Local Agency Traffic Safety Academy (LATSA)

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Local Agency Traffic Safety Academy (LATSA) is a free webinar series for local agencies and partners, engineers, public works professionals, planners and anyone with an interest in traffic safety. The webinars are focused on:

  • Sharing knowledge about traffic safety
  • Discussing new and ongoing safety programs
  • Explaining available funding sources
  • Presenting local best practices
  • Learning about new safety treatments and technologies
  • Discussing project delivery processes
  • These webinars are part of D7’s Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to support and enhance local agency safety programs in Florida.

Professional Development

  • Registered Professional Engineers: all sessions will be submitted for Professional Development Hours for registered professional engineers in Florida.
  • Certified Planners: all sessions will be submitted for Certification Maintenance Credit for members of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

LATSA is co-sponsored by the Sun Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association.

The Webinars will be held on SELECT days at 10:00 AM

Upcoming Webinars

  • No upcoming webinars at this time

Registration is required


April 30, 2020

High Friction Surface Treatment

(AICP CM #9198868)

Presented by:
  • Andy Mergenmeier, P.E., U.S. Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Frank Julian, High Friction Surface Treatment Association


Session 01: Road Safety Fundamentals

Session 02: Highway Safety Manual

Session 03: High Friction Surface Treatments


Session 01: Context Sensitive Signal Timing

Session 02: TSM&O Strategies: The What, Why, and How?


Session 01: Key Messages for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Drivers along High Crash Corridors

Session 02: Update of the Proven Safety Countermeasures Initiative (PSCi)

Session 03: Highway Safety Manual - Applications for Local Agency Safety Projects

Session 04: Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian

Session 05: Designing for Bicyclist Safety - Policies Tools and Guidance for Improved Quality of Bicycling Facilities

Session 06: Designing for Bicyclist Safety - Biking Facilities On and Along the Roadway

Session 07: Safety Impacts of Intersection Sight Distance

Session 08: Systemic Approach to Safety

Session 09: Designing for Bicyclist Safety - Biking Facilities at Intersections


Session 01: Reducing Crashes Involving Drowsy & Distracted Drivers and Alcohol-Related Collisions

Session 02: Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan

Session 03: General Traffic Calming

Session 04: City of Tampa Traffic Management

Session 05: Complete Streets Handbook and FDOT Design Manual Update

Session 06: Towards Zero Deaths at the National State and Local Level

Session 07: Modern Roundabouts

Session 08: Florida Greenbook

Session 09: Reducing Head-On Crashes on Freeways

Session 10: Vision Zero Driving Down Fatalities

Session 11: Design RRR (Retrofit) Criteria for Lighting

Session 12: Reduced Left-Turn Conflict Intersections

Session 13: Signalized Intersections

Session 14: Intersection Control Evaluation


Session 01: Florida Safe Routes to School Program

Session 02: Safety Projects, LAP, and Utilization of Force Accounts

Session 03: City of Tampa Roundabouts along 40th Street

Session 04: STRAVA-Data Access and Uses

Session 05: Summary Guardrail Training

Session 06: Proactive Data Driven Safety Project Selection

Session 07: Road Diet-Lane Reduction

Session 08: NACTO Guide Overview

Session 09: Why and How the Benefit Cost (BC) and Net Present Value to Evaluate Proposed Safety Projects

Session 10: Applying Safety Data and Analysis to Performance-Based Transportation Planning

Session 11: Innovative Intersections

Session 12: Safety Data and Analysis in Developing Emphasis Area Plans


Session 01: Understanding Florida Uniform Traffic Crash Report Forms

Session 02: Use and Misuse of Crash Modification Factors

Session 03: Complete Streets, Bike Facility Standards, Roundabouts, and Road Diets

Session 04: Working with Transit Agencies to Enhance Safety and Operations

Session 05: Design Safety Prompt List - Driving Down Fatalities Through Focused Design

Session 06: Roadway and Intersection Lighting

Session 07: Fletcher Avenue Pedestrian and Bicyclist Behavior Change Formative Research Project

Session 08: Enhancing Work Zone Safety and Mobility

Session 09: 2014 Median Handbook

Session 10: Behind the Mirrored Glasses

Session 11: Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan


Session 01: Florida Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)

Session 02: The 5E Approach to Safety

Session 03: Integrating Transit Operations and Traffic Operations

Session 04: Use of Local Force Accounts on Federally Funded Safety Projects

Session 05: Designing & Operating Intersections for Safety

Session 06: Crash Data Collection and Analysis

Session 07: Signing and Pavement Marking Retroreflectivity

Session 08: Empirical Bayes Analysis for Safety

Session 09: Fundamentals of Traffic Control Devices

Session 10: Basics of Traffic Signal Operations

Session 11: Role of the Permitting Process in Enhancing Traffic Safety


Session 01: Florida Strategic Highway Safety Planning

Session 02: Highway Safety Evaluation

Session 03: Highway Safety Manual - General Overview

Session 04: Application and Science of Crash Reduction Factors

Session 05: Requirements for HSIP Applications

Session 06: Safety Funding Requirements

Session 07: Is your Project Feasible?

Session 08: Benefit to Cost (B:C) Calculations Plus Net Present Value (NPV) Calculations New Work Program Guidelines

Session 09: Safety Projects and the Local Agency Program (LAP)

Session 10: Development of the Safety/LAP Project Schedule for Funding Purposes

Session 11: Safety/LAP Project Development

Session 12: Keys to Success: Highly Effective Safety Programs