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2007 Session - January through May

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to TRANSPORTATION, January through May, 2007.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue

ARTICLES ON TRANSPORTATION, January through May, 2007

Legislature OK with needless fatalities?
Wichita Eagle, 1/2/2007 [Newsbank article]

Lawrence Journal World
Replace antiquated system
Hutchinson News, 1/2/2007

The Capital-Journal
I-70 detour likely to make downtown difficult
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/2/2007

Project encroaches on historic cemetery
Lawrence Journal World, 1/2/2007

J-W Editorials
Safety measure [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/3/2007

Laura Bauer
Good news at the pump:E85 is in
Kansas City Star, 1/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mark Davis
Controversy goes to court
Kansas City Star, 1/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

Deb Gruver
Most infant seats fail in new study
Wichita Eagle, 1/5/2007 [Newsbank article]
Driving decision [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/5/2007 [Newsbank article]

Discover Kansas with state transportation map
Chanute Tribune, 1/5/2007 [Newsbank article]

Stan Finger
State to study deadly intersection
Wichita Eagle, 1/6/2007 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Records detail causes of accidents
Lawrence Journal World, 1/7/2007

Kansas City Star
Seat-belt laws
Hutchinson News, 1/8/2007

John Green
Holding the bottom line
Hutchinson News, 1/10/2007 [Newsbank article]

Anna Staatz
Agency lobbies to change rules for teen drivers
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2007

Dave Stephens
Gas prices at lowest level in years
Hutchinson News, 1/13/2007 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Seat belt violators targeted
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2007

Pete Goering
Teen bias can drive you crazy
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2007

Do young drivers need new limits?
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2007

Hurst Laviana
Can you dial and drive?
Wichita Eagle, 1/16/2007 [Newsbank article]

Diane Gasper-O'Brien
Transportation center construction date set
Hays Daily News, 1/16/2007

Drivers should stay off the phone [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 1/16/2007 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Restrictions on cell phones not likely
Manhattan Mercury, 1/16/2007

Associated Press
Cell phone restrictions while driving not likely to become law in Kansas
Lawrence Journal World, 1/17/2007

Brad Cooper and David Klepper
Higher driving age urged
Kansas City Star, 1/17/2007 [Newsbank article]

Michael Hooper
Gas prices in Topeka at lowest in nearly two years
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2007

Amanda O'Toole
For teen drivers: Belt on iPod off
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2007 [Newsbank article]

Ann Charles
Delay teen driving
Chanute Tribune, 1/17/2007 [Newsbank article]

Molly McMillin
Study says Salina airport vital to state economy
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2007 [Newsbank article]

Sebelius names new chief counsel
Lawrence Journal World, 1/18/2007

Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2007
Anna Staatz
Driver's license security increases
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2007
Randy Scholfield
Close call cell phones and driving don't mix
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Double drunk debated
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2007

Sarah St. John
Report: Raise driving age
Olathe Daily News, 1/18/2007

Patrick Lowry
Drivers ed [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 1/18/2007

The Morning Sun
Proposed highway to be surveyed
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/19/2007 [Newsbank article]

Times News Service
Pott plans push for state aid on growth
Manhattan Mercury, 1/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

Staff Reports
Manhattan to receive $100,000 for road safety improvements
Manhattan Mercury, 1/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

The Morning Sun
KDOT open house slated in Riverton
Pittsburg Morning Sun, no date given

Teen driving laws should be stricter
Kansas City Star, 1/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

Keith Foster
KDOT efforts outstanding [letter to the editor]
Garden City Telegram, 1/22/2007

Hurst Laviana
Teen drivers' top risk: teen riders
Wichita Eagle, 1/23/2007 [Newsbank article]

Lawmaker wants to boost transportation aid
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/23/2007

Mike Hall
Bill would fund Amtrak over next six years
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2007

Amy M. Cotham
Task force releases recommendations for driver safety
Chanute Tribune, 1/26/2007 [Newsbank article]

