Texas Local Technical Assistance Program

The Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA's) Rural Technical Assistance Program has been expanded to include urban areas, thus establishing the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). The Texas LTAP Center is funded through a contract with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). In this contract, the Texas LTAP Center is also referred to as the "Performing Agency", "Center" or as "TxLTAP" interchangeably. The Center is part of the Infrastructure Safety and Training Institute (ITSI), a Division of TEEX, herein referred to as the "Division". The Center is designed to move technical information into the hands of city/county road agency personnel, and to promote their implementation of effective policies, procedures, and technology. A wide range of personnel participate in the various training venues offered by the Center, including road crews, equipment operators, road supervisors and administrators, public works directors, engineers, and elected officials such as County Precinct Commissioners. While the Center serves all levels of local government, emphasis is placed on smaller city and county agencies that have little or no technical expertise on staff. TxLTAP shall collect information about user needs, and tailors the delivery of technical information accordingly. Delivery is through telephone communications, e-mail exchanges, training classes, "on-site" technical assistance visits, presentations at conferences of local officials, and operation of exhibitors' booths at conferences. These efforts are amplified through distribution of the Lone Star Roads newsletter, technical brochures, and videos.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Texas Department of Transportation

    125 E. 11th Street
    Austin, TX  United States  78701-2483
  • Project Managers:

    Badgley, Sonya

    Adams, Joe

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)

    Bryan, Texas  United States  77807
  • Principal Investigators:

    Alotto, Tony

  • Start Date: 20140909
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20150831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 39974

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569092
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Texas Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 5-0575-15
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 1 2015 2:46AM