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May 25, 2010

Showcase Hosted by Highways for LIFE and Caltrans

Highways for LIFE and Caltrans are hosting a Showcase in Ontario, CA on June 22 and 23, 2010. The Showcase will highlight the Precast Concrete Pavement Systems, Road Safety Audit, and analytical software used on the I-15 ONT FIX project. Anyone is welcome to attend and we encourage you to send this invitation to any local, state, or private agencies you think might be interested in attending.

There is a $25 fee that will cover the transportation to visit the construction site at night to view the pre-cast panels being placed.

For more information, follow the link below or visit the Showcase website at http://www.pdshowcase.org/home/showcase/25.

CA Showcase Invitation.pdf

2010 Rail Corridor Safety Conference

Next month, the California LTAP Center is co-sponsoring the 2010 Rail
Corridor Safety Conference with the Federal Railroad Administration. The
three-day conference will take place June 22-24 in Tacoma, Washington.
The conference focuses on rail corridor safety, particularly
highway-rail grade crossing safety improvements and local agency
planning and construction near railroad tracks. It offers attendees
critical updates on policies and best practices for improving safety
along the rails, and provides ample opportunities for inter-agency
networking and collaboration.

The conference will feature speakers from the National Transportation
Safety Board, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the Washington
State Department of Transportation, and many other agencies, railroad
operators, and private firms that are vitally involved with every aspect
of rail crossing safety.

More information about the conference, a full preliminary program, and
registration details are posted at www.techtransfer.berkeley.edu/railroad.

Or follow the link below for the full brochure.

2010 Rail Safety Conference.pdf

February 23, 2010

SIGN RETROREFLECTIVITY - WHAT IS IT AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?

Date(s): February 11, 2010
Schedule:
8:00a - 10:00a Pacific
9:00a - 11:00a Mountain 10:00a - 12:00p Central
11:00a - 1:00p Eastern

Location: Audio/Web Broadcast
Cost: Members: $175.00 per site
Non Members: $225.00 per site
Register by: Thursday, February 11, 2010

Speaker: Matheu J. Carter, P.E.

T2 Engineer and Municipal Circuit Rider
Delaware Center for Transportation's T2 Center
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Matt Carter is a civil and environmental engineer, licensed in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Georgia. He received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. His 20+ year professional background includes transportation, stormwater, water/wastewater, solid waste, hazardous waste, and fleet management in the arenas of heavy construction, design consulting, litigation support, regulatory oversight, and public and private sector administration. In addition to his prior work in construction and private consulting, Matt was Director of Public Works and Capital Facilities Administrator for Cecil County, Maryland. currently the T2 Engineer and Municipal Circuit Rider for the Delaware Center for Transportation's T2 Center at the University of Delaware.

Speaker: Dr. Ron Eck, P.E.

Senior Advisor
West Virginia LTAP
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

Ron is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at West Virginia University where he currently serves as Senior Advisor with the West Virginia Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP).

He has B.S.C.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Clemson University and is a registered professional engineer. His experience and interests are in the areas of traffic engineering, traffic safety and forensic engineering.

He teaches Tort Liability/Risk Management and Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity courses for LTAP centers across the country. He is active in the technical committees of the Transportation Research Board and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). He is past chair of the Expert Witness Council of ITE and authored the text Handbook of Accident Reconstruction. He has testified as an expert witness in roadway-related matters in over twenty states.

Speaker: MODERATOR: Paul Plotas, P.E., PTOE

Senior Traffic Engineer
Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects
Kansas City, MO
Registration Questions: Raye La Violet
800 848 2792 (phone)
rlaviolet@apwa.net
Content Questions: Christina Davis
800 848 2792 (phone)
education@apwa.net
Technology Questions: Christina Davis
800 848 2792 (phone)
education@apwa.net
Day of the Program Questions: Courtney Thompson
800 848 2792 (phone)
education@apwa.net


**This is an edited rebroadcast of the original program that aired on October 15, 2009. It is offered again due to popular demand, in case you were not able to attend. This event will be streamed to you and will require use of your computer's speakers.

SIGN RETROREFLECTIVITY - WHAT IS IT AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?

Retroreflectivity is a measure of a sign's ability to be read by sensitive driving populations during nighttime and other non-optimal conditions.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) enacted changes to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) that require new retroreflectivity maintenance standards for signs. By January 2012, local jurisdictions must establish and implement a sign assessment or management method and all regulatory, warning, and ground mounted signs must be in compliance by January 2015.

Local and state governments must begin preparing for compliance within their jurisdictions.

Developing a plan for compliance begins with an understanding that retroreflectivity (where light is reflected directly back to the source) is not the same thing as reflectivity (where light bounces off at an angle, as in a mirror) and this webinar will by demystifying this cumbersome word. Nighttime visibility challenges will also be examined.

Will both legitimate and illegitimate civil cases be brought against local governments when someone has an accident and could this expose those agencies to considerable judgments? Based on past experience, this seems very likely.

Hence, a local government should establish policies, procedures, and documentation of effective implementation that will provide an affirmative defense, should it be needed.

This program will help you understand the requirements, legal implications and importance of having a plan. There is a second session on retroreflectivity on November 19th that will show how other agencies have implemented their plan and focuses on best management practices.

