The Kentucky Transportation Center has a long history of providing special topic workshops and series of training courses for in-service transportation professionals in consulting firms and at state-level DOTs. The Center developed a nationally recognized two-day course on Context-Sensitive Design/Solutions. This course was delivered on-site to 15 state DOTs and over 175 professionals have participated in limited-size courses delivered on UK’s campus. In addition, the Center has many short course offerings for highway staffs at the local level as part of its workforce training program.
One of the higher education initiatives KTC focuses on is the development of multidisciplinary transportation related professionals. This special program (Transportation Systems Management) was initiated with funding from the Southeastern Transportation Center led by the University of Tennessee. This 10 credit hour program includes two core courses and two elective courses, and is only open to graduate students pursuing a graduate level degree in a transportation related discipline such as: civil engineering, geography, public policy and administration, business administration, landscape architecture, or historic preservation. The program provides funding for research assistantships and supports travel to regional/national transportation conferences. Although only six to ten students are selected each year, over 125 graduate students have successfully completed the program.