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Traffic Engineering Fundamentals

(Please note, this course is full, we are offering it again in October)

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: May 22 - 25, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

This course instructed by Dane Ismart and Juan M. Morales, P.E. condenses what was the five-day Traffic Engineering Short Course into a new four-day course.

Agenda Day One:
8:30AM Introduction
9:00AM Traffic Engineering Terms and Design Year Traffic
9:45AM Break
10:00AM Site Impact Analysis
12:00PM Lunch
1:15PM Safety Principles and Crash Principles
2:30PM Break
2:45PM Principles of Access Management
4:15PM Adjourn

Agenda Day Two:
8:30AM Intersection Analysis and Geometrics
10:00AM Break
10:15AM Signal Timing
12:00PM Lunch
1:15PM Arterial and Freeway Analysis
2:45PM Break
3:00PM MUTCD
4:15PM Adjourn

Agenda Day Three:
8:30AM Roundabout Basics
9:30AM Break
9:45AM ITS Overview
10:45AM Break
11:00AM Traffic Calming
12:15PM Lunch
1:30PM Pedestrian Safety
2:45PM Break
3:00PM ADA Accessibility
4:15PM Adjourn

Agenda Day Four:
8:30AM Temporary Traffic Control Standards and Guidelines
9:30AM Break
9:45AM Component Part of a TTC Zone
10:45AM Break
11:00AM Traffic Control Devices
12:15PM Lunch
1:30PM Traffic Control Devices, continued
2:45PM Break
3:00PM Work Zone Impact Analysis
4:15PM Adjorn

Audience: This course is geared towards anyone with an engineering background and/or traffic engineering responsibilities in a related field. Also junior level traffic engineers, transportation planners, highway designers and city/county engineers.

Professional Development Hours: 24.0.

Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $399 MD Local Government and $420 All Other Registrants


Flagger Certification

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: May 26, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
 
The safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians is dependent upon the flaggers' performance. Since the flagger position involves safety, proper training is vital; flaggers are expected to pass a test to prove their proficiency and competence level. A MD SHA-approved ATSSA (American Traffic Safety Services Association) flagger card will be issued upon satisfactory completion of this course. This will be valid for 4 years and is acceptable in several states, including MD, VA and DC.
 
The class instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. is presented in PowerPoint© and will include a 25-question multiple choice exam and a flagger demonstration (dexterity test).  Students will receive their ATSSA Flagger Certification card the day of the course (upon passing the exam).
 
The course is intended for anyone whose actions affect safety of contemporary traffic control work zones, including traffic managers, traffic technicians, inspectors and designers.
 
Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $100 registration fee charged for all participants.

Work Zone Design

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: June 5-6, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm

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 Maryland Local Government and $225 for all other registrants.

Road Safety 365 - A Safety Workshop for Local Governments

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: June 7, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
 
This course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. is designed to provide local and rural agencies with practical and effective ways to mainstream safety solutions into their day-to-day activities and project development process. This one-day workshop focuses on processes for incorporating safety into all aspects of local and rural projects, and on making safety a priority through inclusion in the traditional decision-making process - 365 days a year. The course stresses the importance of road safety, and illustrates how it can be integrated into rural/local transportation project development at all stages: planning, design, construction, implementation, operations, and maintenance. Through practical exercises and facilitator-led discussions, the emphasis is on operations and maintenance to reflect the predominant, day-to-day responsibilities of rural/local transportation agencies. The benefits and potential cost savings of safety initiatives are shown using examples from rural/local agencies.
 
The workshop audience ranges from decision-makers to road crews. It is aimed primarily at local and rural road and public works supervisors. Others who would benefit include: elected officials, public safety advocates, State DOT personnel, law enforcement, consultants, regional and rural development organizations, municipal associations.
 
Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $100 registration fee charged for all participants.

Road Surface Management

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: June 8, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

This course instructed by Ed Stellfox provides participants with the basic concepts of road surface management including inventory, distress identification, condition survey, strategies, programs, budgets, and field surveys. A Road Surface Management Systems software demonstration will also be conducted during this course.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.

Registration Fees: There is a $99 registration fee charged for all participants.


