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CMV/CDL new requirements are coming!

Join us for this session when Matthew Poirier from the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration U.S.DOT will present information on the new requirements to obtain a CDL. Don't miss this very important information!

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Register in advance for the CMV/CDL new requirements session by clicking here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

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Culvert Assessment Success Stories

Join us Wednesday, July 14 with special guests, Mark Costa, Water Resources Engineer at VHB, Kelly Siry, Water Resources Specialist at VHB, and Matthew Hayes, Project Manager for the City of Framingham. The City of Framingham performed an assessment of all city-owned culverts to evaluate their condition and create a prioritization for repairs to extend the service life of these culverts and prevent potential failures. The City’s culvert assessment program used the Culvert Condition Assessment Manual, developed by the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC) and the UMass Transportation Center (UMTC), as the basis for the evaluation.
 
This talk will provide a real-world example of using the Culvert Condition Assessment Manual for a city-wide assessment and will:
- Discuss the culvert field assessments and lessons learned
- Discuss the City’s ranking methodology for prioritization
- Present how to use ArcGIS online mapping to present evaluation criteria
- Present the results, scoring, and prioritization for improvements

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Register in advance for Culvert Assessment Success Stories by clicking here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Recordings of past Stump the Instructor meetings:


June 23, 2021 - How to Hire Qualified People

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June 16, 2021 - Trench Safety Stand-down

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June 9, 2021 - From Dust to Ditches: Gravel Road Maintenance

May 19, 2021 - Live Chainsaw Demo

May 12, 2021 - Work Zone Safety

May 5, 2021 - Chainsaw 102

April 28, 2021 - Chainsaw 101

April 14, 2021 - How to Deal With Difficult People

March 31, 2021 - Road Resources

March 24, 2021 - Got Mud?!

March 17, 2021 - Roadway Slope Stabilization - Innovative Solutions

March 10, 2021 - Pavement Markings

March 3, 2021 - A Sign of the Times

February 24, 2021 - How is the Weather in Sudbury?

February 17, 2021 - Lexington Pavement Management Excellence

February 10, 2021 - Don't Go In The Hole!

February 3, 2021 - New England Road Talk: A Different Approach to Virtual Education and Training 

January 20, 2021 - Dig Safe 101: What you need to know

January 13, 2021 - Massachusetts Hoisting Engineer Regulations and Questions

January 6, 2021 - Build A Better Mousetrap

December 16, 2020 - Porous Pavement Do's and Don'ts

December 9, 2020 - What's Dripping From That Truck?

December 2, 2020 - To Pre-Treat or Not to Pre-Treat?

Salt Application Rate Chart

November 4, 2020 - Social Media as easy as 1, 2, 3

October 28, 2020 - What Is That White Stuff?

October 14, 2020 - Backhoe and Equipment Maintenance

October 7, 2020 - Spotted Lantern Fly and other Invasive Insects, AND Invasive Plants: Wacky Weeds and Fall Foes

September 30, 2020 - Silica Dust, Killing You Softly and Silently

September 23, 2020 - Drainage, Drainage and DRAINAGE

September 16, 2020 - A Storm Is Coming, Get Your Chainsaw Ready

August 26, 2020 - UAS? UFO? or a really cool way to perform DPW inspections

August 19, 2020 - CDL Do's and Don'ts

August 12, 2020 - GIS and GPS Apps For Your DPW

August 5, 2020 - Traffic Signal Basics

July 29, 2020 - Trench and Excavation Safety

July 22, 2020 - Managing & Leading During a Pandemic

July 15, 2020 - Work Zone Safety

July 8, 2020 - A User’s Guide to MS4 Permitting

July 1, 2020 - Let's Talk Culverts: Small Structures With Big Impacts

Let's Talk Culverts Chat Comments

June 24, 2020 - Getting Back to Basics: A Foreman's Perspective

June 17, 2020 - Are You Ready for OSHA?

June 10, 2020 - Top 10 Paving Inspection Items

Top 10 Paving Inspection Chat Comments

June 3, 2020 - Street Trees and Tree Routes

Anne Lusk Presentation; Marc Fournier Presentation; Tom Smiley Presentation

Street Trees and Tree Routes Chat Comments

May 27, 2020 - Pavement Management-The Key to Infrastructure Spending

Pavement Management Presentation

May 20, 2020 - Municipal Culvert Assessment

May 13, 2020 - Concrete Sidewalk ABCs

MaCAPA Presentation

Concrete Sidewalk Best Practices Handout

May 6, 2020 - Solutions for Pavement Life Extension

Solutions for Pavement Life Extension Presentation

April 29, 2020 - Pedestrian Work Zone Barricades & the MUTCD

Pedestrian Work Zone Barricades & the MUTCD Presentation

April 22, 2020 - Chainsaw Maintenance

Oregon PowerSharp Bar-Mount Chainsaw Sharpening Demo

April 15, 2020 - Construction During COVID-19 with MassDOT Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver

April 8, 2020 - COVID-19 Update/Hot-applied, Pourable, Self-adhesive Rigid Asphalt

April 1, 2020 - Gravel Road Maintenance

March 23, 2020 - How Your DPW is Dealing with COVID-19