After viewing this program, participants will be better able to:

* Explain the difference between retroreflectivity and reflectivity
* Discuss the origins and reasons for the new retroreflectivity standards in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
* Facilitate planning processes within their agencies that will result in effective policies and procedures for compliance with the new MUTCD retroreflectivity standards

This program has been approved for .2 CEUs or 2 PDHs. The form to request these credits is included in the handouts for this program. Please note there is a $5 fee per individual requesting CEUs.

For more information, please visit the CEU Information Page.


Fax registration form:
Retroreflectivity Part 1 REBROADCAST Fax Form.PDF

September 23, 2009

Construction Contracting Subpart J Training Workshop

Date: October 28-29, 2009 - In conjunction with the USET 2009 Meeting
Duration: 12 Hours (One and one-half Days)
Training Location: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida

This course will cover Construction Contracting under Pub. Law 93-638, as amended, and 25 CFR, Chapter V, Part 900, Subpart J. It will include coverage on the preparation, negotiation, and award of construction contracts using the authority of Pub. Law 93-638, as amended. The course involves lecture and group discussion

Please register online at http://www.ttap.mtu.edu
For more information, please contact 1-888-230-0688 or via email at ttap@mtu.edu

August 24, 2009

FREE: Accelerated Bridge Construction

Date: September 29, 2009
Location:East Montpelier, Vermont

The intent of the US 2 project is to reduce a bridge to its most basic components and to incorporate high quality, durable materials in construction. This design approach will maximize the life of the bridge and provide a structure that is virtually maintenance free. By eliminating the membrane and pavement and by moving traffic (840 ADT) on a two way temporary bridge during construction, VTrans will be able to build the new bridge in a shorter time frame than through a traditional approach and reduce disruptions and impacts to the traveling public.

To register, please visit http://www.pdshowcase.org/home/showcase/22 and click on the registration form. Check-in for the workshop is tentatively scheduled to begin at
8:30am on the 29th .

August 19, 2009

Low Cost Treatment for Horizontal Curves

This webinar will present low cost treatments for horizontal curves to improve safety. It will include a summary of countermeasures as well as several examples of programs have been implemented to address curves and resources that are available.

Date/Time: 9/15/2009 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Presenters: Dick Albin - FHWA Resource Center, Safety & Design Team
Jerry Roche - FHWA, Iowa Division
Howard Preston - CH2M Hill

For registration, please visit http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webConfID=17799

July 20, 2009

Midwestern States In-Place Recycling Conference

The In-Place Recycling Conference is a Midwestern States regional forum of pavement professionals representing States Agencies, Contractors, Suppliers, Consultants, Academia, Local, MPOs, and Federal Officials all working together to take advantage of the synergy to be gain from sharing information and identifying common issues for further investigation.The conference will provide the forum to share and publicize information describing improvements in research, design, specifications, materials and construction practices and to promote the cost benefit of In-Place Recycling through education and application.

Date: August 11-13, 2009
Location: Minneapolis Airport Marriott, Bloomington, Minnesota
For more information, please visit http://www.pavementpreservation.org/recyclingworkshop/

July 13, 2009

New ATSSA Courses:Urban Work Zone Design-Grant Course

This course addresses "urban" work zones, particularly the enhancements and considerations ("substantive safety") necessary to address work zones in urban environments. These environments may involve restricted spaces, lack of space for buffer spaces, parking issues, limited sight distance, business access and pedestrians and bicyclist considerations, etc. The course will address instances when standards cannot be met and how to address these situations. Freeways will not be covered in this course. This course is intended for work zone designers and traffic control supervisors who may work in urban environments.

REGISTRATION FEE

Free- Federal Employees
$25.00 Public Officials
$50.00 Other

For more information and class schedule, please visit http://www.atssa.com/cs/root/education_certification/course_information/urban_work_zone_designgrant_course

New ATSSA Courses:Traffic Control Design Specialist-Grant Course

This course is for individuals charged with the evaluation, development and implementation of a traffic control plan (TCP). The intended audiences are engineers and/or anyone responsible for designing a TCP. Previous work zone experience is not required. Topics include introduction to work zone safety, applicable standards and guidelines, fundamental principles of temporary traffic control, human factors, the component parts of a traffic control zone, traffic control devices, constructability, and development of a transportation management plan (TMP). Students will breakout into small groups for hands-on exercises. A certification program is available for this course

REGISTRATION FEE

Free- Federal Employees
$25.00 Public Officials
$50.00 Other

For more information and class schedule, please visit http://www.atssa.com/cs/root/education_certification/course_information/traffic_control_design_specialistgrant_course

June 22, 2009

2009 Webinar - Climate Change Legislation, Regulation and Litigation: What Does it Mean for the Transportation Industry?

Date and Time: June 24, 2009 1pm (EDT)
Cost: Members: Live $99.00/ Archived: $79.00, Non-Members: Live $199.00/ Archived: $179.00

Climate change legislation and regulations are on the "fast-track" in Washington and state legislatures across the nation! You need to know how this huge issue could affect the transportation construction market and YOUR COMPANY! The ARTBA Transportation Development Legal Advocacy & Education Center (TDLAEC) is pleased to provide an expert webinar to provide you with the answers in the convenience of your office.

