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!

Winter Maintenance Snow and Ice Control

October 30, November 2 & 5 OR 6 | 2pm – 4pm

This three module training workshop will cover the full range of snow and ice removal and control, including program development, planning, pre-season activities, inseason operations, post storm activities, and post season activities. It is designed so that all involved personnel can have a sound understanding of the fundamentals and a better appreciation for why others in the network are doing what they are doing. Plow operators, other equipment operators, road superintendents, supervisors, town managers, town clerks, and elected officials can all benefit from this one day of training. Even experienced veterans may find a nugget or contribute a war story. Register for one, two or all three modules.

Oct. 30 – Module 1 – Introduction to Snow and Ice Control: Introduction to snow and ice control Planning/program development

Nov. 2 – Module 2 – Pre-Season Activities, Plowing and Post-Storm Activities: Pre-season activities Plowing and such Post storm activities

Nov. 5 – Module 3 – Deicing, Anti-icing, Pre-wetting, and Liquids; Post Season Activities: Basics of freeze point depressants Deicing, anti-icing, pre-wetting, Abrasives Post season activities

Instructor: Matheu J. Carter, P.E., Engineering Circuit Rider

Snow and Ice Control Training

November 4 OR 6 | 1 hour Course

PURPOSE: The course provides training to local agency personnel for their winter snow and ice operations.

TOPICS COVERED: Planning for snow and ice operations, weather information sources, equipment, snow and ice chemicals, chloride and the environment, level of service, and post storm activities.

Concrete Best Construction Practices

November 9 | 11am – 12pm EST

Whether it is your own crews placing concrete or a contractor, be a good consumer and insist on a durable product. In particular, too much of our sidewalk, curbing, and other common elements are failing prematurely as a result of too much water in the mix, adding water during finishing, finishing the surface too soon, inadequate curing, and other factors. We are expected to build high quality concrete elements and the good news is that we can. Like many other examples, the construction practices we employ can be a determinant factor in how well and how long these investments perform for us. This workshop is basic and intended for those with minimal or even no experience with concrete. However, those with greater experience are welcome to attend and contribute to the discussion. Topics will include a basic understanding of concrete properties and mixes, an examination of several failure modes, specifications for good results, temperature effects, and testing methods.

Instructor: Matheu J. Carter, P.E., Engineering Circuit Rider

Local Road Safety Plan DIY Website Overview

November 12 | 11am – 12pm EST

The Federal Highway Administration has announced a new Local Road Safety Plan Do-it-Yourself website (LRSP DIY). This webinar will provide an overview of the training, tutorials, templates, tools, tips and tricks to help you create a Local Road Safety Plan for your jurisdiction, and help your community get home safely.

The instructors are Hillary Isebrands and Jerry Roche with FHWA

Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate

November 17 & 18 | 10am-12pm EST | $50

Launched for chapters mid-2019, this is the first time this program will be available to nationally. This four-hour certificate program is targeted towards those staff in the trucks performing winter operations, including operators, crew leaders, and foremen. The program focuses on snow and ice control materials and how they work, equipment, and operations.  During this program’s national debut, hear from speakers who actually developed this program, many of whom are current or former operators themselves.  Two separate two-hour class sessions in one week: November 17th and 18th from 9:00am-11:00am Central  For this first session we are offering a $50 special introductory pricing for both members and nonmembers.   Webinar: 10:00 am  ET | 9:00 am CT | 8:00 am MT | 7:00 am PT After completing this course, participants will be better able to: Discuss the basics of winter operations and apply essential winter operation for operators. Identify common winter materials and how they work. Explain the different winter equipment available and its upkeep and determine the benefits of enhanced communication between fleet personnel and operators.

AASHTO TSP2 Local Bridge Preservation Training

December 4 | 1pm – 2:30pm EST

The AASHTO TSP-2 program, through the National Local Agency Outreach Working Group, is pleased to announce a Bridge Preservation Training for Local Agencies. This training is specifically designed as an introductory to understanding the basics of bridge preservation and is geared towards meeting the needs of local agencies.

The Delaware and Maryland T2 Centers are pleased to offer this training opportunity at NO COST. Participants will gain a general understanding of why preservation is important, what activities are available and an idea of cost and degree of difficulty with performing the work. A variety of examples have been developed to help participants understand the importance of incorporating these easy activities into their work plan.

Develop Skills that Drive Agility Throughout Uncertainty

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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

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

Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)

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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.

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Data Driven Safety Analysis & Planning

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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

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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

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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

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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.