2009 MUTCD - Key Considerations for State Adoption

About the Workshop

Joel McCarroll, Scott Beaird, & Charles Radosta will lead a discussion on the key changes to the recently-adopted 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). States must adopt the 2009 National MUTCD as their legal State standard for traffic control devices within two years. Joel McCarroll, a member of the Oregon Traffic Control Devices Committee (OTCDC), will discuss Oregon’s progress towards adoption and potential state-specific supplements. Scott Beaird, a member of the Signals Technical Committee for the National Committee on Traffic Control Devices, will provide background on changes adopted for traffic control signals, including the interim approval for the Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB). Charles Radosta, also a member of the OTCDC, will provide background on various sections of the manual. Click the following to review the press release from the US Department of Transportation.

There is no cost to attend this brown bag lunch session and lunch will be provided. The workshop is equal to 2.0 professional development hours (PDH).

Based on feedback from recent workshop participants, we've added an extra 30 minutes at the beginning of the session to allow time for attendees to sign in and network with other public agency colleagues from around the area. The presentation will begin promptly at 11:00am.

We hope you can join us for this informative workshop as Joel, Scott, & Charles highlight these updates and key information on this important topic.

About the Presenters

Joel McCarroll, PE
Traffic Manager, ODOT Region 4

Joel is a member of the Oregon Traffic Control Devices Committee. Part of his role on that committee is representing ODOT to develop the State supplement to the federal manual. He was involved in the adoption of the 2009 MUTCD as part his recently completed AASHTO fellowship.

Scott Beaird, PE
Senior Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Bend, OR

Scott's experience includes a wide range of the transportation engineering practice, with a particular focus on traffic signal systems and the evaluation and design of roundabouts. Scott is actively involved in the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices as a member of the Signals Technical Committee and the Roundabouts Task Force. He has a particular interest in the growing need for the application of various forms of signalization at roundabouts. Through this presentation, Scott will share insights from his involvement in the 2009 MUTCD adoption process.

Charles Radosta, PE
Associate Engineer, Kittelson & Associates, Inc., Portland, OR

Charles has over 17 years of experience and has been involved in a wide range of transportation engineering projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. Charles has served as a project manager on over 200 traffic-engineering projects for KAI, including dozens of publicly funded projects and several on-call contracts. In addition to his design and project management experience, Charles also developed and served as a co-instructor for a two-day traffic signal design course for the University of Washington and Oregon State University. He has held a position on the Oregon Traffic Control Devices Committee since 1999, and he currently serves as Public Works Manager for the Portland office of KAI.