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News Notices & Publications: Free transportation training classes scheduled

Title

Free transportation training classes scheduled

Announcement Type

News

Date Published

3/9/2016

Regional Spotlight

Yes

Short Description

 

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Free training courses for roadway safety and maintenance issues have been scheduled for spring and summer 2016. They are offered through the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), a joint effort of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and SEDA-Council of Governments.

 

The courses primarily are for elected municipal officials and staff, including public works directors, roadmasters, foremen, managers, equipment operators and law enforcement. 

 

Upcoming classes include: 

 

Work Zone (Temporary) Traffic Control

Teaches proper work zone set-up requirements, traffic control devices, and flagging procedures.

8 a.m. – noon March 24

State College Borough Maintenance Garage

330 S. Osmond St.

State College, Pa. 16801

 

Work Zone (Temporary) Traffic Control

Teaches proper work zone set-up requirements, traffic control devices, and flagging procedures.
8 a.m. – noon March 31

Patton Township Building

100 Patton Plaza

State College, PA 16803

 

Drainage: The Key to Roads that Last

Addresses problems caused by poor drainage and reviews effective roadway drainage systems.
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 11

Point Township Building

759 Ridge Road
Northumberland, Pa. 17857

 

Asphalt Roads: Common Maintenance Problems

Demonstrates the importance of preventive maintenance to the life of an asphalt pavement, along with industry standards for properly repairing asphalt problems like cracking and potholes.
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. May 13

Scott Township Building

350 Tenny St.

Bloomsburg, Pa. 17815

 

Liquid Bituminous Seal Coat

Presents the various types of seal coat operations for extending the useful life of local roadways.

8 a.m. – noon June 7

East Buffalo Township Building

589 Fairground Road
Lewisburg, Pa. 17837

 

Roadside Vegetation Control

Provides the knowledge and understanding needed to establish an efficient and effective roadside vegetation control program that uses manual, mechanical, and chemical methods.
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 8

Patton Township Building

100 Patton Plaza

State College, Pa. 16803 


PennDOT has been providing LTAP services to Pennsylvania municipalities since 1983. LTAP is based on the premise that new technologies and procedures developed at the state and federal levels should be transferred to local municipal officials and employees for the purpose of improving the overall transportation system.

 

Technical assistance on road maintenance and safety issues is available from an LTAP expert free of charge in person, over the phone, or by email. Library materials and technical information sheets also are available.

 

SEDA-COG staff coordinates closely with municipal officials to ensure that their training and technical assistance needs are being met. The value of LTAP services is shared with area municipalities through personal meetings, newsletters, flyers, websites, and marketing by staff at county conventions, equipment shows, conferences, and more.

 

Additional classes may be sponsored at the request of municipalities. To register for any of the classes or learn more about other LTAP activities in the SEDA-COG region, please contact Steve Herman at 570-524-4491 or email sherman@seda-cog.org. Please check the LTAP website at www.ltap.state.pa.us for other LTAP news and information.

Expires on Website

3/9/2016

Keywords

LTAP PennDOT

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