Training Announcements

Vol. 4, Nov. 12, 2015


TOPIn this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on work zone safety, low volume roads, and pedestrian safety. 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 .

Webinars

Webinar: Improving the Effectiveness of Traffic Control Devices
Date: November 12, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $299 members/ $349 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Traffic control devices include signs, markings, traffic signals, and other crucial elements. The various types of signs typically used on public streets are critical to the well-being of a town's citizens. This webinar focuses on what agencies are doing to improve the effectiveness of traffic control devices that are traditionally used on many streets and highways throughout the United States. The webinar also illustrates the use of non-standard signs and discuss why and where such non-standard designs may be necessary. The webinar includes many examples of more effective traffic control devices and in some cases compare them to less effective illustrations. This webinar is about improving the effectiveness of traffic control devices in Parts 2, 3, 4 and 8 of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/item/id/710546/q/o=t&c=79&t=2115&t=2118
Webinar: Work Zone Speed Management
Date: November 12, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free members/ $89 non-members
Organization: Transportation Research Board (TRB)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm ET that will provide an overview of the information synthesized in NCHRP 20-05, "Work Zone Speed Management." This webinar will discuss what is known about the effectiveness of the most popular techniques to address the problem of speeding in work zones. This webinar will also describe several less frequently used techniques that could be effective. 

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.trb.org/Calendar/Blurbs/173179.aspx
Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon
Date: November 12, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

The pedestrian hybrid beacon (PHB)-also known as a HAWK signal-is a pedestrian-activated warning device located on the roadside or on mast arms over midblock pedestrian crossings. Once activated by a pedestrian, the PHB provides an interval of flashing yellow and then red indication to drivers, allowing pedestrians to cross. These treatments can improve safety of pedestrian crossings along higher volume, multilane roads, and have been identified by FHWA as a proven safety countermeasure. 

This presentation, led by Richard Nassi (Pima Association of Governments) will provide an in-depth look at these treatments, including considerations for implementation and evaluation, as well as 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/8617531603601228289
New
Webinar: Assessing Roadway Safety Risks in American Indian Reservations
Date: November 12, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

American Indians experience a disproportionately high rate of death and significant injury from motor vehicle crashes compared with the U.S. population as a whole. Tribal transportation leaders and federal agencies agree that this is an area of concern and priority. Unfortunately, there is very little research to suggest how to make the most strategic policies and investments to improve safety.

This presentation will introduce innovative methods for assessing roadway safety risks specifically on American Indian reservations. It will also provide an overview of a field research project being conducted by the Roadway Safety Institute in collaboration with four tribal governments in Minnesota, including some preliminary results.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.roadwaysafety.umn.edu/events/seminars/2015/111215/index.html
Webinar: The Road Safety and Signage Audit: Proactive Roadway Safety in the 21st Century
Date: November 16, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: $249 members/ $299 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Typically, road safety is managed reactively. Engineers and other officials investigate crash locations on the assumption that future crashes are most likely to occur in those same locations. However, road crashes, in particular those on low volume urban or rural roads, are frequently distributed in seemingly random patterns and may not accurately correlate to roadway deficiencies. Rather than reacting to historic crash data, identifying specific systemic road deficiencies offers a proactive alternative to improving roadway safety. Roadway signing is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to quantify, analyze and correct signing deficiencies to improve roadway safety.

This webinar discusses various methods of reactive vs. proactive roadway safety improvements, how to use innovative technology in the data collection phases, and what funding options there are from the federal government.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/item/id/711187/q/o=t&c=79&t=2115&t=2125&t=2118
Webinar: Innovation... It's More Than a Buzz Word
Date: November 17, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Volpe

Innovation has been called the rising buzzword of 2016 by Politico Magazine. It's being used to describe people, politics, products, and peanuts. Entire organizations are being called innovative. But what is the act of being "innovative"? To be innovative requires embracing risk, speed, and a focused goal.

The infusion of new technologies into our transportation systems is on the rise and increasing in pace. Such infusion introduces opportunities and risk. As just one example, GPS is already enabling fast, safe, and efficient transportation-but how do we avoid becoming so reliant on GPS that transportation is interrupted and safety is threatened?

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.volpe.dot.gov/event/innovation-more-than-a-buzz-word
Webinar: Stopped on the Tracks: Preventing Accidents with Engineering
Date: November 17, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $125
Organization: Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

The safety of railroad crossings has risen to the forefront among not only engineers, transportation safety experts and legislators, but also among the general public, largely due to several severe and highly publicized crashes at railroad crossings throughout the country. This webinar will discuss design and technology solutions available to improve grade crossing safety and help prevent motorists from being stopped on the tracks while a train is approaching.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://ecommerce.ite.org/imis/iCommerce/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=LMSW06&WebsiteKey=d5326f96-5db7-43ca-89dc-c6ef0daae20e
Webinar: Advancing Systemic Safety Implementation Efforts
Date: November 18, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Learn how agencies are using innovative implementation and evaluation approaches to advance systemic safety efforts .

