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All workshops that have been postponed will be rescheduled. When they are rescheduled, we will notify everyone at the email address we have on file. If you have a new email address, please contact us at info@baystateroads.org.

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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.

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Don't Miss the 2015 MassDOT Innovation & Tech Transfer Exchange

Posted on 01/08/2015 (1 month, 4 weeks, 1 day ago)

Authored by Aldo Villani

Are you wondering how to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations? Are you looking for the latest technology or equipment for your organization? Don’t stay trapped in the 20th century. Take the leap forward by discovering 21st century innovations and technologies at the first annual MassDOT Innovation and Tech Transfer Exchange.

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.

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The Baystate Roads Program offers Class 2 and Class 4 Hoisting Continuing Education Credit Courses

Posted on 12/15/2014 (2 months, 3 weeks, 1 day ago)

Authored by Aldo Villani

The Baystate Roads Program is offering a 2 hour Class 4 (G-B) and a 4 hour Class 2 (D-A) Hoisting courses. Both courses will be offered on the same day at each location. Individuals will have the opportunity to sign up for one or both courses.

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.

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Locally Administered Federal Aid Projects. Save Time, Save Money – Can it work for you?

Posted on 10/31/2014 (4 months, 6 days ago)

Authored by Aldo Villani

These workshops will provide an overview of the LPA program for administering federal aid projects and help determine if this program is an option for Massachusetts communities.

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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Help Determine The Future of Transportation in Massachusetts!!

Posted on 10/03/2014 (5 months, 3 days ago)

Authored by Aldo Villani

Be a part of the conversation that will determine the future of transportation in Massachusetts!

MT14 will bring together leaders who are advancing healthy transportation.

Make sure your voice is heard!

The 2014 Moving Together Conference

CHANGE!

YOUR MODE

OUR FUTURE

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

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Get the Most Out of Your Snow & Ice Operations

Posted on 09/08/2014 (5 months, 4 weeks ago)

Authored by Aldo Villani

The Baystate Roads Program will be offering workshops throughout Massachusetts in October and November designed to teach road crews and DPW superintendents how to prepare, plan and execute operations for winter weather.

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.

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