Now that the 2014 legislative session has ended, I want to thank you for your support. With your help, we were able to protect our 10-year transportation program T-WORKS, which is so vital to the economic success of our state.
With no new money transfers from the KDOT budget, I would call the 2014 session a great success. But that doesn’t mean our work is over.
Because of federal funding uncertainty in Washington and the continued efforts in Kansas to rely on KDOT to fund other agencies’ needs, we must continue to be vigilant about the use of the dollars intended for infrastructure investments in our state.
I am happy to report that T-WORKS is on-time and on-budget and scheduled to be completed as promised. However, we are going to continue to asses our current outgoing transfers and those long-term impacts.
KDOT remains committed to completing all of the transportation projects programmed under T-WORKS and we will maintain that commitment even if we must tighten our belt in other ways. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to visiting with you when we tour the state for local consult meetings this fall.
Secretary of Transportation
Director of the Kansas Turnpike