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.
Members of the Hadley Department of Public Works take part in a Class 2 CEU course at the Hadley Public Safety Complex on August 12. The course was taught by Mike Smith of Chainsaw Strategies. See more photos from the event at the Baystate Roads Program's Flickr site.
Federal workplace safety regulators have ordered a Gresham, Ore. truck driver to rehire an employee who refused to drive a truck with bad tires.
An investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration revealed the woman was fired eight days after she replaced a tire before going out on the road in 2011. The driver later filed a whistleblower complaint, prompting Monday's order.
The Engineering Directive and the new Construction Standard Details are available on the MassDOT website:
· E-14-003 – June 2014 Construction Standard Details
· June 2014 Construction Standard Details
“While traffic fatalities and injuries have been trending downward in Massachusetts over the past few years, pedestrian and bicycle-related crashes aren’t following,” stated MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey. “We aim to raise awareness across the Commonwealth about the importance of safe bicycling, pedestrian, and driver behaviors and practices. Our young people, perhaps getting their licenses for the first time or riding their bikes to school, are a critical segment of our traveling public.
The workshop is open to all foremen or supervisors who are responsible for the day-to-day management of field operations for their cities and towns. Whether you are a veteran foreman or someone who hopes to achieve that position in the future, you will benefit from this workshop.
For dates and locations and to register for a workshop, please click on the "Workshops" link at the top of this page.
As part of the safety focus area of the Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is promoting High Friction Surface Treatments (HFST). HFST are the site-specific application of high-quality, durable aggregates using a polymer binder that restores and maintains pavement friction where the need for a safer pavement surface is the greatest. Transportation agencies that apply HFST to spot treat their problem locations can reduce a high percentage of the Roadway Departure crashes and wet crashes on their roadways.
This EDC Exchange will present information on HFST and how this technology can help you to improve sa