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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.

Traffic Signs

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: June 13, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 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 for all participants. 


Asphalt Recycling

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: July 10, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 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 for all participants. 


Preventive Pavement Maintenance (Learn about seal coates, slurry seals and microsurfacing)

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: August 2, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 3:30pm

This course is the first step in making your asphalt pavements last longer at lower costs. The course instructed by Ed Stellfox covers preventive maintenance treatments such as chip seals, slurry seals, and micro-surfacing and discusses when and where each technique could be effective. It presents application methods, including preparation, materials, equipment, operations and safety, along with practical tips on how to avoid trouble.
This course is open to municipal officials, road commissioners, supervisors, and superintendents; public 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. 


Road Diets (Road Configuration) Workshop

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: August 7, 2018
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 for all participants.


Speed Management Techniques and Applications - New Course!

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: August 8, 2018 
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Speed Management Techniques and Applications Course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and principles for applying various techniques for countering speeding and speed related crashes.  The first sections of the course review the Fatality Analysis Reporting System as well as other sources of crash data.  Methods for identifying potential hazardous areas related to crashes involving roadway departures, intersections, and bicycle and pedestrians are demonstrated.

A portion of the course is devoted to discuss and demonstrate methods for determining appropriate design and posted speeds.  The application of USLIMTS2 software is presented to the class for developing posted speed limit recommendations. 

The course also reviews various speed reduction techniques that are applicable to rural and urban areas and reviews their effectiveness.  The countermeasures are categorized into three types of speed related crashes: 1. Road Departures; 2. Intersections; 3. Pedestrians & Bicyclists.   The class is asked to apply the appropriate techniques to a series of case studies. 

Who Should Attend:  Transportation planners; highway designers; local staff; and community organizations concerned about speeding related crashes. 

Professional Development Hours: 6.0

Registration Fees: There is a $110 registration fee charged for all participants.


Context Based Complete Streets

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: August 21, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

By definition, Complete Streets design serves multiple travel modes. However, street and highway designs should also vary significantly to accommodate varying land development context, existing and future. 

In the past, agencies placed greater design emphasis on faster moving motor vehicles. The auto industry was producing more powerful vehicles every year, but the planning areas were not changing. They remained fixed within two coarsely defined contexts; rural or urban, as defined by the census based, catch-all, urbanized area definition. Suburban roadway design guidance, by focusing on faster vehicle flow, usually compromised walking and biking design.

The Complete Streets movement has successfully motivated over 1,000 policies nationwide. They require mobility for all people, regardless of age, ability, income, race or ethnicity. Policies specify safe, comfortable & convenient access to community destinations & public places. All modes are specified; allowing travelers greater comfort when they desire to walk, drive, bicycle or take public transportation.

These multi-modal policies must also consider unique places in the design of transportation systems. Context based design must specify street and highway elements scaled to match the great diversity of surrounding context. For example, lower target speeds, on-street parking and street tree shade all match the Urban Center context. Conversely, higher speed design, off-street parking and fewer trees, match the Suburban context. Successful land development patterns and context-sensitive street design are symbiotic and state and federal agencies are moving in context sensitive directions.

This course instructed by Richard A. Hall, P.E. explains emerging context classifications and the way street designs must vary significantly in each context. Many unique design elements, well suited for suburban context are wrong for the urban context. Policies and standards are described to meet the new challenge of greater efficiency and safety for all modes, in all diverse context areas. In class, and in the field, workshop exercises yield better understanding of unique street designs based on adjacent context. 

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


Techniques for Reducing Construction and Maintenance Costs

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: August 23, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 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 participants. 


Gravel Road Maintenance

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: August 28, 2018
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 for all participants. 

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Introduction to Geosynthetics

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: August 29, 2018
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 for all participants.


Road Surface Management

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: September 11, 2018
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 for all participants. 


Introduction to Temporary Traffic Control

Location: MDT2 Center in College Park, Maryland
Date: September 12, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

An introductory course to temporary traffic control (TTC)  in highway work zones. This one-day course instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E. is designed to give participants a complete overview of TTC in work zones, including applicable standards, guidelines, traffic control devices, component parts and their requirements, installation/removal considerations, and pedestrian accessibility. This course will prepare participants to take the Maryland SHA Traffic Manager’s course.
 
