TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The first meeting is Sept. 11 in Ulysses and will include discussions about highway, aviation, rail and transit projects on a regional level. Local residents and officials also will be allowed to advocate for their projects of particular concern.
Kansas is in the final years of its second 10-year comprehensive transportation program. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointed a 35-member task force to begin drafting the next plan, likely to be presented to legislators in 2009 for discussion.
Transportation Secretary Deb Miller said communities also were asked two years ago about their needs.