Legislative panel looks at plans for repairing state’s bridges

August 9th, 2018 in Uncategorized

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 7, 2018) — Kentucky transportation officials plan to spend $700 million to repair or replace 1,000 bridges in six years despite forecasting stagnant growth in the road fund – the pot of money used to pay for transportation projects.

“It is one of the most aggressive bridge rehab and replacement programs in the country,” said Royce Meredith, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet official who testified about the initiative during yesterday’s meeting of the Interim […]

Gateway partners with UK and KYTC to create new program

August 9th, 2018 in Uncategorized

FLORENCE, Ky. (July 26, 2018)

Gateway Community & Technical College’s Workforce Solutions division has partnered with the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to create a new Transportation Construction certificate program. The program focuses on providing an opportunity to women, minorities and historically disadvantaged populations at no cost to the individual.

“This partnership with Gateway and the University of Kentucky ensures that women and minorities interested in transportation work have every opportunity to receive […]

Kentucky awarded $67.5 million for Northern KY interchanges

June 11th, 2018 in Uncategorized

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 08, 2018) – INFRA grant funds safety, mobility improvements in Boone County

One of the Commonwealth’s most heavily traveled freight corridors will be revitalized thanks to a $67.5 million INFRA grant awarded to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) for I-71/I-75 interchange improvements in Boone County. Kentucky’s project is one of 26 projects issued the grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation to address critical issues facing the nation’s aging infrastructure.

“State funds […]

Senate Panel Advances Transportation Funding Increases

June 7th, 2018 in Uncategorized
The Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) and Related Appropriations Subcommittee June 5 unanimously approved legislation that would boost federal highway investment by $1.8 billion in FY 2019. This growth would come on top of a $3.4 billion increase in FY 2018 and result in a 12.2 percent increase over the last two years.
The measure includes a combination of transportation investment increases stemming from the 2015 FAST Act surface transportation reauthorization law and […]

White House Revisits Federal Gas Tax Increase

October 27th, 2017 in Uncategorized

The White House is revisiting an increase in the federal gas tax to pay for infrastructure improvements President Trump promised to deliver on the campaign trail.

That news was conveyed to House members on October 25th in a meeting by Trump’s chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn.

“Probably whatever we end up being able to do in Washington, it’s going to take administration leadership to get out there and push for it,” said a GOP House staff […]

Kentucky Infrastructure Coalition Launches Online Presence

September 1st, 2017 in Uncategorized

In order to remain vital and relevant, Kentucky must care for it’s infrastructure. The beneficial impact that a good transportation system has on it’s citizens and businesses is huge. That is why the Plantmix Asphalt Industry of Kentucky (PAIKY) has joined together with manufacturers, farmers, engineers, local leaders and more than 40,000 transportation workers who understand that safe, reliable, efficient transportation is essential to Kentucky’s economy. The Coalition supports long-term, sustainable funding that […]

Working Group on Kentucky’s Transportation Infrastructure

June 29th, 2017 in Uncategorized

FRANKFORT, KY – June 28, 2017

Speaker Jeff Hoover announced the creation of the Working Group on Kentucky’s Transportation Infrastructure, consisting of nine members from the Kentucky House of Representatives. The bipartisan group is charged with ensuring Kentucky’s transportation infrastructure is safe, effective and able to support the state’s business and jobs growth, particularly in the fast-growing manufacturing sector.

“Kentucky is blessed with a prime geographic location for transportation logistics, which is incredibly valuable when it […]

TRIP Report, “Kentucky Transportation by the Numbers”, Released

February 23rd, 2017 in Uncategorized


Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested or lack some desirable safety features cost Kentucky motorists a total of $4 billion statewide annually – as much as $1,899 per driver in some urban areas – due to higher vehicle operating costs, […]

ATSSF Announces 2016 Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarship Recipients

June 22nd, 2016 in Uncategorized

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (June 21, 2016) – The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation (The Foundation), which exists to raise public awareness for roadway work zone safety across the country, recently awarded new 2016 Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarships to five students. The scholarships are awarded to dependents of workers, who were killed or permanently disabled in roadway work zone crashes, to help assist them in continuing their academic goals. Additionally, scholarship recipients who demonstrate a strong […]

Looking at Transportation Funding Beyond the Gas Tax

May 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized

Infrastructure Week discussions delved into options for offsetting declines in gasoline and diesel tax revenues. Is taxing vehicle mileage the answer? Oregon has experimented since last July with a vehicle-miles-traveled program, which allows up to 5,000 motorists to pay a 1.5 cents-per-mile charge, instead of fuel tax.

“It’s actually not a foreign concept,” Joung Lee, policy director for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, told an audience that included state lawmakers, as he discussed […]

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