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Beshear Administration Authorizes Renewing Licenses, ID Cards RemotelyBeshear Administration Authorizes Renewing Licenses, ID Cards RemotelyStatewideFrankfort5/29/2020
Gov. Andy Beshear today announced an official order temporarily authorizing circuit court clerk offices to process expired driving credential renewals and replacement requests remotely.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Motorists urged to be safe behind the wheel as Kentucky reopensMotorists urged to be safe behind the wheel as Kentucky reopensStatewideFrankfort5/22/2020
As Kentuckians transition from Healthy at Home to Healthy at Work, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is asking motorists to help prevent an increase in crashes, injuries and deaths as traffic volumes increase.
Contact Email: erin.eggen@ky.gov
Gov. Beshear Announces Limited Service Reopening of Frankfort Regional Driver Licensing OfficeGov. Beshear Announces Limited Service Reopening of Frankfort Regional Driver Licensing OfficeStatewideFrankfort5/18/2020
Gov. Andy Beshear today announced the regional driver licensing office at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) building in Frankfort has reopened for limited services.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; chuck.wolfe@ky.gov
Gov. Beshear Announced Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Awarded $22.9 Million in CARES FundingGov Beshear Announced KYTC Awarded $22.9 Million in CARES FundingStatewideFrankfort5/7/2020
Gov. Andy Beshear announced today that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has been awarded nearly $22.9 million for relief of public transit agencies that have been hit hard by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Kentucky Office of Highway Safety joins NHTSA in promoting motorcycle safety monthKOHS Joins NHTSA to Promote Motorcycle Safety Month ReleaseStatewideFrankfort5/4/2020
In recognition of May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in reminding motorists and motorcyclists to “share the road” conscientiously and courteously to...
Contact Email: erin.eggen@ky.gov
Transportation Cabinet Extends Emergency Order for Commercial Drivers Delivering Goods, Services in COVID-19 Pandemic Relief EffortCOVID-19 Motor Carriers Emergency Order ExtensionStatewideFrankfort4/10/2020
Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray today extended until June 1, 2020 an existing emergency order that temporarily lifts regulatory restrictions on motor carriers delivering goods and services critical to COVID-19 pandemic relief.
Contact Email: chuck.wolfe@ky.gov
Transportation Cabinet issues emergency order for commercial drivers assisting in COVID-19 relief effortsTransportation Cabinet Issues Official Order for commercial driversStatewideFrankfort3/13/2020
In keeping with Gov. Andy Beshear’s declaration of emergency and safety focus for Kentuckians, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray today signed an emergency order temporarily suspending certain regulatory restrictions on motor carriers...
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
REAL ID licenses now available at new REAL ID regional licensing office in MoreheadRowan County Residents May Request REAL IDStatewideFrankfort3/9/2020
Beginning today, eastern Kentucky residents now have one more option to maintain U.S. air travel and military base entry thanks to the expansion of REAL ID-compliant card access at a new Morehead issuance location operated by the KYTC.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
I-Move Crews to Work on Brownsboro Road TomorrowI-Move Kentucky Brownsboro BridgeStatewideLouisville3/2/2020
Contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s I-Move Kentucky project will close lanes on Brownsboro Road near Norton Commons Tuesday as they perform utility work in preparation for construction in the area.
Contact Email: ed@c2strategic.com
REAL ID licenses available at new regional licensing office in MadisonvilleNew Regional REAL ID Office Opens in MadisonvilleStatewideFrankfort3/2/2020
Western Kentucky residents now have one more option to maintain U.S. air travel and military base entry thanks to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) expansion of REAL ID-compliant card access at a new Madisonville issuance location.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Gov. Beshear Awards $5 Million to Barkley Regional Airport for New TerminalGov. Beshear Announces Barkley Airport FundingStatewidePaducah2/24/2020
Today, Gov. Andy Beshear visited the Barkley Regional Airport to announce a $5 million state contribution to support the building of a new airport terminal that will improve access, enhance the customer service experience and encourage future growth...
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Kenton County Drivers Affected by Recent Covington Licensing Office Equipment Theft Can Request New Card at No ChargeKenton County Driver's License Office TheftStatewideFrankfort2/20/2020
About 800 Kenton County driver’s license, permit and identification card holders may be receiving a letter from the Transportation Cabinet this month notifying them that they could potentially be impacted by a recent theft of driver licensing equipment.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Construction Starting Soon on I-Move KentuckyI-Move Kentucky Construction StartStatewideLouisville2/11/2020
Contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s I-Move Kentucky project will begin work this week along portions of the project corridor in Jefferson and Oldham counties.
Contact Email: ed@c2stragetic.com; naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Transportation Cabinet releases preliminary 2019 highway fatality countPreliminary 2019 highway fatalities reportStatewideFrankfort2/10/2020
Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). Initial data indicates there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in 2018.
