Equipment Loan Program
Kansas LTAP provides local agencies with access to equipment to assist with traffic counts and roadway maintenance on the local system. We provide equipment for loan at no cost, saving agencies across the state the expense of purchasing equipment that otherwise would be used infrequently. LTAP’s Safety Coordinator can provide hands-on training for equipment installation and data extraction, then follow up with data analysis and clear explanations for understanding and applying the results.
If you are not familiar with using a particular piece of our equipment, please contact us at Hemin@ku.edu or (785) 864-6631 to explain further how it works and how many devices you will need for your project.
Kansas LTAP equipment for loan includes:
- Pneumatic Road Tube Counters:
These tube-style traffic counters collect and analyze traffic data such as volume, classification, speed, gap, and more.
- Radar Recorder:
This radar sensor collects traffic volume and speed information. It is mounted it to a nearby pole and aimed it toward the road to count. It will then begin recording vehicle by vehicle data that can be analyzed in many ways.
- Turning Movement Counters (TMC):
These electronic hand-held devices can be used for manual traffic data collection at intersections. They can be employed to do turning movement counts, classification counts, gap studies, stop-delay studies, speed studies, and travel time studies. The board is lightweight and comes in a case.
- “Safety Edge” Paving Shoe:
This paving shoe attaches to a paver with a universal bracket, provided with the shoe. Several counties in Kansas have borrowed this attachment and have reported good results. The Safety Edge is a simple but effective solution that can help save lives by allowing drivers who drift off highways to return to the road safely. Instead of a vertical drop-off, the Safety Edge shapes the edge of the pavement to 30 degrees. Research has shown this is the optimal angle to allow drivers to re-enter the roadway safely.
Note: If you need an equipment that is not in our list, please contact us at Hemin@ku.edu or (785) 864-6631. We might be able to purchase it or borrow it for you from our partners.