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.
2019 courses now available!
All classes held at LVPC office - 961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310, Allentown PA 18109
Courses address the following categories. View full descriptions below.
SAFETY + COMPLIANCE
OPERATIONS + MAINTENANCE
ENGINEERING + PLANNING
December 6, 2019 - Active Transportation
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nationwide and particularly in the Lehigh Valley, people are increasingly seeking more transportation options that would make it easier to get around by foot, by bicycle or by some other non-motorized vehicle.
The newest LTAP class, Active Transportation, can help every community improve transportation options and safety by providing the latest research on bike paths, trails, greenways and sidewalks. The course will discuss basic design and give students a base to help them develop an active transportation plan designed to enable people to get around without their car, and to build a transportation network where pedestrians and bicyclists can co-exist with drivers.
The class is the first of its kind in the state and is part of a pilot project offering one class in the Lehigh Valley, one in Central Pennsylvania and one in Western Pennsylvania.
Intended Audience: Municipal managers, elected officials, publics works directors, roadmasters, code enforcement officers and any municipal official responsible for bike paths, greenways or trails.
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