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 2 the Point Training

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Rural Transit Assistance Program

This is an online version of 2 the Point Training series for transit driver/operators. Like the hard-copy 2 the Point cards, this training is meant to be an interim refresher and was designed to be flexible. Topics covered in the 2 the Point Training series include: ADA& sensitivity, blood borne pathogens, customer service, defensive driving, distracted driving, drugs & alcohol, emergency management, passenger safety, & transporting non-ambulatory passengers.

 2012 Work Zone Safety Video/Audio PSAs

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: Kansas Department of Transportation

Cost: Free
Training Length: Varies

 

Kansas Department of Transportation offers various podcasts on work zone safety and audio PSA’s for improving safety in work zones.

 A Public Health Perspective to Rural Transportation Safety

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Webinar Description

This webinar will provide an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s public health approach to preventing motor vehicle crash injuries and deaths in rural areas.

 

Webinar Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the public health approach to motor vehicle injury prevention.
  • Identify CDC resources, tools, and programs that can support transportation safety efforts in rural communities.

 

Target Audience

This training is directed towards a very broad safety audience including, but not limited to, law enforcement, planners, engineers, first responders, elected officials, public health, tourism agencies, and safety culture experts. Participants should have some basic familiarity with transportation safety.

 Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University Students, MinoritiesProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Indian Graduate Center

The Accenture American Indian Scholarship Fund was established to build personal and lasting relationships with students who will become the future leaders in the American Indian communities and possibly with Accenture. At that time, the scholarship sought the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduate and graduate students; however, recently, Accenture is limiting the funds to the very brightest American Indian and Alaska Native incoming freshman and undergraduate students. The Accenture scholarship program is sponsored and funded by Accenture and administered by the American Indian Graduate Center.

 

Each academic year, Accenture selects students who demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian community locally and/or nationally. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed.

 

Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • Be an enrolled member of a U.S. federally recognized American Indian tribe or Alaska Native group, verified through submission of the AIGC Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC) form;
  • Be seeking a degree and career in fields of study including: various engineering, computer science, operations management, management, finance, marketing and other business oriented fields;
  • Be entering a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree seeking college undergraduate freshmen. High School transcript must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater, on a 4.0 scale at the end of the seventh semester.
  • Demonstrate character, personal merit and commitment to the American Indian Community locally and/or nationally. Merit is demonstrated through leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, and motivation to serve and succeed.

 Access Management, Location and Design

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $775
Training Length: 3 days

 

Course Description:

This course covers the complex technical issues that underlie effective access management practices on streets and highways and provides the technical rationale for proper signal spacing, driveway spacing and design, the application and design of auxiliary lanes. “Before” and “after” case studies illustrate the impacts of projects to improve traffic safety and operations. In addition, the course addresses the issues involved in developing and administering an effective access management program. The course references the state-of-the-practice as presented in the Transportation Research Board’s Access Management Manual, the latest edition of AASHTO’s A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book), and pertinent NCHRP reports. In summary, this training provides a lasting reference and specific applications of techniques and practices that will enable transportation engineering and planning personnel to implement successful access management strategies and programs. All participants will receive the class notebook and a copy of the TRB Access Management Manual.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of access on highway safety and operations
  • Choose access management techniques to mitigate challenges
  • Identify practices needed for implementing access management programs

 

Target Audience:

This course targets transportation and planning professionals involved in traffic operations, roadway design, the planning of circulation systems, and land development. Specifically, the course is designed for those individuals directly involved in implementing access management solutions in their jurisdictions, as it focuses heavily on resources and solutions to reduce the impact of access points on traffic flow.

 Accessible Pedestrian Signals

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center

Course Length: 1 day

 

The UNC Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC) is continuing its work in developing guidance on accessible pedestrian signals (APS) to optimize safe and independent crossing at signalized intersections by pedestrians who are blind or have low vision. Having completed the research, HSRC is now conducting workshops in various venues around the nation to disseminate the guidance on APS design and installation.

 

The APS Workshop is designed for traffic engineers and administrators, signal technicians and orientation and mobility professionals. The one-day workshop is comprised of seven modules that address the needs of the audience.

 

These modules include:

  • Module A: Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS) and Accessible Public Rights-of-Way
  • Module B: Travel Needs of Blind or Low Vision Pedestrians/Understanding Traffic Signals and Modern Intersection Design
  • Module C: APS Features
  • Module D: When to Install APS
  • Module E: Designing Installations
  • Module F: Installation, Operation and Maintenance
  • Module G: Public Education on APS

The workshop consists of six hours of instructions in which participants may be eligible for six professional development hours (PDH). The APS Workshop is designed to equip attendees with the knowledge and tools to understand the purpose of APS installations and how blind and low-vision pedestrians travel. Workshop attendees will also learn to plan, design, install and maintain APS systems. “This was one of the best workshops I have attended over the last 15 years. Presenters were very knowledgeable of the material presented,” said one past attendee.

 

The APS workshop was developed under the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 3-62 (Guidelines for Accessible Pedestrian Signals). This research study used extensive field testing to determine which APS features and locations are most beneficial for blind and visually impaired pedestrians. Under this research study, the Accessible Pedestrian Signals: A Guide to Best Practices reference book was developed and will be provided to all attendees of the workshop. NCHRP supplies the cost of all materials and the instructor’s time and transportation. Interested agencies are asked to provide a room, multimedia projector and screen for the workshop, as well help with logistics.

 Achieving Safety Results by Addressing Behavioral Issues

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Webinar Description

Rural transportation agencies are increasingly addressing safety in their planning areas and at a minimum, have usually adopted the State’s zero deaths concept to frame their transportation safety activities. To achieve this vision, planners identify infrastructure solutions, but behavioral concerns, such as distraction, impairment, and unbelted drivers/occupants are also major issues in rural regions. This session will provide participants with information and resources on the role they can play to drive down fatalities and serious injuries through collaboration across the 4Es, behavioral funding sources, and education campaigns.

 

Webinar Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Articulate the role regional transportation planners can play in behavioral safety
  • Identify data-driven behavioral safety priorities
  • Engage in behavioral safety activities and understand funding resources

 

Target Audience

This training was directed toward regional transportation planners and highway safety office staff, but law enforcement, engineers, and educators would also benefit from the presentation. Participants had some basic familiarity with transportation safety.

 Active Traffic Management and Managed Lanes

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: International Road Federation

This course is tailored for road authorities and consultants looking for innovative ways to enhance mobility options, increase safety, and reduce congestion along transportation corridors. It teaches attendees the basic elements of (a) active traffic management (ATM), including speed harmonization, queue warnings, management of lane use, advanced weather warnings, and dynamic ramp metering, and (b) managed lanes (ML), including the use of reversible traffic lanes, carpool restrictions, high-speed express bus operations and dynamic road pricing as tools to both improve travel and provide additional mobility options. The course also discusses related tools that enhance these services, including park-and-ride facilities and enhanced multi-modal traveler information.

 ADA and Transportation Workshop

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting
This 1.5 day, in-person workshop will cover regulatory requirements for fixed-route, ADA complementary paratransit, and demand responsive transportation.  Instructors will distinguish between what is a regulatory requirement and what are best practices in customer service.
 
 

 Addressing Transportation Barriers for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

This webinar was held June 16, 2016. It was intended to help participants understand how to tap into some of the resources that might be available locally to navigate transportation. Best practices were shared by Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) staff, including how the ARC uses technology and outreach to share transportation information and resources.

 Advanced Mobility Device Securement Skills Development Workshop

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Minority or Women Focused ProgramsTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Transit agencies have the responsibility to provide safe transportation and respect the civil rights of all passengers, including those who use mobility devices. In order to fulfill this responsibility, bus operators secure mobility devices and place seat belts on the passengers who use mobility devices as transit seating. This important task is becoming increasingly challenging as operators are confronted with a variety of powered mobility devices that often lack traditional securement points and may not have been addressed in basic securement training. This workshop gives transit professionals responsible for preparing operators an opportunity to address these securement challenges, explore related issues with peers, and enhance their knowledge and skills.

The goal of Advanced Mobility Device Securement Skills Development Workshop is to present, demonstrate, and practice problem-solving skills for securing powered mobility devices. After successfully completing this two-day workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss federal requirements regarding securement and seat belt use
  • List pre-trip preparation tasks
  • Identify mobility device securement equipment
  • Determine effective strap securement locations on mobility devices
  • Explain the use and placement of seat belts and shoulder belts
  • Recognize how proper body mechanics and exercise can reduce the risk of on-the-job injuries

To accomplish these objectives, the workshop integrates lecture, visual aids, participant discussion and learning activities.

 Advanced Travel Training Strategies Workshop

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting

This 1.5 day, in-person workshop will cover advanced travel trainer strategies including working with trainees with psychiatric disabilities and other less common disabilities, behavioral strategies and techniques from a trainer perspective, using physical strategies safely, advanced street crossing techniques, and more.  Also covered are any updated or current requirements for bus operators for assisting people with disabilities in accessing public transportation.

 Advanced Work Zone Management and Design

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $700
Training Length: 3 days

 

Course Description:

This course provides participants with advanced levels of knowledge and competencies with technical and non-technical aspects of work zone traffic control practices including work zone planning, design, project management, and contract issues. The course is designed to provide maximum flexibility by including core, recommended, and optional lessons. Each participant receives a copy of the “Advanced Work Zone Management and Design” reference manual and a participant workbook that contains all lesson materials.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the latest safety and mobility design concepts as it relates to temporary traffic control (TTC) plans for work zones
  • Identify the latest MUTCD principles as it relates to TTC plans for planning, design, project management, and describe the various contracting issues that may need to be resolved
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the latest concepts as related to Parts 1, 5 and 6 of the MUTCD
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key concepts in the AASHTO Design Guide and other standards as related to such items as worker and flagger apparel (such as ANSI and similar standard guides)
  • Evaluate work zone temporary traffic control designs for nighttime and daytime issues
  • Analyze and evaluate operational, safety and mobility impacts of work zones, including scheduling, scope, phases and alternate routes
  • Consider the application of ITS technologies and where applicable apply ITS technologies to work zone planning, design and execution
  • Consider alternative innovations, best practices and recent research findings in work zone planning, design and execution
  • Develop temporary transportation management plans for safety and mobility
  • List elements necessary for successful contracts and identify strategies for resolving contract issues, including best practices in work zone contracting, also identify tools to resolve conflicts with contracting issues
  • Identify and resolve community issues, including impacts of work zones on affected residential and business areas. Apply public participation, outreach, and work zone strategies to minimize or mitigate community impacts with respect to work zones
  • Identify and analyze specific (key) issues and concerns that affect work zone design and demonstrate ability to explain safety and mobility issues, impacts and alternatives to peers, public and/or decision makers
  • Summarize work zone safety and mobility impacts and alternatives

 

Target Audience:

State, and local design engineers, traffic and safety engineers, senior work zone traffic engineers, transportation planners, employees of metropolitan planning organizations and board members, regional planners, regional construction engineers (with work zone experience), and senior engineering technicians.

 Advancing Pedestrian Safety: Countermeasures that Work

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

In this presentation, Dr. Ron Van Houten reviewed pedestrian safety issues, including safety assessments and potential treatment options that target the behavior of both pedestrians and drivers to improve safety. A number of successful pedestrian-focused countermeasures were described as part of an effort to improve pedestrian compliance at crossings. Countermeasures targeting drivers include a variety of signs, markings, and signals, such as advance stop lines and yield markings, rectangular rapid flashing beacons, and in-street signs.

 

In addition, Van Houten highlighted the development and results of a successful pedestrian sting operation—a high-visibility enforcement initiative conducted to improve proper yielding behavior of drivers. Following the presentation, there was time for a discussion on pedestrian safety issues in Minnesota.

 AeroSpace Career and Education Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: SDHost: South Dakota State University

Hosted at South Dakota State University (SDSU) every July, this four-day camp provides high school-aged students the opportunity to get an early start on aviation careers. At the camp, students will learn about the fundamentals of flight, get behind the controls of an aircraft, build and launch model rockets, look into the workings of a jet engine, explore an F-16 fighter jet, and visit with aviation professionals.

 

ACE Camp enables students to make informed decisions as they consider college and career options. Having completed the program, students are more knowledgeable about the importance and diversity of aviation careers, how aviation and aerospace industries have developed and grown to what they are today, and are aware of future career opportunities and developments.

 

Tuition is $350 (this includes a nonrefundable $50 application deposit to guarantee placement in the camp). Partial tuition assistance is available for those that qualify, please see the application for specific information.

 AIGC Fellowship

Audiences Served: University Students, MinoritiesProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Indian Graduate Center

The AIGC Fellowship program provides approximately $1,200,000 in fellowships to over 400 American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and professional students each year.  Graduate fellowships are monetary awards made to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate or professional full-time, degree-seeking students, who meet all eligibility criteria.  The fellowship amount is typically between $1000 and $5000 per academic year (not including summer), and varies from year to year, depending on the number of qualified applicants, the availability of funds and unmet financial need.

 

To be considered, applicants must be:

  • Pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full time student at an accredited institution in the U.S.;
  • Able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the AIGC Financial Need Form (FNF), and;
  • An enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of descent (possess one-fourth degree verifiable federally recognized Indian blood) as verified through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC).

 Alaska Airlines Aviation Day

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: WAHost: Alaska Airlines

This FREE event is aimed at inspiring aviation dreams in the youth of Puget Sound communities. Aviation Day will provide the opportunity for young adults to learn about different paths in the aviation industry and education possibilities for a successful career.

 

Guided by Alaska Airlines and volunteers from the other sponsors, participants will be able to:

 

  • Tour Alaska Airlines jets and other aircraft
  • Look into the wheel wells and engines with mechanics
  • Explore the flight deck of a Boeing 737 with pilots
  • Fly a 737 simulator
  • Visit the Alaska Airlines training facilities
  • Explore the design of an airplane with Boeing engineers
  • Attend a career presentation
  • See how a flight is planned, scheduled and executed
  • Glide down an evacuation slide
  • Ask university and community college representatives about educational opportunities
  • Watch the competition teams demonstrate their robots
  • Learn about small aircraft and what it takes to pilot them

This program is not an open house or airshow. All students and adults who wish to attend must pre-register with your sponsored youth group. Restrictions on the number of adults attending with a group do exist. Talk to your sponsored youth group for registration. You can also visit our registration page for more information.

 Alaska Construction Career Day

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: AKHost: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Construction Career Day is a program for high school students to explore the wide variety of construction and transportation careers through demonstrations and hands on activities. Various labor unions, construction companies, schools, state agencies, trade and professional organizations collaborate to provide the students with an introduction to various aspects of construction.

 Alaska Local Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: AKHost: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

This program focuses  technology transfer to local governments and the Yukon Territory in Canada.

 Alcohol First Offenders

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Until now, there has been an absence of scientifically valid evidence proving first offenders are as likely to re-offend as second offenders, and therefore there should be no laws that distinguish first offenders as less dangerous or given lenient considerations in law. William Rauch, PhD will present the findings of a study, based on an analysis of over 100 million driver records that shows the recidivism rate of first offenders closely resembles that of multiple offenders. 

 Alive at 25 Parent Program

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: NationalHost: National Safety Council

Cost: $24.95
Training Length: 2 hours

 

Course Description:

2-hour course that helps parents of young drivers identify the risks their teens face and offers practical solutions to keep them safe.

 All Girls/All Math

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Type: Minority or Women Focused ProgramsState: NEHost: University of Nebraska–Lincoln

This weeklong summer mathematics camp for high school girls provides a stimulating and supportive environment for girls to develop their mathematical ability and interest. Participants learn about the exciting mathematics of Codes, interact with peers who share an interest in mathematics, and work with female mathematics graduate students and professors who earned their Ph.Ds. from UNL. The campers stay in a UNL residence hall and are chaperoned by female mathematics graduate students and undergraduate students. All Girls/All Math is one of 10 Young Scholars Programs across the nation supported by the American Mathematical Society and was included in the Ultimate Guide to Summer Opportunities for Teens as 1 of 200 of the best summer programs for teens across the nation.

 

 All-Hazards Awareness and Preparedness for Transit Employees

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

All-Hazards Awareness and Preparedness for Transit Employees is designed to help transit employees develop the observation, communication, and response skills needed to address all-hazards incidents while ensuring their own safety and that of their customers. The objectives of the course are to describe the importance of taking an all-hazards approach to transit incidents and events, explain their responsibilities and priorities during all-hazards incidents and events, distinguish between notice and no-notice incidents and events and select appropriate response and reporting strategies for all-hazards incidents and events.

 Alternative Intersections and Interchanges

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $300
Training Length: 1 day

 

Course Description:

Transportation professionals are continually challenged with finding improved ways for satisfying the mobility needs of an increasing population. Highway intersections pose particular challenges with regard to safety and mobility as traffic volumes and congestion levels continue to increase. As a result, drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists experience longer delays and greater exposure to safety risks. Today’s traffic and safety problems are becoming increasingly more complex, and conventional intersections and interchange designs are sometimes found to be insufficient to mitigate transportation problems. Consequently, many engineers are investigating and implementing innovative treatments in an attempt to alleviate these issues.

This course provides participants with an overview of various non-traditional intersection concepts that may offer advantages compared to conventional at-grade intersections and grade-separated interchanges. The training presents the salient geometric, operational, and safety features associated with the alternative design concepts, and will illustrate how intersections are selected using an analysis tool. It also will identify potential advantages and disadvantages of each design.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key design and operation features of the six non-traditional intersections and interchanges: 1. Displaced Left-Turn Intersections; 2. Median U-turn Intersection; 3. Restricted Crossing U-Turn Intersection; 4. Quadrant Roadway Intersection; 5. Double Crossover Diamond Interchange (Diverging Diamond); 6. Displaced Left Turn Diamond Interchange
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of their use
  • Describe where they are best suited for existing and planned conditions
  • Identify resources to acquire additional information on these designs and their implementations

 

Target Audience:

Federal, State, and local transportation traffic and safety engineers, and planners involved in improving the performance of intersections.

 American Council of Engineering Companies of Idaho Scholarship

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, University StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: IDHost: American Council of Engineering Companies

Who Is Eligible: Students entering their junior, senior, fifth or graduate year in the Fall of 2018.

 

Scholarship Amount: One scholarship will be given for $1,000 and one for $500. The state winners will be forwarded to ACEC National competition for consideration of an additional amount up to $5,000 (only state winners may proceed to the national level)

 American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon Scholarship

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: ORHost: American Council of Engineering Companies

Eligible high school seniors encouraged to apply for the ACEC Oregon scholarship.

 

Eligibility/Requirements:

  • Must be either a graduating high school senior (including GED students and home-schooled seniors) or have had no previous college education.
  • GPA: 3.30+
  • SAT score: 1800+ combined SAT scores or ACT composite of 28+
  • Major: Civil, electrical, environmental or mechanical engineering. Excludes computer and biomedical engineering. 
  • Career field (preference): Applicants interested in the consulting engineering profession
  • Colleges: Any Oregon four-year college that offers Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology accredited programs in the major fields of study (currently OIT, OSU, PSU, George Fox, University of Portland; check with your college if unsure of its accreditation) 
  • Enrollment: Full-time enrollment required. 
  • FAFSA: Not required – not based on financial need 
  • Automatically renewable if criteria met

 American Indian College Fund

Audiences Served: University Students, MinoritiesProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsState: NationalHost: American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund was established in 1989 to provide scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native students attending tribal colleges, and to fund and create awareness about the community-based accredited tribal colleges and universities that offer students access to knowledge and skills alongside Native culture, language, and values.

 

The American Indian College Fund also provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students attending any other accredited public and non-profit private college all across the United States.

 

The online application is available January 1– May 31 each year for the following school year. For example, online applications are that are accepted January 1–May 31 are considered for the school year starting in the fall of that year. Applications may be submitted for a limited time period after May 31, but will only be considered if additional funds become available at a later date.

 American Indian Education Foundation Scholarship Program

Audiences Served: University Students, MinoritiesProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsState: NationalHost: American Indian Education Foundation

The American Indian Education Foundation was established to support educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students. The vision is strong, self-sufficient American Indian communities. Scholarships are awarded for each school year and are chosen by a national selection committee. Decisions are based on an overall assessment of the application.

 American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship Program

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Public Transportation Foundation

The American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) is now accepting applications for 2016. In furthering our mission of increasing and retaining the number of individuals choosing the transit field as a career, the APTF will award a minimum of twenty (20) scholarships of at least $2,500 each to individuals in public transportation industry-related fields of study. Renewals of previous scholarships are also available. Awards cover the academic year, and assist with tuition costs or other educational expenses. All applicants must be sponsored by an APTA member.

 

Who Should Apply?

Applicants must be enrolled in a fully accredited institution, have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA in course work that is relevant to the industry or required of a degree program, and demonstrate a strong interest in entering the public transportation industry. College sophomores (30 hours or more satisfactorily completed), juniors, seniors, and transit professionals seeking advanced degrees may apply for scholarships.

 

 An Overview of the Factors and Processes to Increase Organization Safety Culture

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

This Safety Center sponsored webinar provided an overview of the NCHRP funded Domestic Scan 14-03 that examined the factors and processes that can support the success of developing a strong safety culture in transportation safety agencies.  (http://www.domesticscan.org/14-03-successful-approaches-for-the-development-of-an-organization-wide-safety-culture-in-transportation-agencies)

 

The course provided participants a basic understanding of:

  • The definition and relevance of organization safety culture.
  • The factors that help an organization be ready to change its culture.
  • A process through which organization change can be supported.
  • An example of key insights gained from this scan about principles and strategies to change organization safety culture.

 Analysis and Assessment of Roundabouts

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost:$149 members/$199 non-members
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Purpose and Background

This webinar will assist any transportation professional who is considering implementing a roundabout as a traffic control solution. It begins with some basic planning-level “rules of thumb” as to whether you should or should not consider a roundabout for a given application. It then walks through a roundabout analysis framework that discusses the operational approaches to evaluating a roundabout. The framework identifies the steps a practitioner should undertake to provide the highest level of confidence in the roundabout analysis results. The presentation then summarizes some example projects showing the basic steps in determining feasibility of roundabout implementation and concludes with some examples of where roundabouts were designed or implemented incorrectly. 

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn when to consider a roundabout for implementation
  • Understand the different software that can be used to assess roundabouts
  • Recognize the limitations of the available software
  • Learn some basic steps for determining if a roundabout can be applied
  • See and learn from some examples of roundabouts being implemented incorrectly

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Know when to consider a roundabout
  • Learn what software can be used to assess the roundabout
  • Have the highest level of confidence in the roundabout analysis results

 

Intended Audience

This webinar will benefit transportation professionals (engineers and planners) who work for consultants, cities, counties, and state agencies who may consider applying roundabouts as a potential traffic control device. This course is designed for individuals with some background or training in traffic operations analysis techniques.

 Analysis, Assessment, and Feasibility of Roundabouts

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $249 members/$299 non-members
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Purpose and Background

This webinar will assist any transportation professional who is considering implementing a roundabout as a traffic control solution. It begins with some basic planning-level “rules of thumb” as to whether you should or should not consider a roundabout for a given application. It then walks through a roundabout analysis framework that discusses the operational approaches to evaluating a roundabout. The framework identifies the steps a practitioner should undertake to provide the highest level of confidence in the roundabout analysis results. The presentation then summarizes some example projects showing the basic steps in determining feasibility of roundabout implementation and concludes with some examples of where roundabouts were designed or implemented incorrectly. 

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn when to consider a roundabout for implementation
  • Understand the different software that can be used to assess roundabouts
  • Recognize the limitations of the available software
  • Learn some basic steps for determining if a roundabout can be applied
  • See and learn from some examples of roundabouts being implemented incorrectly

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Know when to consider a roundabout
  • Learn what software can be used to assess the roundabout
  • Have the highest level of confidence in the roundabout analysis results

 

Intended Audience

This webinar will benefit transportation professionals (engineers and planners) who work for consultants, cities, counties, and state agencies who may consider applying roundabouts as a potential traffic control device. This course is designed for individuals with some background or training in traffic operations analysis techniques.

 Anchorage National Engineers Week

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 Educators, Community College Students, University Students, Community College/University Faculty, Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: AK

National Engineers Week (E-Week) is an annual event to bring public attention to the work and contributions of our nation’s engineers. Anchorage’s E-Week is filled with many activities for adults and kids, offering up numerous volunteer opportunities. Help enhance the image of engineering in our community by getting involved!

 Application of Clear Zones for Roadway Departures

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $199 members/$249 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

The fourth edition of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide presents information on the latest state-of-the-practice in roadside safety. It presents procedures to determine a recommended minimum clear zone on tangent sections of roadway with variable side slopes and adjustments for horizontal curvature. The AASHTO Sixth Edition of A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book) enumerates a clear zone value for various functional classes of highway. This webinar will provide information on how roadside clear zones are to be provided in area with and without curbs. Clarification of the terminology used in various FHWA publications will be provided including the understanding of clear zones and their importance. The first half of the presentation will focus on how to minimize roadway departures. The second half of the presentation will focus on what should be done to mitigate  crashes resulting from drivers drifting out of the travel lanes.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify publications in which clear zones are discussed
  • Become familiar with various clear zones that these publications suggest
  • Learn variations among the different clear zones
  • Gain knowledge on possible best practice
  • Identify treatments to mitigate lack of adequate clear ones and roadway departure crashes
  • Address tort liability incurred by clear zone violations
  • Application of clear zones to curbs

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Improved understanding of the importance of clear zones
  • Better understanding of the recently updated applicable terminology
  • Clarifying the most appropriate clear zones in rural and urban areas
  • Improving safety using roadside delineation and warning systems to reduce roadway departure
  • Identifying safety systems for reducing the severity of single vehicle crashes
  • Improve knowledge of the most relevant sources of information

 

Audience

  • Transportation professionals
  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Field maintenance staff who work for cities, counties, and state agencies involved in designing and maintaining roadways where there is a need to provide clear zone and roadside safety systems.
  • Participants on AASHTO/TRB current research and guidance on clear zones and various aspects of roadside safety as it relates to run of the road crashes.

 Application of Clear Zones for Roadway Departures

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $299 members/$349 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hrs

 

Purpose and Background

The fourth edition of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide presents information on the latest state-of-the-practice in roadside safety. It presents procedures to determine a recommended minimum clear zone on tangent sections of roadway with variable side slopes and adjustments for horizontal curvature. The AASHTO Sixth Edition of A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book) enumerates a clear zone value for various functional classes of highway. This webinar will provide information on how roadside clear zones are to be provided in area with and without curbs. Clarification of the terminology used in various FHWA publications will be provided including the understanding of clear zones and their importance. The first half of the presentation will focus on how to minimize roadway departures. The second half of the presentation will focus on what should be done to mitigate  crashes resulting from drivers drifting out of the travel lanes.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify publications in which clear zones are discussed
  • Become familiar with various clear zones that these publications suggest
  • Learn variations among the different clear zones
  • Gain knowledge on possible best practice
  • Identify treatments to mitigate lack of adequate clear ones and roadway departure crashes
  • Address tort liability incurred by clear zone violations
  • Application of clear zones to curbs

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Improved understanding of the importance of clear zones
  • Better understanding of the recently updated applicable terminology
  • Clarifying the most appropriate clear zones in rural and urban areas
  • Improving safety using roadside delineation and warning systems to reduce roadway departure
  • Identifying safety systems for reducing the severity of single vehicle crashes
  • Improve knowledge of the most relevant sources of information

 

Audience

  • Transportation professionals
  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Field maintenance staff who work for cities, counties, and state agencies involved in designing and maintaining roadways where there is a need to provide clear zone and roadside safety systems.
  • Participants on AASHTO/TRB current research and guidance on clear zones and various aspects of roadside safety as it relates to run of the road crashes.

 Application of Systemic Safety to a Non-Engineering Concern

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

This Safety Center sponsored webinar provided a background on the rural safety problem and how the systemic safety approach is used to help address these problems. Some examples of systemic safety applications were summarized and non-engineering application discussed. An overview of the High Five Rural Traffic Safety Project administered through the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB), a non-engineering application, was provided. This project uses 10 years of crash data and seat belt compliance data to determine annually which five rural counties will receive additional funding in order to increase enforcement, engineering, and education related to traffic safety in those counties. This webinar discussed how the project works, its ongoing outcomes, and how to develop a similar program in your area.

 

The content included:

  • An understanding of the systemic safety approach (e.g., data collection, factor identification, and location prioritization) and how it applies to rural safety
  • Knowledge of a systemic safety case study focused on a non-engineering concern
  • Ability to develop a similar multi-disciplinary program that fits your situation

 Applying Access Management to Roadway Projects

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $199 members/$249 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

Managing access to and from the roadway is a critical component to the long term functional integrity and preservation of roadway operation. Regardless of the engineering solutions identified, project engineers are often faced with non-engineering difficulties when attempting to modify, relocate and close access points or adding raised medians. Access changes and restrictive operational design elements such as raised medians, while benefiting the roadway and traffic operations, most often become difficult to achieve due to non-engineering factors such as property rights, political pressure and other social issues. Often, efforts to improve roadway design fail due to these non-engineering factors.

The benefits to the roadway due to the application of access management strategies are significant. Depending on the existing design and conditions and the degree of proposed application of access management strategies, the client can expect a 30 to 60 percent reduction in total crashes and a 20 to 40 percent increase in capacity. In these days of improving existing roadways in lieu of major reconstruction, access management plays an important role in recapturing needed mobility and safety along an arterial corridor with the least amount of cost and impacts.

The webinar discussion will include the application of access management to a project corridor. Design, legal and land-use elements will be illustrated. Discussion will include how to deal with design constrains created by claims of access rights, reduction in property values, and social and political resistance to change. References will be provided that include the most useful sources of information.

 

Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Participants in this webinar will learn how to be more successful in the application of design strategies for the implementation of improved access management along a corridor improvement project. The webinar will introduce participants to the various sources of access management design strategies and legal and transportation planning factors.

 

Seminar Benefits

  • Understand the concepts and principals of access management
  • Gain improved understanding of access rights to arterials
  • Have greater success in the application of access management design strategies
  • Improve the long-term functional performance of roadways
  • Preserve needed system capacity and reduce major reconstruction costs 

 

Intended Audience

This webinar will benefit transportation professionals (engineers and planners) who work for consulting companies, cities, counties, and state agencies involved in designing roadway projects where managing access has been determined to be necessary to improve operation and public safety. This course is designed for individuals with some background in roadway design who would be interested in improving their success rate in the application of often controversial access strategies such as raised medians, access relocations and closures.

 

 

 Archived Data for Planning, Operations, and Safety

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Consortium for ITS Training and Education

Cost: $175-$250
Training Length: 4 hours

 

This course is designed to help you understand the benefits of creating an open and accessible data archive of your agency’s data.  It will also explain the challenges you might face in trying to make your agency’s data more open and available to others, and ways in which you can mitigate those challenges.  After showing you some real-world examples of how data can be leveraged for better decision making and analysis, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of building your very own archive, leveraging technologies that others have developed, or paying a consultant to help you with your archiving needs.

 Assault Awareness and Prevention for Transit Operators

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

The goal of this course is to give bus operators in the transit industry the knowledge and skills needed to reduce the likelihood of assault incidents from occurring.

Prevention methods covered include defining assault, discussing the types of incidents that could be considered assault and recognizing key vulnerability factors. Prevention strategies focus on communication and response skills, and the value of reporting incidents. In addition, the training includes information on the importance of seeking assistance to recover from assault incidents.

 Assessing Roadway Safety Risks in American Indian Reservations

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation Professionals, MinoritiesProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

American Indians experience a disproportionately high rate of death and significant injury from motor vehicle crashes compared with the U.S. population as a whole. Tribal transportation leaders and federal agencies agree that this is an area of concern and priority. Unfortunately, there is very little research to suggest how to make the most strategic policies and investments to improve safety.

 

This presentation introduced innovative methods for assessing roadway safety risks specifically on American Indian reservations. It also provided an overview of a field research project being conducted by the Roadway Safety Institute in collaboration with four tribal governments in Minnesota, including some preliminary results.

 Associated General Contractors of Alaska Scholarship Program

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: AKHost: Associated General contractors of Alaska

The Associated General Contractors of Alaska, Inc. (AGC) scholarship program is designed to encourage students to pursue a career in the construction industry or a related field such as accounting, insurance & bonding, and human resources. Scholarship awards will be limited to individuals who plan to live and work in Alaska. AGC will award up to $20,000 in scholarships based on a scoring guide developed by the Scholarship Program Committee.

 

​Objective:
The objective of the AGC Scholarship Program is to encourage students with the intent to stay in AK to pursue a career in the construction industry.  
 
