Training for local agencies through LTAP

Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) classes & webinars currently available.

Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)

Bridge Inventory Coding

December 12-13, 2023 online from your location - from 8:00am - 5:00pm

This course is designed to provide knowledge of the requirements for the correct coding of bridges reportable to the National Bridge Inventory (NBI).  Participants will practice coding a bridge from bridge plans using the Washington State Bridge Inventory report (WSBIS form). 

Participants need to download the latest revision of the Washington State Bridge Inspection Manual- for hardcopy use, or electronic for use on tablet or laptop.  This manual is available for download and printing at:

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BridgeWorks User Training

December 11, 2023 online from your location - from 8:00am - 12:00pm

This course will walk bridge program personnel through the BridgeWorks application user interface. Participants can expect to have a brief introduction to the application and the Washington State Bridge Inventory System (WSBIS). The instructors will demonstrate the basic functions of the application including looking for information, creating and updating inspection reports, and submitting the data to the WSBIS.

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WSDOT Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control Design-SCR

November 8, 2023 in Union Gap, WA - from 8:00am - 4:30pm

This one-day course focuses on developing transportation management plans (TMPs) including temporary traffic control plans for long duration work zones. Temporary barriers, pavement markings, signals, illumination and smart work zone applications and more will be covered. It is recommended to attend a Work Zone Traffic Control Fundamentals course before taking this class.

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WSDOT TR: Work Zone Traffic Control fundamentals-SCR

November 7, 2023 in Union Gap, WA - from 8:00am - 4:30pm

This one-day class focuses of work zone traffic control (WZTC) basics for design, construction, maintenance and any other WSDOT employees involved with WZTC. The course includes information on traffic control plan selection/development, traffic control devises and their applications, and WZTC policy, guidance and recourses documents.

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FHWA Contract Administration Core Curriculum

January 8-9 or January 10-11, 2024 in Shoreline, WA - from 8:00am - 4:30pm

This two-day course is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of Federal-aid contract administration and introduce a key resource, the Contract Administration Core Curriculum Manual. It is expected that participants attending this class already possess a basic understanding of the Federal-aid Highway Program (FAHP). NHI 310110 or 310109 Federal-aid 101, or equivalent knowledge, is suggested learning for this course.

In addition, prior to attending class, participants need to watch the Federal-aid Essentials video Stewardship and Oversight. This video is roughly 8.5-minutes long and can be accessed using the following link Participants will be asked a series of questions on the video content during the first day of class.

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WSDOT Active Transportation Division’s Design Training for Safe, Walkable and Accessible Communities (workshops held June 21 & 22, 2023)

Presenter Ian Lockwood, Livable Transportation Engineer with Toole Design Group, covered walkability topics such as traffic calming on major streets, multi-modal level of service and safe system approach design techniques. The workshops were held in Olympia and Moses Lake.

Presentation pdf of the Olympia workshop: 

Presentation pdf of the Moses Lake workshop:

Recording of the Moses Lake workshop: 
(Sign-in required, but this information is only to access the recording.)


Washington Transportation Professional Forum & Peer Exchange  (held Apr.20, 2023)

The Forum included the following topics: Tribal Coordination in Transportation; Tribal Sovereignty and Tribal Engagement: How to do business with Tribes; Tribal Traffic Safety Planning and Projects; and Introduction to a Design Guide for the Pedestrian and Bicycle, and Safe Routes to School Programs.
Copies of the presentations are available at:
The recorded webinar is available at:
(Sign-in required, but this information is only to access the recording.)


WSDOT Materials Quality Assurance Training  (held Mar.2023)

Great training information covering many topics:  QA requirements, materials quality audits, ROM, QPL, ASA, RAM, lab info, quality systems, fabrications, SAMs & MATs-HMA, pavement mgt, E-ticketing & E-construction, and BABA.
The presentation is available at this link:
The recorded version of the training session is available on YouTube:


WSDOT Local Programs - Local Road Safety Plan Workshop  (held Feb.8, 2023)

Presentation and resources from the webinar available:
Also check out the updated resources from FHWA:  Local Road Safety Plans | FHWA (
and new FHWA LRSP Template:  Local Road Safety Plan Template (


WSDOT Contract Specification Writing training modules

The presentation is available at:
The recorded training session in available on YouTube:


Title VI Basics for Local Public Agencies

E-Learning from WSDOT Office of Equal Opportunity.  Self-paced workshop on the Title VI/Nondiscrimination responsibilities of local agencies.  The training provides videos and resources.  A link to request a certificate is at the completion of the training.  Title VI Basics for LPAs training slides (PDF 134KB)
For questions, please send an email to:


National Environmental Policy Act- WSDOT Local Programs NEPA Courses

YouTube videos of modules for an Overview; General Project Information; Air Quality and Critical Areas; Section 106 and Hazardous Material; Section 4(f) and Section 6(f); Noise, Stormwater and Environmental Justice; Endangered Species Act.  Reference guide for differences between the local and regional processes (PDF 163KB)


LTAP classes are open to employees of cities, counties, tribes, ports, transit agencies, WSDOT and other state agencies, consultants, contractors, and out-of-state public agencies.

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