Public Involvement Report
District Public Involvement Liaisons (PILs)
A tremendous amount of public involvement occurs at the
grassroots level with the District Public Involvement Liaisons leading
the charge. Even though many of them are new to these positions, there
is abundant evidence that these folks are working hard to make sure that
the public is informed and involved in the KDOT decision-making processes.
For instance, five of the six districts took part in
public hearings for System Enhancement Applications that proposed local
authorities taking over portions of the Kansas highway system. Also, this
summer five of the six districts participated in a number of county fairs
within their districts. Thousands of people stopped by the booths which
displayed Comprehensive Transportation Program maps, local project maps,
fact sheets about local projects, brochures explaining KDOTís project
selection processes, and several promotional items. KDOT staff members
from the districts, areas, and subareas were on hand to answer questions
and address concerns from the public. In some instances, the public filled
out formal comment cards about their questions and concerns, which were
later answered and mailed to them.
The following section highlights some more of the district
public involvement endeavors from October 1999 to October 2000. Please
note that this only touches on the highlights of the external efforts.
A tremendous amount of important internal Public Involvement efforts
have also been implemented. However, for purposes of this report they
have been omitted.
District One | District
Two | District Three | District
Four | District Five | District
| PIA | HQ PILs | PILs
| Other Efforts | Conclusion