Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)

The Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is a program that is based on the premise that new technologies and procedures developed at the state and federal level should be transferred to local municipal officials and employees at little or no cost for the purpose of improving the overall transportation.

Workshop training is conducted at various locations in northwest Pennsylvania. Workshops are hand-on technical assistance events that can be scheduled by any municipality or group of municipalities on a diverse range of road and street maintenance or safety issues. Workshops are tailored to the area, specific road conditions and audience needs.

Road Scholar Training
A “Road Scholar” program, developed through PennDOT LTAP is a core grouping of training courses that can provide a solid foundation for new local government employees on the basics of maintenance and traffic safety.

Technical Assistance
LTAP Engineers are available by phone, email, and in person to help municipalities troubleshoot specific maintenance and safety problems on their roadways.

Newsletters and Technical Information Sheets
The PennDOT LTAP newsletter is distributed twice a year to at least one contact in each PA municipality as well as the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials, metropolitan and rural planning organizations, and other LTAP centers. The newsletter covers new programs, practices, technologies, legislation, reminders, and money-saving tips applicable to municipal maintenance and safety efforts.

Lending Library
PennDOT LTAP maintains a library of publications, videos, and DC-ROMs on maintenance and safety topics. Your can search the collection and make requests via the LTAP website: www.ltap.state.pa.us.

LTAP is coordinated in northwest Pennsylvania by the Northwest Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Visit the LTAP website at: www.ltap.state.pa.us

LTAP Course Descriptions

2017 Spring Schedule

2017 Build a Better Mousetrap Contest

More information & registration may be done through the LTAP website.

For more information regarding LTAP, please contact:

Travis Siegel
Project Specialist
P: 814.677.4800 x123
F: 814.677.7663