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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 DevelopmentProfession/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.

 2016 Public Lands Transportation Scholar Program

Audiences Served: University Students, Entry-Level WorkersProgram Types: Career Exposure, Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesTransportation Modes: Transit, Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Federal Lands Transportation Institute

The Public Lands Transportation Scholar program provides fellowships to outstanding graduates in a transportation-related field to spend ten months working directly with staff of Federal Land Management Agencies on key visitor transportation issues.

 2C STEM Camp

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 EducatorsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: IDHost: Northwest Nazarene University

The 2C (Canyon County) STEM camp is to give upcoming 7th graders the opportunity to participate in fun “hands-on” projects, allowing them to experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The hope is this experience will encourage the youth to stay in school, take more math and science classes and consider continuing their education to go on to careers in STEM.

 A Comprehensive Overview of the Smart Work Zone Initiative

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Free
Training Length: Varies

 

The EDC-3 Smarter Work Zone Webinar Series Program offers webinars covering a variety of topics:

  • An Overview of the SWZ Initiative
  • Smarter Work Zones and the Work Zone ITS Implementation Guide
  • Smarter Work Zones Corridor-Based Project Coordination
  • Technology Application Showcase: Queue Warning Systems
  • Smarter Work Zone Program-Based Project Coordination
  • SWZ Case Study: Variable Speed Limit and Dynamic Lane Merge
  • Work Zone Project Coordination Guide and Examples
  • Integrating Project Coordination and Technology Applications
  • SWZ Performance Measurement and System Health Monitoring
  • Designing ITS Systems Based on Identified Needs Implementation Guide Steps 1-3
  • SWZ Lane Closure and Permitting Systems
  • Integrating Technology Applications – Massachusetts DOT
  • Implementing Work Zone ITS Applications: Procurement
  • Leveraging Traffic Management Center Resources for Work Zone Management
  • Work Zone Impacts and Strategies Estimator Software and Pilot Series

 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.

The deadline for this scholarship is: May 1, 2016.

 Access Management, Location and Design

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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.

 ACE Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: 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.

 Active Traffic Management and Managed Lanes

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN)

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: Consortium for ITS Training and Education

Training Length: 8-10 hours

 

This comprehensive course focuses on the nationwide partnership, the Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks (CVISN).  In its simplest form CVISN is an information-sharing effort, however it is far from simple with respect to the number of partners involved, the range of technologies deployed, the technical and institutional issues that must be addressed, and the funding challenges that occur throughout the CVISN life cycle. This course builds on the knowledge gained in the Introduction to ITS/CVO and CVISN (CVISN 101) course by providing in-depth coverage of the major elements of CVISN deployment, including outreach, funding, implementation options, and real-world technology solutions.

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • State the goals and objectives of CVISN.
  • Indicate how CVISN Core and Expanded capabilities differ.
  • Identify key CVISN partners and methods for obtaining their support.
  • Describe the major types of CVISN funding sources.
  • Explain the benefits of the CVISN Architecture.
  • Identify the key components of safety information exchange, credentials administration, and electronic screening.
  • Provide examples of new systems deployed by states to support electronic credentialing and safety and credentials data exchange.
  • List the benefits of CVISN.
  • Describe recent efforts to provide enhanced security in the transportation of hazardous materials.

 

Audience

Public-sector Transportation Professionals including US DOT engineers, planners, project managers, and field staff, FTA Regional staff, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Specialists, and others as appropriate. Transportation professionals from state, regional, and local agencies would also benefit from participation in the course.

 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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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).

The deadline for applications is June 1, 2016.

 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

Together with The Port of Seattle, Boeing and The FAA, Alaska Airlines is proud to again host the Seventh Annual Aviation Day on Saturday, May 21st, 2016.

This event is aimed at inspiring aviation dreams in the youth of Puget Sound communities.  Aviation Day 2016 will once again provide the opportunity for young adults to learn in a classroom and hands on about career paths in the aviation industry and the education possibilities for a successful aviation career.

Guided by Alaska Airlines and volunteers from the other sponsors, participants will be able to “kick the tires,” see the wheel wells and engines with mechanics and the flight deck of a Boeing 737 with the line pilots.  They will explore the complex world of jet airplanes with the Boeing engineers who design them.

Careers ranging from air traffic control to airline flight attendant will be discussed throughout the day.  Participants will be able to explore just how flights are planned, scheduled and executed.  Training facilities will be open and engineers will guide attendees through the construction of aircraft.  Several light aircraft and pilots will also be on-site to educate and inspire tomorrow’s leaders to take us into the skies of the future.

University and local community college representatives will explain their educational opportunities to help you achieve your goals in aviation and aerospace.  Come and let Alaska Airlines employees show you how our Alaska Spirit soars to the skies and the commitment of our customers is more than just a career – It is who we are.  Register with your sponsored youth group for an experience you will never forget.

 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.

 Alaska LTAP and Tech Transfer

Audiences Served: Transportation Professionals, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and Compliance, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: AKHost: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Run the DOT’s Research program and internal professional development and job related training. Local governements are also invited to these Trainings.

 Alaska Tribal Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation Professionals, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: AKHost: University of Alaska - Fairbanks

Assist American Indian Tribal Governments by increasing their technical capabilities in transportation and to expand their workforces to effectively address their transportation needs.

 Alcohol First Offenders

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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. 

 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 DevelopmentProfession/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 Alaska Scholarship

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

 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

 American Council of Engineering Companies of Nebraska Scholarship

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

 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

 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.

Scholarship Applications Are Due April 4, 2016

 American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship Program

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: American Public Transportation Foundation

APTF provides scholarships to deserving students interested in the transit field. Applicants should demonstrate a continued interest in a career in the public transportation industry, high academic achievement, and need for financial assistance. Selections will be made without regard to disability, race, color, religion, sex or ethnic origin.  It is the intent of this Foundation to provide equal opportunity and consideration to all qualified individuals.

For 2016, the APTF will award a minimum of eighteen (18) new scholarships of at least $2,500 each for the following academic school year (fall semester) to individuals in public transportation industry-related fields of study. 

Scholarships are for college level students or transit professionals who are interested in pursuing or advancing in a career in the public transportation industry and who meet the following criteria:

  • College sophomores (30 hours or more satisfactorily completed), juniors, seniors, or those seeking advanced degrees may apply for scholarships.
  • 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.
  • All applicants must be sponsored by a member organization of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Any member may serve as a sponsor.

 

 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, beginning in the fall 2016 semester, 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.

Deadline:

Complete applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern on June 15, 2016.

 An Overview of the Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Improvement Program

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

Course Description:

A highway-rail grade crossing is the intersection of two transportation modes: railroads and highways. Many crossings are “at-grade” which significantly increases incidents of often-fatal crashes between trains and motor vehicles. Over the past 30 years, there have been substantial reductions in crashes and fatalities at highway-rail grade crossings due to the efforts of federal, state, and local governments, the railroads, and non-profit organizations such as Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Nonetheless, crashes still occur.

The goal of this one-day training course is to provide attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to plan, implement, and evaluate safety improvements to highway-rail grade crossings. The course presents:

An overview of the regulations, responsibilities, and funding mechanisms that apply to today’s Highway-Rail Grade Crossing (HRGX) program.

The steps involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating highway-rail grade crossing improvement projects.

Outcomes:

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

  • Identify the highway-rail grade crossing program components and processes and the regulations that apply to the program.
  • Identify highway-rail grade crossing improvement work that is required as part of highway improvement projects under other federal-aid programs.
  • Describe the purpose and benefits of assessing highway-rail grade crossing safety and operations.
  • Explain considerations for implementing and maintaining a grade crossing improvement project.
  • Identify techniques and tools for improving highway-rail grade crossing safety and operations.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this training course includes: State DOT personnel involved in highway-rail grade crossings; Public project engineers from railroad industries; Transportation consultants; FHWA safety engineers; MPO/City/county DOT personnel; and FRA crossing managers.

 An Overview of the Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing Improvement Program

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

Cost: $300
Training Length: 1 day

Course Description:

A highway-rail grade crossing is the intersection of two transportation modes: railroads and highways. Many crossings are “at-grade” which significantly increases incidents of often-fatal crashes between trains and motor vehicles. Over the past 30 years, there have been substantial reductions in crashes and fatalities at highway-rail grade crossings due to the efforts of federal, state, and local governments, the railroads, and non-profit organizations such as Operation Lifesaver, Inc. Nonetheless, crashes still occur.

The goal of this one-day training course is to provide attendees with the knowledge and tools needed to plan, implement, and evaluate safety improvements to highway-rail grade crossings. The course presents:

An overview of the regulations, responsibilities, and funding mechanisms that apply to today’s Highway-Rail Grade Crossing (HRGX) program.

The steps involved in planning, implementing, and evaluating highway-rail grade crossing improvement projects.

Outcomes:

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

  • Identify the highway-rail grade crossing program components and processes and the regulations that apply to the program.
  • Identify highway-rail grade crossing improvement work that is required as part of highway improvement projects under other federal-aid programs.
  • Describe the purpose and benefits of assessing highway-rail grade crossing safety and operations.
  • Explain considerations for implementing and maintaining a grade crossing improvement project.
  • Identify techniques and tools for improving highway-rail grade crossing safety and operations.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this training course includes: State DOT personnel involved in highway-rail grade crossings; Public project engineers from railroad industries; Transportation consultants; FHWA safety engineers; MPO/City/county DOT personnel; and FRA crossing managers.

 Analysis and Assessment of Roundabouts

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 Crash Modification Factors (CMF)

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

Cost: $150
Training Length: 3 hours

Course Description:

This course focuses on the application of Crash Modification Factors to select countermeasures. The course covers the project development cycle (starting from network screening and site selection for safety review), diagnostics of safety concerns, cost-benefit evaluation, and countermeasure selection.

This course combines a web-conference and a self-paced lesson that aids in application to your current 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:

  • Explain how Crash Modification Factors are used to estimate the safety effects of highway improvements.
  • Apply Crash Modification Factors to compare and select highway safety improvements.

Target Audience:

This course is intended for individuals that have the responsibility for identifying, recommending, selecting, installing, and maintaining appropriate countermeasures to help reduce the number of crashes.

 Applying Access Management to Roadway Projects

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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

 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

 AstroCamp: Journey to the Stars

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 EducatorsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WYHost: University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is host to one of 20 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps.  Forty-eight campers will be selected to learn about science, math, and engineering.  They will observe the universe with professional telescopes, study astronomical images on computers, contruct scientific spectrographs to identify chemical elements, and build and launch model rockets.  Activities will be led by professional astronomers, college students, and high school science teachers.

This FREE 10-day residential, on-campus science camp is open to all students residing in Wyoming.  Additionally, the camp is open to students residing in the following counties:  Western Nebraska, Northern Colorado, and Western South Dakota.  Students who will be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the Fall are encouraged to apply. 

 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. 

 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. This will be NDSU’s 9th year as a hub site and 4th year as a regional competition site.

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 Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/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.

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

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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.

 Born to Build

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: WYHost: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Mimic nature’s architects by building bridges, dams, boats and tunnels.

 Bridge Construction Inspection Safety

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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.

 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 DevelopmentProfession/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

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

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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

 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.

The deadline for this scholarship is June 1, 2016.

 Communication

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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.

 Construction Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: SDHost: Mitchell Technical Institute

Are you interested in an exciting career in the fast-growing field of construction? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore a wide-variety of construction related careers, such as Architectural Design and Building Construction, Electrical Construction and Maintenance, Heating and Cooling Technology and Welding and Manufacturing Technology.

 Construction Contract Management

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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, Energy and Manufacturing Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: SDHost: Lake Area Technical Institute

Explore the vast careers in the Construction, Energy and Manufacturing fields. Hands-on experience in Building Trades Technology, Heavy Equipment Operator, Energy Operations, Energy Technology, Electronic Systems Technology, Precision Machining, Robotics, and Welding Technology.

 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 DevelopmentProfession/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

 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 DevelopmentProfession/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.

 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!

 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. 

 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. 

Deadline to submit an application: July 15, 2016.

Scholarship application submission officially opens: May 1, 2016.

 Designing for Pedestrian Safety

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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.

 Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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.

 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.

 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

 Drugged Driving: A Growing Highway Safety Issue

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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.

Deadline for Applications: April 14, 2016

For more information, go to: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpp/ddetfp.htm#FellowshipsApp

 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. Cost – $250 ($300 after May 1) (scholarships available). Application deadline is May 1st.

 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!

Application deadline is May 1st.

 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 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

 Electricity Essentials for Elementary School Students

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

How does electricity work in our house? Investigate the concepts of energy and electricity using snap circuits, experiments and activities. An Omaha Public Power District expert will visit to discuss electricity basics. At the end of the week, put your knowledge to the test and create an electric city!

 Electricity Essentials for Middle School Students

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

How does electricity work in our house? Investigate the concepts of energy and electricity using snap circuits, experiments and activities. An Omaha Public Power District expert will visit to discuss electricity basics. At the end of the week, put your knowledge to the test and create an electric city!

 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

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: 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?[

 

 Energy Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: SDHost: Mitchell Technical Institute

Are you interesting in a career in the field of energy and renewable resources? MTI is holding an Energy Camp that will provide students with the opportunity to explore a variety of energy-related fields, such as Wind Turbine Technology, Automation Controls/SCADA, Power Line Construction and Maintenance and Propane and Natural Gas Technologies.

