The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Rural Safety Center) and the NLTAPA Safety Working Group co-hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.
This webinar featured noteworthy practices from the LRSP Implementation Peer Exchange held in Bismarck, North Dakota. In addition, this webinar showcased counties that have begun implementation of LRSPs. These counties highlighted the methodologies and processes used to begin implementing their plans locally by describing types of safety projects, funding opportunities, and strategies to streamline safety projects.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:
- Identify some barriers that can affect the implementation of LRSPs
- Identify strategies to streamline safety project implementation
- Identify economical solutions for saving lives
- List methodologies or processes towards implementation
This training was 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.
- Rosemarie Anderson, Local and Rural Roads Manager, FHWA
Rosemarie Anderson is currently the Local and Rural Roads Manager in the Office of Safety at Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). She has been with the agency for 10 years and oversee projects and programs with a focus on local, rural and tribal road safety. Additional duties include Human Factors, Work Zone Safety, and MUTCD. Before coming to FHWA she was employed by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), where she managed the Safety and Security Planning program Rosemarie holds a Bachelor degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and 2 Masters Degrees from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
- Victor Lund, Traffic Engineer, St. Louis County, MN
Vic Lund is the Traffic Engineer for St. Louis County, Minnesota where he leads the Traffic Division. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and his Master of Science degree with an emphasis in Transportation Engineering from Iowa State University. His background includes rural and urban highway safety, traffic signal design and operations, traffic signing and pavement markings, intersection design, and intelligent transportation systems. He serves as the chair of the Minnesota County Engineers Association Highway Safety Committee and is an active supporter in the Minnesota Toward Zero Deaths partnership.
- Brian Keierleber, P.E., County Engineer, Buchanan County, IA
Brian has been the County Engineer in Buchanan County Iowa since 1993. He is a past President for the National Association of County Engineers, has served as the NACE State Director for Iowa, and has served on the Board of Advisors for the Civil and Environmental Engineering Departments at the University of Iowa. He is passionate about finding economical means of replacing the bridges in his county and has been aggressively improving the safety of the county roads and bridges. Safety solutions he has implemented include construction of a roundabout on the intersection of two county roads, safety edge on pavements, center rumbles, edge rumbles, and paved shoulders. He has received the Iowa County Engineer Achievement, the Iowa County Engineers Special Service Award, and the NACE Rural County Engineer of the Year Award, in addition to receiving numerous military, paving and structures awards. He is a 1981 Graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.
- Dan Dovey, Traffic Operations Engineer, King County, WA
Dan oversees King County’s High Collision Location program, from data analysis through determination and implementation of proposed solutions. He also has 22 years’ experience in Traffic Engineering Design with expertise in work zone traffic control, roundabouts, markings, and roadside safety. As a speaker, he has informed audiences on road safety topics including mini roundabouts, High Friction Surface Treatment (HFST), and barrier systems. Dan is a Civil Engineering graduate from Gonzaga University, a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and has performed as a Professional Civil engineer for 25 years.