​Eligibility:
​Applicants for an AGC Scholarship must meet the following requirement:
  1. Applicants must plan to enter the construction industry or a related field (supportive field) such as accounting, insurance & bonding, human resources, etc. 
  2. An individual must submit a completed application with the following attachments:
    1. Essay on “career goals” (minimum 500 words)
    2. An essay about the applicant (does applicant work and go to school, family obligations, hobbies, etc.?) (minimum 500 words)
    3. Copy of a recent transcript (official transcripts)
    4. Letters of recommendation (minimum of 2)
  3. Applicant must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States and a resident of Alaska.

 Associated General Contractors of Idaho Scholarship Program

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: ID

The Idaho AGC Education Foundation awards scholarships each year to full-time students in their junior or senior year of study at an Idaho college or university and who have declared a construction related major. While each award is for a single academic year, students who receive the award as a junior may apply again during their senior year.

 Automated Identification and Extraction of Horizontal Curve Information from GIS Roadway Maps: Improving Safety on All Roadways

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Roadway horizontal alignment has long been recognized as one of the most significant contributing factors to lane-departure crashes. Knowing the location and geometric information of horizontal curves can greatly facilitate the development of appropriate countermeasures, and obtaining this curve data in a cost-effective way is of great interest to practitioners and researchers.

 

This presentation highlighted a fully automated method for the extraction of horizontal curve data from GIS roadway maps. Using a tool named CurveFinder, horizontal curves and their related data can be automatically identified from GIS roadway maps. Once curves are identified and information is extracted, CurveFinder generates a curve layer/shapefile that includes all the information and can be easily integrated with an agency’s existing asset management, roadway inventory, and crash datasets. CurveFinder has been used successfully in several states, including Delaware, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

 

The presentation also briefly reviewed a related project focused on supporting safety data collection in Native American tribal communities. Tools such as CurveFinder are one of many ways data collection procedures can be improved on tribal lands, where underreporting (or no reporting) of crash data can create a significant void in state DOT safety programs.

 Automated Speed Enforcement Technologies

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: International Road Federation

Automated speed enforcement programs therefore work, provided key principles are applied. This course will introduce comprehensive methodologies to allow states, provinces and/or cities around the world to effectively and economically utilize state of the art speed and red light cameras to improve the safety of their road network, while addressing concerns regarding the use of these devices as revenue generators and not for road safety improvements.

 Automated Transit Future Impacts on the Built Environment

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Transportation Research Board

TRB recorded a series of videos in May 2016 that provides information on the impact of automated transit systems on the built environment.  Transit systems being planned and designed today will be functional for several decades.  The introduction of fully automated and connected vehicles could have significant implications for transit facilities.  These vehicles could provide whole new ways to structure transit routing and dispatching in order to meet changing ridership demand patterns.  The videos are available on-demand at no cost.

 Aviation Career Exploration (ACE) Academy

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: MTHost: Montana Department of Transportation

This two-day resident camp will immerse students in wide ranging aspects of aeronautics that will include flights in general aviation airplanes; a tour of a state-of-the-art aerospace manufacturing facility; a visit to a hangar that is restoring an all-wood airplane from the 1930’s; visits to a static Boeing 727 flight deck, the Army Aviation Helicopter squadron, the cab of an air traffic control tower, and the aviation maintenance technician program at the Helena College. There will be an aerobatic demonstration flight, and demo flights by hang glider and paraglider pilots. Students will have the opportunity to speak with general aviation pilots of float planes, amphibians, and tail draggers at a fly-in at Canyon Ferry airport. The aerodynamics of hot air balloons will be presented in a ground school session and students will serve as ground crew for a tethered balloon inflation. 

 Basic Traffic Control for Short Duration Activities

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Traffic Safety Services Administration

Cost: $79.95 members/$99.95 non-members
Training Length: 20 hours

 

Course Description

This course covers all aspects of traffic control applicable to short duration activities, including the fundamentals of temporary traffic control, component parts of a temporary traffic control zone, applicable national standards, typical applications common to short duration activities, and more. The course also presents recommendations on applying simplified control procedures when performing utility and public works operations.

 Basic Traffic Control for Utility Operations

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: American Traffic Safety Services Administration

Cost: $79.95 members/$99.95 non-members
Training Length: 2-3 days

 

Course Description

Self-paced CD-ROM; 20 PowerPoint Modules

This self-paced course is a great way to provide training to public works and utility workers. The course provides a broad scope of knowledge in the basics of temporary traffic control and presents recommendations on applying simplified traffic control procedures when performing utility and public works operations.

 

Modules

The following modules are included:

  • Module 0 – Introduction to Course
  • Module 1 – Introduction to TTC for Utility Operations
  • Module 2 – Traffic Control Devices
  • Module 3 – Unattended Worksites
  • Module 4 – Pedestrian Considerations
  • Module 5 – Basic Worker Safety
  • Module 6 – Typical Applications
  • Module 7 – Closing

 BEST Robotics

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NDHost: North Dakota State University

BEST stands for “Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology”. The competition occurs annually at locally organized hub sites throughout the country. The mission of BEST Robotics Inc. is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like, science- and engineering-based robotics competition. The competition is open to middle and high school students. There is no limit to the number of students who can participate on the team; however, each school may only enter one team.

 

 Bicycle Facility Design

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Highways/Roads/Bikeways, SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $700
Training Length: 1.5 days

 

Course Description:

This training will assist planners and designers in learning how to apply the existing standards and how to deal with other technical issues involved. The availability of Federal, State, and local transportation funding for bicycle facilities that serve transportation and recreational users is resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of bicycling (and shared use) facilities being planned and built. Although there are no Federal design standards for bicycle facilities, the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, or a modification thereof, serves as a design guide. As with most guides, the AASHTO guide cannot address every possible scenario so designers often need to apply engineering judgment where specific information is not provided. The training fee includes a copy of the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List the needs of bicyclists as transportation facility users
  • Identify common roadway and traffic conditions that affect bicyclists
  • Describe the characteristics of a roadway and a shared-use path that are designed to accommodate bicyclists
  • List the benefits to the transportation system of accommodating bicyclists with different abilities
  • Recognize opportunities to accommodate bicyclists during the planning, design, construction, and operational phases of a project

Target Audience:

Federal, State, or local engineers with planning, design, construction, or maintenance responsibilities; bicycle specialists, transportation planners, landscape architects, as well as decisionmakers at the project planning level.

 Big Brother is My Co-Pilot: Impacts of and Attitudes Towards Driver Behavior Regulations

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

While highway and roadway travel has become safer over the years, a large number of crashes and fatalities continue to occur each year. While many laws attempting to reduce these numbers—such as speed limits, traffic lights, and other safety measures—appear to be widely accepted, recent attempts to enhance these tools to further improve safety have generated much greater controversy.

 

This presentation discussed the continued government interest and justification for these relatively new regulations, such as mandatory seat belt laws and automated enforcement. Data regarding the safety impacts of these innovations was presented along with the nature of the political controversies surrounding them, with a particular focus on the impacts and attitudes in Minnesota. The presentation closed with a discussion of public support, or lack of support, for various automated enforcement scenarios, and opportunities for possibly resolving the existing tensions were suggested.

 Bluetooth and Smartphone Technologies to Support Situation Awareness and Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

People with vision impairment are often wary of traveling alone in an unfamiliar environment because they lack information about it. Many environmental cues, though not always reliable, are available to support the wayfinding and situation awareness of the visually impaired. To improve their mobility, accessibility, and level of confidence in using the transportation system, it is important to remove not only the physical barriers but also the information barriers that could potentially impede their mobility.

 

In this presentation, Chen-Fu Liao discussed the Mobile Accessible Pedestrian System (MAPS), which uses smartphone technology to provide location and signal timing information to visually impaired pedestrians. He also introduced the idea of a “self-aware” infrastructure—a system that can self-monitor and make sure that the information being provided to pedestrians is up to date. He then discussed the development of a prototype system that integrates commercial off-the-shelf Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) modules and that can detect when these BLE modules are not functioning or have been vandalized. Finally, Liao presented statistical methodologies for monitoring infrastructure and some preliminary results.

 Bridge Construction Inspection Safety

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: AASHTO Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council

Cost: $25 members/$50 non-members
Training Length: 1 hour

 

This course covers three topics: safety responsibility, personal protective equipment (PPE), and potential hazards. The course references OSHA and ANSI safety standards. Two important areas covered include communication and inspector authority. 

Hazards on the bridge construction site including equipment, traffic, and falls are each detailed for the inspector. Also included in this course are trenching and excavation hazards, confined spaces, painting hazards, and construction over waterways, which are important safety areas that anyone on bridge inspection have knowledge of.

 

Target Audience: 

This training is targeted to anyone performing bridge inspection duties for either agencies or consultants. This course focuses on the entry level inspector, but is a good refresher for any level of inspector. 

 

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the inspector’s safety role;
  • Describe necessary construction site PPE; and
  • Identify potential safety hazards.

 Bridge Inspection Refresher Training

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $955
Training Length: 3 days

 

Course Description:

The major goals of this course are to refresh the skills of practicing bridge inspectors in fundamental visual inspection techniques; review the background knowledge necessary to understand how bridges function; communicate issues of national significance relative to the nations’ bridge infrastructures; re-establish proper condition and appraisal rating practices; and review the professional obligations of bridge inspectors.

 

This course is based on the “Bridge Inspector’s Reference Manual,” 2002 (updated in 2006) with reference to the AASHTO Manual as defined by the National Bridge Inspection Standards regulation.

 

Core course topics include inspector qualifications and duties, bridge mechanics, record keeping and documentation, fatigue and fracture in steel bridges, traffic safety features, safety, National Bridge Inventory (NBI) component ratings, superstructure type identification, inspection techniques and case studies for decks, superstructures, bearings, substructures, channels and culverts, and a mock bridge inspection classroom exercise.

 

Optional topics include fiber reinforced polymer, inspection of truss gusset plates, inspection of adjacent box beams, bridge site signing, structure inventory and appraisal overview, common NBI miscodings, element level ratings and timber superstructures.

 

For this version of the course (3-day), the host agency will need to select four (4) desired optional topics. Course instructors will contact the host prior to the course to complete a pre-course questionnaire, determine optional topics to be taught, and discuss the course schedule.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this course includes Federal, State, and local agencies and private sector personnel employed in inspecting bridges or managing bridge inspection programs. The course is built to accommodate those that have completed comprehensive bridge inspection training (130055 or similar) or met the criteria for a bridge inspector under the State’s procedures or requirements.

 Build Dakota Scholarship

Audience Served: Community College StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Distribution and Logistics, Operators (of conveyances by mode), Vehicle and Equipment Design, Manufacture, and MaintenanceState: SDHost: South Dakota Department of Education

The Build Dakota Scholarship offers full-ride scholarships to any one of the four South Dakota technical institutes in high workforce need areas. 

 Building Competencies for the Practice of Mobility Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

The National Center for Mobility Management, in collaboration with the Federal Transit Administration as well as mobility managers across the country, was tasked with developing competencies for the practice of mobility management. Topics covered in this webinar included 1) the process by which NCMM developed and verified competencies, 2) an overview of the competencies by category, 3) examples that the competencies can be implemented, and 4) summary of the comments provided by practitioners in the field.

 Building Diversity Skills in the Transit Workplace

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Building Diversity Skills in the Transit Workplace is designed to assist transit employees in maintaining effective working relationships by recognizing and responding to the diverse needs of individuals and groups within the transit workplace. The objectives of the course are to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Define diversity in the workplace and its many dimensions
  • Identify barriers to valuing diversity
  • Recognize diversity issues and their impact on employee and customer relations
  • Discuss strategies for valuing diversity in the workplace

To accomplish these objectives, the course integrates lecture, visual aids, participant interaction, and learning activities.

 Building Safety Plans

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Cost: $50

 

This course will identify the safety plans OSHA requires for specific workplace activities as well as recommendation for using your safety plans as the foundation for an overall safety program. You will learn how to document the different parts of a safety plan and have the opportunity to build an activity-specific and work site-specific safety plan of your own.

 

 Business Continuity and Crisis Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

The session includes strategies to continue operations when adverse conditions occur that significantly disrupt an agency’s ability to function and how to handle a crisis situation to avoid damage to the agency’s reputation.

 Camp GEAR UP

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: WYHost: University of Wyoming

GEAR UP Wyoming has offices at the seven Wyoming community colleges where direct services to students and their parents are provided. These services are designed to increase the number of eligible students who complete high school and are prepared to enter and succeed in college.

 

Services provided include:
  • Academic support tutoring
  • Career exploration and advising
  • Advising and academic planning assistance
  • ACT preparation and testing
  • College campus visits
  • Summer academies
  • Peer/Adult mentoring
  • Assistance with understanding and navigating financial aid, including support in completing the FAFSA and scholarship applications
  • Assistance in completing college applications

 Certified Pedestrian Safety Professional

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Traffic Safety Services Administration

Cost: $115 members/$130 non-members
Training Length: 4 hours

 

Course Description

In several cities, it is common to use individuals to control pedestrian traffic on public streets during special events and other temporary activities. Often, these individuals (retired law enforcement officers, etc.) do not have the necessary training to perform this temporary traffic control function safely and within the standards and guidelines contained in the MUTCD. 

 

This course is intended to fill this void to ensure the continuity and consistency of pedestrian and traffic management services, and will provide individuals responsible for managing pedestrian traffic on public streets with the training they need for the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians as well as their own safety. 

 Characterizing Uncertainty in Left-Turn Crash Reconstructions Using Event Data Recorder Data

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

In 2000, Vetronix Corporation introduced its Crash Data Retrieval system, which could download crash-related data stored in the airbag control modules of GM vehicles. Since then, the system’s capabilities have been extended to include other vehicle makers, including Ford, Chrysler and Toyota. In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provided specifications aimed at improving the usefulness of  event data recorders (EDR) for supporting crash investigations. 

 

An active area of research and debate now concerns the appropriate use of EDR data in reconstructing crashes—especially how to account for the uncertainties that arise from using less-than-perfect data. This presentation described a project using Bayesian methods to characterize the uncertainty in estimates of the impact speeds of vehicles involved in angle crashes, with a focus on left-turn crashes.

 Citizen Traffic-Related Requests – A Correspondence Guide for Working with Residents

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $199 members/$299 non-members
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Purpose and Background

Requests regarding traffic-related issues are usually a part of the daily life of City Engineers and other professionals who work for and with government agencies. For some engineers, directly dealing with the public, the “soft side” of engineering, can be a difficult process; however, responding to citizen requests is a critical part of the job and effective communication can lay the groundwork for cooperation on other issues and future projects. The webinar provides a foundation for responding to traffic issues agencies routinely encounter in an efficient, effective, and easy to follow way. This course assumes you have knowledge of the MUTCD and provides assistance in conveying that knowledge to the public in regard to their requests. Professionally opening lines of communication between the public and engineers will further facilitate good traffic engineering.

 

Primary Topics of Discussion

  • Importance of citizen communication
  • Top 15 traffic-related requests and concerns
  • Methodology for satisfactorily engaging and responding to requests and concerns
  • Development of templates to improve response efficiency
  • Value of proper record keeping
  • Case studies reviewing actual citizen requests along with the procedures followed and responses

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with common traffic-related requests and concerns
  • Understand the process of responding to requests/concerns
  • Know how to use templates and record keeping to be efficient and responsive
  • Discuss how the response methodology works in actual situations.

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Discover the top traffic-related requests/concerns of citizens
  • Learn the importance of communication with citizens and methodologies to satisfactorily engage and respond to their traffic-related requests
  • Review case studies demonstrating the procedures discussed

 

Intended Audience

  • Traffic engineers, public and private, who work on intersection traffic control, vehicle speeds, and other local residential/livability issues
  • Civil engineers (and EITs), public and private, who work for cities and counties dealing directly with citizens
  • Community advocates
  • Government officials

 Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator: Ambulance

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: NationalHost: National Safety Council

Cost: $375 onsite/$47 online
Training Length: 6 hours

 

Course Description:

Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) 4: AMBULANCE promotes critical thinking during high-pressure driving situations and offers defensive driving strategies to avoid collisions. The course trains emergency vehicle drivers how to navigate through traffic safely in both emergency and non-emergency situations and features videos with ambulance driver simulations followed by group discussions.

 

Throughout the 6-hour course, participants will learn defensive driving techniques to maneuver safely through traffic under severe time constraints and stress. Topics include handling blind spots, cushion of safety, navigating through intersections, proper ways to pass and change lanes, backing and parking safely, avoiding tailgaters and improving driver reaction time.

 Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator: Fire

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: NationalHost: National Safety Council

Cost: $375 onsite/$47 online
Training Length: 6 hours

 

Course Description:

Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) 3: FIRE promotes critical thinking during high-pressure driving situations and offers defensive driving strategies to avoid collisions. The course trains fire apparatus operators, volunteer and municipal fire personnel how to navigate through traffic safely in both emergency and non-emergency situations and features videos with real-life driver simulations followed by group discussions.

 

Throughout the 6-hour course, participants will learn defensive driving techniques to maneuver safely through traffic under severe time constraints and stress. Topics include navigating through intersections, cushion of safety, passing and changing lanes, handling blind spots, backing safely, properly positioning the fire apparatus, operating on different road surfaces, weather conditions and more.

 Cobell Scholarship

Audiences Served: University Students, Community College/University Faculty, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsState: NationalHost: The Cobell Scholarship

The Cobell Scholarship is a non-renewable competitive scholarship that provides one-year of scholarship support to enrolled members (or verified descendants) of US Federally-recognized tribes with strong academic records who can demonstrate financial need while pursuing Vocational Certification, Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral degrees. Applicants will write a short essay each year.

 Collaborating with Law Enforcement to Reach Zero

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Webinar Description

This webinar provided an overview of the ways that transportation agencies can work with law enforcement to assist with efforts to reach zero fatalities. Law enforcement is a KEY safety stakeholder and efforts by both law enforcement officials and transportation practitioners would be even more effective through coordination and collaboration.

 

Webinar Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Restate the idea of Towards Zero Deaths and Road to Zero
  • Summarize the importance of law enforcement in crash reporting
  • Illustrate how to incorporate law enforcement into the planning process
  • Identify collaboration opportunities for public awareness

 

Target Audience

This training was directed towards a very broad safety audience including, but not limited to, law enforcement, planners, engineers, first responders, elected officials, public health, tourism agencies, and safety culture experts. Participants should have some basic familiarity with transportation safety.

 Combating Roadway Departures

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $310 
Training Length: 1 day

 

Course Description:

This course provides participants with some tools for addressing roadway departure crashes. Topics covered in this course include a discussion of engineering countermeasures as well as implementation strategies.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Roadway Departure crash problem
  • Discuss countermeasures to:
  • – Reduce potential for leaving the roadway
  • – Reduce potential for a crash if a vehicle does leave the roadway
  • – Minimize severity if a crash does occur
  • Compare methods for deploying countermeasures

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for the course includes Federal, State and local highway engineers, consulting highway design engineers, and maintenance workers. This training program is intended for individuals that have the responsibility for identifying, recommending, selecting, installing and/or maintaining appropriate countermeasures to help improve highway safety.

 Communication

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Cost: $50

 

Communication is a critical factor among all participants of any transportation construction project. Clear and authentic communication directly impacts achieving deadlines, staying in budget, and keeping workers safe. This course will cover the different types of communication you will need to effectively lead your team and how to avoid mistakes caused by miscommunicating critical information.

 Community Mobility Workshop

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Southwest Transit Association

SWTA’s Community Mobility workshop provides a forum for public transit providers to meet with peers and exchange ideas about how to provide the best mobility options for their communities.

Explore Topics of:

  • Technology
  • FTA regulations affecting mobility
  • Planning
  • Progress reports from the SWTA Nation
  • Spotlight on pilot projects aimed at better coordination and data collection

 

 Completed Pedestrian Safety Plans/Programs

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Free
Training Length: 2 hours

 

This webinar featured presentations on (1) the city of New York’s recently completed Pedestrian Safety Study and Action Plan and (2) the state of California’s very successful Pedestrian Safety Assessment Program. 

This webinar is intended primarily for state DOT staff involved with the Highway Safety Improvement Program, and for FHWA Safety Specialists. These specialists shall include: Engineers, planners, traffic safety and enforcement professionals, public health and injury prevention professionals, and decision-makers who have the responsibility of improving pedestrian safety at the state or local level. 

 Complying with the MUTCD – Traffic Signing for Horizontal Curves

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $249 members/$299 non-members
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Purpose and Background

The Federal Highway Administration estimates that fatalities at horizontal curves account for 25 percent of all highway fatalities, yet horizontal curves are relatively a small portion of the national highway mileage. The 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) includes new requirements, recommendations, and options for the use of traffic warning signs for horizontal curves to provide anticipated significant safety benefits to road users.

This presentation will discuss the heirarchal approach for the selection and use of horizontal alignment warning signs, which include Turn, Curve, Winding Road, Chevrons, Large Arrow, and combination horizontal alignment/intersection signs. The specific requirements of the MUTCD for the use of these signs will be outlined, as well as recommendations that should also be followed.

The methods used to determine the appropriate advisory speed for any given horizontal curve will also be discussed, including updated information on the use of ball bank indicator speed thresholds. The process of selecting the appropriate curve warning sign, based on the advisory speed and the speed limit or 85th percentile speed, will be illustrated as well as when advisory speed plaques are to be posted in conjunction with the primary curve warning sign.

Primary Discussion Topics

  • Different types of horizontal alignment signs
  • Determining advisory speeds for horizontal curves
  • Optional curve signing
  • Placing and spacing of Chevron signs 

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to select the appropriate traffic warning signs for horizontal curves
  • Learn about additional, optional signing that, if used appropriately, can further enhance roadway safety by reducing the number of run-off the-road crashes that can involve fatalities and disabling injuries
  • Learn typical applications of required, recommended, and optional signing for curves that can be used in road designs, traffic safety studies, and operational reviews

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Become familiar with the MUTCD provisions for horizontal alignment signing
  • Learn how to select the appropriate signing for curves
  • Learn how to determine the advisory speed for a curve and when to sign for it
  • Be able to distinguish between which signs are required, which are recommended, and which are optional
  • Be aware of the how to determine the appropriate placement and location of the selected signs

 

Intended Audience

This webinar will benefit engineers and technicians who are involved in the design, review, or operations of traffic control signing for streets and highways. This would include state, county and city public works personnel, as well as consultants responsible for the design of new or reconstructed roadways, or the study of safety operations of existing roadways. Having some background or training in the general use of the MUTCD would be helpful.

 Comprehensive ADA Paratransit Eligibility

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

The course begins with a review of ADA paratransit criteria and then reviews ADA paratransit eligibility requirements. The two-day session presents more detailed information about alternative eligibility determination processes, with a focus on in-person interview and assessment options. It also addresses “difficult” determination issues and presents options for trip-by-trip eligibility determinations.

 Comprehensive Inspection Training

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Traffic Safety Services Administration

Cost: $79.95 members/$99.95 non-members
Training Length: 13 hours

 

Course Description

This course is designed to lead participants from the very basic to the more complex aspects of inspection, documentation, and quality standards. Topics include: inspection basics, flagging operations, temporary pavement markings, and TMAs. This course is intended for highway agency inspectors, project engineers, traffic control supervisors, and others responsible for inspection activities.

 Computerized Crash Reports Usability and Design Investigation

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

This seminar highlighted a project that aimed to design and develop a new crash report interface to improve accuracy, speed, reliability, and meaningfulness of crash report data. To do so, the project used human factors analyses and principles and capitalized on the experience and expertise of Minnesota law enforcement.

 

The project began with an investigation into the human factors and cognitive considerations that should be included in a future redesign of Minnesota’s computerized crash report. The main objective was to understand and address human and system performance issues, but this work also allowed researchers to examine any validity and reliability issues that may exist with the current crash report. Following this investigation, the project team developed testable prototypes to determine a new report interface and the structure of information that would most accurately and efficiently capture crash data.

 Conducting the “Complete” Traffic Stop

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: Institute for Law Enforcement Education

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 day

 

“Conducting Complete Traffic Stops” is not a program that depends on grants or extra resources. It is philosophy. With renewed focus, through this workshop, efficiency is improved; and resources are maximized. The workshop is designed for state and local enforcement officials who are interested in enhancing their traffic enforcement activities or developing a traffic enforcement program to serve as an effective means to deter and detect criminal behavior. The program is easily adaptable to state, municipal, or county traffic laws and individual departmental policies and procedures. Implementation of similar programs has served to increase productivity, positively motivate personnel, and enhance individual officer safety.

 Connected Vehicles and Rural Road Weather Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Each year, rural roadways experience a greater number of fatal crashes than urban roadways. Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) have been adopted by rural transportation agencies to provide travelers better information about the impact of current weather conditions on the roadway; however, RWIS can only provide data for a specific location, and localized weather conditions require continuous high resolution road weather condition reporting. In response to the need for a more reliable system, connected vehicle (CV) technology introduced the concept of using vehicles to communicate current roadway conditions. This presentation will introduce new advances in the field of rural road weather management and provide insight into the research conducted at the University of Wyoming to implement a Connected Vehicle Road Weather Condition System.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the foundations of rural road weather management
  • Gain a perspective on the future use of CV data for road weather management
  • Gain insight into the University of Wyoming’s experience in graduate ITS education and research; Gonzaga University’s experience starting a transportation undergraduate program to support modern needs of the transportation profession.

 

Target Audience

The target audience includes academia and industry. Transportation planners, researchers, MPOs, and others who have an interest in how connected vehicle technology is being used to communicate weather-related roadway conditions will find interest in this webinar.

 Connecting Transportation and Health Goals: Diagnosing the Problem

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Institute of Transportation Engineers

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

This webinar (recording) provides an introduction to transportation and health: what you should know, and why the connection is important. In addition to this webinar, ITE plans to develop one or more future webinars that will provide available technical resources and tools that can help ITE members build the connection between transportation and health.

 Construction Contract Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $599 members/$699 non-members
Training Length: 11 hours

 

Purpose and Background

A team member or manager’s understanding of how construction contracts define work responsibilities is crucial to any successful project. Construction Contract Management provides practical and legal coverage for all aspects of the construction contract from the time of bidding to termination and post-termination. This course facilitates a working construction contract knowledge base not only for resident project representatives, but also project managers, contract administrators, architects, developers, bankers, engineers, owners, and supervisory and field management personnel. Set up as a step-by-step analysis of the construction contract, this course offers an understanding of the roles and obligations required within the contract (ing) process; lists the many responsibilities involved in managing any multi-level coordinated on-site job task; and explains what legal awareness and precautions may be necessary to avoid disputes and claims. 

 Construction Engineering Certificate Program

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $2,855 members/$3,575 non-members
Training Length: 6 weeks

 

ASCE’s new Construction Engineering Certificate Program will provide the fundamental skills, knowledge, tools, and techniques you need to take a leadership role in construction project management. Certificate program enrollment saves you up to 20% versus purchasing courses individually.

In these 6-week courses, you’ll acquire sought-after skills that will help you excel in your current position or advance to a new one. You’ll be taught from the unique insight and knowledge of a master’s level instructor who is highly experienced in construction engineering.

 

How It Works

  • Online video lectures to convey fundamental concepts and demonstrate example calculations
  • Online interactive periods with the instructor
  • A final exam to demonstrate comprehension level
  • 6 Guided Online Courses required to complete this certificate program
    • 4 core courses in the core path of your choice
    • 2 elective courses from a list of 6 courses
    • All courses must be completed within 4 years from enrollment
  • Future course dates to be announced

 

You Will Learn

  • Cost-Estimating
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Construction Administration

 

Intended Audience

  • Construction Project Owners
  • Design Consultants
  • Construction Contractors

 

 Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) Contracting in Transportation Infrastructure Programs

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $99 members/$129 non-members
Training Length: 1 hour

Purpose and Background

Modern contracting methods allow transportation agencies and consultants to develop projects effectively. Among the innovative contracting approaches approved and fostered by the Federal Highway Administration are design-build and construction manager/general contractor. Although design-build has a longer history in the industry, the transportation project development community has discovered that CM/GC contracting offers exciting advantages and flexibility in project delivery. Procurement is less onerous and expensive for proposers; scope, schedule and budget can be managed and adjusted throughout the life of the project; the owner has greater influence on outcomes; risk can be effectively managed; the capabilities of the general contractor and A&E team members are maximized; and the project team can effectively partner with the local community for the duration of the project. A bonus is the pleasure of working together as an owner-A&E-constructor team.

The Oregon Department of Transportation is nearing completion of its first CM/GC project, the $204 million Interstate 5 Willamette River Bridge project in Eugene and Springfield, Oregon. This presentation describes implementation of CM/GC as illustrated by ODOT’s experience. The success of the project can provide support for utilizing a CM/GC strategy, and the lessons provide valuable education about important aspects of the CM/GC project-delivery process.

 

Primary Discussion Topics

  • Procurement of a CM/GC team
  • The owner’s role in CM/GC
  • The owner’s support team for CM/GC
  • Benefits of collaboration in CM/GC
  • Effective risk management in CM/GC
  • Public involvement opportunities in CM/GC, i.e., sensitivity to community and context
  • Comparison of CM/GC to design-build contracting

 

Learning Outcomes

  • CM/GC team procurement strategy (including primary scoring categories)
  • Team members’ roles in CM/GC
  • Contractual and functional team member relationships in CM/GC
  • Project management opportunities associated with CM/GC
  • Appreciation for advantages of CM/GC over design-build

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Basic understanding of the application of CM/GC contracting to transportation infrastructure projects
  • Confidence that CM/GC can be successfully implemented in transportation infrastructure construction
  • Motivation to learn as much as possible about CM/GC
  • Initial preparation for entering into CM/GC contracting in transportation infrastructure construction

 

Intended Audience

  • Project managers, public works managers, and program managers working in transportation infrastructure programs
  • Consulting engineers working in transportation infrastructure
  • Construction engineers working in transportation infrastructure

 Construction Project Management Series

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $495 members/$595 non-members
Training Length: 8 hours

 

Purpose and Background

The Construction Project Management course is a seven-part video-based education series designed to provide both new and experienced construction project managers with fresh approaches to their project planning and tracking, and to share little-known tips and techniques for creating and updating effective schedules in Microsoft Project. The software tips apply to other project management software packages as well. At the end of each session, participants are offered a five to ten question multiple choice test to assess knowledge gained. The session leaders are noted PM experts. This course has been approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and PMI credential holders can earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward certification requirements by successfully completing this course.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Create a work breakdown structure for any project.
  • Create and maintain a powerful schedule.
  • Develop cost estimates “for free”, using software features.
  • Use Earned Value Management (EVM) comfortably to monitor and control projects.
  • Feel confident updating Microsoft Project files, and creating meaningful templates for other projects.

 Construction Work Zone Safety For Heavy Equipment Operators

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: NationalHost: Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service

Training Length: 4 hours

 

The Construction Work Zone Safety for Heavy Equipment Operators course provides safety awareness training for heavy equipment operators and those who work around heavy equipment in construction work zones. The course addresses OSHA‘s top four causes of injury and death: falls, struck-by, caught-between, and electrocution.

 

Topics

  • Introduction to OSHA
  • Statistical Data on Slips, Trips and Falls; Struck By; Caught Between; Electrocutions
  • Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls on or around Heavy Equipment
  • Preventing Struck By on or around Heavy Equipment
  • Preventing Caught Between on or around Heavy Equipment
  • Preventing Electrocutions with Heavy Equipment

 

Audience

  • Heavy equipment operators, particularly in the transportation and work zone construction industry
  • Construction site workers
  • Mining industry professionals

 Construction Zone Safety Inspection (1 Day)

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $275
Training Length: 1 day

 

Course Description:

This course provides training in the management of traffic control plans and the inspection of construction zone safety devices. Participants receive instruction in traffic control plan review, inspection of traffic control procedures and safety devices, and the resolution of discrepancies from the traffic control plan, as well as on deficiencies in safety hardware maintenance. The following major topics are covered: Inspection of traffic control plan operation, maintenance of work zone signs and markings, inspection of construction safety hardware, and resolution of discrepancies from contract requirements.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of construction zone safety devices
  • Identify the contract requirements for selected devices
  • Inspect the installation and operation of safety devices, including discrepancies and deficiencies in safety devices
  • Resolve discrepancies from the contract requirements and ensure corrections in the deficient safety devices

 

Target Audience:

FHWA safety engineers, FHWA highway engineers, and State and local personnel involved in the management of traffic control plans and the inspection of construction zone safety devices.

