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The attendees of this 3.5-hour class will gain a basic understanding of the data/evidence-driven process and its role in the development of a Tribal Safety Plan.  The data/evidence-driven decision process used with a Safety Plan requires an organization to understand the process of analyzing both road segment and intersectional Crash Data. It also requires an organization to identify possible problems and trends within the data.  It is these trends and causes that are used to review the root causes and contributing factors that lead to crashes.  This class will enable students the ability use data to establish a “Hot Spot” or a “Systemic” analysis process.  Students will also learn effective corrective actions that reduce the threat of additional crashes.  This type of Data Analysis enables organizations to incorporate it into the organizational Safety Plan and provides the evidence that supports safety project funding and development.   

 

Learning Outcomes: 

After completing Crash Data Analysis, participants will be able to: 1. Describe the importance of using good data to support a Tribal Safety Plan; 2. Identify Sources for crash data on Tribal Lands; 3. Analyze Crash Data for both Hot Spot and Systemic Approaches to Safety Plans; and 4. Properly review a sample of a basic crash map. 

 

Agenda: 

Module 1: Crash Data Sources and Formats 

Module 2: Understanding the need to standardize formats and share crash reports 

Module 3: Safety Data Analysis 

Module 4: What Data is Needed/Contributing Factors 

Module 5: Data Screening  

Module 6: Network Screening 

Module 7: Systematic Safety Approach 

 

Who should take this class: 

This training is designed for tribal transportation designers and planners.  Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will gain knowledge on a proactive approach to roadway safety, reducing injuries and fatalities on their roads.

In Indian Country, the most common type of crash is the run-off-the-road crash. The impact on the vehicle when it leaves the road determines the survivability of that crash. Railroad grade crossings represent another common crash location for tribal families. This 3.5-hour class identifies some of the hazards that are built, planted or placed in the Right of Way that can increase the severity of crashes. It will also explore some of the common problems with railroad crossings and will identify the safety features of those crossings. 

 

Learning Outcomes: 

After completing this class participants should be able to; 1. Identify the hazards that are located within the clear zone; 2. Use the intersection sight triangle to identify present and future sight issues at intersections and driveways; 3. Review an unprotected R/R grade crossing and identify the missing signs and markings; and 4. Discuss the role and the usage of a Safety Compliance Office. 

 

Agenda 

Module 1: Elements of a run off the road type of crash 

Module 2: What is the Clearzone as defined by the Roadside Design Guide? 

Module 3: How can we protect the tribal members? 

Module 4: What is the Sight Triangle of intersections and obstructions 

Module 5: R/R Grade Crossings  

Module 6: What other agencies do to protect their community 

 

Who should take this class: 

This class was developed to provide best practices for creating safer roads through proper management of right-of-way for managers and workers alike.  Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will learn how to manage roadway right-of-way, gaining knowledge on ways to take a proactive approach to roadway safety, reducing injuries and fatalities on their roads. 

Low Cost Safety Improvements (LCSI) is a 3.5-hour class condensed from Road Safety 365.  It is designed to provide Tribal agencies with practical and effective ways to implement low cost safety solutions into their day-to-day activities, reducing collisions, injuries, and fatalities.  If you’ve ever wondered if your work makes a difference, this class will show you how important roadway work truly is.  Topics discussed include: The need for making roads safer, Road safety myths vs. realities, How to “read the road” and improve safety in your community, and Practical and proven low cost countermeasures for safety.  Attendees will leave the workshop with a renewed spirit and the ability to make an impact for their community.  

 

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: 

Module 1: Introduction to Low Cost Safety 

Module 2: The Need for Road Safety with a Focus on Tribal Crash Data 

Module 3: Road Safety- Myth vs. Reality 

Module 4: Reading the Road- How You Can Help Improve Safety in Your Community 

Module 5: Making Roads Safer – Low Cost Countermeasures and Case Studies 

Module 6: Course Wrap Up 

 

Who should take this class: 

This class was 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.  Attendees will gain the knowledge of how to incorporate a safety focus into daily activities, and how important their work is to reducing injuries and fatalities

Road Safety Audits (RSA) is a 3.5-hour class in which studnets will learn how to improve transportation safety by applying a proactive approach to reduce collisions and their severity in tribal lands. These techniques provide an examination of a roadway by an independent, qualified audit team. The RSA is a way for an agency to improve roadway safety, reduce injuries and fatalities, and to communicate to the public how they are working toward these goals. This course includes topics such as: RSA definition and history, how to conduct a RSA, and identifying the common safety issues found with RSA’s.  Participants will leave the workshop with a working knowledge on how to perform a road safety audit. 

