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Title: Task Force


1
Task Force Focus GroupReports
  • 2003 AASHTO/TRB
  • Maintenance Management
  • Conference

2
Pavements Task Force
3
Pavements Task Force
  • AGENDA
  • Overview of Committee Roles / Functions
  • 2002 /2003 Task Force Work Plan Review
  • Status of Resolutions from 2002
  • National Center for Pavement Preservation
  • Research Initiatives
  • NHI Training Update

4
Pavements Task Force
  • 7. Update on Pavement Preservation Scan Tour
  • 8. Coordination with Existing Groups ( TRB, FP2,
    ETG, etc.)
  • 9. Regional Pavement Groups
  • 10.Website / Newsletter
  • 11. General Group Discussion
  • 12. Research Problem Statements
  • 13. Resolutions
  • 14. Work Plan for 2003/2004

5
Pavements Task Force
  • 27 participated
  • Key actions
  • 8 Research Problem Statements
  • Resolution for financial support of the National
    Center for Pavement Preservation

6
Pavements Task Force
  • 2003/2004 Work Plan
  • Activity Support
  • Pavement Preservation Scan Tour demonstration
    projects implementation
  • Workshops and Conferences, TRB activities, the
    Pavement Preservation Expert Task Group (PP ETG)
    meetings, and more
  • Training Support
  • NHI Training Classes
  • Research Support
  • Promote Pavement Preservation new and on-going
    research
  • Promote Utilization of the National Center
    Pavement Preservation

7
Pavements Task Force
  • Suggested Topics for next years meeting
  • 1)  Pavement Recycling, including both hot and
    cold
  • in-place recycling.
  • 2)  Diamond Grinding Procedures and Practice.
  • 3)  Spray Applied Polymer Emulsion Field Studies
    Interim Report by Larry Scofield.
  • 4)  Demonstrations of Pavement Maintenance
    techniques similar to the Alabama demonstrations
    from last year.

8
Roadsides EnvironmentTask Force
9
Roadsides EnvironmentTask Force
  • 10 State DOT representatives
  • 1 USDA Forest Service rep.
  • 4 Industry rep.
  • 2 Academic rep.
  • 0 FHWA rep.

10
Roadsides EnvironmentTask Force
  • Task Force Agenda Highlights
  • Briefing of Chairmans Meeting.
  • Update members on current issues
  • Status of 2002 resolutions
  • Information will be shared on the webpage in the
    future
  • Noted appreciation of Chairmans information
    sharing

11
Roadsides EnvironmentTask Force
  • Charge from Chairman Braceras
  • How does security touch the Roadside
    Environment task force?
  • Cross cuts all maintenance areas of
    responsibility.
  • Vulnerabilities in the roadside environment
  • Clean water systems at rest areas and other
    facilities
  • Sewage treatment facilities (dump stations)
  • Roadside threats from abandoned vehicles

12
Roadsides EnvironmentTask Force
  • Security cont.
  • Roadsides may provide many such soft targets
    which are more readily accessible than those
    conventionally considered (i.e. nuclear power
    plants, metropolitan water systems, mass
    participation events, etc.)
  • Work plan will include identifying these and
    other areas of concern

13
Roadsides EnvironmentTask Force
  • AASHTO SCOM Webpage
  • Selected FHWA liaison as the information manager
    for the task force
  • Security concerns
  • Access to individual SCOM member e-mail
    addresses
  • Suggest each member provide the
    addresses/information to be displayed on the
    webpage
  • John requested the Secretary to bring these
    concerns to the webpage task force

14
Roadsides EnvironmentTask Force
  • Proposed Research
  • Develop a problem statement to perform a
    synthesis in the following areas
  • What products or techniques are being used to
    combat the brown out effect from spray for snow
    and ice control on certain vegetation?
  • What are the best practices that have been
    developed to meet the requirement of Phase II of
    the NPDES Storm water permit?
  • Security? Should we combine concerns from other
    task forces?

15
Roadsides EnvironmentTask Force
  • 2003 Work Plan
  • Develop a survey of state DOTs on successfully
    implemented NPDES Phase II Storm Water permits.
  • Identify potential security risks and methods to
    protect roadsides and the environment and
    determine training available for maintenance
    responders.

16
Roadsides EnvironmentTask Force
  • 2003 Work Plan cont.
  • Revisit the issue of the privatization of rest
    areas and welcome centers. Are guidelines
    needed?? Survey states positions.
  • NCHRP 25-25-4 Project to develop web based
    information sharing of environmental best
    practices. Members of the task force will be
    contributing to this project.

