The annual meeting of the U.S. 36 Highway Association was held last Friday in Seneca. Along with updates on current and future projects, members heard concerns with funding challenges. Among those are declining fuel tax revenues, due to increased efficiency standards, income tax revenues falling below expectations in recent months, and increased expenses related to snow removal this past winter. Despite increasing truck traffic, population shifts continue further into eastern urban areas of Kansas. Officials and the association are working to sustain continued awareness of the value of good roads in rural areas. Chad Kramer of Marysville concluded a two year term as Chairman of the organization.