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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
271 W. 3rd, Ste. 208 - Wichita, KS 67202-1212
316.268.4315 - wampo@wichita.gov - www.wampo.org
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Special Message from the Kansas Department of Transportation
Winter Weather Preparedness

Prior to the upcoming winter weather season, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), Kansas Turnpike Authority, and the Kansas Highway Patrol are urging motorists to travel safely and prepare for winter road conditions wherever they travel.

Road conditions in the state can be checked utilizing KDOT's KanDrive site, www.kandrive.org. KanDrive provides map views of road conditions and closures, real-time camera views of current highway conditions, and links to road information for neighboring states. You can also call 5-1-1 from any phone in the state for a recording of road conditions.

Want to learn more about how to prepare a Winter Weather Travel Kit?  
Check out the 10/22/18 post at the KDOT Blogspot by clicking HERE or visiting  http://kansastransportation.blogspot.com/  

Wichita North Junction Open House
Please join us on  Thursday,  November 8, 2018 at 5:30 PM at the USD 259 School Service Center (3850 N. Hydraulic, Wichita, KS 67219) in Wichita for a presentation and open house focused on the the North Junction "Green Project."    Click  HERE  for more details on the project.  

For questions please contact Tom Hein at 316-660-4990 or email tom.hein@ks.gov.

Legislative Task-force Update

Last Thursday October 18th, the  State of Kansas held a public meeting to share information and gather feedback about the transportation system.  To review the Task-force mission and information visit the following web address:

Missed the  meeting and curious about the testimony submitted in our area?  Check out the written versions by clicking HERE .  
Bicycle & Pedestrian News
2018 Bicycle and Pedestrian
The Count Event Report is now available!   Data shows that the top 10 sites counted in 2018 are as follows: 
  1. Ark River Path at Keeper (873)
  2. 1st at Waco (508)
  3. Douglas and Washington (307)
  4. Broadway and 1st (198)
  5. Central at Nims (178)
  6. Prairie Sunset Trail (91)
  7. Broadway and Central (85)
  8. K53 and 2nd - Mulvane (76)
  9. Pawnee and Broadway (70)
  10. Gypsum Creek Bike Path to Oliver (61)
  11. 21st and Maize Rd (60)
Check it out the full report by clicking HERE!

WAMPO staff would also like to extend an extra special THANK YOU to all those who donated their time and attention to make this event a success!  

Did you miss out on all the fun this year?  Not to worry!  Save the date for the upcoming count event on  Thursday, September 19 th (5:00 to 7:00 PM) and  Saturday, September 21 st (Noon to 2:00 PM). 

Move Outside in October!
Click flyer for details or visit www.hwcwichita.org/events/view/49/

2019 Walkability Action Institute 
Save the Date for this upcoming CDC sponsored opportunity for planning organizations interested in walkability.  Visit www.chronicdisease.org/page/WAI for more information.      
Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
A public review and comment period is now open for our proposed budget or UPWP.  Comments will be accepted until  3:00 PM on Friday, November 2, 2018.  

Click  HERE  to access the proposed program on our website, or you can stop by our offices at 271 W. 3rd Ste., Ste. 208. Wichita, KS  67202 to review a paper version.  

Want to learn more?  Please consider attending the up coming regular meeting of the  Transportation Policy Body on  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM where our board will be considering the proposed document for approval.  

Please submit comments to Bethany Phelps, Operations Manager at  bphelps@wichita.gov.   For specific questions contact our Director, Phil Nelson at   pnelson@wichita.gov or call 316-268-4315.  

Proposed Transportation Improvement Program Approved!
On October 9th the WAMPO Transportation Policy Body (TPB) approved the update to the Transportation Improvement Program or TIP.   To review the approved document click HERE.   

To learn more about the TIP see the below flyer or click HERE to view in browser. 

Upcoming WAMPO Meetings

The general public, WAMPO partners, and stakeholders are welcome to join us at any of our upcoming regularly scheduled meetings:   

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, November 13, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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, November 26, 2018
  • No December Meeting
  • Monday, January 28, 2019
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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
271 W. Third, Ste. 208 - Wichita, KS 67202-1212
316.268.4315 - wampo@wichita.gov  - www.wampo.org
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