The NYS LTAP Center - Cornell Local Roads Program provides training, technical assistance, and information to municipal officials and employees responsible for the maintenance, construction, and management of local highways and bridges in New York State. It is one of 52 Centers established under the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) of the Federal Highway Administration.
416 Riley-Robb Hall / Ithaca, NY 14853 / phone: 607-255-8033 / fax: 607-255-4080 / email: clrp [at] cornell.edu
Improving the Quality and Safety of NYS Highways
The New York State Local Technical Assistance Program - Cornell Local Roads Program provides unbiased, timely and exceptional technical assistance and training to highway and public works departments across New York State to help improve the quality and safety of roads and streets. We support local communities through strong collaborations with partners that enhance the sustainability of local highway assets.
Our funding is provided by:
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)
- Cornell University
- Participant training fees
What is an LTAP?
LTAP is the Local Technical Assistance Program. LTAP is part of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and was established in 1982. Beginning with 10 Centers throughout the United States, the LTAP network now has 52 centers, and 1 serving tribal governments. LTAP Centers are the way the FHWA helps local highway agencies in each state meet the challenge of maintaining and rehabilitating roads and bridges, learn about best practices and innovative technology to meet local needs.
The Cornell Local Roads Program (CLRP) is the LTAP Center for New York State. It is a partnership of the New York State Department of Transportation, the FHWA, and Cornell University. The NYSLTAP - CLRP offers technical assistance, training, and other services to local road agencies within New York State. When you ask the LTAP Center for help, you tap into the comprehensive network of Centers and state DOTs throughout the United States.
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History of the NYSLTAP - Cornell Local Roads Program
The Cornell Local Roads Program's roots go back to the 1910s when in 1915 the Civil Engineering College (now School) at Cornell University held a Good Roads Week conference. The first School for Highway Superintendents was held in 1938, the second in 1940. A few years were skipped during the war, and then the School began annual meetings in 1947.
Today we are one of 52 Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Centers established by the Federal Highway Administration. We are sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and the New York State Department of Transportation, with additional funding provided by Cornell University, and participants' training fees. We provide training and technical assistance to local highway and public works officials in New York State.