Comprehensive Transportation Program

Transportation Works for Kansas (T-WORKS), is a comprehensive transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature. 

T-WORKS is designed to create jobs, preserve highway infrastructure and provide multimodal economic development opportunities across the state. The third multi-year state-tax-driven initiative that addresses infrastructure creation and maintenance since 1991,

T-WORKS is set to expire in May 2020. Various features of the program support different avenues of transportation, such as:

  • A new highway project selection process that uses engineering data, local input and economic impact analysis to evaluate projects. Economic impact analysis helps ensure Kansans get a good return on their investments.
  • An expanded Economic Development Program, which will be more flexible and responsive (i.e. decisions made in 45 days or less) to help communities capitalize on emerging economic opportunities.
  • A regional transit approach to make services more efficient and expand coverage across the state.
  • Expanded access to air ambulance services thanks to a strategic selection process for aviation projects.
  • An expanded rail program that allows shippers and industrial parks to be eligible for program funds along with local governments.
  • Improved maintenance of Kansas highways, offer a performance level our residents and businesses have come to expect.

T-WORKS has completed over 4,270 projects with 1,148 projects are scheduled or currently underway.

  • 2,590 projects that preserve, modernize and expand our highways more than 12,000 miles.
  • 1,305 projects that address various needs of our local roads.
  • 101 projects concerning public transit.
  • 178 projects addressing airports.
  • 88 projects addressing bicycle and pedestrian paths.
  • 8 projects addressing rail.

Download the helpful resource: DataBook 2017: Transportation

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