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Tuesday, April 16, 2019
S.M.A.R.T. Driver Tip: Avoid Distractions
S.M.A.R.T. Driver Tip: Avoid Distractions
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month 

Every day, at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured in distracted driving crashes. 

Cell phones, dashboard touchscreens, voice commands and other in-vehicle technologies pose a threat to our safety. 

The consequences of those distractions are not worth the convenience they offer. 

So please, ignore the distractions and #justdrive to keep us all safer on the roads.

Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April is a united effort to recognize the dangers of and eliminate preventable deaths from distracted driving. Join us to help save lives.

2019 Planning Series Webinars
Join us for one of the upcoming webinars!
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 2-3 PM @ 271 W. 3rd St., Rm. 203


APRIL 17th 

Designing Streets for the Speeds You Want

Should 85-percentile speeds determine the design and operation of streets in your community? How can we lower speeds to improve safety if we don't have the right tools and policies? This webinar will examine the relationship between posted, design, and target speed in designing safer streets.

MAY 15th 

Maintaining Green Infrastructure

Now that you've got your green bicycle, pedestrian, and transit infrastructure, what's your plan to maintain it? How can green infrastructure elements be planned for, designed, and operated to ensure quality maintenance of these community assets.

JUNE 19th

Finding Common Ground with our First Responders

Our first responders provide the first line of defense against community emergencies. The notion that "every second counts" has left its mark. How can agencies find common ground to address the needs of emergency response, while maintaining low speed networks that support safe and convenient active transportation? 


Bicycle & Pedestrian News
 
Save the Dates!
 
Thursday, September 19, 2019 
5:00 to 7:00 PM

Saturday, September 21, 2019 
Noon to 2:00 PM


Contact Tricia Thomas for more details at 316-352-4860 or email tthomas@wichita.gov or visit http://www.wampo.org/Involved/Pages/Volunteer.aspx 

Transportation Safety
 

Laser Strikes on Aircraft Pilots
Laser Strikes on Aircraft Pilots
Did you know that a iming a laser at an aircraft creates  a  serious safety risk  that violates federal law? 
High-powered lasers can completely  incapacitate  pilots flying aircraft that often carry hundreds of passengers.

The FAA and law enforcement agencies are working hard to increase public awareness of the dangers posed by lasers. As shown in the chart below,  reported incidents of lasers aimed at aircraft have decreased in recent years.

However, the substantial number of reported incidents clearly show that laser strikes on aircraft remain a serious threat to aviation safety. 

Click  HERE  to learn more!
Request for Proposals
Investment Survey

WAMPO is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to assist with research and to carry out a public engagement  initiative focused on the future of transportation investment. 
 

The due date for submission is prior to 3:00 P.M., CST, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 2019.   

For more information click  HERE .  


Project Sponsor Assistance 

WAMPO is requesting proposals from qualified consultants to assist WAMPO staff in working with potential project sponsors.  The support would focus on assistance in developing projects that align with WAMPO project selection criteria, vision, and goals of the updated  long-range transportation plan. 

The due date for submission is prior to 3:00 P.M., CST, Friday, April 26, 2019.  

For more information click HERE .  
Paratransit Community Announcement
 
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Bi-Annual Project Status Report

Just in case you missed it, WAMPO has released a new TIP project status report highlighting the status of regional transportation projects. Check it out HERE.  

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, May 14, 2019
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019
  • Tuesday, July 9, 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, April 22, 2019
  • Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Monday, July 22, 2019
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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
271 W. Third St., Ste. 208 - Wichita, KS 67202-1212
316.268.4315 - wampo@wichita.gov  - www.wampo.org
  
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