NM-LTAP Training Schedule

 SpringSummer24CoureList

 

Register for these classes below!

 


Traffic Management Through Signs and Markings (MUTCD Update)

May 21, 2024 from 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM 

Online via ZOOM

This webinar will take a detailed look at Sections 1, 2, and 3 of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. This will be a great opportunity for participants to get a good understanding of the requirements of these sections. Discussion of specific work experiences regarding signing and the MUTCD will be encouraged. The webinar series will be a fun combination of lecture, activities, and interaction. The training will stress understanding of the MUTCD and its principles, and will cover the following items in detail:

Overview of the MUTCD with a detailed discussion of chapters:

Part 1. General Information

Part 2. Signing

Part 3. Pavement Markings

 Topics Covered will include:

  • Basics of Signs and Signing
  • Warrants and Use of Signs
  • Pavement Markings
  • Temporary Traffic Control
  • Liability
  • Questions and Course Review

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Supervising with Confidence

May 22, 2024 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Online via ZOOM

Effective managers answer their employees’ questions around why, how, and what. Why is the work important? How is the work done? What are the expectations? Only after these three questions are answered can managers assess results. This course will provide information on how to increase motivation and employee engagement, types of training methods, how to set clear goals and expectations, and how to provide formal and informal feedback.

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Asphalt Pavement Maintenance

June 3, 2024 from 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM 

Online via ZOOM

This workshop is intended for individuals who perform asphalt maintenance activities on public roadways.  The class includes lecture, videos, and fun activities. This workshop provides information on specific maintenance techniques for asphalt pavements. The workshop covers maintenance techniques for asphalt pavements, including pavement preservation concepts, preventative, and corrective repairs, identifying types of pavement distress and their causes, selecting candidates for pavement preservation, and methods for repairing pavement failures.

 

Topics covered include:

Benefits of a preventative maintenance program.

Preventative maintenance techniques

Pavement condition evaluation and distress types

Selection of the proper treatment for the distress

Application knowledge of different treatments for pavement distress

Selecting candidates for pavement preservation

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Building Safer Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure: What does it really take?

June 6, 2024 from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM 

UNM Continued Education 

Learn from four different perspectives about what it takes to implement safer infrastructure for pedestrians and bicyclists: The City of Albuquerque Department of Municipal Development (aka Public Works); the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT); The Jemez Pueblo Planning, Development, and Transportation Department; and Albuquerque District 7 City Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn. We'll also hear about the importance of transferring ped/bike safety research into reality from the center's director Dr. Nick Ferenchak.

Presenters will discuss what is involved in the planning, coordination, funding, and implementation of these types of projects, as well as highlighting recent successes and future plans. Each session will include 15 minutes of Q&A for all of the questions that you've always wanted to ask, but never had the chance!

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Road Safety Champion 1

June 12, 2024 from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM 

Online via ZOOM

The NM LTAP is pleased to offer the Road Safety Champion Program (RSCP) 7-part webinar series. This is Part 1 of a 7-part series, entitled “Introduction to Road Safety”.

The RSCP is a nationally recognized certificate program designed to build a knowledgeable, safety minded workforce, responsible for operating, maintaining, and designing local roads. Road Safety Champions prioritize safety and are motivated to implement safety improvements that reduce fatalities and serious injuries on rural and local roadways. The RSCP is open to all staff from transportation, public health, and law enforcement agencies who have an interest in roadway safety but are not safety experts. Think of it as a “Roadway Safety 101” course.

This two-hour training provides an overview of safety trends, an understanding of the national safety vision, and discusses techniques for safety collaboration. It will also discuss the importance of prioritizing safety and how an individual can become a Road Safety Champion. The goal of this module is to provide a high-level overview of road safety in the United States, including an introduction to the concepts that will be covered in the Level 1 Road Safety Champion Program certificate.

Learning Objectives

◾ Define the impact of road safety

◾ Identify the factors in road safety

◾ Identify jurisdictional and geographical differences in road safety

◾ Describe national safety efforts

◾ Describe collaborative techniques for improving safety

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Conflict Resolution

June 20, 2024 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM 

Online via ZOOM

This course will provide participants with strategies and tools to help manage conflict in their lives. The course explains the root of conflict, offers a four-step process to conflict resolution and covers techniques to better manage self and understand others. This class will give you the tools to handle both personal and professional conflicts effectively. 

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Road Safety Champion 2

July 8, 2024 from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM 

Online via ZOOM

The New Mexico LTAP Center is pleased to offer the Road Safety Champion Program (RSCP) 7-part webinar series. This is Part 2 of a 7-part series, entitled “Anatomy of a Crash – Understanding Human Factors”.

