Technology Transfer Program
Kentucky’s Technology Transfer Program (T2) promotes efficiency in Kentucky’s transportation system by providing workshops and training events, newsletters, how-to manuals, new and existing technology updates, legislative and regulatory news, on-site technical assistance, and access to the only transportation library in the Commonwealth.
Kentucky’s T2 Program is designated a Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) by the Federal Highway Administration. Similar centers exist in the 50 states, Puerto Rico and centers have been established to serve Native American Tribal governments (TTAP).
Each year, T2 presents an average of 320 workshops attended by more than 8,000 participants. This training can be a valuable benefit for companies. Training not only offers qualification for public employees, it also significantly enhances their professionalism in dealing with and serving the public. In addition, staff are more likely to stay when their organization invests in their future.
Technology Transfer – Programs & Activities
The RAC Conference at the Brown Hotel
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the Kentucky Transportation Center and AASHTO
were pleased to host the 2017 National Research Advisory Committee (RAC) and TRB State Representatives Meeting at The Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky on July 24-27, 2017. Over 90 participants attended from across the US. The audience included state and national transportation agencies, vendors, and transportation research centers. The theme of the conference was Creating a Culture of Success.
The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) to the AASHTO Standing Committee on Research (SCOR) promotes quality and excellence in research and supports the application of research findings to improving state transportation systems. RAC uses surveys to gather information regarding state DOT’s best practices, policies, and specifications.
KTC’s Technology Transfer group had primary responsibility for coordinating the conference. Martha Horseman presented LTAP Perspective on T2/Research Deliverables in a session that examined how different companies and agencies have used the concepts in NCHRP Report 768, Guide to Accelerating New Technology Adoption through Directed Technology Transfer.
Technology Transfer Program Areas
T2 offers a broad range of training from professional development to qualification programs. Programs include:
Pesticide Training & Testing
Grade & Drain
Work Zone Employment Qualification
Asphalt Training & Testing
These programs are designed to improve skills and increase knowledge of Kentucky’s transportation workforce.
*Additional information about each program can be found on the Technology Transfer website www.kyt2.com.
Trained personnel protect themselves and the traveling public. The Kentucky Local Technical Assistance Program’s Roads Scholar Training Program provides an opportunity for road maintenance personnel to receive this specialized training in an efficient and cost effective manner. Graduates of this program are designated a Roads Scholar. The Road Master Training Program is designed to build upon the knowledge gained from the Roads Scholar Training Program with classes that relate to those in a supervisory role. This program also provides a higher level of technical training.