 Construction Zone Safety Inspection (1.5 Day)

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $350
Training Length: 1.5 days

 

Course Description:

This course provides training in the management of traffic control plans and the inspection of construction zone safety devices. Participants receive instruction in traffic control plan review, inspection of traffic control procedures and safety devices, and the resolution of discrepancies from the traffic control plan, as well as on deficiencies in safety hardware maintenance. The following major topics are covered: Inspection of traffic control plan operation, maintenance of work zone signs and markings, inspection of construction safety hardware, and resolution of discrepancies from contract requirements.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of construction zone safety devices
  • Identify the contract requirements for selected devices
  • Inspect the installation and operation of safety devices, including discrepancies and deficiencies in safety devices
  • Resolve discrepancies from the contract requirements and ensure corrections in the deficient safety devices

 

Target Audience:

FHWA safety engineers, FHWA highway engineers, and State and local personnel involved in the management of traffic control plans and the inspection of construction zone safety devices.

 Converting Paved Roads to Unpaved Roads

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Webinar Description

This webinar provided an overview of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 485 Converting Paved Roads to Unpaved. The webinar presented the contents of the synthesis report which summarizes the state-of-the-practice of the road conversion process, tools that can be used to aid in the decision making process of whether to convert from paved to unpaved including available resources and design guides, and what has worked and what has not worked for those in the unpaving process including public outreach and identified impacts.

 

Webinar Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Summarize the process of converting roads from paved to unpaved,
  • Identify information sources to aid in the decision making process of whether a road is a candidate for unpaving,
  • Distinguish between practices that can improve the success of road conversions from paved to unpaved versus practices that may reduce the success, and
  • Identify why roads are being converted from paved to unpaved.

 

Target Audience

This training was directed towards a very broad safety audience including, but not limited to, law enforcement, planners, engineers, first responders, elected officials, public health, tourism agencies, and safety culture experts. Participants should have some basic familiarity with transportation safety.

 Cost/Benefit Analysis

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

A presentation of the benefits, costs, and benefit-cost analysis results of small urban and rural public transit systems focusing on transportation cost savings, low-cost mobility benefits, and economic development impacts.

 Countermeasures for Reducing Collisions at Pedestrian Crossings

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $299 members/$349 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

Improving pedestrian safety has become increasingly emphasized. The desire to improve pedestrian safety extends to areas typically seen as being non-pedestrian-friendly, such as the higher speeds and wider roadways. With traffic conditions changing as traffic volumes and congestion increase, pedestrians ability to safely cross many roadways is affected. Recent developments in geometric design features, traffic control devices, and technologies may improve pedestrian safety and access by addressing specific problems associated with roadway crossings. 

Several recent publications have focused on countermeasures for reducing collisions at crosswalks in various types of locations. This webinar provides a comprehensive review of those counter measures, provide examples of each type in different environments, and identify potential costs and studies about their effectiveness. The webinar discusses countermeasures for both uncontrolled and controlled locations as well intersections and midblock locations.

 

Primary Topics of Discussion

  • Crossings at uncontrolled Intersections (major, collector, local streets)
  • Crossings at uncontrolled midblock locations (major, collector, local streets)
  • Crosswalks at signalized Intersections
  • Midblock signal controlled crossings for pedestrians
  • School related crossings

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with the wide variety of countermeasures for reducing pedestrian collisions
  • Demonstrate understanding of relevant technical publications
  • Be able to assess the effectiveness and cost of implementing safety treatments
  • Understand the published guidelines for when treatments need to be implemented

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Find out the latest advances in pedestrian collision reduction countermeasures for crosswalks
  • Learn about current state of the practice
  • Become familiar with a variety of publications on pedestrian crossings

 

Intended Audience

  • Transportation engineers/planners
  • Pedestrian safety advocates
  • Government officials

 Crash Investigation and Reconstruction Technologies and Best Practices

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

The collection of evidence at a traffic crash scene is very important, but can often take many hours. The more exposure that responders have to the dangers of traffic, the increased chance of a secondary collision occurring. Traffic incident management is a vital part of the crash investigation process. By utilizing technology effectively, the management of traffic incidents and investigations reduces time on-scene as well as increases safety and alleviates congestion. The utilization of traffic crash reconstruction technology has a significant impact on the safety of the investigators and the traveling public, and the operation of the transportation system. The evolution of traffic crash reconstruction technology has introduced many new types of technology to this field, as well as constantly evolving innovations. A report has been developed for the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Traffic Incident Management Program entitled, “Crash Investigation and Reconstruction Technologies and Best Practices.” This report examines the technology available for the investigation and reconstruction of traffic crashes and provides information about each technology’s capabilities and limitations to inform crash investigation units of the options available.

 

The webinar will present the findings of the report’s research and review technologies and recommendations to improve investigation strategies and reconstruction methods of crash sites.

 

Learning Objectives

This webinar will:

  • Provide an overview of the “Crash Investigation and Reconstruction Technologies and Best Practices” report.
  • Demonstrate how various technologies are used to improve investigation strategies and reconstruction methods of traffic crash sites in Kansas and Michigan.

 

Target Audiences

  • ITS and Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Program Managers, police, fire, consultants, vendors, academia, and government officials, including local, State, Federal and DOT, and any other individuals or entities involved in the design, deployment, operation, or evaluation of TIM Programs or the collection of TIM Performance Measures.

 Crash Risk Factors for Low-Volume Roads: an ODOT Case Study

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

This webinar provides information on:

  • A proposed methodology and tool to objectively determine the potential crash risk for low-volume road segments using road geometry and roadside feature characteristics combined with crash history and traffic exposure
  • Low-cost safety countermeasures that are most applicable to low-volume roads

 

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Identify road geometry characteristics and roadside features that may correspond to increased crash risk.
  • Select certain road characteristics that influence a resulting crash risk using the Oregon risk index developed in the project.
  • Identify low-cost safety countermeasures that may be most applicable to low-volume roads.
  • Identify how this approach could be reproduced and/or tailored for participant’s agency.

 Creating Great Communities Through Transportation; Not Transportation Through Communities

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Institute of Transportation Engineers

Cost: $99 members/$249 non-members
Training Length: 6 hours

 

This webinar series is intended to demonstrate a more inclusive and collaborative dialogue between transportation professionals, other professions, and the community that they are serving. The series will provide a framework for a new way of thinking—a new vision for transportation professionals to create great streets and communities where people of all ages and abilities can thrive. This 4-part series will delve into approaches focused on human-scale design and human interaction between streets through art, space, speed, and services.

  • Starting the Conversation: Transportation as Art & Science 
  • Street Space — Not just for moving Cars
  • Moving People — Steady, Slower, Smarter, and Safer 
  • Transportation Services: New Concepts and Tools

 Creating Innovative Transportation Solutions

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

Design Thinking is a systematic approach to creating solutions to seemingly intractable challenges. It starts with an in-depth understanding of customers and the ability to create a better future for them. It leads us through a process for testing proposed solutions to determine if they are operationally feasible and financially viable and, most important, that the proposed solutions that will meet customer needs—all before we ever begin to implement the solution.

 Crisis Communication for Transit Employees

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Effective communication is essential to the management of transit crises—whether they are catastrophic events such as derailments and terrorist attacks, or more mundane ones such as power outages and prolonged service delays.  Crisis Communication Training for Transit Employees will equip frontline and supervisory transit personnel with the skills and techniques they need to communicate effectively within their organizations and with passengers throughout a crisis to enable successful response and recovery.

 Critical Aspects of Timing Traffic Signals to Maximize Road User Safety

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $199 members/$249 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

This web seminar will focus on how traffic signals should be timed and operated to maximize safety for the road user. Topics such as signal phasing, timing and detection will be addressed. Various critical aspects of timing signalized intersections that address safety will be discussed. The discussion will focus on how signals should be timed for the major street phase as well as the minor street phases. Timing for pedestrian phases will be covered including the changes that were made in the 2009 MUTCD. Relevant sections of the new Traffic Signal Timing Manual published by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be covered. Learn how those changes will impact coordinated signal systems. Timing signals for other road users such as bicyclists and emergency response vehicles will be analyzed. Crash reduction factors associated with various countermeasures will be discussed. A reference list of useful sources of information will be provided.

 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn about:

  • Various aspects of signal phasing, how to time individual phases
  • The most important safety parameters signal timing
  • The importance of change and clearance intervals
  • How the proposed changes to the MUTCD will affect signal timing and operations

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Improve your understanding of signal timing
  • Familiarize with the signal timing information provided in the FHWA manual
  • Gain a better understanding of how timing affects safety at signalized intersections
  • Address the needs of all road users 

 

Intended Audience

This webinar will benefit transportation professionals (engineers and planners) who work for consultants, cities, counties, and state agencies involved in reviewing development projects. This course is designed for individuals with some background or training in designing and operating signalized intersections with interest in improving the safety at such intersections.

 Current and Future GNSS Applications for Vehicle Navigation and Guidance

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) is a term used to collectively describe satellite-based positioning and timing systems. The Global Positioning System (GPS), operated by the United States Department of Defense, is perhaps the most well-known and widely used GNSS. Currently, it is the sensor of choice for managing air, rail, road, and marine transportation systems worldwide. Its timing function is the “heart beat” for clocks around the globe and supports operations such as the time-stamping of banking transactions and synchronizing the phase of alternating current on distributed power grids. In other words, it has become an indispensable modern utility whose malfunction has unacceptable consequences.

 

This seminar presented an overview of the current state of GNSS technology and how it is being used to address emerging transportation applications. It also described threats to GNSS robustness that must be addressed before it can be widely used in safety- and liability-critical transportation applications (e.g., driverless cars or small unmanned aircraft systems). The presentation closed with a description of ongoing efforts to devise methods and augmentations for making GNSS robust and thus paving the way for its wide use in intelligent transportation systems.

 Cutting Edge Tools and Methods for Cost Effectively Reducing Crashes

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Cost: $250
Training Length: 8 hours

 

Have you thought or struggled with questions like…

  • How can we reduce crashes on our multimodal facilities with limited funds? 
  • What tools and methods are available to help make informed decisions about safety? 
  • How can we identify projects that reduce crashes and improve efficiency? 
  • How do we know where and how to invest our limited funds to reduce crashes? 
  • How we do know if the improvements we made really reduced crashes?
  • How can we manage our risk and liability in our day to day project decisions? 
  • What tools can we use to better support design variance processes to facilitate safe and practical designs?

If these or similar questions are ones you have and want answered, this full day workshop is for you.

 

The transportation profession now has a suite of tools available to help quantify and understand how we can reduce crashes on our multimodal roadway facilities. These tools include AASHTO’s recently published Highway Safety Manual (HSM)FHWA’s Crash Modification Factors ClearinghouseFHWA’s Guide to Developing Quality Crash Modification Factors, and FHWA’s Road Safety Audit Guidelines. Project examples and hands-on activities in this full day workshop will demonstrate how these and other resources/tools can work together to inform your system management and project specific decisions.

 CWU Expanding Your Horizons

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: Central Washington University

A hands-on exploration of careers for women in science, technology, engineering and math for 5th through 9th grade girls! The choices you make in school today will affect your career opportunities for years to come. Come find out about exciting careers from women who work in science, technology, engineering, and math fields in our part of Washington. 

 Data Needs, Availability, and Opportunities for Work Zone Performance Measures

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

This webinar will cover:

  • Introduction (FHWA)
  • Guidance Development Challenges and Process
  • Structure of the Guidance Document
  • Mobility Measures and Data Sources
  • Safety Measures and Data Sources
  • Customer Satisfaction Measures and Data Sources
  • Agency/Contractor Measures and Data Sources

 Data Scientist Fellow

Audiences Served: University Students, Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesTransportation Mode: AllProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Economic phenomena, such as on-line retail and e-commerce, have dramatically changed how goods are purchased and moved across the country and the world. This has major implications for how federal, state, and local government direct infrastructure spending, how policy makers make decisions and evaluate policies, and how planners make inform choices about their community’s needs. Do you want to be part of the US Department of Transportation team that is modernizing the Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) to better capture goods movements in this new era? Come apply your data analytic research skills for the public good. We are looking for a paid Fellow trained in data analytics to mentor under a senior-level survey statistician. This is a great opportunity to hone statistical skills and to gain experience working with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), one of the 13 independent Federal statistical agencies. The ideal candidate will be experienced in data compilation and statistical analysis, and knowledgeable of web scraping, machine learning, and data mining applications. The fellowship provides an excellent opportunity to provide input, direction, and creativity –thinking ‘outside the box’– into a project with the BTS and US Census Bureau Working Group, as well as offer skills  development, skills training, and networking opportunities. Other benefits include a culture of work-life balance at USDOT, moving and health insurance stipend, and all the amenities of the Navy Yard neighborhood, including Yards Park. This fellowship position has the potential to be renewed up to 3 years.

 

This fellowship is located in the Office of Survey Programs (OSP). The OSP designs, develops and conducts quality survey programs to capture information on the transportation system for effective use in transportation decision making. OSP staff work collaboratively across agencies, with all levels of project staff, with key internal and external stakeholders, and others to explore innovative methods of data collection and survey design in improving and initiating survey programs. Strong communication, coordination, and team work are needed to be successful in this role. In addition to assisting with developing and implementing transportation surveys, the selected candidate will be involved with researching and analyzing administrative and auxiliary data sources that can be used to further enhance transportation databases. He or she will also apply specialized data analysis techniques to collect, augment, and enhance BTS datasets. In addition, the candidate will assist with publishing and disseminating data that describe the characteristics, performance, use, and impact of the Nation’s transportation systems. 

 Defensive Driving Course for Professional Truck Drivers

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: NationalHost: National Safety Council

Cost: $49.95
Training Length: 4 hours

 

Course Description:

When truck drivers take unnecessary risks, they put more than their lives in jeopardy. Consider other motorists and pedestrians, and the monumental costs of medical injuries, property damage and repair costs, compensation claims and your company’s reputation. 

 

DDC Professional Truck Driver (PTD) Online addresses the most common causes of truck related incidents and provides truck drivers with the knowledge and defensive driving strategies required to avoid collisions and traffic violations. With DDC PTD Online, an organization can train any size group, even at remote locations. This interactive 4-hour* course is a cost-effective solution for a new employees, refresher and post-incident training. By proactively implementing this professional truck driver program, you can help your organization reduce insurance premiums, repair bills and workers’ compensation claims.

 Defensive Driving Online Course

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: NationalHost: National Safety Council

Cost: $41.25
Training Length: 4 hours

 

Course Description:

National Safety Council offers a 4-hour and 2-hour online Defensive Driving Course (DDC Online) in
English and Spanish. Both courses provide leading edge content with high-definition videos, 2-D and 3-D animated graphics and illustrations, crash scenarios and interactive gaming exercises. DDC Online presents real-life driving situations to educate and motivate drivers to change their behind-the-wheel behaviors and attitudes. Students are quizzed throughout the course to validate comprehension of key learning points and course objectives.

 

The more knowledgeable your employees become about the importance of driving safety and mastering the skills and techniques of defensive driving, the less likely they will be involved in a motor vehicle incident reducing your corporate liability risks and costs.

 Defining the Future for Safe Rural Transportation in Rural America

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Webinar Description

This webinar provided an overview of the white paper created as a result of the Safety Center’s National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America which was held September 2016 in Denver, CO.

 

Webinar Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Identify the format used at the National Working Summit on transportation in Rural America
  • Understand the outcomes from the 10 discussion topics
  • List the action items identified in the summit
  • Know where to get more resources and information about the Summit
  • Understand what your organization can do to “advance the change”

 

 Target Audience

This training was directed towards a very broad safety audience including, but not limited to, law enforcement, planners, engineers, first responders, elected officials, public health, tourism agencies, and safety culture experts. Participants had some basic familiarity with transportation safety.

 

 Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Native American Graduate Fellowship

Audiences Served: University Students, MinoritiesProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesState: MTHost: Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has created the only Native American Graduate Scholarship at Montana State University and the University of Montana. The Scholarship upholds Dennis Washington’s long time vision of promoting the betterment of society and the development of a highly diverse workforce through education.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be accepted to a Master’s or Doctoral Degree program at the Graduate School of the University of Montana or Montana State University
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate and 3.0 during any graduate program work
  • One page typed essay indicating reasons for pursuing graduate education and goals for application of education
  • Graduate from a 4-year regionally accredited institution of higher learning anywhere in the United States
  • Five letters of reference, including two from nonacademic individuals
  • Appropriate standardized test score, if required by program (GRE,GMAT)
  • Montana resident
  • Enrolled member of a Montana Native American Tribe

The successful applicant is guaranteed one year of funding. To remain eligible the recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. 

 Design and Operation of Work Zone Traffic Control (1-Day)

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $275
Training Length: 1 day

 

Course Description:

This course provides participants with information on the safest and most efficient work zone traffic controls, including the application of effective design and installation concepts; and using signs and markings for detours, construction zones, and maintenance sites. The legal, administrative, and operational aspects also will be discussed. Classroom presentations include lectures, case histories, and workshops.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe each step involved in providing work zone traffic controls
  • Identify and apply workable concepts and techniques for designing, installing, and maintaining controls in construction, maintenance, and utility operations
  • Identify appropriate principles in the design of traffic control plans
  • Apply traffic control plans to site conditions, monitor traffic controls, and make changes indicated by traffic accidents and incidents
  • Discuss techniques and procedures used by different agencies
  • Assess the legal consequences of action and inaction relative to work zone traffic control and identify risk management procedures

 

Target Audience:

Design, construction, and maintenance personnel responsible for designing, installing, and monitoring work zone traffic control.

 Design and Operation of Work Zone Traffic Control (3-Day)

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $700
Training Length: 3 days

 

Course Description:

This course provides participants with information on the safest and most efficient work zone traffic controls, including the application of effective design and installation concepts; and using signs and markings for detours, construction zones, and maintenance sites. The legal, administrative, and operational aspects also will be discussed. Classroom presentations include lectures, case histories, and workshops.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe each step involved in providing work zone traffic controls
  • Identify and apply workable concepts and techniques for designing, installing, and maintaining controls in construction, maintenance, and utility operations
  • Identify appropriate principles in the design of traffic control plans
  • Apply traffic control plans to site conditions, monitor traffic controls, and make changes indicated by traffic accidents and incidents
  • Discuss techniques and procedures used by different agencies
  • Assess the legal consequences of action and inaction relative to work zone traffic control and identify risk management procedures

 

Target Audience:

Design, construction, and maintenance personnel responsible for designing, installing, and monitoring work zone traffic control.

 Designing and Implementing Separated Bikeways

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $299 members/$349 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

Recent advances in bicycle facility design guidance have led to increased demand from government agencies and the public to implement many of these innovative treatments. As more of these facilities are being implemented, users are recognizing the host of safety benefits and greater comfort level generated from the increased separation from automobile traffic and enhanced intersection treatments. Agencies throughout the country are using the design guidance recently issued within the National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Bikeway Design Manual in association with the guidance set forth in the established US manuals such as the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities and MUTCD to implement these facilities.

 

This webinar familiarizes transportation engineers/planners with the newest innovations in the planning, design, and maintenance of these separated bikeways. The course discusses recent developments in available design guidance, considerations when designing and implementing these facilities, and design treatments to address common and unique situations.

 

Primary Topics of Discussion

  • Reasons for separate bikeways
  • Past and ongoing research into separated bikeways
  • Current approved standards and reference material
  • Origins of new design standards
  • Different types of separated bikeways/treatments
  • Determining where and when to apply these treatments
  • Considerations when designing and implementing these facilities/treatments
  • Locations where these facilities/treatments have been implemented

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with the latest innovations in separated bikeway design
  • Demonstrate understanding of available design resources
  • Know how to apply the various design resources and their limitations
  • Understand the federal approval status on the various treatments
  • Be able to assess the feasibility for implementing a separated bikeway
  • Understand the various design considerations when developing these facilities

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Learn about the latest advances in separated bikeway planning and design
  • Discover how to choose the right type of bicycle facility
  • Learn how to design for safer and more comfortable bikeways
  • Explore common mistakes when designing and implementing separated bikeways
  • Discuss different pavement marking materials
  • Find out about the different bikeway separation elements
  • Learn about the appropriate intersection treatments and where to apply

 

Intended Audience

  • Transportation Planners
  • Transportation Engineers
  • Landscape Architects
  • Civil Engineers
  • Public Agency

 Designing Bicycle Facilities

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $299 members/$349 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

This webinar provides guidance on the best practices for designing a variety of bicycle facilities. Various treatments that have been implemented by public agencies to improve safety for bicyclists traveling on heavily traveled corridors in large urban areas will be discussed. Guidance will be provided on geometric design parameters for bicycle lanes, off-street bike paths and intersections. Signing and striping for bicycle facilities will be discussed, especially at locations where bicyclists have to cross heavily traveled streets and intersections. A variety of sources will be referenced including the 2009 MUTCD (Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices), the new edition of the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, manuals developed by state highway departments, and other recent publications on designing bicycle facilities. The presentation will conclude with special designs to accommodate bicyclists in challenging locations.

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand various treatments to improve the safety of various bicycle facilities
  • Learn about bike trails, bike boulevards and accommodating bicyclists on expressway type facilities
  • Discuss how the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities compares to NACTO guidance

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Learn how to design various types of bicycle facilities
  • Become more familiar with the latest edition ofthe AASHTO Guide
  • Gain a better understanding on the use of traffic control devices for bicycle traffic
  • Learn best practices for handling bicycle traffic crossing major travel corridors
  • Identify the best sources of information on designing bicycle facilities

 

Intended Audience

  • Transportation engineers/planners
  • Highway designers for all types of facilities
  • Government officials

 Designing for Bicyclist Safety Webinar Series

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Cost: Free
Training Length: 4.5 hours

 

This three-part webinar series was delivered to provide agencies with the tools needed to understand the principles of bicyclist safety and respond to safety problems with the appropriate countermeasures and designs. Based on a recently-developed training course from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), this webinar series conveyed the fundamentals of properly designing for bicyclist safety.

 

Webinars in this series include:

  • Designing for Bicyclist Safety (Part 1)
    • The first part of the webinar series provided context for considering bicyclists in the transportation system. Panelists introduced common safety problems for bicyclists, explored trends in bicyclist safety, and identified a range of strategies for diagnosing safety problems.

  • Designing for Bicyclist Safety Along the Road (Part 2)
    • The second part of the webinar series provided details about improving safety for bicyclists through roadway design strategies. In particular, panelists focused on how to select appropriate designs for bicycle facilities along the roadway, including shared lanes, bicycle lanes, separated bicycle lanes, and separated paths.
  • Designing for Bicyclist Safety at Intersections (Part 3)
    • The third parts of the webinar series explored design strategies to improve bicyclist safety at intersections. Various treatments, including signal timing strategies and protected intersections, were presented and discussed.

 Designing for Pedestrian Safety

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $450
Training Length: 2 days

 

Course Description:

The Designing for Pedestrian Safety course is intended to help state and local transportation engineering professionals address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions. The training course includes a field exercise in the application of the principles, concepts, and strategies covered in the course. Also the participants will share and prioritize potential policies, programs, and strategies.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the influence of planning factors: land use, street connectivity, access management, site design, and level of service.
  • Describe how pedestrians should be considered and provided for during the planning, design, work zone, maintenance, and operations phases.
  • Describe how human behavior affects the interaction between pedestrians and drivers
  • Identify good practices and effective solutions to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility.

Target Audience:

This course is intended primarily for state DOT staff involved with the Highway Safety Improvement Program, and for FHWA Safety Specialists. These specialists shall include: Engineers, planners, traffic safety and enforcement professionals, public health and injury prevention professionals, and decision-makers who have the responsibility of improving pedestrian safety at the state or local level.

 Designing for Pedestrian Safety

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Training Length: 2 days

 

This course is intended to help state and local transportation professionals address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions. Training objectives include:

  • Participants will learn that pedestrians belong in all geometric design, operations, and safety considerations.
  • Participants will learn the significance of land-use, street connectivity, and site design in helping to make a safer pedestrian environment.
  • Participants will understand human behavior issues related to pedestrians and drivers interacting safely and common pedestrian crash types.
  • Participants will understand the role that planning and street design play in pedestrian safety.
  • Participants will learn effective solutions and best practices in design and operations for pedestrian safety. Specific design and operational issues covered include:
    • Sidewalk and walkway design
    • Intersection geometry
    • Signs, signals, and crosswalks
    • Interchange design and alternatives
    • Facilities at signalized intersections
    • Roundabouts
    • Connections to transit
    • Road diets and other traffic calming measures
  • Participants will take part in a field exercise as a critical element to the course. The class is broken into smaller groups to walk and study a nearby intersection or corridor for possible pedestrian safety improvements. The groups brainstorm and share engineering and policy solutions.

 Designing for Vulnerable Road Users Course

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsStates: National, FLHost: University of Florida Transportation Institute

Training Length: 2 days

 

This two-day course provides lectures and workshops intended to transfer to each participant the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to diagnose safety issues associated with vulnerable road users (VRU) and the selection of appropriate countermeasures to address those issues. Vulnerable road users are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of motor vehicles sometimes neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, transit users and others. This course will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian (and other VRU) safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users including an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered. A workbook is provided to guide participants through the course.

 

Goals 

  • Define vulnerable road users and their needs
  • Diagnose crash causes and select proper countermeasures
  • Identify safety-related geometric design elements
  • Discuss VRU safety issues and how to address them
  • Understand the Public-Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) of the American with Disabilities Act

 Designing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Based on Identified Needs

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

This is webinar #10 of the FHWA Smarter Work Zones (SWZ) webianar series. 

 

This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the Work Zone Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Implementation Guide Steps 1-3 and real-world examples of how agencies have  completed these steps. 

 

Topics include: 

  • SWZ Technology Application Initiative
  • Work Zone ITS Implementation Guide Steps 1-3
  • SWZ Real-World Examples

 

 Designing Street Facilities for Better Bus Transit

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $99 members/$159 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

Providing bus services on the existing street network is becoming an increasing challenging aspect of transportation engineering. The materials in this webinar provide the current information available on designing better bus transit street facilities and lots of examples from the United States as well as Europe. Technical publications will be discussed which cover specific aspects such as bus stops and bus transit service with other forms of transportation such as bicyclists and light rail.

 

This webinar presents a summary of the application of transit facility treatments as well as bus rapid transit operations and interfacing with street traffic operations. The webinar also discusses information on the applicability of roadway segment priority treatments, including transit ways, exclusive lanes, and bus stop consolidation/relocation, and intersection treatments such as transit signal priority, queue jump signals and bus bulbouts/boarding islands. It also discusses the placement of bus stops and how they can affect ridership as well as impacts to all road users.

 

Primary Topics of Discussion

  • Bus transit preferential treatments in mixed traffic
  • On-street bus stops design and placement
  • Integrating bicycling and public transport
  • Issues with providing bus services on residential streets
  • Interfacing bus service with private development projects
  • Passenger safety at midblock bus stops

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe various configurations of on-street bus transit facilities
  • Identify how bus transit elements impact mixed traffic flow
  • Identify the impact of bus transit street facilities on urban development
  • Recognize what factors lead to successful bus rapid transit projects and systems

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Understand various design considerations when developing bus transit facilities
  • Become familiar with on street bus transit service impacts on traffic operations
  • Improved understanding NACTO’s Urban Street Design Guide’s perspectives
  • Know how to apply the various design resources and their limitations

 

Intended Audience

  • Transportation engineers/planners
  • Community leaders
  • Government officials

 Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $450
Training Length: 2 days

 

Course Description:

The Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan course is designed to help state and local officials learn “HOW TO” address pedestrian safety issues in the development of a pedestrian safety action plan, program, and activities tailored to their community. It is also intended to assist agencies in the further enhancement of their existing pedestrian safety plan, programs, and activities, including involving partners and stakeholders, collecting and analyzing data and information, prioritizing issues and concerns, selecting and implementing an optimal combination of education, enforcement, engineering strategies. The training course includes a field exercise in the application of the principles, concepts, and strategies covered in the course. Also the participants will share and prioritize potential policies, programs, and strategies.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop and implement a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan addressing your specific issues, problems, needs and resources
  • Describe how pedestrians should be considered and provided for during the planning, design, work zone, maintenance, and operations phases.
  • Describe how human behavior affects the interaction between pedestrians and drivers
  • Identify good practices and effective solutions to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility.

Target Audience:

This course is intended primarily for state DOT staff involved with the Highway Safety Improvement Program, and for FHWA Safety Specialists. These specialists shall include: Engineers, planners, traffic safety and enforcement professionals, public health and injury prevention professionals, and decision-makers who have the responsibility of improving pedestrian safety at the state or local level.

 Developing a Transit Emergency Management Plan

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

To be able to safely and efficiently resolve emergencies and interact successfully with emergency responders, transit agencies need to have plans in place before an emergency occurs. This workshop is designed to equip transit employees who are responsible for developing or updating emergency management plans with the skills they need to do so effectively. Participants will learn what elements to include in a plan, how emergency management ties into the activities that their agency and employees already perform, and useful strategies for developing, implementing, and updating their plans.

 Developing Quality Crash Modification Factors (CMF)

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $300
Training Length: 17 hours

 

Course Description:

The science of safety has evolved over time, such that researchers have employed more rigorous study designs, resulting in more consistent and reliable results of countermeasure effectiveness. There are currently almost 1000 countermeasures, with over 6,100 different CrashModification Factors (CMFs) in the CMF Clearinghouse. However, just over 250 of the CMFs are recognized as “high quality” based on the CMF Clearinghouse quality criteria.

 

The goal of this interactive virtual classroom is to enable you to develop and document quality CMFs. The course provides practical application of various CMF development methods and appropriate documentation of CMF study results. The course is divided into two parts. Part 1 will provide the fundamentals of CMF development, and Part 2 will cover the more advanced concepts and allow you to practice employing the various methods.

 

The course features self-paced Web-based training (WBT) modules and assignments to be completed independently, interspersed with eight instructor-led virtual classroom sessions, during which you will interact with peers and your instructor.

 

To enroll in this virtual training course, select the ‘View Sessions’ button and select ‘Add To Cart’ next to your session choice. If there are no upcoming sessions, select ‘Sign Up for Session Alerts.’

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the various study designs used to develop CMFs, their data needs, and associated strengths and limitations
  • Select an appropriate study design based on the resources and quantity/quality of data available
  • Apply the various methodologies to develop CMFs and assess the quality of the results
  • Report the salient information for any new CMFs developed so that others may properly assess the applicability and quality of the CMFs

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for this virtual training includes those involved with the development of CMFs, including those responsible for providing, merging, and analyzing the data as well as those responsible for providing specific background information on the countermeasures of interest. This could include state or local transportation agencies, as well as their consultants or university support. Participants of this course should have prior experience with CMFs and have a basic understanding of statistical concepts.

 Developing Successful Transportation Management Plans

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

This webinar will cover:

  • An introduction to transportation management plans (TMPs)
  • Michigan DOT TMP review and monitoring processes
  • Rhode Island DOT TMP development and usage of TMP templates
  • Wisconsin DOT safety-related TMP strategies

 Developing, Implementing, and Managing a Comprehensive Citywide Traffic Signal Coordination Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $149 members/$199 non-members
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Purpose and Background

The Federal Highway Administration estimates that 75% of the nation’s 260,000 traffic signal could be improved by updating signal equipment or signal timing plans. It also estimates that poor traffic signal timing accounts for 5 to 10% of all traffic delay in the United States. As a result, the National Transportation Operations Coalition gave the nation’s municipalities a score of 69 (D+) for the management and operation of traffic signals in 2012, an improvement from a score of 65 (D) in 2007 and 62 (D-) in 2005.

 

Traffic signal coordination helps reduce average vehicle delay and improve the public’s perception of traffic signal timing and operation. Developing and implementing a comprehensive traffic coordination program or strategy results in a number of benefits to a community, including improved mobility and reduced travel times throughout the jurisdiction, reduction in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and fuel consumption, reduction in collisions, and reduction in stops.

 

Many jurisdictions regularly receive comments and complaints from their elected officials and residents on the need for system wide traffic signal timing and operation improvements. Many jurisdictions – in particular small and medium sized jurisdictions – may not have the expertise or familiarity to develop and implement these improvements. This presentation will focus on the steps necessary to develop, implement and manage a traffic coordination program or strategy in a given jurisdiction.

 

Primary Discussion Topics

  • The necessary steps to implement and manage a comprehensive traffic signal coordination program
  • Developing a consensus with elected officials, key decision makers, and the public
  • Developing realistic expectations on system performance improvements
  • Knowing how to work to develop plans along multijurisdictional corridors
  • Assessing your traffic signal infrastructure capabilities and limitations

 

Learning Outcomes and Webinar Benefits

  • Know the critical beginning steps to develop consensus prior to developing a signal coordination program and strategy
  • Learn the role of ITS in a successful coordination program
  • Understand critical elements to consider when developing signal coordination strategies
  • Learn how to gather critical data before and after coordination implementation
  • Learn how to respond to public requests before and after program implementation

 

Intended Audience

  • Public and private engineers, planners, technicians and administrators involved in traffic signal timing and operations
  • Policy and decision makers who may have an interest in a comprehensive citywide traffic signal timing and coordination program

 DigiGirlz Day

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Microsoft
Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs that target youth. This one-day event, held at multiple Microsoft locations worldwide, is designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about.
 
