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 information on how to begin a Local Road Safety Plan and provided case studies from the county, state and FHWA Division Office perspective.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:
- Summarize variations of development of Local Road Safety Plans
- Contrast agency approaches to supporting development of LRSPs
- List resources for development of LRSPs
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 had some basic familiarity with transportation safety.
- Hillary Isebrands, Senior Roadway Safety Engineer, FHWA Resource Center
Hillary is a Senior Roadway Safety Engineer and Team Leader with FHWA, Resource Center (RC), Safety and Design TST. As a part of this 16 person National Team, she provides safety and design technical assistance, deploys current design and safety technologies and provides project reviews to FHWA’s internal and external customers. She specializes in roundabouts and local and rural road safety and design. Hillary also oversees the National Center for Rural Road Safety, a MAP-21 Center of Excellence. Hillary is a professional engineer in Iowa and Wisconsin, a National Highway Institute (NHI) Certified Instructor and has her BS, MS and PhD in Civil Engineering.
- Victoria F. Beale, JD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director, Ohio LTAP
Victoria is the Director of the Ohio LTAP Center – LTAP stands for Local Technical Assistance Program – where she and her fantastic team provide training and technical assistance for Ohio’s Local Public Agencies who are directly responsible for 84% of Ohio’s center line miles. Victoria is a dedicated safety advocate and has personally led over 20 RSAs on Ohio’s local roadway system.
- Ken Kochevar, Safety Program Manager, FHWA California Division Office
Ken Kochevar has been employed with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) since 1988. In January of 2014, he transferred into his current position as Safety Program Manager. His duties include involvement with: the development and implementation of the California Strategic Highway Safety Plan, the Highway Safety Improvement Plan program, the Highway Railroad Grade Crossing program, roadway departure, human behavior, aging population, driver/pedestrian/bike safety, distracted/defensive driver and Every Day Counts Initiatives (Safety Edge, High Friction Surface Treatment and Reducing Rural Roadway Departures). He is also certified as a NHI trainer for Road Safety Audits/Assessments and has been involved in over 12 RSAs. Ken has a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University, a Masters Degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of California at Davis and is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota.
- Trisha M. Tillotson, P.E., Director Public Works, Nevada County, California
Trisha is the Director of Public Works for Nevada County in California and is a licensed professional engineer. She has worked in the civil engineering field for the past 19 years in both the public and private sectors. For Nevada County’s Local Road Safety Plan, Nevada County participated in a pilot project with the National Association of County Engineers and FHWA whereby staff prepared a simplistic plan using FHWA’s template.