traffic http://kcur.org en Emergency Repairs To Slow I-435 Southbound Traffic http://kcur.org/post/emergency-repairs-slow-i-435-southbound-traffic <p>Expect long delays Monday and Tuesday on southbound Interstate 435 at 87th Street.</p><p>The Kansas Department of Transportation has reduced traffic flow to one lane while work crews complete an emergency pavement repair on southbound I-435. Additional lanes were already closed at 87th&nbsp;Street to accommodate bridge work.</p><p>"As part of the lane restrictions, traffic was shifted partly onto the right southbound shoulder and the shoulder pavement has not held up to the increased traffic," KDOT spokeswoman Kimberly Qualls said in a written statement.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:01:18 +0000 Elle Moxley 56680 at http://kcur.org Drinking And Driving: Culture, Infrastructure And The Law http://kcur.org/post/drinking-and-driving-culture-infrastructure-and-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.15;">In recent years, we've heard a lot more about texting and driving than we have about drinking and driving. But drunk driving is still prevalent. According to the </span><a href="http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html" style="line-height: 1.15;">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a><span style="line-height: 1.15;">, alcohol-impaired car crashes account for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:33:51 +0000 Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton & Christie Garton 54712 at http://kcur.org Drinking And Driving: Culture, Infrastructure And The Law The Science Of Street Traffic http://kcur.org/post/science-street-traffic <p>As populations continue to grow in urban areas, the demand for a more efficient traffic system has been brought to the forefront of modern transportation issues. There is simply not enough room to add more lanes to highways or to build new roads.</p><p>Innovative updates to existing infrastructures are a work in progress right here in our backyard. Today we discuss what is being done to allow for safer and faster transportation in our cities.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:00:35 +0000 Laura Ziegler, Matthew Long-Middleton & Kate Baxendale 51398 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Council Committees Stall On Downtown Drive-Thru, Traffic Cams http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-council-committees-stall-downtown-drive-thru-traffic-cams <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Drive-thru moratorium stuck on 2-2 vote</strong></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Opponents of a downtown drive-through restaurant and supporters of red-light cameras made no headway in Wednesday's KCMO city council committee meetings, but but neither are ready to throw in the towel.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Supporters and opponents of a proposed moratorium on all drive-thru restaurant construction in the downtown loop argued for more than two hours at a public hearing held by the Planning and Zoning committee.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:37:33 +0000 Steve Bell 47841 at http://kcur.org Red Light Camera Law Questioned By Missouri Court http://kcur.org/post/red-light-camera-law-questioned-missouri-court <p></p><p></p><p>Feared by some drivers, popular among law agencies and certainly controversial, a red-light camera system used in one Missouri town has been found unenforceable by Eastern Missouri&nbsp; Court of Appeals.&nbsp;</p><p>The ordinance in Ellisville, Mo. is similar to that in place in Kansas City, Mo. and several other communities.</p><p>Judges said there is a conflict with state laws that deal with moving violations and running up points against drivers.</p><p>Four couples challenged the ordinance.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:43:21 +0000 Dan Verbeck 46435 at http://kcur.org Red Light Camera Law Questioned By Missouri Court KC Council Will Wait On Traffic Lights http://kcur.org/post/kc-council-will-wait-traffic-lights <p>A city council committee set a hot button issue aside to cool for another week. The debate is over the city turning off 37 traffic lights in east-central Kansas City which by federal standards are no longer needed.</p><p><strong>Traffic light changes stopped for one week</strong></p><p>Some area residents did not agree with the city manager that four-way stop signs would be safer at intersections that were near schools. And a resolution to turn 23 of the 37 back on was introduced.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 14:47:33 +0000 Steve Bell 40061 at http://kcur.org Why You're More Likely To Get A Ticket In Mission, Kan. http://kcur.org/post/why-youre-more-likely-get-ticket-mission-kan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you're driving through Mission, Kan., make sure that your seatbelt is fastened, you're not talking on your cell phone and you come to a complete stop. This suburb hands out more traffic tickets than they have residents. You've been warned.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Kaitlin Brennan 39046 at http://kcur.org Why You're More Likely To Get A Ticket In Mission, Kan. Council Poised To Keep Red Light Cams 5 More Years http://kcur.org/post/council-poised-keep-red-light-cams-5-more-years <p></p><p style="margin-right: -0.02in; margin-bottom: 0in">The Kansas City city council is set to vote on extending the red-light camera program for another 5 years. And though public opinion on the cameras is divided, a council committee had no doubts.</p><p style="margin-right: -0.02in; margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 23 May 2013 06:14:57 +0000 Steve Bell 37213 at http://kcur.org Council Poised To Keep Red Light Cams 5 More Years Plan To Remove Traffic Lights On Hold For Now http://kcur.org/post/plan-remove-traffic-lights-hold-now <p>Drivers may have noticed some changes on the roadways. At 37 intersections across the metro traffic lights are flashing red or yellow and they’re not broken. The Public Works Department is planning to change out unwarranted stop lights to stop signs, but this plan is facing resistance from the city council and residents.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:18:38 +0000 Suzanne Hogan 26403 at http://kcur.org Plan To Remove Traffic Lights On Hold For Now Top Of The Morning News: Monday, June 11, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-monday-june-11-2012 <p>Political candidates rush to get their names on the primary ballot in Kansas, and construction starts on Interstate 70 this week.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:17:14 +0000 Maria Carter 19166 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Police Tackle Teen Driver Texting http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-police-tackle-teen-driver-texting <p style="margin-right: 0.03in; margin-bottom: 0in">Texting while driving is the subject of an upcoming Kansas City informational campaign for young people.</p><p style="margin-right: 0.03in; margin-bottom: 0in;"> Thu, 31 May 2012 05:57:35 +0000 Steve Bell 18560 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Police Tackle Teen Driver Texting