For more information, please visit http://www.artba.org/2009-webinar-/

May 15, 2009

APWA Monthly Event: National Public Works Week

Dates: May 17-23, 2009.

The American Public Works Association/Minnesota Chapter is proud to be celebrating National Public Works Week throughout Minnesota. This event is dedicated to the celebration of the tens of thousands of men and women in North America who provide and maintain the infrastructure and services collectively known as public works.

The celebration gives all Minnesotans the chance to say "thank you" to the often unsung heroes of our society -- the professionals who serve the public every day with quiet dedication. Dan Gage, Vice President of MacQueen Equipment and President of the APWA/Minnesota Chapter, noted that public works officials often perform their public service duties quietly and without public recognition. He applauds the efforts of all public works employees throughout the state and welcomes the opportunity to give public recognition to those who serve. National Public Works Week provides a wonderful opportunity for mayors and/or city councils to give recognition and thanks to the many public works employees in their communities. We encourage you to take a moment during this week of celebration and bring public works to the attention of your community.

For more information contact Dan Gage: 651/645-5726

May 8, 2009

Public Works Curriculum Programs

The Minnesota Chapter of the American Public Works Association (WPWA) announced two new Public Works Curriculum programs at Hennepin Technical College to help train and develop future Public Works workers.

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
The Civil Engineering Technology Program is a collaborative effort between Dakota and Hennepin Technical Colleges. Classes for the program will begin this fall and will be held at the Hennepin Technical College's Eden Prairie campus. This is a two year, 72 credit program whose graduates will receive an A.A.S. degree in Civil Engineer Technology. The Director of the Civil Engineering Technology program is Tim Gillette.

For more information about the program, please visit the Dakota County Technical College's website at : http://www.dctc.edu/future-students/programs/civil-engineering.cfm

PUBLIC WORKS MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN PROGRAM

The Public Works Maintenace is offered at the Hennepin Technical College Eden Prairie Campus. This is a one year, 32 credit program intended to prepare students to enter a career in Public Works. Students can choose to specialize in Parks and Recreation; Utilities; Street Maintenance; and General Maintenance.

For more information about the program, please visit the Hennepin County Technical College's web site at: http://www.hennepintech.edu/future/programs/service/public.htm

May 6, 2009

FREE Introduction to RoadSoft: Online Training Series

Dates : 5 Morning Sessions: Monday, May 11 - Friday, May 15, 2009
Time : 9:30 AM EST

This May, RoadSoft users can take advantage of the first online "Introduction to RoadSoft" training series. This online training will consist of five, 2-hour sessions that will introduce users to RoadSoft. Users will be introduced to topics to help them get started with RoadSoft, use the Laptop Data Collector (LDC), and manage their RoadSoft
database.

Each individual session will be presented via the web, and will provide users with the opportunity to learn more about RoadSoft and to interact with the experts at Michigan Tech's Technology Development Group (TDG). Sessions will take place from *9:30 AM - 11:30 AM* (EST) on the following dates:

May 11, 2009 --- Session 1: Training Overview / Understanding RoadSoft
May 12, 2009 --- Session 2: Using the Road Module
May 13, 2009 --- Session 3: Data Collection / Using the LDC
May 14, 2009 --- Session 4: Managing Your RoadSoft Database
May 15, 2009 --- Session 5: Intro to Safety Analysis / Using Crash Data

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

New RoadSoft users and users wishing to gain more understanding of introductory RoadSoft concepts and best practices.

TO REGISTER:

There is no cost to attend this training series; please register early to ensure your participation. To register, email your contact information (name, company, and phone number) to ltap@mtu.edu or call the Michigan LTAP office at 906-487-2102.

TO PARTICIPATE:

This training is a web-based training, so you can participate from the comfort of your office. You will need a computer with a high speed Internet connection for the video portion of the presentation and a phone for the audio portion of the presentation. Detailed instructions will be provided to all those who register.

APWA Monthly event: Public Infrastructure Inspector Study Guide Part 3

Date : May 20, 2009
Cost : Members: $175.00 per site, Non Members: $225.00 per site
Location : Audio/Web Broadcast

Sign-up for this program now to help you successfully prepare to complete the process of sitting for the Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector. This webcast series focuses you on areas of content domain, available resources and analysis of specialty topics found within the construction inspection world.
This program cannot overcome lack of experience, and this review will not guarantee a pass rate. But, the series includes tips on how to study prior to taking the exam and leaves you with additional self-directed study questions and information.

Register by Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at https://www.apwa.net/login/

For more information, please visit http://www.apwa.net/events/eventdetail.asp?ID=5172

APWA Monthly event: Public Infrastructure Inspector Study Guide Part 2

Date : May 13, 2009
Cost : Members: $175.00 per site, Non Members: $225.00 per site
Location : Audio/Web Broadcast

Sign-up for this program now to help you successfully prepare to complete the process of sitting for the Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector. This webcast series focuses you on areas of content domain, available resources and analysis of specialty topics found within the construction inspection world.
This program cannot overcome lack of experience, and this review will not guarantee a pass rate. But, the series includes tips on how to study prior to taking the exam and leaves you with additional self-directed study questions and information.

