TRB Webinar: Enhance Work Zone Safety with New Technologies

July 09, 2020 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)


Work zone safety for road workers remains a challenge. TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, July 9, 2020 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern to explore several technologies for safer work zones. Presenters will discuss technologies that mitigate work zone intrusion, such as the Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator. They will also discuss intrusion alert technologies and identify how artificial intelligence applications may help improve work zone safety.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Maintenance and Operations Management.

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

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Identifying the problem of work zone intrusion: Timothy Luttrell, Leidos
  2. Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator (ATMA): XianBiao Hu, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  3. Work zone safety technologies for alerting vehicle intrusion: XianBiao Hu, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  4. Examples of ongoing research: John Gambatese, Oregon State University
  5. Applications of AI to work zone safety: Hamed Tabkhi, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  6. Question and answer session: Moderated by Timothy Luttrell, Leidos

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:

  1. List current technologies to mitigate work zone intrusion
  2. Discuss how ATMA may help minimize work zone injuries
  3. Discuss the potential role of AI in improving work zone safety

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. 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.

Pre-registration is required. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to register. 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.

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TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.