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Date: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM
Subject: [Transporters] Fwd: TRB Women's Issues Committee: Call for
Abstracts - TRB Session sponsored by Young Members Council
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From: Dawn Spanhake <spanh001(a)umn.edu>
Date: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Subject: TRB Women's Issues Committee: Call for Abstracts - TRB Session
sponsored by Young Members Council
To: Marsha Anderson Bomar <marsha.andersonbomar(a)stantec.com>, Heather
To: TRB Women's Issues Committee Members and Friends
See below for a great opportunity for those of you who are age 35 and under.
* Note that abstracts are due by September 10, 2013.*
*From:* Bevan Kirley [mailto:email@example.com]
*Sent:* Monday, August 05, 2013 4:55 PM
*Subject:* Call for Abstracts: TRB Session sponsored by Young Members
Attached is a Call for Abstracts for a session the TRB-wide Young Members
Council is sponsoring at the 2014 Annual Meeting entitled "Emerging
Professionals: Investing in our Future." This session is aimed at Young
Members (age 35 and under) and requires an abstract instead of a full
paper. The intent of this session is to get exposure for transportation
research or projects and to provide students and young members the
experience of presenting at TRB in a podium or poster session. Therefore,
the abstracts should reflect ongoing research, case studies, or other
suitable topics being conducted by graduate students (both Master and
Doctorate) and practicing young members across all transportation modes and
TRB Groups that are not fully complete or in a format ready for a
traditional TRB paper peer review.
This session will create a learning environment for each activity leading
to and beyond the presentation by providing coaching, constructive input,
and encouragement along each step including: feedback on the abstracts,
guidance on effective and clear presentations, brief presentation feedback
from a hand-selected panel, and ideas and suggestions on enhancing the
*Abstracts are due by September 10, 2013.* Submission instructions and
additional information about the Session is included in the attachment.
Please feel free to share this opportunity with anyone you think might be
Safety and Systems Users Group Representative to the Young Members Council
UNC Highway Safety Research Center****
730 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 300 CB# 3430****
Chapel Hill, NC 27599****
Dawn Spanhake, PE
Associate Director, Development and Finance
Center for Transportation Studies ~ University of Minnesota
200 TSB, 511 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
MA Urban Planning 2011
UCLA :: Luskin School of Public Affairs
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Berkeley CA 94720-7374
This might of interest to some on this list.
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> Subject: DOT Unveils New Tools to Help Communities Keep Pedestrians Safe
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> Monday, August 5, 2013
> Contact: Catherine Howden
> Tel: 202-366-9550
> DOT Unveils New Tools to Help Communities Keep Pedestrians Safe
> Grants, new website available to help prevent pedestrian deaths
> WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a new set of tools to help communities combat the rising number of pedestrian deaths that have occurred over the last two years. As part of the campaign, the Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is making $2 million in pedestrian safety grants available to cities with the highest rate of pedestrian deaths, and along with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is launching a one-stop shop website www.nhtsa.gov/everyoneisapedestrian with safety tips and resources for local leaders, city planners, parents and others involved in improving pedestrian safety.
> “Whether you live in a city or a small town, and whether you drive a car, take the bus or ride a train, at some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian,” said Secretary Foxx. “We all have a reason to support pedestrian safety, and now, everyone has new tools to help make a difference.”
> States have until Aug. 30 to apply for a total of $2 million that can be used for education and enforcement initiatives in 22 focus cities where pedestrian deaths are greater than the national average. The new website, www.nhtsa.gov/everyoneisapedestrian, pulls pedestrian safety information from both NHTSA and FHWA, and provides safety tips and resources that communities can use to keep pedestrians safe. These resources include information for parents on teaching children about safe walking, reports on effective pedestrian projects for state highway safety offices, and guides for community pedestrian safety advocates.
> “We continue to see high rates of pedestrian fatalities in major cities and across every demographic,” said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland. “To help stop the recent increase in deaths and injuries, we need everyone to play a role in pedestrian safety. Working with partners on the federal, state, local and individual level, we hope to turn this concerning trend around.”
> According to NHTSA data, 4,432 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in 2011 – an 8 percent increase since 2009. At today’s press conference, NHTSA provided a breakdown of those numbers, which showed that three out of four pedestrian deaths occurred in urban areas and 70 percent of those killed were at non-intersections. In addition, 70 percent of deaths occurred at night and many involved alcohol.
> “We are committed to making roads, highways and bridges safer for pedestrians,” said Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez. “We’re working to create safer environments for everyone, whether it’s getting proven safety measures onto roads and at intersections or sharing online resources with schools, teachers, and parents that teach kids pedestrian safety.”
> Since 2009, FHWA has committed more than $3.8 billion to more than 11,000 projects that make it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. The agency provides resources and expertise to improve walking routes and infrastructure, such as offering technical assistance to cities and states with the highest pedestrian fatalities and tools such as Pedsafe, an online toolbox that communities can use to improve pedestrian safety in their area.
> Additional information on the new pedestrian data can be found in NHTSA's latest issue of SAFETY 1N NUM3ERS, an online monthly newsletter on hot topics in auto safety – including problem identification, people at risk, and recommended practices and solutions to mitigate injury and death on our nation's roadways.
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From: Linda Giltz [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 9:25 AM
To: NCPlan mailing list
Subject: [ncplan] FW: Active Living Coordinator Job Posting
I got this from a community partner who's heading up our region's Community Transformation Grant. It is for someone with planning experience and awareness/experience with related public health issues, especially around "active living." The position is at the Dept of Health and Human Services, in the Raleigh/Wake County area.
The North Carolina Community Transformation Grant (CTG) Project Active Living Coordinator<http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/default.cfm?action=viewJob&j…> position is now posted. The position will provide technical assistance to 10 CTG Project regional grantees on integrating health considerations into comprehensive plans; developing and implementing strategies to increase access to places for physical activity including Joint Use Agreements and building key partnerships to support these active living strategies. Experience in built environment and physical activity initiatives; joint use agreements, comprehensive planning, city and regional planning, and transportation and land use; or parks and recreation is preferred.--
Please pass along to others who may be interested.
Linda Giltz, AICP
Senior Regional Planner
Land-of-Sky Regional Council
339 New Leicester Hwy, Suite 140
Asheville, NC 28806
828-251-6622 (main) ~ 828-251-7453 (direct)
www.landofsky.org<http://www.landofsky.org/> ~ www.gro-wnc.org<http://www.gro-wnc.org/> ~ www.linkinglands.org<http://www.linkinglands.org/>
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