Task force closing in on transportation plan recommendations

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After four months of study, a state task force is closing in on a plan for addressing more than $18 billion in transportation needs across the state.

The committee met all day Wednesday and will convene again Thursday as it grapples with a new plan for funding highways, transit, rail and aviation demands statewide.

While the committee generally agrees on major transportation issues confronting Kansas, on Thursday it will take up how to pay for the plan — no easy matter given all the other needs that will put demands on the state budget next year.

"The wake-up call is . . .


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