Past LTAP Resource Biweeklies

LTAP Resource Biweekly #32 (8/31/21)

Biweekly #32

  • MUTCD and Signing Basics. Friday, 9/10 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Purpose and Types of Pavement Markings. Thursday, 9/23 at 12:00 PM. Purpose and Types of Pavement Markings is an interactive virtual training that includes the foundation, or basic content, that needs to be understood about pavement markings, including the basics of pavement markings, such as the types used, allowable colors, and the standards for when and where to apply pavement markings. The training will also discuss sight distances and their importance to the application of pavement marking on roadways. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Underground Utilities Construction Inspectors School (via APWA-Minnesota). October 2021 to May 2022 (monthly). This course provides practical information to enable people with underground utility inspection responsibilities to expertly and confidently do their jobs. Iowa LTAP will be offering an on-site location in Ames at the Institute for Transportation, and remote attendees may participate via a virtual option. For more information and to register, please go to this link.

Biweekly #32

  • Multidisciplinary Roadway Safety Series (formerly the Local Road Safety Workshops). Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10/6 & 10/7 (Waverly & Ames); 10/20 & 10/21 (Storm Lake & Atlantic); and 10/27 & 10/28 (Marion & Ottumwa) at 8:30 AM. The Iowa fall safety series, held for many years, is back in 2021! This annual series will be held at various locations in Iowa during the month of October. Learn about the latest work and programs aimed at reducing fatal crashes on Iowa roadways from various safety partners in the state, including the Iowa DOT Traffic and Safety, Local Systems, and Systems Planning bureaus; Federal Highway Administration; Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau; and the Iowa LTAP. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • One-D Modeling of River Encroachments with HEC-RAS (NHI Course 135041). Tuesday–Thursday, 10/12–10/14 at 8:00 AM. This course is currently limited to Iowa local agency and DOT employees or similar. The course focuses on the use and application of HEC-RAS software, developed by the Hydrologic Engineering Center of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Modeling principles and techniques will be presented using the latest version of HEC-RAS. For more information, attendance requirements, and registration, please go to this link.
  • More to come this fall:
    Weekly Webinars, Winter Maintenance Workshops, & ICEA Annual Conference

Biweekly #32

  • The Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and Conference will be held Tuesday–Thursday, 9/21–9/23 at the Quality Inn in Ames, Iowa. The workshop will be 9/21 and focus on Leadership Skills. Following the workshop will be a group tour of the Ziegler Cat Center in Altoona. The conference will be 9/22 & 9/23 and include a variety of presentations along with roundtable discussions and a long list of exhibitors. The workshop, conference, and tour are at capacity but you can be added to a wait list to register later if circumstances change. More information is available here.
  • The MINK 2021 – Local Roads Meeting will be held Wednesday & Thursday, 9/22 & 9/23 at the Stoney Creek Inn in St. Joseph, MO. Iowa LTAP works with various partners to offer this event. MINK is an annual meeting that brings together officials from local road agencies, state DOTs, and FHWA divisions in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas. The agenda covers timely and practical topics on maintenance, administration, innovative ideas, safety, and funding. Attendees from any state are welcome. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • The Annual Regional Local Roads Conference will be held Tuesday–Thursday, 10/19–10/21 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Sioux Falls, SD. Various LTAPs work together to offer this event. Contact Iowa LTAP Director Keith Knapp (kknapp@iastate.edu) if you’d like a draft agenda sent to you. Iowa LTAP has also been offered five free registrations for first-time attendees (two have already been claimed). Registration is at this link and closes on Friday, 10/8.

Biweekly #32

  • Setting Curve Advisory Speeds (Part 2) (Florida LTAP). Wednesday, 9/1 at 1:30 PM. This two-part workshop series (Part 1 has passed) will cover the importance of curve warning signage, how to select the appropriate curve signage, and how to properly set curve advisory speeds, the basic rules of signage, and other options to improve safety on curves. The series will help local agencies meet compliance dates for horizontal curve signage from the MUTCD. For more information and to register, please go to this link for Part 2.
  • 2021 EDC Virtual Safety Summit Series (FHWA). Wednesdays, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, and 9/29 at 9:00 AM. The summit series will highlight seven safety initiatives and share how they can save lives. The series will benefit those who are just beginning to implement these innovations, those who are further along and could gain from peer-to-peer engagement, and those with deployment stories to share. It will include opportunities to discuss hot topics with peers and establish relationships that can boost success now and in the future. For more information (including individual subjects by date) and to register, please go to this link.
  • Design of Modern Roundabouts (TN LTAP). Monday & Tuesday, 9/20 & 9/21, 2021 at 8:00 AM. The primary purpose of this course is to increase the understanding and awareness of the many advantages of roundabouts, and thereby to increase their popularity and usage. This will be accomplished by discussing roundabout operational and safety advantages, with a focus on the conditions where roundabouts are the preferred solution, and to present the fundamental design principles. For more information and to register for the $120 online workshop, please go here.
LTAP Resource Biweekly #31 (8/18/21)

Biweekly #31

  • Take Action Now – Maintaining Safety. Friday, 8/27 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • MUTCD and Signing Basics. Friday, 9/10 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Underground Utilities Construction Inspectors School (via APWA-Minnesota). October 2021 to May 2022 (monthly). This course provides practical information to enable people with underground utility inspection responsibilities to expertly and confidently do their jobs. Iowa LTAP will be offering an on-site location in Ames at the Institute for Transportation, and remote attendees may participate via a virtual option. For more information and to register, please go to this link.

Biweekly #31

  • One-D Modeling of River Encroachments with HEC-RAS (NHI Course 135041). Tuesday–Thursday, 10/12–10/14 at 8:00 AM. This course is currently limited to Iowa local agency and DOT employees or similar. The course focuses on the use and application of HEC-RAS software, developed by the Hydrologic Engineering Center of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Modeling principles and techniques will be presented using the latest version of HEC-RAS. For more information, attendance requirements, and registration, please go to this link.
  • More to come this fall!

Biweekly #31

  • The Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and Conference will be held Tuesday–Thursday, 9/21–9/23 at the Quality Inn in Ames, Iowa. The workshop will be 9/21 and focus on Leadership Skills. Following the workshop will be a group tour of the Ziegler Cat Center in Altoona. The conference will be 9/22 & 9/23 and include a variety of presentations along with roundtable discussions and a long list of exhibitors. The workshop, conference, and tour are at capacity but you can be added to a wait list to register later if circumstances change. More information is available here.
  • The MINK 2021 – Local Roads Meeting will be held Wednesday & Thursday, 9/22 & 9/23 at the Stoney Creek Inn in St. Joseph, MO. Iowa LTAP works with various partners to offer this event. MINK is an annual meeting that brings together officials from local road agencies, state DOTs, and FHWA divisions in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas. The agenda covers timely and practical topics on maintenance, administration, innovative ideas, safety, and funding. Attendees from any state are welcome. For more information and to register, please go here.

Biweekly #31

  • Composite Bridge Technology (FHWA). Thursday, 8/19 at 1:00 PM. This webinar will highlight the design, installation, and operation of the fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bridge in Morgan County, Tennessee. For more information and access this webinar, please go to this link.
  • Turn Signs, Curve Signs, and Signing Countermeasures (Part 1) and Setting Curve Advisory Speeds (Part 2) (Florida LTAP). Wednesdays, 8/25 and 9/1 at 1:30 PM. This workshop will cover the importance of curve warning signage, how to select the appropriate curve signage, and how to properly set curve advisory speeds, the basic rules of signage, and other options to improve safety on curves. The series will help local agencies meet compliance dates for horizontal curve signage from the MUTCD. For more information and to register, please go to this link for Part 1 and this link for Part 2.
  • Snow and Ice Control Chemicals (NY LTAP). Tuesday, 8/31 at 8:00 AM. High-quality snow and ice control works best with an understanding of the materials used to provide winter maintenance. In this session, Jim will discuss the various chemicals and how they can be used in solid, liquid, and pre-wetted forms. For more information and to register, please go to this link.
  • 2021 EDC Virtual Safety Summit Series (FHWA). Wednesdays, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, and 9/29 at 9:00 AM. The summit series will highlight seven safety initiatives and share how they can save lives. The series will benefit those who are just beginning to implement these innovations, those who are further along and could gain from peer-to-peer engagement, and those with deployment stories to share. It will include opportunities to discuss hot topics with peers and establish relationships that can boost success now and in the future. For more information (including individual subjects by date) and to register, please go to this link.
LTAP Resource Biweekly #30 (8/03/21)

Biweekly #30

  • Maintaining a Safer Roadway. Friday, 8/13 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Take Action Now – Maintaining Safety. Friday, 8/27 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Underground Utilities Construction Inspectors School (via APWA-Minnesota). October 2021 to May 2022 (monthly). This course provides practical information to enable people with underground utility inspection responsibilities to expertly and confidently do their jobs. Iowa LTAP will be offering an on-site location in Ames at the Institute for Transportation, and remote attendees may participate via a virtual option. For more information and to register, please go to this link.

Biweekly #30

  • NEW Introduction to Surveying. Wednesday & Thursday, 8/11 & 8/12 at 8:00 AM. This is an on-site training in Ames, Iowa. This course will provide an overview of the fundamentals of surveying for those who have minimal experience in surveying or desire a refresher in surveying fundamentals. The course will provide the terminology and background needed to complete surveys and to work with surveying data. For more information, including the workshop learning outcomes and tentative agenda, and registration, please go here.
  • One-D Modeling of River Encroachments with HEC-RAS (NHI Course 135041). Tuesday–Thursday, 10/12–10/14 at 8:00 AM. This course is currently limited to Iowa local agency and DOT employees or similar. The course focuses on the use and application of HEC-RAS software, developed by the Hydrologic Engineering Center of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Modeling principles and techniques will be presented using the latest version of HEC-RAS. For more information, attendance requirements, and registration, please go to this link.

Biweekly #30

  • The Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and Conference will be held Tuesday–Thursday, 9/21–9/23 at the Quality Inn in Ames, Iowa. The workshop will be 9/21 and focus on Leadership Skills. Following the workshop will be a group tour of the Ziegler Cat Center in Altoona. The conference will be 9/22 & 9/23 and include a variety of presentations along with roundtable discussions and a long list of exhibitors. Much more information and registration are available here.
  • The MINK 2021 – Local Roads Meeting will be held Wednesday & Thursday, 9/22 & 9/23 at the Stoney Creek Inn in St. Joseph, MO. Iowa LTAP works with various partners to offer this event. MINK is an annual meeting that brings together officials from local road agencies, state DOTs, and FHWA divisions in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas. The agenda covers timely and practical topics on maintenance, administration, innovative ideas, safety, and funding. Attendees from any state are welcome. For more information and to register, please go here.

Biweekly #30

  • Reducing Roadside Obstacles (FHWA). Thursday, 8/12 at 12:00 PM. Rural roadway departures make up a third of US traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. While valued as a community asset due to their beauty and environmental benefits, trees are the single most commonly struck objects in serious roadside crashes. Trees are the most harmful event in approximately 3,500 fatalities each year, or 10 percent of all traffic fatalities. This webinar will focus on how several agencies are strategically removing trees to provide for safer recovery during roadway departures. For more information and to register, please go to this link.
  • Disasters Near Work Zones: Rapid Response Techniques (FHWA). Thursday, 8/5 at 1:00 PM. This presentation is the first in a two-part series that will help agencies and contractors prepare for the combined effects of roadway construction and adverse events. The webinar will present a toolbox of rapid response techniques for quickly restoring access to cut-off areas, including temporary roads, temporary roundabouts, temporary low water crossings, and temporary bridges. The presenter will be John W. Shaw, Iowa State University. To register, please go here.
  • Disasters Near Work Zones: Planning for Resilience (FHWA). Thursday, 8/12 at 1:00 PM. This presentation is the second in a two-part series that will help agencies prepare for the combined effects of roadway construction and adverse events. Specifically, the webinar will discuss planning for adverse events in the context of transportation management plans (TMPs) for significant construction projects. The presenter will be John W. Shaw, Iowa State University. To register, please go here.
  • Turn Signs, Curve Signs, and Signing Countermeasures (Part 1) and Setting Curve Advisory Speeds (Part 2) (Florida LTAP). Wednesdays, 8/25 and 9/1 at 1:30 PM. This workshop will cover the importance of curve warning signage, how to select the appropriate curve signage, and how to properly set curve advisory speeds, the basic rules of signage, and other options to improve safety on curves. The series will help local agencies meet compliance dates for horizontal curve signage from the MUTCD. For more information and to register, please go to this link for Part 1 and this link for Part 2.
  • 2021 EDC Virtual Safety Summit Series (FHWA). Wednesdays, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, and 9/29 at 9:00 AM. The summit series will highlight seven safety initiatives and share how they can save lives. The series will benefit those who are just beginning to implement these innovations, those who are further along and could gain from peer-to-peer engagement, and those with deployment stories to share. It will include opportunities to discuss hot topics with peers and establish relationships that can boost success now and in the future. For more information (including individual subjects by date) and to register, please go to this link.
LTAP Resource Biweekly #29 (7/20/21)

Biweekly #29

This summer, Iowa LTAP will be offering a series of two-hour webinars on basic roadway safety with a wide variety of subjects (see below). They will be offered twice a month on either a Thursday or Friday. They are intended for both engineers and maintenance personnel. Registrations for each will be offered individually. Join us for all of them or just one or two.

