Beginning this month, KCPT embarks on a three-month examination of Kansas City’s dated infrastructure. Public Works?: The Cost of Our Aging Infrastructure tackles the state of our waterways, sewers, highways, bridges, and public transit and the plans to maintain them in the future. Watch special reports on KCPT, plus find video and in-depth features on Flatland, our digital magazine.
Go underneath the streets to get a first-hand glimpse of the city’s sewer system. Join engineers on a bridge safety inspection. Discover what’s behind big increases in your water bill. Learn from experts about the challenges and opportunities of public transit in KC.
This month, our digital producers take a closer look at how a rising population is impacting the systems we use everyday with weekly online segments on flatlandkc.org. Then, join us for our broadcast special 7:30 p.m. on March 2 on KCPT.
In March, documentarian and journalist Michael Price investigates rising water bills, the state of our highways, the questions of suburban versus urban investments. Watch for the second installment in our series at 7:30 p.m. March 30 on KCPT.
Then, starting in April, KCPT’s Executive Producer of Public Affairs Nick Haines connects the dots on the issues raised in the series in a town-hall conversation featuring government leaders, industry experts and neighborhood groups. Watch the special at 7:30 p.m. April 27 on KCPT.
– We’d love to hear from you. For ways to get involved and to follow the series, visit flatlandkc.org/public-works/
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