Regional UTCs join forces on research webinars
The Roadway Safety Institute and the Midwest Transportation Center at Iowa State University are jointly hosting the Transportation Safety Webinar Series: Moving Research into Practice—a series that shares the impacts of research conducted through these Regional University Transportation Centers. Both researchers leading the work and practitioners implementing results in the field share the spotlight during the webinars, which are streamed live and recorded for later viewing.
The first webinar, held February 16, featured Shauna Hallmark, director of InTrans at Iowa State University, and Bill Rosener, executive vice president of the Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa, presenting an evaluation of safety edge benefits. During the March 22 seminar, John Hourdos, director of the Minnesota Traffic Observatory at the University of Minnesota (U of M), and traffic engineer Joe Gustafson with Washington County, MN, discussed the safety and mobility of two-lane roundabouts.
The series is sponsored by the Roadway Safety Institute and Midwest Transportation Center, and featured projects in this series were funded by the Iowa Highway Research Board, the Iowa DOT, the Minnesota DOT, the Minnesota Local Road Research Board, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Upcoming webinars will feature Hallmark presenting on low-cost traffic calming for rural communities (April 19) and Nichole Morris of the U of M presenting on a computerized crash reports usability and design investigation (May 10).