and User Guides bring together the components of an effective safety process with the tools and resources and makes it possible to address safety conditions through this resource.

Whether you are a local or tribal practitioner with responsibility for roads in your community, a federal or state engineer or planner or someone with basic technical background but no formal traffic safety training - this webinar is for you.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.tribalsafety.org/Portals/11/safety15/Webinars%2015/Safety%20Toolkit%20Webinar%20Series%20%20Invite%20v2.pdf
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Webinar: Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Education and Encouragement for Safe Routes to School
Date: February 24, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)

Feet First will lead the discussion providing information about available education and encouragement resources. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will share information about the current Safe Routes to School (SRTS) call for projects and how education and encouragement activities can fit within an agency's SRTS project. Information about the SRTS Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Education Program and walking school bus efforts will be shared. The City of Seattle will discuss its enforcement efforts and how they are using traffic cameras near schools to slow down drivers and increase safety. 

Join this webinar to learn how including education and encouragement as part of a Safe Routes to School grant can improve the quality of your program and increase the number of students walking and biking to school. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2521369650559565314
Webinar: A Sampling of Winter Maintenance Best Practices in Europe
Date: February 29, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/ $89 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB) 

TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, February 29, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will examine how transportation organizations in Europe deal with the challenges posed by adverse weather in their respective countries. This webinar will discuss what their winter materials and chemicals of choice are, what equipment they use, and their procedural strategies. By exploring winter maintenance activities in Scotland and Norway, attendees may be able to apply some practices or methods to their own winter maintenance operations. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/173675.aspx
Webinar: Improving Safety at Intersections
Date: March 10, 2016
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm ET
Cost: $290
Organization: University of California - Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies

About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California. Because crashes are typically complex events, a great diversity of mitigation measures have been tried with varying degrees of success, including the modern round-about. This workshop offers a range of guidelines, solutions, and strategies for reducing conflicts and crashes at intersection locations. Safety improvements appropriate for both urban and rural areas are explored.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: https://registration.techtransfer.berkeley.edu/wconnect/CourseStatus.awp?&course=1630TS040310
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Webinar: An Overview of the Factors and Processes to Increase Organization Safety Culture
Date: March 22, 2016
Time: 11:00 pm to 12:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) and NCHRP will be co-sponsoring a FREE, 1.5 hour online training event.  This Safety Center and NCHRP co-sponsored webinar will provide an overview of NCHRP funded Domestic Scan 14-03 that examined the factors and processes that can support the success of developing a strong safety culture in transportation safety agencies.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ec6cefdg999eb318&llr=ngyyawuab

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Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Designing for Pedestrian Safety
Date: February 9-10, 2016
Location: Columbus, OH
Organization: National Highway Institute (NHI)

The Designing for Pedestrian Safety course is intended to help state and local transportation engineering professionals address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions. The training course includes a field exercise in the application of the principles, concepts, and strategies covered in the course. Also the participants will share and prioritize potential policies, programs, and strategies.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Traffic Incident Management Responder Training
Date: February 16, 2016
Location: Louisville, KY
Organization: University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center

Kentucky's Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training program addresses the challenges of moving people and goods efficiently and safely on the nation's highways. The Program focuses on response efforts that protect motorists and responders while minimizing the impact on traffic flow. TIM efforts include detecting, verifying and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene; and restoring traffic flow. Based on the severity or type of incident, first responders may represent law enforcement, fire, transportation, emergency medical services, public safety, towing and recovery, public works and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) disciplines. 
 
Using a multiple discipline perspective, first responders will learn how to operate more efficiently and collectively. The training covers many topics including recommended TIM procedures and techniques. 

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Highway Safety Analysis
Date: March 2, 2016
Location: Memphis, TN
Organization: Tennessee Transportation Assistance Program

Transportation engineers have developed a system to identify and address roadway safety problems. The Highway Safety Analysis workshop will assist local and state level agencies with relevant information on the stepwise procedure.

