What We Do
Kansas Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), one of 58 centers across
the United States, promotes the national LTAP mission of fostering a safe, efficient,
environmentally sound transportation system by improving skills and knowledge
of local transportation providers through training, technical assistance and
Kansas LTAP provides services to local public works agencies and their employees throughout Kansas. In operation since
1983, We have a variety of services to Kansas local public agencies including a quarterly newsletter, regular training, video and publication lending library and technical assistance. For a fact sheet detailing Kansas LTAP services, along with other services of the Kansas University Transportation Center, click here.
The Kansas LTAP receives funding from our partners at the Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA) and the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).
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The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.
Smarter, Safer Roadways: Road Diets for Rural Communities
This article addresses pros and cons of road diet projects, feasibility, and community benefits to give local governments the necessary information to determine if road diets, or the underlying concepts, have a place in their communities.
Fish Passage Guide
A new 16-page guide for constructing stream crossings on local roads and private drives to provide for fish passage. A cooperative effort of the Kansas Association of Counties, US Fish & Wildlife Service, and Kansas LTAP.
Kansas LTAP Webinar Series: KDOT Local/State Project Coordination Part 1 (of 2)
Part I of a series on Local/State Project Coordination with the KDOT Bureau of Local Projects. Topics include information on Local Program Opportunities, Understanding Agreements, and Traffic Safety Programs. Viewed with all of Part I and Part II, satisfies Local/State Project Coordination requirement for Kansas Roads Scholar Program Level III.
Kansas LTAP Webinar Series: KDOT Local/State Project Coordination Part II - Bridge Design
This webinar provides basic instruction on the Policies and Procedures for bridge design. Topics include design standards, geotechnical design for foundation elements, post design and construction, load ratings, scour analysis/assessment, and preparation of appropriate documents. Viewed with all of Part I and Part II, satisfies Local/State Project Coordination requirement for Kansas Roads Scholar Program Level III.
Stressing Our Roads
Updated brochure on the effect of different size and weight vehicles on roadway pavement (March 2014).
Sign Management Software Survey
Survey results that offer different features of sign management software for a vendor to vendor comparison. The survey was conducted by Kansas LTAP in Fall 2010. More information in the Winter 2010 Kansas LTAP Newsletter.
New Kansas LTAP Fact Sheets Available
Looking for information on infrastructure management, highway safety, worker/workplace safety or other topics in local road and bridge management. Check out this Fact Sheets. New topics are added regularly.
GRS-IBS Resource Page
GRS-IBS informational resources including presentations, video of GRS-IBS construction, a Kansas LTAP fact sheet and information on a Kansas-based peer exchange.
K-TRAN Research Reports.
Type in K-TRAN in the search window for a listing and pdfs of K-TRAN research reports completed by KU or KSU researchers under KDOT sponsorship.
Kansas Roads Scholar Program
The Kansas Roads Scholar Program has now added Level III Executive Skills in addition to Level I Technical Skills and Level II Supervisory Skills. Check here for the program brochure.
Pavement Safety Edge Resources
A fact sheet, brochure and other resources on the pavement safety edge and the Kansas LTAP pavement safety edge shoe are available for download.
"Kansas Local Road Management Handbook" Available for Download
The 2011 edition of the Kansas Local Road Management Handbook (40 pages) is available for download. This handbook was developed for new road supervisors and county engineers. This guide emphasizes administrative issues, laws, rules and regulations that a road supervisor needs to understand. Produced by Kansas LTAP.
Are Special Event Pavement Markings Cluttering Your Streets?
Pavement markings used to denote a special event route can also bring visual clutter to the streets if the markings are not removed immediately after the event, especially a problem when the markings interfere with utility line markings or traffic control markings. This article from the Fall 2011 newsletter provides some examples for management.
Sign Retroreflectivity Compliance Dates
Adapted from a Minnesota LTAP document showing dates for complying with federal regulations for retroreflectivity for signs. The document is in calendar form and is easy to read.
Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Manual
FHWA's HSIP manual has been updated from the 1981 version to reflect current laws, regulations, new and emerging trends, and noteworthy practices regarding state and local roadway safety improvement programs and activities. FHWA, 2010. 161 pages
Kansas Division of Purchases
Visit this link to access the State of Kansas purchasing Web site, where many products can be purchased by local governments in Kansas at state contract prices.
Guide for Accommodating Utilities within Right-of-Way
Guide for Accommodating Utilities within Right-of-Way for Counties & Small Cities in Kansas is a new guide produced by Kansas LTAP that examines current issues and practices in Kansas and provide general recommendations that cities and counties can use to manage their right-of-way in the best interest of the traveling public, public agencies and the utilities. (or download a Microsoft Word version)
Road and Bridge Tasks in Kansas
A new information card was developed based on the study of "Duties of a Kansas Engineer." One side covers tasks which require a licensed engineer. The reverse side lists those tasks which do not required a licensed engineeer.
Background to KS storm water program
Provides background information on Kansas storm water regulations related to road and bridge operations. Companion piece to article in KUTC Newsletter, Fall 2008 issue, on the topic.