 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 Excitement

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: Museum of the Rockies

It’s build-make-do (and revise) in our camp for young Engineers! We’ll work with all kinds of structures and vehicles to defeat Olympic-sized challenges and make different things – and make them better!

 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

2 weeks hands-on opportunity to experience all engineering fields at the University of Wyoming. Students also participate in field trips and cultural activities.

 Environmental Conditions

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 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.

 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!

 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.

 Explore, Make and Discover in the Big Sky

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

Explore Place This exciting summer program will explore the environment of the Big Sky and its relationship to architecture. Students will engage in the variety of environments that exist in the Mountain West region of Montana as sites for architectural investigations and proposals. Through the activities of hiking and rock climbing, students will explore the world around them as inspiration for design.

Make Space  This program will translate student observations through experience in rock climbing to designing space for people. Students will work with a variety of materials and at different scales to create architectural designs. Students will work individually and collectively to generate designs and build spaces here in the Gallatin Valley.

Discover Architecture This one-week program will allow students to experience the hands on studio environment of a college architecture program and see the exciting opportunities in the profession of architecture.

 Fall Prevention for Transportation Contractors

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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.

 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 DevelopmentProfession/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 Training

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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. 

 Frontline Customer Service

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

Effective skills to create a positive customer service experience for the customer and employee to include: telephone and email etiquette; problem solving; managing attitudes; handling complaints and creating a professional work environment.

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

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/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 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

 Gateway Camps

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: South Dakota Department of Education

The Gateway Academy Camps utilize Project Lead the Way’s project-based, hands-on, and real world problem solving approach to STEM education. The camps are designed to nurture kids’ imaginations, inspire creativity, and develop self-confidence. The educational activities found at a Gateway Academy Camp thoroughly engage girls and boys from all backgrounds, igniting their passion and fueling interest in understanding how things work, while significantly advancing their skills in STEM subjects.

Gateway Academy sites are selected to provide leading edge technologies that allow kids to sample topics such as robotics, dissection, and 3D modeling. Participants will broaden their understanding of the engineering design process and the scientific method. They will act as scientists, researchers, and engineers while being exposed to these career paths.

 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 Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/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. 

 Girls-n-Science 2016

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

The event will begin at 12:30 and end by 4 pm.  Check back here soon to learn more about the 2016 event!

New this year:  STEM Stars for 7th and 8th grade girls only
MSUB LA Building – 9 am to Noon

Three 45 minute learning opportunities will take place just for middle school girls!  Explore three different STEM fields through fun, hands-op programs.  Girls must register ahead of time to be involved and space will be very limited.  To learn more call 406-896-5890.

 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!

 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.

 Guardrail Series: Installation and Inspection of New Guardrails

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

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.

 Hard Hats and Heels

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Distribution and Logistics, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and Compliance, Operators (of conveyances by mode), Vehicle and Equipment Design, Manufacture, and MaintenanceState: NEHost: Central Community College

Planes, trains and automobiles is what this camp is all about! It’s time to add hard hats and boot heels to your closet. This all-day two week camp is geared to the young woman (or young man) who has completed their freshman/sophomore year and finished one year of algebra. The focus will be on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts, so put your geek on and join us for some fun as we dig deep into the world of road and bridge design, logistics and safety. Time will be spent learning these concepts through tours and hands-on activities. By the end of the camp, participants will have and understanding of transportation careers and a strong base in resume-building and public speaking. 

 Hawai’i 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 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 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 DevelopmentProfession/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.

 

 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 DevelopmentProfession/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.

 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 Safety Data Systems

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/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 Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/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 Mode: Freight (rail, trucking, pipeline)Profession/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 Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 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 Introduction and Overview

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 Online Overview

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/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 Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/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 Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/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 Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/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 Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/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.

 How to Meet The Federal Traffic Sign Retroflectivity Requirements

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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.

 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.  In 2015, Southwest Idaho SWE awarded scholarships to 6 deserving Idaho ladies.

Applications for the 2016 scholarship program are due February 28, 2016.

 Impact Teen Drivers

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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.

 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 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.

 Improving Highway Safety with Intelligent Transportation Systems

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 Safety at Railroad Highway Grade Crossings

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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

 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

 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 Designs for Improving Intersection and Interchange Capacity

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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

 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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 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 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.

 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 DevelopmentProfession/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.

 Junkyard Warriors II

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WYHost: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Students will recycle common everyday items to create motorized mechanisms, mini-robots, and racers. The program is divided into a series of challenges where students will compete as teams against each other to accomplish specific tasks. Each challenge combines environmental principles, physics, and basic elements of design and engineering. After mastering the beginning concepts, students will face a final challenge to earn the title “Junkyard Warrior.”

 Lawrence Brothers Science Camp

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Other Specific PopulationProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: University of South Dakota

For one week this summer the University of South Dakota will provide an opportunity for students entering the 7th, 8th and 9th grades to have fun learning about science.

During that week, future scientists will learn numerous scientific aspects of sports. Laboratory activities accentuate the chemistry, physics, biology, physiology and mathematics of analyzing sports, and the physical and physiological aspects of the activities.

The Lawrence Brothers Science Camp is a great way for students to meet and get to know fellow students from around the area and across the state, while they learn university setting.

 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 DevelopmentProfession/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.

 LEGO Robotics II

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WYHost: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Are you an inventive students who likes to tinker, build and solve problems? Students will learn the world of computer programming and robotics using the latest technology from LEGO. Join this camp to build and program a robot that moves with motors, reacts with sensors and emits sounds from the computer. No prior experience is necessary.

 Low-Cost Safety Improvements – WEB-BASED

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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.

 Maintenance of Drainage Features for Safety

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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 DevelopmentProfession/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.

 Maker Camp II

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WYHost: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Want to create, tinker and imagine new ideas? A Maker is someone who uses technologies to create and MAKE new things. A Maker is a creator of technology, not just a user of technology. Join our Maker Summer Camp and unleash your inner Maker. Students learn to use technology, to make their ideas real. Hands-on learning offers students the chance to learn new making and building skills.

 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 DevelopmentProfession/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 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.

 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).

 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.

 Missoula Expanding Your Horizons Conference

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

The Missoula 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 female scientists, engineers, and technology specialists. This event fosters middle school girls’ enthusiasm for STEM careers, informs them of professions and opportunities, and encourages them to continue their studies in science and math to reach their goals and aspirations.

 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.

 Modern Roundabouts: Intersections Designed for Safety

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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.

 Mommy, Me, and SWE

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

This one-day event allows young girls to learn about engineering and STEM fields by doing hands-on activities and projects with their moms. At the end of the morning, the girls complete a project while their moms learn more about how to encourage their daughters to continue to pursue their interests in STEM.

 

 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.

 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

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

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.

This training covers many TIM recommended procedures and techniques, including:

  • TIM Fundamentals and Terminology
  • Notification and Scene Size-Up
  • Safe Vehicle Positioning
  • Scene Safety
  • Command Responsibilities
  • Traffic Management
  • Special Circumstances
  • Clearance and Termination
  • Telecommunicators

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.

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.

 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 DevelopmentProfession/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.

 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.

 Northern Plains Tribal Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation Professionals, Other Specific PopulationProgram 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 PolicyState: NDHost: United Tribes Technical College

The goals of the program are to assist American Indian Tribal Governments by increasing their technical capabilities in transportation and to expand their workforces to effectively address their transportation needs. 

 Northwest Tribal Technical Assistance Program:

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation Professionals, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: Minority or Women Focused Programs, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: WAHost: Eastern Washington University

 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 DevelopmentProfession/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 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 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.

 OSHA 10-Hour and 30-Hour Classes Training Exclusively for the Roadway Construction Industry

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

Training Length: 10 or 30 hours

 

These courses are for owners, safety managers, supervisors, and workers and are focused on the hazards and situations that roadway construction workers face every day. Topics include the prevention of night time construction hazards, “runovers” and “backovers,” high-visibility clothing and working next to roadway traffic. This training sets the standard for the entire transportation construction industry.

 Overview of Transit Procurement for Senior Leadership

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

This revised half-day seminar offers senior leadership a better understanding of the rationale, functions, and general process of third-party contracting for FTA grantees. It provides an overview of major elements of an acceptable procurement program and is designed to be presented in a conference setting. Some of the themes of the seminar are competence and training, teaming and partnering internally and externally, supporting advance planning of procurements, and adhering to pre-established procedures. Topics include:

  • Principles of Procurement
  • The Procurement Process
  • Roles and Responsibilities

This seminar features a panel consisting of an FTA representative, Washington; FTA representative, regional; a representative from the private sector, and a transit procurement officer. Included in the panel discussions will be issues such as the procurement process, policy and practice, and the transit agency organization.

 Paratransit Management and Operations

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

The goal of this course is to teach transit professionals the skills needed to effectively manage and operate paratransit services. Topics include:

  • History of demand response service and where the industry is today
  • The relationship between managing and providing paratransit service
  • Developing policies and procedures for your paratransit department
  • Management functions needed to operate paratransit service, including planning, resource availability, staffing, scheduling, budgeting, and performance evaluation
  • Operating techniques to provide paratransit service, including contracting vs. in-house, brokerages and call center operations, route deviation, taxi supplements, and feeder service
  • Scheduling techniques that are based on your agency”s resources and local transit environment
  • Controlling costs and billing methods
  • Technology’s role in paratransit service
  • Customer service throughout the paratransit department

The course is facilitated by industry professionals with extensive experience in paratransit service and the ADA.

 Paratransit Manager Certification

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: Easterseals Project Action Consulting

Easterseals Project Action Consulting (ESPAC) now offers certification for professional paratransit managers. Certified through the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida, the program provides paratransit managers of all experience levels with the Certified ADA Paratransit Manager credential. Credits earned through ESPAC, other professional organizations, and work experience can be applied toward the total 60 hours needed for initial certification.

Paratransit Managers need to have a comprehensive understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements, transportation service, human resources, and eligibility and operations appeals processes. Managers dedicated to going beyond the minimum requirements will also want to have a firm understanding of emergency preparedness, governance, and public engagement. When you acquire these advanced skills, current and future employers will know that you have a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of paratransit management.

 Partnerships with Faith-based & Community Organizations to Support Inclusive Coordinated Transportation & Mobility Management

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

This Webinar was hosted by the National Center for Mobility Management and the ACL Inclusive Coordinated Transportation Partnerships Project, in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration, and the U.S. Department of HHS Administration for Community Living (ACL) as well as their Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (The Partnership Center).

Attendees learned about:

  • Strategies to reach out to faith-based and community organizations and national initiatives that can support your work;
  • Partnerships that have been established with non-traditional – non-transit organizations such as religious organizations;
  • Resources regarding how to develop and sustain relationships.

 Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) Training

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focus: Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: NationalHost: Community Transportation Association of America

The Community Transportation Association is a national nonprofit membership organization representing public and private transportation providers and is a recognized leader in the field of transit education, training and information

The PASS basic program consists of 6 modules and includes comprehensive training on the assistance that drivers should be providing to passengers with special needs. It is based on CTAA’s Passenger Service and Safety (PASS) driver and trainer certification program that has successfully trained and certified over 45,000 drivers and instructors. It is regarded as an industry standard and we are proud to offer PASS training in an online format. For more information on the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and to purchase training materials, go to www.ctaa.org/training.

 Peaks and Potentials Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: MTHost: Montana State University

For more than 30 years, Peaks and Potentials has given high-ability/high-potential students entering grades 5-7 (in Fall 2016) the opportunity to explore special topics of interest and work with experts in various subject areas.

Instructors are MSU faculty, graduate students and experienced professionals from the area. University students and professionals act as director and counselors throughout the week.

Students have the option of staying on campus or commuting each day. All classes emphasize personal instruction and small group interaction as well as a “hands-on” approach. Academic, recreational and social activities offer students a chance to interact with their peers and sample campus life.

 Pedestrian Facility Design

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

Cost: $700
Training Length: 1.5 days

Course Description:

To emphasize the importance of planning for pedestrians, the course focuses on case examples involving corridor and intersection design issues. Participants are engaged through lecture, discussion, video demonstrations of problem areas in corridors and intersections, small group problem identification, and the development of design alternatives. This training was developed to provide information and application opportunities to those involved in the design of pedestrian facilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires newly constructed and altered sidewalks to be accessible and usable by people with disabilities, and accessibility improvements need to be implemented for existing facilities.

Outcomes:

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

  • List the characteristics of pedestrians and motorized traffic that influence pedestrian facility design
  • Apply the concepts of universal design and applicable design reference material to redesigning an existing location and/or designing a new location that meets the needs of motorized and nonmotorized users
  • Given a case example, identify potential conflicts between pedestrians and other traffic and propose design options that improve access and safety
  • Given a case example, analyze the network for improvement options to meet the needs of pedestrian and other traffic

Target Audience:

Engineers with planning, design, construction, or maintenance responsibilities; pedestrian and bicycle specialists, disability and orientation specialists, transportation planners, architects, landscape architects, as well as decisionmakers at the project planning level.

 Pedestrian Safety Action Plan Webinars

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHosts: Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, USDOT Federal Highway Administration

Cost: Free
Training Length: Varies

 

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Safety, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offered a seven-part Webinar series intended to help communities address pedestrian safety issues and initiate the steps to drafting a tailored pedestrian safety action plan. Modeled after the FHWA’s/PBIC’s in-person training course “How to Develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan,” the Webinar series focused on topics ranging from funding to safety enforcement. 

