Training Announcements

Vol. 6, Dec. 10, 2015


TOPIn this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on project management, work zone traffic, and pedestrian safety. Do not miss out on the upcoming Safety Center training, Understanding Organizational Culture and Its Impact on Safety Culture, on December 15th. This free webinar will provide an overview of organizational culture, key factors that influence organizational culture, and how leaders can change their culture with respect to building a stronger safety culture.  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: Pre-Holiday Season Drunk Driving Prevention
Date: November 28 - December 15, 2015
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

For more information about this event, click here .
Event: National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
Date: December 2015
Organization: Office of National Drug Control Policy

For more information about this event, click here .
Event: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: National Crackdown
Date: December 18, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

For more information about this event, click here .
Event: Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk
Date: February 7, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian Safety at Interchanges
Date: December 10, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

There are a variety of pedestrian facilities that can allow pedestrians to walk along streets or cross streets at interchanges. Providing sidewalks or walkways is needed to provide a space for pedestrians to walk parallel with motor-vehicle traffic without having to walk in the travel lane. Where pedestrians cross interchange ramps, it is important to apply the same design strategies that are used at other intersections where pedestrians need to cross. 

This presentation, led by Meghan Mitman (Fehr and Peers) will provide an in-depth look at safety issues associated with interchanges and some of the design solutions that can be used to address these problems. Her presentation will also include several case study examples. Following the presentation, participants will be able to submit questions during a discussion period. 

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6685552234781869057
Webinar: Sight Distance
Date: December 11, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $299 members/ $349 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Sight distance is important in the design and operation of various types of road facilities. Poor sight distance can have adverse safety impacts and can result in collisions. Higher crash rates may result in tort litigation against the agency that owns the right of way. This webinar will identify the different types of sight distance that are important and the guidelines that are applicable to each type of sight distance. The discussion will include examples of locations where poor sight distance exists and explain the potential impacts of inadequate sight distance on various types of road users such as pedestrians and bicyclists. The impact of light conditions will also be covered in the discussion. The webinar will include the latest sight distance information from the AASHTO Sixth Edition of A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book). A reference list will be provided that includes articles, websites, and other study materials. Case studies on tort liability associated with sight distance will be presented.

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/item/id/711025/q/o=t&c=79&t=2115&t=2118
Webinar: Understanding Organizational Culture and Its Impact on Safety Culture
Date: December 15, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

This Safety Center sponsored webinar will provide an overview of organizational culture, key factors that influence organizational culture, and how leaders can change their culture with respect to building a stronger safety culture.  This presentation provides the highlights of the recent plenary discussion "Understanding Culture" given at the TRB sponsored 2nd National Summit on Roadway Safety Culture  at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C. and includes practical case study examples of what others have done to improve their cultures.

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebrrtbk0e59de8b5&llr=ngyyawuab
Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian Lighting
Date: December 15, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

Appropriate quality and placement of lighting can enhance an environment as well as increase comfort and safety. Pedestrians often assume that motorists can see them at night, but without sufficient overhead lighting, motorists may not be able to see pedestrians in time to stop. 

This presentation, led by Michael Cynecki (Lee Engineering) will provide an in-depth look at options for pedestrian lighting, including types of lighting and appropriate placement. Following the presentation, participants will be able to submit questions during a discussion period. 

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8173843477422113794
New
Webinar: Integrating Project Coordination and Technology Applications - Iowa DOT Program
Date: December 15, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration, Smarter Work Zone Management Team

The Federal Highway Administration's Work Zone Management Team is conducting a number of webinars under its Every Day Counts (EDC)-3 Smarter Work Zones (SWZ) Webinar series. The eighth webinar in the series will provide an overview of Iowa DOT's statewide Traffic Critical Project Program, specifically focusing on its Intelligent Work Zone efforts and the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement project and how Technology Application strategies have helped with Project Coordination on these projects. Topics include a brief review of the Project Coordination and Technology Application Initiatives and the discussion of how these two initiatives have helped minimize conflicts, optimize project schedules, and improve overall work zone safety and mobility in Iowa. The goals of this webinar include providing practitioners with a common understanding of how the two SWZ Initiatives can be used to help meet each states' respective SWZ Project Coordination and Technology Application goals.

