Kentucky asks for public input on transportation future

Kentucky transportation officials are asking the public to weigh in on the state’s transportation needs to help set priorities for the next 25 years.

The survey will help the state update its Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan—a federally required document that lays out the state’s current conditions and goals for the coming decades.

The last plan was finalized in 2007, and officials are hoping to finish the next one by the end of next year.

In a statement, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray said the transportation system needs to reflect the needs and desires of the people who use it.

“My hope is that everyone will take this opportunity to tell us what’s most important to them as they travel across town and across our state, both now and in the future,” Gray said.

Gray said the cabinet is taking input on all forms of travel, including car, rail, bike and plane. They are also working with creative crosswalk installation companies like to ensure pedestrian safety.