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JULY 2020 | SUMMER Newsletter

WAMPO Committees
WAMPO is inviting local community experts and advocates to support the following working groups:
  • Safety & Health Committee
  • Active Transportation Committee
Committee Memb ers interested in safety, health, and/or active transportation will join other regional experts and advocates to review and update regional data and mapping.
To join a committee, please contact Chad Parasa, WAMPO Director at 316-779-1320 or email
For more information about the planned committee activities, upcoming meetings and background information, please visit
Annual Count Event
Every September 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 the count helps to estimate the number of people and locations people bicycle, walk and run.

In order to effectively gather this information we rely on a team of volunteers to spend a short period of time at each site counting bicyclists and pedestrians.

Click HERE for more information.
Event dates:

Thursday, September 24th from 5-7 PM
Saturday, September 26th from 12-2 PM
For a limited time, Wichita Transit is offering discounted 20 ride passes for fixed route and paratransit services. These promotional prices are intended to help with the financial strain that many are experiencing this year. Visit or click HERE for more information.
National Heatstroke Prevention
July 31st is National Heatstroke Prevention Day.

Outside of crashes, heatstroke is the number one vehicle-related killer of children in the United States.

That’s why WAMPO is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in an attempt to reduce these deaths by reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of vehicular heatstroke and leaving children in hot cars.
In 2019, there were 52 preventable deaths of children in vehicles, only one child less than in 2018.

For more information on the Hetroke deaths of children in vehicles visit

Accounting Consultant RFP
WAMPO is seeking a qualified Certified Public Accountant or Certified Public Accounting Firm to provide general accounting services to WAMPO on a contract basis for a limited engagement.
Proposals Accepted through July 30, 2020.
A public review and comment period is now open for the 7th amendment of the WAMPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  

To review the project changes please check out the web-based Project Tracker  HERE   and select the "Amendments" tab across the top.  

Comments will be accepted until  Friday, July 31st at 5:00 PM .

Submit questions and comments to   or call 316-779-1319.
Click on the below flyers for more information.
The general public, WAMPO partners, and stakeholders are welcome to join us at any of our upcoming regularly scheduled meetings:  
In consideration of the current public health concerns, the regular in-person meetings will be replaced with remote using the following links:

August 11th Meeting:
Dial In: 1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code:  273-587-493  

September 8th Meeting:
Dial in: 1 (571) 317-3112
Access Code: 297-753-661
October 13th Meeting:
Dial in: 1 (669) 224-3412
Access Code:  198-171-141