The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently approved $500,000 worth of grants to fund six separate infrastructure projects at four riverports statewide.
[Above photo by KYTC]
KYTC Secretary Jim Gray noted in a statement that he approved the award funding – which was legislatively appropriated and must be locally matched – at the recommendation of the Kentucky Water Transportation Advisory Board.
“The grants will help these riverports meet a range of needs for both operations and capacity,” Gray said. “State investment is beyond critical to the preservation of all public ports across the Commonwealth to provide efficient and cost-effective multimodal access to our thriving industries.”
“An efficient transportation system in all its modes – highway, air, rail and water – is essential to our economy and standard of living,” added Governor Andy Beshear (D), who highlighted $500,000 in grants awarded to four riverports for eight projects in June 2022.
“Our Kentucky riverports play a unique role in that system. We’re pleased to be able to support these strategic investments,” he said.