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.

Asynchronous Online Learning

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 Funding Guide

This document contains information pertaining to state and federal programs that provide transportation project funding to local governments and other entities. This information is intended to serve as a guide for preliminary funding searches. For more detail, we encourage you to contact the relevant agency or ALDOT office listed for each program.

Applications are currently being accepted by ALDOT for the Transportation Alternative Set-Aside Program. The application deadline is May 28, 2021.

Applications are currently being accepted by ALDOT for the Local Roads Safety Initiative (LRSI) Program. The application deadline is June 30, 2021.

Alabama Road Safety Conference

The 2021 Alabama Road Safety Conference is scheduled for October 26-28, 2021 at the Marriott Shoals Hotel & Spa in Florence, AL. The ARSC is designed to strengthen the knowledge of available tools, countermeasures, and processes to improve safety within your jurisdiction. Some possible session themes include Safety Assistance Programs, Roadway Maintenance, Rail Crossing Safety, Transportation Technology, Safety Planning, Intersection Safety, Safety Resources, and Vulnerable Road Users.  Registration is expected to open in August. 

Sponsorship opportunities will be available for this year’s conference. 

Alabama Transportation Conference

The 64th Annual Alabama Transportation Conference was held virtually on February 9-11, 2021.  The Alabama Transportation Conference is developed by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Auburn University and the Alabama Department of Transportation. This event provides an opportunity to share innovative advances in transportation planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance.  Technical sessions create a forum for the exchange of ideas among transportation professionals. Sponsorship opportunities were available for private sector entities that wanted to support the virtual platform experience for an audience of approximately 1,000 attendees.

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