Training Announcements

Vol. 25, Sept. 1, 2016


TOPIn this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on rural highway safety, speeding laws, and safe routes to school. 

Do not forget to save the date for the upcoming National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America on September 7-9, 2016. Click here to register for this event.  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 Sullivan
Center Manager
National Center for Rural Road Safety
info@ruralsafetycenter.org
In This Issue

Traffic Safety Weeks

Event: Child Passenger Safety Week 
Date: September 18-24, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
 
Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts. Use this toolkit for information and ideas on how to generate awareness about child car safety in your community during Child Passenger Safety Week, National Seat Check Saturday, and throughout the year.

For more information about this event, click here .
Event: National Teen Driver Safety Week 
Date: October 16-22, 2016
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
 
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the US. In fact, in 2014, there were 2,614 teen (15-19 year old) passenger vehicle drivers involved in fatal crashes and an estimated 130,000 were injured. Yet, a recent survey shows that only 25% of parents have had a serious talk with their kids about the key components of driving. Parents need to take the time to talk with their kids about the many dangers of driving. Those dangers include alcohol, seat belts, texting, speeding, and extra passengers.

For more information about this event, click here .
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Event: National School Bus Safety Week 
Date: October 17-21, 2016
Organization: National Association of Pupil Transportation (NAPT)
 
National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties - to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety.  Designed to promote school bus safety, school districts throughout  the country observe School Bus Safety Week - held during the third week in October each year. 

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

New
Webinar: Systemic Approaches to Rural Highway Safety
Date: September 8, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

Minnesota transportation engineers recently began applying the systemic safety approach to rural highway safety on county and state highways. This represents a true change in direction for how transportation engineers approach the issue of safety on our highways. The systemic safety approach considers the metric of risk versus the traditional metric of crash history. The risk of a highway facility considers characteristics such as geometry, traffic volume, and presence of key features such as railroad crossings. Network screening allows for the identification of high-risk locations. Low-cost safety strategies such as curve warning signing, rumble strips, and intersection lighting can then be installed at these high-risk locations to proactively reduce the risk of a future serious crash.

The systemic safety approach was first used widely in Minnesota through the County Road Safety Plans starting in 2011 and 2012 with promising early results. On state highways, the selection of high-risk locations using the systemic approach has been shown to correlate with those locations that produce most of the serious crashes. As experience confirms, serious crashes on the rural highway system are infrequent and appear to occur at random locations (i.e., there is a very low density of serious crashes). The traditional approach of using crash history alone does not provide confident statistical results. The systemic approach provides a powerful tool for transportation engineers to use as a data-driven safety approach to help achieve the goal of zero deaths.

For more information about this training, click here .
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Webinar: Work Zone Temporary Traffic Control
Date: September 9, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/ $159 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The preparation of work zone traffic control plans to guide traffic safely through a variety of situations such as road construction projects, special event traffic, incidents such as hazardous spills is a critical part of the day-to-day work of many civil engineers. They may have different roles that may involve preparation of the traffic control plans, the review of traffic control plans, the inspection of the placement of work zone related traffic control devices, the issuance of permits with appropriate conditions including insurance requirements and indemnification provisions. This webinar will focus on who should be responsible for preparing work zone traffic control plans, the best resources to use for the preparation of these plans and key factors that civil engineers should pay attention to such as when lane closures should be permitted and the most frequently encountered work zone situations that require traffic control plans to be prepared.

Step-by-step, real-life examples will allow webinar participants to visualize the concepts and techniques presented. At the conclusion, participants will be able to identify which are the most critical aspects of work zone traffic control plans and the various situations that may arise that require special attention to specific situations such as the closure of major railroad crossings during construction roadway facilities. The preparation of work zone traffic control plans to guide traffic safely through a variety of situations such as road construction projects, special event traffic, incidents such as hazardous spills is a critical part of the day-to-day work of many civil engineers.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Low Cost Safety Improvements Part 1
Date: September 12, 2016
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
Cost: $25
Organization: Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program

This course provides the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to analyze crash data, identify crash patterns and select appropriate "low cost" countermeasures to improve roadway safety. Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to identify appropriate engineering countermeasures by using the Six-Step Crash Mitigation Process (CMP).