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: https://connectdotcqpub1.connectsolutions.com/content/connect/c1/7/en/events/event/private/1111229023/1115141294/event_landing.html?sco-id=1130367272&_charset_=utf-8
New
Webinar: Crash Investigation and Reconstruction Technologies and Best Practices
Date: December 16, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: US Department of Transportation's (USDOT) ITS Joint Program Office (JPO)

The collection of evidence at a traffic crash scene is very important, but can often take many hours. The more exposure that responders have to the dangers of traffic, the increased chance of a secondary collision occurring. Traffic incident management is a vital part of the crash investigation process. By utilizing technology effectively, the management of traffic incidents and investigations reduces time on-scene as well as increases safety and alleviates congestion. The utilization of traffic crash reconstruction technology has a significant impact on the safety of the investigators and the traveling public, and the operation of the transportation system. The evolution of traffic crash reconstruction technology has introduced many new types of technology to this field, as well as constantly evolving innovations. A report has been developed for the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Traffic Incident Management Program entitled, "Crash Investigation and Reconstruction Technologies and Best Practices." This report examines the technology available for the investigation and reconstruction of traffic crashes and provides information about each technology's capabilities and limitations to inform crash investigation units of the options available.

The webinar will present the findings of the report's research and review technologies and recommendations to improve investigation strategies and reconstruction methods of crash sites.

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: https://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/t3/s151216_Crash_Investigation_and_Reconstruction_Technologies.asp
Webinar: ATSSA's 2015 Case Study Publication Regarding "Preventing Vehicle Departures from Roadways"
Date: December 16, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: $50 members/ $60 non-members
Organization: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

ATSSA Webinar Wednesdays provide you and your organization with quality education presented by experts in the roadway safety industry.

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: http://www.atssa.com/TrainingCertification/Webinars.aspx
Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Traffic Calming
Date: December 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

Traffic calming is a way to design streets that uses physical and visual cues to encourage motorists to drive more slowly. If done well, traffic calming reduces traffic speeds, the number and severity of crashes, and noise levels. Traffic calming is self-enforcing; the design of the roadway results in the desired effect, without relying on compliance with traffic control devices such as signals and signs, and without relying on enforcement. 

This presentation, led by Peter Lagerwey (Toole Design Group) will provide an in-depth look at the different types of traffic calming techniques, as well as considerations for traffic calming improvements and case study examples. Following the presentation, participants will be able to submit questions during a discussion period. 

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5156487802336802818
Webinar: Improving Safety at Railroad Highway Grade Crossings
Date: December 18, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $299 members/ $349 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.
Link: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/item/id/710537/q/o=t&c=79&t=2115&t=2118
New
Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Roundabouts
Date: January 6, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

Roundabouts provide an alternative design to traditional intersections that in some cases can improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. By using a modern roundabout design to lower vehicle speeds through an intersection, safety and efficiency can be improved. FHWA has identified roundabouts as one of its Proven Safety Countermeasures. 

This presentation, led by Hillary Isebrands (FHWA Resource Center) will provide an in-depth look at roundabout design and discuss ways that roundabouts can be used to improve safety for pedestrians. Following the presentation, participants will be able to submit questions during a discussion period. 

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5172256998079166210
New
Webinar: Congestion and Studies
Date: January 19, 2016
Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm ET
Cost: $170
Organization: University of Florida Transportation Institute

Traffic congestion overview of issues with historical data and mitigation techniques for several. Volume, speed and delay study basics of data collection and analysis of these fundamental study processes. 

