Happy Thanksgiving!

Juva BarberBlog

I’m having trouble wrapping my head around the fact that next week is Thanksgiving 2017. I’m not sure where this year has gone. But alas – this year is nearly over and hopefully next week we’ll all be gathered around full tables with the people we love the most celebrating all the people and things we’re grateful to have in our lives. As people who provide transportation – whether you design it, build it, provide it, or move the materials used to build it – this is our time to shine. This is the time of year when we make sure that people get to their families quickly and safely so they can enjoy one more holiday together no matter … Read More

Truths Learned at KACo’s Annual Conference & Exposition

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Yesterday morning I had the privilege of moderating a panel during KACo’s 43rd Annual Conference and Exposition. This was a great panel – the presenters included Dave Adkisson from the Kentucky Chamber, Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore, and KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. The Secretary informed attendees about where we are as a state with our transportation network. He spoke of the billion dollar backlog in resurfacing, the more than 1,100 structurally deficient bridges in the state, the additional $30 million that is needed to create a multi-modal transportation fund, and the additional $500 million that is needed every year to maintain the roads and bridges we have and to build the new roads and bridges we need. Judge Moore … Read More

Kentucky Infrastructure Coalition Hard At Work

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Last year KBT and several other organizations formed the Kentucky Infrastructure Coalition or KIC. The Coalition members are organizations and companies that depend on infrastructure and the goal is to advocate for sustainable funding for all modes of transportation to move Kentucky forward. Earlier this week I sent the KBT Board of Directors an update on the Kentucky Infrastructure Coalition’s activities. It only took a few minutes to write – but after I read it I was tired. We’ve been busy. From drafting editorials to creating newsletter content to creating videos, much has happened. We’ve also been out on the road. In the past 4 weeks, we’ve addressed 9 different civic groups. From Murray to Morehead, I’ve talked about how … Read More