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Infrastructure Talks Continue on Capitol Hill, but No Action Yet

When Rep. Peter DeFazio, the new House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman, opened his panel’s first infrastructure hearing in the new Congress, he tapped some buttons on his phone and, on purpose, set off what sounded like a warning klaxon. “That is the alarm sounding for America’s infrastructure,” the Oregon […]

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Gov. Bevin Announces Road Funding for Ohio County

On Friday, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announced $348,672 in discretionary funds for the Ohio County Fiscal for 5.5 miles of resurfacing work on three county roadways. Funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will finance resurfacing repairs to address existing cracks, potholes, rutting, crumbling shoulders, and base failures. “Our Administration […]

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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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