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Gov. Bevin Talks Pension, Infrastructure, and Tourism at Community Forum

HARTFORD, KY (WFIE) – Sharing concerns and creating conversations. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin opened the floor to field those questions in a community forum in Ohio County. The Governor kicked off the community forum with a bit of good news, announcing a nearly $350,000 investment in discretionary funds for vital […]

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Senate Commerce Committee Holds Infrastructure Hearing

In an effort to “examine how technology, including advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and connectivity” can “revolutionize transportation and mobility,” the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held an informational hearing on Feb. 13. In his opening remarks, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., the committee’s chairman (seen above), noted that “our infrastructure system […]

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New Deputy Commissioner of Kentucky Department of Aviation

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Brad Schwandt has been appointed deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Aviation, Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas announced earlier this month. Schwandt’s aviation career took off as a teen, when he began washing planes part-time at the Riveredge Flight School, as well as spending several hours at a […]

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Federal Framework on Autonomous Vehicles Policy Essential, Ups Executive Says

WASHINGTON — Nationwide policy for autonomous cars and trucks has the potential of facilitating the flow of freight while improving safety, according to a senior executive at UPS Inc. on Feb. 12. At a panel hosted by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Thomas Jensen, senior vice president of transportation […]

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AAR Supports Gas Tax, Vehicle-miles-traveled Measure to Fund Infrastructure

WASHINGTON — A vehicle-miles-traveled tax would present a good long-term solution for funding the nation’s infrastructure, while higher fuel taxes could address more near-term needs, representatives from the Association of American Railroads said. Officials from AAR made the comments during a Feb. 8 news conference held to update the public […]

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460 BRIDGE PROJECTS

FRANKFORT, Ky. (February 4, 2019) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is scheduled to move more than 460 bridge projects to construction by June 30, 2020, through its new Bridging Kentucky program. This includes more than 120 bridges in the program that are being expedited as a result of cost savings […]

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We Deserve Better

We Deserve Better  “The state of the commonwealth is strong. Very strong. We have much to celebrate tonight,” Governor Bevin said during his 45-minute speech from the chamber of the Kentucky House. Originally, I was going to write my message on the Governor’s State of the Commonwealth Address. However, during […]

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