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Description – This course provides an overview of how to develop and begin implementation of a Rural Active Transportation Plan with a focus on rural and non-urban areas. The initial challenges of implementing an active transportation plan in rural areas will be discussed incorporating local examples, as well as evaluation of local active transportation facilities. Then best practices in facility are outlined. Public engagement is discussed in detail with an activity geared at helping participants determine appropriate stakeholders. Data that will need to be collected to assist in the development of suitable countermeasures for active transportation implementation is discussed. Implementation strategies are also covered, and the course concludes with a detailed review of the potential funding and design resources.

Who Should Attend? – Anyone who has not yet had an opportunity to participate in this ATA session is welcome to register! This workshop may be of interest to personnel from: local transportation agencies and boards/commissions; regional transportation agencies/metropolitan planning agencies (MPOs); transit agencies; schools; police departments; neighborhood/civic associations; bicycle, pedestrian and disability advocacy groups; service-oriented groups; local businesses; developers; health and safety groups/community health programs; and underserved communities.

Instructors – Planning specialists from Burton Planning Services, LLC of Westerville, Ohio.

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

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Description – A one day course focused on the minimum requirements for a 42 Year Title Report, an AbbreviatedCMRSLogo Title Report, the Title Update and the Title Report prepared for an appropriation. The course includes two case studies that interrelate plans, procedures and the actual documents researched in the public records. Speakers include staff from ODOT CO Real Estate, a District Office and the Attorney General’s Office. The Title Test will be offered at the end of the course.

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 – Don Lamar, ODOT District 8 office (Lebanon).

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.

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Description – A one day course to provide the understanding of ODOT's Policies and Procedures of Negotiations and related forms. This course covers Requirement for Acquisition Notice and Negotiation, The Initial Offer of Compensation to the Owner, Offer Subsequent to the Original Offer, The Contract for Sale and Purchase, Contract with Owner, Time to Consider the Offer, Required Discussions with the Owner, Administrative Settlement, Documenting Negotiations and Beginning the Process to Appropriate.

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 one day course to provide the understanding of ODOT's Policies and Procedures of Negotiations and related forms. This course covers The RE 95 Process, Plan Changes, Purchase of Improvements, Recognizing Tenants, Release of Liens and Encumbrances, Mortgage Releases, Real Estate Acquisition and Utility Connections, Negotiating with a Party Representing the Owner, Minors and Incompetents, Conflict of Interest and Estates.

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 – This workshop will address: (a) basic performance characteristics of Hot-Mix Asphalt (HMA) pavements; (b) evaluation of common distress types and their causes; and (c) available maintenance and rehabilitation treatments, including preventive maintenance. Surface treatments such as chip seals, microsurfacing and thin overlays will be discussed.

Who Should Attend? – Road/street maintenance personnel, supervisors, managers, engineers and others responsible for maintaining and preserving asphalt pavements.

Instructors – Aric Morse, P.E. (ODOT Office of Pavement Engineering), and Mike Fitch, P.E. (ODOT / LTAP).

Registration Information – This course offering through LTAP is intended for local agency employees (county, city, village and township), and other interested persons.  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 (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Description – This workshop will address: (a) basic performance characteristics of Portland cement concrete (PCC) pavements; (b) evaluation of common distress types and their causes; and (c) available maintenance and rehabilitation treatments.  Corrective techniques such as full-depth repair, partial-depth repair, dowel bar retrofit, slab stabilization, diamond grinding and joint sealing will be discussed.

Who Should Attend? – Road/street maintenance personnel, supervisors, managers, engineers and others responsible for maintaining and preserving concrete pavements.

Instructors – Aric Morse, P.E. (ODOT Office of Pavement Engineering), and Mike Fitch, P.E. (ODOT / LTAP).

Registration Information – This course offering through LTAP is for local agency employees (county, city, village and township), and other interested persons. 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 (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Description – The Environmental Update Meeting (EUM) is an opportunity for ODOT to provide updates to the consultant community on policy/law/regulation changes, ODOT’s program, upcoming projects, etc..  These meetings allow ODOT to provide current and relevant information, updates and discussions regarding environmental topics and even specialized training when needed for NEPA project management under ODOT’s Project Development Process (PDP).  These meetings are the best source for the latest processes and expectations from the Department and its partner agencies for developing and processing environmental studies.

Per OES, attendance certificates are not provided for this free public meeting. The agenda and duration varies for each Environmental Update Meeting based on current topics and updates.

In lieu of attending the session at ODOT Central Office, interested persons can view a live webcast, which will be available on the day of each meeting at:

https://media.dot.state.oh.us/DOTMediasite/Play/7f7e48dc4fac47f890524dd72f375fe21d.

A recording of the webcast for each meeting is also typically posted afterward to the OES website.

