Optimizing Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Investments and Activities to Improve Safety and Increase Revenue Collections

With the construction of I-69 in western Kentucky, two commercial vehicle enforcement (CVE) facilities at ports of entry in Fulton County and Henderson County will be bypassed. The Department of Highways is seeking information to determine how or if these facilities should be replaced. With significant declines in KSP-CVE personnel and difficulty keeping current facilities open, it is not clear if these types of facilities merit investment. Further, despite increases in truck traffic, Kentucky has not seen similar increases in the collection of commercial vehicle-related taxes such as Kentucky’s weight-distance tax (KYU) and fuel taxes (KIT and IFTA). The concerns are that limited KSP-CVE staffing may be reducing compliance with not only tax-related regulations, but also safety-related regulations. This project will focus on improving safety and increasing revenue collections by developing a plan to optimize CVE investments and activities and replace CVE facilities.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $120000
    • Contract Numbers:

      KYSPR 21-611

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Howell, Brian

      Walton, Jennifer

    • Start Date: 20120200
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200220
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01751325
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: KYSPR 21-611
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Sep 3 2020 2:47PM