Thank you for
your interest in the work of the Transportation 2000 study group.
Governor Bill Graves
first convened the Transportation 2000 study group in June 1998
to review the state's transportation needs. The group's efforts
resulted in passage of the Comprehensive Transportation Program
(CTP) in 1999.
The Governor reconvened
the group in September 2002 because the state revenue shortfall
caused by the nation's economic downturn could impact the completion
of the CTP as originally envisioned by the 1999 Legislature. The
2002 Legislature did address transportation funding by passing House
Bill 3011, which increased motor fuels tax and vehicle registration
fees to shore up the CTP funding.
In his request for the
group to reconvene, the Governor told its members, "I believe
it is important for the public to understand how much the state
transportation program will be impacted should funding for the CTP
continue to be used to make up the State General Fund deficit."
Governor Graves asked the study group
chair Mary E. Turkington presented the group's report to Governor
Bill Graves on Monday, December 9, 2002 in the Governor's Office at
the State Capitol.
Review CTP funding,
Confirm the future status of the CTP
Discuss these issues at several public meeting across the state.
The study group's report informs
the Governor of what it learned during public meetings held on four
consecutive weeks in October in Fort Scott, Overland Park, Dodge City,
and Wichita. The report documents the overwhelming support of Kansas
citizens for the Comprehensive Transportation Program and provides
recommendations to Governor Graves.
The full report, in PDF format,
is accessible by clicking the link.