Public Resources and Documents


PennDOT's LTAP supplies newsletters and techical information sheets on a semi-annual basis. These newsletters and tech sheets are available for public download from the LTAP system. Any user of the system has access to download these files. This is just another way that PennDOT's LTAP can supply information to its users and the general public.

  • (MF_SUMMER_2018) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: Understanding the Pennsylvania Crash Information Tool, Asset Management, Transportation News, Build a Better Mousetrap.

  • (MF_SPRING_2018) MOVING FORWARD SPRING 2018

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: Pavement Preservation: Call Before you dig, Asphalt Pavement Maintenance, Transportation News Briefs, Microsurfacing, STIC Spotlight, Roads Scholars and 2018 Road Maintenance & Safety Symposium.

  • (MF_WINTER 2017 NEWSLETTER) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: Pavement Preservation: When, Where, and How?, Certified Pesticide Applicators, NEPA and Permitting, LTAP Success Story, Roads Scholars, and Build a Better Mousetrap

  • (MF_FALL_2017) MOVING FORWARD NEWSLETTER FALL 2017

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: Excessive Use of Signs, Safety at Rural Intersections,Transportation News, New Courses Available, Before and After Swatara Township.

  • (MF_SUMMER_2017) MOVING FORWARD NEWSLETTER SUMMER 2017

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: Drainage Maintenance at Intersections, Thin Mix Overlays, Transportation News, Build A Better Mousetrap Winners, LTAP Success Story Geistown Borough.

  • (MF_SPRING_ 2017) MOVING FORWARD NEWSLETTER SPRING 2017

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania State Roads. Articles include: ARLE Grants can improve road safety, Understanding Temporary Traffic Control fro Special Events, Transportation News Briefs, STIC Spotlight, and Roundabouts, a Proven Safety Countermeasure.

  • (MF_WINTER_2016) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: PennDOT puts Greater Focus on Collaboration While Planning with Local Governments, Preparing for Your Next NPDES MS4 Permit, PennDOT Guidebook for County and Municipal Officials Coming Soon, New Web Application for Managing Traffic Signals Available Free to Municipalities and Upcoming Workshops

  • (MF_FALL_2016) MOVING FORWARD FALL 2016

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: Salt Brine is Now Liquid Fuels Fund Eligible, Speed Management, PennDOT News Briefs, LTAP News, LTAP Success Story and Before and After.

  • (MF_SUMMER_2016) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: PennDOT develops new Salt and Snow Management Course, Font change for street sign names, Build a Better Mousetrap winners announced, Transportation News Briefs, and LTAP Success Stories.

  • (MF_SPRING_2016) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: Crash information tool, Pavement Preventative Maintenance, 2015 Accomplishments, LTAP Success Story, and Transportation News Briefs.

  • (MF_WINTER_2015) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: PennShare, How to Develop a Program to Improve Curve Safety, Improved Specification of Crushed Aggregate Antiskid Adopted, STIC Spotlight, Build a Better Mousetrap Competition and new Rule Change Filing Requirements for Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports

  • (MF_FALL_2015) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Preparations for Winter Operations, STIC Spotlight: Adaptive Signals, Upcoming Workshops, Roads Scholars and Build a Better Mousetrap.

  • (MF_SUMMER_2015) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Mousetrap Winners,Traffic Incident Management, Paving Fabrics, Upcoming Workshops, Roads Scholars and Transportation Briefs.

  • (MF_ SPRING _2015) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Meet the expert, STIC Spotlight, Transportation Briefs, Road Maintenance Symposium and Upcoming Workshops.

  • (MF_WINTER_2014) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Improving Traffic Signals, Aquatic Invasive Species, New PUB 213, Planning Partner Perspective, Before and After Success Story and Build a Better Mousetrap.

  • (MF_FALL_2014) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Reduce Highway Deaths and Major Injuries by 50 Percent in Two Decades, Salt Brine for Winter Services, Planning Partner Perspective, Before & After Success Story, New LTAP Course, STIC Spotlight and PennDOT Publication Updates

  • (MF_SUMMER_2014) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly Review of News and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Pennsylvania Records Lowest Number of Traffic Deaths Ever, Safer trail crossings, Transportation news briefs, STIC spotlight, Advisory member profile, Upcoming workshops, Before & After and Build a Better Mousetrap Winner.

