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February 2016

Crash Mapping Analysis Tool (MnCMAT)

  • February 10 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at MnDOT St. Cloud Training Center
  • February 10 from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at MnDOT St. Cloud Training Center
  • February 11 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at MnDOT St. Cloud Training Center
  • February 11 from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at MnDOT St. Cloud Training Center

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.

To register fill out the registration form below for the specific date/time slot.

D7 County Engineer’s Tech/Engineer Conference

  • March 17 in AmericInn in Mankato

For more information contact Seth Greenwood at seth.greenwood@co.nicollet.mn.us or 507-931-1760.

March 2016

TRB Webinar: Lessons Learned from 10 Years+ of Using Full-Depth Reclamation for Road Rehabilitation

  • March 9 from noon - 2 p.m.

Webinar will cover lessons learned from more than 10 years of using Full-Depth Reclamation (FDR) to rehabilitate deteriorated pavements. This webinar will discuss experiences and identify mechanisms for ensuring that problems are not repeated on future projects. This webinar has been adapted from a workshop on the topic presented at the 94th TRB Annual Meeting, held in Washington, D.C. in January 2015.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Chemical, Mechanical, and Asphalt Stabilization. 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 2.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

Cost: There is no fee for employees of TRB Sponsors or TRB Sustaining Affiliates who register using their work email address. In addition to employees of TRB sponsor organizations, the following are eligible to receive complimentary webinar registration:

  • TRB and National Academies employees;
  • Chairs of TRB standing committees, sections, or groups;
  • CRP panel members who were involved with developing the report or project that is the subject of the webinar;
  • Members of the media;
  • Employees of tribal governments; and
  • Members of Congress or their staff.

Other sites must pay $89 per site. View pricing page for details.

For further details visit http://www.trb.org/main/blurbs/173755.aspx.

Minnesota Statewide Truck-Weight Compliance Training

  • March 9 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Alexandria, or
  • March 10 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in St. Cloud, or
  • March 16 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Arden Hills, or
  • March 17 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Bloomington, or
  • March 23 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Rochester, or
  • March 24 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Albert Lea, or
  • March 30 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in East Grand Forks, or
  • March 31 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Roseau

The Minnesota Truck-Weight Education Program addresses concerns from state, county, city, and township transportation authorities regarding damage from heavy trucks. Explanations are provided that explain road weights during various times of the year, including the winter load increase and spring load restrictions.

The program promotes voluntary compliance to reduce damage to public roads and highways from overweight vehicles. The goal is to provide information and explanations to attendees on how to haul the most legal weight without violating the truck-weight laws.

Cost: Free

To register and learn more, visit: http://www.mnltap.umn.edu/training/topic/customized/truck-weight/

Crash Mapping Analysis Tool (MnCMAT)

  • March 9 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at MnDOT Shoreview Training Center
  • March 9 from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at MnDOT Shoreview Training Center
  • March 10 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at MnDOT Shoreview Training Center
  • March 10 from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at MnDOT Shoreview Training Center

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.

To register fill out the registration form below for the specific date/time slot.

Guardrail Installation Training

  • March 30 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the MnDOT Shoreview Training Center

This FHWA-NHI-380085 course provides instruction in the principles and practices of guardrail installation and
performance. Instruction focuses on the Length of Need of barriers (including a field expedient procedure) but also
includes instruction on guardrail transitions and guardrail end treatments. Participants will evaluate existing installations
for proper performance characteristics. At training, participant will: Explain the “Roadside Safety” problem and the
warrants for barrier. Explain how barrier systems operate. Describe the installation principles necessary for proper
barrier operation. Describe the installation principles necessary for proper terminal operation. Inspect barrier systems
for proper installation and operation.

View the Guardrail Installation Training (PDF, 390 KB) announcement for further information and registration.

Concrete Paving Inspection Class

  • March 31 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - April 1 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at MnDOT Arden Hills Training Center

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

View the Concrete Paving Inspection Class (PDF,30 KB) announcement for further information and registration.

April 2016

Minnesota Statewide Truck-Weight Compliance Training

  • April 6 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Mankato or
  • April 7 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Marshall, or
  • April 13 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Bemidji, or
  • April 14 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Duluth

The Minnesota Truck-Weight Education Program addresses concerns from state, county, city, and township transportation authorities regarding damage from heavy trucks. Explanations are provided that explain road weights during various times of the year, including the winter load increase and spring load restrictions.

The program promotes voluntary compliance to reduce damage to public roads and highways from overweight vehicles. The goal is to provide information and explanations to attendees on how to haul the most legal weight without violating the truck-weight laws.

Cost: Free

To register and learn more, visit: http://www.mnltap.umn.edu/training/topic/customized/truck-weight/

Inspector Workshop for 2016

  • April 7 at the Renville Government Center in Olivia

For more information contact Willy Rabenberg at willy_r@co.redwood.mn.us or 507-637-4056.

Concrete Paving Inspection Class

  • April 19 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - April 20 from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at MnDOT Mankato Offices

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

View the Concrete Paving Inspection Class (PDF,30 KB) announcement for further information and registration.