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About the National Program

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Background

The Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) are composed of a network of 58 Centers – one in every state, Puerto Rico and regional Centers 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, 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.

The LTAP/TTAP operates under a strategic plan and publishes an annual overview of the programs. The annual overview, which includes program statistics, is collected by the Clearinghouse, which provides program support to the LTAP/TTAP.

Thousands of local transportation agencies have benefited from the information and training provided to them through the LTAP/TTAP program. LTAP/TTAP Centers annually:

History

The Federal Highway Administration created the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) in 1982 to provide local agencies with information and training programs to address the maintenance of local roadways and bridges.

The Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) was established in 1991 to address the transportation needs of Native American tribes. Today, state departments of transportation, the U.S. DOT's Office of Federal Lands Highway, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and host universities are sponsoring partners in the LTAP/TTAP project.

Program Performance Summary

Year Sessions Participants Participant Hrs Total FTE* Average FTE*
2009 5,150 141,402 836,501 195 3.36
2010 5,238 148,760 911,630 195 3.37
2011 5,355 151,075 889,756 187 3.24
2012 5,543 159,355 950,528 188 3.24
2013 6,177 174,765 1,047,963 185.5 3.2
2012-2013 % Change 11.4% 9.7% 10.3% -1.2% -1.2%
*FTE = Full Time Equivalent

Downloads

Current program data and figures are available in the following presentations: