Rethinking Transportation

Because regional mobility is a key focus area of KIX, we decided to make a visit to southern Indiana this week to attend a “Rethinking Transportation” workshop hosted by the Kentucky Indiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA). KIPDA is in the process of updating the metropolitan transportation plan for Bullitt, Jefferson, Oldham, Clark and Floyd counties. And for the past several weeks, they’ve been holding a series of community workshops to get citizen input about regional tranportation needs. Whether it’s park n rides, van pools, bike paths or even light rail, they are talking about it and collecting the publics needs and concerns.

The updated plan will focus on the best ways to connect people to places, people to people and goods to market. “It all begins with a better understanding of the issues that our region faces,” said Josh Suiter, community outreach specialist for KIPDA.

The KIX team likes the sound of that because planning now for how we want our region to evolve is a good idea. And we’re all about good ideas that preserve and enhance our region and make it an even better place to live and grow.

There are two more workshops next week:

June 25 Cresent Hill Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library
June 28 Ken Ellis Community Center, Jeffersonville

Both run from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

We know KIPDA would welcome your attendance and value your input.

Find out more at www.connectingkentuckiana.com

And also stay tuned for more information about an upcoming series of programs about regional mobikity hosted by KIX.