"The Strategic Plan governs the Local and Tribal Technical Assistance Program (LTAP/TTAP) of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The national LTAP/TTAP delivers training and technical assistance through 58 local Centers across the United States and Puerto Rico. The Program was established in 1982 to provide local agencies with training programs and information to address the maintenance of rural roadways and bridges. This Strategic Plan was implemented in 2004 to provide structure and accountability to the Federal program as well as address current and future challenges regarding program focus and alignment. LTAP/TTAP services allow local, rural and tribal communities to maximize the performance of their transportation workforce and create and manage a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound transportation infrastructure. All Centers are funded by FHWA, with LTAPs requiring a 50/50 match requirement from states and/or other sources. This Strategic Plan is a suite of documents that cover operations and activities across the national program. The main section includes the vision, mission, and focus areas for activities that guide the 58 Centers at the national program level. Those focus areas -- Safety, Infrastructure Management, Workforce Development, and Organizational Excellence -- are broadly aligned with the goals of the FHWA Strategic Plan and the local roads community. Other elements of the Plan include program performance measures and reporting tools necessary to analyze and manage national efforts, and a list of roles and responsibilities for national program stakeholders that ensures alignment and accountability among all parties."
Local and Tribal Technical Assistance Program, Federal Highway Administration: http://www.ltap.org/