During the event, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at what it’s like to work at Microsoft. This exciting event provides girls with career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles, thought-provoking exercises, and interesting Microsoft product demonstrations. By participating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz Day, young women can find out about the variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and can explore future career paths.

 Distracted Driving Online Course

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: NationalHost: National Safety Council

Cost: $35
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

The National Safety Council Distracted Driving Online Course is designed to motivate drivers to change their risky behaviors and attitudes about distracted driving, and to help organizations lower their liability risks and costs associated with motor vehicle collisions and incidents.

 

Course Description:

The course delivers an engaging, interactive format to educate drivers about the risks, dangers and consequences of cell phone use while driving. Participants will learn about the science of distracted driving, myths about multitasking, impact of distracted driving, financial and legal ramifications, state and federal laws, and much more. A Certificate of Completion is included with each enrollment and can be printed immediately after successfully completing the course.

 

 Distracted Driving: The Last Two Seconds of Your Life

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

It is well known that distraction is increasingly a problem inside the cabin of the automobile, especially among teens. Studies using an eye tracker at the Arbella Insurance Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, both on a driving simulator and in the field, show exactly why distraction is such a problem for teens. But they also show that distraction is a problem for experienced middle-aged drivers and for older drivers as well—something that is less well understood. Having documented that distraction is a problem, the next question is whether anything can be done about it. The answer is yes.

 

Typical solutions include engineering, education, and enforcement. This presentation highlighted work at UMassAmherst that has focused on the development and evaluation of training programs that are designed to improve the hazard anticipation, hazard mitigation, and attention maintenance skills that are most compromised by distraction.  An hour’s worth of training has been shown to have benefits that last up to a year for teens and two years for older drivers. The training programs have been implemented by regional and national insurance companies, including Arbella Insurance in Massachusetts and State Farm Insurance in Illinois.

 DOT Support Center – DOTSC

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NDHost: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

DOTSC was established in November 2000 when North Dakota State University (NDSU), through Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTI), established a partnership with the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). This partnership was created to add value to transportation management in the state of North Dakota through:

  • Training students through real-world projects
  • Encouraging engineering students to enter the transportation engineering field
  • Providing a portal to the intellectual capital of NDSU
  • Contribute intellectual and technical knowledge of NDDOT staff to student development
  • Transportation organizational management projects such as employee retention, performance based management, strategic planning, and strategic business planning studies
  • Interfacing potential information technology and engineering employees with Department of Transportation policies and practices prior to graduation
  • Providing technical training specific for transportation procedures and practices

 Driving Under the Influence of Cannabis

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Center for Health and Safety Culture

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

The Center for Health and Safety Culture completed a research project with the Transportation Pooled Fund on Traffic Safety Culture. The purpose of this research project was to understand which specific aspects of traffic safety culture predict the decision to drive under the influence of cannabis (DUIC). As more states decriminalize and legalize medical and recreational use of cannabis (marijuana), traffic safety leaders and public health advocates have growing concerns about DUIC. The results of this project help distinguish differences in culture between users and non-users of cannabis regarding traffic safety as well as provide recommendations for next steps.

 Drugged Driving: A Growing Highway Safety Issue

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

Cost: Free

 

Tom Manuel, AAMVA’s Program Director of Driver Fitness, will host this timely webinar on drugged driving. Speakers Cynthia Caporizzo and Dr. Terry Zobeck from the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy will discuss new research that shows that drugged driving, involving both legal and illicit drugs, is becoming a serious threat to public safety. Learn what the Office of National Drug Control Policy is doing to encourage safe driving.

 Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program Graduate Fellowship

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesTransportation Modes: Freight (rail, trucking, pipeline), Transit, Marine and Inland Water, Highways/Roads/Bikeways, AllProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Distribution and Logistics, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Graduate Fellowship provides funding for the pursuit of Masters or Doctorate Degrees in transportation related discipline. The program objectives are: 1) to attract the nation’s brightest minds to the field of transportation, 2) to enhance the careers of transportation professionals by encouraging them to seek advanced degrees, and, 3) to retain top talent in the transportation industry of the United States. The Program is intended to bring innovation and enhance the breadth and scope of knowledge of the entire transportation community in the United States. The DDETFP Graduate Fellowship encompasses all modes of transportation.

 E-Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: IDHost: Boise State University

Students who are currently in 8th or 9th grade can use hands-on activities and projects involving self discovery, cooperative learning, critical thinking, and problem solving while living on campus in a college dormitory. All food, housing and recreational activities are provided.

 E-Girls

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: IDHost: Boise State University

E-Girls is a free overnight program for girls currently in 9th and 10th grade. Enrollment is limited to 40 girls. Workshops led by Society of Women Engineers professionals and college students may include: Biomechanics of Footwear, Packaging and the Environment, Virtual Worlds with Alice, Solving Forensic Mysteries, Physics of Rock Climbing/Rope Walking, A World of Career Choices, and more!

 Earthwork Series: Excavation

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 4.5 hours

 

Course Description:

Excavation is the fourth part of the Earthwork five-part series. Excavations of soil and rock are an integral part of highway construction due to the associated costs, safety concerns, engineering considerations, and short and long-term performance expectations. The Earthwork Series: Excavation course is an overview of the basic principles related to the requirements for proper excavation during a project.

 

This training consists of four modules, which cover the equipment used to excavate soils, and the procedures, requirements, and special considerations for mass excavation, permanent cut slopes, and temporary trench excavations. The course also covers some common problems and safety concerns associated with excavation.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain considerations and requirements for excavation
  • Recall excavation safety procedures
  • Relate common issues and solutions associated with excavation

 

Target Audience:

This training is designed for state and local government employees, as well as private industry technicians and inspectors who work within or around excavations, are responsible for documenting excavation operations, or are responsible for verifying foundation materials and proper earthwork construction on highway projects. The course is a beneficial overview for all those working on an earthwork project, but intermediate and advanced technicians and inspectors are the primary target audience. This training was developed by the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) in partnership with NHI and is recommended for TCCC Levels II through IV.

 Earthwork Series: Fill Placement

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 5.5 hours

 

Course Description: 

Fill Placement is the fifth part of the Earthwork five-part series. Embankment construction; structural and utility bedding and backfilling; and the construction of drainage and filter systems are fundamental examples of highway earthwork – where the control of the material and how it is placed significantly influences engineering performance. The Earthwork Series: Fill Placement course is an overview of the basic applications where fill materials are to be used, and some common problems and safety considerations that you will need to know.

 

This training consists of four modules which cover culvert bedding and backfill, drainage filters and fabrics, embankment construction, key-ways, and benching. The course discusses material and placement requirements, methods used to control and assure placement, special construction considerations, common problems, and safety related issues.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain fill placement;
  • Recall fill placement safety procedures; and
  • Identify steps for addressing obstacles associated with fill placement.

 

Target Audience:

This training is designed for State and local government employees as well as private industry technicians and inspectors who provide quality control/quality assurance testing, document fill placement activities, verify that earthwork has been constructed according to contract documents, or inspect earthwork activities on highway projects. The course is a beneficial overview for all those working on an earthwork project, but intermediate and advanced technicians and inspectors are the primary target audience. This training was developed by the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) in partnership with AASHTO NHI and is recommended for TCCC Levels II through IV.

 Edmonds Expanding Your Horizons

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: Edmonds Community College

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a national conference that encourages girls, grades 8-12, to explore careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

 Effective Design and Use of Roadway Pavement Markings

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $299 members/$349 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

This webinar will provide techniques and examples of how different types of pavement markings can be effectively implemented, consistent with their intended use and in conformance with the MUTCD. 

 

Primary Discussion Topics

This webinar will describe a number of applications where a variety of markings can be used effectively in the design of roadways and in the enhancement of existing roadway operations. Pavement markings serve an important role in providing guidance and information to road users for both daytime and nighttime use. In some instances, markings are used to supplement other traffic control devices such as signs and signals, while in other instances, markings are used alone to convey regulations, guidance, or warnings in ways not obtainable by the use of other devices. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), sets forth the national standards for the design and use of roadway pavement markings in the U.S. The use of some markings is required, while many are recommended for particular applications. Optional markings are available for use and often can be invaluable in providing enhanced guidance or safety for motorists and pedestrians. This webinar will provide techniques and examples of how different types of pavement markings can be effectively implemented, consistent with their intended use and in conformance with the MUTCD.

 

The speaker will discuss:

  • The new requirements for the use of dotted lines
  • Recommended placement of arrow symbols
  • Use of marked crosswalks
  • The FHWA’s interim approval of colored pavement for bike lanes
  • Pavement marking retroreflectivity and the use and selection of materials
  • Do Not Block Intersection markings as an example of an optional marking
  • Maintenance considerations when designing pavement markings
  • Use of temporary pavement markings
  • Opportunities to upgrade existing markings as a part of resurfacing projects

 

Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcomes have been established for webinar participants:

  • Understand how a variety of different markings can be designed and used in an effective manner
  • Gain an appreciation that optional markings can effectively be used for guidance and safety purposes
  • Become knowledgeable of how roadway visibility can be enhanced through the selection and use of materials and devices
  • Be aware of the issues and opportunities involved in providing markings as a part of a construction or pavement-resurfacing project

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Become knowledgeable about the new requirements for use of dotted lines
  • Be aware of how optional markings are available for enhancing the guidance and safety of motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists
  • Learn how pavement-marking retroreflectivity can affect the selection of pavement marking materials
  • Understand the potential impact of design decisions on long-term maintenance activities
  • Recognize opportunities to upgrade existing markings so they comply with the MUTCD

 

Intended Audience

This webinar will benefit engineers and technicians who are involved in the design, use, application, or selection of materials for roadway pavement markings. It will benefit individuals who are involved in street and highway design, and in recommending the use of pavement markings to enhance the safety and mobility of traffic. This would include consultants responsible for the design of new or reconstructed roadways, or for the study of safety and operations of existing roadways, as well as state highway, city public works, and county road personnel and others having responsibility for the design, maintenance and operation of streets and highways.

 

 Effective Roadway Lighting

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsStates: National, WIHost: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Cost: $1,295
Training Length: 3 days

 

In this course, you will have the opportunity to use current lighting design software as you work on street lighting and roadway lighting design examples. You will learn about new technologies like LED roadway lighting and gain hands-on experience as you solve practical street lighting examples problems. This course will focus on sustainable, energy efficient designs that are constructible, maintainable, and serve the needs of all users of your streets, roadways and walkways.

 

Audience

  • Engineering consultants 
  • State DOT engineers 
  • Municipal engineers 
  • Public works directors and superintendents 
  • Lighting designers, architects 
  • Electric utility engineers 
  • Lighting manufacturers and suppliers 
  • Others involved in design, operation, and maintenance of roadway lighting

 Effective Supervision in Transit

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Supervisors must learn how to lead others rather than do the work themselves. In addition, they must earn trust and respect, in order to motivate, and strike the right balance between delegation and control. Supervisors must become skilled in proactive communication, listen well, demonstrate sensitivity, and articulate clearly. Supervisors must become adept in working in a diverse environment. As we face the complex challenges of today’s Transit environment, it becomes increasingly crucial that we examine our own behaviors as it relates to helping our organizations succeed.

  • Characteristics of Leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence, Resiliency, Flexibility and Trust
  • Communications
  • Diversity and Generational Differences
  • Coaching and Feedback for Motivation and Performance

 Elements of a Travel Training Program

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting

This course provides information about different aspects of travel training programs including variations in programs, scope, people served, data collection and reporting, and program evaluation. Learners will have the opportunity to fully explore and assess their own program and hear from their peers about how other programs operate.

During the course, learners will complete four learning modules consisting of readings, videos, audio recordings, activities, forum entries, and quizzes, and participate in in-depth homework activities and one live teleconference. A total of 12 hours will be required of each learner.

 Emergency Incident Management for Roads and Road Tunnels

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: International Road Federation

Emergency and incident management has often been looked upon as the final piece of road and tunnel safety. In this course, the safety of roads an especially tunnels will be addressed from am emergency services perspective including inherent safety measures that can support both emergency service providers, as well as designers, builders and users.

 Emergency Management in Transit

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

This session instructs how to assess current capabilities; emergency preparedness; management responsibilities; examples of drills, simulations and exercises and how to assist in developing a sustainable agency program.

 Emergency Procedures for Rural Transit Drivers

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Rural Transit Assistance Program

The online e-learning course provides training to transit drivers and staff on properly responding to incidents, accidents, problem passengers, acts of nature and other emergencies. The three units are: Preparedness, Hazards and Threats, and Emergency Procedures. The learner component includes the Learner’s Guide, available in an e-learning format with the content, videos, and quizzes included.  It can also be downloaded or ordered as a hard-copy. The instructor component includes the Instructor’s Guide as a PDF or hard-copy, explaining how to deliver the training; a PowerPoint; and a recorded webinar with an overview of the training.  There are also sample pre-trip inspection forms available for download.

 Emergency/Incident Management

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: International Road Federation

Bob McQueen is a creative problem solver with superb verbal and written communication skills, combined with proven technical, business planning, business development and marketing experience. He is highly experienced in advanced transportation technology-related business building, opportunity analysis and relationship building. He has particular skills and experience in the use of advanced data collection techniques, real time monitoring and performance management systems. Mr. McQueen is currently the CEO of the 0Cash Company, based in Orlando, Florida. The company is dedicated to assisting public agencies to understand the effects of ITS and harness the full potential of advanced transportation technologies.

 

There has been significant progress in the development of advanced technologies for transportation. Mr. McQueen provides an overview of technology advances and explains how they can be applied in coordination with streamlined organizational arrangements, to deliver results for traffic incident management.

 

Martijn van Gils holds a master of science in Systems Engineering & Policy Management from Delft University of Technology. He started his career at Siemens Traffic and Transportation Division. He has worked for two different engineering and consulting companies where he has worked on PPP projects & implementing Performance Based Maintenance contracts. Mr. van Gils is a member of PIARC Road Tunnel Operations committee and focusses on the ‘soft’ skills necessary to successfully operate complex infrastructures in traffic, tunnel and nautical control centers. Currently he is implementing PBM in Road Tunnels. At his company Vigiles, he is the business development manager and works on establishing a new business venture including: a center of excellence, as well as a training facility for Emergency Services and Operators for underground structures and heavy industry that will be realized in the Antwerp – Rotterdam port area.

 

Mr. van Gils addresses Incident Management Basics and Standard Operating Procedures, as well as Cooperation Operators and Emergency Management Services. He’ll also takes on the question of Why Do Barriers Fail?[

 

 Emerging Safety Countermeasures for Wrong-Way Driving Crashes

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

In Illinois, there were 217 wrong-way crashes on freeways from 2004 to 2009, resulting in 44 deaths and 248 injuries. This presentation reviewed a research project aimed at determining the contributing factors to such wrong-way crashes and developing cost-conscious countermeasures to reduce these driving errors.

 

The project included collecting six years of crash data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, identifying wrong-way crashes, and analyzing general statistical characteristics of the crashes. Findings—which indicated that alcohol impairment, age, gender, physical condition, driver experience and knowledge, time of day, interchange type, and urban and rural areas were significant factors—were also reviewed. In addition, the presentation outlined a new method developed to rank high-frequency crash locations as well as the site-specific and general countermeasures that were identified for future implementation.

 Empowering our Voice – Advocacy and ITE

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Institute of Transportation Engineers

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

The ITE Advocacy Committee has developed Guidelines for Taking a Position. These guidelines are intended to provide clarity to all members on how to advocate for transportation-related topics as well as to promote relationship building beyond ITE ensuring that our voice is heard. This free webinar will introduce these guidelines and provide the framework from which members and leaders should feel empowered to advocate.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Empower the membership to be the professional voice of the of the transportation industry;
  • To understand the Guidelines; and
  • Learn when ITE Districts, Sections and Chapters may take a position and what ITE sub-units should and shall not do in terms of advocacy.

 Energy Summer Institute

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: WYHost: University of Wyoming

Are you ready for an outstanding summer experience combining intellectual inquiry, recreation, and the opportunity to meet new friends – all within the dynamic environment of the University of Wyoming? The Energy Summer Institute is a one-week science camp designed to fire-up your imagination related to energy-related challenges facing the world.

  • Engage in an exceptional summer program related to the energy industry
  • Spend one week on the University of Wyoming campus
  • Explore and learn in small, informal classes (with no tests or grades)
  • Study with Science Posse Fellows and the EE Nanotech Fellows
  • Enjoy an environment where you can be yourself and have fun!
  • Meet new people in a relaxed, university atmosphere
  • Develop new and long-lasting friendships

The program provides you with a well-balanced campus experience. The university community, with its rich academic and cultural opportunities, is a challenging and exciting place. Activities include classes, extracurricular activities, recreational events, and field trips.

 Engineering and Science Festival

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: IDHost: Boise State University

Engineering & Science Festival is a FREE event for all ages with a wide variety of engaging activities designed for K-12 students and their family.

 Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $1175
Training Length: 5 days

 

Course Description:

This course was updated in 2010 and provides knowledge of the elementary concepts in bridge engineering for individuals involved with the inspection of in-service highway bridges. The course covers the purpose of highway bridge inspections and the roles of inspectors through the discussion of common bridge types and materials, material properties, and bridge components as well as details, loadings, stresses, strains, and deterioration of bridge materials and members. Participants will be asked to complete an exam at the end of the course, which they must earn a 70% or better on to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

 

This course prepares participants for the 2-week, intensive Instructor-led course in bridge inspection, 130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges. Upon successful completion of 130054, participants will have met the prerequisite requirement for participation in the 130055 course.* If participants would like to enroll in the 130055 course, they will be required to demonstrate their certificate of completion for 130054 as proof that the prerequisite requirement has been fulfilled.

 

Participation in 130054 is not the only option to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for 130055.* Individuals have the option to 1) successfully complete the Web-based training and assessment (130101 Introduction to Safety of In-Service Bridges) or 2) for those with engineering backgrounds or prior knowledge and experience in the field of bridge inspection may “test-out” through a Web-based assessment (130101A Introduction to Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges).

 

*Please note: Upon successful completion of this prerequisite course, you will be eligible to take the 130055 training course for up to 2 years.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basis for bridge inspection
  • Describe the various roles of the bridge inspection team
  • Identify common bridge types and major components, primary members, secondary members and features of highway bridges
  • Name the common materials used in bridges
  • Describe the basic properties, strengths, and weaknesses of each material
  • Describe basic engineering concepts
  • Describe standard highway bridge loadings
  • Describe the types, signs, and causes of structural distress
  • Identify other features associated with bridges
  • Name protective measures required to mitigate hazards

 

Target Audience:

This course is designed for Federal, State, and local technicians and inspectors who have limited experience with the inspection of in-service highway bridges. Engineers without bridge experience or those who need a refresher in basic bridge design concepts will also benefit from the course. Individuals completing this course could serve on a bridge inspection team, but would require additional experience and training to qualify as team leaders.

 Engineering Expo

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 Educators, Community College Students, University Students, Community College/University FacultyProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: South Dakota State University

The Engineering Expo offers high school students a chance to compete in contests for prizes, as well as meeting college students, educators, manufacturing firms, and the general public. The Expo hosts a Physics Bowl for high school teams, as well. Some of these competitions (Bridge Builder, Hill Climber, Photovoltaic Cannon, Rocket Car, and The Scrambler) require preparation prior to the event, making them excellent class projects.

 Engineering Summer Program

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WYHost: University of Wyoming

You’ll work one-on-one with faculty members and advanced students. This one-week program will expand your horizons, develop creative thinking and problem-solving skills and challenge your imagination. Students who are interested in any career are encouraged to apply. The field of engineering can prepare you for advanced degrees and careers in medicine, law, business, as well as the various fields in engineering. Hosted on the UW campus, you’ll be in some of the best labs in the West. Only 36 students will be selected to participate in the program.

 Engineering Treatments and Design Development Strategies for Creating Safe Routes to Schools

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $149 members/$199 non-members
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Purpose and Background

There are a lot of engineering tools available to improve pedestrian/bike safety and walkability, and each school will have its own unique set of solutions. The intent of this presentation is to consider many of the options available and to demonstrate the impact that engineering countermeasures can make. We will focus on the types of treatments that are commonly a part of SRTS projects.

 

Primary Discussion Topics

  • Focus first on easy-to-implement and low-cost solutions
  • Identify and program longer-term improvement needs (e.g. sidewalks)
  • Match the treatment to the type of problem
  • Provide and maintain facilities along the school route
  • Provide safe street crossings
  • Slow down traffic speeds

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this portion of the training, attendees will:

  • Be able to explain why engineering and enforcement are important components of a well-rounded Safe Routes to School effort
  • Be able to understand where engineering and enforcement fits within Safe Routes to School
  • Be able to identify issues first and then apply effective engineering and enforcement tools
  • Be able to focus on low-cost and easy to implement solutions
  • Be able to cite other success stories and will know where to go for additional information and resources

 

Webinar Benefits

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain how working effectively with stakeholders, mapping routes, and identifying issues are key first steps
  • Stress the importance of working closely with your local jurisdiction to select measures that actually address the issues
  • Describe the pros and cons of various design measures, with a focus on their impacts to school children
  • Focus on low-cost and easy to implement solutions

 

Intended Audience

Transportation Engineers, Transportation Planners, Landscape Architects, Land Use Planners, Traffic Engineers, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinators, Safe Routes to School Coordinators, Elementary and Middle School Administrators

 Environmental Conditions

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Cost: $100

 

Environmental Conditions affect the health and well being of employees and people living near the work site. Specific risks are added to a transportation construction project based on environmental conditions that are present when and where your team is working. This course will cover identifying and addressing specific hazards based on working at night, in different climates, in different weather, and near water.

 

 Environmental Issues and Mitigation for Low Volume Roads

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $99 members/$129 non-members
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Purpose and Background

Low volume roads impacts on water quality, land use, wildlife, vegetation, and spread of invasive species are often significant. Fortunately, roads also have many very positive social and economic impacts in our societies. Thus it is important to understanding the many positive and negative impacts of roads, promote the positive impacts, and avoid or mitigate the negative impacts of roads to the maximum extent possible. This is particularly important today with increasing populations and demands for infrastructure, combined with the fickle effects of global climate change. Minimizing the negative impacts of roads and maximizing their benefits requires good planning and Environmental Analysis to thoroughly study all aspects and impacts of a project; good engineering to ensure that the project functions as planned, satisfies user needs, lasts its design life, and is cost-effective; and incorporation of needed mitigation measures to minimize negative impacts to an acceptable level to society and the environment.

 

This webinar addresses those issues. Most engineers are aware of the engineering needs and requirements of a project. However seeing that the roads are properly designed, built, and adequately maintained remains a challenge. Environmental Analysis and project planning are key to formulating a sound project, considering and evaluating viable alternatives, identifying problems or impacts and possible mitigations, and incorporating needed design elements, mitigations, and funds into a project. Then the project design and specific mitigations measures need to address many issues such as water quality protection, tree removal, land use changes, wildlife and fisheries impacts, dust and pollution, and spread of invasive species or noxious weeds along road corridors.

 

Primary Discussion Topics

  • The importance of roads, yet their positive and negative impacts
  • The usefulness of Environmental Analysis in project planning and development
  • Key road design, construction, and maintenance issues important to the long-term effectiveness of roads
  • Roads impacts and available mitigations for water quality protection, wildlife protection, fish/aquatic organism passage at culverts, noxious weeds, and other issues
  • Available “state of the practice” references dealing with each of the main areas of road impacts

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Teaches engineers the critical importance of project planning and Environmental Impact assessment, both to improve the function of the road as well as to minimize the damage a road project can cause
  • Review what is important in project design for the proper and safe function of the road
  • Learning the important role that project planning and Environmental Analysis plays in project development
  • Learning the considerations and mitigations available today for water quality protection, wildlife crossings, fish/aquatic organism passage at culverts, and control of noxious weeds
  • Excellent references are available that address each of these issues

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Understanding the importance of roads in our society, yet the many adverse impacts that roads create
  • Understanding the important role that Environmental Analysis plays in project planning
  • Understanding the complex nature of roads, environment, and society
  • Appreciating the need for good engineering design in roads projects
  • Awareness of the positive and negative benefits of roads
  • Learning how to avoid or minimize the many negative impacts of roads
  • Having a set of “tools” and key references useful to understand the “state of the practice” and mitigations available for roads issues

 

Intended Audience

  • County Engineers
  • Civil engineers
  • Road managers
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Field technicians
  • Specialists (hydrologists, biologists, archaeologists, etc.) involved in the planning, design, maintenance, and management of low-volume roads

 Environmental Justice and Public Participation

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

How to develop approaches to gain effective participation by minority and low-income populations; identify specific resources; respond to results of public participation; and using public participation as a constant component of transit planning.

 Equipment Use and Workplace Safety

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceStates: National, WIHost: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Cost: $150
Training Length: 1 day

 

This one-day course will help you be a more effective supervisor by learning how to take a leadership role to actively foster a culture of safety in your organization, investigate accidents to find causes and lessons learned, and reduce job hazards and prevent accidents.

 

Audience

  • Public works supervisors who wish to sharpen their skills
  • Supervisors and managers new to the field of public works
  • Public works employees who wish to prepare for advancement
  • Public works engineers who are new to management
  • Public works professionals engaged in the APWA Donald C. Stone Center leadership and management career path

 Ethics in the Workplace

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

Topics outlined within this presentation include: ethics development; applying ethics to situations; standards and tests; the growing trend of ethical violations and growing our ethics.

 EV3 Engineering I

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

This camp uses LEGO™ Mindstorms Education EV3 to build, program and test solutions using the EV3 Intelligent brick. Brainstorming creative solutions to engineering situations using rotation, light, ultrasonic and touch sensors, students practice collaboration and problem solving skills.

 EV3 Engineering I for Girls

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

This camp uses LEGO™ Mindstorms Education EV3 to build, program and test solutions using the EV3 Intelligent brick. Brainstorming creative solutions to engineering situations using rotation, light, ultrasonic and touch sensors, students practice collaboration and problem solving skills.

 EV3 Engineering II

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

(Must have taken NXT I or EV3 Engineering I) This camp is not for novice robotics campers! Campers will collaborate with a partner to expand upon experiences in NXT and EV3 camps to solve problems encountered in LEGO™ competitions while enjoying new challenges in robotics.

 EV3 on Mars

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

(Must have taken NXT I or EV3 Engineering I)Use your knowledge of Mars to create a model terrain! Design, construct, program and test a LEGO™ Mars Explorer to explore your terrain. Select a landsite and build a Mars habitat prototype. This is not just a LEGO™ camp!

 Evaluation of Low-Cost Traffic Calming for Small Rural Communities

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Many rural communities have developed around highways or major county roads. As a result, the main street through these communities is often part of a high-speed rural highway. Highways and county roads are characterized by high speeds outside the city limits; they then transition into a reduced-speed section through the rural community. Consequently, drivers passing through the community often enter at high speeds and maintain those speeds as they travel through the community. Traffic calming in small rural communities along major roadways is common in Europe, but the United States does not have experience applying traffic-calming measures outside of major urban areas.

 

The presentation provided an overview of a project that evaluated traffic-calming treatments on major roads through small Iowa communities using either single-measure, low-cost treatments or gateway treatments. The presenters discussed how the low-cost treatments were implemented and evaluated in five rural Iowa communities.

 Evaluation of Safety and Mobility of Two-Lane Roundabouts

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

In this presentation, John Hourdos discussed completed and ongoing research conducted by the Minnesota Traffic Observatory (MTO) on the safety of two-lane roundabouts. In 2011, the MTO investigated an ongoing problem at a two-lane roundabout in Richfield, MN—at the time, one of the few modern urban roundabouts in the Twin Cities. Following its construction, although the roundabout did help reduce fatal and severe crashes, there was a substantial increase in property-damage-only crashes. With the assistance of local and national roundabout experts, changes in the signs and lane markings at the roundabout were implemented and evaluated by the MTO. Some of these designs have shown great promise, prompting the continuation of the research with an ongoing project that is analyzing driver violations as surrogate safety measures on four additional roundabouts in Minnesota.

 

Then, Joe Gustafson discussed the evolution of multilane roundabouts within Washington County, Minnesota, including positive treatments that have been implemented and directions for future research and implementation. Washington County first constructed a multilane roundabout in 2007, but it was plagued by frequent minor crashes. The county has since implemented several roundabout treatments, some of which were rooted in or informed by U of M research.

 Expanding Your Horizons for Girls

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: Montana State University

This one-day conference at MSU-Bozeman includes hands-on workshops in the fields of science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) for girls in grades 6, 7, and 8, plus lunch, and group activities.

 

Spend a day at MSU, meet girls from around Montana and MSU students who are taking STEM classes and pursuing STEM field careers. You will get to try out some new, fun activities in MSU labs and studios. By the end of the day, you’ll have some innovative and creative new ideas for thinking about your future.

 Fall Prevention for Transportation Contractors

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Cost: Free

 

Aimed at preventing occupational deaths and injuries associated with falls in highway, street and bridge construction, this multi-faceted program includes comprehensive training and information on:  horizontal life lines; swing falls; anchorage points; fall prevention ensemble components and selection; self-retracting lifelines; aerial work platforms; rescue and suspension trauma; mounting and dismounting equipment; and walking and working surfaces.

 FHWA Safety Data and Analysis Toolbox

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Webinar Description

Have you ever been tasked with a safety-related assignment and didn’t know where to start? Maybe you’re a junior engineer responsible for conducting traffic impact assessments, and your boss asks you to assess the safety performance of an intersection while you are completing the TIA. Maybe you are a county engineer and you receive a request from the State DOT for a list of your priority locations for safety improvement. Maybe you are a city transportation manager and the city council has asked you to provide recommendations to enhance current safety management capabilities. The FHWA Roadway Safety Data and Analysis Toolbox is a great place to start.

 

The last two decades have brought significant advancements in data-driven decision-making, including the development and refinement of numerous safety data and analysis tools. For many, this transition to data-driven decision-making represents a change in how they do business. While the new safety data and analysis tools support data-driven decision-making, the identification and selection of an appropriate tool can be a daunting task, particularly for those new to quantitative safety analysis.

 

The Toolbox fulfills the need for a centralized source of information about the available safety data and analysis tools. The web-based interface helps users to identify appropriate tools based on self-identified needs, capabilities, and resources. Users include anyone in search of a safety data or analysis tool to support data-driven decision-making.

 

A Primer serves as a support document for users of the Toolbox. The Primer will help all users, and particularly novice users, to better understand the overall scope and functionality of the Toolbox as well as the roles, responsibilities, and tasks supported by tools in the Toolbox. The Primer guides users through a stepwise process to identify an appropriate tool to support a given task based on their needs and capabilities.

 

This webinar provided an overview of the FHWA Roadway Safety Data and Analysis Toolbox to help you find the right tool for the job.

 

Webinar Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Use the Toolbox to search for available safety data and analysis tools.
  • Apply advanced search options to narrow the list of tools to support a specific need.
  • Identify appropriate tools based on current safety data and analysis needs and capabilities.
  • Compare the capabilities of different safety data and analysis tools.

 

Target Audience

This training was directed towards anyone in search of a safety data or analysis tool to support data-driven decision-making. Specific examples included those in search of tools to manage, analyze, collect, and research safety data to support decisions in the safety management process, project development process, systems planning process, or other similar activities.

 Financial Management for Transit Operators

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

This workshop includes: accounting fundamentals; revenue management; contracting; local match; cost allocations; budgeting; audits; and developing 3 – 5 year management plans.

 Financial Planning in Transportation

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Federal transportation planning requirements have long called for the development of continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive metropolitan and statewide transportation planning processes. These processes include the development of long range transportation plans, metropolitan area transportation improvement programs (TIP), and statewide transportation improvement programs (STIP). The TIP and the STIP identify investments and strategies to implement the long range plans. The metropolitan long range plan, the TIP and the STIP must include financial plans identifying the source of funds from public and private sectors that can reasonably be expected to be available to carry out the policies, strategies, and investments identified in these planning documents. In addition, they must be fiscally constrained to demonstrate that identified policies, strategies, and projects can be implemented using revenues that are currently available or that can reasonably be projected for the future. In order to meet these requirements, transportation planning professionals need to know how to develop a sound financial plan that identifies funding sources for needed investments, and demonstrates the reasonably reliable means to maintain and operate the existing federally funded transportation system. The Federal Transit Administration and the Federal Highway Administration have joint oversight authority to ensure statewide and metropolitan planning processes including the development of the long range transportation plan and the metropolitan and statewide transportation improvement programs adhere to applicable federal laws and regulations.

