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For over two decades, Missouri S&T has administered the Missouri Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), and the university is set to remain in the driver’s seat moving forward thanks to a new agreement.
The Missouri Department of Transportation recently awarded S&T a contract for almost $1.3 million to run the program, which the state agency funds in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, for the next three years.
“Our LTAP works with cities, counties and other districts throughout the state that are responsible for roads and bridges,” says Dr. Heath Pickerill, LTAP director and assistant teaching professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at S&T. “We are an amazing resource for training employees and helping them be as safe, knowledgeable, and effective as possible when on the job.”