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FHWA LTAP/TTAP Update 2007 Regional Meetings. On Our Plate for Today…. Next Steps for the Strategic Plan Results from 2006 PARs and CARs Updated Roles and Responsibilities Let’s Hear It…. LTAP/TTAP Strategic Plan 5-7 year horizon. Strategic Planning Cycle. Highway Reauthorization Bill.

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FHWA LTAP/TTAP Update2007 Regional Meetings


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On Our Plate for Today…

  • Next Steps for the Strategic Plan

  • Results from 2006 PARs and CARs

  • Updated Roles and Responsibilities

    Let’s Hear It…


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LTAP/TTAP

Strategic Plan

5-7 year horizon

Strategic Planning Cycle

Highway

Reauthorization

Bill

Review Annual

Performance,

Modify Tactics

Review/Update

Strategic Plan

Every 2-3 years


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2007 Strategic Planning Committee

  • Leonard Brown – OH

  • Renee Koller – CO LTAP

  • Ron Hall – CO TTAP

  • Lisa Harris – KS [NLTAPA President through July ‘07]

  • Cheri Marti – MN

  • Terry McNinch – MI

  • Marie Walsh – LA [Next NLTAPA President]

  • Cameron Ishaq – FHWA SPC liaison


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2007 Strategic Planning Committee Meeting

  • “Are we still doing things right, and are we still doing the right things?”

  • Robust discussion of the status of LTAP/TTAP and the Strategic Plan

  • First review of how far we have come since 2004 and where we are going in 2007 and beyond

  • First “new” members in Cheri and Leonard

  • Specific review of all performance measures


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2007 SPC Meeting Outcomes

  • New performance measures section

    • Edited and/or revised measures

    • New text for the Plan

  • Upgrades to the PAR to reflect the changes in the performance measures

  • New Section III in the CAR to better capture best practices from Centers

  • Out-of-date portions of the text of the Plan to be revised, with greater emphasis placed on strategy vs. “sales”

  • Focus area name changed to Operational Excellence


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Additional Deliverables for SPC

Program Customer Survey

  • Determine the needs of local agencies

  • Align national Program resources to meet those needs

  • Incorporate emerging local needs into national planning and products

  • Use input from previously scheduled survey where appropriate, including the mailing list



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2006 PAR and CAR Overview

  • Just over 50% submitted on time [26 PARs and 34 CARs by January 31 – compare to nearly 90% in ‘04 and ‘05]

  • Integrity of PAR numbers much improved

  • Depth of discussion and quality of effort continues with CARs – keep up the good work!

  • Transition to new FHWA Clearinghouse offers greater opportunities for data assessment and use

  • Positive reaction to ease-of-use changes to forms


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PAR and CAR Data…

  • Enables sound management of the Program

  • Communicates the diversity of LTAP/TTAP efforts and Center challenges

  • Illustrates the impact of our Program to our stakeholders

  • Insures sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars


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Summary of 2006 PAR Data

  • Total number of sessions = 4,978

    [2005 total = 5,127]

  • Total participants = 136,808

    [2005 total = 132,906]

  • Total participant hours = 901,829

    [2005 total = 923,725]


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Summary of 2006 PAR Data

  • Total newsletter circulation = 461,377

    [2005 total = 506,642]

  • Total number of FTEs = 196*

    [2005 total =201]

    *The average number of FTEs per Center remains around three


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Summary of 2006 PAR Data

Safety Remains the Primary Focus:

  • Total safety courses = 2,364

    [of 5,127 total]

  • Total safety participants = 57,355

    [of 132,906 total]

    About Half Our Courses and Participants


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Summary of 2006 CAR Data

Three Major Areas of Concern:

  • Funding

    • Overall LTAP/TTAP appropriation

    • DOT/University match

    • Other available program funds

  • Staffing

    • Hiring and keeping quality people

    • Maintaining ability to provide services

  • Instructors

    • Finding qualified instructors to meet training needs of locals


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Summary of 2006 CAR Data

  • Quality of CAR data continues to exceed expectations

  • FHWA is considering an effort to work with Centers to make wider use of some CAR data e.g. best practices

  • CAR remains a valuable tool for FHWA to better understand the needs and challenges of individual Centers


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Next Steps for PAR and CAR

  • The FHWA goal for 2007 data is 100% submission of both reports by January 31, 2008

  • FHWA is considering a range of options to improve the submission rate, including financial penalties

  • FHWA will collect feedback on the draft 2007 PAR and CAR forms at the regional meetings

  • Final versions of the PAR and CAR will be released at the Chicago meeting


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Updated LTAP/TTAP

Roles and Responsibilities


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Recap of the 2003-05 RnR

  • Ad hoc working group from across the community and reporting to the SPC

  • Asked to review and define:

    • Roles and responsibilities across LTAP/TTAP

    • Alignment of tasks, gaps and overlaps

    • Specific problem areas

  • Completed a series of “one-pagers” that clarified RnR for Centers, FHWA and NLTAPA


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The Need to Update RnR

  • Change of leadership at FHWA

  • Growing role of NLTAPA

  • New contractor for the FHWA LTAP/TTAP Clearinghouse


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2007 Roles and Responsibilities Working Group Meeting

  • Completed a line-by-line critical review of the existing “one-pagers”

  • Realigned these into critical Program tasks

  • Created new roles and responsibilities outlines for Centers, FHWA and NLTAPA

  • Recommended inclusion of this information in the Strategic Plan



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Your Turn To Shut Me Up

  • Any questions, comments or feedback?

