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January 14, 2008

Asset Management Webinar

January 30, 2008 at 11:00 AM EST
Presentations will be made by representatives from Florida DOT and
Ohio DOT. The event is sponsored by FHWA, as well as the AASHTO
Subcommittee on Asset Management and the AASHTO Subcommittee on
Maintenance. For more information contact Linda.Riggins@dot.gov or 202-366-4847.

January 11, 2008

Online Mentorship Session - "Humble Beginnings - Unlimited Potential"

Humble Beginnings - Unlimited Potential
Thursday, January 24, 2008 Online Mentorship Session
2 p.m. Eastern ? 1 p.m. Central ? 12 p.m. Mountain ? 11 a.m. Pacific

This month's hot topic is: Humble Beginnings - Unlimited Potential
APWA continues its FREE online mentoring program featuring some of the brightest, seasoned professionals in public works. It is just the beginning of APWA's initiative to provide cost-effective learning and networking opportunities to the public works community.

This is a great opportunity to gather a group around the speakerphone and learn from the leaders in our profession. Use the sessions as a launching point for further discussion and interaction among the public works professionals in your area. Watch the APWA website http://www.apwa.net for more details.

Attention Northland ATSSA Chapter Members

Previously, an announcement was sent out regarding a "Sign Retroreflectivity Webinar" being conducted by ATSSA on February 12th. Northland ATSSA and Mn/DOT announced that they would purchase a registration for one location and invited members to attend. Unfortunately, the room capacity has been filled and no new registrations will be accepted for the group viewing at the Mn/DOT Arden Hills location. The contact person, John Benson, will be contacting the people who were accepted for the Mn/DOT webinar location. No one is considered registered unless confirmed through John.

However, the ATSSA webinar may still be purchased individually from ATSSA by following the link shown below. Remember, one registration covers all viewers at one location.

webinar registration link:
http://www.atssa.com/galleries/rsti/Sign Retroreflectivity- New National Standards Registration Form-FINAL.pdf

National Highway Institute (NHI) Offers Free Web Seminars

Pavement Preservation: Optimal Timing of Pavement Preservation Treatments. Several dates available, please visit http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov for more information and registration.

January 10, 2008

The Minnesota Chapter of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA)

On February 7, 2008, MN GITA Chapter is sponsoring a day long
conference on "Utilizing GeoSpatial Technologies to Improve Asset
Management and Reliability".

This conference will help you learn how GIS will better administer and
track your location based facilities and assets.

To register visit GITA.ORG, navigate to Chapters, Minnesota.

January 9, 2008

Click, Listen & Learn Opportunities

The City of Bloomington will be hosting several APWA Click Listen & Learn events over the next few weeks. Trenchless Technology - Thursday, January 10th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; Aging Infrastructure Litigation: How to Prevent It, How to Defeat It - Thursday, January 17th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm; TARGET Emergency Preparedness #2: DURING the Disaster – Resource Management - Thursday January 31st 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Please let Kathy Warren kwarren@usinternet.com know if you would like to attend any of these events.

http://www.apwa.net/events/eventdetail.asp?ID=4008 - Trenchless Technology
http://www.apwa.net/events/eventdetail.asp?ID=4010 - Aging Infrastructure Litigation
http://www.apwa.net/events/eventdetail.asp?ID=4011 - TARGET Emergency Preparedness #2

January 6, 2008

New FHWA Sign Retroreflectivity Rule, Jan. 22

The FHWA Office of Safety advised all LTAP Centers that the Final Rule for maintained sign retroreflectivity was published in the Federal Register on Friday December 21, 2007. It will go into effect on January 22, 2008.

The FHWA Visibility Web site includes the text of the rule, the changes to the MUTCD text, a brochure that explains the changes, and other related items. Go to www.fhwa.dot.gov/retro.

The 4-page brochure is in the process of being printed. Minnesota LTAP will be receiving copies for distribution to our customers.