TRB Webinar: Managing Effective Transportation Safety Systems: Research Update

September 24, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Transportation safety managers are invited to a TRB webinar on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The U.S. and individual states have made strides in improving transportation systems in areas such as operations and safety. Further management improvements may lead to safer roads for all citizens. This webinar will summarize safety management research presented during the TRB Annual Meeting in January 2019. Presenters will describe a safety planning approach for pedestrians, discuss implementing safety improvement plans, and explain how to generate public support.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Transportation Safety Management.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Scott Matthews, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tim Harmon, VHB
  • Evan Iacobucci, Rutgers
  • Janille Smith-Colin, Southern Methodist University

Moderated by: Jaeyoung Lee, University of Central Florida

Webinar Outline

  1. Understanding the issues
    1. Transportation safety planning approach for pedestrians: An integrated framework of modeling walking duration and pedestrian fatalities
    2. Data-driven analysis to support revised tire tread inspection standards
  2. Developing and implementing safety improvement plans
    1. Allocating spending between hotspot and systemic approaches to safety management
  3. Generating stakeholder and public support
    1. Assessing collaboration processes and performance outcomes: An analysis of regional safety coalitions
    2. Editorial patterns in bicyclist and pedestrian crash reporting
  4. Questions and answers

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss new methods for better defining system safety issues
  • Describe organizational structures and resource allocation in safety planning
  • Identify techniques for building coalitions and improving media relations to generate support for road safety planning and projects

 Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For approved webinars, TRB’s webinar program awards Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits associated with participation only to the registered individual and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To receive PDH credits, please register as an individual and sign into the webinar from your personal computer. After doing this, you may join your group in a meeting room.  To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

In addition, advance registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk ( for assistance in signing in.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in March 2019. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at