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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February 2021

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Training

NJLTAP - Engineering and Traffic Studies (Webinar)

  • February 10February 11
  • 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. 

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Training

NJLTAP - Highway Inspection Procedures for Federal-aid Projects (Webinar)

  • February 16
  • 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 - Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings (webinar)

  • February 17February 18
  • 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.

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NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders (Webinar)

  • February 24
  • 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 2021

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Training

NJLTAP - Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems (Webinar)

  • March 2March 4
  • 5:00 pm–7:00 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.

Webinar - NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes

  • March 3March 5
  • 10:00 am–12:00 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.

vehicle passing through work zone
Training

NJLTAP- Work Zone Safety Awareness for Road Departments (Webinar)

  • March 12
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

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

*POSTPONED* Highway Inspection Procedures for Federal-aid Projects

  • March 23
  • 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

city intersection with crosswalk and signals on a hot summer day
Training

NJLTAP - Grant Management for Federal-aid Projects (Webinar)

  • March 25
  • 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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NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge Training (Webinar)

  • March 31April 1
  • 9:30 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

April 2021

Training

NJLTAP - Conducting Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Inspection - Webinar

  • April 6April 7
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Conducting Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Inspection will provide online training for field inspectors to perform traffic sign retroreflectivity inspection using the approved methods by the FHWA for agencies responsible for sign maintenance.

nighttime work zone with police and traffic
Training

NJDHTS - Work Zone Safety Awareness for Local Police (Webinar)

  • April 8
  • 8:00 am–12:00 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.

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
Training

NJLTAP - Pavement Management (Webinar)

  • April 8April 9
  • 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.

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

NJLTAP - Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program (Webinar)

  • April 13April 14
  • 10:00 am–12:00 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.

Webinar - NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes

  • April 13April 15
  • 5:00 pm–7:00 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.

Roadway being paved with High Friction Surface Treatment
Training

NJLTAP - Asphalt Roads: Common Maintenance Problems (Webinar)

  • April 23
  • 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

May 2021

freshly paved road
Training

NJLTAP - Principles of Paving (Webinar)

  • May 6May 7
  • 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.

Training

NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders (Webinar)

  • May 7
  • 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.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • May 13
  • 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.

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

NJLTAP - Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program (Webinar)

  • May 18May 19
  • 10:00 am–12:00 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 - Roadway and Roadside Drainage (Webinar)

  • May 25
  • 8:30 am–12:00 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.

Training

NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading (Webinar)

  • May 27
  • 9:00 am–1:00 pm

This course provides a refresher on basic math skills related to construction inspection and road maintenance, as well as how to locate information within a set of plans. Topics will includes reading notes, determining quantities and understanding topography, basic Geometry, area and volume. Road Foreman, Inspectors and Cre

June 2021

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Training

NJLTAP - Construction and Project Cost Estimating for Public Works Projects (Webinar)

  • June 3
  • 9:00 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 - Basic Math and Plan Reading (Webinar)

  • June 10
  • 9:00 am–1:00 pm

This course provides a refresher on basic math skills related to construction inspection and road maintenance, as well as how to locate information within a set of plans. Topics will includes reading notes, determining quantities and understanding topography, basic Geometry, area and volume. Road Foreman, Inspectors and Cre

nighttime work zone with police and traffic
Training

NJDHTS - Work Zone Safety Awareness for Local Police (Webinar)

  • June 11
  • 8:00 am–12:00 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.

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.
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.