Past LTAP Resource Biweeklies

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. Oversize and overweight (OS/OW) freight movement is among the fastest growing segments in the truck freight industry. Work zone transportation management planning (TMP) is appropriate for considering how OS/OW freight should be dealt with to ensure state economies are not severely impacted. Suggestions and strategies for dealing with OS/OW in work zones will be offered. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • 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. This presentation is focused on the development of modular shallow trapezoidal boxes fabricated from cold-bent structural steel plate using standard mill plate widths and thicknesses. Presented is the methodology used for the design of this system along with experimental validation of the modular composite girder’s flexural capacity and recently developed standards. A case study will also be presented to showcase the use of this system within a local county. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • 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). The Build a Better Mousetrap highlights innovative solutions to everyday challenges that local and tribal transportation professionals encounter. This presentation is focused on information about the local agency innovations that won the 2020 Build a Better Mousetrap (BABM) competition in Iowa and nationally. Those that were given an honorable mention nationally may also be presented. National results for the BABM competition can be found here. For more information and to register for this webinar, please go here.
  • 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. Longitudinal joint distress is often a driver in the need to rehabilitate a roadway. This webinar will address causes for the distress along with innovative construction options that can mitigate longitudinal joint distress and repair methods to correct the distress and prolong the need for rehabilitation. The intended audience includes people working in the pavement maintenance, specification development, and construction inspection roles. For more information and to register for this webinar, please go here.
  • 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. The Driveway Assistance Device (DAD) is an experimental device used to direct traffic onto a bi-directional, single-lane work zone from a driveway or side street. This device uses alternating flashing arrows to indicate the traffic flow direction along the work zone segment in order to reduce wrong-way driving. Although several states have experimented with DADs in various work zone settings, there remains a lack of consensus regarding the design aspects and the general effectiveness. To help address these issues, research was performed to evaluate various aspects of the DAD design, including auxiliary sign messages, signal configuration, and arrow color. For more information and to register for this webinar, please go here.
  • Safety and Operational Effectiveness of Traffic Signs. Friday, 3/26 at 12:00 PM. Speaker: David Veneziano, Iowa LTAP. Traffic signing provides critical regulatory and warning information to motorists for safety and operational purposes. This webinar will discuss the state-of-knowledge on the effectiveness and impacts of different regulatory and warning signs, as well as discussion on the installation, maintenance, and removal of signs. For more information and to register for this webinar, please go here.

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. During the week of February 22–25 and Monday, March 1, work zone traffic control and safety training will be offered virtually so that workers across the state can participate conveniently. The workshop will cover current revisions in the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), particularly Part 6. The workshops consist of a general session for all participants, plus breakout sessions that will be scheduled throughout the week tailored to specific categories of work zone activities: city, county, utility, Iowa DOT construction and contractors, and Iowa DOT maintenance. The cost for this training is $25/person. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Completing Traffic Studies. Tuesday, 3/16 at 9:00 AM. Speaker: David Veneziano, Iowa LTAP. This webinar will provide a basic introduction into the studies and measurements commonly used by local agencies in the course of daily activities. Subjects covered include traffic volume, speed, sight distance, curve speed, and intersection traffic control studies. The workshop should be valuable to new and experienced local agency staff that perform various different aspects of those studies. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Iowa DOT Culvert and Bridge Backwater Program Workshop. Wednesday, 4/7 at 8:00 AM. The workshop will cover the new USGS StreamStats program for estimating design discharges for sizing bridges and culverts. We will also go over the use of the Iowa DOT AEPD spreadsheet for calculating and comparing peak discharges using other methodologies. In addition, we will review the Iowa DOT Culvert program and Bridge Backwater program with example problems. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Design Length of Steel H-Piles and WEAP. Wednesday, 4/14 at 8:30 AM. The training class focuses on designing the length of steel H-pile needed for standard bridge designs in Iowa. The class considers a series of subjects as noted at the link below. The class leads participants through four different problems in order to demonstrate the design process. Participants will work at a computer using a spreadsheet setup to facilitate the design process. Since the class will be held virtually, it would be ideal for each student to have two monitors (one monitor to view the presentation and one monitor to view and work on the spreadsheet). The class will receive handouts detailing the examples and spreadsheet entry along with hand calculations. For more information and to register, please go here.

