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Science Matters Lunch and Learn: From Flyover State to Travel Hub – New KCI Single Terminal Hits the Halfway Mark

May 19,12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library

The program

As Kansas City gains more attention as a travel and relocation destination, the new single terminal design at KCI could transform the metro from a “Flyover State” to a bustling travel hub. The new terminal project has recently reached a milestone of 50% completion and is on track to finish on time and on budget. Join us for a project update with Jade Liska, Deputy Director of the Kansas City Aviation Department’s Planning and Engineering Division. He will discuss the progress that has been made and what kind of experience travelers can expect from the new terminal design.

The speaker

Jade Liska, Deputy Director of Planning and Engineering for the Kansas City Aviation Department, where, as the primary-project-manager, he leads the teams that are responsible for building Kansas City’s $1.5 billion new single terminal and parking infrastructure for Kansas City International Airport. He has worked for the City for nearly 17 years, serving in a variety of management roles. For the past seven years, he collaborated with airlines, civic groups, and design professionals to study future options for the new terminal modernization program. Liska is familiar with all aspects of the airport’s infrastructure and construction projects and has worked extensively with the Aviation Department since 2007. Prior to joining KCMO, Liska worked in Wichita, Kansas, where he was in the private sector working as lead project manager in multi-disciplinary engineering, planning, surveying and construction firms for more than 12 years. Jade is also a licensed Professional Landscape Architect in the states of Kansas and Missouri.


Accessing the Program

This free, online program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. Your link to join the program will be included in the confirmation email and on the confirmation screen after you complete your registration.


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The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to enjoy our public programs. Closed captions are provided. If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the program.

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The program will also be livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook page.

Further reading at the Linda Hall Library

This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.

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Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information on these events.