About the Center for Local Aid Support

Agencies across the country are facing the same challenges: revenues are falling and budgets are shrinking. Transportation officials have ambitious goals: to improve safety, enhance economic opportunity, improve reliability, preserve system assets, accelerate project delivery, and help to create healthier, more livable neighborhoods, just to name a few.

The Center for Local Aid Support (CLAS) connects with Local, Tribal and Federal Land Management Agency transportation networks to provide national leadership in the advancement of innovative technologies and practices. The Center is focused on the creation of an informed and ambitious workforce and promotes the integration of cutting-edge-solutions to deliver real results that enhance our nation's transportation system.

CLAS collaborates with a nationwide, diverse mix of partners that includes 51 Local Technical Assistance Program Centers and 1 Tribal Technical Assistance Center. Our Programs are designed to implement solid policy foundations, provide models for other agencies, and inform the federal transportation discussion.

Programs

The Center for Local Aid Support (CLAS) connects with Local, Tribal and Federal Land Management Agency transportation networks to provide national leadership in the advancement of innovative technologies and practices. The Center collaborates with a diverse mix of partners in the delivery of these services, via the following three programs:

Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)

There are 51 LTAP centers - one in each State and one serving Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The centers provide surface transportation technical assistance and training to local public agencies (LPAs).

The training and partnership provided by LTAP allow local and rural communities to maximize the performance of their transportation workforce, manage a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound transportation infrastructure, and integrate the deployment of innovations into daily operations. More about LTAP

Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP)

The tribal road inventory includes approximately 58,500 miles of Bureau of Indian Affairs and tribally-owned public roads, 102,500 miles of State, County, and local government public roads, and 12,500 miles of proposed roads. TTAP delivers highway curriculum and technical assistance to the 567 federally-recognized tribes. These resources enable them to build workforce capacity and innovatively address roadway network challenges. More about TTAP

Coordinated Technology Implementation Program (CTIP)

CTIP is a joint technology development and sharing effort of CLAS, the Office of Federal Lands Highway, and the agencies participating in the Federal Lands Transportation Program (FLTP). The goal of CTIP is to provide a forum for vetting and deploying new or under-utilized innovations on Federal land transportation projects. CTIP project results are valuable in the planning, design, or construction of other Federal Land Management Agency (FLMA) projects. More about CTIP

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