• May 02, 2019

    Dr. Kevin Chang leading “Introduction to Variable Speed Limits” webinar (REGISTER NOW)!

    Registration is now open for the “Introduction to Variable Speed Limits” webinar, sponsored by ASCE Continuing Education and the Transportation and Development Institute (T&DI). This webinar will take place Wednesday, May 29 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

    This webinar is designed to teach professionals about variable speed limits (VSL), flexible limitations on the speed at which motorists can drive on a road depending on the conditions. How VSL can be used to manage and improve the safety and operations of our travel environment will be a major topic of discussion.

    This is a chance for engineers, planners, agencies, and individuals with any knowledge of transportation to discuss how VSL affect a roadway’s operation impacts, and identify what it is that contributes to VSL systems, while highlighting the potential benefits of using VSL, and considering outreach and education as important pieces in project implementation success.

    Additionally, this webinar will help participants develop a better understanding of VSL, why, and when to consider a particular treatment.

    The past, present, and future of VSL will be defined, with an explanation of the necessary technology, the pros and cons of that technology, and what it takes to successfully implement that technology. Participants will also earn one professional development hour.

    The webinar will be led by Dr. Kevin Chang, Ph.D. and P.E. This Professional Engineer (at least, in Washington and California!) has been teaching since 2013, first as an affiliate assistant professor at the University of Washington, then later taking on his current position as assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Idaho (U of I).

    With more than 15 years of experience in transportation project management and design; traffic safety and operations; and transportation planning, Chang will share his knowledge of the transportation realm with webinar participants.

    Chang previously worked with the King County Department of Transportation in Seattle, WA, as a traffic engineer, prior to his current position at U of I. As a traffic engineer, Chang was responsible for supervising and managing neighborhood transportation plans, implementing livable communities, pedestrian and school safety programs, and a variety of other non-motorized projects. In the past, Chang has worked with over 15 school districts and 70 elementary, middle, and high schools.

    Chang also spent a year acting as board president for the Washington State Section of ITE, was chair of the TRB School Transportation Subcommittee, and a certified Safe Routes to School National Course Instructor. Additionally, Chang is a strong advocate for civic engagement and in the past, has volunteered his time by serving as a board member for several non-profit community organizations.

    The registration cost for individuals is $99 for members and $129 for non-members. For groups, the registration cost is $199 for members and $299 for non-members. Registration closes Friday, May 24, so hurry and nab yourself, or your group, a spot by clicking here!