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Kentucky Local Technical Assistance Program - June 7th, 2022



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Est. June 19th, 1865

Safe Streets and Roads

for All (SS4A)

US DOT Grant Program for

Local Governments


The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over the next 5 years. In fiscal year 2022 (FY22), up to $1 billion in funding is available for local agency initiatives to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.

The program provides funding for MPO’s, counties, cities, towns, and transit agencies, or Multijurisdictional groups through two types of grants.

  1. Action Plan Grants, which develop, update or support a comprehensive safety action plan for submitting agencies, or
  2. Implementation Grants which implement projects identified in a safety action plan.

Safety action plans are similar to Local Road Safety Plans recently introduced to Kentucky by KYTC and FHWA and supported by UK/T2. These plans, which must meet specific requirements established by the program, serve as the basis for project identification and prioritization to direct implementation funding. Once developed projects identified in the safety action plan may be used to pursue funding through the SS4A program, or may be used to pursue funds from the KYTC Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).

The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. EDT on September 15, 2022.

For details and more information you can review the

Notice of Funding Opportunity or contact KY’s Safety Circuit Rider, Adam Kirk at,

or by visiting our website

Webinar Wednesday

National Roadway Safety Strategy Overview

June 8

9:00am - 10:00am EST

The National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) was launched by Secretary Buttigieg in January of this year. It outlines the Department of Transportation’s comprehensive approach to significantly reducing serious injuries and deaths on our Nation’s highways, roads, and streets. The NRSS formalizes the adoption of the Safe System Approach principles. In this session, we will discuss the NRSS, new priority actions, what changes are made to existing practices to targets solutions with the most substantial impact and a call to action.


Join us at 9:00 am EST on the 2nd 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. These trainings are approved by the Department of Local Government for the County Officials Program.

June is National Safety Month

"Road to Zero" Campaign


June is National Safety Month and T2 would like to highlight the "Road to Zero" National Safety Council campaign.

"Road to Zero" helps to lay out strategies to end roadway deaths in the United States by 2050. 

The three main points are:

  • Double down on what works through proven, evidence-based strategies
  • Advance life-saving technology in vehicles and infrastructure
  • Prioritize safety by adopting a safe systems approach and creating a positive safety culture

The Road to Zero Coalition also supports Safe System Innovation grants for supporting innovative strategies to reduce roadways deaths. Enforcing and strengthening current traffic and safety laws, providing new resources for traffic safety researchers, and supporting those who design and build roads and vehicles will all help Road to Zero reach their goal.

For more information on the Road to Zero campaign, click the article header or featured image.  

Work Zone

Traffic Control


Technician Classes

June 8th

Natural Bridge State Park

June 23rd

Online Training


This course is intended for individuals who supervise traffic control technicians and other field personnel and who are responsible for implementing the Traffic Control Plan.

It provides comprehensive training on work zone standards, guidelines, installation and removal procedures, inspection, and documentation. Students are taught how to read and interpret traffic control plans for implementation in the field, and how to correct and document deficiencies.

The course expands on the concepts and techniques taught in the Traffic Control Technician Course, which is a prerequisite for the supervisor training. Supervisors must be qualified through training and testing every five years. Those who successfully pass the test will be qualified and their results will be provided to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.


Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month for free webinars that will cover job-specific information as well as general safety topics. Road Safety Champions focus on doing their job safely, and we will provide you the tools to feel confident in promoting safety in any workplace. With diverse courses in maintenance, construction, engineering, and more, you will find one or many opportunities to learn. Complete the program requirements and you can earn a Road Safety Champion certificate.

Road Safety Champion -

Sign & Post Installation

June 22

9:00am -11:00am EST

Learn more about keeping Kentuckians safe on our roadways. Take part in the Road Safety Champion Program, established by the National Center for Rural Road Safety. Become a Road Safety Champion today!

For traffic signs to be effective in providing important information to drivers, agencies should implement a sign maintenance program that addresses the new MUTCD minimum requirements. Agencies’ schedules for replacing signs are based on resources and relative priorities rather than specific compliance dates. This workshop will describe methods available for local governments to choose what is best for their community to comply. This course is designed for road supervisors, public works directors and crews to perform sign retroreflectivity inspection using the approved methods by the FHWA.

Click Here to Register!

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KTC Quarterly Report

3rd Quarter FY22

The KTC 3rd Quarter FY22 report has been posted.  Click the link below to read about several topics including:  2022 Kentucky Transportation Hall of Fame inductees, Plantmix Asphalt Industry of KY Winter Training School, Letter from the director, SPR Selection Process, Bridge Preservation, New Projects, New KTC staff, Employee Spotlight, and the 2022 TRB Annual Meeting. 

Click HERE to read the KTC Quarterly Report

T2 Welcomes

Gillian Herzberg


Gillian Herzberg is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has been in Lexington since the summer of 2021. In 2011, she graduated from the University of Nevada with a bachelor's degree in business administration and is currently pursuing a Master of Accounting. Gillian has had a wide variety of finance and accounting positions throughout her career. Most recently working for the Air Force, stationed in England. While overseas she was able to explore Europe, visiting over twenty countries. Her favorite spots were the islands of Greece and the city of Prague in the Czech Republic.

Outside of work Gillian enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking with her dog Layla and skiing.


Kentucky Chapter APWA Annual Event

August 3rd

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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The Kentucky Chapter APWA is sponsoring the 3rd annual APWA Equipment Show & ROADeo, to be held at Waterfront Park (enter off E. Witherspoon Street east of Brook Street) on August 3, 2022.

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

The ROADeo includes over 50 Public Works employees as they demonstrate their skill and knowledge in backhoe

and mini-excavator contests.

For questions and additional information,

Dirk Gowin (502) 574-5925

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Be on the lookout for the latest edition of the LINK

To sign up to receive a hard copy in the mail, email

KTC Research:

Electric Vehicles: Analysis of Revenue Issues and Charging Station Implementation Plans


Electric vehicles (EV) have many benefits.  They produce fewer tailpipe emissions than conventional internal combustion engine vehicles.  EVs also have lower refueling and long-term maintenance costs.

But widespread EV adoption use by drivers poses many challenges to state and federal governments.  Such as lower fuel/gas tax revenues for state budgets and corridor planning for charging stations.

Click HERE to read more about how EVs impact national and local governments.

Electric Vehicles 101 - February 2022 Webinar Wednesday

Kentucky has over 3,500 electric vehicles on their roadway.

Join us as we explore what electric vehicles (EV) are, the

different types, and the concerns surrounding EV’s.


Joint Summer Conference

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June 7 - 9th

Griffin Gate Marriott

Lexington, KY

Join us for an upcoming event by the Kentucky County Judge / Executive Association and the Kentucky Magistrates & Commissioners Association.

To learn more about

the organizations, visit and



Course Dates:

June 7th Inspector Requalification - Owensboro, KY

June 8th Inspector Qualification -

Owensboro, KY

The Kentucky Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control (KEPSC) Program is designed to offer introductory knowledge as well as assist developers, contractors, and government agencies in complying with the Kentucky Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (KPDES) General Permit for Construction.

Courses include the KEPSC Introductory Program, KEPSC Inspector Qualification Training & Testing, and KEPSC Requalification.

For more information on KEPSC, click HERE.

KACo Salt Auction

June 14 - 16th


In a reverse auction, sellers place bids for the amount they are willing to be paid for their goods or services, and at the end of the auction, the seller bidding the lowest dollar amount wins.

Details about the 2022 salt auction will be released soon. 

For more information, contact Scott Martin at 

or 800-264-5226.

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