Online Training Resources

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we are still here to help you advance your agency and develop productive employees through transportation education. Online training opportunities will be added as we receive them. We look forward to the day when we can return to classroom learning, until then we hope you will take advantage of these opportunities during this time.

Online Training with LTAP

LTAP Centers across the country are providing opportunities for online learning at no cost. 

SCLTAP Self Paced Webinars

While COVID-19 keeps us out of the classroom with in person training, we know keeping your employees engaged with professional development is still a priority. We created several self-paced webinars that can be viewed anywhere, at anytime, and at no cost. Current topics include:

  • Asset Management for Local Agencies
  • Culvert Rehabilitation & the Slip-Lining Process
  • Increasing Employee Engagement
  • Right of Way Maintenance
  • Road Safety Audits
  • Safety in the Workplace
  • Signage and the MUTCD
 
For other training opportunities from our LTAP partners across the country, continue scrolling to learn more and register!

Tips for Improving Your Public Speaking Instantly

September 9 | 10am – 11am EST

Public speaking is one of the most valuable skills you can have. However, most people lack strong public speaking skills or are too afraid to try. This fear limits you in your career specifically and in life more generally. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

In this free CT T2 Center webinar, communication specialist and public speaking teacher Kevin Elliott will start you on the road to unlocking this important skill. You will learn:

  • Why you (and everyone else) are afraid of public speaking
  • Some common mistakes made by even big-time public speakers
  • Three practical tips that will improve your public speaking instantly

Right-of-Way Plant Concerns: Controlling the Plants that Can Harm You

September 10 | 2pm EST

In this webinar, we will cover ROW plant management, PPE, and how to identify harmful plant species. This webinar is suitable for all local government personnel, public agencies, consultants, planners, elected officials, and anyone else interested in invasive species and vegetation management

FoRRRwD Countermeasures: Signing, Striping, and Maintenance Treatments

September 15 | 1pm – 3pm EST

Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts round five (EDC-5) initiative, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD), features four pillars: Addressing All Public Roads, Systemic Approach, Safety Action Plans, and Proven Countermeasures. This webinar focuses on the Proven Countermeasures pillar.

State, local, and tribal agencies – come discover how low cost and maintenance treatments can provide significant benefits to reducing rural roadway departure crashes.

Target Audience: State, local, and tribal agencies – come discover how low cost and maintenance treatments can provide significant benefits to reducing rural roadway departure crashes.

Presenters and Topics:

Destain Gingell, Lapeer County (Michigan) Road Commission, will discuss a proactive tree removal and trimming program that was established exclusively for enhancing roadside safety.

Kevin Kuther, Idaho Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC), will discuss how local agencies in Idaho worked together to procure a pavement marking machine – reducing costs and completing more miles of restriping to keep drivers on the road.

Tom Honich, Missouri DOT, will discuss MoDOT’s systemic pavement marking program, evaluation studies demonstrating their effectiveness, and challenges and considerations for establishing a pavement marking program.

John Michael Walker, Alabama DOT and Rod Turochy, Alabama LTAP, will present on Alabama’s Horizontal Curve Signing Program, curve signing evaluation, and working with locals to evaluate curves for signing updates.

Crack Treatments for Cost Saving Pavement Preservation

September 17 | 1pm – 2:30pm EST

In times when energy costs are higher and funds are tight or being cut— maximizing each dollar in your budget is crucial. Join us as we cover cost effective crack treatment solutions to your common pavement maintenance issues to help extend the service life of your pavement. Crack sealing as a pre-treatment to surface treatments, mastic solutions for pesky potholes, fatigued areas, and wide cracks, airport solutions and more will be detailed. 

In addition to acquiring applicable solutions to some of today’s greatest pavement challenges, webinar attendees will be entered into a raffle for a Crafco-branded Heavy Winter Men’s Jacket. 

Highway Inspections Procedures for Federal-aid Projects Training

September 22 | 9am – 12pm EST

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 facilitate reimbursement to recipients of federal funds.


The course includes interactive discussions of on-the-job experiences, key elements of construction, effective inspections and project management, and specific guidance for such critical issues as: Source Documentation; Responsible Charge; Contract Time; Contract Changes; Buy America; Pedestrian Facilities and ADA Compliance; and DBE Program.

This is a ‘must have’ course for County, Municipal, and Consultant personnel at every level who may be responsible for ensuring on-time project completion, conformance with plans and meeting eligibility criteria for federal reimbursement.

Fourth Annual Ohio Roundabouts Conference

September 18 – October 7 | Times Vary

Join other roundabout practitioners and enthusiasts for eleven virtual conference sessions on all things roundabout! 

The conference will kick off on Friday, September 18th, with a session by Hillary Isebrands, PE, FHWA National Roundabouts Expert. It will continue throughout National Roundabouts Week and more with sessions tailored in no more than 90-minute blocks. All sessions and topics are listed below.

Please register for the sessions which interest you and fit your schedule. You do not need to register for sessions to only receive a link to the recording. Everyone who registers for a minimum of one session will receive links to all recordings once the conference completes.

Participants completing a webinar will receive a certificate of participation with all information needed to submit for Ohio Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit. Certificates will be issued within a few days after each webinar completes. Questions? ltap@dot.ohio.gov or 614-387- 7359.

