Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Real-Time Alerts Coming to Kansas Rural Freight Corridor

Kansas From left: Kansas Agriculture Secretary Mike Beam, Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz and Dave McCarty, who co-owns the McCarty Family Farms dairy business. (Kansas Department of Transportation)

Truckers driving through the U.S. Route 83 rural freight corridor in Kansas will benefit from a $6.67 million federal grant to help fund a long fiber optic network to deliver real-time traffic, weather and other useful information in that remote agricultural stretch.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
September 14, 2022
Government, Safety

Kansas Leaders Award $23 Million for Road Improvement Projects

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly speaks at a past press conference. (Office of the Governor)

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced $23 million has been awarded to support road improvement projects in 36 cities across the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2021
Government, Business, TCA

Kansas Details Plans for Six Highway Projects

Laura Kelly Gov. Laura Kelly (kansas.gov)

A list of six highway projects announced this week by Gov. Laura Kelly includes three projects to repair and upgrade U.S. 50 in the Harvey County area.

Chad Frey | The Newton Kansan
July 9, 2021
Government, Business

Kansas Leaders Issue Funds for 30 Projects Through Cost Share Program

Spring 2021 Cost Share projects Spring 2021 Cost Share projects. (governor.kansas.gov)

Kansas officials announced May 26 that $42 million has been invested for transportation projects through the Cost Share Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 28, 2021
Government, Safety

North Dakota Tops Reason Foundation’s Annual Highway Report

North Dakota's Badlands A road traversing North Dakota's Badlands. The state also topped Reason Foundation’s previous Annual Highway Report. (garylestrangephotography/Getty Images)

North Dakota has the best state-owned road system in the country, according to Reason Foundation’s recently released Annual Highway Report.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Kansas DOT Updates Information Website Used by Truckers

Image from KanDrive.org Screenshot of KanDriv.org

The Kansas Department of Transportation has updated KanDrive, its traveler information website that includes roadway and traffic condition details for truckers and passenger vehicle drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2020
Government, Business

Kansas DOT Opens Application Window for Cost Share Program

IKE awards map Fall 2019 and spring 2020 Cost Share awardees. (Kansas Department of Transportation)

The Kansas Department of Transportation is accepting applications for its popular Cost Share Program, which provides funding for transportation projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Kansas DOT Unveils Transportation Technology Program

Welcome to Kansas sign marekuliasz/Getty Images

The Kansas Department of Transportation recently introduced a new program to support projects that use technology to improve mobility and safety.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Kansas DOT Awards 24 Projects Through Cost Share Program

Laura Kelly Gov. Laura Kelly (kansas.gov)

Officials in Kansas recently announced 24 projects have been selected as part of the state Department of Transportation’s Cost Share Program, a popular initiative designed to provide funding for transportation projects.

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

Preliminary Work to Begin on 40 Highway Projects in Kansas

Kansas Bridge work near Osawatomie, Kan. The approved projects include some work on bridges. (Orlin Wagner — Associated Press)

Preliminary engineering work will commence on 40 highway modernization and expansion projects in Kansas, Gov. Laura Kelly and Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz recently announced.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 20, 2020