KDOT seeks input on transportation plan

KDOT seeks input on transportation plan

A series of regional meetings in 2019 are giving Kansans the opportunity to help shape the future of transportation in Kansas.

These Local Consult meetings will inform the state’s next Long Range Transportation Plan, the planning document that will guide investments from 2020 to 2045. That document will shape the state’s next transportation program, known as FORWARD.

The first round of Local Consult meetings took place in eight communities around the state. These meetings gave Kansans the opportunity to discuss new and existing transportation projects to move people, freight and technology. Participants also took part in a scenario planning exercise to thoughtfully consider transportation needs in Kansas communities in the future – needs that shape conversations and priorities beginning today.

Beginning in Fall 2018, the Joint Legislative Transportation Vision Task Force started the work of compiling a list of transportation projects across the state. KDOT shared those lists with participants at the first round of Local Consult meetings. The regional project information prepared for the Local Consult meetings, as well as summaries of each meeting, are listed below. Click here to view Secretary Julie Lorenz’ presentation to learn more about the new plan and the new program.

The second round of Local Consult meetings will include discussions about the transportation assets in each region of the state, and work with stakeholders to identify regional priorities. These meetings are open to the public.

For more information about this process, please visit our Local Consult FAQ page.

Please contact Mike Moriarty, KDOT Chief of Transportation Planning, 785-296-8864 or Michael.Moriarty@ks.gov with additional questions about the meetings or the process.

Southeast Region – Pittsburg
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Pittsburg State University
Overman Student Center
302 E. Cleveland
Pittsburg, KS 66762

North Central Region – Junction City
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Geary County Convention Center
at the Courtyard Marriott
310 Hammons Dr.
Junction City, KS 66441

Northeast Region – Topeka
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Capital Plaza Hotel
Maner Conference Center
1717 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66612

Kansas City Metro Region –
Kansas City
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
9 a.m.-noon
The Reardon Convention Center
at the Hilton Garden Inn
520 Minnesota Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66101

Wichita Metro Area – Wichita
Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
9 a.m.-noon
Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center
225 West Douglas
Wichita, KS 67202

South Central Region – Great Bend
Monday, Nov. 18
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Great Bend Events Center
3111 10th St.
Great Bend, KS 67530

Southwest Region – Liberal
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Seward County Community College
Student Wellness Building
1801 North Kansas Ave.
Liberal, KS 67901

Northwest Region – Colby
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
1:30-4:30 p.m.
City Limits Convention Center
2227 South Range Ave.
Colby, KS 67701

KDOT made available a number of informational handouts during the first round of Local Consult meetings. Here are links to those fact sheets:
Long Range Transportation Plan
Kansas Local Bridge Improvement Program
KDOT FY2020 Cost Share Program
2019 transportation funding information
Click here to view the video invitation to the first round of meetings from Gov. Laura Kelly.