Topics Covered/Agenda:

  • Introduction to temporary traffic control (TTC)
  • Quantification of the work zone safety problem
  • Standards and guidelines applicable in the State of Maryland (MD SHA)
  • Fundamental principles of TTC
  • Component parts of the TTC zone
  • Temporary traffic control devices
  • Tapers and other transitions 
  • Installation and removal considerations
  • Pedestrian accessibility

The instructor will briefly cover the use of temporary portable rumble strips in work zone areas.

The course is intended for anyone whose actions affect safety on temporary traffic control work zones, including traffic managers, traffic technicians, inspectors and designers.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.
Registration Fees: The following registration fees will be charged for this course, $100 for Maryland local government participants and $125 for all other participants.


Road Safety 365 Workshop

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: September 13, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 12:30pm

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 for all participants.


Flagger Certification

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: September 14, 2018
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.

Designing Safer Roads for Pedestrians and Bicyclists 

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: October 2, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Pedestrians and bicyclists are susceptible to traffic injuries and fatalities, perhaps more so than drivers. Yet we design highways for the mobility of motorized traffic perhaps neglecting the needs of the most vulnerable, such as pedestrians and bicyclists. This course, instructed by Juan M. Morales, P.E., will teach participants how to diagnose pedestrian and bicyclist safety deficiencies and select the appropriate countermeasures to make conditions safer for all users. The course includes an overview of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements and a field trip where students will be exposed to various design elements. Engineering countermeasures will be emphasized but education and enforcement countermeasures will also be covered. Upon Completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand pedestrian and bicyclist traffic
  • Describe their needs,
  • Diagnose crash causes
  • Select proper countermeasures
  • Identify safety-related geometric design elements (including roundabouts and bicycle lanes), and
  • Describe disable pedestrian considerations as per the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The following modules will be covered:
  1. Course Introduction
  2. Infrastructure Safety Management
  3. Understanding Pedestrians and Bicyclists
  4. Pedestrians and Bicyclists Countermeasures
  5. ADA Requirements
  6. Roundabouts
  7. Field Trip
  8. Development of a Safety Action Plan
Audience: Engineer, Safety and Roadway Designers as well as individuals with Traffic/Transportation interests.
Professional Development Hours: 6.0
Registration Fees: There is a $100 registration fee charged for this course.

Flagger Certification

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: October 3, 2018
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.

To Signalize or not to Signalize: MUTCD Warrants

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: October 23, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 4:00pm

The To Signalize or Not To Signalize Course instructed by Dane Ismart covers the MUTCD criteria for determining whether the installation of a traffic control signal is justified at a particular location. The course includes an analysis of the factors for existing operations and safety at study locations and the potential to improve these conditions. The following warrants are discussed in detail and include:

Warrant 1 – Eight-Hour Vehicular Volume

Warrant 2 – Four-Hour Vehicular Volume

Warrant 3 – Peak Hour

Warrant 4 – Pedestrian Volumes

Warrant 5 – School Crossing

Warrant 6 – Coordinated Signal System

Warrant 7 - Crash Experience

Warrant 8 – Roadway Network

Warrant 9 – Intersection Near a Railroad Grade Crossing

The course will also cover warrants for four-way stops as well as alternatives to traffic control signals. A detailed discussion of the advantages and disadvantages both in the terms of capacity and safety of various types of traffic controls will be presented. The basis for both the installation and the removal of traffic control devices will be discussed.

As part of the course, workshop problems will be given to the class participants. The class will be provided intersection field data and will determine if signals are warranted for the sample intersections. After completing the intersection analysis. MUTCD signal analysis software will be demonstrated and the workshop problems will be evaluated based on the microcomputer analysis.

Who Should Attend: Traffic Engineers and transportation planners involved in the design and planning of corridors and intersections.

Professional Development Hours: 6.0.

Registration Fees: There is a $110 registration fee for all participants. 


Winter Maintenance

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: October 25, 2018
Time: 8:30pm - 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 6-7, 2018
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 for MD local government participants and $210 for all other participants.


Flagger Certification

Location: MD T2 Center at College Park, Maryland
Date: November 8, 2018
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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