Tuesday, 11 19, 2013
Office of Public Affairs
Concerns for maintaining, improving existing roads top priority
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2013) – The results from a transportation survey sponsored by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to help develop its Long Range Transportation Plan have been released.
More than 16,000 people participated in the survey with responses being received from every county in Kentucky. This was the first campaign of its kind for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that achieved such widespread participation.
The results show an overwhelming number of participants would like the state to focus on maintaining and improving the existing highway system, with a focus on bridges and roadway surface, but also indicate a desire for development of multimodal options for their trips where possible.
Participants also expressed a strong desire that these projects improve the safety of the system and additionally support economic development, be cost effective considering the benefits and provide congestion relief.
“We asked for your opinions and you shared your ideas,” Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “Now, it’s time to put what you said to use.”
The “Your Turn” survey was the first public involvement activity in conjunction with the update to the Kentucky Long Range Transportation Plan. The updated plan, with a horizon year of 2035, will be an overarching policy guide with goals, objectives and strategies to address the core transportation opportunities and challenges facing Kentucky.
The “Your Turn” results will help officials write the goals and set the vision for the Long Range Transportation Plan, due out later this year.
As part of that plan, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet designed and distributed the confidential “Your Turn” public survey to gauge the transportation expectations of all those who travel the state. The 19-question survey focused on demographics, funding options and transportation needs and desires.
A link to the “Your Turn” survey results and other transportation information can be found by visiting www.transportation.ky.gov and clicking the “Your Turn” link. You can also access the results directly at the link http://yourturn.transportation.ky.gov. As the Long Range Plan continues, the link will provide other information and updates.
Hard copies of the survey results will also be made available at the following locations:
· KYTC Highway District offices
· Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Office Building, 200 Mero St., Frankfort