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.

2020 courses available virtually only!

Tuesday, September 1: Asphalt Roads: Common Maintenance Problems

Monday, September 14: Managing Utility Cuts

Monday, September 21: Work Zone (Temporary Traffic Control)

Tuesday, September 22: Road Safety Audit

Tuesday,  September 29: Equipment and Worker Safety

Thursday, October 1: Speed Limits and Speed Management

Thursday, October 15: Traffic Calming Virtual

Tuesday, October 20: Seal Coat (New course)

Thursday, October 22: Active Transportation

October 28-29: Principles of Paving v. II (This is a two-day session. Each day is from 8-11 am)

Tuesday, November 3: Stormwater Facilities Operations and Maintenance

Tuesday, November 10: Asset Management (New course)

Friday, November 13: Unpaved and Gravel Roads Common Maintenance Practices

Tuesday, November 24: Introduction to Traffic Studies

Tuesday, December 8: Asset Management (New course)

Wednesday, December 9: Safe Driver v. II

Tuesday, December 15: Pavement Markings v. II

Wednesday, December 16: Local Roads Safety Plans


Register for classes on the LTAP website, gis.penndot.gov/ltap/. All virtual classes have Virtual, PA,

as their location on the website. If you need assistance with registration, please contact LTAP at LTAP@state.pa.us or call 1-800-FOR-LTAP or 717-787-5243.

For further information on the schedule of LTAP courses offered through the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, please contact:


Brian Hite

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310

Allentown, Pennsylvania 18109

Phone: 610-264-4544

Fax: 610-264-2616

E-mail: bhite@lvpc.org



LTAP Contact Information:

400 North Street, 6th Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17120

Phone: 800-FOR-LTAP (367-5827)

Fax: (717) 783-9152

E-mail: ltap@state.pa.us


Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

961 Marcon Boulevard - Suite 310

Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-4544

Toll Free: (888) 627-8808

Fax: (610) 264-2616