Part 1 of this webinar series includes:
  • Introduction
  • Roadside and Intersection Hazards
  • CMP Step 1: Identifying Crash Sites
  • CMP Step 2 and 3: Site Diagnosis
For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Transfer the Knowledge Before it Walks Out the Door
Date: September 14, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: North Dakota State University, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

As workforce members continue to depart organizations, with them goes a significant amount of critical knowledge that is essential to conducting the public's business within their former organization. As organizations prepare for the potential departure of valuable staff, a major concern is how to preserve the knowledge that these seasoned employees have amassed. Various types of knowledge retention strategies can be utilized so that critical knowledge does not "walk out the door." This presentation will illustrate an overall strategy and associated tactics to enable an agency to systematically capture and transfer knowledge.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Perceptions and Impacts of Speeding Laws and Policies in Minnesota
Date: September 15, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute 

Numerous studies have shown that driving at a speed that exceeds the design speed of a road-and that wide variations of speeds between drivers-can increase the number and severity of crashes. To address this safety issue, states have passed laws regulating the speeds people may drive on a given road and have given law enforcement agencies the authority to enforce these laws. Despite this power, however, there is a lack of consensus and acceptance regarding the certainty and method of enforcing these laws. One particularly controversial method is automated speed enforcement (ASE).

This presentation will discuss the nature of the controversy, with a focus on why ASE has not been implemented in Minnesota. In addition, the presentation will raise the question of whether the certainty of punishment affects driving behavior and crashes, using Minnesota's "Dimler Law" as a starting point for that discussion.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Low Cost Safety Improvements Part 2
Date: September 19, 2016
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm ET
Cost: $25
Organization: Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program

This course provides the participants with the knowledge and skills needed to analyze crash data, identify crash patterns and select appropriate "low cost" countermeasures to improve roadway safety. Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to identify appropriate engineering countermeasures by using the Six-Step Crash Mitigation Process (CMP).

Part 2 of this webinar series includes:
  • CMP Step 4: Identifying Contributing Factors
  • CMP Step 5: Selecting Appropriate Countermeasures
  • CMP Step 6: Evaluation of Countermeasures
  • Knowledge Check and Wrap Up
For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Safe Routes to School in Small Rural Communities: Challenges and Strategies to Accessing Funding
Date: September 20, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Safe Routes to School

Many children grow up walking and bicycling to school in rural communities across the country and Safe Routes to School initiatives are making it safer and easier for them to do so. However, small rural communities often have particular considerations when it comes to accessing funding and implementing Safe Routes to School and active transportation projects.

This webinar provides an overview of the needs for and benefits of Safe Routes to School in rural areas, explores the challenges that may arise, and describes ways for State Departments of Transportation to support these communities in using key Federal funding for active transportation projects. Speakers will highlight small rural communities where Federal funding has been successfully used to improve safety and accessibility for walking and bicycling. 


For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Vulnerable Road Users Safety: What Cities Can Do To Make Things Better?
Date: September 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/ $55 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET on improving the safety of vulnerable road users, who are more likely to be severely injured if involved in a crash. These users include pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, children and senior population, and people with special needs. The number of vulnerable road users is expected to increase as cities increase their multimodal infrastructure investments. 

