The LTAP steering committee governs the tactical implementation of program activities and the expenditure of program funds. The committee works with the program director to make sure the funding organization's requirements are met.

The steering committee meets at least twice each year to provide direction to and approval of program activities, including annual plans, work programs, and budgets. Committee members are selected based on their interest in contributing to transportation technology transfer. They provide input into identifying local agency training and technology transfer needs and priorities.

Members also review and provide feedback and suggest improvements for LTAP program services and special projects, and they provide LTAP staff with information regarding technology transfer/research implementation opportunities and success stories. In addition, members act as a communication liaison for their respective organizations by identifying partnership opportunities and exchanging information about the state and national LTAP programs.

Members

Kristine Elwood

Kristine Elwood, Chair
Assistant Commissioner, State Aid
MnDOT

Laurie McGinnis

Laurie McGinnis
Director, Center for Transportation Studies
Center for Transportation Studies

Joe Campbell

Joe Campbell
Local Programs Engineer
Federal Highway Administration

Christopher Petree

Christopher Petree
Director of Rochester Operations
WSB
Representing MN Chapter of APWA

Mike Flaagan

Mike Flaagan
County Engineer
Pennington County
Representing: LRRB Research Implementation Committee

Rick Shomion

Rick Shomion
Maintenance Training Coordinator
Office of Maintenance
MnDOT

Jim Foldesi

Jim Foldesi
Public Works Director/Highway Engineer
St. Louis County

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Paul Sandy
City of Brainerd
Representing City Engineers Association of Minnesota

David Han

David Hann
Executive Director
Minnesota Association of Townships

Richard Sanders

Richard Sanders
County Engineer
Polk County
Representing: Minnesota County Engineers Association

Tim Kieffer

Tim Kieffer
Director of Public Works
City of Golden Valley
Representing: Minnesota Street Superintendents Association

Katie Walker

Katie Walker
Director
Office of Research & Innovation
MnDOT

Jon Lennander

Jon Lennander
Assistant City Engineer
City of Fridley
Representing City Engineers Association of Minnesota