KDOT awards local partnership grant to Fowler
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/26/2007

Amy M. Cotham
Safety outweighs inconvenience for teens, parents
Chanute Tribune, 1/27/2007 [Newsbank article]

Ashley Nietfeld
Dangerous drivers?
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/27/2007

Hays Daily News
Educating drivers
Hutchinson News, 1/29/2007

Brad Cooper
Motorcycle deaths surge in Missouri and Kansas
Kansas City Star, 1/29/2007 [Newsbank article]

Molly McMillin
Westport airport gets funds for runway
Wichita Eagle, 1/30/2007 [Newsbank article]

Bobbi Mlynar
Winter has done little to delay interchange project
Emporia Gazette, 1/30/2007 [Newsbank article]

Bob Johnson
Rail trail extension under way
Iola Register, 1/30/2007

Stephanie Farley
Syracuse airport welcomes new runway
Garden City Telegram, 1/30/2007

Ron Knox
KU student dies in rollover wreck
Lawrence Journal World, 1/31/2007

For starters [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/31/2007

The News Staff
KDOT awards improvement money to Kansas municipal airports
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2007 [Newsbank article]

Katie Stockstill
Fort Scott awarded airport grant
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/31/2007

Associated Press
Toll hike for campus repairs?
Manhattan Mercury, 1/31/2007

Jim Sullinger
Rise in turnpike tolls could go to colleges
Kansas City Star, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Higher tolls sought for repairs at universities
Lawrence Journal World, 2/1/2007

Jim Sullinger
Sebelius wants turnpike toll to fix colleges
Wichita Eagle, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Universities could take toll on drivers
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2007

John Hanna
Sebelius wants toll road increase
Hutchinson News, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Sebelius proposes toll increase to pay for university maintenance
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/1/2007

John Hanna
Motorists may pay for university maintenance
Salina Journal, 2/1/2007

Chris Green
Governor's plan doesn't include community colleges
Salina Journal, 2/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
KDOT announces airport funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/2/2007

Mark Scott
Lawmakers eye licensing changes
Manhattan Mercury, 2/2/2007 [Newsbank article]

Meade airport to receive funding from KDOT
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/2/2007

Bill Wilson
Price is first in gas choice
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2007 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Alternatives proposed to Sebelius repair plan
Lawrence Journal World, 2/3/2007

Chad Lawhorn
Are more roundabouts on the way?
Lawrence Journal World, 2/3/2007

Associated Press
Plan to increase tolls prompts more ideas
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2007 [Newsbank article]

Editorial Board
Not toll-free
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2007

The Kansas City Star
Turnpikes should keep all the tolls
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
University infrastructure it's a beginning [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2007

Janis Lee
Governor's toll-road plan make sense
Hays Daily News, 2/4/2007

Amy Conkling
Graduated licensing considered
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

Restricting teen drivers
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2007

Darrin Stienman
Toll surcharge likely won't pay out
Salina Journal, 2/5/2007

Rick Alm
Kansas loses gas tax dispute
Kansas City Star, 2/6/2007 [Newsbank article]

Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 2/7/2007

Robert Boczkiewicz
Appellate ruling puts Potawatomis in driver's seat
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2007

J-W Editorials
Traffic tools [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2007

Scott Rothschild
Hybird vehicles may fuel tax credit
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2007

John Milburn
Senate approves doubling fines
Junction City Daily Union, 2/7/2007

Sarah Kessinger
Highway projects a cooperative act
Hutchinson News, 2/8/2007 [Newsbank article]

Gary Collins
No to turnpike fees
Kansas City Star, 2/9/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hall
BNSF expansion may help Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2007

Barbara J. Isenberg
Message boards will alert drivers information en route
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2007 [Newsbank article]

Chad Lawhorn
How we commute
Lawrence Journal World, 2/9/2007

Rachael Bossow
Resolution supporting interchange approved
Leavenworth Times, 2/9/2007

