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  • Posted: Nov 30, 2018
    The November edition of Safety Talk walks you through the steps to make a tp-alcohol survival heater with 3 simple items.
  • Posted: Nov 20, 2018
    The National Center for Pavement Preservation is putting together a team of DOT leads that will review various preservation techniques to initiate the open conversation of peers across our 4-state region as a part of EDC-4.
  • Posted: Oct 17, 2018
    With winter weather comes snow fighting and with snow fighting comes fatigue. Unpredictable weather can lead to long difficult hours on the road with few breaks and little sleep. However, there are several things agencies and drivers can do to make sure crews are in good shape to combat Old Man Winter, maintain our roads, and get home safely.
  • Posted: Sep 24, 2018
    Staff from the NDSU's College of Business and Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute participated in the National Transportation in Indian Country Conference in Duluth, Sept. 17-20. More than 500 participants attended educational sessions and demonstrations focusing on safety, law enforcement, project management, transit, technology and innovation, planning, legislation and regulation, and maintenance and preservation.
  • Posted: Sep 18, 2018
    The National Transportation in Indian Country Conference is being held this week in Duluth. Todd Macalady and the Conference planning committee have put together a fantastic event.
  • Posted: Sep 13, 2018
    We would like to thank everyone for their submissions to the 2018 “You Show Us” contest. Congratulations to the city of Dickinson on their winning submission, the crack leveling material spreader. All of the innovative ideas from 2018 and before can be viewed through the NDLTAP website.
  • Posted: Sep 7, 2018
    Ramsey County Live Bridge Replacement Sept. 18, 2018 Ramsey County will be installing a prefab bridge, it is an 80 foot long and 28 foot wide structure and will be in three 80 foot long pieces. The bridge has been purchased from TrueNorth Steel. This is the longest bridge of this style in North Dakota.
  • Posted: Sep 6, 2018
    The Summit is a must for all local agency truck drivers and supervisors. During this special one-time offering, morning classroom learning will be put into practice during the afternoon outdoor exercises (i.e., load securement, truck loading, spotter backing, tire repairs and more). Event times are CST in Valley City and MST in Manning.
  • Posted: Aug 23, 2018
    NDLTAP director Dale Heglund and UGPTI communications coordinator Tom Jirik met with Dr. Charlie Stoltenow, assistant director of the NDSU Extension Service earlier this week. The group met to discuss how UGPTI (particularly NDLTAP) can collaborate with NDSU Extension to help ND counties and townships succeed in light of the ever-increasing demands on them.
  • Posted: Aug 21, 2018
    NDLTAP’s Denise Brown was in Stark County with motor grader instructor Gary Steiner providing training for operators in Stark and Dunn Counties. Motor grader training has been scheduled at several locations across the state this fall and instructors Gary Steiner and Russ Klimpel are getting great reviews from participants.
  • Posted: Aug 7, 2018
    NDLTAP experts, Curt Glasoe and Gerard Feist, were on hand as SEH and the Richardton City leaders evaluated their street network and considered repair options.
  • Posted: Aug 7, 2018
    Gerard Feist and Dale Heglund had the good fortune to catch up with Mitch Bitz, Director of Public Works, and Brian Dirk, Street Superintendent. They shared an impressive drive to learn and enhance upon the solid foundation that is already in place in public works.
  • Posted: Aug 2, 2018
    NDLTAP was a partner in the Walsh County Road Day and Open House August 1. More than 300 Walsh County residents attended the road crew's celebration. Also on hand were Walsh County Commissioners, Rich Sanders, president of the National Association of County Engineers, Tom Sorel, NDDOT Director, and Major Tom Iverson, ND Highway Patrol.
  • Posted: Aug 1, 2018
    NDLTAP director Dale Heglund was among four invited speakers who were part of a new Visiting Scientists Series at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library. Heglund discussed converting paved roads to gravel, describing why sometimes a paved road might be better made of gravel.
  • Posted: Jul 31, 2018
    The NLTAPA Conference was held last week in New Orleans. Denise Brown is the current president. Also, attending and presenting from NDLTAP were Dale and Sandy.
  • Posted: Jul 12, 2018
    Our all NEW Motor-Grader Operator training launches today in Sheridan County! Reach out to Denise to get added to the 2018 or 2019 training list. Enhanced operator skills mean better roads. Better roads save lives!
