Utility Coordination Training for Local Agencies and Utility Owners, FY09
Jim Grothaus, Sr Dir, Tech Assist & Custom Trng, Center for Transportation Studies
Project Summary:The Implementation of the new Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) utility coordination process impacted existing roles and responsibilities of Mn/DOT personnel, consultants, utility owners, and local agencies involved with utility coordination. Consequently, unforeseen implementation issues were expected to surface as Mn/DOT began to apply the new utility coordination process. A careful implementation strategy played an important role in the successful adoption of the new utility coordination process: the Mn/DOT Utility Training expanded specific training for Minnesota city and county personnel who coordinated utilities on Mn/DOT trunk highway right-of-way, and trained utility owners to better understand the Mn/DOT coordination process and their associated roles and responsibilities.
- Start date: 10/2008
- Project Status: Completed
- Research Area: Research Implementation
- Topics: Training and Development
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