Sarah St. John
Patrol on for belt violations
Olathe Daily News, 2/9/2007

Off the easel [cartoon]
Kansas City Star, 2/10/2007

Matthew Clark
Langdon Lane access will be relaxed
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/10/2007

John D. Montgomery
K-96 corridor full of growth opportunity
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2007 [Newsbank article]

Jonathan Kealing
Douglas County No. 1 in car-safety awareness
Lawrence Journal World, 2/11/2007

Jonathan Kealing
Turnpike interchange opponents voice road rage
Lawrence Journal World, 2/12/2007

J-W Editorials
Mindless [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/12/2007

Child safety seats save lives
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/12/2007

Darrin Stineman
City to widen South Ohio
Salina Journal, 2/13/2007

Editorial Board
Novice drivers
Hutchinson News, 2/14/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hufnagel
Police, legislators should keep uninsured drivers off the road [letter to the editor]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/14/2007 [Newsbank article]

Steven A. Morris
Buckle up your kids
Hutchinson News, 2/14/2007 [Newsbank article]

Rachel Davis
Law enforcement agencies push proper use of child safety seats
Garden City Telegram, 2/14/2007

Chris Green
Seat belt bill provokes opposing views
Hutchinson News, 2/15/2007

David Klepper
Auto safety law falters
Kansas City Star, 2/15/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Mother offers emotional testimony on seat belts
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2007

Chris Green
Enhanced seat belt bill provokes opposing views
Chanute Tribune, 2/15/2007 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Proposals focus on safety of teen drivers
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2007

Patrick Lowry
Backseat restraint [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/16/2007

Jim Sullinger
Special license plate pushed as fundraiser
Kansas City Star, 2/17/2007

Another year, another primary seat-belt bill going nowhere
Wichita Eagle, 2/17/2007 [Newsbank article]

David Clouston
Heirs of crash victim file suit
Salina Journal, 2/17/2007

Jason Probst
Police change focus of efforts on car seat safety
Hutchinson News, 2/17/2007 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Bills in Topeka push vehicle safety for teens
Chanute Tribune, 2/17/2007 [Newsbank article]

Dena Sattler
Licensed for safety
Garden City Telegram, 2/17/2007

Associated Press
Group aims to expand Amtrak route from Oklahoma City to K.C.
Lawrence Journal World, 2/18/2007

Anna Staatz
Real ID finds Kansas in drive
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2007

Associated Press
Group aims to expand Amtrak route from OKC
Hutchinson News, 2/18/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tom Bell
Seat belt law needs toughened [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/18/2007

Tom Bell
Bond bill will help Salina [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/19/2007

Bill Graves
Don't privatize toll roads
Wichita Eagle, 2/20/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hendricks
Ban on road memorials deserves a look
Kansas City Star, 2/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

M.G. Smith
Let this bill die [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Teen seat belt bills to be debated this week
Hutchinson News, 2/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Teen vehicle safety measures readied for floor tests
Hays Daily News, 2/21/2007

Another transportation dream awaiting funding
Wichita Eagle, 2/22/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hendricks
Outlaw roadside memorials
Wichita Eagle, 2/22/2007 [Newsbank article]

Ryan D. Wilson
Swan song puts brakes on KDOT
Junction City Daily Union, 2/22/2007

John Milburn
Senate approves 3 bills on child passenger safety
Lawrence Journal World, 2/23/2007

Tim Carpenter
'Support Our Troops' license plate crashes
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2007 [Newsbank article]

Jim Sullinger and Brad Cooper
Senate brakes teen drivers
Kansas City Star, 2/23/2007 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Vote tightens seat belt laws
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2007 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
Senate passes bills targeting safety on road
Hutchinson News, 2/23/2007

Shanna Guiot
Not good enough [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 2/24/2007

Laura Bauer
Consider it a face book
Kansas City Star, 2/24/2007 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
DUI bill has some officials worried
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2007 [Newsbank article]