17
Roadsides EnvironmentTask Force
  • 2003 Work Plan cont.
  • Seek papers to potentially be presented at the
    TRB A3C07 group meeting.
  • Forest Service is developing a video on invasive
    weed control for equipment operators that may be
    of some interest to the task force. Will
    distribute to task force members upon
    completion.
  • Work on potential presentations/topics for next
    years meeting in North Dakota.
  • Liaison with TRB and NRVMA

18
Bridges Task Force
19
Bridges Task Force
  • Update of State Bridge Maintenance Engineers list
    completed regularly updated.
  • Utilized list for Cracksealer Overlay survey
    Survey completed, possible future survey on thin
    overlays
  • Bridges specific county municipal outreach

20
Bridges Task Force
  • A need for NCHRP 20-7, Synergy on each state
    Preventive Maintenance Procedures.
  • Promote regional Bridge Maintenance meetings to
    discuss detail headaches and successes, new
    materials.
  • Last years Bridge Resolution was a success.
  • Security How it has impacted Bridge Maintenance.

21
Traffic Services SafetyTask Force
22
Traffic Services Safety
  • ITEMS DISCUSSED
  • Membership and Leadership
  • - need to attract subcommittee members to work
    on task force issues
  • - selected a new chair
  • Communication and Coordination
  • - development of Traffic Services Safety page
    on the subcommittee website underway

23
  • - need to identify task force contact for
    website.
  • - review Traffic Engineering and Operations
    Management subcommittee efforts to eliminate
    duplication.
  • - increase communication with Task Force members.

24
  • Notice of Proposed Rule Making
  • - Scott Battles presented FHWAs NPRM related to
    23CFR630, Subpart J.
  • - Sterling Davis represents SCoM
  • - need to develop response to NPRM from a
    maintenance perspective.
  • National Security
  • Determine the role of the Task Force.

25
  • Revised Statement of Direction
  • - Promote Safety and Mobility for the traveling
    public by providing guidance on maintenance and
    operation procedures for management of traffic
    infrastructure.
  • Focus Areas
  • - AASHTO Maintenance Manual
  • - Incident and Emergency Management
  • - Security, and
  • - Work Zone mobility and safety.

26
Action Items
  • Determine what impact the new NPRM on Work Zone
    Safety and Mobility will have on maintenance
    operations.
  • Determine the role of maintenance crews in
    enhancing safety and security of the highway
    system.
  • Review the most current Americans with
    Disabilities Act (ADA) document addressing public
    ROW accessibility, and determine the impact on
    maintenance operations.

27
Snow Ice Task Force
28
Snow Ice Task Force
  • Winter Maintenance Technical Support Program
    committee (a.k.a. WMPCC)
  • Met in Minneapolis in November 2002
  • Met in Helena in May 2003
  • Finalized proposed 4 year SICOP Work Plan

29
Snow Ice Task Force
  • Snow Ice Task Force concurred with the 4
    Year SICOP Work Plan
  • Proposed resolution to SOM to approve the 4 Year
    SICOP Work Plan

30
Equipment Focus Group
31
Equipment Focus Group
  • Regional Equipment Meetings
  • Support Biennial Equipment Workshop
  • 2003 AASHTO Equipment Reference Book
  • Research Standardization of Emergency Equipment
    Lights
  • Updated Focus Group Statement of Direction
  • New Chair and Vice Chair
  • 14 participated

32
Equipment Focus Group
  • Equipment Management Training
  • Support Best Practice Guide on Protection of
    Maintenance Facilities and Equipment from
    Vandalism and Terrorist Attack
  • Publish Equipment Reference Book
  • 2004 Biennial Equipment Workshop
  • Support Regional Equipment Activities

33
Management Systems Focus Group
34
Management SystemsFocus Group
  • Three sub-groups met together
  • 49 participated

35
Management SystemsFocus Group
  • Key actions
  • Revise new Maintenance Management System manual
    and get NHI course underway
  • Support emergency response initiatives with data
    about available resources
  • Organize and host national workshop on
    Maintenance Management and Accountability

36
Work Force DevelopmentFocus Group
37
Workforce Development Activities
  • TCCC Activities Organizational Structure
  • Maintenance Core Curriculum
  • Approved Courses for NHI Development
  • NPHQ Strategic Plan
  • Communications Plan
  • Sponsor Paper Presentations
  • Joint Meeting with Nat. Training Directors
  • Workforce Challenge, Special Report 275
  • Resolutions
  • Whitefish III Survey
  • National Security
  • Work Plan for 03/04

