January 2018
Congratulations Graduates!
The Technology Transfer Program is proud to announce the graduation of 165 Roads Scholars and 144 Road Masters. They join the 2,867 Roads Scholars and 2,179 Road Masters who have already completed the program. 

These dedicated men and women attended classes covering a variety of topics including drainage, low-cost roadway safety improvements, and leadership skills. Roads Scholar graduates attended 54 hours of training and Road Masters attended an additional 42 hours.

Graduations were held in December at Rough River Dam State Resort Park and Embassy Suites in Lexington.  

Graduation photos can be found through the links below.  

Congratulations to the recent graduates.  We commend you for your commitment to improving your skills through training, and your hard work keeping Kentucky's roads safe and well-maintained.

Hopkins County
Madison County
Upcoming Workshops
17 - Basic Plan Reading, Slade
17 - Grade and Drain Level I, Frankfort

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 .  
Every Day Counts 5 - Innovations
Call for Ideas
The Federal Highway Administration is seeking information from State, local, and industry partners and the public on proven processes or technologies that have the potential to provide efficiencies. Specifically, the FHWA is interested in innovations and in processes, which have the potential to transform the way the highway transportation community does business by enhancing roadway safety, shortening project delivery time, reducing traffic congestion, and/or improving environmental sustainability. The information may assist FHWA identify proven, market-ready innovations for potential deployment through the fifth round of EDC (EDC-5) in 2019-2020.

Deadline: January 18, 2018

To submit your idea, visit the EDC-5 website.
Traffic Incident Management Refresher Course
For Qualified TIM Trainers
As a qualified TIM trainer, this course will serve as a refresher course to update you on the new PowerPoint and materials being used for the Kentucky TIM program.  

This course is reserved for currently qualified TIM trainers.  This course will not qualify you to be a trainer.  

January 24, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Frankfort, Kentucky

There is no cost to attend this training.  

To learn more or to register online, visit TIM Refresher Training.

For additional information on the TIM program, contact Megan Perrin at megan.perrin@uky.edu.  
Americans with Disabilities Act
Sidewalk Facilities for Public Rights-of-Way
The Americans with Disabilities Act: Sidewalk Facilities for Public Rights-of-Way workshop is being offered in five locations in 2018.  Don't miss the location near you!  

Dates :
January 23, 2018 - Holiday Inn Express, Somerset
January 24, 2018 - Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas
February 8, 2018 - Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville
March 1, 2018 - Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Mt. Olivet
April 17, 2018 - Fairfield Inn North, Lexington

For additional information or to register online, visit  www.kyt2.com.  

This training has been approved for 6.5 hours in the DLG training program.

MUTCD Update:
Optional Use of Rectangular Rapid 
Flashing Beacons
On December 21, 2017, the FHWA  terminated Interim Approval 11 , which permitted the optional use of rectangular rapid flashing beacons.  All highway agencies, including those agencies that previously received the FHWA's approval to use rectangular rapid flashing beacons under Interim Approval 11, are prohibited from installing any new rectangular rapid flashing beacons.  However, any existing rectangular rapid flashing beacons that are already installed may remain in place until they reach the end of their useful service life.

For additional information on this update, visit the MUTCD online.  
January 4
Mobility on Demand Integrated Platforms & Services
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

January 16
ITE Smart Communities Initiative - The Path Forward
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

January 18
Pedestrian Treatments for Uncontrolled Locations
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

January 19
Application of Clear Zones for Roadway Departures
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET

January 23
Vizguide: Data Visualization for Transportation Agencies
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

January 25
An Accessible Approach to Shared Streets
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

January 25
Introducing the FHWA Speed Management ePrimer for Rural Transition Zones and Town Centers
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

January 30
Being Media Savvy: How to Position your Projets
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

January 31
TSMO Program Plan Development Roundtable Part 2
3:00 pm 

Additional webinars are listed in the News section of our website, www.kyt2.com.  

On occasion, a peer organization will ask us to share a survey with our colleagues so they can receive broader feedback.  We know your time is valuable and we appreciate any assistance you can provide to these organizations.  
Open Utility Cut Pavement Restoration Survey

Local Public Agencies face the challenge of repairing their pavements after the installation or repair of subsurface utilities in the roadway. While minimizing the need to disturb the in-service pavements through advanced planning and coordination with other planned roadway work is ideal, open utility cuts are often unavoidable.  The purpose of the survey is to collect information about pavement restoration of open cut utility installation or repair from practitioners in urban areas with similar climatic conditions as northern Ohio.  The survey, sponsored by Ohio Research Initiative for Locals at Ohio University, will take approximately 30 minutes.

To take the survey, click here:  Utility Cut Restoration
Climate Adaptation Training Needs and Opportunities

Many transportation agencies are exploring climate/extreme weather adaptation measures to enhance the resilience of the transportation system.  The University of Vermont is conducting a study to identify core competencies and career pathways for climate adaptation professionals in the transportation sector.  This brief, 10 question, survey is intended to identify adaptation-related professional development and training needs and opportunities at DOTs and other transportation agencies.  

L earn more about the survey and take the survey here: Climate Adaptation
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