Contact Email: erin.eggen@ky.gov
State transportation crews ready to respond to anticipated snowy conditions on roadsState crews prepared for expected snowfallStatewideFrankfort2/6/2020
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) snowfighters are ready for action as forecasts call for periods of light snow to fall Thursday in western Kentucky and sweep north and northeast tonight into Friday morning.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Recommended Highway Plan is a responsible approach to improving highway safety and reliability while accelerating funding for key regional projects2020 Recommended Highway Plan AnnouncementStatewideFrankfort1/30/2020
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) presented the 2020 Recommended Highway Plan to lawmakers that prioritizes safety and fast-tracks major regional access projects to improve the quality of life for Kentucky families and boost economic development.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Super Bowl LIV: Fans don’t let fans drive drunkSuper Bowl LIV Fans don’t let fans drive drunkStatewideFrankfort1/28/2020
 Football fans across the country are gearing up to celebrate America’s most-watched sporting event, Super Bowl LIV, on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Contact Email: erin.eggen@ky.gov, naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov 
Gov. Beshear, Secretary Gray Focus on Helping Kentuckians Obtain a REAL IDGov. Beshear, Secretary Gray Focus on Helping Kentuckians Obtain a REAL IDStatewideFrankfort1/22/2020
Gov. Andy Beshear and Transportation Secretary Jim Gray said today at the Kentucky Transportation headquarters they are focused on helping Kentuckians who need a REAL ID obtain one by the Oct. 1 deadline.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
REAL ID licenses available to Pulaski County Residents at new REAL ID regional licensing office in Somerset Pulaski County Residents May Request REAL IDStatewideFrankfort1/22/2020
Kentuckians now have one more option to maintain U.S. air travel and military base entry thanks to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) expansion of REAL ID-compliant card access.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
REAL ID licenses available to McCracken County Residents at new REAL ID regional licensing office in PaducahMcCracken County Residents May Request REAL IDStatewideFrankfort1/22/2020
Kentuckians now have one more option to maintain U.S. air travel and military base entry thanks to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) expansion of REAL ID-compliant card access.
Contact Email: Naitore Djigbenou
REAL ID licenses available to Warren County Residents during trial phase of regional licensing office in Bowling Green Warren County Residents May Request REAL IDStatewideFrankfort1/13/2020
Warren County residents now have one more option to maintain U.S. air travel and military base entry..
Contact Email: Naitore.Djigbenou@ky.gov
KYTC offers scholarships for civil engineering students Engineering ScholarshipsStatewideFrankfort1/7/2020
KYTC offers two scholarship programs to help pay for tuition while providing employment. Applications open for the 2020-2021 school year. Interested students must apply by the Feb. 1, 2020 deadline for scholarship consideration.
Contact Email: Izzy House
TARC launches Rapid: next generation bus service for LouisvilleTARC launches RapidStatewideLouisville1/6/2020
TARC is officially launching Rapid, the region’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system, as part of the $35 million New Dixie Highway Project.
Contact Email: stephanie.caros@ky.gov; beverly@c2strategic.com
Fayette County residents may apply for Voluntary Travel IDs in Frankfort before regional licensing office opens in Lexington Fayette County residents may apply for Voluntary Travel IDs in Frankfort before regional licensing office opens in LexingtoStatewideFrankfort1/3/2020
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is expanding REAL ID-compliant card access at the Frankfort regional driver licensing office to serve Fayette County residents as the agency continues preparations to open a local regional office in Lexington.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
TARC Launches New Rapid LineTARC Launches New LineStatewideFrankfort1/3/2020
Route will bring an enhanced level of service to Dixie Highway bus riders
Contact Email: Naitore.Djigbenou@ky.gov
Simpson County Welcome Center Closing Jan. 2 for Demolition and ReconstructionSimpson County Welcome Center ClosingStatewideFrankfort1/3/2020
The Simpson County Welcome Center, built in 1974 and located at the zero mile marker on I-65 in southern Kentucky, is closing Jan. 2 for demolition and reconstruction with the new facility expected to be completed in the fall of 2020.
Contact Email: Wes.Watt@ky.gov
Simpson County Welcome Center Closing Dec. 27 for Demolition and ReconstructionSimpson County Welcome Center Closing Dec. 27 for Demolition and ReconstructionStatewideFrankfort12/26/2019
Today, state agencies announced the Simpson County Welcome Center, built in 1974 and located at the zero mile marker on I-65 in southern Kentucky, is closing Dec. 27...
Contact Email: Wes.watt@ky.gov
Gift loved ones with peace of mind by registering an emergency contact on Transportation Cabinet websiteRegister an emergency contact through Emergency NoticeStatewideFrankfort12/19/2019
As boxes get wrapped and online orders ship to gift to loved ones this holiday season, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) encourages residents to give the free, year-long gift of peace of mind by registering an emergency contact.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Changes to Kentucky’s current and future special license plates to take effect Dec. 30 following passage of House Bill 341Changes to Kentucky’s current and future special license plates to take effect Dec. 30 following passage of House Bill 341StatewideFrankfort12/18/2019
Administrative and pricing changes are ahead for the special license plate program to comply with legislative changes made during the spring General Assembly.
Contact Email: Naitore.Djigbenou@ky.gov
Voluntary Travel IDs now offered in Frankfort for Shelby County residentsVoluntary Travel IDs now offered in Frankfort for Shelby County residentsStatewideFrankfort12/18/2019
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is expanding REAL ID-compliant card access to Shelby County residents as the agency makes strides to transition to a regional issuance model.
Contact Email: Naitore.Djigbenou@ky.gov
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