Pavement Management Boot Camp: Paving the Way to a Successful Maintenance Program

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Cities/Towns are faced with difficult decisions on how to best maintain their most valuable asset; their roadway network. Tough winters, utility coordination, public perception and political bias make it nearly impossible for decision-makers to step back and look at the big picture when deciding which roadways to prioritize for repairs.

This one-day training workshop has been designed to step participants through the process of developing a pavement management program.

Participants will move step by step through the process of developing a pavement management program, from the different types of pavement management programs to forecasting future roadway conditions, and everything in between. Attendees will participate in hands on workshops which will include rating roadways in the field to help further understand what pavement inspectors are looking for when they are assessing roadway conditions.

This workshop is designed for those municipal staff responsible for maintaining a City/Town roadway network. Public Works Directors, City/Town Engineers, and Highway Superintendents are encouraged to attend.

The speakers at this workshop will be:

Conrad Leger, Asset Management Coordinator for BETA Group, Inc., Conrad works with more than 50 communities throughout New England  in developing and maintaining their Pavement Management Program. His experience working in a variety of communities has helped him understand that each community faces different challenges in maintaining their roadway networks. His experience includes assessing roadway conditions, selecting candidates for pavement maintenance and developing short and long term Capital Improvement Plans.

Art Baker, Regional Manager of SealCoating Inc. Art has over 15 years of experience in municipal public works management and is passionate about pavement preservation and applying its concepts to municipal budgets to maximize the useful life of pavements while reducing life cycle costs.

The workshops will take place:

June 1, 2016
Bourne Memorial Community Center
239 Main St., Buzzard’s Bay, MA 02532
(Rain date June 22)

June 9, 2016
The Manor Banquet Facility
42 West Boylston St., West Boylston MA 01583
(Rain date June 23)

For more information and to register, visit the Baystate Roads website at mass.gov/baystateroads

See the Latest Advances Being Made in Transportation Safety!

netscimageJoin Us at the 2016 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference!

Come join hundreds of individuals involved in all aspects of transportation safety on June 7 & 8, at the DCU Center, Worcester, MA. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the latest advances being made in transportation safety. Network with your peers and see the most innovative technologies from our sponsors and exhibitors. The conference theme “The sum is greater than its parts” emphasizes the fact that we must incorporate education, awareness, and health, with enforcement and engineering, to move toward our goal of zero deaths.

This innovative conference will bring together transportation safety specialists from throughout the country involved in:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Research
  • Advocacy
  • Fire Departments
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Automotive
  • State & Municipal Governments
  • Federal Government
  • Academia
  • and More!

The conference is being hosted by the State of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Department of Public Health in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Do you have an awesome Traffic Safety App?

There will be a Traffic Safety App Contest held during the Northeast Transportation Safety Conference intended to showcase the best apps with the ability to help reduce the number of traffic crashes. Click on the links below for more information on how to enter!

AWARDS

PEOPLE’S CHOICE
$500.00/plus free registration

JUDGE’S CHOICE
First Place: $500.00/plus free registration
Second Place: $250.00/plus free registration
Third Place: Honorable Mention/plus free registration

Click here to download Contest Entry Form

Click here to download Safety Contest Flyer

REGISTER TODAY at www.NETSC.org

Baystate Roads offers final round of Complete Streets 101 workshops

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Complete Streets can benefit all communities – rural, suburban and urban! By attending this workshop, local leaders, decision makers, and consultants will gain a solid framework for planning and delivering Complete Streets locally.  Learn how the Complete Streets Funding Program can help you design and fund Complete Streets projects. After this training you will understand how Complete Streets can benefit your community.

Instructors will discuss the benefits a multi-modal transportation network has on public health and the environment. The class will build upon the guidance provided in MassDOT’s 2006 Project Development and Design Guide and MassDOT’s 2012 Healthy Transportation Policy Directive and supporting Engineering Directives.

Instructors will walk you through the Complete Streets 3-tier funding program to show you how all municipalities – regardless of size or location – can benefit.  You will have an opportunity to grade a sample policy and learn about the Policy Development process. Lastly, the class will provide guidance on how to build a municipality-wide Complete Streets Prioritization Plan.

Attendance by one municipal official is a prerequisite for eligibility for MassDOT’s Complete Streets Funding Program.

Mayors, Town Managers, Planning Department Directors & Staff, Bicycle and Pedestrian planners or coordinators, Zoning , Health & Planning Board members, Private Consultants (Engineers, Planners, Landscape Architects), Educators and Public Health Officials are all encouraged to attend these workshops.

The remaining class dates and locations are as follows:

April 5, 2016 • Hadley Farms Meeting House, 41 Russell Street, Hadley, MA
April 6, 2016 • Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA
April 11, 2016 • Colonial Hotel, 625 Betty Spring Road, Gardner, MA
April 12, 2016 • Hilton Garden Inn, 1032 South Street, Pittsfield, MA
April 14, 2016 • Northern Essex Community College, 100 Elliot Street, Haverhill, MA
April 15, 2016 • Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress St., Springfield, MA
April 22, 2016 • Hilton Boston/Woburn, 2 Forbes Road, Woburn, MA
April 25, 2016 • Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza, Boston, MA
April 26, 2016 • Old Colony Planning Council, 70 School Street, Brockton, MA
April 29, 2016 • Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA

To register please visit the Baystate Roads “workshops” page.

