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This Week at APBP: May 25

Wednesday, May 25, 2016  
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APBP Welcomed 14 New Members in April

Please help us welcome new APBP members!

Sarah Bartosh, University of Colorado, Boulder
Kathleen Corey, City of Vancouver, British Columbia
Laura Edwards, Pomona College, Pomona, CA
Mark Gravallese, Howard Stein Hudson, Boston, MA
Amelia Huang, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
Karina Macias, California State Polytechnic, Pomona, CA
Ian McDougall, Kinetic Services Ltd., Port Perry, ON
Andy Paul, Kittelson, Boston, MA
Kumar Ranjan, Niagara Region, Public Works Department, Niagara, ON
Meredyth Sanders, Kittelson, Washington, DC
Ben Wargo, Fitzgerald & Halliday, Inc., Hartford, CT
Chris Watson, BT Engineering, Goderich, ON
Meredith Wilkinson, BA Group Consulting, Toronto, ON
Jing Zhang, Morgantown Monongalia MPO, Morgantown, WV

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Learn, Teach

Got research? Begin thinking about presenting your research at the Jan. 8-12, 2017 Transportation Research Board conference. Expect to see a call for papers soon in June from TRB’s Bicycle Committee and TRB’s Pedestrian Committee. Papers are due Aug. 1.

Like research? You can always become a friend of a TRB committee!

Aug. 1 –TRB’s newly formed Special Task Force on Arterials and Public Health needs papers on “Critical Issues Associated with Arterials (Major Roads) and Public Health”.

Sept. 12-15 - Pro Walk Pro Bike Pro Place conference in Vancouver, BC. Register by July 14 for best rates.

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Member News

Career moves
-Patrick Baxter is now Engineering Manager at City of Cambridge
-Cara Fisher is now Planning Analyst at City of Vancouver, BC

Job opportunities
-by May 26: NHTSA Highway Safety Specialist GS-2125-13
-by June 14: American Trails Executive Director
-ongoing: APBP Career Center

APBP committee meetings
New members welcome! Email APBP.
-May 27, noon ET – Webinar planning team
-June 9, 1pm ET – Alliances Committee
-June 14, 3pm ET - Membership Committee

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Active Street News

-FHWA Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside Implementation Guidance is now official. For general info on TA, look here.

-Parks, Trails, and Health Workbook: A Tool for Planners, Parks & Recreation Professionals, and Health Practitioners.

-NHTSA announces interim final rule for Nonmotorized Safety Grants under Section 405 for “eligible states”.

-Best of luck if you’re applying for the U.S. DOT’s Every Place Counts Design Challenge!

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