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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