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. Oversize and overweight (OS/OW) freight movement is among the fastest growing segments in the truck freight industry. Work zone transportation management planning (TMP) is appropriate for considering how OS/OW freight should be dealt with to ensure state economies are not severely impacted. Suggestions and strategies for dealing with OS/OW in work zones will be offered. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • 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. This presentation is focused on the development of modular shallow trapezoidal boxes fabricated from cold-bent structural steel plate using standard mill plate widths and thicknesses. Presented is the methodology used for the design of this system along with experimental validation of the modular composite girder’s flexural capacity and recently developed standards. A case study will also be presented to showcase the use of this system within a local county. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • 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). The Build a Better Mousetrap highlights innovative solutions to everyday challenges that local and tribal transportation professionals encounter. This presentation is focused on information about the local agency innovations that won the 2020 Build a Better Mousetrap (BABM) competition in Iowa and nationally. Those that were given an honorable mention nationally may also be presented. National results for the BABM competition can be found here. For more information and to register for this webinar, please go here.

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. During the week of February 22–25 and Monday, March 1, work zone traffic control and safety training will be offered virtually so that workers across the state can participate conveniently. The workshop will cover current revisions in the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), particularly Part 6. The workshops consist of a general session for all participants, plus breakout sessions that will be scheduled throughout the week tailored to specific categories of work zone activities: city, county, utility, Iowa DOT construction and contractors, and Iowa DOT maintenance. The cost for this training is $25/person. For more information and to register, please go here.

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. Oversize and overweight (OS/OW) freight movement is among the fastest growing segments in the truck freight industry. Work zone transportation management planning (TMP) is appropriate for considering how OS/OW freight should be dealt with to ensure state economies are not severely impacted. Suggestions and strategies for dealing with OS/OW in work zones will be offered. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • 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. This presentation is focused on the development of modular shallow trapezoidal boxes fabricated from cold-bent structural steel plate using standard mill plate widths and thicknesses. Presented is the methodology used for the design of this system along with experimental validation of the modular composite girder’s flexural capacity and recently developed standards. A case study will also be presented to showcase the use of this system within a local county. For more information and to register, please go here.

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. During the week of February 22–25 and Monday, March 1, work zone traffic control and safety training will be offered virtually so that workers across the state can participate conveniently. The workshop will cover current revisions in the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), particularly Part 6. The workshops consist of a general session for all participants, plus breakout sessions that will be scheduled throughout the week tailored to specific categories of work zone activities: city, county, utility, Iowa DOT construction and contractors, and Iowa DOT maintenance. The cost for this training is $25/person. For more information and to register, please go here.

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. Oversize and overweight (OS/OW) freight movement is among the fastest growing segments in the truck freight industry. Work zone transportation management planning (TMP) is appropriate for considering how OS/OW freight should be dealt with to ensure state economies are not severely impacted. Suggestions and strategies for dealing with OS/OW in work zones will be offered. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • 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. This presentation is focused on the development of modular shallow trapezoidal boxes fabricated from cold-bent structural steel plate using standard mill plate widths and thicknesses. Presented is the methodology used for the design of this system along with experimental validation of the modular composite girder’s flexural capacity and recently developed standards. A case study will also be presented to showcase the use of this system within a local county. For more information and to register, please go here.

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. During the week of February 22–25 and Monday, March 1, work zone traffic control and safety training will be offered virtually so that workers across the state can participate conveniently. The workshop will cover current revisions in the 2009 Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), particularly Part 6. The workshops consist of a general session for all participants, plus breakout sessions that will be scheduled throughout the week tailored to specific categories of work zone activities: city, county, utility, Iowa DOT construction and contractors, and Iowa DOT maintenance. The cost for this training is $25/person. For more information and to register, please go here.

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. Oversize and overweight (OS/OW) freight movement is among the fastest growing segments in the truck freight industry. Work zone transportation management planning (TMP) is appropriate for considering how OS/OW freight should be dealt with to ensure state economies are not severely impacted. Suggestions and strategies for dealing with OS/OW in work zones will be offered. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • 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. This presentation is focused on the development of modular shallow trapezoidal boxes fabricated from cold-bent structural steel plate using standard mill plate widths and thicknesses. Presented is the methodology used for the design of this system along with experimental validation of the modular composite girder’s flexural capacity and recently develop standards. A case study will also be presented to showcase the use of this system within a local county. For more information and to register, please go here.

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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