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Kansas Department of Transportation Topeka, Kansas The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is seeking a Freight Project Coordinator. This position located in Topeka and serves the citizens of Kansas by assisting the Freight and Rail Unit manager with multimodal freight transportation planning activities including research, data collection and analysis, modeling, report preparation and presentations. The […]

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In late March, KDOT Secretary Mike King announced the formation of the Kansas Freight Advisory Committee. “This committee will provide input to me,” Secretary Mike King said. “As well as advising and assisting with identifying freight transportation issues, the committee will help us prioritize highway and rail freight corridors of significance and identify multimodal freight infrastructure needs.” For […]

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will lead a transportation summit on the future of transportation in Kansas. This summit, sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority, will be held on September 5 at Emporia State University. Officials describe the summit as an opportunity for business, community and government leaders to help […]

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Four MAFC states have been selected for national awards from AASHTO. Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan each garnered a President’s Transportation Award. The annual President’s Transportation Awards recognize individuals, programs, or teams for improving environmental conditions, utilizing technology, implementing excellent executive management skills, increasing efficiencies, and making effective use of taxpayer dollars. Kansas (Aviation) – […]

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After spending most of the Summer underwater, railroads near the Missouri river are returning to more normal service levels. But as the waters recede, Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway are lifting shipping embargoes and getting back to business as usual. The process is complicated and certainly not cheap — BNSF expects to spend more […]

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AASHTO, AAA, and the US Chamber of Commerce recently released the list of the finalists for the ten best American transportation projects. Among the MAFC states, Kansas, Kentucky, and Michigan made it into the final round. Kansas — K-23 Practical Improvement project: Time and taxpayer money were saved when the Kansas Department of Transportation used […]

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