TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER2

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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The Safety Circuit Rider Program

With the bridge inventory of the United States rapidly aging, and departments of transportation lacking the financial resources to replace these structures, it is critical to identify and implement novel bridge preservation strategies. KTC’s Bridge Preservation research group works on questions related to the techniques and materials used to repair, reinforce, and preserve the structural elements of bridges. They have worked on numerous projects for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), and the Federal Highway Administration. Key research topics include the effectiveness of protective coatings for concrete and steel, spot painting techniques, remediating chloride damage on steel bridges, the use of nondestructive technologies to inspect bridges, and holistic bridge maintenance and preservation strategies to prolong service lives.

The Roads Scholar and Masters Program

Transportation agencies are entrusted to properly maintain and construct roads and streets in their community.  The Roads Scholar and Road Master Training Programs were developed to train road maintenance personnel in the basics of construction and maintenance as well as communication and management practices.  Employees 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. Click Here to find out more about the Roads Scholar and Road Master Programs.

Technology Transfer Faculty & Staff

Martha Horseman

Program Manager

859-257-4531

martha.horseman@uky.edu

Becca Boom

Conference Coordinator

859-257-7412

rebecca.boom@uky.edu

Brittany Cloyd

Technology Training Specialist

859-323-5891

brittany.cloyd@uky.edu

Katherine Crow

Administrative Assistant

859-257-7452

katherine.crow@uky.edu

Janet Ferguson

Conference Coordinator

859-257-4022

janet.ferguson@uky.edu

Adam Kirk

Safety Circuit Rider

859-257-7310

adam.kirk@uky.edu

Megan Martin

Training Program Manager

859-257-7405

megan.perrin@uky.edu

Bryan Sanders

Information Specialist Senior

859-257-7466

bryan.sanders@uky.edu

Nicole Worthy

Training Assistant

859-257-7364

nicole.worthy@uky.edu

Technology Transfer Training

T2 offers a broad range of training from professional development to qualification programs. Programs include:

  • KY Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control (KEPSC)
  • Traffic Incident Management
  • Chainsaw Safety
  • Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control
  • Work Zone Employment Qualification
  • Highway Structural Inspection

  • Sign Retroreflectivity
  • Pesticide Training & Testing
  • Grade & Drain
  • Americans with Disabilities Act: Sidewalk Facilities
  • Roadside Safety Improvement for Rural Roads
  • 15 Passenger Van Training
  • Asphalt Training & Testing

Technology Transfer Conferences

Critical to the mission of the Technology Transfer Program is to improve skills and increase knowledge of Kentucky’s transportation workforce. T2 presents several conferences every year. More information about upcoming conferences is provided on the Technology Transfer web page. Click here to find out more.

Technology Transfer Publications

T2 offers a variety of publications and materials for purchase and/or online viewing. Click here to order.