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 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 Freight Advisory Committee for Transportation
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.
Freight Facilities and Maps
Kentucky Freight Plan
KYTC last updated the Kentucky Freight Plan in 2017. The revisions are intended to be compliant with the FAST Act. The 2017 Kentucky Freight Plan is a high-level inventory and policy guidance document. The purposes of the plan are to present information about the current state of operations of freight in Kentucky and to develop system-wide strategies and policies consistent with the goals of the KYTC Strategic Plan, the Kentucky Long Range Strategic Transportation Plan, and the United States National Freight Policy.
2019 Kentucky Freight Roundtable
2017 Kentucky Regional Freight Conference
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and KY-FHWA co-hosted the seventh biennial KY Regional Freight Conference on April 26-27, in 2017 in Bowling Green, KY.
This conference expanded on previous versions to include speakers from the Economic Development Cabinet, the State Department of Agriculture, and the pipeline industry, among others. The goal of the conference was to communicate regional freight priorities between the private and public sectors and serve as a forum for discussion of issues affecting freight mobility.
2015 Conference on Freight
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet partnered with KY-FHWA, Ohio Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Transportation, Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG), and Jobs Ohio to host the 2015 Conference on Freight, September 14-16, 2015, in Cincinnati, OH. Click the following link for presentations and other information.