Summer Safety Series

  • Countermeasures for Road Safety. Friday, 7/23 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Maintaining a Safer Roadway. Friday, 8/13 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Take Action Now – Maintaining Safety. Friday, 8/27 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.

Biweekly #29

  • Bridge Preservation Open House. Tuesday, 7/27 at 7:30 AM. Attendance at this event is generally limited to Iowa local agency and related DOT and FHWA Iowa Division staff (call if you have questions). Buchanan County and Iowa LTAP invite you to register and attend an informal one-day discussion and demonstration of some of the bridge preservation techniques the county has used and is exploring. Presentations on epoxy injections of bridge decks, bridge deck patching, and bridge deck sealing will be done; a tour of the equipment completed; and a field demonstration of epoxy injection provided. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • NEW Introduction to Surveying. Wednesday & Thursday, 8/11 & 8/12 at 8:00 AM. This is an on-site training in Ames, Iowa. This course will provide an overview of the fundamentals of surveying for those who have minimal experience in surveying or desire a refresher in surveying fundamentals. The course will provide the terminology and background needed to complete surveys and to work with surveying data. For more information, including the workshop learning outcomes and tentative agenda, and registration, please go here.

Biweekly #29

The Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and Conference will be held September 21–23, 2021 at the Quality Inn in Ames, Iowa. The workshop will be September 21 and focus on Leadership Skills. Following the workshop will be a group tour of the Ziegler Cat Center in Altoona. The conference will be September 22–23 and include a variety of presentations along with roundtable discussions and a long list of exhibitors. Much more information and registration are available here.

Biweekly #29

  • Evolution of Virtual Public Involvement (VPI) During the Pandemic: State Transportation Agency Practices (FHWA). Wednesday, 7/21 at 12:00 PM. The webinar will feature: a short introduction from the FHWA and presentations from the Ohio Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, and the Maryland Transportation Authority. A question and answer session will follow. For more information and to register, please go to this link.
  • Reducing Roadside Obstacles (FHWA). Thursday, 8/12 at 12:00 PM. Rural roadway departures make up a third of US traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. While valued as a community asset due to their beauty and environmental benefits, trees are the single most commonly struck objects in serious roadside crashes. Trees are the most harmful event in approximately 3,500 fatalities each year, or 10 percent of all traffic fatalities. This webinar will focus on how several agencies are strategically removing trees to provide for safer recovery during roadway departures. For more information and to register, please go to this link.
  • Disasters Near Work Zones: Rapid Response Techniques (FHWA). Thursday, 8/5 at 1:00 PM. This presentation is the first in a two-part series that will help agencies and contractors prepare for the combined effects of roadway construction and adverse events. The webinar will present a toolbox of rapid response techniques for quickly restoring access to cut-off areas, including temporary roads, temporary roundabouts, temporary low water crossings, and temporary bridges. The presenter will be John W. Shaw, Iowa State University. To register, please go here.
  • Disasters Near Work Zones: Planning for Resilience (FHWA). Thursday, 8/12 at 1:00 PM. This presentation is the second in a two-part series that will help agencies prepare for the combined effects of roadway construction and adverse events. Specifically, the webinar will discuss planning for adverse events in the context of transportation management plans (TMPs) for significant construction projects. The presenter will be John W. Shaw, Iowa State University. To register, please go here.
LTAP Resource Biweekly #28 (7/06/21)

Biweekly #28

This summer, Iowa LTAP will be offering a series of two-hour webinars on basic roadway safety with a wide variety of subjects (see below). They will be offered twice a month on either a Thursday or Friday. They are intended for both engineers and maintenance personnel. Registrations for each will be offered individually. Join us for all of them or just one or two.

Summer Safety Series

  • Reading the Road. Friday, 7/9 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Countermeasures for Road Safety. Friday, 7/23 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Maintaining a Safer Roadway. Friday, 8/13 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Take Action Now – Maintaining Safety. Friday, 8/27 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.

Biweekly #28

  • Bridge Preservation Open House. Tuesday, 7/27 at 7:30 AM. Attendance at this event is generally limited to Iowa local agency and related DOT and FHWA Iowa Division staff (call if you have questions). Buchanan County and Iowa LTAP invite you to register and attend an informal one-day discussion and demonstration of some of the bridge preservation techniques the county has used and is exploring. Presentations on epoxy injections of bridge decks, bridge deck patching, and bridge deck sealing will be done; a tour of the equipment completed; and a field demonstration of epoxy injection provided. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • NEW Introduction to Surveying. Wednesday & Thursday, 8/11 & 8/12 at 8:00 AM. This is an on-site training in Ames, Iowa. This course will provide an overview of the fundamentals of surveying for those who have minimal experience in surveying or desire a refresher in surveying fundamentals. The course will provide the terminology and background needed to complete surveys and to work with surveying data. For more information, including the workshop learning outcomes and tentative agenda, and registration, please go here.

Biweekly #28

The Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and Conference will be held September 21–23, 2021 at the Quality Inn in Ames, Iowa. The workshop will be September 21 and focus on Leadership Skills. Following the workshop will be a group tour of the Ziegler Cat Center in Altoona. The conference will be September 22–23 and include a variety of presentations along with roundtable discussions and a long list of exhibitors. Much more information and registration are available here.

Biweekly #28

LTAP Resource Biweekly #27 (6/22/21)

Biweekly #27

This summer, Iowa LTAP will be offering a series of two-hour webinars on basic roadway safety with a wide variety of subjects (see below). They will be offered twice a month on either a Thursday or Friday. They are intended for both engineers and maintenance personnel. Registrations for each will be offered individually. Join us for all of them or just one or two.

Summer Safety Series

  • Safety Analysis Process. Friday, 6/25 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Reading the Road. Friday, 7/9 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Countermeasures for Road Safety. Friday, 7/23 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Maintaining a Safer Roadway. Friday, 8/13 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Take Action Now – Maintaining Safety. Friday, 8/27 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.

Biweekly #27

  • ICEA Mid-Year Conference. Thursday, 7/8 at 8:15 AM. Attendance at this conference is limited to Iowa Secondary Roads Department staff and related personnel, along with related Iowa DOT and FHWA Iowa Division staff. It is an opportunity for county engineers and their staff to gather information about subjects and activities that can improve their efficiency and effectiveness. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Bridge Preservation Open House. Tuesday, 7/27 at 7:30 AM. Attendance at this event is limited to Iowa local agency and related DOT and FHWA Iowa Division staff. Buchanan County and Iowa LTAP invite you to register and attend an informal one-day discussion and demonstration of some of the bridge preservation techniques the county has used and is exploring. Presentations on epoxy injections of bridge decks, bridge deck patching, and bridge deck sealing will be done; a tour of the equipment completed; and a field demonstration of epoxy injection provided. For more information and to register, please go here.

Biweekly #27

  • Pavement Preservation — Longitudinal Joints (MN LTAP). Wednesday, 6/23 at 7:30 AM. This 90-minute webinar will focus on proactively reducing or eliminating maintenance costs on longitudinal joints, which often show premature distress due to lower density obtained during construction. The webinar will cover multiple ways to achieve better density, lower voids, and optimal performance at longitudinal joints to eliminate premature failure. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Traffic Incident Management – Agency Perspectives about How UAS Has Helped to Improve Traffic Incident Management (NOCoE). Wednesday, 6/23 at 12:30 PM. To register, click here.
  • Slide-in Bridge Construction (NJ LTAP). Wednesday & Thursday, 7/7 & 7/8 at 9:00 AM. Slide-in bridge construction (SIBC) is one of several accelerated bridge construction (ABC) technologies being advanced by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Compared to more traditional methods of bridge construction, and due to its shorter work zone durations and reduced impacts on traffic, SIBC (like other ABC technologies) can: increase safety for workers, enhance mobility, and reduce environmental impacts. For more information and to register, please go to this link.
LTAP Resource Biweekly #26 (6/08/21)

Biweekly #26

This summer, Iowa LTAP will be offering a series of two-hour webinars on basic roadway safety with a wide variety of subjects (see below). They will be offered twice a month on either a Thursday or Friday. They are intended for both engineers and maintenance personnel. Registrations for each will be offered individually (see below). The others will follow.

Summer Safety Series (order of subjects likely to change):

  • Systemic Safety Project Selection Tool. Friday, 6/11 at 12:00. View the recording at this link.
  • Safety Analysis Process. Friday, 6/25 at 12:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Countermeasures for Road Safety
  • Reading the Road
  • Overview of the MUTCD
  • Take Action Now – Maintaining Safety
  • Maintaining a Safer Roadway
  • Overview of Local Road Safety Plans

Biweekly #26

  • Value Capture Strategies Webinar Series (FHWA). Wednesday, 6/9, plus six others remaining, at 12:00 PM. Value Capture is a set of powerful techniques that recover a portion of land value created by public infrastructure investments and can: address funding gaps; leverage and optimize federal and state resources; accelerate project delivery; meet and improve system performance goals; maintain transportation infrastructure assets in good repair; and save time and money. For more information and to register, please go to this link.
  • Presenting 101: The Art of Effective Face-to-Face and Virtual Presentations (NJ LTAP). Thursday, 6/10 at 9:00 AM. Creating and delivering presentations is a necessary skill for many in public works, whether presenting to elected officials, residents, or colleagues. This one-hour session will provide attendees with general best practices for Microsoft PowerPoint as well as tips to improve your communication skills. Participants will discuss the specific challenges of presenting virtually and learn methods to deliver effective and engaging presentations to your audience. For more information and to register, please go to the link.
  • Driving ForRRRwd with the Pillars (FHWA). Tuesday, 6/15 at 12:00 PM. Rural roadway departures make up a third of US traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts 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 will focus on how several agencies are using the four pillars of FoRRRwD to reduce roadway departures. For more information, please go to this link. To register, please to go this link.
  • Chip Seal Equipment and Calibration (FHWA). Thursday, 6/17 at 1:00 PM. For more information and to register, please go to the link.
  • Maintenance and Monitoring of Unpaved Roads (FHWA). Thursday, 6/17 at 1:00 PM. Federal Land Management Agency (FLMA) road and trail managers oversee thousands of miles of unpaved and native-surfaced roads and trails in the United States that are subject to damage from motorized vehicle use, primarily during wet weather conditions. The United States Forest Service (USFS) will share three technologies for maintaining and monitoring their unpaved roadway network during the next Innovation Exchange webinar. These technologies will include temporary road mats – a temporary application to address drainage and stabilization issues on a seasonal basis; wicking fabrics – a permanent installation to address drainage issues on unpaved roads, especially those affected by freeze-thaw conditions; and remote sensing for off-highway vehicles (OHVs) – a dynamic monitoring tool to enable FLMA managers to make closure decisions in response to deteriorating ground conditions. No registration is required. To access the webinar, please go to the link.
  • Pavement Preservation — Longitudinal Joints (MN LTAP). Wednesday, 6/23 at 7:30 AM. This 90-minute webinar will focus on proactively reducing or eliminating maintenance costs on longitudinal joints, which often show premature distress due to lower density obtained during construction. The webinar will cover multiple ways to achieve better density, lower voids, and optimal performance at longitudinal joints to eliminate premature failure. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Slide-in Bridge Construction (NJ LTAP). Wednesday & Thursday, 7/7 & 7/8 at 9:00 AM. Slide-in bridge construction (SIBC) is one of several accelerated bridge construction (ABC) technologies being advanced by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Compared to more traditional methods of bridge construction, and due to its shorter work zone durations and reduced impacts on traffic, SIBC (like other ABC technologies) can: increase safety for workers, enhance mobility, and reduce environmental impacts. For more information and to register, please go to this link.
LTAP Resource Biweekly #25 (5/25/21)

Biweekly #25

This summer, Iowa LTAP will be offering a series of two-hour webinars on basic roadway safety with a wide variety of subjects (see below). They will be offered twice a month on either a Thursday or Friday. They are intended for both engineers and maintenance personnel. Registrations for each will be offered individually with the first being offered on June 11. The others will follow.

