Dear 2020 Traffic Safety Conference Attendees:
Due to ongoing concerns over the Coronavirus, many upcoming TTI events have been postponed. At this time, the Traffic Safety Conference is still scheduled for June 10-12. However, we are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will update you as soon as possible regarding any potential changes such as postponement or cancellation of the conference.
June 10–12, 2020
Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center
177 Joe Routt Boulevard
College Station, Texas 77840
Join us in Aggieland for the 2020 Traffic Safety Conference. Sessions will focus on high priority safety issues and innovative solutions to #EndTheStreak of daily fatal crashes in Texas. We will discuss ways to support Texas’ new ambitious goal of zero deaths per year on Texas roads. The agenda, interactive activities, and discussions will target engineering, enforcement, education and outreach, emergency responders, and community/stakeholder engagement. We’ll also highlight information and strategies relevant to employers. And come visit Texas A&M’s state-of-the-art RELLIS Campus, the new home of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Jennifer Homendy took the oath of office as the 44th Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on August 20, 2018, after being nominated by the President upon the recommendation of Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and confirmed by the United States Senate. She was unanimously reconfirmed by the Senate on August 1, 2019, for a five-year term expiring December 31, 2024.
Member Homendy is a tireless advocate for safety and brings to the Board expertise in the safety of railroads, pipelines, and hazardous materials (on all modes of transportation). From 2004 to 2018, she served as the Democratic Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, which is under the jurisdiction of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I Committee) of the United States House of Representatives. She previously held positions with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, and the American Iron and Steel Institute.
During her tenure as Subcommittee Staff Director, Member Homendy guided major pieces of rail, pipeline, and hazardous materials safety legislation through the legislative process, including: the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU); the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-432, Division A); the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-432, Division B); the Pipeline, Inspection, Protection, Enforcement, and Safety Act of 2006; the Pipeline Safety, Regulatory Certainty, and Job Creation Act of 2011; the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act of 2015; the Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines Enhancing Safety (PIPES) Act of 2016; and the Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs Improvement Act of 2004, which created the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), an agency charged with overseeing the safety of our nation’s pipelines and hazardous materials transportation within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Throughout her tenure on the T&I Committee, she was an unwavering defender of transportation safety and worked to implement numerous safety recommendations proposed by the NTSB, including the installation of excess flow valves in distribution pipelines and implementation of positive train control (PTC).
In 2010, she spearheaded the T&I Committee’s extensive oversight investigations of the Enbridge pipeline rupture in Marshall, Michigan, and PHMSA, which led to major safety improvements in pipeline and hazardous materials safety. In 2017 and 2018, she led a multimodal review of DOT’s drug and alcohol testing program that identified significant safety gaps in the program.
Member Homendy is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and has been certified by the National Board of Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) on Core HazMat Operations and Missions-Specific PPE and Product Control (hazmat operations level training). She completed Private Pilot Ground School and holds a motorcycle (M2) endorsement. She is also an avid runner and cyclist, which fuels her advocacy work for strengthening safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.
You have the option to attend one of three pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at no cost.
Innovative Traffic Safety for Rural Areas
Rural communities throughout Texas have more than their share of traffic fatalities. This workshop will present ideas to save lives in rural communities through innovative marketing highway safety messages, law enforcement techniques and programs specifically tailored to this unique demographic.
Presenters: TBD NHTSA staff
Letting Data Steer You to Safety
This workshop teaches a framework for data-driven safety analysis (DDSA). The target audience includes transportation professionals from TxDOT and other agencies who want to use crash and safety data to identify safety issues. Participants will learn a step-by-step process for: (1) identifying and describing crash problems; (2) identifying geographic locations with the potential for safety improvement through network screening; (3) prioritizing safety improvement projects; and (4) integrating safety into the project development process. This workshop focuses on a hands-on demonstration of how the data-driven safety analysis process using a user-friendly spreadsheet tool and training guide. All participants will receive free access to the spreadsheet tool and user guide.
Presenter: Robert Wunderlich (TTI)
Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Program
The National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training Program is a 4-hour learning experience developed by responders to address responder safety; safe and quick clearance; and prompt, reliable and interoperable communications. The target audience includes Communications, Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Services, Fire/Rescue, Law Enforcement, Towing and Recovery, and Transportation/Public Works. All responders can receive TCOLE (continuing education credit).
Presenter: David McDonald (TxDOT)
|Wednesday, June 10, 2020|
|11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Conference Registration Desk Open|
|1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Pre-Conference Workshops|
|Thursday, June 11, 2020|
|6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.||Exhibitor Set-up|
|8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Exhibitor Showcase|
|7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Registration Desk Open|
|9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.||Opening Welcome Session|
|10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.||Break|
|10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Conference Luncheon|
|1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.||Break|
|3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Breakout Sessions|
|5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||Welcome Reception/Exhibitor Showcase|
|Friday, June 12, 2020|
|7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Registration Desk Open|
|7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.||Exhibitor Showcase|
|8:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon||TTI Showcase/RELLIS Tour|
Online registration will be available until Friday, May 29, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (CST). After this date, please plan to register on-site at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center.
Pre-registration is recommended and will help us in planning and preparing a better conference. If you pre-register, your name tag and program packet will be ready when you arrive at the hotel. To register for this conference, use our online registration form.
|Participant Type||Early Bird||Regular||On-Site|
|By April 10 at 5:00 p.m.||By May 29 at 5:00 p.m.||Through June 12, 2020|
Please make check or money order payable to TTI-Safety20. Event Management & Planning (EM&P) also accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards. NO PURCHASE ORDERS ACCEPTED.
For payment processing purposes, the vendor identification number for TTI EM&P is 37277277275000. The federal identification number is 74-2270624.
Registration/ Information Desk
The registration/information desk will be open during the following times:
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 11, 2020
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, June 12, 2020
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Conference registration will be available at the registration/information desk inside the hotel. Check, money order, exact cash, and credit card payments will be accepted on-site.
Only cancellations received in writing by EM&P by April 29, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., will be refunded, less a $50 handling fee. No refunds will be made after this date.
The Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center is holding a block of rooms for our use at a special group rate of $98 per night. We encourage everyone who needs a sleeping room, at the group rate, to make a reservation immediately. You may make your reservation online or call the hotel directly at (888) 654-4436. Be sure to indicate that you are with the “2020 Traffic Safety Conference” when making your reservation.
Reservations should be made by 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2020. After this date, rooms are subject to availability and may be at a higher rate.
Valet parking is currently available at a rate of $24.00 per car, per evening for overnight guest. $13.00 per car, per day (8) hours (not available for overnight parking) for day meeting guest.
For More Information
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 317-2513
Registration & ExhibitsEvent Management & Planning
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 317-2222