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Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran emphasized the importance of drones to the state's economy Thursday at a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

Moran, Wichita State University President John Bardo and many leaders in aviation met at a forum at the National Institute for Aviation Research, or NIAR.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said that he feels that the government is on a good path as far as drone use goes, but that he has concerns about private sector use. He says officials are looking at ways of registering drones so that they can be traced.

The city of Wichita approved its operating budget for 2016 this afternoon, and unlike the proceedings of the county budget, little to no public backlash has surrounded the $227 million dollars approved for next year’s general fund.

City leaders were happy to announce that property taxes will not be increasing for the 22nd straight year.

Sean Sandefur

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will participate in a public meeting on Monday, June 8, to review the metropolitan transportation planning process for the Wichita area. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports…

The meeting gives both agencies the opportunity to jointly review the metropolitan transportation planning process for the Wichita Metropolitan Area. It's also designed to allow Wichitans to give their ideas and feedback.

Sean Sandefur

New mayor Jeff Longwell is getting to work on some of the city's problems and, on Thursday, he was talking transit. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports.

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.

Some Rural Bridges May Not Avoid Collapse

Sep 16, 2013

Kansas may have more problem bridges than states like California and Illinois, but state engineers say that doesn't tell the whole story.

Six Miles of Local History / Flickr

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.

Transportation Group Praises Funding

Jun 4, 2013

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.

Want A Role In City's New Bicycle Plan? Apply Now

Mar 25, 2013
City of Wichita - Bicycle Master Plan

The city of Wichita is launching a new advisory volunteer board for issues related to bicycling and walking.

The board will provide recommendations to the City Council, participate in planning and project development, evaluate policies; and make recommendations to City departments.

It will also play an influential role in implementing Wichita’s Bicycle Master Plan.

Kansas House members will debate a $14 billion dollar budget; Kansas House is considering anti-abortion bill; Sequestration affecting tuition benefits for military service.

Kansas House To Debate $14B State Budget

Kansas House members are preparing to debate a $14 billion state budget for the next fiscal year.

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.