Register by Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at https://www.apwa.net/login/

For more information, please visit http://www.apwa.net/events/eventdetail.asp?ID=5190

APWA Monthly event : Public Infrastructure Inspector Study Guide Part 1

Date : May 6, 2009
Cost : Members: $175.00 per site, Non Members: $225.00 per site
Location : Audio/Web Broadcast

Sign-up for this program now to help you successfully prepare to complete the process of sitting for the Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector. This webcast series focuses you on areas of content domain, available resources and analysis of specialty topics found within the construction inspection world.
This program cannot overcome lack of experience, and this review will not guarantee a pass rate. But, the series includes tips on how to study prior to taking the exam and leaves you with additional self-directed study questions and information.

For more information, visit http://www.apwa.net/events/eventdetail.asp?ID=5170

April 13, 2009

APWA Monthly event : 2009 North American Snow Conference

Date(s): April 26 - 29, 2009
Location: Iowa Events Center/Hy-Vee Hall, Des Moines, Iowa

APWA's North American Snow Conference is a national convention and equipment show specific to snow & ice control and winter operations, hosted in 2009 by the Iowa Chapter of APWA in Des Moines, IA. Includes more than 40 education and roundtable sessions and more than 120 companies represented on the exhibit floor.

Register by Sunday, April 26, 2009 at http://www.apwa.net/meetings/snow/2009/index.asp?AREA=attendees&page=login

For more information, please visit http://www.apwa.net/Meetings/Snow/2009/

APWA Monthly event : Self Assessment Using the Management Practices Manual - Pocatello, Idaho

Date: April 24, 2009
Cost: Members: $250.00 (each additional: $200.00), Non Members: $300.00 (each additional: $250.00)
Location: Red Lion Hotel, 1555 Pocatello Creek Road, Pocatello, Idaho

Is your agency operating at peak performance and productivity levels of operations? Have you really reviewed them with your staff to see what improvement might be made? Do you review your policies, procedures, and practices on a regular basis? What guidelines do you use to measure your performance? This workshop is designed to provide you with the tools and information to help you examine and evaluate your agency’s current management policies and procedures. You’ll learn how to target the problem areas, identify opportunities, and improve overall effectiveness of any public works operation. If you’re already working through the Self Assessment program, this workshop will provide you with “hands-on” training, using the Public Works Management Practices Manual, Sixth Edition, in preparation for completing the program or beginning the Accreditation process.

Register online by Friday 17, 2009 at https://www.apwa.net/login/
For more information, please visit http://www.apwa.net/events/eventdetail.asp?ID=5184

APWA Monthly event : Construction Inspection: A Review

Date: April 14 - 16, 2009
Cost: Members: $525.00, Non Members: $625.00
Location : The Timbers Hotel 4411 Peoria St., Denver, CO 80239 Tel. 303.373.1444

Take your construction inspection skills to a whole new level by attending this two-and-a-half-day live workshop facilitated by top experts in the field. Learn new tips and techniques to get the job completed correctly, safely, on time and on budget. Each workshop participant will receive a newly enhanced workbook – great for reference once you are in the field.

For registration, please contact Courtney Thompson at (800) 848-2792 or education@apwa.net.
For more information, please visit http://www.apwa.net/events/eventdetail.asp?ID=5164

FREE Web Conference: NHI Innovations - Safety Edge

Date/Time: May 6, 2009 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EST

Description: The asphalt wedge "Safety Edge" provides a safer roadway edge and a stronger interface between the roadway and the graded shoulder. The additional cost of the asphalt wedge is minimal when included as part of resurfacing projects. Benefits include the avoided economic and social impacts of fatalities, injuries, and property damage.

This Web Conference will include discussions on why Safety Edge is needed, edge maintenance, and the State's perspective on the use of the Safety Edge.

For registration, please visit http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webConfID=15634

For more information, please visit http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/eventcalendar.aspx

February 16, 2009

The Largest American Indian Conference: RES 2009

Event:23rd Annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES 2009) & American Indian Business Trade Fair
Date: March 9-12, 2009
Location: Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada

RES is the premier American Indian economic and business development conference in the nation. Attendees will network with American Indian entrepreneurs, tribal economic and business development decision-makers, tribal leaders, Indian Country’s influential leaders, etc.

RES sponsors also have the opportunity to personally meet with certified, qualified Indian businesses that match your procurement needs, helping fulfill your diversity objectives, hear from top level leaders in Indian Country on economic development issues, etc

For more information about the event, sponsorship, and registration, please visit http://www.ncaied.org/event-res.php

February 4, 2009

FREE Web-Based Training: Mix Design Principles

Course Title: TCCC Mix Design Principles
Length: 1 Hour

This training was developed by the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council (TCCC) in partnership with NHI to review integrated materials and construction practices for concrete pavement. It is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels II - IV, FHWA, State, and local agencies and their industry counterparts.

To register, please go to https://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/NHIUPLR/login.aspx

For more info about the course, please visit http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/training/course_detail.aspx?num=FHWA-NHI-134087&cat=&key=&num=&loc=&tit=&sta=%25&typ=3&lev=%25&ava=1&str=&end=&drl=

For more info about other course NHI is offering, please visit http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/training/list_catalog.aspx?cat=&key=&num=&loc=&tit=&sta=%&typ=3&lev=%&ava=1&str=&end=&drl=

January 28, 2009

National Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Conference

Date: March 10-12, 2009
Location: Orlando, Florida

This conference is free however there is a $30 fee for the exhibit floor that increases to $50 after Feb. 6.

