KAI's Alaska Transportation Education Series provides interactive presentation sessions intended to promote professional development and advancements in transportation engineering and planning in and around the state of Alaska.
This interactive brown bag workshop will be presented by Beth Wemple and Gary Katsion of Kittelson & Associates, Inc. The presentation will provide an overview of both the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) as well as Road Safety Audits (RSA). The HSM, which is due to be published later this year, is intended to provide practitioners with the best factual information and tools to facilitate roadway design and operation decisions based on explicit consideration of their safety consequences. A RSA is a formal safety performance examination of an existing or planned facility; the emphasis of the RSA must be to identify opportunities to improve safety rather than critique work previously completed.
We hope you can join us for this informative workshop as Beth & Gary share a variety of examples and key information on these two important topics. There is no cost to attend this brown bag lunch session and beverages will be provided. The workshop is equal to 2.0 professional development hours (PDH).
Elizabeth Wemple, PE
Associate Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Portland
Beth has over 15 years of experience in transportation planning, public works, and development projects. Her recent work on safety issues is a unique integration of her transportation planning and traffic engineering skills. She has been the co-Principal Investigator on the development of the forthcoming Highway Safety Manual and has worked with cities and states identifying crash data trends and potential solutions. Beth has been an adjunct lecturer in Transportation Planning at Portland State University and is secretary to the Transportation Research Board Highway Safety Manual Task Force.
Gary Katsion, PE
Senior Principal Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Anchorage
Gary has provided comprehensive transportation planning and design services to state, local, and private clients for a wide variety of transportation projects. He has been involved with the management and technical analysis of projects related to the preparation of public works transportation studies; development of city and county-wide arterial improvement plans; design and installation of traffic signals; highway, arterial, and street design; development of urban transit facilities; and preparation of traffic impact studies for new developments.