Road Diet Workshop

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: June 13, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm

The course instructed by Dane Ismart covers the design, safety, and operations of road diets.  Road diets, although they come in many different designs, reduce the number of through lanes and allocate excess roadway width to parking, bicycle lanes, freight movements, and transit operations.  The classical design reduces a 4-lane undivided highway to three lanes consisting of one through lane in each direction and a continuous two lane left turn in the middle.  A road diet may also reduce the widths of lanes as well when appropriate. The advantages, disadvantages, various road diet configurations, guidance, and criteria for determining the feasibility of implementing a road diet are discussed.  Safety and operational considerations as well as examples of actual case studies are part of the course.  The after results of example corridors that are renovated and redesigned as road diets are presented.  The course is concluded with the class broken up to teams that work on a corridor problem and present their solution and road diet design. 
 
Audience: This Workshop will be of interest to Engineers, Transportation Planners, Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinators, Safe Routes to School Coordinators, Local Public Agency Coordinators, and Transportation Alternatives Program Managers.
 
Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $110 registration fee charged for all participants.

Construction Mathematics

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: June 21, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
 
Construction inspectors may need to brush up on math skills specifically related to construction inspection, especially basic geometry, fractions, area, volume and conversions. The class lead by Ed Stellfox is a good refresher, and excellent preparation for the construction inspection class. The course was designed for road workers, foremen, superintendants, construction inspectors and supervisors in need of a refresher, especially in preparation for the Construction Inspections class.
 
Depending on the interest of the participants, the course may cover: whole number and fractions, decimals (for measurement and payment), mixed operation fractions and decimals, formula evaluation, techniques of algebra, ration and proportion, percentage, hints for problem solving, useful formulas, square and square roots, conversion, and transportation construction examples.
 
*Participants should bring a calculator, scale and straight edge; notebooks will be provided.
 
Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $99 registration fee charged for all participants.

Techniques for Reducing Construction and Maintenance Costs

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: July 12, 2017
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 Fees: There is a $99 registration fee for all registrants.

Traffic Signs

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: July 18, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
 
This half-day course instructed by Ed Stellfox  will cover the regulations and guidelines for traffic signs including; regulatory signs, warning signs, and guide signs. A review of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) will also be covered. An in depth discussion of sign examples, installation and maintenance, as well as sign management will be covered.
 
Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $69 registration fee charged for all participants.
 

Asphalt Recycling

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: July 20, 2017
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 Fees: There is a $69 registration fee charged for all participants.
 

Introduction to Geosynthetics

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: July 26, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
 
This course is an introduction to geosynthetics, beginning with a discussion of geosynthetics, what they are, how they are made and how they can be used in a road maintenance program. The course then looks at other geosynthetics and their road system uses, including geogrids, geocells and geowebs, presenting new materials with new applications. Designed for municipal officials, road commissioners, supervisors, and superintendents; public works and maintenance personnel; equipment operators; and city or town managers. This course instructed by Ed Stellfox, will cover the following topics: history; materials (geotextile fabrics, geogrids, geocells and geowebs); uses and applications of drainage, erosion control, reinforcement, separation, and reflective crack control.
 
Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $99 registration fee charged for all participants.

Blueprint Reading for Highway Workers

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: August 3, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
 
Today’s highway workers use a variety of blueprints and drawings to guide them in accurately performing the construction and maintenance of roadways and related components. Upon successful completion of this course instructed by Glynn Stoffel, the student will be able to read and interpret the drawings included in a set of highway plans. At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to:
  • Recognize and define the various lines and symbols used in plan construction.
  • Describe and discuss the characteristics of plans, plats, profiles, views, details and other drawings found in a set of working plans.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use engineer’s and architect’s scales.
  • Describe how to effectively use plans in the field.
  • Obtain a score of at least 70% on the review test.
Professional Development Hours: 7.0.
Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $110 for Maryland local government participants, and $125 for all other participants.

Gravel Road Maintenance

Location: Belair, Maryland 
Date: August 9, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
 
This course instructed by Ed Stellfox addresses basic maintenance techniques for unpaved and gravel roads. Topics include road materials, blading or dragging, reshaping or regrading for proper crown, regraveling, stabilization or full-depth reclamation, and dust control, with an introduction to road management techniques.
 
