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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
271 W. 3rd St., Ste. 208, Wichita, KS 67202
316.268.4315 - wampo@wichita.gov - www.wampo.org
  
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Summer is definitely here and with the rising temperatures in the WAMPO region so too are the incidences of vehicle theft.  In 2015, nearly three-quarters of a million vehicles were stolen in the United States. Vehicle theft is a billion-dollar crime, with the cost of stolen vehicles coming in at more than $5 billion in 2015 alone - up from $4.5 billion in 2014.
 
To help drivers keep their vehicles safe, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is resuming its annual vehicle theft prevention campaign during July. 

For more information about the top 10 most stolen vehicles, and ways to protect your property, click here


Pavement Condition Assessment:
KDOT presentation & demonstration


The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will be in Wichita on July 20, 2017 to share information on the pavement condition assessments. 
  
WAMPO encourages all member jurisdictions and any interested public works professionals from around the region to attend.  Interested community partners, stakeholders, and residents at large are also welcome. 
  • Session 1 will begin at 9:30 am with demonstration to follow
  • Session 2 will begin at 11:00 am (repeat)

Space is limited so RSVP by Monday July 17th to wampo@wichita.gov or by calling 316-268-4315.  For questions about asset management, please contact Gloria J. Jeff at gjeff@wichita.gov

Passenger Rail
Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commissioners met with 49 Midwestern Members of Congress and/or their staff during individual office visits in Washington, D.C. on May 23, 2017 to stress the importance of maintaining a strong federal/state partnership for passenger rail development. Commissioners also illuminated the growing demand for regional passenger rail in the Midwest, along with recent developments in track and equipment upgrades. Read more about what happened HERE
   

June 9, 2017: Amtrax Inspection Car Visits Wichita


   Multi-year Transportation Projects
East Kellogg

The City of Wichita, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and the Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA) are partnering to improve travel in east Wichita. The collaborative plan includes new intersection designs at Webb and Greenwich, and improved access to the Turnpike. Construction for both projects is anticipated to be complete in late 2021.

More information may be found at:
West Kellogg
 
The first phase of the Kellogg/I-235 Interchange rebuild (dubbed the Red Project) began on November 10, 2015.  The completion of the Red Project will address many of the heaviest traffic movements between I-235 and U.S. 54. The planned completion date is the summer of 2019.

More information may be found at:

2017 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Every year WAMPO coordinates an annual count of bicycle and pedestrian activity across 35 different sites in Park City, Goddard, Andover, Mulvane and Wichita to name a few.  

The data collected during these counts helps to estimate the number of people and locations people bicycle, walk and run.  Once collected, the data is used to plan the location of future bicycle and pedestrian investments. 
  
This effort would not be possible without the commitment of our VOLUNTEERS each year! 

Volunteers are needed to manually count bicyclists and pedestrians at several locations in the WAMPO region on the following dates:
  • Thursday, September 21st from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 23rd from Noon to 2:00 pm 
Click HERE to register now or for more information about previous year counts visit our website at http://www.wampo.org/Work/Pages/BikePed.aspx
New Neighborhood Point-to-Point Van Service!

Check out Wichita Transit's new point-to-point van service pilot project.  The service offers hassle free shopping trips on select Saturdays through the summer starting tomorrow (July 15, 2017). 

For more information click  HERE or to schedule a ride, please call Wichita Transit at (316) 352-4828.
Active Transportation Update

Have you seen them?  There are 18 new Bike Share stations in downtown Wichita!
 
Click here to learn how bike share works, locations, pricing and read frequently asked questions.  Like Bike Share ICT on Facebook.
 
#enjoytheride
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES

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TIP Amendment #3
 
A public review and comment period is now open for the 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment #3. 
 
To review the project changes check our new web-based Project Tracker!  Just click on the "Amendment" tab and then select "Draft Project List" on the tracker site.  Click HERE to view the Project Tracker.    
 
Comments will be accepted until
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM.  
  
The WAMPO Transportation Policy Body will take formal action on this amendment at their 3:00 pm, August 8th regular meeting at 271 W. 3rd St., 2nd Floor, Wichita, KS 67202. 

Please submit questions and comments to:

Jason O'Brien
316-352-4861 
MOVE 2040 Amend. #2
 
A public review and comment period is now open for the proposed amendment to the MOVE 2040 long-range transportation plan. To review the proposed amendment click HERE.   
 
Comments will be accepted until Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM.  
 
The WAMPO Transportation Policy Body will take formal action on this amendment at their 3:00 pm, August 8th regular meeting at 271 W. 3rd St., 2nd Floor, Wichita, KS 67202. 
 
Please submit questions and comments to: 

Chris Upchurch
316-268-4457 


5310 Program Debrief

This past April, WAMPO released a call for projects for the 5310 Program.  In June, we convened a project selection committee together to prioritize and recommend projects for funding. 

On August 2, 2017 WAMPO will join Wichita Transit staff to facilitate a 5310 Applicant Debriefing.  The Debrief meeting will be an opportunity for staff and applicants to discuss the recent call for projects process. 

The tentative meeting agenda is as follows:  

  - Process Debrief 

  - Audit Packet Q&A

  - Awardee Next Steps

 

All 5310 applicants are encouraged to attend.  The meeting will be held on  Wednesday, August 2nd from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 777 E. Waterman, Wichita, KS 67202. 
Upcoming Meetings

The general public, WAMPO partners, and stakeholders are welcome to join us at any of our upcoming regularly scheduled meetings.  Can't make it in person?  Check out the video section of our website by clicking HERE .
  
Transportation Policy Body (TPB)

Transportation Advisory

Committee (TAC) 

The TPB develops, implements and approves WAMPO's transportation plans. As the regional forum for transportation planning, the TPB helps to establish a vision for the future of our transportation system.  The following is a listing of upcoming TPB meetings:
 
271 W. 3rd Street - 2nd Floor,
Wichita, KS 67202 at 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The TAC reviews technical information about transportation studies and issues as well as providing the TPB with their professional recommendations on documents, plans, and activities. The following is a listing of upcoming TAC meetings:
 
271 W. 3rd Street - 2nd Floor,
Wichita, KS 67202 at 10:00 am
  • Monday, August 28, 2017
  • Monday, September 25, 2017
  • Monday, October 23, 2017

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
271 W. 3rd Street - Suite 208 - Wichita, KS 67202
316.268.4315 - wampo@wichita.gov  - www.wampo.org
  
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