Work on the national highway safety strategy began last November, and a series of stakeholder input webinars took place in June.

'Toward Zero Deaths' Meeting Maps Highway Strategy

The Transportation Research Board's Aug. 25-26 meeting in Washington, D.C., available as a webcast, looks at every aspect -- safety culture, drivers, vehicles, infrastructure, EMS -- to develop a national strategy.

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez is the scheduled keynote speaker Aug. 25 during day one of a two-day Transportation Research Board meeting in Washington, D.C., to develop a national highway safety strategy. The "Toward Zero Deaths" meeting is described as a stakeholder workshop by TRB; webinar registration is available at

Breakout sessions will examine safety culture, drivers, vehicles, infrastructure, EMS, and "vulnerable road users." Serving as moderators will be Tom Sorel, Minnesota commissioner of transportation and the TZD Steering Committee chairman, and Vernon Betkey Jr., Governors Highway Safety Association chairman, chief of the Maryland Highway Safety Office, and steering committee vice chairman.

Work on the strategy began last November, and a series of stakeholder input webinars took place in June. For more information or to join the stakeholder group, contact Kelly Hardy, AASHTO Program Manager for Safety, at or 202-624-5868.

Organizations represented on the steering committee are the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Governors Highway Safety Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Association of County Engineers, and National Association of State Emergency Medical Service Officials.

Mendez was director of the Arizona Department of Transportation before taking the top FHWA job. He is a former AASHTO president.

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