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Resources & Programs
LTAP provides resources and programs to support local governments in maintaining a safe, cost-effective and environmentally sound transportation system for all Ohio travelers. The information listed below will assist you in learning more about the resources and programs available to your agency. The LTAP staff stands ready to assist with any questions you may have after reviewing the information. Please contact us at LTAP@dot.ohio.gov or 1-877-800-0031.

​Ohio's Alternative Technical Concepts, Value Engineering

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Value Engineering is a structured approach study, to be performed by a multi-disciplinary team, for analyzing the function of an item, generating alternatives through creative thinking and providing the needed function at the lowest life-cycle cost.

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​Build a Better Mousetrap Competition

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The Build a Better Mousetrap Competition’s purpose is to collect and disseminate real world examples of best practices, tips from the field, and to assist in the transfer of technology.

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​Route of Navigation (RON) Series

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The RON Series provides job aids and Ohio-focused information for local roadway professionals.

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​Equipment Loan Program

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Need to borrow a ball bank indicator or a Safety Edge Paving shoe? The Ohio LTAP Center can  help.

Go to Equipment Loan Program

Equipment Training Resources

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A list of FREE resources available for Ohio's Local Public Agencies on the topic of heavy equipment training.

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​Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices

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The Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD) establishes statewide standards for the design and use of traffic control devices on any street, highway, bikeway or private road open to public travel in Ohio, as well as private roads open to public travel.

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​Traffic Control in Work Zones Pocket Guide

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Visit the Guidelines for Traffic Control in Work Zones - Pocket Guide page to download a PDF copy or order printed copies.  

​Roadside Safety Field Guide

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This app summarizes guidelines established in the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide for the installation and maintenance of roadside safety hardware, such as guardrails.

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​Local Road Safety

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The Federal Highway Administration partners with Ohio to provide resources for local elected officials and local agency practitioners to support and encourage road safety programs at the local level.

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​Frequently Asked Questions

 

Click the link below to view our current list of FAQs and their answers. If you have a question which you can't find the answer to on the list, email us at ltap@dot.ohio.gov.

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Ohio Research for Locals (ORIL)

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ORIL, Ohio's research initiative for Local Public Agencies (LPAs), provides support for local agencies to address problems specific to the local roadway system.

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​Safety Countermeasures Community of Practice

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Learn what other Ohio communities have implemented to improve their roadway safety and then share your own success stories!

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​Roads Scholar

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The Roads Scholar program provides an opportunity for roadway maintenance and public works employees to document their continuing education.

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Continuing Professional Development

CPDs 

Questions regarding CPDs are never simple yes no answers. But we've put together a guideline page that should be helpful.

Go to CPD Questions & Information

​Guidelines for Traffic Control in Work Zones

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This smart phone app summarizes some guidelines established in the Ohio Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (OMUTCD).

Get Smart Phone App

​Light Tower White Paper 

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The Office of Roadway Engineering is providing instruction and recommendations for Ohio's light tower inspection plan.

Download the White Paper

Map Room

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Want more details on where crashes are occurring on your roads? Use the Crash Maps provided by ODOT's Highway Safety Section to identify your high crash focus areas. Please click the link above to search for and download your map.

Go to the Map Room

 


​More Publications

The following collections of publications are available from this site:

LTAP Online Publications Resource Database

Course Materials Archived

2017 Video Lending Library Catalog

More Resources Available

LTAP offers transportation-related resources in media formats that are not downloadable from this site. To see a list of resources and to order them, click HERE.