Group Recognizes Area Legislators
KSAL Staff - Tue 11:24 AM 07/10/2012
The state's chief transportation and economic development coalition recognized several area lawmakers at a Salina event Tuesday morning.
Economic Lifelines recognized Senators Pete Brungardt and Jay Emler from the area, and former Representative Charlie Roth. Julie Lorenz, the organizations Chief Executives, says that they are grateful for these policy makers efforts to advance the state's economy. She says "creating jobs and economic value in our state through a solid transportation program is a winning strategy".
According to the organization, the state's current transportation program - T-WORKS - will deliver 37 major new improvement projects, make travel safer, and return more than $10 billion to the Kansas economy. In addition to improving access to markets and making the state more competitive, T-WORKS provides an estimated 175,000 construction and supplier jobs over the life of the program.
The state's T-WORKS program preserves highways across the state and keeps them in good repair. It also makes important improvements to local airports, short-line railroads and transit service support vital to communities throughout Kansas. It was approved in 2010 through a combination of revenue sources including motor fuel fees and sales tax.