About Us

The Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) is a national effort of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) designed to improve access to highway, road, and street technology for local agencies. Local capabilities and needs differ, and it is the recognition and accommodation of this fact that has been primarily responsible for the program's success. Flexibility in the delivery of technology is a key to responding to the multitude of needs felt by a group as diverse as the local agencies. LTAP is, therefore, based on a policy that employs a national network of technology transfer centers established in partnership with the State highway agencies and staffed with personnel skilled in providing an interface with their respective local constituencies. By exercising flexibility, developing innovative approaches to achieving technical advancements, and coordinating Federal, State, local, and private industry resources, LTAP centers have proven themselves to be an invaluable and indispensable asset to the program.

Since August 14, 1986, the Program has provided continuous service to local departments of public works and highway departments throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Baystate Roads is carried out by a staff of experienced professionals including the Program Director, Program Manager, Program Coordinator, Training Coordinator and other part-time staff.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact one of the staff at the Baystate Roads Program.

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Christopher Ahmadjian
Program Manager

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Cindy Schaedig
Program Coordinator

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Aldo Villani
Marketing/Design Coordinator

Baystate Roads
UMass Transportation Center
214 Marston Hall
University of Massachusetts
130 Natural Resources Rd.
Amherst, MA 01003
phone: (413) 577-2762
fax: (413) 545-9569

If you have any suggestions or concerns about the website, please email: baystateroads@engin.umass.edu.