SD Local Transportation Assistance Program
The South Dakota Local Transportation Assistance Program (LTAP) translates the latest highway and bridge technology into understandable terms for local government entities throughout the state. In linking transportation technology and local government, LTAP keeps local government officials informed about new publications, techniques, and training opportunities that may benefit their communities.
Staff members from LTAP set a goal to visit each county highway department each year. During these meetings, staff members respond to questions fielded by each department and learn what each is doing to solve its transportation needs. This allows LTAP to disseminate these solutions statewide, helping other departments across the state with similar needs.
LTAP also offers training workshops on topics such as asphalt maintenance, asphalt paving, culvert installation, defensive driving, geotextiles, gravel roads, personnel management, risk management, safety awareness, surveying, winter maintenance, and work-zone traffic control.
Additional training opportunities are available through the Transportation Learning Network (TLN), a training partnership of DOTs and Universities. Check it out at http://tln.learnflex.net.