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UTC Partners Evaluate Mobility Impacts of the American Dream Mall
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July 2021

Training

NJLTAP - Slide-in Bridge Construction (Webinar)

  • July 7July 8
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Slide-in bridge construction (SIBC) is one of several accelerated bridge construction (ABC) technologies being advanced by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Compared to more traditional methods of bridge construction, and due to its shorter work zone durations and reduced impacts on traffic, SIBC has many benefits.

NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Webinar)

  • July 22
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

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.

August 2021

NJDHTS - Traffic Control Coordinator Program (Webinar)

  • August 10August 12
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This 3 day webinar is designed for experienced highway work zone personnel who seek training in work zone traffic control. NJDOT and other agencies require a contractor to assign a supervisory-level employee with requisite onsite experience to act as the Traffic Control Coordinator (TCC) on roadway construction projects.

Training

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

  • August 17
  • 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 - Grant Management for Federal-aid Projects (Webinar)

  • August 18
  • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Are you a recipient of a Federal Aid grant? Effective and efficient “management” of the funds received from such a grant is critical to insuring future eligibility and reimbursement. This course highlights key requirements and responsibilities that must be met as a condition to the grant.

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Calming (Webinar)

  • August 24August 26
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Do you need to know when, where, and how to place things such as speed bumps or signage to slow down traffic on your local roadways? Traffic calming uses physical design and other measures to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

NJLTAP - Innovating at the Local Public Works Level (Webinar)

  • August 25
  • 10:00 am–11:00 am

In this webinar, come learn how the network of local technical assistance programs work with the Federal Highway Administration in the Build a Better Mousetrap competition to inspire innovation from local agencies around the country.

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Examining Impacts of the American Dream Mall (Webinar)

  • August 30
  • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

In this seminar, UTC partners will discuss their findings on the mobility impacts of the American Dream Mall, review new intersection safety tools they have developed, and discuss next steps in developing effective and innovative solutions to alleviate traffic congestion and motor vehicle crashes on our roadways.

September 2021

NJLTAP - Transportation Asset Management for Local Agencies (Webinar)

  • September 8September 9
  • 8:30 am–12:00 pm

This course is geared towards teaching attendees about the benefits of asset management plans and how they can be developed and implemented effectively. If you're looking to improve your agency's operational efficiency, register today!

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Training

NJDHTS - Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop (Webinar)

  • September 9
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

The Work Zone Safety Awareness Program is offered to participants who require an overview of working safely in the roadway. This course is vital for personnel who are required to set up short-term work zones or are assigned to long-term projects, to ensure compliance with the national MUTCD standards.

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Training

NJLTAP - Engineering and Traffic Studies (Webinar)

  • September 16
  • 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

This course will review basic concepts in probability and statistics and their application in designing traffic control features and regulating traffic. 

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Technology Takes The Wheel Speaker Series® (Webinar)

  • September 23
  • 10:30 am–11:45 am

On Thursday, September 23rd, from 10:30 to 11:45 am AAA Mid-Atlantic and Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) will be hosting the virtual kick-off seminar of Technology Takes The Wheel®, a three-part speaker series on the challenges and opportunities of connected and autonomous vehicles.

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Training

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

  • September 24
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

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.

Training

NJDHTS - UAS Applications for Traffic Safety (Webinar)

  • September 24
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

Register today to find out 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.

Traffic Control Coordinator Program (Webinar)

  • September 28September 30
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This 3-day webinar is designed for experienced highway work zone personnel who seek training in work zone traffic control. NJDOT and other agencies require a contractor to assign a supervisory-level employee with requisite onsite experience to act as the Traffic Control Coordinator (TCC) on roadway construction projects.

October 2021

NJLTAP - Implementing a TZD Strategy at the Local Level (Webinar)

  • October 5
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

This workshop will introduce the Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) road safety strategy, and teach Participants will learn the implementation steps for TZD on local roads and understand the proactive steps to take to start a zero deaths program in their municipality or county, as well as where to find additional resources for TZD.

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NJLTAP - Pavement Management (Webinar)

  • October 7October 8
  • 8:30 am–12:00 pm

This course provides the basics for developing a road surface management program to help local governments manage their pavements by providing an understanding of the concept and importance of road surface inventories and condition surveys. A review of the basic components of flexible and rigid pavements is discussed.

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The National Performance Management Research Dataset: Taking a Deep Dive into Data

  • October 7
  • 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

UAlbany's Albany Visualization and Informatics Lab (AVAIL) developed a state-of-the-art web-based congestion, reliability and incident analysis tool for the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and the New York State Association of MPOs (NYSAMPO), using the National Performance Management Research Data Set.

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Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • October 12
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

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.

NJLTAP - Winter Maintenance: Snow and Ice Control (Webinar)

  • October 13
  • 8:00 am–3:30 pm

This three module training workshop will cover the full range of snow and ice removal and control, including program development, planning, pre-season activities, in-season operations, post storm activities, and post season activities.

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders (Webinar)

  • October 14
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

The training covers topics including TIM guidelines, fundamentals, and terminology; notifications and scene size up; scene safety and risk management; traffic management; special circumstances; clearance; and termination.

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Training

NJLTAP - Principles of Paving (Webinar)

  • October 18October 19
  • 8:30 am–12:00 pm

This course is for municipal or county employees and those that work with them who are involved in the planning, inspecting and placing of asphalt pavements. The course will provide the information needed to properly plan and monitor a hot mix asphalt paving project.

NJLTAP - Compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (Webinar)

  • October 18October 19
  • 1:30 pm–3:30 pm

This workshop is designed to assist local governments with an understanding of the basic minimum requirements for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to ensure our roadways’ pedestrian network is accessible to all pedestrians.

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
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NJLTAP - Asphalt Roads: Common Maintenance Problems (Webinar)

  • October 21
  • 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

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Training

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

  • October 25
  • 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

The Annual New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Research Showcase is an opportunity for New Jersey’s transportation community to experience the broad scope of ongoing academic research initiatives and share technology transfer activities being conducted by institutions of higher education and their associates.
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.
In this free seminar, researchers from NJIT will discuss their work to date studying the uses and benefits of recycled concrete as a replacement for natural aggregate, sustainable rapid-repair cements for infrastructure maintenance, understanding the durability of low-carbon concrete mixtures, and more.

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