Invest in Infrastructure

A dependable transportation network is essential for the safe and efficient movement of individuals and goods statewide.


 

Quick Facts

Kentucky is in a prime spot — within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population.

Annual cost to motorists of road congestion, vehicle operating costs due to poor roads and inadequate safety features: $4 billion a year.

Kentucky roads were given a D grade due to congestion and delays, pavement condition, needed improvements, and insufficient funding.

Kentucky sits at the center of a 34-state distribution area in the eastern U.S., facilitating distribution of goods and materials to a massive industrial and consumer market.

More than 25% of Kentucky's economy is made up of industries highly dependent on transportation compared to 19% nationally.

1,157 (8%) of Kentucky’s bridges are classified as structurally deficient; another 3,133 bridges (22%) are classified as functionally obsolete.

 

 

LEARN MORE IN A CITIZENS GUIDE TO KENTUCKY INFRASTRUCTURE


 

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Infrastructure Funding Needs

Roads and Bridges: Additional $500 million per year is needed for critical projects and maintenance
 
Rail: Maintain the current funding level of $1.6 million each year for railway safety

Riverports: Approximately $3.5 million needed each year over the next 20 years to make significant improvements.

Airports: About $50 million needed to maintain the 53 airports and $8 million to replace or remodel terminal buildings. 

Transit: Kentucky ranks 39th in the U.S. for public transportation funding. 

Investment in Kentucky's Infrastructure will result in an economic impact of $884 million to $1.3 billion.
 

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