With pressure from nagging downtown activists, the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization passed a resolution asking state officials to consider rerouting I-40 through Kentucky. “At first we thought shifting traffic out of the downtown area and onto I-640 would be sufficient. But then we realized that was still too close. We feel shifting all traffic through Kentucky would have the best benefit for downtown and also would reduce the number of SUVs coming through town,” noted activist Steve Capris. “And I wanted to get my name in the paper again,” he added. No word yet on how state officials will respond.