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Davis Named Kansas DOT Multimodal Transportation and Innovation Director

TOPEKA, KS — Cory Davis has been named the Director of the Division of Multimodal Transportation and Innovation at the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

Davis has worked in KDOT’s Transportation Planning Bureau for the past 11 years. He began as an Intern in Planning and worked with Public Transit and Models and Forecasting units. The next year, he was hired full-time as a Transit Planner. In 2015, Davis was named the Comprehensive Transportation Planning Manager, which oversaw Transit, Bike/Ped, and MPOs. Three years later, he was promoted to Assistant Bureau Chief where he served until his recent promotion.

The new division will improve efficiency by bringing together two new bureaus — the Bureau of Innovative Technologies and the Bureau of Multimodal Transportation.

“There’s consistently growth in advanced technologies in different modal programs of public transit, bicycle and pedestrian, and freight and rail,” Davis said. “Having them coordinated under one division will give us an opportunity to grow in innovation in all aspects of transportation.”

Davis said the division will be looking at ways to take advantage of current and new technology within KDOT as well as with other partners and stakeholders.

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“There are opportunities for innovation everywhere,” he said. “We’ll be reviewing different prospects and homing in on the ones that are best for Kansas and will foster the goals of KDOT.”

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