The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Transportation Litigation

When - Where

February 8, 2018

(8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Central Time)
Ellington Agricultural Center
UT Extension Office
5201 Marchant Dr.
Nashville, TN  37211-5112
Tel: 615-832-6550 for directions

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With public funding for transportation infrastructure being limited, many surface transportation facilities including streets and highways may become subject to litigation. This course will focus on design, operational and maintenance issues associated with streets and highways that can lead to claims and litigation. Furthermore, the workshop will review pertinent laws, standards and policies, providing the attendee fundamental information on the litigation process. A review of various litigation cases will illustrate the presentation.


This course is designed for all those who are involved in transportation efforts from planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance. The course focuses on roadway litigation and is designed to provide engineers, public works employees, attorneys, risk managers and administrators relevant information to minimize transportation infrastructure related lawsuits.


Don R. Moore, P.E., ACTAR
Mr. Moore is a transportation engineer with over forty (45) years of engineering experience in roadway planning, design, and operations. He has worked in both the public and private sectors and has worked with several local and state agencies in the application of access management and driveway permitting regulations as access management has evolved. Mr. Moore is the President of Engineering Forensics Group, Inc. located in Knoxville, Tennessee.


6 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) can be granted for this course.


The Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering (TATE) is an educational Program providing continuing education for engineers, planners, designers and technicians. The program focuses on the basic design of transportation facilities, the evaluation of traffic operations, and the collection of data to support various transportation studies. Successful completion of the required curricula of core and elective courses, confers TATE certification. For more information, contact Frank Brewer at 865-974-5255.


8:00 a.m.Registration
8:30 a.m.Welcome and Introduction
Review of Laws relative to street and highway litigation
Review of Standards, Policies, and Documentations
10:00 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.Review of Street and Highway design defects
Traffic control defects
11:30 p.m.Lunch (On your own)
12:30 p.m.Construction defects
Maintenance defects
2:00 p.m.Break
2:15 p.m.Review of various cases
Course wrap-up and adjourn
4:00 p.m.*Written exam
*For participants who want to receive credit for the course toward the
Tennessee Academy for Transportation Engineering certificate.


The registration fee is $120 per person. TDOT employees must register through their local TDOT Training Office. Please note your employment status on the registration form. Please let us know of any special dietary needs. A course may be canceled if there is low enrollment. Forty-eight hours notice will be given to registrants if a course is canceled. Register early! Limited enrollment!


Due to commitments to our instructors and facilities, the registration fee is not refundable if a registrant withdraws less than forty-eight hours before the workshop. You may substitute registrants; please notify us in advance if possible. Please register early as attendance to our workshops has increased. We may not accommodate walk-ins on the day of the workshop.

Register ONLINE here.


Register by fax or mail. Click here to download the brochure.

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