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: http://www.t2ctt.ce.ufl.edu/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=3624
New
Webinar: MUTCD and Warrants
Date: January 20, 2016
Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm ET
Cost: $170
Organization: University of Florida Transportation Institute

Traffic control device review of the MUTCD for signs, markings and signals including warrant analysis. Signal warrants instruction on the MUTCD process for performing a traffic signal warrant study and analysis.  

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: http://www.t2ctt.ce.ufl.edu/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=3624
New
Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian Safety at Transit Locations
Date: January 20, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

Connections to transit stops are important for the usefulness of a transit network, so users must be able to access transit stops on foot. Transit stops and stations are key destinations for pedestrians, and can pose unique safety problems. 

This presentation, led by Dan Nabors (VHB) will examine some of the pedestrian safety issues that may exist at transit stop locations. He will identify potential solutions for these problems and discuss how improving safety can benefit the transit system. Following the presentation, participants will be able to submit questions during a discussion period. 

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6814075248488334338
New
Webinar: Signals and Timing
Date: January 21, 2016
Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm ET
Cost: $170
Organization: University of Florida Transportation Institute

Signal operations description of terms, equipment, function, operations of actuated and coordinated signals. Signal timing overview of parameters and procedures for coordination within signal systems.

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: http://www.t2ctt.ce.ufl.edu/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=3624
Webinar: Application of Systemic Safety to a Non-Engineering Issue
Date: January 21, 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 a background on the rural safety problem and how the systemic safety approach is used to help address these problems. Some examples of systemic safety applications will be summarized and non-engineering application discussed. An overview of the High Five Rural Traffic Safety Project administered through the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB), a non-engineering application, will be provided. This project uses 10 years of crash data and seat belt compliance data to determine annually which five rural counties will receive additional funding in order to increase enforcement, engineering, and education related to traffic safety in those counties. This webinar will discuss how the project works, its ongoing outcomes, and how to develop a similar program in your area.

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebrrpv6m59fae67f&llr=ngyyawuab
Webinar: Low Volume Roads
Date: January 27, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $299 members/ $349 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The design, maintenance, and operation of low volume rural roads poses a challenge to many local highway agencies, particularly when considering the financial constraints involved in also needing to address the more heavily traveled roadways within the same jurisdiction. It is estimated that there are 2.5 million miles of low volume public roads in the U.S., under the responsibility of counties, townships, tribal lands, the U.S. Forest Service and others.

When addressing low volume road issues, it is often economically impractical to apply the same design or operations treatments that would otherwise be suggested on a high volume road, particularly when most motorists on these roads tend to be familiar with the roadway and its geometrics. For this reason, organizations such as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the U.S. Forest Service have developed policies and guidelines that recognize the need for more flexible design standards and operational practices for low volume roads.

This webinar will provide an overview of the various design policies and guidelines that can be considered for the construction, reconstruction, maintenance and operation of low volume roads. As a part of this discussion, the differing traffic volume thresholds used when applying these guidelines will be described, as well as the influence of constraints that involve right-of-way, topography, and environmental issues. Maintenance and operations issues concerning paved versus unpaved roads, and use of traffic signing and other traffic control devices will be included.

Key management issues to be considered when developing policies for low volume roads will also be discussed. Low volume road safety concerns and potential low cost counter-measures will be covered, particularly in light of the difficulty involved in statistically assessing sparse crash data.

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/item/id/710672/q/n=1&o=t&c=79&t=2115&t=2118
Webinar: Why Everybody Talks About Transportation Safety, But Nobody Does Anything About It
Date: January 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Community Builders

Jim Charlier will use his decoder ring to open up the secret chamber of transportation safety facts, data and trends. Are five-lane streets dangerous? Is it accurate to assume congestion relief improves traffic safety? Why do some state Departments of Transportation say they care about safety, but support raising highway speed limits? Who keeps track of safety data and why is data on local accident trends so hard to find? Are pedestrians and bicyclists over-represented in accident statistics? Do protected bike lanes make sense as safety improvement projects? These are important questions that we need answers for if we are going to reduce injuries and fatalities. Jim will examine the influence that land use context, facility design and regulations have on traveler safety, and will identify strategies that local governments and local advocacy groups could use to track and report safety facts.

