About the Program

What Is LTAP?

The National Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) was established in 1981 as the Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP). It is the primary way that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) helps local transportation agencies learn about maintaining and improving their roads, innovative methods and materials, and ways to work smarter.

The AZ LTAP Mission

The AZ LTAP Mission is to foster a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound transportation system by improving skills and knowledge of transportation provider through training, technical assistance and technology transfer.

AZ LTAP Vision

The AZ LTAP Vision is to be recognized as a premier resource in developing and transferring innovative technologies, proven solutions and reliable services to successfully meet the evolving educational and training needs of the transportation community within Arizona.

AZ LTAP will actualize its vision and accomplish its mission by paying personal attention to customer needs.

Federal-Aid Essentials for Local Public Agencies

Take advantage of the FHWA's new online library of dynamic videos and rich array of resources, designed for local public agencies. Each video addresses a single topic, condensing the complex regulations and requirements of the Federal-aid Highway Program into easy to understand concepts and illustrated examples.

Safety Edge Grants Available

The Safety Edge Grant program was started in 2010 as part of the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWS) Everyday Counts Initiative. Various Safety Edge meetings have taken place in order to inform, train, and observe the technology being used.

Safety Edge presentations are informational sessions where people can come to learn about the Safety Edge technology and its benefits.

Safety Edge trainings are reserved for the parties who have applied and been awarded a safety shoe device as part of the grant program.

Safety Edge observations are done in the form of open houses and demonstration projects. Open houses/demonstration projects are conducted by the parties who have been awarded a safety shoe device. They have to use this device on a planned paving project and allow other transportation departments to come and observe the device being used real time.