Picture of the Kansas Statehouse with Buses in front of it, March, 2017

KDOT administers public transportation programs funded by the Federal Transit Administration and the State of Kansas. Both the Federal and State programs are designed to meet the transportation needs of elderly persons, persons with disabilities, and the general public. KDOT currently supports approximately 145 transit providers covering 99 of the state's 105 counties.


09.08.17  Call for Projects: Commuter Discretionary funds

The KDOT Public Transit Program dedicates $825,000 annually to the commuter program and has elected to combine five years of that dedicated funding into one call for projects yielding approximately $4.2 million in available funds.  These funds will be specifically for capital and/or operating expenses associated with a commuter transit service.  The available funding must be utilized for start-up expenses or the innovative expansion of an existing commuter service.  The applicant must demonstrate user need, capability to operate the route, and long-term sustainability of the service.

In order to give applicants enough time to understand this new program and develop new and innovative transit solutions to commuter services we have given approximately four months for application preparation. Applications are due January 12, 2018.

We are excited to launch this new program and are very interested to see the multitude of innovative project applications we receive early next year. The goal of this program is to serve the citizens of Kansas with a quality multimodal transportation network and give them access to jobs in all parts of the state.  You can read the full release for this call online, and if you have any questions, please contact either Cory Davis or Mike Spadafore.


Program Policies

Regional Business Model (2012)

Regional Transit Business Model Volume I-II

Regional Transit Business Model Appendix

CTD Transition Guidelines


Plans and Studies

Kansas Intercity Bus Study Final Report

I-70 Corridor Transit Feasibility Study

Dodge City Fixed Route Transit Study




Social Media
KDOT Twitter