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: http://communitybuilders.org/upcoming-webinars/

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Instructor-Led Trainings
New
Training: Introduction to Plan4Safety
Date: December 21, 2015
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

Plan4Safety is New Jersey's premier crash data analysis and decision support tool. Developed by the Transportation Safety Resource Center at Rutgers' CAIT for the New Jersey Department of Transportation, Plan4Safety allows transportation professionals to easily make data-driven decisions.

This is an introductory class for those who desire to grasp the basic concepts of data analysis and use of the program. This will be geared toward law enforcement, engineers, and other safety professionals at the state, county, and local levels.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Training: Basic Work Zone Traffic Control
Date: January 12, 2016
Location: Leesburg, VA
Organization: University of Virginia Center for Transportation Studies

As traffic volumes increase and the need to repair and improve roadways becomes greater, so does the need to plan, install, and review work zone traffic control to effectively and safely perform the work. Federal requirements now instruct state and local governments to train personnel in work zone traffic control relevant to the job decisions that each individual is required to make. This workshop provides training needed to properly install work zones to perform daily maintenance or short-term operations. Emphasis is placed on the basics of work zone traffic control, focusing on work zone devices and how to effectively install and maintain them. At the conclusion of this workshop, a short open-book written exam will be administered to all attendees. A VDOT-issued training card will be given to each attendee who achieves a passing grade of 80% or higher.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Designing for Pedestrian Safety
Date: January 20-21, 2016
Location: Columbus, OH
Organization: Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program

This 2-day NHI 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: Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis
Date: January 27-28, 2016
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Organization: University of California - Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies

Recent California legislation, as well as public sentiment, has made it imperative that transportation professionals better understand how to analyze and interpret performance measures related to complete streets and sustainable transportation. This new course provides the basics and practical applications for determining level of service for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus transit users, and auto users. It also provides information on the evolving changes in CEQA (SB 743- Steinberg) that requires determining the vehicle miles of travel (VMT) generated by a project, and the determination of what constitutes a significant impact under the new law (including safety impacts). This course emphasizes the use of the latest 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2010), the Institute of Transportation Engineer's (ITE) new Trip Generation Handbook 3rd edition, and other methods. This course focuses on urban/suburban streets (non-freeways), with equal emphasis on responsibilities normally under Caltrans' control or local agency control. Applications of analyses include improving transportation project design, preparation of defensible environmental impact reports and project mitigation, and prioritizing facilities for improvement.

For more information about this training, click here.

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Conferences

Conference: Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting
Date: January 10-14, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting will be held January 10-14, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world.

The meeting program  will cover all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 750 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees-policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2016 TRB Annual Meeting, Research Convergence for a Multi-Modal Future. 

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Safety Fest of the Great Northwest
Date: January 26-29, 2016
Location: Boise, ID
Organization: Idaho LTAP

Safety Fest is an annual training event that offers free safety and health training to workers, supervisors, and managers of all levels. The Boise Safety Fest will be held  January 26-29  and will include a vendor show on  January 26 and 27 .  

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Association Traffic Safety Services Association Annual Convention and Expo
Date: January 29 - February 2, 2016
Location: New Orleans, LA
Organization: American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA)

ATSSA's 46th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo is the premier event for more than 3,000 roadway safety professionals and transportation officials from across the USA and around the globe. Celebrating its forty-sixth year, the convention brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, corporate roadway department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly every aspect of roadway safety.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 43rd Annual Safety and Health Conference
Date: February 1-4, 2016
Location: Bismarck, ND
Organization: North Dakota Safety Council

The 2016 event will include more exhibits, more hands-on courses and a wider variety of classes than ever before. Whether you're a front-line worker, safety manager, or a supervisor looking for leadership training, there will be something for everyone at the 2016 Conference.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
New
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: 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 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.