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.
November 19, 2013
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.
August 23, 2013
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.
August 30, 2012
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.
May 22, 2012
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.
November 16, 2011
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.
May 16, 2011
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.
December 22, 2008
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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