Who Should Attend? – ODOT Consultants and others who work with ODOT on projects.

Speakers – Various OES Staff

Registration Information – There is no charge to attend; however, pre-registration is required due to limited seating capacity.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact LTAP prior to the course so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Description – ODOT's GIS Crash Analysis Tool (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.

Instructors – The instructors for this class will be from ODOT’s Highway 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 is applicable to ODOT employees, APWA members and local public agency employees involved with roadside vegetation management.  The use of various herbicides to supplement traditional mowing and cutting programs will be discussed.  Compliance with Ohio’s herbicide regulations for human and environmental safety will be emphasized.

Scheduled Speakers:

Dr. Mimi Rose, Ohio State University

Ryan King, ODA

Kathy Smith, The Ohio State University

Steve Gray, Nutrien Solutions

Stacy Songer, Corteva

Joel Hunt, ODOT

Who Should Attend? – ODOT employees, APWA members and employees of county, township, and municipal agencies in Ohio who are involved in vegetation management.  There are no pre-requisites required; however, only those attendees who are already licensed herbicide applicators can apply for re-certification credits (forms will be available).  Licensed applicators have the opportunity to earn 1 hour of credit in core, 2 hours of credit in category 5 Industrial Vegetation, 1 hour of credit in General Aquatic Pests, and 1 hour of credit in category 4a Forestry from the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  For more information about re-certification credits, please contact Jim Cook at (614) 644-6662.

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for all participants.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  There is no charge to attend.  Please pre-register using the form below.  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.

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Description – A three day program designed to train students to read construction and right-of-way plans.  At the conclusion of this program, each student should be able to clearly describe to the landowner and other interested parties the effect of a project on any parcel.  ODOT will award an attendance certificate to those needing continuing education that attend the entire session.

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 – Brett Shearer, 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 $180 per person for government employees and $450 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 one day course designed for students who have a working knowledge of plan reading. Those without a working knowledge of plan reading should enroll in the three-day Highway Plan Reading course scheduled for April 7-9, 2020.

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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 – Brett Shearer, 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.  There are 5 Contact hours of training for this class. 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.)

For additional information, see the Construction Inspector Testing and Prequalification FAQs document. 

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 (item intended and designed to be used only as a calculator)
  • Your MyODOT username and password

A supply of reference resources will be available on-site to borrow during testing.  Inspector applicants are expected to have knowledge and will be tested on items from the applicable resource publications for each subject area.  These include: 2019 ODOT Construction and Material Specifications (C&MS); 2017 ODOT Manual of Procedures (MOP); AASHTO / ASTM Standards; ODOT Standard Construction Drawings (SCDs), Statewide Plan Notes and Supplemental Specifications; Quality Standards for Temporary Traffic Control Devices (TTCD) & Acceptable Delineation Methods for Vehicles; and the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) Part 6 and related chapters. See Construction Inspector Testing and Prequalification FAQs for additional information.

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.

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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 & onward) – 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.

 

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Description – The FHWA Office of Infrastructure R&D, in cooperation with the FHWA Office of Bridge Technology and the FHWA Resource Center, has identified a need for training in select nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods that can be used to assess existing conditions on highway bridge structures during routine inspections. These NDE methods can also be used to supplement visual inspections of highway bridge structures. The Bridge Inspector Nondestructive Evaluation Seminar (BINS) is a two-day course which provides bridge inspectors and managers the ability to learn about the latest in commercially available nondestructive tools and systems for use on bridges. The seminar is presented through a series of slides, instructional videos, and video demonstrations showing basic operation of the equipment. The training has been fully developed in conjunction with the FHWA’s NDE Validation Center and is delivered by qualified instructors experienced in using NDE equipment on bridges.

This seminar is designed to provide bridge inspection staff the opportunity to view efficient and effective inspection tools and techniques with the ultimate goal of achieving safer bridges through more reliable bridge inspections. The following NDE methods are discussed: Eddy Current, Ultrasonic Testing, Infrared Thermography, Impact Echo, Ultrasonic Surface Waves, Ground Penetrating Radar, Acoustic Emission, Magnetic Particle, Radiographic, Pulse Velocity, Pulse Echo, Pachometers, Physical Sounding Methods, and Electrical Methods. Additionally, other commonly used equipment will be briefly introduced with basic information provided about attributes in an easy to use reference table and select extra information in the appendix.

Who Should Attend? – Federal, state, and local highway bridge inspectors, bridge management staff, and consultants. Individuals involved in material testing, as well as transportation structure design and construction, will find the information useful to ensure quality. Prior to taking this course, participants should have a broad basic knowledge of physics and engineering principles, a knowledge of the basic bridge inspection fundamentals, a background in bridge engineering or completion of NHI course FHWA-NHI-130054 Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors (strongly recommended), and experience with bridge inspection. A background in bridge engineering is recommended.

