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2009 Annual Conference
Program & Proceedings

Picture of 2009 National LTAP/TTAP ConferenceThe 2009 National LTAP/TTAP Conference organized by the National LTAP Association and hosted by the Centers of Region 3, was held July 27-30 in Pittsburgh, PA. The conference drew in 195 attendees this year with 90 percent of the Centers being represented.

This section includes articles, presentations, video and more from conference proceedings. Additionally, links to topical resources have been added. Conference photos are also now available on an online gallery for viewing and downloading.

If you have additional materials to add to this site or if you have difficulty accessing these files contact . Stay tuned for updates to this section as more materials arrive at the Clearinghouse and mark your calendars for the 2010 conference (PDF, 5225K) July 12-15 in Oklahoma City, OK.

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Monday, July 27
1:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Professional Development Roundtable
Moderator: Lisa McCluskey, LTAP/TTAP Clearinghouse

Picture of Indiana LTAP in PittsburghThe Professional Development Roundtables provide both newcomers to LTAP/TTAP, as well as those wanting a refresher, the opportunity to learn from Center veterans and each other about LTAP/TTAP in a series of facilitated discussions.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Safety Pre-Conference Session Application of Crash Reduction Factors
Moderator: Dan Cady - NE LTAP
  • John McFadden - FHWA Resource Center
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Opening Reception
Tuesday, July 28
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Plenary Session
Welcome and Introductions: Louis Ferretti - PA LTAP

Picture of award winner Lisa Harris

Welcome Addresses:
  • Allen D. Biehler, P.E. - Secretary of Transportation
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Amy Lucero - Director of Technical Services
    Federal Highway Administration
  • Kevin Burke, Director, Illinois LTAP &
    NLTAPA President
  • Wm. Randell Forister, A.A.E., CCIM
    Sr. Director of Development
    Pittsburgh International Airport
    Successful Partnerships for Infrastructure Development
Presentation of National Achievement Award:
  • Laura Melendy - Chair - Professional Development Work Group
10:15 - 12:15 noon NLTAPA Business Meeting
12:15 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch - LTAP/TTAP Creative Solutions, Pittsburgh Creativity (PDF, 1769K)
Moderator: Marie Walsh, LA LTAP
Presentations by:

Picture of a giant hershey bar in PittsburghLTAP/TTAP Centers shared creative ways they assist local agencies in meeting their training and technical assistance needs.

1:30 - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Effective Supervision - Part One
Moderator: Kim Carr, WV LTAP
  • Greg Primm, Township Manager,
    Allegheny Township, West Moreland County, PA
Evaluating Training and Technical Assistance
Sam Gregory, PSA TS
  • Paul Caulfield, Dering Consulting
Future of Information Resources
Moderator: Laura Whayne, KY LTAP
  • Rita Evans - Institute of Transportation Studies - UC Berkley
  • Donna Shea - CT LTAP
  • Alyssa Sherman - CA LTAP
  • Arlene Mathison, MN LTAP
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Effective Supervision - Part Two
Moderator: Kim Carr, WV LTAP
  • Greg Primm, Township Manager,
    Allegheny Township, West Moreland County, PA
Advisory Committees - Growing, Care and Feeding to best utilize this great resource
Moderator: Laura Melendy, CA LTAP
  • C.S. Papacostas, Hawaii LTAP
  • Ron Eck, WV LTAP
  • John Habermann, Indiana LTAP
  • Heath Pickerill, Missouri LTAP
Bridges - How can LTAP/TTAP help local agencies?
Moderator: Sam Gregory, PA LTAP
  • Mark Murawski, Lycoming County Planning Dept.
  • Sally Ann Collopy, Vermont Local Roads Program
Wednesday, July 29
8:00 - 10:15 a.m. Plenary Session
FHWA Update
NLTAPA Partner Updates
Moderator: Jim Grothaus - MN LTAP
  • Edward Gottko, P.E. - Region 2 Director - APWA
  • Anthony Giancola - Executive Director - NACE
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Safety - Implementation Tools for Safety Countermeasures: Road Safety Audits, Rumble Strips and Safety Edge
Moderator:Lisa Codey, NV LTAP
  • Mark Hood, PA LTAP/Pennoni & Associates
LTAP/TTAP's New Asset Management Training Program
Moderator:George Huntington, WY LTAP
  • Thomas Van, Office of Asset Management, FHWA
  • Kathryn A. Zimmerman, President - Applied Pavement Technology, Inc.

The FHWA Technology Partnership Programs team is working with the National Highway Institute and the Office of Asset Management to build and deliver an asset management course to LTAP/TTAP.

Working with the Media and Helping your Customers Get the Word Out
Moderator:Kim Carr, WV LTAP
  • Diana Knott Martinelli, PhD, West Virginia University
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch - Keynote Speaker
Moderator: Carol Kilko, PSATS
Keynote Speaker:

Picture of speaker Mark Towers

  • Mark Towers - President - Speak Out Seminars
    Making an Impact in Today's World:
    How to Be a Believable, Likeable and Trusted (BLT) Leader!
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Mock Trial - Local Road Agency in Court
Moderator: Ron Eck - WV LTAP
  • Brian Baxter
  • Hugh L. Davidson
  • Robert A. Nocivelli
  • Richard Rosenthal
Out of the Classroom and onto the Internet -
How centers are succeeding with online training and the lessons they are learning
  • Terry McNinch - MI LTAP
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
Helping Local Agencies Kick Start their Asset Management Programs
Moderator: George Huntington, WY LTAP
  • Terry McNinch - MI LTAP
FHWA Local Guide Books and Safety Circuit Rider Guide
Moderator: Karen Timpone, FHWA Office of Safety
  • John Dewar - FHWA Office of Safety
  • Karen Timpone - FHWA Office of Safety
Growing Your Center - Funding Diversification and Strategic Partnerships
Moderator: Mary McCarthy - CT LTAP
  • Ken Skorseth, SD LTAP
  • Patsy Anderson, Kentucky LTAP
  • Jim Grothaus, Minnesota LTAP
  • Elizabeth Hoy, University Transportation Center for Materials in Sustainable Transportation - MI
Thursday, July 30
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Plenary Session - Hot Topics
Hot Topics
  • Richard Rolland, Northwest TTAP
  • John Habermann, IN LTAP
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. NLTAPA Business Meeting
Presiding: Kevin Burke, NLTAPA President
2010 Conference Invitation

Proceedings updated on
Nov. 4, 2009

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