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Description – Recently, ODOT's GIS Crash Analysis Tool (GCAT) transitioned into ODOT TIMS (Transportation Information Mapping System).  While the concept has remained the same in searching for crash data, the training will cover the new functionality.

GCAT is an easy-to-use tool that provides a convenient way for qualified agencies to search statewide crash data.  The training is portioned into two categories:

  1. GCAT – Search for crash data
  2. CAM Tool – Analyze the crash data received from GCAT

The tool is a web application and can be accessed from any computer online through the ODOT website. This workshop will show how to search for any crash data all the way from a statewide perspective down to a particular road or intersection.  Each session will be held in a computer training room to allow for hands-on use of the GCAT & CAM Tool software.

Who Should Attend?GCAT access is available to the following agencies: county, city, village, township, MPOs, ODOT, law enforcement and safety study consultants.

Instructor – The primary instructor will be Michael McNeill with ODOT’s Safety Program.

Registration InformationThis course offering is limited to employees of the agencies listed above.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  There is no fee to attend; however, participants must pre-register.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

The Ohio Department of Transportation's Division of Construction Management provides Construction Inspector Testing in the following four subject areas:

  • Flexible Pavements Test
  • Advanced Structures Test
  • Certification for Compaction Testing
  • Traffic Work Zone Test (Note: This test is for construction inspectors only and is NOT for Worksite Traffic Supervisor (WTS) Prequalification.)

Please select the subject you wish to test on from the options in the registration form on the next screen.  Make sure to write down what test you signed up to complete as this information will not be included in your confirmation email.  Only one test may be completed per testing period.  If you sign up to take more than one test per testing period, your second registration will be cancelled.

Bring with you:

  • Government issued photo identification card
  • Non-programmable calculator
  • MyODOT username and password

A limited number of reference resources will be available during testing to borrow.  See ODOT's Division of Construction Management's website for Construction Inspector Testing to see a full list of specific reference material for each respective test, as well as the Construction Inspector Testing and Prequalification FAQs document, for additional information regarding the possibility of bringing as-published copies of the specific listed reference documents, free of added notes or other information.

Cell phones and computers (tablets, laptops, etc.) are not permitted to be brought into the testing facility by registrants.

Everyone registering to complete a test SHALL have applied for and obtained a MyODOT username and password and must bring both with them to the test in order to login to the online testing system at the ODOT Computer Training Room.  The instructions on how to obtain your MyODOT username and password are available at this link: How to Obtain a MyODOT Username and Password.

Failure to have obtained your MyODOT username and password ahead of time may result in being rescheduled to take the test another day.  Please obtain your MyODOT username and password at least four days before the testing date.

Description – This course is intended to help state and local transportation engineering professionals address pedestrian safety issues through design and engineering solutions.

Participants will learn:

  • That pedestrians belong in geometric design, operations, and safety considerations.
  • The significance of land-use, street connectivity, and site design in helping to make a safer pedestrian environment.
  • To understand human behavior issues related to pedestrians and drivers interacting safely and common pedestrian crash types.
  •  To understand the role that planning and street design play in pedestrian safety.
  •  Effective solutions and best practices in design and operations for pedestrian safety.

Who Should Attend? – Persons who are involved in improving pedestrian safety at the state or local level, including: roadway safety personnel, State DOT staff, engineers, planners, and other traffic safety, enforcement and injury prevention professionals that improve safety for pedestrians.

Instructors – Keith Sinclair, Senior Highway Safety Engineer with FHWA; and Ian Sansom, Senior Planner with Alta Planning + Design, Inc.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants.  This workshop is being offered at no charge, thanks to grant funding.  No meals are provided.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.  Note:  Registrants unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 21 days prior to the course start.  Failure to cancel prior to the 21-day cut-off will result in loss of registration privileges for grant-funded NHI or other grant-funded training offered by Ohio LTAP for a period of two years.  Substitutions are encouraged.

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Description: During this time of economic expansion and growth, there are dramatic workforce changes taking place. Given the increasing demand by our partners and customers, it is critical to develop the knowledge of State DOT employees in the area of the Federal-aid highway development processes and regulations. Therefore, the overall course goal is to provide participants with an overview of the key elements of the Federal-Aid Highway Program. Specifically, this course focuses on general requirements and laws that govern the Federal-Aid Highway Program; processes and procedures followed in the entire project development process, including financing, planning, environment, right of way, highway and bridge design, construction operations/ITS, maintenance, and technology; and identifying flexibility inherent in the Federal-Aid Program.

