The Santa Fe Trail was used in the period between 1821 and 1880 and it is historically important because it tremendously helped in transporting manufactured products. As a matter of fact, the wagon furrows can still be detected along the prairie regions of the state of Kansas as the Santa Fe Trail was a means to deliver silver and fur products in and around the state of Kansas. The Santa Fe Trail was specially used to deliver ready goods from the Missouri Territory to Santa Fe which was a part of New Mexico.
The state of Kansas also has a heritage railway transport system known as The Midland Railway, which was commissioned in the year 1982. The overall distance that this railway line covers is around 11 miles. This line organizes special fairs and public events on Memorial Day till Halloween.
The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad is another vintage railway transport system in the state of Kansas. It is open to the general public between the months of May and October. The depot of this heritage railroad is located near the historical Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum.
National Railroad Passenger Corporation is a governmental body that works as AMTRAK which was started in the year 1971 to provide intercity passenger trains to the local public. This railway transport connects 500 stations in 46 different states including the state of Kansas.
People of the state of Kansas usually prefer to travel by road because of the better connectivity with the other parts of the state as well as the other states of the United States of America.
The state of Kansas has better connectivity to other states due to presence of the major highways such as Interstate 35 that connects Des Moines and Wichita, and Interstate 70 which connects St. Louis and Topeka etc.
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is a transportation authority that operates in the state of Kansas to transport people in the state of Kansas. This is a municipal transit operator and the course of this transit includes counties of Leavenworth and Johnson which are a part of the state of Kansas. The services of this transit were started in the year 1969 after succeeding the Kansas City Public Service Company.
The fares of the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority are reasonable and they differ from destination to destination on the basis of distance.
There are quite a few regional and mid continental airports in the state of Kansas such as Wichita Mid Continent Airport, Garden City Regional Airport and Manhattan Regional Airport etc.
The Garden City Regional Airport operated as a training center for the American Pilots during the World War II and thus the Army Air Forces Flying Training Command was formed. This airport was also known as the Garden City Army Airfield during the World War II. This airport at present consists of two runways and is used for general airlines and sometimes it is also used by a commercial airline.
Many national and regional airline companies operate in the State of Kansas such as American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, America West Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Midwest Airlines, Jet blue Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airlines and United Airlines etc.
The Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is considered as one of the busiest airports in the United States of America. It was completed in the year 1954 after it was planned to be built in the year 1951 by the United States Air Force. The construction of the new terminal building began in the year 2009 and is slated to be completed by the year 2014.
The Manhattan Regional Airport set up in the year 1997 includes two runways. One of them is large enough for a commercial airplane to land and take off. The Manhattan Regional Airport is also used for commercial flying vehicles.
|Headquarters||700 S.W. Harrison Street,Topeka, Kansas|
|Agency executives||Deb Miller, Secretary of Transportation
Jerry Younger, Deputy Secretary for Engineering and State Transportation Engineer
|Parent agency||State of Kansas|
|Preceding agency||Kansas Motor Vehicle Inspectors|
|Employees||840 (as of 2004)|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction||State of Kansas, USA|
|Kansas Highway Patrol Troop Map|
|Size||82,277 square miles|
|Population||2,775,997 (2007 est.)|
|Troopers||541 (as of 2004)|
|Civilians||299 (as of 2004)|
|Agency executive||Colonel Terry Maple, Superintendent|
|Child agency||Kansas Capitol Police|
Specialty Troops include:
|Officer||Date of Death||Details|
|Trooper Maurice R. Plumber||Saturday, December 16, 1944||Automobile accident|
|Trooper Jimmie D. Jacobs||Tuesday, October 6, 1959||Automobile accident|
|Trooper John B. McMurray||Wednesday, December 9, 1964||Vehicular assault|
|Lieutenant Bernard C. Hill||Sunday, May 28, 1967||Automobile accident|
|Sergeant Eldon K. Miller||Friday, January 19, 1968||Gunfire|
|Trooper James Donald Thornton||Tuesday, October 2, 1973||Gunfire|
|Trooper Conroy G. O’Brien||Wednesday, May 24, 1978||Gunfire|
|Trooper Ferdinand Frederick (Bud) Pribbenow||Saturday, July 11, 1981||Gunfire|
|Master Trooper Larry Lee Huff||Friday, November 26, 1993||Automobile accident|
|Master Trooper Dean Allen Goodheart||Wednesday, September 6, 1995||Struck by vehicle|
|Kansas City International Airport Summary|
|Owner||City of Kansas City|
|Operator||City of Kansas City|
|Serves||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Location||Kansas City, Missouri|
|Elevation AMSL||1,026 ft / 312.7 m|