The course's focus is on the identification of hazardous locations and counter-measures for alleviating the safety hazards. Other tasks that are needed to accomplish this goal include the management and analysis of crash records and also a before-after analysis of the results of implemented counter-measures.

This course will prepare one for taking charge of a roadway safety program either as an employee of an agency or a consultant. The topics covered by this course are included in the scope of the examination for PTOE certificate of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

For more information about this training, click here.
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Training: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: March 4, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transporatation

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: 2016 Purdue Road School
Date: March 8-10, 2016
Location: Lafayette, IN
Organization: Purdue University, Joint Transportation Research Program, Indiana 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 training, click here.
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Training: Roadway Departure Crash Countermeasure Plan
Date: March 24, 2016
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Center for Transportation Studies

Over 50 percent of Virginia's traffic deaths result from roadway departures. While these severe crashes remain primarily a rural issue, surprisingly over 40 percent of fatalities on locally maintained roadways are due to vehicle departures. Working with FHWA, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) developed a Virginia Roadway Departure (RD) Safety Implementation Plan to systemically target and deploy countermeasures to reduce these severe crashes.

The RD Plan documented multiple RD countermeasures, from low to higher costs with associated expected effectiveness, for the targeted roadway network segments identified. Since the completion of the Implementation Plan, templates showing tiers of multiple treatments, decision trees and highway assessment processes have been developed to assist in identifying appropriate countermeasures to address site specific roadway departure related crashes.

With the assistance of Kimley-Horn, VDOT has prepared a one day workshop for all local partners, registered through the Virginia Local Technical Assistance Programs (LTAP), looking to address roadway departure related crash patterns on their jurisdictional roadways. This workshop will present background information used in the development of the RD Plan and locations identified for potential improvements, present VDOT's new Roadway Departure Countermeasure Templates and Tool (RDCT), and strategies for scoping and programming roadway departure related countermeasure projects within individual jurisdictions.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Road Safety 365 - A Safety Workshop for Local Governments
Date: June 1, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center
 
This course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. is designed to provide local and rural agencies with practical and effective ways to mainstream safety solutions into their day-to-day activities and project development process. This one-day workshop focuses on processes for incorporating safety into all aspects of local and rural projects, and on making safety a priority through inclusion in the traditional decision-making process - 365 days a year. The course stresses the importance of road safety, and illustrates how it can be integrated into rural/local transportation project development at all stages: planning, design, construction, implementation, operations, and maintenance. Through practical exercises and facilitator-led discussions, the emphasis is on operations and maintenance to reflect the predominant, day-to-day responsibilities of rural/local transportation agencies. The benefits and potential cost savings of safety initiatives are shown using examples from rural/local agencies

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

For more information about this training, click here.

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Conferences

Conference: AASHTO Washington Briefing
Date: February 23-26, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

The Washington Briefing is an excellent opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues on the legislative issues and policy challenges facing state departments of transportation. A complete, 360-degree coverage of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act from every key stakeholder group including Congressional members and staff, federal executive branch leaders, partner associations, and the media will be featured this year. Through the conference program, attendees will be well-equipped to understand and implement the new five-year federal surface transportation legislation. 
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 Innovation and Tech Transfer Exchange
Date: March 8-9, 2016
Location: Worcester, MA
Organization: Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)

Are you wondering how to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations? Are you looking for the latest technology or equipment for your organization? Don't stay trapped in the 20th century. Take the leap forward by discovering 21st century innovations and technologies at the annual MassDOT Innovation and Tech Transfer Exchange.

There will be over 30 breakout sessions, where you will have the opportunity to discuss with your peers, the advantages and challenges associated with the methods and technologies being presented. In addition, there will be demonstrations from vendors displaying the latest technologies, and innovative equipment on the entire first floor March 8.

