LTAP Resource 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 weekly updates with additional resources and/or online opportunities that we hope will be of value to Iowa’s local agencies.

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 Weekly #8 (5/12/20)

Weekly #8

  • Health Hazards for Roadway Workers. Thursday, 5/21 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 we’ll use the chat pod for questions.
  • Click here for pdf of presentation.

Weekly #8

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. Registration required.  Please register here. This is a virtual replacement to a class taught every other year.
  • Health Hazards for Roadway Workers. Thursday, 5/21 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 we’ll use the chat pod for questions.

Weekly #7

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. 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.
  • Webinar Workshop: Accessible Sidewalks and Curb Ramps: Design to Installation. May 5 & 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. This is a virtual replacement to the class taught each year. The recordings for this training are available by request. Contact Keith Knapp kknapp@iastate.edu for the links.
  • Webinar Workshop: MUTCD Signing Basics. May 12 & 13, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Registration required. Please register here. This is a virtual replacement to a class taught every other year.

Weekly #6

  • Maintenance and Safety – Signs and Sign Supports. Thursday, 5/7 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Nicole Oneyear. To register and receive access information to this Webex training, please go here.
  • Remaining Resilient During Challenging Times. Friday, 5/15 at 12:00 p.m. Guest speaker: Krisdeena Jansen. To register and receive access information to this Webex training, please go here.
  • 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. Same approach as above but go to this link.
  • Webinar Workshop: Accessible Sidewalks and Curb Ramps: Design to Installation. May 5 & 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. This is a virtual replacement to the class taught each year. The recordings for this training are available by request. Contact Keith Knapp kknapp@iastate.edu for the links.
  • Maintenance and Safety – Signs and Sign Supports. Thursday, 5/7 at 12:00 p.m. The registration link for this Webex training will be shared next week.
  • Webinar Workshop: MUTCD Signing Basics. May 12 & 13, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Registration required. Please go here to register. This is a virtual replacement to a class taught every other year.
  • Remaining Resilient During Challenging Times. Friday, 5/15 at 12:00 p.m. The registration link for this Webex training will be shared next week.

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. Please join us for an open discussion online meeting of research ideas that will be prioritized by the group for the Highway Research Board and potential funding. Email Keith by COB 4/16 at kknapp@iastate.edu for the invite link and password.
  • 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. Same approach as above but go to this link.
  • Webinar Workshop: Accessible Sidewalks and Curb Ramps: Design to Installation. May 5 & 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. This is a virtual replacement to the class taught each year. The recordings for this training are available by request. Contact Keith Knapp kknapp@iastate.edu for the links.
  • Webinar Workshop: MUTCD Signing Basics. May 12 & 13, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Registration required. Please register here. This is a virtual replacement to a class taught every other year.
  • 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)

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)

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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