Transportation

Transportation
11:00 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Kansas Byways Program Looking For Input For New Bicycle And Pedestrian Plan

Kansas Byways Program wants bikers and walkers in the state to share their ideas for the program's new Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

The plan is to enhance bicycling and pedestrian opportunities for each of the state's 11 scenic and historic byways.

A consulting team led by RDG Planning & Design, Omaha, and CFS Engineers, Topeka is developing the plan.

More information on the survey and planning process can be found at: www.rdgusa.com/crp/kansasbyways.

Transportation
9:45 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Blowing Dust Causes 11-Vehicle Pileup, Three Deaths, In Northwestern Kansas

The Kansas Highway Patrol says blowing dust caused an 11-vehicle pileup near Rexford, in northwestern Kansas on Thursday

High winds and blowing dust reduced visibility to almost zero at the time of the wreck.

The patrol says seven tractor-trailer trucks and four passenger vehicles collided.

The pileup on Highway 83 left three people dead.

The victims were identified as 51-year-old Leonard Scott Breeden of Colby; 57-year-old James Ocie Perrott of Perryton, Texas; and 66-year-old Jerold L. Lamb of Florissant, Colo.

Traffic Fatalities
5:40 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Traffic Deaths Drop in 2013

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.

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Transportation
7:21 am
Mon September 16, 2013

Some Rural Bridges May Not Avoid Collapse

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

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Transportation
7:10 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Lawrence Looking At Natural Gas To Fuel New City Buses

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.

Transportation
6:44 am
Fri July 12, 2013

How Will Passenger Rail Service In Wichita Affect You? City Officials Want To Know

The Southwest Chief Heads west from Kansas toward Trinidad, Colorado.
Credit Wikipedia

Officials want to hear from you about the effect that passenger rail service will have in Wichita.

The Wichita Public Library is hosting a Brown Bag Lunch discussion on the issue at its central location on August 27 at noon, in coordination with the League of Women Voters - Wichita Metro.

Vice Mayor Pete Meitzner will speak. Meitzner is leading Wichita's efforts to enhance transportation.

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Transportation
7:23 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Grant For $18 M To Fund 35 Pedestrian, Bicycle, Historic Site, Highway Projects In Kansas

The Redbud Trail winding its way through Wichita, between 9th and 13th streets.
Credit Kansas Department of Health and Environment

The Kansas Department of Transportation has awarded nearly $18 million to 35 projects around the state through its transportation enhancement program.

Transportation Enhancement  is a federally funded program that provides cities, counties, and other groups with funding for transportation projects like bike paths, pedestrian traffic, bicycle safety education, historic restoration, scenic highway programs, and the conversion of abandoned railroad lines into trails, among other things.

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Kansas Budget
6:09 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Transportation Group Praises Funding

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.

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KDOT
6:06 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Plan Suggests Toll Lanes In Eastern Kansas

A long-range plan for the state's highways suggests that Kansas Highway 10 between Lawrence and Johnson County become a partial toll road.

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Passenger Rail
5:14 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Region's Mayors Support Wichita Rail Service

Wichita Vice Mayor Pete Meitzner announced Friday a statement signed by Mayor Carl Brewer and the mayors of Oklahoma City and Kansas City in support of expanded passenger rail service through Wichita.

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