InTrans / Oct 01, 2023

Iowa LTAP marks 40 years

Cover snapshot of 40th anniversary booklet

The Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) was initially founded as a Technology Transfer Center on January 28, 1983, after the federal government for the first time appropriated funding for states to establish rural transportation assistance programs.

Over the years, the Iowa LTAP has gone through several name changes, but its mission has always been the same: to provide technical and management assistance to Iowa’s local governments and thus improve traffic safety through locally coordinated multidisciplinary efforts to build on trusted relationships.

To celebrate (and note) its 40th anniversary, the Iowa LTAP put together a booklet looking back at the founding of the program and how it has changed and grown—along with the world around it—since 1983.

Iowa LTAP at 40 Years—Then and Now includes the following:

  • Insights into the changes to its ongoing programs and resources
  • A look back at the changes to Technology News and technology in general
  • Background on past and current staff
  • Thoughts on the future of the program

Iowa LTAP staff will be distributing printed copies of the booklet at events, but anyone can check out the PDF version online.