Alabama Transportation Assistance Program

Alabama Transportation Assistance Program
Safety Staff


The Alabama Transportation Assistance Program (ATAP) is Alabama’s LTAP Center. The Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) in each state is jointly funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and State Departments of Transportation. ATAP serves as a management resource for highways and streets maintained by local governments by providing cost-effective training and technical assistance to counties and cities in Alabama, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and consulting engineers who practice in Alabama. ATAP offers 40-50 workshops each year across a variety of transportation-related topics. The program also manages a safety technical assistance program (STACC), and coordinates several conferences, including the annual Alabama Transportation Conference. ATAP is located within the  Highway Research Center in the  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering  at Auburn University. Alabama’s LTAP Center has been at Auburn since its inception in 1983.

Online Learning Hub

The Alabama Transportation Assistance Program is pleased to offer a series of online courses on a wide variety of transportation-related topics. The online course catalog is available for everyone to register for and complete at their own time. ATAP’s online courses are intended to make learning and professional development more accessible to our stakeholders at their convenience. Registration and subsequent completion of post-course evaluation surveys are required in order to obtain PDH certificates.

Online Training Opportunities

The ATAP team hopes that all is well with you and yours during these challenging times. Understanding the importance of continued training during this period without in-person workshops, we have assembled the following list of online training opportunities from many resources. Additional opportunities will be added as they become available. 

Alabama Transportation Conference

The 64th Annual Alabama Transportation Conference will be held on February 9-10, 2021, in Montgomery. The Alabama Transportation Conference is developed by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Auburn University and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).  This event provides an opportunity to share innovative advances in transportation planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance.  Technical sessions, luncheons and breaks create a forum for the exchange of ideas among transportation professionals.  The conference also includes a trade exhibit to enhance learning and provide additional networking opportunities for all participants. 

Alabama Road Safety Conference

The 2020 Alabama Road Safety Conference will be held virtually on October 19-22, 2020. The move to a virtual conference has not affected its purpose or content.  The ARSC is designed to strengthen the knowledge of available tools, countermeasures, and processes to improve safety within your jurisdiction.

The program will run from 10:00 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on Monday through Thursday during the week of October 19.  It will provide an opportunity to earn up to 12.0 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).  Session themes include Safety Assistance Programs, Roadway Maintenance, Rail Crossing Safety, Transportation Technology, Safety Planning, Intersection Safety, Safety Resources, and Vulnerable Road Users.  Attendees will be able to attend any combination of sessions they choose, and then submit that information to ATAP so their attendance certificates can reflect the correct number of PDHs. Certificates will be emailed upon completion of the PDH electronic form.

Safety Technical Assistance for Counties and Cities

The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) partners with the Alabama Transportation Assistance Program (ATAP) to administer STACC. This program provides technical support, training and other activities to Alabama counties and cities to support their efforts to reduce fatalities and injuries on city and county roads. The STACC program makes road safety technical assistance services available to cities and counties that otherwise may be difficult to obtain because of their limited resources. The program’s focus is primarily on counties with a population less than 50,000 and cities with less than 15,000 residents.

Contact Us


If you have any questions about the ATAP program, including our conferences, seminars and events, you may reach our office at:

Phone: 1.800.446.0382
Fax: 334.844.5715
Address: 202 Ramsay Hall Auburn, AL 36849