Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) 


The Oklahoma Local Technical Assistance Program, LTAP, at Oklahoma State University is one of 51 LTAP Programs located throughout the United States.  The Federal Highway Administration and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation fund the Oklahoma Local Technical Assistance Program. LTAP Programs provide training and technical assistance to government entities that plan, maintain and construct transportation systems at the local level.
For the first six years of LTAP’s operation in the 1980’s the program served primarily county governments in Oklahoma.  Since 1989 LTAP class offerings have been available for all officials and personnel from county, municipal and tribal governments and consultants and contractors that work for these entities.  All Oklahoma LTAP training is free to local governments, with the exception of our AASHTO/AWS Bridge Welding Certification, Mobile Air Conditioning Certification and the Pilot/Escort Certification.

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2018 Summer Interns

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Katie Wing
The University of Oklahoma, Tulsa
Mastering in Urban Design

This summer I was a transportation intern at Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) in Tulsa, OK. My internship involved a variety of projects. One of the main projects was performing bike and pedestrian counts in 12 dangerous intersections throughout Tulsa County. I observed and later analyzed the intersections which led to a detailed report that included recommendations for improvement of the safety of bicycle and pedestrian facilities in each intersection. Another project was to document the lighting above each bus shelter in Tulsa for the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority.

I also collected data for bike rack type and location throughout the Tulsa Metro. I gained experience in writing grants and creating online surveys. I also distributed an active transportation survey on four major bus routes throughout town, as well as the Denver Avenue bus station in downtown Tulsa. Another project was to design creative concepts for an own space in east Tulsa’s International District, which is a privately-owned space that will serve the surrounding community. The space needs to be a place where community can gather and celebrate special events in our daily life. It also needs to have some sort of revenue generating capabilities to cover maintenance costs. A final factor to consider for the design is that it is on a flood plain, so there needs to be a water feature to capture storm water. The renderings I created demonstrated all of these concepts and gave the land owner a vision to work with.

There were so many other activities mixed into the internship, it is hard to recall everything! This is a summary of the main projects though. Interning with a transportation agency really opened my eyes to the importance of good transportation planning, as it affects everyone’s lives/ I am so grateful for this opportunity that OSU CLGT provided, I know that it will influence my future career in a most positive way.

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Ryan Bernardy
Oklahoma State University
Mechanical Engineering major

This summer I interned at Circuit Engineering District 8 (CED8) supervised by Donnie Head. As a part of this internship, I learned about road design and measured various aspects of construction on many roads, helped make designs for road plans for the town of Marland, learned about bridge design and went with an inspector to help with bridge inspections primarily in Kingfisher county, and learned about hydrology and for ditch and culvert designs of Meno Quail road and several other roads. I also learned a lot about the non-technical side of engineering attending meetings with contractors and building relations with my coworkers and bosses. In all, it was a great summer where I learned a lot and built a lot of professional relations.

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Justin Holden
Oklahoma State University
Civil Engineering major

This summer I worked at Circuit Engineering District #8 (CED8) under the supervision of Donnie Head and two resident civil engineers on a variety of projects, including: surveying roadways, planning, designing and inspecting roadway overlay projects, measuring and inspecting drainage structures and bridges, calculating bridge ratings, mapping hydraulic flow areas, and measuring sod for payments. The projects that I worked on this summer combined an equal amount of field work and office work. Most projects would involve going out and measuring or inspecting some aspects of the project, then taking those measurements and observations back to the office so that I could work on some calculations for various specifications.

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Saudamini Inamdar
The University of Oklahoma, Tulsa
Mastering in Urban Design

I was a summer intern at Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG), Tulsa. I worked on several interesting projects during my internship. I would like to thank OSU and CLGT for giving my this opportunity. This internship will hep me a lot in the future if i decide to work in the United States. Being an international student, this internship was important or me as it gave me a broad perspective about American Transportation Planning. Transportation is the second largest expense for people after housing, hence should be planned for responsibility.

My internship involved various activities and projects, but i will highlight some key projects and activities here. Bicycle and pedestrian counts at twelve intersections throughout the Tulsa metropolitan area was my main project. These locations were chosen based on high number of crashes at those locations. I made a detailed report on count, existing pedestrian, and bicycle infrastructure, issues and observations regarding the infrastructure traffic count for each intersection and recommendations for fixing the issues. The other interesting project i worked on was Urban Design Guidelines for downtown Tulsa. These guidelines will help developers plan and design their lands more responsibility and prevent downtown Tulsa from being a place for cars rather than people. I also worked on developing a transportation grant (NADTC grant), for flood desert in Tulsa. This is a federal grant specifically targeting disable and elderly population.

Other projects include bike rack counts for Tulsa metropolitan area with the help of GIS Collector App and marking the streetlights for transit shelter for Tulsa Transit. Developing a community space on a flood plain in East Tulsa which is recently renamed as an International District of Tulsa was another project I worked on. apart from these projects, I was also involved in transportation staff meetings and other important transportation related meetings.

From all these activities, I have learned several lessons. I am always alert around pedestrians and cyclists while I am driving my car. I have also started paying close attention to transportation planning while I am designing and analyzing different spaces. Hence, I would not hesitate to say, this internship was an eye opener in every possible way.