NaTMEC: Pedestrian Safety, Travel Monitoring, and Relating the Two

Pedestrian injuries and fatalities have increased (in both number and share) in recent years, nationally and in many states. There is a need for improved pedestrian crash prediction methods to better understand (geometric, traffic, operational, and other) factors associated with pedestrian safety and also to assist in the prioritization and selection of countermeasures to improve pedestrian safety at signalized intersections. Pedestrian exposure data is one of the biggest barriers to overcome for pedestrian safety analysis.

Learn about three different approaches used to improve pedestrian safety through better estimation tools. Two presentations will focus on efforts that use pedestrian push button data at signalized intersections – one project uses these novel data to improve crash prediction models to test the ‘safety in numbers’ concept that’s been demonstrated with bicycling; another uses these data through a machine learning approach to create typologies of pedestrian activity patterns to better convert short-term counts to annual volumes. The third presentation shares a new method developed for identifying and prioritizing additional count locations to aid cities or states seeking to grow their count data collection programs.

  • Tuesday, September 15 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM CDT

Mobility as a Service and Mobility on Demand during COVID-19: How to Plan for Reduced Mode Share of Public Transit

This webinar will highlight the impact of COVID-19 on future transport operations and will address the near-, mid-, and long-term effects based on current behavior changes - especially travel choices - to be modified because of COVID-19. We will also illustrate some of the recent challenges and concerns they will describe several recent trends, as well as projects, with consideration of impacts and recent shifts in modes and impacts to mobility including the interactions between MaaS/MOD, transit, and other modes due to COVID-19. This webinar will feature projects from Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, city of Chicago, Contra Costa Transportation Agency, and others.

  • Thursday, September 24 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM CDT

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How Federal Legislation May Support Your Vision Zero Efforts

While your safe mobility work at the local, regional, or even state level may often feel disconnected from the machinations in Washington, DC, there are some promising developments at the federal level. Join us to learn about significant boosts to Vision Zero efforts included in the draft federal transportation reauthorization bill, which was approved by the House of Representatives. While it has a long way to go toward being finalized, the draft bill includes support for Vision Zero and the Safe Systems approach. We'll be joined by Jane Terry, Vice President of Government Affairs with the National Safety Council, to help explain what's in the bill, what's next, and how we can help.

  • Tuesday, September 15 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDT

How MPOs Can Lead on Vision Zero & Equitable Mobility

Regional leadership for Vision Zero - with a focus on health and racial equity - is growing in the U.S. We'll learn about two Metropolitan Planning Organizations' development of Vision Zero plans, as well as their critical work to move from vision to action. Both Oregon Metro and the Denver Regional Council of Governments Vision Zero plans have a strong focus on advancing equity. Join us to learn more about this encouraging trend in regional leadership toward safe, healthy, equitable mobility.

  • Thursday, September 24 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM CDT


Signs, Pavement Markings, and the MUTCD

This 3 part online training will take a detailed look at Sections 1, 2, 3, and 5 of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. This will be a great opportunity for participants to get a good understanding of the requirements of these sections. The training will stress understanding of the MUTCD and its principles, and will cover the following items in detail:

  • Tuesday, September 15 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT
    Part 1 of 3: "Basics of Signs and Signing"
  • Wednesday, September 16 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT
    Part 2 of 3: "Warrants and Use of Signs"
  • Thursday, September 17 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT
    Part 3 of 3: "Pavement Markings, Temporary Traffic Control, and Liability"

ABC's of Employee Engagement

Organizations today are often flatter and leaner – meaning fewer promotional opportunities and smaller raises. Most organizations are also going through huge transitions as they cope with public health concerns and economic uncertainty. How can supervisors and managers provide an atmosphere that will help motivate employees to continue to contribute and engage, even in times of great change or the absence of traditional rewards or perks? 

In this course, you will understand what factors – both intrinsic and extrinsic – contribute to or detract from short- and long-term job satisfaction and commitment. The course will cover several different ways of looking at motivation, from the Elephant-Rider-Path model described in the book Switch, by Chip and Dan Heath, to the Three Elements of Motivation described by Daniel Pink in his book Drive.

  • Part 1 of 2: Tuesday, September 29 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM CDT
  • Part 2 of 2: Wednesday, September 30 -10:00 AM to 1:00 PM CDT

FoRRRwD Countermeasures: Signing, Striping, and Maintenance Treatments

Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts round five (EDC-5) initiative, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD), features four pillars: Addressing All Public Roads, Systemic Approach, Safety Action Plans, and Proven Countermeasures. This webinar focuses on the Proven Countermeasures pillar. State, local, and tribal agencies – come discover how low cost and maintenance treatments can provide significant benefits to reducing rural roadway departure crashes.

