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Nebraska puts the brakes on California “ridesharing” companies


The concept of “ridesharing” may be growing in some big cities, but companies that coordinate the service need to drive around a few obstacles before heading down any Nebraska roads. Ridesharing is popular with smartphone users in metro areas. An app links motorists with would-be passengers who will pay for rides. They can pay using […] Read More »

AAA: Gas prices have risen almost daily since mid-February


A study of gasoline prices shows the national average has increased 49 of the past 52 days. AAA spokeswoman Gail Weinholzer says pump prices in Nebraska and Iowa have been climbing steadily for several weeks, but they should be topping off fairly soon. “They have been going up in both states although both are still […] Read More »

U-P invests $4.5-million in Nebraska – Iowa line


Just as road construction season is getting underway in Nebraska, Union Pacific Railroad is following suit. U-P spokesman Mark Davis says work is underway on a big infrastructure project in Nebraska and Iowa. U-P is replacing 31,700 concrete railroad ties and installing 16,670 tons of rock along the line that runs from Omaha to Missouri […] Read More »

Ethanol backers tout fuel’s many benefits for Nebraska


On this Saint Patrick’s Day, there’s renewed discussion about the “green” fuel being produced in Nebraska. Todd Becker, president of the Omaha-based Green Plains Renewable Energy, says corn-based ethanol is continuing to have an enormous impact on the state’s economy. Becker says the value-added by-products are of great value, too, in addition to the two-billion […] Read More »

I-80 closed in western Nebraska so Air Force could find box of ammo


This time it wasn’t the weather that closed Interstate 80 in western Nebraska. I-80 has re-opened in the Panhandle after being closed so the Air Force could look for a box of ammunition that had fallen out of the back of a Humvee. Officials at the F. E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming says […] Read More »

Norton Selected For Funding Under KDOT’s Geometric Improvement Program

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Projects that will improve intersections and address road deficiencies in 18 cities throughout Kansas will receive fiscal year 2015 funding under the Kansas Department of Transportation’s Geometric Improvement Program. The state will provide $10.9 million for the projects, which will be built at an estimated cost of $15.4 million. The cities will provide matching funds to cover the remainder of ... Read More »

Super Bowl Safety


It’s an annual event for many. Friends and family will gather around the flat screen across the Sunflower State on Feb. 5 in a midwinter tradition known as Super Bowl Sunday.  While sharing the latest cheese dip or hearty bowls of chili, many also may be more inclined to drink and drive. This is why the Kansas Department of Transportation ... Read More »

Highway Projects


The Kansas Department of Transportation will accelerate $50 million worth of preservation projects to produce jobs ahead of schedule and to take advantage of low construction costs currently available. The 32 projects that will be advanced are included in the 10-year, $8 billion T-WORKS transportation program passed by the 2010 Legislature. They are part of the $4.2 billion set aside ... Read More »