Transportation Alternatives Program Profile

Kansas' Prairie Spirit Trail State Park | Photo by TrailLink user timwri

Funding History

Distribution of Programmed TE & TA Funds by Category
Cumulative FY 1992 Through FY 2018

Chart Legend

Combined TE/TA Funds by Fiscal Year
— Available   — Apportioned — Obligated   — Rescinded

For help with this chart please see the TE Primer.
View all funded projects in Kansas.

State DOT Program Staff

State DOT TA Coordinator
Jenny Kramer
Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator
Kansas Dept. of Transportation
Eisenhower State Office Building
700 SW Harrison, 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612
Tel: 785-296-5186
Email: jenny.kramer@ks.gov 

FHWA Division TA Coordinator
David LaRoche
FHWA - Kansas Division
6111 SW 29th Street
Topeka, KS 66614-4271
Tel: 785-271-2448 ext. 210
Email: david.laroche@dot.gov

State DOT Website: http://www.ksdot.org/bureaus/burtransplan/TransAlt.asp

TA Program Structure, Policies, and Procedures

  • Application timeline: Applications open on 2/1/22 and close on 5/13/22. Please see website for more information.
  • TA program structure: The Program is run through the KDOT. The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WAMPO) will facilitate an independent competitive selection process for projects eligible under TAP. 
  • Application tips: Before applying, interested applicants must complete a Concept Plan in order to discuss any concerns of project, eligibilities, ways to strengthen, etc. Completed applications are ranked and selected through a competitive process.
  • Who is eligible to apply: Local government, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, natural resource or public land agencies, school districts, and tribal governments
  • Application components: Project sponsor, ability to provide match, TA project eligibility, inclusion in transportation improvement plan, project description and implementation plan, cost estimate, project status (permits, environmental clearance, etc), right of way, indication of public involvement, project maintenance plan, design specifications, equity considerations
  • Selection criteria: Safety, constructability, equity, need, public input, demonstration of readiness (e.g. conceptual designs complete), connectedness, inclusion in local master planning process, incorporation of pedestrian crossing countermeasures, inclusion of separate but parallel paths, demonstration of collaboration across multiple sectors.
  • Is there an advisory committee?: Yes
  • Advisory committee members: KDOT Bureau of Local Projects, Transportation Planning; FHWA division office
  • Project award minimum: None
  • Project award maximum: None
  • Match requirement: 20%

More information on KDOT Transportation Alternatives Program can be found here.