Training Announcements

Vol. 46
June 22, 2017
 
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In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on traffic incident management, clear zones, and sight distance. Please join the Safety Center on July 12th for our next webinar, How to Address Roadway Safety Issues for ATVs and Other Off-Road Vehicles .
This webinar will provide an overview of the risk factors associated with deaths and injuries when riders take ATVs and Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) on the road .

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: Fourth of July Drunk Driving Prevention 
Date: July 4, 2017
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

We love to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, food, and fireworks, but all too often the festivities turn tragic on the nation's roads. The fact is, this iconic American holiday is also one of the deadliest holidays of the year due to drunk-driving crashes.

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: Safety Fundamentals: Introduction to the Road Environment
Date: June 22, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$149 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar provides insight on how road environment influences on its safety performance. Presenters discuss roadway function and how it is used in roadway design and considered in planning for safety performance along with other considerations such as design and speed zoning, horizontal and vertical alignment, horizontal curves, vertical alignment; cross-section, functional area, intersection approaches, auxiliary lanes, traffic control, and multimodal considerations.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Tribal Transportation Strategic Safety Plan Update
Date: June 26, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Eastern Tribal Technical Assistance Program

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an update and gather input concerning the draft strategic safety plan. This plan will inform a report to Congress about options to improve transportation safety in Tribal areas.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Safety Fundamentals: Introduction to Human Factors
Date: June 29, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$149 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar provides an introduction to the field of human factors as it relates to human behavior, roadway design and safety, as well as human characteristics as they relate to the driving task. This webinar also discusses countermeasures based on driver behavior that have been shown to be effective in improving safety.

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: How to Address Roadway Safety Issues for ATVs and Other Off-Road Vehicles
Date: July 12, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety

This webinar will provide an overview of the risk factors associated with deaths and injuries when riders take ATVs and Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) on the road. These include youth as a particularly vulnerable riding population, and the higher risk of traumatic death when crashes occur on rural versus urban roads. It will also include a discussion about the challenges and potential strategies related to raising public and stakeholder awareness of this widespread roadway safety issue. 

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Expanding Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Training to the Volunteer Firefighter/EMT Community
Date: July 14, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:0 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE)

Volunteer firefighters and EMTs face unique challenges when it comes to Traffic Incident Management (TIM) and responder safety. Each year, the majority of line-of-duty firefighter deaths are volunteers, and in 2010, 18 percent of all firefighter fatalities occurred while responding to, or returning from, an emergency incident. Many of these deaths were preventable.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is attempting to train responders across multiple disciplines in TIM best practices using the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) TIM Responder Basic Training Course. This webinar, co-hosted by the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), will detail the current status of the SHRP2 TIM Training Program within the fire service community and emphasize the importance of TIM training to benefit the safety and health of volunteer first responders. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Webinar: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies
Date: July 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Transit Institute

This webinar will present the findings from TCRP Synthesis 126: Successful Practices and Training Initiatives to Reduce Accidents and Incidents at Transit Agencies. Presented by Lisa Staes and Jodi Godfrey of the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), this session will discuss current practices and training initiatives, including bus operator training and retraining programs that have been effective in reducing accidents and incidents at transit agencies. The webinar will also focus on other system approaches that have been implemented to address safety hazards, including various technology applications, infrastructure modifications, and programs and initiatives such as driver incentive programs and close call/near miss reporting.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Application of Clear Zones for Roadway Departures
Date: July 20, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$159 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The fourth edition of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide presents information on the latest state-of-the-practice in roadside safety. It presents procedures to determine a recommended minimum clear zone on tangent sections of roadway with variable side slopes and adjustments for horizontal curvature. The AASHTO Sixth Edition of A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book) enumerates a clear zone value for various functional classes of highway. This webinar will provide information on how roadside clear zones are to be provided in area with and without curbs. Clarification of the terminology used in various FHWA publications will be provided including the understanding of clear zones and their importance. The first half of the presentation will focus on how to minimize roadway departures. The second half of the presentation will focus on what should be done to mitigate  crashes resulting from drivers drifting out of the travel lanes.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Safety Fundamentals: Safety for All Road Users
Date: July 20, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$149 non-members
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

