transportation http://kmuw.org en 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 Some Rural Bridges May Not Avoid Collapse http://kmuw.org/post/some-rural-bridges-may-not-avoid-collapse <p>Kansas may have more problem bridges than states like California and Illinois, but state engineers say that doesn't tell the whole story.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:21:17 +0000 Associated Press 23489 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: The Pride Of The Interurban http://kmuw.org/post/past-and-present-pride-interurban <p></p><p></p><p>In the 1910s, a person in Kansas City who wanted to attend the University of Kansas-University of Missouri game in Lawrence only needed to take the trolley to the station of the Kaw Valley Interurban, where trains left every hour on the half hour. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Jay Price 21508 at http://kmuw.org Past and Present: The Pride Of The Interurban Transportation Group Praises Funding http://kmuw.org/post/transportation-group-praises-funding <p></p><p>A Kansas coalition that's been a vocal advocate for continued spending on highway projects is pleased that legislators preserved funding for the state's ongoing transportation program. Tue, 04 Jun 2013 23:09:08 +0000 Associated Press 18341 at http://kmuw.org Want A Role In City's New Bicycle Plan? Apply Now http://kmuw.org/post/want-role-citys-new-bicycle-plan-apply-now <p>The city of Wichita is launching a new advisory volunteer board for issues related to bicycling and walking.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The board will provide recommendations to the City Council, participate in planning and project development, evaluate policies; and make recommendations to City departments.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It will also play an influential role in implementing <a href="http://www.wichita.gov/Government/Departments/Planning/PlanningDocument/Wichita%20Bicycle%20Master%20Plan.pdf">Wichita’s Bicycle Master Plan</a>.</span></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:41:03 +0000 Chandra Stauffer & Kate Clause 14670 at http://kmuw.org Want A Role In City's New Bicycle Plan? Apply Now Top Morning News 3.19.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-31913 <p><em>Kansas House members will debate a $14 billion dollar budget; Kansas House is considering anti-abortion bill; Sequestration affecting tuition benefits for military service.</em></p><p><strong>Kansas House To Debate $14B State Budget</strong></p><p>Kansas House members are preparing to debate a $14 billion state budget for the next fiscal year.</p><p>The measure on Tuesday's calendar allocates nearly $6 billion in state general fund revenues. The budget covers spending for public schools and higher education, social services, and public safety.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:16:52 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 14352 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.19.13 New Airport Terminal Is Expected To Open June 2015 http://kmuw.org/post/new-airport-terminal-expected-open-june-2015 <p>Construction of <a href="http://flywichita.com/new-terminal-info.php">the new terminal at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport</a> is on schedule, according to the city. It's expected to open in the spring of 2015.</p><p>Since the beginning of major construction in October 2012, construction crews have:</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:59:14 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 12424 at http://kmuw.org New Airport Terminal Is Expected To Open June 2015 A Conversation With The New Director Of Wichita Transit http://kmuw.org/post/conversation-new-director-wichita-transit <p>Amid budget problems, fare increases and services cuts, Wichita Transit welcomed a new director last month. Stephen Spade was most recently transit director in Chapel Hill, N.C. He also served as general manager for the transit service in Des Moines, Iowa.</p><p>Spade started work in Wichita on October 30, he says he was interested in the Wichita job because he and his wife are from the Midwest and wanted to be closer to family.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:51:12 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 9109 at http://kmuw.org A Conversation With The New Director Of Wichita Transit Wichita City Council Member Makes Case For Passenger Rail http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-city-council-member-makes-case-passenger-rail <p></p><p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 16px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(85, 85, 85); line-height: 15px; ">Wichita city council member Pete Mitzner Wednesday presented a case for passenger rail service through the city to the Sedgwick county commissioners.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:41:13 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 2690 at http://kmuw.org Wichita City Council Member Makes Case For Passenger Rail