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Chain Saws, Work Zones and Drivers
What do you get when you combine local roads and Purdue University? A program aimed at keeping Indiana roads, street and highway crews, and drivers safe.
The Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) provides technical assistance and training to the highway, road, and street departments for all counties, cities and towns within Indiana. Some avenues for this outreach are training workshops, held all around the state, as well as conferences (including co-chairing Purdue Road School).
"I was thrilled to hear from the members of our highway department about how good the training was and how much they enjoyed it," says Kevin Russel, a member of the Harrison County Engineer's Office, of this spring's Work Zone and Chain Saw Safety Training workshops. "We are thankful that the training was held here locally and we are pleased with the quality of the training."
Other LTAP endeavors include the HELPERS program, which assists Indiana communities with improving road safety; the Equipment Loan program; and the Road Scholar Program, which instructs participants in key aspects of road care. Indiana LTAP also funds research projects and releases a number of publications, including a quarterly newsletter and the popular Directory of Indiana State, County, City, and Town Officials Responsible for Road and Street Work.