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 Titlesort descending Video Author Video Year Video Subject(s)
179 Sealcoating: A Matter of Science and Skill MN Local Road Research Board, MN-DOT 1993 Road Maintenance
103 Shake Hands With Danger Caterpillar 1984 Safety
55 Shoulder Maintenance FHWA 1989 Grader, Road Maintenance
23 Smoothing and Reshaping of Earth and Gravel Roads International Road Federation 1988 Equipment, Grader, Gravel Roads, Road Maintenance
157 Snow and Ice Control Strategic Highway Research Program 1993 Snow & Ice Control
248 Snow and Ice Control - A Review of Innovative Practices (2 DVDs) AGC 1995 Equipment, Snow & Ice Control
8 Snow Plowing and Sanding OR-LTAP 1990 Snow & Ice Control, Snow Plows
9 Snow Plowing and Spreader Operation NE-DOT 1990 Snow & Ice Control, Snow Plows

Pages

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.