Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
Local Technical Assistance Program
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Local Technical Assistance Program (PennDOT LTAP) is one of 58 LTAP centers across the nation (one in each state, Puerto Rico and six regional centers serving American Indian tribal governments). These centers are dedicated to transferring transportation technology through training, technical assistance and other customer services to municipal elected officials and their staff. LTAP has provided technology transfer services to Pennsylvania's 2,600 municipal governments since 1983.
The PennDOT LTAP program is designed to help Pennsylvania's municipalities, which maintain over 68,000 miles of roadways, make the best use of their roadway maintenance dollars. LTAP provides free technical information and proven technologies dealing with roadway maintenance and safety methods to meet the growing demands on municipal governments.
The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) partnered with PennDOT to provide free LTAP training opportunities to the region’s municipalities, make municipalities more aware of the value of LTAP training and identify how LTAP can benefit local transportation programs. LTAP’s availability and convenience make it a logical extension of the services the LVPC typically provides to Lehigh Valley communities. The LVPC actively markets training opportunities and encourages all municipalities to take advantage of LTAP services.
The following icons indicate the emphasis of each of the listed upcoming courses.
2018 LTAP Training Courses
October 19, 2018: Stormwater Facility Operations and Maintenance
Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, 961 Marcon Blvd., Ste. 310, Allentown, PA 18109
Topic: This course covers a variety of topics associated with the management and control of storm runoff as it relates to the establishment of local policies and ordinances, and the operation and maintenance of stormwater management facilities. The course provides an overview of the storm runoff process; a discussion of current regulatory requirements for new development as well as municipal storm sewer systems (MS4’s); identifies elements of sustainable stormwater management systems and how existing municipal regulations may create barriers to responsible stormwater management; and discusses operation and maintenance of stormwater facilities.
Intended Audience: Individuals who are involved in establishing local stormwater policies, reviewing development plans, inspecting construction of stormwater facilities, and operation and maintenance of stormwater facilities, including: elected officials, planners, public works directors, engineers, and operations and maintenance personnel.
NEW DATE! November 13, 2018: Salt and Snow Management
Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Street Department Building - 1825 Grammes Road, Allentown PA 18103 (near Queen City Airport)
Topic: This course covers all aspects of winter maintenance operations. Topics include planning and organizing, public relations, material usage and application rates, equipment types and calibration as well as various operational procedures such as plowing and spreading. Other topics include CDL regulations, safety and environmental awareness. Also covered are the latest techniques in pre-wetting materials and anti-icing procedures for a more effective and economical operations.
Intended Audience: All public works employees engaged in winter maintenance operations including: Street supervisors, public works directors, roadmasters, crew foremen and equipment operators.
For further information on the schedule of LTAP courses offered through the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, please contact:
Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109
LTAP Contact Information:
400 North Street, 6th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Phone: 800-FOR-LTAP (367-5827)
Fax: (717) 783-9152