FoRRRwD Countermeasures: Gravel Road Treatments, Rumble Strips and SafetyEdgeSM, and Centerline Buffers

October 20 | 1pm – 3pm EST


Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts round five (EDC-5) initiative, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD), features four pillars: Addressing All Public Roads, Systemic Approach, Safety Action Plans, and Proven Countermeasures. This webinar focuses on the Proven Countermeasures pillar.State, local, and tribal agencies – come discover what countermeasures can be used to minimize the potential for head-on crashes and options for treatments on unpaved roads.

Develop Skills that Drive Agility Throughout Uncertainty

Register Today | Self-Paced

The COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced the need- now more than ever- for skills that will help your workforce remain adaptive in changing environments. As we emerge from the crisis in a new digital workplace, are your employees equipped with core skills that will help your organization thrive in a “new normal?” 

Stress Management

Register Today | Self-Paced

How to improve workplace happiness, reduce turnover, and elevate productivity and culture.

Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)

Watch Anytime

Crosswalk Visibility

Crosswalk Visibility Enhancements, one of the STEP program countermeasures, can reduce crash risk for pedestrians by using low cost improvements such as signage, markings, and overhead lighting to increase the conspicuity of pedestrians at or in the crosswalk.

Refuge Islands

Pedestrian Refuge Islands, one of the
STEP program countermeasures, can reduce crash risk for pedestrians by providing a raised median in the middle of the roadway where pedestrians may cross in two stages.

Raised Crosswalks

Raised Crosswalks, one of the STEP program countermeasures, can reduce crash risk for pedestrians by slowing traffic at intersections and mid-block locations.

Hybrid Beacons

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons (PHBs), one of the STEP program countermeasures, can reduce crash risk for pedestrians by controlling traffic on multi-lane or high speed roadways.

Road
Diets

Road Diets, one of the STEP program countermeasures, can reduce crash risk for pedestrians by reducing vehicle speeds, turning conflicts, and crossing distance.

Social Media for
Public Works

Watch Anytime

Curve Signing:
Proper Chevron Spacing

Watch Anytime

Data Driven Safety Analysis & Planning

Register Today | Self-Paced

The Roadway Safety Foundation is pleased to offer a self-paced introductory course on the benefits and applications of usRAP. If you’re looking for opportunities to learn and stay engaged during these challenging times, RSF is able to provide this introductory training course and professional development credits free of charge.

This course is a 1-hour overview of usRAP to help decision makers, officials, and engineers decide if usRAP is right for their needs. It covers the history of usRAP, the research basis for its protocols, the process of conducting a usRAP study, and the outputs from usRAP’s ViDA software. This course is appropriate for a general audience looking for an introduction to usRAP.

Statewide and Metropolitan Transportation Programming

Register Today | Self-Paced

Are you a transportation planning or programming professional interested in learning about metropolitan transportation improvement programs?  If so, this web-based training is for you!

This new course provides introductory-level information on the process and requirements for developing and implementing metropolitan Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) and Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs (STIPs). The training includes administrative modifications and amendments, public involvement, financial planning and performance-based planning and programming (PBPP).

The training highlights the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)/Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements for statewide, non-metropolitan, and metropolitan transportation planning and programming processes. 
The three-hour, web-based training (WBT), will help you to learn the following:

  • Recognize how metropolitan areas and States reach decisions on transportation policies, plans, and programs.
  • Identify major funding sources and the flexibility to use funds in addressing metropolitan and statewide transportation needs.
  • Identify the role of key documents in transportation decision-making.
  • Define the concept of fiscal constraint in relation to financial planning and programming.
  • Identify how projects are selected and programmed in the STIP/TIP.
  • Identify processes related to transportation program approval and implementation.
  • Transportation planning and programming professional will learn the connection between long-range transportation planning and prioritizing projects within TIPs and STIPs. You will also earn 0.3 continuing education units (CEUs) for certification. 

Improve your organization’s transportation decision-making process and register for this course today!

Talent Management Strategies for Agencies in Turbulent Times

Watch Anytime

As agencies face unprecedented hurdles in today’s world, employee needs are the top priority for HR and L&D leaders. With the right resources in place, government agencies can continue to provide consistent and transparent communication and uninterrupted employee development and onboarding—further strengthening the agency.

Join us for a conversation with representatives from Collier County, FL Human Resources, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. We will discuss how they have overcome obstacles in their employee onboarding and development to deliver highly effective talent management strategies during turbulent times.

You’ll learn how two distinct agencies have overcome obstacles such as:

  • Training different compositions of their workforce with varying degrees of technological capabilities;
  • Labor and employee relations concerns;
  • Rate of required change; and,
  • Positioning technology as an enabler and not a barrier.

 

During this conversation, we will highlight lessons learned that you may be able to apply in your agency to help cover these or similar obstacles you face.

Preparing and Communicating Effective Utility Relocation Requirements

Watch Anytime

Implementing effective utility relocation requirements is crucial to achieve success in highway projects. Lack of utility relocation requirements can lead to:

  • Time delays in transportation projects
  • Cost overruns
  • An increase in construction contractor’s risk
  • Less qualified bidders or higher bids on transportation projects

Preparing and Communicating Effective Utility Relocation Requirements (FHWA-NHI-134117) is a self-paced, web-based training that provides state transportation and local public agency personnel and FHWA division officials with valuable knowledge on the importance of utility agreements and its requirements. 

After completing this 3.5 hour course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify and apply the elements needed for their projects
  • Improve project delivery
  • Minimize cost and time change orders in utility agreements and utility-related construction bid packages

Transportation officials, don’t allow the lack of utility relocation requirements to cause project delays. Enroll today to learn how incorporating utility relocation requirements can push your organization’s projects in the right direction.