Governor Steve Beshear just announced new appoints to the Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority. His office is calling it an “essential step” toward financing the Ohio River Bridges project.
“This is an essential step toward financing new bridges across the Ohio River, as well as other projects that are critically important but simply too large for our traditional system of transportation funding,” Gov. Beshear said.
The 11 appointees are:
- Mike Hancock, Frankfort, secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
- Lori Flanery, Louisville, deputy secretary of the Finance and Administration Cabinet
- Marion County Attorney Joe Mattingly, Lebanon representing the Kentucky Association of Counties
- Letcher County Judge-Executive Jim Ward, Whitesburg, representing the Kentucky County Judge-Executives Association
- Mayor Elaine Walker, Bowling Green, representing the Kentucky League of Cities
- Don Kelly, Lexington, civil engineer and a former secretary of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
- Glenn B. Mitchell, Frankfort, former commissioner of fiscal management for the Transportation Cabinet and former deputy secretary, Finance and Administration Cabinet, now retired
- Laura Douglas, Louisville, vice president of E.ON US
- Charlie Johnson, Louisville, trucking industry business executive
- Nelda Barton-Collings, Corbin, retired business executive and former chair, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
- Larry Sanderson, Paducah, Plumbers and Steamfitters Union Local 184
The group’s first meeting will be held on November 1.