June 2018
Technology Transfer Program Update
Thank you for your support of the Kentucky Transportation Center and the Technology Transfer Program (T2). It is with your help and support that the Center funding is approved and funding is included in Kentucky's Transportation Budget.
For over 30 years, T2 has delivered technical assistance and training to transportation agencies across Kentucky. Renowned for its innovation, T2 workshops present state-of-the-art technologies that can be applied by governmental agencies. Over 8,000 participants attend over 300 workshops offered by T2 each year. At these workshops, public employees have the opportunity to acquire new skills and earn certifications. With the $290,000 legislative appropriation and FHWA's $150,000 match, T2 will continue with activities such as the Roads Scholar and Road Master Training Programs, the Safety Circuit Rider Program and free technical assistance to local governments.
Many thanks,
Martha Horseman
Program Manager, Technology Transfer Program
Director, Kentucky LTAP
Upcoming Workshops
11 - Risk Management/Tort Liability, Dawson Springs
12 - Asphalt Paving Best Practices, Dawson Springs
18 - Communications I, Hopkinsville
25 - Snow and Ice Removal, Gilbertsville
26 - Roadside/Vegetation Management, Gilbertsville

2 - Erosion and Sediment Control, Gilbertsville
7 - Basic Plan Reading, Cadiz

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 .  
KCJEA/KMCA Joint Summer Conference
June 26-29, 2018
Griffin Gate Marriott, Lexington, Kentucky

The 32nd Annual KCJEA and KMCA Joint Summer Conference is scheduled for June 26-29 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort in Lexington, Kentucky.

The golf scramble is scheduled for June 26 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Golf Course with a shotgun start at 2:00 pm.  Conference registration opens at 9:00 am on Wednesday, June 27. 

The Technology Transfer Program will be set-up at booth 34 in the exhibit area.  Stop by to learn more about the program and register for a fabulous prize.  

We hope to see you there!
Chainsaw Safety Clinic
The Chainsaw Safety Training Clinic is a three-day event designed to help prepare participants for tree removal projects and safety conditions.  

Topics covered in the three days are:
Demonstration Safety Training
Hands-On Safety Training
Limbing, Bucking and Debris Removal

The last Chainsaw Safety Clinic for the 2018 training year is scheduled for September 17 at Carter Caves State Resort Park.

To learn more about the course or to register online, click here.
KTC Technology Transfer Program Library is Closing

The Kentucky Transportation Center Technology Transfer Program Library will be closing its doors on July 1, 2018.  

The library has served Kentucky's transpo rtation community since 1989.  Laura Whayne has served as Librarian  since the doors opened and has played a vital role in expanding the available material through the years.

The Technology Transfer Program will take over most of the programs curr ently being run through the library including the Equipment Loan Program, and the Video Lending Library.  

Beginning July 1, please contact the Technology Transfer Program at 800-432-0719 for assistance.  
Traffic Incident Management Responder Training

Kentucky's Traffic Incident Management (TIM) training program addresses the challenges of moving people and goods efficiently and safely on the nation's highways. The program focuses on response efforts that protect motorists and responders while minimizing the impact on traffic flow. TIM efforts include detecting, verifying and responding to incidents; clearing the incident scene; and restoring traffic flow. Based on the severity or type of incident, first responders may represent law enforcement, fire, transportation, emergency medical services, public safety, towing and recovery, public works and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) disciplines. 

Dates and Location
July 18 - Morehead Convention Center (AM & PM)
August 8 - Homewood Suites Hamburg, Lexington (AM & PM)
September 13 - Hopkins County Extension Office, Madisonville (AM & PM)
September 18 - Boone County Extension Office, Burlington (AM & PM)
October 10 - Center for Rural Development, Somerset (AM & PM)
November 13 - The Corbin Center (AM & PM)
December 11 - Elizabethtown Public Works (AM & PM)

AM classes are 8:00 AM - Noon
PM classes are 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

For additional information about the TIM program or to register online, visit www.kyt2.com.  
Kentucky LTAP Awarded Funding through the Accelerating Safety Activities Program (ASAP)
The Accelerating Safety Activities Program (ASAP) is designed to help Safety Focused States promote safety innovations.   

The Technology Transfer Program, which has been designated Kentucky's Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) by the Federal Highway Administration, has been awarded a grant through ASAP to provide Roadside Safety Improvements for Rural Road training to local governments.  

This two-day training will include seven FHWA Proven Safety Countermeasures and a review of Kentucky's Strategic Highway Safety Plan.  Some of the topics will include High Friction Surface Treatments, Shoulder Maintenance and Drop Off, Sign Supports and Guardrails.  

The training will be conducted in the fall in four locations across Kentucky.  Once dates and locations are confirmed, an announcement will be made in the T2 Newsflash as well as in the News section of the website, www.kyt2.com.  
Certified Stormwater Inspector Classes
August 23-24, 2018
Louisville, Kentucky

Designed specifically for MS4 personnel, this course focuses on stormwater permit compliance as the key to restore and maintain the waters of the United States.  

To learn more or to register online, visit the National Stormwater Center website. 
Tools for the Zombie Apocalypse:
Avoiding the Brain Drain in 
Transportation Organizations

Information is coming in and knowledge is going out more rapidly than anticipated.  Not only are we losing knowledge from long-time employees, but consultants and contractors have an equal amount of knowledge that could escape at any moment.

This session will focus on recent guidance and current practices that transportation agencies can apply to tackle these challenges.  

To learn more or to register online, visit the TRB Knowledge Management website.
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