The mission of the national Local Technical Assistance Program is to foster a safe, efficient, environmentally sound transportation system by improving skills and knowledge of local transportation providers through training, technical assistance and technology transfer. Montana has over 70,000 miles of roads in cities, counties and highway districts. Montana LTAP's focus is on assisting state and county road offices and city street departments in road and bridge maintenance and repair. We also provide worker safety training courses such as flagger certification, traffic control supervisor certification, and forklift certification. By sharing technical information and improving the distribution of this information, the program promotes efficient use of local transportation agencies' scarce resources.