Self Paced Webinars

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we are still here to help you advance your agency and develop productive employees through transportation education. We look forward to the day when we can return to classroom learning, until then we hope you will take advantage of these opportunities during this time.

In this presentation we will discuss the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).  We will look at the basics of when it applies, why we use it, how to use the manual, and how to control traffic with signage, covering proper installation and usage of signs. Emphasis will be given to understanding and applying the MUTCD.  If you deal with roadway signage at all, or would just like to expand your knowledge, then this workshop is for you.

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices provides standards for installing signs and pavement markings. In part 2 of this series, we will go over some of the reasons for installing signs, highlight the usage of many of the signs, and review the pavement marking guidance from the MUTCD. If you deal with roadway signage or pavement markings, then webinar series is for you.

In this presentation we will introduce asset management concepts, key principles of asset management, and discuss why implementing asset management practices will lead to a better way of doing business.  Assets could include the roadway network, signs, culverts, bridges, buildings, equipment, sidewalk ramps, etc.  The information is intended for elected officials, agency administrators, program managers, maintenance superintendents, engineers and others that manage assets for your agency.

Asset management focuses on using sound business and engineering judgement in making funding decisions. In this webinar we look at how agencies can do this by answering five questions concerning their assets. We discuss how to build an asset inventory and how to be cost effective using condition information.  The steps to implementing asset management at your agency are reviewed as well. This information is intended for elected officials, agency administrators, program managers, maintenance superintendents, engineers, and others that manage assets for local agencies.

We all have limited budgets and personnel. How do we decide the best way to maintain our right of ways and meet the goal of a safe and efficient transportation network? Let’s consider the crash data and spend our dollars where they will do the most good. In 2018 South Carolina had 1037 fatalities. Over half of these involved roadway departure. Other leading categories were rollovers and intersection related crashes. Best strategies for right of way maintenance will reduce these numbers and increase the survivability of these types of crashes in South Carolina. In this webinar we will explore the best strategies for maintaining the right of way.

In this presentation we learn how to improve safety on our roadways by applying a proactive approach to reduce collisions and their severity. The methods discussed address the examination of a​ roadway by an independent, qualified audit team. The RSA is a way for an agency to improve safety and communicate to the public how they are working toward crash reduction. We will discuss how to conduct a RSA and identify a few of the common safety issues found​ with RSAs.  This workshop is for anyone with a desire to reduce injuries and fatalities on our roads including the street/road crew, the administrative staff, and the engineering staff.