Calendar of Events


 

LTAP Training – Unpaved & Gravel Roads Common Maintenance Practices
Date:  May 24, 2022
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Vernon Township Municipal Building, 16678 McMath Ave, Meadville


RS-M11-B1 ROADS SCHOLAR 1
This course addresses basic maintenance techniques for unpaved and gravel roads. Topics include the importance of good drainage, surface aggregate and dust control materials, and operational techniques. These techniques include blading, reshaping, regraveling and dust control. Driving Surface Aggregate (DSA) specifications and use are reviewed. Factors used to determine when to upgrade a gravel road by paving or seal coating the roadway are discussed. Intended Audience: Individuals involved in the maintenance of unpaved or gravel roadways such as: Street supervisors, roadmasters, crew foremen, and equipment operators. This class does not qualify a municipality to obtain dirt and gravel road funds, but rather teaches them how to better use such funds.

To register, please visit gis.penndot.gov/ltap/ or contact Jessica Carroll at jessicac@northwestpa.org 


LTAP Training – Traffic Signs Basics
Date:  May 26, 2022
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Youngsville Borough Building, 40 Railroad Street, Youngsville


RS-S16-D1 ROADS SCHOLAR 1, ROADS SCHOLAR ADMINISTRATIVE, ROADS SCHOLAR POLICE
This course serves as the foundational course in a series of new LTAP courses about traffic signs. The course will begin with discussing the function and purpose of signs from a more philosophical perspective; that of the driving task and how signs affect driving and road safety. After a review of the national and state standards that govern signs, the course will return to describe the function and purpose of signs, but from a more technical perspective. This technical section is the longest section of the course, and will follow the MUTCD, Part 2, Chapter 2A, giving participants a basic understanding of the information available to them in this important document. After reviewing the design and placement of signs, the course will move to a brief section on traffic signs for low-volume roadways, and then finally review the responsibilities associated with maintaining safe signing in your municipality. Intended Audience: This course is intended for local government officials responsible for the installation, maintenance, and inspection of traffic signs, roadway safety, and asset management. This includes traffic technicians, public works directors, supervisors, roadmasters, and crew responsible for traffic signs.

To register, please visit gis.penndot.gov/ltap/ or contact Jessica Carroll at jessicac@northwestpa.org 


LTAP Training – Drainage:  The Key to Roads That Last
Date:  June 2, 2022
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free Lunch Provided)
Location:  Northwest Commission, 395 Seneca Street, Oil City, PA 16301


RS-M04-B2 ROADS SCHOLAR 1
This course covers the affect water has on roadways. Emphasis is on problems caused by poor drainage with discussion on various ways to handle these problems. Basic roadway drainage systems and their usage are reviewed. Industry standard procedures for replacing cross pipes are presented in detail. Regulatory agency policies and permit requirements are presented. The importance of performing routine inspection of drainage system assets is discussed with emphasis on the relationship to planning and Federal Aid reimbursement in the case of a disaster. Intended Audience: Individuals who are involved in the planning and execution of maintenance work on asphalt pavements, including: street superintendents, roadmasters, public works directors, crew foremen, and select crew members.

To register, please visit gis.penndot.gov/ltap/ or contact Jessica Carroll at jessicac@northwestpa.org 


LTAP Training – Traffic Signs Basics
Date:  June 2, 2022
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Lindenpointe, The Training & Workforce Development Center, Hermitage, PA Rm 112


RS-S16-D1 ROADS SCHOLAR 1, ROADS SCHOLAR ADMINISTRATIVE, ROADS SCHOLAR POLICE
This course serves as the foundational course in a series of new LTAP courses about traffic signs. The course will begin with discussing the function and purpose of signs from a more philosophical perspective; that of the driving task and how signs affect driving and road safety. After a review of the national and state standards that govern signs, the course will return to describe the function and purpose of signs, but from a more technical perspective. This technical section is the longest section of the course, and will follow the MUTCD, Part 2, Chapter 2A, giving participants a basic understanding of the information available to them in this important document. After reviewing the design and placement of signs, the course will move to a brief section on traffic signs for low-volume roadways, and then finally review the responsibilities associated with maintaining safe signing in your municipality.

To register, please visit gis.penndot.gov/ltap/ or contact Jessica Carroll at jessicac@northwestpa.org 


Government Contracting Webinar: ‘COSTARS’ and ‘Procurated’ Programs for Suppliers
Date:  June 8, 2022
Time:  10:00  – 11:30 a.m.
Location:  Online

Join guest presenters Felicia Campbell, Pennsylvania COSTARS Marketing Manager, and Amanda Valdivieso, Procurated Community Engagement Manager, to learn how to increase business with procurement professionals in government, education and healthcare. More info at https://nwpaptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/4433
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Hosted by North Central PA PTAC, cosponsored by NW Commission PTAC and Clarion University SBDC.

