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Kentucky Local Technical Assistance Program - August 03, 2021



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As summer draws to a close and children start heading back to school, family life can get pretty hectic. It's important to remember – and share with your children – some key tips that will help keep them safe and healthy throughout the school year.

School days bring congestion: School buses are picking up their passengers, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work. It's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present – especially before and after school.

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This year during the 12th annual "poster" session at the NLTAPA Conference, KY LTAP celebrated a year of innovation, ingenuity, perseverance, and dedication to our road agency partners and friends. This session was to help showcase the good and positive about the year, create opportunities to share innovative ideas, new technologies, and changes in how we work as well as the tools and processes we use to build and maintain roads that are safe and effective for all users.

The poster session was a Wild Card (free range of topic and medium) to display a new resource, addition to program, a new app, tool or demo to convey difficult learning topics; an open time to share innovation and resources.

T2 wanted to do something different. Our Marketing and Publications Manager, Joe Martin, submitted a short video highlighting Kentucky's technological advances during the pandemic. The video featured Canvas, Kentucky's cloud-based Learning Management System that allows users to log in from wherever their job takes them! In the video, Joe shared Kentucky's developments with online training options and resources, including the incorporation of interactive tools and activities.

T2 won Best in Class and Viewer's Choice!

You can watch his submission on our YouTube channel here.

2021 KEPSC Qualification and Requalification


The deadline to requalify has been extended

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Inspectors holding a valid KEPSC Inspector Qualification as of January 2020 now have through August 31, 2021 to renew their qualification. After that date, those holding expired qualifications will need to attend the full day qualification course. View the training schedule below to register.

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Webinar Wednesday

This month, the KY LTAP is offering one interactive webinars, completely free of cost. Each webinar will be worth one professional development hour, and will be recorded for training purposes.

For more information, visit www.kyt2.com/web and remember to bookmark or download our interactive PDF on the bottom of this newsletter so you can stay up to date on our latest webinars that we have available.

All webinars are held in Eastern Standard Time.


Drone Use Cases for KYTC

August 11

9:00 am - 10:00 am

The use of drones, also known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), among state Departments of Transportation has grown significantly, from 45% of states in 2018 to 72% in 2019, according to a May 2019 survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The types of missions and research conducted by states varies widely. AASHTO’s survey finds that the top five drone missions in order of frequency are: 1) photo and video gathering mainly of infrastructure projects; 2) surveying and mapping; 3) inspecting infrastructure including bridges, signage, light poles, and pavement; 4) responding to emergencies and natural disasters; and 5) for public education and outreach. (Government Fleet - full article) In this session, we will discuss how the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is using drones in their transportation systems. 

Speaker: Mr. Justin Wilson is a transportation engineer for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Mr. Wilson currently serves the cabinet as a design engineer and drone pilot. He has over 11 years of experience in construction inspection, non-destructive testing, and engineering. Mr. Wilson has led the efforts to implement drones for District 8 to assist with construction and engineering projects. Outside of work Mr. Wilson is a proud father, avid outdoorsmen, and loves to give time to the local youth softball league to help his daughters and other young athletes to develop and grow their love for softball. 

Speaker: Mr. Luke Turner is an engineering technologist for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. He has over 18 years of experience with the cabinet and currently serves as the Incident Management Coordinator for District 8. Through his experience with Incident Management and traffic operations, Mr. Turner has been very successful in coordinating drone flight efforts, safety, and researching and trialing drone use cases for emergency response applications. Outside of work Mr. Turner is a proud father, an avid outdoors men, and devoted Christian who takes a major role in local mission work.


Risk Management

August 25

9:00 am - 10:00 am

During this webinar, Ken will outline and explain the duties of governmental officials providing safe highways and the status of Kentucky Law - cases that will affect you. The course explores the positive approach to risk management - if you are subpoenaed, if your name is on the bottom line and how to give a deposition.

Speaker: Kenneth R. Agent, P.E., is a Transportation Research Engineer in the Traffic and Safety Section at the Kentucky Transportation Center. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky.  Ken has conducted research in the general areas of highway safety and evaluations of various traffic control and operations and has conducted numerous reconstructions of traffic crashes.


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The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety in partnership with an Executive Committee of professionals representing the four E’s (engineering, education, emergency services, and enforcement) have developed a series of webinars to bring together best practices, research and innovations to the transportation industry.

These webinars will be offered quarterly from 9 a.m. –

10 a.m. EST. The sessions provide a glimpse of the great sessions you will see at the 2023 Kentucky Lifesavers Conference. Participants will receive one professional development hour (PDH) for each session they attend.

Join us in a couple of weeks for our first webinar series. Register below!

August 17 - Highway Safety Improvement Program

This presentation will cover systemic countermeasures to improve highway safety. Various countermeasures such as striping, rumble strips, and signing will be discussed along with the systemic approach to safety. 