This webinar provides an introduction to explicit consideration of the safety of all road users. Content will include multimodal and complete streets considerations, and safety assessment initiative/programs related to pedestrians, bicycles, transit users and ADA requirements.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Solar Eclipse Planning and Preparation One Month Out: Communications, Emergency Management, and Travel Estimates
Date: July 27, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE)

The National Operations Center of Excellence is coordinating resources for the Total Solar Eclipse taking place on August 21, 2017. The path of totality will cover 14 states West to East across the country, however, the eclipse will be visible and have an effect on the entirety of the contiguous 48 states.

In the path of totality, special events will be the major challenge for transportation operators. But the effects of darkness and unusual travel patterns will affect the transportation network in every state. 

This webinar will highlight preparations underway from states in the path of totality and discuss travel volumes with greatamericaneclipse.com.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Webinar: Sight Distance
Date: July 28, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $99 members/$159 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 Sixth Edition of AASHTO's 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.

For more information about this training, click here .

Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Roadside Safety
Date: June 28, 2017
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Transportation Training Academy

This workshop provides an overview of safety treatments and countermeasures that can be used to help reduce the frequency and severity of roadway departure crashes. One low-cost strategy is to use various treatments to help keep vehicles on the roadway. For those vehicles leaving the traveled way, it is important to reduce the potential for a crash, i.e., allow the vehicle to recover without overturning or striking fixed objects.  Techniques for improving shoulders, slopes and ditches are reviewed.  Removing, relocating or redesigning features such as trees, utility poles and drainage structures in the clear zone are also addressed. Enhancing mailbox safety is also covered. The session includes discussion of minimizing the severity of roadway departure crashes through use of breakaway supports and shielding obstacles. The essentials of barrier design, installation and inspection are reviewed.  The session concludes with case study exercises where participants apply what they learned to address actual roadway locations.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Practical GIS-Driven Tribal Transportation Asset Management Planning
Date: July 12, 2017
Location: Vancouver, WA
Organization: Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program

Transportation Asset Management properly established and supported by quality data collection provides the information required to enable comprehensive tribal transportation planning and readiness. Red Plains has been fortunate to work with many of the NW Region Tribes to establish GIS asset management systems designed to enable our tribal planners with the tools at their fingertips to make well-informed transportation decisions, present a cohesive set of transportation specific data layers easily manipulated and managed to tell a story, prepare graphic and data driven grant applications, and most importantly, have the ability to professionally present their transportation network to transportation stakeholders, the public, and tribal leadership.

The course is specifically developed to speak to those individuals responsible for oversight and implementation of their Tribe's Tribal Transportation Programs. We will discuss TTP Regulations, Data Collection, Inventory, LRTP's, TTIP's, ROW, Land Use, Safety Plans, Roadway Safety Audits, Maintenance, Planning, Traffic Analysis, Project Selection/Prioritization, and how they all work in concert if managed well. See work product from other Tribes and understand how to accomplish the same level of transportation management and readiness in this interactive classroom setting.  We will have time to get into specific scenarios so bring your questions and issues to the class for discussion.

For more information about this training, click here.
New
Training: Access Management
Date: August 1-2, 2017
Location: Midlothian, VA
Organization: University of Virginia Transportation Training Academy

The workshop will cover the latest access design principles, access management techniques, retrofit programs, legal implications, and design guidelines. Included in the materials will be examples of State Highway Access Code and procedures for estimating the potential benefits from an access management program. Impacts on the business community will also be discussed. This course concludes with an access management exercise that will require participants to design a retrofit access plan for Leesburg Road in Northern Virginia.

For more information about this training, click here .
New
Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: August 9, 2017
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)

Three vehicle crashes involving injuries occur every minute in the United States putting nearly 39,000 incident responders in harm's way daily. Disruption and congestion from these incidents can increase the likelihood of secondary crashes, cause delays, and increase driver frustration. The longer responders remain on the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public, face. Correct traffic incident management (TIM) focuses on responding in a way that protects motorists and emergency personnel while minimizing negative effects on traffic. TIM practices include detecting, verifying, and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene; and restoring traffic flow.