Who Should Attend? – State and local government employees and private-sector participants interested in the process by which the Federal-Aid Highway Program is carried out.

Instructor – Mike Duman, P.E., Consultant and Retired FHWA Engineer.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $425 per person, per NHI.  No meals are provided; lunch is on your own.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.  Note: Registrants who will be unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 21 days prior to the course start. Staff substitutions are encouraged.  No refunds will be processed for cancellations less than 21 days prior to course start.

Description – This course instructs highway design project managers, planners, designers, and traffic and safety reviewers in the application of the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model (IHSDM) software and provides guidance on interpretation of the output. IHSDM is a suite of software tools to evaluate safety of two-lane rural highways. The software, developed for FHWA, was released in 2003 after several years of research and development to provide state-of-the-art techniques for safety analysis. IHSDM contains five tools that can be used to apply the most recent safety analysis techniques in a relatively straightforward and automated manner. For more info about IHSDM, view: https://highways.dot.gov/safety/interactive-highway-safety-design-model/interactive-highway-safety-design-model-ihsdm.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a hands-on course. ALL ATTENDEES must bring a laptop computer for this training!  Minimum system specifications for the computers are as follows: Operating System – Microsoft Vista, Windows XP or Windows 2000 Professional; HTML Browser – Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, or Foxfire; Spreadsheet Program – Microsoft Excel or equivalent; Hardware – At least 450 MHz Pentium III (or equivalent) CPU – 256 MB RAM or greater desirable, 800x600 high colors (16 bit) display; and 300 MB free disk space.

Who Should Attend? – Highway design project managers, planners, designers, and traffic and safety reviewers with at least one or two years of experience with highway design, preferably two-lane rural highway design.

Instructors – Jeff Gooch, P.E., VHB; Elliott Moore, FHWA Resource Center.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants. This workshop is being offered at no charge, thanks to a grant funding secured by LTAP in partnership with the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (ODPS) and FHWA / NHI.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  No meals are provided; lunch is "on your own" each day.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.  Note:  Registrants unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 21 days  prior to the course start.  Failure to cancel prior to the 21-day cut-off will result in loss of registration privileges for grant-funded NHI or other grant-funded training offered by Ohio LTAP for a period of two years.  Substitutions are encouraged.

Description – The modern roundabout is a proven strategy for improving the safety and operations of intersections. The physical characteristics of a well-designed modern roundabout reduce the frequency and severity of intersection crashes for all users including pedestrians and bicyclists. This course highlights the benefits of modern roundabouts and gives participants fundamental knowledge needed to plan and consider applying roundabout intersection projects in their area. This course is an introductory level course with a blend of technical and non-technical planning, design and operations considerations.

Who Should Attend? – Federal, State, and local transportation traffic and safety engineers, and planners involved in improving the performance of intersections.

Instructor – Hillary Isebrands, P.E., Ph.D., is a Team Leader with FHWA’s Resource Center Safety & Design Team.  Ms. Isebrands is a Roadway Safety Engineer.  She focuses her work on improving the design and safety of our nation’s roadways by providing technical assistance, training and technology deployment of proven safety countermeasures.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants. This workshop is being offered at no charge, thanks to grant funding secured by LTAP in partnership with the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (ODPS) and FHWA / NHI.  Please register using the form below.  Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.  No meals are provided.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so appropriate arrangements can be made.  Note: Registrants who are unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 21 days prior to the course start.  Failure to cancel prior to the 21-day cut-off will result in loss of registration privileges for grant-funded NHI or other grant-funded training offered by Ohio LTAP for a period of for two years.  Substitutions are encouraged.

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PLEASE NOTE TRAINING REQUIREMENT:  Attendees should bring a laptop computer to this course with the following minimum specs: Intel Based Pentium processor higher (Pentium III or higher recommended), Windows 95, 98, ME with 212 MB RAM (1 GB recommended) or Window NT 4.0, 2000, Vista, XP, 7, or 8 with 1 GB RAM, including the .NET framework, a hard drive with at least 60 MB of free space (100+ MB recommended), CD-ROM drive & 1024x768 color video display.

