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FHWA Highway Safety Programs

Equity in Roadway Safety Webinar Series

Upcoming Webinars 

Register now for the 2024 Equity in Roadway Safety webinar series.

Based on your feedback, we are excited to announce three new webinars planned for 2024. You can now register for some or all of the webinars listed below using this link: simply select which sessions you would like to attend. More detail on presenters will be available closer to the date of each webinar. All webinars will be recorded and uploaded to this page. All webinars are from 1 to 3 pm ET. 

  • March 27, 2024 - Tools and Strategies for Equitable Design
  • May 22, 2024 - Equitable Data Analysis
  • July 24, 2024 - Roadway Safety for People Experiencing Homelessness

You can also subscribe to the Equity in Roadway Safety email list to receive important announcements about the webinar series. 

Recorded Webinars 

In 2023, FHWA sponsored a webinar series to share equitable strategies and tools that can be integrated into transportation programs and projects to close disparities in roadway fatalities on the way to our shared goal of zero deaths. In these sessions, State, regional and local transportation professionals also share innovative examples to inspire transportation professionals to equitably implementation transportation improvements. Below you will find recordings to all of the sessions, including: a leadership panel on overcoming barriers to institutionalize equity; workshops on tools to conduct equitable data analysis; presentations on strategies for meaningful public involvement; and discussions on emerging practices to prioritize equity in project prioritization. All of the recordings are now available below.    

  • Tools and Strategies for Equitable Design (March 27, 2024)
    • Passcode: *9Xna&Ln
    • Description: Join us to learn about available tools and strategies to integrate equity and safety considerations into project design. This session feature presentations from the CDC on healthy community design and anti-displacement strategies, the US Access Board on accessible designs for pedestrians with disabilities, and a non-profit on engaging young people in transportation decision making. 
  • Elevating Equity and Safety in Project Prioritization (November 15, 2023) 
    • Passcode: uJ#9V9Jc
    • Description: Join us to learn about available tools and strategies to integrate equity and safety considerations into State, regional and local-agency project prioritization processes. This session features presentations of noteworthy examples, workshops on available tools. 
  • Strategies for Meaningful Public Involvement in Roadway Safety Planning (September 20, 2023; October 24, 2023) 
    • State and Regional Agencies 
      • Passcode: Fn^!pfz3
      • Description: Learn about innovative practices to meaningfully engage underserved communities through intentional outreach, compensation, and partnerships to deliver more effective projects that advance safety for all road users.
        • Featuring representatives from Minnesota DOT; Washington State Traffic Safety Commission; Alameda County, CA; and BGMPO, NC. 
    • Local Public Agencies
      • Passcode: !M62RD#Y
      • Description: Learn about innovative practices to build relationships with underserved communities to develop robust local Safety Action Plans and deliver more effective projects that advance safety for all road users.
        • Featuring representatives from Charlotte, NC; Detroit, MI; and Lancaster, PA. 
    • USDOT and FHWA Update and Vision Zero Network Resources
      • Passcode: y#MK5+d2
      • Description: This session features presentations on USDOT’s Promising Practices for Meaningful Public Involvement in Transportation Decision Making Guide and tools from the Vision Zero Network. 
  • Tools to Conduct Equitable Safety Data Analysis (June 14, 2023)
    • Presentation of all four tools (1 hour)
      • Passcode: bPu!u0B2
    • FHWA Title VI Toolkit Demo
      • Audio Transcript
      • Passcode: %uba6x%5
      • Description: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, and national origin. Learn about how to access and analyze race and ethnicity data and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) data from data.census.gov. You will walk away with practical strategies to access and use U.S. Census data on race and ethnicity and LEP for compliance with Title VI.
    • Screening Tool for Equity Analysis of Projects (STEAP) and HEPGIS Equity Maps
      • Audio Transcript
      • Passcode: ZcW6@KU7
      • Description: You may walk away with a GIS mapping of your community overlaying demographic and crash data.
    • MyStreet 
      • Audio Transcript 
      • Passcode: 4$UD&38R
      • Description: This NEW FHWA tool is intended for small cities and MPOs. You will walk away with a list of locations with pedestrian safety risks in your community.
        To access the tool, visit www.mystreetpedsafety.org and email “Contact” to request user access. You must also gather a zipped shapefile of your jurisdiction’s pedestrian crash data. 
    • U.S. DOT Equitable Transportation Community (ETC) Explorer
      • This tool is evolving. Follow the instructions on the website for the most up-to-date information. 
      • Description: USDOT's ETC Explorer tool is a NEW interactive web application that uses 2020 Census Tracts and data to help practitioners distribute the benefits of investments to address transportation related causes of disadvantage. You can use the tool to generate scores that can be used in applications for USDOT discretionary grant programs or in making STIP project
        selections.
  • Equity in Roadway Safety Leadership Panel (April 17, 2023)
    • Passcode: Vu5d0=Xi