Note that this course does not focus on the special financial planning requirements for New Starts projects.

 First-Aid and CPR

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Training Length: 4 hours

 

Instruction for this training is available from ARTBA’s Foundation through a partnership with the National Safety Council (NSC). Each program can be completed in approximately 4 hours.

 
 

 FIRST® LEGO® League

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NDHost: University of North Dakota

The UND College of Engineering and Mines sponsors the annual FIRST LEGO League tournament for North Dakota, typically held in late January or early February.  Teams of future engineers in grades 5-9 design and program a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot to achieve a specific set of tasks.  Over 30 teams come together at the state tournament to test their creations against the best ideas from around the state.  Tournament winners are eligible to move on to the World Festival, held later in the spring. 

 Flagger Instructor Training

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Traffic Safety Services Administration

Cost: $450 members/$565 non-members
Training Length: 16 hours

 

Course Description

Flagging traffic is both a critical and a potentially hazardous part of providing a safe work zone. Flaggers are responsible for protecting their fellow workers as well as motorists. The FIT course is designed to teach students how to effectively teach flagger courses. This train-the-trainer course emphasizes skills and techniques for teaching the fundamentals of flagging. Students are provided with all of the information needed to present the four-hour ATSSA flagger certification training course. 

 

Each FIT student must teach a short section of this material to demonstrate their ability to communicate and effectively present the material to learners. Individuals successfully completing the FIT will be recognized as ATSSA Certified Flagger Instructors.

 Flagger Safety : Past, Present, Future

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: International Road Federation

A new IRF Webinar discussed the importance of proper flagger training as well as the future of work zone safety through a review of state of the art technologies used around the world.

 

It is not a coincidence that one of the most critical jobs for a road construction crew is also one of the most dangerous. This job is the flagger. This very dangerous and important work zone job requires extensive training as well as a calm, patient personality. Without a well-trained flagger or an automated flagger device, the safety of the entire crew as well as the motoring public could be in jeopardy.

 Flagger Training

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Training Length: 4 hours

 

ARTBA’s Foundation is an authorized training center for certified flagger training through the National Safety Council (NSC). Upon completion of this 4-hour program, workers understand the procedures for directing traffic along with other key safety practices.

 Flathead Expanding Your Horizons

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: Flathead Valley Community College

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) is a one day symposium for middle school girls showing them the exciting and diverse experiences science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers have to offer. Volunteers from the Flathead Valley community organize short, hands-on workshops to directly engage with the girls at a critical time in their development. 

 Fracture Critical Inspection Techniques for Steel Bridges

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $1025
Training Length: 3.5 days

 

Course Description:

The course curriculum for this training reflects current practices, while addressing new and emerging technologies available to bridge inspectors. In addition, the course features exemplary training; hands-on workshops for popular types of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) equipment; and a case study of an inspection plan for a fracture critical bridge.

 

The first day of the training focuses on the concept of fracture critical members (FCMs), FCM identification, failure mechanics, fatigue in metal, and an overview of NDE methods. Day two includes demonstration sessions and hands-on applications of NDE techniques for dye penetrant, magnetic particle testing, Eddy current testing, and ultrasonic testing. Days three and four emphasize inspection procedures and reporting for common FCMs, including problematic details, I-girders, floor beams, trusses, box girders, pin and hanger assemblies, arch ties, eyebars, and cross girders/pier caps. The course will conclude with a case study detailing the preparation of an inspection plan of a fracture critical bridge. Additionally, the course instructors will tailor discussions of topics based on State needs and requirements.

 

“This training will help inspectors evaluate bridges more thoroughly and will provide them with additional knowledge in how structures work and what can take place when they don’t work,” states Bill Drosehn, district bridge inspection engineer for the Massachusetts DOT.

 

Note: Hosts are required to provide safety goggles for all course participants as well as a well-ventilated space for conducting the dye penetrant demonstration.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify fracture critical members (FCMs)
  • Identify problematic details
  • Identify areas most susceptible to fatigue and fracture
  • Record defects
  • Evaluate defects
  • Evaluate nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods
  • Evaluate retrofit details

 

Target Audience:

Those who will benefit most from this training are public and private sector bridge inspectors, supervisors, project engineers, and others responsible for field inspection of fracture critical steel bridge members. Prior to taking this course, participants should have completed NHI course 130055, Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, or possess equivalent field experience relative to bridges. Participants also should have a thorough understanding of bridge mechanics and bridge safety inspection procedures as required by the National Bridge Inspection Standards.

 Fundamentals of Demand Response Transportation Training

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Institute for Transportation Research and Education

Webinars will be taught as a series with two webinars each day for three consecutive days for a total of six webinars.  There will be three series held during the fiscal year. You can select from four registration options: you can register for individual days consisting of two webinars or you can register for all six webinars in a series (three days) at one time. Courses may be taught on demand if there is sufficient interest.

Topics include: Policies and Practices, Service Delivery Methods, Basics of Scheduling, Basics of Dispatching, Understanding Billing, and Using Your Data.

 Fundamentals of LRFR and Applications of LRFR for Bridge Superstructures

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $1250
Training Length: 4 days

 

Course Description:

This course provides novice and experienced bridge engineers with the fundamental knowledge necessary to apply the most recent AASHTO LRFR Specifications to bridge ratings. This course introduces participants to applications of LRFR specifications that can be used to enhance bridge safety and to identify and discuss the steps to ensure successful transition to this new state-of-the art methodology.

 

Load Rating of Concrete and Steel Superstructure Bridges will provide participants with in-depth training in evaluating reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges and steel bridges using LRFR methodology. This course will illustrate the use of the current AASHTO evaluation specifications and state-of-the art evaluation methods with step-by-step examples.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of performing a load rating
  • Identify the benefits of the LRFR methodology
  • Demonstrate the LRFR process and the general load rating equations
  • Explain legal loads and their use in load rating
  • Determine distribution factors for load rating
  • State the LRFR limit states
  • Select evaluation factors for rating
  • Describe the process for load posting and importance of load posting
  • Describe the procedure for checking overload permits
  • Demonstrate the application of LRFR requirements by completing load rating exercises
  • Identify material deteriorations that affect load capacity of bridge components
  • Calculate the flexural resistances of a prestressed concrete girder for load rating
  • Calculate the shear resistance of a prestressed concrete girder for load rating
  • Apply the load rating procedures for concrete slab bridges
  • Calculate the flexural and shear resistance of a steel I-girder bridge for load rating
  • Evaluate fatigue for load rating a steel girder bridge
  • Apply LRFR requirements by completing load rating exercises

 

Target Audience:

Bridge engineers with 0-20 years of experience.

 Fundamentals of Planning, Design and Approval of Interchange Improvements to the Interstate System

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Highways/Roads/Bikeways, SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $500
Training Length: 3 days

 

Course Description:

This course provides participants with key knowledge of freeway systems and interchange types, FHWA policy on justification for interchange access approval, and applications of technical knowledge and policy understanding to interchange project decisions. Topics covered in this course include service and system interchange types, 8-point interchange justification process, interchange study and selection process, fundamentals of freeway system operations and planning, urban freeway diagnosis, geometric design considerations, and technical and documentation procedures.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast design and operational attributes of different of freeway interchange types
  • Interpret and apply the elements of the FHWA Policy for approving Interstate access
  • Describe and apply principles of good freeway systems and interchange design
  • Describe the application of design exceptions to interchange project decisions
  • Describe the content of an appropriate safety and operational analysis to support an access request
  • Compare alternative designs based upon an assessment of appropriate measures of effectiveness (MOEs)
  • Apply an interchange design study procedure

Target Audience:

The target audience for the course includes traffic engineers and transportation professionals with one to five years of working experience.

 Fundamentals of Planning, Design and Approval of Interchange Improvements to the Interstate System

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $500
Training Length: 3 days

 

Course Description:

This course provides participants with key knowledge of freeway systems and interchange types, FHWA policy on justification for interchange access approval, and applications of technical knowledge and policy understanding to interchange project decisions. Topics covered in this course include service and system interchange types, 8-point interchange justification process, interchange study and selection process, fundamentals of freeway system operations and planning, urban freeway diagnosis, geometric design considerations, and technical and documentation procedures.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast design and operational attributes of different of freeway interchange types
  • Interpret and apply the elements of the FHWA Policy for approving Interstate access
  • Describe and apply principles of good freeway systems and interchange design
  • Describe the application of design exceptions to interchange project decisions
  • Describe the content of an appropriate safety and operational analysis to support an access request
  • Compare alternative designs based upon an assessment of appropriate measures of effectiveness (MOEs)
  • Apply an interchange design study procedure

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for the course includes traffic engineers and transportation professionals with one to five years of working experience.

 Fundamentals of Traffic Collision Investigation

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Institute for Law Enforcement Education

Cost: Free
Training Length: 3 days

 

An introductory level training course designed to provide law enforcement officers who cannot afford the time to attend the On-Scene Collision Investigation – Homicide by Vehicle training program with the awareness and skills necessary to gather and document the physical evidence at the collision scene.

 

The course curriculum includes the following:

  • Classification of Traffic Collisions
  • Physical Evidence from the Roadway
  • Measuring and Diagramming the Collision Scene
  • Properly Reporting the Evidence and Details of the Collision

 Fundamentals of Transit Supervision

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

The course is designed to provide transit supervisors with a better understanding of their role whether they are new to supervision or have been a supervisor for a while and are interested in brushing up on their skills. Participants will learn strategies for dealing with common challenges, and will acquire the skills necessary to avoid future problems, including to:

  • View themselves as part of “management”
  • Supervise former colleagues, friends
  • Deal with people, not just tasks
  • Build teams and motivate workers
  • Handle discipline
  • Define and maintain performance standards
  • Give and receive constructive feedback
  • Coach others
  • Avoid the pitfalls of overusing power
  • Establish goals for workgroups
  • Time Management

 GEMS- Girls, Engineering, Mathematics, and Science

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Women, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: South Dakota State University

This one-day workshop provides an opportunity for eighth-grade girls to explore interests in engineering, science, and technology. Scheduled every March, the workshop lets students interact with professional women from industry, as well as with professors and students from SDSU. The goals of this workshop include introducing eighth-grade girls to engineering, math, and science; increasing student and parent knowledge in these areas; providing an environment that facilitates learning and excitement; and inspiring eighth-grade girls to continue to pursue the courses of study introduced during the workshop.

 Geometric Design: Applying Flexibility and Risk Management

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Highways/Roads/Bikeways, SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $400
Training Length: 2 days

 

Course Description:

Highway designers often face complex trade-offs when developing projects. A “quality” design may be thought of as satisfying the needs of a wide variety of users while balancing the often competing interests of cost, safety, mobility, social and environmental impacts. Applying flexibility and risk management in highway design requires more than simply assembling geometric elements from the available tables, charts and equations of design criteria. This transportation training provides participants with knowledge of the functional basis of critical design criteria to enable informed decisions when applying engineering judgment and flexibility. The training exercises and case studies provide practical applications of current knowledge from research and experience of safety and operational effects for various design elements.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the relationships and inherent flexibility among design criteria, guidelines, standards, and policies.
  • Explain key concepts and assumptions of design “rules” as a basis for judging risks and making tradeoffs.
  • Apply FHWA’s Controlling Criteria and justify Design Exceptions.
  • Identify available tools and techniques to quantify safety and operational effects and manage risks.
  • Recognize opportunities to use performance analysis in decision-making
  • Demonstrate confidence to make design choices that are flexible, for which risks are understood, leading to better outcomes in implementing projects.

Target Audience:

This training targets transportation engineers responsible for selection of roadway design criteria in the development of street and highway projects. This training will be most advantageous for practicing engineers from state highway agencies, local agencies, engineering design consultants and FHWA field offices. 

 Getting from Vision Zero Plan to Vision Zero Progress

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

More and more communities are committing to Vision Zero policies and developing plans that call for eliminating traffic fatalities. These ambitious programs can encounter barriers along the path from finalizing a plan to fully implementing it. Hear from representatives of two cities — New York City and San Francisco — about their approaches for overcoming challenges and implementation success stories. Rob Viola (New York City Department of Transportation) and Luis Montoya (San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency) will talk about the importance of collaboration, building a plan, and setting yourself up for success.

 

Community groups and advocacy organizations that hold cities accountable can also play a big role in keeping a plan moving. Seattle Neighborhood Greenways plays an active role in engaging with Seattle’s Vision Zero program. Cathy Tuttle will describe her organization’s role in the city’s adoption of a 20 mph speed limit and talk about what they’ll be working on next.

 Girls-n-Science

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: Montana State University - Billings

Girls-n-Science is a FREE one-day extravaganza that provides hands-on, minds-on interactive activities to introduce girls in 4th – 8th grades to careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math); to encourage and excite them to pursue education in those areas; and to facilitate relationships between the girls and professional women in scientific disciplines.

 GIS – Mapping Today’s World

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

A totally new and unique camp, GIS, Geographic Information Systems, uses geographic technology such as remote sensing data from satellites, GPS, computer technology and geographic data to produce extremely precise maps in entertaining and enlightening ways. GEOcaching and map making will highlight this camp!

 Guardrail Installation

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Traffic Safety Services Administration

Cost: $395 members/$495 non-members
Training Length: 16 hours

 

Course Description

This course will provide a broad overview on the installation of guardrails and associated devices, including: assessment of work site topography and site conditions; proper layout of a work site; location, installation, and maintenance of guardrail and terminal sections; documentation of materials, inspections and incidents; as well as where to find the most up-to-date resources and information regarding guardrail installation.

 Guardrail Series: Installation and Inspection of New Guardrails

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: AASHTO Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council

Cost: Free
Training Length: 2.5 hours

 

This course discusses the installation of new guardrail systems, including the most widely used guardrail heights. The general inspection process is also covered, including scenarios that show potential problems and their solutions.

This course is divided into two modules:

  • Module 1: Guardrail Installation Systems and Placement covers 27- and 31-in. guardrail heights. The sections of a guardrail are discussed, as well as considerations for guardrail placement, including depth, soil support, deflection, etc. The considerations for median barriers are also explained.
  • Module 2: New Guardrail Installation Inspection describes guardrail inspection and explains what should be documented along the way. Scenarios are presented for various guardrail installation situations.

This is the second course in the Guardrail Series, which also consists of the following courses:

  • Guardrail Basics; and
  • Guardrail Maintenance and Repair

 

Target Audience: 

The target audience for this course includes project inspectors, construction personnel, maintenance personnel, and others involved in guardrail installation, inspection, and maintenance. In addition, designers and supervisors (project/program managers) may benefit from this course.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Compare 27-in. and 31-in. guardrail
  • Describe how guardrails are installed in standard sections, terminal end sections, curbs, and transitions
  • List important considerations for guardrail placement (depth, post length, soil support, deflection, height, etc.)
  • Explain important considerations for the installation of median barriers
  • Describe the general process for guardrail inspection, including reading and interpreting plans
  • Explain what should be documented during new guardrail installation inspection (including in the inspector daily report/daily diary); and
  • In a given guardrail installation situation, explain what you would do next.

 Guardrail Series: Preview

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: AASHTO Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council

Cost: Free
Training Length: 30 minutes

 

This preview offers a quick summary of the three courses that make up the Guardrail Series.

There are differences in the information needed by an inspector who reviews the installation of a new guardrail, and maintenance personnel looking at an existing guardrail that may need repair. In order to accommodate these differences, this series of guardrail courses allows learners to take the courses that are best suited to their needs.

The three courses in this series are:

  • Guardrail Basics
  • Installation and Inspection of New Guardrails
  • Guardrail Maintenance and Repair

By the end of this preview, participants will be able to understand the differences between the three courses and decide which course or courses are best suited to their needs. Each course is offered individually and can be accessed by registering for the course number listed above.

 

Target Audience: 

This course is designed for project inspectors, construction personnel, maintenance personnel, and others involved in guardrail installation, inspection, and maintenance. In addition, designers and supervisors (project/program managers) may benefit from this course if they are looking to learn about guardrails at an entry or intermediate level.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the three courses within the Guardrail Series.

 Guidance on Managing Speeds in Work Zones

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Training Length: 1 hour

 Guidance Tool for Implementation of Traffic Incident Management Performance Measures

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) rule making creates a streamlined and performance-based surface transportation program. The most effective way to quantify a Traffic Incident Management (TIM) program is to measure the benefits. Collection of TIM related data is a path towards identifying improvement and management opportunities. What gets measured gets performed!

 

This webinar will discuss the outputs of National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 07-20: Guidance for Implementation of Traffic Incident Management Performance Measurement Project, show how the online tool can be utilized, and provide information on Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) TIM Performance Measures program and future plans. The objective of the NCHRP project was to develop concise guidance on the implementation of TIM performance measurement that would be applicable to a broad spectrum of transportation and incident responding agencies.

 

The project, which was completed in November 2014, resulted in two products:

  • Guidance document
  • Online guidance tool

 

Together these products provide a working framework to support an agency or TIM program in understanding TIM performance measurement and in establishing a TIM performance measurement database. The guidance provides consistent definitions, data sources, example reports, and data visualizations; discusses common challenges; and presents key points for success.

 

Learning Objectives

This webinar will:

  • Provide an overview of the guidance document developed under the NCHRP 07-20 project.
  • Demonstrate the guidance tool developed by NCHRP 07-20.
  • Illustrate how the collection and analysis of performance measures can be used to institutionalize a TIM program.
  • Provide information on the model TIM performance measurements database.

 

Target Audiences

  • ITS and TIM Program Managers, police, fire, consultants, vendors, academia, and government officials, including local, State, Federal and DOT, and any other individuals or entities involved in the design, deployment, operation, or evaluation of TIM Programs or the collection of TIM Performance Measures.
  • Those wanting to learn more about using the guidance tool to implement TIM performance measures.

 Harassment Prevention for Transit Employees

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Harassment Prevention for Transit Employees is designed to assist transit employees in maintaining a safe and respectful work environment by recognizing and responding to potential harassment issues. The objectives of the course are to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Identify the potential impact of harassment on their transit organization and its employees
  • Review their organizations harassment prevention policy and its key compliance issues and reporting avenues
  • Demonstrate skills for recognizing and responding to potential harassment and retaliation issues
  • Discuss strategies for proactively preventing harassment in the transit workplace

To accomplish these objectives, the course integrates lecture, visual aids, participant interaction, and learning activities.

 Harassment Prevention for Transit Supervisors

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Harassment Prevention for Transit Supervisors is designed to assist transit supervisors and managers in maintaining a safe and respectful work environment by recognizing and responding to potential harassment issues. The objectives of the course are to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Explain the supervisors role and responsibilities regarding compliance with the transit organizations Harassment Policy
  • Recognize and prevent harassment in the transit workplace
  • Respond to and report potential harassment issues
  • Receive complaints of potential harassment and handle requests for confidentiality

To accomplish these objectives, the course integrates lecture, visual aids, participant interaction, and learning activities.

 Hawaii Construction Career Days

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Community College StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: HI

Hawaii Construction Career Days provides an opportunities for Hawaii’s youth to gain insight into the multi-faceted construction industry. The event is comprised of two areas which students rotate through: 1) heavy equipment and 2) trades/exhibits. The heavy equipment area allows students a chance to see what it is like to work on an actual construction site. Students get to operate the arms of the equipment under close supervision. In the trades/exhibits area, students meet with the construction trades, labor unions, trade associations, private contractors and educational institutions to learn about career opportunities in the industry.

 Hawaii Expanding Your Horizons

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: HIHost: University of Hawaii - Manoa

The Expanding Your Horizons Conference is a unique opportunity for girls in grades 6 through 8 to engage in hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) led by Honolulu, Hawai’i’s top scientists, engineers, and specialists. This unique event is designed to foster young girls’ enthusiasm for STEM careers, inform them of professions and opportunities, and encourage them to continue their studies in science and math to reach their goals and objectives.

 Hawaii Local Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: HIHost: Hawaii Department of Transportation

 LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 Hazard Control

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Cost: $100

 

Hazard control is critical to the health and safety of your project stakeholders. This course covers the different types of hazards that you might find on a transportation construction work site. You will learn about detecting hazards, the threats each hazard poses to your team, and what your responsibilities are to mitigate the risks by applying elimination, substitution, engineering controls, administrative controls, and PPE.

 

 Heavy Equipment And Vehicle Safety In Construction Work Zones (Online)

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: National

Cost: $20
Training Length: 2 hours

 

This Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Construction Work Zones online course provides safety awareness training for those who work on and around heavy equipment and vehicles in construction work zones. Students will be able to recognize methods for identifying and preventing hazards pertaining to heavy equipment and vehicle operations in construction work zones. The course addresses common hazards including the top four causes of injury and death: falls, struck-by, caught-between, and electrocution.

 

Topics

  • Importance of Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Safety in Work Zones
  • Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Hazard Identification
  • Work Zone Communication Around Heavy Equipment and Vehicles
  • Safe Practices for Heavy Equipment and Vehicles
  • Protecting Workers and the Public

 

Audience

Employees working on or around heavy equipment and vehicles in a construction work zone including trucks, tractor equipment, and other motorized vehicles.

 High Friction Surface Treatments for Horizontal Curves

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

This webinar focused on:

  • Why is FHWA focused on Horizontal Curves (HC)
  • Why high friction helps safety in HC
  • Summary of a few projects that improve safety at HC and how it was implemented

 High Tech Camp

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: Microsoft
Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. One of our signature programs, DigiGirlz High Tech Camp for girls, works to dispel stereotypes of the high-tech industry. We continue to look for opportunities to give young people a chance to experience, firsthand, what it is like to develop cutting-edge technology. 

During the camp session, the girls listen to executive speakers, participate in technology tours and demonstrations, network, and learn through hands-on experience in workshops. Established in 2000, the camp program continues to grow and evolve.

 High Visibility Garments

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: AASHTO Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council

Cost: $25 members/$50 non-members
Training Length: 1 hour

 

The need to be seen is critical for worker safety, especially for workers who perform tasks on or near moving vehicles or equipment.  By wearing high-visibility garments, workers can draw attention to themselves to prevent injuries and fatalities from struck-by hazards in complex work environments, when the ability to be seen at all times is necessary. 

The High Visibility Garments course provides students with information on all four classes of visibility garments, the special labeling that garments meet for the ANSI Standard, and information on when to retire a worn garment.

 

Target Audience: 

This training would be beneficial to contractors, agencies, or anyone involved with construction and maintenance projects. 

 

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the four different performance classes (1, 2, 3, and E) of visibility garments;
  • Understand the special labeling for garments to meet the ANSI Standard;
  • Demonstrate understanding of when to retire a worn visibility garment; and
  • Demonstrate understanding of the color and material of visibility garments.

 High Visibility Innovations

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Emergency Responder Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

It is widely known that the visibility of responders is a key factor in safe emergency operation on the roadways. Beginning with the foundation of the applicable standards, this module will expose the audience to innovative high visibility products and practices appropriate to all roadway responder groups — fire, police, EMS, DOT, and towing and recovery.

 Higher Ed Mentorship Progam for Public Transportation

Audiences Served: University Students, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Career ExposureTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focuses: Planning and Policy, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: SDHost: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

The mentorship program connects students with industry experts so that the students can learn about the practicalities of theories taught in class. The students may not enter the public transportation workforce per se, but the greater understanding of the field, the opportunity to connect theory to practice, and the development of a life-long learning process gained through the mentorship program will benefit them in their chosen profession, e.g., consultant, department of transportation employee, etc., regardless of what profession they enter.

 Highway and Street Safety On-Demand Webinar Package

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

 Highway Congestion Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: International Road Federation

This course addresses the following questions: How can recurring and non-recurring congestion be identified and managed in real-time across a vast roadway network? Where are bottlenecks that people and goods are stuck in and what is the cost of their delay? The course will also present how GPS probe data is produced and archived on a minute by minute basis to manage congestion on highways.

 Highway Safety Data Systems

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $199 members/$249 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

Transportation engineers and managers who are involved in the design and operation of streets and highways are increasingly being asked to review the traffic safety aspects of their projects and make sound, informed, data-driven decisions. 

This presentation will discuss the types of safety-related data that should be considered when making these data-driven decisions, and which data could be provided as a part of an agency’s highway safety data system. The proper use of the primary data elements will be covered, as well as aspects to be aware of that may involve limitations on the accuracy and use of that data. 

The six areas of data quality performance measures will also be discussed. Examples of three different approaches in implementing safety countermeasures will be provided. Finally, the future of enhanced highway safety information systems will be covered with respect to on-going research efforts and technological advances. 

 

Learning Outcomes

This webinar will help participants become familiar with the various data elements that might be available and could be a part of an agency’s highway safety data system. Participants will become aware of how to properly use the primary data elements, while at the same time being aware of the possible limitations of the data they are using. The quality of the data used can be evaluated through knowledge of six performance measures, and the use of the data can be applied using three different approaches for implementing countermeasures to improve traffic safety. 

 

Seminar Benefits

  • Become familiar with what highway safety data systems are 
  • Learn about the primary data elements relating to highway safety 
  • Be aware of possible limitations on the use of safety data 
  • Become knowledgeable about data quality performance measures 
  • Learn about different approaches in implementing highway safety countermeasures 
  • Learn how technological advancements can enhance a highway safety data system in the future 

 

Intended Audience

Engineers and technicians who are involved in the design, review, or operations of streets and highways will benefit from this webinar. This would include consultants responsible for the design of new or reconstructed roadways, or for the study of safety operations of existing roadways, as well as state highway, county road and city public works personnel who use, maintain, or develop highway safety databases. 

 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Project Evaluation

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Highways/Roads/Bikeways, SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $190
Training Length: 5 hours

 

Course Description:

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Project Evaluation Course provides the necessary fundamentals to perform project evaluation. The course presents a description of safety effectiveness evaluation, an overview of fundamentals needed to perform safety effectiveness evaluation, and information about why safety effectiveness evaluation is important to a Highway Safety Improvement Program. Examples of project evaluation methodologies that account for regression-to-the-mean are discussed and you will be given an opportunity to calculate simple observational before-after studies, observational before-after studies with Empirical Bayes adjustment, and observational before-after studies using comparison groups.

This course can be a stand-alone course for professionals requiring an in-depth knowledge of project evaluation methods or part of a series of courses for professionals performing analysis for the HSIP process. Professionals performing analysis for the HSIP process are encouraged to complete the HSIP Overview and HSIP Project Identification courses prior to enrolling in this course.

 

Responsibilities:

You will be expected to complete six online lessons and two facilitated web conferences. The modules should be taken in order. Self-paced Modules 1 through 5 must be completed prior to web conference Modules 5.1 and 5.2. Module 6 is the final course module and is self-paced. You must complete all six of the online lessons and participate in the two Web conferences to obtain your certificate. By passing the online test at the end of the course, you can also receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the course. All participants will need their own computer with internet connection and a telephone line to participate in the Web conference.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the role of project evaluation in the HSIP;
  • Recognize data needs of each project evaluation methodology;
  • Conduct project evaluation using each methodology;
  • Describe how project evaluation supports the development of crash modification factors; and
  • Explain how project evaluation results can benefit the planning process.

Target Audience:

The intended audience for this course is planners and engineers who evaluate the safety impact of projects on crash frequency and severity and those conducting technical analysis to support HSIP project and program evaluation.

 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Project Identification

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Highways/Roads/Bikeways, SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $300
Training Length: 8 hours

 

Course Description:

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Project Identification Course provides participants with the necessary background and tools needed to identify projects for the HSIP. Background knowledge critical to understanding project identification includes data analysis concepts such as regression-to-the-mean. Tools essential to the network screening process includes approaches that support systemic safety improvements and those aimed at identifying particular sites with potential for safety improvement. The course will allow participants to choose between different network screening methods by distinguishing between the data needs, strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches; identify and evaluate different countermeasures; prioritize projects based on measures of economic effectiveness; and identify potential funding sources and strategies.Responsibilities:You will be expected to complete ten online lessons and two facilitated Web conferences. It is recommended that you complete the modules in sequential order. You must complete all ten online lessons and participate in the two Web conferences to obtain your certificate. By passing the online test at the end of the course, you can also receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the course. All participants will need their own computer with internet connection and a telephone line to participate in the Web conferences.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the need for data driven decision making in the HSIP project identification process;
  • Identify data sources to use in HSIP project identification;
  • Recognize fundamentals of data analysis for HSIP project identification;
  • Describe the HSIP project identification process;
  • Differentiate between systemic and site specific network screening processes;
  • Recognize strengths and limitations of various approaches to network screening;
  • Recognize the countermeasure identification process; and
  • Identify methods for prioritizing countermeasures and projects for implementation.

Target Audience:

The intended audience for this course is planners and engineers who conduct technical analysis to support HSIP project identification; professionals developing emphasis areas for the SHSP; and data analysts responsible for identifying sites with potential for improvement and locations for systemic improvements.

 Highway Safety Improvement Program Overview

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Freight (rail, trucking, pipeline), SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $25 
Training Length: 4 hours 

 

Course Description:

This training course provides a basic understanding of the purpose of the HSIP and relationship of HSIP programs, as well as a basic understanding of the HSIP processes for planning, implementation, and evaluation. Since data is the foundation of the HSIP, the course provides an overview of safety data including safety data collection and management methods, safety data sources, data quality measures, and methods for overcoming data challenges.

A primary challenge in bringing highway safety professionals, traffic and safety engineers, and transportation planners together is a lack of understanding of each area’s responsibilities and a common language. The course provides a basic understanding of how the HSIP works; encourages managers to make employees knowledgeable about the program; and begins to establish a common language among HSIP practitioners. The HSIP Overview Course can help overcome the barriers to cross-discipline collaboration.

NHI hosts the HSIP Overview Course and four other Web-based HSIP-related training courses: 380113 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Development, 380114 SHSP Implementation, 380111 HSIP Project Identification, and 380112 HSIP Project Evaluation.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe HSIP program structure;
  • Recognize HSIP legislative/regulatory requirements;
  • Identify potential safety data issues and method for overcoming data challenges; and
  • Explain the processes involved in HSIP planning, implementation and evaluation.

Target Audience:

This training course is designed for a wide range of transportation professionals from transportation agency leadership to new practitioners in the transportation safety field, HSIP managers and SHSP partners.

 Highway Safety Manual (HSM) Lite: Common Sense Safety Measures

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Highways/Roads/Bikeways, SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Free

 

This training provides:

  • A Snapshot of National Safety Statistics
  • An Overview of the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual
  • Common Sense Safety Applications

 Highway Safety Manual Applications to Horizontal Curves

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.25 hours

 

 Highway Safety Manual Applications to Pedestrian Safety

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.75 hours

 Highway Safety Manual Applications to Roadway Departure Crashes

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 Highway Safety Manual Applications to Rural Multilane Highways

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 Highway Safety Manual Applications to Rural Multilane Intersections

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 Highway Safety Manual Applications to Rural Two Lane Intersections

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.75 hours

 Highway Safety Manual Applications to Two Lane Rural Roadway Segments

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: National

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.75 hours

 Highway Safety Manual Applications to Urban Suburban Streets

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 Highway Safety Manual Applications to Urban/Suburban Intersections

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.25 hours

 Highway Safety Manual Introduction and Overview

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.25 hours

 

 Highway Safety Manual Online Overview

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Highways/Roads/Bikeways, SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 12 hours

 

Course Description:

Implementation of the HSM requires an understanding of the Science of Safety which supports the quantitative methodologies presented in the manual. This course is an overview of the HSM structure, concepts and principles.

The free selection format of the course allows the student to select modules and concepts of interest in the order preferable to their:

  • learning style
  • time availability
  • and previous knowledge level.

It includes an introduction of terminology, examples of the Roadway Safety Management Process (Part B) and Predictive Methods (Part C), explains the relationship of Crash Modification Factors (CMFs) to decision making and quantitative safety analysis, and human factors. FHWA will continue to develop courses, products and services to meet the needs of the HSM implementation community.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the parts of HSM and what they are used for.
  • Explain the overall concepts and principles promoted in HS for safety decision making.
  • Recognize the benefits of using a quantitative safety analysis in various stages of the transportation project development process.

Target Audience:

This course is for all interested students. It is an introductory course intended to provide a broad, base level understanding of HSM.

 Highway Safety Manual Practitioners Guide for Geometric Design Features

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Highways/Roads/Bikeways, SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $400
Training Length: 2 days

 

Course Description:

This course includes both 2-lane and multi-lane highways and provides a proven methodology for the safety performance of geometric design decisions in a like manner to that of predicting capacity and level of service based upon large scale definitive research. The crash prediction models for total crashes and cross-section related crashes based upon lane width, shoulder width, roadside hazard, traffic volume (exposure) and other characteristics are presented. Examples of safety performance prediction are presented for highway segments and intersections.

