Online Training Resources
All TC3 online courses are available at no cost to employees of local governments. Be sure to use promotion code D5X3-B3D9-52CB-4XCX when registering for courses.
Create an AASHTO account on the registration page. Select 'Register' and enter your agency email address, to gain unlimited access to the curriculum. Use promotion code D5X3-B3D9-52CB-4XCX to access TC3 course offerings. Need help? Watch the YouTube video.
Many NHI online courses are free for all users. Here is a new web-based training series. You must create a free user account to view course offerings.
Acoustics of Highway Traffic and Construction Noise
This WBT teaches the basic principles of acoustics. You'll learn to identify how frequency, wavelength, and octaves impact how humans respond to sound, as well as how to determine the best noise barrier for a given scenario.
Highway Traffic and Construction Noise Regulations
Gain a better understanding of the key federal laws that apply to highway traffic noise, and learn to dstinguish between which projects are categorized as Type I, Type II, and Type III.
How to Measure Highway Traffic Noise
This 2-hour course focuses on noise measurement. You'll learn basic concepts and resources as well as key considerations of noise measurement studies such as equipment, site selection, and sampling periods.
How to Document Highway Traffic Noise Study Results
Learn to identify when and how to conduct noise studies for alternative delivery projects. You'll also learn how to identify as noise study reporting requirements and technical reporting components.
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
ITE and FHWA have reached an agreement that allows employees of small and medium-sized local governments (counties with fewer than 100,000 residents and cities and towns with fewer than 50,000 residents) to access 14 online courses addressing a variety of topics related to highway safety and operations. Click here to get started.
CLAS offers free recordings of almost 50 webinars covering a wide range of topics including Construction, Design, Environment, Outreach, Pavement, Program Management, Safety, and Sustainability.
National Center for Rural Road Safety
The Safety Center team develops and leads trainings on many topics related to rural safety. The page provides an archive (in both pdf and streaming format) of the trainings created by the Safety Center. Click here to check these out.
Suggested Online Training Courses
The odds are good that COVID-19 has disrupted your daily routine. Meetings and conferences have been cancelled or are being held virtually. Travel has been eliminated or restricted in the short term. You may be working from home, and even if you're in the office we're practicing social distancing. While we hope that these changes are only necessary in the short term, you may find yourself looking for something productive to fill the void. Here are a few titles to consider from the previously mentioned online training resources. To learn more about these courses, please follow the instructions above.
- Maintenance of Drainage Features for Safety (NHI, 1 hour)
- Asphalt Pavement Preservation Treatment Series (Modules A-K) (NHI, 10 hours)
- Basics of Transportation Planning (NHI, 4 hours)
- Recognizing Roadside Weeds (Southeastern States) (NHI, 1 hour)
- Flagger Training - WEB-BASED (NHI, 1 hour)
- CDL General Knowledge (TC3, 3 hours)
- Maintenance: Roadside Vegetation Management (TC3, 1 hour)
- Maintenance: Roadway Drainage (TC3, 1 hour)
- Managing Speed: Self-Enforcing Roadway Concepts (ITE)
- Engineering the Uncontrolled Pedestrian Crossing (ITE)
- Traffic Calming, What Has Changed in the Last 20 Years? (ITE)
The Center for Transportation Research is watching the COVID-19 situation closely to ensure that we do our part to prevent the spread of this illness in our state. We have cancelled all scheduled workshops through the end of April. This decision takes into consideration CDC recommendations for "social distancing" and acknowledges that travel and meeting policies can and likely will change with little advanced notice as we move forward. We plan to reschedule these workshops in the same locations, but we are unable to set new dates at this time. Please watch future TTAP emails and our website for information on new and rescheduled classes when the COVID-19 situation improves.
TTI Sheds a Light on Traffic Sign Reflectivity
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is offering parents and their homebound students a unique and inspiring lesson in the science behind how roadway objects like street signs and lane markings can be seen at night-a property called retroreflectivity.
Click here for more information.