New Mexico will study whether to help pay part of the cost of keeping Amtrak's Southwest Chief on its current route.
A state budget allocates $50,000 to the Legislative Council Service to study a proposal by Amtrak for New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas to share the costs of maintaining and improving tracks through their states.
John Yaeger of the Legislative Council Service said legal issues will be considered as well as the costs and economic benefits of the proposal.
UPDATE: Wichita's City Council has passed the motion to change Mid-Continent Airport into Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. It will cost the city about $140,000 to change signs at the airport. It wasn't immediately clear when the new name would be posted.
Wichita's City Council will discuss whether to re-name Wichita's airport during their regular meeting on Tuesday.
Following a petition drive, council members are weighting whether to re-name Mid-Continent Airport as Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.
City leaders in Lawrence are putting the brakes on plans to purchase new buses for their public transportation fleet. They're giving another look at using compressed natural gas as a power source. The city had planned to buy three diesel and diesel-electric hybrid buses, but it's re-thinking the purchase because of the lower cost of natural gas.
A feasibility study four years ago compared the fuel costs, but that was before natural gas prices dropped and supplies increased.
The average price for diesel fuel nationally is about $3.90 per gallon.