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Ohio's Safe Routes Academy (SRA) Safety in Active Transportation: School and Community 
Date: September 28, 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program

An active transportation plan (ATP) outlines the vision, goals and strategies to support increased active modes of transportation such as walking and biking. ATPs identify a combination of programs, policies and physical improvements needed to ensure the safety and convenience of active transportation modes, and can be an element of a broader planning process. The Safe Routes Academy offers the Safety in Active Transportation Planning workshop free to eligible communities, bringing stakeholders and decision makers together to learn about the importance of, techniques and resources to develop an ATP for their community. Attend this webinar to learn about the benefits of active transportation planning, what the Safety in Active Transportation workshop has to offer, and how to apply for a free workshop in your community today!

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Sign and Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity: A State DOT Perspective on Measurement Basics, Safety Benefits, and Advancements 
Date: October 19, 2016
Time: 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 Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that explains how to conduct basic measurements of sign and pavement marking retroreflectivity using equipment available to state department of transportation (DOT) employees. This webinar will summarize sign retroreflectivity assessment methods used to meet the new minimum requirements in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). This webinar will also present advancements in road markings that support autonomous vehicle technologies.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Improving Rear Seat Passenger Safety: Challenges and Strategies
Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free 
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET that summarizes recent research on rear seat safety and seat belt use. This webinar will enumerate the injury and fatality statistics of rear seat passengers with and without seatbelts, and how these passengers can contribute to the risk to other passengers in the vehicle. This webinar will also focus on challenges and strategies to improve rear seat belt use in various communities. 

For more information about this training, click here .

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Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Responding to Emergencies in Rural Transit
Date: September 8, 2016
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Organization: Kansas Rural Technical Assistance Program 

This course provides tools for transit vehicle operators to better respond to emergency situations as they begin to unfold. The morning session provides basic awareness to help identify emergencies, an orientation to emergency equipment on the vehicle, and a review of seven steps for crisis management during an emergency. The afternoon session covers all-hazards awareness and preparedness for transit employees. It is designed to help transit employees develop the observation, communication, and response skills needed to address all-hazards incidents while ensuring their own safety and that of their customers. Participants will learn the importance of taking an all-hazards approach to transit incidents and events, understand their responsibilities and priorities during such incidents and events, learn to distinguish between notice and no-notice situations, and learn to select appropriate response and reporting strategies for all-hazards incidents and events.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: September 9, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Rural Roads for Development
Date: September 12-16, 2016
Location: University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

For more than forty years, the University of Birmingham has been offering taught and research programmes in the area of road management and engineering designed to equip participants with the skills and knowledge of management procedures for the planning, appraisal, design, construction and maintenance of road networks. The programmes are relevant to conditions found in both developed and developing countries and are suitable for professionals who want to pursue a career in the road sector.

In addition, for the last fifteen years the  Senior Road Executives Programme has provided continuing professional development for senior professionals working in the road sector and, by so doing, contributed to the dissemination of knowledge and expertise and facilitated the implementation of modern approaches to the management and financing of road networks worldwide.

The University of Birmingham is now pleased to offer three new hands-on courses in the areas of road safety and road economics and rural roads for development. The first is delivered in collaboration with  iRAP (International Road Assessment Programme). The second is provided in collaboration with  HDM Global and the third in association with IntechAssociates . All three courses are 5-day, intensive and practical residential programmes delivered by experts of international repute. They are aimed at road sector professionals, road engineers, field engineers, planners and road safety professionals who want to be exposed to cutting-edge established methodologies in road safety management, road economics and rural transport for development.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Impact of Exempting Low-Level Speed Violations
Date: September 15, 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

This seminar series provides updates on research related to the Roadway Safety Institute's focus areas: high-risk road users and traffic safety systems. Seminar topics cover a wide range of disciplines, including mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, human factors, statistics, policy and risk analysis, and computer science. Planning, social, and behavioral issues related to roadway safety will also be discussed.

For more information about this training, click here .
Training: Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Vulnerable Road Users
Date: September 20, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

Vulnerable road users (VRU) are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of cars sometimes neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, transit users and others. This course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian (and other VRU) safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users including an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)accessibility requirements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered.  

