Kansas

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.

May 19, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Kansas City Southern Profits Up Despite Mexican Peso Depreciation

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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

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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.

January 20, 2017
Government

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

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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
Government

Kansas Governor Seeks to Sweep State Highway Fund, Again

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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
Government

Kansas Raises Highway Overpasses to Give Trucks Clearance

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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
Government

Kansas DOT Secretary Mike King Is Resigning

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

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
June 30, 2016
Government

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Proposes Delaying 25 Road Projects

Brownback by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has proposed postponing more than $550 million in modernization and expansion planned by the state’s Department of Transportation.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2016
Government

Arkansas Gives $3 Million to University for Trucking Studies

The University of Central Arkansas received a $3 million award to create an endowed faculty position that will focus on the trucking industry, the Associated Press reported.

September 1, 2015
Government, Business, Logistics

Kansas City Southern’s Third-Quarter Income Rises

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Kansas City Southern’s third-quarter net income rose to $138 million, or $1.25 a share, from $119 million, or $1.07, a year ago.

October 21, 2014

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