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Kentucky Local Technical Assistance Program - November 1st, 2022



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Crash Responder Safety Week

November 14 - 18

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is commemorating the start of "Crash Responder Safety Week" by hosting a series of webinars sharing 

Traffic Incident Management (TIM) community messages, strategies, and testimonials.

The National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE) is hosting Jim Austrich and Paul Jodoin of the FHWA Office of Operations to kick off the event.

The webinar features USDOT and national association executive leadership messages, responder struck by testimonials, and calls to action.

View more information about "Crash Responder Safety Week" HERE.

In addition to "Crash Responder Safety Week," the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is raising awareness of life-saving "Move Over" laws. All 50 states have "move over" laws to protect law enforcement officers and first responders stopped on our nation's roads.

Traffic Incident Management

Responder Training

November 10

Jenny Wiley SRP, 

8:00am - Noon

November 10

Jenny Wiley SRP, 

1:00pm -5:00pm

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. 

Using a multidisciplinary perspective,

first responders will learn how to operate more efficiently and collectively. The training covers many topics including recommended TIM procedures and techniques.

KEPSC Inspector Requalification

November 3

Online Training

KEPSC courses are designed to provide governmental roadway maintenance workers the basic knowledge necessary to safely and efficiently maintain Kentucky's highways. These classes are open to local governmental employees, private industry, the general public and anyone with interest in learning more about maintaining roads and streets.

This course is designed for KEPSC Qualified Inspectors who wish to maintain their qualification, which expires three years after initial testing. In order to become requalified, participants must complete the entire workshop and pass the exam. 

RSRM Graduation Ceremonies 

The Roads Scholar and Road Master Graduations are quickly approaching!

Register HERE.

If you believe you are graduating and have not received a letter saying you are, please contact Megan

Webinar Wednesday - November

Developing and Updating ADA Transition Plans

November 9

9am - 10am EST

This webinar will discuss best practices for developing and updating ADA Transition Plans.

ADA Transition Plans are a requirement for all public entities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 prohibits discrimination against people who have disabilities.

Title II of the Act addresses how to make public services and public transportation accessible to people with disabilities. 

The Act covers all facilities built before and after 1990. To develop ADA-compliant accessibility plans, state and local governments, public entities, and agencies must self-evaluate their facilities.

These evaluations are used to determine if facilities meet ADA accessibility requirements.

48th Annual KACo Conference & Exposition

November 16-18

Central Bank Center, Lexington, KY

Join elected county officials from across the Commonwealth for KACo's 48th Annual Conference and Exposition. The conference will feature dynamic speakers covering a full range of topics. 

In addition to the educational sessions, the conference will include the KACo second Vice President election and an exhibit hall filled with vendors from across the country offering products and information relevant to county governments.

Register HERE.

KACERS Free Lunch and Learn

November 16

Central Bank Center

430 W Vine St. Lexington, KY

Level 2, Meeting Room 1

KACERS is offering a free Lunch and

Learn on November 16 at 10:00am, in conjunction with the KACo Conference.

This meeting will provide professional development hours and networking opportunities. Join us for a presentation on U-Beam Bridge Systems for PDH’s followed by the KACERS business meeting. Breakfast to be provided.

KACERS is the Kentucky Association of County Engineers and Road Supervisors. KACERS is a branch of the National Association of County Engineers (NACE).

The purpose of KACERS is to facilitate communication and coordination among association members and with other government, academic, and

private institutions, by providing

a forum for training, exchanging ideas and trading information.

The primary objective is to help advance members through training and networking.

If you have any questions, please contact secretary Megan Martin

at or

by phone at 859-257-7405.

KTC Research:

KY Safety Belt Usage

Each year, Kentucky Transportation Center researchers conduct a safety belt usage survey to estimate Kentucky’s statewide safety belt usage rate.

In 2022, the safety belt usage rate in Kentucky was 86.72 percent, which represents a 3.06% decline over 2021. Safety belt usage peaked in 2018 at 89.99 percent.

Declines in safety belt usage rate over the past couple years may be attributed in part to changes in driver behaviors and traffic dynamics following the COVID-19 pandemic.

If Kentucky wants to increase safety belt usage rates, the state may need ramp up enforcement of safety belt laws or bolster educational outreach in targeted areas.

Click HERE to learn more.

Webinar Wednesday - Chainsaw Safety

Chainsaws are widely used throughout the world. They’re used in a variety

of industries such as commercial, residential, arborist, road maintenance, property maintenance, ground operations, and bucket truck operations. Chainsaws can be very useful, but it is important to remember they can be very dangerous.

Every year, numerous chainsaw operators and bystanders are seriously injured and killed due to chainsaw accidents. A majority of these accidents could have been prevented by learning and practicing proper chainsaw safety.

During this presentation, we will discuss chainsaw maintenance procedures, how to select and properly use personal protective equipment, and how to safely operate the chainsaw to reduce the risk of injury.

Transportation Hall of Fame

Nominations Are Open

Nominations are open until November 30th. Find out more HERE.

The Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) established the Kentucky Transportation Hall

of Fame in 1990 to formally recognize those people whose professional contributions have significantly improved the safety, quality, and efficiency of the Commonwealth’s transportation systems. Both public and private sector practitioners are well represented in the Hall

of Fame.

Each year a Selection Committee requests nominations from across the state and chooses one or more recipients from those nominations. The Hall of Fame inducted its first recipient, Henry T. Ward, at the 27th Annual Kentucky Transportation Forum held on November 1-2, 1990, at the University of Kentucky.

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