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The Changing Face of Transportation


It's hard to believe but we're nearly halfway through 2011. This also marks nearly 6 months of our electronic newsletter! The last edition must have really sparked some interest as we had record numbers of views and clicks.  Thanks to you all!  


Some of the KYSITE officers will be meeting next week to work out details for late summer and fall meetings.  Stay tuned for more announcements soon!


Also, thanks for Ashley Sells with Louisville Metro for helping out this week with the articles and member profile! 

As always, contact us at anytime! 


- KYSITE Officers
We Need YOUR Feedback!!

SurveyAs noted, we have been doing this new newsletter format for nearly 6 months.  We'd like to get your feedback.  The link can be found by clicking here.

Please take time to fill out this survey as soon as possible since we all know that you'll probably forget in a day or two! The survey will be open until July 21. 

We'll present results in an upcoming newsletter (assuming that people like the newsletter and there are future ones!).

Louisville Bridges Update

The Louisville Bridges Project will have public meetings coordinated by INDOT and KYTC June 27th and JuneLouisvilleBridge 28th from 4 - 8 pm. There are currently three alternatives to the bridge project. These public meetings are the beginning of several that will satisfy the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. 

  • The first alternative is to build two new bridges as well as rebuild  the interchange commonly known as Spaghetti Junction. 
  • The second alternative is very familiar to the first except to rebuild the interchange at a cost-saving measures.  
  • The third alternative is to not build any bridges or rebuild the interchange.

The meeting locations include:


June 27th, 2011 4 pm - 8 pm, Holiday Inn Lakeview North, Clarksville, Indiana


June 28th, 2011, 4 pm - 8 pm, Holiday Inn Hurstbourne, Louisville, KY

Rail Safety Update

For the first quarter in 2011, the US Railroad had a 10.1%SteamEngine decrease in accidents and incidents compared with the first quarter in 2010. This includes a decrease in train accidents by 5.3% and derailments 2%. 


The bad news is the total number of all rail related fatalities in the first quarter of 2011 increased by 6.1%. However they were ruled to be out of the railroads' control since they were considered to be caused by highway-rail or trespassing fatalities. 


Thank for the Kentuckians for Better Transportation newsletter for this information.  If you aren't a recipient of that news, find more information here.


Place of Work: Wilbur Smith Associates (WSA recently joined forces with CDM)


Title: Transportation Engineer / Planning


Degree(s): BSCE / University of Kentucky


Certification: Professional Engineer


Place of Birth: Pikeville, KY


Family: Married to Channel 36 Sports Anchor Kent Spencer; One Daughter: Annamae Hadley; Yellow Lab: Lexi Tackett


1. What do you do day-to-day?:

 Typically I am writing for a corridor study, long-range transportation plan, or environmental document.


2. What are your technical interests?:

NEPA and Transportation Policy and Funding.


3. What are your hobbies?:

All my hobbies are centered around my baby. Planning her parties, making her baby food, searching the world over for the perfect shoes and hair bows.


4. Favorites:

Color: Blue


5. Five Quick Questions:

A. Coke or Pepsi: Either, but only in emergencies.

B. Telephone or Email: EMAIL!!!

C. Pen or Pencil: Pen

D. Cats or Cards: Cats!  But I do think it's so cute that the Cards have a little team.


[Editor Note: Amanda was very kind many years ago by providing rides to me to get to work after my classes were over -- I am still very thankful for that!]

Upcoming HCM Webinars


The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government will be HCM 2010hosting the remaining HCM 2010 Webinar in the Traffic Management Center in Lexington.  RSVPs are not required.


Future dates include:


Tuesday / July 19 / Freeway Facilities Enhancements


Thursday / July 21 / Application of General Service Volume Tables (remotely given by Dr. Tom Creasey)


All times are 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.



      In the Next Edition... 
Coming Soon 

- Survey Results

- Another Member Profile

Thanks for your continued support of KYSITE!  

2011 KYSITE Board; and

Scott Walker, Editor