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AAA's annual travel forecast shows millions of people are expected to take a trip this Memorial Day weekend.

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Frontier Airlines announced Tuesday that it’s returning to Wichita after five years away.

Frontier will offer nonstop flights to and from Denver three days a week — Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays — starting Aug. 30.

The low-cost airline ended its daily flights in Wichita in 2012, citing underperformance.

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President Donald Trump unveiled a $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal on Monday built on plans that would more heavily rely on state and local dollars being matched with money from Washington.

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Kansas has repeatedly dipped into its highway fund in recent years to balance the budget for all of state government.

Now lawmakers are contemplating a task force to study what that’s meant for the state’s roads and bridges.

KDOT Warns Drivers About 'Deer Day'

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On average, there are more than 10,000 collisions between cars and deer in Kansas every year. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, November is peak season for these types of accidents. 

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Beginning next month, Wichita’s Q-Line – the free shuttle trolley service – will change routes to serve a broader area, and will include weekday service during lunchtime.

Currently, the trolley service operates in a circular fashion in the downtown area. Wichita Transit Director Steve Spade says the new system will operate north and south, serving hotels on Market and Main streets and in Old Town. Spade says the second route will expand east and west on Douglas.

The City of Wichita is starting the first phase of a project to improve traffic signals.

$500,000 from the city’s Capital Improvement Plan budget will go toward addressing traffic delay times.

Public Works Director Alan King explained at the mayor's briefing Thursday that Wichita has one of the lowest delay times among 100 similarly-sized cities. It takes 20 minutes on average to get across town.

“Still, we want to focus on continuing to reduce our delay times," he said.

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The Kansas Department of Transportation is moving forward with a bridge maintenance project in Reno County.

It is one of three projects statewide that was approved in January.

The bridge is on U.S. 50, about three miles from the Reno/Stafford County line.

It’s just outside of the city of Sylvia.

KDOT District 5 Spokesman Zach Oswald says the bridge is more than 40 years old and needs extensive maintenance.

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Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is hoping the federal government can rescue several critical infrastructure projects that the state can no longer afford.

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After nearly 30 years on Murdock Street, the Sedgwick County tag office in downtown Wichita is moving west.

The Murdock location will close at 5 p.m. on Friday and open at Douglas and Meridian inside the former Dillons store on Monday at noon.

“We are going to move all weekend long and we’ll have everything set up," says Sedgwick County Treasurer Linda Kizzire. "We’ll have clerks at the location early. We’ve got to test all the computers, the software, make sure everything is going to be operational before we open the doors to the public.”

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