Technology Transfer Center

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The Technology Transfer (T2) Program is a nationwide effort financed jointly by the Federal Highway Administration and individual state departments of transportation. Its purpose is to transfer the latest state-of-the-art technology in the areas of roads and bridges by translating the technology into terms understood by local and state highway or transportation personnel.

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Training

The Technology Transfer Training Program offers local agencies technical and non-technical training. The seminars and classes are tuition free. A variety of subjects are offered at training sites around the state in an effort to bring the training closer to local agency personnel. Classes and seminars present information on various aspects of highway design, construction, maintenance, work zone safety and general safety. For a complete class schedule and a brief description of each class of the T2 Center training program, click the pdf below.

Courses

Flagger Training

Flaggers are the most important members of your construction or maintenance crew. In order to protect your work zones, every flagger is required to know proper flagging procedures and use the appropriate equipment. Chapter 6E of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control (MUTCD) contains all of the flagger requirements and recommendations. Please view the MUTCD for more information.

Click here to go to the Learning Management System (LMS) to check on your training credentials.

Publications

IDOT Resources

P003Traffic Control Field Manual
(April, 2016, Issue #1)
P016Concrete - PASER Manual, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
This manual will help people in local agencies use the PASER system to evaluate concrete pavement surface condition. They can use techniques alone to manage pavements, or incorporate them into a more comprehensive management system. (48 pages)
P017Asphalt - PASER Manual, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
This bulletin will help people in local agencies use the PASER system to evaluate asphalt pavement surface condition. They can use techniques alone to manage pavements, or incorporate them into a more comprehensive management system. (40 pages)
P018General Administrative Duties of the Township Highway Commissioner, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2017
This manual was prepared for use in General Administrative Duties of the Township Highway Commissioner's Seminar. The manual went through extensive revisions in 2001 and was prepared through cooperative efforts of the Illinois Association of County Engineers, the Township Officials of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Community Affairs and the Illinois Department of Transportation Bureau of Local Roads and Streets' Technology Transfer Center. The manual was updated in July 2017.
P022Gravel - PASER Manual, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002
This bulletin will help people in local agencies use the PASER system to evaluate gravel pavement surface condition. They can use techniques alone to manage pavements, or incorporate them into a more comprehensive management system. (32 pages)
P027Highway - Rail Grade Crossing Safety & Enforcement Manual, Illinois Commerce Commission, 2003
This booklet seeks to assist law enforcement officers and other first responders to safely investigate crashes, deaths, and injuries at highway - rail grade crossings and on railroad rights-of-way. (27 pages)
P029The Illinois Grade Crossing Protection Fund, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2015
This publication gives an overview of the use, operation, and administration of the IL grade crossing protection fund. (44 pages)
P030Signing of Road District and Township Highways, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2017
This booklet is to furnish guidance to the Highway Commissioner regarding signs and their uses and traffic control devices. Any reference to the "Manual" is to the "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices" or the "Illinois Supplement to the National Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices". (78 pages)
P031Motor Fuel Tax Funds: Source, Distribution, & Uses for Counties, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2017
This pamphlet was prepared to provide local agency's officials with a quick reference to the source, distribution and uses of Motor Fuel Tax funds. It is the intent that the provisions of this document be a reference and not the final authority on the receipt or expenditure of Motor Fuel Tax funds. (13 pages)
P032Motor Fuel Tax Funds: Source, Distribution, & Uses for Municipalities, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2017
This pamphlet was prepared to provide local agency's officials with a quick reference to the source, distribution and uses of Motor Fuel Tax funds. It is the intent that the provisions of this document be a reference and not the final authority on the receipt or expenditure of Motor Fuel Tax funds. (13 pages)
P033Motor Fuel Tax Funds: Source, Distribution, & Uses for Road Districts, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2017
This pamphlet was prepared to provide local agency's officials with a quick reference to the source, distribution and uses of Motor Fuel Tax funds. It is the intent that the provisions of this document be a reference and not the final authority on the receipt or expenditure of Motor Fuel Tax funds. (15 pages)
P034Highway Jurisdiction Guidelines for Highway and Street Systems, IDOT, Bureau of Local Roads, 2006
These guidelines summarize highway jurisdiction issues and outlines the process required for jurisdictional transfers. It also addresses vacations and additions to the township and road district system. These guidelines take you step by step through the process describing the required actions, and if applicable, alternatives. (122 pages)
P043The Illinois Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (IMUTCD) consists of the national Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NMUTCD) issued by the Federal Highway Administration as amended by the Illinois Supplement to the MUTCD. The MUTCD is available online at http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/