 

Learning Outcomes:  

After completing Road Safety Audits, participants should be able to: 1. Define why we need Road Safety Audits 2. Describe the process for completing a Road Safety Audit 3. Describe Risk and Safety 4. Recognize common issues found while conducting RSA’s 5. Demonstrate how to perform a RSA through examples. 

 

Agenda: 

Module 1: Introduction and Basic Concepts of Roadway Safety 

Module 2: Steps to Performing a Road Safety Audit 

Module 3: Understanding Risk and Safety 

Module 4: Examples of Safety Issues and Countermeasures 

Module 5: Case Studies of Tribal RSA’s 

 

Who should take this class: 

This class was developed to provide road safety audit training to managers and workers alike.  Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will learn how to perform a road safety audit.  Attendees will gain knowledge of a process on how to take a proactive approach to roadway safety, reducing injuries and fatalities on their roads. 

Roundabouts are a proven safety solution for reducing the frequency and severity of intersection crashes and are seeing increasing use in tribal lands.  This 3.5 hour class presents an introduction to the basics of roundabout geometry, the safety and other benefits of roundabouts, how to overcome opposition, and basic design elements of roundabouts.  Participants will leave with a working knowledge of how roundabouts operate and why they are beneficial. 

 

Learning Outcomes:  

After completing this Roundabouts class, participants should be able to: 1. Understand the features of a roundabout 2. Understand the operational rules of roundabouts that make them more efficient than cross intersections 3. Describe the safety benefits of roundabouts and why they work 4.  

Understand characteristics of an intersection that indicate whether or not a roundabout would be a good solution. 5. Understand common arguments used to oppose roundabouts 6. Identify crash reduction from installations 7. Describe how to set up temporary traffic control for roundabouts. 

 

Agenda: 

Module 1: Introductions 

Module 2: Roundabout Basics and Benefits 

Module 3: Safety Aspects of Roundabouts 

Module 4: Roundabout Opposition 

Module 5: Tribal Examples and Case Studies  

Module 6: Roundabout Temporary Traffic Control 

Module 7: Course Wrap Up 

 

Who should take this course: 

This class has been developed to provide information on roundabouts to managers and workers alike.  Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will learn how roundabouts work and the potential safety benefits associated with their use

This 3.5-hour class will review effective pedestrian safety projects, address the need for non-data-based reviews and identify methods for addressing the needs of the tribal pedestrians and bicyclist. 

Eleven percent of all crashes that occur on tribal lands are pedestrian related.  The primary mode of transportation for a number of tribes is pedestrian and bicycle.  Therefore, a safe transportation system must address the needs of the multi-modal transportation system.  A traditional data analysis of crash data reports does not generally show the full picture of the concerns of this traveling population.  This class will review several safety projects that have been funded, address the need for non-data based reviews and identify methods for addressing not only the needs of the tribal pedestrians but also the bicyclist. 

 

Learning Outcomes: 

After completing Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP), students should be able to:  1. Describe the importance of using good data to support a Tribal Multi-Modal Transportation Project; 2. Identify Sources of funding for Multi-modal Projects and Upgrades; 3. Analyze Crash Data for both Hot Spot and Systemic Approaches to Safety Plans; and 4. Review the current Multi-Modal Transportation System to insure that all of the low cost safety devices meet or exceed the minimum standards.​ 

 

Agenda: 

Module 1: Multi-Modal Plan and Safe Routes to School 

Module 2: Issues for persons on foot or using bicycles 

Module 3: How can a Multi-Modal Plan reduce Fatalities 

Module 4: How a Multi-Modal Plan, Safe Routes to School and Safety Plans Interact 

Module 5: What Data is Needed 

Module 6: Data Screening 

Module 7: Systematic Multi-Modal Approach 

 

Who should take this class: 

This class was designed for tribal transportation designers and planners.  Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will gain knowledge on a proactive approach to roadway safety, reducing injuries and fatalities on their roads

The goal of this 3.5-hour class is to assist tribal agencies as they are developing a Tribal Safety Plan in gathering and reviewing the data that is needed when developing or updating those plans.  As a Safety Plan is being developed assumptions as to the concerns and the issues may be made, while these concerns are based on experience and are very real, not all of the solutions may be apparent.  This class will assist the individuals in gathering the whole picture of the issues, enabling them to develop a Data and Evidence Driven Decision Making Process as they develop or update their Safety Plan.    

 

Learning Outcomes: 

After completing the Safety Data class, participants should be able to; 1. Be able to identify which data set may be required for their Safety Plan; 2. What are the four Es of Safety; 3. How to develop a Data and Evidence driven decision making process; and 4. What data and partnerships need to be formed when developing a Safety Plan? 

