From the Kansas Department of Transportation...
More than $7.4 million has been award to 33 transit projects across the state that have been selected as part of the Kansas Department of Transportation’s new Access, Innovation, and Collaboration program.
The projects were announced at the statewide Transit Day news conference at the Capitol.
“Transportation is the supporting fiber of our lives – and too often – we assume that always means driving a car,” said KDOT Deputy Secretary Maggie Doll. “But thousands of Kansans do not have access to a car, are unable to drive or would prefer not to. That’s why I’m pleased that our new transportation program, FORWARD, retains the annual funding commitments to all modes of transportation including transit, bicycle and pedestrian paths, aviation and rail.”
More than 10 million urban and rural transit rides are provided annually across the state. This program will ultimately improve transit access and services for transit users in Kansas.
“Currently, we have transit services in more than 90 counties. That is growing, and we need to keep it growing,” said Rep. Richard Proehl. “Quality transit services are important for the health of citizens and for our economy.”
Transit projects selected include: Access, Innovation, and Collaboration
2020 Project Selections
City of Dodge City Vehicle Storage Facility $324,600,Vehicle Security Cameras $19,200, Shared Maintenance Facility* $147,160
City of Lawrence Naismith Mobility Upgrades $326,185
City of Liberal Vehicle Storage Facility $593,440, Vehicle Security Cameras $21,227, Shelters for Existing Stops $40,000
DSNWK Facility and Equipment Upgrades $50,669, Maintenance Vehicle $63,497
Flint Hills ATA Maintenance Facility Upgrade $222,030, State Match for Federally Funded Transit Vehicles* $69,223, Low Floor Cutaway Transit Vehicle* $46,864, ADA Upgrades – 600 Poyntz Ave. $588,725
Johnson County Expanded Operations for Transit in Low-Income Areas* $491,379, Healthcare Access Collaboration* $129,600, Mothers and Infants Health Access Vouchers* $13,770, Food Insecurity Transit Access Vouchers* $97,200, Automated Passenger Counters $174,600, Data Clearinghouse and Dashboard* $18,000
Lyon County Transit Vehicle Security Cameras $17,643, Vehicle Wraps $26,512, Dispatch Radios $22,503
Northeast KS AAA Multi-use Transit/Aging Facility $1,095,053, Vehicle Security Cameras $12,542, AWD Transit Vehicle $66,400
Pratt County Expanded Operating Hours* $106,222
Reno County Transit Low Floor Cutaway Transit Vehicles (3) $312,000
Rice County Vehicle Storage Facility $166,927
Starkey Inc. Maintenance Facility $600,000, Fleet Expansion $223,440
Sunflower Diversified Services Maintenance Facility $1,021,500
Topeka Metro ADA Improvements $177,725, EV Fleet Study $120,000
Total Award - $7,405,836
Total Project Cost - $9,609,400
*Denotes a state funded project – all other projects are federally funded