A message to our readers-


As 2021 comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has attended our workshops, provided guest presentations, participated in our Build a Better Mousetrap Competition and accessed our online resources throughout the year!

Our entire year was spent delivering trainings and other events virtually as New Jersey continued to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. The circumstances surrounding the pandemic have caused most us to change our habits and ways of doing business. I sincerely commend all who decided to try virtual workshops in lieu of the traditional in-person environment, often despite having the best technology or familiarity with online training. Your use of our trainings brought us just under 5,000 workshop participants in 2021. The NJLTAP program delivered 83 workshops to the public works, engineering, planning, and public safety community under the sponsorship of the Federal Highway Administration and New Jersey Department of Transportation. Together, we are positively impacting the transportation network for all road users.

As we look to the start of another year, please join us in our early 2022 offerings and also look for some new opportunities currently under development. It is anticipated trainings will continue to be conducted exclusively in the virtual environment for the first quarter of 2022; that status will be updated as soon as possible.

This is the second year we were unable to sign off for the holidays with a traditional group photo of the NJLTAP team. In lieu of this, the original mode of transportation offers season’s greetings for a safe and happy holiday season! Wishing you all good health and prosperity in 2022!


Janet Leli

Director, New Jersey Local Technical Assistance Program