According to the General Accounting Office, approximately 60% of all automobile crash fatalities occur on rural roads (which are defined as roads in areas with less than 5000 residents). As a tool to combat the relatively high per capita number of fatalities in these areas and similar projects the federal and state governments have created, in accordance with the Federal Highway Administration’s definition, a network of 57 Local Technical Assistance Programs (LTAPs). This article describes a series of LTAPs, from various U.S. locales, which provide information to federal and state technicians on how to increase the safety of roads in rural areas (through such things as the installation of street-lights at intersections). CTAP, the Minnesota circuit training and assistance program, is an example of the deployment of LTAP funds to inform local technicians of necessary upgrades to rural roads.

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    • Page range: pp 37-38, 40-41
  • Corporate Authors:

    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • Broviak, P
  • Publication Date: 2005-7


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  • Accession Number: 01005418
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 19 2005 12:43PM