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Kentucky Local Technical Assistance Program - January 10th, 2022

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T2 welcomes everyone back

for a BRAND NEW year!

FHWA Announces EDC-7 Initiatives

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced the latest round of transportation through the Every Day Counts Program (EDC-7). This program has helped Local Highway Jurisdictions identify and quickly deploy proven, if underutilized, innovations that save time, money and other resources to build out the transportation network better, faster, and smarter.

For over 10 years the Every Day Counts program has rapidly deployed proven technologies and processes. The EDC-7 innovations will improve safety for all road users, build a sustainable infrastructure for the future and grow an inclusive workforce. Notably, some of the EDC-7 innovations were chosen with multimodal state transportation agencies in mind and are of interest to transit and rail agencies.

Some of this year’s initiatives include Nighttime Visibility for Safety, Next-Generation Traffic Incident Management: Technology for Saving Lives, Rethinking Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) in Design-Build, and Strategic Workforce Development.

View an informational video about the EDC HERE.



The EDC-7 Virtual Summit will be held on

February 14, 15, and 16, 2023. 

Sign up for EDCNews to be notified when the Virtual Summit registration opens.

Adapted from LHTAC and FHWA publications

Webinar Wednesday

Public Speaking


January 11, 2023

9am - 10am EST

Public speaking can be daunting, especially if you don't practice the skill. Join us as we learn quick tips and strategies for public speaking.

Join us at 9:00 am EST on the second Wednesday of each month for a free,

one-hour webinar. The presentation will follow two tracks: Leadership and Transportation. Participants will receive one professional development hour.

The 2023 Wednesday Webinars, ranging from Technology Tips to KEPSC and Burnout to Winter Weather, are open for registration.

Register for all twelve today so you don’t miss any.

RS RM 2022 Graduation Recap

State Highway Engineer, James Ballinger, congratulated graduates personally by presenting commemorative plaques at the graduation ceremonies. Above, graduate Chris Turner is celebrated by Ballinger

and Representative Mark Hart of

the 78th District.

Browse photos from the graduations

held at Barren River, Corbin, and Lexington.

T2 would like to congratulate our 2022 Roads Scholar and Road Master Training Program Graduates.

With three graduations held across the state, T2 was excited to celebrate this accomplishment with many of you.

This year, 188 graduates received their Roads Scholars certificate while 157 participants graduated from Road Master. 92 participants completed both programs. Since the inception, we have graduated over 4,100 RS and 3,200 RM graduates. Congratulations on your hard work.

View list of graduates HERE.

Save the Date for the

2023 Kentucky Project Delivery and

Preservation Collaboration Conference

March 8-10, 2023

Hyatt Regency, Lexington

Join professionals from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC), Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors (KAHC), and other contractors, suppliers, and service providers, for three days of sharing practices, technologies, and research to continue providing quality transportation infrastructure for the Commonwealth. Register today to attend, sponsor, or exhibit at the 2023 PD&P Conference.

For more information, click HERE.

2023 Course Registration Now Available

The NEW T2 2023 Training Calendar has been posted. Click HERE to view. For a physical copy of the calendar, contact

  • Spot yourself in the photos? Take a selfie and tag us on Facebook @KTCTechnologyTransfer or Twitter at @KTCTechTransfer.
  • To view specific course offerings, browse our training page.

Road Safety Champion Program

Intro to Road Safety & Horizontal Curve Signs


January 25, 2023

9am - 10am EST

The first course of 2023 will kick

off with a combination of the Introduction to Road Safety course and the Horizontal Curve Signing course. If you are missing either requirement, or you're finding your way here for the first time, please join in.

With a diverse lineup of topics, these courses will prepare Road Safety Champions to focus on doing their job safely and efficiently.

Once you have completed all requirements (or to find out your status in the program), email

Register for all twelve today so you don’t miss any.

For more information about the program and class requirements,

click HERE.

Join Us at the 2023 KBT Conference

January 11-13, 2023

Louisville, KY

KBT brings together industry professionals who specialize in all modes of transportation, government agencies, and association members.

Join this year’s attendees to learn about state funding, sustainable energy, electric vehicles (EV), Complete Streets, and much more.

Be sure to check out the T2 session, cohosted with the Green River Area Development District (GRADD) and Boone County Public Works, discussing the SS4A application process. Visit our booth in the exhibit hall to pick up some resources and swag.

For more information about the conference, click HERE.

Scholarship Opportunity

Apply for the Michelle Adams Memorial Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is available to a student who:

  • is an incoming freshman enrolled full time at the University of Kentucky; 
  • is the child of either an attendee of the Kentucky Transportation Center Snow & Ice Removal course or any public works employee in the state of Kentucky; and
  • demonstrates financial need.

Deadline: March 31, 2023

Learn more and download the application.

KTC Research:

Specialized Safety Training and Tracking for Maintenance Personnel

High-quality safety training is critical for educating employees in the highway construction and maintenance industry about workplace hazards and giving them tools to remove and/or minimize associated risks.

But researchers and state transportation agencies have not committed enough resources to develop safety trainings that address the unique needs of this sector.

This report fills in this gap for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) by cataloguing safety training resources available through other state and federal transportation agencies, documenting trainings available to Cabinet staff, identifying and prioritizing training gaps, and critically evaluating the content, quality, and duration of training resources. 

Click HERE to learn more about the safety training report.

Webinar Wednesday - 

Introduction to Construction Management

In case you missed this webinar, watch this video on Introduction to Construction Management.

This workshop introduces components of the construction management process. By applying the information learned in the workshop, you can improve how you manage project risks, communications, delivery, and scheduling.

By the end of the workshop, you'll be able to:

- Compare common project delivery methods

- Describe the relationships among owner, contractor, and engineer on public works construction projects

- Describe common types of contract-required documentation

- Explain the importance of communication with a contractor and stakeholders

- Identify methods for selecting a construction contractor

Showcase Your Innovations in the

Annual Innovation Celebration

Have you or one of your co-workers recently built an innovative gadget or developed an improved way to do a job? Now is the time to show off your creativity. T2 is participating in the Build a Better Mousetrap Competition, recently rebranded as the Innovation Celebration, and we need your submissions.

Projects can be anything from the development of tools, equipment modification, and/or processes that increase safety, reduce cost, improve efficiency, and improve the quality of transportation.

The winner for Kentucky will be elevated to compete

for national recognition.

Learn more about the Innovation Celebration HERE

KEPSC for Roadway Inspectors

January 11


The purpose of KEPSC Roadway Inspectors (KEPSC-RI) is to qualify erosion and sediment control inspectors for roadway projects as required by Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction, published by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways. 

This course specifically addresses linear projects and the specific requirements of the Transportation Cabinet.  

The latest WINTER LINK edition is ALMOST here!

To receive a hard copy in the mail, email

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