Training Announcements

Vol. 5, Nov. 24, 2015


TOPThis issue of the Safety Center Training Announcements is a little early this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. In this issue, you will find upcoming trainings on distracted driving, low volume roads, and traffic incident management. Do not miss out on the upcoming Safety Center training, Understanding Organizational Culture and Its Impact on Safety Culture, on December 15th. This free webinar will provide an overview of organizational culture, key factors that influence organizational culture, and how leaders can change their culture with respect to building a stronger safety culture.  There are many trainings coming up so make sure to plan ahead so you do not miss out on these great training opportunities! 
 
If you know of relevant trainings or events which are not included in our emails, please let us know so that we can add them.  Also, if you know of sites, newsletters or other sources that we should monitor for upcoming trainings and events, please pass those along to us, as well. 
 
Sincerely,

Jaime Eidswick
Center Manager
National Center for Rural Road Safety
info@ruralsafetycenter.org
In This Issue

Traffic Safety Weeks

Event: Pre-Holiday Season Drunk Driving Prevention
Date: November 28 - December 15, 2015
Organization: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)

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

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

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

For more information about this event, click here .

Webinars

Webinar: 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
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Webinar: Smarter Work Zones - Project Coordination Guide and Examples
Date: December 2, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration Work Zone Management Team

In the seventh webinar of the FHWA's Every Day Counts (EDC)-3 Smarter Work Zones (SWZ) Webinar series, the FHWA Work Zone Management Team will provide an overview of the Project Coordination Guide and examples from agencies that use an online tool for collecting and sharing project data, such as location, duration, and expected impacts upon traffic conditions between agency departments. Webinar topics include a brief overview of the Project Coordination Initiative and discussion of how online tool data can be leveraged to minimize travel delays, enhance safety for all road users and workers, and maintain business and resident access. This webinar will provide practitioners with a common understanding of the tools available for collecting and sharing project data, and how they can be used to meet each states' respective SWZ Project Coordination goals.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: https://connectdotcqpub1.connectsolutions.com/content/connect/c1/7/en/events/event/private/1111229023/1115141294/event_landing.html?sco-id=1129427921
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Webinar: ITS Applications for Bicycles and Pedestrians
Date: December 2, 2015
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free

The Nation's transportation network continues to grow as a multi-modal entity that strives to improve safety and mobility for its users. As the system expands due to growing populations, pedestrians and bicyclists become a more integral part of the network. As such, planning, designing, and operating bicycle and pedestrian facilities continue to play important roles in the transportation industry, especially with the use of ITS applications.

ITS applications play a key role in providing safe, reliable, effective, and sustainable mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists. This webinar will explore various ITS technologies, including the DOT-sponsored Pedestrian Automated Enforcement Program, "Ped Minus Left," an adaptive left turn control strategy to protect pedestrians, and design controls.

For more information about this training, click here .
Link: https://www.pcb.its.dot.gov/t3/s151202_ITS_Apps_for_Bikes_Peds.asp
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
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Webinar: Real World Safety: The Benefits of Using Crash Modification Factors to Predict and Prioritize
Date: December 8, 2015
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Federal Highway Administration Crash Modification Factors Clearinghouse

Join transportation engineers, designers and planners from across the country to learn how to use the most recent updates to the Federal Highway Administration's CMF Clearinghouse, how to use CMFs in crash prediction models, and how two states are using CMFs in their project planning!

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: http://www.cmfclearinghouse.org/webinars.cfm
Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrian Safety at Interchanges
Date: December 10, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8173843477422113794
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
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Webinar: Countermeasure Strategies for Pedestrian Safety: Traffic Calming
Date: December 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)

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

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

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5156487802336802818
Webinar: Improving Safety at Railroad Highway Grade Crossings
Date: December 18, 2015
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET
Cost: $299 members/ $349 non-members
Organization: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

This webinar will examine recent developments in railroad crossings and how to improve their safety. The webinar will focus on motorized users, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists, who have to cross railroad crossings on a regular basis. The webinar will address the best ways to handle pedestrian and bicycle traffic crossing railroad tracks and the operation of traffic signals impacted by railroad operations. Information from recent publications, the Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Handbook, and a recent conference on railroad corridors, where speakers addressed railroad crossing safety issues, will be shared. Examples will be provided where railroad crossings pose special challenges to traffic on heavily traveled corridors. A reference list will be provided that includes articles, websites, and other study material. Case studies on railroad crossings and railroad crossing grade separation will be presented.

