LTRC's Local Technical Assistance Program, one of 58 Centers networked throughout the United States, stimulates the progressive transfer of highway technology through training, work force development and technical assistance. A cooperative effort of DOTD, FHWA and LSU, LTAP leverages the expertise and resources of these organizations for the benefit of local transportation and public works agencies. A quarterly newsletter, Technology Exchange, describes current offerings and services. Visit the Contact page in the menu above to find out more or to request special training or assistance.


We invite you to browse through our website and discover the many cost effective (many are free) services we offer to enhance the performance of your organization.



RS#14: Bridge Repair and Maintenance


August 18, 2016 — Alexandria


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Road Safety 365: A Safety Workshop for Local Governments


August 10, 2016 — Houma

August 16, 2016 — Lake Charles

August 17, 2016 — Alexandria

August 23, 2016 — Bossier City

August 24, 2016 — West Monroe

September 14, 2016 — New Orleans

September 20, 2016 — North Shore

September 21, 2016—Baton Rouge

September 22, 2016 — Lafayette


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LPA Qualification Core Training


August 18, 2016 — Covington

August 24, 2016 — Lake Charles


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Basics of Work Zone Safety/ Basic Flagger


August 25, 2016 — Ruston (choice of AM or PM session)

August 26, 2016 — Ruston (AM session)


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LPESA Fall Conference


October 5-6, 2016 — Charenton (Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel)


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Funding Opportunity to Improve Access to Federally Owned Lands


The Eastern Federal Lands Access Program Project application period is open now through October 14, 2016.


Agencies with qualifying projects are encouraged to submit applications for consideration. A total of $8 Million is available in Louisiana. Proposed projects or studies must be located on a public highway, road, bridge, trail or transit system that is located on, is adjacent to, or provides access to Federal lands which is owned and operated by state, parish, town, township, tribal, or a municipality. The Federal Lands Access Program supplements state and local resources for public roads, transit systems, and other transportation facilities, with an emphasis on the improvement of access to federally owned high-use recreation sites and Federal economic generators. A 20% cash match is required of successful applicants. A map identifying Federal Lands in Louisiana is found at


The following links provide an overview of the application process and tips for a successful application:

Call for Projects (CFP) Alert FY 17-20

EFL Access Program Application

Safety Approval Form

Tips for a Good Application



Applications should be submitted via email to by the end of the day (11:59 PM) on October 14, 2016 to be considered. If required, applications via mail, Fedex, UPS etc. or fax will also be accepted.


Please contact Connie Porter at with questions.


You can explore FLAPs website at




Louisiana Transportation Research Center

4101 Gourrier Ave.

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Phone: (225) 767-9131