Description – This course focuses on the use and application of HEC-RAS software, developed by the Hydrologic Engineering Center of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Modeling principles/techniques will be presented using the latest version of HEC-RAS.  HEC-RAS, River Analysis System, solves the conservation of energy equation for one-dimensional steady flow analysis to determine water surface elevations for a given discharge. The Standard Step solution scheme is used combined with Manning’s equation to compute cross section conveyance which allows for construction of backwater and forewater profiles under subcritical, supercritical, and mixed flow regimes.

Who Should Attend? – Federal, State, and local hydraulic engineers who have responsibility for design and analysis of river systems and stream crossings. Participants should have a knowledge of fundamentals of open channel flow, including basic understanding of HEC-2 or WSPRO.

Instructor – John Hunt, Manager of River Engineering, Ayres Associates, Colorado.

Pre-Requisite – Prior to the beginning of the course, participants are encouraged to enroll in the Web-based training entitled 135091 Basic Hydraulic Principles Review. Mastery of the concepts covered in the web-training is important to successful completion of the Instructor-led training.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants.  The registration fee is $825, as established by NHI.  No meals are provided; lunch is on your own.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made. Note: Registrants who will be unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 21 days prior to the course start.  Staff substitutions are encouraged.  No refunds will be processed for cancellations less than 21 days prior to the course start.

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Description – Per ODOT’s Office of Structural Engineering (OSE), this NHI course is being offered in place of the annual OSE offering of Bridge Inspection Levels 1 and 2, which are being updated with the intent of being available in 2020.  This course was updated in 2012 and 2015 and now contains mandatory Prerequisite Requirements for participants (see page 2) and host requirements in preparation for the field exercises. This course is based on the 2015 FHWA “Bridge Inspector’s Reference Manual (BIRM)” and provides training on the safety inspection of in-service highway bridges. The course includes two virtual bridge inspection exercises* facilitated using NHI's virtual bridge inspection (VBI) computer-based training (CBT) technology; instruction on critical findings, their identification and response; curriculum on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) element level inspection approach using the 2013 AASHTO Manual for Bridge Element Inspection 2015 Interim Revisions; and activities that maximize participant engagement throughout the course. This course does not go into depth on fracture critical, underwater, or complex bridge inspections (other NHI specialty courses cover these topics). Participants will be asked to complete mid-term and end-of-course assessments each with a cumulative score of 70% or better to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.

Who Should Attend? – Federal, State and local highway agency employees and consultants involved in inspecting bridges, or in bridge inspection management and leadership positions. A background in bridge engineering is strongly recommended.  See Prerequisite Requirement listed below.

Instructor – Gregory Roy, P.E. from the engineering consulting firm of Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI).

Registration Information – The fee for this course is $2,150 per person, as established by NHI.

ODOT Employees Payment Information: Please provide your

District/Division _______ Cost Center _______SAC _________ in the Additional Information section (Q010) of the registration form and funds will be transferred when the class is completed.

Note: Registrants who will be unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 21 days prior to the course start.  Failure to cancel prior to the 21-day cut-off will result in the participant being charged the full cost of the course.  Failure to attend the entire course will result in the participant being charged the full cost of the course.

Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact LTAP prior to the course so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

If you have additional questions about your registration, please contact Ohio LTAP at (614) 387-7359. You may also email questions to LTAP@dot.ohio.gov. Ohio LTAP reserves the right to cancel this workshop for any reason.

                           Participant Prerequisite Requirement

Please refer to the NHI Course Description/Prerequisites for FHWA-NHI-130055 for complete details.  Per the National Highway Institute, ALL participants must have met one of the three pre-requisite requirements for participation in this course* and bring a course completion certificate bearing their name to the first day of the class. The passing score for all pre-requisites is 70% or better.

Individuals have the option to complete one of the following three prerequisite requirements:

1) 130054 Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors, a 5-day Instructor-led course (the 2019 NHI course fee is $1,175);

2) 130101 Introduction to Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, a 14-hour Web-based training and assessment (no course fee per NHI); or

3) 130101a Prerequisite Assessment for Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, a Web-based assessment (no course fee per NHI).

* Please note: prerequisite must be completed within two years before the course start date. Additionally, it is recommended that prior to attending this course, participants spend some time in the field, at bridge inspection sites, but not required.

If you have not already completed one of the prerequisite options, please visit the NHI website to search by course number and register: http://www.nhi.fhwa.dot.gov/home.aspx.  You will need to complete the requirement before September 30, 2019.

Please be sure to bring your prerequisite completion certificate with you on the first day of the Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges course (September 30, 2019).

