For the fourth consecutive year, ARTBA is providing a free, virtual education opportunity to county and municipal transportation officials and individuals interested in roadway work zone safety.

The Local Transportation Management & Safety Virtual Conference, known as LōTrans, goes live at 10:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

So forget about airport and other travel hassles and expenses: all you need to do is sign up in advance, power up your desktop or laptop computer and soak up the insights from key industry pros.

Dr. Alison Premo Black, ARTBA’s chief economist, starts the day with a timely briefing on “Trends in State and Local Transportation Spending & 2016 Economic Forecast.”

The Federal Highway Administration will make a presentation, including important insights about the Every Day Counts (EDC) program. Launched in 2009 in cooperation with American Association of State and Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), EDC helps local governments speed up the delivery of highway projects and address other challenges presented by limited budgets.

The remainder of the program is filled with encore presentations from the 2015 National Conference on Work Zone Safety, where safety leaders from across the U.S. share insight and experience on best practices to improve safety.

There’s also a “Bonus Safety Training” that features animated training videos based on real-life work zone accident investigations. For the first time—and only on the day of LōTrans, ARTBA will allow people to download the videos at no cost for use in training and presentations.

LōTrans is organized with the leadership, counsel and support of ARTBA’s Transportation Officials Division (TOD), which includes city, county, state and federal officials from across the nation, and ARTBA’s Traffic Safety Industry Division (TSID).

View the full agenda and other information.