May 2018
Innovation Exchange: Asset Management for Local Agency Programs Webinar
Asset management focuses decisions in resource allocation and usage for transportation infrastructure.  Its purpose is to maximize benefits of a transportation program for customers and users, based on well-defined goals and using available resources.  This webinar will share program examples for agencies to develop and manage their transportation assets.  Come find out how to set up your own program and hear about successful practices to aid you in your local agency.
Topics and Presenters
Zero to Ninety in 90-days, Creating Your Own Asset Management Program
Omar Smadi, Associate Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Landslides Are Assets Too! An Unstable Slope Management Program Tool
Douglas Anderson, Engineering Geologist, Federal Highway Administration - Federal Lands Highway, Vancouver, WA

Saving Money in Kent County, Michigan With Asset Management: Case Study
Rick Sprague, Transportation Planner, Kent County Road Commission, Grand Rapids, MI

Registration Information

Thursday, May 17
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (EST)

Upcoming Workshops
16 - Developing Leadership Skills, Gilbertsville
16 - Snow and Ice Removal, Carrollton
17 - Construction of Concrete, Gilbertsville
23 - Asphalt Paving Best Practices, Elizabethtown
24 - Developing Leadership Skills, Elizabethtown
31 - Communications II, Corbin


To register for any of our classes, visit the Event Calendar online.

For a full list of classes, visit the Event Calendar or call us at 800-432-0719.
For a complete list of workshops, conferences and trainings, 
and to check availability, click here .  
National Public Works Week
May 20-26, 2018
Every year National Public Works Week gets bigger and better. The number of participating municipalities continues to grow, which means the number of citizens who are exposed to the value of public works grows. At APWA one of our main goals is to educate the general public about the value and necessities of public works projects throughout North America, and public works professionals like you are our best ambassadors.

Since 1960, APWA has sponsored National Public Works Week. Across North America, our more than 30,000 members in the U.S. and Canada use this week to energize and educate the public on the importance of public works to their daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating at the heart of their local communities to improve everyday quality of life.

APWA encourages public works agencies and professionals to take the opportunity to make their stories known in their communities.  Agencies can visit the National Public Works Week page for How-To Guides and downloadables which will assist them in the development and implementation of their own individual celebrations.  

Congratulations to Carla Crossfield on her Retirement!

After 42 years of service to the University of Kentucky, Carla Crossfield retired on May 1, 2018.  

Carla began her career in the Division of Research and became a part of the Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) in 1981 when the Division was transferred to KTC.  Carla joined the Technology Transfer Program (T2) in 2011 and was the Conference Coordinator for the Pesticide, KEPSC and Grade and Drain programs.  

Carla will be greatly missed at T2, but we wish her the best in her future endeavors.  
Important Reminders

Work Zone Qualification
Work Zone Traffic Control Technician must be taken before Work Zone Traffic Control Supervisor.   

Work Zone Traffic Control Technician and Supervisor qualification is good for 5 years.  

When requalifying for Work Zone Traffic Control Supervisor, it is not necessary to requalify for Technician.  

Payment is due in advance for all classes, except employees of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 

Test Results
Test results are sent approximately two weeks following the exam.  Test results will not be sent to individuals with an outstanding balance.  Results are held until payment is received.

If you are registered and cannot attend, please let us know at least two business days prior to the workshop.  If advance notice is not received, you will be charged the full registration fee.

Course Credit
To receive credit for a course, the participant must be present for the entire class.  Participants who miss more than 15 minutes of the class, will not receive credit for the course.

15 Passenger Van Safety
While a 15-passenger van is convenient, it does not necessarily drive like a minivan. Drivers and passengers must use caution to minimize the risks associated with these vehicles. When driving a 15-passenger van, drivers need to take the following safety precautions:
  • Inspect the tires and check tire pressure before each use.
  • Fifteen-passenger vans should only be operated by trained, experienced drivers who operate these vehicles on a regular basis. 
  • Driver should be well-rested and attentive to driving at all times.
  • A 15-passenger van is substantially longer and wider than a car, and thus requires more space to maneuver.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a website with additional information about 15-passenger van safety.  

In addition, the Technology Transfer Program offers a training course on 15-passenger van safety.  Through this low-cost, internet-based training program, participants will learn common problems encountered when driving 15-passenger vans, and solutions to help avoid or deal with each situation.  For additional information on the training or to register online, visit T2 15-Passenger Van Training.  
Free Innovative Structures Web-Based Training

Earn critical knowledge in topics central to transportation structures by registering for one of the National Highway Institute's (NHI) free Web-based trainings. Available online and at no-cost, these convenient digital courses will ensure participants develop core competencies, gain new expertise, and possess the ability to apply what they've learned in out in the field

Topics include:

For a complete list of courses offered by NHI, click here.  
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