Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)

SEDA-COG has partnered with PennDOT to provide our municipalities with free training through LTAP. LTAP offers various training courses dealing with roadway maintenance and safety. Technical assistance is also available. PennDOT has been providing LTAP services to Pennsylvania municipalities since 1983.

The goals of the LTAP program are:

  • Increase municipal expertise
  • Improve safety for client and public
  • Increase professional communication
  • Disseminate information
  • Promote the implementation of research
  • Provide tailored training materials
  • Meet municipal government needs

Questions about LTAP services can be directed to Steve Herman, 570-522-7242, sherman@seda-cog.org.


All LTAP services are provided at little or no cost to the user. For more information on any of the services listed below, please feel free to contact us.

Some of the services available through LTAP include the following. Many are available through the Pennsylvania State LTAP program, which can be accessed by clicking Here:

  • Maintenance and safety training
  • On-site technical assistance
  • Technical newsletters
  • Product and process technical information sheets- Available on the PA LTAP webpage under Public Resources and Documents


Roads Scholar Program
Roads Scholar training provides an opportunity for municipal employees to be trained by LTAP’s professional team in the latest technologies and innovations through a series of workshops conducted at convenient locations throughout the Commonwealth.

The Roads Scholar workshops save municipalities tax dollars by providing up-to-date road safety and maintenance information. To receive your certificate, complete ten approved courses in a three-year period. It’s that easy! You can track your progress by logging in to your account, using the View My Schedule feature. Just clear out the start date and click on the search button.

Upcoming Courses

  • • Americans with Disabilities Act, June 29, 8:00 a.m. – noon
  • • Active Transportation, July 6, 8:00 a.m. – noon
  • • Roadside Vegetation Control, July 12, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • • Roadside Vegetation Control, July 13, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • • Drainage: The Key to Roads That Last, July 19, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • • Drainage: The Key to Roads That Last, July 20, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • • Stop Signs and Intersection Traffic Control, August 3, 8:00 a.m. – noon
  • • Pedestrians and Crosswalks, August 17, 8:00 a.m. – noon
  • • Stormwater Facility Operation, August 31, 8:00 a.m. – noon
  • • Conducting Sign Retroreflectivity Inspections, September 7, 8:00 a.m. – noon
  • • Introduction to Traffic Studies, September 14, 8:00 a.m. – noon
  • PennDOT Municipal Road Maintenance and Safety Symposium

All classes are currently offered as online training only. Additional courses and full descriptions for courses can be found on the state LTAP website

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