To improve Florida’s roadway safety, mobility and efficiency, local transportation agencies play crucial roles because they design, operate, and maintain their roadways, and assist FDOT via contracts to operate and maintain State roads. The Florida LTAP Center, also known as the Florida Local Technical Assistance Program, is jointly funded by FHWA and FDOT. FDOT uses its Florida Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) to improve the skills and increase the knowledge of local transportation agency workforces via training and technical assistance.
Recently, the Florida LTAP Center provided a three-part webinar series on “Designing for Complete Streets”, taught by Lucas Cruse from the City of St. Petersburg. This training focused on teaching attendees how to create streets that are safe and functional for all users. The webinar series provided examples of real-world situations and strategies to address the typical planning and design issues encountered from individual street corners to system-level management.
More than 530 people attended this webinar series May 6-20, 2021. Attendees came from throughout Florida and around the world, including Canada and India. The recording for Part 1 is posted now, and parts 2 and 3 will be posted soon. Congratulations to Florida LTAP on another successful webinar!
Since the COVID-19 outbreak in early 2020, Florida LTAP has attracted an average of 511 training registrations and 376 attendees per webinar session. Attendees say they find Florida LTAP webinars to be informative and interesting. Florida LTAP has become a model and premier training center in the U.S. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize a great CUTR team including Dr. Pei-Sung Lin, Dr. Cong Chen, Lisa Staes, Kristin Larsson, Stephanie Lewis, Kiryanna Stanley, Alex Cruz, and Lisa Ravenscroft.