Speakers from Transit Day at the Capitol 2019

(clockwise from top) Chris Herrick, Division Director, KDOT; Anne Smith, Executive Director, Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency and Chair of the Kansas Public Transit Association; Sen. Mike Petersen, Chair of Senate Transportation Committee; and Rep. Richard Proehl, Chair of House Transportation Committee were all speakers at this year's Transit Day at the Capitol.  Please see the link, below, to hear their remarks on how transit and paratransit services support Kansas' economy, job market, access to education, and increased health outcomes.

KDOT administers public transportation programs funded by the Federal Transit Administration and the State of Kansas. Both the federal and state programs are designed to meet the transportation needs of elderly persons, persons with disabilities, and the general public. KDOT currently supports approximately 145 transit programs covering most of the state's 105 counties.

VIDEO: Transit Day at the Capitol 2020

We have created a short video that covers this year's event, including remarks from all the guest speakers.  Feel free to share this link with your employees, networks, and governing bodies to illustrate how important public transit is to Kansans of every age and ability.

VIDEO:  Getting Everyone to Everywhere video now available

We're very pleased to release the video that I showed at the Transit presentation for the Legislative Task Force.  Thanks to KU-RTAP, OCCK, Flint Hills aTa Bus, and Nemaha County for being a huge part of what made the final video so excellent, and so well-received by the Task Force and everyone at KDOT.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4whYW0QIxo&feature=em-share_video_user

8-30-19: Public Transit Call for Projects

The Kansas Department of Transportation issued a call for projects on August 30, 2019 for the Access, Innovation and Collaboration program. Applications are due December 18, 2019. For more program information and details, please download the Access, Innovation and Collaboration program flyer. 

2019 Access, Innovation and Collaboration Application Form


Current Program Guidance

State Management Plan (2017)

Public Transportation Policy Manual (2018)

Kansas Group TAM Plan (2020)

Transit Manager's Handbook (2017)

Approved Trainer Program (2017)

KDOT Coordinated Plans (Dec 2018)

Statewide Executive Summary

CTD 1 - Urban Corridor

CTD 2 - Central

CTD 3 - Northeast

CTD 4 - Flint Hills

CTD 5 - East Central

CTD 6 - Southwest

CTD 7 - North Central

CTD 8 - Northwest

CTD 9 - South Central

CTD 10 - Southeast

Appendix A - Regional Routes and Providers (included in each CTD Plan)

Appendix B - Coordination of Transportation Services

Appendix C - Mobility Manager Financing, Duties, and Best Practices  

Regional Business Model (2012)

Regional Transit Business Model Volume I-II

Regional Transit Business Model Appendix

Plans and Studies

Kansas Intercity Bus Study Final Report (2013)

I-70 Corridor Transit Feasibility Study

Dodge City Fixed Route Transit Study

Funding Programs

5310 Provider welcome letter

5310 Program overview

5311 Provider welcome letter

5311 Program overview

5311(f) Intercity Bus Application (2020)

Commuter Discretionary Funds (2018)

5339 Bus and Bus Facilities (2018)