2014 Traffic Safety Conference

2014 Traffic Safety Conference

May 12-14, 2014

The Westin Riverwalk – San Antonio
420 Market St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
main (210) 224-6500

Planning is underway for the 2014 Statewide Traffic Safety Conference in San Antonio. Register NOW, reserve a room at the conference hotel, and make your plans to attend!

No matter what your area of expertise may be or what specific approaches to solving traffic safety problems you take, we're all working toward a common goal: significant and permanent reductions in the deaths and injuries on our streets and highways. Help us inform, inspire and learn about the important issues in traffic safety today and in the future. Despite six years of decline in the annual number of fatalities nationwide, preliminary projections indicate about a 7% INCREASE in 2012. Our work has never been more important.

The 2014 Conference will highlight a number of groups that have created successful partnerships and collaborations to promote traffic safety. Come learn about how these groups were formed, key lessons that were learned and how they have sustained their efforts. The opening and closing plenary sessions will explore these topics.

The Traffic Safety Conference is excited to introduce a new sponsor to our list of supporters that already includes Texas A&M Transportation Institute, and the Texas Department of Transportation. The Atlas Center, a Tier 1 safety-oriented USDOT-sponsored University Transportation Center partnership between the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and TTI has agreed to help coordinate and sponsor lunch for the conference on Tuesday as well as participate in the program. We have also received support from USAA for a reception Tuesday night at Dashiell House on the Riverwalk. A special thanks to all of our 2014 sponsors for helping us to promote traffic safety.

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  • TxDOT - logo
  • Atlas Center - logo

Registration Information

Online registration will be available until 5:00 pm CST, Monday, May 5, 2014. After this date, please plan to register on-site at the Westin Riverwalk San Antonio.

Pre-registration is recommended and will help us in planning and preparing a better conference. If you pre-register, your name tag and program packet will be ready when you arrive at the hotel. The fee is $200 through Friday, April 11, 2014. A $50 late fee will be added to registrations received after April 11, 2014.

You are encouraged to register online. Please make check or money order (U.S. currency drawn on a U.S. bank) payable to TTI-Safety14. Event Management & Planning (EM&P) also accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards. If paying by check or money order, you may register online and then mail your payment to EM&P. EM&P cannot invoice; therefore, payment of the conference registration fee must be received prior to admission to the conference. NO PURCHASE ORDERS ACCEPTED.

For payment processing purposes, the vendor identification number for TTI EM&P is 37277277275000. The federal identification number is 74-2270624.

Conference registration will be available at the hotel immediately prior to the conference. On-site registration fee of $300 will be in effect during that time. Check, money order, exact cash, and credit card payments will be accepted on-site.

Workshop Information

  • Design and Application of High Friction Surface Treatments (HFST) Workshop
    Instructor: Frank Julian, PE – FWHA Resource Center
    PE CEU credits
    (30-35 desirable, 50 max)

  • Peace Officer Training Workshop
    Instructor: Mike Davis – Academy Supervisor, Alamo Area Council of Governments Law
    Tentative Workshop Topics: DWI/DUI detection and enforcement, commercial vehicle inspection/enforcement.
    Training will meet TCLEOSE credit standards.
    (35 max)

  • Child Passenger Safety Workshop
    Instructor: Beth Warren – Occupant Safety Program Coordinator, Texas Department of Public Safety
    Implications of new side air bag requirements, LATCH systems and preventing heat strokes in vehicles.
    CEU Credit for CPS Certification
    (50 max)


Only cancellations received in writing by EM&P by 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2014 will be refunded, less a $50 handling fee. No refunds will be made after April 7, 2014.

Exhibitor Registration

If you would like more information about exhibiting at this conference, please visit the exhibitor web page.

Speaker Information

Speakers should register online no later than Friday, May 2, 2014.

Speakers note: You must register for the conference even if you only plan to attend your session. We need your information so we can have conference materials ready for you when you arrive. Please submit your presentations to Jessica Franklin prior to the Friday, May 2, 2014 deadline.

If you have need of further information, please contact Jessica Franklin at (979) 845-5817 or via e-mail at j-franklin@tamu.edu.

Hotel Reservations

The Westin Riverwalk San Antonio is holding a block of rooms for our use at a special group rate. We encourage everyone needing a room to call immediately since we anticipate the rooms will be booked quickly.

Reservations should be made by April 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm. After this date, rooms are subject to availability and may be at a higher rate. To make your reservations, please call the Westin Riverwalk San Antonio at (210) 224-6500 and remember to ask reservations for the "Traffic Safety Conference" to receive consideration for special rates on rooms, or you may make reservations online.

For more details about the Westin Riverwalk San Antonio, visit their website.


Parking is available at Central Parking just across the street from The Westin. There will be a fee of $16 per vehicle/per day for self-parking or $35 per vehicle/per day for valet with unlimited in and out privileges. There is also the option of a surface lot called Park One at St. Mary's and E Nueva St. which charges $8 for all day parking. This lot is located about two blocks from the hotel.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2014 Traffic Safety Conference. Call Jessica Franklin at (979) 845-5817 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.

City Information

For more information about the city of San Antonio, please visit the The City of San Antonio website for official vacation and visitor information.

For More Information

Program Contents

Jessica L. Franklin
Administrative Coordinator
Multimodal Freight Transportation Programs
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 845-5817 · fax (979) 862-2708

Registration & Exhibits

Event Management & Planning
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 862-1219 · toll-free (888) 550-5577