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  • Posted: Apr 3
    Basic and advanced training to include ethanol gas and its effect on two-cycle engines; simple ways to maintain the saw, carburetor tuning and adjusting, chain sharpening techniques, air cleaner maintenance, and more. The class will have a hands-on session on basic safety, PPE, chain tooth parts, felling, notch and hinge, cutting and wedging techniques, and calculations. The advanced class will deal with trees that have come down due to severe weather.
  • Posted: Apr 2
    Learn how to add nature’s glue to existing gravel surfacing and “Make Gravel Roads Great Again!” In addition to classroom training; there will be a demonstration in the field to apply the training to building a 3-part gravel road test section.
  • Posted: Mar 8
    NRRA is a pooled fund that will focus on solving problems that impact road owners with an emphasis on customer needs. This pooled fund will help direct and compliment the use of the MnROAD test track for local, regional and national research, tech transfer and implementation needs.
  • Posted: Mar 6
    This conference is coordinated and sponsored by the North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program (a program under Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University), North Dakota Department of Transportation, Dakota Asphalt Pavement Association, and Associated General Contractors of North Dakota.
  • Posted: Feb 16
    When snow falls, so do people. One of the most threatening winter hazards comes from snow and ice, which increases the potential to slip and fall. These falls can result in serious injuries including lacerations, broken bones, and even traumatic brain injuries.
  • Posted: Feb 7
    The $2,000 Tribal Transportation Scholarship recognizes outstanding Native American students with an interest in transportation engineering, economics or agriculture who are enrolling at North Dakota State University.
  • Posted: Jan 26
    Researchers and students from MPC universities presented more than 60 papers or posters at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) earlier this month. The meeting is the world's largest gathering of transportation researchers and professions.
  • Posted: Jan 25
    Staff and students from NDSU presented several papers and moderated sessions at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board Jan-7-11 in Washington, D.C. The meeting is the largest gathering of transportation-related event in the world with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops.
  • Posted: Jan 11
    We are excited to announce that in partnership with the Northland Chapter of American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA), we are offering a limited number of scholarships to the Northland Chapter of ATSSA How-To Conference held in Fargo, ND.
  • Posted: Nov 15, 2017
    The presentations from the 32nd Regional Local Roads Conference held October 17-18, 2017 in Rapid City, SD are now online.
  • Posted: Oct 27, 2017
    UGPTI program director Tim Horner provided background on North Dakota local road and bridge needs and UGPTI's outreach and education related to local roads during KFGO's "Afternoons Live with Tyler Axness." The interview was a follow-up to a county bridge collapse last week near Park River in Walsh County. Horner made reference to UGPTI's study of local roads and bridges, the ND Local Technical Assistance Program, the ND Truck Weight Calculator and GRIT, UGPTI's Geographic Roadway Inventory Tool.
  • Posted: Oct 5, 2017
    The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University celebrated its 50th Anniversary Aug. 30 by hosting an interactive outdoor event featuring heavy trucks, emergency response vehicles, transportation safety exhibits and highlights of the Institute's history. Photos of the event are now available.
  • Posted: Sep 22, 2017
    Brad Wentz, PE, UGPTI, will review GRIT and the layers that should be focused on this Fall. He will also highlight any enhancements since last Spring along with an overview of the new web viewer maps.
  • Posted: Sep 22, 2017
    North Dakota public agencies deal with cold weather many months of the year. Local officials are exposed to icy roads, uninformed drivers, carbon monoxide and exposure. This training session will address the important winter maintenance and cold weather survival issues.
  • Posted: Aug 29, 2017
    The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Wednesday, Aug. 30, from noon to 4 p.m. with safety and transportation exhibits, free food, and information about the Institute and its history.
  • Posted: Aug 21, 2017
    Staying hydrated is even more critical now that it is hot...you're sweating more. Every pound of weight lost while sweating can equal up to 16-20 ounces of fluid lost. That's fluid that needs to be replenished as soon as possible. Sweating and weight loss during a work day or a workout is a natural process, but you must replenish both the fluid and the nutrients lost for your body to adapt and recover.
  • Posted: Jul 12, 2017
    Whether clearing out dead trees, fallen trees and branches, or occasional operation, it is critical to use proper safety measures when operating a chainsaw. However, not everyone who is handed a saw is properly trained.
  • Posted: Jul 12, 2017
    Researchers have developed an on-line tool to allow users to compare costs associated with different road surfaces. The tool will help local road managers select the most appropriate road surfaces for given traffic and load circumstances.
  • Posted: Jun 19, 2017
    If your job demands prolonged periods of time spent sitting, this becomes a concern. However, there are some things you can do to help yourself! Preventing and solving the problems associated with too much sitting is very simple.
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