WICHITA — State officials called for increased awareness and more federal funding for rural transportation in Kansas and the nation.
Speaking in Wichita this morning, Kansas transportation secretary Deb Miller and agriculture secretary Josh Svaty said growing agricultural, energy and military needs will require more than building more roads.
The challenges will have to be met through improved aviation, public transit and rail systems, as well, they said.
Miller and Svaty were responding to a national report, "Connecting Rural and Urban America," prepared by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, which represents state transportation departments.
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