Truckers invited to Kentucky truck parking workshop on Oct. 22

October 17, 2019

Tyson Fisher

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No one knows about the truck parking crisis better than truckers. Professional drivers will have a chance to give their real-world insight during a truck parking workshop in Boone County, Ky.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 22, the Boone County Fiscal Court and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments will be hosting a Truck Parking Solutions Workshop. The workshop will take place at St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center, 3861 Olympic Boulevard, Erlanger, KY 41018.

The two groups invite public and private stakeholders to “collectively draw an accurate picture of the truck parking situation,” according to a news release. Stakeholders will share ideas to come up with an action plan that addresses the widespread problem.

The region is experiencing truck parking issues that is likely to grow. More specifically, the Interstate 71/75 Brent Spence Bridge corridor and the surrounding areas near Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Topics include:

  • Truck parking situation across the U.S. and in the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana region with a focus on Boone County.
  • Current truck parking assessments and needs.
  • Best practices and possible solutions.
  • Implementation considerations for truck parking solutions.
  • Breakout work groups.
  • Development of truck parking actions, strategies and priorities.

To attend the workshop, RSVP at https://secure.boonecountyky.org/RSVP/.

The workshop is one of several throughout the year in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration.

Questions may be directed to Chris Courtney of Boone County at CCourtney@BooneCountyKY.org or 859-334-3125. Also available to answer questions is Robyn Bancroft of the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments at RBancroft@oki.org or 513-619-7662.

A copy of the agenda can be accessed here.

Tyson Fisher

Tyson Fisher joined Land Line Magazine in March 2014. An award-winning journalist and tireless researcher, his news reports, features and blogs bring depth to our editorial content, backed with solid detail. Tyson is a lifelong Kansas Citian.