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ATTC Flagger Training

The purpose of this course is to promote safety, and the proper use of flaggers for traffic control. Flagger training is important because it promotes safety for you, safety for your work crew companions, safety for pedestrians (including those with disabilities), safety for bicyclists and safety for the motoring public. Much of the information regulating work zone safety is also covered in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The value of the job of a Flagger is VERY often underestimated by the general public. Your job sets up everything else for success or disaster. The job of controlling and directing traffic is extremely important and should be carried out with pride.


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This seminar should be of interest to contractors, and their employees, safety representatives, local and state employees, and all those whose work involves street and highway operations on or adjacent to the roadway.

Tuesday, February 02 – Mobile
Hampton Inn & Suites Providence Park
525 Providence Park Drive
Mobile, AL 36695

Wednesday, February 03 – Montgomery
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel
201 Tallapoosa Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Tuesday, March 15 – Pelham
Pelham Civic Center
500 Amphitheater Road
Birmingham, AL 35124

Wednesday, March 16 – Huntsville
Holiday Inn – Research Park
5903 University Drive
Huntsville, AL 35816

Please complete and return the registration form. A fee of $150.00 per person should be mailed with your registration.

Payment may be made by phone or fax if paying with Visa, MasterCard or government agency purchase order. Registrants are reminded that registration is not complete until payment is made.

The registration fee includes handout materials, break refreshments, lunch and a certificate of participation.

Seminar Topics

  • Qualifications for Flaggers
  • High visibility clothing
  • Hand signaling devices
  • Flagger procedures
  • Flagger stations
  • Traffic control devices
  • Types and colors of devices
  • Sign placement

Seminar Instructor
Nancy Hudson is a past president of the Alabama Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and has over 25 years experience in traffic engineering with the City of Birmingham Traffic Engineering Department, the Alabama Department of Transportation, and as a Traffic Analyst with Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Nancy is currently with Alabama Operation Lifesaver (AOL) and teaches for Training Associates Inc. in her spare time. In her capacity with AOL Nancy has trained thousands of people and hundreds of trainers.

Continuing Education Units
Participants completing this seminar will receive 0.60 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The CEU is a nationally accepted measure of continuing education credit and is awarded at the rate of one CEU for each ten contact hours of qualifying instruction. Auburn University makes every effort to ensure that its CEU granting programs conform to the requirements of the State of Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for the award of Professional Development Hours to support the annual renewal of professional licensure.

This seminar is one of the series of conferences and workshops being conducted as part of the Alabama Technology Transfer Center at Auburn University. This program is a part of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) supplied by the Federal Highway Administration, the Alabama Department of Transportation and Auburn University.

This seminar is the 317th offered, with more than 40,000 attendees, since the program’s inception in 1983. In addition to conducting training seminars, the T2 Center also publishes a quarterly newsletter, distributes publications and maintains a lending library of videotapes on technical subjects. The Alabama Technology Transfer Center is administered at Auburn University through the Engineering Continuing Education office and the Department of Civil Engineering.

For further information and suggestions for future programs, contact Rod Turochy, Department of Civil Engineering, at (334) 844-6271 or

Accommodation of Participants with Disabilities
It is the policy of Auburn University to provide accessibility to its programs and reasonable accommodation for persons defined as having disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Please contact us at least two weeks prior to the event so that proper consideration can be given to any special needs.

Cancellation Policy
We understand that circumstances may arise that could require you to cancel your registration, and we make every effort to accommodate your needs. Due to commitments to our instructors and facilities, the registration fee is not refundable if a registrant withdraws less than five working days before the seminar.

You may substitute registrants; please notify us in advance if possible. Non-paid, no show registrants will be invoiced for the full cost of the seminar. Engineering Continuing Education reserves the right to cancel or modify any program offering, but will provide registrants the option of a full refund. Auburn University will not be responsible for expenses incurred by a registrant as the result of a cancelled or rescheduled program.

Your pre-paid registration guarantees you a seat in the seminar as well as information on any changes to the seminar. Registration on the day of the seminar will be accepted on a space available basis, but enrollment will close when the capacity of the seminar is reached. Participants are reminded that registration is not complete until payment is received.

ARTBA's FAST Act Analysis for Alabama

On December 3, 2015, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved legislation—the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” (FAST Act)—that reauthorized the federal surface transportation programs through FY 2020.

Over the past 10 years, these programs have funded, on average, about 66 percent of the Alabama Department of Transportation’s annual outlays for road construction, planning and design work and right-of-way acquisitions. President Obama signed the bill into law the next day.

Enactment of this legislation follows years of hard advocacy work by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), the Alabama Road Builders Association (ARBA), and other industry leaders.

ARTBA is producing an analysis for all the state chapters and naturally we are first. Please take a look at how the FAST Act will impact Alabama and comments back to ARBA

Chamber events with the Joint Transportation Committee

ARBA Members:

As many of you know, the Alabama Legislature’s Joint Transportation Committee is being hosted by several chambers around the state this month to discuss transportation infrastructure needs. Below are the dates and locations of the upcoming meetings. Note, all meetings will be from 10:00 AM to 12 Noon.

Feel free to join us at any of these meetings. Nothing is more important to our safety, economic prosperity, and quality of life than a sound transportation system. This meeting will provide information and collect input about local needs related to surface transportation.

Tuesday, January 19 – Montevallo
The Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will host the Alabama Legislature’s Joint Transportation Committee in ALDOT’s East Central Region at American Village – 3727 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL 35115

Tuesday, January 26 – Mobile
Hosted by the Mobile Chamber of Commerce, Mobile Marriott /3101 Airport Boulevard , Mobile, AL 36606 / 2nd floor ballroom

Thursday, January 28 – Dothan
Hosted by the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, 103 Jamestown Boulevard / Dothan, AL 36301

Monday, February 01 – Decatur
Hosted by the Decatur Chamber of Commerce

**All meetings will be held 10:00 AM to 12 Noon**

Alabama Road Builders Association Names Tom Layfield as New Executive Director

Tom LayfieldAugust 02, 2013

Montgomery – Tom Layfield, Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Alabama Bankers Association, has been named Executive Director of the Alabama Road Builders Association succeeding Billy Norrell. Norrell, who has served as Executive Director at ARBA for almost 16 years, has been named CEO of the Alabama AGC (Associated General Contractors).

“Bringing Tom into the road building family presents a tremendous opportunity for ARBA,” said 2013 ARBA President, Craig Fleming. “I would like to thank Chris Newell (Search Committee Chairman) and the rest of the committee for their tireless efforts during this transition. The committee came to a unanimous decision on this important choice. We had a strong list of candidates expressing interest in this position and are honored by their participation. In the end, Tom is the candidate who best fit our needs.”

“It is a real thrill to be named Executive Director of the Alabama Road Builders Association,” said Layfield. “I will do my best to serve the needs of the membership as Billy always did. It is an honor to join such an elite organization – one that is so well thought of throughout all of Alabama. I am greatly appreciative of the board for this opportunity and look forward to hitting the ground running.”

Layfield, who will officially start in August, has more than 15 years of association management and governmental affairs experience. He and his wife Lauren live in Montgomery.