Summer Safety Series (order of subjects likely to change):

  • Systemic Safety Project Selection Tool. Friday, 6/11 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Safety Analysis Process (Friday, 6/25)
  • Countermeasures for Road Safety
  • Reading the Road
  • Overview of the MUTCD
  • Take Action Now – Maintaining Safety
  • Maintaining a Safer Roadway
  • Overview of Local Road Safety Plans

Biweekly #25

  • Accessible Sidewalks and Curb Ramps: Design to Installation (Iowa attendees only – content based on Iowa DOT Design Manual). Wednesday, 6/2 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and 1:00 to 3:00 PM. This workshop will benefit professionals that plan, design, inspect, and construct ADA-related facilities in Iowa within the public right-of-way. State and local agency staff, consultants, and contractors are encouraged to attend. For more details, information, and to register (if you do this type of work in Iowa), please go here.

Biweekly #25

  • Motor Grader Operator Workshops (Iowa local agency staff only). Tuesday, 6/2 (Waterloo). Starting on May 4, Iowa LTAP began offering an abbreviated classroom portion of our motor grader operator workshop. Two three-hour sessions will be offered each day in each location. Thanks to the Iowa Streets and Roads Maintenance Supervisors Association (ISRMSA), there is no registration fee for operators to attend this training. Limitations on attendance and registration will exist for Spring 2021. For more details, information, and to register (if you are an Iowa local agency), please go here.

Iowa LTAP has a free program that offers local agencies use of various devices that assist in managing aspects of roadway signing and infrastructure safety. Agencies have access to the equipment for a two-week to one-month period on a first come, first served basis. Equipment available for loan includes a sign retroreflectometer, digital ball banks, wood piling test drill and probes, a speed feedback trailer (speed studies before loan no longer required), and roadside radar data collectors (speed, count). For more details, information, and to check out a device, please go here.

Biweekly #25

  • Presenting 101: The Art of Effective Face-to-Face and Virtual Presentations (NJ LTAP). Thursday, 6/10 at 9:00 AM. Creating and delivering presentations is a necessary skill for many in public works, whether presenting to elected officials, residents, or colleagues. This one-hour session will provide attendees with general best practices for Microsoft PowerPoint as well as tips to improve your communication skills. Participants will discuss the specific challenges of presenting virtually and learn methods to deliver effective and engaging presentations to your audience. For more information and to register, please go to the link.
  • Chip Seal Equipment and Calibration (FHWA). Thursday, 6/17 at 1:00 PM. For more information and to register, please go to the link.
  • Maintenance and Monitoring of Unpaved Roads (FHWA). Thursday, 6/17 at 1:00 PM. Federal Land Management Agency (FLMA) road and trail managers oversee thousands of miles of unpaved and native-surfaced roads and trails in the United States that are subject to damage from motorized vehicle use, primarily during wet weather conditions. The United States Forest Service (USFS) will share three technologies for maintaining and monitoring their unpaved roadway network during the next Innovation Exchange webinar. These technologies will include temporary road mats (a temporary application to address drainage and stabilization issues on a seasonal basis); wicking fabrics (a permanent installation to address drainage issues on unpaved roads, especially those affected by freeze-thaw conditions); and remote sensing for off-highway vehicles (OHVs) (a dynamic monitoring tool to enable FLMA managers to make closure decisions in response to deteriorating ground conditions). No registration is required. To access the webinar, please go to the link.
  • Pavement Preservation — Longitudinal Joints (MN LTAP). Wednesday, 6/23 at 7:30 AM. This 90-minute webinar will focus on proactively reducing or eliminating maintenance costs on longitudinal joints, which often show premature distress due to lower density obtained during construction. The webinar will cover multiple ways to achieve better density, lower voids, and optimal performance at longitudinal joints to eliminate premature failure. For more information and to register, please go here.
LTAP Resource Biweekly #24 (5/11/21)

Biweekly #24

  • Because I said so! (Team Productivity Without All the Stress). Friday, 5/21 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Krisdeena Jansen, Glutreck, Inc. View the recording at this link.

Biweekly #24

  • Accessible Sidewalks and Curb Ramps: Design to Installation (Iowa attendees only – content based on Iowa DOT Design Manual). Wednesday, 6/2 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM and 1:00 to 3:00 PM. This workshop will benefit professionals that plan, design, inspect, and construct ADA-related facilities in Iowa within the public right-of-way. State and local agency staff, consultants, and contractors are encouraged to attend. For more details, information, and to register (if you do this type of work in Iowa), please go here.

Biweekly #24

Did you know that almost all of the material that we have offered online since March 2020 is available for viewing from our website on any type of device? This includes more than 60 recordings of a wide range of subjects. These include our work zone and flagger training, longitudinal joints, design length of H-piles, Iowa DOT culvert and bridge backwater program, traffic studies, MUTCD, chainsaw safety, low-cost safety improvements, ethics, and stress management. These can also be accessed at https://iowaltap.iastate.edu/ltap-webinar-recordings/. P.S. – We also continue to offer a free worker safety online streaming service with 300 subject options! Contact Paul Albritton about this opportunity at palbritt@iastate.edu.

Biweekly #24

  • Work Zone and Flagger Workshop Series (Iowa local agency staff only). Wednesdays to Thursdays, 5/12–5/13 (Ames) and 5/19–5/20 (Storm Lake). Starting in April, Iowa LTAP will be offering our workshop on basic flagging principles and work zone safety. The material presented is the same as that offered on-site and on-call by our staff. Two sessions will be offered each day for two days in each location. Limitations on attendance and registration will exist for Spring 2021. For more details, information, and to register (if you are an Iowa local agency), please go here.
  • Motor Grader Operator Workshops (Iowa local agency staff only). Tuesdays, 5/18 (Storm Lake), 5/25 (Sigourney), and 6/2 (Waterloo). Starting on May 4, Iowa LTAP began offering an abbreviated classroom portion of our motor grader operator workshop. Two three-hour sessions will be offered each day in each location. Thanks to the Iowa Streets and Roads Maintenance Supervisors Association (ISRMSA), there is no registration fee for operators to attend this training. Limitations on attendance and registration will exist for Spring 2021. For more details, information, and to register (if you are an Iowa local agency), please go here.

Biweekly #24

  • Designing for Complete Streets (FL LTAP). Thursdays, 5/13 and 5/20 at 9:00 AM. The second two of this three-part webinar series (the first has passed) will build upon the Introduction to Designing for Complete Streets webinar by going into further detail about Complete Streets concepts and how to create streets that are safe and functional for all users. Those concepts start with an overview of streets and their role as public spaces and various land use contexts and functions that streets need to provide in communities. For more information about the upcoming webinars and to register, please go to:
  • Bicycles and Pedestrians: Meeting the Needs of All Users (TN LTAP). Wednesday–Thursday, 5/12–5/13 at 8:30 AM. Many communities in the United States were not designed for pedestrian and bicycle travel. However, today walkability and bikeability are important for active transportation and are indicators of a livable community. The objective of this workshop is to equip participants with information on providing safer, more connected, more comfortable, accessible communities so that walking is a viable transportation choice for everyone, including seniors, children, and people with visual, mobility, and other disabilities and that bicycling is a viable transportation choice for people of all ages. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Have you Considered the Humble Rumble? (FHWA) Tuesday, 5/18 at 12:00 PM. Rural roadway departures make up a third of US traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. Rumble strips are a low-cost safety countermeasure that can reduce single-vehicle run-off-road and cross-center line crashes. Rumble strips, whether center line, edge line, or shoulder, alert inattentive or drowsy motorists whose vehicles have drifted out of their travel lane. The presenters include Logan Beise, North Dakota DOT and Jason Benson, Cass County, ND, who will discuss North Dakota DOT’s implementation of rumbles and present a county perspective of the same; David Swenka and Katrina Kloberdanz, Colorado DOT, who will provide an overview of the Colorado experience with rumbles; and Maria Silver, Macomb County, Michigan, who will talk about her county’s center line “mumble” strip installation project. Registration for this webinar is at this link.
  • Storage and Handling of Asphalt Emulsions (FHWA). Thursday, 5/20 at 1:00 PM. For more information and to register, please go to the link.
LTAP Resource Biweekly #23 (4/27/21)

Biweekly #23

  • Worker Safety for Rural Bridge Construction. Friday, 4/30 at 12:00 PM. Guest speakers: Scott Smith and Staci Griffin of Iowa Municipalities Workers’ Compensation Association, and John Rasmussen, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. View the recording at this link.
  • Are All Your Bases Covered with DOT’s Drug and Alcohol Testing and FMCSA Clearinghouse? Friday, 5/7 at 12:00 PM. Guest speakers: Sheryl Phelps and Tracy Petrak, CJ Cooper, Inc. View the recording at this link.
  • Because I said so! (Team Productivity Without All the Stress). Friday, 5/21 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Krisdeena Jansen, Glutreck, Inc. View the recording at this link.

Biweekly #23

  • Work Zone and Flagger Workshop Series (Iowa local agency staff only). Various dates and locations, each week from 4/20 to 5/20. Starting on 4/20, Iowa LTAP will be offering our workshop on basic flagging principles and work zone safety. The material presented is the same as that offered on-site and on-call by our staff. Two sessions will be offered each day for two days in each location. Limitations on attendance and registration will exist for Spring 2021. For more details, information, and to register (if you are an Iowa local agency), please go here.
  • Motor Grader Operator Workshops (Iowa local agency staff only). Various dates and locations, each week from 5/4 to 6/2. Starting on May 4, Iowa LTAP will be offering an abbreviated classroom portion of our motor grader operator workshop. Two three-hour sessions will be offered each day in each location. Limitations on attendance and registration will exist for Spring 2021. For more details, information, and to register (if you are an Iowa local agency), please go here.

Biweekly #23

The 2021 Iowa Build a Better Mousetrap Competition application period is now open! If you or your staff has done something innovative to address everyday challenges, now is your chance to let everyone know about it. Fabulous prizes await the top 3 winners in Iowa, and the winner of the Iowa competition (in each category) is also submitted to the national competition. More details about the competition and the online application can be found here. Applications are due by May 3, 2021. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Keith at kknapp@iastate.edu or 515-294-8817.

Biweekly #23

  • Forum on Equity and Public Engagement for Transportation Planning (Metroquest). Wednesday, 4/28 at 1:00 PM. Diverse and meaningful public engagement leads to more actionable plans and equitable communities. Join us for a forum on best practices for equity and public engagement for transportation planning! We’re teaming up with North Carolina DOT, Kimley-Horn, Amplify Consulting, and Public Participation Partners to highlight successful case studies and strategies. We’ll share proven techniques for diverse public outreach, showing you how to effectively lower barriers to public engagement for more equitable decision-making. For more information and to register, please go to this link.
  • Engaging Traditionally Underserved Communities using Virtual Public Involvement (VPI) (FHWA). Tuesday, 5/4 at 1:30 PM. This webinar will include a presentation focused on considerations/strategies for engaging traditionally underserved communities with VPI tools and a discussion. For more information and to register, please go to this link.
  • Designing for Complete Streets (FL LTAP). Thursdays, 5/6, 5/13, and 5/20 at 9:00 AM. This three-part webinar series will build upon the Introduction to Designing for Complete Streets webinar by going into further detail about Complete Streets concepts and how to create streets that are safe and functional for all users. Those concepts start with an overview of streets and their role as public spaces and various land use contexts and functions that streets need to provide in communities. For more information about each part of this three-part series and to register, please go to
  • Bicycles and Pedestrians: Meeting the Needs of All Users (TN LTAP). Wednesday–Thursday, 5/12–5/13 at 8:30 AM. Many communities in the United States were not designed for pedestrian and bicycle travel. However, today walkability and bikeability are important for active transportation and are indicators of a livable community. The objective of this workshop is to equip participants with information on providing safer, more connected, more comfortable, accessible communities so that walking is a viable transportation choice for everyone, including seniors, children, and people with visual, mobility, and other disabilities and that bicycling is a viable transportation choice for people of all ages. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Storage and Handling of Asphalt Emulsions (FHWA). Thursday, 5/20 at 1:00 PM. For more information and to register, please go to the link.
LTAP Resource Biweekly #22 (4/13/21)

Biweekly #22

  • Safety Improvements and Funding. Friday, 4/23 at 12:00 PM. Speakers: Iowa LTAP, Iowa Division of FHWA; Iowa DOT; and Iowa GTSB. View the recording at this link.

