The Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors (“KAHC”) was organized as a nonprofit corporation in 1921 to promote, preserve, and protect the highway construction industry in Kentucky. The industry has changed since that time, but the association’s purpose still holds true.
ROADS, BRIDGES NEED MORE FUNDING
To the Editor,
I write in favor of increased infrastructure funding in Kentucky.
Over the years, funding levels for maintenance, safety improvements, and capacity enhancements of our transportation systems have fallen. The condition of our system as a whole is suffering, and it will get worse if more is not done to repair and upgrade our facilities.
While there are many crying needs in our communities for more investment, nothing is more crucial to our way of life than a good, safe, efficient transportation system. Little job growth or economic expansion can take place without first investing in a system that allows safe access to all corners of the state.
As we construct much needed new schools here in Scott County, I ask that consideration be given to the roads and bridges that our buses cross every day. Across the state, the list of structurally deficient bridges grows every year. If these maintenance needs continue to be deferred, the total cost to repair and upgrade these facilities goes higher. This situation needs to be addressed now.
I urge our representatives in Frankfort to provide more funding for infrastructure.
KHI DAY AT THE CAPITOL & ACEC-KY/KSPE/KAHC LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
The 2018 Regular Session convened on January 2 with a full agenda ahead including pension reform, enacting a state budget in difficult fiscal times, and the enactment of the 2-year Road Plan. Given the limited funds available for state construction and maintenance, KAHC will continue to advocate for sustainable funding that provides adequate revenues for a robust transportation infrastructure.
KAHC Members please plan to join us in these efforts by visiting Frankfort and attending the KHI Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 27. The day will begin at 9:00 AM in the Capitol Annex for a light breakfast and overview of the day, including several guest speakers. You will then have a chance to attend the weekly meetings of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee and the House Transportation Committee.
Lunch will be provided at the annex for you and the members of the General Assembly. There will be time for you to meet with your local legislators and to attend the House and Senate afternoon proceedings if you would like.
The day will conclude with a reception for legislators and special guests co-hosted by ACEC-KY, KSPE, and KAHC at Depot Place from 5:00 – 7:00PM.
There is no charge for any of the events, but if you plan to attend all or part of this Day at the Capitol, please register here by close of business Wednesday, February 21 so that we can plan accordingly. Staff will forward the final agenda and additional details regarding directions, parking and other logistics the week prior to the event.
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119 W. Broadway "Depot Place"
Frankfort, KY 40601
P.O. Drawer 637
Frankfort, KY 40602
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