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Transportation 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 from the Kentucky Infrastructure Coalition's fact sheet


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