July 15, 2010
Non Members: $300.00
||DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR AGENCY NEEDS TO DO ABOUT THE NEW MUTCD?
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), which is published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), provides the standards, guidance, and options used by state and local government agencies nationwide to design, install, operate, and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public traffic.
This session will familiarize participants with the format, applicability and compliance aspects of the significant revisions to the MUTCD that have been incorporated into the 2009 Edition. The presentation will address the manual's format and introduction, and then touch on the nine Parts of the manual to discuss the significant changes in each.
The participants in this seminar will become familiar with the revised format of the new MUTCD, learn about the most significant revisions to the standards, guidance, and options included in the MUTCD for all traffic control devices including signs, pavement markings, traffic control signals and more.
Participants will have an opportunity to ask the presenters about the changes and why they were made.
After viewing this program participants will be better able to:
1. Conceptualize the significant changes in the 2009 MUTCD
2. Explain why these changes were made
3. Determine when these changes need to be made in the field.
||R. MARSHALL ELIZER, JR., P.E., PTOE
Senior Transportation Engineer
Gresham, Smith and Partners, Nashville, Tennessee
Mr. Elizer has been involved in transportation planning and engineering for over 34 years. His professional experience includes 22 years of public service and 13 years of private sector practice. His responsibilities have included the management, planning, design and operation of street and traffic systems in Colorado, Tennessee, Texas and California.
The following is a summary of Mr. Elizer¡¦s relevant education and experience.
« Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Transportation Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
« Continuing education from the University of Colorado, Pennsylvania State University, Northwestern University, and Georgia Technological University.
« Registered as a Professional Engineer in 14 states: Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Colorado, and Mississippi.
« Certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE).
« Eight years service on the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NUTCD)
« Past International President (1995) of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
« Served from 1999-2005 as Director-at-Large for Transportation for the American Public Works Association (APWA) Board of Directors.
« Steering Committee Member of the National Transportation Operations Coalition (NTOC) since 2000
« City Traffic Engineer and Transportation Planner for the City of Lakewood, Colorado, a city of 130,000 in the Denver metropolitan area (1979-85).
« Director of Transportation for the City of Arlington, Texas, a city of 300,000 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth urban area (1985-91).
« Public Works and Transportation Director for the City of Modesto, California, a city of 210,000 in the central California San Joaquin Valley (1991-97).
« Principal transportation engineer with Gresham, Smith and Partners, a 600-person Nashville-based engineering, planning and architecture firm (1997-present).
||SCOTT WAINWRIGHT, P.E., PTOE
Mr. Scott Wainwright, P.E., PTOE, is a Highway Engineer on the MUTCD Team. Scott is in charge of Parts 3 and 4 of the MUTCD, which deal with Pavement Markings and Traffic Signals, respectively.
Prior to joining the FHWA in 2001, Scott was a traffic engineer with the Montgomery County (MD) Department of Public Works & Transportation for 27 years, serving the last 7 years as Chief of Traffic & Parking Services. Prior to that, he was a traffic engineer with the Connecticut State DOT for 5 years. He was a member of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD) for 18 years and served as the Chair of the Signals Technical Committee.
||Moderator: Alonzo Linan, PE, PTOE
Assistant Public Works Director
City of Olathe
Alonzo has been involved in transportation since 1988. During that time, he transitioned from working at the state level (KDOT), to the regional level (MARC) to the local level (City of Olathe). Alonzo started in Olathe in 1995 as the City Traffic Engineer and is now the Assistant Public Works Director with oversight of Traffic Engineering, Street Maintenance and Facility Management.
Olathe is an APWA Accredited organization and Alonzo participated in Olathe’s original accreditation in 2004 and their reaccreditation in 2008. He was involved in a peer review for Grain Valley, MO and has acted as a reviewer for Arlington, TX.