2020 Public Involvement Plan

KYTC Draft Public Involvement Process - Public Input

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is seeking input from Kentuckians on the state’s public involvement process used to identify and plan for statewide transportation projects.

Comments are welcome from members of the public between Friday, October 30, 2020 through December 15, 2020. A draft public Involvement Process can be found below or at transportation.ky.gov.

The public is invited to submit comments through a short confidential survey here: https://transportation.ky.gov/Planning/Pages/Public%20Involvement%20Plan.aspx.

Paper copies of the “Public Involvement Process for Statewide Transportation Planning and Project Delivery: Interested Parties, Public Involvement, and Consultation Process” document is available at the following Gateway region locations by appointment only due to COVID-19:


  • Gateway Area Development District (Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, & Rowan Counties)
    110 Lake Park Drive
    Morehead, KY 40351
    Call for appointment: 606.780.0090






For special accommodations, please email kytc.comments@ky.gov or call 502.564.3419.


An individual, agency, or organization may also provide comments to:

State Highway Engineer
Department of Highways
Transportation Cabinet Office Building, 6th Floor
200 Mero Street
Frankfort, KY 40622
Phone: 502.564.3730


Gateway ADD 2020 Public Involvement Plan

The purpose of the ADD Public Involvement Plan is to describe actions the ADD Regional Transportation Committee (RTC) shall take to provide opportunities for the public to be involved in the statewide transportation planning process. It serves as a guide for the ADD to follow in planning public involvement opportunities. True public involvement is central to good decision making. Without meaningful public involvement, there is a risk of making less than optimal decisions. With it, there can be a lasting contribution to the regional well-being of our neighborhoods, towns, cities, and counties. The best policy decisions by government are made in context of public participation. The goal of the public involvement plan will be to broaden the public input process in an effort to reach more sectors of the public. Public awareness is a very important element in gaining public input. Emphasizing the importance of communicating and coordinating with other agencies and interests is also vital to the public involvement process. Ultimately, public involvement enhances the ability to implement transportation solutions that improve safety and efficiency, protect natural and human environments, and contribute to community vitality. In order to gain cooperation in implementing transportation improvements, government, industry, commerce and citizens need to understand what the problems are, what improvements are necessary, what the effects will be and when each element of the program will be ready for public use and/or input. Opening transportation planning to the public through advisory committees and publishing and distributing the transportation improvement program are ways to inform the public of such issues. To be effective, it is essential that government agencies understand a given community’s values and it is equally important for the community to understand the tradeoffs and constraints associated with project planning. This mutual understanding can only be achieved through early, frequent, and continued communication. When the public is engaged in the process, their insight helps assure projects suit community needs. The true test of a successful public participation plan is the level of public awareness and feedback. Too often, public participation does not occur until after the community-at-large becomes aware of an unpopular decision. The entire planning process and the identification of transportation needs throughout the region, utilizes input from the KYTC Central Office, KYTC HDO, input from the city mayors, county judges, RTC, state legislators, and other interested parties that could include:

  • citizens
  • affected public agencies
  • representatives of public transportation
  • private providers of transportation
  • representatives and users of pedestrian walkways and bicycle transportation facilities
  • representatives from elderly populations, minority populations, low-income populations and those with disabilities
  • representatives of freight transportation services
  • and any other interested parties