railroads http://kmuw.org en Kansas Gets C- For Infrastructure http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-gets-c-infrastructure <p>Civil engineers have given Kansas' infrastructure an overall C-minus grade.<br><br>The regional chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers released their report card Wednesday.<br><br>It's an evaluation of the state's aviation, bridges, roads, dams, drinking water, energy, levees, railroads and schools.<br><br>The engineers found the most faults with the state's bridges and dams, rating them a D-minus. They say Kansas has nearly 3,000 structurally deficient bridges.<br><br>They awarded the highest grades for the state's roads and schools; both got a C-plus.<br> Wed, 22 May 2013 13:47:09 +0000 Associated Press 17627 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: Bob Knight: The Little Engine That Could http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-bob-knight-little-engine-could <p>I like trains. I like riding on trains. I like looking at trains.&nbsp; Heck, I even like songs about trains.</p><p>And I guess I really must admit that sometimes I even like getting slowed down at a railroad crossing while a thundering freight train lumbers along. It’s a chance to throw your hands up and say, “What can I do? I’m forced to sit here and take a pause out of my busy day and just watch this train go by.” It’s a break from the routine, as we scurry over the busy ant hills of our daily lives.</p> Fri, 16 Oct 2009 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 1387 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: Bob Knight: The Little Engine That Could