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 #3 (6/23/20)

Bi-Weekly #3

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. For more information and to register and receive access information to this Webex Training, please go here.
  • Virtual Event: Local Agency Bridge Innovation and Demonstration Days. Tuesday 6/23, Wednesday 6/24, & Thursday 6/25 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. For more information and to register for this event, please go 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. For more information and to register and receive access information to this Webex Training, please go here.
  • Building Intelligence for Next Generation Traffic Management. Friday, 7/10 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Anuj Sharma. For more information and to register and receive access information to this Webex Training, please go here.
  • A Local Agency Perspective on Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures. Thursday, 7/16 at 12:00 PM. Guest Speaker: Dr. Christopher Day. For more information and to register and receive access information to this Webex Training, please go here.
  • 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, 6/23, Wednesday, 6/24, & Thursday, 6/25 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. For more information and to register for this event, please go 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. For more information and to register, go here.
  • Virtual Event: Local Agency Bridge Innovation and Demonstration Days. June 23, 24, & 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. 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.  For more information and to register for this event, please go 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. A registration link for these presentations is coming soon.

Weekly #8

Local Agency Bridge Innovation and Demonstration Days. June 23–25, 2020. This event was held two years ago, and due to funding from the Iowa DOT and FHWA the requests to bring it back have been answered. The agenda is full of bridge planning, design, and construction innovation topics. A tour of Buchanan County bridges is also included. The current event planning is focused on having two hours of live virtual format and pre-recorded sessions most days. Additional details and registration will follow shortly.

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 & 24, 2020. This event was held two years ago and due to funding from the Iowa DOT and FHWA, the requests to bring it back have been answered. The agenda is full of bridge planning, design, and construction innovation topics. There is also a tour of Buchanan County bridges. Please indicate your interest in joining us at this link. Further details on the format next week.

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. Go to this link and you’ll be attending the webinar. (No advance registration needed.) Sign in with your name and the number of people that are with you. You’ll put your full information in the chat pod. Test your computer here and work with your IT people if needed to use Adobe Connect. Use your computer audio for sound and your mic in Adobe, and we’ll use the chat pod for questions. If you would rather call with your speaker phone, contact Keith (kknapp@iastate.edu) by COB 4/23.
  • 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. Go to this link and you’ll be attending the webinar. (No advance registration needed.) Sign in with your name and the number of people that are with you. You’ll put your full information in the chat pod.  Test your computer here and work with your IT people if needed to use Adobe Connect. Use your computer audio for sound and your mic in Adobe, and we’ll use the chat pod for questions. If you would rather call with your speaker phone contact Keith (kknapp@iastate.edu) by COB 4/23.
  • 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. Same approach as Low Cost Safety but with 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. Same approach as above but with this link. Any changes will be in our LTAP Resource Weekly the next two weeks.
  • 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)

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