Transportation

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Alaska Airlines had the highest ranking in a new report released Monday.

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The city of Wichita will be getting new trolley buses soon.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded Wichita Transit a $2.6 million grant to replace older Q-Line trolley buses that are at the end of their service life.

The new trolleys will help the city keep up with a growing number of riders and increased service.

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Almost a year old, Wichita’s bike share program has found success around the downtown area. Now, it's looking at where to go next.

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Amtrak is moving ahead on a feasibility study regarding the possible extension of the Heartland Flyer route.

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Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport set a passenger traffic record last year, with a total of 1,620,240 passengers arriving at or departing from the airport.

Kellogg in west Wichita will close again this weekend as part of the ongoing project at I-235.
Kansas Department of Transportation

Kellogg will close again this weekend in west Wichita as part of the continuing project at I-235.

Weather permitting, Kellogg will begin closing Friday around 5 p.m. in both directions under I-235. All lanes of I-235 over Kellogg will also be closed.

All lanes are scheduled to re-open before 6 a.m. Monday.

The closures will allow crews to install eight more steel beams for the northbound I-235 ramp to westbound Kellogg.

A similar closure is scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 2.

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For the first time ever, Kansas City will have a regularly scheduled flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

Boeing

Boeing is reporting key milestones in its production of the KC-46 refueling tanker that’ll be coming to Wichita later this year.

The company says the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently certified that the fundamental design of the tanker is safe and that all systems are operating as intended.

It’s one of two FAA airworthiness certifications required for the KC-46 program.

The tanker is now in the flight-testing phase.

McConnell Air Force Base expects the first tanker to arrive in late spring.

Kellogg in west Wichita will close again this weekend as part of the ongoing project at I-235.
Kansas Department of Transportation

Planning to use Kellogg near I-235 the first weekend of January? Better find an alternate route.

Weather permitting, the Kansas Department of Transportation plans to close all traffic on Kellogg under I-235 from Friday, Jan. 5, through Monday, Jan. 8. All traffic on I-235 over Kellogg also will be closed during that period.

Crews plan to install steel beams for the northbound I-235 ramp leading to westbound Kellogg.

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If you’re heading out to visit family or take a vacation in the next two weeks, be sure to pack your patience: A record number of people are expected to be traveling this holiday season.

AAA forecasts more than 107 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation from Saturday through Jan. 1. That’s a 3.1 percent increase in travel volume compared with last year.

Jennifer Haugh with AAA Kansas says this will be the highest year-end travel volume on record.

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