Kansas Department of Transportation "...to provide a statewide transportation system to meet the needs of Kansas."

 Statewide Planning Unit:

•Perform sophisticated analyses and develop computer models required in the statewide and metro planning process;
•Model and analyze road systems to predict travel patterns, travel demand, geometric design, air and noise quality considerations, energy saving measures, and system alternative analysis;
•Perform necessary technical reviews for break-in-access studies for the state and for cities and counties requesting new interchanges or modifications to existing access on limited access facilities;
•Perform necessary technical reviews for traffic impact studies pertaining to additions or modifications to access permits as needed by the Corridor Management unit; and
•Perform many specialized studies and analyses such as research on rail or other freight movements in Kansas for use in multi-modal and intermodal planning activities.