Governor appoints Newport mayor to state transportation authority

Tom Guidugli Jr

Newport Mayor Tom Guidugli was appointed by Governor Andy Beshear to the Kentucky Public Transportation Infrastructure Authority (KPTIA).

Guidugli’s appointment is through April 28, 2026.

The KPTIA is described on the state’s website as “an independent de jure municipal corporation and political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

It is tasked by state statute to review, approve, and monitor certain significant transportation projects within the Commonwealth and between the Commonwealth and the State of Indiana and, if necessary, to assist with the operation, financing, and management of those projects, the website says.

The board has eleven voting members and Beshear announced the appointment of five late last month, including Guidugli and Hopkins Co. Judge/Executive Jack Whitfield.

Guidugli was elected mayor of Newport in 2020 after previously serving as a city commissioner.

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