  • Course Introduction and General Planning Principals
  • Stakeholders
  • Data Collection and Analysis
  • Pedestrian Safety Education
  • Safety Enforcement
  • Engineering Strategies
  • Funding Issues

 Pedestrian Safety at Intersections: Planning, Design, and Operations

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

Cost: $145 members/$195 non-members
Training Length: 2.5 hours

 

Purpose and Background

The focus of this online four-module course is to provide a comprehensive analysis and understanding of pedestrian safety issues at roadway intersections.  Background or training in traffic operations and some familiarity of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, (MUTCD), is recommended.

 
This course will benefit to practitioners/designers who are tasked with the planning/design of pedestrian safety issues at intersections in your community.  General concepts related to the infrastructure of the pedestrian environment will be covered along with a discussion on crosswalks and signal timing requirements.  The guidelines in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, (MUTCD), will be discussed, along with pedestrian safety issues at school zones, and a case study will be provided to further enhance the learning process.  The presentation concludes with a discussion as to how outreach and education can provide value to you, your agency, and your local community. 

 

Learning Outcomes and Benefits

An Introduction to Pedestrian Safety

  • Learn why this topic is important from an operations standpoint
  • Identify the user groups who benefit from added pedestrian safety measures
Examining the Pedestrian Environment at Intersections
  • Learn about the components of pedestrian infrastructure at intersections
  • Learn about the pedestrian signal infrastructure elements at intersections
Pedestrian Safety in School Zones
  • Learn why school zones deserve special attention
  • Learn about the components of pedestrian safety in school zones
Linking Pedestrian Safety Concepts with Design and Implementation
  • Determine field data collection needs and how to apply this information to your intersection design
  • Learn about some of the trends with regard to pedestrian safety at intersections

 

Target Audience

  • Public Agency Engineers
  • Public Agency Planners
  • Consultants
  • Pedestrian Safety Advocates

 

 Performance Measures in Mobility Management: Experiences from the Field

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

This webinar featured two mobility management practitioners—Heather Wheeler, Executive Director, Community Transportation Association of Idaho, and Marion Denney, Senior Mobility Manager, Dallas Area Rapid Transit—talking about ways they are measuring the performance of a variety of mobility management objectives and activities. They emphasized measures and data collection that captures the impact of mobility management objectives on wider community goals. Performance measurement expert Meredith Highsmith explained the framework she uses in the NCMM training Performance Measures for Mobility Management and Coordination, as well as provided tips to develop measures to capture the outcomes of mobility management program work in bringing forth positive social, health and economic outcomes. 

 Personal Protective Equipment

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for proper care and use of PPE. 

This course covers all areas of personal protection, including eye and visibility protection, head protection, respirators, hearing protection, hand and foot protection, and fall protection. Participants will learn when training is necessary, the proper use and care of PPEs, and the skill necessary to use PPEs prior to performing work. 

 

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 when training or retraining in the proper use of PPE is necessary;
  • Understand use, proper care, useful life, limitations, and timely disposal of PPE; and
  • Demonstrate understanding of the necessary skills required for using PPE before performing work requiring the use of such equipment.

 Personal Protective Equipment – PPE

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

Cost: $50

 

Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is any type of specialized gear or clothing that protects a person from hazards that could occur on a job. This course covers the different types of PPE workers need for different jobs in a work zone. You will learn about how to select and maintain PPE for your transportation construction project as well as how to establish a work zone culture where everyone always uses PPE.

 Plan Reading: Highway Plan Reading Basics

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

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

The ability to read plans is essential for anyone involved in highway or bridge construction. This training describes the foundational information needed to begin reading and understanding highway plans. This includes an overview of the title page and its components, station numbers, townships, and quantity estimates. 

This training is part of the curriculum from the Plan Reading Series, which covers both basic plan reading instructions as well as providing a more in-depth level of instruction for anyone seeking more information and/or a review of plan reading. The other Web-based training modules include:

  • Grading Plans 
  • Traffic Control Plans
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • Right-of-Way Plans
  • County Plans
  • Bridge Plans
  • Culvert Plans

 

Target Audience: 

This training is designed for those involved in the construction process and/or maintenance activities of highways and/or highway structures. It is applicable to anyone desiring a better understanding of plan reading.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

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

  • Describe the components of a plan’s title sheet;
  • Calculate the distance between two station numbers;
  • Explain how a township is designated in a plan; and
  • Identify quantity estimates for given supplies and materials.

 Plan Reading: Traffic Control Plans

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

Cost: $13 members/$25 non-members
Training Length: 30 minutes

 

The ability to read plans is essential for anyone involved in highway or bridge construction. This training reviews the information found in the Traffic Control Plans section of a highway plan.

This training is part of the curriculum from the Plan Reading Series, which covers both basic plan reading instructions as well as providing a more in-depth level of instruction for anyone seeking more information and/or a review of plan reading. The other Web-based training modules include:

  • Highway Plan Reading Basics
  • Grading Plans
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • Right-of-Way Plans
  • County Plans
  • Bridge Plans
  • Culvert Plans

 

Target Audience: 

This training is designed for those involved in the construction process and/or maintenance activities of highways and/or highway structures. It is applicable to anyone desiring a better understanding of plan reading.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

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

  • Describe the information provided in the traffic control plans;
  • Identify signs to be used in the project; and
  • Identify sign locations.

 Planning and Designing for Pedestrian Safety

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

Cost: $530
Training Length: 3 days

Course Description:

The Planning and Designing for Pedestrian Safety is a combination of the information from the 2-day “Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan” (NHI-380089) and 2-day “Designing for Pedestrian Safety” (NHI-380090) course. This comprehensive 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, and specific programs 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. This course goes into more detail on engineering strategies than the “Developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan” (NHI-380089) course. This course includes two field exercises 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 role that planning and street design play in pedestrian safety.
  • Demonstrate how pedestrians should be considered and provided for during the planning, design, work zone maintenance, and operations phases of the pedestrian safety action plan.
  • Describe how human behavior issues related to pedestrians and drivers interacting safely and common pedestrian crash types.
  • Identify good practices and effective solutions to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility.
  • Explain the significance of land-use, street connectivity, and site design in helping to make a safer pedestrian environment.
  • Recognize human behavior issues related to pedestrians and drivers interacting safely and common pedestrian crash types.
  • Collect and analyze data in a meaningful way to identify safety deficiencies and priorities for improvement.
  • Employ commonly used and effective pedestrian crash countermeasures
  • Effectively involve stakeholders to create publicly supported and trusted policies, programs, and projects.

Target Audience:

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.

 Port of Seattle Internship Program

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career ExposureProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: WAHost: Port of Seattle
Interested in public-service? Are you currently a student looking for professional experience to advance yourself in the job market? The Port of Seattle offers a diverse field of opportunities for students of every level to pursue career advancement in their respective field of study.
 
The Port of Seattle’s Internship Program, started in 1963, offers these types of internships every year. The internship program is designed to provide qualified candidates with an opportunity to excel in their field of study and perform real work to jumpstart their careers. In return, the port gains a fresh perspective from the next generation of community leaders. 
 
The port offers internships for graduate, undergraduate and high-school students in various fields of study including but not limited to: Accounting, Auditing, Construction Management, Engineering, Environmental, Finance & Budget, Human Resources, Marketing, and Planning.  

 Preventing Runovers and Backovers–Internal Traffic Control

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

Cost: Free
Training Length: 3 hours

 

Developed in partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and OSHA, this 3-hour course explains for contractors and their employees how they can help reduce fatalities and accidents in the roadway construction industry by separating trucks and heavy machines from workers on foot in the work zone and creating an internal traffic control plan. Surveys of participants have shown this course substantially improves organization and safety behavior in the work zone. This course requires a minimum of 20 students, but no more than 40 per class.

 Primary Sector Workforce Training Grants

Audience Served: Entry-Level WorkersProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesState: MTHost: Montana Department of Commerce

The Primary Sector Workforce Training Grant (WTG) encourages the creation of jobs in primary sector businesses. Primary sector businesses are generally defined as those having 50% or more of their sales outside Montana. This funding provides an essential job training incentive for new businesses to locate in Montana and provides existing primary sector businesses with essential support to train employees in new jobs that allow the businesses to expand in Montana without leaving the state.

A primary sector business creating jobs in Montana is eligible for up to $5,000 for each net new full-time job created and $2,500 for each net new part-time job created that pays at least 170% of the state minimum wage. Training funds are not provided to the awarded applicant business until the jobs have been created at the qualifying wage and eligible expenses have been incurred.

Applications are accepted on an open-cycle basis until all available funds are committed to approved projects.

This grant program is administered by the Department of Commerce with the Department Grant Review Committee making the actual grant award decisions. The Committee may award workforce training grants to primary sector businesses that provide education or skills-based training for employees in a newly created job.

This program is targeted to businesses that can demonstrate:

  • 50% of the business’s sales are from outside of Montana or the business is a manufacturing company with 50% of its sales from companies that have 50% of their sales outside of Montana, and
  • must meet at least one of the following criteria
    • be a value-adding business as defined by the Board of Investment,
    • demonstrate a significant positive economic impact to the region and state beyond the job creation involved,
    • be a new business that provides a product or service that is not available in Montana or the region which results in state residents leaving the state to purchase the product or service,
    • provide a service or function that is essential to the locality or the state, or
    • be a for-profit or a nonprofit hospital or medical center.

Applicants must provide $1 of match for every $3 dollars of grant funds.

Trainees must be paid at least the average wage that meets or exceeds the lesser of 170% of Montana’s current minimum wage or the current average weekly wage of the county. The wage can include benefits. County wage rates in effect are provided here.

The Department is targeting this workforce training grant program to projects that can demonstrate tangible, measurable results involving employees working in the businesses that are receiving assistance.

 Problem Passengers, Challenging Situations: Managing Problem Passengers and Difficult Situations

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

This training portrays the difficult situations rural transit providers may face, such as verbal abuse, sexual advances, dementia, incontinence, fare refusal, offensive odors, weapons and seizures, and discusses appropriate driver responses. The training module includes a resource guide for training and a 27-minute training video.

 Project Identification Using the Highway Safety Manual

Program Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NationalHost: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1.5 hours

 Project Management for Transit Professionals

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

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the major components of a well-defined project
  • Explain the functionality of each phase of the project lifecycle and associated deliverables
  • Create a Project Management Plan (PMP), including a Statement of Work (SOW) and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Identify methods to obtain reasonable project estimates to develop a realistic project schedule
  • Use Earned Value to control and report a projects status and evaluate the impact of potential changes on the PMP
  • Recognize the relationship between leadership and teamwork development, as well as the importance of communicating to all stakeholders

 Public Involvement in the Transportation Decisionmaking Process

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: National Highway Institute

Cost: $1050
Training Length: 3 days

Course Description:

Public involvement is much more than public hearings. It involves creative thinking as well as the willingness and ability to interact openly and sensitively to the public’s preferred forms of communication and participation. Public involvement is about reaching out to and involving the public in transportation decisionmaking. The public should have a role in every phase of decisionmaking, including the design of the participation plan itself. Successful public involvement addresses the public’s procedural, psychological, and substantive needs while gathering useful information. By focusing on interests–rather than positions–public involvement can become more meaningful as well as useful.

Outcomes:

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

  • Describe U.S. DOT transportation decisionmaking processes, including those that trigger the National Environmental Policy Act
  • Describe the relationship between public involvement and decisionmaking
  • Develop a public involvement plan with stakeholder assistance that includes attention to non-traditional populations as an evaluation component
  • Describe interest-based problem solving and the values that underlie it
  • Identify ways to enhance public involvement plans

Target Audience:

Federal, State, and local transportation agency staff, metropolitan planning organization personnel, transit operators, consultants, and others who are responsible for planning, implementing, or participating in any phase of the public involvement process.

 Public Involvement in Transportation Decisionmaking

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

Public Involvement is much more than posting notices and holding public hearings. Public participation involves creative thinking, with willingness and ability to interact openly to the public’s preferred forms of communication. It is about being sensitive to disparate needs and conflicting priorities. It is about giving the public an opportunity to influence transportation decision making. This course walks the talk by employing public involvement techniques as the means of conveying the key learning outcomes. It is a joint effort among FTA’s Office of Planning, NTI, the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Office of Planning, and the National Highway Institute (NHI) and was recently updated to reflect changes in the Federal Transportation reauthorization.

This course does not focus on the NEPA process, but on more general strategies and tools of engaging the public.

 Public Transportation (TL 786)

Audiences Served: University Students, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

This course focuses on public transportation issues and models used in urban and rural settings. The course is categorized into seven modules: The history, governance, planning and design, service delivery, management, trends, and future. Students will work on projects directly related to transit systems. Each student will be assigned an industry mentor (3 credit hours).

 Public Transportation (TL 787)

Audiences Served: University Students, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

This course focuses on concepts and modeling procedures used when planning and operating public transportation systems. Topics covered include transit demand analysis, quality of service concepts and estimation, bus and rail capacity, and service planning.

