NTI Improving Pedestrian and Motorist Safety along Light Rail Alignments Webinar

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The National Transit Institute (NTI) will be presenting a FREE 90 minute webinar ($0 for consultants and contractors) entitled, “Improving Pedestrian and Motorist Safety along Light Rail Alignments”, scheduled for April 15, 2010 at 2:00 – 3:30 pm Eastern Time.

This webinar is based on TCRP Report 137. NTI, in cooperation with the Transit Cooperation Research Program (TCRP) and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), offers a series of webinars each year that highlight specific TCRP reports. These reports address current topics and trends in the transit industry. This offering will be of interest to transportation planners and designers, transit operators, and state safety oversight agencies.

Previous light rail safety research (TCRP Reports 17 and 69 and RRD 5) reviewed a number of safety systems, identified safety measures, and proposed safety enhancements, but did not provide a systematic approach for the evaluation of current measures. New safety issues have arisen and the need for safety evaluation, including the review of the actual effectiveness of proposed measures is crucial.

This webinar examines pedestrian and motorist behaviors contributing to light rail transit (LRT) safety and explores mitigating measures available to improve safety along LRT alignments. Topics include:

•  Catalog of existing and innovative safety devices, safety treatments, and practices along LRT alignments
•  Guidelines for the safety assessment of LRT locations
•  Recommendations to facilitate the compilation of accident data in a coordinated method across LRT systems

The webinar will be presented by the report’s principal investigator, Don Cleghorn of HDR iTRANS. The webinar will last approximately 90 minutes. Participants will log into the webinar to access the graphic content and dial into an audio-teleconference. The facilitator will discuss the report findings during the first 60 minutes; the last 30 minutes are dedicated to questions from the audience.

If you are interested in attending, please use the following link http://www.ntionline.com/CourseInfo.asp?CourseNumber=TRI18-20 and register online.

For further information, contact Region 10’s Susan Fletcher at (206) 220-7514 or email susan.fletcher@dot.gov.



R.F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator