Class Schedule

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Description – This is a 1-day course to provide the ability to prepare and process simplistic real estate closings, tax remittance and recordings. Prerequisites: Acquisition 101, Acquisition 103, Acquisition 102, and Acquisition 104.

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

Instructor – Shawn Crawford, ODOT 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 $50 per person for government employees and $125 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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AGENDA 7:30am to 4:00pm Each Day

Day 1

Substructure

Culvert Items

Channel Items

Sign and Utility Items

Supplemental Items

Review for Field

   Exercise Tomorrow

Day 2

Field Exercise – Site Visit to 4-5 structures, practice completing BR-86 forms.

Required - Safety Vest, Hard Hat, Boots, Chipping Hammer, Tape Measure

Recommended - Scour Probe, Clip-board, Flashlight, Waders

Exam

Day 3

SMS

Element Level

Review Field

   Exercises

Review exam

 

 

 

 

Lunch is ‘on your own’. Total contact hours = 21 (with breaks subtracted).

Description – This 3-day course is the continuation of the Part 1 Bridge Inspection Course.  Part 2 provides Ohio bridge inspectors with the second half of training needed to satisfy NBIS bridge inspection comprehensive training requirements.  100% attendance for both Bridge Inspection Level 1 and Bridge Inspection Level 2 and a 70% or higher exam grades are required in order to pass the "Comprehensive Training Course" referenced in the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) (23CFR650c) and the Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual. (NOTE:

Attendees are to provide their own attire and safety equipment).  The most recent Manual of Bridge Inspection will be provided along with the class workbook.

Who Should Attend? – This course is intended for new bridge inspectors. This course is intended for local agency employees (county, city, village and township), ODOT employees and Consultants. 

Instructors – Mike Brokaw, P.E., and Jared Backs E.I.T. from ODOT’s Office of Structural Engineering.

Registration InformationThe maximum course capacity is 23, due to field exercises.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $210 per person for government employees and $525 for non-government employeesThe start time each day is 7:30 a.m.  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 – This is a two-day training course designed for consultants, local public agencies, and ODOT staff working on environmental documents for federally-funded transportation projects. The class focuses on ODOT’s Categorical Exclusion (CE) process including regulatory requirements and preparation of CEs using EnviroNet (ODOT’s Environmental Documentation System). Subject matter experts present on specific resource areas that must be considered under NEPA.  This course is one of the consultant pre-qualification requirements identified by ODOT-OES (Office of Environmental Services). Details are available at:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/Environment/training/prequalifications/

Note: successful completion of an online test (within two weeks after the course) is required for certificate.

Who Should Attend? – This course is an ODOT prequalification requirement for consultants who wish to prepare CEs for ODOT projects. ODOT staff and local public agencies are also encouraged to attend.

Instructors – Various OES staff.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. The registration fee is $110 per person for government employees and $275 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 – This workshop was developed to communicate the Ohio Department of Transportation’s internal procedures for the inventory, periodic inspection and maintenance of culverts and structures with less than a 10-foot span.  The process used by ODOT for coding culvert information for entry into a database is also described.  Although originally focused on the needs of ODOT highway personnel who manage and maintain culverts on the state system, this material may be adapted for use by local agencies.  Field photos will also be presented to illustrate common culvert types and identification of distresses.

Who Should Attend? – This training is applicable to persons involved with culvert inventory, inspection, management or maintenance.  Employees of county, township and municipal agencies in Ohio are wel­come to attend.

Instructors – The instructors will be Mike McColeman, P.E. and Matt Retta, with ODOT’s Office of Hydraulic Engineering.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $50 per person for government employees and $125.00 for non-government employees.  No meals are provided (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 – This training is an overview of ecological documentation and coordination with an emphasis on the methods and techniques required for completion of ecological survey reports (ESRs) for ODOT projects.

This course is one of the prequalification requirements identified by ODOT’s Office of Environmental Services with regard to ESR preparation. Details are available online from the OES website at:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/Environment/training/prequalifications/

Note: successful completion of an online test (within two weeks after the course) is required for certificate.

Pre-Course eLearning (New) – As a prerequisite for attendance, all participants must successfully complete the Overview of ODOT's Ecological Process and Relevant Laws, Regulations, and Agreements online course. Instructions will be emailed to confirmed registrants approximately one week before the classroom session.

Who Should Attend? – This 1-day course is designed for district environmental staff and consultants who prepare ESRs.

Instructors – OES Ecological Unit staff.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted, while seats are still available. The registration fee is $45 per person for government employees and $112.50 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.

Description – This 1-day course has been prepared using material from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 3-day Contract Administration Training.  The focus is on FHWA contract provisions, administrative procedures, and applicable policies related to Federal-aid construction contracts in Ohio with an emphasis on local public agency participation. Discussion topics will include contract procedures, policies, and requirements prescribed in 23 CFR Sections 230, 633, and 635; and their application to construction contracts. There will also be discussion about the detection and reporting of fraud to the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of Transportation.

Who Should Attend? – All state and local government agency personnel who must interpret and apply Federal regulations to construction contracts and staff that administer construction contracts.  All FHWA Division Office personnel who interpret and apply Federal regulations that affect the administration of Federal-aid contracts.

Instructors – Naureen Dar and Jim DeSanto, FHWA Ohio Division Office. 

Registration Information – This course offering through LTAP is intended for local agency employees (county, city, village and township), and other interested persons as described above.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  This workshop is being offered at no charge due to the sponsorship of FHWA.  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 so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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.

Description – This course introduces project engineers, designers, planners and program managers to the principles and procedures within the Highway Safety Manual (HSM). Course content will educate engineers and planners about fundamental HSM principles and apply the methodology to highway safety planning, program development and project delivery.

Who Should Attend? – This course is directed to engineers and planners using the HSM to develop highway safety plans, programs and projects. Local agency and other non-ODOT personnel are welcome to attend along with ODOT employees.

Instructor – The instructor will be Cindy Juliano, who is a Senior Highway and Traffic Safety Engineer at CH2M HILL. She has over 17 years of experience and has managed a wide range of transportation improvement projects including safety and corridor studies, interchange reconstruction, and local roadway improve-ments.  She serves as a local and national resource in the areas of Highway Safety and Traffic Engineering including the Highway Safety Manual analysis and methodologies.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. This workshop is being offered at no charge. 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.

Description – This course builds upon the Focused Training Course for the Highway Safety Manual (HSM) and introduces project engineers, designers, planners and program managers to the principles and procedures relating to freeway and interchange safety analysis. Course content will include an overview of the ECAT evaluation tools in sufficient detail to allow engineers and planners to understand how safety performance is associated with design and geometric elements, as well as how to apply the methodology to highway safety planning, program development and project delivery.

Prerequisite – Participants must have previously attended the HSM Focused Training Class through ODOT/LTAP.

Who Should Attend? – This course is directed to engineers and planners using the HSM to develop highway safety plans, programs and projects for freeway facilities. Local agency and other non-ODOT personnel are welcome to attend along with ODOT employees.

Instructor – The instructor will be Cindy Juliano, who is a Senior Highway and Traffic Safety Engineer at CH2M HILL. She has over 17 years of experience and has managed a wide range of transportation improvement projects including safety and corridor studies, interchange reconstruction, and local roadway improvements.  She serves as a local and national resource in the areas of Highway Safety and Traffic Engineering including the Highway Safety Manual analysis and methodologies.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. This workshop is being offered at no charge. 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.

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.

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Description – This 1-day course, which is part of the curriculum for ODOT’s Traffic Academy as administered by the Office of Roadway Engineering, is a prequalification requirement for consultants who want to prepare interchange justification, modification, and operation studies. The course is designed to assist in understanding the various aspects of interchange studies.  It is intended to improve study content and organization.  Knowledge of Highway Capacity Software is a prerequisite for attendance.

Course Testing – In order to receive full credit for attending this course, attendees must complete an online, multiple-choice test within two weeks after course completion. A grade of at least 80% must be achieved in order to pass the test.

Who Should Attend? – This workshop is directed to State, local and consulting engineers and planners who are responsible for interchange justification and modification studies.

Instructors – Mary Bapu-Tamaskar, P.E., Gary Harrington, P.E., and Brenton Bogard, P.E. (ODOT Office of Roadway Engineering).

Registration InformationRegistrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still availalbe.  The registration fee is $60 per person for government employees and $150 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 course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Description – Mandated environmental considerations are an important part of all highway agencies’ roadway construction and maintenance activities. This course focuses on balancing the need to fulfill environmental protections and the need to complete project activities in a safe, timely, financially responsible manner. Common environmental agency regulations, adherence to plans, early & frequent communication regarding construction and maintenance commitments and dealing with unexpected issues are emphasized. Activities conducted on building environmental considerations into standard practices. Learning these processes and practices can help ensure compliance with numerous complex Federal, State and Local regulations.

