Iowa DOT Culvert and Bridge Backwater Program Workshop

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 spread sheet 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.

  • Wednesday, April 7 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST


Just Drive:  Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

Participants will gain valuable knowledge and have access to beneficial resources concerning the dangers of Distracted Driving and Inattention Blindness that they can share with employees, co-workers, friends and family members. Please feel free to share this link with those in your circle.

  • Friday, April 9 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST


Design Length of Steel H-Piles and WEAP

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 4 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.

  • Wednesday, April 14 - 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM CST


Excavation Safety

The workshop explains the hazards of excavation and trenching, how accidents happen, and how worker protective measures should be applied. It’s a great way to inform new employees of safety protocol or to update more experienced employees on new safety information.

  • Tuesday, April 27 - Thursday, April 29 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM CST


The Basics of Bikeway Selection at Intersections and with Parking

Since the release of the FHWA Bikeway Selection Guide in 2019, agencies have integrated the guide into roadway design policies, bicycle transportation plans, and corridor studies. The guide outlines a process for selecting a preferred bikeway and assessing selection in context of roadway conditions and traffic activity. But, practitioners frequently ask “How do I apply the Bikeway Selection Guide to complex intersections?” and “How do I assess the tradeoffs and options for bikeway selection with on street parking?” FHWA has responded to these questions by generating two new supplemental resources to the Bikeway Selection Guide:

Traffic Analysis and Intersection Considerations to Inform Bikeway Selection and On Street Motor Vehicle Parking and the Bikeway Selection Process. During this webinar, authors will provide an overview of the information included in these resources.

  • Wednesday, April 7 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST


Effective Motivation of Transportation Employees

The Florida LTAP Center presents this webinar series on Effective Motivation of Transportation Employees. This webinar series is divided into three two-hour webinars designed to provide supervisors and managers with the tools necessary to motivate employees. In this series we will cover what makes agencies successful, how to define worker needs and wants, how to take advantage of those for increased productivity through rewards, how to utilize the “One Minute Manager” approach, and how to improve communications.

  • Organizational and Individual Needs
    Wednesday, April 7 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM CST

  • Motivation and Rewards
    Wednesday, April 14 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM CST

  • Performance, Communication, and Employee Involvement
    Wednesday, April 21 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM CST


Access Management – the Basics and More

The Florida LTAP Center presents this 3-part series on Access Management – the Basics and More. This event is co-sponsored by the American Planning Association Florida Chapter Sun Coast. This course will identify applicable regulations, guidelines and procedures pertaining to access management and how local government agencies can effectively regulate and manage access through the planning and development process. Typical regulatory requirements for access management at the state and local government levels will be discussed. Best practices and resources will be identified, as well as the latest national research.

  • The Basis for Access Management
    Thursday, April 8 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST

  • Land Development and Access Management Techniques
    Thursday, April 15 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST

  • National Access Management Research and Resources
    Thursday, April 22 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM CST


LAP Construction Checklist and Specifications Training (NO. BT-05-0197)

The LAP Construction Checklist and Specifications training identifies federal and some state requirements of construction contracting. The course provides in-depth coverage of the federal and state requirements for local agency staff preparing project solicitations, specifications, and contracts. Course material includes compliance best practices. This is a 4-hour course consisting of 3.5 hours of presentation time and a half hour of Q&A at the end. This course is offered free of charge by the Florida Department of Transportation and Florida LTAP Center.

  • Wednesday, April 21 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST


You Have Crash Data, Now What?

Rural roadway departures make up a third of U.S. traffic fatalities—about 30 people a day. The Every Day Counts round five (EDC-5) initiative, Focus on Reducing Rural Roadway Departures (FoRRRwD), features four pillars: Addressing All Public Roads, Systemic Approach, Safety Action Plans, and Proven Countermeasures. This webinar focuses on the Systemic Approach pillar.

  • Thursday, April 8 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST


Statewide Action Plans for Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Action Plans are valuable tools that can help transportation agencies establish a framework and approach for reducing deaths and injuries among vulnerable road users. The Federal Highway Administration developed How to Develop a Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Action Plan to help guide agencies through the steps required to develop their own action plans for improving safety. During this webinar, authors of this guide will review the elements of successful Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety Action Plans and describe how Departments of Transportation (DOTs) at the state level can develop their own plans. Panelists from Virginia and Oregon will describe their approaches to crafting and implementing their plans and offer lessons for the audience.

  • Tuesday, April 13 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST


ARC-IT V9.0 Live Demo

The Architecture Reference for Cooperative and Intelligent Transportation (ARC-IT) provides a common framework for planning, defining, and integrating intelligent transportation systems (ITS). It reflects the contributions of a broad cross-section of the ITS community (transportation practitioners, systems engineers, system developers, technology specialists, consultants, etc.). All of the content of the Architecture is available on one website (

Join the USDOT and the Architecture team for a webinar to learn about recent updates that have been made to the reference architecture for version 9.0. The objective of this webinar is to familiarize attendees with the latest ARC-IT content so that they can apply the architecture and its toolset to develop, update, and maintain regional architectures as well as apply the ARC-IT concepts to support systems engineering efforts on ITS projects.

Kingsley Azubike, the Architecture, Standards, and Systems Engineering program manager at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will introduce the webinar and David Binkley will present the background of the architecture and its purposes. He will demonstrate how to access and use the latest website to learn about the architecture and its components and will also demonstrate new features of the two software tools that have been developed to apply the architecture to regions and projects: Regional Architecture Development for Intelligent Transportation (RAD-IT) and Systems Engineering Tool for Intelligent Transportation (SET-IT). The webinar will end with an online question and answer session.

