Bring FHWA and National Highway Institute (NHI) training courses on the Human Factors Guidelines and the Handbook for Designing Roadways for the Aging Population to TxDOT districts, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and city engineering audiences.
- Identify availability of courses. A handbook course may not exist. Consider working to develop a course or asking for a course from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
- Select the desired training format:
- Option 1: NHI instructors deliver a low-cost NHI course (limited to a few locations to be selected by TxDOT).
- Option 2: NHI instructors deliver one in-person course and one condensed webinar course (similar to Interstate Access Justification Report training conducted a few years ago; each district sent two representatives to an in-person training in Austin, and one condensed webinar version was offered to any others).
- Option 3: NHI instructors conduct a train-the-trainer course to TxDOT staff, Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) staff, or others. The course is then delivered through TxDOT, LTAP, etc.
- Deliver training to TxDOT divisions and districts, MPOs, city engineering audiences, and the consultant community. Also deliver training during the Texas District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers conference and other similar statewide conferences.
TxDOT divisions and districts, MPOs, city engineering audiences, and consultant community
- Needed TxDOT management support and direction.
- The difficulty of determining whether training is effective.