FHWA, NHDOT and UNH Grant
Mission: To foster a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound surface transportation system by improving skills and increasing knowledge of the transportation workforce and decision makers.
Vision: Improve the quality and safety of the surface transportation system through collaborative partnerships, training and information exchange
The Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) are composed of a network of centers - one in every state, Puerto Rico anda centralized delivery model serving tribal governments. The LTAP/TTAP centers enable local counties, parishes, townships, cities and towns to improve their roads and bridges by supplying them with a variety of training programs, an information clearinghouse, new and existing technology updates, personalized technical assistance and newsletters.
Through these core services, LTAP/TTAP centers provide access to training and information that may not have otherwise been accessible. Centers are able to provide local road departments with workforce development services; resources to enhance safety and security; solutions to environmental, congestion, capacity and other issues; technical publications; and training videos and materials.
It is noted that LTAP training in the past has traditionally provided more technical hands-on information as it pertains to roadway/bridge design, construction and materials topics and state-of-the art/practices. However, LTAP centers, in more recent years, have been moving toward assisting our STA partners with information and training as it pertains to program implementation, administration and oversight/stewardship matters.