38
TCCC Activities Organization Structure
  • Ongoing participation at TCCC Meetings
    Semi-annually Leadership Team
  • Pooled Funds 1.2 million committed with
    340,000 available for course development
  • Developing 5 Core Curriculums for Construction,
    Materials, Maintenance, Work Zone Safety Human
    Resource Soft Skills
  • Future Request to AASHTO to Assign an Executive
    Chair to Represent TCCC on SCOH
  • Future Vision, Mission, Goals Strategic Plan

39
Maintenance Core Curriculum
  • Training Matrix with Four Technical Skill Levels
  • Identifies Subject Area, Discipline, Work
    Competency
  • Primarily Technical Skills by Level/Job Title
  • Identifies Current Available NHI Courses and
    Training Gaps
  • Future Consultant Services to Overlay 5
    Curriculums, Identify Gaps Assist in Course
    Scope Development

40
Approved Courses for NHI Development
  • Maintenance Contracting
  • Maintenance Management Systems
  • Understanding Benchmarking Performance Measures

41
NPHQ Strategic Plan
  • Included High Level Goal for Work Force
  • Goal To have an adequate work force with a
    strong quality orientation in the highway
    industry
  • Five Objectives Work with National Orgs. to
    promote training quality training development
    training as an award category or criteria
    academic partnership growth, and participation
    in developing core training curriculums
  • Ten Strategies

42
Communications Plan
  • Web Site Contact John Nickelson, RI
  • Focus Group Communications thru Email, Web Site
    Postings, List Serve, and Conference Calls

43
Sponsor Paper Presentations
  • Training The Key to Technology Implementation
    MMC03-013, by Leland Smithson, AASHTO
  • Simulator-Based Equipment Operator Training
    MMC03-014, by James Edson, CalDOT

44
Joint National Training Directors Meeting
  • TCCC Planning Combined Meeting with National
    Training Directors
  • Target Fall 2004 (Kansas City ???)
  • Invite State Technical Training Owners
  • Include Joint Session and Separate Tracks

45
The Workforce Challenge, Special Report 275
  • Recently Released by TRB
  • Addresses Recruiting, Training, and Retaining
    Qualified Workers for Transportation and Transit
    Agencies
  • Focus on Training as a Priority, supports more
    Federal Transportation Funding for Training, and
    supports reauthorization for NHI, LTAP and
    University Partnerships

46
Whitefish III Survey
  • Survey of SOM Membership
  • 15 Responses
  • Interest in Pursuing / Piggy-backed to another
    workshop / 1 to 2 Day
  • Pursue a Call for Papers/Abstracts
  • Option to hold Virtual Workshop
  • Joint Effort with A3C01 A3C03

47
National Security Involvement
  • Investigate availability of Terrorism Awareness
    Training for field workers
  • Locate Link Brochures and Informational
    Materials to Web Page
  • Prepare NCHRP Synthesis on State Practices

48
Work Plan 03/04 Continued
  • Research Synthesis on Homeland Security State
    Practices
  • Investigate Information on Homeland Security for
    Maintenance Workers
  • Continued Support Toward Whitefish III
  • Investigate Montanas Federal-aid Contracting
    Manual for Possible Federal Funding for Training

49
Contract Maintenance Focus Group
50
Contract Maintenance Focus Group
  • Good participation with DOTs and Industry
  • 19 participated

51
Contract Maintenance Focus Group
  • Key actions
  • Complete survey, verify information, post to web
    site.
  • Complete newsletter and post to web site.
  • Organize and host national workshop on
    Maintenance Contracting, tentatively scheduled
    for April in Orlando, Florida.
  • Future - Develop Maintenance Contracting and
    Oversight Short Course

52
Customer Satisfaction Focus Group
53
Customer SatisfactionFocus Group
  • Key actions
  • Accepted and will post Report on Survey of
    current state of use of Performance Measures on
    Subcommittee Web Site.
  • Will develop definitions and protocols for two
    performance measures
  • Request an extension of Resolution 01-07 of three
    additional years.

54
Customer SatisfactionFocus Group
  • 6 participants
  • Reviewed 2003 Survey Report (Performance
    Measures)
  • Selected 4 candidates from which to develop two
    performance measures

55
Research Focus Group
56
Research Focus Group
  • Met as Focus Group (July 2003)
  • Tentatively Selected New Leadership

57
Research Focus Group
  • Key actions
  • Prepare research problem statements by July 31,
    2003
  • Prioritize research problem statements submit
    to NCHRP by September 15, 2003
  • Contact State Maintenance Directors to discuss
    importance of this research with their RAC SCOR
    members (December 1, 2003)
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