FHWA-NHI-137073 Principles and Tools for Road Weather Management Self Paced Online

Date: 10/1/2023 - 9/30/2024

Location: Online





NOTE: This online course is taken through NHI's new Library Management System, Blackboard. Visit their NHI Blackboard LMS Kickoff page for more information.

Instructions on how to create an account with Blackboard and locate this training will be included in your confirmation email and can be found on your UMTC profile's registration portal page.

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Course Description:
Principles and Tools for Road Weather Management is a 6-hour long web-based training offered by NHI, the authoritative source in transportation training. This course provides transportation professionals in highway maintenance and/or highway operations with training to develop tools and strategies for addressing road weather problems. The course begins with an overview of the types of road weather problems and their associated costs, as well as basic meteorology for non-meteorologists. Through this course, participants are exposed to various strategies for addressing road weather problems, including Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) and the development of crosscutting decision support systems to respond effectively to weather situations. In addition, road weather solutions unique to maintenance management, traffic management, traveler information, and emergency management are discussed.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

- Recognize the crosscutting impacts that weather has upon roadway operations
- Identify the technical and institutional challenges of implementing road weather management strategies
- Explain the range of effective and open solutions to the various types of weather for various management practices, i.e., maintenance, traffic, emergency, and safety management
- Discuss the variety of operational tools and techniques available to the transportation community to deal with the impacts

Target Audience:
Transportation professionals in highway maintenance and/or highway operations
*If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at nhicustomerservice@dot.gov or 877.558.6873.

*For support with using Blackboard, please email nhihd@edusupportcenter.com or call 833-506-3437.



No Cost
Register by 8/24/2024
Public Sector


If you are having trouble registering, please email admin@umasstransportationcenter.org or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.

Please be advised, cancellations must be received no later than 7 days prior to the class, or the registration fee will not be refunded.

First Name Affiliation
Edward City of Cambridge DPW
Nathan Town of Uxbridge
Ryan Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC)
Kenneth Town of Barnstable
Mandy City of Chicopee
Michael Town of Brewster DPW
Jeff Town of Arlington
Vinnie Town of Longmeadow DPW
Adam Town of Watertown DPW