NJLTAP Director’s Message

Have you attended any of the New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program workshops lately? If you are unsure about attending a workshop, please consider that continuing to attend educational programs helps to boost job interest, keep up with current standards, and develop, maintain, and enhance skills. We have many opportunities for professional development for both you and your staff

This summer is a perfect time to schedule training and refresh your knowledge base. There are plenty of maintenance and operations focused, roadway safety focused, and project management focused workshops on our calendar. Please visit the website to see what might fit your needs.

We have been working with our partners at the Federal Highway Administration and New Jersey Department of Transportation to respond to your training requests. Based on feedback from previous stakeholder interest surveys, we have scheduled two unique opportunities in the fall for safety professionals- Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian and Modern Roundabouts- Intersections Designed for Safety.

We would like to remind our local public agencies that if there is a training need we can potentially assist you with, please reach out!


Some transportation agencies are choosing innovative solutions to better manage adverse weather conditions on their roadways--saving lives and enhancing mobility.

The lessons from Denver's collaboration with FHWA's Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center can help other communities develop a connected vehicle program.

OSHA is urging employers to protect workers from heat-related illnesses and hazards. As we enter the summer season, warmer and more humid weather can increase the risk to workers both outdoors and in indoor workplaces with hot conditions. Learn how to keep workers safe by preventing heat hazards.

he FHWA Office of Safety sponsored a peer exchange in Seattle, Washington on September 5 and 6, 2018, to share information on approaches and practices that will help participants achieve the vision of zero traffic deaths in their localities. Read about the best practices they learned in each of the cities.

Often when we discuss safe driving and dealing with elements of weather, our minds think of common threats like snow, ice, and rain. However, the summer months also have their share of unique dangerous. With more drivers on the road than usual, it's more important than ever to remember this valuable safety tips.