The program is driven by relationships. The essential driving force of LTAP is collaboration with local, state, and Federal partners. In some ways, the program functions as a pure partnership, looking to share the best solutions and transfer knowledge. In others, LTAP could be seen as a community leader through the advocacy for and implementation of the education and training processes. Missouri LTAP is able to capitalize on our informal relationships with people at the local, regional and national levels. These relationships make it possible to efficiently transfer innovative technologies and best practices throughout the transportation community. This critical information-sharing function includes the key stakeholders among the various local, state, and Federal transportation entities; LTAP can enable and empower them to provide critical services to the surface transportation system effectively and efficiently.
Missouri LTAP has formed strong partnerships with various organizations and entities associated with transportation and public works fields throughout the state. These partnerships have allowed the effectiveness of the program to be increased through shared ideas and resources and provided useful networking opportunities. These partnerships have also allowed Missouri LTAP to utilize existing resources more effectively, make current funding go further and develop new resources. Partnerships are at the center of Missouri LTAP’s vision.