The RSCP is a nationally recognized certificate program designed to build a knowledgeable, safety minded workforce, responsible for operating, maintaining, and designing local roads. Road Safety Champions prioritize safety and are motivated to implement safety improvements that reduce fatalities and serious injuries on rural and local roadways. The RSCP is open to all staff from transportation, public health, and law enforcement agencies who have an interest in roadway safety but are not safety experts. Think of it as a “Roadway Safety 101” course.

This two-hour training will provide an overview of human factors principles and a framework for crash analysis. It will allow the non-expert in human factors to more effectively bring consideration of the road user’s capabilities and limitations into policies and practices. Knowing how road users interact with their vehicle, the roadway and other road users can also provide useful insights to the process of crash analysis. Armed with that knowledge, construction and maintenance personnel, planners, engineers, public health professionals and law enforcement can work together to target appropriate countermeasures to help reduce injury crashes. The goal is to equip practitioners who do not work in or deal directly with human factors to better understand them and the role they play in roadway system policy, design, and operations.

 

Learning Objectives

◾ Explain road user role as element of a system

◾ Identify road user capabilities and limitations

◾ Describe how current geometric design and traffic operations practices address human factors

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Transportation Asset Mangement

July 8, 2024 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Online via ZOOM

The large inventory of aging roadways and bridges, the dramatic fluctuations in construction costs, the retirement of experienced transportation workers, and the increased competition for available funding have amplified the challenges transportation agencies face as they manage their highway systems. A number of highway agencies have established Transportation Asset Management (TAM) programs to help document asset conditions, to allocate funding, and to determine the most effective use of available funds. TAM programs provide the processes and tools necessary to help transportation leaders make informed project decisions that can improve the overall operational efficiency of the organization.  This webinar covers the basic tenets of an asset management program, how it is useful and looks at pavement preservation strategies.

 

After the webinar you should be able to:

Evaluate an agency’s asset management practices using the 5 core questions

Build a simple asset inventory

Evaluate the cost-effectiveness of different strategies using condition information

Identify requirements for implementing asset management

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Introduction to GIS

July 16, 2024 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Online via ZOOM

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are computer-based technologies to collect, integrate, analyze, query, model, and visualize geographic data. GIS is widely used to explore the relationships between where features are (location, size, and shape) and what they represent (descriptive information known as attribute data). This course provides an introduction to the concepts, principles, and theories of GIS, with emphasis on the nature of geographic information, data models and structures for storing geographic information, geographic data editing and manipulation, and simple spatial analysis techniques. Upon completion, students will have the ability to identify geospatial products/applications, create and edit geospatial data, conduct basic GIS analyses, and understand the differences between raster and vector data models.

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Road Safety Champion 3- Traffic Safety Culture

August 2, 2024 from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 

Online via ZOOM

The RSCP is a nationally recognized certificate program designed to build a knowledgeable, safety minded workforce, responsible for operating, maintaining, and designing local roads. Road Safety Champions prioritize safety and are motivated to implement safety improvements that reduce fatalities and serious injuries on rural and local roadways. The RSCP is open to all staff from transportation, public health, and law enforcement agencies who have an interest in roadway safety but are not safety experts. Think of it as a “Roadway Safety 101” course.

This training introduces growing positive traffic safety culture to significantly improve road safety in America. Participants will leave the training with a better understanding of the elements that shape traffic safety culture, how those factors interact to affect behaviors related to traffic safety, strategies that can be implemented to improve traffic safety culture among various groups, and ideas about how they can leverage their role (and the role of others) in growing a positive traffic safety culture. The goal is to provide a high-level overview of traffic safety culture and strategies to foster improved traffic safety culture.

Learning Objectives

◾ Describe traffic safety as a public health concern

◾ Recognize that behavior is influenced by beliefs

◾ Define how we develop beliefs

◾ Define traffic safety culture

◾ Identify strategies that grow traffic safety culture

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Road Safety 365

August 5, 2024 from 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM 

Online via ZOOM

The Road Safety 365 webinar provides local agencies with practical and effective ways to mainstream safety solutions into their day-to-day activities and project development process. 

This webinar 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 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 local transportation agencies. The benefits and potential cost savings of safety initiatives are shown using examples from local agencies.

 Learning Outcomes: 

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Explain the need for making roads safer.

Separate safety myths from reality.

Demonstrate how to “read the road.”

Describe practical and low-cost countermeasures to improve safety, both on existing roads and during the design stage.

Identify effective ways of encouraging communities to make their roads safer.

Create an action list for implementing at least one safety improvement at their local agency.

