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 6,000 transportation professionals annually in nearly 100 different courses and workshops sponsored by the FHWA and NJDOT.

 

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March 2023

NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes (Webinar)

  • March 29, 2023March 31, 2023
  • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

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.

April 2023

NJLTAP - Compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Public Right-

  • April 4, 2023
  • 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.

May 2023

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NJLTAP - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders (In-person)

  • May 18, 2023
  • 8:00 am–1:00 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.

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NJLTAP - An Introduction to Local Road Safety Plans for Small Communities (Webinar)

  • May 24, 2023
  • 11:00 am–12:30 pm

This webinar will introduce attendees to the Local Road Safety Plan initiative (LRSP), a process designed by FHWA to help local public agencies (LPAs) strategically plan for and deploy proven safety countermeasures on their local road systems.

June 2023

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NJDHTS - Work Zone Safety Awareness for Local Police (Webinar)

  • June 1, 2023
  • 8:00 am–12:00 pm

This course, similar to our Work Zone Safety Awareness Program, is specifically being offered to current New Jersey law enforcement officers who require an overview of working safely in the roadway.

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NJLTAP - Roadway and Roadside Drainage (In-person)

  • June 14, 2023
  • 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.

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NJLTAP - Roadway and Roadside Drainage (In-Person)

  • June 15, 2023
  • 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.

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*POSTPONED* - Federal-aid Responsible Charge (In-Person)

  • June 21, 2023
  • 8:00 am–4:00 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 - NJDEP Clean Communities Update (Webinar)

  • June 22, 2023
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Executive Director Joann Gemenden will provide an update on the New Jersey Clean Communities program, a statewide, comprehensive, litter-abatement program created by the passage of the Clean Communities Act in 1986.

August 2023

NJLTAP - Compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Public Right-

  • August 31, 2023September 1, 2023
  • 10:00 am–12:00 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.

September 2023

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

  • September 7, 2023
  • 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 (In-Person)

  • September 8, 2023
  • 8:30 am–4:00 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 - Traffic Incident Management Training for Emergency Responders (Webinar)

  • September 13, 2023
  • 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.

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NJLTAP - Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems (In-person)

  • September 26, 2023
  • 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.

October 2023

NJLTAP - Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes (Webinar)

  • October 3, 2023October 5, 2023
  • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

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.

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NJLTAP - Worker Safety (Webinar)

  • October 6, 2023
  • 8:00 am–10:00 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.

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NJLTAP - Conducting Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Inspections (Webinar)

  • October 12, 2023October 13, 2023
  • 8:00 am–10:00 am

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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NJLTAP - Traffic Calming (Webinar)

  • October 18, 2023October 19, 2023
  • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Do you need to know when, where, and how to place things such as speed bumps or signage to slow down traffic on your local roadways? Traffic calming uses physical design and other measures to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

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NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge (In-Person)

  • October 23, 2023
  • 8:30 am–4:00 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

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

  • October 27, 2023
  • 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.

closeup of asphalt pavement and yellow lines
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NJLTAP - Engineering and Traffic Studies (In-Person)

  • October 30, 2023
  • 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. 

November 2023

NJLTAP - Winter Maintenance Snow and Ice Control (In-Person)

  • November 2, 2023
  • 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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NJLTAP - Federal-aid Responsible Charge (Webinar)

  • November 8, 2023November 9, 2023
  • 9:00 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 - Conducting Traffic Sign Retroreflectivity Inspections (Webinar)

  • November 13, 2023November 14, 2023
  • 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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NJLTAP - Compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Public Right-

  • November 30, 2023
  • 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.

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