Upcoming training events
Engineering roadways for older drivers
More than 350,000 Iowa drivers are age 65 or older, and the state population continues to age. The responsibility of safely accommodating these older drivers is falling to transportation agencies.
A free one-day workshop, sponsored by the Iowa DOT’s Office of Traffic and Safety and Iowa LTAP, has been developed to help agencies meet this responsibility.
Workshop participants will learn practical ways to improve safety for older
drivers, ultimately helping all motorists.
Workshops are designed for counties and RPAs and cities and MPOs. See the conference calendar for dates and locations.
Access and corridor management
This free, one-day workshop will focus on practical solutions to access management problems. Sponsored by the Iowa DOT, CTRE, and the Midwest Transportation Consortium, this workshop is for engineers, planners, and other transportation professionals in Iowa.
Among other things, workshop participants will learn the safety and traffic flow benefits of good access management, effective ways to manage access at the highway corridor level, and how to identify access management problems using crash data and other data sources.
Participants will be given a CD-ROM library of resources to use in their access management projects.
The workshop is limited to 100 participants at each of three locations. See the conference calendar for dates and locations.