Grants and Contracts Details
The mission of the Technology Transfer Program (T2) of the Kentucky Transportation Center is to promote efficiency by presenting state-of-the-art technology for application by governmental agencies and the private sectors that assist in the design and construction of our transportation system. The Technology Transfer Program conducts training sessions, produces a quarterly newsletter, and offers on-site technical assistance through the Safety Circuit Rider Program and through its toll-free telephone service. T2 maintains the only transportation library in Kentucky with over 17,000 volumes including audio-visual, electronic and print materials. Kentucky’s Technology Transfer Program is designated a Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) by the Federal Highway Administration. Similar centers exist in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and centers have been established to serve Native American Tribal governments. These centers share a common mission to “foster a safe, efficient, and environmentally sound surface transportation system by improving skills and increasing knowledge of the transportation workforce and decision makers.” Through the state departments of transportation, FHWA provides funding for this purpose. A 50 percent in-state match is required. This work plan is detailed around the four focus areas of the Local Technical Assistance Program: Safety, Infrastructure Management, Workforce Development, and Organizational Excellence. To deliver technology in all of these focus areas, we use our lending library, publications unit, technical assistance and training team. The plan and budget reflects customer demands expressed through workshop evaluations, telephone calls, face-to-face discussions and at public meetings. Because of the customer-driven nature of technology transfer, additional projects can be expected and can alter previously set priorities.
|Effective start/end date||4/1/13 → 6/30/14|
- KY Transportation Cabinet: $150,000.00
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