Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Talking transportation in south central Kansas

Deputy Secretary Jerry Younger addresses a large crowd in Hutchinson.  More than a billion dollars worth of transportation projects will begin in this region before the end of T-WORKS.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Discussing transportation in southwest Kansas

More than 60 people are attending today's Local Consult meeting in Garden City.  This is an opportunity to discuss transportation needs in southwest Kansas. To date, more than 1,012 highway miles have been improved in this region through the state transportation program T-WORKS. More than $130 million has been invested in highways, short-line rail, aviation and transit and more than $360 million of work remains to be completed in southwest Kansas.

Friday, September 26, 2014

How long does a train traveling 55mph take to stop?

A 12-million pound train traveling 55 mph can take more than a mile to get stopped. Jim McKeel wants you to remember safety along the tracks in today’s safety blog.Click here to read more.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday

Here's a look back at construction of a U.S. 54 bridge west of Wichita in September 1953.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

First Local Consult meeting kicks off in KC

Great turnout in Kansas City for our first local consult meeting of 2014. More than $990 million worth of projects are scheduled for this area. Seven more local consult meetings are coming up across the state to gather input from citizens about transportation issues - if you're not in Kansas City today, we hope to see you at one of these meetings:
Garden City:
Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon, Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave.
Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon, The Ramada, 1400 N. Lorraine.
Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to noon, WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th Street North.
Oct. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m., KDOT Complex, 411 W. Fourteenth.
Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon, Eisenhower State Office Building, 700 SW Harrison.
Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, Kansas Highway Patrol Conference Room, 1821 W. Frontier Rd.
Salina: Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, Kansas Highway Patrol Training Center, 2025 E. Iron Ave.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The "what if's" of traffic crashes.

If only their had worn their seat belt, if only they were paying attention … don’t let “if only” put your life at risk while driving, says Director of Cheyenne County Emergency Services Ryan Murray. Click here to read more.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Goodheart Law

HB 2641, also known as the Goodheart Law, is very important to Marilyn Goodheart as well as all loved ones of law enforcement, emergency and highway workers. Click here to find out why.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pedestrians more at risk now than five years ago

Pedestrian accidents and fatalities are seeing alarming increases in the past five years, says Safe Kids Kansas Director Cherie Sage. Find out more about this trend here.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Traffic crashes can happen anywhere

Brian Hirt from Hutchinson recalls a tragic crash of a good friend and reminds everyone to watch out for all travelers, especially the smaller roadway users, in today’s safety blog.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The night when everything changed

Jessi Scott remembers the night two friends were killed by someone’s choice to drink and drive – a night that changed her life forever in so many ways. Click here to read it.