Daily Archives: Aug. 16, 2010

Federal grant could add downtown bike paths, convert one-way streets to two-way

bicycleA federal grant that the city is poised to apply for could add miles of bike paths to the downtown area and convert four one-way streets downtown to two-way streets.

Under the proposed grant application, the city would pay $10.5 million to leverage $24.5 million in federal money that is part of the TIGER II program. (TIGER stands for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery.) Wichita City Council members will vote to submit the application Tuesday morning.

Here’s a look at the projects it would fund and estimated costs.

DT TIGER grant projects

Holland to unveil his policy proposals Tuesday

TOPEKA – Kansas will get a look at Tom Holland’s vision for Kansas’ future Tuesday.

The Baldwin City state senator, who is the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is announcing his policy proposals during a media event at the old Supreme Court room at the statehouse at 11:30 a.m.

Later in the day, Holland will have a similar appearance at 3:30 p.m. in Wichita at 401 E Douglas Street, Suite 200.

Holland is running against Republican U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback in the November election as well as Libertarian Andrew Gray and Reform Party candidate Ken Cannon.

Brownback spent last week on a bus tour of the state during which he unveiled several policy proposal included in his “Road Map of Kansas.”