In 2035, what will be thetransportation needs for Kentucky?
Will our focus be on maintaining and improving existing roadways, constructing
new roads, or issues concerning other modes of transportation?
Transportation Cabinet officials are asking these questions as they update the
Kentucky Long Range Transportation Plan.
In determining the transportation needs for all areas of
Kentucky overthe next two decades, the
updated plan will consider changes in communities, freight movement, financial
resources, economic development, rural and urban transportation, the
environment and other transportation issues.
The process of updating the Kentucky Long Range
Transportation Plan has begun. The new plan will be an overarching policy
guide with goals, objectives and strategies to address the core transportation
opportunities and challenges.
"A strong transportation system is vital to a strong economy
and key to maintaining a high quality of life for Kentucky residents and those
who travel through the state," Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock
said. "This long-range plan currently in the works is the perfect way to
establish our transportation focus for the next two decades."
As part of the planning process, The Kentucky Transportation
Cabinet has designed and will widely distribute a confidential public survey to
gauge the transportation expectations of all those who travel the state.
The "Your Turn" survey will run Jan. 9 to Feb. 25. It consists
of 19 questions concerning demographics, transportation needs and desires, and
funding options. Your input will be used to plan for the future transportation
system for you, your family and your community.
The survey will be available in electronic and hard copy
form in English and Spanish. A link to the "Your Turn" survey and other
transportation information can be found by visiting www.transportation.ky.gov and
clicking on the "Your Turn" survey link. You can also access "Your Turn"
directly at the link yourturn.transportation.ky.gov.
This direct link will also provide compiled survey results in late 2013 as well
as other information throughout the update of this Long Range Plan.
Paper surveys are available at:
KYTC highway district offices
Area Development District offices
Metropolitan Planning Organization offices
Transportation Cabinet Office Building, 200 Mero