KCI, through our acquisition of RPM, completed an 18-month effort that resulted in a profound new vision for transportation infrastructure investments in the Kingsport region. To create a stronger link between the stated goals and objectives of the 2035 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and transportation improvements selected for funding, a program approach to funding transportation improvements was established. The program initiatives include:
- active transportation,
- safety & TSM/ITS solutions,
- capacity improvements, and
- economic development and access to jobs.
The resulting LRTP includes 50 specific transportation project improvements; funding-programs for sidewalks, bikeways, safety, bridges, and intersections; and funds for the Kingsport area’s transit needs. In addition to capital improvements, the plan also accounts for the long-term needs of continued maintenance of the transportation system including transit operations.