Next truck-parking workshop to focus on Greater Cincinnati area

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Save the date: Tuesday, October 22, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., truck parking stakeholders are being invited to participate in a workshop to be aimed at sussing out problem areas and proposing solutions for truck parking woes in Boone County, Ky., and the greater region around Cincinnati, Ohio. The day’s program, part of the Federal Highway Administration’s ongoing series of truck parking-related workshops around the nation, will be held at St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center, or SETEC, at 3861 Olympic Blvd in Erlanger, Ky., near the intersection of I-275 and Mineola Pike.

Also represented in the program’s planning are the Boone County Fiscal Court and executive leadership and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) metropolitan planning organization. Both say they are increasingly concerned about the growing shortage of truck parking that could adversely affect the region’s economic health, road safety and the community’s quality of life.

Challenges with truck parking are likely to grow due to considerable development occurring and under consideration for the I-71/75 Brent Spence Bridge Corridor and the surrounding areas near Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

The workshop is intended to bring public and private sector truck parking stakeholders, including drivers with expertise in the region, together to collectively draw an accurate picture of the truck parking situation and share concepts and approaches to form an action plan that addresses the problem.

Discussion topics include:

  • Truck parking situation across the U.S. and in the OKI 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 working groups
  • Development of truck parking actions, strategies and priorities

Find further information on truck parking planning in the area via this link to OKI’s current policy plan to address parking in light of expected future growth and development in the area.

Partly FHWA-facilitated workshops have taken place this year in Colorado, Pennsylvania, New York City and other places.

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