Roundabouts… Why, Where, When and How

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Circular intersections have been part of the transportation system in the United States for over a century. Roundabouts are different than rotaries and other circulars and have proven to reduce the severity and frequency of crashes.

The instructor for this one-day course will present the findings and guidelines used to develop and design a roundabout. They will highlight the differences between older traffic circles and rotaries and new roundabout design features. They will also address the typical questions of why, where, when and how roundabout design should be considered as an appropriate intersection solution.

This course includes lectures on roundabout design techniques, a selection of tools used for public involvement, and an interactive discussion on overcoming the unique aspects of roundabout project delivery.

The basis for the course is NCHRP Report 672: Roundabouts: An Informational Guide, 2nd Edition, various State supplements, the latest information proposed for the HCM and MUTCD, research from NCHRP Report 572 and other studies, and the collective experience of the instructors on roundabout projects and research.

Classes will take place on:

April 22, 2015

Hotel Northampton

36 King St., Northampton, MA 01060

April 23, 2015

Cranwell Resort

55 Lee Rd.,  Lenox, MA 01240

(Meadowview Meeting Room located across the street)

April 29, 2015

Holiday Inn Taunton

700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA  02780

April 30, 2015

Sheraton Colonial Boston North

One Audubon Rd., Wakefield, MA 01880

May 7, 2015

Marine Corps League Worcester Detachment

181 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA 01604

For more information and to register, visit The Baystate Roads Program’s “Workshops” page or call 413-577-2762.

Don’t Miss the 2015 Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange!

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Are you wondering how to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations? Are you looking for the latest technology or equipment for your organization? Don’t stay trapped in the 20th century. Take the leap forward by discovering 21st century innovations and technologies at the MassDOT Innovation and Tech Transfer Exchange.

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

In addition, there will be demonstrations from vendors displaying the latest products and technologies. The event is open to all transportation professionals including MassDOT, municipalities, consultants, contractors, vendors and manufacturers. The exchange will take place March 11-12, 2015 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Don’t miss the largest tech transfer event in the state! For more information on attending the 2015 MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange please visit www.MassDOTInnovation.com or www.Mass.gov/Baystateroads.

Do you have an exciting new innovation or technology you would like to present at the Exchange? Interested in being an Exhibitor or Sponsor at this year’s event? Please contact the Baystate Roads Program at 413-577-2762.

This Year’s Gold Level Sponsors!
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Is Your Company on the Cutting Edge of Transportation Technology?

Reach Your Target Audience at the Largest Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange in Massachusetts!

Transportation professionals from all over the Commonwealth will be coming to the MassDOT Innovation and Tech Transfer Exchange. Over two-days they 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 discuss the advantages and challenges associated with the methods and technologies being presented.

Demonstrate your latest technologies and products.

The event is open to all transportation professionals including MassDOT, municipalities, consultants, contractors, vendors and manufacturers.

The exchange will take place March 11-12, 2015 at The DCU Center in Worcester. 

Highlights of the 2015 Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange will include:

  • Sessions covering the latest technologies and innovations being made in the fields of Construction, Safety, Maintenance, Projects, Design, and Materials
  • Networking opportunities with MassDOT, municipalities, consultants, contractors, vendors and manufacturers.
  • Demonstrations promoting your latest technologies and products.

We Have Made Changes To Better Accommodate Our Sponsors & Exhibitors!

  • Exhibitor space is now 10 feet by 10 feet!
  • Table size is now 8 feet!
  • Networking and break times are now longer! 

When you sponsor or exhibit at The Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange your company or organization will be visited by over 500 professionals involved in Construction, Safety, Maintenance, Projects, Design, and Materials. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with your partners in the transportation industry. In addition, there will be several opportunities to promote your company or organization through special sponsorship opportunities leading up to and throughout the Exchange. 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 at the Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange visit www.MassDOTInnovation.com.

 

Join This Year’s Gold Level Sponsors!

 

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OSHA 10 Construction Training Workshop

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The OSHA Outreach Ten Hour Construction Training Program provides training on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of workplace hazards. Classes also provide overview information regarding OSHA, including workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint.

All OSHA 10 Hour Construction Training is intended to cover an overview of the hazards a worker may encounter on a job site. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention, not OSHA standards.

The trainer for the workshop is Steven St. Laurent. Steve specializes in training that doesn’t bore you to death in English and Spanish!

