Crash Data, What Next (1 Day Hybrid Online Class)
February 18, 2021
7:45am EST – 4:00pm EST
This hybrid online class will combine both live instruction and independent online work that you will complete during the day. Independent work will include quizzes, readings, videos and short assignments. Access to a computer with a webcam (either a camera that is built into your laptop or one that connects via USB), a reliable internet connection and a workspace that is free from distraction and noise will set you up for success.
Attendees will learn how to access and use mapping resources to identify High Crash Locations in their locality or Planning District Commission (PDC) / Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) / Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) region. The course teaches methods to capture data in Microsoft excel from VDOT’s Crash Tool using filters for crash severity and road departure crash types. Steps to manipulate data and import crash attributes into Google maps closes out the day. The end product for a Virginia county case study demonstrates the value of this process for capital project and regional transportation planning purposes.
This workshop should be of interest to those in a variety of fields including engineers and project managers, transportation and land use planners, law enforcement, agency directors, safety data collectors, managers, and analysts.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Becky Golden is Virginia’s first Safety Circuit Rider, coming to the program with more than 30 years of experience as a project and design engineer in local government in eastern and central Virginia. After beginning her career at Newport News Shipbuilding, she held various positions of increasing responsibility at the City of Virginia Beach, Hanover County Public Works, and Spotsylvania County. She also served in senior advisor roles with the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies and the American Traffic Safety Services Association. Becky holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in surveying and transportation design from Virginia Tech, and a Master of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in Virginia and Chief Finance Officer for the Virginia Society of Professional Engineers.