"usRAP Across America" online training offerings
Coming soon in 2018, the Roadway Safety Foundation will be offering two new online training courses to support usRAP's growing user base. These courses are being developed through a partnership between usRAP's primary sponsor, the Roadway Safety Foundation (Washington, DC), its Center of Excellence at MRIGlobal (Kansas City, MO), and a team of online learning experts at Iowa State University (Ames, IA). Support for course development was generously provided through the Road to Zero Coalition's Safe System Innovation Grants program.
RSF anticipates courses becoming available on or around September 1, 2018. Once launched, these courses will be self-paced and accessible 24/7 for completion at the convenience of participants.
Online only. Links will be provided here when the courses are available.
Two separate courses will be offered. PDH credits will be available for trainees who pass an assessment following each course. Information below is subject to change upon finalization of course content.
Title: "usRAP: A Proactive Approach to Data-Driven Safety Analysis and Planning"
Length: Approx. 1 hour
Description: This course is intended for prospective users of usRAP and senior staff who are considering whether a usRAP project is right for their agency. It covers the history of usRAP, the research basis for its protocols, the process of conducting a usRAP study, and the outputs from usRAP's ViDA software. Participants will learn what is required to conduct a usRAP project (data, labor, etc.), and how the program's star ratings and safer roads investment plans can provide a rational assessment of risk as a basis for informed decisionmaking.
Cost: Waived by RSF (reg. $600)
Title: "usRAP Coding: A Complete Course on Data Preparation"
Length: Approx. 4 hours
Description: Pursuing a usRAP project? Coding road attributes from photo/video data is a key first step. This course covers the process of preparing the data that is needed by the ViDA software in order to generate star ratings and safer roads investment plans. Participants will be introduced to the usRAP Coding Manual and coding tool, and will be given thorough overviews of the 50+ road attributes analyzed by the usRAP protocols. This course is also appropriate for coding supervisors.
Cost: Waived by RSF (reg. $1,200)