Re: Extreme waste in the KyTC
On Jul 23, 1:59 pm, Mr Sparkle <dfic...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Jul 22, 3:47 pm, "pigsty1...@xxxxxxxxx" <rshe...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:> Elkins was bitching about transportation enhancements and the like,
but I think there is much more waste in the KyTC then the federales
could ever spend on enhancements.
Why are there 12 highway districts?
ISTR that KyTC has a much larger state system to maintain than most
More then VA w/ 9 dists? More then TN w/4?
You can justify it any way you want, but it IS political, and it is
from a day when going 100 miles was an all day affair.
Like I told Patrick, I remember what KY was like before the massive
amounts of APD and federal money came in.
Say what you will about the War on Poverty and economic development,
but that money is responsible for opening up roads to Frankfort, Inez,
and a lot of other isolated mtn places.
They should dump at least three. I think they could get along with 6,
at most 7. But that would entail a lot of people like Elkins losing
their jobs, and that would not be popular, which is what this is all
That is conservatism, no money for anything, it is all wasted until it
comes to my job, my road, then there is no limit.
Sample District 8 maphttp://www.planning.kytc.ky.gov/maps/SPRS/district%20maps/dist_8_sprs...
The State Primary Road System is an administrative system used to
track roads within the state THAT ARE MAINTAINED BY THE KENTUCKY
TRANSPORTATION CABINET. Roads, streets and/or highways are classified
by the type of service and function the facility provides, as
State Primary Routes: Interstates (symbolized by black lines on the
maps), parkways (symbolized by brown lines on the maps) and other long-
distance, high-volume intrastate routes (symbolized by red lines on
the maps) that are of statewide significance. These routes generally
link major urban areas with the state.
State Secondary Routes: Shorter distance routes of regional
significance with both access to land use activity and mobility as
their functions. These routes generally serve smaller cities and
county seats within a region. Symbolized by green lines on the maps.
Rural Secondary Routes: Routes of subregional significance with access
to land use activity (such as farm-to-market routes) as their prime
function or urban arterial streets or other collectors. Symbolized by
yellow lines on the maps.
Supplemental Roads: Routes that are state-maintained for various
reasons but are not included in the higher classifications. They are
generally short-distance routes such as frontage roads, cross roads or
local access roads. Symbolized by purple lines on the maps
To keep all the politically connected like Elkins working.
Why do they ALL have overpaid PR people like Elkins?
Facilities that State DOT's maintain are something that most residents
encounter everyday - probably the state governement agency that
residents are most familiar with, save the Tax Dept ;-)
PR is a very important aspect of DOT operations. OhDOT has at least
one PR person per district (total12 districts) and more if you count
others that interface with the public for larger projects and progams.
So he can spend time writing and publicizing a huge event in his
The big event was a school crossing flashing light.
Yeah, well worth his time, and well worth his state paid pr existance.
He wants govt to look inward for savings. Well here is a good idea
for the KyTC.
See if they could get along with 6 districts. Eliminate everyone
Northern KY, Eastern KY, Southern KY, Western KY, and one for
Louisvile, and one for Lex.
That would be enough.
Maybe if Elkins starts looking inward, he could send this to the
Honchos at the KyTC. I am sure they are looking for ways to save
money to build I-66.
Smart idea, eliminating his job so they can do it.
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