(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.
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
VIDEO: Transit Day at the Capitol 2019
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