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Statewide T-Works Meetings Scheduled
09/10/2012

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has scheduled eight regional meetings to update Kansans on T-WORKS projects in their areas and gather input from the public on how state transportation dollars are being invested. T-WORKS is a $7.8 billion 10-year transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature in May 2010.  Leading up to the passage of T-WORKS, thousands of Kansans participated in local consultation meetings hosted by KDOT to identify regional priorities.  These meetings are part of KDOT’s continuing emphasis on collaboration with the public in implementing the T-WORKS program. The dates and locations of the meetings are as follows:

 

Region

Date

Time

City

Location

North Central

Sept. 24

1pm-4pm

Salina

Kansas Highway Patrol Training Facility, 2025 E. Iron Ave.

Northwest

Sept. 25

9am-12noon

Hays

Kansas Highway Patrol Headquarters,

1821 W. Frontier Rd.

Southwest

Sept. 26

9am-12noon

Dodge City

Magouirk Conference Center,

4100 SW Comanche

South Central

Sept. 27

9am-12noon

Hutchinson

Ramada Conference Center,

1400 N. Lorraine

Kansas City-Metro

Oct. 1

9am-12noon

Olathe

Holiday Inn Olathe,

101 W. 151st St.

Northeast

Oct. 2

1pm-4pm

Topeka

Eisenhower State Office Building,

700 SW Harrison

Southeast

Oct. 3

1pm-4pm

Chanute

KDOT District 4 Chanute Complex

411 W. 14th

Wichita-Metro

Oct. 11

1pm-4pm

Wichita

KDOT Wichita Metro Hillside Office,

3200 E. 45th St. N.

 

               In addition to hearing updates on T-WORKS and KDOT, participants will have a chance to weigh in on transportation priorities in their areas, should funding become available.  During breakout sessions, participants will be asked to prioritize projects in their area that could be selected for preliminary engineering. A survey will also be given to participants asking for their input on future alternative revenue sources for transportation. 

               “When we get together this fall, we want to hear community leaders’ thoughts on a variety of transportation-related topics,” said Deputy Secretary and State Transportation Engineer Jerry Younger. “These meetings are an important part of ensuring that the T-WORKS program is understood and is working for Kansans.”

               The T-WORKS program is designed to create jobs, preserve highway infrastructure and provide multimodal economic development opportunities. It includes $4.2 billion in highway preservation projects and $1.8 billion in highway modernization and expansion projects, plus additional funds for transit, aviation, rail and local roads. The program provides a minimum of $8 million in investment in each of Kansas’ 105 counties.

© KDOT Press Release
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