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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 and amendments were adopted on May 24, 2018.

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 2040, and where opportunities for growth exist, increase by 20% the percent of land area within identified clusters of Community Access, high density employment, high density medical, high density shopping, high density housing, and schools served by public transit.
  • Increase the number of occupied spaces in Park and Ride Lots by 40% by 2040.
  • By 2040 increase the number of park and ride lots with dedicated bicycle access by 10%.
  • By 2040 increase the number of park and ride lots with pedestrian access by 20%.
Improve the connectivity of the pedestrian network.
  • By 2040, increase by 10% pedestrian walkways within identified Community Access Clusters (including, but not limited to, high density employment, high density residential, high density shopping, and Access to Education clusters) and to public transit stops.
Improve the connectivity of bicycle facilities.
  • By 2040, increase by 10% the number of miles of dedicated bicycle facilities within identified Community Access Clusters, high density employment, high density medical, and high density shopping and within 1 mile of the boundary, and near schools by adding new facilities, filling in gaps in existing facilities, and improving access to transit stops on functionally classified roadways.
Increase safety for all users.
  • By 2040, 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 Level of Service on freeway and Interstate roadway miles with a Level of Service of D or worse through 2040.
  • Maintain or improve Level of Service on arterial roadway miles with a 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 2040.
  • Reduce by 20% the identified gaps in pedestrian walkways along functionally classified roadways by 2040.
  • Reduce by 20% the identified gaps in bikeways along functionally classified corridors by 2040.
Maintain the existing transportation network in a state of good repair.
  • By 2040, increase by 10% the miles of functionally classified roadways that meet or exceed the federally defined Good pavement condition.
  • Reduce the number of bridges that are identified as Poor (using federally defined criteria) by 50% by 2040.
  • By 2040, reduce the percent of transit fleet (both revenue and non-revenue vehicles) that have met or are above the useful life benchmark.
Ensure timely and efficient movement of freight within, departing, and entering the region.
  • Maintain or improve Level of Service on roadway miles included on the KIPDA Freight Network through 2040.
  • By 2040, 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 to and from destinations.
Influence positive economic impacts.
  • Reduce the average headway time on public transit by 40% on TARC-defined Title VI Routes by 2040.
  • By 2040, increase by 10% pedestrian walkways within areas with moderate to significant employment growth and to public transit stops.
  • By 2040, increase by 10% the number of miles of dedicated bicycle facilities within areas with moderate to significant employment growth by adding new facilities, filling in gaps in existing facilities, and improving access to transit stops on functionally classified roadways.
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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