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There are approximately over 1.6 million miles of unpaved roads in the United States. Cities, counties and tribal nations share a common goal and that is the desire to design safe, long-lasting roads. In this 3.5-hour Gravel Road Maintenance and Design class, supervisors and operators will gain a better understanding of the materials, techniques, and equipment needed for maintaining gravel roads. Participants will learn details about road design from construction to reshaping as well as recognizing the necessity of proper drainage. We will also describe many aspects of road maintenance from the grading process to material replacement.  This highly interactive class combines lecture with group discussions, case studies, and group activities. 

 

Learning Outcomes:  

After completing this class students should be able to: 1. Identify best practices for gravel road maintenance; 2. Describe the important of proper drainage on gravel roads; 3. List reasons for grading gravel roads; 4. Apply best practices in various road maintenance scenarios; 5. Select appropriate grading techniques needed to improve a gravel road; 6. Explain the use of culverts and how to install them; and 7. Identify techniques and applications to stabilize the road. 

 

Agenda: 

Module 1- Why Maintenance? 

Module 2- Importance of Drainage 

Module 3- Culverts 

Module 4- Soils 

 

Who should take this class: 

Any maintenance team members that build or maintain gravel roads should take this class. 

 

This 3.5-hour class will review the installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment control devices.  Participants will become familiar with temporary erosion and sediment control devices and basic procedures for proper installation. The proper purpose and function of each device, including the required material, maintenance and typical problems, will be reviewed. Participants will gain a general understanding of storm water pollution problems and the components of a storm water pollution prevention plan.  This highly interactive class combines lecture with group discussion, case studies, and group exercise. 

 

Learning Outcomes:  

After completion of this Installation and Maintenance of Erosion Control Devices class, students should be able to: 1. Explain storm water pollution; 2. Define Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SW3P) and the use of Best Management Practices (BMPs); 3. List types of erosion and sediment control devices; 4. Identify proper installation practices of both erosion and sediment control applications; 5. Select the appropriate BMP for various sediment and erosion control challenges; 6. Perform routine inspections of installed BMP’s; and 7. Apply appropriate corrective measures to maintain BMPs. 

 

Agenda: 

Module 1- Introductions 

Module 2- Overview (Why we do it) 

Module 3- Erosion and Sediment Fundamentals  

Module 4- Erosion Control Practices  

Module 5- Sediment Control Practices 

Module 6- Developing an Erosion and Sediment Control Plan 

Module 7- SWPPP 

 

Who Should Take this Class: 

Any maintenance team member who may be responsible for installation and maintenance or inspection of erosion and sediment control measures should attend this class. 

This 3.5-hour class provides students basic pavement preservation concepts. The training will guide and assist maintenance personnel in making better and more informed decisions in selecting and applying various maintenance treatments. Materials, micro surfacing, slurry seals, and seal coats will be reviewed.  Students will also learn techniques for applying and compacting Ultra-Thin Friction Course. Students will gain overall knowledge on a full range of preventive maintenance techniques and strategies to preserve their roads.   

 

Learning Outcomes:  

After completing the Pavement Preservation Strategies course students will be able to: 1. Describe the treatment selection process; 2. List factors that might enter the selection process; 3. Identify the components and value of a Pavement Preventive Maintenance; 4. Describe and identify pavement deficiencies; 5. Identify various pavement preservation strategies, techniques and materials; 6. Describe pavement conditions and review scenarios to determine whether preventive maintenance is appropriate; and 7. Define the performance characteristics of different strategies, techniques and materials. 

 

Agenda 

Module 1: Pavement Preventive Maintenance Philosophy 

Module 2: Preventive Maintenance Distress Identification 

Module 3: Micro-Surfacing 

Module 4: Ultra-Thin Friction Course 

Module 5: Slurry Seal 

Module 6: Liquid Bituminous Seal Coat 

 

Who Should Take This Class: 

Maintenance team members who may now or in the future work on pavement preservation projects should attend this class.

