30th anniversary logoThe North Carolina Local Technical Assistance Program (NC LTAP) is one of the 58 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.

Training

LTAP-Registration5NC LTAP offers a variety of road maintenance, traffic control, and safety training courses at a reasonable cost. Courses address topics of interest to local agencies as well as North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) employees and include courses such as work zone safety, pavement maintenance, erosion control, utility cuts, traffic calming, sign retroreflectivity, heavy equipment operator safety, OSHA, and supervisory skills. Classes are held in various locations across North Carolina.

Check the Calendar for Course Descriptions and Upcoming Courses

Coming Soon…

December 12, 2016
December 13, 2016
December 14, 2016

Roads Scholar

Local government agencies in North Carolina who have the responsibility for streets and roads are entrusted to see that these streets and roads are safe and properly constructed and maintained. Employees must be trained in the basics of construction and maintenance as well as staying current in the latest practices. As budgets are always tight, cities and towns need to provide this training in an efficient and cost effective manner. The first level of recognition is the Roads Scholar program, and it consists of different one day training sessions, regularly offered through LTAP each year. All training sessions offered by NC LTAP can be taken in any order, at any level, at any time. You must meet the requirements for Roads Scholar first, in order for recognition to be given at the other levels. Once all requirements are completed for Roads Scholar, then you can move on to receive recognition as an Advanced Road Scholar.

Advanced Roads Scholar

The Advanced Roads Scholar curriculum was developed at the request of our Roads Scholar graduates. Those motivated enough to complete the Roads Scholar Program will want to continue sharpening their skills and expanding their knowledge. The second level of recognition is the Advanced Roads Scholar program and the curriculum was developed at the request of our Roads Scholar graduates. Those motivated enough to complete the Roads Scholar Program will want to continue sharpening their skills and expanding their knowledge to receive recognition as an Advanced Roads Scholar. This program consists of different one- or two-day training sessions, regularly offered through LTAP each year. All training sessions offered by NC LTAP can be taken in any order, at any level, at any time.

Master Roads Scholar

The third level of recognition is the Master Roads Scholar  program.  To become a Master Roads Scholar, one must complete the requirements of Advanced Roads Scholar and then complete 6 of the courses listed and write a case study which focuses on a local transportation project.All training sessions offered by NC LTAP can be taken in any order, at any level, at any time, however, the requirements listed above must be completed before recognition can be given for this level.

NCTROADS

NCTROADS is an e-mail discussion list dedicated to the improvement of networking and information exchange among North Carolina transportation professionals.

NCTROADS provides a online forum for federal, state, and local government transportation employees to share information and ideas. The list is an informal network for the exchange of news about current research, discussion of problems and solutions, requests for advice and assistance, and announcements of upcoming conferences and events.

To join, send a message to linda_collier@ncsu.edu and ask to be added to NCTROADS.

Transportation Tracks Newsletter

Published quarterly, the newsletter is filled with valuable information for the transportation workforce. You’ll find each article informative and applicable to your day-to-day work. Training opportunities are listed as well as materials on loan to help increase your knowledge and skills.

The newsletter is available in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader is available as a free download.

NC LTAP Staff

James B. MartinNC LTAP Director

919-515-8620 | jbm@ncsu.edu

James Martin is director for the North Carolina Local Technical Assistance Program (NC LTAP). In his role, James is responsible for the fiscal and operational management of NC LTAP. James also serves as associate director for ITRE. His professional background focuses on pavement management and maintenance practices for state and local agencies.

 

Linda CollierAssistant Director

919-515-7990 | linda_collier@ncsu.edu

Linda Collier is the NC LTAP assistant director and coordinator. In her role, Linda performs various duties including managing the federal training program, developing training materials, coordinating training programs on a variety of transportation-related topics, as well as coordinating special events.

 

Bill WoodsProgram Coordinator

919-515-8033 | bill_woods@ncsu.edu

Bill Woods is the program coordinator for NC LTAP. He is responsible for coordinating registration procedures and event communications for all LTAP training across North Carolina. He maintains the database, including credits for the Roads Scholar and Advanced Roads Scholar programs. Bill also maintains the database for the NC LTAP video library and the ITRE print library.

Tracy Anderson – Program Assistant

919-515-8031 |tjanders@ncsu.edu

Tracy Anderson is the NC LTAP program assistant. Tracy maintains the NC LTAP social media sites, develops materials for the quarterly newsletter, and assists with course preparation.

How to Reach Us

NC LTAP is located on North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) Centennial Campus at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE).

Postal Address

Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE)
Attn: LTAP
North Carolina State University
Centennial Campus
Box 8601
Raleigh, NC 27695-8601

Courier Address

Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE)
Attn: LTAP
North Carolina State University
Centennial Campus NCSU
909 Capability Drive
Research Building IV
Raleigh, NC 27606

 

 

E-mail

NC LTAP group and registration contact:
Linda Collier, Assistant Director
linda_collier@ncsu.edu or 919-515-7990

Telephone and Fax

ITRE Main Telephone: 919-515-8899
Fax: 919-515-8898

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