Field Component: This course will include one or more field days for bridge inspection activities. Attendees should have weather-appropriate clothing and minimum PPE (ANSI II vest and Hard Hat). Additional information will be provided at the course.

 

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Description – This workshop describes the process used by the Ohio Department of Transportation for pavement condition rating (PCR). This process can be used or adapted by local agencies to identify pavement distresses and condition levels. In addition, this workshop includes an outdoor field exercise, weather permitting, for the opportunity to apply the procedure presented as well as discussion of pavement management uses for the data.

Who Should Attend? – This course is applicable to local agency employees and others who are responsible for evaluation or management of local roads and streets. Please plan to bring a safety vest for the outdoor field exercise.

Instructors – The primary instructor will be Patrick Bierl, P.E., with ODOT’s Office of Pavement Engineering.  Additional PCR staff from ODOT will also assist with the field exercises for these sessions.

Registration Information – This course offering through LTAP is intended primarily for local agency employees (county, city, village and township). Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. The registration fee is $36 per person for government employees and $90 for non-government employees. Lunch is “on your own”. No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 calendar days) will be charged the full registration fee. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

 

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Description – A two-day course which provides a comprehensive overview of ODOT’s property disposal processes, to include excess land sales by public auction, direct sales to abutters and transfers to qualifying governmental agencies. The course will cover access modifications, roadway abandonments, highway vacations and easement extinguishments. Trainees will learn all of the steps in the processes, the governing laws and how to document and complete each process. Class includes hands-on case studies and instructor-led discussions.  Continuing Education Credits: Appraisal - 8 hours; Real Estate - 7.5 hours.

Who Should Attend? – This course offering through ODOT / LTAP is intended primarily for ODOT employees, local agency employees (county, city, village and township), and real estate consultants doing work for ODOT or local agencies in Ohio.

Instructors – Jim Viau and Glenn Stephen, with ODOT's Office of Real Estate.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. The registration fee is $96 per person for government employees and $240 for non-government employees.  Lunch is “on your own”. No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 calendar days) will be charged a full registration fee. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e. mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – This 3-day course (Day 1 – Traffic Signal Design, Day 2 – Traffic Signal Operations, and Day 3 – ITS), is part of the curriculum for ODOT’s Traffic Academy as administered by the Office of Roadway Engineering and Office of Traffic Operations.  This new course replaces the previously titled Traffic Signal Module course that is required for prequalification in the category of Basic Traffic Signal Design and Traffic Signal System Design. This replacement course has been restructured to additionally assist in understanding the various aspects of Traffic Signal & ITS Design and Operations. It is intended to improve plan content, organization, and provide information on functionality of Traffic Signals and ITS devices.

If an individual is currently ODOT prequalified for Basic Signal Design and Traffic Signal System Design, it is not a requirement to take this new course to maintain prequalification. The Department does feel that consultants and project design staff would benefit from taking and passing this new course.

The Department is evaluating the need to require this new Traffic Signals & ITS course on a 5-year renewal basis. Notification will be given at a later date if the renewal will be required.

* Pre-Course eLearning Requirement – As a prerequisite for attendance, all participants must take and pass the Introduction to Traffic Signals online course.  Instructions will be emailed to confirmed registrants approximately one week before the classroom session.

Course TestingIn order to receive full credit for attending this course, attendees must complete online, multiple-choice tests for the course within two weeks after course completion A grade of at least 80% must be achieved to pass each test.  There will be separate tests for the Traffic Signal and ITS modules with one qualification for Traffic Signals & ITS.

Who Should Attend? – This workshop is directed to State, local and consulting engineers and planners who are responsible for traffic signal plans.

Instructors – Aaron Littman, PE, PTOE (Traffic Signal Design and Operations) of HDR and Kevin Hunt, PE, PTOE (ITS) of Gannett Fleming. Hosted by staff from ODOT’s Office of Traffic Operations.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $216.00 per person for government employees and $540.00 for non-government employeesLunch is “on your own”.  No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 calendar days) will be charged the full registration fee.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Description – In 2017, ODOT’s Division of Planning rolled out updates to the award-winning Transportation Information Mapping System (TIMS) application including a new and improved Create a Map page and the addition of a Crash Analysis tool.  The TIMS application provides transportation employees, transportation stakeholders, and the general public a central access point for viewing, distributing, and analyzing Ohio’s transportation data through web mapping tools.  Easily accessible via desktop or mobile browsers, this application is an “outside the box” webmapping solution that includes such features as emailing, sharing and bookmarking, analysis tools, custom printing, and upload and download capabilities to name a few.  This application allows the casual user who is not a GIS expert to produce high-quality maps quickly with access to numerous data sets.