Travel scholarships are still available for U.S. government employees, this includes DOT representatives, local government workers and LTAP/TTAP Center staff.

For more information about the event, please visit http://workzonesafetyconference.org/

Register now! http://www.worldofasphalt.com/ShowInfo/Attendees/Reg/

Questions? Please contact Lisa McCluskey of ARTBA at (202) 289-4434.

January 21, 2009

Workshop: Finite Element Basics & Refined Bridge Structural Analysis

The Michigan Local Technical Assistance Program and Western Michigan University will be hosting a workshop on Finite Element Bridge Structural Analysis.

Dates: March 3-4, 2009
Location: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Registration: Class size is limited; please register early. To register, call Michigan’s LTAP at 906-487-2102.

For more information on the workshop, please visit http://michiganltap.org/workshop/2009_FiniteElement.html

January 5, 2009

APWA Monthly Event--Private Partnerships for Public Needs

Public-Private Partnerships have traditionally been used to finance new toll roads and bridges. Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) include many different procurement approaches that can help public works agencies deliver projects of all kinds. International and domestic public works agencies have used PPPs to accelerate project delivery, improve service quality, facilitate project finance, and transfer project risks, where appropriate, to the private sector. Hear ways public works agencies can potentially benefit from these partnerships and what resources are available.

Date: January 22, 2009
Schedule: 8:00a - 10:00a Pacific, 9:00a - 11:00a Mountain, 10:00a - 12:00p Central, 11:00a - 1:00p Eastern
Location: Audio/Web Broadcast
Cost: Members: $150.00 per site, Non Members: $200.00 per site

Register by Wednesday, January 21, 2009. After this date, please contact Carrie Merker at (800) 848-2792 or education@apwa.net.
To register, please visit https://www.apwa.net/login/

For more information about APWA monthly events, please visit http://www.apwa.net/events/

APWA Monthly Event--Sustainability 3: Green Transportation and Smart Growth

The road to green is about minimizing the long-term impact of public works operations on the environment while enhancing organizational effectiveness. This webcast series will help you identify opportunities to embed concepts into your organization and create a vision of sustainability for the future.

This event is a Web-Based Training
Date: January 15, 2009
Schedule: 8:00a - 10:00a Pacific, 9:00a - 11:00a Mountain, 10:00a - 12:00p Central, 11:00a - 1:00p Eastern
Cost: Members: $175.00 per site, Non Members: $225.00 per site

Register by Wednesday, January 14, 2009. After this date, please contact Carrie Merker at (800) 848-2792 or education@apwa.net.
To register, please visit https://www.apwa.net/login/

For more information about APWA monthly events, please visit http://www.apwa.net/events/

December 8, 2008

NPDES Good Housekeeping

Join us as we examine “Good Housekeeping? practices implemented by public works agencies to control runoff both at the source and through materials management. Topics will include: runoff control plans, operational practices for spill prevention control, employee training tools, and structural measures for storm drainage and floatable control.

Date: December 18, 2008
Schedule: 8:00a - 10:00a Pacific/ 9:00a - 11:00a Mountain/ 10:00a - 12:00p Central/ 11:00a - 1:00p Eastern
Location: Audio/Web Broadcast
Cost: Members: $150.00 per site, Non Members: $200.00 per site
Register by: Wednesday, December 17, 2008
After this date, please contact Carrie Merker at (800) 848-2792 or education@apwa.net.
For registration, please visit https://www.apwa.net/login/
Speaker: Julie Vlier, PE/ Manager, Water Resources/Tetra Tech Longmont, CO
Steve Miller, Environmental Manager/Arapahoe County, CO
Speaker: Ed Latimer, PhD, PE, CPSWQ/Senior Consultant/Project Manager/AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc.

November 10, 2008

2009 National Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Conference

For the first time, National Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Conference Joins World of Asphalt Show

Date: March 10-12, 2009
Location: Orlando, Florida

Conference topics include:
* Protecting the health and safety of workers during construction;
* Accommodating pedestrians, cyclists and persons with disabilities in work zones;
* Complying with new Federal Highway Administration regulations on high visibility clothing and payment for temporary traffic control;
* Night time construction challenges and opportunities;
* Avoiding worker runovers and backovers;
* Legal liabilities for traffic control;
* New safety and health training programs, and more!

In addition to hosting the conference, the ARTBA Foundation will organize a “traffic management and safety pavilion? in the World of Asphalt exhibit hall and offer Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety training sessions.

World of Asphalt is also held in conjunction with AGG1: Aggregates Forum and Expo 2009.

To learn more about exhibit opportunities, contact ARTBA’s Jim Colleton at jcolleton@artba.org. For registration, sponsorship and event details, please visit
*www.workzonesafety.org* http://www.workzonesafety.org/news_events/wz_conferences/2009
*www.worldofasphalt.com* http://www.worldofasphalt.com/
and *www.agg1.org* http://www.agg1.org/

MAAPT 55th Annual Asphalt Conference

Asphalt: Cool, Clean and Green

Date: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
Location: The Northland Inn, Brooklyn Park, MN

This year's program provides a perspective on local and national hot topics within the asphalt industry. The Asphalt Conference will provide you with the latest information on proper selection and use of modified binders, best practice for recycling, energy conservation, warm mix, stone matrix asphalt, and much more.

