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June through December 2009
Newspaper Clippings Index

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, June through December, 2009.

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

June through December 2009

Phil Anderson
Patrol: Keep eyes on road
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/1/2009

K-39 bridge project starts Thursday
Chanute Tribune, 6/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Planning for the future
Garden City Telegram, 6/4/2009

Kent Bush
Kansas' left-lane-lingering law seems questionable
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 6/6/2009

Stephanie Farley
Residents concerned about traffic
Garden City Telegram, 6/9/2009

Eric Brown
Projects on hold
Junction City Daily Union, 6/9/2009

Jerry Younger
Stimulus projects on fast track
Johnson County Sun, 6/10/2009

Staff Reports
Transit idea discussed here
Manhattan Mercury, 6/10/2009

On the road ahead [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 6/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mark Fagan
KDOT studies consider future but lack funding
Lawrence Journal World, 6/14/2009

Jessica Marshall
'Gateway' traffic triangle plans under way
Johnson County Sun, 6/17/2009

Clay Adams
Safer flow of traffic onto highways is in the works
Kansas City Star, 6/24/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Wright
Gardner derails BNSF
Olathe Daily News, 6/24/2009

The News Staff
Stimulus dollars surface in Fourth Avenue work
Hutchinson News, 6/27/2009 [Newsbank article]

How to manage heat expansion on bridges
Manhattan Mercury, 6/28/2009

Brad Cooper
Kansans keep their eyes on the road
Kansas City Star, 6/29/2009

Chad Lawhorn
City, railroad work together to spruce up train depot
Lawrence Journal World, 6/30/2009

Life speeds up in the fast lane [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 6/30/2009

July 1 brings new road laws in state
Chanute Tribune, 7/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jesse Fray
New law: Left lane only for passing
Lawrence Journal World, 7/2/2009

Move over! [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 7/5/2009

Brad Cooper
Widening to begin
Kansas City Star, 7/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Leaving the left lane [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 7/7/2009

Tribune Staff
Umbarger favors improvements on K-47
Chanute Tribune, 7/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Shelby Smith
Return Kansas railroads to their glory days
Wichita Eagle, 7/9/2009 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Topeka drivers no. 17 in safety
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/10/2009

Mark Fagan
Stimulus to fund training for highway construction jobs
Lawrence Journal World, 7/10/2009

Paul Davis
New transportation program critical to economic recovery
Chanute Tribune, 7/11-12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Special to The Daily Union
KDOT takes first steps seeking passenger rail funds
Junction City Daily Union, 7/15/2009

Andrew Nash
KDOT starts U.S. 400 corridor study
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 7/17/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Nearly detoured
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/19/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mark Fagan
Tolls on table in transportation talks
Lawrence Journal World, 7/20/2009

Mark Fagan
Stimulus money aside, road projects may not materialize
Lawrence Journal World, 7/24/2009

Planning ahead [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 7/24/2009

Staff and Wire Reports
KDOT cuts back on projects
Manhattan Mercury, 7/24-25/2009

Dangerous communications phones deadly [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/25/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mark Fagan
State ponders charging mileage fees
Lawrence Journal World, 7/25/2009

John Milburn
Stakes high for highway plans
Iola Register, 7/27/2009

Roy Graber
Economy may keep trains away, legislators say
Winfield Daily Courier, 8/3/2009

Martin Hawver
Legislators likely to take up texting some more
Junction City Daily Union, 8/4/2009

James Carlson
Cycle fatality wrecks on rise
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Green
KDOT studies plan for future highway funds
Hutchinson News, 8/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Resolution on pending K-14 'road swap' looms
Hutchinson News, 8/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Special to The Daily Union
Funding for public transit services available
Junction City Daily Union, 8/6/2009

Jonas Hogg
Get jump on traffic with tweets from KDOT
Manhattan Mercury, 8/16/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Meetings to focus on U.S. 83 projects
Garden City Telegram, 8/22/2009

Our View
Road work
Garden City Telegram, 8/24/2009

Brad Cooper
Texting ban starts today
Kansas City Star, 8/28/2009

Phil Anderson
Turnpike fees increase Oct. 1
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/28/2009

Cash for clunkers time to pay [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/28/2009

Special to The Daily Union
KDOT submits passenger rail grant applications
Junction City Daily Union, 8/29/2009

