Rhode Island's Local Technical Assistance Program (RI LTAP)

RI Local Technical Assistance Program (RI LTAP)

Welcome to Rhode Island's Local Technical Assistance Program (RI LTAP), focused on preserving and enhancing the local road system by supporting quality training and providing technical assistance to local city, county, and municipal road agencies throughout the state.

RI LTAP's mission is to foster a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound surface transportation system in the State of Rhode Island by improving the skills and increasing the knowledge of the transportation workforce and decision makers through quality training, technical assistance and information sharing (technology transfer). We provide relevant and impactful information focused on road and bridge/culvert maintenance, the use of traffic control devices and other techniques to promote traffic safety.

Our goals for RI LTAP are be recognized as a premier resource in developing and transferring innovative technologies, proven solutions and reliable services to successfully meet the evolving educational and training needs of the transportation community in Rhode Island.

Training Links:

Online and in-person training for Rhode Island’s municipal transportation workforce available in the Rhode Island Learning Center: Learn More »

Contact the RI LTAP at dot.riltap@dot.ri.gov for details of how to setup an account in the Rhode Island Learning Center.
Free online training courses are available through the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO): Learn More »
Free online training is offered through the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA): Learn More »
Certification courses are available through the New England Transportation Technician Certification Program (NETTCP): Learn More »
RILTAP works to coordinate training events and workshops through local vendors, and subject matter experts, as well as the National Highway Institute (NHI): Learn More »  
Rhode Island Public Works Association (RIPWA) is a resource for training and education opportunities for RI Public Works:  Learn More »

How RI LTAP Serves RI Local Agencies

  • Providing quality and accessible education for local public agencies (LPAs) to help them effectively manage their local transportation program
  • Producing and distributing quarterly newsletters
  • Offering information services for local government agencies in finding references and resources they need to serve local constituents
  • Working with LPAs directly and with the Rhode Island LTAP Steering Committee to determine and meet their needs
  • Providing job aids to answer technical questions and informational resources for tailgate talks

What RI LTAP Offers

The Rhode Island LTAP Center is committed to serving local agencies and the transportation workforce through:

  • Training and Workforce Development
  • Technology Transfer
  • Technical Assistance
  • Information Services
  • Assisting with other transportation needs

Request Training and Technical Assistance

  • The RI LTAP provides a wide array of in person, online, and on-demand learning opportunities. Some of the training opportunities include Business Writing, Chainsaw Safety, Winter Maintenance, Work Zone Safety Technician, Leadership Essentials, and more.
  • To request training and/or technical assistance through the RI LTAP, municipalities can complete the Training and Technical Assistance Request form and e-mail it to dot.riltap@dot.ri.gov.
  • RILTAP Training and Technical Assistance Request Form

Accelerating Innovation

RI LTAP will focus on making innovation mainstream by encouraging and promoting innovative efforts, new technologies and innovation champions. New technologies will be showcased at all RI LTAP activities to mainstream new methods and practices.

The Federal Highway Administration plays a major role in deployment of innovative technologies. It works with state departments of transportation, local governments and others through its Every Day Counts (EDC) program.