  • Thursday, April 8 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST


Exploring Predictive Network Screening Tools

The AASHTO Highway Safety Manual describes the Roadway Safety Management Process with Network Screening as the foundational step to assess geographic areas to determine locations with the greatest potential for safety improvement.

This webinar series featuring innovative software tools for predictive network screening employed by state transportation agencies around the United States. Featured states include: Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, and Wyoming.

Kick-off webinars April 13 and 16 will provide a high-level overview of the tools using a “speed-dating” format. A final agenda will be sent out prior to the webinars.  Subsequent webinars will provide a more detailed description and demonstration of individual tools (dates to be determined).

  • Network Screening “Speed-dating” Webinar Part 1
    Tuesday, April 13 - 10:00 AM CDT

  • Network Screening “Speed-dating” Webinar Part 2
    Friday, April 16 - 12:00 PM CDT


Roadkill Observation and Data System Project: Streamlining Animal-Vehicle Collision Data Collection

This webinar will feature an overview of the recently completed Phase 3 of a wildlife-vehicle collision (WVC) data collection system called ROaDS (Roadkill Observation and Data System). ROaDS is supported by the National Center for Rural Road Safety, the Department of Interior's (DOI's) US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Park Service (NPS). It was developed in coordination with the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University, Bozeman as a user-friendly tool to efficiently and effectively collect information on vehicular crashes with large-bodied wildlife for both motorist safety and conservation purposes. Equally important, it records information on carcasses of medium- and smaller-sized fauna relevant to the Federal Land Management Agencies' (FLMAs') conservation missions. It also documents locations where animals are alive next to, or successfully crossing, roads.

  • Tuesday, April 13 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CST

EDC-5 Value Capture Strategies Webinar Series

The webinar series will detail the Value Capture techniques promoted in the Federal Highway Administration’s Every Day Counts (EDC-5) initiative. This year’s series focuses on the intersection of Innovative Finance and Innovative Project Delivery Tools. These webinars will detail more Value Capture best practices collected from throughout the nation. They will also highlight FHWA’s recently completed Value Capture Primer series of technical documents.

These webinar are intended for professionals from States, cities, counties, Tribes, and metropolitan and rural transportation agencies looking for innovative funding and financial strategies to pay for transportation projects. This would include professionals involved with directing and managing aspects of highway-related programs and projects, such as planning, environment, project development, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and finance.

  • Use Transportation Utility Fee (TUF) to Fund Roadway Maintenance & Enhance Safety-The Primer
    Wednesday, March 10 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

  • Introduction to Development Agreements and Other Contract-Based Value Capture Techniques – The Primer
    Wednesday, March 24 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

  • Value Capture Strategies and Municipal Bonds and Debt
    Wednesday, April 14 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

  • Value Capture Strategies and Infrastructure Bank Programs
    Wednesday, May 12 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

  • Value Capture Strategies and Capital Improvement Plan – The Primer
    Wednesday, May 19 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

  • Value Capture Strategies and Public-Private Partnerships
    Wednesday, June 9 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

  • Value Capture Strategies: Tax Increment Financing – The Primer
    Wednesday, June 16 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

  • Value Capture Strategies: Developer Impact Fees - The Primer
    Wednesday, August 4 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

  • Value Capture Strategies: Special Assessment – The Primer
    Wednesday, August 25 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

  • Value Capture Strategies: Risk Assessment – The Primer
    Wednesday, September 15 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST

  • Value Capture Strategies: Business Case – The Primer
    Wednesday, October 6 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CST


NACE 2021 Annual Conference

Counties own and maintain 46% of the nation's bridges, making them the single largest stakeholder in local road and bridge construction, rehabilitation, expansion and maintenance. Counties invest over $100B annually on infrastructure! The NACE Annual Conference provides information on the latest innovations in engineering technology, best practices, safety, management systems, and software solutions.

  • April 19 - 22 - Virtual Event


Traffic Impact Analysis

This course hopes to cover everything you need to know to get knee deep into a traffic impact analysis. This class aims to provide information that is critical to both the TIA preparer, the TIA reviewer, or those making development policy decisions. Discussion will include the basic steps, common mistakes, & how-to of traffic impact studies.

  • Tuesday, April 20-22 - 12:00 PM CST


Working More Efficiently Through Proper Delegation & Goal Setting

A presentation by Scott Warrick, one of Ohio’s most popular Human Resources (HR) speakers, as he shows you how to properly delegate and set goals for your employees. Scott will not only clearly define these processes for you in his own unique, practical, entertaining and humorous style, but he will use his 40 years of Human Resource Management experience to tell you how to use this information immediately!

  • Wednwesday, April 21 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CST


Online Learning Resources

This searchable Excel spreadsheet contains online resources that are available to the LTAP community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some partner agencies such as APWA, ITE, NHI, TC3, FHWA, AASHTO, State LTAPs, and others have waived their fees and/or membership requirements in order to make these training resources available and accessible to virtually anyone. This spreadsheet has been made available thanks to the Kansas LTAP and the NLTAPA organization.

Tailgate Talks

Tailgate Talks are short briefing sheets that been provided by several LTAP centers. These one-page documents allow you to brief your stakeholders, work crews, and the general public on a variety of topics such as safety, equipment-related tasks, jobsite safety, materials, weather concerns, among others. A full listing of Tailgate Talks can be found on the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association's webpage.

Alabama Transportation Assistance Program
202 Ramsay Hall, Auburn AL 36849
P:(800) 446-0382    F:(334) 844-5715


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