“Creating a Revenue Stream for Stormwater Management” workshop will assist municipalities in developing dedicated funds for stormwater management

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Municipalities subject to the EPA stormwater permit (MS4) are responsible for managing stormwater so it does not pollute nearby rivers, streams, and coastal waters.
However, unlike wastewater and water supply, stormwater has historically lacked “customers” willing to pay for it, and finding adequate funding for this service has long been a challenge for the Commonwealth’s towns.  EPA’s new stormwater permit is expected out shortly, yet municipal budgets offer little flexibility to absorb new costs. With demand for services growing faster than revenue, how can communities tackle stormwater?
The good news is there are options. This workshop is specifically designed to assist municipalities meet the challenge of developing dedicated funds for stormwater management. Topics covered include ideas on building a customized funding program, why stormwater management matters, guidance on how to design a stormwater utility, and case studies from municipalities who have successfully funded their program (or a piece of it).  We will also includes tools for community outreach.

Experts will cover the following topics:

  • Why stormwater management matters
  • EPA guidance on stormwater funding
  • Stormwater financing
  • Case studies
  • Working with your community

 

This workshop is designed for individuals involved in planning, conservation, public works, administration and finance, and stormwater officials and consultants.

Dates and Locations:

April 26, 2016

Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970

April 28, 2016

Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Rd., Hyannis, MA 02601

For more information and to register visit the Baystate Roads Workshops Page.

Help Us Reach Our Goal of Zero Traffic Fatalities

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Join Us at the 2016 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference!

The State of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Department of Public Health have the distinct honor of hosting the 2016 Northeast Transportation Safety Conference, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The conference theme “The sum is greater than its parts” emphasizes the fact that we cannot just enforce or engineer our way to zero fatalities. We must incorporate education, awareness, and health, with enforcement and engineering, to move toward our goal of zero deaths.

This innovative conference will bring together safety specialists from throughout the country involved in:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Research
  • Advocacy
  • Fire
  • EMS
  • State & Municipal Governments
  • Federal Government
  • Academia

Traffic Safety App Contest!

In addition there will be a Traffic Safety App contest held during the Northeast Transportation Safety Conference intended to showcase the best apps with the ability to help reduce the number of traffic crashes.

AWARDS

PEOPLE’S CHOICE
$500.00/plus free registration

JUDGE’S CHOICE
First Place: $500.00/plus free registration
Second Place: $250.00/plus free registration
Third Place: Honorable Mention/plus free registration

Click here to download Contest Entry Form

Click here to download Safety Contest Flyer

REGISTER TODAY at www.NETSC.org

June 7 & 8, 2016
The DCU Center, Worcester, MA

Don’t Miss It! Register Today for the Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange

Don’t Miss MassDOT’s Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange

March 8 & 9, 2016 • DCU Center, Worcester, MA

This Year’s Speakers
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This Year’s Agenda

Discover the latest innovative technology and equipment for your organization at the annual MassDOT Innovation and Tech Transfer Exchange.

• Over 30 breakout sessions!

 
• Opportunities to discuss with your peers, the advantages and challenges associated with the methods and technologies being presented.
 
• NEW! Innovative Equipment Showcase on March 8!
The event is open to all transportation professionals including MassDOT, municipalities, consultants, contractors, vendors and manufacturers.
Register Today at www.MassDOTInnovation.com
Join this Year’s Gold Sponsors!
       
Join this Year’s Silver Sponsors!
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Reach Your Target Audience at the Largest Innovations & Tech Transfer Exchange in Massachusetts!

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Transportation professionals from all over the Commonwealth who are looking for the latest innovations and technologies will be coming to the first annual MassDOT Innovation and Tech Transfer Exchange.

Over two-days attendees will learn about the latest innovations being made in the fields of Construction, Safety, Maintenance, Projects, Design, and Materials. There will be over 30 breakout sessions, where attendees will have the opportunity to discuss with their peers, the advantages and challenges associated with the methods and technologies being presented.

In addition, there is an opportunity for Large Equipment Vendors to display your latest innovative equipment on March 8!

This two-day event is expected to bring over 1,000 transportation professionals including MassDOT, municipalities, consultants, contractors, vendors and manufacturers.

The exchange will take place March 8 & 9, 2016 at The DCU Center in Worcester, MA.

Highlights of the 2016 Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange include:

  • Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsorship Levels!
  • New! Large Innovative Equipment Vendor Display on March 8!
  • Reach out to hundreds of transportation “decision-makers”!
Don’t miss the chance to be a Sponsor or Exhibitor at largest tech transfer event in the state! 
For more information on being a Sponsor or Exhibitor visit www.MassDOTInnovation.com.