Free training courses for roadway safety and maintenance issues have been scheduled for fall 2019. 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:
Engineering & Traffic Studies
Presents how to conduct basic engineering and traffic studies.
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 5
Patton Township Building
100 Patton Plaza
State College, Pa. 16803
Bridge Maintenance & Inspection
Covers proper maintenance practices for locally owned bridges.
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 30
201 Furnace Road
Lewisburg, Pa. 17837
Presents how to develop safe driving behaviors.
8 a.m. – noon Oct. 3
Union Township Building
70 Municipal Lane
Winfield, Pa. 17889
Provides guidance to help ensure local government maintenance projects are done in
a manner to achieve maximum quality and longevity.
8 a.m. – noon Oct. 10
Boggs Township Community Building
1290 Runville Road
Bellefonte, Pa. 16823
Posting & Bonding of Local Roads
Examines how to develop, implement, and monitor a posting and bonding program.
8 a.m. – noon Nov. 13
Delaware Township Building
815 Quarry Road
McAlisterville, Pa. 17049
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. Nov. 18
Point Township Building
759 Ridge Road
Northumberland, Pa. 17857
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.
LTAP 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 email@example.com. LTAP news and information is available at www.ltap.state.pa.us.