Multimodal Freight


​​ Semi Truck at a Riverport being loaded by a bulk commodity hopper
At the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), our 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 freight transportation is to provide a safe, reliable, efficient, and effective transportation system for the movement of passengers and freight within the commonwealth as well as connect Kentucky to domestic and international markets.  KYTC recognizes that an effective multimodal freight system will help improve public safety, alleviate highway congestion, and contribute to economic development.

Kentucky's Statewide Freight Plan

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has developed an updated Statewide Freight Plan to better serve the citizens and industries of the commonwealth by remaining current with the ever-changing trends of freight movement. KYTC's 2022 Freight Plan is compliant with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act/Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (IIJA/BIL) requirements enacted in 2021. Additionally, the overhauled Freight Plan was designed to supplement the goals of KYTC's 2022 Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan (LRSTP). The Freight Plan takes a holistic, multimodal approach on freight mobility, considering the needs of highway, rail, aviation, and waterway users. Intentions of the plan are to convey the current conditions of freight operations in Kentucky, provide multi-level recommendations, and freight investment planning strategies. The full report and individual chapters can be viewed/downloaded below. 

2017 Freight Plan Documents

Kentucky Truck Parking

Information pertaining to assessments, data, and studies conducted on Kentucky's truck parking facilities and infrastructure. 

Per FAST Act recommendation, KYTC created the Kentucky Freight Advisory Committee for Transportation (KFACT) in January 2017.  Initially, the KFACT will meet on an as-needed basis which will likely amount to quarterly meetings.  All meetings of the KFACT are open to the public.  Agendas, presentations, applicable federal guidance, and other resources are located on the KFACT website linked below.  Though the KFACT is a designated committee, KYTC recognizes the need for input and feedback from our external partners.  As such, all freight stakeholders are encouraged to attend and actively participate in all meetings. 

Maps containing data relating to freight, rail, waterways, and other multimodal facilities produced by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Freight Plans compiled by Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Kentucky. 


Freight planning events focusing on Kentucky's multimodal and freight networks with collaboration from stakeholders, partnering agencies, consultants, and contractors. 


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