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News Notices & Publications: Free transportation training classes scheduled


Free transportation training classes scheduled

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


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


Upcoming classes include: 


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


Salt & Snow Management

Covers all aspects of winter maintenance operations, including planning, material usage and application rates, equipment types, plowing, anti-icing, public relations, safety, etc.
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 26

East Buffalo Township Building

589 Fairground Road
Lewisburg, PA 17837


Stormwater Facility Operation and Maintenance

Addresses regulations and requirements for the operation and maintenance of stormwater management facilities.
8 a.m. – noon Sept. 29

Patton Township Building

100 Patton Plaza

State College, PA 16803


Bridge Maintenance & Inspection  

Addresses the responsibilities of municipalities that own bridges (particularly spans less than 20 feet long), with a focus on preventive maintenance practices for preserving bridges.
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Oct. 14

East Buffalo Township Building

589 Fairground Road
Lewisburg, PA 17837


NEW: Conducting Sign Retroreflectivity Inspections

Presents requirements for traffic sign maintenance, asset management, and retroreflectivity standards.

8 a.m. – noon Nov. 17


201 Furnace Road
Lewisburg, PA 17837


Traffic Signs Basics

Provides foundational information regarding the function, purpose, design, installation, and maintenance of traffic signs.
8 a.m. – noon Dec. 1

Lamar Township Building

148 Beagle Road

Mill Hall, PA 17751

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 are also 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 LTAP news and information is available at

Expires on Website



LTAP training classes transportation fall 2016


Created at 8/2/2016 10:41 AM by Liz Regan
Last modified at 8/2/2016 10:41 AM by Liz Regan