Discussion of research and the interactive effects of lane and shoulder widths, hazard rating, and access density (driveways) on safety performance are presented. Each student receives a copy of the “Safety Effects of Highway Design Features” manual.

IMPORTANT: Participants should bring a scientific notation calculator as the course involves calculating decimal value to decimal power for crash prediction values.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the safety effects of geometric design features
  • Predict the safety performance of geometric design features
  • Compare alternative designs based upon an assessment of the safety effects of geometric design features

Target Audience:

State and local highway engineers and consultants involved in the design of both two-lane rural and/or multilane highways.

 Highway Safety Manual Practitioners Guide for Intersections

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Highways/Roads/Bikeways, SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $300
Training Length: 1 day

 

Course Description:

The new Highway Safety Manual is the state of the art “toolbox” for the “science of safety” for the analysis and prediction of crash frequency for highways and streets. The HSM reflects the evolution in safety analysis from descriptive methods to quantitative, predictive analyses.

The Highway Safety Manual (HSM) provides analytical tools and techniques for quantifying the potential effects on crashes as a result of decisions made in planning, design, operations, and maintenance. A universal objective is to reduce the number and severity of crashes within the limits of available resources, science, and technology, while meeting legislatively mandated priorities. The information in the HSM is provided to assist agencies in their effort to integrate safety into their decision-making processes. The HSM is intended to be a resource document that is used nationwide to help transportation professionals conduct safety analyses in a technically sound and consistent manner thereby improving decisions made based on safety performance.

This course introduces practitioners at the state, county, metropolitan planning organization (MPO), or local level to the new techniques and knowledge in the HSM. The users and professionals described above include, but are not limited to transportation planners, highway designers, traffic engineers, and other transportation professionals who make discretionary road planning, design and operational decisions.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the Highway Safety Manual purpose, structure, and benefits
  • Describe and apply Safety Performance Functions and Crash Modification Factors to analyze and predict crash frequency performance of highways, streets, and intersections

Target Audience:

The course is intended practitioners at the state, county, metropolitan planning organization (MPO), or local level.

 Highway Safety Manual Practitioners Guide for Multilane Highways

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Highways/Roads/Bikeways, SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $300
Training Length: 1 day

 

Course Description:

This course provides proven methodology for the safety performance of geometric design decisions for multilane highways in a like manner to that of predicting capacity and level of service based upon large scale definitive research. The crash prediction models for total crashes based upon lane width, shoulder width, roadside hazard, traffic volume (exposure) and other characteristics are presented. Examples of safety performance prediction are presented for highway segments and intersections.

Discussion of research and the interactive effects on safety performance for median width and barriers, of access (driveways) and side streets and intersection turning lanes are presented. Each student receives a copy of the “Safety Effects of Highway Design Features” manual.

IMPORTANT: Participants should bring a scientific notation calculator as the course involves calculating decimal value to decimal power for crash prediction values.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the safety effects of geometric design features
  • Predict the safety performance of geometric design features
  • Compare alternative designs based upon an assessment of the safety effects of geometric design features

Target Audience:

State and local highway engineers and consultants involved in the design of multilane highways.

 Highway Safety Manual Practitioners Guide for Two-Lane Rural Highways

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Highways/Roads/Bikeways, SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $300
Training Length: 1 day

 

Course Description:

This course provides a proven methodology for the safety performance of geometric design decisions in a like manner to that of predicting capacity and level of service based upon large scale definitive research. The crash prediction models for total crashes and cross-section related crashes based upon lane width, shoulder width, roadside hazard, traffic volume (exposure) and other characteristics are presented. Examples of safety performance prediction are presented for highway segments and intersections.

Discussion of research and the interactive effects of lane and shoulder widths, hazard rating, and access density (driveways) on safety performance are presented. Each student receives a copy of the “Safety Effects of Highway Design Features for Two-Lane Rural Highways” manual.

IMPORTANT: Participants should bring a scientific notation calculator as the course involves calculating decimal value to decimal power for crash prediction values.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the safety effects of geometric design features
  • Predict the safety performance of geometric design features
  • Compare alternative designs based upon an assessment of the safety effects of geometric design features

Target Audience:

State and local highway engineers and consultants involved in the design of two-lane rural highways.

 Highway Safety Manual Workshop

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Training Length: 8 hours

 

The AASHTO Highway Safety Manual (HSM) has four parts:

  1. Introduction and Fundamentals
  2. Roadway Safety Management Process
  3. Predictive Method
  4. Crash Modification Factors

Part C can be readily applied to any project where the engineer or planner is testing the safety impacts of different cross-sectional features of a roadway segment or intersection. It essentially provides a method for predicting the quantitative safety performance (i.e. crash frequency) of a particular facility.

 Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsStates: National, WIHost: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Cost: $1,195
Training Length: 2 days

 

Reducing train-vehicle collisions and pedestrian deaths from train accidents is a goal every railroad and road authority should try to reach. In this course, you will learn the basic principles of highway-rail crossing safety and how to apply them to new and existing projects to avoid accidents.

 

Audience

  • Railroad and signal engineers 
  • Railroad crossing safety and public projects managers 
  • Railroad safety personnel 
  • Transportation and safety engineers 
  • Local/state/federal and public works personnel 
  • Consulting engineers involved in the design, construction, and operation of highways and highway traffic operations in close proximity to rail lines

 How to Address Roadway Safety Issues for ATVs and Other Off-Road Vehicles

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Webinar Description

This webinar provided an overview of the risk factors associated with deaths and injuries when riders take ATVs and Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) on the road. These include youth as a particularly vulnerable riding population, and the higher risk of traumatic death when crashes occur on rural versus urban roads. It also included a discussion about the challenges and potential strategies related to raising public and stakeholder awareness of this widespread roadway safety issue. 

 

Webinar Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Identify factors that contribute to ATV/ROV roadway deaths and injuries, including unique vehicle design features and common unsafe riding behaviors that are major contributors to roadway crashes.
  • Compare and contrast ATV/ROV crashes and crashes of other non-highway vehicles on the road, with a focus on farm vehicles.

 

Target Audience

This training was directed towards a very broad safety audience including, but not limited to, law enforcement, planners, engineers, first responders, elected officials, public health, tourism agencies, and safety culture experts. Participants had some basic familiarity with transportation safety.

 How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

This course is designed to help state and local officials know where to begin to address pedestrian safety issues when developing a pedestrian safety action plan tailored to their community. It is also intended to assist agencies in further enhancing their existing pedestrian safety programs and activities, including identifying safety problems, analyzing information, and selecting optimal solutions. Training objectives for this course include:

  • Participants will learn that pedestrians belong in all design, operations, and safety considerations.
  • Participants will understand human behavior issues related to pedestrians and drivers interacting safely.
  • Participants will understand the role that land use planning, street and site design, education, and enforcement play in pedestrian safety.
  • Participants will learn how to make a commitment to safety.
  • Participants will learn how to involve stakeholders to create publicly supported and trusted policies, programs, and projects.
  • Participants will learn how to collect and analyze data in a meaningful way to identify safety deficiencies and priorities for improvement.
  • Participants will learn about commonly used and effective pedestrian crash countermeasures and how to implement effective pedestrian safety solutions.
  • Participants will learn about untapped funding sources to support pedestrian safety initiatives.

 How to Meet The Federal Traffic Sign Retroflectivity Requirements

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $199 members/$249 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

The Federal Highway Administration estimates that approximately half of the nation’s highway fatalities occur at night, even though only about a quarter of all travel occurs after dark. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) requires that agencies responsible for the operation and maintenance of traffic signing establish and implement a sign assessment or management method that will maintain minimum levels of sign retroreflectivity no later than January, 2012. 

This presentation will provide an overview of the MUTCD requirements and recommendations for maintaining minimum levels of sign retroreflectivity and will outline the various aspects to consider when selecting the most appropriate method, or combination of methods, that also result in the best use of an agency’s available resources. 

The use of a sign inventory to help facilitate implementing and administering an effective retroreflectivity maintenance program will be discussed. This will include identifying which sign inventory data can prove to be most useful to use or add to an existing inventory in order to maximize the effectiveness of the assessment or management method that is selected. 

 

Learning Outcomes 

Webinar participants will become familiar with how to comply with the requirements and guidelines set forth in the MUTCD for maintaining minimum levels of retroreflectivity for traffic signs. The background and intent of the MUTCD language regarding sign retroreflectivity will be discussed, and participants will learn how to evaluate and select the most appropriate assessment or management method that is in line with the resources that are available to carry out the program. The use of a sign inventory and specific data fields that can help facilitate implementation of a retroreflectivity maintenance program will also be included. 

 

Seminar Benefits

  • Become familiar with the background and intent of the MUTCD provisions for maintaining minimum levels of traffic sign retroreflectivity 
  • Understand the various methods available for assessing or managing sign retroreflectivity 
  • Learn how to evaluate the appropriateness of the methods with respect to the resources available to carry out the work 
  • Learn how a sign inventory can be more effectively used as a means of administering a retro reflectivity maintenance program 
  • Become aware of other MUTCD provisions involving street name signs that should be considered when upgrading or replacing these signs for retroreflectivity 

 

Intended Audience

Maintenance supervisors and technicians who are involved in the maintenance and operations of traffic control signing for streets and highways will benefit from this webinar. In particular, this would include state, county and city public works personnel who are responsible for ensuring that their traffic signing complies with the requirements and recommendations of the MUTCD. Having some background or training in the general use of the MUTCD would be helpful. 

 Human Resources

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

Workshop outlines employee hiring; managing staff; documentation skills; how to evaluate your current employee handbook; effective disciplinary corrective action methods; and how to stay out of court when terminating employees.

 Hydraulic Design of Safe Bridges

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $955
Training Length: 3 days

 

Course Description:

The National Highway Institute’s (NHI) 3-day 135090 Hydraulic Design of Safe Bridges course provides participants with an intensive training on the hydraulic analysis and design of bridges. The goal of this course is to provide information needed to safely build bridges, while optimizing costs and limiting the impact to property and the environment.

 

This engaging course includes 12 mandatory lessons that are standard to the course and 3 optional lessons that allow the host agency to customize the course to their particular needs. The optional lessons are: a lesson intended for coastal states with bridges crossing tidal waterways; a lesson that supplements the Unsteady Flow Modeling Concepts lesson and provides additional knowledge of the requirements for one-dimensional unsteady flow modeling; and a lesson that supplements the Scour and Stream Instability Concepts lesson, which enables participants to identify situations requiring sediment transport computations as part of the bridge hydraulics analysis. The host agency will select two optional lessons for the delivery of this course.

 

Material for this 3-day course is primarily derived from the Hydraulic Design Series No. 7 (HDS 7), Hydraulic Design of Safe Bridges, which is provided to course participants. The course covers significant aspects of bridge hydraulic design including: regulatory topics, specific approaches for bridge hydraulic modeling, hydraulic model selection, bridge design impacts on scour and stream instability, and sediment transport.

 

Prior to the beginning of the course, participants are strongly encouraged to enroll in the Web-based training (WBT) entitled, 135091 Basic Hydraulic Principles Review. Mastery of the concepts covered in this WBT is important to successful completion of this course.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the ways hydraulic design affects bridge performance and public safety
  • Describe hydraulic conditions that occur in the vicinity of bridges
  • Identify regulatory requirements and design constraints important to bridge projects
  • Describe the input requirements for one-dimensional models
  • Identify conditions when one-dimensional modeling is adequate to develop accurate hydraulic results for safe bridge design
  • Describe the effects of atypical bridge hydraulic conditions on bridge design
  • Perform a qualitative risk assessment for a bridge replacement project
  • Describe the properties and input requirements for two-dimensional models
  • Distinguish conditions requiring two-dimensional modeling to develop accurate hydraulic results for safe bridge design
  • Define the types of scour and stream instability that affect bridge design
  • Identify how hydraulic variables are obtained from one- and two-dimensional models
  • Assess whether a replacement bridge design alternative will have adequate hydraulic capacity to meet design criteria
  • Distinguish conditions requiring unsteady flow modeling to develop accurate hydraulic results for safe bridge design
  • Describe additional analyses that contribute to the hydraulic aspects of safe bridge design
  • Determine the minimum required foundation depth based on scour conditions
  • Assess the likelihood of a bridge project causing adverse hydraulic impacts downstream
  • Demonstrate strategies for communicating hydraulic recommendations to various stakeholders

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for 135090 Hydraulic Design of Safe Bridges is primarily members of Federal or State departments of transportation. This typically includes hydraulic engineers with a wide range of experience; however, structural and geotechnical engineers would benefit from an understanding of many of the topics in this course. The complexity of some of the engineering decisions made can have significant impacts on structural and geotechnical designs. Additionally, many other segments of the national and international engineering community may find this course valuable. Federal, State, and local highway hydraulic engineers responsible for maintaining the integrity of highway bridges against possible hydraulic related problems will rely on this course and HDS 7 for guidance. Consultants who perform bridge engineering work are also encouraged to attend.

 Idaho Local Highway Technical Assistance Council

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: IDHost: Idaho Department of Transportation

LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 Idaho Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: IDHost: Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a national organization that aims to encourage women to enter engineering.  The Southwest Idaho SWE section offers scholarships to women from anywhere in Idaho planning to pursue a degree in engineering, or an engineering-related field such as Computer Science or a hard science.  Scholarships are typically $2000 each and are based on merit. The number of scholarships and amounts vary each year depending on donations. 

 Impact Teen Drivers

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Car crashes due to reckless and distracted driving have been the leading cause of death for American teens for decades.  Since 2007, Impact Teen Drivers (ITD) has emerged as a leading non-profit organization dedicated to reversing this pervasive, yet 100% preventable trend.  This webinar will include an introduction to ITD’s background and mission.  Participants will become familiar with ITD’s, What Do You Consider Lethal? Teen Program and available resources.

 Implementation Success Stories: How SHRP2 is Helping Agencies Advance Operations

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Institute of Transportation Engineers

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

SHRP2 produced new tools and resources to help agencies advance transportation systems management and operations (TSMO). The products came along at a pivotal time as many agencies were placing more emphasis on effective operations to maximize the use of existing facilities to address public expectations, tight budgets, and less space for system expansion. Every State in the U.S. is deploying at least one of the SHRP2 Reliability products, and lead implementers are deploying as many as 10 products. During this webinar, some of these agencies will share their stories about how they have used the products to advance operations, build support for TSMO programs and investments, and improve travel in their regions.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to advance your agency’s capabilities for TSMO
  • Know about available SHRP2 products and how to apply them
  • Identify successful applications of SHRP2 Reliability products
  • Learn how other agencies are making TSMO part of their core business

 Implementing Rural Transit Technology

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Rural transit providers are interested in exploring how technology can help increase operating efficiencies and improve safety. Technology can transform scheduling and dispatching operations, provide new levels of customer service, and support innovative business practices.

However, the process for planning and implementing appropriate technology-based applications can be challenging. This course presents a structured approach for planning, implementing, and evaluating rural transit projects to help ensure that agency needs and expectations are met.

 Implementing the New HCM6

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Institute of Transportation Engineers

Cost: $249 members/$499 non-members
Training Length: 12 hours

 

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) along with the SimCap Standing Committee of the ITE Traffic Engineering Council are collaborating on outreach activities associated with the recently released Highway Capacity Manual, 6th Edition (HCM 6): A Guide for Multimodal Mobility Analysis. This fundamental webinar course will present the new analysis procedures incorporated into HCM 6 and why these tools are vital to helping analyze today’s transportation problems. This course will also discuss the implementation of the HCM 6 in various settings, such as reliability, multi-modal facilities, freeways, alternative intersections, interchanges, active traffic and demand Management, and interrupted flow facilities.

 

  • What’s New in HCM6 and What It Means for You 
  • Bringing Back-of-the-Envelope Back – Introducing the new HCM Planning and Preliminary Engineering Applications Guide (PPEAG)
  • Evaluating Freeway Congestion, Queuing, Work Zones, and ATDM using the HCM 6
  • Estimating FAST Act Reliability Measures with the HCM 6
  • Multimodal Performance – How the HCM6 can support complete streets analyses
  • Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) Part 1 – Using the HCM 6 for intersection performance evaluation
  • Intersection Control Evaluation (ICE) Part 2 – Evaluating and pre-screening alternative intersection and interchange concepts using HCM6
  • Corridor Planning powered by HCM

 Implementing the Rule on Work Zone Safety and Mobility

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

This webinar presents a brief overview of the Rule and a high level summary of the Rule Implementation Guide. It also covers a number of topics related to implementing the Rule.

 Implementing the Transportation Requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Institute for Transportation Research and Education

ADA is a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) compliance area.  The training consists of three separate workshops covering the following topics:

  • ADA for Community Transportation Providers
  • ADA Paratransit and Accessible Fixed Route Service
  • ADA Paratransit Eligibility Determinations

The purpose of the training is to review ADA transportation requirements with public transportation agencies (public and non-profit) involved in providing public transit, human services transportation, or general public demand responsive transportation in North Carolina and to discuss key implementation issues.

 Implementing Work Zone ITS Applications: Procurement

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

This is webinar #13 of the FHWA Smarter Work Zones (SWZ) webinar series. 

 

This webinar will discuss the procurement of Work Zone Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications as highlighted in Step 4 of the Work Zone ITS Implementation Guide and real-world examples of procurement of Work Zone ITS applications.

 

Topics include:

  • SWZ Technology Application Initiative
  • Work Zone ITS Implementation Guide Step 4
  • SWZ Real-World Examples

 Improving Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety Using Truck Side Guards

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Many cities across the country are experiencing a rise in bicycle and pedestrian activity, coupled with an increase in urban freight and large truck traffic. Unfortunately, crashes involving large trucks and non-motorized road users can result in severe injuries and fatalities. This webinar will explore the use of truck side guard technologies intended to protect vulnerable road users and reduce crash severity. By preventing some of the most serious injuries and fatalities among pedestrians and bicyclists, truck side guards provide one tool agencies can use to respond to a growing safety problem.

 

 

Dr. Alexander Epstein, an engineer with Volpe’s Center for Policy, Planning, and Environment, will share findings from research that has examined the potential safety benefits of truck side guards. He will also share examples of policy changes that can help support the adoption of these technologies. Kris Carter, Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics in Boston, MA, will share his City’s experience in crafting and adopting policies to expand the use of truck side guards.

 Improving Highway Safety with Intelligent Transportation Systems

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Consortium for ITS Training and Education

Cost: $950
Training Length: 60 days

 

This course is an introduction to ITS-based strategies and tools available for improving highway safety. This course is intended for ITS, transportation operations, and safety professionals, including, but not limited to, planners, operators, designers, emergency management, and maintenance personnel. This course is divided into five lessons, each intended to introduce or illustrate concepts relating to the development and deployment of ITS strategies to address safety issues.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the overall magnitude and importance of highway safety
  • Recognize and discuss the contribution ITS can make in improving highway safety
  • Identify applications in the connected vehicle program that are primarily safety related
  • Describe the framework for considering ITS countermeasures within your safety planning process
  • Exploit practical opportunities for collaboration among Safety and ITS personnel

 Improving Highway Safety: An Overview of 9 Proven Crash Countermeasures

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $199 members/$249 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

In 2009, over 33,000 people lost their lives on streets and highways in the U.S. Although the number of fatalities continues to gradually decrease from year to year, there are still many opportunities to implement countermeasures to further reduce highway-related deaths. Transportation engineers, managers, and engineering technicians play an important role in addressing highway safety issues through their design and operation of state highways, city streets, and county roads.

This presentation provides an overview of nine crash countermeasures that have been identified by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as proven approaches to improving and enhancing traffic safety on streets and highways. These countermeasures include highway construction improvements such as roundabouts and left turn lanes. They also include measures that can be incorporated as a part of a larger design/construction project, such as median barriers, medians, and pedestrian walkways. Operational improvements involving signal timing for yellow clearance intervals and installation of rumble strips and stripes are offered. The road safety audit process is described as a way of proactively identifying and addressing potential safety concerns during the preliminary engineering and design of a project, as well as applying the approach to existing roadways.

The potential application of each of the nine crash countermeasures will be discussed. Issues that should be considered when implementing these countermeasures will be provided, including for some cases the institutional barriers that may be encountered. Finally, additional informational resources will be covered for those who are interested in additional in-depth follow-up.

 

Learning Outcomes

This webinar will help you become aware of nine highway safety improvement countermeasures that you can potentially apply when designing, constructing, operating, or planning projects and programs for streets and highways. The information provided will assist you in appreciating not only where and when such countermeasures should be considered, but also some of the potential barriers to implementation that may arise. Finally, when you recognize an opportunity in their future work to consider one or more of these countermeasures, you will be aware of additional resources that are available for more in-depth analysis.

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Become aware of nine crash countermeasures that FHWA considers proven and effective
  • Learn about the safety benefits of each countermeasure
  • Become knowledgeable about when and where to consider the countermeasure
  • Be aware of possible barriers to implementation
  • Learn about additional resources that are available for more in-depth analysis

 

Intended Audience

This webinar will benefit engineers and technicians who are involved in the design, review, construction or operations of streets and highways. This would include consultants responsible for the design of new or reconstructed roadways, or for the study of safety operations of existing roadways, as well as state highway, county road and city public works personnel who plan, design, operate, or maintain streets and highways.

 Improving Large Truck Safety Through the Design and Operation of Work Zones

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

This webinar will cover:

  • Characteristics of large truck crashes in work zones;
  • Large truck characteristics affecting work zone safety;
  • Transportation management plan accommodations for large trucks

 Improving Safety at Railroad Highway Grade Crossings

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $199 members/$249 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

This webinar will examine recent developments in railroad crossings and how to improve their safety. The webinar will focus on motorized users, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists, who have to cross railroad crossings on a regular basis. The webinar will address the best ways to handle pedestrian and bicycle traffic crossing railroad tracks and the operation of traffic signals impacted by railroad operations. Information from recent publications, the Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Handbook, and a recent conference on railroad corridors, where speakers addressed railroad crossing safety issues, will be shared. Examples will be provided where railroad crossings pose special challenges to traffic on heavily traveled corridors. A reference list will be provided that includes articles, websites, and other study material.

 

Primary Topics of Discussion

  • The Pros and Cons of current on street light rail operations
  • Safety enhancements to minimize conflicts with high speed trains
  • The impacts of rail  traffic on traffic signal operations
  • Key aspects of addressing the needs of all road users

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to improve safety at railroad highway grade crossings
  • Learn various safety treatments recently introduced at these types of crossings
  • Learn about pedestrians and bicyclists safety at railroad highway grade crossings
  • Review improvements made at some recent projects to address the needs of these road users

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Gain a better understanding of human factors at rail road crossing operations
  • Learn how to improve safety at railroad crossings
  • Learn ways to address pedestrian and bicycle traffic safety at rail crossings

 

Intended Audience

  • Transportation engineers/planners
  • Highway designers for all types of facilities
  • Government officials

 Improving the Effectiveness of Traffic Control Devices

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $299 members/$349 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

Traffic control devices include signs, markings, traffic signals, and other crucial elements. The various types of signs typically used on public streets are critical to the well-being of a town’s citizens. This webinar focuses on what agencies are doing to improve the effectiveness of traffic control devices that are traditionally used on many streets and highways throughout the United States. The webinar also illustrates the use of non-standard signs and discuss why and where such non-standard designs may be necessary. The webinar includes many examples of more effective traffic control devices and in some cases compare them to less effective illustrations. This webinar is about improving the effectiveness of traffic control devices in Parts 3, 4 and 8 of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

 

Primary Topics of Discussion

  • What makes traffic control devices more effective
  • Where such installations may be needed
  • The benefits of using more effective installations
  • Where non-standard traffic control devices may be warranted
  • The benefits of using non-standard installations

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Discover  installation methods for more effective traffic control devices
  • Learn about the possible advantages and disadvantages of installations
  • Understand where non-standard installations have been used and why they may be necessary

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Gain a better understanding of intersection and interchange design
  • Learn about the impacts of types installations on traffic flow and safety
  • Be exposed to examples illustrating good and bad designs
  • Gain access to additional resources and references

 

Intended Audience

  • Transportation engineers/planners
  • Highway designers for all types of facilities
  • Government officials

 Improving Traffic Safety and Mobility Using DSRC-Based V2V Communication

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

This seminar highlighted the development phases of a traffic information system for work zones using vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication that relies on dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) technology. The traffic information system dynamically acquires important travel parameters (e.g., travel time and back of the queue location) and disseminates these parameters to vehicles that have yet to approach the back of the queue.

 

The successful implementation of this system could improve traffic mobility by reducing long travel times through work zones. In addition, the system has the potential to reduce the rear-end collisions that frequently occur at the tail end of work-zone congestion by bringing situational awareness to drivers.

 In the Work Zone: A Look into the Safety of Speed Limits and Work Zone Devices under MASH Testing

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: Mid-America Transportation Center

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Speed-related crashes cost Americans over $40 billion per year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Mid-America Transportation Center researchers Dr. Ronald Faller and Dr. Ghulam Bham will feature their research, and elucidate lessons learned about work zone sign crash standards and driver behavior. Faller is a Research Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and will be presenting with Research Associate Engineer Karla Lechtenberg. Bham is a professor at Missouri S&T University.

 Incident Traffic Control for Responders

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Traffic Safety Services Administration

Cost: $115 members/$130 non-members
Training Length: 4 hours

 

Course Description

This course is designed for personnel who are involved with traffic control when responding to a roadway incident, such as police, fire and rescue workers, and tow truck operators. It covers the basic principles of incident management and considerations for traffic control in work zones, along with the concepts of temporary traffic control as presented in the MUTCD, a Federal standard.

 Inclusive Planning and Design in Mobility Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

The webinar showcased mobility management practitioners who have creatively and persistently afforded people with disabilities, seniors, veterans, and others the opportunity to be involved in transportation planning. Speakers discussed their partnerships with other organizations, their outreach to different populations, and their inclusive attitude. Presenters: Kelli Fairless, Valley Regional Transit, Meridian, ID; Dwight Mengel, Tompkins County Dept. of Social Services, Ithaca, NY; Judy Telge, Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living, Corpus Christi, TX. This webinar was sponsored by the NCMM and the Strengthening Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Partnerships Project

 Incorporating Bicycle Networks into Resurfacing Projects

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

With limited funds available to implement bicycle plans, communities are challenged to take advantage of ongoing maintenance and resurfacing efforts to support bicycle network development. This webinar will provide participants with a strategy for integrating bicycle facilities into their routine resurfacing programs, specifically through the use of Road Diets. Participants will understand the process and timeline for integrating bicycle facilities into the resurfacing process, and learn effective methods and best practices for including bicycle facilities on roadways. Special focus will be given to design flexibility, recommended design strategies, and pitfalls to avoid.

 

Peter Lagerwey and Jeremy Chrzan from Toole Design Group will lead this session, which is based on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) guide Incorporating On-Road Bicycle Networks into Resurfacing Projects

 Incorporating Safety Data into the Planning Process at the Rural Level

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Webinar Description

This webinar provided an overview of the elements of safety data analysis and identify opportunities to integrate safety data into the transportation planning process.

 

Webinar Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Summarize the purpose of transportation safety planning
  • List approaches to collect safety data
  • Compare safety analysis methods
  • Identify opportunities to apply safety data and analysis to the planning process

 

Target Audience

This training was directed towards a very broad transportation planning and safety audience including, but not limited to, county and city planners and engineers, public health experts, law enforcement and safety culture experts. Participants had some basic familiarity with transportation safety.

 Indigenous Scholars of Promise

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, MinoritiesProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesState: MTHost: Hopa Mountain

Indigenous Scholars of Promise (ISP) is a college preparation program that provides Native American and Latino high school juniors and seniors in Montana with training, mentoring, and support services to help them prepare to apply to the top tier colleges/universities of their choice. ISP scholars have a 3.4 GPA or above and are considering applying to highly competitive colleges and universities. Applications are now being accepted from high school seniors and juniors that meet these qualifications.

 

The Indigenous Scholars of Promise program provides various opportunities:

  • Visits to college and university campuses.
  • Monthly training and coaching meetings for one year to help prepare you to apply to colleges/universities and succeed once you are there.
  • Assistance with university essays, application/testing fees, and scholarship applications.
  • Mentor and peer support throughout the college preparation process.
  • Recognition through participation in the Indigenous Scholars of Promise program.

 Innovative Bicycle Facility Treatments

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $299 members/$349 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

Recent advances in bicycle facility design guidance have led to increased demand from government agencies and the public to implement many of these innovative treatments. As more of these facilities are being implemented, users are recognizing the host of safety benefits and greater comfort level generated from the increased separation from automobile traffic and enhanced intersection treatments. Agencies throughout the country are using the design guidance recently issued within the National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Bikeway Design Manual, in association with the guidance set forth in the established U.S. manuals such as the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities and MUTCD, to implement these facilities. The primary goals of this webinar are to familiarize transportation engineers/planners with the newest innovations in the bicycle facility design practice. The webinar will discuss recent developments in available design guidance and considerations when designing these facilities.

 

Primary Discussion Topics

  • Different types of bike facilities
  • Current approved standards and reference material
  • Origins of new design standards
  • Innovative bike facilities/treatments
  • Determining where and when to apply these treatments
  • Considerations when implementing these facilities/treatments
  • Locations where these facilities/treatments been implemented

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with the latest innovations in bicycle facility design
  • Demonstrate understanding of available design resources
  • Know how to apply the various design resources and their limitations
  • Understand the federal approval status on the various treatments
  • Be able to assess the potential for implementing an innovative bike facility
  • Understand the various design considerations when developing these facilities

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Find out the latest advances in bikeway facility design
  • Learn about current state of the practice
  • Plan and design for safer and more comfortable bikeways

 

Intended Audience

  • Transportation engineers/planners
  • Community advocates
  • Government officials

 Innovative Bicycle Facility Treatments – On-Demand

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $199 members/$249 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

Recent advances in bicycle facility design guidance have led to increased demand from government agencies and the public to implement many of these innovative treatments. As more of these facilities are being implemented, users are recognizing the host of safety benefits and greater comfort level generated from the increased separation from automobile traffic and enhanced intersection treatments. Agencies throughout the country are using the design guidance recently issued within the National Association of City Transportation Officials Urban Bikeway Design Manual, in association with the guidance set forth in the established U.S. manuals such as the AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities and MUTCD, to implement these facilities. The primary goals of this webinar are to familiarize transportation engineers/planners with the newest innovations in the bicycle facility design practice. The webinar will discuss recent developments in available design guidance and considerations when designing these facilities.

 

Primary Discussion Topics

The speaker will discuss:

  • Different types of bike facilities
  • Current approved standards and reference material
  • Origins of new design standards
  • Innovative bike facilities/treatments
  • Determining where and when to apply these treatments
  • Considerations when implementing these facilities/treatments
  • Locations where these facilities/treatments been implemented

 

Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcomes have been established for webinar participants:

  • Become familiar with the latest innovations in bicycle facility design
  • Demonstrate understanding of available design resources
  • Know how to apply the various design resources and their limitations
  • Understand the federal approval status on the various treatments
  • Be able to assess the potential for implementing an innovative bike facility
  • Understand the various design considerations when developing these facilities

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Find out the latest advances in bikeway facility design
  • Learn about current state of the practice
  • Plan and design for safer and more comfortable bikeways

 

Intended Audience

  • Transportation engineers/planners
  • Community advocates
  • Government officials

 Innovative Designs for Improving Intersection and Interchange Capacity

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $299 members/$349 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

This webinar provides current information on how to use innovative designs to optimize traffic flow at intersections and interchanges. This webinar will study geometric design of intersections and interchanges that use unconventional different geometric designs to increase the capacity of both existing and new intersections. The advantages and disadvantages of each of these designs will be presented. Designs such as Continuous Flow, Parallel Flow and other intersection designs that either eliminate or handle left-turn movements to reduce their impacts on intersection capacity will be presented.  There will be a special focus on Diverging Diamond Interchanges, new  Four-way Jug Handle intersections, as well as, other types of grade separated intersections and interchanges. Examples will be provided of what has been tried as well as what works and what does not. Additional resources on each topic will be identified and links to the web sites where simulations can be viewed will be provided.

 

Primary Topics of Discussion

  • Geometric designs that improve the efficiency and safety of intersections
  • Design changes in traditional interchanges to increase capacity and safety
  • Examples of the best design options
  • Design considerations to accommodate all road users
  • Best source of technical information on innovative designs

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Be exposed to the latest designs for intersections and interchange that have been used in some states and other countries to improve intersection capacities.
  • Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of these designs.
  • Gain knowledge from a special focus on Single Point Urban Interchanges and Diverging Diamond interchanges.