Biweekly #22

  • Design Length of Steel H-Piles and WEAP. Wednesday, 4/14 at 8:30 AM. View the recording at this link. Download the associated class materials before viewing. Download Materials
  • Work Zone and Flagger Workshop Series (Iowa local agency staff only). Various dates and locations, each week from 4/20 to 5/20. Starting on 4/20, Iowa LTAP will be offering our workshop on basic flagging principles and work zone safety. The material presented is the same as that offered on-site and on-call by our staff. Two sessions will be offered each day for two days in each location. Limitations on attendance and registration will exist for Spring 2021. For more details, information, and to register (if you are an Iowa local agency), please go here.
  • Excavation Safety. Tuesday–Thursday, 4/27–4/29 at 8:00 AM. The workshop explains the hazards of excavation and trenching, how accidents happen, and how worker protective measures should be applied. It’s a great way to inform new employees of safety protocol or to update more experienced employees on new safety information. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Motor Grader Operator Workshops (Iowa local agency staff only). Various dates and locations, each week from 5/4 to 6/2. Starting on May 4, Iowa LTAP will be offering an abbreviated classroom portion of our motor grader operator workshop. Two three-hour sessions will be offered each day in each location. Limitations on attendance and registration will exist for Spring 2021. For more details, information, and to register (if you are an Iowa local agency), please go here.

Biweekly #22

The 2021 Iowa Build a Better Mousetrap Competition application period is now open! If you or your staff has done something innovative to address everyday challenges, now is your chance to let everyone know about it. Fabulous prizes await the top 3 winners in Iowa, and the winner of the Iowa competition (in each category) is also submitted to the national competition. More details about the competition and the online application can be found here. Applications are due by May 3, 2021. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Keith at kknapp@iastate.edu or 515-294-8817.

Biweekly #22

  • Statewide Action Plans for Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety (Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center). Tuesday, 4/13 at 12:00 PM. Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Action Plans are valuable tools that can help transportation agencies establish a framework and approach for reducing deaths and injuries among vulnerable road users. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Pedestrian Gateway Treatment (AASHTO). Tuesday, 4/20 at 1:00 PM. One of the major challenges in reducing pedestrian fatalities is getting drivers to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Utilizing a Gateway Treatment (GT) is a highly effective, easily implemented, inexpensive innovation to increase yield rates. The GT is a pedestrian crossing configuration that features R1-6 yield signs at crosswalks and flexible delineator post or yield sign in between travel lanes. To register, please go here.
  • Traffic Impact Analysis (TN LTAP). Tuesday–Thursday, 4/20–4/22, at 1:00 PM. This course hopes to cover everything you need to know to get knee deep into a traffic impact analysis. This class aims to provide information that is critical to both the TIA preparer, the TIA reviewer, or those making development policy decisions. Discussion will include the basic steps, common mistakes, and how-to of traffic impact studies. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Constructing and Inspecting Asphalt Paving Project – Virtual Classroom (NHI Course through MA LTAP). Tuesday–Friday, 4/20–4/23 at 8:00 AM. The goal of this course is to prepare participants to ensure asphalt pavement construction projects conform to quality and technical specifications. The course materials introduce asphalt pavement construction best practices, from the importance of understanding project administration roles and responsibilities to the most vital elements of laydown operations and compaction. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Bicycles and Pedestrians: Meeting the Needs of All Users (TN LTAP). Wednesday–Thursday, 5/12–5/13 at 8:30 AM. Many communities in the United States were not designed for pedestrian and bicycle travel. However, today walkability and bikeability are important for active transportation and are indicators of a livable community. The objective of this workshop is to equip participants with information on providing safer, more connected, more comfortable, accessible communities so that walking is a viable transportation choice for everyone, including seniors, children, and people with visual, mobility, and other disabilities and that bicycling is a viable transportation choice for people of all ages. For more information and to register, please go here.
LTAP Resource Biweekly #21 (3/30/21)

Biweekly #21

  • Just Drive: Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign. Friday, 4/9 at 12:00 PM. Speakers: Lawrence Stifel, Iowa Illinois Safety Council; Trooper Rod Larson, Iowa State Patrol; and, Amanda Woods, Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB). View the recording at this link.
  • Safety Improvements and Funding. Friday, 4/23 at 12:00 PM. Speakers: Iowa LTAP, Iowa Division of FHWA; Iowa DOT; and Iowa GTSB. View the recording at this link.

Biweekly #21

  • Iowa DOT Culvert and Bridge Backwater Program Workshop. Wednesday, 4/7 at 8:00 AM. View the recording at this link.
  • Work Zone and Flagger Workshop Series (Iowa local agency staff only). Various dates and locations, each week from 4/20 to 5/20. Starting on 4/20, Iowa LTAP will be offering our workshop on basic flagging principles and work zone safety. The material presented is the same as that offered on-site and on-call by our staff. Two sessions will be offered each day for two days in each location. Limitations on attendance and registration will exist for Spring 2021. For more details, information, and to register (if you are an Iowa local agency), please go here.
  • Design Length of Steel H-Piles and WEAP. Wednesday, 4/14 at 8:30 AM. View the recording at this link. Download the associated class materials before viewing. Download Materials
  • Excavation Safety.  Tuesday–Thursday, 4/27–4/29 at 8:00 AM. The workshop explains the hazards of excavation and trenching, how accidents happen, and how worker protective measures should be applied. It’s a great way to inform new employees of safety protocol or to update more experienced employees on new safety information. For more information and to register, please go here.

Biweekly #21

The 2021 Iowa Build a Better Mousetrap Competition application period is now open! If you or your staff has done something innovative to address everyday challenges, now is your chance to let everyone know about it. Fabulous prizes await the top 3 winners in Iowa, and the winner of the Iowa competition (in each category) is also submitted to the national competition. More details about the competition and the online application can be found here. Applications are due by May 3, 2021. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Keith at kknapp@iastate.edu or 515-294-8817.

Biweekly #21

  • The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Amendments (NPA) to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD). They have added capacity to the following three webinars focused on this NPA. Only one remains (see below).
  • Asphalt Pavement Maintenance (TN LTAP). Tuesday & Wednesday, 3/30 & 3/31 at 7:30 AM. This workshop covers pavement evaluation, asphalt mix materials, hot plant mix production and pavement construction methods, routing pavement maintenance techniques, and pothole patching. For more information and to, register please go here.
  • You Have Crash Data, Now What? (FHWA). Thursday, 4/8 at 12:00 PM. Rural roadway departures make up a third of US 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 systemic approach pillar. To register, please go here.
  • Traffic Impact Analysis (TN LTAP). Tuesday–Thursday, 4/20–4/22, at 1:00 PM. This course hopes to cover everything you need to know to get knee deep into a traffic impact analysis. This class aims to provide information that is critical to both the TIA preparer, the TIA reviewer, or those making development policy decisions. Discussion will include the basic steps, common mistakes, and how-to of traffic impact studies. For more information and to register, please go here.
LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #20 (3/16/21)

Bi-Weekly #20

  • Work Zone Driveway Assistance Devices (DADs): Past Research & Evaluation of Display Strategies. Friday, 3/19 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Tim Gates, Michigan State University. View the recording at this link.
  • Safety and Operational Effectiveness of Traffic Signs. Friday, 3/26 at 12:00 PM. Speaker: David Veneziano, Iowa LTAP. View the recording at this link.
  • Safety Improvements and Funding. Friday, 4/23 at 12:00 PM. Speakers: Iowa LTAP, Iowa Division of FHWA; Iowa DOT; and Iowa GTSB. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #20

  • Iowa DOT Culvert and Bridge Backwater Program Workshop. Wednesday, 4/7 at 8:00 AM. View the recording at this link.
  • Design Length of Steel H-Piles and WEAP. Wednesday, 4/14 at 8:30 AM. View the recording at this link. Download the associated class materials before viewing. Download Materials
  • Excavation Safety.  Tuesday–Thursday, 4/27–4/29 at 8:00 AM. The workshop explains the hazards of excavation and trenching, how accidents happen, and how worker protective measures should be applied. It’s a great way to inform new employees of safety protocol or to update more experienced employees on new safety information. For more information and to register, please go here.

Bi-Weekly #20

The 2021 Iowa Build a Better Mousetrap Competition application period is now open! If you or your staff has done something innovative to address everyday challenges, now is your chance to let everyone know about it. Fabulous prizes await the top 3 winners in Iowa, and the winner of the Iowa competition (in each category) is also submitted to the national competition. More details about the competition and the online application can be found here. Applications are due by May 3, 2021. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Keith at kknapp@iastate.edu or 515-294-8817.

Bi-Weekly #20

  • The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a Notice of Proposed Amendments (NPA) to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD). They have added capacity to the following three webinars focused on this NPA:
  1. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) – General Overview of Proposed Changes. Thursday, 3/18 at 1:00 PM. This webinar will highlight many of the proposed changes to the various parts of the MUTCD issued in the NPA and discuss how interested parties can provide input.  For more information and to register, please go to this link.
  2. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) – Pedestrian, Bicycles, and Transit; Overview of Proposed Changes. Thursday, 3/25 at 1:00 PM. This webinar will highlight many of the proposed changes to the MUTCD issued in the NPA specifically related to pedestrian, bicycles, and transit, as well as discuss how interested parties can provide input. For more information and to register, please go to this link.
  3. The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways (MUTCD) – Urban Traffic Control; Overview of Proposed Changes. Thursday, 4/1 at 1:00 PM. This webinar will highlight many of the proposed changes to the MUTCD specifically related to urban centers and urbanized communities, as well as discuss how interested parties can provide input. For more information and to register, please go to this link.
  • Introduction to Development Agreements and Other Contract-Based Value Capture (FHWA). Wednesday, 3/24 at 12:00 PM. FHWA officially rolls out the Value Capture: Development Agreements and Other Contract-Based Primer. The webinar will provide practical information for implementing DA, CBA, JDA, and other contract-based VC techniques (such as public right-of-way [ROW] use agreements). For more information and to register, please go to this link.
  • Asphalt Pavement Maintenance (TN LTAP). Tuesday & Wednesday, 3/30 & 3/31 at 7:30 AM. This workshop covers pavement evaluation, asphalt mix materials, hot plant mix production and pavement construction methods, routing pavement maintenance techniques, and pothole patching. For more information and to, register please go here.
LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #19 (3/01/21)

Bi-Weekly #19

  • 2020 “Build a Better Mousetrap” Innovations (State and National). Friday, 3/5 at 12:00 PM. Speaker: Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP, with 2020 Iowa competition winners (Page County, City of Des Moines, and Marion County). View the recording at this link.
  • Keep Your Pavements Zipped-Up! Best Practices for Long-Lasting Longitudinal Joints. Friday, 3/12 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Greg Duncan, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. & NV LTAP. View the recording at this link.
  • Work Zone Driveway Assistance Devices (DADs): Past Research & Evaluation of Display Strategies. Friday, 3/19 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Tim Gates, Michigan State University. View the recording at this link.
  • Safety and Operational Effectiveness of Traffic Signs. Friday, 3/26 at 12:00 PM. Speaker: David Veneziano, Iowa LTAP. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #19

  • Completing Traffic Studies. Tuesday, 3/16 at 9:00 AM. Speaker: David Veneziano, Iowa LTAP. View the recording at this link.
  • Iowa DOT Culvert and Bridge Backwater Program Workshop. Wednesday, 4/7 at 8:00 AM. View the recording at this link.
  • Design Length of Steel H-Piles and WEAP. Wednesday, 4/14 at 8:30 AM. View the recording at this link. Download the associated class materials before viewing. Download Materials

Bi-Weekly #19

  • Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems (NJ LTAP). Tuesday, 3/2 through Thursday, 3/4 at 4:00 PM. This course will review basic concepts in probability and statistics and their application in designing traffic control features and regulating traffic. 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 a 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 who attend the full session on all days. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Introduction to Transportation Utility Fees: Maintaining Local Roads, Trails, and Other Transportation Primer (FHWA). Wednesday, 3/10 at 12:00 PM. The webinar rolls out the Transportation Utility Fees (TUFs)/Road Maintenance Fees Primer. This primer introduces the concept of TUFs and how they can provide an alternative source of funding to help maintain and improve road networks. For more information and to register, please go to this link.
  • Introduction to Development Agreements and Other Contract-Based Value Capture (FHWA). Wednesday, 3/24 at 12:00 PM. FHWA officially rolls out the Value Capture: Development Agreements and Other Contract-Based Primer. The webinar will provide practical information for implementing DA, CBA, JDA, and other contract-based VC techniques (such as public right-of-way [ROW] use agreements). For more information and to register, please go to this link.
  • Asphalt Pavement Maintenance (TN LTAP). Tuesday & Wednesday, 3/30 & 3/31 at 7:30 AM. This workshop covers pavement evaluation, asphalt mix materials, hot plant mix production and pavement construction methods, routing pavement maintenance techniques, and pothole patching. For more information and to, register please go here.
LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #18 (2/16/21)

