The Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Public Transit Association hosted the annual Transit Day at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, February 28.
“This year’s Transit Day will highlight the work that more than 150 agencies do to provide reliable, clean and useful transit and paratransit services to the people of Kansas,” said Transportation Secretary Richard Carlson. “Come meet the people who make our programs successful by transporting Kansans to where they live, work, learn, heal and play every day.”
Legislators, COMTO Kansas City, and other attendees were invited to meet the state’s service providers, tour new transit and paratransit vehicles, learn how transit reinforces economic development in our state, and learn about new technologies being used in Kansas. The free event included display tables located in the first-floor rotunda and vehicles available to tour outside on the apron surrounding the capitol.
A briefing on public transportation in Kansas took place at 10 a.m. and speakers included Secretary of Transportation Richard Carlson, House Transportation Chair Rep. Proehl, and Senate Transportation Chair Sen. Petersen, with Susan Duffy, Chair of the Kansas Public Transit Association, as the emcee.