October schedule for Advanced Complete Streets 201 is now available!


Course Description:

This training will provide an in-depth technical review of various Complete Streets infrastructure design elements. Attendees will learn how to select and design improvements based on multi-modal considerations and applicable design guidance. Application of these elements will be demonstrated during a Complete Streets design exercise that will include a site visit (weather permitting) to a local street or intersection that is in need of a Complete Streets makeover. Attendees will return to the classroom and develop a Complete Streets design solution. A brief overview of MassDOT’s Complete Streets fundamentals and Funding Program requirements covered in Complete Streets 101.

Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Hard hats and safety vests will be provided by Baystate Roads. Each session has a 20 attendee maximum with no walk-ins accepted.

Who Should Attend:

The workshop is intended for Engineers, Designers, and Planners who are interested in developing Complete Streets solutions for municipal roadways.

Training Team:

Alan Cloutier, PE, PTOE

Aleece D’Onofrio, PE

Douglas Prentiss, PE, PTOE

Eileen Gunn, MassDOT, Complete Streets Program Manager

MassDOT District and Highway Engineers

Dates and Locations:

October 5, 2016 – Residence Inn Boston Harbor on Tudor Wharf, 34-44 Charles River Ave., Boston, MA 02129

October 6, 2016 – Coonamessett Inn, 311 Gifford Street, Falmouth, MA 02540

October 11, 2016 – Chocksett Inn, 59 Laurelwood Road, Sterling, MA 01564

October 13, 2016 – UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01854

October 14, 2016 – La Quinta Inn & Suites, 100 Congress Street, Springfield, MA 01104

October 17, 2016 – Franklin Regional Council of Government, 12 Oliver Street, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301

October 18, 2016 – Sheraton Needham Hotel, 100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA 02494

October 19, 2016 – DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608

October 25, 2016 – Holiday Inn Taunton, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780

October 26, 2016 – DoubleTree Leominster, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453

October 27, 2016 – Sheraton Needham Hotel, 100 Cabot Street, Needham, MA 02494

October 31, 2016 – Crowne Plaza Pittsfield- Berkshires, 1 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

*additional dates in November and December to follow

Sign up at the New UMass Transportation Center website!

Baystate Roads offers Small Bridge Program!

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Course Description:

MassDOT has established a Municipal Small Bridge Program to provide financial support to cities and towns for replacement, preservation and rehabilitation projects on small bridges known as BRI’s. This workshop will provide an opportunity to obtain information about the program, including the application and reimbursement process, program requirements and schedule, guidance on the MassDOT program review and design review process and a review of Frequently Asking Questions.

Who Should Attend:

This course is appropriate for planners, engineers, and public officials responsible for planning, design, maintenance or replacement of municipally owned small bridges.


Thomas Donald, MassDOT

Alexander Bardow, MassDOT

Dates and Locations:

October 4, 2016 – Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035

October 5, 2016 – Holiday Inn Taunton, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780

October 7, 2016 – Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01604

October 11, 2016 – Hilton Garden Inn, 1032 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

October 14, 2016 – Courtyard Boston Downtown, 275 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Sign up today!



Baystate Roads is excited to announce a new workshop series: Effective Presentation Skills!

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Course Description:

This dynamic, hands-on course is designed to help improve each participant’s ability to deliver formal and informal presentations to select boards and other persons in authority. Included will be strategies for learning and practicing techniques on how to present information in a clear and confident manner, managing stress, understanding and engaging the audience, and developing your question response skills.

This course is open to anyone who would like to refine their presentation skill in both formal and informal speaking situations.

Speaker: Kristen Baumann

Kristen is president of Kristen Baumann & Associates.  She creates and presents customized training presentations to numerous public and private organizations on topics such as customer service, supervisory skills, and communication skills.  She has also presented numerous leadership skills and management programs for the Connecticut Transportation Institute and MassDOT on Managing in the Municipal Environment.


September 20, 2016, DoubleTree by Hilton Boston-Bedford Glen, 44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730

September 22, 2016, Holiday Inn Taunton, 700 Myles Standish Boulevard, Taunton, MA 02780

October 4, 2016, Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road., Sturbridge, MA 01566

October 6, 2016, LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 100 Congress Street, Springfield, MA 01104

October 13, 2016, Hilton Garden Inn, 1032 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Baystate Roads offers Trenching & Excavating Safety: Competent Person workshops in September!


What does it mean to be a “Competent Person” in Trenching and Excavation Safety?

The OSHA excavation standard states that a competent person is: “one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings, or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous to employees and has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.”