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: https://collaboration.fhwa.dot.gov/dot/fhwa/WC/Lists/Seminars/DispForm.aspx?ID=600
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Webinar: Road Transport Automation and Transportation Planning
Date: November 19, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is hosting a series of webinars on the key issues and opportunities facing automated vehicle and transportation systems. Road Transport Automation and Transportation Planning is the second in this series of webinars produced from the 2015 Automated Vehicles Symposium. This 90 minute webinar will explore what transportation planners need to know to adequately consider automation in the long range planning process.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: https://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/t3/s151119_Road_Transport_Automation.asp
Webinar: Pedestrian Safety, Pedestrian Behavior, and Intersection Design and Control
Date: November 19, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

Walking is most beneficial for individuals and for society when pedestrians can travel safely. So how can walking along roads be made absolutely safe? How can crossing streets be made reasonably safe at grade crossings? According to Professor Per Garder, the answer lies in vehicular speeds and pedestrian crossing distances. 

In this presentation, Garder will discuss European and U.S. perspectives on pedestrian safety, including European ideas applied in U.S. cities such as New York City. He will also explore important issues such as ensuring low speeds at traffic signals and school zones and using ITS to improve pedestrian safety.

The presentation will also review shortcomings in sophisticated regression models and explore why factor analysis may be better. Finally, Garder will discuss the behavior of drivers and pedestrians and their interactions, as well as how this behavior is affected by alcohol, age, handicaps, number of lanes crossed, and the use of beacons and other warning methods.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.roadwaysafety.umn.edu/events/seminars/2015/111915/index.html
Webinar: Realizing Self-Driving Vehicles
Date: December 1, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Volpe

Self-driving vehicles will save lives, save time, and offer mobility to those who otherwise don't have it. Eventually they will reshape the way we live in, and move through, our communities and cities.

A dedicated team at Google has spent the last five years moving  self-driving vehicles[external link]closer to a reality. New algorithms, increased processing power, innovative sensors, and massive amounts of data enable these vehicles to see further, understand more, and handle a wide variety of challenging driving scenarios. 

Google's vehicles have driven over one million miles on highways and suburban and urban streets. Through this journey, Dr. Chris Urmson and his team have learned a lot-not just about how to drive, but about interacting with drivers, users, and others on the road, and about what it takes to bring incredibly complex system to fruition.

During this talk, Urmson will share some fun stories and lessons, along with Google's vision for how these vehicles will become a reality.  This event is part of Volpe's newest thought leadership series,  Beyond Traffic 2045: Reimagining Transportation . This series will inform the ongoing national dialogue on Beyond Traffic , U.S. DOT's 30-year framework for the future.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.volpe.dot.gov/event/realizing-self-driving-vehicles
Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Leading Pedestrian Interval
Date: December 2, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

Leading pedestrian intervals (LPIs) provide pedestrians with additional time to establish their presence in the crosswalk before motorists can begin turning at signalized intersections. The LPI enhances pedestrian visibility and can reduce the risk of conflicts with turning vehicles. 

This presentation, led by Margaret Kubilins (VHB, Inc.) will provide an in-depth look at this countermeasure, including considerations for site selection and implementation. Her presentation will 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/4256882781492327681
Webinar: Work Zone Awareness - Be Alert Our Dad is at Work 
Date: December 2, 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.  The way we learn today is different from ten years ago - it's become more experiential, more hands on, and more directly connected to work application. Since we have less time available to spend away from the job, webinars are the most efficient way to stay connected and up-to-date on industry information.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: http://www.atssa.com/TrainingCertification/Webinars.aspx
Webinar: Distracted Driving: The Last Two Seconds of Your Life
Date: December 3, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

It is well known that distraction is increasingly a problem inside the cabin of the automobile, especially among teens. Studies using an eye tracker at the Arbella Insurance Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, both on a driving simulator and in the field, show exactly why distraction is such a problem for teens. But they also show that distraction is a problem for experienced middle-aged drivers and for older drivers as well-something that is less well understood. Having documented that distraction is a problem, the next question is whether anything can be done about it. The answer is yes. 

Typical solutions include engineering, education, and enforcement. This presentation will highlight work at UMassAmherst that has focused on the development and evaluation of training programs that are designed to improve the hazard anticipation, hazard mitigation, and attention maintenance skills that are most compromised by distraction.  An hour's worth of training has been shown to have benefits that last up to a year for teens and two years for older drivers. The training programs have been implemented by regional and national insurance companies, including Arbella Insurance in Massachusetts and State Farm Insurance in Illinois. If you have teens who are learning to drive, have older parents who are beginning to decline, or are yourself an experienced driver, the information in this presentation could potentially help decrease your crash risk or the crash risk of someone you love.

