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The Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) was launched in 1982 as an initiative of the Federal Highway Administration aimed at helping improve local roadways not on the Federal Aid Highway system. Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the program continues to provide local governments with training and technical assistance targeting their transportation needs. LTAP centers operate in all states. In Texas, the LTAP Center functions under the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), an agency of the Texas A&M University System.
The Texas LTAP Center tailors its programs to meet local needs. The 254 counties of Texas and more than 1,200 cities/towns are responsible for the maintenance of over 220,000 miles of roads, and more than 12,000 span-type bridges. This results in a massive local need for sound technical advice from experienced road, bridge/culvert, and traffic safety professionals.
To meet this need, the Texas LTAP Center provides training and “hands on” technical assistance that focuses on road and bridge/culvert maintenance, and the use of traffic control devices and other techniques to promote traffic safety. Technical assistance is typically provided in a two-day format. On the first day the TEEX instructor tours local road conditions with agency representatives. This allows the instructor to have a first-hand understanding of local needs and concerns, and helps focus the technical training conducted on the second day.
These training and technical assistance services are conducted without charge to local city/county agencies in Texas.
This is LTAP's newsletter. The Texas LTAP Center maintains a current mailing list, prepares and distributes the newsletter, and provides local government officials with technical assistance often requested as a result of the newsletter.
More than 350 videotapes are available from the center's collection. They include such topics as seal coats, potholes, work zone traffic control, motor grader operations, and maintenance for roadway drainage.
LTAP has a cooperative relationship with The Texas Association of County Engineers and Road Administrators (TACERA). TACERA strives to provide their members and other local county officials the latest information on issues currently affecting their operations. LTAP provides assistance with technical sessions to help support TACERA’s conferences and workshops.
County Judge, Oldham County
PO Box 195, Vega, TX 79092
Asst. County Engineer, Fort Bend County
County Judge, Coryell County
620 E. Main St., Gatesville, TX 76528
Commissioner, Calhoun County
201 W. Austin, Port lavaca, TX 77979
County Judge, McClennan County
PO Box 648, Waco, TX 76706
Director Regional Services
Heart of Texas COG
1514 S. New Road, Waco, TX 76711
Commissioner, Brewster County
PO Box 143, Terlingua, TX 79852
Commissioner, San Patricio County
900 Austin St., Portland, TX 78374
Commissioner, Lavaca County
PO Box 383, Hallettsville, TX 77964
Public Works Director, Lubbock County
916 main St., Suite 431
Phone: 806.549.8059 or 806.775.1337
Commissioner, Austin County
1 E. Main, Bellville, TX 77418
Water Superintendent, City of Pampa
200 W. Foster Ave.
Phone: 806.898.8074 or 806.669.5760, Ext. 1
Commissioner, Hopkins County
PO Box 288, Sulphur Springs, TX 75483
Rick Collins, P.E.
Director, Office of Research & Technology - TxDOT
4000 Jackson Ave., Austin, TX 78731
LTAP Coordinator - FHWA
300 E. Eighth St., Suite 826, Austin, TX 78701
William Lowery, P.E.
Acting LTAP Director
PO Box 40006, COllege Station, TX 77842-4006