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MD T2 Center launches new website, reports best year

MD T2 Center launches new website, reports best year


The Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer (MD T2) Center, part of the University of Maryland’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has launched a new website and reports 2007 as its best year ever in terms of quantity and quality of training courses delivered.

The MD T2 Center as part of the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) has seen exponential growth in course offerings since 2003 when it offered 21 courses.  In 2005, 49 courses were offered and last year it topped the charts with a total of 78 courses offered!  “I think the MD T2 Center staff is doing a great job of helping the municipalities as well as the State and the FHWA in terms of transferring technology to the field,” said Dan Sanayi, P.E., Infrastructure and Technology Team Leader, FHWA DelMar Division.

In an effort to further MD T2’s focus on delivering training to its customers, a new MD T2 web site has been developed that introduces a sleeker design and more user friendly pages. Class registration and training requests can be completed from the new site. To see the MD T2 Center’s new look, please visit: www.mdt2center.umd.edu

Philip Tarnoff, MD T2 Center Director acknowledged, “The Center’s 2007 accomplishments have received recognition from the Administrator of the Maryland State Highway Administration, Neil Pedersen, during a recent advisory board meeting for being one of the most active LTAP center’s in the Nation.”  There are 57 LTAP centers located throughout the Nation, Puerto Rico and regional centers that serve tribal governments.

Some of the more popular courses taught at the MD T2 Center include  Construction Mathematics, Highway Capacity Analysis, Introduction to Temporary Traffic Control, Traffic Engineering Short Course, Winter Maintenance and Work Zone Design. Since 2006, the Center has made “in-house” training available to its customers.  With “in-house” training, the Center offers requested courses on site as opposed to coming to College Park.  This has become popular with municipal governments who have numerous employees in need of training and restricted travel budgets.

With 2008 well underway, the MD T2 Center is looking forward to another record setting year and hopes, with the release of the new website, they can achieve it.

About the MD T2 Center

The MarylandTransportation Technology Transfer Center (MD T2 Center) was established in 1984 at the University of Maryland, College Park. LTAP provides an excellent foundation for T2 activities in Maryland. Each year, the Center works with the Maryland SHA and the FHWA to develop a work plan that meets the training and technology assistance needs of agencies with transportation responsibilities within the state of Maryland. For more information about the MD T2 Center visit their web page at www.mdt2center.umd.edu.

About the A. James Clark School of Engineering

The Clark School of Engineering, situated on the rolling, 1,500-acre University of Maryland campus in College Park, Md., is one of the premier engineering schools in the U.S.


The Clark School's graduate programs are collectively the fastest rising in the nation. In U.S. News & World Report's annual rating of graduate programs, the school is 15th among public and private programs nationally, 9th among public programs nationally and first among public programs in the mid-Atlantic region. The School offers 13 graduate programs and 12 undergraduate programs, including degree and certification programs tailored for working professionals.


The school is home to one of the most vibrant research programs in the country. With major emphasis in key areas such as communications and networking, nanotechnology, bioengineering, reliability engineering, project management, intelligent transportation systems and space robotics, as well as electronic packaging and smart small systems and materials, the Clark School is leading the way toward the next generations of engineering advances.

Visit the Clark School homepage at www.eng.umd.edu.

March 4, 2008


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