As budgets for drainage structure replacements are decreased, the importance of proper culvert installation and maintenance increases. Any organization capable of properly installing and maintaining storm drainage pipe provides a valuable service to the citizens they support. In this 3.5-hour Pipe Installation and Maintenance class we will review the proper installation and maintenance practices of storm drainage pipe.  Students will review current industry standards for both flexible and rigid pipe options.  Students will discuss effective practices that prevent damaging culverts during installation.  This interactive class combines lecture with group discussion, group exercises and case studies.  

 

Learning Outcomes:  

After completing Pipe Installation and Maintenance students should be able to: 1. Identify flexible and rigid storm drainage pipe options; 2. Define the importance/benefits of proper pipe installation and maintenance practices; 3. Properly install and maintain both flexible and rigid pipe; 4. Describe common culvert installation and maintenance practices; 5. Define basic trench and embankment terminology; 7. Illustrate proper and safe excavation techniques; 8. Explain the importance of proper bedding; and 9. Describe proper maintenance techniques. 

  

Agenda: 

Module 1: Introduction 

Module 2: Pipe and Culvert Basics 

Module 3: Trench Fundamentals 

Module 4: Installation Procedures 

Module 5: Culvert Maintenance 

 

Who will benefit from the training? 

Members of a roadway/bridge crews, culvert installers, inspectors, engineers, and maintenance teams responsible for installation and/or maintenance of culverts or piping systems should attend this training. 

In this 3.5-hour Roadside Maintenance class participants will gain the fundamentals of roadside maintenance.  Class topics include the importance of vegetation management, types of roadside slopes, ditch hazards, objects in clear zones, how to select roadside barrier systems, and best practices for properly maintaining your roadsides. Students will learn how to identify safety concerns when maintaining roadside signage.  This interactive class combines lecture with group discussions, case studies, and group activities. 

 

Learning Outcomes:  

After completing this course students will be able to: 1. Define roadside basic terminology;       2. Explain a clear zone and the importance of removing hazards in these zones; 3. Describe types of roadside slopes; 4. Describe the safety edge; 5. Identify importance of break-away sign posts; 6. Select appropriate roadside barrier systems; and 7. Identify best practices for vegetation management.  

 

Agenda: 

Module 1: Introduction 

Module 2: Roadside Design Guide 

Module 3: Pavement Drop Off 

Module 4: Objects In The Clear Zone 

Module 5: Roadside Barrier Systems 

Module 6: Roadside Maintenance 

 

Who Should Take This Class: 

This class is intended for road supervisors and maintenance level personnel in rural areas and small communities who have responsibility for the operation and management of local roads. 

Unpaved roads released approximately 11 million tons of particulate matter into the atmosphere in the United States in 2014 (EPA). This 3.5-hour Stabilization and Dust Abatement class provides attendees with an overview of dust control requirements and current strategies for preventing, mitigating and controlling dust on roads.  Students will learn the effects that vegetation removal, wind and mechanical movement of soil have on roads. Students will gain a general understanding of soil modification methods for improving construction operations and the characteristics, advantages and limitations of soil stabilization methods. This interactive class combines lecture with group discussions, case studies, and group activities. 

 

Learning Outcomes:  

After completing this class students will be able to: 1. Explain the effects of erosion on unpaved roads; 2. Describe situations when soil stabilization will be effective in improving the quality of the soil; 3. Describe the impact of fugitive dust; 4. Identify soil issues; 5. Apply appropriate control measures; and 6. Explain how to preserve fines with dust suppressants 

 

Agenda: 

Module 1- Why Dust Control 

Module 2- Managing your dust 

Module 3- Stabilization (Full Depth Reclamation) 

Module 4- When you’re starting from scratch 

Module 5- Public Perception 

 

Who Should Take This Class: 

Any maintenance team members that work on gravel roads and deal with the dust issues inherent to their maintenance should take this class.   