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Exhibitor Registration

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APWA Kentucky Chapter Equipment Show & ROADeo

August 4, 2021

The APWA Kentucky Chapter is sponsoring the 2nd annual APWA Equipment Show & ROADeo, to be held at Cardinal Stadium on August 4th, 2021.

Cardinal Stadium

Green Lot

2800 S. Floyd Street

Louisville, KY 40209

The Equipment Show features some of the region's latest heavy equipment, construction, municipal and highway products & services from top vendors.

Equipment Fair:

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

The ROADeo includes over 50 Public Works employees as they demonstrate their skill and knowledge in backhoe, mini-excavator, skid steer, and snow plow contests.


10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

For questions and additional information, please check out our website: www.kentuckyapwa.org or contact:

Dirk Gowin

(502) 574-5925


Check out the winning submission above through our YouTube channel.

Build a Better Mousetrap Competition

Congratulations to Kenton County on winning the Build A Better Mousetrap (BABM) competition for Kentucky!

The purpose of BABM is to collect and distribute real world examples of best practices, tips from the field, and assist in the transfer of technology for local and county transportation workers and other LTAP/TTAP clients. To submit your entry for the 2022 competition click here 


National Stop on Red Week 2021

Red-light safety cameras are part of a comprehensive effort to improve traffic safety for all motorists, cyclists and pedestrians who use our roads.

Created by the Federal Highway Administration, National Stop on Red Week aims to educate drivers about the dangers of red-light running and to reduce the number and severity of crashes.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that motorists in urban areas are more likely to be injured in crashes involving red-light running than in any other type of crash. In 2019, 846 people were killed, and an estimated 143,000 were injured in crashes that involved red-light running. About half of those killed in red-light crashes are pedestrians, cyclists and people other than the violator.

The U.S. Department of Transportation found that one in three Americans know someone who has been injured or killed in a red-light running crash. 

Ten Reasons to Stop on Red

  • It is 100% preventable. Just STOP ON RED.

  • One in three Americans know someone who has been injured or killed in a red-light running crash.

  • Between 2008-2019, an estimated 9,222 people were killed in red-light running related crashes.

  • On average, two people died each day in red-light running crashes in the United States in 2018.

  • Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.
  • In 2019, 846 people were killed, and an estimated 143,000 were injured in crashes that involved red-light running.

  • Over half of the deaths in red-light running crashes are pedestrians, bicyclists and occupants in vehicles other than the vehicle running the red light.

  • Nearly 85% of drivers say it is unacceptable to go through red-lights, yet nearly 31% admitted to doing so in the past 30 days.

  • The most common type of urban crashes involve drivers who run red lights, stop signs and other traffic controls.

  • Red-light running is often a result of aggressive or distracted driving and is completely preventable.
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Kentucky Transportation Center

Research Reports

Since 1981, the Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) has been a leader at the state and national levels in multidisciplinary transportation research. The Center uses applied research to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound and fiscally responsible transportation system that delivers economic opportunity and enhances the quality of life in Kentucky. Below, is one of the most recent reports released:

Investigation of Workflow Processes and Best Practices in Kentucky’s CDL Program


Kentucky’s Division of Driver Licensing maintains the driver history records for all licensed drivers in Kentucky. It serves as the state driver licensing agency and is the locus for meeting the federal CDL requirements under 49 CFR 384. Kentucky relies on FMCSA’s Commercial Driver’s License Program Implementation (CDLPI) grant funding to subsidize salaries for Federally Funded Temporary Labor (FFTL). FFTLs verify and process documents as well as field phone calls from customers. DDL administrators say they cannot meet the CDL reporting timeframes without FFTL labor, but the agency is not able to fund temporary or full-time staff members on its own. However, FMCSA indicated a reluctance to continue funding FFTLs in recent grant cycles. Without the funding for FFTLs, Kentucky’s SDLA anticipates difficulty meeting FMCSA compliance standards or passing an FMCSA CDL program audit without the use of FFTLs. The research team undertook a study to identify strategies for optimizing workflow and adjusting to the loss of FFTLs. This study examines the approaches states are currently using to administer state and federal CDL requirements, and analyzes how those approaches may help state CDL programs remain compliant despite fewer resources. In addition, the study evaluates Kentucky’s current workflow to identify opportunities for improvement. The research will not only help Kentucky adjust to staffing limitations, it also provides other SDLAs with tools to implement innovative practices in their state’s CDL program.

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Construction Safety Course


Our number one priority is safety, and yours should be, too. Recognizing safety hazards can help you avoid dangerous situations. Though some safety hazards may be common sense, others are harder to identify. An online course on Construction Safety, offered through TC3 and FHWA, will teach you how to assess and prevent potential hazards on your job site. Local agencies have free access to this course.

To take advantage of this free Construction Safety course, click this link and register with your government email address. Locals looking to obtain the promo code, please email Brittany at brittany.cloyd@uky.edu.

More information here


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