Professional Development Hours: 6.0
Registration Fees: There is a $99 registration fee charged for all participants.
 

School Crossing Design & Safety Analysis

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: August 22, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm

The School Crossing Design Course instructed by Dane Ismart will cover the recommended guidelines for school crossings.  Various issues such as determining the school area boundaries, signing and markings for school crossing areas, and design criteria will be covered.  Requirements and guidelines as covered by the Maryland MUTCD will be reviewed as part of the class.  How to select treatments such as potential signalization, crossing guards, pedestrian cross walks, coverage, school speed zones and speed monitoring, location of traffic control devices, and warrants will be presented to the class. The Safe Routes to School program will be reviewed. Sources for information and school crossing information will be given to the class as well as innovative school treatments from other states.   A class exercise will be conducted by the partricipants to demonstrate the application of the procedures and design principles for implementing school crossing treatments.   
 
Audience: Local and state planners and designers, school officials and associations involved in school transportation, and transportation consultants. 
 
Professional Development Hours: 6.0
Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $110 for Maryland local government participants, and $125 for all other participants.

Crash and Safety Data Analysis

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: August 23-24, 2017
Time: Day 1 - 8:30am - 4:00pm, Day 2 - 8:30am - 12:30pm

This day and a half course instructed by Dane Ismart will cover the following:
  • Crash Data and Computation of Crash Frequency - Using several years data, establish crash rates to compare with similar locations, while explaining hazard indices, conflict analysis, and warrant analysis.
  • Condition Diagramming and Collision Types - Review the process and the elements contained in a condition diagram and use police reports to identify the type, times, conditions or crashes on a collision diagram.
  • Speed Analysis and Traffic Calming - Methods for conducting speed studies, including data collections, sample size, computation of mean, 85th percentile and pace speeds, and controlling speed with traffic calming techniques.
  • Sight Distance Analysis - Methods for determining minimum stop and sight distances will be covered, to check whether sight distances for exercise area are adequate, or should be made improved to be adequate.
  • Pedestrian Safety - Design features such as signing, marking, timing for intersection crossings, crosswalk widths, minimum sidewalk standards including radius, ramps, and specialized HAWK pedestrian crossing.
  • School Crossing Considerations - Review school crossing mitigation measures including school guard criteria, school signs and markings, speed zones, gap analysis, and school crossing signalization.
  • Marking and Signing Considerations - Review marking designs and requirements, including sign design and location requirements as well as both longitudinal and traverse markings specifications according to the MUTCD.
  • Safety Design Issues and Mitigation - Introduce the concept of Improving safety through improved access design and applying them to identify mitigation measures for improving real and potential safety problems.
  • Presentation - Following provided guidelines, each team will present their findings as part of a television interview.
This course is intended for Traffic Engineers, planners, traffic analysts, traffic signal technicians and local officials involved in the planning or design of transportation facilities.
 
Professional Development Hours: 10.0
Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $115 for Maryland local government participants, and $130 for all other participants.

Designing Pedestrian Facilities for Accessibility

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: August 29-30, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Upon completion of this 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: 12.0.
Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $199 for Maryland local government participants, and $225 for all other participants.

Flagger Certification

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: August 31, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
 
The safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians is dependent upon the flaggers' performance. Since the flagger position involves safety, proper training is vital; flaggers are expected to pass a test to prove their proficiency and competence level. A MD SHA-approved ATSSA (American Traffic Safety Services Association) flagger card will be issued upon satisfactory completion of this course. This will be valid for 4 years and is acceptable in several states, including MD, VA and DC.
 
The class instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. is presented in PowerPoint© and will include a 25-question multiple choice exam and a flagger demonstration (dexterity test).  Students will receive their ATSSA Flagger Certification card the day of the course (upon passing the exam).
 
The course is intended for anyone whose actions affect safety of contemporary traffic control work zones, including traffic managers, traffic technicians, inspectors and designers.
 
Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $100 registration fee charged for all participants.

