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Exchange Express: Flagging, deer-vehicle collisions, and more

July 7, 2022

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LTAP Exchange Express

July 2022 Vol. 10, No. 5

Do's and don'ts of flagging

aerial view of worker in workzone directing a truck to drive slow

Flaggers are a very important part of road construction crews. A short handout developed by Todd Morrison, a flagging instructor for the American Traffic Safety Services Association, highlights some do's and don'ts for flaggers.

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Study underway to reduce deer-vehicle collisions

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Photo: June Breneman

With funding from MnDOT, a wildlife biologist at the University of Minnesota Duluth is taking part in a pilot study to better understand where deer-vehicle collisions happen, document their frequency, and develop recommendations to reduce these incidents.

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'Forever chemicals': PFAS summary report available

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PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals have been attracting attention as their health and environmental risks are becoming better known. A summary report of a recent PFAS forum for airport personnel is now available. While the forum focused on airports, many local agency facilities also fall under state and federal PFAS regulations.

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FWHA offers innovation exchange webinars

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Interested in aquatic organism passage? Cold in-place recycled asphalt? Those are two of the topics coming up in the monthly webinar series from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Center for Local Aid Support. The webinars run from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. CST.

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CDL news: Training provider Q&A webinar recordings

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently hosted a series of webinars to answer common questions from training providers about the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations for commercial driver’s licenses.

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Local road safety plans: Tips and tools

cover of guide: A Handbook with Tips and Tools for Developing A Local Road Safety Plan for Your Community

The National Center for Rural Road Safety has published the Handbook with Tips and Tools for Developing a Local Road Safety Plans for Your Community. The handbook is aimed at local practitioners in the initial stages of developing an LRSP.

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Targeted overlays offer solutions

Everyday Counts

The popularity of concrete overlays is growing nationwide. New resources are available, including the fourth edition of the FHWA Guide to Concrete Overlays.

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USDOT grant announcements

The USDOT has announced two new grant opportunities.

More about USDOT grants