Kansas Department of Transportation http://kmuw.org en State Officials To Enforce Ban On Political Campaign Signs Alongside State Highways http://kmuw.org/post/state-officials-enforce-ban-political-campaign-signs-alongside-state-highways <p>The Kansas Department of Transportation is warning political candidates that the agency’s crews will remove campaign signs found alongside the state’s highways.</p><p>The department notes that Kansas law prohibits campaign signs and billboards on a highway right-of-way. The law allows only guide, warning or regulatory signs in those spaces.</p><p>The reminder of the rule comes as campaigning ramps up before the state’s Aug. 5 primary.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:01:58 +0000 Associated Press 36557 at http://kmuw.org The Kansas Department Of Transportation Says It Was An Expensive Winter http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-department-transportation-says-it-was-expensive-winter <p>The Kansas Department of Transportation says the winter season of 2014 was its most expensive in years.</p><p>The department spent about $22 million dollars to keep state highways open for travel during the rough winter weather.</p><p>That's the most the department's had to spend since the winter of 2008, when it spent nearly 24 million dollars.</p><p>This year's numbers won't be finalized until the end of the fiscal year.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:17:24 +0000 Associated Press 32469 at http://kmuw.org Traffic Deaths Drop in 2013 http://kmuw.org/post/traffic-deaths-drop-2013 <p>Kansas Department of Transportation officials are reporting a drop in the number of traffic fatalities in 2013 to the lowest number since statistics were first kept in 1947. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 23:40:31 +0000 Associated Press 28468 at http://kmuw.org Grant For $18 M To Fund 35 Pedestrian, Bicycle, Historic Site, Highway Projects In Kansas http://kmuw.org/post/grant-18-m-fund-35-pedestrian-bicycle-historic-site-highway-projects-kansas <p>The Kansas Department of Transportation has awarded nearly $18 million to 35 projects around the state through its transportation enhancement program.</p><p><a href="http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ENVIRonment/transportation_enhancements/">Transportation Enhancement&nbsp;</a> is a federally funded program that provides cities, counties, and other groups with funding for transportation projects like bike paths, pedestrian traffic, bicycle safety education, historic restoration, scenic highway programs, and the conversion of abandoned railroad lines into trails, among other things.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:23:00 +0000 Kate Clause 18729 at http://kmuw.org Grant For $18 M To Fund 35 Pedestrian, Bicycle, Historic Site, Highway Projects In Kansas Plan Suggests Toll Lanes In Eastern Kansas http://kmuw.org/post/plan-suggests-toll-lanes-eastern-kansas <p></p><p>A long-range plan for the state's highways suggests that Kansas Highway 10 between Lawrence and Johnson County become a partial toll road. Fri, 24 May 2013 23:06:07 +0000 Associated Press 17784 at http://kmuw.org Senate Leaders Considering KDOT/KTA Merger http://kmuw.org/post/senate-leaders-considering-kdotkta-merger <p>A limited merger of the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the Kansas Department of Transportation recently passed the House, but leaders in the Kansas Senate may be interested in something a bit more comprehensive. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:40:31 +0000 Stephen Koranda 14239 at http://kmuw.org House Advances Partial KDOT/KTA Merger http://kmuw.org/post/house-advances-partial-kdotkta-merger <p>The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a limited merger between the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority, which manages the 236-mile toll road. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:10:09 +0000 Stephen Koranda 13908 at http://kmuw.org