Limitations of Drug Fatality Data
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm



TRB Webinar: Limitations of Drug Fatality Data

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET to discuss limitations of fatality crash data reporting, specifically regarding drug-involved driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) is sometimes used to present levels of drug-positive driving, to analyze drug driving trends, and to identify impacts of legislation and programs. Presenters will identify components of drug testing, and of FARS, to provide an understanding of what data goes into FARS, and how that informs data analyses.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Transportation.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Tara Kelley-Baker, AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety
  • Amy Berning, NHTSA
  • TrisAnn Jodon, NHTSA
  • Amy Miles, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene
  • Ryan Smith, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute

Moderated by: Tara Casanova Powell, Casanova Powell Consulting

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For approved webinars, TRB’s webinar program awards Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits associated with participation only to the registered individual and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To receive PDH credits, please register as an individual and sign into the webinar from your personal computer. After doing this, you may join your group in a meeting room. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

In addition, advance registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk (MyTRB@nas.edu) for assistance in signing in.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through RCEP.net as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in March 2019. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website: www.RCEP.net.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu.

Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan Final Rule Webinar – Safety Risk Management
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Going Visual: A Proactive Approach to Fleet Safety
Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm



While technology has given fleets unprecedented visibility and data-collecting ability, it largely doesn’t prevent collisions — instead it just collects data of a crash as it occurs.

However, there is a proactive way technology can be used to avoid crashes. AI-powered visual collision avoidance solutions are designed to recognize and alert drivers, giving them time to react to crashes before they happen.

Not exactly sure what that means or what it would look like for your fleet? Learn how this technology will help you to:

  • Avoid unnecessary vehicle maintenance
  • Minimize expensive downtime
  • Eliminate headaches related to liability and deep-pocket lawsuits

As an added bonus, you will hear from a DISH Program Manager how implementing an AI-powered anti-collision solution lowered their risk and improved productivity, boosting their bottom line.

Integrated Mobility Innovation NOFO – Webinar 2
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm



Potential applicants and other interested stakeholders in the Integrated Mobility Innovation Demonstration Program will receive further information on the application process and requirements as well as some frequently asked questions.
AARP Livable Communities: Rural Livability
Jun 19 – Jun 20 all-day
Engaging with Elected Officials
Jun 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm



About the Webinar

Having the support of elected officials while developing and implementing your zero-fatality goal program is important. This webinar will share strategies for communicating with elected officials, as well as offer ways you can help elected officials learn what they need to know about your zero-fatality goal program.

Transit Technical Training, Volume 1: Guide to Applying Best Practices and Sharing Resources
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm



TRB is cosponsoring a webinar on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 2:00-3:30 PM ET that features the Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP)’s Research Report 199: Transit Technical Training, Volume 1: Guide to Applying Best Practices and Sharing Resources. This webinar will present guidance on implementation of technical training programs for transportation agencies. The presenters will identify current models of technical training programs serving U.S. and international transportation agencies and related industries. The training resource catalog is available at https://ntrb.enotrans.org/. Participants should register in advance. The National Transit Institute (NTI) is sponsoring this webinar, and there is no fee to register for this event.

Wheelchair Securement Training
Jun 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm



This interactive webinar provides an overview of the range of securement equipment currently available and a comprehensive review of the proper way to secure passengers with special needs and their wheelchairs. Ideal for new-hire and refresher training, topics covered include:

  • Liability & Best Practices
  • Securement Equipment Operation
  • Pre-trip inspection & Basic Maintenance
  • Securing the Mobility Device
  • Securing the Occupant
  • Sensitivity Training

All webinar attendees will receive a certificate of completion for their records.

Rural Multimodal Planning
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm



The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) are hosting a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.

Webinar Description
This webinar will explore why and how rural communities and small towns should apply more multimodal planning. An efficient and equitable transportation system must be diverse in order to serve diverse travel demands, including when travelers cannot, should not, or prefer not to drive. This presentation will describe current demographic and economic trends that are increasing demands for walking, bicycling and public transit in rural communities. Serving these demands provides economic, social and environmental benefits, including more independent mobility for non-drivers; consumer savings and affordability (savings to lower-income households); improved economic opportunity and fairness; increased traffic safety; improved public fitness and health; reduced public infrastructure costs; environmental protection; and more local economic development. A variety of specific policies and programs can help create more diverse and efficient transport systems which allow travelers to use the most appropriate mode for each trip. This presentation is based on research described in the report, “Rural Multimodal Planning” (www.vtpi.org/rmp), and related documents.

Target Audience
This training is directed towards a very broad safety audience including, but not limited to, law enforcement, planners, engineers, first responders, elected officials, public health, tourism agencies, and safety culture experts. Participants should have some basic familiarity with transportation safety.

Course Presenter 

Todd Litman, Researcher, Victoria Transport Policy Institute (https://www.vtpi.org/documents/resume.pdf)

  • Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, and make specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. His research is used worldwide in transport planning and policy analysis. 
Understand Value Capture Tools and Federal Resources
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm



What you need to know about Value Capture Strategies in transportation investment! Are you looking for funding to complete your street initiative or improve your infrastructure condition? Interested in funding and financing strategies for a needed transportation infrastructure program of projects? Do you need a stronger understanding of how to pair Value Capture techniques with Federal resources? Are you interested in learning how other transportation agencies capitalize on the value created by transportation investments and capture a portion of increased value? Join us to learn more about Value Capture, including case studies that are being implemented by lead agencies.

Our speakers will provide an executive overview of Value Capture and its benefits, state of practice, case studies, and how FHWA can assist in implementing Value Capture. The objective is to build capacity for consideration and implementation of revenue options and value capture tools as part of a mix of funding and financing strategies in long-range plans. After successfully completing this webinar, participants will understand the benefits and applicability of Value Capture mechanisms to accelerate project delivery, non-Federal matching opportunities, pairing with Federal Innovative Finance, and getting the project off the ground.