Bi-Weekly #18

  • Planning & Design Accommodation for Oversize & Overweight Freight in Work Zones (with WI LTAP). Friday, 2/19 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Bill Bremer, University of Wisconsin. View the recording at this link.
  • Composite Press-Brake Formed Modular Steel Tub Girders for County Bridges: Development, Experimental Validation, and Case Studies. Friday, 2/26 at 12:00 PM. Guest speakers: Karl Barth, West Virginia University, and Guy Nelson, Valmont Industries, Inc. View the recording at this link.
  • 2020 “Build a Better Mousetrap” Innovations (State and National). Friday, 3/5 at 12:00 PM. Speaker: Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP, with 2020 Iowa competition winners (Page County, City of Des Moines, and Marion County). View the recording at this link.
  • Keep Your Pavements Zipped-Up! Best Practices for Long-Lasting Longitudinal Joints. Friday, 3/12 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Greg Duncan, Applied Pavement Technology, Inc. & NV LTAP. View the recording at this link.
  • Work Zone Driveway Assistance Devices (DADs): Past Research & Evaluation of Display Strategies. Friday, 3/19 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Tim Gates, Michigan State University. View the recording at this link.
  • Safety and Operational Effectiveness of Traffic Signs. Friday, 3/26 at 12:00 PM. Speaker: David Veneziano, Iowa LTAP. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #18

  • Iowa Work Zone Safety Workshops. Monday, 2/22 to Monday, 3/1 at 8:00 AM. General Session on 2/22 followed by Audience Specific Sessions on 2/23, 2/24, 2/25, and 3/1. The recordings for this series are available to attendees by request.
  • Completing Traffic Studies. Tuesday, 3/16 at 9:00 AM. Speaker: David Veneziano, Iowa LTAP. View the recording at this link.
  • Iowa DOT Culvert and Bridge Backwater Program Workshop. Wednesday, 4/7 at 8:00 AM. View the recording at this link.
  • Design Length of Steel H-Piles and WEAP. Wednesday, 4/14 at 8:30 AM. View the recording at this link. Download the associated class materials before viewing. Download Materials

Bi-Weekly #18

  • Advanced Project Bundling: Overcoming Hurdles. Wednesday, 2/17 at 1:00 PM. To access the webinar, please go here.
  • Case Studies of Innovative Low-Cost Work Zone Strategies. Friday, 2/26 at 1:00 PM. This webinar is geared toward engineers, technicians, and practitioners working for local and state DOTs who are interested in learning more about innovative low-cost work zone strategies and their applications. The topics covered within this webinar will include: toolbox of low-cost work zone strategies; MUTCD compliance and the FHWA experimentation process; and case studies of innovative low-cost work zone strategies implemented by state DOTs, including driveway assistance devices, preformed reflective tapes, orange work zone pavement markings, painting the pavement surface black as an alternative to grinding pavement markings, and wait-time displays. To register for this webinar, please go here.
  • FHWA Essential Requirements of the Uniform Act (ND LTAP). Monday and Tuesday, 3/1 and 3/2 at 9:00 AM. This comprehensive workshop begins with an introduction to the federal-aid right-of-way process and the fundamentals of complying with the Uniform Act, Federal Highway regulations, and any state laws, regulations, or requirements. Then, participants will test what they have learned with hands-on activities to reinforce key course concepts. To register for Day 1, go here, and to register for Day 2, go here.
  • Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems (NJ LTAP). Tuesday, 3/2 through Thursday, 3/4 at 4:00 PM. This course will review basic concepts in probability and statistics and their application in designing traffic control features and regulating traffic. 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 a 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 who attend the full session on all days. For more information and to register, please go here.
LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #17 (2/02/21)

Bi-Weekly #17

  • Capabilities and Advantages of Steel Buried Bridges. Friday, 2/5 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Joel Hahm, Contech Engineered Solutions, LLC. View the recording at this link.
  • SWiZAPP – Smart Work Zone Activity App. Friday, 2/12 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, University of Missouri. View the recording at this link.
  • Planning & Design Accommodation for Oversize & Overweight Freight in Work Zones (with WI LTAP). Friday, 2/19 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Bill Bremer, University of Wisconsin. View the recording at this link.
  • Composite Press-Brake Formed Modular Steel Tub Girders for County Bridges: Development, Experimental Validation, and Case Studies. Friday, 2/26 at 12:00 PM. Guest speakers: Karl Barth, West Virginia University, and Guy Nelson, Valmont Industries, Inc. View the recording at this link.
  • 2020 “Build a Better Mousetrap” Innovations (State and National). Friday, 3/5 at 12:00 PM. Speaker: Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP, with 2020 Iowa competition winners (Page County, City of Des Moines, and Marion County). View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #17

  • Iowa Work Zone Safety Workshops. Monday, 2/22 to Monday, 3/1 at 8:00 AM. General Session on 2/22 followed by Audience Specific Sessions on 2/23, 2/24, 2/25, and 3/1. The recordings for this series are available to attendees by request.

Iowa LTAP is getting rid of its VHS tapes (and reducing its hard copy library). If you are interested in any of these, a list can be found here. We’d rather donate than recycle them. Requests are due by April 30.

Bi-Weekly #17

  • Controlling Potential Drainage Problems (NY LTAP). Tuesday, 2/9 at 8:00 AM. The key to good roads is drainage. The key to good drainage is controlling potential drainage problems before they become serious. In this session, David Orr (NY LTAP Director) will cover the most common drainage problems on highways and offer some simple solutions. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Engineering and Traffic Studies (NJ LTAP). Wednesday and Thursday, 2/10 and 2/11 at 4:00 PM. This course will review basic concepts in probability and statistics and their application in designing traffic control features and regulating traffic. The course will examine methodologies for conducting speed studies, evaluating intersection controls, safety analyses, and quantifying the effectiveness of safety treatments. Procedures and required traffic studies to legally establish, revise, and remove traffic restrictions in New Jersey will also be presented. Participants also complete exercises in which they conduct common engineering and traffic studies using actual data. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Application Rates for Snow and Ice Chemicals (NY LTAP). Tuesday, 2/16 at 8:00 AM. During the winter, we use salt and other chemicals to help with snow and ice control operations. We need to use the correct amount of chemicals to improve safety without creating an environmental hazard. During this webinar, Jim Craw (NY LTAP Circuit Rider) will provide basic information on setting application rates for your snow and ice control chemicals. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Advanced Project Bundling: Overcoming Hurdles. Wednesday, 2/17 at 1:00 PM. To access the webinar, please go here.
  • Common Sense Solutions for Intersection Problems (NJ LTAP). Tuesday, 3/2 through Thursday, 3/4 at 4:00 PM. This course will review basic concepts in probability and statistics and their application in designing traffic control features and regulating traffic. 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 a 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 who attend the full session on all days. For more information and to register, please go here.
LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #16 (1/21/21)

Bi-Weekly #16

  • Top 20 in Rural Bridge Replacement and Repair Innovations. Friday, 1/22 at 12:00 PM. Guest speakers: Mike Steenhoek, Soy Transportation Coalition (STC), and Brian Keierleber, Buchanan County, Iowa. View the recording at this link.
  • Safety Countermeasures for Unpaved and Gravel Roads. Friday, 1/29 at 12:00 PM. Iowa LTAP speaker: David Veneziano, Safety Circuit Rider. View the recording at this link.
  • Capabilities and Advantages of Steel Buried Bridges. Friday, 2/5 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Joel Hahm, Contech Engineered Solutions, LLC. View the recording at this link.
  • SWiZAPP – Smart Work Zone Activity App. Friday, 2/12 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, University of Missouri. View the recording at this link.
  • Planning & Design Accommodation for Oversize & Overweight Freight in Work Zones (with WI LTAP). Friday, 2/19 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Bill Bremer, University of Wisconsin. View the recording at this link.
  • Composite Press-Brake Formed Modular Steel Tub Girders for County Bridges: Development, Experimental Validation, and Case Studies. Friday, 2/26 at 12:00 PM. Guest speakers: Karl Barth, West Virginia University, and Guy Nelson, Valmont Industries, Inc. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #16

  • Iowa Work Zone Safety Workshops. Monday, 2/22 to Monday, 3/1 at 8:00 AM. General Session on 2/22 followed by Audience Specific Sessions on 2/23, 2/24, 2/25, and 3/1. The recordings for this series are available to attendees by request.

Bi-Weekly #16

  • Leveraging Signal Performance Data to Improve Traffic Signal Operations (TN LTAP). Thursday, 1/28 at 12:30 PM. Join us for this free webinar focusing on the application of traffic signal performance measures to improve operations in the city of Gulf Shores, AL. A brief introduction to Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs) will be followed by a discussion on agency-specific operational objectives, necessary upgrades to traffic signal system infrastructure, data collection and analysis, signal timing improvements, and an understanding of the workforce necessary to operate and maintain the system. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Engineering and Traffic Studies (NJ LTAP). Wednesday and Thursday, 2/10 and 2/11 at 4:00 PM. This course will review basic concepts in probability and statistics and their application in designing traffic control features and regulating traffic. The course will examine methodologies for conducting speed studies, evaluating intersection controls, safety analyses, and quantifying the effectiveness of safety treatments. Procedures and required traffic studies to legally establish, revise, and remove traffic restrictions in New Jersey will also be presented. Participants also complete exercises in which they conduct common engineering and traffic studies using actual data. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Advanced Project Bundling: Overcoming Hurdles. Wednesday, 2/17 at 1:00 PM. To access the webinar, please go here.
LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #15 (1/05/21)

Bi-Weekly #15

  • Evaluating Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Risk Through Systemic Analysis. Friday, 1/15 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Sam Sturtz, Iowa DOT. View the recording at this link.
  • Top 20 in Rural Bridge Replacement and Repair Innovations. Friday, 1/22 at 12:00 PM. Guest speakers: Mike Steenhoek, Soy Transportation Coalition (STC), and Brian Keierleber, Buchanan County, Iowa. View the recording at this link.
  • Safety Countermeasures for Unpaved and Gravel Roads. Friday, 1/29 at 12:00 PM. Iowa LTAP speaker: David Veneziano, Safety Circuit Rider. View the recording at this link.
  • Capabilities and Advantages of Steel Buried Bridges. Friday, 2/5 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Joel Hahm, Contech Engineered Solutions, LLC. View the recording at this link.
  • SWiZAPP – Smart Work Zone Activity App. Friday, 2/12 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, University of Missouri. View the recording at this link.
  • Planning & Design Accommodation for Oversize & Overweight Freight in Work Zones (with WI LTAP). Friday, 2/19 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Bill Bremer, University of Wisconsin. View the recording at this link.
  • Composite Press-Brake Formed Modular Steel Tub Girders for County Bridges: Development, Experimental Validation, and Case Studies. Friday, 2/26 at 12:00 PM. Guest speakers: Karl Barth, West Virginia University, and Guy Nelson, Valmont Industries, Inc. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #15

  • Iowa Work Zone Safety Workshops. Monday, 2/22 to Monday, 3/1 at 8:00 AM. General Session on 2/22 followed by Audience Specific Sessions on 2/23, 2/24, 2/25, and 3/1. The recordings for this series are available to attendees by request.

Bi-Weekly #15

  • Advanced Project Bundling: How To. Wednesday, 1/20 at 1:00 PM. This webinar will explain what’s ‘advanced’ about EDC-5 project bundling compared to traditional bundling, and dive into the details of how that’s done by leading agencies. For more information and to register, please go here.
LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #14 (12/22/20)

Bi-Weekly #14

  • Evaluating Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Risk Through Systemic Analysis. Friday, 1/15 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Sam Sturtz, Iowa DOT. View the recording at this link.
  • Top 20 in Rural Bridge Replacement and Repair Innovations. Friday, 1/22 at 12:00 PM. Guest speakers: Mike Steenhoek, Soy Transportation Coalition (STC), and Brian Keierleber, Buchanan County, Iowa. View the recording at this link.
  • Safety Countermeasures for Unpaved and Gravel Roads. Friday, 1/29 at 12:00 PM. Iowa LTAP speaker: David Veneziano, Safety Circuit Rider. View the recording at this link.
  • Capabilities and Advantages of Steel Buried Bridges. Friday, 2/5 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Joel Hahm, Contech Engineered Solutions, LLC. View the recording at this link.
  • SWiZAPP – Smart Work Zone Activity App. Friday, 2/12 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, University of Missouri. View the recording at this link.
  • Planning & Design Accommodation for Oversize & Overweight Freight in Work Zones (with WI LTAP). Friday, 2/19 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Bill Bremer, University of Wisconsin. View the recording at this link.
  • Composite Press-Brake Formed Modular Steel Tub Girders for County Bridges: Development, Experimental Validation, and Case Studies. Friday, 2/26 at 12:00 PM. Guest speakers: Karl Barth, West Virginia University, and Guy Nelson, Valmont Industries, Inc. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #14

Iowa LTAP and NLTAPA offer a wide range of online training opportunities available on their websites (not all will result in attendance certificates). These include but are not limited to:

Bi-Weekly #14

  • Advanced Project Bundling: How To. Wednesday, 1/20 at 1:00 PM. This webinar will explain what’s ‘advanced’ about EDC-5 project bundling compared to traditional bundling, and dive into the details of how that’s done by leading agencies. For more information and to register, please go here.
LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #13 (12/7/20)

Bi-Weekly #13

  • Local Road Safety Plan Do-It-Yourself Website Overview. Tuesday, 12/8 at 10:00 AM. Guest speakers: Hillary Isebrands and Jerry Roche, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). View the recording at this link.
  • You Ok? Suicide Prevention Campaign for the Workplace and Stress Management Basics. Friday, 12/11 at 12:00 PM. First Hour: Guest speaker: Dr. Diane S. Rohlman, PhD, University of Iowa. Second Hour: Stress Management Basics with David Veneziano. View the recording of the first hour at this link, and the recording for the second hour at this link.
  • Introduction to Work Zone Crash Modification Factors. Friday, 12/18 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Henry Brown, University of Missouri. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #13

  • Winter Maintenance Operations Workshop (with the Iowa APWA). Tuesday, 12/15 at 8:30 AM. Guest speakers: Mitch Wood, Iowa DOT; Justin Clausen, City of Ames; Jeff Degner and Kary Obman, Sac County; and Paul Albritton, Iowa LTAP. View the recordings at this link.
  • Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges. 5/10 to 5/21, 2021 at 8:00 AM. A detailed description of this course is on the National Highway Institute website. For more information and to register, please go here.

