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.

Transport Topics
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
Government, Business, Logistics

Kansas City Southern Invests Money to Improve Railroad Tracks

Kansas City Southern announced a $24.6 million investment to replace cross ties and improve crossings on the railway track between Neosho, Mo., and Blanchard, La.

Transport Topics
May 19, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Kansas City Southern Profits Up Despite Mexican Peso Depreciation


Kansas City Southern reported profits rose 36% in the first quarter, although the gains were lowered to a 12% increase after applying the exchange rate between the Mexican peso and the U.S. dollar.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 21, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Kansas City Southern Profits Decline in Fourth Quarter

Roy Luck/Flickr

Kansas City Southern reported lower profits in the fourth quarter and full calendar year 2016 compared with the same period of 2015, although the freight railroad was most hurt due to foreign exchange rate losses from its international business.

Transport Topics
January 20, 2017

Kansas Governor's Plan to Sweep More Highway Money Faces Pushback

Stuart Seeger/Flickr

Larry Hauth has a farm in Coffey County, Kansas, and a daughter in Wichita. Good roads are kind of important to him.

Dion Lefler and Bryan Lowry | The Wichita (Kansas) Eagle
January 17, 2017

Kansas Governor Seeks to Sweep State Highway Fund, Again

Mark Goebel/Flickr

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback plans to sweep $596.8 million from the state’s highway fund over two and a half years.

Bryan Lowry | The Wichita (Kansas) Eagle
January 11, 2017

Kansas Raises Highway Overpasses to Give Trucks Clearance

Stuart Seeger/Flickr

Inch by inch, over about eight hours, some Kansas Turnpike overpasses are being elevated by at least a foot to make sure big freight trucks can pass underneath.

Diane Stafford | The Kansas City Star
December 5, 2016

Kansas DOT Secretary Mike King Is Resigning

King via KDOT

Kansas Secretary of Transportation Mike King will resign effective July 15, Gov. Sam Brownback announced June 29.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
June 30, 2016