Tuesday November 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM MST
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Jaime Eidswick 
Rural Road Safety Center 

Introduction to the National Center for Rural Road Safety 

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) will be hosting a FREE, 1.5 hour online training event for road agencies and other stakeholders who want to learn more about what the new Safety Center has to offer.

Funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) is a new Center for Excellence, focused on enhancing safety on rural roads.  The Safety Center provides resources, technical assistance and training to local, state, and tribal road owners and their stakeholders, in order to advance their efforts to implement effective safety programs, strategies and countermeasures that can reduce collisions, prevent injuries and save lives.

Through this inaugural webinar, the Safety Center Director and the FHWA Manager will provide an overview of the Safety Center’s mission, goals, and initial programs. In doing so, they will strive to answer the questions of who is the Safety Center, why is it needed, and what can it offer to its audience. To find out more about the Safety Center prior to the training, please visit our website at www.ruralsafetycenter.org.

The course content will include:

  • An overview of national rural transportation challenges and safety.
  • An introduction to the Safety Center including our team and our history.
  • A description of the Safety Center’s program offerings and how we complement existing organizations.
  • A demonstration of the capabilities of the Safety Center’s new website and resource library.

The course presenters include:

  • Steve Albert, Safety Center Director. Steve is also the director of the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University. He specializes in rural transportation planning and Intelligent Transportation Systems.
  • Hillary Isebrands, Safety Engineer and Team Leader for the FHWA Resource Center. Hillary is the FHWA manager for the Safety Center. She specializes in design and safety for local and rural roads, intersections/roundabouts, and pedestrians.

To register for the webinar, please click on the button below. Instructions on accessing the webinar will be sent by email after your registration is confirmed.