 Puget Sound Engineering Council Engineering Fair

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: Puget Sound Engineering Council

The Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC)  hosts an Engineering Fair in conjunction with local chapters of engineering societies, colleges, and businesses. The Engineering Fair generally has about 25 display booths, staffed by practicing engineers and technical people representing many types of engineering disciplines. In addition,
the Fair also features a hands-on design competition on site (The Popsicle Stick Bridge Load Competition sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers). More information on the contest can be found at www.seattleasce.org/ymf.

The Fair provides a fun, visible way to see and hear about the various types of engineering disciplines, as well as encourage students to think about engineering as a career. This is an annual event that coincides with National Engineers Week in February.

The event is open to the public, with the target audience being K-12 students and their parents. There is no admission required to enter the Fair, which will occur in the Museum of Flight’s Side Gallery on Saturday February 6th, 2016 from 10 AM to 4 PM. However, entry into the museum portion of the Museum of Flight is required.

 Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Transit

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

To provide an overview of the essential components of quality assurance and quality control in transit agencies. This course will also review and expand upon the FTA’s Quality Management System Guidelines and address the various perspectives for quality relative to capital development, transit operations, maintenance, or vehicle acquisition.

 Quest for Funding: Getting Creative

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

This NCMM webinar highlighted sensible, creative, and slightly crazy – but effective – strategies, for obtaining funding for transportation programs. Our speakers discussed high-earning fundraising events, partnerships with local organizations, and public funding sources that allow them to provide quality transportation services.

 Ready, SET- Go!

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsState: SDHost: South Dakota State University

The Ready SET-Go! Camp is a one-day workshop for high school girls held every November. (SET stands for Science, Engineering, and Technology.) Modeled after the eighth-grade GEMS camp, this version offers activities more suited to high-school age students and is designed to help students decide how to focus their interests into a college major and a career. To this end, professional women from the industry provide a key part of the workshop.

The goals of this workshop are to introduce high school-aged women to engineering, math, and science through a highly dynamic program of hands-on activities, increase student and parent knowledge of engineering, math, and science with regard to academic preparation and professional opportunities, provide an environment that facilitates learning and excitement about engineering, math, and science, and to inspire young women to continue to pursue the courses of study introduced during the workshop.

 Reducing Collisions at High Crash Locations

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Professional DevelopmentProfession/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

Traffic crashes that cause injury, death, and property damage can be reduced by improving local education efforts, increased enforcement and implementing engineering measures. A comprehensive program to reduce crashes by implementing engineering measures should find ways to improve safety and traffic operations at high crash intersections and at mid-block locations. It should also look at collisions involving pedestrians and bicyclists. This webinar will discuss the best approach to identifying mitigation measures that can be successful in reducing collisions. It will identify the different types of measures that can be used depending on the historical patterns at a given location.

 

Primary Discussion Topics

  • Identifying ways to reduce collisions
  • Analyzing crash patterns
  • Effectiveness of various types of crash reduction strategies
  • Components of a comprehensive crash reduction program

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to identify crash rates at intersections
  • Learn to compare these rates to average rates for similar locations to determine whether the crash patterns need to be analyzed to reduce the frequency of crashes
  • Learn about examples of locations where deficiencies have been identified and the recommended mitigation implemented to improve safety

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Gain a better understanding of engineering in the occurrence of crashes
  • Learn how to identify high crash locations that can be mitigated
  • Learn the most appropriate engineering mitigation measures

 

Intended Audience

This webinar will benefit transportation professionals, engineers and planners who work for consultants, cities, counties, and state agencies involved in operating roadway facilities. This course is designed for individuals with some background and training in designing streets and intersections who would be interested in improving the safety of these types of locations by implementing the most effective crash reduction strategies.

 Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) – A tool for Law Enforcement and DMV Investigators

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

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

The Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS) Program provides services and resources that directly impact law enforcement’s ability to successfully resolve criminal investigations and prosecute offenders, while providing the critical officer safety event deconfliction to keep the men and women of our law enforcement community safe.

RISS serves thousands of criminal justice agencies, yet only nine state DMVs have a RISS account. Through its RISS Secure Cloud (RISSNET™), information and intelligence sharing resources, investigative support and analytical services, and deconfliction, RISS has enabled agencies and officers to increase their success exponentially. This success can be experienced by applicable DMV investigative units as well!

 Regulatory and Warning Signs – Providing Answers to Common Citizen Requests

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focuses: Planning and Policy, Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Society of Civil Engineers

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

 

Have you ever wondered what the decision process is and who is involved with deciding where traffic signs are placed? This webinar addresses and answers these fundamental questions, as well as questions related to the usage and applicability of common regulatory and warning signs, including stop signs, yield signs, and no outlet or dead end signs.  The importance of public education regarding regulatory and warning signs will also be addressed, as attendees gain insight as to when and where sign installation should be avoided, as well as how to work with the public on mutually beneficial outcomes.

 

Purpose and Background

This webinar will benefit you if you are an entry-level practitioner or supervisor who is tasked with the installation of regulatory and warning signs in your community. The instructor discusses the guidelines in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to help with implementation in a local city, town, or jurisdiction, and this webinar specifically addresses common requests from citizens which will include, but not be limited to, installation of stop signs to address speeding concerns, appropriate use of yield signs, and requests for dead end and no outlet signage. The instructor provides case studies and specific examples will be provided to further enhance the learning process. The presentation concludes with a discussion as to how outreach and education can provide value to you, your agency, and the local community.

 

Primary Topics of Discussion

  • Current reference materials including the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
  • Where and when common regulatory and warning signs should be used
  • Considerations when implementing these signs
  • Case studies discussing sign implementation and installation
  • The importance of public outreach and education

 

Learning Outcomes

  • The Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and its guidelines related to signage
  • Application of common regulatory and warning signs and where these signs should and should not be installed
  • Specific discussion on the usage of STOP and YIELD signs
  • When and where sign installation should be avoided
  • Working with the public to achieve a mutually agreeable outcome

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Develop a thorough understanding as to the appropriate use of common regulatory and warning signage
  • Know when and where STOP and YIELD signs should be used
  • Identify the benefits of effective sign installation
  • Effectively explain regulatory and warning signage principles to your community, clients, managers, and elected officials

 

Intended Audience

This webinar will benefit transportation professionals (particularly entry-level or early career engineers and planners) who work for cities, towns, counties, state agencies, and consultants and are responsible for installing and maintaining street signage in their community.  This webinar is designed for individuals with limited background or training in traffic operations and with limited familiarity of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

 Relationship Building

Audiences Served: University Students, Community College/University Faculty, Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career Exposure, Degree Programs, Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: AKHosts: University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

The program started with a simple request from UAA Professor (Prof. Osama Abaza), teaching the Senior Civil Design Capstone Course, to DOT&PF to use one or more of the DOT&PF’s current projects as featured project(s) in the course.  The DOT&PF made a volunteer project manager and one of his projects available and the relationship building has grown from there.  Current program has the DOT&PF provide 1-2 volunteer PM’s with their projects to support the Capstone Course.  The DOT&PF has 2-3 PM’s volunteer talk to the Freshman into to Engineer Courses.  UAA help advertise and their students fills 25-45 paid internships a year with DOT&PF.  UAA graduate students are working on their 3rd research project with DOT&PF, including experimental features in active projects.  And UAA has developed and hosts a weekly continuing education lunch speaker series that has attracted several DOT&PF staff into UAA’s growing graduate studies programs.     

 Rides to Meals, Part 2: Strategies to Connect Youth with Summer Food Service Programs

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

Each summer, millions of eligible children are unable to access the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services’ summer meal sites, often because of transportation challenges. In communities across the United States, summer meal programs and transportation professionals are putting their heads together to solve these challenges. This webinar featured two of these communities as well as a short review of other strategies discussed in NCMM’s Mobility Management In Practice brief on this topic: Transportation Strategies to Connect Youth with Summer Food Programs

 Rides to Meals: Strategies and Resources to Support Connections between Summer Food Service Programs and Transportation

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

Following a joint welcome from Rik Opstelten, Federal Transit Administration, and Tony Craddock, Jr., USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the webinar explored ways in which public transit programs can partner with FNS-funded summer food programs to ensure youth have access to nutrition over the summer months. NCMM’s Judy Shanley facilitated the webinar, which also showcased local examples from the field, presented by Kari Banta, Texas DOT, and Brian Baker, SPARTAN Public Transit. 

 Risk Assessment

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

Cost: $50

 

This course covers applying the process of risk assessment to different stages of transportation construction, building your own risk management tools, and using those tools on a site visit to identify and mitigate hazards.

 

 Road Safety Audits and Inspections

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

Performing effective road safety audits and inspections at all stages of road design & operation improves safety and demonstrates to the public an agency’s dedication to crash reduction. This module provides an in-depth review of proven planning and implementation practices from building independent, multi-disciplinary teams to the steps required to conduct successful audits and inspections.

 Road Safety Audits/Assessments

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

Cost: $400
Training Length: 2 days

Course Description:

Performing effective road safety audits/assessments, (RSAs), improves safety and demonstrates to the public an agency’s dedication to crash reduction. An RSA is a formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent audit team. The RSA training provides practical information on how to conduct an RSA, select a location, and build an independent, multi-disciplinary team. The costs, time, benefits, and common myths and concerns surrounding RSAs will be discussed. Participants learn how to improve transportation safety by applying a new proactive approach. Emphasis is placed on using low cost safety improvements as well as understanding the interaction between the highway and all road users.

The training includes hands-on application of the training materials, which includes information on each stage of a road safety audit and easy-to-use-prompt lists. A copy of “FHWA Road Safety Audit Guidelines” is provided.

Outcomes:

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

  • Express the road safety audit process terminology
  • Perform a simple road safety audit, as a member of a team
  • Assess the benefits of a road safety audit on a local or statewide basis

Target Audience:

Personnel who are likely to serve on a road safety audit team including Federal, State, local transportation personnel, first responders and consultants who conduct highway safety studies should also attend.

 Roadside Safety Design

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

Cost: $800
Training Length: 3 days

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide. At the end of the course, you will be able to apply the clear zone concept to all classes of roadways; recognize unsafe roadside design features and elements and make appropriate changes; identify the need for a traffic barrier; and apply other highway hardware core competencies.

This course is intended for experienced safety and design engineers.

Outcomes:

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

  • Apply the clear zone concept to all classes of roadway
  • Warrant roadside and median barriers
  • Design roadside barriers
  • Select the most appropriate end treatment
  • Select the most appropriate safety hardware
  • Correctly locate safety hardware
  • Describe the elements of economic analysis

Target Audience:

Experienced Federal, State, and local highway engineers involved in the formulation and/or application of policies and standards relating to the design of safe roadside hardware.

 Roadway Safety+

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

Cost: Free
Training Length: 2 days

 

Developed through a series of contracts with FHWA and OSHA, Roadway Safety+ is the most widely vetted, vertically integrated and most advanced interactive software for road construction safety. This 2- to 16 hours (2 days) course can be tailored according to the needs of the students. It contains 35 interactive training modules, 29 toolbox pamphlets, five trainee booklets, 13 guidance documents, and two instructor guides. A minimum of 20 students per class is required.

 Roles of Transportation Management Centers in Incident Management on Managed Lanes

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: USDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office

Traffic Management Centers (TMCs) play a key role in Traffic Incident Management (TIM). Specialized considerations and procedures are necessary in the unique operating environment of managed lanes in order to effectively manage traffic during an incident. Another unique characteristic of managed lanes is the operating agency of the facility. Unlike the majority of the freeways that are operated by State DOTs, managed lane facilities may also be operated by toll authorities, regional/local transportation agencies or planning organizations, or private companies. Effective incident management is especially important on managed lanes in order to preserve the reliability of the facility.

Recognizing the importance of this topic, the Transportation Management Center Pooled-Fund Study supported the development of a guidebook to discuss the use of the TMC in incident management within the managed lane operating environment. The guidebook is titled: “Roles of Transportation Management Centers in Incident Management on Managed Lanes” and highlights best practices in this topic area with the goal of improving incident response, enhancing safety, and promoting a coordinated approach between stakeholders during incident responses.

This webinar will introduce the guidebook by highlighting the unique roles of the TMC in incident management on managed lanes. Similarities and differences between incident management on managed lanes versus other roadway facilities will be covered. The TMC role will be discussed from the context of TMC preparedness in advance of an incident, as well as real-time TIM response activities and support.

Learning Objectives

Attendees of the webinar will expect to learn about:

  • The importance of incident management in the managed lane environment.
  • How incident management in managed lanes can be different from typical incident management.
  • The TMC role in preparation for incident management on managed lane facilities.
  • The TMC role in real time incident management response and support activities on managed lane facilities.

Target Audiences

  • Managed Lane, ITS, and TMC Program Managers, consultants, vendors, academia, and government officials, including local, State, Federal and DOTs, and any other individuals or entities involved in the design, deployment, operation, or evaluation of TMCs or managed lanes.
  • Those wanting to learn more about the unique considerations related to incident management activities coordinated from a TMC in the managed lane environment.

 Safe and Effective Use of Law Enforcement Personnel in Work Zones

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: American Traffic Safety Services Administration

This course will raise awareness and provide guidance to law enforcement officers in active work zones, whether on or off duty. Students will be provided information regarding national standards and guidelines for uniform treatment of temporary traffic control in work zones, the roles and responsibilities of law enforcement officers in work zones, safe procedures for carrying out those roles, and the types of work zones as well as their configurations and component parts.