Project Development of Federal-Aid Projects

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: September 12-13, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
 
State DOTs and local agencies when developing projects involving federal-aid must follow a prescribed set of rules, regulations, and procedures. This course will cover the various steps necessary to meet the federal requirements. The course will be initiated with a discussion of categorical funds and what activities they are eligible for. A detailed presentation will be made on how the federal highway financial system works and the process that determines the amount of federal funds that will be available to the States and MPOs. Presentations will then be made on federal rules to meet planning and environmental requirements, right-of- way rules and requirements (the Uniform Act), design standards, the bridge inspection program requirements. Federal contract requirements will also be presented that discuss a broad of issues such as use of proprietary materials, contract bidding rules, contract provisions, etc. Class exercises will be used to demonstrate typical real life issues involving the development of federal-aid projects. 
 
Who Should Attend: State DOT and local staff and officials involved in the development of transportation projects using federal-aid funds.
 
Professional Development Hours: 12.0
Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $199 MD Local Government and $210 All Other Registrants.

Traffic Engineering Fundamentals

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: October 2-5, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:15pm

This course instructed by Dane Ismart and Juan M. Morales, P.E. condenses what was the five-day Traffic Engineering Short Course into a new four-day course.

Agenda Day One:
8:30AM Introduction
9:00AM Traffic Engineering Terms and Design Year Traffic
9:45AM Break
10:00AM Site Impact Analysis
12:00PM Lunch
1:15PM Safety Principles and Crash Principles
2:30PM Break
2:45PM Principles of Access Management
4:15PM Adjourn

Agenda Day Two:
8:30AM Intersection Analysis and Geometrics
10:00AM Break
10:15AM Signal Timing
12:00PM Lunch
1:15PM Arterial and Freeway Analysis
2:45PM Break
3:00PM MUTCD
4:15PM Adjourn

Agenda Day Three:
8:30AM Roundabout Basics
9:30AM Break
9:45AM ITS Overview
10:45AM Break
11:00AM Traffic Calming
12:15PM Lunch
1:30PM Pedestrian Safety
2:45PM Break
3:00PM ADA Accessibility
4:15PM Adjourn

Agenda Day Four:
8:30AM Temporary Traffic Control Standards and Guidelines
9:30AM Break
9:45AM Component Part of a TTC Zone
10:45AM Break
11:00AM Traffic Control Devices
12:15PM Lunch
1:30PM Traffic Control Devices, continued
2:45PM Break
3:00PM Work Zone Impact Analysis
4:15PM Adjorn

Audience: This course is geared towards anyone with an engineering background and/or traffic engineering responsibilities in a related field. Also junior level traffic engineers, transportation planners, highway designers and city/county engineers.

Professional Development Hours: 24.0.

Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $399 MD Local Government and $420 All Other Registrants.


Winter Maintenance

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: October 25, 2017
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 Fees: There is a $99 registration fee for all participants. 

Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Vulnerable Road Users

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: November 7-8, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
 
Vulnerable road users (VRU) are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of cars sometimes neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, transit users and others. This course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian (and other VRU) safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users including an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)accessibility requirements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered.
 
Upon Completion of the Course, Participants Should be Able to: Define vulnerable road users, Describe VRU needs, Diagnose crash causes and select proper countermeasures, Identify safety-related geometric design elements, and Discuss VRU safety issues and how to address them.
 
Professional Development Hours: 12.0.
Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $199 MD Local Government and $210 All Other Registrants.

Flagger Certification

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: November 9, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm
 
The safety of workers, motorists and pedestrians is dependent upon the flaggers' performance. Since the flagger position involves safety, proper training is vital; flaggers are expected to pass a test to prove their proficiency and competence level. A MD SHA-approved ATSSA (American Traffic Safety Services Association) flagger card will be issued upon satisfactory completion of this course. This will be valid for 4 years and is acceptable in several states, including MD, VA and DC.
 
The class instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. is presented in PowerPoint© and will include a 25-question multiple choice exam and a flagger demonstration (dexterity test).  Students will receive their ATSSA Flagger Certification card the day of the course (upon passing the exam).
 
The course is intended for anyone whose actions affect safety of contemporary traffic control work zones, including traffic managers, traffic technicians, inspectors and designers.
 
Professional Development Hours: 4.0.
Registration Fees: There is a $100 registration fee charged for all participants.

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