NJLTAP Enews Volume 20, Issue 5 – September/October 2018

NJLTAP Director’s Message

This past summer members of the New Jersey LTAP team attended the 2018 National Local/Tribal Technical Assistance Program Conference in Louisiana. Representatives from almost all of the 52 LTAP/TTAP programs across the country convened for three days of professional development on a broad range of issues from encouraging innovation at the local level to instructional techniques. One of the highlights of the agenda was the LTAP 911 session that showcased the great work centers have done to help local agencies with emergency management situations during times of natural disasters. While we hope to never again be in the situation of Super Storm Sandy several years ago, we brought back some useful ideas for how to support our local public agencies should we encounter another similar situation.

NJLTAP staff served as moderators and presenters during the 2018 conference and are currently serving on the planning committee for the 2019 conference that will be hosted by the Northeast Region. NJ will be the host state for the 2019 LTAP Region Meeting as well. We are looking forward to hosting our colleagues in Princeton, NJ for a few days next April.

Our next big event will be the NJ League of Municipalities Conference November 12-15 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Please stop by our exhibit (#149-151) and say hello. We also invite you to attend one or both of the education sessions we are co-hosting with the American Public Works Association state chapter on Wednesday, November 14th: Federal-aid Person of Responsible Charge Explained (10:45-Noon in room 406) and Government Agency Liability in Transportation Infrastructure Construction & Maintenance (2:00-3:45 PM in room 406).

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