Friday, January 4, 2013

Public hearing Monday on changes to OKI long-range plan

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) will hold a public hearing on an amendment to its 2040 Regional Transportation Plan on Monday, January 7 at 5 P.M. at its headquarters, located at 720 E Pete Rose Way.

The changes to the long-range, comprehensive plan, which was approved by OKI's board of directors in June, include:
Recommendations in the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan are estimated to cost $21.49 billion, with 88 percent dedicated to roadway projects, 11 percent to public transportation projects, and the remainder to intelligent transportation systems, freight, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

The OKI board will vote on the amended plan at its January 10 meeting.

OKI, as the metropolitan planning organization with final authority over how federal transportation funding is spent throughout the region, is legally required to update the plan every four years.

Previous reading on BC:
More than $85M awarded by OKI for regional transportation projects (8/13/12)
OKI seeking consultant for NKY traffic count (6/22/12)
OKI 2040 plan open houses come to urban core (4/19/12)
Registration open for annual meeting of OKI conservation council (3/28/11)