MnDOT offers an interactive hour-long online learning module about CSS. A full session takes 60 to 80 minutes to complete and includes:
March 13, 2013
This webinar included an overview of performance-based road design as well as how it correlates to and complements flexible design. It also featured a deeper exploration of the concepts of design flexibility.
December 11, 2012
This webinar included an overview of MnDOT's initiative to apply greater flexibility in roadway design. The presentation highlighted how, through various means, MnDOT has opened up the range of flexibility available within its standards and is providing guidance for appropriate application of greater flexibility in design.
Scott Bradley – FASLA, Director of CSS, MnDOT, Scott.Bradley@state.mn.us
Jim Rosenow – P.E., Design Flexibility Engineer, MnDOT, James.Rosenow@state.mn.us
Mike Elle – P.E., Design Standards Engineer, MnDOT, Michael.Elle@state.mn.us
Julie Skallman – P.E., State Aid Division Director, MnDOT, Julie.Skallman@state.mn.us
Amr Jabr – P.E., Asst. Engineering Services Division Director, MnDOT, email@example.com
March 28, 2012
This webinar highlighted perspectives, day-to-day challenges, and opportunities faced when project development commitments are made during the planning and design phases. Presenters discussed how following the CSS process has changed communication practices between project planning and design staff and construction, operations, and maintenance staff to improve project work flow, constructability, and post-construction operations.
February 27–28, 2012
This two-day forum explored challenges, opportunities, and recommendations for integrating CSS across the Minnesota Department of Transportation's departments and services.
December 8, 2011
Jack Broz (Moderator) (Transportation Group Leader – H.R. Green Co.), firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Bradley (Director of Context Sensitive Solutions – MnDOT), email@example.com
Kristie Billiar (ADA Implementation Coordinator – MnDOT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Todd Grugel (ADA Program Engineer – MnDOT), email@example.com
Ted Ulven (Work Zone Standards Specialist – MnDOT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Johnson (Work Zone & Pavement Marking Engineer – MnDOT), email@example.com
Charleen Zimmer (President – Zan Associates), firstname.lastname@example.org
June 28, 2011
July 29, 2010
May 5-7, 2010
Advanced Flexibility in Design Workshop was a 2½ -day workshop designed for transportation planners and engineers by the University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
University of Minnesota, St. Paul
The Dialog featured a series of one-day workshops held in various locations across the United States. Each workshop highlights CSS best practices, using transportation projects, plans, and programs to initiate discussion and interaction.
March 9-10, 2010
Sponsored by Mn/DOT and FHWA, this two-day workshop for transportation planners and engineers was designed to have participants learn how to integrate the principles of CSS into the exiting Mn/DOT project development process.
February 23-24, 2009
Sponsored by Mn/DOT, the forum was held to “jump start” and tailor a concerted Minnesota initiative to apply greater and more consistent flexibility in transportation planning, design development, and operations statewide.
Feb. 20-21, 2007
August 24–26, 2005
In public works, institutionalizing the Context Sensitive Design and Solutions (CSD&S) philosophy and principles continues to be a challenge. This workshop addressed tough questions and challenges from around the country as well as lessons learned and innovations to further excellence in transportation project development using CSD&S philosophy and principles.
April 9, 2003
This workshop examined the principles of Context Sensitive Design, ways to be flexible with design standards, and ways to integrate design with a community.
May 8-10, 2000
The Executive Summary (475 KB PDF) document provides a succinct view of the issues explored in the May 2000 Context Sensitive Design workshop, and can serve as a good introduction to CSD principles and design practices.