This short training class will show attendees how to access the TIMS program, turn on various GIS layers, and render and communicate results/maps.  Each session will be held in a computer training room to allow for hands-on use of the TIMS application.

Who Should Attend? – Local agency employees (county, city, village, township), MPO personnel, consultants, and FHWA and ODOT staff.

Instructors – Each class will typically be taught by one or more of the following ODOT employees (depending on the class date and location): Ian Kidner, Stephen Hale.

Registration Information – Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. There is no fee to attend; however, participants must pre-register.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made. Note: this abbreviated training class does not qualify as an elective or other course credit under the LTAP Roads Scholar training recognition program (however, Roads Scholar participants are still welcome to attend).

ODOT’s GIS Crash Analysis Tool (GCAT) provides great on-demand analysis for performing data analysis on roadways to determine crash patterns and issues.  GCAT is now housed within the Transportation Information Mapping System (TIMS) tool.  Learn GCAT fundamentals such as what data is available, how to filter for the results you want and how to use the dynamic mapping tool.  The webinar will also include an update on the 2019 crash data status and information the updates to the OH1 crash reporting form.

ODOT’s Transportation Information Mapping System (TIMS) is a free, web-based tool providing transportation employees & stakeholders – as well as the general public – a central access point for viewing, distributing, and analyzing Ohio’s transportation data.  During this webinar, learn the basics about TIMS via a live demonstration, including how you can leverage this tool in your daily work to simplify your mapping tasks. 

 

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Description – This class provides an overview of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Construction and Material Specifications Item 514 – Painting of Structural Steel, and other contract requirements for painting structural steel in the fabricators’ facilities and in the field.

Who Should Attend? – Bridge painting contractors, including all officers of the companies, superintendents, and quality control specialists, to be qualified for WT 26, quality control specialists for steel fabricators to be qualified for shop painting per Supplement 1078, and consultant inspectors to be qualified to inspect the painting of structural steel, have to take this class every 4 years.

Instructor – The instructor will be David Flood, P.E., with ODOT’s Office of Construction Administration in the Division of Construction Management.

Registration Information – ODOT’s LTAP office is managing the registration process for these sessions.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $48 per person for government employees and $120 for non-government employees.  Lunch is “on your own”.  No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 calendar days) will be charged the full registration fee. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (mobility/access) should contact LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – This class is about the sealing of concrete surfaces. Included is information on the best application practices to achieve optimum performance of the sealers. This training goes beyond the recommendations given in sealer technical data sheets by giving explanations as to what will result when technical data sheet recommendations are not followed.

Case studies will be cited and visuals will clarify definitions of what application processes are acceptable.

Who Should Attend? – Anyone who will be at the job site to oversee the sealer application processes.

Instructor – The instructor will be Troy Timbrook, Lab Scientist with ODOT’s Office of Materials Management.

Registration Information – ODOT’s LTAP office is managing the registration process for these sessions. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. For each of the course dates listed, there are two options for participating: (1) by attending In-person at the ODOT Office of Materials Management in Columbus, or (2) by attending a live Webcast of the training at the ODOT District 8 Office (Lebanon), or District 12 Office (Garfield Heights). The registration fee is $18 per person for government employees and $45 for non-government employees. No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 calendar days) will be charged the full registration fee. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Description – The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Division of Construction Management provides Worksite Traffic Supervisor (WTS) Prequalification Testing. Individuals fulfilling the role of WTS are required to be prequalified per WTS Plan Note published on July 20, 2018 (and versions thereafter).

PrerequisitesDo not register for WTS Prequalification testing until the prerequisites have been completed.  Prerequisite details are the following:

  • 1) Applicant shall have reviewed the statewide WTS Plan Note current as of 7/20/18 publication or later (can be found in the Traffic Engineering Manual, Part 6, Section 642-44).
  • 2) Applicant shall have been trained appropriate to the job decisions they are required to make, including those of a WTS in implementing the Transportation Management Plan (TMP) and other safety and mobility aspects, within the past 5 years.