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Roadside Safety Features
Date: September 23, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Low-Cost Roadway Safety Improvements
Date: September 28, 2016
Location: Elizabethtown, KY
Organization: University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center

This workshop shows participants ways to reduce fatalities and injuries caused by road departures and collisions with fixed objects, as well as collision at rural intersections.  The course also addresses measures to improve pedestrian safety.  Included are examples of low-cost maintenance and safety improvements on roads and the historical differences between state road systems and local road systems.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Training: Traffic Signs
Date: October 11, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

This half-day course instructed by  Ed Stellfox   will cover the regulations and guidelines for traffic signs including; regulatory signs, warning signs, and guide signs. A review of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) will also be covered. An in depth discussion of sign examples, installation and maintenance, as well as sign management will be covered.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Traffic Calming
Date: October 20, 2016
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

This course introduces an engineering tool whose purpose is to address excessive traffic speed and/or cut-through traffic on residential streets. The course provides information that can help municipalities establish a traffic calming program for their roadways. This course defines traffic calming, describes various traffic calming devices, outlines potential positive and negative impacts on a neighborhood, and reviews a sample traffic calming program. It also investigates related issues, such as impacts of traffic calming devices on liability, roadway maintenance, and emergency service. Participants perform case studies, applying traffic calming measures to address traffic concerns.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Safety Through Access Management
Date: November 15, 2016
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

Traffic engineers have long recognized that eliminating unexpected events and separating decision points simplifies the driving task. Since access control reduces the number, complexity, and spacing of events to which the driver must respond, it results in improved traffic operation and reduces accidents. Other benefits include reduced delay, improved traffic flow, increased capacity, and improved fuel economy. This course covers not only why, but also how to manage access, from a policy, legal, and design perspective. 

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Safer Roads By Design Executive Seminar
Date: December 5-9, 2016
Location: Orlando, FL
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

The winter edition of the IRF world-acclaimed Safer Roads By Design™: Across Six Continents Executive Seminar, IRF Certified Continuing Education Program, will be held from December 5-9, 2016 in Orlando, Florida USA. The program is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs available in the world. Top international experts from a variety of countries will present best practices and state of the art technologies in Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, Traffic Management and Road Safety Audits over a 5-day period. The purpose of this seminar is to help road authorities understand what can be done to help them meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities 50% by 2020. The training program will focus on: Roadside Safety, Work Zone Safety, Vulnerable User Safety, and Road Safety Audits.

For more information about this training, click here.

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Conferences

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.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 5th International Conference on Connected Vehicles and Expo
Date: September 12-16, 2016
Location: Seattle, WA
Organization: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Transportation Research Board (TRB), World Academy of Connected Vehicles

Connected Vehicles is an emerging technical field which crosses multiple disciplines and industries including automotive, travel & transportation, information technology, communications, consumer electronics, industrial electronics, media & entertainment, energy & utilities, insurance, etc. By connecting vehicles with various devices, services and participants, we are able to make our mobility safer, faster, cheaper, cleaner, and more enjoyable.

The 5th annual International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2016) will be held on September 12-16, 2016 in Seattle, WA, USA. As the world's premier Connected Vehicles conference, ICCVE gathers all the relevant communities together, this year especially including the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation). During the 5-day conference, experts, practitioners and policymakers from all around the world will present the latest innovations and advances on connected vehicles, share the experience and insights, forecast the trends and opportunities, and discuss the policy, economics and social implications.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition
Date: September 18-22, 2016
Location: Little Rock. AR
Organization: Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA)

The Alliance provides the opportunities and framework for its members to work together to advance its mission to achieve quality, uniformity and consistency in commercial motor vehicle safety and security all across North America, all year long. However, it is the in-person meetings that take place throughout the year that provide the most effective and efficient way for key stakeholders-government officials, enforcement and industry-to collaborate and affect meaningful changes to the overall culture of transportation safety throughout Canada, Mexico and the United States. That's exactly why attending the CVSA Annual Conference & Exhibition is so important.