The course is recommended for law enforcement personnel who may plan enforcement for work zones or be assigned to execute a role associated with work zones. Additionally, those individuals working with law enforcement personnel, including highway contractors, subcontractors, utility personnel, and highway agency staff are encouraged to attend. 

 Safe Backing and Spotting

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

Cost: $3,000 (up to 30 attendees) + $18 per student
Training Length: 4 hours

 

The program is focused on training workers to avoid dangerous traffic areas on roadway construction sites, to recognize hazards surrounding equipment, and to provide clear communication between drivers/operators and spotters through the use of standardized signals and communication. During the four-hour course, crew members will learn:

  • A thorough understanding of spotting signals and communications between drivers/operators and spotters. Through this program, ARTBA introduces the first set of nationally-standardized hand signals for our industry;
  • Recognition of the “sphere of safety” – the hazards above, below and around moving equipment, and how to communicate those hazards to workers, operators and drivers;
  • Traffic and pedestrian routing strategies as a result of hands-on training, classroom activities and a spotting skills test; and
  • How to identify equipment blind spots, and train workers and operators how to safely navigate congested work zones.

 Safe Use of Hand and Power Operated Tools

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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

 

Hand and power tools are a common part of our day-to-day lives and are present in nearly every industry. These tools help us to easily perform tasks that otherwise would be difficult or impossible. On the other hand, these simple tools can be hazardous and have the potential for causing severe injuries when used or maintained improperly. Special attention toward hand and power tool safety is necessary in order to reduce or eliminate these hazards.

In the process of removing or avoiding the hazards, workers must learn to recognize the hazards associated with the different types of tools and the safety precautions necessary to prevent those hazards.

This training will cover the proper use and maintenance of hand tools and a variety of power tools. This is a basic course in the safe use of hand and power operated tools—it does not go into regulatory compliance or manufacturer’s instructions.

 

Target Audience: 

This course is designed for any individuals wanting to learn more about hand and power tool safety.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

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

  • Describe how to properly and safely use a hand tool;
  • Describe how to properly and safely use a power tool;
  • List five types of power tools; and
  • List the five general safety rules for power tools.

 Safety Data 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

A post-graduate research project and developmental opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of the Secretary of Transportation. The appointment will be served within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy in the Office of Policy Development, Strategic Planning, and Performance in Washington, DC as a Safety Data Research Participant.

The Office of Policy Development, Strategic Planning, and Performance supports the Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy and Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy in policy matters affecting all aspects of transportation. The office provides technical expertise for the Department’s legislative, regulatory and research programs, conducts analyses and recommends policies, and serves as the Departmental focal point for initiatives related to safety across all transportation modes.

The goal of the project is to develop DOT’s data-driven approach to decision making as it relates to safety issues with implications across the modes of transportation (highway, rail, air, water, and pipeline). The participant will collaborate with individuals from DOT’s operating administrations and offices under the Secretary of Transportation, such as the Office of the Chief Information Officer, to connect, understand, analyze, and visualize DOT safety databases, data sources outside of the Department, and geospatial data. The work will foster increased DOT use of data to inform programmatic and policy decisions, and further demonstrate the value of a cross-modal approach through the power of data analytics and visualization. 

To be eligible, applicants must have received a Master’s degree or higher within 3 years of the start date in either policy, public administration, public health, data science, business analytics, GIS, economics, statistics, or a similar social sciences degree with coursework requiring data analysis and visualization.  Applicants who received his/her most recent graduate degree more than three years prior to the date of application will not be considered.

 Safety Management Workshop

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

SWTA has created a two-day Safety Management Workshop to help medium, small, rural and tribal transit agencies understand the FTA’s Safety Management System (SMS) requirements and how to plan and implement SMS proactively, across all modes.

 Safety Orientation

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 training provides a general safety awareness orientation. Remember the motto: “Do it safely, or don’t do it!” Prevention of injury and safeguarding health is the responsibility of everyone—both management and employees. The safety and health of employees is the overriding concern in all phases of operations.

Completion of the first module will provide you with a general awareness of policy, responsibilities, what to wear, tools, hazards, and personal protective equipment (PPE). The second module will cover proper housekeeping practices, critical elements of hazard communication, confined spaces, procedure for lockout or tagout, and components of health and safety policies.

 

Target Audience: 

This training would be beneficial to anyone that is involved with providing a safe work place, safe equipment, proper materials, and establishing and insisting upon safe methods and practices at all times.

 

Learning Outcomes: 

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

  • Identify the reasons for having a safety policy;
  • Describe the employee and supervisor responsibilities at the workplace;
  • Identify what is appropriate and safe to wear to work;
  • Describe the different types of tools and the proper ways to use them;
  • Describe standard operating procedures to control for hazards;
  • Identify the components of PPE;
  • Identify proper housekeeping practices;
  • Describe the critical elements of hazard communication;
  • Define confined spaces;
  • Describe the procedure for lockout or tagout; and
  • Identify the important components of health and safety policies.

 Safety Training and Rural Transit

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

START Online is a new, interactive version of Safety Training and Rural Transit instructor-led course. It was developed in partnership with the Center for Transportation e-Learning (CTEL) and is hosted on CTEL’s learning management system (LMS).

START offers basic information for new drivers or refresher training for experienced drivers and is broken into three sections: Vehicle Safety, Driver/Operator Safety, and Passenger Safety. All content was updated in 2015 and consists of eight lessons within these sections, plus the original four videos. It uses e-learning tools to enhance and reinforce learning: scenarios, games, quizzes, and more.

 Science of Crash Modification Factors

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

Cost: $150
Training Length: 3 hours

Course Description:

This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to critically assess the quality of Crash Modification Factors (CMFs). The course covers concepts underlying the measurement of safety and the development of CMFs, key statistical issues that affect the development of quality CMFs, key methodological issues that affect the development of quality CMFs, and the general and methodological issues and statistical thresholds used to recognize quality CMFs.

This course combines self-paced material that will orient you to CMFs and what constitutes a quality CMF followed by a web-conference that will help you evaluate CMFs found in the CMF Clearinghouse. You will need access to both a telephone and internet connection to participate in the live web session.

Outcomes:

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

  • Explain the concepts of Crash Modification Factors (CMFs) and the measurement of safety.
  • List and describe important statistical issues that affect safety research.
  • Describe and compare three methodologies for evaluating the safety effect of a countermeasure.
  • Select the most appropriate CMF for a given application.

Target Audience:

The professionals who would be most interested in completing this course are those who are responsible for identifying, recommending, selecting, and installing appropriate countermeasures to help reduce the number of crashes.

 Screening Tool for Detecting Cognitive Impairment for Older Drivers in a DMV and Doctor’s Office Setting

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

Cost: Free
Training Length: 1 hour

 

With the aging population, there is increased pressure and responsibility on DMV’s and physicians to address medical fitness to drive. This is because of the strong association between age and impairing medical conditions. Drivers with a cognitive impairment, due to illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, represent a large and important segment of the medically impaired driving population. Unfortunately, drivers with cognitive impairment also present special challenges in terms of identification and assessment of fitness to drive. The lack of a valid and reliable screening tool for identifying cognitively impaired drivers has added to the challenge. The SIMARD MD was developed to address this deficiency. The SIMARD MD provides DMV personnel and physicians with a scientifically-based tool to assist in the identification of cognitively impaired drivers whose driving skills may have declined to an unsafe level. The paper and pencil tool is easy to administer and score, and has cut-off scores that have been validated against an evidence-based driving evaluation.

 Seattle Expanding Your Horizons

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

Our mission is to introduce middle schoolers to diverse professionals & foster youth interest in STEM fields through hands-on activities. Seattle Expanding Your Horizons (SEYH) is a hands-on conference that encourages middle school students to explore the world of math, science and technology. Biologists, botanists, engineers, veterinarians, and many other local professionals enthusiastically volunteer their time to host workshops that introduce students to exciting careers involving math, science and computer technology.

 Section 5310 Course: Filling Gaps in Mobility for Older Adults & People with Disabilities

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

This self-paced, online course ran from June 30th through September 30th.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the availability of Section 5310 transit funding; eligibility and funding requirements; coordination planning; and ideas for innovative approaches for using Section 5310 funds.  

Course Goals:

  • Increase knowledge of the Section 5310 program among a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Promote interest in the Section 5310 program as a means to address locally-identified gaps in mobility for older adults and people with disabilities.
  • Improve stakeholder understanding of the flexibilities inherent in the Section 5310 program so as to promote new and innovative approaches to using the funding.

 Section 5310 Webinar 1: The Federal Perspective

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentState: NationalHost: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

This webinar is Webinar 1 of the NADTC online course, Section 5310:  Filling Gaps in Mobility for Older Adults and People with Disabilities.

Do you want to learn more about Section 5310 funding?  This free webinar sponsored by NADTC discusses Section 5310 from the perspective of the Federal Transit Administration.  This webinar provides an overview of the Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5310 program, covering topics such as:  who is eligible for this funding; how to apply for the funding; what activities, programs and projects are eligible for funding; funding requirements; and how the funds are distributed.  Danielle Nelson, FTA Office of Program Management, was the featured presenter. 

 Section 5310 Webinar 2: State DOT Perspective

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

This is Webinar 2 of the NADTC online course, Section 5310:  Filling Gaps in Mobility for Older Adults and People with Disabilities.

Section 5310 funding is funneled through the state Departments of Transportation.  How they administer the program and distribute the funds varies from state-to-state. In this free NADTC-sponsored webinar, you will hear how one state, Texas, makes its funding decisions, the types of projects that are eligible for funding as well as those that are typically funded, and how required coordination efforts are monitored.  Texas has funded a number of innovative programs and has modeled some great best practices.  

 Securing Community Mobility

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

This course discusses potential threats to community transportation systems and provides employees with techniques for improving security and preventing crime and acts of violence against the system, passengers, and themselves. Emphasis is placed on employee preparation for the work day, workplace violence prevention, and increasing transportation security. Employees are trained to use common sense, and to observe and report perceived threats or dangerous events so that operations can run safely, smoothly, and efficiently.

 See and Be Seen: Emergency Lighting Awareness

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Emergency Responder Safety Institute

This module presents best practices in deploying emergency optical warning devices, called here “emergency lighting.” The module also discusses what research has, and has not established, with regard to effectiveness of certain emergency lighting characteristics and visual phenomena.

 Senior Leadership for Public Transportation

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

This program is held in conjunction with conferences. It 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.

 Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit

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

TRB conducted a webinar on Thursday, September 29, 2016 that discusses research from Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 188: Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit. The ability to conveniently request, track, and pay for trips via mobile devices is transforming transportation mobility options. The report examines the relationship between public transportation, including paratransit and demand-responsive services, and shared modes, including bikesharing, carsharing, microtransit, and ridesourcing services provided by companies such as Uber and Lyft. This webinar focused on several of the report’s key findings. The presenters also discussed the opportunities and challenges for public transportation as they relate to technology-enabled mobility services and potential actions that public agencies may take to promote cooperation between public and private mobility providers.

 Sight Distance

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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

Sight distance is important in the design and operation of various types of road facilities. Poor sight distance can have adverse safety impacts and can result in collisions. Higher crash rates may result in tort litigation against the agency that owns the right of way. This webinar will identify the different types of sight distance that are important and the guidelines that are applicable to each type of sight distance. The discussion will include examples of locations where poor sight distance exists and explain the potential impacts of inadequate sight distance on various types of road users such as pedestrians and bicyclists. The impact of light conditions will also be covered in the discussion. The webinar will include the latest sight distance information from the Sixth Edition of AASHTO’s A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets (Green Book). A reference list will be provided that includes articles, websites, and other study materials.

 

Learning Outcomes

You will learn about a variety of guidelines for sight distances and how they are applied in various situations. The webinar will introduce you to the various sources of sight distance guidelines and where quick reference summaries can be used to identify the best sources. You will also hear about recent research published by the Transportation Research Board on aspects of sight distance.

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Gain an improved understanding of the various types of sight distances
  • Obtain better understanding of the importance of sight distance in design work
  • Learn how to address the sight distance 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 designing roadway projects. This course is designed for individuals with some background and training in designing streets and intersections who are interested in improving the safety of these types of locations and making sure applicable guidelines are being met.

 Signalized Intersection Guidebook Workshop

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

Cost: $330 
Training Length: 1 day

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the “Signalized Intersections: Informational Guide FHWA-HRT-04-091.” The guide is a comprehensive document containing methods for evaluating the safety and operations of signalized intersections and tools to remedy deficiencies. It takes a holistic approach to signalized intersections and considers the safety and operational implications of a particular treatment on all system users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. Using the guide, participants learn to make insightful intersection assessments, understand the tradeoffs of potential improvement measures, and apply guidebook measures and best practices to reduce the incidence of intersection crashes.

Outcomes:

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

  • Recognize and apply fundamentals of signalized intersections in terms of user needs, geometric design, traffic design, and illumination
  • Describe signalized intersection project process, safety analysis methods, and operational analysis methods
  • Describe the more than 100 signalized intersection treatments and their advantages and disadvantages

Target Audience:

Federal, State, and local transportation, traffic and safety engineers, and planners involved in planning, designing, operating, and remedying crash problems for signalized intersections.