  • Any new questions raised? Old questions unanswered?

  • Your participation in everything we do is vital to our continued collective success...


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He’s Finally Done Talking

Thanks for your hospitality

Cameron R. Ishaq

Fasterhorse LLC

FHWA Office of Professional

and Corporate Development

(703) 235 0525

[email protected]


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FHWA LTAP/TTAP Clearinghouse Update


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Topics

  • About the FHWA Clearinghouse and Staff

  • FHWA Clearinghouse Steering Committee

  • Current and Upcoming Initiatives

  • LTAP/TTAP Website Upgrades

  • Exhibit and Regional Meeting Schedule

  • About ARTBA and ARTBA-TDF


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About the FHWA Clearinghouse and Staff

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) began managing day-to-day operations of the LTAP/TTAP Clearinghouse for FHWA last September.


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About the FHWA Clearinghouse and Staff

  • Alison Premo Black, Program Director

  • Lisa Kelley McCluskey, Program Manager

  • Sarah Crane, Program Assistant


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About the FHWA Clearinghouse and Staff

The LTAP/TTAP Clearinghouse provides program support to the LTAP/TTAP. The primary tasks in the contract between FHWA and ARTBA-TDF include:

  • Maintain the LTAP/TTAP website

  • Distribute materials to the 58 centers

  • Offer exhibit materials and support for relevant meetings

  • Operate a clearinghouse of technology transfer materials

  • Provide real-time information and material support for the community.


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About the FHWA Clearinghouse and Staff

Technical and website services are provided to the LTAP/TTAP Clearinghouse under a subcontract with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University.

  • North Dakota State University

  • UGPTI Staff:

  • Tom Jirik

  • Patrick Nichols

  • Julie Rodriguez



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FHWA Clearinghouse Steering Committee

  • The Clearinghouse Steering Committee ensures that the LTAP/TTAP Clearinghouse develops services that meet the needs of the centers and the national program community in accordance with the national strategic plan.

  • 2007 Clearinghouse Steering Committee Members:

  • Lisa Harris, KS LTAP- Current NLTAPA President [transition to Marie Walsh in following the 2007 LTAP Conference]

  • Juli Kobayashi, HI LTAP

  • Janet Leli, NJ LTAP

  • Terry McNinch, MI LTAP

  • Jim Self, OK TTAP

  • Donna Shea, CT LTAP


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Current & Up-coming Activities

  • Primary action item: Rebuild and upgrade the LTAP/TTAP web site

  • Continue to provide Centers with publications and other materials

    • Over 1,600 publications sent in April

    • Quarterly mailings of new Clearinghouse materials

  • Publish issues of the LTAP/TTAP e-news, an update from the FHWA Clearinghouse to the community

  • Working to finalize LTAP 101 for the national LTAP/TTAP meeting in Chicago

    • Scheduled for Monday, July 23


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LTAP/TTAP Website Upgrades

The Clearinghouse is redesigning the website for LTAP/TTAP.

This is the first generation of revisions that updates the

design and navigation tools of the site only.  Content on the site is still

under review and redraft process.

  • May 3 - Rolled out a draft navigation to LTAP/TTAP Centers for comments

  • Reviewed comments with FHWA and CSC to revise

  • June 15 - Rolled out new website at www.ltapt2.org


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Planned second generation of upgrades include:

An updated database of resources that is easier to use with more search options

New links to other groups that provide training materials

Conversion of the instructor list to a new database format

A password-protected area for Centers only to update their contact information and submit PAR/CAR data

A new Program list-serve and additional communities of practice

LTAP/TTAP Website Upgrades


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Exhibit and Regional Meeting Schedule

The Clearinghouse exhibits on behalf of LTAP/TTAP at national transportation conferences.

  • 2007-2008 Exhibits:

  • NACE, April 22-26, Milwaukee

  • National Scenic Byways, May 21-22, Baltimore

  • AASHTO, September 27-Oct. 1, Milwaukee

  • ARTBA, INA 2007 and National Traffic

  • Management and Work Zone Safety Conference

  • Oct. 10-12, Ft. Lauderdale

  • League of Cities, Nov. 13-17, New Orleans, LA

  • TRB, Jan. 13-17, Washington, D.C.


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Exhibit and Regional Meeting Schedule

The Clearinghouse staff traveled to all regional meetings in 2007 to present information to the community.

Region 6 March 6-7 Texarkana, TX

Region 4 May 6-9 Gainesville, FL

Region 8 May 15-16 Boulder, CO

Region 5 May 23-24 Chicago, IL

Region 9 May 30-31 Boise, ID

Region 7 June 5-6 Kansas City, MO

Region 3 June 5-6 Morgantown, WV

Region 2 June 12-13 Sitka, AK

Region 1 June 18-19 Storrs, CT





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Breckenridge, Colorado

Site of 2008 LTAP National Conference







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About ARTBA and ARTBA-TDF

  • American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

    • Located in Washington, D.C.

  • ARTBA is an association with over 5,000 members.

    • LTAP/TTAP directors have been designated as members of ARTBA’s Research and Education Division.

  • ARTBA conducts conferences, publishes newsletters, a magazine, educational materials, and maintains a comprehensive website.

  • ARTBA’s Transportation Development Foundation, (ARTBA-TDF) was established in 1985 as a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt entity to support research, education and public awareness.


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ARTBA

Headquarters



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How to Contact Us

FHWA LTAP/TTAP Clearinghouse

ARTBA-TDF

202.289.4434

1219 28th St.

Washington, D.C. 20007


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