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    Name: KDOT Local Consult Meeting - Southeast Region - Independence, KS - public welcome to attend and give input on future transportation projects.
    Date: August 21, 2019
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:
    KDOT announces Local Consult meetings in August. These meetings are an important opportunity for stakeholders, like you, to share information about needed transportation projects and help shape the future of transportation in Kansas.
     
    • New projects.  During the first hour, we’d like to hear from stakeholders about new transportation projects that are needed. During the Joint Legislative Transportation Vision Task Force meetings held last Fall, participants testified about project needs that totaled more than $18 billion. A list of those projects is available here. If there are new projects you’d like to share with us or if you have additional information about one of the projects already on the list, please plan to participate during that first hour.  Additional details about logistics will be provided in the coming weeks.
     
    • Scenario planning.  In the second two hours, we’ll work with all stakeholders to envision the future of Kansas by reviewing facts and trends, discussing risks and exploring alternative future possibilities.  Using scenario planning approaches, we’ll examine long-term and emerging trends, how they could impact Kansas’ transportation system, and what infrastructure investments can be made to help future-proof our infrastructure and cultivate prosperous, healthy communities for all Kansans.  Scenario planning is at the forefront of national planning practices and these discussions will provide valuable information for the next Kansas Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).
     
    We will host another round of Local Consult meetings later this Fall. At those meetings, we will build upon the discussions this summer to determine regional priorities for future transportation investments.  Collaboration is at the heart of this process – just as it was for the development of the T-WORKS program. But a lot has changed in the last 10 years, and it’s time for the next transportation program to take full advantage of accelerating rate of change in technology and growing interest in transit, aviation, rail, broadband and economic vitality. 
     
    Below are the dates and locations for the August Local Consult meetings. The same information will be discussed at each meeting, so please select the date and location most convenient to you.
     
    Please let us know which meeting you plan to attend or if you have any questions by contacting Mike Moriarty, KDOT Bureau Chief – Transportation Planning, at 785-296-8864 or Michael.Moriarty@ks.gov.
     
    Thank you.
     
    Julie L. Lorenz
    Secretary of Transportation
    Director of Kansas Turnpike Authority
    700 SW Harrison St.
    Topeka, KS  66603
    Julie.Lorenz@ks.gov
     
     
    Local Consult Meeting Dates
     
    Monday, August 19, 2019
    1:30- 4:30 pm
    Northcentral Region—Salina
    Kansas Highway Patrol Academy
    2025 East Iron
    Salina, KS 67401
     
    Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    Southcentral Region—Hutchinson
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Atrium Hotel & Conference Center
    1400 North Lorraine St.
    Hutchinson, KS 67501
     
     
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    Southeast Region—Independence
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Independence Civic Center
    410 N. Penn Ave.
    Independence, KS 67301
     
    Thursday, August 22, 2019
    Kansas City Metro Region—Overland Park
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Matt Ross Community Center
    8101 Marty Street
    Overland Park, KS 66204
     
    Monday, August 26, 2019
    Northeast Region – Topeka
    1:30 – 4:30 pm
    Capital Plaza
    1717 SW Topeka Blvd
    Topeka, KS 66612
     
    Tuesday, August 27, 2019
    Wichita Region – Wichita
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Eugene Metroplex
    5015 East 29th Street N
    Wichita, KS 67260
     
    Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    Southwest Region – Dodge City
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Dodge House Convention Center
    2409 West Wyatt Earp Blvd.
    Dodge City, KS 67801
     
    Thursday, August 29, 2019
    Northwest Region – Hays
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Fort Hays State Union
    700 College Drive
    Hays, KS 67601
    Location:
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    Southeast Region—Independence
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Independence Civic Center
    410 N. Penn Ave.
    Independence, KS 67301
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