Starting Wednesday you can use your credit or debit card to pay to park in downtown Wichita.
In a release, city officials said the three-month test project will make it even easier to park in the downtown area.
People who park in the metered lot east of Century II Expo Hall or south of the Central Library will be directed to centralized parking pay stations near the north entrances. The meters in those areas will be out-of-service.
The price to park will remain the same, but drivers can pay with change, credit or debit card.
Wichita officials ushered four new transit buses into service Wednesday.
Mayor Carl Brewer and Wichita Transit Director Steve Spade joined city council members and others for the "inaugural ride."
City council members approved a plan Tuesday to purchase as many as 20 buses in the next two years to upgrade the aging fleet of 56 buses. The transit center's fleet travels nearly 2 million miles annually, and it's one of the oldest in the region.
A limited merger of the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the Kansas Department of Transportation recently passed the House, but leaders in the Kansas Senate may be interested in something a bit more comprehensive.
During last month’s back-to-back snow storms, the Kansas Department of Transportation reports their snow crews pretreated and plowed nearly 880,000 miles of highway – enough to circle the earth 35 times.
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Winter Storms Q and Rocky (weeks of Feb. 18 and 25)