Pre-Requisites: This is a blended course that comprises approximately 6 hours of independent study work and a 1.5-day instructor-led session. Participants must complete the independent study materials before attending the instructor session. Details for accessing the pre-course materials will be provided to confirmed registrants approx. two weeks before the course.

Who Should Attend? – Federal, State and local highway Construction inspectors, maintenance supervisors, and other inspection/field personnel who identify environmental impacts mitigated during construction and maintenance operations.

Instructors – Bernie Kuta, P.E., FHWA Construction & Contract Administration / Resource Center, and Tom Bruechert, FHWA Texas Division Environmental Coordinator.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are available.  The registration fee is $235 per person, per NHI.  Lunch is “on your own”.  No-shows and late cancellations (< 21 calendar days) will be charged full registration fee.  Any registrant requiring reasonable accommodation during training (mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course for arrangements.

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The course curriculum for this 3.5-day training reflects current practices, while addressing new and emerging technologies available to bridge inspectors. In addition, the course features exemplary training; hands-on workshops for popular types of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) equipment; and a case study of an inspection plan for a fracture critical bridge. “This training will help inspectors evaluate bridges more thoroughly and will provide them with additional knowledge in how structures work and what can take place when they don’t work,” states Bill Drosehn, district bridge inspection engineer for the Massachusetts DOT. Safety goggles will be provided.

Who Should Attend? – Public and private sector bridge inspectors, supervisors, project engineers, and others responsible for field inspection of fracture critical steel bridge members. Prior to taking this course, participants should have completed NHI course 130055, Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges, or possess equivalent field experience relative to bridges. Participants also should have a thorough understanding of bridge mechanics and bridge safety inspection procedures as required by the National Bridge Inspection Standards.

Instructors – TBA / Infrastructure Engineers, Inc.

Registration InformationRegistrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. The registration fee is $925 per person.  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.

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 7 days prior to the course

Description – Managing transportation networks – including agency management, program development, and project delivery – is extremely complex and full of uncertainty. Any agency can use risk management as the Federal Highway Administration does: to focus limited resources, strengthen its ability to prioritize; and improve communication and foster transparent leadership.  In this 2-day course, participants are exposed to the principles, tools, and techniques used to identify, prioritize, respond to, and monitor risk. They learn to apply these tools and techniques at any level of an organization. This training combines instructor presentation with group discussions and team-based exercises. Participants will come away with realistic, job-relevant practices in applying the risk management process.

Who Should Attend? – Federal, State, and local highway employees responsible for directing and managing aspects of highway-related programs and projects (planning, environment, project development, design, construction, operations, maintenance, finance). Asset management practitioners may also find this course helpful in development of asset management plans. Audience expierence, background, knowledge, skills and abilities will vary. No previous experience with risk management is required.

Instructor – Jerry DiMaggio, P.E., Applied Research Associates, Inc. Jerry has also worked with USDOT and brings much experience and knowledge on this topic and other related fields.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $500 per person, per NHI.  Lunch is “on your own”.  No-shows and late cancellations (< 21 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 so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – The Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Soil and Rock Classification course for visual classification for geotechnical logging of soil and rock stratum is being offered by the Office of Geotechnical Engineering. The focus of the course will be to provide a working knowledge of the current requirements for the classification of both soil and rock materials as related to geotechnical explorations for ODOT projects. The course is designed to be hands-on, involving both classroom and laboratory instruction and exercises. The course goal is to provide adequate instruction so that the Consulting community will be able to provide a standardized and uniform submission of boring logs and soil profiles.

Who Should Attend? – Consultants, Local agency, ODOT and FHWA personnel, and others who will be involved in field or laboratory visual classification of samples, development of boring logs, or the QA/QC of the process as specified for Geotechnical Exploration under ODOT’s SGE. This course will fulfill the Geotechnical Drilling Inspector Services training requirements by the ODOT Office of Consultant Services.

Prior to attending the class OGE highly recommends that the participants look through the current version of the Specifications of Subsurface Exploration (SGE) located at:http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Engineering/Geotechnical/Pages/SGE.aspx

Instructors – The course will be taught by P. Paul Painter and Adam Willis, Geologists with ODOT’s Office of Geotechnical Engineering.  Mr. Painter has been with ODOT since 2005 and Mr. Willis has been with ODOT since 2009.  Prior to working for ODOT, both were employed as consultants working on a wide range of transportation, heavy infrastructure and site development projects.  Mr. Painter is a Licensed Registered Geologist in three states.

