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June 2020

Training

NJLTAP - Equipment and Worker Safety (Webinar)

  • June 2June 3
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

This course is intended to provide instruction to entry level participants and a refresher for experienced participants on a variety of construction industry safety and health standards. This training effort is aimed at promoting workplace safety and health.

NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • June 3June 4
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

This course covers common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and offers methods to improve crash data quality. Crash analysis software functions and the role of data in crash analysis will be discussed.

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
Training

NJLTAP - Asphalt Roads: Common Maintenance Problems (Webinar)

  • June 5
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

The course material reviews the importance of preventive maintenance to the life of an asphalt pavement. The material will help the student identify common asphalt distress, the cause of the distress, and the appropriate treat

NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • June 9June 10
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

This course covers common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and offers methods to improve crash data quality. Crash analysis software functions and the role of data in crash analysis will be discussed.

text on roadway
Training

NJLTAP - Highway Inspection Procedures for Federal-aid Projects (Webinar)

  • June 9
  • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

This course is designed specifically for project engineers, project inspectors, supervisors and those in responsible charge of federal aid construction projects. It presents essential requirements and procedures for insuring conformance with contract plans and specifications including records and documentation necessary to

Training

NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge Training (Webinar)

  • June 10June 11
  • 9:30 pm–12:00 pm

This Federal-Aid Responsible Charge Training for Directors, Program Managers,  Financial Officers, and Persons of Responsible Charge is required for the person in Responsible Charge of Federally Funded Local Aid projects. This course will provide information and expectations for the first time Federal-aid recipient

orange diamond ‘workers ahead’ warning sign posted before a road repair project
Training

Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop (Webinar)

  • June 11June 12
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

The Work Zone Safety Awareness Program is offered to participants who require an overview of working safely in the roadway.

vehicle passing through work zone
Training

NJLTAP- Work Zone Safety Awareness for Road Departments (Webinar)

  • June 16
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

This course, similar to our Work Zone Safety Awareness Program, is specifically being offered to New Jersey municipal and county public works and utilities participants who require an overview of working safely in the roadway.

Webinar on Thickness Design of Low-Volume Pavements

  • June 16
  • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

UTC partners at Cornell University’s Local Roads Program have developed a new software tool to help local agencies do their own pavement designs. Under-designing roads can mean more expensive repairs for local towns and counties in the long run. To address this issue a user-friendly software tool tool was developed.

sideview of a traffic signal
Training

Traffic Signal Timing & Analysis (2 Day Webinar)

  • June 17June 18
  • 8:00 am–3:00 pm

This course is for anyone who designs traffic signals. The workshop will address traffic signal design from analysis to plan preparation.

Training

UAS Applications for Traffic Safety (Suspended)

  • June 17
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Register today to find out howe how law enforcement may respond to UAS incidents, what lawful authority exists to engage a UAS operator, and how to determine if UAS operation is legal or in violation of regulations. Finally, UAS case studies will be explored with emphasis place upon personal safety and awareness.

NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • June 17June 18
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

This course covers common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and offers methods to improve crash data quality. Crash analysis software functions and the role of data in crash analysis will be discussed.

Event

*Postponed* NJLTAP - Guidelines for Guide Rail and Median Barrier Design

  • June 23June 24
  • 8:00 am–3:00 pm

The course will go through the entire section including clear zone, warranting obstructions, guide rail height, clearance from traveled way, rubrail, reduced post spacing at obstructions, guide rail at structures, end treatments, roadside recovery area, grading treatment, and many other topics.

NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • June 23June 24
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

This course covers common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and offers methods to improve crash data quality. Crash analysis software functions and the role of data in crash analysis will be discussed.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • June 24June 25
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

If you want to work on NJDOT-funded infrastructure projects and haven't taken a refresher in two years, better sign up now. Course covers MUTCD, info on keeping workers safe, new NJDOT safety specs, and other federal and state regulations/changes.

Training

UAS Applications for Traffic Safety (Suspended)

  • June 30
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Register today to find out howe how law enforcement may respond to UAS incidents, what lawful authority exists to engage a UAS operator, and how to determine if UAS operation is legal or in violation of regulations. Finally, UAS case studies will be explored with emphasis place upon personal safety and awareness.

vehicle passing through work zone
Training

NJLTAP- Work Zone Safety Awareness for Road Departments (Webinar)

  • June 30
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

This course, similar to our Work Zone Safety Awareness Program, is specifically being offered to New Jersey municipal and county public works and utilities participants who require an overview of working safely in the roadway.

July 2020

Training

Conducting Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Inspection - Webinar

  • July 8July 9
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Conducting Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Inspection will provide online training for field inspectors to perform traffic sign retroreflectivity inspection using the approved methods by the FHWA for agencies responsible for sign maintenance.

Training

NJDHTS - Police Work Zone Safety Train-The-Trainer (Webinar)

  • July 14July 16
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This three-day program is designed for experienced police personnel who seek to become trainers in work zone traffic control.

Training

NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge Training (Webinar)

  • July 16July 17
  • 9:30 am–12:00 pm

This Federal-Aid Responsible Charge Training for Directors, Program Managers,  Financial Officers, and Persons of Responsible Charge is required for the person in Responsible Charge of Federally Funded Local Aid projects. This course will provide information and expectations for the first time Federal-aid recipient

August 2020

Training

NJLTAP - Combating Roadway Departure Crashes

  • August 12
  • 8:00 am–3:30 pm

This course provides participants with some tools for addressing roadway departure crashes. Topics covered in this course include a discussion of engineering countermeasures as well as implementation strategies.

Training

NJLTAP - Roadway and Roadside Drainage

  • August 13
  • 8:30 am–3:30 pm

This course covers the examination of drainage problems, properties and effects of soil and subsurface water, and how to maintain, inspect, and install culverts among many other drainage issues.

This course is intended to provide instruction to entry level participants and a refresher for experienced participants on a variety of construction industry safety and health standards. This training effort is aimed at promoting workplace safety and health.
This course covers common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle (CMV) crashes and offers methods to improve crash data quality. Crash analysis software functions and the role of data in crash analysis will be discussed.
The course material reviews the importance of preventive maintenance to the life of an asphalt pavement. The material will help the student identify common asphalt distress, the cause of the distress, and the appropriate treat

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