Using a multi-discipline approach, first responders in New Jersey will learn how to operate more efficiently and act collectively. The training covers topics including TIM guidelines, fundamentals, and terminology; notifications and scene size up; scene safety and risk management; traffic management; special circumstances; clearance; and termination.

This course is open to all traffic-incident first responders including personnel in law enforcement, fire fighting, emergency medical services (EMS), public safety, public works, towing and recovery, and hazardous materials (HAZMAT).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Road Diets
Date: September 29, 2017
Location: College Park, MD
Organization: Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Positive Culture Framework Training
Date: October 17-19, 2017
Location: San Antonio, TX
Organization: Center for Health and Safety Culture

The Center for Health and Safety Culture at Montana State University invites you to attend the  Positive Culture Framework training on our updated approach which is based on the latest research and builds on the Positive Community Norms framework. The framework embraces a cultural approach, is grounded in the latest science, and includes positive norms in improving health and safety.

This 2.5 day training provides a foundation for efforts to improve health and safety addressing a wide variety of issues including (but not limited to) substance abuse, traffic safety, and violence prevention. Participants will leave with an understanding of how culture influences behavior, how we can cultivate cultural transformation, and the benefits of a comprehensive, positive approach.

For more information about this training, click here.

Conferences

Conference: PlacesForBikes Conference 2017
Date: June 28-30, 2017
Location: Madison, WI
Organization: PeopleForBikes

PlacesForBikes Conference will be held June 28 - 30, 2017 at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wisconsin. It will bring together hundreds of leaders from cities and towns across the U.S. who are interested in activating the power of bikes to achieve broader community goals. The focus is on quickly improving bike infrastructure to connect people to education, employment, recreation and transit. Attendees will learn how projects both large and small, from major new pathways to small pump tracks from protected bike lanes to mountain bike trails, can transform and invirgorate communities for both locals and visitors.

The conference is open to anyone interested in accelerating progress on biking in their community.  It will particularly be helfpul to communities that send delegations of changemakers ready to roll up their sleeves and work as teams. The arc of local leaders who will find the conference valuable includes mayors, elected officials and city staff, community and business leaders, local funders, bike retailers, and advocates.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Automated Vehicles Symposium
Date: July 11-13, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Organization: Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Automated Vehicles Symposium bridges the gap between the academic research community and automated driving industry through facilitated discussions between these influential communities and their efforts to safely bring automated vehicles to reality. Topics include insurance, regulation and technology.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: LTAP/TTAP National Conference
Date: July 17-20, 2017
Location: Norfolk, VA
Organization: National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA)

The National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA) holds their annual conference to share the latest knowledge, skills and materials that enhance the performance of its Centers. NLTAPA works with all local and rural road partners, customers and stakeholders, to develop Center staff competencies, and support interest of NLTAPA members.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2017 NACO Annual Conference
Date: July 21-24, 2017
Location: Franklin County, OH
Organization: National Association of Counties

This is your chance to exchange cutting-edge best practices and shape NACo's federal policy agenda for the year ahead. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to access information and resources to address some of our most pressing challenges.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ITE 2017 International Annual Meeting and Exhibit
Date: July 30 - August 2, 2017
Location: Toronto, ON
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

Held in conjunction with the Canadian Institute of Transportation Engineers (CITE) Annual Conference, your organization's presence at this event is a must! Exhibit space at the ITE 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibit sold out and it is anticipated that this year's exhibit space will be in high demand.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2017 Traffic Records Forum
Date: August 6-9, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
Organization: Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP)

The Traffic Records Forum is a four day opportunity to participate in presentations, exhibits, workshops, and seminars on topics of interest to the highway traffic safety and data communities, and to help guide national discourse about traffic records during the ATSIP general meeting.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Transportation and Communities Summit
Date: September 11-12, 2017
Location: Portland, OR
Organization: Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC)

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2nd TRB Conference on Transportation Needs of National Parks and Public Lands: Partnerships for Enhancing Stewardship and Mobility
Date: September 11-13, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Transportation Needs for National Parks and Public Lands (ADA40) is soliciting presentation abstracts for the 2nd TRB Conference on Transportation and Public Lands Partnerships: Enhancing Stewardship and Mobility. The conference focuses on transportation needs in National Parks and other Public Lands. It will highlight innovative approaches regarding data, managing demand, working with partners, and transportation impacts on sensitive resources. The conference will bring together professionals from federal land management and transportation agencies, state and local transportation and transit agencies, universities, consulting firms, foundations, and private non-profit groups.

