KY Transportation Cabinet Participates in Information Exchange with Russia
Two KYTC Representatives Visit Russia
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is bridging the information and technology divide between the bluegrass state and Russia.
Two Kentucky Transportation officials were in Perm, Russia in late July to attend a partnership program and technology information exchange with the Russian Association of Regional Highway Administrations (RADOR).
Sam Beverage, state highway engineer and Katrina Bradley, chief district engineer for District 9, represented the KYTC at the exchange. On this specific trip, the responsibilities of the KYTC officials included demonstration of technology, examination of roadways and bridges and meetings with Russian government officials.
Initiated in 1999 by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the program has worked to assist the Russian delegation achieve a better understanding of the function, implementation, and maintenance of modern transportation systems. In order to achieve such a goal, both Kentuckians and Russians travel to their counterparts’ countries as part of the program.
The program is entirely funded by the Federal Highway Administration.
Beverage and Bradley provided regular updates about their visit to Russia throughout their stay. To learn more about their travel and activities, you may view their postings at http://www.transportation.ky.gov/updates.htm