Kansas governor signs bill to launch new transportation plan
April 3, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed legislation Friday to launch a new, 10-year transportation program she and other officials see as a $10 billion stimulus to counter the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic.
The program will use use existing funds to pay for $1 billion a year in projects, with projects designated every two years. The measure allows the state to expedite $300 million worth of big projects with a fast-track, designing-while-building process.
"Investing in Kansas' infrastructure means putting people to work," Kelly said, adding that the program will...