The Department of Rural and Municipal Aid acts as the liaison to all local governments regarding transportation needs. This Department oversees two offices; the Office of Local Programs and the Office of Rural and Secondary Roads (ORSR).
The Office of Local Programs
The Office of Local Programs administers two federally funded programs, the Transportation Alternatives Programs (TAP) and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ). Each program acts as a grant program which administers funds allocated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Both programs conduct an application cycle in the fall wherein local governments can apply for project funding.
Examples of projects include: sidewalks (ADA compliance, providing a safe route from schools or neighborhoods, pharmacies and assisted living facilities). Transference of diesel busses to electronic, roundabouts, safe routes for non-drivers, bicycle or pedestrian transportation facilities, traffic flow improvements, etc.
The Office of Rural Secondary Roads
The Office of Rural Secondary Roads administers three revenue-sharing programs funded by state motor fuel taxes as provided by Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 177.320 through 177.366. These programs include the County and Municipal Road Aid Cooperative programs and the Rural Secondary Program.