LTAP Resource Bi-Weekly

Throughout these uncertain times communication is key. Please consider Iowa LTAP as a resource that is ready to help. We are open for business. Throughout the ongoing uncertainty, we’ll be providing bi-weekly updates with additional resources and/or online opportunities that we hope will be of value to Iowa’s local agencies. All webinars are listed in Central Time.

If you’d like to get this information directly from LTAP (as some of the training opportunities may have short advertising time frames), please subscribe to our Iowa LTAP mail list on the right side of this page.

While we have had to cancel or postpone some trainings, we are also still available to answer technical questions and find technical resources for you (please call or email us). Registration for any workshops that are active on the website does not require immediate payment. We will always contact those that have registered for a workshop if there are changes in its status.

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). FHWA recently unveiled a unique site to help local agencies reduce serious and fatal crashes on their roadways. The Local Road Safety Plan Do-It-Yourself Website includes resources local agencies and their partners need to create these lifesaving plans. This webinar will provide an overview of the website to help local agencies create their own local road safety plans. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • 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. Thirty-three percent of people say they know someone who has died by suicide and as a leader, you play an important role in creating a safe and open atmosphere where employees can feel comfortable talking about sensitive topics such as suicide and mental health. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The suicide rate in the construction industry is 4 times higher than the national average. Learn to recognize the warning signs, start a conversation, and make this topic a part of the safety conservation at your facility. Second Hour: Stress Management Basics introduces the potential impacts of stress on health, ideas on coping strategies to eliminate those negative impacts on your life, and how you can change your mindset to recognize that not all stress is bad and that it can lead to positive health, performance, and social effects. To register, please go here.
  • Introduction to Work Zone Crash Modification Factors. Friday, 12/18 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Henry Brown, University of Missouri. This webinar provides an introduction to work zone crash modification factors. It is geared toward engineers and practitioners working for local and state departments of transportation who are interested in learning more about work zone CMFs and their applications to work zone safety analyses. For more information and to register, please go here.

Bi-Weekly #12

  • Ethics in Engineering (with the ICEA). Friday, 12/4 at 8:15 AM. Guest speaker: Justin Weinburg, Taft. Today or tomorrow, big or small, personally or professionally, everyone encounters a time when ethics enters into the equation of reaction and decision making. In this one-hour course, attendees will review commonly encountered ethical dilemmas and their appropriate solutions. To register, please go to this ISAC 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. This workshop will provide much needed information for local agency operations personnel and supervisors in preparation for the upcoming winter season. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • 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. This webinar will discuss applying the principles of road safety assessments and general observations to identify safety improvements that can be made during general maintenance operations and rehabilitation/reconstruction projects. For more information and to register to receive access information to this Webex Training, please go here.
  • 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). FHWA recently unveiled a unique site to help local agencies reduce serious and fatal crashes on their roadways. The Local Road Safety Plan Do-It-Yourself Website includes resources local agencies and their partners need to create these lifesaving plans. This webinar will provide an overview of the website to help local agencies create their own local road safety plans. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • You Ok? Suicide Prevention Campaign for the Workplace. Friday, 12/11. Guest speaker: Dr. Diane S. Rohlman, PhD, University of Iowa. Thirty-three percent of people say they know someone who has died by suicide and as a leader, you play an important role in creating a safe and open atmosphere where employees can feel comfortable talking about sensitive topics such as suicide and mental health. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The suicide rate in the construction industry is 4 times higher than the national average. Learn to recognize the warning signs, start a conversation, and make this topic a part of the safety conservation at your facility. The presentation will be followed by a one hour stress management training. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • Introduction to Work Zone Crash Modification Factors. Friday, 12/18 at 12:00 PM. Guest speaker: Henry Brown, University of Missouri. This webinar provides an introduction to work zone crash modification factors. It is geared toward engineers and practitioners working for local and state departments of transportation who are interested in learning more about work zone CMFs and their applications to work zone safety analyses. For more information and to register, please go here.

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. This webinar will discuss applying the principles of road safety assessments and general observations to identify safety improvements that can be made during general maintenance operations and rehabilitation/reconstruction projects. For more information and to register and receive access information to this Webex Training, please go here.
  • 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. This virtual workshop highlights the benefits of modern roundabouts and gives participants the fundamental knowledge needed to plan, design, and review roundabout projects. This is an introductory level course with a blend of technical and non-technical planning, design, and operational considerations. Approximately 5 seats remain open. To sign up, contact David Veneziano at dvenez@iastate.edu or 515-294-5480.
  • 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. This is a free event and an agenda and registration can be found here.

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. This webinar will discuss applying the principles of road safety assessments and general observations to identify safety improvements that can be made during general maintenance operations and rehabilitation/reconstruction projects. For more information and to register and receive access information to this Webex Training, please go here.

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. This workshop explains the hazards of excavation and trenching, how accidents happen, and how worker protective measures should be applied. For more information and to register and receive access information to this Webex Training, please go here.
  • 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. This virtual workshop highlights the benefits of modern roundabouts and gives participants the fundamental knowledge needed to plan, design, and review roundabout projects. This is an introductory level course with a blend of technical and non-technical planning, design, and operational considerations. Approximately 5 seats remain open. To sign up, contact David Veneziano at dvenez@iastate.edu or 515-294-5480.
  • 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. This is a free event and an agenda and registration can be found here.

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. This virtual workshop highlights the benefits of modern roundabouts and gives participants the fundamental knowledge needed to plan, design and review roundabout projects. This is an introductory level course with a blend of technical and non-technical planning, design, and operational considerations. Approximately 5 seats remain open for each date. To sign up for one of the two dates above, contact David Veneziano at dvenez@iastate.edu or 515-294-5480.
  • 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. This series of Roundabout Town Halls will include one hour general overview, operations, and design discussions, respectively. They will be presented and moderated by roundabout expert Hillary Isebrands of the FHWA. This event is currently at capacity. For more information, go here.

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. This series of Roundabout Town Halls will include a one hour general overview, operations, and design discussions, respectively. They will be presented and moderated by roundabout expert Hillary Isebrands of the FHWA. For more information and to register, please go here.
  • 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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