Class Schedule

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Description – A one day course to provide an understanding of ODOT's Special Acquisition Procedures and related forms. This course covers Donation of Real Estate, Owner Retention of Improvements, Encroachments, Boundary Surveys, Outdoor Advertising Devices, Leasing Vacant Buildings During the Acquisition Phase of a Project, Acquisition of Cemeteries, Offsetting the Price Paid for an Acquisition Parcel by the Value of Excess Land, Acquisition of Contaminated Property, Acquiring Property Subject to the Garage Law.  This course has been approved by the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing for five (5) of continuing education credit in Real Estate.

Prerequisites: Acquisition 102 A&B.

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.

Instructors – Wayne E. Pace and 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 $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 the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – A 1-day course to provide understanding of ODOT's Instruments, property rights, and legal aspects of deed preparation.

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. 

Instructors – Wayne E. Pace, ODOT Office of Real Estate and Greg Severance, AAG.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  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 the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – A two-day course to provide the basic understanding of Right of Way plans and the impact to residue property.  Emphasis is on Plan Letter Development, proper Appraisal Analysis and explanation of plans to the landowner.

Prerequisite: Highway Plan Reading, must have taken the 3-day Highway Plan Reading Training class within the past year. Any exceptions must be approved by the Office of Real Estate.

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. 

Instructors – Brett Shearer and Shawn Hillman, 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 $120 per person for government employees and $300 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 1-day course that covers ODOT’s appraisal review procedures for simplistic valuations and the part the review appraiser plays in selecting the correct appraisal format needed to solve the appraisal problem as well as the part the reviewer plays in scoping the appraiser.

This course has been approved by the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing for five (5) hours of continuing education credit in Appraisal and Real Estate.

Prerequisites – Registrants should have previously attended the following courses from the Office of Real Estate: Highway Plan Reading; Appraisal 101; and Appraisal 102.

Who Should Attend? – This course is intended primarily for real estate consultants doing work for ODOT or local agencies in Ohio.

Instructor – Harvey Norton Jr., 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 $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 the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Description – This 1-day course is to refresh the skills of practicing bridge inspectors in fundamental visual inspection techniques by communicating issues of state and national significance, re-establish proper element, condition and appraisal rating practices and review the professional obligations of bridge inspectors.

This course qualifies as refresher training in accordance to Ohio and national policy and procedures.

There is no field exercise.

Who Should Attend? – This course is intended for practicing Bridge Program Managers and Inspectors in Ohio.

*Prerequisites – Comprehensive Bridge Inspection Training (NHI 2-week or Ohio DOT Level 1 and 2) & Practicing Bridge Inspectors or Reviewers.

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

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. The registration fee is $72 per person for government employees and $180 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 – 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 – Good gravel road maintenance or rehabilitation depends on two basic principles: proper grading/compaction, and use of good surface gravel. The use of the grader to properly shape the road is obvious to almost everyone, but the quality and volume of gravel needed is not as well understood. This course will help provide a better understanding of what makes good surface gravel. The strength of the subgrade and depth of the material needed to carry today’s heavy traffic loads must be considered, and proper drainage is also important. This course will also cover innovations in the gravel road maintenance/rehabilitation industry. There are new ways of stabilizing roads, new methods of dust control, new and different kinds of equipment available, and even new surface materials being used.

Who Should Attend? – This workshop is aimed toward public employees and officials who are responsible for maintaining gravel roads, including township and county personnel.

Instructor – Bruce Drewes with 3T Group, who serves on the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Stabilization Committee. Mr. Drewes has worked in the transportation industry for over 30 years, including 12 years as an instructor & manager of the Idaho LTAP Center.

Registration Information – This course offering through LTAP is intended primarily for local agency employees (township, county, city and village). The registration fee is $72 per person for government employees and $180 for non-government employees. Lunch is “on your own”. No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 business 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 1.5-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 highway lighting plans.  The course is designed to assist in understanding the various aspects of high-quality highway lighting plan preparation.  It is intended to improve plan content and organization.  General familiarity with ODOT construction plans and a general knowledge of the design of highway lighting and plan preparation are prerequisites for attendance.

