Local Consult

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A series of regional meetings in 2019 have given 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 included discussions about each region's top-rated highway projects. Participants were asked to provide feedback about each project from a regional perspective. Participants also gave input on their priorities for the agency's modal and set-aside programs and on future funding considerations. These meetings were open to the public. Summaries of the meetings, including helpful information about the regional highway project lists, were posted on KDOT's Kansas Transportation site, and are linked below. Additional information distributed at the meetings is also linked below.

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.

 

Local Consult 2019 Round 2 Information

Local Consult Round 2 Meeting Summaries
Pittsburg and Junction City summary
Kansas City and Topeka summary
Wichita and Great Bend summary
Liberal and Colby summary

Southeast Region - Pittsburg
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
Pittsburg State University
District 4 Project List
District 4 Regional Profile

North Central Region - Junction City
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019
Geary County Convention Center
District 2 Project List
District 2 Regional Profile

Northeast Region - Topeka
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
Capital Plaza Hotel
Maner Conference Center
District 1 Project List
District 1 Regional Profile

Kansas City Metro Region -
Kansas City 

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
The Reardon Convention Center
District 1 Project List
District 1 Regional Profile
Wichita Metro Area - Wichita
Friday, Nov. 15, 2019
Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center
District 5 Project List
District 5 Regional Profile

South Central Region - Great Bend
Monday, Nov. 18
Great Bend Events Center
District 5 Project List
District 5 Regional Profile

Southwest Region - Liberal
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
Seward County Community College
District 6 Project List
District 6 Regional Profile


Northwest Region - Colby
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
City Limits Convention Center
District 3 Project List
District 3 Regional Profile
 

Local Consult 2019 Round 1 Information

North Central Region - Salina
Aug. 19, 2019
Meeting Summary
Regional Project List
Regional Project Map

South Central Region - Hutchinson
Aug. 20, 2019
Meeting Summary
Regional Project List
Regional Project Map

Southeast Region - Independence
Aug. 21, 2019
Meeting Summary
Regional Project List
Regional Project Map

Kansas City Metro Region -
Overland Park 

Aug. 22, 2019
Meeting Summary
Regional Project List
Regional Project Map


Northeast Region - Topeka
Aug. 26, 2019
Meeting Summary
Regional Project List
Regional Project Map

Wichita Metro Region
Aug. 27, 2019
Meeting Summary
Regional Project List
Regional Project Map

Southwest Region - Dodge City
Aug. 28, 2019
Meeting Summary
Regional Project List
Regional Project Map

Northwest Region - Hays
Aug. 29, 2019
Meeting Summary
Regional Project List
Regional Project Map 

 

KDOT made available a number of informational handouts during the first round of Local Consult meetings. Here are links to those fact sheets:
Click here to view the video invitation to the first round of meetings from Gov. Laura Kelly.