Author: Richie Kennedy

  • KDOT Lettings: August 2022

    Up for letting on August 17 are 38 projects, including a second batch of asphalt milling and overlay. Approved bids announced on August 26 are highlighted in red. Approved bids announced on October 6 are highlighted in blue.

  • KDOT Lettings: July 2022

    At my workplace, a paving crew was resurfacing the service road that leads to the lot where I park. Kansas Highways also need that treatment, as evidenced by the projects in the July lettings. Approved Bids announced on August 4 are highlighted in red.Approved Bids announced on August 26 are highlighted in blue.

  • KDOT Lettings: June 2022

    There are 21 projects up for letting on June 15. The Awarded bids announced on July 6 are highlighted in red. The Awarded bids announced on August 4 are highlighted in blue.

  • Walk to the Poll Position

    Today is the primary elections in Kansas. Since the 2020 election, I have moved (twice) from Lake Dabinawa and have wound up in East Lawrence. My new polling place is about a five-minute walk from the house. I got there around 6:45 and was first in line, and first to submit a ballot, when the…

  • July 2022

    July 2022 in Pictures

    I had one train-watching jaunt this month, plus a few Amtrak and BNSF grabs from the Santa Fe Station platform.

  • KDOT Lettings: May 2022

    There are 20 projects slated for letting on May 18. Approved bids announced on May 31 are highlighted in red. Approved bids announced on July 6 are highlighted in blue.

  • It’s my party, I’ll shoot as many trains as I want to

    It’s my party, I’ll shoot as many trains as I want to

    For my birthday weekend, between the dinner and the birthday cake, I took some time to do some train watching.

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    Saw a train… just not the one I expected

    This morning, I checked the Amtrak status map and noticed that the Southwest Chief was running quite late and would be in Topeka around 8:40. Based on that, I decided to try and catch the train before I went in to work (I currently work in Topeka) I made it to a good spot along…

  • KDOT Lettings: April 2022

    There are 21 projects scheduled to be bid on April 20. Approved Bids Announced on May 2 are highlighted in red. Approved Bids Announced on May 31 are highlighted in blue.

  • KU Victory Parade

    KU Victory Parade

    As I’m sure you know, I am a graduate of the University of cKansas and a lifelong resident of the Lawrence area. During the recent NCAA tournament, I avoided the Mass Street Crowd. When it came time for the parade, however, there was no way I was going to make it out there and take…