The national Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is a network of centers—one in every state and Puerto Rico.

LTAP centers help local agencies improve their roads and bridges by serving as an information clearinghouse and supplying them with a variety of training programs, technology updates, newsletters, and personalized technical assistance. Through these core services, LTAP centers provide much-needed, centralized, easily accessible training and resources, including:

  • Workforce development classes and training
  • Resources to enhance safety and security
  • Solutions to environmental, congestion, capacity, and other issues
  • Technical publications, training videos, and materials

The State of New Jersey’s LTAP (NJLTAP) is based at Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation. The program is jointly funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). NJLTAP provides professional development opportunities to local public agencies and consultants conducting work on their behalf. NJLTAP trains approximately 3,000 transportation professionals annually in nearly 200 different courses and workshops sponsored by the FHWA and NJDOT.

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April 2020

Training

*Postponed* NJLTAP - Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings

  • April 6
  • 8:30 am–3:30 pm

This course reviews the basic regulations and engineering guidelines for the installation of pavement markings and properly establishing and posting regulatory, warning, and guide signs.

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Training

*Postponed* NJLTAP - Construction and Project Cost Estimating for Public Works

  • April 6
  • 8:30 am–3:30 pm

This course provides an understanding of practical applications for performing estimates on typical construction and maintenance projects. Various mathematical rules necessary to perform basic computations and formulas to perform cost and quantity calculations are reviewed.

Training

*Postponed* NJLTAP - Traffic Calming

  • April 8
  • 8:30 am–3:30 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.

nighttime work zone with police and traffic
Training

*Postponed* Work Zone Safety Awareness for Local Police (Mercer)

  • April 9
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

This course, similar to our Work Zone Safety Awareness Program, is specifically being offered to current New Jersey law enforcement officers who require an overview of working safely in the roadway.

Training

*Postponed* NJLTAP - Compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • April 9
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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.

Training

*Postponed* NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading

  • April 13
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

This course provides a refresher on basic math skills related to construction inspection and road maintenance, as well as how to locate information within a set of plans. Topics will includes reading notes, determining quantities and understanding topography, basic Geometry, area and volume. Road Foreman, Inspectors and Cre

Training

*Postponed* NJDHTS - Police Work Zone Safety Train-The-Trainer (Passaic)

  • April 14April 17
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This four-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 Day 1 of 3 (Webinar)

  • April 14
  • 10:00 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

Training

*Postponed* NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Middlesex)

  • April 15
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

The course reviews common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle crashes and offers methods to improve the quality of data that safety colleagues rely on.

Training

NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge Training Day 2 of 3 (Webinar)

  • April 15
  • 10:00 am–11:30 am

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

Training

NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge Training Day 3 of 3 (Webinar)

  • April 16
  • 10:00 am–11:30 am

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

vehicle passing through work zone
Training

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

  • April 22
  • 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.

Training

*Postponed* NJLTAP - Federal-Aid Responsible Charge Training

  • April 23
  • 8:30 am–4:00 pm

This day long 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

Training

*Postponed* NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Atlantic)

  • April 24
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

The course reviews common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle crashes and offers methods to improve the quality of data that safety colleagues rely on.

freshly paved road
Training

*Postponed* NJLTAP - Principles of Paving

  • April 27
  • 8:30 am–3:30 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.

Training

*Postponed* Traffic Control Coordinator Program

  • April 28May 1
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This four-day program is designed for experienced highway work zone personnel who seek training in work zone traffic control.

Training

*Postponed* NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Passaic)

  • April 28
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

The course reviews common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle crashes and offers methods to improve the quality of data that safety colleagues rely on.

May 2020

Training

* Postponed* NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders

  • May 5
  • 8:00 am–1:00 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.

Training

*Postponed* NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Mercer)

  • May 8
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

The course reviews common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle crashes and offers methods to improve the quality of data that safety colleagues rely on.

low view of roadside guard rail, grass, and car speeding by
Training

*Postponed* NJLTAP - Roadside Vegetation Control

  • May 8
  • 8:30 am–3:30 pm

Get out the weed whacker to reduce crashes and injuries. Keeping roadsides groomed is more than cosmetic. Untrimmed grass, weeds, brush, or tree limbs limit visibility and safety by obscuring signs, traffic signals, other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and unpredictable wildlife.

Training

*Postponed* NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Middlesex)

  • May 12
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

The course reviews common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle crashes and offers methods to improve the quality of data that safety colleagues rely on.

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
Training

*Postponed* NJLTAP - Pavement Management

  • May 12
  • 8:30 am–3:30 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.

Training

*Postponed* NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Ocean)

  • May 15
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

The course reviews common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle crashes and offers methods to improve the quality of data that safety colleagues rely on.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

*Postponed* Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher

  • May 19
  • 8:00 am–1:00 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.

June 2020

Training

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher (Gloucester)

  • June 2
  • 8:00 am–1:00 pm

The course reviews common NJTR-1 errors for both passenger and commercial motor vehicle crashes and offers methods to improve the quality of data that safety colleagues rely on.

This course reviews the basic regulations and engineering guidelines for the installation of pavement markings and properly establishing and posting regulatory, warning, and guide signs.
This course provides an understanding of practical applications for performing estimates on typical construction and maintenance projects. Various mathematical rules necessary to perform basic computations and formulas to perform cost and quantity calculations are reviewed.
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.