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1 Lynn Soporowski, PE Branch Manager, Division of Planning Kentucky Transportation Cabinet September 24, 2013SCORT Kentucky Railroad Planning Experience

2 Not a railroad operating/owning state Not a railroad power state Not a railroad funding state Not an intracity or intercity passenger rail state

3 Not a railroad operating/owning state

4 State rail with shortlines

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6 Freight Network Rail Lines and Railyards 2,769 miles of mainline track 99 Railyards

7 Locate-Major (MFUI) : Terminology Siding Spur Yard – Classification Yard – Distribution Yard – Intermodal (Container)

8 Locate-Major (MFUI) : Terminology Intermodal Connectors Needs – Ramps – Turning Radii – Sight Distance

9 Not a Power State

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11 Tons (in millions) Dollars (in millions) Source: Freight Analysis Framework, FWHA Total Freight Transportation into Kentucky by Mode-2008

12 Tons (in millions) Dollars (in millions) Source: Freight Analysis Framework, FWHA Total Freight Transportation from Kentucky by Mode-2008

13 Article : Business First—Louisville Edition, August 5, 2011

14 Not a railroad funding state

15 TIGER I ARRA- RJ Corman Railroad Group $16,205,553 ($12,964,443 Federal) $200,000 State dollars TIGER III – Paducah and Louisville Railroad $14,447,775 ($11,558,220 Federal) $1,000,000 State dollars Kentucky TIGER Grants

16 $2 million FY $2 million FY Minimum of 50/50 match. Governor decided to award both Fiscal Years funds from 12 submitted applications. Kentucky Shortline Railroad Assistance Grants

17 $1.6 million FY $1.6 million FY Minimum of 50/50 match 105 Applications Received Kentucky Railroad Crossing Improvement Program

18 RJ Corman Railroad Group

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20 Muldraugh Bridge- Paducah and Louisville Railroad

21 Not an intracity or intercity passenger rail state

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23 Despite the high population density in Cincinnati, Louisville, and Lexington, the ridership … only..15 % operating costs Ops Only $245 fare one way Cap and Ops $2,800 fares Examination of I- 75, I-64, and I-71 High Speed Rail Corridors -1999

24 Louisville Airport Ohio River Bridge Lexington Center

25 Kentucky Railroad Planning Experience Not a railroad operating/owning state Intermodal Connections Not a railroad power state Investment IS being made Not a railroad funding state Creative dollars are spent Not an intracity or intercity passenger rail state Continue to participate and PLAN!!!


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