Instructor – Jeff Rowe, P.E. with CONSOR Engineers.

Registration Information – The fee for this course is $295 per person, as established by NHI.  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 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.  Failure to attend the entire course will result in the participant being charged the full cost of the course.

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The course curriculum for this 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.

The first day of training focuses on the concept of fracture critical members (FCMs), FCM identification, failure mechanics, fatigue in metal, and an overview of NDE methods.  Day two includes demonstration sessions and hands-on applications of NDE techniques for dye pentrant, magnetic particle testing, Eddy current testing, and ultrasonic testing. Days three and four emphasize inspection procedures and reporting for common FCMs, including problematic details, I-girders, floor beams, trusses, box girders, pin and hanger assemblies, arch ties, eyebars, and cross girders/pier caps.  The course will conclude with a case study detailing the preparation of an inspection plan of a fracture critical bridge.  Additionally, the course instructors will tailor discussions of topics based on State needs and requirements.

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.

Instructor – Brian Dietrich and Dustin Noel with CONSOR Engineers.

Registration Information – The fee for this course is $365 per person, as established by NHI.  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 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.  Failure to attend the entire course will result in the participant being charged the full cost of the course.

Description (FHWA-NHI-130056) – In accordance with the National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS), a Bridge Inspector must successfully complete an FHWA-approved comprehensive training to become a certified Bridge Inspection Team Leader, or Program Manager. This FHWA-approved course, intended for Professional Engineers (PEs), is based on the "Bridge Inspector's Reference Manual" (BIRM) and provides training on the safety inspection of in-service highway bridges. It has been streamlined to better suit experienced Professional Engineers, while retaining strong emphasis on bridge inspection, documentation, and coding requirements. The course is a 5-day adaptation of FHWA-NHI 130055 training course and includes one bridge inspection field trip; new instruction on critical findings, their identification and response; curriculum on the new AASHTO Element level evaluation; and updated 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).  ODOT will provide transportation for course participants to attend the field trip portion of this course.

Who Should Attend? – Federal, State, local highway employees and consultants with a Professional Engineer (P.E.) designation involved in inspecting bridges or in bridge inspection management and leadership positions. A background in bridge engineering is strongly recommended.  ALL participants must be certified (licensed) Professional Engineers (P.E.) showing evidence of such certification upon arrival at the course, have met one of the three prerequisite requirements for participation in the FHWA-NHI-130056 course* and bring a course completion certificate bearing their name to the first day of the NHI-FHWA-130056 session. See Prerequisite Requirement listed below.

Instructor – Gregory Roy, P.E., Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI).

Registration Information – The fee for this course is specially priced for 2020 at $500 per person, as established by NHI.  No food is provided; meals are on your own. 

ODOT Employees Payment Information – Please complete Q010 of the online registration form with your Division, Cost Center and SAC information, and use PROMO CODE "PAYBYCHECK" to complete the registration.

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

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

                           Participant Prerequisite Requirement

Please refer to the NHI Course Description/Prerequisites for FHWA-NHI-130056 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 in order to fulfill the prerequisite requirement:

1) 130054 Engineering Concepts for Bridge Inspectors, a 5-day Instructor-led course (the 2020 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 the past two years before the course start date for this course (FHWA-NHI-130056).

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 May 31, 2020.

Please be sure to bring your P.E. license card/documentation and bring your prerequisite completion certificate with you on the first day of the Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges for Professional Engineers course (June 1, 2020).

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.

Description:  This course provides an overview of the “Signalized Intersections: Informational Guide FHWA-HRT-04-091.” The guide is a comprehensive document containing methods for evaluating the safety and operations of signalized intersections and tools to remedy deficiencies. It takes a holistic approach to signalized intersections and considers the safety and operational implications of a particular treatment on all system users, including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users. Using the guide, participants learn to make insightful intersection assessments, understand the tradeoffs of potential improvement measures, and apply guidebook measures and best practices to reduce the incidence of intersection crashes.

Who Should Attend? – Federal, State, and local transportation, traffic and safety engineers, and planners involved in planning, designing, operating, and remedying crash problems for signalized intersections.

Instructor – Timothy Taylor, P.E., Senior Highway Engineer with the Safety & Design Technical Service Team (FHWA Resource Center, Atlanta, GA).

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.  Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  No meals are provided.  Any registrant requiring reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so appropriate arrangements can be made.  Note:  Registrants who are unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 21 days prior to the course start.  Failure to cancel prior to the cut-off will result in loss of registration privileges for grant-funded NHI or other grant-funded training offered by Ohio LTAP for two years.

