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Iowa Public Works Service Bureau

Training and Educational Opportunities

ICEA Mid-Year Conference – July 11

The Iowa County Engineers Association (ICEA) Mid-Year Conference is held every July in Ames, Iowa. It is an opportunity for county engineers and their staff to gather information about subjects and activities that can improve their efficiency and effectiveness. Click here for more information and to register.

Road Safety 365 Virtual Workshop – July 23 and 25

Iowa LTAP is pleased to announce registration is now open for the new “Road Safety 365” virtual workshop. This free two-day workshop will be held via webinar on July 23 and July 25 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.  Workshop information and registration can be found here.   

If you have any questions, please call or email David Veneziano at 515-294-5480 or dvenez@iastate.edu.

MINK Local Roads Meeting – September 25-26

The 2024 MINK Local Roads Meeting will be September 25-26, 2024 in St. Joseph, Missouri. MINK is an annual meeting that brings together officials from local road agencies, state DOTs and FHWA divisions in Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas (MINK).

The agenda covers timely and practical topics on maintenance, administration, innovative ideas, safety, and funding. Attendees from any state are welcome. Please see the attached postcard for information on lodging, and look for further registration information later in July at http://www.moltap.org.

A hotel block has been reserved at the Stoney Creek Inn in St. Joseph, MO for a rate of $107/night. Call 816-901-9600 and say you are with the MINK Conference or visit https://www.stoneycreekhotels.com/hotel/st-joseph/ and use Group Code: 2409MINK to make your reservation.

If you have any questions please call or email David Veneziano at 515-294-5480 or dvenez@iastate.edu.

Iowa DOT’s Technical Training & Certification Program (TTCP)

More information on all dates and options is available in the registration book.

CDL Training for Maintenance Equipment Operators

Under a new federal rule, all providers (individual locations) of entry-level commercial driver’s license (CDL) training must be listed on Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Training Provider Registry (TPR). To be listed on the TPR, the lead trainer at each location must certify that the location meets these requirements:

  1. Follows a training curriculum that meets specific criteria for theory and behind-the-wheel training.
  2. Utilizes facilities, vehicles, and instructors meeting federal requirements.
  3. Meets federal record-keeping requirements.
  4. Complies with any applicable state laws and regulations.

For a complete overview, please click here.

Additional resources:

Iowa’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)

The Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program is dedicated to providing technical and management assistance to Iowa’s local governments. And to accomplish their mission—of improving traffic safety through locally coordinated multidisciplinary efforts built on trusted relationships—the Iowa LTAP offers a variety of programs and resources aimed toward assisting local agencies with the ever-growing demands on the roads, streets, bridges, and public transportation of Iowa. Click here for a current list of LTAP events.

Institute for Transportation (InTrans)

The Institute for Transportation is a hub of local, regional, and national transportation-focused research, education, workforce development, and technology transfer. InTrans administers 15 centers and programs, and several other distinct research specialties, and a variety of technology transfer and professional education initiatives. Click here for a current list of InTrans events.

Research

Check out the latest research publications from the Iowa Highway Research Board. Information related to research activities including project highlights and successes, requests for proposal, unique collaborations, and more are available through the News section of the DOT’s Research Ideas site.