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Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) serves state, county, and municipal transportation personnel. Its mission is to bridge the gap between research and practice by conducting training sessions, providing engineering technical assistance, and serving as a clearinghouse for information related to state-of-the-art technology in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure.

 

 

 

2021 Michigan Highway Maintenance Conference is virtual! Registration is now open!

The 2021 Michigan Highway Maintenance Conference is being offered virtually on April 28-29. The pre-conference workshop will be held virtually on April 27. Register to attend this live virtual event from the comfort of your personal work site.

 

 

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Upcoming Training


When: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 9:00AM EDT - Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 11:00AM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

The Bridge Asset Management Virtual Workshop will provide participants with bridge asset management templates and guides them in customizing the templates with agency-sepcific asset information.  Participants will walk away with the tools to complete their own unique asset management plan.

This virtual workshop will take place from 9:00am-11:00am (ET) each of the following days.

May 11: Introduction, Orientation to the Word Template, Using the Bridge AMP Data Workbook

May 12: Using the Bridge AMP Data Workbook (cont'd), Using the Bridge AMP Budget Workbook

May 18: Using the Bridge AMP Budget Workbook (cont'd)

May 19: Q&A

Registration for this event closes on May 5.

Information about other asset management trainings can be found in the event flyer.



When: Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 9:00AM EDT - Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 3:00PM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This hands-on workshop guides local agency staff and/or consultants who management local agency pavement assets in turning their inventory and data condition data (i.e., data stored in Roadsoft) and cost estimates into a pavement asset management plan.  Participants will learn how a pavement specific transportation asset management plan can benefit their agency and can serve as an appendix in the compliance plan.

The webinar takes place on May 13 - 9:00am-11:30am (ET).

The working sessions take place on May 20-21 - 1:00pm-3:00pm (ET).

Registration for this event closes on May 7.

Information about other asset management trainings can be found in the event flyer.



When: Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 9:00AM EDT - Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 12:00PM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT CLOSES ON MAY 13.

This virtual workshop take place from 9am-12pm on both May 20 and May 21.

Learn the AASHTOWare Bridge Rating™ software layout and the bridge load rating process.  Works through tutorials of increasing complexity while instructors provide assistance.

Check the flyer for registration links to additional bridge load rating training.



When: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (9:00AM - 12:00PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

Each of us applies the basic principles of asset management every day to manage decisions related to our businesses, homes, automobiles, and personal possessions.  In the Grave Road Basics workshop, we will address asset management issues faced specifically by transportation and local officials who make decisions about roads for cities, counties, townships, and villages.  No engineering background is necessary.


This workshop will provide an introduction to several core components:
> Importance of gravel roads for Michigan's transportation network
> Basics of gravel road construction and materials
> Common distresses that gravel roads experience
> Methods of maintaining gravel roads
> Impact of drainage systems on gravel roads
> Using the Inventory-based Rating™ System to manage gravel road assets



When: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 (9:00AM - 10:30AM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

IBR training is for raters who will be submitting unpaved road condition data.

Details on who needs to complete the training can be found in the event flyer and in the TAMC Policy for Collection of Roadway Surface Collection Data.

 



When: Thursday, May 27, 2021 (9:00AM - 10:30AM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

All of your federal and state-funded transportation projects need to ensure protection of threatened and endangered species.  During this webinar, the Michigan Department of Transportation will discuss the NEPA requirements for local projects as they relate to threatened and endangered species.  Experts from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the US Fish and Wildlife Services will update attendees on the state threatened and endangered species evaluation process, the federal threatened and endangered species evaluation, and overview determination keys.  Come get answers to your questions about threatened and endangered species encountered at your work sites.