Message From the Director

In 2010, I was selected to serve as Director of the Kentucky Transportation Center. I have had the privilege of serving under four previous Directors: Jim Havens, Bob Deen, Calvin Grayson, and Paul Toussaint. Those gentlemen, along with their predecessors and the many staff, faculty, and students who have served this organization over the past 70 years, have built an outstanding legacy of research excellence, world-class technology transfer, and exemplary customer service. My intent as Director is to grow and enhance that legacy. We will celebrate the accomplishments of the past, but we will not rest on them. I firmly believe that our best days are ahead of us.

To guide our efforts in moving forward, we are developing a collective Vision for where we want to be in the year 2022. 

It is indeed a privilege to serve the citizens of Kentucky, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the University of Kentucky, and our many other partners and clients as Director of the Kentucky Transportation Center. If we can be of service to you, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of our staff. I look forward to working with all of you as we strive to improve the safety, efficiency and sustainability of Kentucky’s transportation system.


Joe Crabtree, PhD, PE

Vision Statement