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Overview of the 2009 MUTCD Web Briefing


DATE: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
TIME:  12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern
SITE FEE: $50 Non-refundable fee
EARNING COURSE CREDIT: The site registration includes one complimentary evaluation for site registrant.  Attendees must enroll online using their ITE ID after the briefing to get access to the free post-webinar evaluation for course credit.  Further instructions will be sent after the Webinar to the site registrant to distribute their site attendees.

The briefing will focus on the significant revisions that have been made to the standards, guidance, and options that are included in the 2009 MUTCD regarding regulatory, warning, guide, and school signs plus pavement markings.


At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

Identify the most significant changes that are a part of the 2009 MUTCD regarding traffic signs and pavement markings.


Gene Hawkins, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Dr. H. Gene Hawkins is an Associate Professor and Division Head of the Transportation and Materials Division in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. He also holds a joint appointment as a Research Engineer with the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) and serves as an Associate Director of the Southwest Region University Transportation Center with responsibility for the Transportation Scholars Program at Texas A&M University. He received three degrees in civil engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas. Before joining the TAMU faculty, Dr. Hawkins worked at TTI for 18 years. Prior to that, he worked in the private sector for consulting firms in Bryan and Houston.

Dr. Hawkins is a member of numerous professional and technical organizations. His heaviest involvement is with the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD), which provides recommendations on changes to the MUTCD. He is a member of the NCUTCD Council, chair of the Markings Technical Committee, chair of the ITE delegation, and a member of the Executive Committee. In addition to his NCUTCD activities, he is involved in the Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Within TRB, he is a former chair of the Traffic Control Devices Committee and a member of the Signing and Marking Materials Committee and the Tort Liability and Risk Management Committee. He is also the faculty advisor for the TAMU ITE student chapter and a Fellow in ITE.

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