Iowa and Kentucky Unveil State Freight Plans

Two Mid-America Freight Coalition member states have completed their freight plans and are working to finalize them in July. The Iowa DOT and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have draft plans available on their websites.

Kentucky

The 2016 Kentucky Statewide Freight Plan and Executive Summary is available for review and comment through the end of June. They are seeking feedback and information from freight professionals, local government, industry, agency, and the public to contribute to the direction of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Freight Program. Written comments will be accepted through July 8, 2016.

To download and view the plan visit:

http://transportation.ky.gov/Planning/Pages/2016-Kentucky-Freight-Plan.aspx

As part of their plan development, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is also developing a Kentucky Freight Advisory Committee with industry guidance. This committee will report, advise, and instruct state officials about industry needs, innovation, and planning.

A brief survey on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet website is also available for respondents to help prioritize upcoming freight activities.

Iowa

The Iowa DOT plan is designed to connect and optimize numerous freight planning initiatives being conducted by the department. Additionally, it will guide Iowa DOT’s investment decisions for maintaining and improving the state‚Äôs freight transportation system. The plan supports the National Freight Goals, as defined by MAP-21, and was developed in conjunction with the State Rail Plan. The Iowa freight and rail plans are both are anticipated to be completed in July of this year.

To learn more, or to download the draft plan, visit the Iowa DOT website.