Tag: Kansas

KDOT Freight Project Coordinator


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 […]

Kansas Freight Advisory Committee


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 […]

Kansas Transportation Summit


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 […]

President's awards to go several MAFC states

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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) – […]

Railroads running again after Missouri river flooding


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 […]

Ten Best Transportation Projects


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 […]

Futurallia Kansas City 2011

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Don’t miss out! Registration for Futurallia Kansas City 2011 closes on April 23. Futurallia, the 16th Annual Business Development Forum, will be held in Kansas City,  Missouri on May 18-20, 2011. Register now at futuralliakc2011.com.

KDOT Secretary Miller on Cutting Costs and Speeding Project Delivery

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Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Deb Miller testified (on behalf of AASHTO) before the House Transportation and Infrastructure subcomittee on Highways and Transit and made recommendations for cutting costs and expediting project delivery on major infrastructure projects. Miller concluded her remarks by saying, “it is essential to find ways to deliver a better product, faster, […]

Making a Difference in the MAFC

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The National Partnership for Highway Quality (NPHQ) recently announced a series of Making a Difference awards. These awards honor projects that exemplify highway quality, safety, and service. Once again, projects in MAFC states figure heavily in the list of award winners. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) took home three awards: The Michigan Department of […]

Cast your vote!


Cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award for America’s top transportation project.  Three of the eligible projects are in MVFC states.