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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May 2022

NJLTAP - The Safe System Approach (Webinar)

  • May 10, 2022
  • 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

In this webinar you will learn about the six foundational principles of the Safe System approach and the five elements of the system that must work together to achieve the vision of zero roadway deaths. Come explore what distinctions make the Safe System method different from traditional approaches to road safety.

NJLTAP - Advancing Complete Streets and Equity Goals within the Safe System (Webinar)

  • May 12, 2022
  • 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

In this webinar, you will learn how to leverage the Safe System approach principles to advance the parallel goals and efforts for building Complete Streets and promote safe, affordable, accessible and multi-modal access to opportunities and services while reducing disparities and adverse community impacts.

NJLTAP - A Safe System Based Framework for Assessing Intersections (Webinar)

  • May 17, 2022
  • 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

The Safe System assessment of an intersection can serve as an additional metric to show alternatives analysis and identify an optimal solution for an intersection. In this webinar, you will learn about the SSI framework and explore the potential to apply the methodology within the decision-making process for intersections.

NJLTAP - Implementing a Safe System Approach (Webinar)

  • May 19, 2022
  • 12:00 pm–1:30 pm

In this webinar, you will learn about strategies that state and local transportation agencies are implementing to advance the Safe System approach with focus on the Safe Roads and Safe Speed elements.

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In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Slide in Bridge Construction

  • May 20, 2022
  • 8:30 am–12:30 pm

Slide-in bridge construction (SIBC) is one of several accelerated bridge construction (ABC) technologies being advanced by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Compared to more traditional methods of bridge construction, and due to its shorter work zone durations and reduced impacts on traffic, SIBC has many benefits.

June 2022

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Green Infrastructure and Porous Asphalt Seminar

  • June 7, 2022
  • 9:30 am–12:00 pm

NJ LTAP invites you to attend this virtual seminar on Green Infrastructure and Porous Asphalt, that is designed to inform attendees about the uses, installation, and maintenance of porous asphalt. Expert speakers will explore how porous pavement applies to stormwater regulations and green infrastructure.

July 2022

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Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • July 13, 2022
  • 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.

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NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge Training (Webinar)

  • July 14, 2022July 15, 2022
  • 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

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

  • July 26, 2022
  • 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

September 2022

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In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems

  • September 26, 2022
  • 8:30 am–4:00 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.

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CAIT - Work Zone Safety Awareness Workshop (Webinar)

  • September 27, 2022
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

The Work Zone Safety Awareness Program is offered to participants who require an overview of working safely in the roadway. This course is vital for personnel who are required to set up short-term work zones or are assigned to long-term projects, to ensure compliance with the national MUTCD standards.

October 2022

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

  • October 7, 2022
  • 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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NJLTAP - Roadway and Traffic Safety Improvement Program (Webinar)

  • October 13, 2022
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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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In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Engineering and Traffic Studies

  • October 17, 2022
  • 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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In Person Event - NJLTAP - Basic Math and Plan Reading

  • October 20, 2022
  • 8:30 am–12:30 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 include reading notes, determining quantities and understanding topography, basic Geometry, area and volume. Road Foreman, Inspectors and Cre

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In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Pavement Management

  • October 28, 2022
  • 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.

November 2022

In-Person Event – NJLTAP - Winter Maintenance Snow and Ice Control

  • November 1, 2022
  • 8:30 am–3:30 pm

This three module training workshop will cover the full range of snow and ice removal and control, including program development, planning, pre-season activities, in-season operations, post storm activities, and post season activities.

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In Person Event - NJLTAP - Construction and Project Cost Estimating for Public Works

  • November 7, 2022
  • 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.

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In-Person Event - NJLTAP - Traffic Signs and Pavement Markings

  • November 21, 2022
  • 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. If you are looking to better understand the concepts and principles behind signage, register today!

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*POSTPONED* Maintaining Safe Walking Surfaces in Winter

  • November 21, 2022
  • 10:00 am–11:30 am

Public Works departments will be challenged all winter long with maintaining safe walking surfaces for the public. This presentation will discuss how to prevent and manage icy walking surfaces under the responsibility of municipalities and counties, such as sidewalks.

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NJLTAP - Roadway and Roadside Drainage (Webinar)

  • November 30, 2022
  • 4:30 pm–6:00 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.

December 2022

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NJLTAP - Conducting Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Inspection - Webinar

  • December 1, 2022December 2, 2022
  • 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.

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Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • December 14, 2022
  • 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.

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In-Person Event -NJLTAP - Worker Safety

  • December 15, 2022
  • 8:30 am–10:30 am

The importance of having a formal worker safety program in place and how to establish an effective program should not be taken lightly. This “Worker Safety” workshop raises awareness about the primary hazards of working on and around our roadways and provides recognized practices for preventing serious injuries.

January 2023

safety attenuator truck on highway road project at night
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Traffic Control Coordinator Refresher (Webinar)

  • January 10
  • 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.

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.
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.