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Upcoming KDOT Local Consult Meetings


Economic Lifelines is excited to forward the message below from Governor Kelly about the upcoming Local Consult Round.  Please watch the video to hear her message, and that of KDOT Secretary Julie Lorenz.  Below the video is additional information and a full schedule of the Local Consult meetings.  I hope you will make every effort to attend one or more of the meetings and share your passion and needs for the future of transportation infrastructure in Kansas!

Scott Heidner

Executive Director

825 S Kansas Avenue

Suite 500

Topeka, KS 66049

scott@economiclifelines.com

Dear Stakeholder,

I hope you are looking forward to attending Local Consult Round 1: Visioning Transportation Futures.


Click here for a video message from Governor Kelly and me highlighting why it’s important for you to attend and provide input on the future of transportation in Kansas.

  • Project discussion. In the first hour, we want to hear about new projects. If you have an idea that you have not yet shared with us, this is a good opportunity to share that information. Between remaining T-WORKS projects, earlier listening sessions, and the Joint Legislative Transportation Vision Task Force meetings held last Fall, Kansans have shared a list of projects they’d like to see completed – a list that exceeds $18 billion. A list of those projects is available here.
  • a.    If you’re interested in talking about a specific project, please let us know when you sign in at the meeting. Once we know how many people would like to speak, we’ll divide up the time and let everyone know how long they will have to talk – which will likely be about 2 – 3 minutes.
  • b.    Our top priority in the first hour is to hear about projects that we haven’t heard about yet. To help make sure that happens, those who want to talk about projects that aren’t on the list referenced above will go first and as time allows, we’ll open it up to others. Later this Fall, we’ll have another round of Local Consult meetings where we’ll discuss specific projects in more detail.

We will not have the ability to show presentations or videos during these discussions, but you are welcome to bring a short fact sheet or another similar product to share.

  • Scenario planning. The next two hours will be used to envision the ways in which Kansas could be different in 2045 – just over 25 years from now. We’ll review facts and trends, discuss risks and explore alternative future possibilities. Because our goal is to make transportation safer, heathier and better for all Kansans now and for years to come, we need to develop strategies to capitalize on future opportunities and ensure we’re prepared for potential challenges.  Scenario planning is at the forefront of national planning practices, and we are excited to use this approach to gather valuable information for the 2045 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. It’s time for the next transportation program to prepare Kansas for the future, the 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.  You can also view a local consult FAQ here.

Julie L. Lorenz
Secretary of Transportation
Director of Kansas Turnpike Authority

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Local Consult Meeting Dates and Locations

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 M. Hughes 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 Memorial Union

700 College Drive

Hays, KS 67601



Transportation stakeholders,

Economic Lifelines is pleased to announce the launch of KDOT’s Local Consult meetings next month!  These meetings will take place in eight different communities across Kansas.  These meetings represent a tremendous opportunity for stakeholders to advocate for continued funding and prioritization of transportation infrastructure in Kansas.  The message from KDOT Secretary Julie Lorenz below shares all the details, including how the meetings are structured.  Please note that they are requesting RSVPs.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend, but KDOT is trying to keep an eye on headcount for facility purposes. 

I hope you will give every consideration to showing up to share your story and show the broad support for transportation funding that will be crucial as Economic Lifelines works to continue the push for funding in the coming legislative session!

Scott Heidner
Executive Director
Economic Lifelines
825 S Kansas Avenue, Suite 500
Topeka, KS 66612
scott@economiclifelines.com


Message from KDOT.......

Dear Stakeholder, 

I’m pleased to invite you to attend 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 Meetings.pdf


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ECONOMIC LIFELINES DAY ON THE HILL 2018

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US IN TOPEKA! Transportation Day on the Hill was a great success and we are grateful for your support. Thanks also to our sponsors who made the day possible. 

The Kansas Legislature will be back in session next month and important budget and transportation issues will be front and center! We need YOUR help in letting legislators know how vital restoring a vision for a strong transportation program is to Kansas. Please join us for all or even a part of our day’s events. Please forward this information broadly to others in your industry – robust participation sends a strong message about the importance of transportation issues.

SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY – TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2018

  • 7:30-8:30am: Breakfast with key state transportation leaders. Breakfast is sponsored by KAPA-KRMCA.
  • 9-10am: Registration and briefing for the Day on the Hill activities.
  • 10-12am: Meetings at the statehouse with Kansas Legislators.
  • 12-1pm: Lunch with House and Senate Transportation Committee members for sponsors. Lunch is sponsored by Heavy Constructors Association.
  • 1-2pm: Continued opportunity for meetings at the statehouse.
  • 2-4pm: Economic Lifelines Annual Meeting with invited gubernatorial candidates
  • 4:30-6pm: Legislative reception for all Kansas Legislators. The reception is sponsored by the Kansas Contractors Association.

All events except the statehouse meetings will be held at the offices of the Kansas Contractors Association (800 SW Jackson). Hourly parking is available in the garage adjacent to the Kansas Contractors Association and directly across the street in the garage next door to the Celtic Fox (108 SW 8th). CLICK HERE for more information about parking downtown. There is also limited parking underground on the north side of the statehouse and metered parking along nearby streets. If you are not a sponsor, please note that you will find many good dining options for lunch nearby in downtown.

HOTEL
There is a block of hotel rooms reserved at the Topeka Ramada (420 SE 6th) for your convenience. If you wish to book a hotel room, please call 785-234-5400 and tell them that you are with Economic Lifelines.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
We have several sponsorship opportunities for our Day on the Hill. We would appreciate your support. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email scott@economiclifelines.com.

  • GOLD LEVEL*: We’ve reserved space on the 2nd floor of the Kansas Statehouse for participating Economic Lifelines members to set up a booth/table to showcase their company and its support for a strong Kansas infrastructure. In addition, you’d receive 4 seats at the luncheon with Transportation Committee members and recognition in all printed materials. Cost: $200
  • SILVER LEVEL: Your organization would receive lunch with Transportation Committee members and recognition in all printed materials. Sponsors receive 2 seats at the luncheon. Cost: $100
  • BRONZE LEVEL: Your organization would be listed as a sponsoring member in all printed materials. Sponsors receive 1 seat at the luncheon. Cost: $50

*Limited tables are available for the Gold Level sponsors, so please RSVP early. Each company is responsible for set-up/break- down of booths. The displays can be on display between 9am and 4pm.


2017 Transportation Tour

Save the date to join Economic Lifelines as we discuss transportation topics important to your region. We appreciate your interest in working for public policy solutions which help our entire state move forward.

Western Kansas – September 27, 2017

Pittsburg – November 13, 2017

Salina – December 4, 2017

Kansas City – Date is TBD


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