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Townships Are Encouraged to Attend Local Government Safety Seminar

Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

The Pa. State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC), in conjunction with PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration, is holding a Local Government Safety Seminar July 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

The seminar will provide information on innovations that can help enhance safety on roads, prevent crashes, and save lives across the commonwealth as part of the national “Toward Zero Deaths” goal. Several local municipalities will share their success stories with participants. 

The seminar will address the following focus areas and topics:

• Safety Planning: Identifying the Problem — Topics include developing a transportation safety plan; PennDOT’s 2017 Strategic Highway Safety Manual; AASHTO’s Highway Safety Manual; and data-driven safety analysis.

• Safety Countermeasures: Finding a Solution — Topics include low-cost safety improvements; roundabouts, adaptive signal-control technology, rumble strips, pavement markings and signage, and high-friction surface treatment; and behavioral countermeasures, including education, enforcement, and creating a safety culture.

• Safety Programs and Funding: Deploying the Improvement — Topics include available grant funding, such as the Green Light Go and Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) programs; infrastructure funding, such as the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP); and technical assistance programs.

Townships may participate in three ways:

• Attend in person at the Pa. Farm Show Complex, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg, PA 17110.

• View the seminar remotely at your local PennDOT district office.

• View the seminar online at your desk.

To register, click here. The deadline for registrationr is June 23, 2017.

For more information, contact Danielle Klinger-Grumbine at (717) 787-9880, dklingergr@pa.gov, or Daniel Hartman at (717) 736-7225, danhartman@pa.gov.