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) 296-8168.
A paper copy of the current STIP is also available for review at the following locations:
121 West 21st Street
411 West Fourteenth Street
1006 North Third
500 North Hendricks
312 South Second Street
121 North Campus Drive
Garden City, Kansas
For more information about Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) for urbanized areas, please contact the following:
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) Offices
885 Marshall Loop
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Metropolitan Planning Organization
6 East 6th St., First Floor
Lawrence, KS 66044
600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, Missouri 64105-1659
1100 Frederick Avenue, Room 204
St. Joseph, Missouri 64501
620 South East Madison
Topeka, Kansas 66607
455 North Main, City Hall, 10th Floor
Wichita, Kansas 67202-1688