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: http://www.roadwaysafety.umn.edu/events/seminars/2015/120315/index.html
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
New
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
New
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: 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
New
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: 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
New
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

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Instructor-Led Trainings
Training: Traffic Incident Management Responder 
Date: November 17, 2015
Location: Newport, KY
Organization: University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Tribal Safety Champions Workshop
Date: November 17-18, 2015
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Organization: Oklahoma State University, Center for Local Government Technology

This workshop will focus on topics centering on human factors such as impaired driving, seatbelts, and child passenger safety. The workshop will also feature roadway engineering-based discussions, with a special emphasis on work zone safety and crash data. The workshop will bring together stakeholders who will address the four E?s of Safety: Engineering, Enforcement, Education, and Emergency Management.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Fundamentals
Date: November 19, 2015
Location: Midlothian, VA
Organization: University of Virginia, Center for Transportation Studies

This course will introduce students to the principles of traffic control devices and the fundamentals of evaluating the need for and the implications of decisions to install traffic control devices.  Students will gain an appreciation of how the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) can be used to support decisions concerning traffic control devices.  Traffic control devices are critical to ensuring the safe and efficient flow of people, traffic and goods on the surface transportation system.  The appropriate installation, maintenance and operation of traffic control devices are critical to ensuring the safe and efficient operation of these facilities.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Designing for Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
Date: November 19, 2015
Location: Riverton, UT
Organization: Utah LTAP

This course fulfills an elective  requirement for the Road Scholar program.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop
Date: November 24, 2015
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation 

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Pedestrian Safety Workshop
Date: December 3, 2015
Location: Columbus, OH
Organization:  University of Minnesota, Roadway Safety Institute

This workshop, presented by noted Roadway Safety Institute researcher and instructor Dr. Ron Van Houten of Western Michigan University, will share innovative treatment options to serve pedestrians in a wide variety of walking environments. Based on the latest research, Dr. Van Houten will discuss emerging treatment options for a variety of intersections, environments, and users. Data on treatment efficacy will be included. Dr. Van Houten will also share his human factors expertise by discussing how to change a community's safety culture.

After his presentation, a facilitated conversation will allow attendees to discuss local areas of concern and evaluate potential solutions for their own challenging design problems.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Safer Roads By Design: Across Six Continents
Date: December 6-16, 2015
Location: Orlando, FL
Organization: International Road Federation (IRF)

The Safer Roads by Design™: Across Six Continents executive seminar is one of the most comprehensive road safety training programs in the world. 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 ten day period. The purpose of this training program is to help road authorities understand what can be done to help them meet their Decade of Action commitment to reduce fatalities 50 percent by 2020.

For more information about this training, click here.
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Training: Road Safety 365 Workshop for Local Agencies
Date: December 8, 2015
Location: College Park, MD
Organization:  University of Maryland, Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center

This course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. is designed to provide local and rural agencies with practical and effective ways to mainstream safety solutions into their day-to-day activities and project development process. This one-day workshop focuses on processes for incorporating safety into all aspects of local and rural projects, and on making safety a priority through inclusion in the traditional decision-making process - 365 days a year. The course stresses the importance of road safety, and illustrates how it can be integrated into rural/local transportation project development at all stages: planning, design, construction, implementation, operations, and maintenance. Through practical exercises and facilitator-led discussions, the emphasis is on operations and maintenance to reflect the predominant, day-to-day responsibilities of rural/local transportation agencies. The benefits and potential cost savings of safety initiatives are shown using examples from rural/local agencies.

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.

Conferences

Conference: Local Transportation Management Virtual Conference and Innovation Showcase
Date: November 17, 2015
Location: Online
Organization: American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

LōTrans™ 2015 , the Local Transportation Management & Safety Virtual Conference, now in its fourth year, is managed by the Washington, D.C.-based American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).  It was organized with the leadership, counsel and support of the association's Transportation Officials Division (TOD), which includes city, county, state and federal officials from across the nation. There is no charge to register.

LōTrans™ 2015  is the 21 st  century revitalization of that conference.  It utilizes digital technologies to bring a first-class, interactive education experience to hundreds of city and county government officials who annually manage $50 billion in transportation infrastructure capital investments, maintenance, engineering and traffic services, and snow removal.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Enhancing Driving: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Date: November 17, 2015
Location: Gainesville, FL
Organization: University of Florida Transportation Institute

The purpose of this one-day conference is to promote collaborative research to enhance driving performance and safety. The approach will be interdisciplinary and will involve faculty and students from Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, and the College of Medicine.

For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: American Concrete Pavement Association 52nd Annual Meeting
Date: December 1-4, 2015
Location: Bonita Springs, FL
Organization: American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA)

The ACPA 52nd Annual Meeting is the premier event for the concrete pavement industry.  Attendees are exposed to technical updates, technology transfer, and opportunities to meet others in the industry that are promoting, designing, supplying, and building concrete pavements.  It's also an awesome opportunity to network and celebrate the best concrete paving projects during the 26th Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards.

For more information about this conference, click here.
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 .  

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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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New
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. 

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New
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. 

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New
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.

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