Promote Your Business at the 2014 Moving Together Conference

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Let over 500 professionals involved in healthy transportation know WHO YOU ARE!
  • Broaden your competitive advantage
  • Increase credibility, image and prestige with your target market
  • Meet key decision makers and solidify business relationships
Thursday, October 30, 2014 • 7:45 am – 4:00 pm
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

Explore your Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities at www.MovingTogetherMA.org
 
The Moving Together Conference is MassDOT’s annual statewide healthy transportation conference, and is a MassDOT GreenDOT event. GreenDOT is MassDOT’s comprehensive sustainability policy that promotes the healthy transportation modes of walking, bicycling and transit.

Get the Most Out of Your Snow & Ice Operations

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The Baystate Roads Program will be offering workshops throughout Massachusetts in October and November designed to teach road crews and DPW superintendents how to prepare, plan and execute operations for winter weather.

This course will cover:
- The proper use of salt and liquid anti-icers and the environmental impacts.
- Pre wetting and pre-treating
- Anti-icing vs. De-icing.
- The use of sand and it’s environmental impact.
- Equipment calibration, usage specification and technology.
- How to convert from sand to salt, large city or rural town.
- Snow and ice policy for public review.
- Cost benefit analysis of salt vs. sand.

All drivers, foremen, supervisors and anyone who will be responsible for snow and ice removal should attend this workshop. Finance committee members, Selectmen and Mayors are also encourages to attend.

Mike Smith will be the instructor for the course. Mike has 20+ years of snow and ice experience as a private contractor for MassDOT and as a municipal highway superintendent. In 2006, Mike redesigned the entire snow and ice operation for the Town of Heath, eliminating the use of sand on all Black Top roads. Mike teaches workshops throughout Massachusetts on various topics.

For more information on this workshop and to register go to mass.gov/baystateroads or call 413-577-2762.

“Succeeding as a Foreman” Series Returns!

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Baystate Roads is pleased to announce that the popular “Succeeding as a Foreman” workshop series is returning. This summer, Session 1 will cover “Transitioning to foreman or supervisor,” “Delegating and delivering instructions,” “Evaluating performance and giving feedback,” and “Developing communication skills.”

If you did not have the opportunity to attend this session when it was originally held, here’s your second chance. Once again, the instructor will be Rockie Blunt, who has conducted many workshops for MassDOT and public works departments across the state.

The workshops will be held in the following locations:

August 6, 2014
Beechwood Hotel
363 Plantation St.
Worcester MA
August 12, 2014
Crowne Plaza
15 Middlesex Canal Park Dr.
Woburn, MA
August 13, 2014
Holiday Inn Taunton
700 Myles Standish Blvd.
Taunton MA
August 19, 2014
Hotel Northampton
36 King St.
Northampton MA
August 20, 2014
Cranwell Resort
55 Lee Road
Lenox MA
(Class held in Meadowview Meeting Room
located across the street from resort.)

 

To register for a workshop, please visit the Baystate Roads Website or call 413-577-2762
 

The MassDOT Highway Division issues new Engineering Directive

The MassDOT Highway Division issued a new Engineering Directive dated 7/11/14. This directive formally issues a new version of the Construction Standard Details for use on all projects advertised after July 31, 2014.

The Engineering Directive and the new Construction Standard Details are available on the MassDOT website:

· E-14-003 – June 2014 Construction Standard Details
· June 2014 Construction Standard Details

Don’t Miss The 2014 Massachusetts Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase

Don't Miss The 2014 Massachusetts Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase

Unfamiliar with these products?
Would you like to know how they could help save you both time and money?
Share your experiences and listen to those of others at the
2014 Massachusetts Pavement Preservation Techniques Showcase

We have 17 vendors, experts in pavement preservation, who will present information on:

Slurry Seals
Pavement Management Systems
High Strength Pavement Interlayer Reinforcement/Geogrid Subgrade & Base Aggregate Reinforcement Products
Ultra-thin Bonded HMA (NovaChip)
Stress Absorbing Interlayers (SAMI)
Paving Mastics
Warm Mix Asphalt
Pavement Marking Hot Tape Inlay & Grooved Markings
Cement Stabilized Fold-up Reclamation
Pervious Concrete Pavements
Polymer Modified Chip Seals
Comprehensive Pavement Restorations
Emerging Technologies for Pavement Management and Preservation
Hot-in-Place Recycling

Don’t miss this opportunity to discuss pavement preservation alternatives with MassDOT, vendors, colleagues and other pavement experts that you can learn from.
June 17, 2014 ~ 8:00am – 3:30pm
Devens Common Center, Devens, Massachusetts

To learn more about this event and to register please
visit the Baystate Roads Program website at mass.gov/baystateroads.

Foreman I workshops provide the knowledge and skills to succeed

Foreman I workshops provide the knowledge and skills to succeed

This workshop covers the major elements of a foreman’s responsibilities in working with a crew, and is designed to enhance participants’ professionalism and confidence. Discussions will focus on various supervisory tasks as well as the communication and interpersonal skills required for success on the job.

The classes are open to all foremen or supervisors who are responsible for the day-to-day management of field operations for their towns. Whether you are a veteran foreman or someone who hopes to achieve that position in the future, you will benefit from this program.

Dr. Rockie Blunt will be the instructor for the workshop series. Dr. Blunt is president of Blunt Consulting Group, a West Boylston-based firm that offers management and organizational communications training and consulting services to companies and organizations throughout New England. He has worked extensively with municipal and state agencies, and has built a reputation as a lively speaker who delivers informative seminars.

The workshops will take place in August. For a complete listing of dates and locations, and to register for a class, please visit http://baystateroads.eot.state.ma.us/workshops/

Every Day Counts Webinar on High Friction Surface Treatments Scheduled for June 26

Every Day Counts Webinar on High Friction Surface Treatments Scheduled for June 26

Horizontal curves made up only 5 percent of our Nation’s highway miles in 2008. Yet, more than 25 percent of highway fatalities in the United States occur at or near horizontal curves each year. Some of the factors contributing to these crashes include excessive vehicle speed, distracted driving, driver error, and the deterioration of pavement surface friction.

As part of the safety focus area of the Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting High Friction Surface Treatments (HFST). HFST are the site-specific application of high-quality, durable aggregates using a polymer binder that restores and maintains pavement friction where the need for a safer pavement surface is the greatest. Transportation agencies that apply HFST to spot treat their problem locations can reduce a high percentage of the Roadway Departure crashes and wet crashes on their roadways.

This EDC Exchange will present information on HFST and how this technology can help you to improve safety for all users at curves, intersections, ramps and bridges in your jurisdictions. The Exchange will present a more in-depth look at how state and local agencies are implementing these innovative designs to solve some challenging problems.

Bonnie Polin, AICP, Chief Safety Analyst for the MassDOT Highway Division will lead the discussion.

She will also present two HSIP programs that could offer cities and towns a low cost systemic approach for local curves and the bike/pedestrian safety program.

Join the Federal Highway Administration, the Baystate Roads Program and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on June 26 beginning at Noon followed by the Webinar from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the

CMRPC Training Room
Union Station, 2 Washington Square, Worcester, MA 01604
This Event is Offered Free of Charge

For more information and to register for this event visit the Baystate Roads Program, or call 413-577-2762.