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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) State transportation officials are crossing the state to discuss possible solutions to an expected reduction in funding for highway projects.
Kansas Department of Transportation officials visited with local government and community leaders in Salina, Hays, Dodge City and Hutchinson last week. Similar meetings are planned in Olathe, Topeka, Chanute and Wichita before Oct. 11.
The officials are discussing how to maintain funding in the face of declining revenue from the federal government and the state's motor fuel tax.
The Associated Press reports the top three solutions chosen at last week's meetings included increasing the motor fuels tax; levying a tax on alternative fuels and imposing an extra annual registration fee on cars that run on alternative fuels or electricity.