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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August 2021

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.

September 2021

nighttime work zone with police and traffic
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 13September 14
  • 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

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

October 2021

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
Training

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.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
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.

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders

  • 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.

freshly paved road
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.

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
Training

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

November 2021

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings (Webinar)

  • November 8November 9
  • 5:00 pm–7:00 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.

December 2021

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Training

NJLTAP - Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems (Webinar)

  • December 1December 2
  • 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

This course provides participants with (1) a basic understanding of intersection safety issues, (2) “how to” information for common safety tasks and low cost safety improvements that do not require an engineered design, and (3) background information on safety tasks that do not require an engineer.

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders

  • December 2
  • 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.

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
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.
24 Aug 2021
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.