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October 18, 2019 - 5:27 am
Recently numerous improvements have been made to the Kansas Department of Transportation’s KanDrive website. KanDrive.org provides motorists continuously updated conditions of highways across the state. “The website received more than 2 million views last winter,” said Alan Spicer, Assistant Bureau...
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KNSS News
September 26, 2019 - 5:20 am
The Kansas Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation will host the sixth annual Fly Kansas Air Tour this week. “We invite all the pilots in Kansas to sign up to go participate at one time,” said KDOT Director of Aviation, Bob Brock. “We have over 50 pilots showing up this Wednesday night...
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KNSS News
August 28, 2019 - 5:08 am
In a meeting with KDOT Tuesday at the WSU Hughes Metroplex, Wichita city officials said that the Kellogg and I-135 interchange is reaching its capacity of 100,000 vehicles a day and that number is expected to continue to grow. KSN News spoke with City Engineer Gary Janzen who recommended at the...
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Drone inspecting power lines
KNSS News
August 22, 2019 - 5:35 am
State officials say Kansas will be the first state to test out federally approved long-distance drone flights. According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, the state’s test program will start outside of Salina using drones to inspect power lines. The Federal Aviation Administration agreed...
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July 05, 2019 - 5:17 am
A road maintenance official is pushing back against suggestions that the Kansas Department of Transportation is to blame for an invasion of a plant threatening native grasses. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that KDOT's potential role in spreading bluestem grass is a point of contention as the...
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April 05, 2019 - 4:10 am
April is the time for the annual Clean Up Kansas Campaign with the Kansas Department of Transportation. Kim Stich with KDOT says it’s easy to have your group become a part of the state’s Adopt A Highway program. “There is no cost to a group to participate,” said Stich. “We put up the sign. We...
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March 18, 2019 - 5:25 am
The Kansas Department of Transportation deleted a tweet Sunday critical of President Trump. After the President made a tweet critical of Fox News weekend hosts a response from the South Central Kansas KDOT account read, "You're a delusional Communist. You know it's Communist countries that try to...
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Dreamstime
February 10, 2019 - 3:50 pm
Kansas has trouble keeping road equipment operators from leaving for other, better-paying jobs — so much so that supervisors worry about being able to cobble together crews to clear snow after blizzards and to fill potholes quickly. For Department of Transportation leaders, the 100 percent annual...
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Dreamstime
February 09, 2019 - 2:14 am
State lawmakers want studies and research to be completed on potential passenger rail service in Kansas. Amtrak hasn't had a train stop in Wichita since the late 70s. In a list of goals released last month, the task force listed the Heartland Flyer as a possibility. Right now, the passeger railroad...
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Rodney Price - KNSS News
November 25, 2018 - 8:33 am
Gov. Jeff Colyer has issued a State of Disaster Emergency declaration for the state in response to the winter storm currently moving across Kansas. The declaration authorizes the use of state resources and personnel to assist with response and recovery operations in affected counties. The Governor'...
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