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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
455 N. Main - 10th Floor - Wichita, KS 67202
316.268.4315 - wampo@wichita.gov - www.wampo.org
  
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Friday, April 15, 2016
A Second Chance
A Second Chance

Flowers are blooming and spring is in the air in the WAMPO region. As the weather draws more of us outside and we make plans for road trips and recreational activities please remember to travel safely.
 
Recent statistics show that passenger vehicle occupants are buckling up more during the day, but not enough at night.
   
This year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is planning a coast to coast Click It or Ticket campaign in advance of the Memorial Day holiday from May 3 to June 5, 2016 to help ensure everyone is travelling safely.  

Asset Management Update
 
As you may recall, WAMPO has undertaken an asset management initiative as part of the MOVE 2040 Implementation plan.  Asset management is the process of operating, maintaining, upgrading and expanding physical assets (like roads and bridges) throughout their lifecycle.

This past February WAMPO staff released an asset management survey that was designed to find how organizations and jurisdictions within the region are currently managing their assets.  The survey asked about the following assets:
  • bicycle & pedestrian
  • bridges
  • culverts
  • pavement
  • transit 

Stay tuned for the full report on what we found!


MOVE 2040 is the long-range transportation plan for the WAMPO region. For more information about MOVE 2040 Implementation or asset management please visit our website or contact Gloria Jeff at gjeff@wichita.gov  
Regional Highlight:
The City of Haysville
  
Photo Credit: City of Haysville
With a population over 11,000, Haysville is the third largest city in Sedgwick County.

Home to several parks offering free wi-fi, two disc golf courses, a swimming pool with splash pad, Haysville has over 7 miles of dedicated lighted hiking and biking paths. 
 
With the assistance of WAMPO funding the last segment of a 10 foot multi-use path that internally connected north Main Street and the Seneca Bridge provided needed connections and access to the following local points of interest: 
  • senior living area
  • senior center
  • elementary school
  • commercial districts
  • the parks system
The City of Haysville actively recognizes the importance of quality of life improvements that connect people internally and externally.  These connections, made within a community are foundational to future regional connections.  The work being done today to connect pathways within the City of Haysville will be the first steps in linkages to the greater regional bicycle and pedestrian systems.  

For more information about Haysville please visit http://haysville-ks.com/
Safety News
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WASHINGTON -
 
In March the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)  published new safety performance measures as part of its national safety program, calling for State and regional targets to help reduce highway deaths and injuries, including for the first time, those among people walking and bicycling. 
 
The new regulations call for improved data on roadway features and a consistent definition of serious injuries.
 
See more here.

Wichita Transit
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Check Out What's New!
 
After two years of performance analysis and public input  Wichita Transit has begun using its newly redesigned transit routes.  These new routes closely responded to feedback from members of the public who requested faster trips, more crosstown service and extend routes to places not previously reached.  To view a list of the new routes and schedules click here. 
 
Photo Credit: City of Wichita
To compliment these new service offerings of more routes and higher frequencies along Douglas, Wichita Transit has also installed eight new transit shelters.
 
Inside each shelter are advertising panels, designed to promote various aspects of the new service offerings and efforts made to coordinate with the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation in promotion of  area events. 
 
The shelters are also wired to have dynamic messaging signs installed in the future, which will display real time bus information! 
Ozone Season
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As we enter into the warmer months the WAMPO region will be at increased risk for exceeding safe ozone levels. Ozone levels that become too high have the potential to put our local environment and health at risk. Cars are the main source of Nitrogen Oxides that create ozone.
 
Despite this, there are some simple things that you can do, like filling up your tank after 6pm and turning your car off instead of idling while stopped, that can positively impact our ozone levels.   Curious about what this means and how else you can help? Check out these great resources from around the WAMPO region:
 


Bicycle
  
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast.
 
Whether you are new to biking or you ride everyday National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons people ride.
 
To view a calendars of local events click on the below links:
 

Upcoming 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)
Technical 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:

 

City Hall - 455 N. Main - 10th Floor,

Wichita, KS 67203 at 3:00 pm

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
  • May Meeting is Cancelled
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016
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:

 

City Hall - 455 N. Main - 10th Floor, Wichita, KS 67203 at 10:00 am

  • April Meeting is Cancelled
  • Monday, May 23, 2016
  • Monday, June 27, 2016

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
455 N. Main - 10th Floor - Wichita, KS 67202
316.268.4315 - wampo@wichita.gov  - www.wampo.org
  
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