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 6,000 transportation professionals annually in nearly 100 different courses and workshops sponsored by the FHWA and NJDOT.

 

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July 2024

Training

** Class Full ** NJLTAP - Guide Rail and Median Barrier Inspection (In-Person)

  • July 11
  • 9:30 am–3:00 pm

This 1-day workshop will cover the current guide rail and barrier curb construction details in the NJDOT Standard Roadway Construction Details regarding their proper inspection.

September 2024

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Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • September 5
  • 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.

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Training

NJLTAP - Asphalt Roads: Common Maintenance Problems (In-person)

  • September 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 distresses and the appropriate treatments.

Training

NJLTAP - Highway Inspection Procedures for Federal-aid Projects (In-Person)

  • September 10
  • 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 (In-Person)

  • September 12
  • 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.

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**CLASS FULL** NJLTAP - Guidelines for Guide Rail and Median Barrier Design (In-Perso

  • September 16September 17
  • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

This 2-day workshop will cover the current design guidelines in Section 8 of the NJDOT Roadway Design Manual, covering clear zone, warranting obstructions, guide rail height, clearance from traveled way, rubrail, reduced post spacing at obstructions, guide rail at structures, and more.

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Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Engineering Studies (In-Person)

  • September 23
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

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

Training

NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge Training (Webinar)

  • September 25September 26
  • 9:00 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

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Training

NJLTAP - Commonsense Solutions for Intersection Problems (In-Person)

  • September 30
  • 8:30 am–4:00 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.

October 2024

Training

NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge (In-Person)

  • October 3
  • 8:30 am–4:00 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

NJLTAP - Introduction to Crash Analysis and Design Exception (In-Person)

  • October 15
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

This new workshop is for public agency personnel and consultants working on their behalf to gain an understanding of crash analysis tools and methods.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • October 25
  • 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.

November 2024

Training

NJLTAP - Guide Rail and Median Barrier Inspection (In-Person)

  • November 4
  • 9:30 am–3:00 pm

This 1-day workshop will cover the current guide rail and barrier curb construction details in the NJDOT Standard Roadway Construction Details regarding their proper inspection.

Training

NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge (Webinar)

  • November 6November 7
  • 9:00 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

freshly paved road
Training

NJLTAP - Principles of Paving (In-Person)

  • November 12
  • 8:30 am–4:00 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 - Local Road Safety Plans (In-Person)

  • November 13
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

This webinar will introduce attendees to the Local Road Safety Plan initiative (LRSP), a process designed by FHWA to help local public agencies (LPAs) strategically plan for and deploy proven safety countermeasures on their local road systems. Register to learn more about how an having an LRSP can help you!

December 2024

pedestrian crossing sign and road markings

NJLTAP - Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings (In-Person)

  • December 9
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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. If you are looking to better understand the concepts and principles behind signage, register today!

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • December 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.

This 1-day workshop will cover the current guide rail and barrier curb construction details in the NJDOT Standard Roadway Construction Details regarding their proper inspection.
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.
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 distresses and the appropriate treatments.