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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April 2020

Training

*Postponed* NJLTAP - Compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • April 9, 2020
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

This workshop is designed to assist local governments with an understanding of the basic minimum requirements for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to ensure our roadways’ pedestrian network is accessible to all pedestrians.

Training

*Postponed* NJDHTS - Police Work Zone Safety Train-The-Trainer (Passaic)

  • April 14, 2020April 17, 2020
  • 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

*Postponed* NJLTAP - Federal-Aid Responsible Charge Training

  • April 23, 2020
  • 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

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher Day 2 of 2 (Webinar)

  • April 30, 2020
  • 4:00 am–6:00 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.

May 2020

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Training

*Postponed* NJLTAP - Roadside Vegetation Control

  • May 8, 2020
  • 8:30 am–3:30 pm

Get out the weed whacker to reduce crashes and injuries. Keeping roadsides groomed is more than cosmetic. Untrimmed grass, weeds, brush, or tree limbs limit visibility and safety by obscuring signs, traffic signals, other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, and unpredictable wildlife.

June 2020

Training

NJLTAP - Equipment and Worker Safety (Webinar)

  • June 2, 2020June 3, 2020
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

This course is intended to provide instruction to entry level participants and a refresher for experienced participants on a variety of construction industry safety and health standards. This training effort is aimed at promoting workplace safety and health.

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Training

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

  • June 16, 2020
  • 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.

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Training

Traffic Signal Timing & Analysis (2 Day Webinar)

  • June 17, 2020June 18, 2020
  • 8:00 am–3:00 pm

This course is for anyone who designs traffic signals. The workshop will address traffic signal design from analysis to plan preparation.

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*Postponed* NJLTAP - Guidelines for Guide Rail and Median Barrier Design

  • June 23, 2020June 24, 2020
  • 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.

August 2020

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Training

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

  • August 4, 2020
  • 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

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Training

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

  • August 6, 2020
  • 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.

Training

NJLTAP - Combating Roadway Departure Crashes (Postponed)

  • August 12, 2020
  • 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.

Training

NJLTAP - Roadway and Roadside Drainage (Postponed)

  • August 13, 2020
  • 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.

September 2020

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Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • September 17, 2020September 18, 2020
  • 4:00 am–6:00 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.

Training

NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading (Webinar)

  • September 28, 2020
  • 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

October 2020

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Training

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

  • October 5, 2020
  • 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.

December 2020

Training

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

  • December 9, 2020December 10, 2020
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

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.

January 2021

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Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • January 14
  • 3:00 am–7:00 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.

Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Program (Webinar)

  • January 26January 28
  • 8:00 am–4:00 pm

This three-day online program is designed for experienced highway work zone personnel who seek training in work zone traffic control.

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 - Grant Management for Federal-aid Projects (Webinar)

  • February 17
  • 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.

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.

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
Training

Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • February 18
  • 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.

Training

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.

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.
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 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.