November 7, 2014
Dear Citizens of Kentucky:
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is pleased to present Kentucky’s 2014 Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan (LRSTP). The 2014 LRSTP defines KYTC’s approach over the next 20 years for addressing our state’s unique transportation challenges as well as the opportunities provided by our geographic location, natural resources and industrious citizens. It provides the goals and policies that are the foundation and direction for meeting the needs of Kentucky’s transportation system.
Input from the general public, focus groups, along with guidance from the federal transportation legislation, Moving Ahead for Progress (MAP-21), was used in the development of the 2014 LRSTP, particularly in the drafting of the document’s vision and goals. A key component of this process was the statewide survey effort titled “Your Turn” in which over 16,000 citizens participated. Resulting from that collaborative effort, a vision for the state’s transportation system for the next two decades has been defined as “a well-maintained, multimodal transportation system that delivers safe and reliable trips which improve Kentucky’s quality of life.”
In accordance with the Cabinet’s “Public Participation Process for Statewide Transportation Planning,” the draft LRSTP was available for public review for an extended period of 45 days (May 7, 2014 – June 23, 2014). A similar “Your Turn” survey effort focused upon the draft document during this comment period. A separate document, titled “Public Involvement for the 2014 Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan” fully documents the Cabinet’s extensive efforts to provide the public with opportunities for input at key decision points in the development of the 2014 LRSTP.
Because the 2014 LRSTP sets the direction for the use of Kentucky’s limited transportation resources in meeting our most critical transportation needs, we thank you for your participation in the development of this important document and encourage your continued participation in the Statewide Transportation Planning Process.