|Transportation Cabinet awards two contracts for emergency bridge repairs|
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 30, 2015) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded contracts for emergency repairs on two well-used bridges in central Kentucky – the historic “Singing Bridge” in downtown Frankfort and the Kennedy Mill Bridge on Lake Herrington, which carries KY 152 between Mercer and Garrard counties.
|Kentucky Office of Highway Safety urges Thanksgiving holiday travelers to buckle up on the highway|
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2015) – Thanksgiving tradition is
about more than turkey.
The most American of holidays also is the busiest travel
time of the year, putting more people on the road and increasing the likelihood
of crashes. As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Kentucky Office of
Highway Safety (KOHS) is reminding motorists to buckle up and is putting a
special emphasis on those traveling in pickup trucks.
|Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority joins electronic toll consortium E-ZPass Group|
FRANKFORT, Kentucky (Nov. 13, 2015) – The Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure
Authority (KPTIA) has been approved for membership in E-ZPass Group, which
operates a common electronic toll payment program in 15 other states.
|New website creates online access to Commercial Driver License documents|
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2015) – Commercial
vehicle drivers now can go online to quickly and conveniently verify that their
certifications for a commercial driver license (CDL) are up to date.
|Kentucky granted extension status under federal REAL ID Act|
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2015) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Kentucky a one-year extension for meeting requirements of the stringent new identification security law known as REAL ID – meaning a Kentucky driver’s license is still sufficient for gaining access to the vast majority of federal installations.
|KOHS, KSP encourage drivers to be smart behind the wheel|
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2015) – The rate
of fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways is increasing in 2015, according to
preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and
Kentucky State Police (KSP). There were 549 fatalities as of Oct. 6 – 58 more
than at the same time last year.
|Kentucky’s commercial vehicle screening system accorded transportation research award|
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2015) – Kentucky’s innovative use of technology for screening large commercial trucks that pass through the Commonwealth has been accorded the 2015 President’s Award for Research by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
|State Highway Engineer Steve Waddle receives national award|
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept.
28, 2015) – Kentucky State
Highway Engineer Steve Waddle has been awarded the 2015 Alfred E. Johnson
Achievement Award by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation
Officials (AASHTO). The award was announced Sunday, Sept. 27, in Chicago at
AASHTO’s annual meeting.
|Joint Kentucky-Indiana bridge project singled out for transportation award|
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug.
4, 2015) – An innovative, joint
project by Kentucky and Indiana to replace a deteriorating Ohio River bridge
with minimal disruption of river navigation and cross-river traffic has been
singled out for a prestigious transportation award.
|Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority votes to join electronic toll consortium E-ZPass Group|
FRANKFORT, Kentucky (July 29, 2015) – The Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure
Authority (KPTIA) today voted to join the E-ZPass Group, which operates a
common electronic toll payment program in 15 states.