  • (MF__SPRING _2014) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly Review of News and Information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include:Transportation Funding Plan Provides New $$ for Municipal Traffic Signals ( Click Link in Article on Page 2 for more information), Changes in Store for Liquid Fuels Funds This Year, National Safe Digging Month, LTAP Advisory Committee Member Profiles, Road Maintenance Symposium, LTAP Tech Assist: Success Story, Build a Better Mousetrap, LTAP WEBSITE REVAMPED, State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC).

  • (MF_WINTER_2013-14) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: Bridge Condition Ratings, RR Crossing Signs, Instructor Corner, DEP Permitting Tool and Build a Better Mouse Trap.

  • (MF_FALL_2013) MOVING FOWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Corrosion of Concrete Bridges, Roadside Vegetation and GRS Bridge Construction.

  • (MF-SUMMER 2013) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Flaggers, Stay Safe!, Better Mousetrap Competition, Meet the Expert, Safe Routes to School and Upcoming Classes.

  • (MF-SPRING 2013) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include Traffic Calming, LTAP Technical Assistance, Low volume Local Roads and Meet the Expert.

  • (MF-WINTER 2012-13) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Transition Plan Helps Alleviate Problems with ADA Compliance, Municipal Road Maintenance and Safety Symposium, Prefabricated Bridges, Better Mousetrap and Upcoming Classes

  • (MF-FALL 2012) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: PennDOT Hosts Nigerian Engineers, Financial Consultants-Who Are They and What Do They Do?, When Disaster Strikes, Williamsport Airport, Asphalt Alternative and Upcoming Workshops.

  • (MF_SUMMER 2012) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Key Traffic Sign Regulations Eliminated, Highway Permit Process, Flooding and Bridges, Expanded Access, & Upcoming Workshops.

  • (MF_SPRING 2012) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Bridge to Success, CDL Q&A, PA One Call, Upcoming Workshops.

  • (MF_WINTER_2011/2012) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Road Ready, Historic Bridges, Traffic Control Devices, Upcoming Workshops and Mousttrap Contest.

  • (MF_FALL_2011) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Emergency Bridge Shoring Practices, Retroreflectivity, Field-Placed Concrete, Agility, Roadkill, Safety Edge and Upcoming Workshops.

  • (MF_SUMMER_2011) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of News and Information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Safe Routes to School, Mousetrap Contest Winner, LTAP News and Updated Courses, LTAP Tech Assist, and Upcoming Workshops

  • (MF_SPRING_2011) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly Review of News and Information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Reducing Roadway Crashes, Driving Surface Aggregate, Tree Management, ADA and Sidewalks and LTAP Workshops.

  • (MF_WINTER_2010/2011) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly Review of News and Information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Flagger Training, Build a Better Mousetrap Competition, Proper Materials and Application, Estimating Concrete, Marcellus Shale Development and Local Roads, Livable Communities and Upcoming Workshops.

  • (MF_FALL_2010) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles Include: When to Use Stop Signs in Alleys, Should Solar-Powered School Warning Signs be Considered in Your Municipality?, Westmoreland County`s Shared Vision for the Future, Daily and Weekly Time Limits for Driving Commercial Motor Vehicles and Upcoming Workshops.

  • (MF_SUMMER_2010) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles Include: Record Low Number of Deaths on State, Local Roads in 2009, Decorative Crosswalks, Trenchless Pipe Rehabilitation, Smart Transportation and Upcoming Workshops

  • (MF_SPRING_2010) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles Include: Time to Order Roadsalt for Next Winter, Temporary Traffic Control Handbook, Liquid Fuels Allocation, PennDOT`s dotGrants System, Local Safe Roads and Walkable Communities Programs and Upcoming Workshops.

  • (MF_WINTER_2009/2010) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles Include: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Allen D. Biehler`s 2009 National LTAP/TTAP Conference kick-off address and highlights of the 2009 LTAP/TTAP Conference hosted by Pennsylvania, Interview with Ann Simonetti the new LTAP Advisory Committee Chair, Funding Programs for LED Signal Crusade, Let it Snow, Upcoming Workshops, Liquid Fuels Non-Acceptable Expenditures and Lycoming Counties Bridge Inventory Pilot Project.

