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.
The Safety Circuit Rider Program
The Safety Circuit Rider for the Technology Transfer Program uses crash data to locate high incident sites along roadways and assist communities in finding low cost roadway safety improvements. The Safety Circuit Rider works with local governments to remove fixed objects such as trees, brush, stumps, etc. and to install signage per MUTCD guidelines. This free technical advice is made possible through funding from the Federal Highway Administration – Kentucky (FHWA-KY) in coordination with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).
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 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.
Technology Transfer Faculty & Staff