Free training courses for roadway safety and maintenance issues have been scheduled for fall 2017. 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:
NEW: Stop Signs and Intersection Traffic Control
Covers information on stop signs and other controls that improve safety at unsignalized intersections.
8 a.m. – noon Sept. 12
201 Furnace Road
Lewisburg, Pa. 17837
Pavement Markings: Applications and Maintenance
Addresses all aspects of pavement markings, from their purpose and intent to their installation and maintenance on roadways.
8 a.m. – noon Sept. 21
Woodward Township Fire Hall
4147 N. Route 220 Highway
Linden, Pa. 17744
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. Oct. 6
Point Township Building
759 Ridge Road
Northumberland, Pa. 17857
NEW: Curves on Local Roads
Presents information about curve safety and the application of warning signs for curved segments of local roads.
8 a.m. – noon Oct. 20
East Buffalo Township Building
589 Fairground Road
Lewisburg, Pa. 17837
PennDOT has been providing LTAP services to Pennsylvania municipalities since 1983. LTAP helps ensure that new technologies and procedures developed at the state and federal levels are transferred to local municipal officials and employees to improve the overall transportation system.
SEDA-COG staff coordinates closely with municipal officials so 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. LTAP news and information is available at www.ltap.state.pa.us.