September 2018
ASAP Funding Provided for Roadside Safety Improvements for Rural Roads
The Accelerating Safety Activities Program (ASAP) is designed to help Safety Focus States promote safety innovations.  Kentucky was awarded ASAP funding to host a Roadside Safety Improvements for Rural Roads course.

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.

Technology Transfer (T2) is currently finalizing the dates and locations but plan to host the two-day trainings in Bowling Green/Hopkinsville, Lexington, Northern Kentucky and Somerset.

Specific dates and locations will be announced in the coming weeks and posted to our social media pages and website.  

If you are interested in learning more about this class, contact April Shenk at or 1-800-432-0719.

Upcoming Workshops
21 - Asphalt Paving Best Practices, Florence (Local Government Only)
26 - Construction of Concrete, Carrollton

2 - Pesticide Continuing Education, Elizabethtown
9 - Pesticide Continuing Education, Falls of Rough
10 - Pesticide Continuing Education, Falls of Rough

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 .  
Register Now for Pesticide Training
In Kentucky, it is required that any person handling, applying or supervising the use of pesticides as part of that person's job must be certified and licensed by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Non-commercial pesticide applicators must complete 12 hours of training over a three-year period to remain certified. The Technology Transfer (T2) Program at the University of Kentucky is offering training and testing for the 2016-2017 training season in Categories 3, 5 and 6 and continuing education for Categories 3, 5, 6 and 18.

Continuing Education Training Dates
September 25 - Natural Bridge State Resort Park
September 26 - Natural Bridge State Resort Park
October 2 - Red Lion Inn, Elizabethtown
October 9 - Rough River Dam State Resort Park
October 10 - Rough River Dam State Resort Park
October 11 - Rough River Dam State Resort Park

Pesticide Training and Testing Dates
February 5, 2019 - Fairfield Inn North, Lexington
February 14, 2019 - Barren River Lake State Resort Park

For additional dates or to register online visit the Pesticide Training Website.

New Survey Training Coming Soon!

The Technology Transfer Program, in partnership with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, will soon be offering a  Basic Measuring Skills for Highway Technicians  course.
The training includes basic surveying concepts, measurements, mathematics, and several field exercises. It is intended for technicians and inspectors, especially those without previous experience.
This training was created to provide basic guidance and instruction to personnel involved in highway construction and maintenance surveying.
Check for updates on our website,

If you are interested in attending the course, please contact Janet Ferguson at

The conference will consist of an all-day general session, exhibitors, and an equipment display.  Session topics include the latest information and innovations on Emergency Response Training, Employment Law, Quality Based Selection and Young Professionals. 

The conference will be held at the Owensboro Convention Center on Friday, September 14.  Doors open at 8:00 am for registration with the opening general session beginning at 8:45 am.  The conference will conclude at 4:00 pm.  The registration fee is $100 and includes all materials, refreshments and lunch.

To register for the APWA Conference, click Register Here.  
TC3 Leverages State and Industry Feedback to Launch New Courses

After leveraging responses received through the Suggest a Course for Development form on the TC3 website, we launched two brand new courses: Micropile and Corrosion of Structures. The Micropile course concentrates on installing and inspecting micropile, identifying critical checkpoints in the process. Corrosion of Structures explains what corrosion is, as well as how it applies to and appears in highway structures. Both of these courses are available for free if you register through September 2018!

Additionally, we wanted to spotlight our AASHTO Designation: T 312 course, which explains how to make all necessary calculations and complete the documentation required to prepare and determine the density of an asphalt mixture using the Superpave gyratory compactor. This course is also available for free if you register through September 2018!

To learn more about the courses or to register online, click below:

Micropile:   This course instructs those in the construction industry on the installation and inspection of micropile, focusing on the inspection checkpoints during the installation process.

Corrosion of Structures:  
This course covers the corrosion effects on transportation structures, in particular, reinforcing steel, reinforced concrete, and structural steel and girders.

AASHTO Designation: T 312:  This course explains how to perform all of the necessary set-up procedures and how to complete the steps in the test method, Preparing and Determining the Density of Asphalt Mixture Specimens by Means of the Superpave Gyratory Compactor. 
Graduation Dates are Coming Soon!

Due to the overwhelming requests this year for training and the increase in the number of graduates, Roads Scholar and Road Master graduation dates will be in late November or December.  As soon as the dates are confirmed we will send an announcement to all expected gradates as well as post it to our social media accounts and website.  Please stay tuned.  

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  
Child Passenger Safety Week: September 23-29, 2018
National Seat Check Saturday: September 29, 2018

Every 33 seconds, one child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts.

Use this toolkit to download campaign materials and get information on how to generate awareness about child car safety in your community.

Click here to get your campaign materials now.


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