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Former transportation secretary named to turnpike board

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Gov. Laura Kelly late Friday appointed former Transportation Secretary Deb Miller to the Kansas Turnpike Authority board. Miller led the Kansas Department of Transportation from...

Amtrak cuts back Southwest Chief service

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Amtrak is scaling back Southwest Chief train service starting in October in response to falling ridership stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The Southwest Chief now...

KDOT places $1.6 billion in road projects in pipeline

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Highway planners are starting design and engineering work on $1.6 billion worth of road projects as the state launches a new multiyear transportation program...

Legislature passes $10 billion transportation plan

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The Kansas Legislature on Thursday passed a new 10-year transportation program aimed at tackling $18 billion in transportation needs statewide. The House passed the bill 112-3...

House, Senate pass transportation plans

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With time growing short in the legislative session, the Kansas Legislature took strides to pass a new 10-year transportation plan aimed at meeting more...

KDOT sounds warning about House transportation bill

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Gov. Laura Kelly's administration on Monday warned that a provision in a transportation bill authored by the House could lower the highway department's bond...

House departs from Senate, reworks transportation bill

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A House panel on Thursday rewrote a proposed 10-year transportation bill that departs markedly from one crafted by state senators. Republican House members on the...

Lawmakers reticent about locking up highway money

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The idea looks good on paper. Pass a constitutional amendment locking up billions of dollars in highway money that's been used to balance the budget. In...

Contractors voice reservations about transportation plan

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Contractors are expressing reservations about a proposed $10 billion state transportation plan, urging lawmakers to lock up funds so they're not siphoned to other...

State building new ‘rolling’ transportation plan

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Gov. Laura Kelly's administration is building a new, nimble transportation plan that won't require a tax increase but counts on stanching the flow of...