This report examines the condition, use and safety of Kentucky’s roads, highways and bridges, and the state’s future mobility needs. Sources of information for this report include the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), the U.S. Census Bureau, the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

In addition to statewide data, the TRIP report includes regional data for the Bowling Green, Lexington, Louisville, Northern Kentucky and Owensboro urban areas. An urban area is defined as a region’s municipalities and surrounding suburbs for pavement condition and congestion data; bridge and traffic fatality data include a region’s major counties.

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