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June 2015

Traffic Signal Timing & Coordination

  • June 2 - 4 at the Eagan Education Center from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

This is a three day class. Participants will learn how to develop and analyze traffic signal timing and coordination. The class begins with general theory and data collection, and progresses with the development of isolated signal timing and coordinated signal timing plans using Synchro version 9. Basic signal timing calculations and practices are discussed. Timing is developed in a usable form for entry into a controller. The coordination example will follow a recently completed coordination plan, highlighting new techniques and theories. Students will NOT receive a copy of the software, but will receive information on how to order Synchro. Each participant will receive a course manual and a CD copy of the manual.

Cost: $300 (local, county and state employees) or $400 (all others)

To register, complete Traffic Signal Timing & Coordination registration form (Word, 45 KB) and mail form and check payment to:

Gaylene Bissonette
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155

Tools for Analysis of Capacity and Efficient Flow for Roundabout Design: Part II

  • June 11 from noon - 2 p.m. EST

The Transportation Research Board will conduct a webinar on June 11, 2015, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm ET that will cover RODEL and ARCADY— two software packages used by states for analyzing capacity and traffic flow necessary for efficient operation during the roundabout design phase. This is the second of a series of three webinars that will cover seven software packages (SIDRA Intersection, VISSIM, RODEL, ARCADY, SYNCHRO, SimTraffic, and TransModeler) used to analyze roundabouts.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts.

Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for two Professional Development Hours will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for two Certification Maintenance Credits.

Cost: No fee for employees of TRB Sponsors or TRB Sustaining Affiliates who register using their work email address.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/172492.aspx.

Guide Sign Design

This 2 day course is designed for MnDOT, county, city, and consultant engineering personnel who need to acquire guide sign design skills. Participants will acquire the basic design skills needed in order to design traffic guide signs using the SignCAD software.

SignCAD will be used to demonstrate basic sign design elements for as many traffic guide sign examples as time permits. All participants will receive a MnDOT Traffic Guide Sign manual, but will NOT receive a copy of the SignCAD software or user manual.

Cost: $200 MnDOT/government employees, $300 for all others

To register, complete Guide Sign Design registration form (Word, 45 KB) and mail form and check payment to:

Gaylene Bissonette
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55155

Applying Section 4(f) Putting Policy into Practice

With the NHI 142073 Applying Section 4(f): Putting Policy into Practice class, participants may increase awareness of the history, purpose, and the application of Section 4(f) within the context of the transportation project development process. Lessons include identifying Section 4(f) properties; explanations on types of use; an overview of Section 4(f) approval options; requirements for De Minimis determinations, individual 4(f) evaluations, and nationwide programmatic
evaluations; selecting the appropriate approval option; and the relationship of Section 4(f) with NEPA and other
environment laws and regulations.

Cost: Free

To register, complete the 4(f) registration form (PDF, 390 KB) and email or mail form.

Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems Webinar Series - Sustainable Strategies for Concrete Pavements: Materials, Design, Construction

  • June 25 from 1 - 3 p.m. EDT

The FHWA launched the Sustainable Pavements Program in 2010 to advance the knowledge and practice of sustainability related to pavements. The overall objective of the program is to increase the awareness, visibility, and the body of knowledge of sustainability considerations in all phases of the pavement life cycle. Under that program, the FHWA has completed the technical resource publication “Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems: A Reference Document” (FHWA-HIF-15-002), and is now delivering a series of five webinars to help implement and promote key elements of pavement sustainability.

Topics: Sustainability implications of asphalt paving materials, aggregates, design and construction considerations, emerging trends

Cost: Free

To register, follow the link in the Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems: Webinar Series (PDF, 205 KB)

July 2015

Tools for Analysis of Capacity and Efficient Flow for Roundabout Design: Part III

  • July 14 from 2 - 4 p.m. EST

The Transportation Research Board will conduct a webinar on July 14, 2015, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm ET that will cover SYNCHRO, Sim Traffic, and TransModeler— three software packages used by states for analyzing capacity and traffic flow necessary for efficient operation during the roundabout design phase. This is the third of a series of three webinars that will cover seven software packages (SIDRA Intersection, VISSIM, RODEL, ARCADY, SYNCHRO, SimTraffic, and TransModeler) used to analyze roundabouts.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Roundabouts.

Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor or non-TRB Sustaining Affiliate employees. A certificate for two Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual. This webinar is pending approval by the American Institute of Certified Planners for two Certification Maintenance Credits.

Cost: No fee for employees of TRB Sponsors or TRB Sustaining Affiliates who register using their work email address.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.trb.org/ElectronicSessions/Blurbs/172530.aspx.

August 2015

Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems Webinar Series - Maintenance, Rehabilitation, and End-of-Life

  • August 20 from 1 - 3 p.m. EDT

The FHWA launched the Sustainable Pavements Program in 2010 to advance the knowledge and practice of sustainability related to pavements. The overall objective of the program is to increase the awareness, visibility, and the body of knowledge of sustainability considerations in all phases of the pavement life cycle. Under that program, the FHWA has completed the technical resource publication “Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems: A Reference Document” (FHWA-HIF-15-002), and is now delivering a series of five webinars to help implement and promote key elements of pavement sustainability.

Topics: Asphalt and concrete pavement maintenance and preservation strategies, recycling, and other end-of-life strategies

Cost: Free

To register, follow the link in the Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems: Webinar Series (PDF, 205 KB)

September 2015

Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems Webinar Series - Use Phase, Livable Communities, and Path Forward

  • September 9 from 1 - 3 p.m. EDT

The FHWA launched the Sustainable Pavements Program in 2010 to advance the knowledge and practice of sustainability related to pavements. The overall objective of the program is to increase the awareness, visibility, and the body of knowledge of sustainability considerations in all phases of the pavement life cycle. Under that program, the FHWA has completed the technical resource publication “Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems: A Reference Document” (FHWA-HIF-15-002), and is now delivering a series of five webinars to help implement and promote key elements of pavement sustainability.

Topics: Interaction between vehicles and pavement, fuel consumption, emissions, and noise. Urban heat island, lighting, stormwater runoff, and impact on surrounding communities

Cost: Free

To register, follow the link in the Towards Sustainable Pavement Systems: Webinar Series (PDF, 205 KB)