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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.
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
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.
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
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
In an effort to update the Kansas Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan, KDOT is conducting an online survey about bicycling and walking facilities and policies in the state. The goal is to improve safety, public health, recreation, tourism and community development. By Nikki Wentling
Road work planned for the week of January 28, 2012.
Railroad officials have arranged a special train ride this week to let state and local officials see and feel firsthand the problems of deteriorating track on the route of the Southwest Chief through Kansas.
Several area road repair projects will impact local drivers in 2013. A $6.5 million road repair project on Iowa Street could snarl local traffic, with city commissioners agreeing recently to shut down a portion of Bob Billings Parkway/15th Street from May 20 to Aug. 16. By Shaun Hittle
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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 "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.
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.
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.
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.
A set of eco-friendlier buses is set to hit Lawrence streets Wednesday. The vehicles are a combination of electric and diesel power.
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.