Training is a primary mission of the UMass Transportation Center and a significant component of Center activities. Provided through two distinct programs, Baystate Roads and the UMTC Transportation Training Institute, a broad range of transportation training skill levels and associated needs are addressed.
Baystate Roads is the Massachusetts Local Technical Assistance Program, charged with providing technology transfer training to municipal Departments of Public Works across the state. Programs are available to other public employees and private sector consultants. Focus areas include technical, safety, and personal development skills, such as Hot Mix Asphalt, Work Zone Safety, Leadership at All Levels. The Program is also charged with providing technical training opportunities for Department of Transportation staff. This audience also includes groups of varying degrees of technical acumen, including Maintenance staff and Design engineers.
The broad Baystate Roads audience is in contrast to that of the UMTC Transportation Training Institute, whose focus is primarily private sector consulting engineers. Established in 2015, topics presented have included Pedestrian & Bicycle Facility Design, Roundabout Design, and Signalized Intersections.
Please see the Baystate Roads and UMTC Transportation Training Institute for additional information, training calendars, and class registration.