What is LTAP?

Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) was established in 1981 as the Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP). It is the primary way that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) helps local transportation agencies learn about maintaining and improving their roads, innovative methods and materials and ways to work smarter.

LTAP strives to bridge the gap between research and practice by conducting training sessions and demonstrations and by serving as a clearinghouse for information related to state-of-the-art technology in the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges.

The Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) technology transfer program that provides technical assistance and training to local transportation departments across the nation. It was established in 1981 as the Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP). In 1985, Colorado became the 39th state to establish a technical assistance program. Currently, there are 51 centers — one in each State and Puerto Rico. The national program is managed by FHWA’s Center for Local Aid Support under the Office of Innovative Program Delivery. LTAP is a partnership effort with funding provided by Federal, State, and local agency resources as well as universities and the private sector.

LTAP strives to bridge the gap between research and practice by conducting training sessions and demonstrations and by serving as a clearinghouse for information related to state-of- the-art technology in the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges. Program activities are designed to help local transportation agencies learn about maintaining and improving their roads, innovative methods and materials, and ways to work smarter and safer.

Colorado LTAP is sponsored by The Federal Highway Administration, 
Colorado Department of Transportation and University of Colorado at Boulder

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