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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, 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.



When: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 (9:00AM - 11:00AM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This webinar will help local agency personnel and/or their consultants to produce a "compliance plan" - a transportation asset management plan that contains information required to comply with PA325.  Participants will learn how to use a World document template of the compliance plan and the tools to merge their data into the template.  Appendixes containing supporting detail about the compliance plan information will be convered in the bridge and pavement trainings listed in the flyer.

Registration for this event closes on May 31st.

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



When: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 (9:00AM - 11:00AM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This is the first part of a two-part webinar series that will cover advanced topics in the AASHTOWare Bridge Rating™ software. Registration for each part of the series is separate.  Check the flyer for registration links to additional bridge load rating training.

Registration for this event will close on June 6th.



When: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 9:00AM EDT - Thursday, June 17, 2021 @ 11:00AM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

PASER training will be virtual this year and conducted over 3 days.  You do need to attend all three days of the series for which you register in order to complete the training.  The June training will take place from from 9am-11am each day.  The topics covered are included below.

> June 15: Pavement Distress

> June 16: Intro to Data Collection & PASER, Council Updates, Data Collection & Rating Rules

> June 17: Rating Exercises

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: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 @ 1:00PM EDT - Tuesday, June 29, 2021 @ 3:00PM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This 4-webinar workshop takes place June 8, 15, 22, & 29 (Tuesdays) - 1:00pm-3:00pm (ET)

A wide variety of tasks and skills are necessary to utility management that leads to sustainability and capacity needed to protect public health and serve the public.  This four-webinar workshop introduces operators and managers to strategies for succesful utility planning tasks.  During this workshop, attendees will write a mission statement, create an emergency response plan for a system vulnerability, estimate the expected remaining life of an asset and create a replacement plan, create a standard operating procedure for a task, assess their utility's performance according to the 10 effective utility management elements, and create measurable strategic goals for their utility using a balanced score card.

Registration for this event closes on June 7th.



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.