Bi-Weekly #13

  • EDC Virtual Summit. Tuesday to Thursday, 12/8 to 12/10 at 12:00 PM. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • CP Tech Center Webinar Program. Tuesday, 12/15 at 12:00 PM. Concrete Pavement Thickness Design and Slab Geometry. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Pedestrians and Bicyclists – Designing for all Users (WV LTAP). Tuesday to Thursday, 12/15 to 12/17 at 9:00 AM (Central). This class provides current information on the design, operations, and maintenance of successful pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Participants will become equipped with information on designing, operating, and maintaining safer, more comfortable, accessible, and connected communities so walking is a viable transportation choice for everyone, including seniors, children, and people with visual, mobility, and other disabilities and that bicycling is a viable transportation choice for people of all ages and abilities. To register, please go here. (Note that because this is being done by WV LTAP, the times on this registration page will be EST.)
  • Moving FoRRRwD with Safety Action Plans: Statewide, Regional, and Local. Thursday, 12/17 at 12:00 PM. This webinar will discuss how safety action plans can prioritize safety improvements and justify investments decisions. For more information and to register, please go here.
LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #12 (11/24/20)

Bi-Weekly #12

  • Local Road Safety Plan Do-It-Yourself Website Overview. Tuesday, 12/8 at 10:00 AM. Guest speakers: Hillary Isebrands and Jerry Roche, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). View the recording at this link.
  • You Ok? Suicide Prevention Campaign for the Workplace and Stress Management Basics. Friday, 12/11 at 12:00 PM. First Hour: Guest speaker: Dr. Diane S. Rohlman, PhD, University of Iowa. Second Hour: Stress Management Basics with David Veneziano. View the recording of the first hour at this link, and the recording for the second hour at this link.
  • Introduction to Work Zone Crash Modification Factors. Friday, 12/18 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Henry Brown, University of Missouri. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #12

  • Ethics in Engineering (with the ICEA). Friday, 12/4 at 8:15 AM. Guest speaker: Justin Weinburg, Taft. View the recording at this link.
  • Winter Maintenance Operations Workshop (with the Iowa APWA). Tuesday, 12/15 at 8:30 AM. Guest speakers: Mitch Wood, Iowa DOT; Justin Clausen, City of Ames; Jeff Degner and Kary Obman, Sac County; and Paul Albritton, Iowa LTAP. View the recordings at this link.
  • Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges. 5/10 to 5/21, 2021 at 8:00 AM. A detailed description of this course is on the National Highway Institute website. For more information and to register, please go here.

Bi-Weekly #12

LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #11 (11/10/20)

Bi-Weekly #11

  • Incorporating Safety into Projects. Thursday, 11/12 at 12:00 PM. David Veneziano, Iowa Safety Circuit Rider. View the recording at this link.
  • Reading the Road for Safety. Friday, 11/20 at 12:00 PM. Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP Director. View the recording at this link.
  • Local Road Safety Plan Do-It-Yourself Website Overview. Tuesday, 12/8 at 10:00 AM. Guest speakers: Hillary Isebrands and Jerry Roche, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). View the recording at this link.
  • You Ok? Suicide Prevention Campaign for the Workplace. Friday, 12/11. Guest speaker: Dr. Diane S. Rohlman, PhD, University of Iowa. The presentation will be followed by a one hour stress management training with David Veneziano. View the recording of the first hour at this link, and the recording for the second hour at this link.
  • Introduction to Work Zone Crash Modification Factors. Friday, 12/18 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Henry Brown, University of Missouri. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #11

  • Virtual Local Road Safety Workshop. Tuesday, 11/17 at 1:30 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges. 5/10 to 5/21, 2021 at 8:00 AM. A detailed description of this course is on the National Highway Institute website. For more information and to register, please go here.

Bi-Weekly #11

  • FHWA Innovation Exchange: 3D Printing – Innovations and Structures. Thursday, 11/12 at 12:00 PM. Guess what?! Robots are building concrete bridges in 24 hours! Don’t just believe me! See it for yourself in the next Innovation Exchange Webinar. You’ll hear from your peers how 3-D printed structures, buildings, and bridges are changing transportation in the United States and overseas. You’ll also find out how the 3-D innovation is driving public involvement and design for local cities and towns. To register, please go here.
  • FHWA Innovation Exchange: Slurry/Micro Mix Design and Material Testing. Thursday, 11/19 at 1:00 PM. To register, please go here.
  • CP Tech Center Webinar Program. Tuesdays, 11/17 and 12/15 at 12:00 PM. Construction, Life-Cycle Cost Analysis in Pavement Design (LCCA) (11/17) and Concrete Pavement Thickness Design and Slab Geometry (12/15). For more information and to register, please go here.
  • 2020 AASHTO TSP-2 Pavement Preservation Webinar Series. Tuesday, 12/1 at 1:00 PM (Northeast). To register, please go here.
  • AASHTO TSP-2 Program: Low Cost Maintenance to Save Bridges. Friday, 12/4 at 12:00 PM. Offered by the Delaware and Maryland LTAPs. 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. To register, go here.
  • EDC Virtual Summit. Tuesday to Thursday, 12/8 to 12/10 at 12:00 PM. For more information and to register, please go here.
LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #10 (10/27/20)

Bi-Weekly #10

  • Effective Communication in Work Gone Virtual. Friday, 10/30 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Monica Ghosh, Institute for Transportation (InTrans). View the recording at this link.
  • Addressing Work Zone Speed and Safety. Friday, 11/6 at 9:30 AM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Shauna Hallmark, Institute for Transportation (InTrans). View the recording at this link.
  • Incorporating Safety into Projects. Thursday, 11/12 at 12:00 PM. David Veneziano, Iowa Safety Circuit Rider. View the recording at this link.
  • Reading the Road for Safety. Friday, 11/20 at 12:00 PM. Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP Director. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #10

  • Virtual Local Road Safety Workshop. Tuesday, 11/17 at 1:30 PM. View the recording at this link.
  • Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges. 5/10 to 5/21, 2021 at 8:00 AM. A detailed description of this course is on the National Highway Institute website. For more information and to register, please go here.

Bi-Weekly #10

  • Modern Roundabouts: Designed for Safety. Thursday, 10/29. Instructor: Dr. Hillary Isebrands, FHWA. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Iowa APWA Fall Conference. Wednesday and Thursday, 11/4 and 11/5 at 1:00 PM. The Iowa APWA Chapter and Iowa LTAP are working together to offer Iowa APWA Fall Conference. View the recordings at this link.

Bi-Weekly #10

LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #9 (10/13/20)

Bi-Weekly #9

  • Chainsaw Safety. Friday, 10/16 at 12:00 PM. Paul Albritton, LTAP Technical Training Coordinator. View the recording at this link.
  • OSHA’s Here, Now What? Friday, 10/23 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speakers: Kristy Ryan, Relion Insurance Solutions, and Sarah Allender, True North Companies. View the recording at this link.
  • Effective Communication in Work Gone Virtual. Friday, 10/30 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Monica Ghosh, Institute for Transportation (InTrans). View the recording at this link.
  • Addressing Work Zone Speed and Safety. Friday, 11/6 at 9:30 AM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Shauna Hallmark, Institute for Transportation (InTrans). View the recording at this link.
  • Incorporating Safety into Projects. Thursday, 11/12 at 12:00 PM. David Veneziano, Iowa Safety Circuit Rider. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #9

  • Excavation Safety (Virtual). Tuesday to Thursday, 11/17 to 11/19 at 8:00 AM. Guest Speaker: Wendell Wood, National Trench Safety. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges. 5/10 to 5/21, 2021 at 8:00 AM. A detailed description of this course is on the National Highway Institute website. For more information and to register, please go here.

Bi-Weekly #9

  • Modern Roundabouts: Designed for Safety. Thursday, 10/29. Instructor: Dr. Hillary Isebrands, FHWA. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Iowa APWA Fall Conference. Wednesday and Thursday, 11/4 and 11/5 at 1:00 PM. The Iowa APWA Chapter and Iowa LTAP are working together to offer Iowa APWA Fall Conference. View the recordings at this link.

Bi-Weekly #9

Worker Safety Training Resources. This website lists 23 online safety training modules for Local Public Agencies relevant to work performed by operations staff. The training modules maybe viewed by individual operators or used for regularly scheduled safety meetings. Each module contains an instructional video, OSHA factsheets, tailgate talks, and more. More information can be found here.

Bi-Weekly #9

FHWA Innovation Exchange. Various Dates, Time, and Topics. For more information and for a registration link, please go here.

  • Thursday, 10/15 at 10:30 AM. Winter Toolbox
  • Thursday, 10/15 at 1:00 PM. Tack Coat and Fog Seals
  • Tuesday, 10/20 at 12:00 PM. Gravel Road Treatments, Rumble Strips, SafetyEdge, and Centerline Buffers
  • Thursday, 10/29 at 12:00 PM. ROUTES Toolkit/Funding Strategies

CP Tech Center Webinar Program. Tuesdays, 10/20, 11/17, and 12/15 at 12:00 PM. Concrete Roundabout Design (10/20) and Construction, Life-Cycle Cost Analysis in Pavement Design (LCCA) (11/17), and Concrete Pavement Thickness Design and Slab Geometry (12/15). For more information and to register, please go here.

2020 AASHTO TSP-2 Bridge Preservation Webinar Series. To register, go to these links:

2020 AASHTO TSP-2 Pavement Preservation Webinar Series. To register, go to these links:

LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #8 (9/22/20)

Bi-Weekly #8

  • Hear from “The Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs.” Wednesday, 9/23 at 8:45 AM. Guest Speaker: Mitch Holthus. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Validation of Adjustment Factors for Freeway Work Zone Capacity Calculations. Friday, 9/25 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Jing Dong. View the recording at this link.
  • Road Diet Overview. Friday, 10/9 at 12:00 PM. Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP Director. View the recording at this link.
  • Chainsaw Safety. Friday, 10/16 at 12:00 PM. Paul Albritton, LTAP Technical Training Coordinator. View the recording at this link.
  • OSHA’s Here, Now What? Friday, 10/23 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speakers: Kristy Ryan, Relion Insurance Solutions, and Sarah Allender, True North Companies. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #8

  • Modern Roundabouts: Designed for Safety. Thursday, 10/8 and Thursday 10/29. Instructor: Dr. Hillary Isebrands, FHWA. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Underground Utilities Construction Inspector School (offered through a collaboration with the APWA Minnesota Chapter). Offered once a month from October 2020 to May 2021, 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Creative Leadership: Building a Culture of Innovation (offered through the National LTAP Association, NTTD, and NNTW). Wednesday, 9/30 at 10:00 AM. Hear from nationally known keynote speaker Jonathan Fanning. For more information and to register for this free event, go here.

Bi-Weekly #8

  • Single Agency On-Site Training Program. Give us a call! For a limited number of subjects, see here for more details, and we will come to your site (inside, outside, in the garage, etc.) for up to 10 to 15 of your people. There is a list of host responsibilities for those requesting this service. During this time of budget restrictions, we will not be charging for this program.
  • Seven Minute Safety Program. Iowa LTAP now has a YouTube channel! We will soon be announcing broadcasts focused on safety topics relevant to city public works and county road crew members to remind them of the importance of working safely on the job. For more information, please go here.

