The national Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) are a network of centers—one in every state, Puerto Rico, and regional centers serving tribal governments.

LTAP/TTAP 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/TTAP 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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February 2019

Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Program

  • February 12February 15
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

UPDATE - DELAYED OPENING. Sign in will begin at 9 o'clock. This four-day program is designed for experienced highway work zone personnel who seek training in work zone traffic control.

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Training

NJLTAP - Grant Management for Federal-aid Projects

  • February 19
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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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Training

NJLTAP - Engineering and Traffic Studies

  • February 20
  • 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. 

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Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher

  • February 21
  • 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.

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
Training

NJLTAP - Road Surface Management

  • February 22
  • 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

NJLTAP - Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings

  • February 25
  • 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

NJLTAP - Highway Inspection Procedures for Federal-aid Projects

  • February 26
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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 - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders

  • February 28
  • 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.

March 2019

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Training

NJLTAP - Compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Public Right-

  • March 6
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

This session will provide an overview of state and local laws governing ADA compliance, responsibilities of facility owners and funding recipients, project requirements, and ADA standards and applications. In addition, the session will highlight the Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guide (PROWAG).

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
Training

NJLTAP - Asphalt Roads: Common Maintenance Problems

  • March 12
  • 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

Training

NJLTAP - Federal-Aid Responsible Charge Training

  • March 14
  • 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

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Training

NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes

  • March 15
  • 8:30 am–4:00 pm

This training is designed to ensure that pedestrian facilities and access routes, in particular curb ramps, along our roadways are properly design and constructed for all individuals, including those with disabilities. This training was developed to provide information and best practices for those involved in the design and

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Training

NJLTAP - Construction and Project Cost Estimating for Public Works Projects

  • March 18
  • 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.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher

  • March 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.

vehicle passing through work zone
Training

NJDHTS - Work Zone Safety Awareness for Municipal and County Public Works and Public

  • March 21
  • 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

Traffic Control Coordinator Program

  • March 26March 29
  • 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

NJLTAP - Federal Aid Requirements and LPA Stewardship

  • March 28
  • 9:00 am–3:00 pm

This program will review the cradle to grave process of federal aid programs, from planning and project concept, plans, specifications, estimates and bidding, and construction. The intent of this course is to assist local agencies with proper federal aid compliance.

April 2019

Training

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher

  • April 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.

Text over roadway at night
Training

NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes

  • April 12
  • 8:30 am–4:00 pm

This training is designed to ensure that pedestrian facilities and access routes, in particular curb ramps, along our roadways are properly design and constructed for all individuals, including those with disabilities. This training was developed to provide information and best practices for those involved in the design and

Training

NJDHTS - Police Work Zone Safety Train-The-Trainer

  • April 15April 18
  • 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.

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Training

NJLTAP - Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program

  • April 17
  • 8:30 am–3:30 pm

This course covers how to establish and maintain a roadway and traffic safety improvement programs. Participants learn how to implement safety improvements targeted at areas that have a history of crashes or exhibit conditions associated with high-crash areas.

Training

NJLTAP - Federal-Aid Responsible Charge Training

  • April 18
  • 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

NJDHTS - NJTR-1 Crash Form Refresher

  • April 23
  • 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.

text on roadway
Training

NJLTAP - Highway Inspection Procedures for Federal-aid Projects

  • April 23
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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

nighttime work zone with police and traffic
Training

Work Zone Safety Awareness for Local Police

  • April 24
  • 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.

UPDATE - DELAYED OPENING. Sign in will begin at 9 o'clock. This four-day program is designed for experienced highway work zone personnel who seek training in work zone traffic control.
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.
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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