Attendees and speakers at Transit Day at the Capitol 2018.

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 providers covering 99 of the state's 105 counties.


NEW:  5311(f) - Intercity Bus Program applications due May 23, 2018

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Office of Public Transportation is now accepting applications for operating assistance and proposals for capital purchases in accordance with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) program U.S.C. 49-5311(f) – Intercity Bus Program which provides funds to support the intercity bus system and its purpose as a vital link between isolated rural communities and the rest of the nation. The goal of the U.S.C. 49-5311(f) program is to support the connection between non-urbanized areas and the larger regional or national system, meet the intercity travel needs of residents in non-urbanized areas, and support the infrastructure of the intercity bus network.  

The application is available to download here.  

Proposals for capital purchases should include all appropriate bid documents, vehicle specifications, associated routes and justification for purchase, a capital investment plan (including information on vehicles that will be replaced), and any additional supporting documents.

Any potential applicants that do not have internet access can request an application by contacting the KDOT Public Transit office at 785-296-8593.

All applications and proposals must be received to KDOT (address below) by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 23, 2018. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Kansas Department of Transportation
Office of Public Transportation
700 S.W. Harrison Street – 2nd Floor (Planning)
Topeka, Kansas 66603-3745 

If you have any questions please contact Cory Davis, Comprehensive Transportation Planning Manager, at 785-296-7984.

Transit Day at the Capitol 2018 video now available
A recording of the four guest speakers we had at Transit Day at the Capitol this year is now available.  Please feel free to share it (about 15 minutes total) with your drivers, staff, commissioners, council, board of directors, school district, medical center, chamber of commerce, military base, social organization, religious group, or any other gathering to share the message that public transit is a vital service we need to provide across the state.

5339: Bus and Bus Facilities Program awards

Award letters went out last night for the projects chosen for funding under KDOT's call for projects for the 5339 Program.  We received a total of 24 project applications requesting just over $8.5 million in total project costs.  Fifteen projects were selected for funding, as shown in the attached chart.  (In addition to KDOT's 5339 call for projects, Wichita Transit was awarded a 5339 project directly from the Federal Transit Administration.  They will be using the award to replace trolley buses that serve their Q-Line routes.)  We look forward to seeing these not-so-traditional projects come to completion and make our state's transit infrastructure better than ever!


Current Program Guidance
State Management Plan (2017)
Public Transportation Policy Manual (2018)
Transit Manager's Handbook (2017)
Approved Trainer Program (2017)
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
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 Routes (2018)
Commuter Discretionary Funds (2018)
5339 Bus and Bus Facilities (2018) 

Triennial Reviews
Triennial Interview Guide 5310
Triennial Interview Guide 5311


2018 Transit Vehicles Specs, Pre-Order Forms, and Amendments
Vehicle Specifications
Preliminary Order Forms

Contact List
KDOT Contact List
CTD Meeting Info and Contacts List

KDOT Funded Maintenance Facilities
FTA Maintenance Facility Checklist
Annual Building Inspection Checklist
Vehicle Preventive Maintenance Checklist

Title VI Information
Title VI Brochure - English
Title VI Brochure - Spanish

Other Links
CTD Map Transit Provider Directory


Social Media KDOT Twitter