Registration Information – ODOT’s LTAP office is managing the registration process for these sessions. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. The registration fee is $70 per person for government employees and $175 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 LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – This 1-day course, which is part of the curriculum of ODOT’s Traffic Academy, is a prequalification requirement for consultants who want to prepare safety studies for ODOT’s review and approval. The course is designed to assist in understanding the various aspects of safety studies. Requirements of a safety study’s report and analysis will be discussed. Also, the Highway Safety Manual’s (HSM) methodology as it pertains to safety study evaluations and scoring will be reviewed. In order to receive full credit for attending this course, attendees must successfully complete an online, multiple-choice test within two weeks after course completion. A score of at least 80% must be achieved.

Who Should Attend? – This workshop is directed to State, local and consulting engineers and planners who are responsible for conducting safety studies which will be used as the basis for developing highway safety plans, programs and projects.

Instructors – The instructors will be Cindy Juliano, P.E., Senior Highway and Traffic Safety Engineer with Jacobs; and Ryan Bush, P.E., Traffic Engineer with MS Consultants, specialist in traffic studies of all kinds.

Registration Information – The registration fee is $60 per person for government employees and $150 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 so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – This course covers safety practices, pre-trip inspection and maintenance of the truck, plow, and spreader.  Additionally, there is discussion of vehicle operation, plowing and salting techniques, and identification of different snow conditions.  This course is all classroom-based – there are no driving exercises.  If available at the training site, snow plowing equipment may be viewed as part of the pre-trip inspection discussion.

Who Should Attend? – This course is applicable to local agency employees involved in seasonal snow plowing.

Instructor – Ron Asman, former ODOT Equipment Training Officer (retired).

Registration Information – This course offering through LTAP is intended primarily for local agency officials and 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 $40 per person for government employees and $100 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.

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).

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Description – Focusing on the Waterway Permits process, OES staff explains the intricacies of waterway regulations, permit application development, coordination requirements and consultant prequalification. Topics include relevant environmental laws, application processes, permitting timeframes, and the roles of the regulatory agencies in the process.

This course is one of the prequalification requirements identified by ODOT’s Office of Environmental Services with regard to waterway per-mit preparation. Details are available online from the OES website at:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/Divisions/Planning/Environment/training/prequalifications/

Note: successful completion of an online test (within two weeks after the course) is required for certificate.

Pre-Course eLearning (New) – As a prerequisite for attendance, all participants must successfully complete the Intro. to Waterway Permits online course.  Instructions will be emailed to confirmed registrants approximately one week before the classroom session.

Who Should Attend? – This 1-day course is designed for district environmental staff and consultants who prepare permit applications for ODOT.

Instructors – OES Waterway Permits Unit staff.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted, while seats are still available. The registration fee is $45 per person for government employees and $112.50 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.

Did you know that Ohio has a research program for local roads?!?  If you have a problem that requires a fix or needs to be looked into, ORIL can help!  Learn what types of problems ORIL fixes, how to get your problem considered for funding and where you can see the answers to other people’s local roadway problems!  ORIL takes on practical problems and looks for real world fixes to help make Ohio’s local roads safer and longer-lasting.  Check out this webinar – you will be glad you did!

TIMS (Transportation Information Mapping System) is ODOT’s web mapping portal that provides a centralized access point for viewing, distributing, and analyzing Ohio’s transportation data through web mapping tools.  Through live demonstrations this webinar will walk users through utilizing the TIMS application, exploring the capabilities and data available.

 

Crash data is the critical starting point for planning, building and maintaining safer roadways.  This webinar will provide a ‘from the ground up’ explanation of how Ohio collects its crash data, how to understand what has been collected and is available, plus how to apply a critical eye to your agency’s crash data to make certain it is correct.   It is only through a better understanding of your available tools that you will be able to use the information to make data-based decisions.  Don’t miss this important webinar!

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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 $40 per person for government employees and $100 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.

Paying by check afterwards? Use promo code PAYBYCHECK.

Attention! All ODOT Employees: You must use promo code ODOTEMPL when registering.

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 Maria Kerestly, Chemical Section Supervisor 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 $15 per person for government employees and $37.50 for non-government employees. No-shows and late cancellations (< 7 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.  There is typically an option to choose either a morning or afternoon session (9:00 to 11:00am, or 1:00 to 3:00pm).

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 WTS Training and Prequalification Testing FAQs for a full list of specific reference documents and 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.

LTAP

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) Ohio 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.