The event is open to all transportation professionals including MassDOT, municipalities, consultants, contractors, vendors and manufacturers.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Kentucky Lifesavers Conference
Date: March 22-24, 2016
Location: Louisville, KY
Organization: University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center 

The Kentucky Lifesavers Highway Safety Conference will provide information on both successful programs  and emerging issues  to individuals who work to reduce fatalities and injuries on Kentucky's roadways  and provide opportunities  for networking, discussion, and information sharing.  Together we can move Toward Zero Deaths.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: American Planning Association National Planning Conference
Date: April 2-5, 2016
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)

What's next on planning's new landscape? Come to APA's 2016 National Planning Conference and see what's ahead for you, your community, and your career.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities
Date: April 3-5, 2016
Location: Long Beach, CA
Organization: Lifesavers Conference, Inc.

The Lifesavers Conference brings together a unique combination of public health and safety professionals, researchers, volunteers, and practitioners who are 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. There is no professional training that provides the same kind of information that compares with the Lifesavers Conference.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Safe Routes to School National Conference
Date: April 5-7, 2016
Location: Columbus, OH
Organization: Safe Routes to School, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), the  Safe Routes to School National Partnership   and the National Center for Safe Routes to School are pleased to announce that the fifth Safe Routes to School National Conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio. The event, sponsored by these two national organizations and hosted by MORPC will take place April 5-7, 2016 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 21st Annual Transportation and Safety Congress
Date: April 6-7, 2016
Location: Casper, WY
Organization: Wyoming Technology Transfer Center, Local Technical Assistance Center

Please join the Wyoming Technology Transfer Center for our 21st Annual Transportation & Safety Congress in Casper from April 5-7, 2016. Various manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors will be showcasing their products and Services. Attendees will be able to see "what's new" and discuss how to enhance the safety of their street and highway operations.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: KDOT Transportation Safety Conference
Date: April 18-20, 2016
Location: Topeka, KS
Organization: Kansas Department of Transportation, University of Kansas

The annual Transportation Safety Conference is designed to share timely topics of interest and updated information from all facets of the transportation safety community. The program features breakout sessions on injury control, law enforcement, youth issues and roadway safety. Participants can receive up to 9.5 contact hours of instruction. Attendees include law enforcement personnel, court professionals, state and local government officials, engineers, safety advocates, EMT and EMS workers, teen drivers, educators and counselors, and special interest group representatives.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: National Association of County Engineers Annual Meeting/ Management and Technical Conference
Date: April 24-28, 2016
Location: Tacoma, WA
Organization: National Association of County Engineers (NACE)

With  the Country's Largest County Infrastructure Show and over 75 presentations,NACE 2016  will give you everything you need today to prepare for tomorrow's challenges. Experience a program that will deliver invaluable, first-hand insight from industry experts, ideas from county engineer peers, and solutions to help you manage projects more efficiently and cost effectively.

You'll learn about the latest innovative solutions for bridge construction, pavement surfacing and preservation, fleet maintenance, safety plans, emergency preparedness, and more. Plus specific sessions will focus on Federal initiatives that directly impact locals. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Community Transportation Association EXPO
Date: May 22-27, 2016
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: Community Transportation Association

The annual Community Transportation EXPO is your chance to join colleagues from around the nation in a setting dedicated to fresh ideas, innovative products and services, networking and learning. You will not want to miss this conference. In addition to the important discussions on the legislative front, there will be dozens of training sessions, workshops and networking events that will allow you to advance your understanding of transit issues, develop fresh solutions to challenging issues and help you outline new approaches to your work. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference
Date: June 7-8, 2016
Location: Worcester, MA
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

The State of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Department of Public Health have the distinct honor of hosting the 2016 Northeast Transportation Safety conference in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The conference theme "The sum is greater than its parts" emphasizes the fact that we cannot just enforce or engineer our way to zero fatalities. We must incorporate education, awareness, and health, with enforcement and engineering, to move toward our goal of zero deaths.

This innovative conference brings together safety specialists from all around the country to discuss our common goal; the reduction of fatalities and injuries on our roadways.  