Times News Service
U.S. 24 a lively corridor
Manhattan Mercury, 9/1/2009

Clara Kilbourn
Seat belt campaign will reward buckling up
Hutchinson News, 9/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Gwyn Mellinger
Kansas, ban texting while driving
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/3/2009

Brad Cooper
Road funds flowing slowly
Kansas City Star, 9/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
K-156 project up for federal funds
Garden City Telegram, 9/19/2009

James Carlson
Safety blog launched
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/19/2009

Andrew DeMillo
Drivers receive mixed message
Kansas City Star, 9/19/2009

Tom Bell
A penny for our highways [editorial]
Salina Journal, 9/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mixed signals [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 9/23/2009 [Newsbank article]

Eric Brown
KDOT official favors 3-year plan
Junction City Daily Union, 9/24/2009

David Clouston
Tax only part of equation
Salina Journal, 9/25/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kansas rail plan meeting scheduled
Chanute Tribune, 9/25/2009

Ann Marie Bush
Caution: Road work
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/26/2009

Mark Fagan
Trafficway funding boost expected
Lawrence Journal World, 9/28/2009

Brad Cooper
Kansas urged to address needs
Kansas City Star, 9/29/2009

Tim Carpenter
Highway advocates list needs
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/29/2009

Scott Rothschild
Highway plan may require new fees
Lawrence Journal World, 9/29/2009

If only [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 9/30/2009

Scott Rothschild
Legislators discuss funding for new transportation plan
Lawrence Journal World, 9/30/2009

Sky isn't falling [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 10/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Cell phone hazards dangerous call [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/3/2009

Tim Hrenchir
Message on texts clear
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/5/2009

John Hanna
New road plan in trouble
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/5/2009

The News Staff
KDOT submits application for railroad grant
Hutchinson News, 10/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Safety vs. convenience [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 10/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Gap looms on road work [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 10/7/2009

Mark Fagan
SLT ranks 5th on KDOT list
Lawrence Journal World, 10/8/2009

David Clouston
Officials discuss highway funding
Salina Journal, 10/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Country roads should take you home, not the hospital
Chanute Tribune, 10/10-11/2009

Transportation plan back to work [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/11/2009

Mark Fagan
More turnpike work set for summer
Lawrence Journal World, 10/12/2009

Corey Jones
Improvements offered for downtown I-70 loop
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/14/2009

John Green
KDOT gets local input on picking projects
Hutchinson News, 10/14/2009

Highway criteria [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 10/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Brad Cooper
Wish list favors KC projects
Kansas City Star, 10/18/2009

Harold Campbell
Legislators see short-term transportation plan
Chanute Tribune, 10/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

Courier Views
Scenic highways in Kansas
Winfield Daily Courier, 10/21/2009

Staff Reports
KDOT meeting to explain project selection method
Dodge City Daily Globe, 10/21/2009

Eric Swanson
Planning road improvements
Dodge City Daily Globe, 10/23/2009

Darcy Gray
Law drives push for unique plates
Hutchinson News, 10/27/2009 [Newsbank article]

Shajia Ahmad
KDOT stops road closure for now
Garden City Telegram, 10/28/2009

Mike Corn
KDOT warning systems put to use
Hays Daily News, 11/2/2009

Mark Fagan
Trafficway opponents seek KU roadblock
Lawrence Journal World, 11/3/2009

Bob Sigman
Johnson County fares well
Johnson County Sun, 11/4/2009

John Green
New year will bring changes
Hutchinson News, 11/16/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Leaders: Tax increase would boost jobs
Lawrence Journal World, 11/17/2009

Tim Carpenter
Highway options discussed
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/17/2009

Better highways take higher taxes [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 11/20-21/2009

Traffic record driving safely [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/24/2009

The Wichita Eagle
A tough road to travel [other opinions]
Hutchinson News, 12/5/2009

Tim Unruh
Get ready for weather
Salina Journal, 12/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

David Clouston
Catching the bus
Salina Journal, 12/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

The Garden City Telegram
Making history in western Kansas
Dodge City Daily Globe, 12/14/2009

David Klepper
Bill would outlaw texting while driving
Kansas City Star, 12/16/2009

Gwyn Mellinger
New teen driving laws complicated
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/17/2009



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