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Discover Kansas with new state transportation map


Jan. 4, 2007 (06-327)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

News Contact: Kim Stich, (785) 296-3585

Discover Kansas with new state transportation map

Whether it’s the scenic Flint Hills, towns filled with Old West fun, metropolitan areas packed with activities or the many other unique places across the state, the new 2007-2008 Official State Transportation Map will help you to discover Kansas.

“Our state map provides valuable information whether it is used to guide travelers or used as a tool to learn more about the state,” said Kansas Secretary of Transportation Deb Miller. “The map is one of the states’ promotional items and it gets distributed far and wide, both inside and outside of the state.”

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) works with several state agencies to create the map. More than one million copies will be distributed in Kansas and across the United States in the next two years.

In addition to the basic state map on one side and city insets on the other are bright photos illustrating various places throughout Kansas and listings of recreation areas, museums, cities, counties, new state safety laws, access to road condition information and other helpful resources.

Changes have been made to make the map easier to read. Cities, points of interest and exit numbers on the state map have a white outline to help separate the text from the background. New hospital and Amtrak symbols were also added. Numerous other updates have been made to the map to make it more user friendly.

“We are continuously looking for ways to improve the state map,” said Brian Logan, Chief Cartographer for KDOT. “Our goal is to make it an excellent source of information that can be used by everyone.”

Maps are available at Kansas Travel Centers, at KDOT Headquarters and District offices and at various hotels, attractions and other locations across the state.

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This information can be made available in alternative accessible formats upon request.

For information about obtaining an alternative format, contact the Bureau of Transportation Information,

700 SW Harrison St., Second Floor West, Topeka, KS 66603-3754 or phone 785-296-3585 (Voice) (TTY).