Don’t Miss the Latest & Greatest Innovations!

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Learn About These an Many More Innovations at MassDOT’s Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange

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

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Learn about 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

Interested in being a Sponsor or Exhibitor? Visit our Sponsor/Exhibitor Page for more information.

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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.

MassDOT’s 2016 Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange

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Mark your calendar for the largest Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange in the state! Share the newest ideas in transportation technology and create sustainable solutions. New this year will be the addition of Innovative Equipment Vendors on March 8!

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 annual MassDOT Innovation and Tech Transfer Exchange.

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. As mentioned, there will be vendors displaying the latest innovative equipment on the entire first floor on March 8.

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

The Exchange will take place March 8 and 9 at the DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA.

For more information and to register visit www.MassDOTInnovation.com.

Complete Streets – Benefits, Eligibility & Funding Workshops Announced

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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.

For dates and locations, and to register, please visit the Baystate Roads “workshops” page.

Every Day Counts Webinar – Locally Administered Federal Aid Projects-Stakeholder Partnering

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Join the Federal Highway Administration, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and Baystate Roads for a presentation on Locally Administered Federal-Aid Projects: Stakeholder Partnering for Success via a live webinar on December 9, 2015.

This EDC Exchange will present success stories from both the State and LPA perspective on how Stakeholder Partnering has positively impacted the delivery of the Federal-aid Highway Program. This Exchange will be of interest to LPAs involved with or interested in assuming responsibilities for delivery of Federal-aid projects, and State Department of Transportation LPA leaders and managers.

Stakeholder Partnering offers LPAs an opportunity to join with their state and federal colleagues in navigating the complexities of the Federal- Aid program and successfully delivering projects. This collaboration among representatives at each government level helps ensure the program encompasses the needs of all involved.

Stakeholder Partnering can foster an environment of trust that can be used to resolve challenges and issues at the programmatic level before they adversely impact project delivery. Stakeholder Partnering can establish a platform for ensuring consistent interpretation of requirements and policies that can ultimately shorten project delivery timetables. Stakeholder Partnering enables the type of collaboration that can lead to implementation of process improvements, development of training, and other initiatives that can improve program integrity. For the nominal time investment required to periodically convene “at the table” Stakeholder Partnering can pay significant and long-lasting dividends to the transportation community.

Come join us for networking and discussion on December 9 beginning at Noon followed by the Webinar from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605

For more information and to register visit the Baystate Roads workshops page.

Baystate Roads offers “Basics of a Good Road” workshop

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What goes into the construction and maintenance of a good road?

There are certain essentials to any good road, whether asphalt or gravel -surfaced, in cities or the country. This workshop will cover each of these essentials, and participants will receive a useful reference manual.

Cities and towns spend a lot of tax dollars on transportation, yet many miles of road are in poor condition. Numerous roads were not constructed for modern traffic loads and volumes. Oftentimes, maintenance has been inadequate, resulting in the deterioration of these path-ways. Many roads need the application of basic principles of road design, construction, and maintenance.

All personnel responsible for the efficient and effective management, rehabilitation, and maintenance of roadways would benefit from attending this workshop.

 

Dates and Locations:

January 12, 2016 

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

January 13, 2016 

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

January 14, 2016 

Marlborough Embassy Suites , 123 Boston Post Rd. W, Marlborough, MA 01752

January 20, 2016 

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

January 21, 2016 

Crowne Plaza , 1 West St., Pittsfield, MA 01201

For more information and to register visit the Baystate Roads workshops page.

 

 

Baystate Roads offers NHI Traffic Signal Timing Concepts Class (FHWA-NHI-133122)

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Traffic Signal Timing Concepts is a two-day course to assist in building technical expertise in signal timing by focusing on the relationship between network context and operational objectives to inform the design of signal timing parameters. The course will expand on the traditional signal timing process by incorporating an objectives and performance driven approach, leading to selection of appropriate computational methods for design and operation of traffic signal timing.

For many agencies, the design of signal timing parameters is an exercise in data collection and software driven optimization in response to citizen compliants. An ad-hoc complaint-driven process is not likely to lead to a well-managed, objective driven process for the timing and retiming of traffic signals, nor does it typically provide agencies with a good feel for the overall performance of their system. What is needed is an objective-driven, performance-oriented approach to traffic signal timing.
This course is very interactive and includes many exercises. Participants calculate various timing parameters by hand so they should bring a calculator to the course. Completion of NHI #133121 is recommended but not required.

OUTCOMES:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss an objectives-based signal timing process
  • Describe operations objectives in the context of network configuration and traffic conditions
  • Review phasing and timing
  • Design cycle lengths
  • Design green time and fixed intervals
  • Design phase sequence and offsets
  • Develop operational mode parameters
  • Evaluate signal timing outcomes

Traffic Signal Timing Concepts is a two-day course for practitioners involved in or responsible for design, operations, or management of traffic signals including State/MPOs/Local Government personnel and consultants and contractors.

Instructors for this class will be:
Paul Olson, ITS Specialist
Paul has over 35 years of experience in this field, joining FHWA in 1998. He has a Bachelor of Science
in Civil Engineering from Washington State University
and in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of California.

Eddie Curtis, Traffic Management Specialist
Eddie began working in this field in 1997 and joined FHWA in 2006. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles.

December 10-11, 2015

Beechwood Hotel

363 Plantation St.

Worcester, MA 01605

For more information and to register visit the Baystate Roads workshops page.