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)
57 Ditch Maintenance FHWA 1989 Drainage, Grader, Road Maintenance
70 Sampling Aggregates from Stockpiles MI-DOT 1989 Aggregates, Inspection
53 Idea Store 2 PA-DOT 1989 Aggregates, Grader, Ideas, Miscellaneous, Snow & Ice Control
36 Operator Daily Maintenance of Dump Trucks International Road Federation 1989 Dump Truck, Equipment, Maintenance
56 Maintenance of Gravel Roads FHWA 1989 Equipment, Grader, Gravel Roads, Road Maintenance
133 Establishing a Realistic Speed Limit Michigan State Police 1989 Traffic Control
51 Mailboxes May Be Hazardous to Your Health TX-DOT 1989 Safety
60 Pothole Patching FHWA 1989 Asphalt, Road Maintenance

Pages

Print Publications

The following publications can be borrowed for a period of up to three weeks. The borrowing agency is responsible for paying return shipping only.

  1. AASHTO Highway Safety Manual, 1st Edition
  2. AASHTO Asset Management Guide: A Focus on Implementation, 1st Edition
  3. AASHTO Design-Build Procurement Guide, 1st Edition, 2008
  4. AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities, 4th Edition, 2012
  5. AASHTO Guide Manual for Bridge Element Inspection, 1st Edition
  6. AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification, Customary U.S. Units, 6th Edition
  7. AASHTO Manual for Bridge Evaluation, 2nd Edition, with 2011 Interim Revisions
  8. AASHTO Roadway Lighting Design Guide
  9. AASHTO Standard Specification for Highway Bridges, 17th Edition
  10. AASHTO Standard Specifications for Structural Support for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals
  11. Asset Management Data Collection Guide (Task Force 45 Report), 1st Edition
  12. Designing HMA Mixtures with High RAP Content: A Practical Guide, 1st Edition, 2007
  13. Hot-Mix Asphalt Paving Handbook, 2nd Edition, 2000
  14. International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM), 2011
  15. Practioner's Handbook #1: Maintaining a Project File and Preparing an Administrative Record for NEPA Study, 1st Edition
  16. Practioner's Handbook #6: Consulting Under Section 106 of the National Preservation Act
  17. Standard Specifications for Construction, 2012