  • (MF_FALL_2009) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads, Articles Include: Curb Ramps Help Make Communities Accessible to People with Disabilities, Spreader Calibration Reduces Salt Use, Saves Money and The Do`s and Don`ts of Liquid Fuels Funds.

  • (MF_SUMMER_2009) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Making PA`s Roads Safer, PennDOT Releases Additional Guidance for the Installation and Inspection of Traffic Signal Supports, Ebensburg`s Mayor Urges Municipalities to Seek the Benefits of LTAP, Luzerne County Municipalities Join Forces to Purchase Equipment, LTAP Introduces Three Newly Revised Courses, Changes in Stormwater Management Policy Could Affect Development in Municipalities, Five-Year Strategic Plan Sets Priorities for LTAP, Upcoming Workshops.

  • (MF_SPRING_2009) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Putting Smart Transportation to Work in Your Community, Meth Waste, Traffic Counters to Hit Local Roads, 3 M Sign Grant Program, Spring Grading of your Dirt and Gravel Roads, Upcoming Workshops

  • (MF_FALL_2008) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: inspecting local bridges, Pub 213 revisions, and upcoming events

  • (MF SUMMER 2008) MOVING FORWARD SUMMER 2008

    A quarterly review of news and information about PA`s local roads. Articles include: Case Study: Penn Township, Perry County Tech Assist Improves Roadway Safety; Employing Extra Eyes for Road and Street Maintenance; How to Become a Local Safe Road Community; Can Everyone Read the Signs in Your Municipality?;Getting Ready for the Next Oil Boom;Pocket Guide Updated and Loaded with Practical Information;

  • (MF_SPRING_2008) MOVING FORWARD SPRING 2008

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: LTAP Training Helps Workers Respond to Trench Collapse in Lancaster; Pavement Preservation: ‘Maintenance First’ to Ensure Safer, Smoother Roads; Retroreflectivity: Can Everyone Read the Signs in Your Municipality?; Publication #535 Helps to Manage Local PennDOT Projects; Driving Surface Aggregates: Where Technology and Dirt Roads Meet.

  • (MF_WINTER_2008) MOVING FORWARD WINTER 2008

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: Vegetation Management Doesn’t End in Winter Weather; New Worker Visibility Regulations to Take Effect November 2008; Receive More Competitive Bids by Inserting Escalator Clauses in Municipal Paving Contracts; Buy and Sell Surplus Equipment Through Online Municipal Auctions.

  • (MF_SUMMER_2007) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: Roads Scholar Traninig Provides Up-to-Date Roadway Information; LTAP Advisory Committee: Conversations with 3 Outgoing Members; Linking Transportation to Land Use: Toolkit Available; Spotlight: Fairview Township, York County

  • (MF_SPRING_2007) MOVING FORWARD SPRING 2007

    A quarterly review of new and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: Lycoming County Saves Money, Improves Road Safety by Converting Traffic Signals to LED; LTAP Announces Three New Pavement Management Courses; A Conversation with a Member of the New Products Evaluation Committee.

  • (MF_WINTER_2007) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of news and information about Pennsylvania Local Roads. Articles include: Airports: A Transportation Asset for All Municipalities; LTAP Advisory Committee: Conversations with the Outgoing and Incoming Chairmen; Spotlight: Chadds Ford Township, Chester County

  • (MF_FALL_2006) MOVING FORWARD

    A quarterly review of of news and information about Pennsylvania local roads. Articles include: Winter Maintenance Preparation; Road Crews Get a Lesson in Applying Superpave; 2006-07 Sodium Chloride Contract with COSTARS; LTAP Advisory Committee Member Rotations

  • (MS5) IMPROVING ROADS BY IMPROVING COMMUNICATION

    8 PAGES - HOW TO SELL A ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM TO THE VOTERS - TOWNSPEOPLE WILL SUPPORT A SPECIAL PROJECT SUCH AS A ROAD IMPROVEMENT PLAN IF THEY KNOW THE FACTS AND IF THE FACTS ARE PRESENTED PERSUASIVELY. THE SPOKESPEOPLE HAVE TOKNOW THE SUBJECT, KNOW THE AUDINCE, AND A VARIETY OF COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES.