Kansas

Government, Technology

Kansas Leaders Announce New Transportation Plan

Kansas Forward logo Kansas Department of Transportation via YouTube

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz recently unveiled a new statewide transportation plan.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Kansas Turnpike Authority Raises Bridges to Improve Truck Clearance

Kansas Turnpike Authority bridge Kansas Turnpike Authority is trying to raise all bridges like this one to a height of at least 15 feet, 9 inches. (Kansas Turnpike Authority via flickr)

The Kansas Turnpike Authority is continuing the process of elevating bridges that pass over the turnpike to improve clearance for large freight vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Kansas DOT Selects 22 Projects Through Cost Share Program

Kansas bridge A deficient bridge near Osawatomie, Kan. (Orlin Wagner/Associated Press)

State leaders recently announced 22 projects have been selected as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Cost Share Program, which is meant to provide funding for transportation initiatives.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2019
Government, Safety

Kansas DOT Announces Funding Recipients for Local Bridge Replacement Program

Marsh Arch Bridge Getty Images

The Kansas Department of Transportation will distribute $5 million to dozens of counties through a recently reinstated Local Bridge Improvement Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 29, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Kansas DOT Accepting Applications for Cost Share Program

US 40 and 59 bridges over the Kansas River The U.S. 40 and 59 bridges over the Kansas River at Lawrence, Kan. (Voidxor/Wikimedia Commons)

The Kansas Department of Transportation is accepting applications for its new Cost Share Program, which is meant to provide funding for transportation projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2019
Government

Kansas DOT Reinstates Local Bridge Replacement Program

Small bridge closeup Getty Images

The Kansas Department of Transportation is reinstating a program meant to help replace and rehabilitate structurally deficient bridges in cities and counties.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 9, 2019
Business, Safety

Don Logan's Absence Leaves Kansas Field Wide Open

At first glance, the Kansas Truck Driving Championships might be more notable by who is absent than who will be the ultimate winner. FedEx Freight Ace Don Logan, last year’s Grand Champ out of the Tank Truck division, isn’t competing at Kansas Expocentre in Topeka on June 14-15.

Judd Hanson | News Editor
June 14, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Kansas, Ohio Governors-Elect Announce DOT Director Picks

DOT Director Laura Kelly (John Hanna/Associated Press) and Mike DeWine (John Minchillo/Associated Press)

The newly elected governors of Kansas and Ohio have announced their choices to lead their states’ departments of transportation.

January 11, 2019
Business, Logistics

UPS to Open Kansas Package Facility, Hire More Than 2,100 Locally

John Sommers II for TT

UPS will open a new package-handling facility in Edgerton, Kan., in November and will hire more than 2,100 seasonal and permanent workers in the area, the company announced Sept. 20.

Matt Campbell | The Kansas City Star
September 22, 2017
Government, Business

Kansas DOT Grants Help Ease Freight-Route Congestion

Certain cities in Kansas are using state Department of Transportation funding to reshape roads near distribution centers that draw freight congestion.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2017

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