For more information, please visit http://www.mn-aapt.org/conference.html, or call Bridget at (651) 631-0156 or e-mail to info@mn-aapt.org.

Webinar: Inventory and Asset Management beyond Pavements and Bridges

When: December 10, 2008 at 1:00 – 2:30 (Eastern Standard Time)

Sponsored by FHWA and AASHTO’s Subcommittee on Asset Management, this webinar will include three presentations with the objective to provide an overview of issues associated with inventorying and managing “other? assets, assets other than pavements and bridges. This will include assets such as lighting, guardrail, pavement markings, as well as a focus on culverts.

For more information, please visit http://knowledge.fhwa.dot.gov/tam/aashto.nsf/docs/4966E83102251347852574DD006E7A8D?opendocument

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Linda Riggins at tel. 202-366-4847 or email: Linda.Riggins@dot.gov

November 5, 2008

23rd Annual Reservation Economic Summit (RES 2009) & American Indian Business Trade Fair

Date/Time: March 9 - 12, 2009
Location: Las Vegas Hilton, Las Vegas, Nevada

Highlight: During RES 2009 participants will enjoy learning Sessions covering hot business topics in Indian Country American Indian Business Trade Fair with over 300 Exhibitors, NEW Native-to-Native (N2N) Matchmaking Procurement Pavilion, Corp & Government Matchmaking Procurement Pavilion, and Great Networking with Tribal, Corporate, Government, and Indian Business Leaders, Business Contract Opportunities, Golf Tournament, American Indian Craft Fair, and Great Food and Entertainment

For more information, please visit http://www.ncaied.org/event-res.php
Registration & exhibitor information, please visit http://www.ncaied.org/event-res-attendee-exhibitor-info.php

***21st Annual National Center Golf Classic Tournament***
You are invited to come out and join the National Center, Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, American Indian Businesses, Corporate, Government & Tribal representatives, and friends for an enjoyable day of golf, food, and fun at Arnold Palmer's signature masterpiece, the Arroyo Golf Club in Las Vegas.

For more information, please visit http://www.ncaied.org/event-ncgolf.php


October 22, 2008

NHI Innovations: Road Safety Audits -- Making YOUR Roads Safer! (Web Conference)

Date/Time: November 12, 2008/2:30 – 4:00 pm EST

This session is a chance for you to learn the facts and benefits of RSAs Hear from state and local agencies that have established RSA programs Get an overview of how to develop an RSA in your agency.

Limited to the first 200 registrants. Register now! http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/web_conf_learner_reg.aspx?webConfID=15214

For more info, please visit http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/resources/webconference/viewconference.aspx?webConfID=15214

Additional Resources
1. Get instructions on how to join a Web conference as a Guest: Click Here http://fhwa.breezecentral.com/wctparticipate
2. Check your systemNOW for the Flash player: Click here http://admin.breezecentral.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
3. Watch an overviewof Web conferencing at FHWA: Click Here http://fhwa.breezecentral.com/wc101

October 20, 2008

APWA webcast series on Sustainability in Public Works

The Minnesota Chapter's, Environment Committee is hosting the first of four APWA webcast series on Sustainability in Public Works at two locations: Bloomington Public Works Building and Shoreview Community Center. The first webcast is Thursday, October 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

No registration is necessary, although seating is limited to 50 - 60 persons at each location. Visit the Chapter website: Minnesota Chapter Events/More for the webcast flyer containing the APWA link to program details and the other three webcast dates.

September 29, 2008

"Rethinking Transportation for a Sustainable Future" Conference

Location: The Galt House, Louisville, Kentucky
Date: October 28 and 29, 2008

In cooperation with the TRB Committee on Transportation and Sustainability, our Center is sponsoring an exciting and enlightening opportunity to explore policies and technologies needed for the sustainable transportation system in the 21st Century. All participants will be given the opportunity to engage in interactive sessions to develop and evaluate alternatives for a sustainable transportation future.

For more information, please visit www.rethinkingtransportation.com

2008 Road Dust Management Practices and Future Needs Conference

Are you looking for better dust management practices for roads and open areas? If so, plan on joining us for..

Event: The2008 Road Dust Management Practices and Future Needs Conference
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Schedule: November 13-14, 2008.

Content:
- Critical background information on past, continuing and new dust management efforts.
- Learn more about (1) environmental impacts of dust suppressants, (2) topical dust suppression, (3) soil
stabilization, and (4) planning and design for the future.

Early registration deadline: October 17, 2008

For more information, please visit www.meetingsnorthwest.com/DustConference.htm

September 11, 2008

Prefabricated Concrete Pavement Systems Showcase

This showcase will take place at the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) office in Mt. Arlington, New Jersey, October 14-15, 2008.

To register, please visit http://www.pdshowcase.org/register/signup/16

Check-in for the workshop will begin at 12:30pm on the 14th and presentations will begin at 1:00pm and last until 3:45pm. A night time field trip to demonstrate real-time installation procedures is included. The second day starts with comments from the contractor at 12:00pm and runs through 4:00pm. There is a $15 registration fee.