 

Agenda: 

Module 1: Data and Evidence Driven Decisions 

Module 2: The four Es of Safety 

Module 3: Roadway Data 

Module 4: Crash Data 

Module 5: Pedestrian Data 

 

Who should take this class: 

This training is designed for Tribal transportation designers and planners.  Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will gain knowledge on a proactive approach to roadway safety, reducing injuries and fatalities on their roads

The goal of this 3.5- hour class is to assist tribal agencies in the development of a safety plan as well as improvement of existing safety plans. Indian Country Transportation Systems are managed by many Tribal, Federal, State and Local Agencies involved in providing a Safe and Efficient Transportation System to keep up with tribal growth and development.  This management has led to concerns by the tribes when reviewing the crash, fatal, and injuries rates within these tribal organizations.  To enable tribal areas access to Federal, State and Local funds that have been provided to assist with the tribal transportation systems, a Data/Evidence-driven decision process, a Tribal Transportation Safety Plan, needs to be developed.  This class will explore the resources provided by the Federal Highway Administration/ Lands to assist each of the tribal areas in the development of these plans, as well as exploring the data files provided by the National Transportation Highway Safety Administration for tribal lands.   

 

Learning Outcomes: 

After completing Safety Plan Development, participants should be able to: 1. Understand the importance of developing a Transportation Safety Plan; 2. Explain the four E’s of Safety; 3. Describe how to develop a data and evidence-driven decision-making process; and 4. Identify the data and partnerships needed in the development of Safety Plans.  

 

Agenda: 

Module 1: Why Elected Officials/Council need to be involved in safety planning 

Module 2: What is needed to get started 

Module 3: What resources can assist 

Module 4: How does a Safety Plan improve the transportation around my home 

 

Who should take this class: 

This training is designed for Tribal transportation designers and planners.  Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will gain knowledge on a proactive approach to roadway safety, reducing injuries and fatalities on their roads. 

 

Foundation for Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a 2-hour self-paced class designed to provide Tribal agencies with practical and effective ways to implement low cost GIS solutions into their day-to-day activities.  You cannot manage what you cannot measure – how to develop a basic map of your road inventory.  Topics discussed include: a brief history of the use and rapid development of GIS, the current availability of low cost, full featured GIS software platforms and the current availability of data and data types.  Attendees will leave with the tools necessary to develop a basic map of their roadway assets.

 Learning Outcomes:

 After completing this class, participants should be able to: 1. Understand a basic history of GIS. 2. Describe the rapid advancement of GIS and its availability.  3. Demonstrate how to download available GIS software. 4. Demonstrate how to find, download and load data. Demonstrate how to export data to Google Earth. 5. Understand the importance of having an updated inventory in which you control and understand.

Who should take this class:

 This class was developed for managers and workers alike.  Previous experience with GIS is not required.  Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will learn how to acquire, manage and illustrate data.  Attendees will gain insight into modern data sources and software for the development of a digital inventory.

 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

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 online class, supervisors and operators will gain a better understanding of the materials, techniques, and equipment needed for maintaining gravel roads. Students 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.  

 Upon successful completion of this class, students will 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.

This two hour asynchronous online class is comprised of four 15 minute video lectures and four quizzes.

 

This online class provides an understanding of the data/evidence-driven process and its role in the development of a tribal safety plan.  The data/evidence-driven decision process requires an organization to understand the process of analyzing both road segment and intersectional crash data. It also requires an organization to identify possible causes and trends within the data.  These trends and causes are used to review the root causes and contributing factors that cause crashes.  This class will enable students to use data to establish a “Hot Spot” or a “Systemic” analysis process.  Students will also learn effective corrective actions that reduce the threat of additional crashes.  This type of data analysis enables organizations to incorporate it into the organizational safety plan and provides the evidence that supports safety project funding and development.   

 Learning Outcomes: 

 After completing Crash Data Analysis, participants will be able to: 1. Describe the importance of using good data to support a tribal safetyplan; 2. Identify sources for crash data on tribal lands; 3. Analyze crashdata for both Hot Spot and Systemic approaches to safety plans; and 4. Properly review a sample of a basic crash map. 

 Who should take this class: 

This training is designed for Tribal Transportation Planners, Managers, Tribal Partners and Law Enforcement.    Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will gain knowledge on a proactive approach to roadway safety, reducing injuries and fatalities on their roads. 