Register by emailing bbrennen@ncentral.com. (Registration deadline is June 1.)


LTAP Training – Bridge & Culvert Inspection for Municipalities
Date:  June 8, 2022
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Free Lunch Provided)
Location:  Vernon Township Municipal Building, 16678 McMath Ave, Meadville, PA 16335


RS2-M23-B2 ROADS SCHOLAR 2
The Federal Highway Administration requires the inspection of structures over 20 feet in length. This course discusses why the requirements for inspection were established and ownership responsibilities. As an introductory level course, components and terminology of smaller span structures are discussed to aid in reading bridge inspection reports. Components of different bridges, including the approach roadway, deck, superstructure, and substructure are discussed as well as culverts. The course discusses common (and uncommon) failure mechanisms typically encountered on smaller span structures. Three sample bridge inspection reports are reviewed, to familiarize municipal officials and employees with the importance of understanding these reports. Intended Audience: Individuals who are involved in the maintenance of locally owned bridges (particularly spans less than 20 feet), including: elected officials, public works directors, roadmasters and bridge foremen/crew leaders.

To register, please visit gis.penndot.gov/ltap/ or contact Jessica Carroll at jessicac@northwestpa.org 


LTAP Training – Conducting Sign Retroreflectivity Inspections
Date:  June 14, 2022
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Northwest Commission, 395 Seneca Street, Oil City, PA 16301


RS2-S15-D1 ROADS SCHOLAR 2

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has established new rules about traffic sign maintenance, asset management, and retroreflectivity standards. The LTAP Conducting Sign Retroreflectivity Inspections course will instruct municipal staff on these requirements, reinforce the value of a useful traffic sign asset management system, and demonstrate the tools and techniques available for measuring traffic sign retroreflectivity. Further, the course will present the concepts of luminance and retroreflectivity, providing a foundation for understanding the value of certain testing and measuring methods.

To register, please visit gis.penndot.gov/ltap/ or contact Jessica Carroll at jessicac@northwestpa.org 


LTAP Training – Speed Limits and Speed Management
Date:  June 22, 2022
Time:  8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location:  Harborcreek Municipal Building, 5601 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek


RS2-S18-D1 ROADS SCHOLAR 2, ROADS SCHOLAR ADMINISTRATIVE, ROADS SCHOLAR POLICE

The half-day course will employ newly developed material, focusing on the investigation and decision-making processes associated with managing vehicular speed. The participants will: Review speed safety statistics and how to identify problem areas, discuss how to study a roadway segment for speed issues and determine changes in speed limit postings, recognize common safety issues and learn to apply proven mitigation measures. Intended Audience: This course is intended for local government officials responsible for the installation, maintenance, and inspection of traffic signs, roadway safety, and asset management. This includes traffic technicians, public works directors, supervisors, roadmasters, and crew responsible for traffic signs.

To register, please visit gis.penndot.gov/ltap/ or contact Jessica Carroll at jessicac@northwestpa.org 


Government Contracting Webinar: Accounting System Requirements for Federal Contractors
Date:  June 28, 2022
Time:  1:30  – 3:00 p.m.
Location:  Online
This pre-recorded session features a representative from the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) offering an overview of the pre-award accounting system design review process. You will learn: What occurs before the award of a cost-type contract; The contents of the SF 1408; What applicable DFARS regulations say about the requirements for an acceptable accounting system. The session will also address total contract costs, including direct and indirect costs and cover FAR Part 31 clauses that include allowability, allocability, and reasonableness as well as concepts such as Contract Terms, Accounting for Contract Costs, Labor System, Timekeeping, Unallowable Costs, Cost by Contract Line Item, Billings, Cost Accounting Information, and Management Reviews/Internal Audits.

Hosted by NW Commission PTAC as previously presented live by Govology and DCAA.

More info & registration at https://nwpaptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/4434


‘BRINGING THE WORLD TO PA’ RETURNS TO IN-PERSON, MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The two-week statewide tour will take place:  September 12-23

Pennsylvania’s Office of International Business Development recently shared that they are moving forward with an in-person ‘Bringing the World to PA’ for 2022!
Every September for more than 20 years, OIBD has welcomed its team of authorized trade representatives from around the world to Pennsylvania for a two-week tour across the state. At each stop, the representatives meet with local companies to discuss international business strategies and sales opportunities.

OIBD remains committed to connecting Pennsylvania companies with people and resources that can help them increase their international sales.
Details are currently being sorted out, but further information will be provided in the coming months.

Contact dorteh@northwestpa.org  OR  hilaryb@northwestpa.org for more information


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For additional information regarding our Calendar of Events, please contact:

Jessica Carroll, Outreach Specialist
jessicac@northwestpa.org
P: (814) 677-4800 x109

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