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NTSB: Kansas tracks reopened after train collision

Federal regulators say a Union Pacific line has reopened a day after two trains collided in central Kansas.

Kansas highway system ranked fifth overall in national report

The Reason Foundation, a libertarian think tank based in Los Angeles, released a report Thursday ranking the Kansas state highway system fifth best in the nation in overall highway performance and efficiency.

$12.5M to repair Amtrak route in Colorado, Kansas

A $12.5 million federal grant will pay for urgent repairs on the route of Amtrak's Southwest Chief in western Kansas and eastern Colorado, but funding for upgrades in southern Colorado and New Mexico remains uncertain.

Douglas County Commission reviews recommendations for improving biking, commuting infrastructure

The study provided recommendations for three areas: the placement of park-and-ride stations, pedestrian accessibility to public transportation and the countywide bike system. Commissioners voted to accept the study as a guideline for future improvements.

Transit system reaches 1 million users

The city’s fixed route bus system — called the T — had annual ridership of more than one million passengers for the first time in its history.

New system in Lawrence lets riders locate a bus via text message

City and Kansas University buses have recently been equipped with GPS devices to track their movements. The technology allows riders wanting to check on the location of a bus to find out via text message. Dubbed "Where's My Bus?", the system is meant to minimize the wait time at bus stops for riders.By Ben Unglesbee

Water main break at 2447 W. Sixth St. closes eastbound lane of traffic

A water main break at 2447 W. Sixth St. has closed the right eastbound lane of traffic, according to a news release from the city.

Lawrence still has a way to go before streets are 'complete'

While the city of Lawrence adopted a "complete streets" policy in 2012, the community still has a long way to go before its roadways are safe for travelers of all stripes. That was the message at an informational meeting at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department on Thursday afternoon featuring two national experts on the subject. By Giles Bruce

Baker Wetlands manager dismantles boardwalk he built as a boy scout

If you followed the sounds of drilling and pounding hammers near the north entrance to the Baker Wetlands on Monday, you’d quickly come upon the source of the noise. Jon Boyd, his father, Roger, and several others were dismantling one of the complex’s two boardwalks, which is being removed to make way for construction of the South Lawrence Trafficway. For Jon Boyd, refuge manager of the Baker Wetlands, the monthlong process of breaking down the 850-foot walkway, board by board, is almost bittersweet. That’s because Boyd planned and built most of the boardwalk to earn the rank of Eagle Scout at the unusually young age of 13.By Nikki Wentling

Brownback signs into law measure making KDOT secretary the director of operations of Kansas Turnpike

Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday signed into law legislation that will make his appointed secretary of transportation also director of operations of the Kansas Turnpike Authority. By Scott Rothschild

Aldrich gets rare triple-double, leads KU to Sweet 16

We'll see mostly cloudy skies with a high around 65 and gusty south winds at 30-40 mph. Thunderstorms will develop west of the area by late afternoon and push in by evening. Some storms will be capable of large hail ...

Amtrak study looks at adding more service to Lawrence

Today's weather forecast: Sunny and unseasonably mild today, highs in the middle-50's. Still mildtonight, lows in the lower-30's. Today's headlines: Amtrak and the Kansas Department of Transportation are looking into adding Lawrence and other Kansas communities to a line that ...

KHP, others cracking down on holiday speeders

Today's forecast: It should be a pleasant Thanksgiving, with a high of 53 and a low of 22. Temperatures should hit 46 degrees by noon, and level off at 54 by 4 p.m. In today's news: Local law enforcement agencies ...

It's time to winterize homes

Expect high temperatures to be in the mid-60's today with lows tonight in the upper 30's. In today's headlines: It's time to winterize your home; KDOT expects road salt supply next week In Sports: Sharp, KU's Woods renew rivalry from ...

Merger details lacking as vote nears

The first day of October will bring a daytime high of 72 degrees under mostly sunny skies. Our wind will be brisk out of the north between 5-15 mph with gusts near 20 mph. Our evening promises to be a ...

Lawrence Transit begins using 3 new hybrid-diesel buses

One of three new hybrid-diesel buses for the T was on a training run Thursday, August 11, 2011. The new eco-transit vehicles will be put into service on bus route 11 on August 22.

Local residents attend KDOT open house

Area residents Thursday evening gathered at Free State High School to gain information and ask questions about an area transportation plan that's being put together. The plan will affect an area surrounding the US-40 and K-10 interchange in west Lawrence.

KDOT Secretary Deb Miller talks about digging Kansas out of Tuesday's snow storm

Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Deb Miller on Friday said KDOT employees using 600 snow plows efficiently plowed roads from this week's winter storm. She said on a typical weekday in February approximately $175 million worth of commerce goes across state roads. Her comments came following a news conference by Gov. Sam Brownback, who commended Kansans for digging out of the storm.

Crews battle cold weather to fix railroad lines

Union Pacific railroad workers fix rails in subzero temperatures, as heavy snow falls east of Lawrence, as Lawrence and surround counties are in a winter storm watch.

Jack Leftwich, 93-year-old pilot

Jack "Lefty" Leftwich gained a love for flying when he was 7, and that love led him to fly for Pan American World Airways during WWII. Now, at 93, he still flies his ultralight aircraft from his airstrip by his home.

Local transit services receive praise

KU on Wheels and the T received some praise for their ridership increases during the last several years. Changes in rider requirements have help increase numbers.

Mo-ped resurgence in effect

The use of mo-peds began sometime in the early 1970s and is making a comeback now. Mark Boyle spent some time with an area mo-ped gang as they hit the streets in style.

Public transit route changes in works

The city commission is asking for a proposal to change the current layout of the Public Transit System routes. Commissioners believe combining certain routes would make them easier to understand.

Hybrid buses set to hit streets

A set of eco-friendlier buses is set to hit Lawrence streets Wednesday. The vehicles are a combination of electric and diesel power.

Transit systems increase joint efforts

Local transit systems are looking to work more closely to provide service to people in Lawrence. A new route would allow more people to have access to the services.