Immediately before the test is taken the applicant will be asked to electronically confirm the following:

  • A) That they understand the duties and responsibilities required of a WTS and will continue to review the plan note within the plans on all projects in which they are designated the primary or alternate/secondary WTS to ensure they remain up to date with the latest WTS requirements and the specific contract requirements.
  • B) That the training in #2 above has been completed within the past 5 years; understanding that the training shall be repeated in intervals of no longer than 5 years; and, that they are ready and able to provide details of the training completed to fulfill this requirement (without delay) upon request by ODOT, FHWA or others.

If the applicant is unable to confirm one or both items, they will not be allowed to take the WTS prequalification test and will be required to leave and register again after the prerequisites have been completed.

Registration Information – ODOT’s LTAP office is managing the registration process for these sessions.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. 

Testing Dates and Times – WTS Prequalification Testing dates are added to the schedule periodically throughout the year. 

Bring with you: 

  • Government issued photo identification card
  • Non-programmable calculator
  • MyODOT username and password

A limited supply of reference resources will be available during testing to borrow. See WTS Training and Prequalification Testing FAQs for a full list of specific reference documents for test preparation purposes.

Cell phones, computers (tablets, laptops, etc.) and reference materials are not permitted to be brought into the testing facility by registrants.

Everyone registering to complete a test SHALL have applied for and obtained a MyODOT username and password and must bring both with them to the test in order to login to the online testing system at the ODOT Computer Training Room.  The instructions on how to obtain your MyODOT username and password are available at this link: How to Obtain a MyODOT Username and Password.

Failure to have obtained your MyODOT username and password ahead of time may result in being rescheduled to take the test another day.  Please obtain your MyODOT username and password at least four days before the testing date.

This webinar will provide an overview of the Ohio's newest Active Transportation Academy (ATA) course on how to develop and begin implementation of a Rural Active Transportation Plan. The webinar will briefly review the six parts of the course:  

Part I - the initial challenges of implementing an active transportation plan in rural areas. Wherever possible local examples will be used, so this Part includes an evaluation of local active transportation facilities. If no facilities exist, a comparison from a similar area within Ohio will be used.

Part II - best practices in facility design are outlined, and then the unique modes of active transportation in rural areas will be discussed.

Part III - covering public engagement in more detail with an activity geared at helping participants determine appropriate stakeholders.

Part IV  - illustrating data collection needed to assist in the development of suitable countermeasures for rural active transportation implementation.

Part V  - taking the information outlined in Parts I-IV and demonstrating possible implementation Strategies.

Part VI - a detailed review of the potential funding and design resources.

If you are interested in hosting the new "Creating a Rural Active Transportation Plan" course or just getting an overview of information on Rural Active Transportation, don't miss this webinar.

This webinar will provide participants with an overview of one of Ohio's newest Active Transportation Academy courses: Mobility Solutions:  Transit's First and Last Mile. The 1-hour webinar will include a summary of the course, instructions on how to apply to host a training in your community, and an opportunity for questions and answers.

The webinar will discuss the course content on how to implement mobility solutions in order to connect people to transit. Each part of the course will be briefly explained:

Part I - presenting fundamentals of mobility concepts and trends.

Part II - where trainees explore best practices in mobility programs and identify transportation needs in their communities. 

Part III -  focusing on how to implement mobility solutions. Trainees will outline their own mobility program and learn about resources and funding that are available to assist their efforts.

If you are interested in hosting a session of this course or just learning more about how to meet the need for Transit's First and Last mile, make sure to register and participate in this webinar!

Description: This course is part of a series to develop a training and qualification/certification program for geotechnical inspectors and field personnel. The course follows FHWA guidelines and practices for subsurface investigations. Topics addressed in the course include exploration equipment and methods, safety, borehole sealing, drilling and sampling requirements and criteria, proper visual classification and description of soils and rocks, common drilling errors, and dealing with difficult subsurface site conditions. A 2-hour qualification exam is administered at the end of the course.

Per ODOT’s Office of Geotechnical Engineering, completion of this course is a consultant prequalification requirement for drilling and field inspection on ODOT geotechnical projects. Refer to Sections 2.16 and 2.17 (Geotechnical Services) of ODOT’s Consultant Prequalification Requirements and Procedures manual (2019 Edition).  ODOT Office of Consultant Services Webpage

Who Should Attend? – The target audience for this course includes drillers, drilling inspectors, engineers, geologists, and technicians involved in field data collection and quality assurance of subsurface investigations.

