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Legislature sends expanded tolling bill to the governor

The Legislature on Friday sent the governor a bill that for the first time could expand tolling beyond the Kansas Turnpike. The bill, backed by...

Senate approves bill expanding tolling on Kansas highways

The Kansas Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that for the first time could expand tolling beyond the Kansas Turnpike. The bill, backed by Gov....

Gas tax bills running out of fuel

A Legislature eager to cut taxes probably has little interest in raising the state's gas tax to pay for a new multiyear transportation program,...

Lawmakers consider registration fees for electric vehicles

A matter of tax fairness. Or a matter of singling out environmentally conscious drivers? Those two sides clashed Tuesday as lawmakers considered imposing registration fees for...

Trucking industry battles bill expanding tolling

The state's trucking industry on Thursday came out against a proposal that could expand tolling beyond the Kansas Turnpike. The Kansas Motor Carriers Association locked...

Lawmakers turning attention toward new transportation plan

Work is about to start in earnest on a multiyear transportation plan as leading lawmakers have introduced a package of bills that would help...

Cities asks for regulation of electric scooters

Kansas cities want the state to give them the ability to regulate electric scooters, the trendy new fad in transportation. Led by the League of...

KDOT rounding out top management staff

Interim Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz is lining up her top management staff at the agency. Lorenz is bringing back highway department veterans Maggie Doll,...

Lawmakers working on transportation-funding bills

Lawmakers are working on a package of bills that could help raise money for a multiyear transportation program recommended by a recent task force. Attorneys...

UPDATED: Employee turnover presents challenges for transportation department

(Updated to reflect that 54 engineers can either retire now or within three years not months) The Kansas highway department is a training ground for...