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Reserve a Room Today
A block of rooms have been reserved at the Whitney Peak
Hotel at a rate of $97 plus 13.5% sales tax and a $2 tourism surcharge per
night. Rooms under the AASHTO block are available until Monday, April 3,
2017 or until the block becomes full, whichever comes first. We encourage
you to reserve your room early as the block may fill before the cut-off date of
April 3, 2017.
Reserve your room today by calling
775-398-5400 and referencing the group code ‘AASHTO17’ or the event name ‘2017
SCOHTS and SCOHTS-SM Meeting.’
You may also use this link to make your reservation on line: 2017
SCOHTS and SCOHTS-SM Meeting - Whitney Peak Hotel
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Previous AASHTO sponsors, please contact Ernie Cochran, Sponsorship Manager
at 512.413.5969 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First time, AASHTO
partners, please contact Charlotte Keppers at 202.497.9790
Safety Leadership Award
The 2016 Safety Leadership Award winners are Minnesota and Tennessee
The association's Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety awarded the 2016 AASHTO Safety Leadership Award to the state departments of transportation for Minnesota and Tennessee.
Committee Chairman Rudy Malfabon, the Nevada DOT director, presented the awards Nov. 14 at the annual meeting in Boston to MnDOT Commissioner Charles Zelle and TDOT Commissioner John Schroer.
The annual award recognizes a state that has made significant improvements in safety by showing leadership in safety, strong safety partnerships and strategic planning, and innovation in safety.
The announcement said Minnesota's DOT uses "multidisciplinary approaches to eliminate fatalities and life-changing injuries" that come from roadway crashes. Its safety focus extends beyond state-owned roads, since about half of Minnesota's federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds are distributed to local agencies, and MnDOT works to deploy resources and assess crash risks with partners in the Toward Zero Deaths campaign around the state.
"MnDOT is willing to try new safety countermeasures and methods for moving toward zero," including alternative designs for intersections, warning strips in pavement and vendor contracts to install safety infrastructure treatments quickly.
The award citation said the Tennessee DOT and its partners across the state "are aggressively implementing their updated strategic highway safety plan and demonstrating their leadership with a wide range of safety initiatives."
In particular, the committee said TDOT has worked to address the risks of secondary crashes in queues, has expanded its deployment of vehicle-assistance Help trucks, conducted traffic incident management training and implemented a two-way sharing of publicly available crowd-sourced traffic data.
Chair: Rudy Malfabon, Nevada
Vice Chair: James Barna, Ohio
Secretary: Beth Alicandri, FHWA
AASHTO Staff Liaison: Kelly Hardy
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