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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.

Winter Maintenance

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: October 25, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 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 Fees: There is a $99 registration fee for all participants. 

To Signalize or not to Signalize: MUTCD Warrants

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: October 30, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 4:00pm

The To Signalize or Not To Signalize Course instructed by Dane Ismart covers the MUTCD criteria for determining whether the installation of a traffic control signal is justified at a particular location. The course includes an analysis of the factors for existing operations and safety at study locations and the potential to improve these conditions. The following warrants are discussed in detail and include:

Warrant 1 – Eight-Hour Vehicular Volume

Warrant 2 – Four-Hour Vehicular Volume

Warrant 3 – Peak Hour

Warrant 4 – Pedestrian Volumes

Warrant 5 – School Crossing

Warrant 6 – Coordinated Signal System

Warrant 7 - Crash Experience

Warrant 8 – Roadway Network

Warrant 9 – Intersection Near a Railroad Grade Crossing

The course will also cover warrants for four-way stops as well as alternatives to traffic control signals. A detailed discussion of the advantages and disadvantages both in the terms of capacity and safety of various types of traffic controls will be presented. The basis for both the installation and the removal of traffic control devices will be discussed.

As part of the course, workshop problems will be given to the class participants. The class will be provided intersection field data and will determine if signals are warranted for the sample intersections. After completing the intersection analysis. MUTCD signal analysis software will be demonstrated and the workshop problems will be evaluated based on the microcomputer analysis.

Who Should Attend: Traffic Engineers and transportation planners involved in the design and planning of corridors and intersections.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.

Registration Fees: There is a $110 registration fee for all participants. 

Work Zone Design

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: November 5-6, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm (both days)

The course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. will give participants knowledge of the entire temporary traffic control (TTC) process: planning, design, review, installation, maintenance, and inspection of temporary traffic control for highway work zones. Issues regarding planning, design, review, and operation of temporary traffic control are covered, including pedestrian accessibility, worker safety, human factors, and legal aspects.

The material is based on Part 6 of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and are modified to address Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) TTC standards and guidelines. 

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to TTTC
  • TTC Standards and Guidelines (MUTCD and MD SHA)
  • Fundamental Principles of Traffic Control
  • Human Factors
  • Component Part of the TTC Zones
  • Traffic Control Devices
  • The Typical Project
    • Planning
    • Design
    • Installation
    • Inspection
    • Enhancements and Modifications
    • Constructability Reviews
    • Removal
  • Traffic Control Plan Strategies
  • MD SHA Standards, Guidelines and Practices
  • Legal Aspects of TTC
  • Workshops

The course is aimed at individuals who are responsible for the design, review, or modification of temporary traffic control for work zones adjacent to and within roads and highways.  The course will also be of interest to those responsible for installation, operation, and inspection.

Professional Development Hours: 12.0.
Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $199 for MD local government participants and $210 for all other participants.

Designing Pedestrian Facilities for ADA

LocationMD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: November 7-8, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm (day one) and 8:30am - 12:00pm (day two)

Upon completion of this day and a half course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E., the participant will be able to identify applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and standards pertaining to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Know the requirements for ensuring accessibility in existing facilities vs. work in new construction and alterations. Identify some of the challenges in the Public Right-of-Way (PROW) faced by persons with disabilities. Review design elements necessary for achieving accessibility in the PROW, including work zones. Identify best practices. There will be (weather permitting) a field visit to a nearby intersection to assess its design and accessibility. Topics covered in the course include: 

  • Laws, Regulations, and Pedestrian Characteristics
  • Pedestrian Access Routes
  • Curb Ramps and Other Transitions
  • Detectable Warning Surfaces
  • Pedestrian Crossings
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals
  • Pedestrian Facilities and Temporary Pedestrian (TPAR) in Work Zones
  • Field Visit

Professional Development Hours: 10.0
Regisration Fees: $125 for Maryland Local government participants and $150 for all others.

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