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Public meetings regarding proposed bus route changes in Lawrence to begin this week

Lawrence Transit will begin a series of public meetings this week regarding proposed bus route changes.

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Kansas lawmakers preparing for fully autonomous vehicles — and all the issues that come with them

Kansas lawmakers have begun bracing for the day when fully autonomous vehicles could be driving on city streets and state highways.

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Eastbound high-speed toll lane opens Tuesday on Kansas Turnpike between Lawrence, Kansas City

Keep left, and keep moving. Starting Tuesday afternoon, those are the new instructions for K-Tag users driving from Lawrence to Kansas City on the Kansas Turnpike. The eastbound side of the Turnpike’s eastern terminal near Bonner Springs will switch over from a single 20mph K-Tag lane to two 55mph lanes.

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Kansas Turnpike’s 1st high-speed toll lane opens between KC, Lawrence; equipment can read K-Tags at 75 mph

For Kansas highway drivers, this succession of signs seems like an oxymoron: TOLL PLAZA AHEAD DO NOT SLOW DOWN But those are the instructions for a new high-speed toll lane — the first of its kind in the state — that just opened at the Kansas Turnpike’s eastern terminal near Bonner Springs.

K-10 bridge over Haskell Avenue could partially close again for inspection in future

The recent partial closure of the Kansas Highway 10 bridge over Haskell Avenue for inspection may not be a singular event.

South Lawrence Trafficway wins regional transportation award

The South Lawrence Trafficway and another Kansas road project have been named winners of a regional transportation award.

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KU basketball shuttle bus no longer free and you still have to walk a little

Construction around Allen Fieldhouse has prompted other changes to game-day parking

A lot of University of Kansas men's basketball fans are walking a little farther and paying a little more to reach Allen Fieldhouse this season, prompted by ongoing construction and increasing demand for parking. The shuttle bus from park-and-ride lots to Allen Fieldhouse is no longer free, and it drops off riders farther away than previous years. Also, some Williams Fund donors' assigned lots are now farther away.

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KDOT names first 'drone' director

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.

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Kansas officials’ travel mixes family, politics, KU basketball

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.

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Lawrence nonprofit seeking more funding and attention toward bicycle infrastructure

For the past few years, Lawrence nonprofit Sustainability Action Network has asked the city to devote more attention to bicycle infrastructure.

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.