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.

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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:

Roads Scholar

Road Master

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

Roads Scholar & Road Master Program

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.

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Technology Transfer Faculty & Staff

Martha Horseman
Program Manager
(859) 257-4531

Michele Baker
Administrative Assistant
(859) 257-7452

Becky Boston
Conference Coordinator
(859) 257-4509

Carla Crossfield
Conference Coordinator
(859) 257-4022

Jeff Hackbart, PE
Safety Circuit Rider
(502) 320-6274

Megan Perrin
Conference Coordinator
(859) 257-7405

Valerie Pitts
Administrative Services Assistant
(859) 257-7410

Jen Smith
Training Program Manager
(859) 257-7412

Amy Terry
Marketing & Publications Manager
(859) 257-7466

Laura Whayne
(859) 257-2155

Nicole Worthy
Training Assistant
(859) 257-7364


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