Intergovernmental leaders Monday also received a warning of sorts from Flint HIlls MPO’s Transportation Planning Manager Stephanie Watts. It has to do with a measure being considered in Congress called the Woodall Amendment, which Watts indicated would rescind transportation funding from sources MPOs currently rely on for pedestrian, bicycle, and transit projects. Watts adds the amendment also impacts what the state can use for certain types of funding–including funds currently designated for MPO’s.
Watts encouraged the intergovernmental group to get in touch with local Congressional members. Manhattan Mayor Linda Morse expressed interest in sending some type of letter in that regard.
The group includes the city of Manhattan, Riley County, USD 383, K-State, Fort Riley, and the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce.