Speakers from Transit Day at the Capitol 2019

(clockwise from top) Chris Herrick, Division Director, KDOT; Anne Smith, Executive Director, Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency and Chair of the Kansas Public Transit Association; Sen. Mike Petersen, Chair of Senate Transportation Committee; and Rep. Richard Proehl, Chair of House Transportation Committee were all speakers at this year's Transit Day at the Capitol.  Please see the link, below, to hear their remarks on how transit and paratransit services support Kansas' economy, job market, access to education, and increased health outcomes.

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 programs covering most of the state's 105 counties.


Call for SFY 2025 5311/5310 Applications

SFY 2025 applications for the General Public Transportation (5311) and Specialized Transportation for the Elderly and Disabled (5310) Programs are now being accepted. Awards will provide federal and state funding assistance for operating and capital public transportation expenses and will run from July 1, 2024, through June 30, 2025. All applications must be submitted in KDOT’s BlackCat Grant Management Software by Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 3:00 PM. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Operating will be awarded at a pro rata of 50% federal FTA funds, 20% State funds, and 30% local match. Capital funds are available at 80% federal, 20% local pro rata.

For more information on KDOT’s Office of Public Transportation, including specific application details, please click here for (Application Instructions) and view a recorded webinar from our Grant Application Workshop hosted by the University of Kansas SFY 2025 KDOT Public Transportation Grant Application Webinar. If you need access to the BlackCat Grant Management Software or if you have any questions, please contact KDOTtransit@ks.gov to request login information


VIDEO: Transit Day at the Capitol 2020

We have created a short video that covers this year's event, including remarks from all the guest speakers.  Feel free to share this link with your employees, networks, and governing bodies to illustrate how important public transit is to Kansans of every age and ability.

VIDEO:  Getting Everyone to Everywhere video now available

We're very pleased to release the video that I showed at the Transit presentation for the Legislative Task Force.  Thanks to KU-RTAP, OCCK, Flint Hills aTa Bus, and Nemaha County for being a huge part of what made the final video so excellent, and so well-received by the Task Force and everyone at KDOT.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4whYW0QIxo&feature=em-share_video_user


Current Program Guidance

State Management Plan (2017)

Public Transportation Policy Manual (2023)

Kansas Group TAM Plan (2022)

Transit Manager's Handbook (2020)

Approved Trainer Program (revised July 2023)

Mobility Manager Policy Manual (revised October 2023)

KDOT Coordinated Plans (Dec 2018)

Statewide Executive Summary

CTD 1 - Urban Corridor

CTD 2 - Central

CTD 3 - Northeast

CTD 4 - Flint Hills

CTD 5 - East Central

CTD 6 - Southwest

CTD 7 - North Central

CTD 8 - Northwest

CTD 9 - South Central

CTD 10 - Southeast

Appendix A - Regional Routes and Providers (included in each CTD Plan)

Appendix B - Coordination of Transportation Services

Appendix C - Mobility Manager Financing, Duties, and Best Practices  

Regional Business Model (2012)

Regional Transit Business Model Volume I-II

Regional Transit Business Model Appendix

Plans and Studies

Kansas Intercity Bus Study Final Report (2013)

I-70 Corridor Transit Feasibility Study

Dodge City Fixed Route Transit Study

Funding Programs

5310 Provider welcome letter

5310 Program overview

5311 Provider welcome letter

5311 Program overview

5311(f) Intercity Bus Application (2023)

Commuter Discretionary Funds (2018)

5339 Bus and Bus Facilities (2018)

Triennial Reviews

5310: Triennial Interview Guide (revised 3/8/21)

5311: Triennial Interview Guide (revised 3/19/21)


2024 Transit Vehicles Specs, Pre-Order Forms, and Amendments

Vehicle Bid Documents

Contact Lists

KDOT Contact List

CTD Contact List (Updated February 2024)

CTD Meeting Information (2024 Meeting Schedule)

KDOT Funded Maintenance Facilities

FTA Maintenance Facility Checklist

Annual Building Inspection Checklist

Vehicle Preventive Maintenance Checklist

Title VI Information

Title VI Brochure - English

Title VI Brochure - Spanish

Other Links

CTD Map Transit Provider Directory

Kansas Rides Regional Public Transportation

Kansas Rural Transit Assistance Program

Kansas Public Transit Association

Incident Forms

FTA Post-Accident Decision Form

Incident Report Form – Bus Accident

Incident Report Form – Cutaway Accident

Incident Report Form – Ramp Van Accident

Incident Report Form – Non-Vehicle Incident

Vehicle and Service Update Forms

Vehicle Disposition Form

Route/Fare Update Form

Maintenance Request Form