services for transportation agencies
CTRE offers numerous programs and services for local, regional, and national transportation agencies:
- Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) *
- Workshops and conferences
- Iowa Traffic Safety Data Service (ITSDS) *
- Iowa Pavement Management Program (IPMP) *
- Bridge Engineering Center
- Statewide Urban Designs and Specifications (SUDAS) *
- GASB 34 resources
- Communication services
* primarily for personnel in Iowa's transportation agencies
Motor grader operators can get one-on-one feedback through CTRE's training.
The Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) provides technical and management assistance through its library (see above), its bimonthly newsletter, Technology News, and its numerous training workshops.
The Stan Ring Memorial (LTAP) Library has over 1,100 publications, 500 videos, 16 slide presentations, and several interactive CD training programs for free loan to Iowa transportation agencies. The library catalog is searchable online, and requests for library materials may also be submitted online.
Iowa's Safety Circuit Rider presents safety workshops to local government personnel.
The Iowa Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) established the Roads Scholar program to formally recognize Iowa's transportation workers and their commitment to continuing education.
The Better Mousetrap competition encourages public transportation agency personnel to show off their ingenuity in getting their work done more quickly, safely, and cost effectively. The competition is held annually during the Iowa Maintenance Training Expo.
CTRE also publishes workshop/conference information for other non-profit organizations. E-mail the webmaster with the title of your event, date, location, and contact information.
The ITSDS helps local Iowa agencies by preparing crash fact data specific to their jurisdictions.
Sample images from the IPMP's video logging service.
The Iowa Pavement Management Program helps Iowa's state and local transportation agencies make better decisions about how to spend their maintenance and construction funds.
The Bridge Engineering Center conducts research on bridge technologies to help bridge designers/owners, particularly the Iowa Department of Transportation Office of Bridges and Structures, design, build, and maintain long-lasting bridges.
A division on building demolition was added to the SUDAS specifications manual in 2003.
Coordinated by CTRE, the Statewide Urban Designs and Specifications (SUDAS) manuals include design and construction details unique to specific jurisdictions across the state and address considerations like materials availability and soil conditions, which vary among the six state Iowa DOT districts.
The GASB 34 page provides background information (including articles from Technology News) and lists of online and hard-copy resources.
CTRE's communications group provides a variety of services to clients to help them communicate their messages as effectively as possible.