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

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Transportation Cabinet grants close to $1 million in multimodal freight improvements

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 17, 2017) Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas has approved the issuance of $929,004 in grants to improve multimodal freight transportation through the KY Rail Crossing Improvement (KRCI) Program.​ 

Law enforcement officers, agencies honored for seat belt, child restraint enforcement

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 12, 2017) — The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) today honored law enforcement officers from 122 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles.​ 

A new Interstate 65 interchange and connector road opens in Warren County

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (July 6, 2017) -The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), in partnership with the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, held a ribbon cutting event today celebrating the opening of Phase I of the Interstate 65 to U.S. 31-W Connector Project in Warren County.​ 

KYTC releases data-driven list of statewide transportation priorities to guide decisions on next Highway Plan

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 26, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today released a data-driven list of statewide transportation projects that will help guide development of the next Highway Plan.​

Transportation Cabinet revs up new apprenticeship program for future mechanics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 16, 2017) – Beginning this fall, students enrolled in an automotive or diesel technology program with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) can apply to gain paid, hands-on experience with local Department of Highways maintenance garages through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) new Transportation Mechanic Apprenticeship Program (TMAP).​

Transportation Cabinet awards over $24.9 million in federal funding for community improvements

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 2, 2017) – Governor Matt Bevin has approved $24.9 million in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds for communities across the Commonwealth. TAP and CMAQ programs are federally funded reimbursement programs administered through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Local Programs.​

Southbound rest area on Interstate 65 in Hart County reopens Friday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 25, 2017) - Just in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend travel period, motorists heading south on Interstate 65 in Hart County will have access to the rest area that was destroyed by a January 2016 blaze.​

Commercial drivers stay mobile with ‘My CDL’ digital solution

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 22, 2017) – For years, Kentucky’s commercial drivers – who transport passengers, deliver products and provide heavy-equipment services – have faced the frustration of interrupting their personal and professional schedules to visit a circuit court clerk’s office, locate a post office or find a fax machine to submit commercial driver’s license (CDL) paperwork. However, that inconvenience ends today with the launch of My CDL: Kentucky CDL Document Portal, a new digital solution provided by Kentucky’s Division of Driver Licensing (DDL) to maximize efficiency and improve customer satisfaction.​

Vested in Work Zone Safety Day participants reflect on lost lives to encourage lifesaving change

FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 16, 2017) – Amidst the backdrop of a seven-foot wall displaying 1,400 names from across the country, transportation leaders, surviving family members and law enforcement officials gathered to pay tribute to fallen road crew workers at today’s Vested in Work Zone Safety event at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC).​

April flowers bring May monarchs

FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 11, 2017) - With highway construction season kicking off in April, orange barrels and freshly laid blacktop have become a common site throughout the state, but the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is also paving the way this spring for one of nature’s black and orange phenomenon: the monarch butterfly.​

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