LTAP Resource Biweekly

Iowa LTAP is a resource that is ready to help, providing biweekly updates on webinars and other online opportunities and resources that we hope will be of value to local agencies wherever they may be. All webinars are listed in Central Time.

As always, if you have any subjects you’d like to see, please let us know and we’ll help you out. We are also available to answer technical questions and find technical resources for you (please call or email us).

LTAP Resource Biweekly #60 (11/22/22)

Biweekly #60

  • Traffic Calming Overview Workshop, Monday and Tuesday, 12/5 and 12/6 at 10 AM – This free, online two-hour workshop will provide an overview on traffic calming, including an introduction to the topic and how it can be applied to roadways to increase safety and accessibility. More details and the registration link can be found here.
  • Introduction to Adaptive Leadership, Thursday, 12/8 at 12:00 PM – Adaptive leadership is for your messiest problems—when you don’t know the answer or even the right question. This webinar highlights the key differences between management and leadership, introduces adaptive leadership, and lists the key traits needed to practice adaptive leadership successfully. More information and the registration link can be found here.

Biweekly #60

Show Your Basic Work Zone/Flagger Training Interest – Each spring, before the construction season, Iowa LTAP offers on-site basic work zone/flagger training to local public works and secondary road agencies in the state. If you are interested in this type of training please go here and let us know. The only information needed is your contact information and an approximation of how many people you would like trained. We will use this information to organize and plan our trips to particular areas of the state.

Biweekly #60

ICEA Annual Conference, Wednesday–Friday, 12/14–12/16 (Des Moines) – The 76th Annual Iowa County Engineers Association Conference will take place at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Each member of the county engineering staff will find this conference provides information of interest to aid them in the design, construction, and operation of the transportation system in the county. Consultants, equipment vendors, and material vendors will have direct contact with those directly in charge of county procurement of equipment and services. Registration ends 11/30 at 4:00 PM and can be found here.

Biweekly #60

  • Webinar: Promoting Leadership and Organizational Transformation (National Transportation Training Directors and Others), Thursday, 12/1 at 12:00 PM – The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA/PATCO) has successfully made use of the principles of comedy improvisation, such as deep listening, empathy, and collaborative trust to nurture leadership skills and cooperation throughout the organization and continue to build a transformative organization to produce award-winning projects. The skill of improvisation is increasingly valued by top executives today because they see in it a tool that enables their companies to be more nimble, flexible, and responsive. Join CEO John Hanson, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Christina Maroney, and improviser Nick Gillette to learn how to introduce these essential skills into your organization. This workshop builds on a program from March. The recording and resources can be found here. Registration for the upcoming 12/1 webinar is here.
  • Webinar: Accessible Virtual Public Involvement (VPI): State and MPO Tools and Practices (FHWA), Tuesday, 12/6 at 2:00 PM – This is the final webinar planned as part of the Every Day Counts 6 VPI initiative. The webinar will feature: an introduction from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) VPI Team and presentations from the Michigan Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) on their approaches to accessible virtual public involvement, how they’ve incorporated accessible methods and tools into their VPI practices, and a question and answer session. Register for this webinar here.
  • Webinar: Practicing What We…Research: How to Apply CMFs in Road Safety Audits, Consider CAVs/Technology, and Understand Recent Federal Research (FHWA), Wednesday, 12/7 at 1:00 PM – Join transportation engineers, designers, and planners from across the country to learn about recent updates to the FHWA Crash Modification Factors (CMF) Clearinghouse, how CMFs are being applied in Road Safety Audits (RSA), and determining the impacts of connected and automated vehicle (CAV) Technology. For more information and to register for this webinar, please go here.
  • Webinar: Open-Graded Friction Course and Ultra-Thin Bonding Wearing Course (FHWA), Tuesday, 12/13 at 10:30 AM – The agenda for this webinar will include background on the Every Day Counts targeted overlay pavement solutions, an overview of open-graded friction course and the South Carolina DOT experience with it, and an ultra-thin bonding wearing course overview, along with the Minnesota DOT experience with it. Register for this webinar here.
  • Federal-Aid Overview Seminars (Iowa DOT), Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1/18 and 1/19 (Boone), 1/25 and 1/26 (Hiawatha), and 2/8 and 2/9 (Denison) – This training is for Iowa local public agencies. They are encouraged to have all of their staff that work on federal-aid projects attend for at least one day. More information, agendas, and registration instructions can be found here.
  • TRB International Low Volume Roads Conference, Sunday–Thursday, 7/23–7/27, 2023 (Cedar Rapids, IA) – This conference is held every four years and has not been held in Iowa since the 1980s. It is a special opportunity for Iowa professionals. The conference is a global forum to examine new technologies and new techniques in the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and administration of low volume roads. It includes full- and mini-workshops, a field trip, lightening poster sessions, and presentations. Typically, more than 20 countries are represented. For more information and to register, please go here.
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