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Sample Letter

A Sample Letter That Can Be Used To Contact elected officials in Indiana and Kentucky

Please feel free to modify this letter to better communicate your concerns and desires with your elected officials

To the honorable [name of elected official];


I write to thank you for your support of trails and ask for continued support for hike, bike, and disabled accommodations in the Evansville and Henderson area with respect to the planning of the ORX 69 project, also known as the Ohio River Crossing 69.  While the current situation is not desirable with respect to those who utilize alternative transportation to cross from Henderson to Evansville or vice versa, it can still be done and has been the case in dozens of other major bridge locations nationwide.  


However, I am concerned that the current plans for the new Interstate 69 bridge project do not take into account the needs of those of us who do hike, bike, or are disabled.  It calls for current traffic to be relegated to one of the two current US Highway 41 bridges as the other is demolished.  This will increase traffic on what little infrastructure is left between these two great states, making the crossing even more dangerous for those who utilize alternative transportation.  


I ask that you instruct the program managers for this project to include a protected bike, hike, and disabled lane as a means for those who do utilize alternative transportation to link our great states not only through roads but trails as well.


Thank you!

List of elected officials to contact about this issue

Honorable Andy Beshear, Governor of Kentucky

700 Capitol Av, Ste 100

Frankfort KY 40601


Honorable Eric Holcomb, Governor of Indiana

Office of the Governor


Indianapolis IN 46204-2797


Honorable U.S. Senator Mike Braun

115 N. Pennsylvania St.

Indianapolis IN 46204


Honorable U.S. Senator Todd C. Young

251 N. Illinois St.

Indianapolis IN 46204


Honorable U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell

601 W. Broadway, Rm. 630

Louisville KY 40202


Honorable U.S. Senator Rand Paul

1029 State St.

Bowling Green KY 42101


Honorable U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon, M.D.

20 NW Third St., Ste. 800

Evansville IN 47708


Honorable U.S. Representative Trey Hollingsworth

321 Quartermaster Court

Jeffersonville IN 47130


Honorable U.S. Representative James Comer

67 N. Main St.

Madisonville KY 42431

Honorable U.S. Representative Brett Guthrie

2200 Airport Road

Owensboro KY 42301


Todd Jeter

Division Administrator

Federal Highway Adminstration, USDOT

Kentucky Division Office

John C. Watts Federal Building

330 W. Broadway

Frankfort KY 40601


Jermaine R. Hannon

Division Administrator

Federal Highway Administration, USDOT

Indiana Division Office

575 N. Pennsylvania St., Rm. 254

Indianapolis IN 46204

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