The Alliance's premier annual event includes roll-up-your-sleeve meetings of CVSA's elected leadership, technical working committees, program committees and task forces. The benefits of the face-to-face interaction are priceless-participants get down to business, discuss, examine, cooperate and make tremendous strides in furthering CVSA's mission. Please join your colleagues at year's most important gathering of the CMV safety and security community in Buffalo. Together, we make a difference and save lives.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: National Work Zone Management Conference
Date: September 20-22, 2016
Location: Springfield, VA
Organization: American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

The National Work Zone Management Conference will be held September 20-22, 2016 in Springfield, Virginia.  The event is being hosted by the ARTBA Foundation-managed National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse.

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.
Conference: 19th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference
Date: October 3-6, 2016
Location: Anaheim, CA
Organization: Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)

The seven TTAP Centers throughout the U.S., in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, bring you the 19th Annual Tribal Transportation Conference. The program for this year's conference is developed to meet your transportation needs.The agenda is set for many opportunities to visit booths and displays during registration, breaks, meals and breakout sessions.

This NTTC 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel in Anaheim, California. It promises to be an exciting event that brings together tribal, federal, state, and private interests that work in the field of tribal transportation. The conference will provide information and resources for all who are committed to improving the transportation infrastructure of Indian country and the safety of those who live, work and travel the roadways of Indian lands. Come participate, learn, and enjoy the conference.

For more information about this conference, click  here.
Conference: American Road and Transportation Builders Association National Convention
Date: October 4-6, 2016
Location: Tucson, AZ
Organization: American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association, based in Washington, D.C. is one of the largest, most respected transportation and construction trade groups in the world. They bring hundreds of companies, buyers, sellers and customers within the industry together each year at the ARTBA National Convention.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Rail~Volution Conference
Date: October 9-12, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
Organization: Rail~Volution

Learn, grow, and be inspired at the only transportation conference that showcases the link between land use, transit and development. This meticulously curated annual event brings together planners, community activists, transit officials, consultants, developers, lenders, grassroots organizations, academics, elected officials, health advocates and housing advocates to share the most cutting edge information in their fields. For over 20 years, these experts and innovators have come from hundreds of communities to engage in thoughtful discussions at the Rail~Volution conference, a place to explore ideas, breakthroughs, challenges and solutions for building livable communities with transit.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Commercial Vehicle Safety Research Summit
Date: November 9-10, 2016
Location: Northampton, MA
Organization: University of Massachusetts Transportation Center

Learn about the prevention of crashes involving large trucks and buses utilizing state partnerships with universities!   There are a variety of ways in which Universities can support the work of law enforcement and drivers licensing agencies.  During this Summit, these groups will be sharing best practices, practical know how, and funding strategies.
 
The University of Massachusetts Traffic Safety Research Program (UMassSafe) has worked closely with the Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section (MSP CVES) and Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) on a number of projects to prevent crashes involving large trucks and buses.  We are now working with other states to form and/or expand such partnerships between law enforcement, licensing agencies and universities as well as share best practices.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2016 Toward Zero Deaths Conference
Date: November 16-17, 2016
Location: Duluth, MN
Organization: University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies, Minnesota Department of Transportation

This conference provides a forum for sharing information on best practices in engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency medical/health services and for identifying new approaches to reducing the number of traffic fatalities and life-changing injuries on Minnesota roads.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting
Date: January 8-12, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 96th Annual Meeting will be held January 8-12, 2017, 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 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 2017 meeting:Transportation Innovation: Leading the Way in an Era of Rapid Change.

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
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Conference: NACE Annual Meeting
Date: April 9-13, 2017
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Organization: National Association of County Engineers (NACE)

A reimagined NACE 2017 presents a fresh, new approach to how county road and infrastructure officials learn, engage, and connect with one another. 

For more information about this conference, click here.