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
Introduction to Equity in Transportation
February 17 & March 31 | 11:30am-1:00pm EST
The disruptive nature of COVID-19 has challenged our approach to mobility issues. In addition, equity issues have become significant throughout the transportation planning, design, operations and maintenance process. Our mobility patterns have dramatically changed as a result of the global pandemic, which has had extensive impacts on transportation and communities.
Mehri “Mehrsa” Mohebbi (UFTI Equity in Transportation Lead), Larry Schooler (Director, Kearns & West), and Joey Goldman (Vice President, Kearns & West), will discuss what an equitable process looks like for a transportation project.
In this webinar, participants will learn:
- To identify different dimensions of equity related ton transportation projects
- To adopt a data-driven methodology from the beginning of a project to measure commitment to equity
- To achieve equity goals in every phase of a transportation project
Highway Inspection Procedures for Federal-aid Projects
February 17-18 | 5pm – 7pm EST
This course reviews the basic regulations and engineering guidelines for the installation of pavement markings and properly establishing and posting regulatory, warning, and guide signs. It presents examples of improper signing so participants can better understand the basic concepts and principles associated with signs and supports, along with sign management techniques. (Note: The course does not cover work zone or temporary traffic control signing)
Traffic Incident Management Webinar
February 24 | 8am – 12pm EST
Using a multi-discipline approach, first responders in New Jersey will learn how to operate more efficiently and act collectively. 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.
This course is open to all traffic-incident first responders including personnel in law enforcement, firefighting, emergency medical services (EMS), public safety, public works, towing and recovery, and hazardous materials (HAZMAT).
Compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the Public Right-of-Way
February 25 & 26 | 10am – 12pm EST
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. These requirements apply to all state and local governments regardless of their size. The workshop will include a brief overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the civil rights responsibilities of the public roadway owners, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements, NJDOT requirements, and AASHTO “Green Book” requirements for the pedestrian networks along our roads.
Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems
March 2-4 | 5pm-7pm EST
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. This workshop also outlines areas where non-engineers can assist traffic engineers in the safety process, and help them to understand when an engineer needs to be consulted to make a safety related change to an intersection.
This will be day 3-day (2 hours each session) program. Participants are welcome to join any of the three parts however a certificate of attendance will only be issued to those that attend the full session on all days.
Design of ADA Curb Ramps and Pedestrian Access Routes
March 3-5 | 10am-12pm EST
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. This training was developed to provide information and good practices for those involved in the design and maintenance of curb ramps and pedestrian facilities, and for those individuals that ensure the compliance to applicable accessibility laws and guidelines.
The workshop will include a brief overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requirements, NJDOT requirements, AASHTO “Green Book” requirements, group exercise designing curb ramps, and video presentations by the United States Access Board to provide the attendees with background information and points-of-view of persons with disabilities navigating our pedestrian network.
Safe System Approach Webinar
March 10 | 1pm-2:30pm EST
The Federal Highway Administration Office of Safety invites you to a webinar presentation on the Safe System Approach (SSA). This webinar will provide an overview of SSA with background, principles, key elements, and examples; using a presentation that FHWA intends for our partners to use in spreading awareness of SSA. This webinar will also provide a walk-through for how to use the presentation.
FHWA recognizes that reaching zero is a shared responsibility and will require a significant effort by everyone. Please share the invitation with anyone who would like to learn and educate others about SSA.
Traffic Engineering Fundamentals Webinar Series
March 17, 24, 31 | 10am – 2pm EST
This popular course was specifically developed for new and mid-career engineering and planning professionals. It can also be useful to introduce traffic engineers to other subjects within the profession. Congestion, safety, and engineering analysis are covered, including information on signal timing, crash analysis, data requirements, and traffic studies using the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and Highway Capacity Manual (HCM). During the course, an experienced practitioner will present examples for traffic engineering concepts, and attendees will learn about the extensive resources available for transportation engineers and planners. Interactive sessions and a comprehensive workbook provide an opportunity to learn through real-world examples throughout this course.
In this webinar series, we will learn:
- Congestion causes and mitigation techniques
- Understand volume, speed, delay and warrants studies
- Learn about traffic control devices and signal controllers
- Understand signal operations, timing, and coordination
- Learn about highway capacity analysis for intersections
- Understand stop control, roundabout, and signal analyses
- Learn about the typical traffic impact study requirements
- Understand the data collection and analysis procedures
Beat the Cold: Working in Winter Weather
If you work in an area with harsh winter conditions—such as low temperatures, snow, and ice—or in a remote location, this video is for you. The Nevada Local Technical Assistance Program, or LTAP, is here to help you recognize and prepare for winter dangers.
Reading Construction Plans
This is designed to help engineers and technicians that are new to the field be able to accurately review construction plans. This will include identifying key symbols, interpreting notes and an explanation of commonly used terms. Specialties may include stormwater/erosion control plans, geotechnical plans, facilities/building plans and civil construction plans
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?”
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How to improve workplace happiness, reduce turnover, and elevate productivity and culture.
Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP)
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.
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, one of the STEP program countermeasures, can reduce crash risk for pedestrians by slowing traffic at intersections and mid-block locations.
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, 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
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
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.