The mission of Minnesota LTAP is to improve the skills and knowledge of local transportation agencies through training, technical assistance, and technology transfer. Ultimately, the goal of Minnesota LTAP is to foster a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound transportation system.

Launched in 1992, Minnesota LTAP conducts workshops and seminars, conferences, customized training, demonstrations, and distance learning. In addition, Minnesota LTAP publishes newsletters and maintains a website with extensive resources.

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Minnesota LTAP is a member-center of the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP). This network has 58 member-centers—one in every state and Puerto Rico plus regional centers serving tribal governments. The LTAP/TTAP centers enable local counties, parishes, townships, cities, and towns to improve their roads and bridges by supplying them with a variety of training programs, an information clearinghouse, new and existing technology updates, personalized technical assistance, and newsletters.

Minnesota LTAP is also part of the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA). NLTAPA is a not-for-profit organization representing and serving the 58 LTAP and TTAP Member-Centers in the United States and Puerto Rico.