Tuesday February 27, 2018
MOBOTREX MINUTE
APS Guide Overview

The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) stated that pedestrian safety considerations should be included in new transportation plans and projects.
  • Section 1202 (g)(2) directed that they "...shall include the installation, where appropriate, and maintenance of audible traffic signals and audible signs at street crossings."
  • Required that FHWA develop guidance on pedestrian and bicycle facility design. A Policy Statement on Accommodating Bicyclists and Pedestrians in Transportation Projects was written, which includes the following statement: "Sidewalks, shared use paths, street crossings (including over- and undercrossings), pedestrian signals, signs, street furniture, transit stops and facilities, and all connecting pathways shall be designed, constructed, operated and maintained so that all pedestrians, including people with disabilities, can travel safely and independently". (TEA-21, 1998)
"Accessible Pedestrian Signals: A Guide to Best Practices" serves as a single source of information on most issues surrounding the topic of APS. This includes topics such as how APS are used by blind or low vision pedestrians, what features are available for APS, and how intersections corners should be designed to accommodate APS.

You can download the complete "Guide" right here.

Be sure to check out Polara at the MN User's Group this week.
ON THE MOVE
 
**Conferences**
March 7-9, 2018 Branson Convention Center (MO)

Aril 4-6, 2018 Omaha, NE 

April 23-25, 2018  Lincoln, Nebraska


MoboTrex User's Groups

Minnesota User's Group
February 28 - March 1, 2018
Agenda 

TEXAS USER'S GROUP

Time to register for the
Texas-Houston area User's Group.
 
The User's Group is an excellent opportunity for customers to network, meet leading traffic industry manufacturers one on one and experience classroom sessions on innovative technology.  
The registration fee of $40.00 includes:
2 days of informational and technical training
Opportunity to meet vendors one on one
Continental Breakfast, breaks and lunch each day
**One day registration option available if attending less than the full conference time period.  
Attendance certificates will be provided after the event (up to 12 PDH's or 12 IMSA renewal hours, as well as TARP points for IMSA members). AGENDA to be posted soon on our website calendar.
 
**Payment via PayPal is available, so have your credit card ready before you register.  Regular payment options are available as well. 

 
  **Note** For Vendor registration,   contact Joan Kasten,


QUICK LINKS
TRAFFIC TRIVIA

Know your traffic trivia? Here's your chance to show us.
One of our more popular trivia categories is guessing the location in a picture. The week's question has two acceptable answers.

Where is this signal located?

Send your answer to marketing@MoboTrex.com with Traffic Trivia in the subject line.
The answer to  the February  13th trivia was "Ford introduced the first four passenger model of the Thunderbird."
TRAFFIC LITES


Now those are some pretty cool traffic lights. 

If you have a funny picture of a traffic related item, send it to marketing@MoboTrex.com


***Disclaimer***
Some items featured in our Tuesday Traffic Talk are not available in all of our territories. Please consult your Regional Sales Manager or Inside Sales Representative for clarification.

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