  • Posted: Jun 20, 2018
    After a 27-year field trip out of state, John Saiki is glad to be back. As the new Morton County engineer, John is looking forward to learning the ropes and leading the roadcrew. After graduating from UND in 1984 with a Civil Engineering degree, John...
  • Posted: Jun 13, 2018
    A record crowd of more than 200 representatives from road agencies, contracting companies, highway departments, engineering companies contractors and suppliers attended the 2018 ND Asphalt Conference April 10-11.
  • Posted: Jun 12, 2018
    Join NSC and thousands of organizations nationwide as we work to ensure No One Gets Hurt. Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.
  • Posted: Jun 4, 2018
    Previously, low construction and maintenance costs for pavements allowed local jurisdictions to pave large portions of their roadway network. More recently, construction and maintenance costs for asphalt roadways have risen faster than inflation and, more importantly, funding. Because of this, local roadway jurisdictions are un-paving, or reverting roadways back to an engineered gravel surface. The process has been used in more than half of the states in the United States, in Canada, and in Finland. It requires proper equipment, materials, final roadway grading and full public support to be successful. This document will review current practices including some researched best practices from NDLTAP, FHWA, and other sources.
  • Posted: May 22, 2018
    The need to be seen is critical for worker safety. Low visibility is a serious hazard for all workers who perform work tasks near moving traffic.
  • Posted: May 15, 2018
    Do you know someone who's contribution to the transportation industry has put North Dakota and the region on the fast track? Do you know someone who has been a leader, a builder, a facilitator, a planner, or a visionary working on behalf of transportation? Please introduce them to us. That individual may deserve one of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute's annual awards.
  • Posted: May 10, 2018
    Asset management focuses decisions in resource allocation and usage for transportation infrastructure. Its purpose is to maximize benefits of a transportation program for customers and users, based on well-defined goals and using available resources. This webinar will share program examples for agencies to develop and manage their transportation assets. Come find out how to set up your own program and hear about successful practices to aid you in your local agency. Please register no later than Tuesday, May 15.
  • Posted: May 9, 2018
    Have you developed a way to get your work done faster, safer, easier or cheaper? Share your idea and earn some recognition for your efforts. NDLTAP is now accepting submission for its 2018 "You Show Us How" contest.
  • Posted: May 3, 2018
    NDLTAP director Dale Heglund and DOTSC/ATAC director Brad Wentz were presenters at the 2018 ND Association of County Engineers annual meeting in Fargo earlier this year.
  • Posted: Apr 3, 2018
    Basic and advanced training to include ethanol gas and its effect on two-cycle engines; simple ways to maintain the saw, carburetor tuning and adjusting, chain sharpening techniques, air cleaner maintenance, and more. The class will have a hands-on session on basic safety, PPE, chain tooth parts, felling, notch and hinge, cutting and wedging techniques, and calculations. The advanced class will deal with trees that have come down due to severe weather.
  • Posted: Apr 2, 2018
    Learn how to add nature’s glue to existing gravel surfacing and “Make Gravel Roads Great Again!” In addition to classroom training; there will be a demonstration in the field to apply the training to building a 3-part gravel road test section.
  • Posted: Mar 8, 2018
    NRRA is a pooled fund that will focus on solving problems that impact road owners with an emphasis on customer needs. This pooled fund will help direct and compliment the use of the MnROAD test track for local, regional and national research, tech transfer and implementation needs.
  • Posted: Mar 6, 2018
    This conference is coordinated and sponsored by the North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program (a program under Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, North Dakota State University), North Dakota Department of Transportation, Dakota Asphalt Pavement Association, and Associated General Contractors of North Dakota.
  • Posted: Feb 16, 2018
    When snow falls, so do people. One of the most threatening winter hazards comes from snow and ice, which increases the potential to slip and fall. These falls can result in serious injuries including lacerations, broken bones, and even traumatic brain injuries.
  • Posted: Feb 7, 2018
    The $2,000 Tribal Transportation Scholarship recognizes outstanding Native American students with an interest in transportation engineering, economics or agriculture who are enrolling at North Dakota State University.
  • Posted: Jan 26, 2018
    Researchers and students from MPC universities presented more than 60 papers or posters at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) earlier this month. The meeting is the world's largest gathering of transportation researchers and professions.
  • Posted: Jan 25, 2018
    Staff and students from NDSU presented several papers and moderated sessions at the 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board Jan-7-11 in Washington, D.C. The meeting is the largest gathering of transportation-related event in the world with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops.
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