2018 PAIKY Winter Training School

October 24th, 2017 in Uncategorized

The premier industry training event in Kentucky rolls on for it’s 32nd year.  The 2018 PAIKY Winter Training School will take place Feb. 28th – March 2nd, 2018 at the Downtown Louisville Marriott. The schedule is still under construction but expect the same basic schedule of starting at 1pm on Wed. the 28th and wrapping up at noon on Fri. the 2nd. We hope you can be there […]

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 […]

KYTC Announces Long-awaited New Leadership Appointments

April 20th, 2016 in Latest News, Uncategorized

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas today announced Patty Dunaway, P.E., will serve as state highway engineer. Dunaway becomes the second woman in Cabinet history to assume the role.

 “Patty’s extensive career in engineering will help shape our strategic vision for improving Kentucky’s vast transportation network,” said Sec. Thomas. “I look forward to working with Patty and her talented team as we begin to address the budgetary challenges facing the Cabinet.”

New Federal Highway Bill Signed Into Law

December 8th, 2015 in Uncategorized

The “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act,” or FAST Act, will grow annual federal highway investments by 15.1 percent from the current $40.3 billion to $46.4 billion by FY 2020. The legislation also provides five years of predictable funding for the asphalt pavement industry. The FAST Act uses a variety of onetime cost savings and non-transportation resources to supplement incoming trust fund revenue to support its investment levels over the next five years.

The National […]

Long-term Highway Bill Will Test New House Speaker

November 2nd, 2015 in Uncategorized

One of Paul Ryan’s first tests as speaker of the House will be passing a long-term transportation funding bill for the first time in a decade.

Congress has not passed a transportation bill that last longer than two years since 2005, and lawmakers are now facing a Nov. 20 for the expiration of the federal government’s current round of infrastructure funding.

Ryan (R-Wis.) had identified the highway bill as a top priority before he took the […]

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