 Skill-Building Workshops for Mobility Services Professionals in Community Transportation

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

These courses are delivered online through NCSU/ITRE at the NCSU Extension Server. The majority of the course is taken online; there is a full-day on-site workshop that completes the coursework. Workshops are held on site at NCSU/ITRE.

Three workshops are offered and are structured as follows:

  • Introductory Webinar – approximately 1 hour
  • Web-based learning – approximately 6 hours
  • Information gathering – approximately 3 hours
  • Workshop – 7 hours on-site with 1 hour lunch

 SkillsUSA Montana

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Community College Students, University StudentsProgram Types: Career Exposure, Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Vehicle and Equipment Design, Manufacture, and MaintenanceState: MT

The Montana Association of SkillsUSA is a Career-Technical Student Organization serving students in Secondary and Postsecondary Industrial Engineering Training Programs in Montana.

 SkillsUSA Washington

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: SkillsUSA Washington

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.  Our program is available in area high schools.

 Small Urban and Rural Transit Center

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Modes: Transit, Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Planning and Policy, Regulation and Compliance, Operators (of conveyances by mode)State: NDHosts: North Dakota State University, Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

The purpose of the Small Urban and Rural Transit Center (SURTC) is to increase the mobility of small urban and rural residents through improved public transportation.

This will be accomplished by providing transit stakeholders, users, providers, suppliers, and agencies, with the information, knowledge, and trained human capital that will allow them to take advantage of the latest technology, and better operation and management paradigms.

The objective of SURTC is to develop a Center of Excellence that will address the transportation needs of the public in small urban and rural locations.

 Society of Women Engineers Greatland Section Scholarship Program

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: AKHost: Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers Greatland Section is pleased to offer one $2,000 and two $1,500 scholarships to female high school seniors in Alaska planning to pursue a degree in engineering.

 Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program

Audiences Served: University Students, WomenProgram Types: Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: AKHost: Society of Women Engineers

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2015, SWE disbursed approximately 220 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $660,000.

Scholarships are typically awarded in May (sophomore, junior, senior and graduate students) and July (freshmen and reentry students) for use during the following academic year. Recipients are announced in September.

Accredited programs are based on ABET accreditation for universities in the U.S. The list of SWE-approved programs is the same list as the ABET-accredited programs in engineering (EAC), computing (CAC), and technology (TAC). New for 2016-2017 academic year: Both PhD and Master’s students must be enrolled or accepted at a school with ABET-accredited programs.

 South 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: SDHost: South Dakota State University

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

 South Dakota State Electrical Engineering Camp

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Other Specific PopulationProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: SDHost: South Dakota State University

The SDSU Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department is NOT offering your ordinary electrical engineering camp. Going beyond the typical, our high-tech electrical engineering camp also engages participants in a variety of adventurous outdoor activities.  We believe that after our engineers solve the world’s technical problems, they should be sure to also experience the world around them.  

 Southern Plains Tribal Technical Assistance Program

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation Professionals, Other Specific PopulationProgram Types: On the Job Training, Minority or Women Focused Programs, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: AKHost: Oklahoma State University

The Southern Plains TTAP Center strives for a stronger, safer, smarter transportation workforce through technology, training, and education. Our goal is to connect, communicate, and collaborate with tribes and partners as we build dynamic relationships in the transportation community.

 Stack it Up! Lego Structural Engineering

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

Explore a sophisticated interlocking brick system with essential engineering and construction techniques from the Lego™ Master Builder Academy. Apply those concepts while learning some basic NXT™ programming tasks. Collaborate with partners to create stories about your creations!

 

 Stack It Up! Lego Structural Engineering 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

Explore a sophisticated interlocking brick system with essential engineering and construction techniques from the Lego™ Master Builder Academy. Apply those concepts while learning some basic NXT™ programming tasks. Collaborate with partners to create a stories about your creations!

 State and Metropolitan Transportation Programming

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

This course provides instruction on the basic concepts, components, and participants in the transportation programming process. Current and best practices will be incorporated into the program. The two and one-half day program covers the metropolitan and statewide programming processes required under the federal transportation planning regulations, and the variety among state programming processes including typical legal, political, and traditional process constraints, as well as aspects of local programming.

 Statewide and Regional Mobility Management Networks

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

Effective mobility management professionals are connected with their colleagues throughout their states or regions. This webinar focused on the different strategies for network creation and how to foster networks so that peer relationships are developed, programs are replicated, advice is sought and given, and continuing education is provided.

 STEM Connect

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 EducatorsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: ORHost: Oregon Department of Transportation

Partnering department of transportation engineers with classrooms in their area (preferably in Title I schools) to encourage teachers to support STEM related content in the classroom.

If kids have positive experiences with STEM in school, they may become interested in STEM related careers later.

 STEM High School Boot Camp

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

North Dakota State University College of Engineering is launching its new STEM High School Boot Camp. The STEM High School Boot Camp will provide a deeper understanding of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) topics taught, as well as prepare students for high school STEM courses. 

This boot camp will take place July 11-14, 2016 and is geared toward high school students entering grades 9-12. Students interested in the program will have an option of being resident-based.  The resident-based option provides students, from throughout North Dakota and Minnesota, an accessible option to attend this boot camp without the need to drive long distances each day.  There are five different camps to choose from including:

Game Design Camp
During this four day camp at NDSU, participants will be introduced to game design principles which include the design elements of a good game, story line, role playing, programming techniques, and game music making. The game design development process is emphasized as strategy games are created, tested, and demonstrated. Participants will work with technologies including: Scratch, GameMaker, Unity Game Engine, and Python Programming Language.

VEX Robotics Boot Camp
This camp challenges participants to discover the world of automation and robotics. In this four day camp, participants will learn how to use the VEX robotics and ROBOTC control systems. Participants are divided into teams and presented with a design challenge in the form of a game. The teams will face off in a competition to see whose design performs best! The challenge will only be possible using teamwork, problem solving, and creativity.

Shaping a Sustainable Clean Energy Future
Participants will understand the challenges of conventional energy sources, and learn how to use alternative, renewable energy sources like wind and solar, which are essentially carbon free.  This camp will include hands-on activities that develop engineering skills and teach students how free sunlight can solve our daily energy needs.  Students will also build and refine an energy transformation device that works within given constraints to convert sunlight to electrical energy. To build a successful device, participants  will apply science concepts they have learned and also tinker, craft, and experiment.  They will use simple tools to design, test, and evaluate processes.  Successfully making their own Dye Solar Cells will be a memorable experience!

New Dimension of Engineering Design: Nature’s Way
The goal of this camp is to help participants incorporate imagination into their design process. The current product design approach is constrained by manufacturability which limits innovation.  Recent advancements in 3D printing technology provide a strategic advantage of design freedom that allows the construction of literally any shape. In this project, participants will become familiar with the new era of design expectations through the use of 3D scanners and 3D printers. The participants will learn how to design an object like nature does. This project will encourage participants to strengthen their technology competence and innovative thinking skills.

Materials Science
Materials science is a relatively new and broad field. It uses the principles of chemistry, physics, biology, and math to create innovative “new stuff”. The new stuff is rapidly transforming the way that everything from cars to light bulbs are made. It is helping to develop new, high-performing substances such as exotic alloys and super strong and super light composites, “Smart” materials that can remember their shape, repair themselves or assemble themselves into components. Emerging materials include composites, biomaterials, nanomaterials, graphite materials, prosthetics and implants. This camp will help participants understand different kind of material properties (stuff) through characterizing, designing, and testing.

 STEM on Two Wheels

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MTHost: Museum of the Rockies

What’s the science behind a bicycle? What’s the easiest way to pedal up a hill? How do you patch a flat tire? Why do racing bikes have such skinny wheels? How does a bike keep from tipping over, anyways? We’ll answer these questions and more as we explore Bozeman by bike, and discover the science and engineering behind the world’s most efficient invention!

 STEM Scholarship

Audiences Served: Community College Students, University StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: MT

Montana’s STEM Scholarship Program is designed to provide an incentive for Montana high school students to prepare for, enter into, and complete degrees in postsecondary fields related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and healthcare. The goal of this program is to increase the number of STEM degree recipients participating in Montana’s workforce.

 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Development

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) development processes. The course will benefit States presently in the implementation stage or those in the process of updating their SHSP, along with regional and local agencies that are developing or updating a regional safety plan. The intended audience for SHSP Development encompasses the many federal, state and local stakeholders which partner on state SHSPs but will be especially useful for individuals who are new to the SHSP.

The SHSP Development Course contains relevant information for all SHSP stakeholders. Many states have updated or are in the process of updating their SHSPs, and a refresher course may be helpful to the oversight committees, emphasis area team members, or as training for new stakeholders. Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), counties, and communities who are encouraged by the state departments of transportation (DOT) to participate in SHSP implementation by developing local safety plans related to the SHSP will find this course instructive. New hires are continually joining the workforce, which creates a demand for a basic tutorial on the background, history, contents, development, and maintenance of the SHSP.

NHI hosts the SHSP Development Course and four other Web-based Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)-related training courses: HSIP Overview, SHSP Implementation, HSIP Project Identification, and HSIP Project Evaluation.

Outcomes:

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

  • Identify the purpose and benefits of Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSPs);
  • Recognize SHSP legislative/regulatory requirements;
  • Identify the SHSP development process;
  • Recognize the importance of data in SHSP development and implementation;
  • Recognize the importance of collaboration and leadership in the SHSP development process; and
  • Identify the purpose of problem identification, monitoring, and evaluation.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this course encompasses a wide range of safety stakeholders involved in SHSP efforts. Stakeholders may include State departments of transportation safety engineers/specialists, transportation planning and safety professionals representing metropolitan planning organizations, local safety and planning organizations/agencies; highway safety offices; motor carrier safety offices; law enforcement agencies; EMS offices and first responders; ; nonprofit and private sector partners; others involved in transportation safety; and representatives from Federal agencies (FHWA, NHTSA, FMCSA, FTA).

 Strategic Highway Safety Plan Implementation

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

Cost: $260
Training Length: 4 hours

Course Description:

This training course provides strategies and examples of Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) implementation processes that will help safety partners manage their state’s SHSPs. The intended audience for the SHSP Implementation Course encompasses a wide range of safety stakeholders involved in SHSP management and implementation efforts at all levels (e.g., local, regional, state, and Federal) including: engineers (e.g., safety, traffic, design, operations, maintenance, and management); transportation planners; safety practitioners; law enforcement officers and managers; emergency responders; and nonprofit and private sector partners.

The course recognizes States implement their SHSP according to available opportunities and resources. Models, such as the SHSP Implementation Process Model (IPM) presented in this course, are representations of ideal processes, and all parts of the model may not work or be necessary for all States. The model presents the ideal framework to help states assess, compare, and adjust their own SHSP implementation efforts.

Responsibilities:

You will be expected to complete three online lessons and three facilitated Web conferences. It is recommended that Modules 1 and 2 be completed prior to any other modules. Module 6 can be taken at anytime following the first two, but should be completed prior to taking Modules 7 and 8. You must complete all eight of the online lessons and participate in the 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.

NHI hosts SHSP Implementation and four other Web-based Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)-related training courses HSIP Overview, SHSP Development, HSIP Project Identification, and HSIP Project Evaluation.

Outcomes:

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

  • Identify the “Essential Eight” discussed in the SHSP Implementation Process Model (leadership; communication; collaboration; data collection & analysis; Emphasis Area action plans; SHSP integration into other transportation plans; marketing; and monitoring, evaluation & feedback);
  • Recognize the relationship of SHSP to other transportation plans including, the Long Range Transportation Plan, the State Transportation Improvement Program (S/TIP), the HSIP; the Highway Safety Plan (HSP), and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan (CVSP) ; and
  • Identify effective strategies for implementing the SHSP.

Target Audience:

The target audience for this course encompasses the wide range of safety stakeholders involved in SHSP management and implementation efforts at all levels (e.g., local, regional, state, and Federal) including: engineers (e.g., safety, traffic, design, operations, maintenance, and management); transportation planners; safety practitioners; highway safety office personnel; law enforcement executives and officers; EMS office personnel and emergency responders; motor carrier safety office personnel; and nonprofit and private sector partners; others involved in transportation safety; and Federal representatives (FHWA, NHTSA, FMCSA, and FTA).

 Strategic Planning

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Small Urban and Rural Livability Center

Developing agency mission, goals and objectives; core values; challenges and opportunities; long- and short-range goals; business decision making; and performance measures.

 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.

 Summer Research Apprentice Program

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Research or Scholarship OpportunitiesState: WYHost: University of Wyoming

Program offers an intensive, 8 hour a day, research apprenticeship with a professor in mathematics, science of engineering. The residential component of the program includes educational field trips, lab visits and guest speakers.

 Summer Transportation Institute

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureTransportation Modes: Freight (rail, trucking, pipeline), Transit, Marine and Inland Water, Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Distribution and Logistics, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and Policy, Regulation and Compliance, Operators (of conveyances by mode), Vehicle and Equipment Design, Manufacture, and MaintenanceState: MTHosts: Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University

“The Summer Transportation Institute (STI) is an innovative summer program for high school students guaranteed to spark their interest in transportation through creative problem-solving and hands-on activities. Participants will have the opportunity to experience college life, explore career options, and improve their academic performance. Students gain skills in applied science and math, work together with their peers on design teams, and meet university and professional staff in the transportation field.