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Gain a better understanding of intersection and interchange design
  • Learn about the impacts of various designs on traffic flow
  • Gain access to additional resources and references
  • Learn from examples illustrating good and bad designs

 

Intended Audience

  • Transportation engineers/planners
  • Highway designers for all types of facilities
  • Government officials

 Integrating Project Coordination & Technology Applications – Iowa DOT

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

This is webinar #8 of the FHWA Smarter Work Zones (SWZ) webinar series.

 

This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of Iowa DOT’s statewide Traffic Critical Project Program and discuss real-world examples of successful SWZ project coordination and technology application strategies in Iowa.

 

Topics include:

  • SWZ Project Coordination and Technology Application Initiatives
  • Iowa DOT Statewide Traffic Critical Project Program
  • Iowa DOT Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Project

 Integrating Technology Applications – Massachusetts DOT

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

This is webinar #12 of the FHWA Smarter Work Zones (SWZ) webinar series.

 

This webinar will discuss Massachusetts DOT (MassDOT’s) implementation of Technology Applications using the Work Zone Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Implementation Guide. 

 

Topics include: 

  • SWZ Technology Application Initiative
  • SWZ Real-World Example

 

Webinar Materials:

 Intelligent Transportation Systems

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

Examples of ITS in transit; needs assessment process; 3rd party vendors; data management; funding strategies and frequent ITS challenges are described within this session.

 Interactive Highway Safety Design Model

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $400
Training Length: 2 days

 

Course Description:

This course instructs highway design project managers, planners, designers, and traffic and safety reviewers in the application of the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) software and provides guidance on interpretation of the output.

IHSDM is a suite of software tools to evaluate safety of two-lane rural highways. The software, developed for FHWA, was released in 2003 after several years of research and development to provide state-of-the-art techniques for safety analysis. IHSDM contains five tools that can be used to apply the most recent safety analysis techniques in a relatively straightforward and automated manner. For more information about IHSDM, go to http://www.tfhrc.gov/safety/ihsdm/ihsdm.htm.

Participants gain hands-on experience with the software. Therefore, the training facility must be equipped with computers. There should be no more than two participants per computer. Minimum system specifications for the computers are as follows: Operating System – Microsoft Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000 Professional; HTML Browser – Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, or Foxfire; Spreadsheet Program, Microsoft Excel or equivalent; Hardware – At least 450 MHz Pentium III (or equivalent) CPU, 256 MB RAM or greater desirable, 800×600 high colors (16 bit) display; and 300 MB free disk space

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe key capabilities and limitations of IHSDM
  • Evaluate a two-lane rural highway using IHSDM
  • Recognize when and how IHSDM can be used in the project development process

Target Audience:

Highway design project managers, planners, designers, and traffic and safety reviewers with at least one or two years of experience with highway design, preferably two-lane rural highway design.

 Internship Program/Work Study/Coops

Audiences Served: Community College Students, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: On the Job TrainingTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Vehicle and Equipment Design, Manufacture, and MaintenanceState: NEHost: Nebraska Department of Roads

Internships: Students work in lieu of attending classes and may receive college credit for their Internship. Guidelines and time periods are established by each educational institution. Some Internships may be required for graduation.

Co-Op: Students work in lieu of attending classes and receive college credit. Guidelines and time periods are established by each educational institution. Required for graduation.

Work Study: This program provides a unique opportunity for students who are working towards a degree to gain experience in the particular field of study they have chosen while attending classes at an accredited school.

 Intersection Design, Accessible Equipment and Tools

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting

This webinar addresses the variety of tools, technologies and other equipment travel trainers can use when teaching safe street crossings. Participants will gain information about intersection design and accessibility, and what tools (both high-tech and low-tech) can be developed to aid in the street crossing process during travel training and once the students begin traveling independently.

 Intersection Safety Workshop

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $320
Training Length: 1 day

 

Course Description:

Beginning with an introduction to intersection and crash characteristics, this course provides information on ready-to-use, direct-application safety measures for rural unsignalized and signalized intersections. Participants are presented with a synthesis of countermeasures and their associated crash reduction factors as identified in the “AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan – NCHRP 500 Guidebooks.” The course focuses on the application of these countermeasures and design and safety operations best practices for substantive improvements to intersection safety. During the course, participants have the opportunity to present intersection safety situations that they are currently facing and discuss appropriate countermeasures and best practices to address those situations.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply models (equations) to predict the number of crashes for an intersection based upon traffic volumes
  • Identify high crash intersections and recognize appropriate engineering countermeasures
  • Identify crash reduction factors/crash modification factors associated with countermeasures
  • Describe safety performance of intersection geometric design features and the models to quantify the safety effect
  • List regulatory, warning, and guide signing and markings countermeasures and associated safety benefits
  • List highway lighting countermeasures and associated safety benefits
  • List traffic signal countermeasures and associated safety benefits

Target Audience:

Federal, State, and local transportation traffic and safety engineers, and planners involved in reducing intersection crashes.

 Introduction to Environmental Justice

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

This training will instruct FTA’s grantees on how to effectively satisfy the requirements of Executive Order 12898, U.S. DOT Order 5610.2(a), and FTA Circular 4703.1 on Environmental Justice.  It is intended to serve as guidance for practitioners, reviewers, and grantees on effective ways for integrating the consideration of Environmental Justice impacts throughout the transportation planning and project development/NEPA processes.

 Introduction to Operations Performance Measures and Management

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Consortium for ITS Training and Education

Cost: $175
Training Length: 4 hours

 

Description

This course will define performance measurement and management, how they are used in an organization, how they are set up, and what the expected outcomes are for performance management. We will describe both the reasons performance measurement and management enhances a transportation agency’s operations and the elements of a successful Operations Performance Measures & Management (OPMM) program.

 

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss rationales for undertaking performance measurement and management, especially for Operations
  • Describe the process of performance measurement and management
  • Describe the characteristics of operations performance measurement and management (OPMM)
  • Define the elements of a successful OPMM program
 

 Introduction to Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 14 hours

 

Course Description:

Introduction to Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges is designed to prepare participants with the necessary fundamentals required for a more intensive course in bridge inspection. This WBT introduces the elementary concepts of bridge inspection, bridge functions, and bridge inspection terminology. Participants who complete this WBT will be prepared for more intensive courses in bridge inspection, which focus on documentation, rating, assessment, and field inspection.

 

Introduction to Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges covers bridge components and elements, bridge mechanics, design features, bridge materials, decks, superstructures, bearings, substructures, channels, inspection preparations, inspection reporting activities, and work area safety.

 

This course prepares participants for the 2-week, intensive Instructor-led course in bridge inspection, 130055 Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges.

 

Upon successful completion of 130101, participants will have met the prerequisite requirement for participation in the 130055 course (for sessions beginning March 5, 2012 or later).* If participants would like to enroll in the 130055 course, they will be required to demonstrate their certificate of completion for 130101 as proof that the prerequisite requirement has been fulfilled.

 

Participation in 130101 is not the only option to fulfill the prerequisite requirement for 130055.* Individuals have the option to 1) successfully complete NHI-130054 Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors (Instructor-led course) or 2) for those with engineering backgrounds or prior knowledge and experience in the field of bridge inspection may “test-out” through a Web-based assessment (130101A Introduction to Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges).

 

*Please note: Upon successful completion of this prerequisite course, you will be eligible to take the 130055 training course for up to 2 years.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the basis for bridge inspection
  • Identify the three major bridge components and various culvert types
  • Identify the various elements that comprise bridge components
  • Describe standard highway bridge loadings
  • Describe the basic concepts of elasticity of materials, response of materials to an applied force, response of structural members to a variety of loadings, the relationship between stresses and strains, and load rating
  • Describe span arrangements, deck-superstructure interaction, and redundancy
  • Describe the basic properties, strengths and weaknesses of steel, concrete, and timber
  • Describe the types, signs and causes of structural distress in steel, concrete, and timber
  • Describe the general purpose of decks, superstructures, and bearings
  • Describe the general purpose and function of substructure units
  • Describe waterway features and the effect of scour
  • Describe the requirements for preparing for an inspection
  • Describe the basic bridge inspection reporting requirements
  • Name protective measurements to mitigate the hazards involved when working in the field performing bridge inspection

 

Target Audience:

This training has been developed for Federal, State, and local highway agency employees and consultants involved in inspecting bridges or in charge of a bridge inspection unit. A background in bridge engineering is strongly recommended.

 Introduction to the National Center for Mobility Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

This webinar provided a brief introduction to the Center as it begins its second year, with a focus on the many resources available through the Center. Particular resources mentioned include the Regional Liaisons for communications by FTA region, By Topic information website pages, Mobility Management Information Practices database, and information briefs.

 Introduction to the National Center for Rural Road Safety

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5 hour webinar for road agencies and other stakeholders who want to learn more about what the new Safety Center has to offer.

 

Funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) is a new Center for Excellence, focused on enhancing safety on rural roads. The Safety Center provides resources, technical assistance and training to local, state, and tribal road owners and their stakeholders, in order to advance their efforts to implement effective safety programs, strategies and countermeasures that can reduce collisions, prevent injuries and save lives.

 

Through this inaugural webinar, the Safety Center Director, Safety Center Manager, and the FHWA Manager provided an overview of the Safety Center’s mission, goals, and initial programs. In doing so, they answered the questions of who is the Safety Center, why is it needed, and what can it offer to its audience. To find out more about the Safety Center, please visit our website at www.ruralsafetycenter.org.

 

The course content included:

  • Why the National Center for Rural Road Safety was created to focus on safety on rural roads
  • Who is the National Center for Rural Road Safety is
  • What the Safety Center’s program offerings are
  • How the Safety Center complements existing road safety efforts & contributes to TZD initiative

 Introduction to Transit Asset Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

Transit asset management represents a strategic approach to managing transit assets. It focuses on an agency’s business processes for resource allocation and utilization with the objective of better decision-making based upon quality information and well-defined objectives. The key principles of asset management represent a perspective that a department can adopt in looking at its current procedures and seeing how better decisions on infrastructure can be made with better information.

 Introduction to Transit Service Planning

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

This course seeks to have participants understand public transit service planning. By the end of the course, participants will be able to undertake conceptual service planning/design and redesign, including routing and scheduling, transit budgeting, and calculating levels of service and capacity.

 Introduction to Travel Training Workshop

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting

Introduction to Travel Training is an intensive three-day workshop with classroom and field instruction. The workshop offers an environment where travel trainers will acquire knowledge in the classroom and in the field, obtaining constructive feedback from trainers and colleagues. Travel trainers will receive a workbook and access to a collection of useful electronic resources ready to use when they return to work.

The workshop consists of ten modules and covers strategies for training on rail systems and in rural communities in addition to the traditional fixed-route bus material.  It also covers the role of travel trainers and ADA complementary paratransit service, ADA rights and responsibilities and the process of assessing ongoing progress throughout training.

 Introduction to Tunnel Safety

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: International Road Federation

This course is addressed at owners, designers, construction engineers, supervisors, managers and operators of road tunnels. The course covers safety management issues, risk assessment, safety functions and equipment as well as continuous training and improvement for safety personnel. This course is jointly delivered with the ITACET Foundation.

 Investigating the Impact of the I-94 Active Traffic Management System on Safety

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Active Traffic Management (ATM) strategies are being deployed in major cities worldwide to deal with congestion and safety concerns. In the Twin Cities metro area, an ATM strategy involving Intelligent Lane Control Signs was deployed, allowing for the implementation of variable speed limits (VSL). This system aims to detect congestion and warn upstream drivers to lower their speed, thereby reducing the severe change in speed between upstream and downstream traffic and providing safety and operational benefits.

 

This presentation discussed an investigation of the I-94 VSL system’s effects on safety in a high-frequency crash area. Using the unique capabilities of the Minnesota Traffic Observatory’s I-94 Freeway Lab, high-resolution traffic measurements were collected by machine vision sensors at the bottleneck location. These measurements were then used within a new analysis methodology to measure and visualize shockwave activity before and after the implementation of the VSL system.

 ITE Vision Zero Virtual Toolbox

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Webinar Description

This webinar provided information on ITE’s new Vision Zero Toolbox (www.ite.org/visionzero). The toolbox showcases best practices, analytical techniques, policy guidance, and communication and educational tools for Vision Zero (the goal of zero traffic fatalities among all road users) to make them easily accessible to practitioners.   

 

Webinar Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Summarize the new ITE Vision Zero website
  • State how the Safety Resources Zero Toolbox was created
  • Summarize what is in the Toolbox
  • List how the Toolbox is categorized and how to search it
  • Restate how the Toolbox is applicable to a local and rural audience

 

Target Audience

This training was directed towards a very broad transportation planning and safety audience including, but not limited to, county and city planners and engineers, public health experts, law enforcement and safety culture experts. Participants should have some basic familiarity with transportation safety.

 ITS Applications for Road Safety

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: International Road Federation

This course stakes stock of the remarkable progress achieved in developing geographic information systems (GIS) technologies that can help these same safety managers be even more effective in identifying high crash locations, and the safety improvements designed to further reduce severe traffic crashes and fatalities.

 ITS Systems Architecture, Engineering Processes and Standards

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: International Road Federation

This course provides an introduction to ITS architecture and processes at the project, local, regional and national levels, and how they are an essential tool to plan and deploy ITS projects. The course presents the technical and institutional issues that may arise as regions use and maintain their ITS architecture, processes and standards. The course includes a thorough introduction to systems engineering standards with a special focus on interoperability, regional and open standards. Throughout the course, examples are provided from real ITS architectures including specific examples of how ITS architectures are used.

 Jackrabbit BEST Robotics

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: South Dakota State University

BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science, and Technology) Robotics Inc. started in Texas in 1993 by two engineers from Texas Instruments. Since then, interest in the program has helped create 50 hubs (local competition sites) nationwide. SDSU is proud to be one of the newest hubs.

 

The mission of BEST Robotics Inc. is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like, science- and engineering-based robotics competition.

 Job Hazard Analysis

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: AASHTO Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council

Cost: $50 members/$100 non-members
Training Length: 2 hours

 

This course reviews what a job hazard analysis is and why it should be performed. More specifically, this course identifies the information that should be documented during a job hazard analysis and provides example jobs and potential hazards that may be encountered.

The purpose of this training is to explain what a job hazard analysis is and offer guidelines to help you conduct a step-by-step analysis. This information should be used to analyze jobs and recognize workplace hazards. This course contains three lessons:

  • Job Hazard Analysis Overview
  • Job Hazard Analysis Forms
  • Job Hazard Examples

 

Target Audience: 

This training is designed for employers, foremen, supervisors, and employees. 

 

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what job hazard analysis is, and why it is important;
  • Describe the types of information that should be documented in a Job Hazard Analysis Form; and
  • Given an example situation, list potential hazards.

 Joint ITE/CITE 2017 Annual Meeting Session Recordings

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Institute of Transportation Engineers

Cost: $399 members/$499 non-members (full conference)

 

ITE has recorded sessions from the Joint ITE/CITE 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibit and have made them available for sale. Whether you weren’t able to attend in person or want to refresh your memory, this is the perfect opportunity to gain all the insight and expertise shared during this event. 

You can purchase the entire conference, individual sessions, or specific pathways. These recordings are an affordable way to re-capture what was shared by the leading experts in the transportation industry. 

 

Pathways: 

 KAI Summer Internship

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career Exposure, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Freight (rail, trucking, pipeline), Transit, Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: IDHost: Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Kittelson & Associates, Inc. (KAI) has been providing transportation engineering, planning, and research services to government agencies, municipalities, and private organizations since 1985.

 

Summer internships at KAI generally last about three months. Interns are given a framework plan in their first week with the purpose of providing broad exposure to our firm and profession. The plan covers five key elements: Technical skills, Project management, Business consulting, Outside interaction, and Acclimation. KAI staff members volunteer to work with interns and serve as guides to implement the framework plan. The mentor works closely with the intern-often sharing an office-to provide oversight, review progress, teach, ensure adequate workload, and help identify learning opportunities.

 

Interactions and learning experiences come in various forms during the summer internship as a way to get immersed in consulting and the transportation profession, including: project work, site visits and client, presentations, lunch hour tech sessions, individual teaching sessions, Meet and Greets with KAI staff across all offices, daily/weekly interaction with mentor, meetings with outside professionals, and weekly interactions with other interns. Additionally, each summer, interns participate in the Intern Jamboree, an event that brings all interns together in one office for a week of field trips, presentations, and meet and greets. Summer interns from local public agencies and private firms are also invited to participate, providing networking opportunities and insight into other areas of the transportation industry. The location of the office and variety of activities vary by year, but the Jamboree is always exciting and educational.

 Keeping the MUTCD Up to Date Webinar Series

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Institute of Transportation Engineers

Cost: $49 members/$99 non-members
Training Length: 4.5 hours

 

Throughout the first quarter of 2017, ITE offered a 3-part live webinar series that aimed to educate our membership on a number of key Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) related resources published by the Federal Highway Administration. More than 500 registrants participated in these highly regarded and informative webinars.

 

Webinars include:

  • Looking Beyond the 2009 Edition of the MUTCD: New Flexibilities for the Practitioner
  • Keeping Pedestrians and Bicycles Safe: New MUTCD Provisions
  • Looking Forward: Advancing New and Emerging Traffic Control Devices

 Law Enforcement and High Visibility PPE

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Emergency Responder Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Studies have clearly demonstrated that high visibility personal protective equipment (PPE) significantly improves the visibility of emergency responders working on the roadways. Law enforcement operations on the road are inherently hazardous situations — operating on the roadway is one of the most dangerous law enforcement duties. However, anecdotal evidence, visual observation, and scientific studies have shown that many law enforcement officers do not consistently, or ever, wear a high visibility traffic safety vest or other apparel. Objections to wearing the vest include poor fit, interference with utility belt and weapon access, doubts about effectiveness, and concern about becoming a more visible target for violent criminals.

 

This program summarizes the federal regulations with regard to high visibility safety apparel, examines the objections of law enforcement officers to wearing this apparel, presents facts that address these objections, and details a set of solutions to address officers’ objections and improve compliance with federal regulations, state regulations, and local policies.

 Leading as a Mid-Manager in Today’s Public Transportation

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

This program provides a unique training and educational opportunity for the transit managers and supervisors who hold mid-level positions in transit organizations.

This course offering will provide participants with skills necessary to lead, manage, and supervise from the middle of the organization. After completing this training you will be able to:

  • Consider issues of diversity in the workplace
  • Recognize the characteristics of effective and ineffective leadership
  • Apply a number of effective leadership techniques and methods
  • Develop skills that will help achieve leadership Goals
  • Diversity
  • Characteristics of Leadership
  • Time Management
  • Emothional INtelligence, Flexibility, and Trust

 Legalization of Marijuana – Highway Safety Implications

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington has forced both states to navigate unchartered territory. These laws were implemented before they were able to fully promulgate the rules and regulations governing the legal production, sale, and use of marijuana, and conflict with current federal laws and regulations. On the traffic safety side, law enforcement and prosecutors are dealing with both expected and unforeseen consequences of legalized marijuana and its affect on highway safety. Hear from Courtney Popp, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor for the State of Washington on some of the steps taken to mitigate the negative traffic safety effects of these laws.

 Leveraging Traffic Management Center (TMC) Resources for Work Zone Management

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

This is webinar #14 of the FHWA Smarter Work Zones (SWZ) webinar series.

 

This webinar will discuss strategies that agencies can use to utilize Traffic Management Center (TMC) resources during the four stages of a work zone as highlighted in “Guidance on Using Traffic Management Centers for Work Zone Management” (FHWA-HOP-15-032).

 

Topics include: 

  • SWZ Technology Application Initiative
  • “Guidance on Using TMCs for Work Zone Management” Overview
  • SWZ Real-World Examples

 Lighting Design

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

Cost: $199 members/$249 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

This webinar provides guidance on the best practices for lighting design, including street lighting, pedestrian lighting, highway lighting, as well as a discussion on tunnel lighting, intersection safety lighting, and pathway lighting. The materials will include guidance on the various types of roadway/street segments, light sources, the layout details for each light type.

 

Primary Discussion Topics

The speaker will discuss:

  • Lighting design under various scenarios
  • Types of light sources, including HPS, LED and Induction
  • Use RP-8-00 and other recommended guidelines
  • Measurement and color of light sources

 

Learning Outcomes

The following learning outcomes have been established for webinar participants:

  • Learn the purpose of street lighting
  • Understand the various types of light sources, including their measurements and colors
  • Learn how to analyze lighting for various scenarios, including residential neighborhoods, urban environments, highways, pathways, and intersections
  • Understand the various roadway types and classifications of light design and the recommended lighting values for each
  • Understand how to use the governing guidelines in street lighting
  • Recognize lighting’s role in a “Complete Street”

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Guidance on how to design lighting under various scenarios
  • Improved understanding on the various types of lighting, including energy efficient LED and induction light sources
  • Best practices for information on designing intersection safety lighting, highway lighting, street lighting and pathway lighting

 

Intended Audience

  • Public works and transportation professionals
  • Consultant, city, county, and state agency employees involved in lighting design
  • Consultants involved in designing and reviewing roadway lighting systems

 Linking Transportation and Health Goals – Resources for Practitioners

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Institute of Transportation Engineers

Cost: $49 members/$99 non-members
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

This webinar is the second in a series of ITE webinars intended to demonstrate the linkages between transportation and health, and share information on available resources, tools, and success stories. This webinar will focus on a number of available resources that are intended to help transportation professionals better understand the connections between transportation and health and incorporate health considerations in their day-to-day work activities.

 Longitudinal Barrier Systems

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Traffic Safety Services Administration

Cost: $395 members/$495 non-members
Training Length: 16 hours

 

Course Description

This course builds upon the information taught in the Guardrail Installation Training course, providing advanced information regarding guardrail systems, terminal sections, and associated devices on the roadways. The course also addresses advanced concepts and technical aspects of guardrail components, and provides enhanced information on the characteristics of the site and proper application of appropriate safety devices.

 Louisiana’s Regional 4E Approach to Saving Lives: The Goal is Destination Zero Deaths

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Webinar Description

This webinar provided information on:

  • Louisiana’s Regional Approach to the Implementation of the Strategic Highway Safety Plan

 

 Webinar Outcomes

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants were able to:

  • Identify persons involved in the statewide and regional implementation of the Strategic Highway Safety Plan
  • Understand the importance of the 4E Approach
  • Identify Key Emphasis Areas
  • Implement a successful Strategic Highway Safety Plan at the local level

 

Target Audience

This training was directed towards regional and local transportation professionals responsible for transportation safety planning, coalition building, and strategic implementation of safety plans. Participants had some basic familiarity with transportation planning.

 Low Cost Effective Roadside Safety Countermeasures

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: International Road Federation

Cost: Free
Training Length: 2 hours

 

In most countries around the world about 30% of all road fatalities are single vehicle, non-pedestrian crashes where one car leaves the road and strikes a rigid object, rolls over or goes down a steep slope. A variety of low cost, very effective concepts are available to either eliminate these crashes or reduce the severity of these crashes.

 

This webinar will discuss three of these concepts: Rumble Strips, Sand Barrel Crash Attenuators and High Friction Surface Technology.

 

Rumble strips are used in the median or on the side of the road to audibly warn motorists that they are leaving their lane and in danger of leaving the road or crossing over into on-coming traffic.

 

Sand Barrel Crash Attenuators have been used for decades in the United States. They continue to be used today in work zones and in locations that are unlikely to be impacted frequently. These Sand Barrels eliminate the excuse that crash cushions are too expensive, and should be considered to protect motorists in every country in the world.

 

High Friction Surface Technologies have proven to be extremely effective when used in curves and/or at the approaches to intersections. They allow vehicles to stay on the road or to stop as required thereby greatly increasing motorist safety at these locations.

 

 Low-Cost Centimeter-Accurate Mobile Positioning

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technology is now ubiquitous in smartphones and tablets, and yet the underlying positioning accuracy of consumer-grade GNSS receivers has stagnated over the past decade. The latest clock, orbit, and atmospheric models have improved receiver ranging accuracy to a meter or so, but receiver-dependent multipath continues to produce errors in current consumer devices. Multipath occurs when the direct path to the receiver is blocked and the signal from the satellite is reflected by an object, resulting in distance calculation errors.

 

Currently, the primary barrier to performing centimeter-accurate carrier-phase-differential GNSS (CDGNSS) positioning on smartphones and other consumer handheld devices is their low-cost, low-quality GNSS antennas that have poor multipath suppression. The time correlation of multipath errors and their magnitude significantly increases the initialization period of GNSS receivers using low-cost antennas.

 

This presentation focused on techniques for reducing the initialization time for centimeter-accurate positioning on mobile devices. It further examined technical and market prerequisites for a vast expansion of precise positioning in mainstream markets—for globally registered augmented and virtual reality, improved safety for semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicles, and crowd-sourced three-dimensional mapping.

 Low-Cost Safety Improvements – WEB-BASED

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $270
Training Length: 10 hours

 

Course Description:

This course helps to equip the target audience with the knowledge and skills needed to analyze crash data, identify crash patterns, and select appropriate “low cost” countermeasures. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate (i.e., cost effective) engineering countermeasures by using the Six-Step Crash Mitigation Process (CMP).

The course uses a combination of web-conferences and self-paced materials that aid in application to current safety projects. You will need access to both a telephone and internet connection to participate in the live web sessions.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate engineering countermeasures from crash patterns.
  • Select appropriate countermeasures for:
  • Roadside hazards based upon deficiencies in operations or design.
  • Deficiencies in signage, roadway markings, and lighting.
  • Deficiencies in operation/design of highway intersections.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for individuals responsible for identifying, recommending, selecting, installing and/or maintaining appropriate low cost countermeasures to help reduce the number of crashes.

 Low-Cost Safety Improvements Workshop

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $300
Training Length: 1 day

 

Course Description:

This course provides a comprehensive presentation of low-cost, ready-to-use improvements that enhance the safety of highways. The course covers a synthesis of countermeasures and their associated crash reduction factors as identified in the “AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan — NCHRP 500 Guidebooks.” Countermeasures for specific areas of highway safety, including roadside hazards; signing, markings, and lighting; traffic control devices; intersections; traffic signals; and railroad grade crossings are discussed. The course also introduces recent low-cost safety improvements that have been developed by States and local engineers. Through exercises, participants learn how to analyze highway safety situations and apply appropriate countermeasures to those situations.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify appropriate engineering countermeasures from crash patterns
  • Recognize deficiencies in operation/design and select appropriate countermeasures for roadside hazards
  • Recognize deficiencies in safety performance of signing, markings, and lighting, and elect appropriate countermeasures
  • Recognize deficiencies in operation/design of intersections and select appropriate countermeasures
  • Recognize deficiencies in operation/design of traffic signals and select appropriate countermeasures
  • Recognize deficiencies in operation/design of railroad grade crossings and select appropriate countermeasures
  • Illustrate new and innovative low-cost safety improvement measures developed by State DOTs

Target Audience:

Federal, State, and local transportation, traffic and safety engineers, and planners involved in reducing crashes.

 Low-Volume Roads Engineering

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: International Road Federation

The main emphasis of this course is to discuss specific design and maintenance features for all-weather low volume/rural roads. The course will present a variety of construction/reconstruction measures as well good maintenance practices for these low-volume roads.

 Magnetic Sensor Systems for Collision Prediction, Traffic Counting, and Other Applications

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

This presentation reviewed the idea of exploiting the inherent magnetic fields of objects to sense their position. It also discussed a project that used redundant magnetic sensors and adaptive estimation algorithms in the following applications: on a car to predict an imminent collision with another vehicle, on a portable traffic sensor for counting traffic and for differentiating between straight and right-turning cars at an intersection, and for performing nonintrusive real-time position estimation of the piston inside an internal combustion engine cylinder.

 

The presentation closed with a discussion of collision avoidance systems for bicycles and an exploration of whether magnetic sensors could play a useful role in this application. 

 Maintaining Bicycle and Pedestrian Connectivity in Work Zones

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals

Cost: $85
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Construction projects are a fact of life for cities, but pedestrian and bicycle accommodation has not always been at the forefront of our concerns, nor guidance. Many cities have taken the lead in augmenting MUTCD guidance and require greater–but still feasible–accommodation. The April webinar will take a look at Oakland’s process for revising temporary traffic control as well as the City of Vancouver’s practices for walking and cycling. We’ll also examine the emerging policy for more stringent requirements along AAA cycling routes in Vancouver. Real world examples of pedestrian and bike provisions will be presented, as well as some more complicated situations where a ‘by the book’ approach would not suffice.

 Maintenance of Drainage Features for Safety

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $25
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Course Description:

The purpose of this training is to highlight common roadway drainage problems that can cause an unsafe condition and suggest inspection methods and corrective action. Maintaining roadway drainage is important for safety and for ensuring the long life of the roadway by preventing erosion of the roadway, saturation of the subbase, and damage to roadway structures. The training is broken into two modules:

Module 1: Effects of Drainage describes common roadway safety hazards and how to recognize drainage problems.

Module 2: Safe Drainage Features and Work Zones covers solutions to common roadway safety issues and work zone safety.

This training is not intended to be a design guide. Participants may want to contact their State Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) for more details on drainage design.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify problems created by ponding and standing water on the roadway
  • Describe safety issues related to ditches and side slopes
  • Describe how drainage features can become safety hazards
  • Identify methods for identifying drainage problems
  • Recall conditions to look for during field inspections
  • Explain how to fix or prevent common roadway side slope problems
  • Describe work zone safety procedures

Target Audience:

This training is intended to help local road agency maintenance workers understand the importance of maintaining and upgrading drainage features on their road system to avoid an unsafe condition.

 Maintenance of Traffic for Supervisors

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: AASHTO Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council

Cost: $125 members/$250 non-members
Training Length: 5 hours

 

The Maintenance of Traffic for Supervisors training presents information about the placement of, field maintenance required for, and inspection of traffic control devices. In addition, drafting work zone traffic control plans and flagging are discussed. This training focuses on the design of a traffic control plan, and how and why it’s needed in the work zone.

This training is divided into five modules:

  • Fundamental Principles of Temporary Traffic Control Zones;
  • Temporary Traffic Control Devices;
  • Traffic Control Zones;
  • Transportation Management Plans; and
  • Flagger Operations.

 

Target Audience: 

This training is designed for personnel with responsibility or authority to decide on the specific maintenance of traffic requirements to be implemented. These positions include engineers responsible for work zone traffic control development and work site traffic supervisors. 

 

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how to create clear, organized traffic control plans;
  • Identify acceptable temporary traffic control devices; and
  • Determine good and bad flagging techniques.

 Maintenance of Traffic for Supervisors

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $50
Training Length: 5 hours

 

Course Description:

The Maintenance of Traffic for Supervisors Web-based training presents information about the placement of, field maintenance required for, and inspection of traffic control devices. In addition, drafting work zone traffic control plans and flagging are discussed. This training focuses on the design of a traffic control plan, and how and why one needs to operate and implement traffic control in the work zone.

We’ve broken this training into five modules:

  1. Fundamental Principles of Temporary Traffic Control Zones
  2. Temporary Traffic Control Devices
  3. Traffic Control Zones
  4. Transportation Management Plans
  5. Flagger Operations

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how to create clear, organized traffic control plans
  • Identify acceptable temporary traffic control devices
  • Determine good and bad flagging techniques

 

Target Audience:

This training is designed for personnel with responsibility or authority to decide on the specific maintenance of traffic requirements to be implemented. These positions include engineers responsible for work zone traffic control development and work site traffic supervisors. The target audience could be geographically dispersed, in need of immediate training or information, or not have access to travel funds.

 Maintenance of Traffic for Technicians

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: AASHTO Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council

Cost: $125 members/$250 non-members
Training Length: 5 hours

 

The Maintenance of Traffic for Technicians training presents information about the placement of, field maintenance required for, and inspection of traffic control devices. In addition, drafting work zone traffic control plans and flagger operations are discussed. 

This training is divided into five modules: 

  • General Terms and Procedures;
  • Traffic Channelizing and Control Devices;
  • Traffic Control Zones;
  • Flagger Operations; and
  • Traffic Control Zone Operations.

 

Target Audience: 

This training is designed for all people with duties that include direct responsibility for placement of work zone traffic control devices, direct responsibility for field maintenance of work zone traffic control devices, inspection of the placement or operational function of work zone traffic control devices, and drafting or electronic generation of work zone traffic control plans. 

 

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the correct placement of work zone traffic control devices;
  • Perform field maintenance of work zone traffic control devices;
  • Inspect placement or operational functions of work zone traffic control devices;
  • Generate work zone traffic control plans; and
  • Explain the basics of flagging.

