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  • What's New with T2?

    Register now for the Smarter Work Zones webinar "Implementing Technology Application Solutions" to be held Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:00 - 2:30 pm.

    Sign up now for the APWA Fall School October 6 - 8 in Seaside.

    Public Works Leadership will be held October 27 - 30 in Cannon Beach. Register here.

    Roads Scholar Program is Heating Up. RS-1, RS-2, RS-3, and RS-4 classes have been scheduled on the Western side of the state for this Fall. See the Roads Scholar page for dates and registration information.

T2 Center Resources Training


Current Newsletter

The Summer 2015 Oregon Roads newsletter is now available. Read how roundabouts are reducing rural crashes, ways to deal with the heat, high friction surface treatment, and much more.
Don't forget that our newsletter is now paperless. To receive the Oregon Roads Newsletter, send us your contact information using the link below.


Need a boost in your training program? Out of ideas? We have a well stocked library of training and safety videos 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. Visit our lending library page for more information.


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

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.
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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 requests.
Sign up now for the following programs:
October 6-8, 2015
Seaside Convention Center, Seaside
October 27-30, 2015
Surfsand Resort, Cannon Beach
December 8-11, 2015
Holiday Inn, Wilsonville


  • These classes have been scheduled on the western side of the state for this Fall:
    RS-1: "Basics of a Good Road"
  • RS-2: "Drainage, Key to Roads that Last
  • RS-3: "Paving Materials"
  • RS-4: "Environmental BMPs 1"

  • See our Road Scholar page for more information and to register.


Did you know that the T2 Center offers free training to public agencies and their crew on the following topics? 

  • - Public Agency Work Zone Traffic Control (Flagging)
  • - Defensive Driving
  • - Safe Forklift Operation (refresher)
  • - Forklift Operator Training (initial certification)
  • - HazMat Awareness
  • - Sleep Deprivation
  • - Work Zone Integrity
  • - Pre-trip Inspection
  • - Equipment Tie-down
  • - Drug and Alcohol Awareness for CDL Holders
  • - Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Supervisors
  • - Emergency Bridge Assessment
  • - Hearing Protection
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 number of people for the class and a place to hold it.

Click here to view a printable brochure on the Circuit Rider classes offered. Click on Training Calendar to view current classes scheduled. 

If you do not have enough people to fill 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 in order to fill it.
Call us at (503) 986-2855 to schedule a class.