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News November 14, 2001
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The National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA) and the Salt Institute (SI) have agreed to a formal partne

The National Local Technical Assistance Program Association (NLTAPA) and the Salt Institute (SI) have agreed to a formal partnership, working together to foster a safe, efficient, environmentally sound winter roadway maintenance program.


The LTAPs provide training, technical assistance and technology transfer to equip and motivate roadway maintenance agency personnel.


Under the agreement approved by the NLTAPA, SI will continue to develop training materials, but they will be produced for online distribution to professional trainers, not printed materials for distribution directly to operating personnel.Trainers will have the option of printing the materials and customizing them as needed for their audiences.


The first two PowerPoint presentations and a series of seminar handouts have already been produced by the SI/LTAP partners. This agreement "formalizes and extends the good working relationship which we have with LTAP trainers," said SI President Richard Hanneman.


Three key goals of the joint venture are: improve the quality and variety of curriculum materials available for winter maintenance training; improve the effectiveness of winter maintenance training, technical assistance and technology transfer; and expand the availability of winter maintenance training and the number of agency personnel who are trained in best management practices.


For more information, go to the Salt Institute website (www.saltinstitute.org).


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