Mike Hancock http://wkms.org en Federal Highway Trust Fund Insolvency Threatens $185 Million in Kentucky Projects http://wkms.org/post/federal-highway-trust-fund-insolvency-threatens-185-million-kentucky-projects <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Congressional inaction threatening the solvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund may cost Kentucky $185 million for projects, drastically changing how the state pays for road construction, Gov. Steve Beshear said Wednesday.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:35:13 +0000 Jonathan Meador 41771 at http://wkms.org Federal Highway Trust Fund Insolvency Threatens $185 Million in Kentucky Projects Kentucky Transportation Official Says No US 68/KY 80 Speed Limit Increase Until Project Complete http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-transportation-official-says-no-us-68ky-80-speed-limit-increase-until-project-complete <p><a href="http://wkms.org/post/elkins-no-reasonable-explanation-regarding-kytcs-us-68ky-80-speed-limit">Some officials</a> are pushing for a 65 mile per hour speed limit on US 68/KY 80, but Kentucky’s transportation cabinet secretary said now isn’t the time.</p><p>Mike Hancock said he’s reluctant to change the speed limit since many tourists come to western Kentucky. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:03:21 +0000 Whitney Jones 37239 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Transportation Official Says No US 68/KY 80 Speed Limit Increase Until Project Complete Ky. Faces Potential Loss of Federal Road Funds http://wkms.org/post/ky-faces-potential-loss-federal-road-funds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky's transportation secretary is warning lawmakers that the state could lose nearly $650 million in federal funding in 2015 unless Congress shifts additional money into the Highway Trust Fund.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 20:25:52 +0000 The Associated Press 36948 at http://wkms.org Ky. Faces Potential Loss of Federal Road Funds KYTC Secretary Elected President of National Transportation Association http://wkms.org/post/kytc-secretary-elected-president-national-transportation-association <p>Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock has been elected president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.</p><p>The nonprofit association advocates for transportation-related policies and provides technical support to states in their efforts to safely move people and goods.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:53:14 +0000 John Null 35932 at http://wkms.org KYTC Secretary Elected President of National Transportation Association Current Funding Sources Are Unsustainable, Says Kentucky Transporation Secretary http://wkms.org/post/current-funding-sources-are-unsustainable-says-kentucky-transporation-secretary <p>Kentucky’s top transportation official said the state and federal governments are going to have to come up with new ways to pay for road and bridge repairs. Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock said taxing motorists on the miles per gallon they drive is not a sustainable funding source. Besides that, migration patterns are changing.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:58:19 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 34585 at http://wkms.org Current Funding Sources Are Unsustainable, Says Kentucky Transporation Secretary Beshear Offers Staff to Help Draft Kentucky Road Plan http://wkms.org/post/beshear-offers-staff-help-draft-kentucky-road-plan <p>Kentucky Governor&nbsp; Steve Beshear is urging lawmakers to finish their work on a transportation budget and six-year road plan on the final day of this year&#39;s legislative session.&nbsp; Beshear says the Kentucky&#39;s roads and bridges are the state&#39;s economic lifeblood, and not passing legislation to ensure their continued maintenance would do more than threaten public safety.&nbsp; With time running out, lawmakers haven&#39;t yet reached agreement on what road construction projects to fund in the next two-year budget cycle or in an overall six-year plan.&nbsp; Beshear says he wi Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:05:39 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 17590 at http://wkms.org Beshear Offers Staff to Help Draft Kentucky Road Plan Beshear Announces Eggner's Ferry Bridge to be Repaired by Memorial Day http://wkms.org/post/beshear-announces-eggners-ferry-bridge-be-repaired-memorial-day <p>From the Governor&#39;s Office...</p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the award of an emergency contract to repair and reopen the damaged Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake by Memorial Day weekend &ndash; saving the crucial summer tourism season for the region around Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:56:55 +0000 Gary Pitts 17200 at http://wkms.org Beshear Announces Eggner's Ferry Bridge to be Repaired by Memorial Day