  • Tuesday, September 15 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDT

Federal Highway Administration’s Every Day Counts Executive Session

The Every Day Counts (EDC) program has changed the way we engage people, products, and processes. For nearly 10 years, FHWA has worked with our stakeholders and partners to achieve tangible successes for the highway community and the Americans who travel our roads every day.  If you’re already familiar with EDC innovations, then you know that real game-changers come from this program.  For example, in EDC 3-4, the deployment of e-Construction helped lead to savings on average of $40,000 per project and 1.78 hours of staff time per day.  Currently, 46 states are using e-Construction and enjoying these benefits as a result.  And that is just one example.  

  • Wednesday, September 23 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM CDT

Multi-Stakeholder Coordination for UAS Deployment in Emergency Response Environments

The objective of this webinar is to focus on UAS in emergency response, which has distinct challenges and opportunities from both construction and structural inspections. Emergency response environments generally involve many more stakeholders than other UAS applications, and these operations benefit from significant pre-planning activities since there is little time to learn “on the job”. Moreover, these environments require special considerations for data management and sharing across agencies.

  • Thursday, October 1 - 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM CDT

FHWA Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary Webinar Series

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. The ADA is the nation’s first comprehensive civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA established requirements to remove barriers (physical and otherwise) that limited individuals with disabilities from fully participating in public life. In the 30 years since the historic passage of the ADA, state and local governments have made great strides in making the transportation system accessible to all citizens through ADA transition plans. This series of webinars will highlight the best practices and emerging technologies that are being used by state transportation agencies to implement their ADA transition plans. Each webinar will focus on a different aspect of ADA transition plan implementation.

  • Wednesday, October 23 - 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM CDT
    Dedicated ADA Funding
  • Wednesday, December 2 - 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM CDT
    Innovation and Technology for Transition Plan Implementation


Fourth Annual Ohio Roundabouts Conference - Virtual

Join other roundabout practitioners and enthusiasts for eleven virtual conference sessions
on all things roundabout! The conference will kick off on Friday, September 18th, with a session by Hillary Isebrands, PE, FHWA National Roundabouts Expert. It will continue throughout National Roundabouts
Week and more with sessions tailored in no more than 90-minute blocks. All sessions and topics are listed below. Please register for the sessions which interest you and fit your schedule. You do not need to register for sessions to only receive a link to the recording. Everyone who registers for a minimum of one session will receive links to all recordings once the conference completes.

  • Friday, September 18 - Wednesday, October 7

Silica and COVID-19 Protection

This course, which is presented as a two-part webinar series, is provided through the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). This safety training program provides an overview of OSHA’s Silica Standard for construction workers. The presentation highlights information, tools and resources to help guide silica compliance. Topics include: Assessing Working Materials, Controlling Worker Exposure, Employee Information and Training Requirements, Exposure Control Plans. The course also includes discussion of ARTBA’s COVID-19 Safety Toolbox of resources, which have been prepared to help keep your workforce safe during the pandemic. These publications and videos are available in English and Spanish to help employees understand and comply with the regulatory requirements of federal agencies and follow industry best practices to protect health and safety

  • Part 1 of 2: Tuesday, September 22 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM CDT
  • Part 2 of 2: Wednesday, September 24 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM CDT

Creating an Active Transportation Plan

This 3-part webinar series will provide participants with an understanding of the steps, information, and people involved in developing and beginning to implement an active transportation plan.

Part I will include information on the basics of active transportation planning, such as assessing existing conditions and identifying their community’s active transportation needs.

Part II will examine best practices in active transportation planning including examples from communities across Ohio.

Part III will cover funding options, tools, and resources for active transportation
planning, as well as what to do once your community has adopted your plan.

  • Part 1 of 3: Tuesday, September 22 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDT
  • Part 2 of 3: Wednesday, September 23 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDT
  • Part 3 of 3: Thursday, September 24 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDT

Traffic Calming 

Traffic engineers, street supervisors and other public officials face continuing complaints about high motor vehicle speeds and cut-through traffic volumes in residential neighborhoods. This can occur on classifications from local streets to minor arterials. The issue can also occur on state highways passing through small- and medium-size communities. This workshop will address all of these issues with a focus on typical traffic problems in neighborhoods. A toolbox of geometric design features and traffic control strategies to provide safer and more livable neighborhoods will be presented, including residential area traffic circles, curb extensions (bulbouts), median islands, realigned intersections, speed humps, chokers and diverters. Impacts of these features on roadway users (pedestrians/bicyclists, emergency vehicles, transit and maintenance and related vehicles) will be reviewed along with legal and liability issues. Attention will also be given to the process of traffic calming, including public participation, identification of the problem and plan development, approval and implementation.

