Monday, September 8, 2014

Kansans invited to come to statewide transportation meetings

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- A series of regional meetings that give Kansans the opportunity to discuss their transportation priorities with the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority have been scheduled for this fall.

The eight local consultation meetings, which begin Sept. 24 in Kansas City, will include regional discussions on highway and other modal needs, including rail, aviation, transit and bike/pedestrian.

“We are looking for common goals at the state and regional level,” said Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Mike King. “It’s important that we get feedback from communities as well as explain how the current transportation plan, T-WORKS is going.”

The meetings will be conducted by KDOT and KTA staff.

This year for the first time there will be the chance to pre-register and express any particular transportation topic that participants would like to discuss. Pre-registration is available at or here pre-registration survey.   

KDOT also conducted a series of local consultation meetings two years ago to hear what types of projects were important to communities.

“It’s important to go back to these areas and see if there have been any changes to their transportation needs,” King said. “This is a chance for those in the community to make sure their voice is heard.”

Summaries of each local consultation meeting will be posted on the KDOT website at The following is the schedule of local consultation meetings:

September 24th 9-12 p.m. Kansas City
The Hilton
520 Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS

September 29th 9-12 p.m. Garden City
1911 E. Kansas Ave.
Garden City, KS

September 30th 9-12 p.m. Hutchinson
The Ramada
1400 N. Lorriane
Hutchinson, KS

October 1st 9-12 p.m. Wichita
WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex
5015 E. 29th Street North
Wichita, KS

October 6th 1-4 p.m. Chanute
KDOT Complex
411 W. Fourteenth
Chanute, KS

October 7th 9-12 p.m. Topeka
Eisenhower State Office Building
700 SW Harrison
Topeka, KS

October 14th 9-12 p.m. Hays
KHP Conference Room
1821 W. Frontier Rd.
Hays, KS

October 15th 9-12 p.m. Salina
KHP Training Center
2025 E. Iron Avenue
Salina, KS