The City of Fridley entered the world of drone operations with the addition of a new staff member who was a licensed drone pilot. This opened several possibilities to enhance and expand the city's public works operations and maintenance activities. This presentation will explain how Fridley is using a drone in public works, the obstacles and unforeseen complications, and how city staff have used the expansion of drone flights to help see things differently and increase efficiency.

The event is part of the 2021 Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day Virtual Series.

Date and Time

This workshop will be held virtually on May 13, 2021, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

After registering, you will receive a calendar invitation containing Zoom login credentials two weeks before the training.


Training Access

This virtual training will be hosted using Zoom. We recommend that all registrants test their connection prior to the workshop using Zoom’s test meeting. Additionally, if you are new to Zoom, we recommend viewing the Zoom for Students Tutorial video.

If you have a disability and require accommodation to fully participate in this activity, please contact Claire Johnson at Requests should be made immediately upon registering in order to accommodate your needs.

Who Should Attend

Maintenance operators, supervisors, and transportation and research implementation personnel from township, tribal, city, county, and state agencies who are seeking continued education and knowledge-building opportunities.



The Minnesota Roadway Maintenance Training and Demo Day is sponsored by Minnesota LTAP, the Minnesota Department of TransportationMinnesota Local Road Research Board, and the Federal Highway Administration, in partnership with the American Public Works Association/Minnesota Chapter and Minnesota Street Superintendents Association.