Instructors – (per NHI): Shree Rao, Barry Christopher and Keith Bennett, with Applied Research Associates.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants. The registration fee is $950 as established by NHI. No meals are provided; lunch is on your own. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made. Note: Registrants who will be unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 21 days prior to the course start. Staff substitutions are encouraged.  No refunds will be processed for cancellations less than 21 days prior to the course start.

Description – In collaboration with ODOT’s Drive Ohio initiative and UAS Center, the Ohio Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is hosting UAS Awareness and Orientation training for Ohio’s Local Public Agencies (LPAs).  This course will provide information on how Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – i.e., drones – can offer utility across a range of applications of interest for public agencies, and briefly reviews several example activities and technologies.  Results from recent ODOT-sponsored research suggest the possibility of increasing use of UAS technology for this purpose in the future, particularly in rural areas.

The training includes discussion of UAS technologies and applicable regulations for Government UAS utilization, information on how to become a licensed drone operator, and review of UAS best practices, resources and operational tools.  This is a classroom-based course that does not include live UAS flight demonstrations.

This training is being provided at no charge to participants through receipt of a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Technology Transfer (T2) grant.

Who Should Attend? – Public agency officials (including county, municipal and township), managers, road/street supervisors, maintenance employees, RTPO and MPO staff, and other persons who are interested in learning more about UAS technology applications in the field of transportation, particularly those who are interested in becoming licensed drone pilots to incorporate drones into their agency’s daily work.  This training does not include the remote pilot certification exam.

Instructors – Instruction will be provided by specialists from Sinclair College’s National UAS Training & Certification Center.

Registration Information – There is no charge to attend this training; however, participants must pre-register.  Lunch is “on your own”.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Join us as subject matter experts from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) provide updates on two very important topics for Local Public Agencies (LPAs):  Form-1273 and Project Note 13 (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Utilization Plans and Good Fair Efforts).  Both are critical requirements for Federal-aid funded projects.  Learn current information on how to comply with the requirements for Form-1273 in each level of contracting for a project.  Also, get up-to-speed on what Project Note 13 (PN 13) is, when it applies and how to ensure your agency is meeting the PN 13 requirements.  Even if you have been administering Federal-aid projects for years, this is important information you should know.  So, register now and don’t miss out on this webinar!

Roadside hardware, such as guardrail and their end terminals, are commonly used to reduce the potential severity of a crash when a motorist leaves the roadway.  The crashworthiness of these devices is an important factor in their ability to perform as intended.  This webinar will discuss the use of the Type A turned-down guardrail end terminal in Ohio, including the history of the device as well as the current effort to remove them from Ohio’s National Highway System (NHS).  The webinar will also cover the key principles of Roadway Departure safety and effective roadside hardware.  The intended audience is policy makers, designers and other transportation professionals involved in the evaluation, selection, installation and maintenance of guardrail and other roadside hardware for the State DOT and Local Public Agencies.  The webinar will be presented by Ron Garczewski, P.E., P.S., Safety Engineer with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Ohio Division Office.

LTAP

Due to the State of Ohio Fiscal Year End financial processing, we are not able to accept credit cards for payment until Monday, July 1, 2019.  You can still register for training sessions using the pay by check promo code described below. 

Promo Code Information

The promo codes below apply to specific groups of class participants.  Please ONLY use a code if it applies to you.  If you are not certain if it applies, please contact the Ohio LTAP Center at ltap@dot.ohio.gov or 614-387-7359 or 1-877-800-0031.  Do not randomly select a promo code and use it.  Your registration will be reviewed by the center registrar and cancelled if you have used a code which did not apply to you.

FHWAOHDIV - Code to be used by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Division Staff only when registering for LTAP courses.  Provides the FHWA LTAP discount on the course price.

ODOTEMPL - Code that must be used by ALL ODOT employees when registering for a course. Do not enter payment information or request an invoice.  If you are an ODOT employee, you MUST use this code unless the class is a NHI self-pay course.  See below.

PAYBYCHECK - ODOT EMPLOYEE ATTENDING A NHI-SELF-PAY COURSE - Use code PAYBYCHECK if you are an ODOT employee.  Then enter your Divison, Cost Center and SAC number in the designated field on the registration form.

PAYBYCHECK - This code should be entered when you want the Ohio LTAP Center to bill you for the course fee instead of paying immediately online via credit card.  Once your registration is completed with this code, an invoice for the amount due will be sent to you, due upon receipt.