2015 Kentucky Statewide Rail Plan

The 2015 Kentucky Statewide Rail Plan defines goals, system strategies, and policies to improve the Kentucky rail transportation network and operations while conforming to the goals established in the 2006 KYTC Strategic Plan and Kentucky’s 2014 Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan (LRSTP).  In addition, this document consolidates information about Kentucky railroads. 

The 2015 Kentucky Statewide Rail Plan is a high-level policy guidance document.  The purposes of the plan are to present information about the current state of operations of the rail mode in Kentucky, including rail issues for all stakeholders and the role of railroads in a multimodal environment, and to develop system-wide strategies and policies consistent with the goals of the KYTC Strategic Plan, the Kentucky LRSTP, and the United States National Freight Policy.
The information and policies gathered in the 2015 Kentucky Statewide Rail Plan will allow the KYTC to identify initiatives to improve rail service and to prioritize those initiatives based on public and private benefits.

KYTC’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound, and fiscally responsible transportation system that delivers economic opportunity and enhances the quality of life in Kentucky. KYTC’s goal for rail transportation is to support and work with private rail carriers to provide a safe, reliable, efficient, and effective rail transportation system for the movement of passengers and freight within the commonwealth as well as connect Kentucky to domestic and international markets. The Cabinet recognizes that an effective rail system will help alleviate highway congestion, contribute to economic development, improve public safety, improve energy efficiency, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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 2002 Kentucky Statewide Rail Plan

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