TRB Webinar: Tunnel Operations Practices Featuring the MassDOT Tunnel

December 11, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

The transportation community is invited to a TRB webinar on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar is the second in a collaborative series between TRB, FHWA and AASHTO. It will discuss recent developments in tunnel management practices and provide announcements from tunnel-related organizations. This webinar will provide an overview of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) tunnel system, focusing on tunnel inventory and construction in Massachusetts. The presenters will also discuss operations management.

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Tunnels and Underground Structures.

The first webinar in this series was: Tunnel Operations Practices Featuring the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar.  Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Bill Bergeson, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Joseph Rigney, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)
  • Chester Osborne, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)

Moderated by: Bill Bergeson, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Webinar Outline

  1. AASHTO and TRB Announcements
  2. Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) tunneling system overview
  3. Operations management overview
  4. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the management of large, complex tunnel infrastructure systems

Professional Development Hour Information

A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) will be provided to Professional Engineers (PEs) who register and attend the webinar as an individual. For approved webinars, TRB’s webinar program awards Registered Continuing Education Provider (RCEP) Professional Development Hour (PDH) credits associated with participation only to the registered individual and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To receive PDH credits, please register as an individual and sign into the webinar from your personal computer. After doing this, you may join your group in a meeting room.  To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

In addition, advance registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk ( for assistance in signing in.

Individuals registered as Florida PEs are no longer required to email TRB with your license number to report your attendance. Instead, please use your certificate that TRB provides through as verification of your attendance to the Florida Board of Professional Engineers.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

This webinar was developed in March 2019. TRB has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP by TRB. Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Website:

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