DALLAS - The Kansas House Transportation Committee has endorsed a bill establishing a new 10-year, $17.7 billion comprehensive statewide transportation program, but a Senate bill raising taxes to support the effort is unlikely to make it out of committee.

The Senate Transportation Committee has completed hearings on SB 323, which would authorize Kansas Department of Transportation to issue up to $1 billion of 20-year bonds for the program, which would finance highway, airport, public transportation, and railway projects.

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