For more information about this training, click here.
Link: http://mylearning.asce.org/diweb/catalog/item/id/710537/q/o=t&c=79&t=2115&t=2118
Webinar: Application of Systemic Safety to a Non-Engineering Issue
Date: January 21, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET
Cost: Free
Organization: National Center for Rural Road Safety 

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) will be hosting a FREE, 1.5 hour online training event.
  
This Safety Center sponsored webinar will provide a background on the rural safety problem and how the systemic safety approach is used to help address these problems. Some examples of systemic safety applications will be summarized and non-engineering application discussed. An overview of the High Five Rural Traffic Safety Project administered through the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB), a non-engineering application, will be provided. This project uses 10 years of crash data and seat belt compliance data to determine annually which five rural counties will receive additional funding in order to increase enforcement, engineering, and education related to traffic safety in those counties. This webinar will discuss how the project works, its ongoing outcomes, and how to develop a similar program in your area.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Instructor-Led Trainings
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.
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.
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Training: Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders
Date: December 9, 2015
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Organization: Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

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.
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Training: Designing for Pedestrian Safety
Date: January 20-21, 2016
Location: Columbus, OH
Organization: Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program

This 2-day NHI course is intended to help state and local transportation engineering professionals address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions. The training course includes a field exercise in the application of the principles, concepts, and strategies covered in the course. Also the participants will share and prioritize potential policies, programs, and strategies.

For more information about this training, click here.
Training: Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis
Date: January 27-28, 2016
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Organization: University of California - Berkeley, Institute of Transportation Studies

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

For more information about this training, click here.

Conferences

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 .  

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

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

The 2016 event will include more exhibits, more hands-on courses and a wider variety of classes than ever before. Whether you're a front-line worker, safety manager, or a supervisor looking for leadership training, there will be something for everyone at the 2016 Conference.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: American Planning Association National Planning Conference
Date: April 2-5, 2016
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Organization: American Planning Association (APA)

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

The Lifesavers Conference brings together a unique combination of public health and safety professionals, researchers, volunteers, and practitioners who are committed to sharing best practices, research, and policy initiatives that are proven to work. You can't get the kind of information that is conveyed at this conference anywhere else at this value. There is no professional training that provides the same kind of information that compares with the Lifesavers Conference.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
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Conference: 21st Annual Transportation and Safety Congress
Date: April 5-7, 2016
Location: Casper, WY
Organization: Wyoming Technology Transfer Center, Local Technical Assistance Center

Please join the Wyoming Technology Transfer Center for our 21st Annual Transportation & Safety Congress in Casper from April 5-7, 2016. Various manufacturers, suppliers, and contractors will be showcasing their products and Services. Attendees will be able to see "what's new" and discuss how to enhance the safety of their street and highway operations.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
Conference: Safe Routes to School National Conference
Date: April 5-7, 2016
Location: Columbus, OH
Organization: Safe Routes to School, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC), the  Safe Routes to School National Partnership   and the National Center for Safe Routes to School are pleased to announce that the fifth Safe Routes to School National Conference will be held in Columbus, Ohio. The event, sponsored by these two national organizations and hosted by MORPC will take place April 5-7, 2016 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown.
 
For more information about this conference, click here.
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Conference: KDOT Transportation Safety Conference
Date: April 18-20, 2016
Location: Topeka, KS
Organization: Kansas Department of Transportation, University of Kansas

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

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

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

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

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

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Conference: 2016 National Rural Transportation Conference
Date: June 13-15, 2016
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Organization: National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)

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

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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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