Course TestingIn 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 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 highway lighting for roadway plans, programs and projects.

Instructor – Kevin Duemmel, P.E., ODOT Lighting & Signals Engineer.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $105.00 per person for government employees and $262.50 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.

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 course provides a comprehensive view of the Ohio Department of Transportation’s process for complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). It will build upon all of ODOT's environmental courses and provides participants with an understanding of the varioius aspects of planning and project development and how they are used to guide them in making NEPA process decisions for ODOT's program.

Who Should Attend? – ODOT Consultants, LPAs, MPOs, PMs, and others who work with ODOT on projects.

Pre-Course eLearning (New for 2019) – As a prerequisite for attendance, all participants must have successfully completed the below training courses (within the past 5 years) prior to attending OES’ NEPA Training. Course transcripts and certificates will be verified prior to training: Aesthetic Design Guidelines; Air Quality 100; Categorical Exclusion (CE) *; Ecological 100 *; Environmental Commitments; Farmlands; Feasibility Studies and Alternative Evaluation Reports (FS/AER); Floodplains; Noise Analysis 100; Preparing Reader Friendly Documents; Project Development Process (PDP) *; Public Involvement (PI) *; Purpose & Need (P&N) *; Regulated Materials Review (RMR) 100; Section 4(f) *; Section 6(f) *; Section 106 *; Underserved Populations (UP); and Waterway Permits 100 *.

* Prerequisite requirement may be met if the individual has completed the OES in-person (classroom-based) version of this training within the past 5 years.

Instructors – Susan Daniels (Lawhon & Associates), Nicole Clune (Clune Consulting Services).

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $162 per person for government employees and $405 for non-government employees. Lunch is “on your own”. No-shows and late cancellations (< 5 business 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 so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

 

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 (and TBA), Safety & Design Team, FHWA Resource Center.

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 cut-off date 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.

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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 cut-off date 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.

Description – The primary purpose of this 2-day course is to help attendees gain an understanding of the Human Factors Guidelines (HFG) and how they apply to road system design and operational decisions. This course will provide an overview of human factors as they relate to the roadway environment. The course will describe why it is necessary to incorporate human factors in the design and operation of roadways as a complement to existing standards and manuals for roadway design and operation. Finally, the course offers a review of specific guidelines, as well as scenario-based case studies that allow attendees to apply the HFG to real roadway situations.

Who Should Attend? – Safety, Traffic and Design Engineers, Planners, and other safety personnel at state DOTs, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), counties, local municipalities, and consultants to public agencies.

Instructors – Paula Raymond is a psychologist who has served as Principal Investigator and Project Manager in support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) efforts. She has leveraged her years of transportation experience to coordinate expert panels, report on and best practices in their application, and provide instruction.  Co-instructor: TBA.

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 (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 7 days prior to the course start.  Failure to cancel prior to the 7-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.

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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.  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 3 weeks prior to the course start.  Failure to cancel prior to the 3 week 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 – In reaction to the impact of human activity on water quality, the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972 in order to restore and maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of the Nation’s waters. The act regulates discharges to U.S. waters through permits issued under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permitting program and places requirements on State transportation agencies for managing runoff water quality. Understanding the legal responsibilities, terminology, and the general roles of players in the regulatory process is critical in order to properly plan for, budget, and implement water quality management. The intent of this course is to provide a basic understanding of water quality parameters, processes, requirements, and best management practices (BMPs) in order to provide the transportation community with guidance on how to mitigate impacts and protect water quality. The course shares approaches and technologies for the water quality management of highway storm water runoff, including the effective maintenance, inspection, and performance evaluation of BMPs.