The STI provides a stimulating introduction to all modes of transportation through professional presentations, field trips, and hands-on activities. Participants live in the dormitories on campus and participate in a sports and recreation program in the evenings and on weekends. The program is free to all selected participants. Food, housing, and program expenses are paid for by a generous grant from the Federal Highway Administration.”

 Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Types: On the Job Training, Career ExposureState: NationalHost: USDOT Federal Highway Administration

The Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and skills that will complement your academic pursuits. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate tomorrow’s leaders, strengthen their understanding of the transportation industry and prepare them for future public service opportunities.

The STIPDG is a paid internship program open to all qualified candidates without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

 Supervisory Skills Training for New Transit Operations and Maintenance Supervisors

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: American Public Transportation Association

 A unique webinar series designed to help new transit operations and maintenance supervisors learn about some fundamental core competencies and related skills important for their success. APTA members only.

 TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science)

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

TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science) is a unique and challenging academic program and annual competition designed to challenge students to work cooperatively and think creatively to solve real everyday engineering problems!

What?

The TEAMS competition is a one-day, two-part academic competition coordinated by the Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS). Students build their problem-solving skills across several academic areas and learn to work cooperatively as group members during the competition. The experience is designed to introduce students to an “engineering team” work environment. Students compete for local, state and national awards and recognition. JETS will recognize the top 10 national teams in each division, plus each student participating in a nationally ranked team will receive Certificates of Achievement.

 Tech Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NDHost: Bismark State College

Bismarck State College holds a one-day Tech Camp during the summer months at the BSC Technical Center. The camp is for middle and high school students in grades 7 to 11.

Tech camp offers students an opportunity to work on technical projects and explore careers in the technology industry – networking, web development, computer programming, computer hardware, Geographic Information Systems, engineering technology, and databases.

Tech Camp is geared towards beginners, but all levels are welcome.

 TechBOYZ

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

This 10 week program meets once a week after school. Boys are introduced to a different type of engineering each week and do a hands-on project relating to that engineering discipline. TechBOYZ is put on by Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Phi Delta.

 TechGYRLS

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsState: NDHost: North Dakota State University

This 10 week program meets once a week after school. Girls are introduced to a different type of engineering each week and do a hands-on project relating to that engineering discipline. TechGYRLS is put on by the NDSU chapter of Society of Women Engineers.

 TETRIX™ ROBOTICS

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

If you are serious about robotics, you’ll enjoy constructing with heavy duty, aircraft-grade aluminum elements, integrating LEGO™ NXT pieces and increasing your knowledge of software skills using the graphical programming environment, LabVIEW.

 The Roundabout Design – The Geometric Aspects

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

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

 

Purpose and Background

About 65% of all crashes in urban areas and 40% of all crashes in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies. Because crashes are typically complex events, a variety of mitigation measures have been tried with varying degrees of success, including the modern roundabout. This webinar will focus on the best practices for designing the geometric aspects of roundabouts to maximize the safety of all road users using guidance from the latest publications from FHWA and TRB. Case studies will be used to highlight problems that can result from roundabouts that are not designed in accordance with best practices.

 

Primary Discussion Topics

  • Geometric aspects of roundabout design  
  • The best sources of information about roundabouts  
  • The latest FHWA Roundabout Reports and, NCHRP Report 672 and also the research from NCHRP Report 572 
  • Threecase studies highlighting various issues that arise from improperly designed roundabouts

 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will become more familiar with the various aspects of the design of geometric aspects of modern roundabouts as discussed in the latest FHWA Roundabout Guide, NCHRP Report 672 and also the research that was reported in NCHRP Report 572. Three case studies will highlight the various issues relating to the design of modern roundabouts and operational problems caused by roundabouts that did not follow the guidance provided in NCHRP 672. 

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Learn how to design various types of modern roundabouts to maximize capacity
  • Understand the key horizontal and vertical geometric design parameters
  • Recognize the relationship of geometry to safety and geometry to capacity from a design perspective
  • Become more familiar with the latest edition of FHWA’s Roundabout Guide (NCHRP 672)
  • Learn best practices for handling pedestrians and bicyclists at modern roundabouts

 Thurston County Expanding Your Horizons

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, WomenProgram Types: Career Exposure, Minority or Women Focused ProgramsProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: WAHost: South Puget Sound Community College
Expanding Your Horizons conferences have been held in cities across the United States. More than 625,000 young women have attended, participated, and enjoyed learning about career possibilities in the math and science fields in EYH events around the world since 1975. In Washington State, conferences are held in more than 10 cities throughout the year.
The Expanding Your Horizons conference in Olympia is held in the spring. Organized and presented by a group of interested volunteers, our local conference has grown in attendance each year. Every spring more young women have an opportunity to explore what it might be like to have a career in math and science.
 

 Title VI and Public Transit

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

This course will help practitioners appreciate the importance of transit equity considerations during the day-to-day life of transit planning, management, and operations. It is designed to provide accurate information on a variety of equity considerations an agency is exposed to on a daily basis.

 Title VI, Civil Rights and Diversity

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

Topics related to people with disabilities; awareness of hidden disabilities; language barrier issues and LEP requirements; responsiveness to cultural, gender and sexual orientation differences; minority community outreach and required public participation in the transportation planning process; as well as fulfilling your requirements for federal and state funding.

 Totally Cool Math and Science

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, Other Specific PopulationProgram Type: Career ExposureState: NEHosts: University of Nebraska Omaha, Aim for the Stars Summer Camps

Math, bubbles, sound, light and color top the list of activities. Make tessellation t-shirts! Solve puzzles and play with time. Play Egyptian Baseball! Make oobleck and get MESSY!

 TRAC and RIDES

Audiences Served: K-12 Students, K-12 EducatorsProgram Type: Career ExposureTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and MaintenanceState: ORHosts: Oregon Department of Transportation, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

TRAC™ & RIDES Outreach TRAC™ & RIDES, AASHTO’s educational outreach programs, are designed for use in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) classes. The hands-on activities introduce students in grades K-12 to the work world of transportation and civil engineering and inspire them to consider careers in those fields. Both programs are aligned with national standards and are currently being aligned with Core Curriculum Standards of Learning. State departments of transportation work with schools in their state by providing the curricula and resources for the schools and providing engineers to visit the classrooms to serve as speakers, teach a hands-on activity, and/or talk to students about the importance of math and science in preparing for their future.

 Traffic Calming – The Lumps and the Bumps

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/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

Although many agencies have been using traffic calming strategies for many years, the results have been mixed. There is now a collective experience about the various treatments that have become part of the traffic calming toolbox. This webinar will be presenting information on what the current thinking is in the transportation profession about what works and what does not. This webinar is about what works in traffic calming and what does not. This webinar focuses on the use of speed lumps rather than speed humps as well as horizontal rather than vertical deflection. It also discusses the importance of minimizing impacts to emergency response times and the design parameters that are best suited to meet the needs of local agency fire departments.

The webinar’s focus will be primarily on presenting data relating to various aspects of traffic calming including how to minimize impacts to emergency response equipment and tort liability exposure based on the actual experience of public agencies. The presenter will discuss in more detail speed lumps/speed cushions and why more agencies prefer these over the traditional speed hump. Some recent examples of what can go wrong will be illustrated and how these can be avoided by using the tools already available in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices. 

 

Primary Topics of Discussion

  • What makes traffic calming installations most effective
  • Comparing speed lumps to speed humps and other treatments
  • The benefits of using horizontal rather than vertical deflection
  • What is important to emergency response personnel
  • What can go wrong with new installations and how to avoid such problems

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about  the most effective traffic calming installations
  • Discuss what works for emergency response personnel
  • Understand where things can go wrong and what to do about it

 

Webinar Benefits

  • Gain improved understanding traffic calming programs
  • Access information about the design guidelines currently available
  • Improved awareness of the pitfalls of some traffic calming processes
  • Understanding traffic calming construction costs

 

Intended Audience

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

 Traffic Control

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

Cost: $100

 

Traffic control is critical to the health and safety of everyone inside and outside your work zone. This course covers how to implement an internal traffic control plan (ITCP) to manage workers, vehicles, and equipment in your work space, and how to implement a temporary traffic control plan (TTCP) to manage vehicles and pedestrians outside the work space.

 

 Traffic Incident Management

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

Cost: $175

 

Incident and emergency management is one of the areas that has received numerous benefits from applying ITS. Incidents contribute nearly 60 % of annual roadway congestion and thus should be detected, verified, responded to, and cleared as quickly as possible. The importance of Incident and Emergency Management is at the basis of this course, in which incident characteristics and impact, incident detection, emergency response, site management, and allocation of resources are discussed at length. The material presented is further illustrated by the case-studies of incident management programs around the country.

 

Objectives

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

  • Discuss why traffic incident management and emergency management are necessary
  • List incident detection methods that can be used for freeway systems
  • Identify some problems existing in the development of incident detection algorithms
  • Discuss emergency response, site management, and incident clearance strategies
  • Describe motorist information technologies

 Traffic Incident Management

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyStates: National, TNHost: University of Tennessee - Knoxville

SHRP2’s National Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training brings police, firefighters, DOT, towing, medical personnel, and other incident responders together to engage in interactive, hands-on incident resolution exercises. Learning to coordinate response activities and optimize operations in the classroom is vital to responding effectively in the field and to building a unified national practice on incident management. SHRP2’s National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training is endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and the National Volunteer Fire Council.

In Tennessee, the TIM Responder Training effort is led by a group of agencies including the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Tennessee Fire Service and Code Enforcement Academy, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and the Tennessee Division of the Federal Highway Administration. The TIM Responder Training program has two primary components. In train-the-trainer sessions, national-level experts are brought in to provide participants with in-depth discussion and demonstration of 11 SHRP2 TIM training modules. Students who complete these 2-day classes are certified as local instructors and are qualified to deliver this material to a broader local audience. These certified instructors deliver the 4-hour TIM Responder class to local responders in agencies across the state.

TIM Training has three primary goals: to save lives, to save money, and to save time.

 Traffic Incident Management on Rural Roads

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: Emergency Responder Safety Institute

Many of the best practices taught in traffic incident management training, such as lane +1 and diagonal blocking, can be challenging or impossible to implement on rural roads. Yet, roads that are not limited access highways or interstates are the majority of road miles in the US; of 4.09 million miles of road in the US, only 47,432 of those miles are interstates (1%) and only another 175,514 miles of major roads are in the National Highway System. Local governments are responsible for maintaining 3.17 million miles of road (77.5%). One-third of all road miles are unpaved gravel or dirt. These statistics show that traffic incident management training should be expanded to specifically address situations commonly found on the millions of miles of rural roads in the U.S.

This program applies traffic incident management principles directly to the rural roads context using a two lane road as the example. The program highlights how fundamental TIM principles can be implemented on rural roads, including preplanning, communications, PPE, scene assessment, communications, advance warning, blocking and safe parking, traffic control, and termination.

This program presents information on how to tailor some roadway response best practices to the characteristics of rural roads.

 Traffic Safety Scholars

Audience Served: University StudentsProgram Types: Career Exposure, Research or Scholarship Opportunities, Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysState: NationalHost: Lifesavers National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities

Ever thought about a career in traffic safety? It’s a multi-disciplinary field providing tremendous opportunities for advocates, business/finance/management professionals, communicators, educators, engineers, injury prevention specialists, marketers, planners, police officers, public health practitioners, researchers, scientists, and others who want to make a difference in people’s lives. Government agencies, non-profit organizations, businesses, and universities employ thousands of professionals who use their expertise to improve safety on our nation’s roadways.

The 2017 Traffic Safety Scholars Program provides awards of up to $1,000 to undergraduate and graduate students to help defray the cost of attending the Lifesavers Conference on Highway Safety Priorities. Set for March 26-28 in Charlotte, North Carolina, you’ll not only learn about highway safety issues from leading experts, but network with the largest gathering of highway safety professionals anywhere in the country.

The deadline to apply is November 18, 2016.  Applicants will be notified of their status on or before January 6, 2017.

 Trail Trekkers

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: WYHost: Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools

Follow your curiosity on an adventure exploring the big and small, the near and far. Learn how to navigate using map, compass and GPS. Each day will be a journey on a new trail as you hike around Grand Teton National Park.

 Transit Board Members and Board Support Seminar

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: American Public Transportation Association

Policymakers and staff come together for professional development sessions focusing on best practices in governance and creating policy for public transportation systems. The educational content includes succession planning and regional legislative issues, as well as fiduciary responsibilities, advocacy, safety, mobility management, funding, and financing.

A separate leadership development track is offered for members who support transit boards of directors/commissioners.

 Transit CEOs Seminar

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: American Public Transportation Association

This seminar has something for every CEO type, long-time CEOs, new CEOs, and deputy CEOs. We will focus on topics that will get you and your agencies through the next year, such as your leadership role in the safety and security of your organization, a discussion of the new Administration, and the future of mobility.

This unique leadership forum offers opportunities to exchange ideas with colleagues and learn from other industry leaders. This seminar focuses on forward thinking and leadership topics relevant to your vision for leading your organization.

 TRANSIT I – The Foundations

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

This course is intended to provide new transit managers with a base of information and resources to assist in navigating through the maze of transit management responsibilities. For those who have managed programs for a number of years, it provides exposure to key elements of management and transit program assessment that previously you may not have taken the time to address or implement.

