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About Us

Our History

Since 1981, the Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) has been a leader at the state and national levels in multidisciplinary transportation research. The Center uses applied research to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound and fiscally responsible transportation system that delivers economic opportunity and enhances the quality of life in Kentucky.

Housed in the Oliver H. Raymond Building on the University of Kentucky campus, KTC researchers enjoy access to spacious laboratories as well as the most technologically advanced equipment and instrumentation with which to conduct their work. They routinely collaborate with the Department of Civil Engineering’s renowned faculty on research projects. In 2015, KTC was ranked 4th on campus in the amount of project awards brought into University of Kentucky. That rank climbs to 3rd when medical research is not included.

KTC’s researchers work in several program areas, including: Bridge Preservation, Construction Engineering and Project Management, Economics, Finance and Policy, Education, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Pavement, Materials, Geotechnology and Infrastructure Assessment, Planning, Project Development, Special Projects and Initiatives, Structures, and Traffic & Safety.

In addition to strong working relationships with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Federal Highway Administration, the Center has forged strategic partnerships with a wide variety of government agencies, transportation organizations, and key stakeholders. Through its commitment to high-quality research, technology transfer, and educating the next generation of transportation professionals, the Center works every day to improve the nation’s transportation systems. And with talented research staff and a proven track record of delivering transportation solutions, KTC will continue to expand its national profile and cement its reputation for producing timely, accurate, innovative research.

The Kentucky Transportation Center is committed to a policy of providing equal opportunities for all persons in recruitment, appointment, promotion, payment, training, and other employment and education practices without regard for economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or age. KTC does not discriminate on the basis of uniform service, veteran status, or physical or mental disability when an individual otherwise meets the minimum qualifications for application or participation.

The Kentucky Transportation Center, in its efforts to foster an environment of respect for the dignity and worth of all members of the KTC community, is committed to maintaining an environment free of prohibited discrimination, which includes sexual and other forms of harassment. Discrimination and harassment are prohibited between members of the KTC community and shall not be tolerated. Click here to learn more.