Steve is a Mechanical Engineer who worked in the field as an Energy Engineer for 3 international companies on design-build projects before becoming a Safety Trainer/Consultant. That work experience brought him to Mexico for 1 year, Sicily for 3 weeks, and Albuquerque for 7 months. He spent the rest of his time as a Field Engineer working in New England on projects such as power plant and other energy system upgrades at navy bases, college campuses, hospitals and other industrial facilities.

Steve currently lives in central Massachusetts with his beautiful bride and their 3 children.  He considers it an honor and a privilege to facilitate safety training as it is his passion.

Please note that this is a 2 day workshop.

February 23 & 24, 2015

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife Field Headquarters

1 Rabbit Hill Road (off North Drive), Westborough, MA 01581

For more information and to register for the workshop visit our Workshops page!

Don’t Miss the 2015 MassDOT Innovation and Tech Transfer Exchange

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Are you wondering how to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations? Are you looking for the latest technology or equipment for your organization? Don’t stay trapped in the 20th century. Take the leap forward by discovering 21st century innovations and technologies at the MassDOT Innovation and Tech Transfer Exchange.

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

In addition, there will be demonstrations from vendors displaying the latest products and technologies. The event is open to all transportation professionals including MassDOT, municipalities, consultants, contractors, vendors and manufacturers. The exchange will take place March 11-12, 2015 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Don’t miss the largest tech transfer event in the state! For more information on attending the 2015 MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange please visit www.MassDOTInnovation.com or www.Mass.gov/Baystateroads.

Do you have an exciting new innovation or technology you would like to present at the Exchange? Interested in being an Exhibitor or Sponsor at this year’s event? Please contact the Baystate Roads Program at 413-577-2762.

 

This Year’s Gold Level Sponsors!
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This Year’s Silver Level Sponsors!
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Become a Competent Person in Trenching and Excavating Safety with this Baystate Roads Program workshop

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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 workshop 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)

Public Works professionals, both management and operations, involved in trenching and excavation who desire “competent person” proficiency in trenching/excavations as it applies to OSHA regulations are encouraged to attend.

The instructor for this class is Butch Leel. Butch 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.

Classes will be held: 

February 3, 2015

Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Rd.,  Lenox, MA 01240

(Meadowview Meeting Room located across the street)

February 4, 2015

Hotel Northampton, 36 King St., Northampton, MA 01060

 February 5, 2015

Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge, MA 01566

February 10, 2015

Sheraton Colonial Boston North, One Audubon Rd., Wakefield, MA 01880

 February 11, 2015

Holiday Inn Taunton, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA  02780

 NEW CLASS ADDED: February 12, 2015

Holiday Inn Taunton, 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA  02780

For more information and to register please visit the Baystate Roads Program’s Workshops page or call 413-577-2762.

The Baystate Roads Program offers Class 2 and Class 4 Hoisting Continuing Education Credit Courses

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The Baystate Roads Program is offering a 2 hour Class 4 (G-B) and a 4 hour Class 2 (D-A) Hoisting courses. Both courses will be offered on the same day at each location. Individuals will have the opportunity to sign up for one or both courses.

These courses are only being offered to Public Employees.

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

All students will need to provide their current Massachusetts Hoisting License number and a valid email address with registration.

Mike Smith will be the instructor for the courses. 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.

Course dates and locations are:

January 9, 2015 – Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Rd., Lenox, MA 01240 (Meadowview Meeting Room located across the street)

January 30, 2015 – Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center 366 Main St., Sturbridge, MA 01566 (Federal Parlor)

February 6, 2015 – Yarmouth Town Hall, Hearing Room 1146 Rte 28, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

February 13, 2015 – Hotel Northampton 36 King St., Northampton, MA 01060

February 27, 2015 – Holiday Inn Taunton 700 Myles Standish Blvd., Taunton, MA 02780

March 6, 2015 – Marlborough Courtyard by Marriott 75 Felton St., Marlborough, MA 01752

March 13, 2015 – The Shaws Center 1 Feinberg Way, Brockton, MA 02301

March 20, 2015 – Crowne Plaza 15 Middlesex Canal Park Dr., Woburn, MA 01801

To find out more information and to register for these courses please visit The Baystate Roads Program’s “Workshops” page, or call 413-577-2762.