Founded in 1883, the Kansas Corporation Commission, formerly known as Railroad Commission, specializes in the regulation of rates, service and safety of public utilities, motor carriers, and oil and gas production companies by protecting environmental resources. It ensures that natural gas, electricity, telephone and transportation vendors provide reliable services at reasonable rates. The Kansas Corporation Commission arranges electronic filing by using a version of damage information reporting tool that is prepared by the Common Ground Alliance. It maintains the Kansas Universal Service Fund, which supports local telephone companies and designated telecommunication carriers. The commission works in partnership with McKinsey & Company, Keyes & Fox, Wichita State University, and National Renewable Energy Laboratory.