Since 1982, FHWA has supported local and rural road agencies across the US by providing training, technical assistance and technology transfer services to help them manage and maintain their roadway systems. The primary vehicle for this effort has been the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), a network of 51 local Centers across the US and in Puerto Rico funded by FHWA.
Through LTAP, these local public agencies have received mission-critical services that filled vital needs on a traditionally underserved portion of the national roadway system. Often, LTAP training events and personalized assistance were the only source for locally relevant and compatible resources. Over the years LTAP has carved a significant niche in providing these services. The program’s low cost model and practical accessibility, is a benefit to a local agency workforce challenged by limited access to training and technical assistance resources.