May 7, 2013
Innovation of the Month:
Mexican Officials to Participate in Responder Training
The FHWA-sponsored Border Technology Exchange Program of the Arizona Department of Transportation is sponsoring two Department of Public Safety officials from the State of Sonora, Mexico, to attend a Traffic Incident Management Train-the-Trainer session. The day-and-a-half course beginning May 7 in San Antonio, TX, follows a 4-hour version of this training held in Nogales, Mexico, in March. Mexican officials are interested in expanding the workshop to other state jurisdictions. The course is designed to help responders achieve the traffic incident management objectives on responder safety, safe and quick incident clearance, and interoperable communications.
Colorado to Host Peer Group on Roundabouts
Representatives of the Georgia and Washington State Departments of Transportation (DOT) will share their experiences with modern roundabouts at a peer exchange in Lakewood, CO. About 50 participants from the Colorado DOT, other state and local agencies, and industry are expected to attend the exchange. FHWA is sponsoring the June 12 event.
Transportation Engineering Conference Features EDC
Speakers covered the Every Day Counts initiative, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, and stewardship and oversight implementation at the FHWA session at the Transportation Engineering Conference in Las Cruces, NM. New Mexico State University and the New Mexico Department of Transportation sponsored the April 24-26 event, "Today's Vision, Tomorrow's Reality."