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.
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Transportation study seeks solutions for traffic bottlenecks at the Brent Spence Bridge
December 12, 2017
By Abby Laub
A primary option being considered to improve traffic would be to build a second span alongside the Brent Spence Bridge with one carrying northbound traffic and the other southbound traffic.
Regular bottleneck congestion on Interstates 71 and 75 across the Brent Spence Bridge spanning the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is at the forefront of state and local government agendas.
Built in 1963 for $10 million, the bridge named for Newport, Kentucky-born U.S. Rep. Brent Spence is a key link for 10 states from Michigan to Florida. It was designed for 80,000 cars a day, but today sees an average of 170,000 a day with an ever-increasing number of trucks, according to Bob Yeager, Kentucky’s chief District 6 engineer in the Covington office.
“I’ve driven this bridge every day since I got my license in 1968, and I’ve seen the truck traffic increase,” Yeager said. “The bridge is structurally sound, but functionally obsolete.” Read more here.
ADMINISTRATION’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLANS POINT TO 2018 INVESTMENT DEBATES
President Donald Trump’s administration this week confirmed it will provide its long-anticipated infrastructure proposal to Congress in January. The federal package would be split into four buckets: funding for states and localities that promise to take on more of the financial burden of infrastructure building and upkeep; block grants for rural areas; existing federal loan programs; and money for high-impact, “transformational” projects. Read more here.
TRYING TIMES FOR TRANSIT: RURAL SYSTEMS FACE FLAT FUNDING, RISING DEMAND
By Becca Schimmel, Ohio Valley ReSource
October 16, 2017
Thelma Daulton goes to the salon to get her hair done at the same time every Friday. She gets picked up at her house and greeted by one of many familiar faces from the Rural Transit Enterprises, Coordinated, or RTEC.
Daulton is 95 years old and has been riding the public transit system in Somerset, Kentucky, for about 15 years. Daulton said her daughter would like for her to move closer to Bowling Green, but Daulton likes her community and has no intention of leaving. Read more here.
KENTUCKY INFRASTRUCTURE COALITION ANNOUNCED TO ADVOCATE FOR LONG-TERM, SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT
Sept. 5, 2017
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s business and transportation leaders today announced an effort to prevent the serious decline of Kentucky’s infrastructure.
The Kentucky Infrastructure Coalition (KIC) includes more than 30 organizations that represent manufacturers, farmers, economic development leaders, engineers, local leaders and more than 40,000 transportation workers who understand that safe, reliable, efficient transportation is essential to Kentucky’s economy.
KIC has been formed to advocate for, and provide solutions to, the Commonwealth’s transportation needs. Juva Barber, executive director of Kentuckians for Better Transportation, will serve as the coalition chairwoman.
“Kentucky must invest more in infrastructure to attract and expand a 21st century economy and jobs,” Barber said. “Funding solutions must be dynamic and meet the evolving needs of a changing economy. We support long-term, sustainable funding that provides adequate revenues for all modes of transportation so our state can maintain the infrastructure we have today and build what we need for our future.” Read more here.
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