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Goals & Objectives

Beginning in April 2013, the Transportation Policy Committee’s Goals Working Group began meeting to draft goals and objectives for the Connecting Kentuckiana Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update.

With information provided by KIPDA staff, the Goals Working Group engaged in long discussions about how the transportation system for our area will/should evolve. The Goals Working Group drafted the goals and objectives and these were approved by the Transportation Policy Committee on August 22, 2013.

These goals and objectives were created to guide the evolution of our transportation system and to introduce a new and fresh approach for providing a transportation system that responds to the needs and wants of our communities throughout our region. Participants in the Goals Working Group sessions included:

• Jefferson County League of Cities
• TARC
• City of Jeffersonville
• Bullitt County
• Oldham County
• Town of Clarksville
• Louisville Metro
• KYTC
• City of St. Matthews
• City of Jeffersontown
• KIPDA Staff

Here are the goals (in bold) and the objectives (bulleted items):

Improve public transit connectivity to identified Community Access Clusters, including, but not limited to, high density employment, high density residential, high density retail, commerce centers, and access to education.

• By 2020, increase by 20% the number of identified clusters of high density employment, high density shopping, and/or high density housing served by public transit.
• Increase the number of spaces in Park and Ride Lots by 40% by 2025.
• By 2025 increase the number of park and ride lots with dedicated bicycle access by 10%.
• By 2025 increase the number of park and ride lots with pedestrian access by 20%.

Improve the connectivity of the pedestrian network.
• By 2025, increase by 10% pedestrian walkways within identified Community Access Clusters (including, but not limited to, high density employment, high density residential, high density retail, and Access to Education clusters) and to public transit stops.

Improve the connectivity of bicycle facilities.
• By 2025, increase by 10% the number of identified Community Access Clusters (including high density employment, high density retail, or high density residential areas) within 3.0 miles of each other are connected via dedicated bicycle facilities by adding new facilities, filling gaps in existing facilities, and improving access to transit stops on functionally classified roadways.

Increase safety for all users.
• By 2025, reduce by 20% the ratio of all crashes to regional Vehicle Miles Traveled, with high priority given to reducing crashes involving bicycles and pedestrians.

Manage and reduce roadway congestion where appropriate.
• Maintain or improve current Level of Service on freeway and interstate roadway miles with a current Level of Service of D or worse through 2040.
• Maintain or improve current Level of Service on arterial roadway miles with a current Level of Service of D or worse through 2040.

Increase the availability and efficiency of person based multi-modal options.
• Increase system wide transit ridership by 20% by 2025.
• Reduce by 20% the identified gaps in pedestrian walkways along functionally classified roadways by 2025.
• Reduce by 20% the identified gaps in bikeways along functionally classified corridors by 2025.

Maintain the existing transportation network in a state of good repair.
• By 2025, increase the percentage of functionally classified roadways in a state of good repair by 10%.
• Reduce the number of functionally obsolete bridges.
• Reduce the number of bridges that are structurally deficient by 50% by 2025.
• Rehabilitate 10 miles of sidewalks on functionally classified roadways by 2025.
• Rehabilitate 10 miles of curbs on functionally classified roadways by 2025.
• Reduce the average age of the public transit fleet to 7 years by 2025.

Ensure timely and efficient movement of freight within, departing, and entering the region.
• Maintain or improve current Level of Service on roadway miles included on the KIPDA Freight Network through 2040.
• By 2025, reduce by 10% the number of locations on the KIPDA Freight Network and within 1.0 miles of identified clusters of freight distributors where roadway geometry (turning radii, lane width, shoulder width, roadway curvature, etc.) contributes to delay or hinders freight truck access.

Influence positive economic impacts.
• Reduce the average headway time on public transit by 40% for those routes that connect Environmental Justice/Title VI areas and high density residential areas, to identified high density employment, major employers, and high density shopping areas by 2025.
• Provide appropriate transportation options to 70% of areas identified as high density employment and/or with identified moderate to significant employment growth forecasts by 2040.

Reduce and/or mitigate negative environmental impacts, including climate change.
• Meet or be under mobile source budgets in State Implementation Plans for Air Quality with each update and amendment to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

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