Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) Webinar

Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) Webinar

NACE and the National Center for Rural Road Safety held a 1 1/2 hour online webinar on December 8.

The webinar with audio and presentations can be found online on the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) National Strategy.

If you weren't able to participate, please take time to ...

Review the Webinar Content.

This webinar is directed towards local engineers, road managers, and local representatives with road and transportation responsibilities but will provide information that can be used by others as well. Participants should have some basic familiarity with transportation safety.

Webinar Outcomes

Understand the origins background of the zero deaths philosophy
Be familiar with the latest fatality trends
Identify the six emphasis areas in the TZD National Strategy
Understand the importance of Safety Culture
List the implementation steps for TZD on Rural and Local Agencies
Understand the proactive steps to take to get a zero deaths program started in your county or city
Know where to find additional resources for TZD


Brian Roberts, PE
Executive Director, National Association of County Engineers in Washington, D.C.

Brian has previously held leadership positions in local and federal government, consulting, non-profit, industry, and education sectors. He was previously Director of the Water Resources Learning Center, Executive Director of a national trade association, an employee of FHWA and began his career with Fairfax County Public Works in VA. He has a BS and MS from VA Tech in Civil Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in VA.

Marie Walsh, PhD
Director, Louisiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)

In partnership with the LADOTD, she helped found and now coordinates the LA Local Road Safety Program (LRSP). Marie serves on the Louisiana Strategic Highway Safety Plan Implementation Team and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Traffic Records Coordinating Committee, ITE Steering Committee for Vision Zero, and TZD Steering Committee. Marie is active in national road safety efforts and is a third-term member of the TRB Transportation Safety Management Committee, chair of the Towards Zero Deaths Subcommittee, panel member overseeing NCHRP 17-65 Guidance on Implementing the TZD National Strategy and NCHRP 17-69 A Strategic Approach to transforming Traffic Safety Culture to Reduce Deaths and Injury. She received her MS Degree in Environmental Engineering from LSU in 1985, and PHD in Human Resource Education and Workforce Development in 2003.

Robert Hull, PE
Senior Transportation Safety Engineer and Planning Manager, Cambridge Systematics and Safety Center

Robert joined CS after serving over 25 years with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). As a CS project manager, he leads projects at the Federal and state levels to improve roadway safety management processes. He has serves in leadership roles with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB). With over 13 years as the UDOT Director for Traffic and Safety he was responsible for developing statewide direction, policies, and engineering standards for all traffic and safety engineering programs. He founded and directed Utah's Zero Fatalities program that led to a culture of safety, innovation, and to "zero fatalities" being a UDOT strategic goal.

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