  • Maintenance
  • Group exercise

Working next to traffic is dangerous and errors can cause accidents, so it is important for personnel installing temporary traffic control measures to possess a solid understanding of their roles and how they can help prevent accidents. In this 3.5-hour Temporary Traffic Control class students will learn the key elements required for temporary traffic control. We will review fundamental principles of temporary traffic control, the importance of safety, and traffic control setup plans. We also review some of the guidelines stated in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) using more simplified, easy to understand terminology. This interactive class combines lecture with group discussions, case studies, and group activities. 

 

Learning Outcomes:  

At the conclusion of this class students should be able to: 1. Describe the needs and purpose of temporary traffic control; 2. Explain traffic control guidelines as stated in the MUTCD; 3. List appropriate safety steps in work zones; 4. Explain how signs impact the navigation of traffic;  5. Select the appropriate devices needed in a zone according to the work duration; 6. Define typical applications used for temporary traffic control; and 7. List important elements of worker safety  

 

Agenda: 

  • Liability and Risks 
  • Human Factors 
  • Manuals and References 
  • Temporary Traffic Control 
  • Duration 
  • Location 
  • Worker, Flagger and Pedestrian Safety 

 

Who should take this class: 

Maintenance team members that deploy, maintain or work within a temporary traffic control zone should take this class. 

Each year thousands of people will die in work zone related accidents.  This 3.5-hour Work Zone Safety class will teach students how to enhance safety and operational efficiency in highway work zones to make our roads a safer place.  Students will gain knowledge about best practices on ways to design and maintain highway work zones that improve safety for workers and drivers.  The training will also include the proper application of devices and practical exercises to plan, set up, operate, and remove work zone safety devices. This highly interactive class combines lecture with group discussions, case studies, and group activities. 

 

Learning Outcomes: 

After completing the Work Zone Safety course participants should be able to: 1. Identify various causes of work related accidents; 2. Describe and review work zone scenarios – what to do and what not to do; 3. Explain common traffic issues including sight distance, blind curves and high speed; 4. Define common work zone issues; 5. List better ways to set-up work zones to enhance worker protection; 6. Describe traffic control and other safety devices; 7. Identify traffic control plans and why we need them; and 8. Describe flagger safety best practices 

 

Agenda: 

Module 1: Introduction to Work Zone Safety 

Module 2:  Work Zone Signage 

Module 3:  Worker Safety 

Module 4:  Flagging  

 

Who should take this class: 

Those maintenance team members that may be involved in set up, maintenance or working within a roadway work zone.

Developing Your Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan (DTTIP) - Self-Paced is a two hour asynchronous online training session. It is comprised of four 15 minute video lectures and four quizzes.

Developing your Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan (TTIP) can be challenging. Students will receive guidance on basic elements of developing strategies for transportation projects that are eligible for funding within the next 3-5 years. Coordinating with federal agencies to leverage funding will be discussed. The process of identifying the gap between the tribe’s vision/goals and what currently exists will be reviewed. Students will become familiar with ways to use the FHWA TTIP template and reshape to create their own TTIP.

Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of Developing Your Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan, students should be able to:
1. Explain the importance of coordinating with federal agencies to leverage funding.
2. Describe the process of identifying the gap between the tribe’s vision/goals and what currently exists.
3. Describe the ways to use the FHWA TTIP Template.

Agenda:

• Your Transportation Improvement Plan
• What is in My TTIP?
• How Do I Use the TTIP Template?
• The Next Steps of TTIP

Who Should Take This Class:

This class is intended for tribal leaders; tribal planners and anyone involved with tribal transportation projects who want to learn more about the transportation improvement plan process.

A link to class materials will be sent to you by email upon completion of class registration. Questions: Call the TTAP Center at 833-484-9944 or email info.ttap@virginia.edu

Low Cost Safety Improvements (LCSI) - Self-Paced is a two hour asynchronous online training session comprised of four 15 minute video lectures and four quizzes.

