Friday, January 30, 2015

Don't miss Aviaition Day on Feb. 3



The Kansas Department of Transportation Aviation Division will be celebrating all things aviation at the Statehouse in Topeka from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.
            
“Our mission for Aviation Day is to showcase the impact the aviation industry has in Kansas,” said Aviation Director Jesse Romo. “The event will be set up for networking, to give stakeholders and legislators the chance to meet and discuss the contributions aviation businesses make to the Kansas economy.”
            
Several industry leaders are scheduled to attend and represent companies, including Bombardier Learjet, Spirit AeroSystems, Textron Aviation, Kansas Association of Airports, Kansas State University, National Institute for Aviation Research, the Kansas Agricultural Aviation Association, Dodge City Community College, Wichita Area Technical College and LifeTeam.
 
The event is being held in the rotunda area of the Capitol, with display tables located on the first floor. If you have interest in supporting Kansas aviation and would like to attend you can find more information at www.KansasAviationDay.com.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Happy Kansas Day


We hope all of you are celebrating Kansas Day in some fashion today.  Be sure to check out our twitter account, @KDOTHQ, which will be featuring Kansas trivia throughout the day.

And tell us your favorite thing about Kansas in the comment box below.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

1933 Bridge demonolished

The main span of the Fairfax bridge was demolished over the weekend. The bridge, built in 1933, had carried southbound U.S. Highway 69 traffic.  Check out the video below.




Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Where can I find what highway projects are going to be built?



Under the Governor’s budget proposal announced Jan. 16, money will be transferred from the State Highway Fund without impacting any of the already-announced KDOT projects. So, how does one find out what’s already been announced and where those projects are?

It’s simple. Go to the T-WORKS website (T-WORKS is the state’s 10-year transportation program), click on the “Projects” tab at the top, and select your search parameter – by county, route, region or the entire state. That will display projects that have already been announced and will be built.  

www.ksdot.org/tworks

Monday, January 26, 2015

Obey the Rules of the Road

Check out this new video from the Los Angeles Police Department, which is designed to bring awareness to pedestrian safety.  While traffic deaths have declined in America, pedestrian deaths have remained unchanged in recent years.  And some cities have experienced significant increases.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday's Words

Last night, President Barack Obama mentioned transportation in his State of the Union address.  Below is the excerpt of the speech that referred to it. 

"21st century businesses need 21st century infrastructure — modern ports, stronger bridges, faster trains and the fastest internet. Democrats and Republicans used to agree on this. So let’s set our sights higher than a single oil pipeline. Let’s pass a bipartisan infrastructure plan that could create more than thirty times as many jobs per year, and make this country stronger for decades to come."

Sen. Joni Ernst did not reference transportation specifically in the GOP response, but she did stress the need for bipartisan support of job creating investments.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Check out this video of a Kansas City bridge demolition

London Fairfax bridge is falling down.  The video below shows the partial demolition of the U.S. 69 bridge in Kansas City, Kan. The main span of the bridge will be demolished  later this month.