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 www.ksdot.org 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 www.ksdot.org. The following is the schedule of local consultation meetings: Garden City, 9-12 p.m., Sept. 29, Clarion, 1911 E. Kansas Ave.; Hutchinson, 9-12 p.m., Sept. 30, The Ramada, 1400 N. Lorriane; Wichita, 9-12 p.m.,Oct. 1, WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th Street North; Hays, 9-12 p.m., Oct. 14, KHP Conference Room, 1821 W. Frontier Rd.; Salina, 9-12 p.m., Oct. 15, KHP Training Center, 2025 E. Iron Avenue
The meeting locations are ADA accessible. Persons in need of a sign language interpreter, an assistive listening device, large print or Braille material, or other accommodation to participate in this meeting should notify Tammy Torrez at email@example.com or (785) 296-2153 (Voice)/Hearing Impaired – 711. Make accommodation request at least two weeks in advance of the meeting.