For more information about this conference, click here.
New
Conference: ITS America Annual Meeting
Date: June 12-15, 2016
Location: San Jose, CA
Organization: ITS America

It's a new event, building upon the traditional Annual meeting, reflective of this transformative moment in intelligent transportation  systems, networks and business models.  ITS America 2016 San Jose will be the place where innovators and implementers from business, public agencies, academia, engineering, the research community, app developers, infrastructure security agents, financiers and the media will come together to make new contacts, transfer knowledge and generate new ideas about what is next in a world where transportation is at the center of the IOT.  

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 National Rural Transportation Conference
Date: June 13-15, 2016
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Organization: National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)

This annual event provides peer-to-peer learning for regional transportation planners, state DOT representatives, and their partners. The conference provides training and networking opportunities on a variety of rural and small metropolitan transportation topics.  With hands-on workshops, best practice panels, and facilitated networking sessions that feature peer trainers and expert speakers, the conference will offer training for organizations and individuals just beginning to work in transportation, as well as those with more experience.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: International Conference on Transportation and Development
Date: June 26-29, 2016
Location: Houston, TX
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The ASCE International Conference on Transportation & Development (ICTD 2016) will focus on projects and best practices that truly contribute to smart transportation and development, essential components of competitiveness and prosperity. It will provide a forum for relevant engineering research, applications, and innovations that contribute to competitiveness, efficiency, convenience, safety and well-being.

Presentations and panel discussions will cover transportation and development planning, financing, functional design, construction, operation, and management: how practitioners are improving performance to meet the critical mobility and development challenges of a changing operational and competitive environment. Presentations, papers, and posters are sought to address transportation applications, innovations, and critical needs.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ITE Western District Annual Meeting
Date: July 10-13, 2016
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The Institute of Transportation Engineers Western District Annual Meeting will commence for the 69th year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The New Mexico Section is honored to welcome our professional, vendor, and student colleagues and their guests to the Land of Enchantment July 10-13, 2016.

The meeting content will include a mix of interactive presentation, Ignite sessions, and workshop formats. Sessions will be focused on state-of-the practice, advancement of the profession, and emerging issues designed to provide transportation professionals in the public and private sectors with tools and resources that can be adapted to meet their organizational needs.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibit
Date: August 14-17, 2016
Location: Anaheim, CA
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Join ITE August 14-17 in Anaheim, CA at our 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibit as we explore "Expanding Our Horizons-Change. Challenge. Opportunity." This year's annual meeting & exhibit is about embracing change.

Transportation professionals from around the world will convene at the Anaheim Marriott for four days of discussion, peer-to-peer conversation, and networking. As the showcase event for both ITE and the transportation profession, our annual meeting & exhibit is the stage for national and international perspectives to be shared. Educational sessions and workshops will also tap into the wealth of transportation innovation taking place in California.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America
Date: September 7-9, 2016
Location: Denver, CO
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Transportation moves rural America. Rural communities need safe, viable roads and multi-modal systems to move people from place to place; and to move goods and services to markets, often across long distances. Without reliable and well-maintained transportation networks through rural areas, visitors cannot enjoy iconic travel and recreation opportunities; and
businesses cannot ensure coast-to-coast delivery of goods.

This summit is all-inclusive, bringing together key leaders and grassroots stakeholders to articulate important safety and transportation issues that impact quality of life and economic prosperity in rural areas. It will also identify collaborative opportunities to advocate for and implement initiatives that advance the deployment of a safe, efficient, seamless, and financially sustainable rural transportation network.

Save the date so you do not miss out on this informative working summit. Registration will open for this event soon, please check the website below for more information. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: American Society of Civil Engineers Convention
Date: September 28 - October 1, 2016
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The ASCE Convention is the Society's premiere membership event. It is the single annual opportunity where the entire Society joins together reflecting the diversity that ASCE encompasses. The convention program is designed to have integrated, multi-cultural, technical, and educational components to meet the needs of the profession.

For more information about this conference, click here.