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RSCP: Overview of Data and Tools for Safety (P&E#4)

Tuesday, February 27th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST

Data-driven approaches to traffic safety are critical to reducing motor vehicle traffic fatalities and serious injuries. Traffic safety data may be used to evaluate performance, inform decisions, and allocate resources, among many other uses. In this two-hour training, learn about the different types of data, data challenges for local agencies, and the various tools available for network screening. Discussions include Highway Safety Manual, usRAP, Road Safety Audits, Systemic Safety Project Selection Tool, and Crash Tree Maker.

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Transportation Planning in/near Tribal Communities

Wednesday, February 28th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

In this webinar, we will explore the findings and outcomes of the FHWA research study Transportation Planning in Tribal Communities. The goals of the study were to: align planning tools to the specific Tribal planning need; ensure long-range transportation plans are implementable by Tribal staff; and link the planning phase to project design, construction, and maintenance. In addition, we will hear from the Mendocino Council of Governments (MCOG) on a trail safety project that they implemented in their local community in conjunction with the Round Valley Indian Tribes. This webinar will be useful to those working for Tribal governments in planning and related fields as well as those working with Tribal governments and communities (such as local, state, and federal governments as well as researchers).

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RSCP: Crash Reporting (P&E#5 and FR#2)

Tuesday, March 5th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST

This two-hour training provides an overview of the role of crash data collection and reporting in fostering a Safe System and how such reporting benefits from cross-sectoral coordination among law enforcement, engineers, planners, and public health professionals. This training also reviews challenges with crash and injury surveillance, some nuances of crash data collection and reporting, as well as ways in which crash and injury data can be leveraged to inform the design of safety interventions.

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RSCP: Systemic Safety Project Selection Tool (P&E#6)

Tuesday, March 12th, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm EST

The safety analysis process, as part of the FHWA Safety Toolkit, is a systematic process for identifying the factors that can contribute to crashes and implementing effective countermeasures. It is a best practice method that is flexible and can be used to fit your needs. This two hour training will cover the seven step process and discuss how it can be applied using two different complementary analysis methods: the traditional site safety analysis and the systemic analysis. Additionally, case studies will be utilized to practice applying the process.

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