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Travel Time Study Being Conducted

9/3/2010
Christine Sondej, Project Manager | CSondej@wichita.gov | (316) 352-4859

During the next two months, a regional Travel Time Study will be conducted by Iteris, Inc. on behalf of the Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO). The purpose of the study is to measure travel time, delay, and level of service on roadways in the WAMPO region. The region includes all of Sedgwick County; extends into Butler County, including all of Andover; and extends into Sumner County, including all of Mulvane.

Travel time, delay and level of service will be measured on 256 miles of roadway and at 20 railroad crossings in the region. These measurements will be conducted during a.m. peak hours (7-9 a.m.) and p.m. peak hours (4-6 p.m.). The data collection is expected to be complete at the end of October.

Information from the study will assist elected officials and the Transportation Policy Body to determine which transportation improvements are needed for the region. The data will be incorporated into the WAMPO Congestion Management Process which evaluates congestion and includes strategies to mitigate congestion. WAMPO is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) that is responsible for regional, multimodal transportation planning. WAMPO tracks and administers federal funds for transportation projects in the region.

Visit the WAMPO website for the most up-to-date information.

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