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You can contact your Michigan LTAP at any time by e-mailing ctt@mtu.edu!

 

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: Thursday, April 22, 2021 (1:00PM - 2:30PM 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, April 29, 2021 (1:00PM - 2:30PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This webinar explains what occurs in pavement when it freezes and thaws in non-technical terms. It also explains why seasonal weight restrictions are so critical for protecting the billions of dollars invested in Michigan's public road system.  This webinar is ideal for non-technical elected and appointed officials who need to explain seasonal weight restrictions to the public as well as those in transportation who must work with seasonal weight restrictions.



When: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 (1:00PM - 3:00PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

During the Bridge Asset Management Part 1 & Part 2 Webinars participants will be introduced to bridge asset management principles, condition, maintenance, and optimal preservation actions and related cost estimates.  Participants will learn how these knowledge areas come together in a bridge asset management plan.

Part 1 will cover: Intro to Bridge Asset Management, Bridge Condition - Evaluatiins & Assessing Needs, Available Maintenance Options

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



When: Thursday, May 6, 2021 (1:00PM - 3:00PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

During the Bridge Asset Management Part 1 & Part 2 Webinars participants will be introduced to bridge asset management principles, condition, maintenance, and optimal preservation actions and related cost estimates.  Participants will learn how these knowledge areas come together in a bridge asset management plan.

Part 2 will cover: Cost Estimating, Optimizing Bridge Preservation Actions

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



When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (9:00AM - 12:00PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This webinar will pick apart sentences using ten strategies for writing clear and concise sentences.  Prep work required.



When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (1:30PM - 3:00PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

What do you do if you need additional right-of-way parcels on a project?  This webinar will overview the requirements for acquiring right-of-way parcels on a federal-aid project.  Participants will learn about when a waiver valuation may be used, as well as the three approved methods for developing a waiver valuation.  They will also receive an update on changes to the Local Public Agency Oversight chapter of the Michigan Department of Transportation's Real Estate Procedure Manual.