What is LTAP?

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. Funding is allocated in the Transportation Bill. Established in 1981 as the Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP), it is the primary way that 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.

Currently, there are 52 centers — one LTAP in each State including Puerto Rico and one National Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP). 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.

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

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