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Listed are our currently scheduled courses. To register for a course simply fill out our registration form. If you don't see a course you'd like to take scheduled, you can request training. For more information on Professional Developmental Hours (PDH's) please visit our FAQ page. 

Basic Drainage

Location: Virtual Classroom
Date: June 9, 2022
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

This course instructed by Ed Stellfox emphasizes the importance of good drainage with discussions of water and its effects on roads, problems caused by improper drainage, and ways to handle these problems. It covers types of drainage facilities, ranging from ditches, culverts, subdrains, inlets and end structures. Their uses, materials, installation and maintenance as well as erosion control are addressed. It also introduces geosynthetic drainage applications. The following topics will be covered: importance of drainage, characteristics of water, system maintenance, drainage principles, surface and subsurface drainage, ditches, driveways, drainage culverts – materials and placement, headwalls, endwalls and inlets, erosion control, and geosynthetics in drainage.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fee: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.


Asphalt Roads - Common Maintenance Problems

Location: Virtual Classroom
Date: June 21, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

Municipal employees with road maintenance responsibilities should understand the causes of common maintenance problems on asphalt roads and be  familiar with proper repair materials and methods. This course instructed by Ed Stellfox discusses causes and repair procedures for common problems such as cracking, potholes, rutting, corrugations, etc. The procedures cover materials, equipment, and techniques for lasting repairs. Also included, a brief discussion of surface treatment.

Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fee: This 4-hour virtual classroom course has a $35 registration fee.


Techniques for Reducing Construction and Maintenance Costs

Location: Virtual Classroom
Date: June 23, 2022

Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

Counties and municipalities bear a considerable financial burden with respect to the construction and maintenance of roadways. Inflation, increasing cost of labor, materials and fuel have risen steeply in the past few years. At the same time, municipal budgets have not kept pace. It is essential to conserve resources, find energy efficient and low maintenance materials and to use more efficient techniques. This workshop instructed by Ed Stellfox, will conclude with groups of participants developing a cost control plan for a project.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fee: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.


Asphalt Resurfacing

Location: Virtual Classroom
Date: July 21, 2022

Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

This course instructed by Ed Stellfox reviews the various asphalt mixes, their components and their uses. Asphalt resurfacing procedures are covered, including preparation, material, equipment, operation and safety. Special emphasis is placed on proper rolling and compaction of the asphalt overlay. Superpave mix design is discussed as well.

Municipal officials, road commissioners, supervisors, and superintendents; public works and maintenance personnel; equipment operators; and city or town managers are encouraged to attend.

Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fee: This 4-hour virtual classroom course has a $35 registration fee.


Preventive Pavement Maintenance (Learn about seal coates, slurry seals and microsurfacing)

Location: Virtual Classroom
Date: July 28, 2022

Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

This course is the first step in making your asphalt pavements last longer at lower costs. The course instructed by Ed Stellfox covers preventive maintenance treatments such as chip seals, slurry seals, and micro-surfacing and discusses when and where each technique could be effective. It presents application methods, including preparation, materials, equipment, operations and safety, along with practical tips on how to avoid trouble.
This course is open to municipal officials, road commissioners, supervisors, and superintendents; public works and maintenance personnel; equipment operators; and city or town managers.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fee: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.


Site Impact Analysis

Location: Virtual Classroom
Date: August 3, 2022
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

This course will cover the ITE Trip Generation Report and ITE’s procedure for conducting a traffic impact study.  The content includes discussions on site impact methodology, development of background traffic, evaluation of existing and future conditions, trip generation rates, trip distribution, mode split, traffic assignment, and impact mitigation strategies.  Special attention is paid to trip generation and includes how to use the ITE tables, pass-by trips, and internal capture.  The completion of the course will increase the participants understanding of traffic impact studies.  

This course is designed for transportation engineers, traffic engineers, and planners concerned about the impacts of site impact development. 

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fee: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $50 registration fee.


Asphalt Recycling

Location: Virtual Classroom
Date: August 4, 2022
Time: 8:30am-12:30pm

This course discusses the advantages of asphalt recycling as part of your road maintenance program. It covers techniques for recycling asphalt pavement, including surface recycling, hot mix recycling (both in plant and on-site), and cold mix recycling. The course instructed by Ed Stellfox emphasizes cold mix recycling, full depth reclamation, reviewing materials, equipment and operations. It also presents recent examples of asphalt recycling projects in several states. The following topics will be discussed: advantages; review of techniques -materials, equipment, and operations for surface recycling, hot-mix recycling, cold-mix recycling, and full depth reclamation.

Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fee: This 4-hour virtual classroom course has a $35 registration fee.


Intersection Design, Safety and Capacity Analysis (one-day virtual course)

Location: Virtual Classroom
Date: August 31, 2022
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

The Intersection Design course will address how design affects the safety and capacity of the intersection.  The course will start with the determination of whether to signalize an intersection.  Signal warrants will be discussed and the class participant will conduct a warrant exercise.  For the rest of the class geometric design issues will be addressed.  Design features covered include deceleration lanes, corner   clearance, vehicle corner clearance, and corner radius.

Also, functional areas of an intersection will be defined and an exercise to calculate the functional area will be conducted.  A quick review of roundabout design and a comparison will be made of roundabouts versus intersections will be presented.

Finally, the class will end with a summary discussion of how design affects intersection capacity. 

 Agenda:

  • Warrants and Warrant Exercise
  • Geometric Design
  • Deceleration Lanes
  • Corner Clearances
  • Functional Areas
  • Vehicle Clearances
  • Roundabout Design Summary
  • How Design Affects Capacity

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fee: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $50 registration fee.


Traffic Calming

Location: Virtual Classroom
Date: September 21, 2022
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

The Maryland Transportation Technology (T2) Center is offering this 1-day training seminar instructed by Dane Ismart on the principles and practices of Traffic Calming. This Traffic Calming seminar is designed to present a broad-based understanding of traffic calming philosophy and measures while recognizing and preserving the function of roadways. This course is adapted toward state and local government officials and employees who are charged with enhancing roadway safety.

The seminar will focus on the appropriateness and effectiveness of various traffic calming measures as well as the specifics of designing such measures to achieve their desired effect. Attendees will work on a workshop to develop appropriate traffic calming solutions for a neighborhood. Upon completion of the workshop session, the participants will present their solutions to the class. The goal of the course is that participants will leave with a basic understanding of what traffic calming is, and what issues are typically encountered when using traffic calming techniques. Students will receive a course notebook.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fee: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.


Winter Maintenance

Location: Virtual Classroom
Date: October 6, 2022
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

This course covers all aspects of winter operations- planning and organizing, methods of snow and ice control, salt usage, and winter equipment maintenance. Instructed by Ed Stellfox this lesson will include usage of snow maps, formal snow plans, snow plow and salt spreader operation. This course in intended for municipal officials, road commissioners, supervisors, superintendents, publics works and maintenance personnel, equipment operators, and city or town managers.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fee: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $45 registration fee.


Low-Cost Safety Improvements

Location: Virtual Classroom
Date: October 20, 2022
Time: 9:00am-3:30pm

This course instructed by Dane Ismart provides participants with methods for implementing effective, low cost safety improvements targeted at high crash areas. It emphasizes the basic and enhanced application of traffic control devices, low cost safety improvements, and their specific safety benefit (crash reduction factors). Traffic crash data collection, identification of hazardous locations, and engineering study procedures are also discussed. Emphasis is placed on low cost solutions that may be made at the local level.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fee: This 6-hour virtual classroom course has a $50 registration fee.

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