Ready to shake up your Wednesday's? The KY LTAP will be offering interactive webinars, completely free of cost. Each webinar will be worth one professional development hour, and will be recorded for training purposes.
So what are you waiting for, grab your coffee and join the discussion!
All webinars are held in Eastern Standard Time.
Drone Use Cases for KYTC
The use of drones, also known as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), among state Departments of Transportation has grown significantly, from 45% of states in 2018 to 72% in 2019, according to a May 2019 survey by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The types of missions and research conducted by states varies widely. AASHTO’s survey finds that the top five drone missions in order of frequency are: 1) photo and video gathering mainly of infrastructure projects; 2) surveying and mapping; 3) inspecting infrastructure including bridges, signage, light poles, and pavement; 4) responding to emergencies and natural disasters; and 5) for public education and outreach. (Government Fleet - full article) In this session, we will discuss how the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is using drones in their transportation systems.
Speaker: Mr. Justin Wilson is a transportation engineer for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Mr. Wilson currently serves the cabinet as a design engineer and drone pilot. He has over 11 years of experience in construction inspection, non-destructive testing, and engineering. Mr. Wilson has led the efforts to implement drones for District 8 to assist with construction and engineering projects. Outside of work Mr. Wilson is a proud father, avid outdoorsmen, and loves to give time to the local youth softball league to help his daughters and other young athletes to develop and grow their love for softball.
Speaker: Mr. Luke Turner is an engineering technologist for Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. He has over 18 years of experience with the cabinet and currently serves as the Incident Management Coordinator for District 8. Through his experience with Incident Management and traffic operations, Mr. Turner has been very successful in coordinating drone flight efforts, safety, and researching and trialing drone use cases for emergency response applications. Outside of work Mr. Turner is a proud father, an avid outdoors men, and devoted Christian who takes a major role in local mission work.
During this webinar, Ken will outline and explain the duties of governmental officials providing safe highways and the status of Kentucky Law - cases that will affect you. The course explores the positive approach to risk management - if you are subpoenaed, if your name is on the bottom line and how to give a deposition.
Speaker: Kenneth R. Agent, P.E., is a Transportation Research Engineer in the Traffic and Safety Section at the Kentucky Transportation Center. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky. Ken has conducted research in the general areas of highway safety and evaluations of various traffic control and operations and has conducted numerous reconstructions of traffic crashes.
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