STATE TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (STIP)

Pending FFY 2021-2024 STIP Amendment - draft May Amendment
 

 

FFY 2021-2024 STIP(current)Comments Received on the draft FFY 2021-2024 STIPAmendment Schedules for the FFY 2021 STIP and TIPS
Revision Procedures for Amendments and Administrative Modifications to the STIP
 Prior FFY STIP   Archive 

                                                                                                      

 
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 provides a list of projects, regardless of funding source that are administered by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and that will have funds obligated within the next four federal fiscal years. (A federal fiscal year is from October to September). The STIP program is guided by the three core principles set out in the 2008 Kansas Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), of preserving the highway system, improving the safety of travel in Kansas and supporting economic growth.  In addition to these guiding principles, the LRTP plan broadly outlines future and current infrastructure needs.  Augmenting the LRTP is the newly adopted Kansas Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP), that was developed in 2018 in response to a directive from FHWA as part of their newly adopted performance-based data driven approach to asset management and funding allocation.  The TAMP assesses current infrastructure and the funding and work levels needed to maintain current infrastructure in acceptable condition. Together the LRTP and TAMP assist KDOT management in their management decisions providing the framework for KDOT's day-to-day decision making processes and are embodied by the projects selected and reported in the annual STIP.

The STIP is divided into two general sections: the appendixes and the narrative.  The appendixes provide project specific information. Appendix A is an index of all KDOT administered projects anticipated to obligate in one or more work phases, regardless of funding source within the four federal fiscal year period of the current STIP.  Projects in Metropolitan Planning Organization areas (MPOs) are not listed in Appendix A.  Rather KDOT elects to include projects in MPO areas by reference of each MPO TIP.  (MPO TIPS are a list of projects to be accomplished in the MPO area.) Links to the six MPOs in Kansas are listed below. Appendix B, is a Summary Report by work phase and FFY (federal fiscal year) of the total anticipated obligation for each FFY of the STIP-it summarizes Appendix A.  Appendix C is an index of projects including, those in MPO areas, that are being advance constructed. The index provides the estimated conversion date(s) and the estimated conversion amount(s) for each project and each conversion.

The narrative section of the STIP briefly describes KDOT’s public involvement process, project selection criteria, program financing (including the fiscal constraint for the years of the STIP) and public transportation program.  Additionally, within the STIP narrative are brief descriptions of programs administered by entities other than KDOT.  These programs are the Federal Lands & Tribal Transportation programs administered by the Office of Federal Lands Highway and the Bureau of Indian Affairs; Recreational Trails, a program administered by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism; and the Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) administered by each of the MPOs for the six urbanized areas of Kansas.

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.  The draft STIP is also published on this web 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" located on the KDOT web publications page http://www.ksdot.org/publications.asp.)  At the conclusion of 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 is displayed on the current STIP page in the Draft STIP Amendments Out for Public Comment section and on this page above the link to the current STIP.  At the conclusion of a 14-day comment period the draft amendment is submitted to FHWA and FTA for approval. Once approved the draft document is removed from this page and the approved amendment is published on the current STIP page in the Approved Regular Amendments or Approved Special Amendments sections as applicable. 

To receive a paper copy of the current STIP or to comment on the contents of the current 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.

In addition to the current STIP document and its amendments, prior approved STIP documents and amendments may be viewed on this site by using the Prior FFY STIP Archive link provided at the top of this page. 

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

   

 

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

District Four
411 West Fourteenth Street
Chanute, Kansas
(620) 902-6400 

     

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) 765-7074
   

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

 

 

 

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) Offices
       Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, Missouri 64105-1659
http://www.marc.org/

Lawrence-Douglas County
Metropolitan Planning Organization
6 East 6th St., First Floor
Lawrence, KS 66044
http://lawrenceks.org/pds/MPO 

 

Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning
Organization (WAMPO)
271 W 3rd Street, Ste 208
Wichita, Kansas 67202
http://www.wampo.org 

St. Joseph Area Transportation Study Organization
1100 Frederick Avenue, Room 202
St. Joseph, Missouri 64501
 https://www.stjoemo.info/863/Metropolitan-Planning-Organization

 

Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization
620 South East Madison
Topeka, Kansas 66607
https://www.topeka.org/planning/transportation-planning/

Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization
323 Poyntz Avenue, Suite 101
Manhattan, KS 66502
http://flinthillsmpo.org