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

Various federal programs support tribal governments in times of natural disaster. Funds to restore travel, minimize damage and protect the remaining facilities are available for emergency and permanent repairs to roads and highways. This online class will review options related to submitting, adopting, implementing and funding relief projects. A variety of federal resources will be reviewed including the FHWA’s Emergency Relief for Federally Owned Roads (ERFO) program and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tribal resources including Emergency Preparedness grants. The class will address damage assessment, damage survey report checklists and field measurements. 

 

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of the class, participants will be able to: 1. Identify disaster relief programs and their authorization 2. Identify Emergency Relief, Emergency Relief Federally Owned program intent, funding sources, and key policies. 3. Describe disaster assessment and approval 4. Learn assessment and approval responsibilities. 5. Learn emergency repair definition and timeline. 6. Explain permanent repairs and approvals. 7. Describe steps of the EFRO program administration process. 8. Understand which of your agency’s transportation facilities will be approved for funding. 9. Use eligibility statements to discuss if damage is eligible. 10. Explain how to safely collect field data. 11. Complete an acceptable damage survey report. 12. Prepare for closeout. 

 

Who Should Take This Class: 

This class is intended for area engineers, maintenance leaders, contract specialists and administrators, maintenance supervisors/leaders, those who work in emergency repair projects, and those wanting to learn more about the emergency relief program.  

Getting your project off the ground can sometimes be challenging when there are so many details involved.  In this 2-hour self-paced class students will learn the appropriate steps to take when starting a project.  We will review the basics of project management and how planning, organizing, controlling, and measuring a project is key to success.  Students will learn the project life cycle and how each phase of a project leads to the next. Learners will gain an understanding of the role of a project manager and how their leadership has a large impact on team and project success.

 Learning Outcomes:

 After successful completion of Getting Your Project Started students should be able to; 1. Construct a project roadmap; 2. Describe key elements of project management; 3. Define the project cycle; 4. Define and initiate a planning process; 5. Identify the role of the project manager; 6. Summarize the communication process and its critical role in project success; and 7. Select a project team and identify their roles.

Who Should Take This Class:

 This class is intended for project managers, construction administrators, or anyone wanting to learn the step by phases of getting a project started.

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

Improving Safety at Intersections is a 2-hour self-paced class.  Intersection crashes can be significantly reduced in Tribal lands by the application of proven safety measures for rural and urban intersections.   This class presents examples of intersection safety countermeasures for design, operations, and low-cost safety improvements.   Examples are presented along with their specific safety benefits in the form of crash reduction factors.  Topics covered include: seven characteristics of a safe intersection, different types of intersections used to manage traffic, common geometric problems that could be a safety risk and how to fix them, how to use signage for intersections, and how to maintain sight triangles. 

 Learning Outcomes:

 After completing ISI, participants should be able to: 1. Describe the cost in lives for crashes at intersections. 2. Identify seven characteristics that make an intersection safe. 3. Describe the types of traffic control used to manage different volumes of vehicles through intersections. 4. Understand the features that describe the geometry of an intersection and how they influence motorists. 5. Identify common geometric problems that could create a safety risk and how to fix them. 6. Understand how to use signs correctly to improve safety at intersections. 7. List different types of countermeasures to improve intersection safety and how to how to implement them. 8. Describe the importance of sight triangles and how to calculate them.

Who should take this class:

This class was 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 at intersections.  Attendees will gain the knowledge of how to make intersections safer, 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

Students 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. Students will gain a general understanding of storm water pollution problems and the components of a storm water pollution prevention plan.  

Upon successful completion of the class, students will 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. 

This two hour asynchronous online class is comprised of four 15 minute video lectures and four quizzes.

Introduction to Global Positioning Systems (GPS) is a 2-hour self-paced class designed to provide Tribal agencies with an understanding of how GPS has developed into the robust system that it is today.  How we navigated before GPS, the current state of today’s GPS and how agencies may utilize existing systems will be discussed.  Whether they currently use GPS or not, attendees will leave with a deeper understanding Geographic Information Systems.

 Learning Outcomes:

 After completing this class, participants should be able to: 1. Explain why we use GPS. 2. Describe the methods used for navigation before GPS. 3. Demonstrate how disaster has lead innovation. 4. Review the rapid advancement of GPS and its availability.  5. Review current GPS/GNSS Systems and how they work.

Who should take this class:

 This class was developed for managers and workers alike.  Previous experience with GPS units is not required.  Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will learn the background, structure and availability of today’s GPS Systems. 

