23rd Annual Michigan Traffic Safety Summit: MDOT Offering Local Agency Scholarships

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Dene Westbrook

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is pleased to announce the availability of funds for local agency use to attend the 23rd Annual Michigan Traffic Safety Summit. The Summit will be held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing, Michigan, from March 20 to 22, 2018.

MDOT will provide reimbursement for local agencies to send one employee to the Summit. Expenses eligible for reimbursement include registration, lodging, meals, and mileage costs associated with attending the Summit. There is a maximum of 50 scholarships available to all municipalities, county road commissions and tribal agencies in the State of Michigan. 10 of the Scholarships will be saved for Traffic Incident Management participants from Public Agencies.

The Summit is designed to bring together representatives from all areas of traffic safety Enforcement, Engineering, Education, and Emergency Medical Services (the 4 E’s). The Summit presents a mix of general session speakers and breakout sessions aimed at the many areas of traffic and safety and traffic incident management. Along with the engineering breakout sessions on The Innovation of Roundabouts: Thinking Outside the Circle, Local Agency Safety Program Info, Traffic Safety Sampler, Traffic Incident Management Sampler, Traffic Incident Management and Development of Pedestrian and Bicycle Risk Models for Statewide Use in Reducing Fatal and Serious Injuries, this year’s summit will also include topics such as:

  • Re-engaging Law Enforcement;
  • The Future of Crashes in Michigan;
  • Drugged Driving;
  • No Excuse! Incorporating Core Values, Accountability, and Balance Into Your Life and Career;
  • Operation Ghost Rider;
  • Safe Routes and Safe Schools;
  • The Human Missile: Why Seat Belts Matter in the Back Seat

For more information on how to apply for the scholarship please click here.

John LaMacchia is the Assistant Director of State and Federal Affairs for the League handling transportation, infrastructure, energy and environment issues. He can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0303.

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