James H. Grothaus is the program director for the Minnesota Airport Technical Assistance Program at CTS and the Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). Prior to joining the University, Grothaus was a project engineer at Short Elliott Hendrickson. He served as an engineering aide in the engineering departments of the City of Stillwater, Minn., and Washington County Public Works Department. Grothaus received a bachelor of science in engineering from the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology.
Grothaus works closely with Minnesota’s transportation community, including federal, state, and local agency personnel, educational institutions, consultants, professional associations, and industry groups, to provide technical assistance and training services for transportation personnel. This includes training for state and local agency personnel along with technical assistance for LTAP, AirTAP, the Minnesota Local Road Research Board (LRRB), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).