MTAP Networking & Travel
A portion of the annual MTAP is set aside for a networking fund. The purpose of the fund is to assist member states with the cost of participating in training, meetings, conferences, providing technical assistance or networking with their peers at other departments of transportation. Through the networking activities. state DOTs have the opportunity to learn about possible solutions or innovations that will assist the state agency in its procedures and its work with transportation operators or federal counterparts.
Eligible uses for the networking funds by the MTAP members include:
- sending state DOT staff to other state agencies to observe a practice or technology first hand;
- sending state agency staff to MTAP meetings, national conferences, statewide or regional meetings, workshops, and/or training programs;
- bringing in staff from out-of-state agencies to give on-site demonstrations, technical assistance or training; and
- bringing in other individuals from out-of-state to provide on-site demonstrations, technical assistance or training.
How to Request the Use of Networking Funds
All requests must be submitted on-line using the Online Request Form or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The online request form has easy to follow directions.
Once received, AASHTO will respond directly to the requesting individual.
How to Request a Reimbursement for Travel
To request a reimbursement please complete the AASHTO Non-Staff Travel Reimbursement Request Form. Copies of receipts for all expenses must accompany the signed form for AASHTO to process payment.
The signed and completed form, along with receipts, can be scanned and returned to Richard Price or can be mailed to the following address:
Attn: Richard Price, MTAP
444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 249
Washington, DC 20001
Currently, $2,500 of the $5,000 membership fee can be used to assist with the cost of travel. The funds are available on a July 1 to June 30 fiscal year and are made available immediately upon receiving the annual membership fee. To determine your state’s networking fund balance please e-mail Richard Price.