The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5-hour online webinar.
This webinar provided an overview of the new Road to Zero Coalition vision document entitled: A Road to Zero: A vision for achieving zero roadway deaths by 2050.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:
- Understand that ZERO is an achievable goal for our roadways and the three actions to take to reach it
- Realize more partners that are available with a commitment to shared goals
- Take action energize a large coalition around roadway safety proposals
- Participate in the Road to Zero coalition
- Recognize the need to celebrate zeros when and where we can
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.
- Jane Terry, Senior Director, Government Affairs
Jane Terry is an experienced policy and legislative leader with 20 years of experience working with local, state and federal government officials on transportation, telecommunications, workplace safety, community development and healthcare initiatives.
Prior to joining the National Safety Council, Jane served as the director of government affairs at the National Transportation Safety Board. In this role, she effectively communicated the work of the NTSB to Congressional leaders resulting in a higher level of funding for the agency during a time of budget cuts. Her education and advocacy efforts resulted in many NTSB safety recommendations in the areas of aviation, pipeline, rail and highway safety becoming law.
At NTSB Jane developed the platform for on-scene government affairs support for accident investigations. She led on-the-ground engagement with elected officials and the community during the 2015 Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, PA, the 2014 Harlem, NY, gas pipeline explosion, the 2013 crude oil train derailment and explosion in Casselton, ND, the 2013 Asiana Airlines accident in San Francisco, the 2013 I-5 bridge collapse in Washington state, the 2012 hazardous materials train derailment in Paulsboro, NJ, and the 2010 Marshall, MI, oil pipeline rupture.
Jane led her own government relations firm in Atlanta, GA, handling transportation and local government policy at the state and federal levels. Prior to that, she worked in Washington, D.C. on the staff of Georgia Senator Max Cleland.
Originally from Austell, GA, Jane graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in political science and economics. She lives in Arlington, VA, with her husband and two daughters.
- Jeffrey Lindley, Associate Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer for the Institute of Transportation Engineers
Jeffrey Lindley currently serves as Associate Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer for the Institute of Transportation Engineers, where he leads the development and delivery of technical activities focused on serving the needs of the Institute’s over 15,000 members. Prior to joining ITE in October 2016, he completed a 31-year career with the Federal Highway Administration, serving in a variety of technical and leadership positions, including California Division Administrator, Associate Administrator for Safety, and Associate Administrator for Operations. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a registered engineer in the State of Virginia.