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Hi Friend,

With our UN observer status, we're currently attending a two-day high-level meeting of the General Assembly on improving global road safety at the UN headquarters in New York City. Beginning at 10am ET and ending today at 6pm ET, you can view the remaining sessions live.

In conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Global Road Safety, yesterday we provided a hands-on look at one of our “Truck of the Future” trucks. The City of New York’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services, a TSR partner, is currently piloting one and graciously provided access to the truck to showcase how the technology dramatically improves road safety. We can’t thank them enough for their partnership.

In the spirit of partnerships, we’re also excited that our work with the USDOT’s Volpe Center is taking shape as we strive to make Direct Vision cab design a fleet industry standard in the U.S. You can learn more below.

And as our “Save the Date” below states, we hope all our partners and members can join us this September in NYC for our annual meeting.

Thanks again for all of your continued partnerships.

Noah Budnick, Executive Director

Together for Safer Roads' Annual Meeting - September 21-22, 2022

Join us in NYC the night of September 21 for our annual meeting kickoff reception followed by a day of programming on September 22. We’ll bring together members and partners to discuss our work, explore opportunities to substantially improve road safety, and develop program partnerships to save lives. There will also be "working sessions" where private and public sector experts can present on their work with TSR in guided discussions.

While we finalize locations, please make note of our meeting occurring September  21-22 during UNGA (the 77th session of the UN General Assembly) and following Concordia’s annual summit. We’ll be in touch soon with more information. We have some exciting events planned for the annual meeting and hope to see you there.

News and Update

New USDOT Road Safety Government Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has two road safety-related grants this year that Together for Safer Roads (TSR) government and nonprofit partners could consider applying for.

Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program – Planning Grants and Capital Construction Grants (RCP)

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new
Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program, funded with $1 billion over the next 5 years. The program’s funds can support planning, capital construction, and technical assistance to equitably and safely restore community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure facilities that create barriers to mobility, access, or economic development. Applications are due October 13 and nonprofits can apply.

Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new
Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over the next 5 years. In fiscal year 2022 (FY22), up to $1 billion is available. The SS4A program funds regional, local, and Tribal initiatives through grants to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Nonprofits can not apply but could partner with eligible applicants. Applications are due September 15.

    The U.S. DOT Volpe Center and TSR Teaming Up to Make Direct Vision Cab Design a Fleet Industry Standard in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center, whose mission is to address the nation’s most pressing and complex transportation challenges, is a key partner in our effort to make direct vision cab design commonplace in the United States.

Their VIEW app, a free, smartphone-based blind zone measurement tool enables professionals to measure blind zones on their fleet vehicles and will be used to help self-certify truck safety.

Members of their VIEW team recently joined us for a panel discussion at the Government Fleet Expo & Conference in Detroit, MI in May where they presented on Volpe research linking truck blind zones to the risk of striking vulnerable road users, as well as on the in-development VIEW blind zone estimation app.

The VIEW app development team will be working on three initiatives this summer and are excited to be partnering with our member fleets to measure vehicles and perform data collection ride-alongs this summer.

Learn more about the VIEW app in their quarterly newsletter.
Upcoming Events
UN General Assembly
Date: 13-27 Sept 2022
Held in NYC, TSR will be attending
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Concordia Annual Summit
Date: 19 - 21 Sept 2022
TSR Attending and presenting with partners

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TSR Annual Meeting
Date: Mid Sept 2022
Will be held in NYC with a special award presentation

More Info Coming Soon
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