October 2018
Roadside Safety Improvements for Rural Roads
For Local Government Agencies
The Roadside Safety Improvements for Rural Roads course is designed for local governments to reduce roadway departures and fatalities. Speakers include subject experts from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and local governments within Kentucky.  The program is a two-day training event which includes seven of the FHWA Proven Safety Countermeasures and a review of Kentucky's Strategic Highway Safety Plan. The following additional topics requested by local governments will also be addressed: High Friction Service Treatments, Shoulder Maintenance and Shoulder Drop Off, Signs Supports, and Guardrails.

October 23 & 24 - The Center for Rural Development, Somerset
October 31 & November 1 - The Clarion Hotel, Lexington
November 7 & 8  - James E. Bruce Convention Center, Hopkinsville
December 12 & 13 - Riegler Blacktop, Florence
(Click on a date to register)

This training is provided FREE to local governments through the Accelerating Safety Activities Program (ASAP).

Space is limited so register early.  

DLG Training Hours
This training is worth 9.75 DLG hours for both days. 

If you are interested in learning more about this class, visit our website here or contact April Shenk at april.shenk@uky.edu or 1-800-432-0719.

Upcoming Workshops
9 - Pesticide Continuing Education , Rough River Dam SRP
10 - Pesticide Continuing Education, Rough River Dam SRP
10 - Communications II, Louisville
11 - Pesticide Continuing Education, Rough River Dam SRP
12 - Traffic Management through Signals, Signs, Markings, Ft. Wright
16 - Grade and Drain Level I, Bowling Green
16 - Pesticide Continuing Education, Lake Barkley SRP
17 - Grade and Drain Level I, Bowling Green
17 - Pesticide Continuing Education, Lake Barkley SRP
18 - Grade and Drain Level I, Bowling Green
18 - Pesticide Continuing Education, Lake Barkley SRP
18 - Drainage: The Key to Roads that Last, Blue Licks Battlefield SRP
23 - Pesticide Continuing Education, Kentucky Dam Village SRP
23 - Grade and Drain Level I, Hager Hill
24 - Grade and Drain Level I, Hager Hill
24 - Pesticide Continuing Education, Kentucky Dam Village SRP
25 - Pesticide Continuing Education, Kentucky Dam Village SRP
30 - KEPSC for Roadway Inspectors, Rough River Dam SRP

1 - KEPSC for Roadway Inspectors, Jenny Wiley SRP

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 .  
2019 Focus Counties Selected by Safety Circuit Rider Program Steering Committee

The Safety Circuit Rider Program Steering Committee recently selected Barren, Gallatin, Knox, McCracken, Meade and Shelby County as the 2019 focus counties.  Selection for the Safety Circuit Rider Program is based on criteria set by the Kentucky Transportation Center and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Jeff Hackbart, P.E., Safety Circuit Rider for Kentucky, will use crash data to locate high incident sites along roadways and assist local officials in finding low cost roadway safety improvements. At this time, the Safety Circuit Rider Program has worked with more than 60 counties in Kentucky.
While only six counties are selected to focus on per year, free technical advice is available to every community in the Commonwealth. For questions and technical assistance, contact Jeff Hackbart, PE at 502-320-6294 or j.hackbart@uky.edu
Additional Pesticide Continuing Education Date Added

T2 has added an additional Pesticide Continuing Education date to the calendar.  

December 5 - Fairfield Inn North, Lexington

This training provides three general hours and one specific hour for each of the four categories (3, 5, 6 and 18), for a total of seven hours of training if the individual holds certification in all four categories.  

To register for the course or to learn more about the Pesticide Training Program visit us at www.kyt2.com.  
Megan Perrin Named Training Program Manager
On September 9, it was announced that Megan Perrin would be taking over the role of Training Program Manager for the Technology Transfer Program (T2).  

Megan has been with T2 since 2014 and served as the coordinator for the Traffic Incident Management Responder Training, Asphalt Training & Testing, and Work Zone Traffic Control Employee Qualification Program. 

"She has the experience and knowledge from working in T2 which will be an asset in this position and growing the program," said Martha Horseman, T2 Program Manager.

Congratulations Megan!

2018 Southeastern 
Rail-Highway Training Workshop
November 27-29, 2018
The Brown Hotel
Louisville, Kentucky

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is hosting the 2018 Southeastern Rail-Highway Training Workshop, in partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Center's Technology Transfer Program. Our aim is to inform State DOT's, industry professionals, and others about current developments in railroad engineering, education, rail programs and policies. The workshop will facilitate the sharing of professional knowledge and experience between DOT's and the railroad industry in infrastructure, operations, engineering, and design concepts. In addition, it will be a resource to strengthen collaboration between states DOTs, the federal DOT, and railroad industry leaders to meet the challenges of rail-highway safety. 

To learn more about the training and to register online, visit the Southeastern Rail-Highway Training  website.  

Orientation Webinars for EDC-5 Innovations

The orientation webinars for the ten EDC-5 Innovations were held in September.  If you missed one of them, fact sheets, webinar recordings and presentation slides are now available online.

The Webinar topics are:
  • Weather-Responsive Management Strategies
  • CHANGE: Collaborative Hydraulics Advancing in the Next Generation of Engineering
  • Rural Roadway Departures
  • Advanced Geotechnical Exploration Methods
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  • Virtual Public Involvement
  • Use of Crowdsourcing to Advance Operations
  • Project Bundling
  • STEP: Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian
  • Value Capture: Capitalizing on the Value Created by Transportation

The webinar information can be found at the Every Day Counts website.  
October 21 - 27, 2018

Too many teens are dying on our roads.


Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15 to 18 years old) in the United States - ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence.


There were 1,972 teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015. An estimated 99,000 teen passenger vehicle drivers were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes.

Click here to learn more about National Teen Driver Safety Week.
Are You Ready to Graduate?

If you are a member of a local government agency and think you are on track to complete the Roads Scholar or Road Master programs this year, contact Becky Boston so she can pull your transcript to see if you are on track or still need to pick up a class or two.  Becky can be reached at 800-432-0719 or becky.boston@uky.edu .  

Technology Transfer Program | Kentucky Transportation Center | 800-432-0719 | www.kyt2.com