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LTAP Centers' Safety Peer Exchange

July 2019 Webinar #1

Availability Status: Archived

Description/Learning Outcomes:

The National LTAP & TTAP Association’s (NLTAPA) Safety Working Group and the National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.

Webinar Description

This webinar explored highlights from the LTAP Safety Peer Exchange that was held in Kansas City in September 2018. The four presentations included:

  • Low Cost Solution Implementation with a Safety Circuit Rider Program;
  • Louisiana’s Regional Approach to Safety;
  • Systemic Local Road Safety Initiatives; and
  • Accessible Crash Data.

Webinar Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Identify low-cost safety solutions using a Safety Circuit Rider program.
  • Summarize Louisiana’s regional approach to safety.
  • Understand the Systemic Local Road Safety Programs Connecticut has implemented.
  • Understand how a Safety Circuit Rider can support these type of efforts.
  • Identify the variety of safety data made available to local agencies in Washington State.

Target Audience

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.

Course Presenters

  • Martha Horseman, Kentucky LTAP

Martha is the Director of Kentucky’s Local Technical Assistance (LTAP) and manages the Technology Transfer Program. Ms. Horseman works with local and state agencies to provide low-cost solutions to improve safety across the Commonwealth. She identifies the workforce development needs of transportation providers and designs programs and manuals to meet those needs. Ms. Horseman oversees 320 training events a year, with outreach to over 13,000 participants, including local and state governmental agencies and private transportation industries. She speaks at numerous conferences and elected official board meetings and oversees the publication of the Link, a quarterly LTAP newsletter. Ms. Horseman has held various positons with the National American Public Works Association (APWA) and Kentucky’s Chapter including president and state delegate. She has also served on the Kentucky’s NACE (National Association of Counties) Chapter and Kentucky for Better Transportation (KBT).  Ms. Horseman resides in Lexington, Kentucky, with her two daughters.

  • Steve Strength, Louisiana LTAP

Steve serves as Program Manager for the Louisiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) at LSU. He oversees training and technical assistance activities for parish and municipal public works agencies across the state, and provides support for the Local Road Safety Program. Prior to joining LTAP in 2013, Steve served as District Traffic Operations Engineer for DOTD in New Orleans. He is a Past President of Deep South and Southern District ITE, past Board member of GRITS, and Past Chairman of the South LA Chapter, National Safety Council.

  • Donna Shea, Connecticut LTAP

Donna has been the Director of the Connecticut LTAP for 20 years. She is currently the President-Elect of NLTAPA. Donna has a Master’s Degree in Adult Learning from the University of Connecticut. She works very closely with the CTDOT Safety Engineer on local road safety efforts.

  • Matthew Enders, Washington LTAP

Matthew is the Technical Services Manager for the Local Programs Division of the Washington State DOT. In this role he oversees the traffic & safety programs for local agencies in the state. Matthew also serves as the director of the Washington State LTAP Center. He has 20 years of experience in the field of traffic safety.