This course is broken into individual modules which cover: Introductory Human Resources; Vehicle and Facility Maintenance Programs; Safety and Risk Management; General Administration for Transit Agencies; Financial Management and Introduction to the Federal Transit Administration.

 TRANSIT II – The Pillars

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

This course is designed to build upon a transit administrator’s or supervisors’ existing base of knowledge and is designed to help them further develop their managerial skills. The material will be presented through a combination of lecture and activities, requiring individual critical thinking and significant group participation.

This course is broken into individual modules which cover: Advanced Human Resources; Financial Planning; Intelligent Transportation Systems for Transit; Strategic Planning; Emergency Management and Continuity Planning; Ethics and Leadership.

 Transit ITS Seminar

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

The goal of the workshop is to discuss and discover best practices in data management for transit ridership and for open source data, for internal agency consumption and external partner usage. This workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to network and will illustrate ITS data management best practices from peer agencies and from academic research. Participants will have the opportunity to hear case study presenters discuss their successes as well as lessons learned relating to data management, and will have the opportunity to tour a local transit agency’s facility to see some of the ITS technologies used.

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify data management techniques and software suitable for public transportation
  • Investigate the use of various data management practices from across the country
  • Discuss best practices for successful data management procurements
  • Review timely industry topics, such as:
    • Ridership forecasting
    • Open source/open data

 Transit Mid-Manager Seminar Level 1

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: ENO Center for Transportation

Eno’s Transit Mid-Manager Seminar, an integral element of Eno’s leadership training program, is an intensive, week-long course that provides mid-managers in the transit industry with the leadership and management skills needed to succeed.  It is designed for mid-level managers at public and private transit operating companies, private sector partners, and federal and state transportation agencies. It provides the tools for mid-managers to act as a bridge between senior leadership and public facing employees as well as to advance to more senior positions.

Students in the course will hear from seasoned instructors as well as key industry leaders.  Students also benefit from a close association with the National Transit Institute and the American Public Transportation Association and frequently continue on to Eno’s Transit Senior Executive Program for senior leaders.

 Transit Mid-Manager Seminar Level 2

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: ENO Center for Transportation

The Transit Mid-Manager Seminar (Level 2) is a course intended for graduates of the Eno Transit Mid-Manager Seminar (Level 1). Students will learn advanced skills that build upon concepts discussed at the first course, including communications, management techniques, and team building. Students will also benefit from several guest lectures delivered by senior transit professionals.

Transit Mid-Manager (Level 2) is a 3-day seminar that will enable you to perform at an even higher level and will prepare you for new leadership challenges in the transit industry.

Topics will include:

  • Delegation
  • Managing Up and Out (includes Managing Stakeholders)
  • Handling Difficult Employees and Underperformers
  • Growth Coaching and Constructive Feedback
  • Communication Part 2: Conflict Resolution
  • Influencing and Creating Followership (includes Emotional Intelligence)
  • Attracting & Retaining Top Talent

 Transit Senior Executive Program

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: ENO Center for Transportation

The Eno Transit Senior Executive Program is a year-long leadership development program. The course is centered around an intensive week-long seminar held in Washington, DC. Participants hear from distinguished guest lecturers, develop their leadership skills, and build connections in the transit industry. The Program is entering its 12th year and has more than 500 alumni.

The TSE Program is designed for top public and private transit executives to participate in an intensive and confidential forum on strategic management, leadership, and critical emerging industry issues. In addition to the four instructors, participants learn from more than a dozen guest lecturers who are current or former transit general managers, senior Federal officials, or senior private sector staff.

Admission to the program is selective, and a nomination/application process is required.

 Transit System Development

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Community Transportation Association of America

Developing a new transit system or adding to existing service within a transit agency can be daunting. Many steps and procedures must be followed to complete the planning process. Transit managers who are willing to ‘forward think’ and provide realistic goals for their organizations will be successful in implementing new service. Learning to develop this plan is essential and we can customize training in all or some of these subject areas:

Examples of training subjects include

  • Developing a Transportation Advisory Board
  • Strategic Planning
  • Funding Allocations
  • Establishing Performance Goals
  • Developing a Service Implementation Schedule
  • Determining Current System Shortcomings
  • Pursuing Coordination Strategies
  • Developing a Passenger Feedback System
  • Designing Brochures
  • Advertising and Promoting Service
  • Developing Annual Reports
  • Revenue Comparison
  • Contracting with New Agencies/Weekend Service
  • Links & Resources

 Transit Trainers’ Workshop

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

Transit Trainers’ Workshop is the only national event focused on training in the Transit industry. Over 200 transit professionals involved in human resources, operations, maintenance, and safety training attend the workshop each year. The program includes a variety of training and networking opportunities. Sessions are facilitated by transit professionals, university faculty and staff, and consultants. The goal of the workshop is to offer skills, strategies and techniques that will build the professionalism of transit trainers, enable trainers to become proactive partners in their organizations, and facilitate the sharing of information and resources in the industry. Participants select the sessions they want to attend based on their personal learning objectives.

Transit Trainers’ Workshop sessions provide participants with high quality training and valuable information. Session formats include: Full Day Pre-Workshop Seminars Three-Hour Concurrent Training Sessions Ninety-Minute Concurrent Training Sessions The workshop program includes a variety of training and networking formats covering a wide array of topics. Sessions are facilitated by transit professionals, university faculty and staff, and training consultants.

Networking, Networking, Networking! What you learn outside the classroom is as valuable as what you learn inside of it. Transit Trainers Workshop provides rare and much needed opportunities for you to network with colleagues. Meals, receptions, and activities are built into the program to let you relax and enjoy getting to know your peers.

 Transportation and Manufacturing Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: SDHost: Western Dakota Technical Institute

Visit Western Dakota Technical Institute to learn about Auto Service Technology, Machining, Welding.

 Transportation Camp

Audience Served: K-12 StudentsProgram Type: Career ExposureState: SDHost: Lake Area Technical Institute

Career exploration of thousands of opportunities in the transportation industry. Hands-on activities in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Automotive Technology, Custom Paint & Fabrication, Diesel Technology, and High Performance Engine Machining.

 Transportation Leadership Development Program

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

This 12-week Transportation Leadership Development Program (TLDP) mixes self-study materials and seminars. During the course of study, participants work through exercises that promote a deeper understanding of effective decision-making, employee motivation, teamwork, and practical applications of creative ideas.

 Transportation Learning Network

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: Highways/Roads/BikewaysProfession/Career Focuses: Engineering, Design and Operations, Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: NDHost: Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute

The Transportation Learning Network is partnership of 4 states and NDLTAP that advances technical training in the areas of construction, design, bridge, materials, and planning.  The program delivers the training over video conference and webinar and houses recordings on a learning management system.

 Transportation Solutions Coordinator (TSC)

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitState: NationalHost: Community Transportation Association of America

The Transportation Solutions Coordinator course teaches current and future mobility specialists, supervisory-level staff with human service and workforce development agencies, and coordinator-level volunteers within nonprofit community service organizations on how to gather and provide valuable resources and training to direct-service providers on the available transportation options within their home community.

Examples of training subjects include

  • Functions of a Transportation Solutions Coordinator
  • Identifying Transportation Services in Your Community
  • Funding for Community Transportation Services and Individual Riders
  • Programs that Help Individuals Access Transportation
  • Responding to the Transportation Needs of Specific Populations
  • Developing an Individualized Transportation Plan
  • Spreading the Word on Services

 Transportation Tech

Audiences Served: Community College Students, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Engineering, Design and OperationsState: NEHost: Integrated Global Dimensions

This program will create the training necessary to fuel the educational needs of technicians to transform the way society moves. Transportation Tech is creating high quality effective online training for transportation professionals involved in intelligent transportation systems and connected vehicle technology. The training will be made available for technicians currently in the field as well as promoted to community colleges and technical schools across the country to increase the quantity of professionals in this area.

 Travel Training Data Collection Standards Webinar

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

Travel Training Data Collection Standards addresses the means and methods for data collection that are adopted most often in the field of travel training. Learners will be trained in the importance of collecting in-depth data that examines how independent travel resulting from successful travel training benefits the individual, the community and public transportation agencies. This webinar also addresses best practice standards that already exist, efforts currently in place to enhance standards, and how we can work together to professionalize the field of travel instruction.

 Travel Training: Determining Student Competency

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

Travel Training: Determining Trainee Competency will address skills trainees should have prior to beginning a travel training program or working with a travel trainer. Learners will learn how to use the assessment process and other respectful methods to collect information in order to develop an understanding of a trainee’s baseline skills. Travel trainers must first determine baseline competency information and then develop a travel instruction plan to help the trainee work toward their independent travel goals. This webinar will address the methods by which a trainer can accomplish these tasks.

 Treating Potential “Back-of-Queue” Safety Hazards

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focuses: Highway/Road Construction and Maintenance, Planning and PolicyState: NationalHost: American Traffic Safety Services Administration

This training module provides information on how to identify locations where traffic queues may occur and potentially cause safety problems. It also outlines methods for estimating queue length and countermeasures that can be useful in treating potential hazards. This training module is based on the ATSSA Work Zone Safety Grant product entitled, “Treating Potential Back-of-Queue Safety Hazards”.

 Tribal Transit

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

Comprehensive management training relating to tribal governance; financial management, human resources, risk management, general administration, and maintenance programs for tribal transit agencies.

 TSA (Technology Students Association) TEAMS (Test of Engineering Aptitude, Math and Science) Test

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

 

Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) is an annual competition for middle and high school students designed to help them discover their potential for engineering. During this one-day competition, students apply math and science knowledge in practical, creative ways to solve real-world engineering challenges.

TEAMS competitions are held nationwide on one day during the competition window of February 8 – March 20, 2016. Competitions held during that window determine local, division and state winners. The national TEAMS competition is scheduled to be held during the national TSA conference, June 28 – July 2, 2016 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

 Turning Point: Work Zone Safety for New Drivers

Audiences Served: Entry-Level Workers, Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: American Road and Transportation Builders Association

Cost: Free

 

Would it surprise you to know that a teen is killed every three days in a roadway work zone crash…or that seven teens are injured in work zones every day!? Pretty startling…and scary! Overall, you could fill a stadium with the people who are killed and injured in work zone traffic accidents each year—over 40,000! This is simply not acceptable—NO WAY!

Turning Point: Roadway Work Zone Safety for New Drivers is a program with one goal in mind—keeping new drivers like you alive and safe in work zones.

 Understanding ADA

Audience Served: Transportation ProfessionalsProgram Type: Professional DevelopmentTransportation Mode: TransitProfession/Career Focus: Regulation and ComplianceState: NationalHost: National Transit Institute

The goal of this course is to teach transit professionals the legal background of ADA and paratransit requirements. Topics include:

  • ADA legal requirements that apply to public and private transportation related entities
  • 14 service provisions documented in 49 CFR Part 37, Subpart G
  • Requirements to determine if a public or private entity must provide complementary paratransit service
  • Criteria for complementary paratransit service
  • Requirements for existing and new transportation facilities
  • Compliance and enforcement responsibilities of FTA, DOT, and DOJ
  • Responsibilities and compliance procedures for public and private entities
  • Enforcement and investigation processes, including hearings, decisions, and notices

The course is facilitated by industry professionals with extensive experience in paratransit services and the ADA.

 Using IHSDM

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

Cost: $280
Training Length: 12 hours

The IHSDM course is a training that gives participants the opportunity to use the IHSDM software tools to evaluate and analyze highway designs.

The delivery format consists of 4 live Web Conference Trainings (WCT), which participants are required to attend. In between Web-conferences, participants must complete self-paced assignments.

The Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) is a suite of software analysis tools used to evaluate the safety and operational effects of geometric design decisions on highways.

IHSDM is a decision-support tool, which provides estimates of a highway design’s expected safety and operational performance and checks existing or proposed highway designs against relevant design policy values. Results of the IHSDM support decisionmaking in the highway design process. Intended users include highway project managers, designers, and traffic and safety reviewers in State and local highway agencies and in engineering consulting firms.

The IHSDM, which supports the Data-Driven Safety Analysis initiative that is part of Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Every Day Counts 3 efforts, includes six evaluation modules (Crash Prediction, Design Consistency, Intersection Review, Policy Review, Traffic Analysis, and Driver/Vehicle). This Web site summarizes the capabilities and applications of the IHSDM evaluation modules, and provides a library of the research reports documenting their development.

The IHSDM – HSM Predictive Method 2015 Release (version 11.0.1, October 2015) may be downloaded free of charge at http://www.ihsdm.org. The new version includes major enhancements to the Policy Review Module, which was expanded to include policy checks for rural multilane highways.

Outcomes:

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

  • Explain the scope and uses for the IHSDM tool.
  • Input rural highway data to IHSDM.
  • Explain the purpose of each of the six IHSDM modules.
  • Demonstrate the workflow for each IHSDM module.
  • Interpret and apply data from IHSDM reports and graphs to make rural highways safer.

Target Audience:

The Using IHSDM Course is designed for personnel working on highway design projects who will be directly interacting with the IHSDM software tools or applying the data generated by them. The IHSDM course benefits highway design project managers, planners, designers, safety engineers, and other personnel responsible for reviewing operations and safety on rural highways. Participants should have general familiarity with highway design elements and terminology.

 Washington 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: WAHost: Washington Department of Transportation

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