The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5 hour webinar for road agencies and other stakeholders who want to learn more about what the new Safety Center has to offer.
Funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) is a new Center for Excellence, focused on enhancing safety on rural roads. The Safety Center provides resources, technical assistance and training to local, state, and tribal road owners and their stakeholders, in order to advance their efforts to implement effective safety programs, strategies and countermeasures that can reduce collisions, prevent injuries and save lives.
Through this inaugural webinar, the Safety Center Director, Safety Center Manager, and the FHWA Manager provided an overview of the Safety Center’s mission, goals, and initial programs. In doing so, they answered the questions of who is the Safety Center, why is it needed, and what can it offer to its audience. To find out more about the Safety Center, please visit our website at www.ruralsafetycenter.org.
The course content included:
- Why the National Center for Rural Road Safety was created to focus on safety on rural roads
- Who is the National Center for Rural Road Safety is
- What the Safety Center’s program offerings are
- How the Safety Center complements existing road safety efforts & contributes to TZD initiative
The couse presenters included:
- Steve Albert, Safety Center Director. Steve is also the director of the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. He specializes in rural transportation planning and Intelligent Transportation Systems.
- Jaime Eidswick, Safety Center Manager. Jaime is a research engineer in the Safety and Operations Program at the Western Transportation Institute. She specialized in Intelligent Transportation Systems and transportation planning for Public Lands.
- Hillary Isebrands, Safety Engineer and Team Leader for the FHWA Resource Center. Hillary is the FHWA manager for the Safety Center. She specializes in design and safety for local and rural roads, intersections/roundabouts, and pedestrians.