  • Part 1 of 4: Wednesday, September 30 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM CDT
  • Part 2 of 4: Thursday, October 1 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM CDT
  • Part 3 of 4: Wednesday, October 7 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM CDT
  • Part 4 of 4: Thursday, October 8 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM CDT

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Road Safety Fundamentals

The Florida LTAP Center, in partnership with the FDOT Local Agency Traffic Safety Academy (LATSA), presents this webinar series on Road Safety Fundamentals. The training is divided into a 5-part webinar series.

The series is intended to provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts of road safety. These concepts cover areas such as the nature of road safety issues, human behavior and the road environment, and how to identify and solve road safety problems. The focus of the webinar series will be to communicate the fundamental concepts of road safety so that the user will be equipped with a broad base of knowledge related to the field. The publication provides additional resources and exercises for those that wish to dig deeper into understanding road safety. The Florida LTAP Center in partnership with the Florida Pavement Preservation Council will host a 5-part webinar series on Pavement Management Plan Development and Implementation - Preservation and Beyond. This series gives the attendee a thorough introduction of pavement preservation strategy and its merits. Each part will focus on the various types of pavement preservation techniques as well as successful forms of planning and programming to implement an effective plan in any organization. Learn how to ensure a long-term asset management plan and pavement preservation program in any size agency.

  • Wednesday, September 16 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM CDT
    Part 5 of 5: "Q&A Panel Discussion"


Coffee & Conversations: Strategic Planning in Times of Uncertainty

Join Dennis Martino, former Director of the NH Bureau of Education and Training, and Carolyn Russell, Senior Operational Analyst with the State of NH, for a conversation around strategic planning in times of uncertainty.

  • Wednesday, September 16 - 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM CDT


Autonomous Vehicle Pilots and Beyond

What is the reality of automated - or autonomous - vehicles (AVs)? What do AVs mean for transit? This webinar will discuss where we are in the US now in the development and deployment of AVs and we will provide information regarding various aspects of AVs, such as technology deployment, user acceptance; safety, social and economic aspects, and regulations, policies, and legal issues. Further, this webinar will briefly describe the work conducted by the US Department of Transportation's (USDOT's) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in AVs. Finally, pilot projects that are being conducted around the world will be presented along with a focus on actual public transit AVs. Given the current COVID-19 situation, the webinar will briefly cover the impact of the virus on AV operation.

  • Wednesday, September 16 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDT


Transportation Spending and Planning in the Time of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic hammered state and municipal budgets across the United States. A recent analysis by the National League of Cities found that nearly two-thirds of localities ether paused or halted some capital expenditures and infrastructure projects like roads, bridges, and public transit. Some public transit agencies are beginning to plan for service reductions. At the same time, infrastructure spending is also considered a key stimulus tool to right the struggling economy, through needed investments and jobs. This webinar will discuss new approaches to understanding and addressing the challenges the public health crisis and economic recession bring to transportation funding and planning.

  • Wednesday, September 16 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM CDT


3rd National Summit on RURAL Road Safety - Virtual Summit 2020

Join the National Center for Rural Road Safety for the 3rd National Summit on Rural Road Safety which will continue its mission as an action-oriented event with interactive sessions providing REAL takeaways to assist professionals on their region’s Rural Road to Zero.  This year, due to COVID-19 concerns, they are going virtual!  

The 3rd Summit will feature:
- Results-oriented safety strategies for rural areas
- Action plans for growing positive safety culture in rural communities
- Safe systems for rural areas

Even though we can’t meet in-person, we’ll continue to provide the same high-quality, objective and knowledgeable speakers and sessions that you have come to expect.  Going virtual will also allow us to invite individuals that may not have had the time or resources to travel to an in-person meeting.  Numerous networking and hosted online interaction events will ensure that you get a chance to make new connections and ask questions of experts.  

  •  Tuesday, September 29 - Thursday, October 1


Project Bundling

Project Bundling is a method of awarding a single contract for several preservation, rehabilitation, or replacement projects. You may have heard about bundling’s impact on large-scale projects and bridge bundles; but be assured that bundling is an effective means for local agencies to reduce costs, optimize available funding, speed project delivery, and attract qualified contractors. In this brief presentation you will be introduced to the concept of project bundling and find out how the approach might benefit your agency. You’ll learn successful practices from several recent projects and find out about next steps you can take to implement the project bundling approach. 

