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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.

Site Impact Analysis

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: September 27, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm

This course will cover the ITE Trip Generation Report and ITE’s procedure for conducting a traffic impact study.  The content includes discussions on site impact methodology, development of background traffic, evaluation of existing and future conditions, trip generation rates, trip distribution, mode split, traffic assignment, and impact mitigation strategies.  Special attention is paid to trip generation and includes how to use the ITE tables, pass-by trips, and internal capture.  The completion of the course will increase the participants understanding of traffic impact studies.  

This course is designed for transportation engineers, traffic engineers, and planners concerned about the impacts of site impact development. 

Professional Development Hours: 6.0
Registration Fees: There is a $110 registration fee charged for all participants.


Road Diet (Road Configuration) Workshop

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: September 29, 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.

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.


Road Surface Management

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: October 18, 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.


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. 

Work Zone Design

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: November 7-8, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

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 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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