Safety equipment is required to participate in the field trip portion of the meeting. Attendees who want to be able to walk the job site and hear the accompanying information must provide their own hard hat, boots (no street shoes or sneakers), and a safety vest.

For more information, please visit http://www.pdshowcase.org/home/showcase/16

Roundabout Product Demonstration Showcase: Bird Rock Traffic Improvement Project

This showcase will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 700 Prospect, LaJolla, CA on Wednesday December 10, 2008

To register, please visit the Utah LTAP Center website at http://www.utahltap.org/Services/Workshops/productdemoshowcase/MDSS/registration/hg1x5.php
You can also
register at the Product Demonstration Showcase website at http://www.pdshowcase.org/register/signup/11

Check-in for the workshop will begin at 8:00 am on the 10th and presentations will begin at 8:20am and last until 4:00pm. There is a $30 registration fee.

For more information, visit www.utahltap.org or www.pdshowcase.org

NOTE:
The University of California, Berkeley's Technology Transfer program will be offering a two-day training class on Roundabout Design on December 11-12 in La Jolla immediately following the Roundabout Showcase. This class requires separate registration. For more information or to register, click on the link: www.techtransfer.berkeley.edu

September 2, 2008

Complying with the New FHWA Regulation on High Visibility Garments

Register No-Cost Webinar: http://www.workzonesafety.org/training/webinar/2008_wz_webinar_high_visibility_clothing

Join us online Sept. 4, from 1-2 PM EDT for this informational session on the new FHWA regulation that takes effect November 24, 2008.

Speakers will be Hari Kalla, MUTCD Team Leader for FHWA's Office of Operations and Janice Bradley, Technical Director of the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA).

Who needs to know?
People who have responsibility for workers on Federal-aid highway
projects: Construction and maintenance workers, Survey crews, Utility crews, Emergency and Incident responders. Qualified participants may receive one Professional Development Hour for this session.

Offered by the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse;
this session will be recorded and made available in our video vault for later viewing.

August 28, 2008

Highways for LIFE IOWA

The IOWA 24th Street Bridge Showcase, sponsored by Highways for LIFE (HfL) and the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) in Council Bluffs, Iowa September 25, 2008.
To register, please visit the Utah LTAP website at www.utahltap.org Click on “Highways for LIFE - Iowa Showcase,? scroll down to register. Click on the printable flyer and agenda for more information. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Check-in for the workshop will begin at 8:30am and presentations will begin at 9:00am. There is no registration fee, but you must be registered by September 18 to attend.

August 13, 2008

1st Annual SE Minnesota Public Works Conference

Thursday, September 18, 2008
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Rochester Community and Technical College (for directions please visit www.rctc.edu)
Parking at the West side of the building
$10.00 includes lunch
For registration and more details please visit http://minnesota.apwa.net/?MODE=EVENTS

July 7, 2008

Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS)

Attention decision makers, highway maintenance staff, and snow fighting teams:

This year the FHWA is teaming up with AASHTO to bring a Free, 1-day "Maintenance Decision Support System (MDSS)" product demonstration showcase (PDS) to Pennsylvania the day before the 2008 Eastern Snow Show.

Those planning to attend the AASHTO Eastern Snow Show on Thursday, August 28, should make plans now to be there a day early (on Wednesday August 27), and take advantage of this free technical program, making your trip to PA for snow and ice information twice the value!

For more information visit www.utahltap.org

June 2, 2008

Public Works Congress & Exposition

August 17-20, 2008, New Orleans Convention Center

For more information visit: http://www.apwa.net/Meetings/Congress

Maintenance Decision Support System Showcase

Wednesday August 26, 2008 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

Winter road maintenance is a complex and challenging endeavor for any highway maintenance agency. MDSS exceeds current capabilities by providing roadway treatment recommendations based on state-of-the-art techniques in weather prediction, and in-house maintenance rules of practice.

For more information and to register go to http://www.utahltap.org

Developing a Successful Fleet Replacement Program

Date(s): June 12, 2008
Schedule:
8:00a - 10:00a Pacific
9:00a - 11:00a Mountain 10:00a - 12:00p Central
11:00a - 1:00p Eastern

Location: Audio/Web Broadcast
Cost: Members: $150.00 per site
Non Members: $200.00 per site
Register by: Wednesday, June 11, 2008
After this date, please contact Carrie Merker at (800) 848-2792 or education@apwa.net.
Register on-line! http://www.apwa.net/Education/

Description: Keep? Replace? Trade?

Tough questions faced by every fleet manager. Get tips and strategies from fleet professionals, from various-sized fleets, on benchmarks and best practices for your fleet replacement program.

Areas of Discussion:

Proper selection of vehicles and equipment
Disposal methods
Controlling fleet "creep"
"Greening" your fleet

February 6, 2008

Rural Road Safety Solutions Workshop

Since safety is a primary concern, the Local Road Research Board (LRRB) and Mn/DOT State
Aid developed a workshop that will help agencies create an operational “culture? where the
focus will be safety. Those who attend will leave with an understanding of the tools and
technologies needed for the assessment and improvements of rural roads.


Who Should Attend?

City and county engineers and their managers. The workshop will also serve as a train-the-trainers;
therefore, the desire is that attendees will present the same information to their staffs.