Bi-Weekly #8

LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #7 (9/8/20)

Bi-Weekly #7

  • Improving Safety through Vegetation Control and Maintenance of Drainage Features. Friday, 9/18 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Nicole Oneyear. View the recording at this link.
  • Validation of Adjustment Factors for Freeway Work Zone Capacity Calculations. Friday, 9/25 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Jing Dong. View the recording at this link.
  • Road Diet Overview. Friday, 10/9 at 12:00 PM. Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP Director. View the recording at this link.
  • Chainsaw Safety. Friday, 10/16 at 12:00 PM. Paul Albritton, LTAP Technical Training Coordinator. View the recording at this link.
  • OSHA’s Here, Now What? Friday, 10/23 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speakers: Kristy Ryan, Relion Insurance Solutions and Sarah Allender, True North Companies. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #7

Bi-Weekly #7

  • Single Agency On-Site Training Program. Give us a call! For a limited number of subjects, see here for more details, and we will come to your site (inside, outside, in the garage, etc.) for up to 10 to 15 of your people. There is a list of host responsibilities for those requesting this service.  During this time of budget restrictions, we will not be charging for this program.
  • Seven Minute Safety Program. Iowa LTAP now has a YouTube channel! We will soon be announcing broadcasts focused on safety tropics relevant to city public works and country road crew members to remind them of the importance of working safely on the job. For more information, please go here.
  • Road Safety Reviews and Assessments. Iowa LTAP along with its partners have offered local agencies multi-disciplinary safety assessment of intersections and roadways for many years. After a hiatus due to COVID, this program is now back. It is free due to TSIP support from the Iowa DOT Traffic and Safety Bureau. For more information and to make a request, please go here.

Bi-Weekly #7

LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #6 (8/3/20)

Bi-Weekly #6

  • Working with Heated Pavements: Recent Technical Advances. Friday, 8/7 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Halil Ceylan. View the recording at this link.
  • Potential upcoming subjects: road diet basics, rural intersections, railroad crossing improvements, and leadership during turbulent times

Bi-Weekly #6

  • Countermeasures for Pedestrian Safety. Wednesday and Thursday, 8/26 and 8/27 at 10:00 AM. View the recording for Day 1 at this link and for Day 2 at this link.
  • Underground Utilities Construction Inspectors School. 2nd Friday monthly, October 2020 to May 2021 at 7:30 AM. In cooperation with the MN Chapter of APWA, Iowa LTAP is happy to offer this partnership workshop that will start off virtually and adjust as needed. Please ignore all the current on-site information, including the capacities, noted on the registration page for Iowa. The registration links are here.

Bi-Weekly #6

  • Iowa LTAP Recordings. The recordings for the Roadside Safety Basics and the Local Agency Bridge Innovation and Demonstration Days are available (as are almost all our online efforts) on our website here.
  • NHI, ITE, and TC3 Trainings. There are many free online trainings that have been made available through the FHWA Center for Local Aid Support agreements with NHI, ITE, and AASHTO. Links to these can be found here.
  • Searchable Online Training Database. The National LTAP & TTAP Association developed a long list of online courses that are available throughout the United States. It can be found here.

Bi-Weekly #6

LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #5 (7/21/20)

Bi-Weekly #5

  • Improving Work Zone Safety: Temporary Rumble Strips, Smart Arrow Boards, and Other Connected Traffic Control Device (TCD) Technologies. Thursday, 7/23 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speakers: Skylar Knickerbocker and Neal Hawkins. View the recording at this link.
  • Ethical Choices – What Would You Do? Thursday, 7/31 at 12:00 PM. Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP Director. View the recording at this link.
  • Working with Heated Pavements: Recent Technical Advances. Friday, 8/7 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Halil Ceylan. View the recording at this link.
  • Potential upcoming subjects: road diet basics, rural intersections, railroad crossing improvements, and leadership during turbulent times

Bi-Weekly #5

  • Iowa LTAP Recordings: The recordings for the Roadside Safety Basics and the Local Agency Bridge Innovation and Demonstration Days are available (as are almost all our online efforts) on our website here.
  • NHI, ITE, and TC3 Trainings: There are many free online trainings that have been made available through the FHWA Center for Local Aid Support agreements with NHI, ITE, and AASHTO. Links to these can be found here.
  • Searchable Online Training Database: The National LTAP & TTAP Association developed a long list of online courses that are available throughout the United States. It can be found here.

Bi-Weekly #5

LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #4 (7/7/20)

Bi-Weekly #4

  • Building Intelligence for Next Generation Traffic Management. Friday, 7/10 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Anuj Sharma. View the recording at this link.
  • A Local Agency Perspective on Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures. Thursday, 7/16 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Christopher Day. View the recording at this link.
  • Improving Work Zone Safety: Temporary Rumble Strips, Smart Arrow Boards, and Other Connected Traffic Control Device (TCD) Technologies. Thursday, 7/23 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speakers: Skylar Knickerbocker and Neal Hawkins. View the recording at this link.
  • Ethical Choices – What Would You Do? Thursday, 7/31 at 12:00 PM. Keith Knapp, Iowa LTAP Director. View the recording at this link.
  • Working with Heated Pavements: Recent Technical Advances. Friday, 8/7 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Halil Ceylan. View the recording at this link.
  • Potential upcoming subjects: road diet basics, rural intersections, railroad crossing improvements, and leadership during turbulent times.

Bi-Weekly #4

Leadership Skills – Group/Team Development and Organizational Self-Assessment. Wednesday, 7/15 at 10:00 AM. Dr. Behnken will discuss how to conduct an equity-focused organizational assessment consistent with the practice of equitable leadership, and Dr. Vrchota will focus on “groups” and “teams” and applying four crucial components to their development. View the recording at this link.

Bi-Weekly #4

  • Using Short Span Steel Bridges at the Local Level. Thursday, 7/9 at 12:00 PM. This webinar will discuss the use of short span steel bridges by local transportation agencies. To register, please go here.
  • FoRRRwD with the Systemic Approach: Prioritizing Locations and Projects. Tuesday, 7/14 at 12:00 PM. Discover how other agencies prioritize and evaluate the benefits of systemic projects that maximize reductions in roadway departure crashes. To register, please go here.
  • Advanced Project Bundling – ‘How To.’ Wednesday, 7/15 at 1:00 PM. This is an FHWA EDC-5 initiative, and the webinar will explain what’s EDC-5 project bundling compared to traditional bundling, and the details of how that’s done. To register, please go here.
  • Engineered Emulsions. Thursday, 7/16 at 1:00 PM. This webinar will cover a history of engineered emulsions, why they are the best stabilization option if viable, and keys to successful use. To register, please go here.
  • 3D Printing: It’s Not Just for Big Agencies. Thursday, 7/23 at 12:00 PM. This webinar will discuss the use of 3D printing by local agencies, federal land management, and federally recognized tribes. To register, please go here.
  • Virtual to You (V2Y) NLTAPA/NTTD Annual Conference. Tuesday–Thursday, 7/28–30 at 10:00 AM. Join the National LTAP and TTAP Association (NLTAPA) and the National Transportation Training Directors (NTTD). All are welcome. Among other things we will have general sessions, technical sessions, state sharing, and hot topics. For more information (including a draft agenda) and registration, please go here.
LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #3 (6/23/20)

Bi-Weekly #3

  • Everything You Wanted to Know about Concrete but were Afraid to Ask. Thursday, 7/2 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Peter Taylor. View the recording at this link.
  • Building Intelligence for Next Generation Traffic Management.  Friday, 7/10 at 12:00 PMGuest Speaker: Dr. Anuj Sharma. View the recording at this link.
  • A Local Agency Perspective on Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures. Thursday, 7/16 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Christopher Day. View the recording at this link.
  • Improving Work Zone Safety: Temporary Rumble Strips, Smart Arrow Boards, and Other Connected Traffic Control Device (TCD) Technologies. Thursday, 7/23 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speakers: Skylar Knickerbocker and Neal Hawkins. View the recording at this link.
  • Working with Heated Pavements: Recent Technical Advances. Friday, 8/7 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Halil Ceylan. View the recording at this link.
  • Potential upcoming subjects: road diet basics, rural intersections, railroad crossing improvements, and leadership during turbulent times

Bi-Weekly #3

  • Leadership Skills – Group/Team Development and Organizational Self-Assessment. Wednesday, 7/15 at 10:00 AM. Dr. Behnken will discuss how to conduct an equity-focused organizational assessment consistent with the practice of equitable leadership, and Dr. Vrchota will focus on “groups” and “teams” and applying four crucial components to their development. View the recording at this link.
  • Virtual Event: Local Agency Bridge Innovation and Demonstration Days. Tuesday–Thursday 6/23–25 at 10:00 AM. This event was held two years ago in Iowa and is now virtual. The agenda is full of bridge planning, design, and construction innovation topics. Each day, two hours of live presentations will be offered along with one or two recorded efforts. A recorded tour of bridges is also planned. View the recording for Day 1 at this link, for Day 2 at this link, and for Day 3 at this link. Pre-recorded videos, including a tour of Buchanan County’s bridges, are also available here.
  • Roundabout Virtual Town Hall Series. Tuesday 6/23, Tuesday 6/30, and Tuesday 7/7 at 1:00 PM. Recording unavailable for this webinar.

Bi-Weekly #3

  • Developing a UAS Program: From Startup to Expansion. Thursday 6/25 at 1:30 PM. This is an FHWA EDC-5 initiative, and this webinar will highlight how to start and build an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) program for surface transportation agencies. To register, go here.
  • Evaluating Road Diets: Recent Research and Case StudiesTuesday 7/7 at 2:00 PM. Webinar panelists will share recent research about the operational effects of road diets, new guidelines for implementation, and case studies of recently completed projects. Offered by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. To register, go here.
  • FoRRRwD with the Systemic Approach: Prioritizing Locations and Projects. Tuesday, 7/14 at 12:00 PM. Discover how other agencies prioritize and evaluate the benefits of systemic projects that maximize reductions in roadway departure crashes. To register, go here.
  • Virtual to You (V2Y) NLTAPA/NTTD Annual Conference. Tuesday 7/28 through Thursday 7/30 at 10:00 AM.  Join the National LTAP and TTAP Association (NLTAPA) and the National Transportation Training Directors (NTTD). All are welcome. Among other things, we will have general sessions, technical sessions, state sharing, and hot topics. For more information (including a draft agenda) and registration, please go here.
LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #2 (6/9/20)

Bi-Weekly #2

  • Effectiveness of Pavement Preservation. Thursday, 6/11 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Dr. Ashley Buss. View the recording at this link.
  • CityPCI – A New Approach for Calculating Pavement Condition Index (PCI) for Local Agencies. Thursday, 6/18 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Inya Nlenanya. View the recording at this link.
  • Everything You Wanted to Know about Concrete but were Afraid to Ask. Thursday, 7/2 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Peter Taylor. View the recording at this link.
  • Building Intelligence for Next Generation Traffic Management. Friday, 7/10 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Anuj Sharma. View the recording at this link.
  • A Local Agency Perspective on Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures. Thursday, 7/16 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Christopher Day. View the recording at this link.
  • Potential upcoming subjects: road diet basics, heated pavements, rural intersections, rumble strips, railroad crossing improvements, and leadership during turbulent times.

Bi-Weekly #2

  • 2020 Iowa APWA Chapter Spring into Summer Webinar. Tuesday, 6/16 & Wednesday, 6/17 at 1:00 PM and 10:00 AM, respectively. For Day 1 featuring Shay Willis, “The Importance of Communicating Your Story, Especially During a Crisis” and Scott Sovers and Brett Douglas, “The Iowa City Pedestrian Mall Project” click here.  For Day 2 featuring Jonathan Gano, “The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Leaders” and Chadd Kahlsdorf, Bolton & Menks Childrens Book Series” click here.
  • MoGO (Motor Grader Operator) Virtual Town Hall Event. Thursday, 6/18 at 9:00 AM. Every year, Iowa LTAP hosts a series of MoGO workshops around the state. For this event, we are bringing in three of our instructors for two hours. The training will focus on gravel road maintenance, grader operation, techniques, and answers to participant questions in a town hall format. To view webinar video, please click here.
  • Roundabout Virtual Town Hall Series. Tuesday, 6/23, Tuesday, 6/30, and Tuesday, 7/7 at 1:00 PM. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Virtual Event: Local Agency Bridge Innovation and Demonstration Days. Tuesday–Thursday, 6/23–25 at 10:00 AM. This event was held two years ago in Iowa and is now virtual. The agenda is full of bridge planning, design, and construction innovation topics. View the recording for Day 1 at this link, for Day 2 at this link, and for Day 3 at this link. Pre-recorded videos, including a tour of Buchanan County’s bridges, are also available here.

