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March 2015

Minnesota's Transportation Conference

  • March 3-5 at DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington

Minnesota’s Transportation Conference, the largest transportation event in the state, explores the latest transportation innovations and provides attendees with the chance to network with other professionals.

The 2015 conference will kick off with an opening reception in the late afternoon on March 3, followed by two full days of session March 4 and 5.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.mntransportationconference.org/.

Crash Mapping Analysis Tool (MnCMAT)

With training, participants may use MnCMAT, an online application that provides access to Minnesota crash data through a GIS-based mapping system. Participants may increase awareness about the source and the uses of crash data. MnCMAT allows users to view overview maps, create charts and reports, and export crash data using selected crash characteristics. Crash attribute filters within the application include: crashes by location, time and day of crash, contributing factors, crash severity, type of crash, surface conditions, and type of roadway to name a few. The intended purpose of the MnCMAT application is to provide a tool to help traffic safety professionals map and analyze crash data to increase safety on Minnesota’s system of roadways. Instructors: Sulmaan Khan, P.E. & Mark Vizecky, P.E.

Cost: No cost

To register, complete reigstration form and e-mail form to James Pontius and Sulmaan Khan.

Discounted Work Zone Traffic Control Training (Supervisor)

  • March 4-5 at Holiday Inn Hotel-Lakeville from 8 am - 5 pm

For more information or to register, visit http://www.atssa.com/TrainingCertification/TrainingEventsStates.aspx?statecd=MN.

Cost: $25

Work-Zone Traffic Control Seminar

  • March 10 at the Lakeville Holiday Inn, 20800 Kenrick Ave. from 9 am - noon

Cost: $34.95

To register, complete the Work-Zone Traffic Control Seminar registration form (Word, 240 KB) and send to Mike Leaf.

Work-Zone Traffic Control Seminar

  • March 11 at the St. Cloud Holiday Inn, 75 South 37th Ave. from 9 am - noon

Cost: $34.95

To register, complete the Work-Zone Traffic Control Seminar registration form (Word, 240 KB) and send to Mike Leaf.

Concrete Paving Class

March 26 - 27 at MnDOT training center in St. Cloud from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Thursday) and 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Friday)

This course will cover the duties and responsibilities of a concrete paving (field and plant) inspector. Topics covered: introduction to concrete paving, paving joint layouts, schedule of materials control, pre-production operations, pre-paving operations, concrete batch plant operations, concrete paving operations, and MnDOT procedures and tests.

Cost: $35

To register contact Lisa Bilotta at 651-366-5500 or lisa.bilotta@state.mn.us.

Work-Zone Traffic Control Seminar

  • March 27 at the Brooklyn Center Double Tree Hotel, 2200 Freeway Blvd. from 9 am - noon

Cost: $34.95

To register, complete the Work-Zone Traffic Control Seminar registration form (Word, 240 KB) and send to Mike Leaf.

Work-Zone Traffic Control Seminar

  • March 31 at the Duluth Radisson Hotel, 505 W Superior St.. from 9 am - noon

Cost: $34.95

To register, complete the Work-Zone Traffic Control Seminar registration form (Word, 240 KB) and send to Mike Leaf.

April 2015

Advanced Flexibility in Design Workshop

  • April 21 - 23 at U of M Continuing Education and Conference Center in St. Paul from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Wednesday), 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Thursday) and 8 a.m. - noon (Friday)

This interactive workshop is designed for transportation professionals who would like to enhance their understanding, capabilities, and approaches in applying flexibility in design for more successful and cost-effective project development outcomes. While the workshop is valuable for all transportation professionals, this year's event specifically encourages participation by traffic engineering and bridge design practitioners.

Presentation and discussion modules will be followed by individual and group exercises to practice lessons learned. A field walk addressing accommodations of all users will be included on Day 1 of the workshop, weather permitting (bring appropriate attire).

Cost: No cost

To register, contact Norm Plasch at 651-366-3301.

Signal & Lighting Certification

This two-day course includes review of contract documents, Gopher One Call procedures, staking traffic signals, installation of Traffic Signal and Lighting components above and underground, final inspection of electrical systems, activating Traffic Signals and Roadway Lighting Systems, as-built plans. This course is designed to educate participants on MnDOT standard procedures for Traffic Signal and Lighting system inspection and construction. This class comes with 12 PDH (Professional Development Hours), 16 IMSA (International Municipal Signal Association) credits and 8 MnDLI Electrical/Elevator continuing education credits. The course is taught entirely in the classroom and will conclude with a 90 minute open book exam on the Manual and class materials. A minimum score of 70% is required for certification.

Cost: $250

To register, complete Signal & Lighting Certification registration form (Word, 30 KB) and mail form and check payment to:

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

Signal & Lighting Recertification

This one-day course includes the latest changes in technology, signal and lighting hardware, specifications and procedures. This class comes with 6 Professional Development Hours, 8 International Municipal Signal Association credits and 8 MnDLI Electrical/Elevator continuing education credits. This course is taught entirely in the classroom and will conclude with a 60 minute open book exam on the Manual and class materials. A minimum score of 70% is required for recertification.

Cost: $150

To register, complete Signal & Lighting Recertification registration form (Word, 30 KB) and mail form and check payment to:

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

May 2015

Bridge Maintenance Academy I

Participants will receive a classroom introduction to the fundamentals required to perform bridge maintenance effectively including bridge mechanics, bridge design concepts, plan reading, concrete, bridge safety, timber and bridge preservation. In addition, a full day tour of bridge construction projects or manufacturing facilities will expose participants to various aspects of bridge maintenance fundamentals.

Cost: $75

To register, complete the Bridge Maintenance Academy I registration form (Word, 115 KB) and mail check payment to:

Norm Plasch
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd, MS 200
St. Paul, MN 55155