Fee
Because of the importance of this workshop, the LRRB and Mn/DOT State Aid is
sponsoring this workshop at no cost.

Workshop Dates & Locations
• Wednesday, February 20, MnDOT D7, Mankato District Office, 501 S. Victory Drive, Mankato
• Thursday, February 21, MnDot D6, University of Minnesota-Rochester, 855 30th Avenue SE, Rochester
• Wednesday, February 27, MnDOT D8, Willmar District Office, 2505 Transportation Road, Willmar
• Thursday, February 28, MnDOT D3, Baxter District Office, 7694 Industrial Park Road, Baxter
• Wednesday, March 5, MnDOT D4, Detroit Lakes District Office, 1000 Hwy 10 West, Detroit Lakes
• Friday, March 7, MnDOT D2, Bemidji District Office, 3920 Highway 2 West, Bemidji
• Wednesday, March 26, Metro, Arden Hills Training Center, 1900 West County Road I, Shoreview
• Thursday, March 27, MnDOT D1, Duluth District Office, 1123 Mesaba Ave, Duluth

Workshop Schedule
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Workshop: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(Break food and lunch is provided)

Registration
Register by e-mail or fax using the form provided below.
• E-mail to registration@srfconsulting.com or Fax to 763-475-2429 Attn: Renae Kuehl.
• Questions? Contact: Renae Kuehl, rkuehl@srfconsulting.com at SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Phone: 763-475-0010

E-mail or fax your registration for all workshops no later than Wednesday, February 13th to ensure we have
enough capacity and participant note books.

Rural Safety Solutions Workshop
Name:
Agency:
Phone Number:
E-mail Address:
Workshop date/location:
E-mail or Fax by February 13 to: registration@srfconsulting.com or 763-475-2429

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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.

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.
http://www.gita.org/chapters/minnesota/minn.asp

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

December 4, 2007

APWA Click Listen & Learn -TARGET Emergency Preparedness #1: BEFORE the Disaster

The City of Bloomington is hosting another APWA Click Listen & Learn - TARGET Emergency Preparedness #1: BEFORE the Disaster - Training and Exercise - Thursday December 13th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. The event will take place in the City of Bloomington's Public Works Training Room located at 1700 W 98th Street. Parking will be available at the James Ave parking lot of Bloomington Civic Plaza located on the South of 98th Street. The Public Works building is located on the North side of 98th Street at James Ave.

Please contact Kathy Warren kwarren@usinternet.com if you or anyone from your organization would like to attend.

APWA http://www.apwa.net/events/eventdetail.asp?ID=4009

November 29, 2007

CTAP Snow & Ice for Roadways Workshop

Contact Kathy Schaefer to schedule a workshop in December, there are still openings available. To learn more about this new workshop and the voluntary test and certificate visit http://www.mnltap.umn.edu/About/Programs/CTAP/

November 15, 2007

RESCHEDULED -- Vancouver Washington Corridor Safety Program - Product Showcase Demonstration

The Vancouver Washington Corridor Safety Program Showcase (PDS) has been rescheduled! The one-day showcase will be held April 24th, 2008 in Portland, Oregon. This event will be held in conjunction with National Association of County Engineers (NACE) Annual Meeting, April 20-24, 2008. countyengineers.org.

Registration form and Showcase information is available on line at www.utahltap.org for your viewing pleasure.

November 14, 2007

University of Minnesota Stormwater Management Practice Assessment Project

Check out the quarterly newsletter http://wrc.umn.edu/outreach/stormwater/bmpassessment/ designed to share news, current assessment efforts, and contact information related to the development of an assessment protocol for stormwater best management practices. The Water Resources Center's website offers a large amount of information, outreach and public engagement.

October 9, 2007

Crafting a Written Snow & Ice Plan

The City of Bloomington will be hosting another APWA Click Listen & Learn Event - Crafting a Written Snow and Ice Plan - on October 18, 2007 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. As usual the event will be held in the Bloomington Public Works Training Room at 1700 W 98th Street. Parking will be available on the South side of 98th Street and James Ave. The building is directly across the street. Please feel free to invite anyone from your organization who you feel could benefit from this web cast. Also, please let Kathy Warren kwarren@usinternet.com know how many you would like to send. I have included a link to the site if you would like to get additional information. Thanks

http://www.apwa.net/events/eventdetail.asp?ID=4005

September 25, 2007

City of Bloomington hosts Click Listen & Learn

The City of Bloomington is hosting another APWA Click Listen & Learn - Save Lives and $$$ Using Traffic Safety Reviews - Thursday, September 27th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Please contact Kathy Warren kwarren@usinternet.com if you or anyone at your organization would like to attend. Parking will be available on the South side of 98th Street at James Ave. The Public Works building is on the North side of 98th Street.

September 24, 2007

Applications and Inspection of Geosynthetics

The training module will cover all aspects of geosynthetic applications for roadway projects, including an overview of materials and their potential uses, how geosynthetics can be used for a successful project, best practices for installation, and what to look for during construction.

More details and registration

September 13, 2007

Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation (CPR) for Local City Streets and County Roads

Check our upcoming workshop on Concrete Pavement Rehabilitation (CPR) for Local City Streets and County Roads. View our web site for more information and to register.

Questions? Contact mnltap@umn.edu