 Maintenance of Traffic for Technicians

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $50
Training Length: 5 hours

 

Course Description:

The Maintenance of Traffic for Technicians Web-based training presents information about the placement of, field maintenance required for, and inspection of traffic control devices. In addition, drafting work zone traffic control plans and flaggering are discussed.

We’ve broken this training into five modules:

  1. General Terms and Procedures
  2. Traffic Channelizing and Control Devices
  3. Traffic Control Zones
  4. Flagger Operations
  5. Traffic Control Zone Operations

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the correct placement of work zone traffic control devices
  • Perform field maintenance of work zone traffic control devices
  • Inspect placement or operational functions of work zone traffic control devices
  • Generate work zone traffic control plans
  • Explain the basics of flagging

 

Target Audience:

This training is designed for all persons with duties that include: Direct responsibility for placement of work zone traffic control devices; Direct responsibility for field maintenance of work zone traffic control devices; Inspection of the placement or operational function of work zone traffic control devices; and Drafting or electronic generation of work zone traffic control plans. The target audience could be geographically dispersed, in need of immediate training or information, or not have access to travel funds.

 Maintenance Training Series: Basics of Work Zone Traffic Control

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $25
Training Length: 1 day

 

Course Description:

Meeting the national requirements for work zone traffic control is a critically important responsibility of maintenance personnel. The national requirements, found in Part 6 of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), promote driver and worker safety during roadway maintenance projects. This training, Basics of Work Zone Traffic Control, provides an introduction to the requirements outlined in Part 6 of the 2009 MUTCD. The course also offers an overview of the manual’s structure and requirements regarding traffic control devices and their applications, flagging operations and procedures, and pedestrian and worker safety.

 

Through a series of work zone scenarios, this training uses the MUTCD Part 6 to review fundamental concepts of setting up work zones, including proper signage, taper lengths, and flagging procedures. Participants are encouraged to compare their State’s standards, if available, to the guidance established in the MUTCD and determine what additional requirements may need to be met to establish safe, compliant work zones.

 

This training was developed as part of the Maintenance Training Series. To access all the courses in the series, enroll in the 134109 course.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the content and use of The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) Part 6
  • Use the MUTCD to correctly answer questions about the basics of work zone traffic control
  • Differentiate among standard, guidance, and option conditions in the MUTCD
  • Differentiate among standard, guidance, and option conditions in the MUTCD for work zone traffic control in rural and urban areas

 

Target Audience:

This course is designed for State, regional, and county personnel who manage operations programs and deal with oversight and quality assurance across broad geographic areas. This target audience also is involved with handling materials, scheduling, budgeting, and planning.

 Making Decisions about Cost Allocation for Mobility Management Programs: A Learning Module

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

This module will enhance one’s understanding of cost allocation as it relates to mobility management, heighten one’s ability to make cost-allocation decisions to support mobility management; improve one’s skill in evaluating cost-allocation decisions, and learn about resources available to explore this topic more in depth. 

 Management of Traffic During Concrete Pavement Overlay Design and Construction

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: American Concrete Pavement Association

Cost: $75 members/$125 non-members
Training Length: 1 hour

 

In this program,  presenter Dale Harrington, will cover the very important details of management of traffic during concrete pavement overlay design and construction.

Misperceptions abound about the management of traffic for concrete overlays, but the reality is the requirements should be and are similar to the approaches used when designing and placing an asphalt overlay.

As this course will emphasize, there is no need to add complexity to the planning and engineering process simply because the overlay type has changed.  This course will cover the essentials of traffic management of concrete overlays; work zones under traffic; key traffic thresholds; and placement of concrete overlays close to traffic.  Also, the course will cover minimum clearance zones for equipment; stringless paving; and safety edges.  It will also emphasize how these considerations will dictate the level of design detail required in the plans.  The course will provide information for rural, and urban, overlay projects.

 

 Managing and Inspecting Bridges

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: International Road Federation

This course presents best practices and state of the art methods for effective bridge maintenance, management and inspection. A major part of the course focuses on bridge repair and rehabilitation issues; bridge management systems, needs of highways agencies, and bridge related safety and risk issues. The other part addresses best practices for bridge inspections and how to utilize new technologies that can deliver accurate results in a timely and cost efficient manner.

 Managing and Operating Safe and Efficient Roadways

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Kittelson & Associates, Inc.

Training Length: 7 hours

 

This workshop will highlight key concepts from the First Edition of the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) and Guidelines for Selection of Speed Reduction Treatments at High Speed Intersections. Both documents present tools and methods for:

  1. Improving safety and operations on existing roadways; and, 
  2. Proactively designing roadways to reduce safety and operational issues.

 

The Highway Safety Manual. The AASHTO HSM has four parts: Introduction and Fundamentals, Roadway Safety Management Process, Predictive Method, and Crash Modification Factors. The document helps professionals prioritize safety projects and contains methods for predicting the quantitative safety performance (i.e. crash frequency) of a particular facility.

 

NCHRP 613 Guidelines for Selecting Speed Reduction Treatments at High Speed Intersections. The guidelines include information on the effects of vehicle speeds and roadway conditions that may contribute to undesirably high speeds at intersections. They also describe a range of treatments, framework for implementing treatments, and case studies.

 Managing Community Mobility

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

The customer base for transportation services has expanded greatly. Due to demographic shifts, changing job markets, environmental concerns, increasing pressure to find alternatives to the single-occupancy vehicle, and suburban/exurban land use patterns, the transportation needs of the population are changing and increasing.

Characteristics of travelers today include people with disabilities as well as low-income individuals. These groups are interested in using more independent modes of transportation services as well as improving the current system. Transportation services are sometimes fragmented and/or duplicative, creating inefficiencies for customers and extra costs for programs needing transportation. Additionally, transit services may stop at jurisdictional lines and not connect with other modes or jurisdictions.

Mobility, human service, and transportation professionals struggle to create ride options to meet the needs of these disparate consumer groups. It is time to put the pieces of this puzzle together to make a seamless transit network for those who need it. Mobility management strategies address this need in an inclusive and non-threatening manor for both human service and public transit as well as the automobile industry.

This course will examine creative approaches to resolving fragmented and/or duplicative transportation systems to create a more seamless and cost-efficient network with a customer-focused mindset.

 Managing Vehicle and Facility Maintenance Programs

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

The workshop consists of these topics: preventive maintenance, in-house vs. contracted service, vehicle inspections, information management and warranty management for vehicles and facilities.

 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: Emergency Responder Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

This module highlights and explains in plain language the portions of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) that apply to first responders working roadway incidents.The module offers guidance on what first responders should be thinking about when setting up a temporary traffic control (TTC) zone, an action that is subject to the MUTCD’s provisions.The module also describes the origin and importance of the MUTCD.

 Materials, Metallurgy and Forensics Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

 

In case you do not know about this field of engineering, here are just some of the things you will do at this camp:

  • Learn about nanomaterials, composites, polymers, metals, and the making of a Samurai Sword
  • Get hands-on with heat treating, blacksmithing, welding, and casting
  • Do materials testing (i.e., impact and tensile strength testing) and materials characterization using an optical and scanning electron microscope
  • Practice forensic engineering by investigating how materials fail

This camp is supported by the ASM Materials Education Foundation. Students will learn from professors at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

 MDT Internship Program

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: MTHost: Montana Department of Transportation

The Vision of the MDT Internship Program is to build a bridge to our future through a diverse student internship program, resulting in a sustainable pipeline of talent for the Montana Department of Transportation.

MDT sees value in delivering a robust and rewarding internship program for both students and the agency. Internships provide MDT with expanded potential pipelines of qualified applicants and aids our state labor force in expanding the number of individuals who are capable and experienced in occupations relevant to our infrastructure and governance.

Areas MDT employee summer interns:

  • Engineering Division
  • Maintenance Division
  • Informational Services Division
  • Planning Division
  • Aeronautics Division
  • Audit Division
  • Legal Services Division
  • Human Resources and Occupational Safety and Health Division

Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in College, University or Tech School and at least be entering junior year or have completed at least 60 credit hours. If applicant is enrolled in a Tech School (2 year program) the credit minimum is 30 credit hours. Applicants that are within six months of their graduation may be considered.

 MDT/MSU Design Unit

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career ExposureTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: Montana Department of Transportation

The MDT/MSU Design Unit is a cooperative educational center administered by the Montana Department of Transportation and located at Montana State University, Bozeman. The center is focused on attracting talented MSU engineering students to a career in transportation design, and providing them with the skills and experience necessary to begin a successful career. The center employs eight MSU Civil and Construction Engineering students who work full-time during the summer and part-time while attending classes.

 

The first several months of student employment involves an extensive training curriculum focused on road design and highway project development. The training supplements the MSU engineering curriculum by introducing the complexities of large public works projects and the tools used to plan and design those projects. Once the training is complete, the students immediately apply their new skills to real-world highway projects and help to complete designs and produce contract plans for construction.

 

The MDT/MSU Design Unit also provides students the opportunity to work side-by-side with experienced MDT engineers. The full-time staff is dedicated to providing a supportive work environment and to mentoring the students as they begin their careers after graduation. Although employment ends once the students obtain their degree, the Design Unit is often utilized for fulltime employment at MDT as well as engineering consulting firms throughout Montana.

 

The Design Unit is staffed by MDT engineers Chad Welborn, P.E. (Manager), Rodney Payne, P.E. (Design Supervisor), and Lotse Townsend, E.I. (Civil Engineering Specialist).

 Measuring and Visualizing Multimodal Networks

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 

Measuring bicycle and pedestrian connectivity can help transportation agencies identify projects and strategies to build connected networks, close key gaps, and make bicycling and walking safer and more attractive transportation options. Transportation agencies assess connectivity in a variety of ways, from qualitative measures to emerging techniques like low-stress connectivity. Eliot Rose of ICF and Dan Goodman of the Federal Highway Administration will share early findings and examples from a guidebook that FHWA is producing to help transportation agencies select connectivity measures based on the data and technical tools available, the scale of analysis, and point in the planning process at which measures are applied.

 

The second part of this webinar will tackle another important step in understanding networks: visualization. Nearly all bicycle plans include maps of both existing and proposed facilities, resulting in a visual representation of the bicycle network. Eli Glazier of Toole Design Group will share the results of an effort to document the variety of ways communities choose to visually represent their bicycle networks, drawing from FHWA’s Bike Network Mapping Idea Book.

 MECOP/CECOP

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: ORHosts: Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Portland, Portland State University

The multiple Engineering Cooperative Program is a program available to students in disciplines related to the engineering industry.

 

Student Selection

Students are selected into the program through two screening processes. First, they are screened academically in their sophomore year. This is primarily an effort to ensure that students are academically qualified to take upper-division courses. A second screening takes place through an interview process during which all members of the MECOP Board interview the students applying for the program. The goal of this screening is to make every effort to ensure that the students are qualified and ready for future internship placement.

 

The program’s objective is to develop students through a variety of high quality companies and firms that employ a wide range of engineering disciplines. To insure this, the students are required to intern at two different companies. This allows both the University and the students a more representative view of today’s diverse engineering opportunities.

 

Representatives from each company offering internships for students in the program are required to participate in placing the students into internships. The process consists of an informal social gathering introducing students and representatives, followed by interviews. Each student is interviewed by a group of company representatives to ask questions and clarify students’ needs and expectations in an internship. The purpose is to match students and companies, achieving mutual benefits to all parties.

 Micro and Macro Analysis of Railroad Grade Crossing Safety

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Analysis of railroad-highway grade crossing crashes is often performed at a macroscopic scale, where models are created to identify general trends in national or regional data. The models are mainly to identify or prioritize high-accident locations using the correlation between crossing characteristics and traffic volumes.

 

This presentation described a project that applied this macro approach, commonly used by the U.S. and many state DOTs, to data from Illinois. The project also incorporated variables identified in a micro analysis—which examined individual accidents at locations with multiple crashes to identify contributing factors—into the macro approach. The result was a set of new models that improved the prediction of crashes and ranking of high-accident locations.

 Mobility Management and Meeting Dialysis Transportation Needs

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

Based on data collected from 39 states, nearly 18 percent of all brokered Non-Emergency Medical Transportation trips are to dialysis centers. The panel of experts addressed the challenges and opportunities to providing necessary service to dialysis customers, forming partnerships between transportation and healthcare providers, and meeting the growing demand for service. Mobility managers working to assist with dialysis transportation needs are encouraged to participate.  The webinar is part of a series that the National Center for Mobility Management is sponsoring related to health care and mobility management.

 Mobility Management Basics

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

This on-line, self-paced course begins by exploring the mobility management approach to transportation, how it evolved, and how it can be implemented in communities. Above all, it stresses that mobility management activities will be specific to each community’s vision, resources, and priorities. It then explores transportation service strategies and funding for particular populations, with concrete examples in both the module and links to resources produced by Partnership for Mobility Management partners.

 Mobility Managers and Transportation Planners: Together, Facilitating Public Input into Transportation Plans

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

In this webinar, Dwayne Weeks, Director of FTA’s Office of Planning, joined presenters from local agencies to discuss the roles FTA, FHWA, and MPOs play in transportation planning and innovative examples for boosting public participation. Speakers discussed how mobility managers and transportation planners together can accomplish the important work of enhancing public input into coordinated transportation planning as well as broader long- and short-term transportation planning.

 Model Criticism and Validation in Crash Reconstruction

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

This seminar explored two related questions. First, can investigation and reconstruction of individual road crashes be used to estimate the effects of safety-related countermeasures? Conditions were given under which prior background knowledge plus consistent estimation of the conditions initiating crashes lead to a lower bound for a crash modification factor. If the countermeasure’s effect is monotonic, this bound becomes tight.

 

Second, since estimation in crash reconstruction is model-based, how can model assumptions be checked and validated? In statistical modeling, cross-validation refers to the practice of fitting a model with part of the available data and then using predictions of the unused data to identify possible weaknesses in the model. In crash reconstruction, a partial cross-validation is possible when two different measurements can be used to estimate the same crash feature. An implementation of this approach was described. Throughout, main ideas were illustrated using simulated, staged, and actual vehicle/pedestrian crashes.

 Modeling the Effects of Drivers’ Adaptive Behavior on System Safety

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: University of Minnesota Roadway Safety Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

Many technological innovations are designed to increase driver safety by simplifying tasks and user demands in safety-critical situations. Some safety systems are designed to help drivers make appropriate decisions while others will initiate the decision if the driver is not capable during safety-critical moments. One often unanticipated effect of these systems is that drivers’ behavior may change, adapting in unforeseen ways that may either enhance or compromise the potential benefits of the system. For example, a system that is designed to increase or maintain safety will fail if adaptation negates the intended outcome.

 

This presentation reviewed how behavioral adaptation can have an effect on overall system performance and discuss how developing approaches to understand and model this effect can provide great benefits for the design of future transportation systems. One specific technology that is influenced by adaptive behavior is adaptive cruise control (ACC)—one of many in-vehicle systems that is transforming the driving task. ACC was highlighted as a case study to showcase factors that should be considered when modeling the effects of adaptive behavior.

 Modern Roundabouts: Intersections Designed for Safety

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $320
Training Length: 1 day

 

Course Description:

The modern roundabout is a proven strategy for improving the safety and operations of intersections. The physical characteristics of a well-designed modern roundabout reduce the frequency and severity of intersection crashes for all users including pedestrians and bicyclists. This course highlights the benefits of modern roundabouts and gives participants the fundamental knowledge needed to plan and consider applying roundabout intersection projects in their area. This course is an introductory level course with a blend of technical and non-technical planning, design and operations considerations.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish a modern roundabout from other types of circular intersections
  • Describe the safety advantages of roundabouts
  • Describe the operational advantages roundabouts provide
  • Identify what type of locations roundabouts may be appropriate
  • Describe strategies to overcome common barriers to implementation of roundabouts, such as negative public perceptions
  • Describe the key considerations when planning an area’s first roundabout
  • Apply basic traffic operational models and capacity calculations for roundabouts
  • Describe key geometric design principles of a modern roundabout
  • Apply signing and marking suggested practices
  • Apply design strategies for pedestrians and bicyclists

Target Audience:

Transportation professionals with at least one year of working experience.

 Montana Local Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: MTHost: Montana State University

LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 Motorcycle Safety

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: NationalHost: National Safety Council

Cost: $24.95
Training Length: 2 hours

 

Course Description:

2-hour course for experienced motorcycle rider that includes a riding risk assessment and the appropriate defensive driving skills and street riding strategies to avoid deadly crashes.

 Municipal Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Engineers

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyStates: National, WIHost: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Cost: $995
Training Length: 2 days

 

In this course, you will learn about key municipal engineering systems and about the concepts and methods used to design, operate, and maintain the following systems, specifically related to streets, water supply, sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems. You will also get the answers to some essential questions you must ask yourself and your team prior to designing any municipal system.

 

Audience

  • Planners and economic development professionals 
  • City managers and assistant managers 
  • Municipal finance officers 
  • Engineering technicians 
  • Elected city and county officials and their staff 
  • Individuals in the Public Works Management Institute (PWMI) certificate program

 My Technical Interest Days

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 EducatorsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: SDHost: Mitchell Technical Institute

MyTI (pronounced “mighty”) Days are an opportunity for students and instructors to visit the programs at Mitchell Technical Institute and the “next steps” in career clusters of interest.

 National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Transportation Research Board

Held once every two years, it offers a valuable experience for rural transit and human service transit providers, tribal transit managers, planners,state agency staff, intercity bus operators, consultants, researchers and trainers; anyone who is interested in learning about the latest in best practice and current research in mobility and access in rural communities. The conference includes multiple routes to offer learning opportunities throughout the conference for everyone: planning and design; policy, funding and finance; rural transportation in today’s operating environment; technology and training solutions; and special topics in rural mobility.

 National Summer Transportation Institute (NSTI)

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: IDHost: Idaho State University

The goal of the NSTI Program at Idaho State University is to create awareness and stimulate interest in middle and high school participants to take full advantage of the opportunities that exist in the transportation industry. The STI Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and is open to participants attending public and private schools. The curriculum will expose participants to science and engineering and potential careers in transportation. In addition, participants will participate in academic enhancement activities, field trips, and hands-on projects.

 National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: Free
Training Length: 4 hours

 

Course Description:

Three injury crashes occur every minute in the United States, putting nearly 39,000 incident responders potentially in harm’s way every day. Congestion from these incidents often generates secondary crashes, further increasing traveler delay and frustration. The longer incident responders remain at the scene, the greater the risk they, and the traveling public, face. A cadre of well-trained responders helps improve traffic incident response. Better incident response improve the safety of responders and drivers, reduces crashes that occur because of incident-related congestion, decreases traffic delays caused by incidents, and can cut incident response time.

 

The National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training was created by responders for responders. This course provides first responders a shared understanding of the requirements for safe, quick clearance of traffic incident scenes; prompt, reliable and open communication; and motorist and responder safeguards. First responders learn how to operate more efficiently and collectively.

 

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Use a common set of practices and advance standards across all responder disciplines.
  • The National Traffic Incident Management Training Program equips responders with a common set of core competencies and assists them in achieving the TIM National Unified Goal of strengthening TIM programs in the areas of: Responder safety; Safe, quick clearance; and Prompt, reliable, and interoperable communications.

 

Target Audience:

The target audience for the training is individuals from all TIM responder disciplines, including: Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue, Emergency Medical Service, Towing and Recovery, Emergency Management, Communications, Highway/Transportation and Dispatch within States, regions and localities.

 National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Center for Rural Road Safety

Training Length: 3 days

 

The National Working Summit on Transportation in Rural America was held Sept. 7-9, 2016 in Denver, CO. It was hosted by the National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) and sponsored by AASHTO and the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers.

 

As you are well aware, transportation moves rural America. Rural communities need safe, viable road and multi-modal systems to move people from place to place; and to move goods and services to markets, often across long distances.

 

This summit brought together key leaders and grassroots stakeholders to articulate important safety and transportation issues that impact economic prosperity and quality-of-life in rural areas, and to identify collaborative opportunities to develop and advocate for initiatives that advance the deployment of a safe, efficient, seamless, and financially sustainable rural transportation network.

 

 Native Science Fellows

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University Students, MinoritiesProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesState: MTHost: Hopa Mountain

Hopa Mountain and Blackfeet Community College cooperatively offer an innovative Native Science Fellows program for Native American undergraduate and graduate students to participate in community-based science organizations in an effort to increase their engagement in higher education and geosciences careers.

 

There are four primary goals:

  1. To increase the number of Native American students who are engaged in community-based geosciences education and careers;
  2. To provide role models and work experience for Native American high school and college students interested in the geosciences;
  3. To develop a career ladder network of Native students that are interested in pursuing geosciences careers; and
  4. To build a network of community-based science professionals who are committed to the success of Native students and provide on-going support for personal, academic and professional success.

 NDDOT Internship Program

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career Exposure, Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Vehicle and Equipment Design, Manufacture, and MaintenanceState: NDHost: North Dakota Department of Transportation

Are you seeking a paid professional internship in your field of study? The NDDOT regularly hires summer internships and offers competitive pay and diverse experience using the latest technology and business practices. We commonly hire civil engineering, civil engineering technology, business management, communications, computer science (information technology), and human resource students and offer them paid work experience in their fields of study.

 

The NDDOT typically posts these internship opportunities in the Spring of each year around mid to late March. Please check back to get the positions available and application process.

 NDSU Expanding Your Horizons

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NDHost: North Dakota State University

Expanding Your Horizons is a nationwide organization that holds regional conferences for young women in grades 7-9 to encourage and develop their career interests in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in an effort to overcome a history of limited participation by women in these career fields.

In the 37 years Expanding Your Horizons has been brought to the Fargo-Moorhead area, it has had an impact on more than 23,781 youth. This regional conference is a tri-college effort, with collaboration from numerous community partners.

This one-day conference is held annually in April, and provides more than 40 hands-on workshop sessions each year at various locations throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area. Local professionals lead the workshops and provide students the opportunity to meet and form personal contacts with women working in traditionally male occupations. Young women in grades 7-9 from regional schools and/or who are home schooled are invited to attend the Expanding Your Horizons conference.

 Nebraska Local Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: NEHost: University of Nebraska–Lincoln

LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 New Approaches to Highway Safety Analysis

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $320
Training Length: 1 day

 

Course Description:

The primary purpose of this course is to help attendees gain an understanding of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) process, safety engineering principles and human factors issues related to traffic and road safety. It also provides the participant with an explanation of the latest methods for identifying collision causes and selecting cost-effective safety improvements. Finally, this course will serve as a prerequisite for those who will be utilizing SafetyAnalyst, a set of software tools currently under development that are designed to assist State and local agencies to improve the decisionmaking process in implementing safety improvement projects.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the components of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
  • Explain safety engineering principles relevant to planning for highway safety improvement measures specific to three types of crashes ¿ roadway departures, intersection-related, and pedestrian
  • Describe the relevance and impact of human factors in the planning of highway safety improvement measures for three types of crashes ¿ roadway departures, intersection-related, and pedestrian
  • Determine strategies for the selection of cost-effective highway safety improvement measures for three types of crashes ¿ roadway departures, intersection-related, and pedestrian

Target Audience:

This course is intended primarily for State DOT staff involved with the Highway Safety Improvement Program, and for FHWA safety specialists. These specialists include engineers, planners, and technicians.

 Nighttime Temporary Traffic Control

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Traffic Safety Services Administration

Cost: $190 members/$235 non-members
Training Length: 8 hours

 

Course Description

This course provides students with an understanding of the considerations of nighttime work zones. The course addresses factors including the feasibility of nighttime work zones, worker and equipment visibility, illumination requirements, glare avoidance, and nighttime enhancements, and is recommended for both work zone designers and work zone supervisors.

 Nighttime Visibility

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Institute for Law Enforcement Education

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 day

 

This workshop investigates the issues of investigating vehicular collisions that occur during the period if darkness. It includes a discussion of the issues of lighting, movement and attire pedestrians as factors in their impact with moving vehicles. It covers various nighttime situations and considerations involved in both single and multiple vehicle collisions.

 

The course curriculum includes:

  • Differences Between Day and Night Vision
  • Human Subjective Judgment in Visibility Issues
  • Acuity, Sensitivity and Depth Perception of Human Vision
  • Speed of Recognition During Nighttime Activities

 

 Non-Emergency Medical Transportation: The Competitive Edge

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Community Transportation Association of America

Today there is never-before-seen complexity in the non-emergency medical transportation field. Limited funding combined with growing patient loads has states seeking intermediaries that can control costs through competition. Community and public transportation providers must become efficient, safe, cost effective and accountable to maintain these important medical transportation services. The Community Transportation Association, in response to requests from its members, is introducing a new initiative — The Competitive Edge— which will give community and public transit providers the tools, resources and benefits they need to make them central players in this new medical transportation environment.

Examples of training subjects include

  • Value: Determining the true cost of service
  • Pricing: Lowering your costs to be competitive
  • Negotiation: Winning through persuasion
  • Accountability: Building a recordkeeping and reporting process
  • Training: Focusing on the patient

 North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: NDHost: North Dakota Department of Transportation

LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.

 NSC Advanced Safety Certificate

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: National Safety Council

Training Length: 12 days

 

The NSC Advanced Safety Certificate™ (ASC) program is a nationally recognized safety curriculum based on proven best practices. The ASC program builds upon knowledge of compliance requirements to further your safety education. It also sharpens leadership skills to drive fundamental safety change throughout your organization.

 

For individuals on a safety career path, this program provides a starting point, a clear roadmap and best-in-class educational experiences to meet many industry-leading certification requirements.

 

The ASC Curriculum provides an in-depth look at the issues safety practitioners face every day and offers proven approaches and solutions. The core course (POSH) provides a solid foundation of knowledge to meet all safety challenges, and the electives allow for more in-depth review of specific safety topics. Through 12 training days and 7.8 CEUs, this popular safety certificate program will help you direct your organization’s comprehensive safety plan with greater efficiency and success.

 

 

 Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education (NATURE)

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Community College Students, University Students, Community College/University FacultyState: ND

Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education (NATURE) is an educational outreach program sponsored by the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR). NATURE is designed to build new and strengthen existing pathways for American Indian students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Participants of the program include students and faculty from all five tribal colleges in North Dakota, high schools students and teachers from the four North Dakota Indian reservations, and faculty from research universities of North Dakota, North Dakota State University (NDSU) and University of North Dakota (UND).

 

NATURE is a culturally relevant program. The philosophy of the program focuses on American Indian heritage and how science and technology have evolved from such practices. The program encourages respect for American Indian practices within the context of scientific methods and theories. This focus offers an even greater relevancy to students and faculty who participate.

 NXT Engineering 1

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Other Specific PopulationProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: University of Nebraska Omaha, Aim for the Stars Summer Camps

Programming, building, sensor work – it’s all in NXT I! This camp is a dynamic excursion into engineering mobile robotics. Campers use real-life applications and an intelligent brick to engineer robots that move at various speeds, read ambient light, perform tones and more!

 NXT™ Engineering 1.5

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Other Specific PopulationProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

(Must have taken NXT Engineering I) Warm up to NXT II and EV3! Apply NXT™ I design concepts and programming skills to accomplish multiple challenging missions. Using your robot, you will learn how to program multiple and individual robotic challenges.

 NXT™ Engineering I for Girls

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHosts: Aim for the Stars Summer Camps, University of Nebraska Omaha

Programming, building, sensor work – it’s all in NXT I! This camp is a dynamic excursion into engineering mobile robotics. Campers use real-life applications and an intelligent brick to engineer robots that move at various speeds, read ambient light, perform tones and more!

 ODOT College Internship Program

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University Students, Entry-Level WorkersProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career Exposure, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: ORHost: Oregon Department of Transportation

ODOT will accept applications from students in accredited degree programs that have completed at least their freshman year in an Associate or Bachelors degree program as well as students enrolled in graduate school. ODOT will also consider recent graduates that have completed their Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree in December the previous year or after.

 

ODOT’s College Relations program was implemented in 2007 to address the pending loss of skilled professionals due to the wave of expected retirements. Since that time, ODOT has employed talented students and recent graduates, and created a national recruiting profile. As the awareness our programs grow, ODOT wants to make sure they are continuing to meet the needs of the agency by attracting the most qualified applicants for employment within the agency. 

ODOT programs are competitive, national programs. The preferred qualifications for applicants include:

  • being in good academic standing
  • enrollment in (or graduation from) an accredited program
  • recommendation from a faculty member

 ODOT Maintenance Trainee Program

Audience Served: Entry-Level WorkersProgram Type: On the Job TrainingTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: ORHost: Oregon Department of Transportation

The Maintenance Trainee Program is a pilot program focused on helping people change careers or start a new one. The MTP program trains employees on the job to help them meet the minimum qualifications so within two years of being hired on, they meet the minimum qualifications of a Transportation Maintenance Specialist 2. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who have limited experience in maintenance and want to be a part of a team environment making a difference in the community they live in.

 Older Driver and Pedestrian Design Workshop

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Unknown
Training Length: 1.5 days

 

The FHWA offers a 1-day training workshop to thoroughly review the recommendations and guidelines contained in the Handbook for Designing Roadways for the Aging Population. Interactive methods are used to help participants fully understand the changes that occur with aging. Modifications to the roadway system are identified that can make it easier for older drivers and all drivers. Case studies are used during the workshop. The workshop is designed primarily practicing highway and traffic engineers responsible for highway design and operations. 

 One-Call/One-Click Training

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Center for Mobility Management

This webinar training includes: Community Self-Assessment tool to be used by communities preparing to establish a one-call/one-click service;  One Call One Click Activity Checklist NCMM OCOC Webinar #1; Joint Scheduling Dispatching Action Plan (Sample): Q & A from webinar.

 Operation and Application of Truck-Mounted Attenuators

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: SafetyProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: NationalHost: American Traffic Safety Services Administration

Cost: $175 members/$200 non-members
Training Length: 4 hours

 

Course Description

This course is an introductory course on the operation and application of TMAs in work zones. The course applies workable concepts, applications, and recommended practices in the deployment, operation, and removal of TMAs. Previous experience in TMA driving is not required for this course. 

 Operation Veterans in Public Transportation (OVIPT)

Audiences Served: Transportation Professionals, VeteransProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Southwest Transit Association

Connecting Heroes to Jobs, Healthcare and Life

In 2012 Dick Ruddell, SWTA Board President, and Kristen Joyner, Executive Director, traveled to Washington D.C. to learn more about different veterans initiatives across the nation. SWTA and other public transportation associations quickly realized the great service our industry can provide to returning vets and collectively launched various initiatives across the country. OVIPT is SWTA’s regional effort to connect returning veterans to jobs in the public transportation industry.

Goals
  • To meet employment needs of returning veterans
  • To assist in the conversion of military skills to civilian job skills
  • To connect vets to in-depth public transportation training in various transit jobs
  • To assist vets in training, preparation and testing for commercial driver’s license (CDL) or Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification
  • To counter the sudden loss of community veterans experience with discharge
  • To help sustain public transportation and meet the industry’s succession needs
  • To increase employers’ practical knowledge of transition and support needs
  • To engage military veterans within public transportation as trainers, coaches and mentors

SWTA is connecting with military bases and transit agencies to host future job fairs and to develop veterans-to-jobs pipelines throughout our eight great states.

 Oregon DOT Graduate Engineering Program

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Type: On the Job TrainingTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: ORHost: Oregon Department of Transportation

Our Graduate Engineering Program is an attractive option for up-and-coming engineers who rotate through the disciplines for up to two years and receive mentorship from a registered Professional Engineer, which helps them meet requirements to become a licensed PE.  Participants are recognized as full-time employees, receiving a salary, a full benefits package, and mentorship from a registered PE while in the program.

 Oregon GEAR UP

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 Educators, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: Career Exposure, Professional DevelopmentState: ORHost: Oregon State University

Oregon GEAR UP – which stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs – is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the contributions of many community partners including The Ford Family Foundation. We work with select middle and high schools over six or seven years to create a college-going culture by providing funding and technical assistance, professional development for educators, and summer opportunities for students.

Our schools range in size but all serve low-income students in rural communities. School staff work as a team to design program activities that meet the needs of their community grounded in our research-based model. Examples include college visits, financial aid awareness nights for parents and students, tutoring and academic support, and career fairs. The Oregon GEAR UP office and its partner organizations also sponsor statewide activities that complement the efforts of school personnel.

In addition to working with GEAR UP schools, our program conducts outreach and offers college readiness resources to all of Oregon’s low-income serving middle and high schools including statewide initiatives like College Application Week and It’s A Plan, a senior year checklist for students, parents, and educators.

 Oregon Technology Transfer Center

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: ORHost: Oregon Department of Transportation

LTAPs provide Transportation Technical Assistance Service to local units of government, contractors and consultants.