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)
264 Trench Box Installation Coastal Video Communications Corp. 1996 Drainage, Safety
263 Trenching and Shoring Safety Coastal Video Communications Corp. 1994 Road Construction, Safety
75 Unsurfaced Road Management U.S. Army Cold Region Research and Engrg. Lab 1990 Gravel Roads, Management, Road Maintenance
111 Upgrading Gravel Roads MT State Film and Television Department 1985 Aggregates, Grader, Gravel Roads, Road Maintenance
268 Using Snow Plows on Motor Graders FHWA 1998 Equipment, Grader, Snow Plows
242 Utility Cuts in Paved Roads: Part 1 & 2 AK-LTAP, MI-DOT 1997 Asphalt, Road Maintenance
106 Weather and Loads: The Effect They Have on Roads Braun Intertec, MN Local Road Research Board 1991 Asphalt, Road Maintenance
61 Wetted Salt Dow Chemical 1990 Snow & Ice Control

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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.