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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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National Heatstroke Prevention Day is July 31, 2019

A series of recent heat waves have set all-time highs across the WAMPO region.  Please remember, vehicles heat up quickly.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other safety advocates and academic institutions have recognized the safety threat heatstroke pose for leaving children in hot cars. 

Here are the current stats as of July 10, 2019:
  • Child heatstroke fatalities this year: 19
  • Child heatstroke fatalities in 2018: 52 
  • Child heatstroke fatalities in 2017: 43 
  • National average of child heatstroke fatalities per year since 1998: 38
  • Total number of child heatstroke fatalities from 1998 - present: 814
We still need volunteers!   Register at the link below and then become a master counter by watching our new 7 minute training video! 

Have questions? Contact Tricia Thomas at tthomas@wichita.gov or call 316-352-4860.   

WAMPO Bicycle & Pedestrian Count: Volunteer Training


New WAMPO Region Safety Report
Safety Analysis

WAMPO recently completed an analysis of how well the region is doing in meeting its safety goals. Data shows that our region is on track for achieving our safety targets and highlights how WAMPO Transportation Improvement Program projects are helping to make getting around our region even safer.   

Click on the following link to review the full report: 
WAMPO Funded Projects

The WAMPO Planning Walkable Places (PWP) Program is funded using "leftover" year-end fundingthat poses special difficulties for use on construction projects.  The purpose of this program is to help meet the current and anticipated future need for walkable place-making in the WAMPO region.  

This focused program promotes vibrancy, community, and economic vitality today and over the long term. Here is a list of exciting projects WAMPO has funded throughout the region! 


To learn more about the WAMPO Planning Walkable Places Program visit
In Case You Missed It!

Electric scooters have hit the streets of Wichita!  Check out this KMUW story for more details! 

Photo Credit: Nadya Faulx/ KMUW


Guinness World Record holder Lynn Salvo is literally putting peace on earth by helping to draw a peace sign across the United States on her bicycle.   Lynn and her friend Brenda Mueller will be starting the line to Canada (see map below) on August 10, leaving from Sedgwick County Park at 8:00 a.m.  If you are free, come out and cheer her on or join them on the ride from here to Newton for lunch!  

Interested it see where she is going and where she has been?  Check out her blog "Life is Like a Bike" here:  https://lifeislikeabike.wordpress.com/who-im-supporting/ 

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving - Albert Einstein


Whether you're a biking commuter or student, o r the
 recreational cyclist, you'll love the convenience and low-cost of Bike Share ICT.  

Use Bike Share ICT to tour the town, ride to w ork, get fresh air and make memories! 


Thanks to all who assisted us in reviewing our proposed documents and sharing your perspectives on the regional transportation system over these past few months. 

Amendment Notice:
MOVE 2040 Proposed Amendment #4
A public review and comment period is now open for a proposed amendment to the MOVE 2040 long range metropolitan transportation plan.  

To review the proposed amendment please click  HERE .   Comments will be accepted until  Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM .

Important Note:  Consideration of this amendment by the Transportation Policy Body was delayed until August 13.  Please note that due to funding source and planning process constraints, the review and comment period for this amendment overlaps with the below comment period for Transportation Improvement Plan Amendment #3, which covers some of the same projects.  

Please submit comments and questions to Chris Upchurch, Principal Planner at cupchurch@wichita.gov or call 316-268-4457.  

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
A public review and comment period is now open for the 3rd amendment to the WAMPO TIP.   

The TIP is a short-range program that identifies transportation projects to be implemented in the WAMPO region over a 4 year period.  All projects using Federal funds in the region are required to be included in the TIP and represented in the long-range transportation plan (MOVE 2040).  

To review the project changes please check out our web-based Project Tracker by clicking   HERE  and select "Draft Project List."  

Comments will be accepted until Wednesday, August 1, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Please submit comments and questions to Kristen Zimmerman, Senior Planner at  kzimmerman@wichita.gov or call 316-352-4862.  
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, August 13, 2019
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
  • Tuesday, October 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, August 26, 2019
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Monday, October 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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