Hello friends!  I hope you’re having a productive summer and staying safe out on the road!  It has been a busy year at Virginia’s LTAP with workshops, conferences and technical assistance with our local partners.  And get ready, because this fall is going to be just as busy!

In May, I attended the 2019 APWA Mid-Atlantic Conference in Norfolk.  It was great seeing so many familiar faces, and many news ones as well!  We were glad to have such a busy booth. We appreciated everyone who stopped by to talk to us about our training program, road safety audits and our upcoming Roadway Management Conference.  It was also great to get to introduce everybody to our new Safety Circuit Rider, Becky Golden!

Becky has been working hard finishing up our first road safety audit in Vinton, VA! After several meetings with public works director, Joey Hiner, we were able to get our crew of local employees and VDOT representatives in town to perform the audit in late May!  Our final report will be coming soon!

We’ve already begun work on our next roadway safety audit in Martinsburg.  If you have a road in your locality that you’d like us to perform an audit on, please contact Becky Golden at scr@virginia.edu or 833-330-3428.

Make sure to take a moment to check out the details on the 2019 Roadway Management Conference coming this October in Ellicott City, MD.  It will be three days full of technology, information and hands on demonstrations for street maintenance workers from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. It is a great time.  You can check out video highlights from our last conference here! For more information on how to register for the 2019 RMC conference, please email us at uva-tta@virginia.edu.

And, as always make sure to check out all of our upcoming workshops on the VA LTAP website! If you’d like to set up private training, or request a workshop in your area, please contact our Program Manager, Robin Carpenter at rbh3c@virginia.edu.

Have a great summer and as always, I’ll see you on the road!

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