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)
354 Before the Bridge: The Story of the Mackinac Straits Ferries N/A 1998 Bridges
164 Bituminous Paving Inspection: Crushing and Shaping/Rubblizing MI-DOT 1991 Asphalt, Inspection
160 Bituminous Paving Inspection: Overview (Part One and Two) MI-DOT 1991 Asphalt, Inspection
162 Bituminous Paving Inspection: Paving Operations (Part Three and Four) MI-DOT 1991 Asphalt, Inspection
116 Bituminous Plant Inspection Tire Industry Association 1990 Asphalt, Inspection
109 Bituminous Seal Coat Tire Industry Association 1990 Asphalt, Equipment, Road Maintenance, Traffic Control
43 Blading Unpaved Roads FHWA 1986 Equipment, Maintenance
72 Bridges Unbroken: Inspection of Timber Piling FHWA, US-DOT 1990 Bridges, Inspection

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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.