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Bob Brock, a retired Air Force colonel, has been named the first director of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or "drones," for the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Kansas taxpayers have been picking up the tab for state officials and legislators to fly in the state-owned executive aircraft to attend out-of-state sports events and take trips with family and friends, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.
For the past few years, Lawrence nonprofit Sustainability Action Network has asked the city to devote more attention to bicycle infrastructure.
Congested or treacherous roads could become more so under the Kansas Department of Transportation's recent announcement that 25 large, already-scheduled highway projects will be delayed for over the next two years.
Lawrence will receive about $190,000 in state funding this year to give students safe routes to Liberty Memorial Central Middle School and Woodlawn Elementary School. But the city missed out on funding — for the second consecutive year — to complete the “Lawrence Loop,” or what’s intended to be a 22-mile shared-use path that would circle the city.
The Lawrence City Commission will take its first vote Tuesday regarding a new city transportation center proposed for the Kansas University campus.
After about 20 people spoke Thursday against an idea to close the intersection of Kansas Highway 10 and East 1200 Road/Kasold Drive, a Kansas Department of Transportation official decided to hold a public forum on the issue before there’s a final decision.
With approval from Lawrence’s Bicycle Advisory Committee on Monday, the locations for three downtown “bike corrals” have been determined and will go to the City Commission for the final go-ahead.
Lawrence Transit System is in the process of installing benches at 15 of its bus stops by springtime, and action prompted by a small movement last summer of East Lawrence residents placing makeshift benches around their neighborhood.
Lawrence transit users will have the opportunity on five occasions this month to provide input on Lawrence Transit System’s proposed changes to six of its routes.
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 ...
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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.