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  • Our Mission


     

    Provide training, technical assistance and information to assist local agencies in safely, efficiently and sustainably operating and maintaining their transportation systems.

     

     

  • Congratulations to the Recent Roads Scholar Graduates!
     
     

    Zeb Cortese (City of Albany)
    Bob Stafford (City of Eugene Airport)
    Joshua Lillegard (City of Hillsboro)
    Lee Slater (City of Hillsboro)
    Nick Peterson (City of Redmond
    Adam May (City of Springfield)

    Craig Walter (City of Warrenton)
    Maximino Vallejo (City of Woodburn)
    Kent Jamerson (Josephine County)
    Matthew Nelson (Multnomah County)
    Thomas Sagers (ODOT)

     

     
     
  • APWA Registration is Now Open!

    Preventive Maintenance for Roadway Surfaces

    Redmond, April 30-May 1, 2014

    This 1.5 day workshop is geared toward maintenance crew members, first-line supervisors, engineering technicians, construction inspectors, and those responsible for the preventive maintenance and repair of roads and streets.  Gain up-to-date training that improves your ability to provide or specify quality maintenance of roads and streets. Current industry standards and information are provided on a variety of surface treatment types and procedures.

    Preventive Maintenance is offered every other year; register now for this great training opportunity!

     

    Click here to go to the APWA Registration page.

  • National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program
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    National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training Program
    Train-the-Trainer Course
    April 24th - 25th, 2014
    Sherwood, OR
    The Train-the-Trainer (TtT) course is intended to provide participants (i.e., trainers) the knowledge and materials necessary for them to conduct TIM training for TIM responders in their area or state. The TtT is a 1½-day course that covers 11 hours of material, including classroom training as well as hands-on and outdoor activities. Once trainers have completed the TtT course, they will have the flexibility to train others as appropriate using either the full version of the training or through use of a condensed 4-hour version of the training.
    The target audience for this course is experienced trainers from all TIM disciplines, including: Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue, Emergency Medical Service, Towing and Recovery, Emergency Management, Communications, and Highway/Transportation. 
     
  • Oregon APWA Scholarships Available

    Oregon APWA is offering scholarships for trainings!

     

      
    Scholarships for tuition to Oregon APWA training events are available! Click here for more information about the APWA scholarship program and requirements for the Spring and Fall Schools or contact the Oregon APWA at (541) 994-3201 or by email for scholarship requirements and to request a scholarship for one of the other trainings through the Oregon APWA. 

T2 Center Resources Training
THE T2 CENTER NEWSLETTER
Current Newsletter
The Fall 2013 edition of the Oregon Roads Newsletter is now available.  Read about scholarships for APWA/T2 schools, new lives for old signs, Ladder Safety, what training is coming up, and much more. Click on the newsletter header picture above to read this issue in online format or click on the newsletter link below to access this and many other past issues of T2's Oregon Roads Newsletter in a printable PDF format.

Don't forget that our newsletter is now paperless. To continue to receive the Oregon Roads Newsletter, send us your contact information - including e-mail address. The newsletter will be emailed as a printable PDF attachment and will continue to be posted here on our website. Click on the below link to submit your request to begin or continue receiving the Oregon Roads.
 
THE T2 LENDING LIBRARY
Video CatalogNeed a boost in your training program? Out of ideas? We have a well stocked library of training and safety videos and DVDs on a wide range of subjects, as well as a publication library of reference materials and CDs. All public agencies within Oregon are welcome to use this free service; your only cost is for postage to return borrowed items. We can also set up a "send out" schedule for you, so the items you want to borrow will arrive on the dates you want to use them.
New Publications and CDs Available
Guidelines on Ensuring Positive Guidance in Work Zones
This document describes the importance of ensuring good positive guidance when implementing a work zone traffic control plan. Four key concepts are emphasized: ensuring that all driver information needs are met to allow them to navigate safely through the work zone, standardizing the information provided to drivers to meet their expectations, ensuring that information is spread out through the approach and work area to avoid driver overload, and ensuring that all work zone hazards are identifiable and visible to the motorist.
 
 
Guidelines on Motorcycle and Bicycle Work Zone Safety
This document describes work zone conditions that can cause safety concerns for motorcyclists and bicyclists. The document offers recommended practices and describes effective strategies and techniques that can be used to help mitigate those concerns. The documents addresses the types of hazards, degradations in roadway pavement surface quality, degradations in pavement friction, pavement discontinuities and abrupt elevation changes, degradations in roadway geometrics, and methods of improving motorcycle and bicycle safety in work zones.
  
