The North Carolina Local Technical Assistance Program (NC LTAP) is one of the 59 LTAP centers nationwide. There is an LTAP program in each state, including Puerto Rico. In addition, there are several Native American centers. LTAP was established by the Federal Highway Administration in 1982. The North Carolina center was one of the first organized in 1986.
The mission of LTAP is to help local agencies tap into new technology, information, and training so they can operate more efficiently and safely. LTAP centers provide access to training and information that may not have otherwise been accessible. Centers are able to provide local road departments with work force development services, resources to enhance safety and security, solutions to environmental, congestion, capacity and other issues, technical publications, and training videos and materials.
NC LTAP offers the following training and technical assistance: