Jan 21

Iowa’s Multi-Discipline Safety Team (MDST) Program

Event Details

January 21, 2022


This free webinar will begin at 12:00 p.m. (Central Time)


Details to access the Webex webinar will be emailed along with a confirmation after you register.

Event Contact
Keith Knapp
InTrans, Iowa LTAP


More than a dozen Multi-Discipline Safety Teams (MDSTs), are active throughout Iowa. These teams meet on a regular basis to discuss safety topics, transportation problems, projects, and improvements along local roadways within their region. A main goal of these teams is to promote safe mobility, including traffic incident management.  MDST members are from local, state, and federal agencies and have highly diversified backgrounds including law enforcement, engineering, planning, education, emergency response, fire, and towing.  MDST participants gain a broader perspective on safety issues and learn best practices from professionals outside their area of expertise and this ultimately leads to the development of solutions that may not have been considered otherwise.

This webinar will include an introduction to the program and provide an idea of what to think of when starting a traffic safety group in your region. We will discuss how to identify the need for a group and the various stakeholders that might be included, in addition to how to run a successful group once established.

Speaker Bio

Theresa Litteral provides support to the Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). She facilitates the coordination and operational advancement of the local multidisciplinary safety teams (MDST) throughout Iowa. She works with multi-agency multi-disciplined professionals with a common goal of making Iowa’s transportation network safer. She is also a research scientist where she conducts applied research in transportation safety and local roadway safety improvements. Theresa has a diversified background with over 25 years of experience, including her role as a Trail Systems Program Manager and GIS Professor in West Virginia. Her experience incorporates all aspects of a multi-disciplined profession in geospatial sciences, technology transfer, education, GPS/GIS training, bicycle and pedestrian trail system management, and tourism and economic development for the state of West Virginia and the Appalachian Region.