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Kansas set to start work on new transportation plan

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Kansas is poised to complete its 10-year transportation program with nearly $60 million in the new state budget that will allow the highway department...

House proposal puts $102 million into roads

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The bank of KDOT may soon be open for deposits. After years of diverting millions of dollars from the Kansas Department of Transportation to other...

Lawmakers work toward restoring money to KDOT

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There’s a move underway at the Kansas Capitol to restore money to the highway department that was diverted from transportation to schools several years...

Senate approves bill expanding tolling on Kansas highways

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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....

KDOT rounding out top management staff

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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,...

State puts $4.5 million back into local roads

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The state highway department is putting $4.5 million back into local road projects that had been trimmed because of unpredictable funding. Gov. Jeff Colyer on...

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...

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...

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...

Kansas pedestrian deaths more than double in 2020

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Pedestrian fatalities more than doubled in Kansas last year, climbing to their highest mark in the last 16 years, preliminary state highway data shows. The...