Upcoming LTAP Trainings (Free!)

  • Results-based Performance Management -- Aug. 2-3, 12:30 to 2:30 PM 

    • In this course you will learn a three-step method for effectively managing employee performance. You will practice setting clear expectations and goals, giving both positive and corrective feedback, learn how to give an effective performance appraisal, and how to help employees develop an Individual Development Plan. You will learn how to Stay Above the Water Line and avoid ten common Performance Management Pitfalls. In this course you will learn some simple tools to help build a performance management program for each employee that increases the likelihood that your employees will actually look forward to coming to work!

  • Horizontal Curve Alignment -- August 10-11, 12:30 to 2:30 PM

    • The New Mexico LTAP Center presents this two-part webinar series on Horizontal Curve Alignment – Determining Curve Signage and Setting Advisory Speeds. Horizontal curves are changes in roadway alignment that create a more demanding environment for the driver, vehicle, and pavement. The challenges associated with safe navigation of horizontal curves become compounded with the addition of a nighttime driving environment or inclement weather. Recent data analysis shows that 28 percent of all fatal crashes occur on horizontal curves. Furthermore, about three times as many crashes occur on curves compared to tangential sections of roadways and most of these crashes are roadway departures. These statistics make horizontal curves prime sites for safety improvements.

    • Part 1 of 2 – Turn Signs, Curve Signs, and Signing Countermeasures (8/10/2022)

      • The first session will cover the importance of curve warning signage, signing countermeasures, selecting horizontal alignment signage, and setting curve advisory speeds.

    • Part 2 of 2 – Setting Curve Advisory Speeds (8/11/2022)

      • The second session will finish the discussion on selecting horizontal alignment signage and setting curve advisory speeds, and will also cover basic rules of signage and other options for improving safety on curves.

  • Low Cost Safety Improvements  -- August 24-25, 12:30 to 2:30 PM

    • The purpose of this workshop is to show participants ways to reduce fatalities and injuries caused by road departures and collisions with fixed objects, as well as collision at rural intersections.  Low cost solutions for keeping the driver on the road will be taught with a focus on selection and implementation.  The forgiving roadside concept will be covered for when a vehicle departs the roadway.  Clear zones and what to do with hazards in them will be discussed.  The material will be presented with a combination of interactive lecture, group discussion and activities. 

    • Session 1:  Why is crash reduction important? and Preventing Roadway Departure:  Keeping Vehicles in their Lane

    • Session 2:  Preventing Roadway Departure:  Vegetation and Sight Lines and
      Creating a Forgiving Roadside:  What to do with hazards in the Clear Zone 

Free self-paced NHI training: Road Safety Fundamentals

The Road Safety Fundamentals course will benefit participants who want to enhance road safety and reduce fatalities by identifying and solving common road safety issues, analyzing and evaluating roadway data, and developing actionable strategies and steps.

Prior RTPO and Related Presentations

South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center

Recorded Trainings & Webinars

2010 - present

Other training resources
Tribal/Local Public Agency (T/LPA) Training Program

NMDOT developed a thorough guide and related workshop for tribal and local public agencies who are planning to apply for federal funds, and host those materials on the Project Oversight Division's "publications" page. Resources include the T/LPA Handbook for Federal Projects (PDF), T/LPA Training Presentation (full slides, PDF), T/LPA Training Worksheet (PDF), and almost 8 hours of recording from the training (YouTube playlist), broken into one video for each of the 13 chapters.

Concept to Completion, or Cradle to Grave


Obtaining and utilizing State and Federal funding requires preparation. NMDOT has developed a training to assist local and tribal public agencies manage a project from Inception to Completion, or Cradle to Grave, to provide an understanding of the plan development process and the tools necessary to complete a project with State or Federal Funding. Here are presentation materials from a prior workshop.


Local Governments Road Fund

NMDOT provided a training on Local Government Road Fund (LGRF), which is eligible for project development, construction, reconstruction, improvement, maintenance or repair of public highways, streets and public school parking lots, and acquisition of right-of-way.

2010 - present