OSHA states that you must have specific training in and knowledge to perform soil analyses, determine the protective system to be used in excavations and conduct daily inspections.
This seminar will present individuals with training in the following areas:

  •  Conducting site inspections
  •  Establishing proper access & egress
  •  Identifying potential environmental hazards
  •  Determining soil composition & classification
  •  Implementing protective systems (sloping, shoring, shielding


Butch Leel is retired from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation after 32 years of service. He is currently the Senior Training Instructor for the Technology Transfer Center at the University of New Hampshire.


September 8, 2016, Marlborough Courtyard by Marriott, 75 Felton., Marlborough, MA 01752

September 15, 2016, Holiday Inn Taunton, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780

September 16, 2016, Crowne Plaza, 15 Middlesex Canal Park Road, Woburn, MA 01801

September 27, 2016, Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell St., Hadley, MA 01035



2A/4A Hoisting CEU classes scheduled for August & September!


This course will provide the required CEUs for any Class 2 and Class 4 Hoisting License.

Topics covered are all MGLs and CMRs as required by the Department of Public Safety as well as operational guides for hoisting machinery. Although this is a CEU class, it is also an excellent way to prepare for the Massachusetts hoisting exam.

Who Should Attend?

Municipal workers who operate Class 2 and Class 4 hoisting machinery and are required to fulfill the continuing education requirements to renew the Hoisting Machinery License.

Note: this workshop is open to municipal employees only.


Michael Smith

Mike is a Department of Public Safety certified instructor for Class 2 and Class 4. He is the owner of Chainsaw Strategies and a 25-year veteran firefighter. His teaching style includes a healthy portion of humor and student interaction.

This course will take place in the following locations:

August 16, 2016, Hilton Garden Inn, 1032 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

August 23, 2016, Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell Street, Hadley, MA 01035

August 30, 2016, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Leominster, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453

September 12, 2016, DoubleTree by Hilton Boston-Bedford Glen, 44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA 01730




Moving Together scheduled for September 29!


MassDOT’s Annual Statewide Healthy Transportation Conference Will Be Held on September 29 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel

Don’t miss the conference that brings together state and local leaders, advocates, consultants and citizens who are involved in advancing healthy transportation in Massachusetts.

A Full Schedule of Activities
Individuals attending this year’s conference will have a full schedule of activities to choose from including 4 site visits and 3 “Mega Sessions”.

Other topics on the agenda include:

  • Open Streets – Across the nation and the Commonwealth, Open Streets events are gaining in popularity
  • Innovative Technology: Improving Bicycling, Walking and Transit
  • Multimodal Bridge Redesign
  • Regional Planning Agencies Long-range Bike/Ped Plans
  • Interactive Session for MassDOT’s Statewide Pedestrian Plan Update
  • Active Transportation-based Tourism
  • and Many More!

This is the one conference you don’t want to miss.

Register today at www.MovingTogetherMA.org!

Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street, Boston, MA.

MT16 is a MassDOT/GreenDOT event. GreenDOT is MassDOT’s comprehensive sustainability policy that helps promote the healthy transportation modes of walking, bicycling and transit.


Full Depth Reclamation with Asphalt Stablization workshop on July 27th!

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Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) with Injected Asphalt Stabilization is an engineered road rehabilitation process used much like traditional full depth reclamation. The difference between the processes is that by combining injected asphalt emulsion with the reclaimed pavement and base materials, a homogeneous and bound base layer is created. This creates a flexible base with increased structural capacity and greater fatigue resistance compared to an unstabilized reclaimed base. When planning for a potential reclamation project, FDR with Injected Asphalt Stabilization may provide a cost-effective alternative for improving the structure of the road base and increasing the life expectancy of the road.

This course will review the FDR with Injected Asphalt Stabilization process and its benefits, discuss the importance of lab testing for all reclamation projects, and will look at a variety of treatment options that can be placed over a road that has been reclaimed with stabilization. Additionally, the course will include a site visit to an active FDR with Injected Asphalt Stabilization project.

Presenters at this workshop will be:

Rod Birdsall, President of the Foundation for Pavement Preservation (FP2) and Consultant to All States Materials Group. Rod holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, is a licensed P.E. in the State of New York, and has over 40 years of experience in asphalt and highway materials and construction.

Mark Gabriel, Vice-President of Quality Control/ Quality Assurance and Liquid Asphalt/Emulsions Production for All States Materials Group.  Mark holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, and has 40 years of experience in liquid asphalt and emulsions production and quality control.

Date and Location:

July 27, 2016Becket Town Hall, 557 Main Street, Becket, MA 01223

*Date is subject to change due to construction restraints and weather. Attendees will be notified by email if the class is rescheduled. Please make sure your email address is up to date!

To register, visit Baystate Roads’ Course Listings Page.