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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August 2019

Training

NJDHTS - Police Work Zone Safety Train-The-Trainer

  • August 20August 23
  • 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

  • August 22
  • 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 - Engineering and Traffic Studies

  • August 26
  • 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

NJLTAP - Highway Inspection Procedures for Federal-aid Projects

  • August 27
  • 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

tractor trailer truck driving through a mixed residential-industrial area
Training

NJLTAP - Roadside Safety Features

  • August 28
  • 8:30 am–3:30 pm

This course is designed to help local road agencies, engineers and public works personnel reduce the incident of traffic crashes through the application of practical low cost "best safety practices" geared to local/rural roads.

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NJLTAP - Guidelines for Guide Rail and Median Barrier Design

  • August 29August 30
  • 8:00 am–3:00 pm

The course will go through the entire section including clear zone, warranting obstructions, guide rail height, clearance from traveled way, rubrail, reduced post spacing at obstructions, guide rail at structures, end treatments, roadside recovery area, grading treatment, and many other topics.

September 2019

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings

  • September 9
  • 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.

Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Program

  • September 10September 13
  • 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 Responsible Charge Training

  • September 12
  • 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 - Grant Management for Federal-aid Projects

  • September 17
  • 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.

Training

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

  • September 18
  • 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).

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Training

NJLTAP - Road Surface Management

  • September 19
  • 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.

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Training

NJDHTS - Instructor Development Course

  • September 23September 27
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) will provide the law enforcement officer with the tools, skills and abilities to present work zone safety training material to fellow officers in a professional and competent manner that fosters learning and understanding of the principles and concepts outlined in the work zone safety

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Training

NJLTAP - Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems

  • September 23
  • 8:30 am–3:30 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 2019

Training

NJLTAP - Stormwater Management

  • October 1
  • 8:00 am–5:00 pm

This course focuses on understanding the issues related to stormwater and provides steps to manage and reduce problems resulting from stormwater. It will provide guidance for managing stormwater in relation to roadway infrastructure and practices of local roadway departments, from planning to maintenance.

Training

NJLTAP - Stormwater Management

  • October 2
  • 8:00 am–5:00 pm

This course focuses on understanding the issues related to stormwater and provides steps to manage and reduce problems resulting from stormwater. It will provide guidance for managing stormwater in relation to roadway infrastructure and practices of local roadway departments, from planning to maintenance.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher

  • October 3
  • 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.

freshly paved road
Training

NJLTAP - Principles of Paving

  • October 8
  • 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.

tractor trailer truck driving through a mixed residential-industrial area
Training

NJLTAP - Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program

  • October 9
  • 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.

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Training

NJLTAP - Construction and Project Cost Estimating for Public Works Projects

  • October 16
  • 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

NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders

  • October 17
  • 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

Traffic Control Coordinator Program

  • October 29November 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.

November 2019

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders

  • November 21
  • 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.

December 2019

Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Program

  • December 3December 6
  • 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.

vehicle passing through work zone
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NJLTAP - Work Zone Safety Awareness for Road Departments

  • December 5
  • 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.

This four-day program is designed for experienced police personnel who seek to become trainers in work zone traffic control.
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
This course will review basic concepts in probability and statistics and their application in designing traffic control features and regulating traffic. 

NJLTAP Will Help Develop Workshop on Safety Countermeasures

NJDOT recently received a $16,000 grant through the FHWA's ASAP program. Using the money, they will partner with NJLTAP and other stakeholders to develop a workshop designed to spread and implement proven safety countermeasures, from rumble strips to roundabouts, throughout the state.

CAIT Update Enews, July 2019

News from the USDOT Region 2 University Transportation Center led by Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation. Includes stories on recent events, research, and faculty accomplishments and activities.