  • Wednesday, September 23 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT


 Register for Effective Learning: A Critical Exploration of the 70-20-10 Learning and Development Model

The 70-20-10 Learning and Development model suggests a proportional breakdown of how employees learn most effectively through combining formal, social and hands-on learning. Learn practical ways that you can apply this model to your training and development programs to maximize employee engagement, performance and retention.

  • Wednesday, October 21 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM CDT

Online Learning Resources

This searchable Excel spreadsheet contains online resources that are available to the LTAP community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some partner agencies such as APWA, ITE, NHI, TC3, FHWA, AASHTO, State LTAPs, and others have waived their fees and/or membership requirements in order to make these training resources available and accessible to virtually anyone. This spreadsheet has been made available thanks to the Kansas LTAP and the NLTAPA organization.

Tailgate Talks

Tailgate Talks are short briefing sheets that been provided by several LTAP centers. These one-page documents allow you to brief your stakeholders, work crews, and the general public on a variety of topics such as safety, equipment-related tasks, jobsite safety, materials, weather concerns, among others. A full listing of Tailgate Talks can be found on the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association's webpage.


Pavement Preservation Partnership Webinar - AASHTO TSP2

We are pleased to announce the 2020 AASHTO TSP·2 Pavement Preservation Webinar Series.  These webinars are offered FREE to all on a first-come, first-served basis.  You are encouraged to participate in all of the TSP·2 webinars, your participation is not limited to a specific partnership or geographic region.  This series offers an excellent opportunity to learn about current topics and issues in each of the four TSP·2 partnerships.  Registration is limited to the first 500 participants and a separate registration must be completed for each webinar.  We ask that you register only for those webinars you intended to participate in so that there is enough space for everyone who would like to join. 

  • Tuesday, September 29 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM CDT
    Rocky Mountain West: Use of RAP in Surface Treatments, ASTM D8260 Mastic Application, and New Mexico In-house Chip Seal Program


American Public Works Association Spotlight On Series - PWX @ Home

Spotlight On... Series.   Plan to set aside one afternoon a month for a new virtual learning experience. The second Tuesday of each month from August through July, APWA will offer education in 12 key public works focus areas. The series features sessions on relevant topics - most of which were selected for 2020 PWX, presented in varying formats to maximize participant learning and engagement. 

  • Tuesday, October 13 - 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM CDT
    Winter Maintenance
  • Tuesday, November 10 - 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM CDT
    Operations & Maintenance
  • Tuesday, December 8 - 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM CDT
    Leadership & Management



ASCE Convention 2020

The American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Convention is the Society's premiere membership event. It is the single annual opportunity where the entire Society joins together reflecting the diversity that ASCE encompasses. The Convention program is designed to have integrated, multi-disciplinary, technical, and educational components to meet the needs of the profession.

  • Wednesday, October 28 - Friday, October 30


Building Trust in Automated Speed Enforcement Programs

Measures to cut driving speed are widely recognized as one of the most effective pathways to achieving immediate and sustained road traffic injury reductions. The evidence gained over many years demonstrates that speed cameras are an extremely effective countermeasure designed to reduce inappropriate speeding. 

Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) programs have thus become a cornerstone of many national road safety strategies, but they rely on a foundation of trust in the rationale, goals and tools underpinning these programs. Moreover, for an ASE system to be effective and widely accepted, including in a court of law, it is of paramount importance that all readings from these devices are accurate, and that this accuracy can be legally proven by those operating the devices. 

This webinar will highlight the value of designing speed enforcement programs around the values of transparency and accountability to ensure they deliver robust readings and safety benefits for all road users.

  • Wednesday, September 16 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM CDT 

International Road Federation Roads to Tomorrow (R2T) Annual Conference and Exhibition 2020

The IRF Global Roads2Tomorrow (R2T) Annual Conference & Exhibition has quickly established itself as a top destination for global innovators and decision makers in the roads and mobility sector. For road and transport authorities the IRF R2T Conference is the ideal place to learn and share best practice about the latest technologies and solutions. For researchers, it is an ideal platform to share their research with their peers and the sector as a whole. For the private sector, it is an opportunity to make the right business contacts and to showcase their services. For everyone in the sector it is a place to learn and network with professionals and decision makers from over 50 countries.

With an expected 200 internationally recognized speakers sharing their engineering and business insights, the IRF Global R2T Conference & Exhibition is uniquely positioned to usher in an era of automated, connected, safe & intelligent transportation services. 

  • Tuesday, November 10 - Friday, November 13

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