Boone County Seeks Transportation Input
Boone County is seeking input into their upcoming Transportation Plan. Citizens can visit the website at http://booneky.oki.org/ to sign up for updates or provide feedback as the County moves forward with the update and development of their comprehensive transportation plan for the future.
The Boone County Transportation Plan’s mission is to deliver a modern, reliable and sustainable multi-modal, surface transportation system that uses advanced technology and innovative design solutions to improve the mobility of people and goods through the development of a fiscally-constrained and publicly-supported plan.
“In today’s world, transportation dollars are not sufficient to take care of all of the needs. If we can work smarter through proper planning and implementation of technology, improvements to transportation infrastructure can be done cheaper and more efficiently and with less impact to property owners.” said Gary Moore, Judge Executive, Boone County Fiscal Court.
The Boone County Transportation Plan is a strategy to identify recommendations to enhance the County’s transportation network and adequately prepare for projected growth through the year 2040. The Transportation Plan will consider the mobility of all users – personal vehicles, freight, transit, pedestrians, and bicycles. By prioritizing Boone County’s transportation needs now, the county will be well positioned to strategically budget and secure transportation funding to keep people and goods moving safely and efficiently well into the future.
The Plan is in the initial phase of data collection, such as gathering crash information, traffic counts, demographic and employment data and more. The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) is managing this effort and partnering with the County in brand new, innovative ways to meet transportation challenges straight-on to realize each opportunity’s full potential.