LCSI is designed to provide tribal agencies with practical and effective ways to implement low cost safety solutions to reduce collisions, injuries, and fatalities. Students will learn how to ‘read the road’ and identify roadway safety issues. A review of practical and low-cost countermeasures to improve safety, both on existing roads and during road construction, will be provided.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing LCSI, participants should be able to:
1. Explain the need for making roads safer.
2. Separate safety myths from reality.
3. Demonstrate how to “read the road,” and identify roadway safety issues.
4. Describe practical and low-cost countermeasures to improve safety, both on existing roads and during roadway construction projects.
5. List existing resources to address potential safety issues and concerns as they arise.

Agenda:

• Introduction to Low Cost Safety
• The Need for Road Safety with a Focus on Tribal Crash Data
• Road Safety- Myth vs. Reality
• Reading the Road- How You Can Help Improve Safety in Your Community
• Making Roads Safer – Low Cost Countermeasures and Case Studies

Who should take this course:

This class has been developed to provide safety training to managers and workers alike. Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will learn how to reduce the potential dangers for the public on the road. Students will gain knowledge of how to incorporate a safety focus into daily activities, and how important their work is to reducing injuries and fatalities.

A link to class materials will be sent to you by email upon completion of class registration. Questions: Call the TTAP Center at 833-484-9944 or email info.ttap@virginia.edu

This two hour asynchronous online Pipe Installation and Maintenance (PIM) class is comprised of four 15 minute video lectures and four quizzes.

As budgets for drainage structure replacements are decreased, the importance of proper culvert installation and maintenance increases. Any organization capable of properly installing and maintaining storm drainage pipe provides a valuable service to the citizens they support. The proper installation and maintenance practices of storm drainage pipe will be reviewed. Students will review current industry standards for both flexible and rigid pipe options and learn effective practices that prevent damaging culverts during installation.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing Pipe Installation and Maintenance, students should be able to:
1. Identify flexible and rigid storm drainage pipe options;
2. Define the importance/benefits of proper pipe installation and maintenance practices;
3. Properly install and maintain both flexible and rigid pipe;
4. Describe common culvert installation and maintenance practices;
5. Define basic trench and embankment terminology;
6. Illustrate proper and safe excavation techniques;
7. Explain the importance of proper bedding;
8. Describe proper maintenance techniques.

Agenda:

• Pipe and Culvert Basics
• Trench Fundamentals
• Installation Procedures
• Culvert Maintenance

Who will benefit from the training?

Members of a roadway/bridge crew, culvert installers, inspectors, engineers, and maintenance teams responsible for installation and/or maintenance of culverts or piping systems should attend this training.

A link to class materials will be sent to you by email upon completion of class registration. Questions: Call the TTAP Center at 833-484-9944 or email info.ttap@virginia.edu

Procurement 101 (P101) - Self-Paced is a two hour asynchronous online training session that is comprised of four 15 minute video lectures and four quizzes.

Procurement standards and requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be detailed as well as a demonstration of the steps necessary to obtain a DUNS# and a SAMs profile. Students will become familiar with the five procurement levels and standards as illustrated in the “CLAW”. Students will also gain understanding of the guidelines set forth in the 2 C.F.R. Cost Principles and Super Circular handout.

Learning Outcomes:

After completing Procurement 101, participants should be able to:
1. Understand the consequences of not following state, local and tribal governments procurement standards.
2. Be familiar with the 5 procurement levels and standards as illustrated in the “CLAW”.
3. Recognize the importance of awareness to guidelines as set forth in the 2 CFR Cost Principles and Super circular handout.
4. Identify the steps necessary to obtain a DUNS# and create a SAMSs profile.

Agenda:

• The “Birds” and the FBI
• The Bear “CLAW” of procurement standards
• The “Bees” of procurement requirements

Who Should Take This Class:

This class is intended for tribal leaders, financial officers, project managers and anyone involved with administration and procurement for tribal transportation projects who want to learn more about the importance of procurement requirements for federal funding.

 A link to class materials will be sent to you by email upon completion of class registration. Questions: Call the TTAP Center at 833-484-9944 or email info.ttap@virginia.edu