OKI seeks new ways to engage the region through public meetings, workshops, surveys, social media, and other forums. For example, many of our events have moved online to include hybrid and virtual options.
The new companion bridge for the Brent Spence marks a new age for our region’s history. Twenty-plus years of debates, disputes and discussions will give way to a collective sigh of gratitude. This new age will bring cleaner air, improved traffic safety and monetary savings for our region’s 850,000 households.
Kentucky and Ohio issued a call last week for construction and design proposals to fast-track the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project. The project will separate Interstate 75 traffic from local traffic and improve freight movements through the critical Kentucky-Ohio transportation corridor.
“Public input will help determine the priorities for the OKI region as we continue to look toward our future,” said Travis Miller, OKI’s regional planning manager. “Understanding the values of everyone, in all communities, is critical to this process – and we encourage everyone to take this brief survey …”
The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) Board of Directors approved the appointment of the board and new officers to lead the transportation planning organization for 2023.
The biggest increases are expected in steel, cement and asphalt. For example, liquid asphalt prices have climbed 56% year-over-year. Steel prices increased 110% from 2021 to 2022.
The U.S. DOT’s Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced Jan. 4 that a project between Kentucky and Ohio to rehabilitate and reconfigure the existing Brent Spence Bridge will receive $1.385 billion.
OKI President and Clermont County Commissioner David Painter and OKI CEO Mark Policinski have responded to today’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $1.6B to Ohio and Kentucky toward construction of the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project.
Viable bicycle and pedestrian trails, RideShare programs and clean air initiatives are critical to the health and welfare of a region. OKI continues to fund these important amenities because we know our region’s 2 million residents value them as much as OKI does.
This plan’s policy recommendations help inform and guide local decision makers. They are based on regional trends in population change, increasing costs of public services, while incorporating environmental health and a better quality of life.