TRB Webinar: Guidance for Setting Speed Limits

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July 26, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.5 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.0 hour(s)
AICP: 0.0 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

Engineers must consider several factors when determining posted speed limits. TRB will host a webinar on Monday, July 26, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 PM Eastern that will discuss the factors that influence operating speed and safety. Presenters will discuss the difference between various speed terms, including operating, posted, statutory, and design speed. Presenters from Michigan and Texas will provide case studies. They will also discuss how to use a speed limit setting tool (SLS) to make informed decisions about setting speed limits.

This webinar features research from NCHRP Research Report 966: Posted Speed Limit Setting Procedure and Tool.

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

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Overview: Kay Fitzpatrick, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  2. Findings from Michigan: Tim Gates, Michigan State University
  3. Findings from Texas: Kay Fitzpatrick, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  4. SLS Procedure and Tool demonstration: Michael Pratt, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
  5. Question and answer session: Moderated by Kevin Haas, Oregon Department of Transportation

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. Identify factors that determine speed limits
  2. Compute a suggested speed limit using the SLS tool


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.

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

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.

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Registration questions? Contact Beth Ewoldsen.