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Flagging Certification Training,  August 9, 2017, Bozeman

This flagging workshop is a combination of lecture, manuals, video and hands-on problem solving with regards to flagging in a work zone. The five parts of a Traffic Control Work Zone will be discussed. Montana flagging certification will be issued to all participants who successful pass the course.  Flagging duties and responsibilities will be taught. Safety, uniformity and liability issues will also be covered.

Who Should Attend: Those wanting to become a certified flagger. Road department employees from cities, counties, MDT, Forest Service, Park Service, BIA and Tribal employees will all benefit from attending this workshop.

Flagging Certification Registration Form


Montana Highway-Rail Conference, August 29-31, 2017

The Montana Department of Transportation is hosting 2017's Highway-Rail Conference at the Radisson Hotel in Helena, MT.

The Montana Highway-Rail Conference is a collaborative event, allowing attendees to learn, ask questions, and network with partners in the highway and railroad industries. Representatives from the railroads, federal, state, consultants, and suppliers will be there discussing aspects of safety, design, and regulations involved in the rail industry and how this affects our highways and communities. There is no registration fee for this conference.

Tentative Agenda


28th Annual Equipment Operator Training & Snow Rodeo, September 6 & 7, 2017 

Gallatin County Fairgrounds, 901 North Black Ave, Bozeman, MT


Morning classroom training on the first day will include Leadership and Public Communications and Relations Techniques. These two topics will count for the Leadership requirement in the Roads Scholar program. The afternoon training session will include Tier 4 Emissions and Load Securement Safety. The afternoon session will count for the equipment requirement in the Roads Scholar program.

The Snow Rodeo competition will begin on the second day, September 7. These competitors will test their skills at obstacle courses with a snowplow, front-end loader, motor grader, backhoe, and conduct a walk-around inspection. There will also be a written safety exam. For previous All-Around Snow Rodeo Champions they will be competing in the Champion of Champions competition.


The classroom workshop combined with field work and equipment safety training is designed to provide experience and test the skills of those involved in performing snow removal on roads, streets, and runways. Personnel from Montana Department of Transportation, cities, towns, counties, tribal members, and military are welcome. There will be safety instruction, hands-on experience, food, & prizes.

28th Annual Snow Rodeo Registration Form 


Needs Assessment Survey: 2016-2017 Needs Assessment Survey:

  • Our goal here at Montana LTAP is to continue developing our training program to fit city, county and state requested needs. In order to accomplish this goal, we are asking our constituents to complete this new Needs Assessment Survey. This is a brief but easy-to-fill-out survey, click on the link above.
  • If you do not have web access capabilities, please contact us and we will send you the survey. If you need assistance, please call LTAP at 1-800-541-6671, 406-994-6100, or fax 406-994-5333 or e-mail LTAP Conference Coordinator Genevieve Houska.

Equipment Training (Motor Grader, Loader, Forklift, Culvert Design and Installation)


Winter Safety/Winter Survival/ Winter Maintenance


Work Zone Traffic Control