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NMLTAP Center Training

Upcoming Courses

We are continuing to develop a new set of trainings to be held in 2018. Please contact us for additional training requests.

ADA Compliance Program Training

This full-day course provides attendees with an understanding of the authorities, regulations, and coverage of the program; an overview of the FHWA's ADA compliance program; and clarifies ADA compliance standards. Participants, whether recipients or public entities, will know the recipients and public entities' responsibilities under the ADA and related statutes.

Please click on a date and time below to register. This course if being provided for free in partnership with FHWA and NMDOT. Note: training registration is for Local, Tribal and Federal agency employees only. NMDOT Employees - please contact Linda Ramos at for registration information.

5/30/2018 8:00am - 4:00pmGallupFree for Local/Tribal Agency, NMDOT and FHWA Staff
5/31/2018 8:00am - 4:00pmFarmingtonFree for Local/Tribal Agency, NMDOT and FHWA Staff

Road Safety 365

This one-day workshop focuses on processes for incorporating safety into all aspects of local and rural road projects, and on making safety a priority through inclusion in the traditional decision-making process—365 days a year.  The course stresses the importance of road safety, and illustrates how it can be integrated into rural/local transportation project development at all stages: planning, design, construction, implementation, operations, and maintenance.  Through practical exercises and facilitator-led discussions, the emphasis is on operations and maintenance to reflect the predominant, day-to-day responsibilities of rural/local transportation agencies.  The benefits and potential cost savings of safety initiatives are shown using examples from rural/local agencies.

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5/22/2018 8:30am - 4:00pmAlbuquerqueFree for Local/Tribal Agency, NMDOT and FHWA Staff

NHI Transportation Performance Management for Pavements

Recent legislation has resulted in new requirements for national performance measures and targets in several measure areas, including pavement conditions. Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) established the requirements, and Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) continued them. Most States and other transportation agencies have established their own measures for pavement conditions; however, few transportation officials have experience in managing a performance-based program with specific outcome-oriented pavement targets.

This course is intended to review concepts in Transportation Performance Management (TPM), identify specific measures used for characterizing pavement conditions, and provide methods for analyzing and recommending pavement condition targets and approaches for monitoring pavement networks. One important aspect of TPM is monitoring performance once targets have been established and using information on current performance to guide decision making. The final portion of the course focuses on performance monitoring and approaches for updating performance targets over time.

The target audience for this course primarily consists of professionals responsible for pavement analysis, pavement project selection, evaluation of pavement investment strategies and associated risks, recommending pavement targets, and monitoring pavement condition. This audience may include pavement engineers, asset managers, planners, performance management, and programming staff of State and local agencies, consultants, and FHWA staff.

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6/12/2018 8:00am - 5:00pmSanta FeFree for MPO, RTPO and NMDOT Staff

Unpaved Roads Maintenance and Design

A “Gravel Road” being defined as a roadway that does not have an asphalt or concrete driving surface and can be better defined as an unpaved roadway.  The driving surface could be gravel, either crushed or natural materials, or natural material that has not been processed.  Most “unpaved” roads are low volume (less than 100 vehicles per day).

Counties, Cities and even state DOT crews are seeing shrinking budgets and increasing costs to maintain all of their transportation system.  This course will present practical methods used by other counties and cities to improve the level of service while reducing some of their costs of maintaining these unpaved roads, by looking at:

  • the subgrade,
  • the surface material,
  • the volume and type of traffic,
  • the shape of the road,
  • how to reduce the cost of maintenance.

This program will provide a set of tools which will assist the agency in determining the level of performance of their surface material.

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6/19/2018 8:30am - 4:30pmAlbuquerqueFree for Public Agency Staff

Roadway Drainage

This course will discuss basic road design characteristics as they relate to drainage, soil characteristics, basic hydrology (drainage areas, runoff factors, and rainfall intensity), hydraulics (culvert materials, sizing culvert, sizing ditches), and placement of culverts, culvert end treatments, and culvert and ditch maintenance.  The participants will have an understanding of the makeup of roadway drainage and the qualities that increase the service life of the road. This course is set up to create discussion among participants, to include local conditions, concerns and techniques. While this course does not provide design criteria for engineers, it is intended to cover the needs of all people responsible for roads, from managers to operators.

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6/20/2018 8:30am - 4:30pmAlbuquerqueFree for Public Agency Staff

Roadway Safety & Temporary Traffic Control

As supervisors and employees plan for the maintenance and construction season following the winter, those agencies may need to reinforce their knowledge concerning working on their transportation system.  The decisions made by the agency, the employee or a contractor can affect the safety and liability of the employee, the traveling public and the agency. 

This course will review some of the basic concepts and typical solutions to reduce the hazards found as workers start to repair, reconstruct and make improvement to the transportation system. The students will review concepts on Temporary Traffic Control, Flagging, Night Work, Worker Safety, as well as Roadway and Roadway Safety and Legal issues.

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6/21/2018 8:30am - 4:30pmAlbuquerqueFree for Public Agency Staff