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  • Posted: Sep 22, 2017
    Brad Wentz, PE, UGPTI, will review GRIT and the layers that should be focused on this Fall. He will also highlight any enhancements since last Spring along with an overview of the new web viewer maps.
  • Posted: Sep 22, 2017
    North Dakota public agencies deal with cold weather many months of the year. Local officials are exposed to icy roads, uninformed drivers, carbon monoxide and exposure. This training session will address the important winter maintenance and cold weather survival issues.
  • Posted: Aug 29, 2017
    The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Wednesday, Aug. 30, from noon to 4 p.m. with safety and transportation exhibits, free food, and information about the Institute and its history.
  • Posted: Aug 21, 2017
    Staying hydrated is even more critical now that it is hot…you’re sweating more. Every pound of weight lost while sweating can equal up to 16-20 ounces of fluid lost. That’s fluid that needs to be replenished as soon as possible. Sweating and weight loss during a work day or a workout is a natural process, but you must replenish both the fluid and the nutrients lost for your body to adapt and recover.
  • Posted: Jul 12, 2017
    Whether clearing out dead trees, fallen trees and branches, or occasional operation, it is critical to use proper safety measures when operating a chainsaw. However, not everyone who is handed a saw is properly trained.
  • Posted: Jul 12, 2017
    Researchers have developed an on-line tool to allow users to compare costs associated with different road surfaces. The tool will help local road managers select the most appropriate road surfaces for given traffic and load circumstances.
  • Posted: Jun 19, 2017
    If your job demands prolonged periods of time spent sitting, this becomes a concern. However, there are some things you can do to help yourself! Preventing and solving the problems associated with too much sitting is very simple.
  • Posted: May 9, 2017
    The North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program, a part of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University, was recently awarded the Friend of NDACE Award by the North Dakota Association of County Engineers.
  • Posted: Apr 6, 2017
    Souris, ND - As spring continues, flooding is wreaking havoc across the state. Flooding from melting snow has filled ditches and farm fields along the Canadian border in North Dakota.
  • Posted: Mar 9, 2017
    The North Dakota Truck-Weight Education class promotes voluntary truck-weight compliance in an effort to reduce damage to public roads and highways from overweight vehicles. Classes will be held March 31 in Jamestown, ND and April 6 in Minot, ND.
  • Posted: Feb 24, 2017
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. The good news? It is also one of the most preventable. Making heart-healthy choices, knowing your family health history and the risk factors for heart disease, having regular check-ups and working with your physician to manage your health are all integral aspects of saving lives from this often-silent killer.
  • Posted: Feb 21, 2017
    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 2017 “You Show Us How” contest.
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