Pete Goering
Seat belts aren't just for teens
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/25/2007

Here to there [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/25/2007

David Klepper
Bill would extend time to renew driver's license
Kansas City Star, 2/26/2007 [Newsbank article]

Dave Toplikar
Senate bill urges teens to buckle up or face fine
Lawrence Journal World, 2/26/2007

Chad Lawhorn
KDOT going high-tech in safeguarding winter roads
Lawrence Journal World, 2/26/2007

Editorial Board
Child auto safety
Hutchinson News, 2/26/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hendricks
Lawmakers dropped this call
Kansas City Star, 2/26/2007 [Newsbank article]

Smell test new security measure good thing?
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/27/2007

Paul W. Hayse
Don't raise driving age
Hutchinson News, 2/27/2007 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Graduated license
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2007

Mike Hendricks
Let these resting places rest in peace
Kansas City Star, 2/28/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hendricks
Why target only teens?
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

Dan Voorhis
South-side development project depends on KDOT
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2007 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Proposal would charge speeders higher tolls
Lawrence Journal World, 3/1/2007

Keith Morrison
If public safety is really the issue, don't ignore risks of older drivers
Manhattan Mercury, 3/1/2007

Kevin Flaherty
Residents tell legislators that 4-way highway needed
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/2/2007 [Newsbank article]

If you speed, be sure to stop for coffee
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2007 [Newsbank article]

Lawmakers take right path on driver's license changes
Kansas City Star, 3/2/2007 [Newsbank article]

KDOT to issue hay harvest permits
Chanute Tribune, 3/3/2007

Brad Cooper and Laura Bauer
Getting tough on teen driving
Kansas City Star, 3/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

Survey says more students drinking, driving
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2007

Anna Staatz
Bill tied to DUIs
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2007

Roy Graber
Railroad crossings to be upgraded
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/6/2007

Ann Charles
Legislators irresponsible [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 3/7/2007 [Newsbank article]

State, railroad extend project to clean up ties
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2007

Ottawa Herald
Other editors...On advances in license technology:
Chanute Tribune, 3/8/2007

David Clouston
Bill would regulate highway memorials
Salina Journal, 3/10/2007 [Newsbank article]

Ric Anderson
Insert key, turn the ignition
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2007

Katie Stockstill
Area residents accept state appointments
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/13/2007

Doug Sevart
KDOT employee objects to Umbarger article [letter to the editor]
Chanute Tribune, 3/13/2007 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Turnpike tolls won't rise
Salina Journal, 3/14/2007

Chris Green
Governor's turnpike toll plan hits a snag
Garden City Telegram, 3/14/2007

Scott Rothschild
More tolls may be down the road
Lawrence Journal World, 3/14/2007

Chris Green
Governor's toll proposal hits a snag
Hutchinson News, 3/14/2007 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal
AAA: Gasoline prices up significantly
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2007

The Capital-Journal
KDOT secretary named to national research post
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2007

Tim Hrenchir
Intersection safety traffic accidents declining in Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2007

Mike Heronemus
Conditional loan puts crimp on victory
Junction City Daily Union, 3/16/2007

Melinda Schremmer
Another take on seat belt proposal [reader forum]
Hays Daily News, 3/16/2007 [Newsbank article]

Stan Finger
Safety on both sides
Wichita Eagle, 3/17/2007 [Newsbank article]

Planning ahead the passport rush
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2007

Ric Anderson
Smarts can soften blows, too
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2007

Ottawa Herald
Others' views on license technology:
Junction City Daily Union, 3/18/2007

Mike Belt
Bridge contracts has incentives
Lawrence Journal World, 3/20/2007

Ron Sylvester
House gives 1st approval to tougher DUI law
Wichita Eagle, 3/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
EU states its case against Boeing
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2007 [Newsbank article]

