STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

In accordance with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requirements, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) annually develops a Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The STIP is a project-specific document that includes a list of all highway projects in the state for a four-year period that includes the current federal fiscal year plus three subsequent federal fiscal years. (A federal fiscal year is from October to September). The STIP is categorized into three general sections:

  • All street and highway projects administered by KDOT
  • Overview of the statewide public transit program
  • Federal lands highway program projects
  • The comprehensive list of programmed projects provided under category one above includes ALL projects, regardless of funding source administered by KDOT. The list includes projects for counties, cities, and projects on the State Highway System. Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) for the five urbanized areas in Kansas, which are the Lawrence & Douglas county area, the Kansas City area, the Topeka area, the St Joseph area (serving the northeast corner of Kansas), and the Wichita & Sedgwick county area are included in the STIP by reference. The TIPs included are those in force for each Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) at the time of the annual STIP preparation.

    A draft STIP document is published and a notice placed in the Kansas Register each year in August providing the public and transportation stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the list of programmed projects. The draft STIP is also published on this STIP site while comments are being solicited. (A more detailed description of public involvement opportunities is available in KDOT's public participation document "Sharing the Future- Public Involvement in the Kansas Transportation System" (http://www.ksdot.org/burTransPlan/pdf/SharingtheFuture.pdf). After a 30-day public comment period and with FHWA & FTA approval, the approved STIP is published and the document is placed on this site for viewing. Changes throughout the year to the projects in the STIP document are handled through an amendment or administrative change process. The procedure for this process may be viewed through the link at the top of the page "Revision Procedures for Amendments and Administrative Change Modifications to the STIP".

    When a STIP document is updated throughout the year, a notice is placed in the Kansas Register and the list of proposed projects to be amended to the STIP are displayed on the current STIP page in the Draft STIP Amendments Out for Public Comment section. At the conclusion of a 14-day comment period and with FHWA and FTA approval, approved amendments are published on the current STIP page in the Approved Regular Amendments or Approved Special Amendments sections.

    In addition to the current STIP document and its amendments, prior approved STIP documents and amendments may be viewed on this site using the links provided at the top of this page. To receive a paper copy of the current STIP or to comment on the contents of the current STIP or STIP amendments or other STIP information provided on these pages, please contact the Kansas Department of Transportation, Bureau of Program & Project Management, 2nd Floor Eisenhower State Office Building, 700 Southwest Harrison Street, Topeka, Kansas 66603; (785) 296-2252; FAX (785) 368-6664.

    A paper copy of the current STIP is also available for review at the following locations:

    District One
    121 West 21st Street
    Topeka, Kansas
    (785) 296-3881

    District Four
    411 West Fourteenth Street
    Chanute, Kansas
    (620) 431-1000

    District Two
    1006 North Third
    Salina, Kansas
    (785) 823-3754

    District Five
    500 North Hendricks
    Hutchinson, Kansas
    (620) 663-3361

    District Three
    312 South Second Street
    Norton, Kansas
    (785) 877-3315

    District Six
    121 North Campus Drive
    Garden City, Kansas
    (620) 276-3241

    For more information about Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) for urbanized areas, please contact the following:

    Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) Offices

    Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization
    500 Huebner Road
    Fort Riley, KS 66442
    http://flinthillsmpo.wix.com/fhmpo
    Lawrence-Douglas County
    Metropolitan Planning Organization
    First floor, 6 E. 6th St.
    Lawrence, KS 66044
    http://lawrenceks.org/pds/MPO
    Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
    600 Broadway, Suite 200
    Kansas City, Missouri 64105-1659
    http://www.marc.org/
    St. Joseph Area Transportation Study Organization
    1100 Frederick Avenue, Room 202
    St. Joseph, Missouri 64501
    http://stjoempo.org/
    Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization
    620 South East Madison
    Topeka, Kansas 66607
    http://www.topeka.org/planning/transportation
    _planning.shtml
    Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning
    Organization (WAMPO)
    455 North Main, City Hall, 10th Floor
    Wichita, Kansas 67202-1688
    http://www.wampoks.org/