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.
2019 National Roadway Safety Awards
The National Roadway Safety Awards program honors agencies in the transportation community that have made verifiable and significant strides toward improving the safety of our nation's highways.
ASCE Names CAIT Director A Fellow
A prestigious honor held by only 3% of ASCE members, an ASCE Fellow is someone who has made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. CAIT Director Dr. Ali Maher was recently elected to the position of Fellow.
CAIT and NJ LTAP Director Receives ARTBA Award for Administrative Leadership
Janet Leli has been with CAIT since its inception and has contributed to its success over the years through taking on leadership positions and other efforts to advance the transportation field. She was recognized for these contributions at the CUTC Award Banquet before the TRB 2020 meeting.
CAIT Director Named ACECNJ Educator of the Year
CAIT Director Dr. Ali Maher was selected by ACECNJ as its 2020 Educator of the Year as part of the organizations’ annual New Jersey Engineering Excellence Awards program.
Dr. Husam Najm Named Educator of the Year by ASCE Central Jersey Branch
ASCE Central Jersey honors members dedicated to the advancement of engineering every year at its annual awards ceremony. This year, they selected CAIT-affiliated researcher Dr. Husam Najm for the Educator of the Year Award due to his dedication in helping educate the next generation of civil engineers at Rutgers.
Upcoming Training & Events
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- August 11–August 13
- 1:00 pm–3:00 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- August 18–August 19
- 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.
- August 18–August 19
- 1:00 pm–3:30 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
- September 15–September 16
- 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.
- September 17–September 18
- 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.