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NCHRP 03-78C [Active]

Training and Technology Transfer for Accessability Guidelines for Roundabouts and Channelized Turn Lanes

  Project Data
Funds: $250,000
Staff Responsibility: Stephan A. Parker
Research Agency: Kittelson & Associates
Principal Investigator: Dr. Bastian Schroeder
Effective Date: 1/4/2017
Completion Date: 6/30/2019

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this research is to develop and conduct a training and technology transfer program for the guidebook developed under NCHRP Project 03-78B, Guidelines for the Application of Crossing Solutions at Roundabouts and Channelized Turn Lanes to Assist Pedestrians with Vision Disabilities. The key components of this training program are to (1) develop a public affairs package, (2) prepare training materials, (3) teach 6 in-person workshops per year over a two-year period for 12 training sessions (including one pilot workshop), and (4) deliver 3 webinars over the two-year period. The materials developed as part of the NCHRP 3-78B project will serve as the basis for this training program. The audiences to be included in these workshops may include engineers/administrators who may be responsible for making decisions about roundabout and channelized turn lane designs and installations, and Orientation & Mobility (O&M) professionals who wish to understand better the tradeoffs and considerations of roundabouts and channelized turn lanes for pedestrian access.
 
TASKS
 
(1). Work Plan and Project Management: Prepare a work plan and schedule for the delivery of the in-person training courses, as well the webinars. (2). Public Affairs Package: Prepare a public affairs package with handouts/brochures for the public that can be provided to course participants. (3). Develop Training Materials: Prepare the training materials for delivery in a one-day in-person workshop. (4). Prepare and Deliver 3 Webinars: Prepare an abbreviated version of the training materials for delivery in a one-hour webinar. (5). Deliver Training: Deliver the in-person training using the materials developed in Task 3. (6). Training Summary and Final Materials: At the completion of the project, the team will summarize the training delivery, participant feedback, and other project activities in a training summary report. The report will be supplemented with final training materials that have been revised based on participant feedback.
STATUS
 
Research in progress. In NCHRP 03-78C, training has already been delivered in the following cities: Raleigh, NC, Portland, OR, Columbus, OH, Atlanta, GA, Oakland, CA, Shoreview, MN, Boston, MA, Albany, NY, Bonner Springs, KS, and Austin, TX. Draft final deliverables are anticipated in January 2019. An implementation project scope is under panel consideration.

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