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Media Advisory: RIDOT aims to get teachers on TRAC, sponsors two-day transportation training session

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is holding a two-day training session to introduce local middle and high school teachers to TRAC (TRAnsportation and Civil engineering), a program that provides educators the hands-on tools they need to encourage their students to choose careers in transportation and civil engineering. The course uses eight different educational modules, known as TRAC PACs, that give students equipment, software and supplies to explore critical issues in transportation.

WHO: Teachers from Woonsocket High School, Woonsocket Middle School, Riverside Middle School, East Providence High School, Providence Career & Technical Academy (PCTA), New England Laborers'/Cranston Public Schools Construction and Career Academy, and the ACE Academy.

WHAT: The TRAC program works to foster career opportunities for females and minorities in construction and transportation services. Administered by American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the session will focus on key aspects of transportation including: traffic technology, roadway design and construction, motion and the transportation engineer, magnetic levitation, highway safety, highway development and the environment, city planning, and bridge building. The lessons learned in this training can be immediately implemented in their existing classroom curriculum.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 and Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Woonsocket High School Technology Lab, 777 Cass Avenue, Woonsocket

For additional information on the TRAC program, please visit


Contact: Rose Amoros 401-222-1362 x4450, 401-261-2159

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  • Release date: 01-27-2014

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