COLLEGE STATION – Tony Alotto, Director of the Lone Star LTAP (Local Technical Assistance Program) Center, has been tapped to represent the South Central LTAP region on the National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA). In his new position, he will sit on the NLTAPA Executive Committee, where he will represent the states in the South Central LTAP: Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico.
Alotto’s appointment was announced during the South Central LTAP regional meeting, which was recently hosted by TEEX at the Mesquite campus. Topics included information about the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Safety and Safety Toolkit for Local and Tribal Road Practitioners, Economic Development Center initiatives, and bridge inspection and maintenance resources.
The NLTAPA is a not-for-profit organization representing and serving the 58 Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Centers and the Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) Centers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The Association’s main objectives are to build awareness in the transportation community, assist FHWA with developing strategies for the program, and build the capacity of each center to best meet the needs of its customers.
About Lone Star LTAP
The Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) was launched in 1982 as an initiative of the Federal Highway Administration aimed at helping improve local roadways not on the Federal Aid Highway system. Sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the program continues to provide local governments with training and technical assistance targeting their transportation needs. LTAP centers operate in all states. In Texas, the Lone Star LTAP Center functions under the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a member of the Texas A&M University System.