KDOT Asks For Pedestrian and Bicycle Public Transportation Projects

KDOT announces call for Transportation

Alternatives Program projects

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is announcing a call for projects to be submitted to the Transportation Alternative Program. These include the construction of pedestrian and bicycle facilities and infrastructure for non-driver access to public transportation, projects that enhance safety and mobility for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders, projects that improve scenic or environmental assets in the state, Safe Routes to School projects and more.

Communities and other organizations interested in applying should start preparing concept forms. This form allows communities to determine eligibility and receive technical assistance prior to submitting a full application. Informational webinars on the process are set for Feb. 4, 7 and 11 – to register, email Jenny Kramer at [email protected].

Project concept forms are due to KDOT by March 4 so review and feedback can take place throughout March. Other key dates for the application process are listed below.

For federal fiscal years 2023 and 2024, project concept forms must be submitted for all proposed TA Program projects before an application will be emailed to project sponsors. This process allows KDOT to provide applicants with technical assistance and feedback on project scopes, eligibilities, cost estimates, appropriateness of TA funding and strength of concept prior to communities submitting an application and competing for funding.

An estimated $18 million in federal funds are anticipated to be available to award for Federal Fiscal Years 2023 and 2024. Some flexibility on the cash match requirement is expected with this round based on population size. Awarded communities will be expected to cover all non-participating expenses (e.g., right-of-way, utilities, etc.).

Important dates:

  • Call for TA project concepts released – Feb. 1
  • Informational webinars – 1:30-3 p.m. on 4, 7 and 11. To register, email [email protected]
  • Concept Forms – due by March 4
  • Concept form review and feedback – Throughout March
  • Applications emailed to approved sponsors – by March 31
  • Applications due – May 13
  • Application review – May 16-June 30
  • Awards announced – Summer

For more information, contact Kramer at [email protected] or (785) 296-5186.

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