Current Issue

In the interest of statewide uniformity, forward requests for interpretations, experimentation, and changes to the MUTCS of IL Supplement to dot.ilmutcd@illinois.gov.
P053Seal Coats (Oil and Chipping)
P054Sealcoat - PASER Manual, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001
This bulletin will help people in local agencies use the PASER system to evaluate Sealcoat pavement surface condition. They can use techniques alone to manage pavements, or incorporate them into a more comprehensive management system. (20 pages)
P055Brick & Block - PASER Manual, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001
This bulletin will help people in local agencies use the PASER system to evaluate Brick & Block pavement surface condition. They can use techniques alone to manage pavements, or incorporate them into a more comprehensive management system. (8 pages)
P056Unimproved Roads - PASER Manual, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001
This bulletin will help people in local agencies use the PASER system to evaluate Unimproved Roads pavement surface condition. They can use techniques alone to manage pavements, or incorporate them into a more comprehensive management system. (16 pages)

Videos

TC3 logo

Local government and tribal transportation practitioners across the U.S. are responsible for more than 75 percent of our Nation’s highway network. AASHTO’s TC3 training library is one resource for local and tribal agencies in building and maintaining the skills necessary to operate such a vast system. FHWA has an agreement with AASHTO to provide local government and tribal transportation practitioners with access to this library.

What is TC3?

TC3 is AASHTO’s online training library of 190+ training modules. Courses are developed by subject matter experts and include national best practices. All courses are available on the TC3 website and also a mobile app, available on iOS and Android systems.

About the Courses

Courses are developed using a Core Curriculum Matrix model that focuses on six technical categories: construction, employee development, maintenance, materials, pavement preservation, and traffic and safety. Each category is divided into four skill levels that define a career progression, from entry level (Level I) through management and administrative (Level IV). Users can then take courses that match their field and skill level.

For maximum flexibility, users can build a personal library of courses. They can also start and stop courses as needed based on their schedule. The platform includes a dashboard that tracks progress through each course a user starts so they can see where they are at a glance and pick back up where they left off.

More than 90 percent of the courses also qualify for professional development hours (PDHs) that can contribute to continuing education and licensure renewal.

Get Started!

Access to courses is available to local agency and tribal staff only. To get started:

Create an AASHTO account login at https://register.transportation.org

  • Select Register. Then you must enter your agency email address.
  • After registration is complete, you will have unlimited access to the curriculum.
  • To browse and gain access to the TC3 course offerings, go to https://tc3.transportation.org/
  • Use promotion code: D5X3-B3D9-52CB-4XCX
  • For additional help, watch this YouTube video:https://youtu.be/NcFONY2R78s

FHWA does not endorse specific products, services or enterprises.

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If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact:

Barry Kent
Technology Transfer Program Manager
Bureau of Local Roads and Streets
Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 S. Dirksen Parkway, Room 208
Springfield, IL 62764
(217) 785-2350
(217) 720-2300 Cell
barry.kent@illinois.gov

GIS

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Equipment Loan Program

The Illinois T2 Equipment Loan Program offers various pieces of equipment available for loan to all local government agencies throughout Illinois. Local agencies are encouraged to take advantage of these items as a way of saving money versus purchasing equipment that may only be needed for a short time. All items are great tools for use in making your roadways safer!

Road Vista 922 Retroreflectometer

Road Vista 922 Retroreflectometer

Ensures a cost effective, safe, absolute means of meeting the  MUTCD minimum retroreflectivity requirements for traffic signs.

Videos

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Using custom patented sensor technology, SmartTool displays in degrees, % slope or inches per foot and is accurate within 1/10th of a degree.

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Events

Build A Better Mousetrap Competition
Mousetraps are unique solutions to common problems—they can include the development of tools or software, equipment modification, and/or a new process or approach. They might increase safety, reduce costs, improve efficiency, and/or improve transportation quality.

Tailgate Talks
The idea of a tailgate safety talk is to take a discrete activity, practice, or piece of equipment and drill into it quickly in a way that is relevant to what your crews are doing or are likely to encounter. Typically, we’ll talk about the dangers or risks, some best safety practices, perhaps some statistics, and try to relate case studies from OSHA or elsewhere.

Contact Us

Illinois Technology Transfer Center
Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, IL 62764
E-mail: DOT.T2LRSDOT@illinois.gov

Tim Peters
Local Policy & Technology Engineer
Tim.Peters@illinois.gov • (217) 785-5048

Barry Kent
Technology Transfer Program Manager
Barry.Kent@illinois.gov • (217) 785-2350

Stephanie Stoverink
Training Development Technician
Stephanie.A.Stoverink@illinois.gov • (217) 557-1910

Vacant
Training and Graphics Specialist
• (217) 557-1399

Visit our website at
https://idot.illinois.gov/transportation-system/local-transportation-partners/county-engineers-and-local-public-agencies/technology-transfer-center/index