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Kentucky’s Program is designated a Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Similar centers exist in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and a national TTAP (Tribal Technical Assistance Program) center 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. The LTAP is located within the Technology Transfer Program at the University of Kentucky, Kentucky Transportation Center. This comprehensive work plan focuses on 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 trainings, publications, a website, social media, a lending library, an equipment loan program, and technical assistance. The plan and budget reflect customer demands expressed through workshop evaluations, telephone calls, face-to-face discussions and those gathered at public meetings. Because of the customer-driven nature of technology transfer, additional projects can be expected and will be added to meet customer needs. During 2018, LTAP presented 214 workshops attended by over 5,787 participants. Transportation personnel from across the state participated in the Roads Scholar and Road Master Training Program with 71 locals completing the Roads Scholar program and 49 locals completing the Road Master program. Participants were also trained on ADA: Sidewalk Facilities for Public Rights-of-Way and Roadside Safety Improvements for Rural Roads. The Traffic Incident Management Responder Training has seen great success with 717 responders trained across the state and over 10,000 trained since the program started. LTAP prepares The LINK newsletter focused on implementing new technologies and sharing of information from local governments. LTAP also sends a monthly e-news on legislative updates, training, and technical assistance. Detailed descriptions of our program and currently scheduled events can be viewed on our website
Effective start/end date6/1/1912/31/20


  • KY Transportation Cabinet: $150,000.00


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