For more information about this conference, click here.
New
Conference: 2017 American Road and Transportation Builders Association National Convention
Date: September 17-20, 2017
Location: Omni Amelia, FL
Organization: American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Rail~Volution
Date: September 17-20, 2017
Location: Denver, CO
Organization: Rail~Volution

Each year, Rail~Volution brings its conference to cities around the country that have made great strides in public transportation systems and building livable communities. Find out where we're headed and make plans to join us at an upcoming Rail~Volution transportation conference.

For more information about this conference, click here.
New
Conference: Summit on the Future of Connected Vehicle Summit and Innovation Day
Date: September 19-20, 2017
Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan
Organization: Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA)

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: National Safety Council Congress and Expo
Date: September 23-29, 2017
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Organization: National Safety Council (NSC)

The National Safety Council Congress and Expo is the world's premier annual event, bringing together 15,000
safety, health, and environmental professionals.


For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 20th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference
Date: September 25-29, 2017
Location: Tucson, AZ
Organization: Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)

The 20th Annual National Tribal Transportation Conference is the premier event for more than 500 tribal, federal, state, and private transportation professionals from across the USA. The conference will provide information and resources for all who are committed to improving the transportation infrastructure of Indian Country and the safety of those who live, work and travel the roadways of Indian lands.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 2017 Moving Together Conference
Date: September 28, 2017
Location: Boston, MA
Organization: University of Massachusetts Transportation Center

This year's conference will take place on  Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM, at the  Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington, Boston, MA.  Attend workshops and panels that highlight current pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation topics.  Network with colleagues representing diverse interests from the public, academic and private sectors.  All new site visits and mobile workshops led by engineers and bicycle/pedestrian advocates.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ASCE Convention
Date: October 8-11, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

The ASCE Convention is the Society flagship membership event. It is the single annual opportunity that the entire Society is represented together and therefore needs to reflect the diversity that ASCE encompasses. The program for the Convention will be of an integrated, cross-cultural, technical, and educational nature.

For more information about this conference, click here.
New
Conference: National Transportation Training Directors Conference
Date: October 8-12, 2017
Location: Point Clear, AL
Organization: National Transportation Training Directors (NTTD)

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: 3rd National RTAP Technical Assistance Conference
Date: October 29 - November 1, 2017
Location: Omaha, NE
Organization: National Rural Transit Assistance Program 

The National Rural Transit Assistance Program is excited to host our third biennial Technical Assistance Conference: Transportation at the Center.  The conference will continue the great momentum we started in Denver in 2015 with content from FTA's Technical Assistance Centers, workshops, round-tables, and a focus on practical solutions for rural and tribal transportation.

Participating and cooperating organizations include the Federal Transit Administration, Nebraska Department of Roads, Nebraska Association of Transit Providers, University of Nebraska, the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, and the National Center for Mobility Management.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: ITS World Congress
Date: October 29 - November 2, 2017
Location: Montréal, Canada
Organization: ITS America, ITS Canada, ITS Europe, ITS Asia-Pacific

The ITS World Congress 2017, produced by ITS America in conjunction with ITS Canada and co-organized by ITS Europe and ITS Asia-Pacific, brings together global leaders in intelligent and transformative transportation to showcase and evaluate the latest innovative concepts, active prototypes, and live systems. Academics, researchers, policymakers, businesses, entrepreneurs, investors, implementers, and the media-thousands of people from the transport, automotive, telecommunications, and technology sectors-will engage in robust discussions and spirited debates as to how this rapidly changing and ever-expanding industry is addressing the very real challenges facing our mobile, connected societies today and in the future.

For more information about this conference, click here .