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The next Road to Zero Coalition meeting will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. (note new afternoon time to include our West Coast members) on June 28 at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference located at 420 10th St. SW, in Washington, D.C.
Chairman Robert Sumwalt from the National Transportation Safety Board will provide the opening remarks, and a representative from the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary will discuss the new safety data initiative.
We will then switch gears to talk about lessons learned from some of the Road to Zero first-year grant recipients, including:
The presentation will be followed by Q&A.
NSC President and CEO Debbie Hersman will wrap up the meeting with a discussion on the long-term vision of achieving zero roadway fatalities outlined in the Road to Zero report and more.
The Road to Zero Coalition Report was released at Lifesavers Conference in San Antonio, the largest gathering of highway safety professionals in the U.S. The event brings together public health and safety professionals, researchers, advocates, practitioners and students committed to sharing best practices, research and policy initiatives proven to work. Deborah A.P. Hersman, chair of Road to Zero and president and CEO of the National Safety Council, was keynote speaker during the opening plenary. Get her presentation.
Road to Zero Coalition meeting was held March 20 at the National Transportation Safety Board Conference Center in Washington, DC. The topic was Commercial Vehicles, from Safe Systems to Technology Innovations. The 2018 Road to Zero Safe System Innovation Grant winners
also were announced.
View the March 20 meeting agenda.
After a welcome from National Transportation Safety Board member T. Bella Dinh-Zarr and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Deputy Administrator Heidi King, Raymond P. Martinez of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration discussed Commercial Vehicles on the Road to Zero.
A panel, moderated by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Chief Safety Officer Jack Van Steenburg, included the following presentations:
NSC Chairman and CEO Deborah Hersman gave an
update on the Road to Zero Coalition long-term vision report for achieving zero.
Adrienne Gildea, deputy executive director for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, gave a communications update.
The 2018 Safe System Innovations Grant winners were announced by Renee Sigel of the Federal Highway Administration.
The Road to Zero Coalition met at Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington, D.C., and you can watch the webacast below. Members are looking for ideas on how to communicate the Road to Zero Long-term Visioning Report when it comes out in 2018.
Get the Dec. 12, 2017, meeting agenda here.
welcome and presentation from NSC President and CEO Deborah Hersman,
Mike Griffith, director of office safety technologies with the Federal Highway Administration, moderated the Future of Infrastructure Safety Panel:
A panel discussion, Changing Landscape of Cities and Mobility: Futurology, was moderated by Jane Terry, NSC director of government affairs:
Prior to a breakout session, NSC Media Relations Manager Maureen Vogel, introduced the
Road to Zero Toolkit. Hersman
wrapped up the meeting, and announced applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Safe System Innovation Grant program; grants will be awarded in spring 2018.
The topic was Saving Lives on the Road to Zero and featured NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt, Global New Car Assessment Program Secretary General David Ward and a panel on creating Vision Zero: Systematically Applying What Works to Reach Zero. Watch the webcast:
Get the Coalition meeting agenda here.
After a welcome from Kaiser Permanente Director of Community Health Celeste A. James and a first anniversary
celebration of milestones from NSC President and CEO Deborah Hersman:
A panel discussion moderated by Vision Zero Network founder and Director
Leah Shahum featured:
The Road to Zero Coalition met June 13 at the Association of the U.S. Army, Arlington, VA. Following is a webcast of the meeting:
Get the Coalition meeting agenda here.
After a welcome from NSC President and CEO Debbie Hersman:
The Road to Zero Coalition met March 1 at the Association of the U.S. Army, Arlington, VA. Following is a recording of the meeting:
Coalition meeting recap here. After a welcome from NSC President and CEO Debbie Hersman:
The Road to Zero Coalition enlisted the RAND Corporation to develop a future planning scenario on how human-vehicle-roadway systems could be designed to get to zero deaths by 2047.
More than 200 people joined us in person and via webcast to collaborate on the roles we can each play as we aim for zero traffic fatalities on our roads. National experts shared their knowledge:
NSC, FHWA, FMCSA, NHTSA and their partners laid out strategies that will put the U.S. on the road to zero traffic fatalities.
Watch the kickoff videos.
A Road to Zero Coalition meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the 20 F Street NW Conference Center near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The meeting also will be available via webcast. Register here.