Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of Kansas’ 2011-2014 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program* reveals that road maintenance/minor widening projects account for the largest shares of planned spending (36 percent). New road capacity projects follow, comprising 24 percent of the STIP. Bridge maintenance/replacement projects are15 percent of the planned expenditures and transit projects** follow at 8 percent. Road or bridge projects with bicycle/pedestrian components (such as adding sidewalks when reconstructing a roadway) make up 7 percent of the spending. Five percent of projects were classified as “other;” these projects include landscaping, non-project specific transportation planning funds, and intelligent transportation system projects. Bridge Capacity expansion projects and safety projects each account for 2 percent of the planned spending. Bicycle/pedestrian make up about 1 percent of the STIP and TIPs. Projects totaling $567.57 million (17 percent of the STIP and TIPs) were “bistate” projects – projects shared between Kansas and Missouri. Of these, 95 percent, were transit projects. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2011-2014*
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Bridge Capacity Expansion||$45.10|
|New Road Capacity||$701.92|
|Road/Bridge Project with Bike/Ped Components||$195.68|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$1,042.99|
* Kansas’ STIP does not include projects in metropolitan planning organization (MPO) jurisdictions. TSTC used the individual Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP) for each of the state’s MPOs. These TIPs were: St. Joseph Area Transportation Study Organization 2012-2015, Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization 2012-2015, Topeka Planning Organization 2011-2014, Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization 2012-2015 and Mid-America Regional Council 2010-2014.
** Transit total does not include $375 million in local-only vehicle operations funding for the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.