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

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

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

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

Registration Information – LTAP is managing the registration process for ALL participants. The registration fee is specially priced for 2020 at $360 as established by NHI. No meals are provided; lunch is on your own. Any registrant requiring a reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so the appropriate arrangements can be made. Note: Registrants who will be unable to attend the training after registering are required to cancel a minimum of 21 days prior to the course start. Staff substitutions are encouraged.  No refunds will be processed for cancellations less than 21 days prior to the course start.

ODOT Employees  – This IS a self-pay NHI Course:  Please complete Q010 of registration with Division, Cost Center and SAC information and use PROMO CODE, "PAYBYCHECK" to complete the registration.

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

For many agencies, the design of signal timing parameters is an exercise in data collection and software driven optimization in response to citizen complaints. An ad-hoc complaint-driven processes with little documentation and infrequent attempts to quantify performance or improvements is not likely to lead to a well-managed, objective driven process for the timing and retiming of traffic signals, nor does it typically provide agencies with a good feel for the overall performance of their system. What is needed is an objective-driven, performance-oriented approach to traffic signal timing.

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

Instructors – Eddie Curtis, Traffic Management Specialist with the FHWA Resource Center, and Paul Olson, P.E. with P.R. Olson Associates.

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. Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available. No meals are provided. Any registrant requiring reasonable accommodation during training (i.e., mobility or access) should contact Ohio LTAP prior to the course date so 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.  Failure to cancel prior to the 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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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 $84 per person for government employees and $210 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.

Description – The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), with support from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is providing this free OSHA 10-Hour Training.  This roadway construction- focused program discusses prevention of safety and health hazards in the workplace.  Participants will also receive 2 hours of training on Silica Protection for Roadway Construction.

Who Should Attend? – This program will be of interest to roadway construction and maintenance workers, utility workers, supervisors, engineers, safety managers, and others involved in these types of work activities.

Instructor – Robinson Vasquez with ARTBA.

Registration Information Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  There is no fee to attend; however, all attendees must pre-register 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.  Please note the early start time (8:00am) for this program – students should plan to arrive by 7:45am each day.

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Description – This is a three-day course offering an understanding of the Uniform Act and the federal regulations upon which Relocation Assistance is based.  This course will be a broad-based look at the foundation of relocation assistance.

This course must be completed prior to attending the Relocation 201 or Relocation 202 classes.

This course has been approved by the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing for 15 hours of continuing education (CE) credit in Appraisal, and 14 hours of continuing education credit in 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.

Instructor – Kristin Bergdorf, Realty Specialist Manager with ODOT District 4.

Registration Information – Registrations are processed in the order they are submitted online, while seats are still available.  The registration fee is $216 per person for government employees and $540 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 half-day course emphasizes the importance of understanding and managing surface and ground water drainage as it relates to transportation infrastructure. The discussion will address the effects of water on roadway systems, problems caused by improper drainage, and practical approaches to managing these problems. A basic overview of various types of drainage facilities – ranging from ditches, culverts, storm sewers and underdrains – is provided.

Who Should Attend? – This course is applicable to local agency employees and others who are responsible for managing and maintaining roadway systems. Please note: this introductory-level course provides a basic review of road drainage fundamentals. Persons who are looking for advanced training are encouraged to consider some of the hydraulics-related courses offered by the National Highway Institute (NHI).

Instructor – The instructor will be Tom Birnbrich, P.E. 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 $36 per person for government employees and $90 for non-government employees. 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 workshop will address the basics of design, installation and maintenance of traffic signs and pavement markings, and the correlation of these activities to driver needs and responses. The current edition of the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) and the ODOT Sign Designs and Markings Manual (SDMM) will be used as references. In addition to common installations, Traffic Control Devices (TCDs) for use at specialty locations such as school areas and highway-rail grade crossings will be discussed.

Who Should Attend? – This workshop will be of interest to persons responsible for selection, installation, maintenance and management of traffic signs and pavement markings on local roadways.

Instructor – Duane Soisson, P.E., Signing & Markings Engineer at ODOT Central Office (Roadway Engineering) in Columbus, Ohio.

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 $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.

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): Katy Robertson, Stephen Hale, Ian Kidner.

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 – 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 first 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 7/19/19 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 (item intended and designed to be used only as a calculator)
  • Your MyODOT username and password

A supply of reference resources will be available on-site to borrow during testing.  WTS applicants are expected to have knowledge and will be tested on items from: Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) Part 6 and related chapters; 2019 ODOT Construction and Material Specifications (C&MS) Section 614 and related sections; Statewide Plan Notes; Quality Standards for Temporary Traffic Control Devices (TTCD) & Acceptable Delineation Methods for Vehicles; and ODOT Standard Construction Drawings (SCDs).  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.

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

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

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

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

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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 Troy Timbrook, Lab Scientist with ODOT’s Office of Materials Management.

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

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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.

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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.