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Kansas Department of Transportation
700 SW Harrison
The Kansas Department of Transportation has a strong history dating back to 1917 when organizing intrastate travel was just beginning. Now, more than 3,100 employees continue the tradition with the agency's primary activities being road and bridge mainten...
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Stan Whitley,spokesman for ...
Stan Whitley,spokesman for the Kansas Department of Transportation,says Kansas dedicated about $350 million in federal stimulus dollars to more than 80 projects.
SOURCE: KDOT information specialist ...
SOURCE: KDOT information specialist Stan Whitley
...KDOT information specialist Stan Whitley said the fewer deaths last year are partly because seat belt usage by drivers in the state was up to 75 percent, one of the highest reported percentages in recent years.He
also said safety education programs involving KDOT and public resource officers from the Kansas Highway Patrol have contributed to lower fatality rates.
Those programs involve educating students in the classroom, as well as attending public meetings and talking about traffic safety.
"That has to be a factor," he
said."Plus, there has been greater public awareness.
Icy roads blamed for traffic accidents 12/09/03
State crews were out early working the highways and interstates, said Stan Whitley, spokesman for the Kansas Department of Transportation.He said crews were treating roads and bridges with brine solutions to keep ice and snow from bonding to the pavement.
"We haven't had a severe storm yet this year, so we are in great shape right now," Whitley
Still, roads were snowpacked by this afternoon in an area bound by U.S. 283 to the west, the Nebraska border to the north, U.S. 81 to the east and Interstate 70 to the south, he
Stan Whitley, a spokesman ...
Stan Whitley, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Transportation, said KDOT doesn't record accidents specifically at the one sharp curve but for the whole viaduct.
"We are an agricultural state with ...
"We are an agricultural state with many farm-to-market roads, especially in the western part of the state," said Stan Whitley, information specialist at the Kansas Department of Transportation.
"Kansas has a large number of bridges because we have many streams and a flat terrain with relatively few natural barriers, such as mountains," Whitley