 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

Project inspectors play a critical role in ensuring contractors meet all elements and requirements of the construction plans. They are the “eyes and ears” ensuring the procedures and requirements of the plans are followed and are important stewards of resources involved in project construction.  A good project inspector is one who not only understands the desired outcomes and processes involved to successfully complete a project but is able to work with the contractor to help steer them toward solutions to potential problems.  In this self-p[ace 2 hour class students will gain knowledge of the construction inspection process and the elements needed to be a good inspector.

Learning Outcomes: 

After successful completion of Introduction to Highway Construction Inspection, students should be able to; 1. Explain the importance and need for good project inspection; 2. Identify the elements of a transportation project; 3. Identify the role of project inspection in the QA/QC process; 4. Define the requirements of the highway inspection process; 5. Identify and be able to implement the official duties of a project inspector; and 6. Utilize the needed documents and tools in the inspection process.

Who Should Take This Class:

This class is intended for project managers, construction and maintenance inspectors, area engineers, record keepers, and anyone involved or interested in wanting to learn more about the highway construction inspection.

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

Project Prioritization strengthens the Tribes ability to strategically plan and address tribal transportation needs.  In this 2-hour self-paced class, students will receive guidance on the basic steps of Project Prioritization and practical application of techniques for performing tasks.  The formal prioritizing of transportation projects heightens opportunities for funding and partnership.   

 Learning Outcomes:

 After successfully completing Project Prioritization, students should be able to: 1. Identify projects and develop project criteria and evaluation measures.  2.  Report findings and seek public input for consensus.  3.  Finalize prioritized projects and insert them into the Tribal Priority List, the Tribal Transportation Improvement Plan, or both.

 Who Should Take This Class:

 This class is intended for Tribal Leaders, Tribal Planners and anyone involved with Tribal Transportation projects that want to learn more about the importance of how prioritizing projects strengthens the Tribe’s ability to strategically plan and address tribal transportation needs. 

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

 

Road Safety Audits (RSA) is a 2 Hour self-paced online class. Participants in this class will learn how to improve transportation safety by applying a proactive approach to reduce collisions and their severity in Tribal lands. These techniques provide an examination of a roadway by an independent, qualified audit team. The RSA is a way for an agency to improve roadway safety, reduce injuries and fatalities, and to communicate to the public how they are working toward these goals. This course includes topics such as: RSA definition and history, how to conduct a RSA, and identifying the common safety issues found with RSA’s.  Participants will leave the workshop with a working knowledge on how to perform a road safety audit.

 Learning Outcomes:

 After completing Road Safety Audits, participants should be able to: 1. Define why we need Road Safety Audits 2. Describe the process for completing a Road Safety Audit 3. Describe Risk and Safety 4. Recognize common issues found while conducting RSA’s 5. Demonstrate how to perform a RSA through examples.

 Who should take this class:

 This class was developed to provide road safety audit training to managers and workers alike.  Tribal engineers, road supervisors, council members, crew leaders, equipment operators, and laborers will learn how to perform a road safety audit.  Attendees will gain knowledge of a process on how to take a proactive approach to roadway safety, reducing injuries and fatalities on their roads.

The Single Audit 2-hour self-paced class provides direction on how to best prepare for an Audit and when Single Audits are required for Tribal transportation projects.  

Learning Outcomes:

 After successfully completing Single Audit, participants should be able to: 1. Understand how to prepare for a successful Tribal transportation project Single Audit.  2.  Use the “SMART” Corrective Action Plan guideline to successfully resolve any Single Audit findings.  3.  Know where to find resources to assist with successful Single Audit requirements. 

 Who Should Take This Class:

 This class is intended for Tribal Leaders, Financial Officers, Project Managers and anyone involved with administration of Tribal Transportation projects that want to learn more about the importance of audit 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

For years, governments have allowed public utilities to utilize the right-of-way of streets and highway. Coordinating with these public utilities prior to the construction or reconstruction of a highway or road is critical for a successful project. Utility issues are one of the main reasons for delays and scheduling issues of highway projects. Planners and designers must know the proper procedures for coordinating with utilities during the design phase of a project. In this 2-hour self-paced class students will gain knowledge about working with utilities during the design phase of a project, strategies in successful utility coordination to avoid delays, and safety concerns during utility relocation.

 Learning Outcomes:

After successful completion of Utility Coordination, students should be able to; 1. Explain the role of working with utilities in the different phases of project development; 2. Identify the federal regulations pertaining to utilities; 3. Explain good communication methods in working with utility companies; 4. Describe the role of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and environmental concerns during design and reconstruction projects; and 5. Describe planning utilities for safe reconstruction projects.

Who Should Take This Class:

 This class is intended for project managers, utility coordinators, right-of-way administrators, project inspectors, or anyone wanting to learn more about utility coordination.

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