 
Guidance on the Use of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices
Automated flagger assistance devices (AFADs) are mechanically operated temporary traffic control devices that function under the same operational principles as traditional flagging. AFADs are considered a safety enhancement because they minimize flaggers' direct exposure to traffic by allowing them to control the flagging device from an area away from traffic, such as behind a guardrail. As a result, the AFAD increases worker safety compared to traditional flagging methods

Pedestrian Checklist and Considerations for Temporary Traffic Control Zones
Designers, construction engineers, policy-makers, traffic control plan developers, inspectors, and contractors will find this detailed checklist invaluable for determining and accommodating the requirements of pedestrians in work zones, including specific ADA requirements for pedestrian routes.
 
 
Work Zone Safety: Temporary Traffic Control for Maintenance Operations;
Roadway maintenance activities occur in close proximity to traffic, creating a potentially dangerous environment for workers, drivers, and incident responders. In many such cases, a Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Zone will be needed to both protect workers and incident responders as well as to allow for the safe and efficient movement of road users through or around TTC Zones. There are seven fundamental principles for TTC Zones that should be taken into account on every maintenance project, regardless of size or duration:
 
 
 
Questions???? Contact our Office
 
 
 
FREE TRAINING
Training Programs
Did you know that the T2 Center offers free training classes for public works agencies and their crews?

We will bring them right to your agency and supply all of the class materials. All you have to do is have the required minimum of people for the class and a place to have it.

Click on General Training Sessions to view Circuit Rider classes offered, a printable brochure.  You can also view our other training programs by clicking on Roads Scholar Training or Partnership Training links.  Click on Training Calendar to view current classes scheduled. 

If you do not have enough people to host a class, you may be able to join in on one being hosted by another agency or host one yourself and we can advertise the class. To do so, follow these simple steps:

1. View our Training Calendar and pick a class you would like to join
2. Call us at (503) 986-2855 to see if there is room to join the class
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1. Call us at 503) 986-2855 to schedule a class
2. Help us get the word out for agencies around you to register employees for the class
 
ROADS SCHOLAR TRAINING Roads Scholar Brochure
We are planning to offer RS-9 "Maintenance Mathmatecs" and RS-10 "Introduction to Survey and Grade Checking" around the state in Spring 2014. Check out our Roads Scholar Page to see the dates and locations of upcoming classes and to register.

We will be offering Level 1 classes: RS-5 "Asphalt Pavement Maintanance 1" and RS-6 "Asphalt Pavement Maintanance 2" at the Spring School at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, April 8-10, 2014. 
  
RS-14 Roadway Safety Features class will be offered at the Spring School to be held at Eagle Crest Resort April 8-10, 2014.  Attendance is limited to 40 pre-registered* students with preference given to those who have attained their Roads Scholar Level 1 certification. To pre-register for RS-14, please contact Tasha Martinez by phone at 503-986-2855 or send an e-mail. Please include your full name, agency, and phone and email contact information. 

* Note: You will need to pre-register with the T2 Center to attend the Roads Scholar Level 2 class, and you must still register with the APWA to attend the school.
Click on Current Roads Scholar Class Schedule for registration and location information.

Roads Scholar Brochure

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PARTNERSHIP TRAINING
Partnership Training
Scholarships for tuition to Oregon APWA training events are available!  Click here for more information about the APWA scholarship program and requirements or contact the Oregon APWA at (541) 994-3201 or by email for scholarship requirements and to request a scholarship.
 
 The following classes are coming up this year: 

Spring 2014

 

Public Works Developing Leader -
March 11-14, 2014
Surfsand Resort, Cannon Beach
 
Spring Street Maintenance and Collection System School -
April 8-10, 2014
Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond
 
Preventive Treatments for Roadway Surfaces -
April 30-May 1, 2014
Eagle Crest Resort, Redmond
 
Don't miss these great training opportunities!

Fall 2014

 

Fall Street Maintenance and Collection System School -
October 28-30, 2014
Best Western Agate Beach, Newport

Public Works Leadership -
November 18-21, 2014
Surfsand Resort, Cannon Beach
 
Public Works Essentials -
December 9-12, 2014
Holiday Inn, Wilsonville