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Transportation is doing many exciting projects and other initiatives around the Commonwealth.

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Plow blades down! Crews across the state gear up for snow and ice season

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 29, 2016) – The plow blades have been sharpened. The salt domes are full. It’s snow and ice season, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) maintenance crews are prepared and ready to battle the elements to keep Kentuckians moving this winter.​

GoKY website replaces 511 phone line for Kentucky traffic and roadway information

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2016) – Motorists traveling throughout Kentucky can now navigate the highways and by-ways of the Bluegrass with a modernized tool., an online traffic and roadway information portal, has replaced the traditional 511 travel and weather phone system.

KOHS encourages drivers to be smart behind the wheel

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2016)The rate of fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways is increasing in 2016, according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS).​

‘5 to Drive’ campaign helps parents prepare, protect teen drivers

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2016) - The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during National Teen Driver Safety Week Oct.16-22 in promoting the “5 to Drive” campaign to encourage conversations with teen drivers about the top five dangerous driving behaviors: drunken driving, no seat belt, speeding, distractions and multiple passengers.​

Kentucky REAL ID extension not granted

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2016) – Kentucky’s request for a one-year extension to come into compliance with federal regulations known as REAL ID was denied today by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Transportation Cabinet issues emergency order for truckers assisting with hurricane relief efforts

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 7, 2016)  – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Sec. Greg Thomas today issued an emergency order waiving the hours of service requirement for commercial motor vehicle operators delivering relief supplies and emergency services to areas affected by Hurricane Matthew.​

Want to skip the lines? Go online to!

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2016) – The Department of Vehicle Regulation (DVR) has announced a more convenient option to provide motorists the services they need while keeping them on the road and out of lines. Visit the newly revamped website

Registration for Diversity in Leadership symposium now available

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2016) –The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Minority Internship Program and the Kentucky Personnel Cabinet Office of Diversity, Equality and Training will present a symposium designed to improve diversity in the state work place and promote the value of a workforce that reflects the Commonwealth. ​

Ky. Department of Aviation to co-host Kentucky Aviation Association Conference

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2016) The Kentucky Department of Aviation in conjunction with the Kentucky Aviation Association will host the 40th annual Kentucky Aviation Association Conference at the Owensboro Convention Center this week.

Adopt-a-Highway groups to give roadsides a ‘Fall Sweep’

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 26, 2016) Now that it’s officially fall, thousands of volunteers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Adopt-a-Highway program will give the Commonwealth’s roadsides a “Fall Sweep” from Sept. 26 through Oct. 2 to clear litter before it gets buried by leaves.


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