Topic : Wichita Transit

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Wichita Transit to add beacon technology to bus stops

Bus| May 5, 2016

After this initial application, the new insights will drive the development of a mobile application specifically tailored for blind or visually impaired riders.

Wichita Transit considering switch to natural gas

Bus| December 30, 2013
The city is beginning a multiyear plan to replace its fleet, while at the same time working through a community-based process to decide the scope and future of the bus program, which advocates say will run out of money in a little more than a year without new funding.
Bus| November 19, 2013

As Kansas transit struggles, improvements may cost $25M

Wichita Transit has raised fares and cut service to stay afloat as demand for the system increases. Riders are calling for improvements such as more frequent rush-hour service, and longer operating hours, but those may cost about twice the agency’s current budget to implement.
Bus| August 23, 2013

Kansas bus system may run out of money in 2015

Wichita Transit’s financial problems originated in late 2011, when a rate increase significantly reduced ridership. The city of Wichita has committed a little more than $1.8 million to the transit system through early 2015.
Bus| August 30, 2012

N.C. transit chief leaving to head Kansas system

Steve Spade, director of Chapel Hill Transit for the past six years, is leaving to take a position as transit director for Wichita Transit. During his leadership, the agency acquired its first hybrid and articulated buses and created a collaborative relationship with community partners.
Bus| May 22, 2012

Kansas transit seeks sales tax to maintain system

Wichita Transit is proposing a quarter-cent sales tax to help mend its financially ailing bus system, which is carrying a $500,000 deficit for 2012.
Bus| November 16, 2011

Wichita Transit launches interactive website seeking service input

WichitaTransitTalks.com, which acts as a virtual town hall, provides a convenient way for residents to share ideas, offer opinions and make recommendations on a broad variety of transit subjects including routes, services and possible expansion plans.
Bus| May 16, 2011

Wichita to hire advisor to gather transit feedback

Last year, University of Kansas urban planning graduate students prepared a regional plan for Wichita Transit, which recommends north-south, east-west grid routes spaced about every half-mile.
Management & Operations| December 22, 2008

NABI participates in 'Stuff the Bus' effort for the needy

Wichita Transit buses stopped at 68 different locations in Wichita and Hutchinson, Kan., December 1 to 6, collecting gifts donated from local businesses, schools, retail stores and individuals.

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