Freight transportation focus of Kansas panel

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a panel discussion next week on the future of freight transportation in the region.

The free event is scheduled for April 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Wichita City Hall.

The organization says the discussion will introduce the public to issues related to the movement of roughly $70 billion worth of freight through the region.

Panelists will include officials from transportation provider YRC Worldwide, the Kansas Department of Transportation and Wichita State University’s Center for Economic Development and Business Research.

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