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CDL Entry Level Driver Training- Train the Trainer

August 13-15, 2024 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Albuquerque, NM

ELDT - Train the Trainer instruction is for State, County, Local and Tribal transportation entities desiring to provide ELDT theory and behind-the wheel (BTW) training materials, compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration new ELDT regulations. Instruction will entail: A 2-day commitment: We recommend that each entity have a minimum of 2 eligible instructors. Encouraged to bring one administrative assistant for "record keeping and data collection" training.

Instructor Eligibility requirements: Holds CDL class B or higher, 2 years of CMV driving experience and/or meets state requirements for a CMV instructor. Holds CDL class B or higher, 2 years of experience as a CMV instructor and/or meets state requirements for a CMV instructor.

Preparations for training: A copy of each proposed instructor's CDL, an empty flash drive for curriculum, and a designated email and phone number for TPR.

Who should attend? – State, County, Local, and Tribal transportation entities desiring to provide ELDT theory and behind-the-wheel training materials.

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 OSHA 30 Certification Class

August 20-23, 2024 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

Albuquerque, NM

This OSHA 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training course is a comprehensive safety training program designed for those working within general industry. The course design structure and content provides vital information for those working the following jobs:

  • safety directors
  • foremen
  • field supervisors

This 30-hour program offers a complete instruction of OSHA compliance issue training. OSHA.com recommends training programs on a job site. These programs are an orientation to occupational safety and health for employees. This 30-hour course provides information from OSHA 29 CFR 1910. Additional training is a requirement for all general industry workers. This OSHA outreach training teaches the potential of specific job hazards and how to prevent them from happening.

Participants receive an OSHA 30-Hour General Industry course completion card in the mail after 1-2 weeks of completing the course. The 30-hour General Industry Online Course is NOT equivalent to the OSHA 510 or 511 courses. This 30-hour course does not meet. The course prerequisites to take the OSHA 500 or OSHA 501 courses.

The OSHA 30-hour courses provide essential information that helps safety committee members, forepersons, supervisors, superintendents, managers, competent persons, safety staff, safety managers, and others monitor workplace safety and implement OSHA health and safety regulations apply to their workplaces. 

The OSHA 30-hour training course equips students with an extensive overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Students learn how to find the OSHA regulations that apply to the operations where they are working. 

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Basic Plan Reading

August 26, 2024 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Online via ZOOM

Roadway plans are developed to provide a pictorial view of the existing facilities and proposed improvements on a particular portion of roadway. They convey information about the construction project itself ranging from the amount of construction materials used on the project to the amount of land necessary to accommodate the work. Various sections make up a complete set of highway plans and those that are included depend on the type of construction taking place.

 This webinar takes participants through the various types of plans used at road departments. Participants discover how to read and interpret the different types of standard symbols and abbreviations. This course discusses features and details contained within plans; how to define the types of scales and identify dimensions found on plans. Sample roadway plans will be used.  Local agency street maintenance crews and road departments will find the highway plans valuable tools to assist in right of way determination, easement location, and drainage features.

Learning Outcomes: 

Measure using scale and stationing

Discuss the three basic views, symbols and abbreviations used in plans

Identify components of the layout sheet

Recognize information contained in the typical sections and the summary of quantities sheets

Identify information found in plan, profile, erosion control, pipe, and cross section sheets

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Practical Math for Roadway Workers

August 26, 2024 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Online via ZOOM

With math basics followed by lessons in calculating length, area, volume, and quantities, this interactive course presents how to estimate highway maintenance work in real world situations using the math you already know!  Utilizing a step-by-step approach, complex situations encountered by highway and street departments will be broken down into simple pieces.

 The course explains basic math concepts and illustrates how to estimate quantities for typical maintenance operations.  You will be encouraged to ask questions, work through some problems, and build your confidence in what you can do.

 At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

Perform basic math calculations

Calculate length, area, and volumes

Unit conversion

Estimate highway maintenance work using basic math for repairs involving asphalt, chip seals, shoulder fill, stockpiles, salt storage, tank storage, salt spreader calibration, road salt and liquid brine application, ditch grade, mowing, herbicide spraying, seeding, bridge deck repair, concrete deck sealing, sidewalk, and roadway slope.

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Environmental Awareness

August 30, 2024 from 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM 

Online via ZOOM

The concept of going about highway maintenance in a manner that is environmentally acceptable is of great importance to state and local agencies. This workshop explores how to perform our routine highway maintenance and achieve quality production while being environmentally responsible and compliant.

 Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Demonstrate increased awareness of the environmental aspects of your work Understand how to perform work and be compliant with the environmental program requirements

Outline information on where to get answers to environmental questions

Identify pollutants that could be released into the environment if work is not properly done

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Effective Motivation of Highway Employees

September 3, 2024 from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM 

Online via ZOOM

Increasingly, agencies that maintain highways, roads, and streets are counted on to provide fast, high-quality service because good maintenance saves lives and money. Meanwhile, the roadway system is growing in size and complexity, and government agencies are under ever-greater scrutiny by the public to perform at their very best. While maintenance needs increase, the

workers, equipment, and funds remain in short supply. Yet, shortages or not, it is vital that workers do good work. The best and quickest way to encourage this is through effective motivation by their immediate supervisors. This workshop takes a look at what makes agencies successful, how to define worker needs and wants, how to take advantage of those for increased productivity through rewards, how to utilize the "One Minute Manager" approach, and how to improve communications.

 This course is designed for you - the first-line or second-line supervisor of highway, road, and street maintenance workers. However, managers at all levels of the agency and those that aspire to management can use the techniques presented in this course to motivate their people.

 

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

Understand how to effectively motivate my personnel.

Know how to evaluate the needs of both the workers and the organization.

Understand how to analyze and improve performance.

Have tools to assist me in motivating my personnel.

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CDL Entry Level Driver Training- Train the Trainer

September 10-12, 2024 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Las Cruces NM

ELDT - Train the Trainer instruction is for State, County, Local, and Tribal transportation entities desiring to provide ELDT theory and behind-the-wheel (BTW) training materials, compliant with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new ELDT regulations. Instruction will entail: A 2-day commitment: We recommend that each entity have a minimum of 2 eligible instructors. Encouraged to bring one administrative assistant for "record keeping and data collection" training.

Instructor Eligibility requirements: Holds CDL class B or higher, 2 years of CMV driving experience and/or meets state requirements for a CMV instructor. Holds CDL class B or higher, 2 years of experience as a CMV instructor and/or meets state requirements for a CMV instructor.

Preparations for training: A copy of each proposed instructor's CDL, an empty flash drive for curriculum, and a designated email and phone number for TPR.

Who should attend? – State, County, Local, and Tribal transportation entities desiring to provide ELDT theory and behind-the-wheel training materials.

REGISTER HERE


Road Safety Champion 4

September 13, 2024 from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 

Online via ZOOM

This module is an introduction and overview of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The MUTCD defines the standard by which traffic signs, road surface markings, and signals are designed, installed, and used on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public traffic. This module will help participants become aware of the need for uniform traffic control decisions. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the purpose and the organization of the MUTCD
  • Understand the purpose of Traffic Control Devices (TCDs_ and identify their five principles
  • Describe the fundamental principles of Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) and list the four components of the TTC zone. 

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 OSHA 30 Certification Class

September 17-20, 2024 from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 

Las Cruces, NM

This OSHA 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training course is a comprehensive safety training program designed for those working within general industry. The course design structure and content provides vital information for those working the following jobs:

  • safety directors
  • foremen
  • field supervisors

This 30-hour program offers complete instruction in OSHA compliance issue training. OSHA.com recommends training programs on a job site. These programs are an orientation to occupational safety and health for employees. This 30-hour course provides information from OSHA 29 CFR 1910. Additional training is a requirement for all general industry workers. This OSHA outreach training teaches the potential of specific job hazards and how to prevent them from happening.

Participants receive an OSHA 30-Hour General Industry course completion card in the mail after 1-2 weeks of completing the course. The 30-hour General Industry Online Course is NOT equivalent to the OSHA 510 or 511 courses. This 30-hour course does not meet. The course prerequisites to take the OSHA 500 or OSHA 501 courses.

The OSHA 30-hour courses provide essential information that helps safety committee members, forepersons, supervisors, superintendents, managers, competent persons, safety staff, safety managers, and others monitor workplace safety and implement OSHA health and safety regulations applied to their workplaces. 

The OSHA 30-hour training course equips students with an extensive overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Students learn how to find the OSHA regulations that apply to the operations where they are working. 

 REGISTER HERE


ACNM Training Opportunities

NM-LTAP has partnered with the Associated Contractors of New Mexico to provide Temporary Traffic Control Technician and Supervisor certification training, Storm Water Competent Person training, and more. You can take ACNM courses through NM-LTAP for only $25.00. If you are interested in a course for yourself or your team, contact NM-LTAP at ltap@unm.edu to verify course eligibility.  LTAP partners with ACNM to send trainers to you to certify your employees at only $25.00 per person. Contact us today to schedule at ltap@unm.edu.

 

 

 

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