Who Should Attend? –  State department of transportation staff who negotiate permit conditions with the appropriate Sate agency; design engineers who must be cognizant of permit requirements; construction personnel who implement the highway designs; inspectors who ensure that water quality management features (BMPs) are functioning as designed; biologists who identify habitat for wildlife and potential ecosystem impacts; landscape architects and botanists who ensure that vegetation is preserved to maximum extent practicable and that appropriate vegetation is used to provide water quality benefits after construction; and environmental scientists who monitor and evaluate water quality

Instructor – Stuart Stein, President, GKY & Associates, Inc., Chantilly VA.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants.  The registration fee is $900 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.

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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.

This one-day training course is provided for transit system drivers and other employees who operate a transit vehicle for revenue service. Passenger assistance and sensitivity training is required by ODOT and many transportation funding sources and insurance providers. Passenger Assistance Training (PAT) meets this requirement, similar to other offerings such as DRIVE and PASS training. This course includes videos, handouts, a hands-on practicum, and certificate of completion. Training includes both classroom instruction and "hands-on" practice to address ADA regulations and requirements, passenger sensitivity, lift operation, and wheelchair securement.

This workshop will be very useful for driver or employee who operates a vehicle for a transit agency for revenue service.

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).

Description – Trenching and excavation work presents serious hazards to all workers involved. Unfortunately, trench collapses (cave-ins) cause dozens of fatalities and hundreds of injuries each year. The objective of this 1-day course is to provide guidelines for establishing OSHA-approved protective systems for a variety of common trenching/excavating projects (pipe installation, ditching, etc.). This training is mostly classroom-based. At some training sites, examples of protective system equipment may also be available for discussion or demonstration.

Who Should Attend? – This course is applicable to employees involved in trenching operations, including field personnel and supervisors/managers.

Instructor – Thomas Hill, Training Officer with ODOT’s District 7 Office in Sidney, OH.

Registration Information – This course offering through LTAP is intended for local agency employees (county, city, village and township) and other interested persons. Course capacity is limited to 24 people at most of the training sites. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. 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 business 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.

Paying by check ? Use promo code PAYBYCHECK.

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

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.

Paying by check? Use promo code PAYBYCHECK.

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

Description – This workshop is intended to review the basic elements and typical applications of roadway work zones for temporary traffic control.  The discussion will address the use of advance warning signs, traffic control devices such as cones/drums/barricades, and flagging procedures.  Reference will be made to Part 6 of the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD).  Rural and urban applications for local roadway systems will be emphasized.

Who Should Attend? This workshop will be of interest to roadway maintenance workers, supervisors, engineers, and others responsible for work zones on local roadways.

Instructor – The instructor will be Raymond Brushart, Program Manager for Ohio LTAP. His background includes over 22 years of experience in Traffic Engineering at the State and local level; including the review of construction plans for Work Zone traffic control design and compliance with the OMUTCD.

Registration Information – This course offering through LTAP is intended primarily for local agency personnel (county, city, village and township). Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.  The registration fee is $66 per person for government employees and $165 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 – 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.

Communities across Ohio are realizing the significant impact that our built environments have on public health outcomes. Both built and natural environments are shaped by land use, or the policies and regulations communities use to manage their development. Communities can control land use through zoning regulations, building and maintaining transportation infrastructure, preserving or maintaining open space, or creating financial or policy incentives for certain types of development. These strategies are customized for specific land use contexts, such as major cities or rural areas. This webinar will examine public health challenges in small towns and rural areas and effective land use and design strategies that county, township, and village governments use to improve health outcomes. Health professionals, planners, policymakers, and transportation professionals are encouraged to register.

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.  While past webinars have focused on a general overview of TIMS, its various parts and how to use it, this webinar will be focused on answering questions of TIMS users.  We ask participants to please submit their TIMS questions – how do certain features work, where can I find certain information, how can I build a map with specific information, etc., - via the form at the link below.  The presenter will utilize the submitted questions to customize the information provided in this webinar.  

Please submit your questions via the TIMS webinar questions form available at:   https://ODOT.formstack.com/forms/tims_webinar_advance_questions_form

 

 

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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.