Bi-Weekly #2

LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly #1 (5/26/20)

Bi-Weekly #1

  • New and Innovative Uses of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Transportation Infrastructure Health Monitoring & Management. Thursday, May 28 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Halil Ceylan. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Evaluation of Vehicle Activated Stop Sign Beacons. Thursday, June 4 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Shauna Hallmark. View the recording at this link.
  • Effectiveness of Pavement Preservation. Thursday, June 11 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Ashley Buss. View the recording at this link.
  • CityPCI – A New Approach for Calculating Pavement Condition Index (PCI) for Local Agencies. Thursday June 18 at 12:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Dr. Inya Nlenanya. View the recording at this link.
  • Potential upcoming subjects:  road diet basics, heated pavements, rural intersections, rumble strips, and leadership during turbulent times.

Bi-Weekly #1

  • Roadside Safety Basics. June 9 & 10, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Overview and resources for local agencies on the importance of roadside safety, identification of safety concerns, and determination of appropriate improvements. Subjects include clear zone, recovery area, drainage, sign supports, and barrier basics. View the recording for Day 1 at this link and for Day 2 at this link.
  • Virtual Event: Local Agency Bridge Innovation and Demonstration Days. June 23–25, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. This event was held two years ago in Iowa and is now virtual. The agenda is full of bridge planning, design, and construction innovation topics. View the recording for Day 1 at this link, for Day 2 at this link, and for Day 3 at this link. Pre-recorded videos, including a tour of Buchanan County’s bridges, are also available here.
  • Potential upcoming workshops/events: pedestrian safety improvements, leadership skills and management, and virtual town halls (i.e., short presentations and discussion) – roundabouts and motor grader operation.

Bi-Weekly #1

While these events may occur around the country, times listed below are in Central Time.

LTAP Resource Weekly #8 (5/12/20)

Weekly #8

  • Health Hazards for Roadway Workers. Thursday, 5/21 at 12:00 p.m. Recording unavailable for this webinar

Weekly #8

  • Remaining Resilient During Challenging Times. Friday, 5/15 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Krisdeena Jansen. View the recording at this link.
  • New and Innovative Uses of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Transportation Infrastructure Health Monitoring & Management. Thursday, 5/28 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Halil Ceylan. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Evaluation of Vehicle Activated Stop Sign Beacons. Thursday, 6/4 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Shauna Hallmark. View the recording at this link.
  • Effectiveness of Pavement Preservation. Thursday, 6/11 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Ashley Buss. View the recording at this link.
  • CityPCI – A New Approach for Calculating Pavement Condition Index (PCI) for Local Agencies. Thursday 6/18 at 12:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Dr. Inya Nlenanya. View the recording at this link.

Weekly #8

Missing the Iowa APWA Spring Conference? Not to worry. Several subjects from the agenda will be broadcast virtually on 6/16 and 6/17. For Day 1 featuring Shay Willis, “The Importance of Communicating Your Story, Especially During a Crisis” and Scott Sovers and Brett Douglas, “The Iowa City Pedestrian Mall Project” click here.  For Day 2 featuring Jonathan Gano, “The 7 Habits of Highly Defective Leaders” and Chadd Kahlsdorf, Bolton & Menks Childrens Book Series” click here.

Weekly #8

Local Agency Bridge Innovation and Demonstration Days. June 23–25, 2020. This event was held two years ago in Iowa and is now virtual. The agenda is full of bridge planning, design, and construction innovation topics. View the recording for Day 1 at this link, for Day 2 at this link, and for Day 3 at this link. Pre-recorded videos, including a tour of Buchanan County’s bridges, are also available here.

Weekly #8

Weekly #8

  • FHWA Innovation Exchange Webinars. Crack Treatments Overview – Thursday, 5/21 at 1:00 p.m., and others. For more information and registration links, go here.
  • CP Tech Center ADA Series. How are States Implementing PROWAG – Design and Construction – May 19 at 12:00 p.m. For registration go here.
  • Session 1: Design and Drainage. May 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. This is the first session of a Gravel Roads webinar series being offered by the MN LTAP. More information and registration can be found here.
LTAP Resource Weekly #7 (5/5/20)

Weekly #7

  • Webinar Workshop: MUTCD Signing Basics. Tuesday & Wednesday, 5/12 & 5/13 at 8:00 a.m. View the recording for Day 1 at this link and for Day 2 at this link.
  • Health Hazards for Roadway Workers. Thursday, 5/21 at 12:00 p.m. Recording unavailable for this webinar

Weekly #7

  • Maintenance and Safety – Signs and Sign Supports. Thursday, 5/7 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Nicole Oneyear. View the recording at this link.
  • Remaining Resilient During Challenging Times. Friday, 5/15 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Krisdeena Jansen. View the recording at this link.
  • New and Innovative Uses of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Transportation Infrastructure Health Monitoring & Management. Thursday, 5/28 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Halil Ceylan. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Effectiveness of Pavement Preservation. Thursday, 6/11 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Ashley Buss. View the recording at this link.

Weekly #7

Local Agency Bridge Innovation and Demonstration Days. June 23–25, 2020. This event was held two years ago in Iowa and is now virtual. The agenda is full of bridge planning, design, and construction innovation topics. View the recording for Day 1 at this link, for Day 2 at this link, and for Day 3 at this link. Pre-recorded videos, including a tour of Buchanan County’s bridges, are also available here.

Weekly #7

  • FHWA Innovation Exchange Webinars. Innovative Mechanisms to Deliver Safety Projects – Tuesday, 5/12 at 12:00 p.m., Crack Treatments Overview – Thursday, 5/21 at 1:00 p.m., and others. For more information and registration links, go to this link.
  • Session 1: Design and Drainage. May 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. This is the first session of a Gravel Roads webinar series being offered by the MN LTAP. More information and registration can be found here.
LTAP Resource Weekly #6 (4/28/20)

Weekly #6

  • Confined Space Safety Overview. Thursday, 4/30 at 12:00 p.m. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Webinar Workshop: Accessible Sidewalks and Curb Ramps: Design to Installation. May 5 & 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. View the recording for Day 1 at this link and for Day 2 at this link.
  • Webinar Workshop: MUTCD Signing Basics. May 12 & 13, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. View the recording for Day 1 at this link and for Day 2 at this link.

Weekly #6

  • Maintenance and Safety – Signs and Sign Supports. Thursday, 5/7 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Nicole Oneyear. View the recording at this link.
  • Remaining Resilient During Challenging Times. Friday, 5/15 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Krisdeena Jansen. View the recording at this link.
  • Potential Future Subjects: Four to Three-Lane Conversion Basics, New and Innovative Uses of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Transportation Infrastructure Health Monitoring & Management, Health Hazards for Roadway Workers, and What Would You Do? Ethical Choices.

Weekly #6

Are you looking for safety meeting materials? Iowa LTAP can help. Two sources of materials are:

  • Iowa LTAP Safety Training Resources page. This page has 22 safety subject packets for your use – including Excavation Safety, Confined Space, First Aid – Medical Services, Hand and Portable Power Tool Safety, and PPE Safety Training.
  • NLTAPA Tailgate Talks page. This page has approximately 100 safety pages for your use (and National LTAP membership is reviewing others for posting).

Weekly #6

Iowa Mousetrap Competition Deadline is Friday May 1 – Apply Now! Iowa LTAP is once again sponsoring the Iowa Mousetrap Competition. If you have a new way of doing things or have fabricated something that helps you do your job – please share it. The top three winners are entered into a national competition, receive recognition plaques, and also are provided free LTAP training registrations. First place also gets a free lunch party for the applicants and their colleagues. Application forms are online here.

LTAP Resource Weekly #5 (4/21/20)

Weekly #5

  • Work Zone Reviews: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Friday, 4/24 at 12:00 p.m. View the recording at this link.
  • Confined Space Safety Overview. Thursday, 4/30 at 12:00 p.m. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Webinar Workshop: Accessible Sidewalks and Curb Ramps: Design to Installation. May 5 & 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. View the recording for Day 1 at this link and for Day 2 at this link.
  • Maintenance and Safety – Signs and Sign Supports. Thursday, 5/7 at 12:00 p.m. View the recording at this link.
  • Webinar Workshop: MUTCD Signing Basics. May 12 & 13, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. View the recording for Day 1 at this link and for Day 2 at this link.
  • Remaining Resilient During Challenging Times. Friday, 5/15 at 12:00 p.m. View the recording at this link.

Weekly #5

Safety Reviews still being Done! Iowa LTAP is still doing existing or design-based roadway/intersection safety reviews, but just in a different way. We’ll review your roadway/intersection on our own, record the situation for use by others as needed, and connect with you virtually to discuss our safety improvement suggestion with you. Email David Veneziano at dvenez@iastate.edu for more information.

Weekly #5

National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. Everyone is still out on the road working. April 20–24 is National Work Zone Safety Awareness. For more information, posters, fact sheets, and tips please go here.

Weekly #5

LTAP Resource Weekly #4 (4/14/20)

Weekly #4

  • City Research Focus Group. Friday, 4/17 at 12:00 p.m. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Work Zone Reviews:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Friday, 4/24 at 12:00 p.m. View the recording at this link.
  • Confined Space Safety Overview. Thursday, 4/30 at 12:00 p.m. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Webinar Workshop: Accessible Sidewalks and Curb Ramps: Design to Installation. May 5 & 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. View the recording for Day 1 at this link and for Day 2 at this link.
  • Webinar Workshop: MUTCD Signing Basics. May 12 & 13, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. View the recording for Day 1 at this link and for Day 2 at this link.
  • Coming Soon (tentative): Ethics for Professionals (or similar), Resiliency in Challenging Times, and Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian (STEP).

Weekly #4

  • New MoGO Flipbook. The MoGO classes have been postponed, but the new flipbook that we are going to be using as a handout is available here.

Weekly #4

LTAP Resource Weekly #3 (4/7/20)

Weekly #3 (4/7/20)

  • Low Cost Safety Improvements: Unsignalized Intersections. Friday, 4/10 at 12:00 p.m. View the recording at this link.
  • City Research Focus Group. Friday, 4/17 at 12:00 p.m. Recording unavailable for this webinar.
  • Work Zone Reviews: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Friday, 4/24 at 12:00 p.m. View the recording at this link.
  • Webinar Workshop: Accessible Sidewalks and Curb Ramps: Design to Installation. May 5 & 6 at 9 a.m.  View the recording for Day 1 at this link and for Day 2 at this link.
  • To be Advertised Soon: MUTCD Signing Basics (5/12 & 5/13 at 8 a.m.) and Leadership Institute – Effective Communication (canceled w/ APWA Spring Conference). Virtual replacements for spring trainings.

Weekly #3 (4/7/20)

  • All the weekly webinars, the flagger/work zone training, along with all the other online resources discussed in these weeklies and previously can be found here.

Weekly #3 (4/7/20)

LTAP Resource Weekly #2 (3/31/20)

Weekly #2 (3/31/20)

  • Excavation Safety Overview. Friday, 4/3 at 12:00 p.m. View the recording at this link.
  • Low Cost Safety Improvements: Unsignalized Intersections. Friday, 4/10 at 12:00 p.m. View the recording at this link.
  • Work Zone Reviews: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Friday, 4/24 at 12:00 p.m. View the recording at this link.
  • To be Advertised Soon: MUTCD Signing Basics and Accessible Sidewalks and Curb Ramps: Design to Installation. Replacements for typical spring on-site trainings.

Weekly #2 (3/31/20)

  • Flagger/Work Zone Training Recording. During this spring of travel restrictions and social distancing, David and Paul have recorded this training and made it available to you for your use as appropriate on-site. Send us a sign-up sheet with those that attended (and their signature) and keep a copy for yourself. Call/email if you have questions.

Weekly #2 (3/31/20)

LTAP Resource Weekly #1 (3/25/20)

Weekly #1 (3/25/20)

  • Iowa LTAP: Friday, 3/27 at 12:00 PM – “Stress Management Basics.” View the recording at this link.
  • Iowa LTAP: Friday, 4/3 at 12:00 PM – “Excavation Safety Overview.” View the recording at this link.
  • Iowa LTAP (in planning):  Ethics, User Expectations of Winter Maintenance, MUTCD Signing Basics series, Curb Ramp Design Series
  • OH/NY LTAPs: Tuesday, 3/31 at 1:00 PM Central – “Ethical Decisions – What Would you Do?”  Register here.
  • APWA Click Listen and Learn (free online trainings for members)
  • TC3, NHI, and ITE:  Free online training access instructions. See here.

Weekly # 1 (3/25/20)

Iowa LTAP Resources
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