Loan Programs

Michigan's LTAP offers several loan programs to assist transportation agencies. Contact the Center for Technology & Training (CTT) at ctt@mtu.edu or (906) 487-2102 to request materials or to learn more about the loan programs below.

Retroreflectometer

Michigan's LTAP is providing local agencies with the option to borrow its Delta®RetroSign GR3 retroreflectometer. This retroreflectometer can be used as part of a program for maintaining sign retroreflectivity levels as required by the Federal Highway Administration. Local agencies can borrow the equipment for a period of up to two weeks. There is no rental fee, but borrowing agencies are responsible for shipping and insurance costs.

Borrowing and Training Requirements 
Anyone using the retroreflectometer must sign and adhere to a loan agreement, and view a training video prior to using the equipment.

Loan agreement

Training video

Video Library

The LTAP Video Lending Library includes carefully selected titles that cover a wide range of transportation related topics. Videos are available for loan to Michigan's public agencies at no cost, and to other agencies on a cost recovery basis.

Video ID Video Title Video Author Video Yearsort descending Video Subject(s)
348 A Snow Plow - Cool! MN Local Road Research Board, MN-DOT N/A Equipment, Road Maintenance, Safety, Snow Plows
317 Fundamentals of Tire Wear Michelin North America N/A Maintenance
355 Keweenaw Crossing: Portage Lift Bridge N/A N/A Bridges
98 Operating Tips: Wheel Loaders Caterpillar 1975 Equipment, Loaders
107 Multiple Choice Caterpillar 1982 Safety
81 Potholes: Causes, Cures and Prevention U.S. Army Cold Region Research and Engrg. Lab 1983 Asphalt, Road Maintenance
103 Shake Hands With Danger Caterpillar 1984 Safety
235 Loader Operation I, II and III DE-LTAP 1984 Equipment, Loaders, Maintenance, Safety

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Print Publications

Michigan's LTAP has a variety of resources available for loan, for sale, and for free. Quantities are limited and are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Publications on loan can be borrowed for a period of up to three weeks. The borrowing agency is responsible for paying return shipping only.