Arley Hoskin
Driving age may go up
Olathe Daily News, 3/23/2007

Chris Green
Teen seat belt bill could be stalled
Chanute Tribune, 3/24/2007 [Newsbank article]

Elvyn J. Jones
State mulls adding K-10 toll road
Lawrence Journal World, 3/25/2007

Chris Green
Teen seat belt bill might be stalled in House
Hutchinson News, 3/25/2007 [Newsbank article]

J-W Editorials
Taking a toll [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2007

Governor's grant to fight profiling
Salina Journal, 3/29/2007 [Newsbank article]

Chad Lawhorn
Attorney says turnpike plan should be scrapped
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2007

Jonathan Kealing
Perry, Lecompton residents pay for detour in time, money
Lawrence Journal World, 3/31/2007

Anton Menning
Lansing street improvements on schedule
Leavenworth Times, 3/31/2007

Rachael Bossow
I-70 interchange moving forward
Leavenworth Times, 3/31/2007

Ticket to ride seven ways to go busted while riding your bicycle
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2007

KDOT awareness week program aims for road safety
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2007

Too few brake for work crews
Wichita Eagle, 4/4/2007 [Newsbank article]

Ric Anderson
Help make a tough job easier
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2007

Mike Belt
Road maintenance plans to be considered
Lawrence Journal World, 4/4/2007

Bike usage revving up
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2007

Chris Green
Teen seat bill clears legislature
Chanute Tribune, 4/4/2007

James Carlson
Seat belt usage for teens approved
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2007

Jim Sullinger
Teens need to buckle up or face $60 ticket
Wichita Eagle, 4/5/2007 [Newsbank article]

Michael Strand
Law officers prefer a blanket seat belt law
Salina Journal, 4/5/2007

James Carlson
Kansas teens had better buckle up
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/5/2007

Mary Clarkin
KDOT to help rule on bus facility funding
Hutchinson News, 4/5/2007 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Law would make teens buckle up or pay up
Hutchinson News, 4/5/2007 [Newsbank article]

How they voted
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/6/2007

Jim Sullinger
Driving age measure fizzles
Kansas City Star, 4/6/2007 [Newsbank article]

Deb Miller
Pay heed when orange barrels are on the road
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/6/2007

Stan Finger
Law in effect July 1 get ready to move over or pay up
Wichita Eagle, 4/6/2007 [Newsbank article]

Darren Werth
Just click it [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 4/6/2007

Randy Scholfield
Disclose bus drivers have public trust
Wichita Eagle, 4/7/2007 [Newsbank article]

Good, but not enough
Hutchinson News, 4/8/2007

Teen seat-belt law will serve public safety
Wichita Eagle, 4/9/2007 [Newsbank article]

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Seat belt law all or none [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/9/2007

James R. Hanni
Serving motorists
Wichita Eagle, 4/10/2007 [Newsbank article]

Deb Miller
Work zones safety [letter to the editor]
Leavenworth Times, 4/10/2007

John Green
Four bridge projects slated to begin
Hutchinson News, 4/12/2007 [Newsbank article]

James R. Hanni
Good first step
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tim Hrenchir
Highway patrol has all-new meaning
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2007

Associated Press
KHP starts safety campaign
Hutchinson News, 4/15/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mark McCormick
Bus drivers' records still aren't open enough
Wichita Eagle, 4/15/2007 [Newsbank article]

Taylor Atkins
Seat belt laws buckling down
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2007

Editorial Board
Northwest passage
Hutchinson News, 4/17/2007 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Lt. gov. tours Eaton, highway project
Hutchinson News, 4/17/2007

Phyllis Jacobs Griekspoor
Open house will showcase Kansan's vintage airplane
Wichita Eagle, 4/18/2007 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Firm to test new unmanned plane in Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 4/19/2007 [Newsbank article]

Governor signs bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/19/2007 [Newsbank article]

Governor signs seat belt legislation
Lawrence Journal World, 4/19/2007



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