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August 28, 2009

NHTSA Released 2008 FARS Data

NHTSA has released the 2008 FARS Data. There were only 720 fatalities in work zones in 2008 (comprised of drivers, pedestrians and workers). The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse has added work zone fatalities info. to our site. Let's work towards ZERO!

More information, please visit http://www.workzonesafety.org/crash_data/workzone_fatalities/2008

August 24, 2009

FREE: Accelerated Bridge Construction

Date: September 29, 2009
Location:East Montpelier, Vermont

The intent of the US 2 project is to reduce a bridge to its most basic components and to incorporate high quality, durable materials in construction. This design approach will maximize the life of the bridge and provide a structure that is virtually maintenance free. By eliminating the membrane and pavement and by moving traffic (840 ADT) on a two way temporary bridge during construction, VTrans will be able to build the new bridge in a shorter time frame than through a traditional approach and reduce disruptions and impacts to the traveling public.

To register, please visit http://www.pdshowcase.org/home/showcase/22 and click on the registration form. Check-in for the workshop is tentatively scheduled to begin at
8:30am on the 29th .

August 19, 2009

Low Cost Treatment for Horizontal Curves

This webinar will present low cost treatments for horizontal curves to improve safety. It will include a summary of countermeasures as well as several examples of programs have been implemented to address curves and resources that are available.

Date/Time: 9/15/2009 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Presenters: Dick Albin - FHWA Resource Center, Safety & Design Team
Jerry Roche - FHWA, Iowa Division
Howard Preston - CH2M Hill

For registration, please visit http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webConfID=17799