The Baystate Roads Program - LTAP
Sharing The Best In Transportation Technology
Located at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Welcome to Baystateroads.org
Welcome to the Baystate Roads Program. Established in 1986, the Baystate Roads Program is a cooperative effort of the Federal Highway Administration, Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The program provides technology transfer assistance to all communities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under the direction of Program Manager, Christopher J. Ahmadjian.
Over two-days you will learn about the latest innovations being made in the fields of Construction, Safety, Maintenance, Projects, Design, and Materials. There will be over 30 breakout sessions, where you will have the opportunity to discuss with your peers, the advantages and challenges associated with the methods and technologies being presented.
In addition, there will be demonstrations from vendors displaying the latest products and technologies. The event is open to all transportation professionals including MassDOT, municipalities, consultants, contractors, vendors and manufacturers.
These courses are only being offered to Public Employees.
Topics covered are all MGLs and CMRs as required by the Department of Public Safety as well as operational guides for hoisting machinery. Although they are CEU courses, they are also an excellent way to prepare for the Massachusetts hoisting exam.
Items discussed will include:
Responsibilities and obligations regarding federal funding.
The criteria for administering and completing the design and construction phases under the LPA program.
These workshops are intended to determine if Massachusetts communities are interested in MassDOT advancing the program, beginning with a pilot program of specific projects in selected communities. The workshop will provide an opportunity to learn more about the LPA program and to ask questions.
Municipal officials, including senior staff in Public Works, Engineering, Planning, and Administration are encouraged to attend.
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The 2014 Moving Together Conference
Move together with us on Thursday, October 30, 2014, 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM, at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 64 Arlington Street, Boston, MA
This course will cover:
- The proper use of salt and liquid anti-icers and the environmental impacts.
- Pre wetting and pre-treating
- Anti-icing vs. De-icing.
- The use of sand and it’s environmental impact.
- Equipment calibration, usage specification and technology.
- How to convert from sand to salt, large city or rural town.
- Snow and ice policy for public review.
- Cost benefit analysis of salt vs. sand.
All drivers, foremen, supervisors and anyone who will be responsible for snow and ice removal should attend this workshop. Finance committee members, Selectmen and Mayors are also encourages to attend.