$13.2 Million Awarded for Public Transit Projects Across Kansas

Salina, Kan. — Governor Laura Kelly, joined by Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Administrator Nuria Fernandez and Kansas Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz, announced $13.2 million will go toward 48 public transit projects across the state.  
“A strong, safe public transportation system is critical to our state’s economy and quality of life,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Projects like wheelchair accessible busses, upgraded bus facilities, and route and parking lot enhancements will ensure Kansans have access to adequate, safe, and well-maintained public transportation.”
That money will go to 26 transit agencies as part of the Access, Innovation, and Collaboration (AIC) Public Transit Program.
The announcement took place at the OCCK, Inc., Transportation complex in Salina in an expanded bus facility funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation and an FTA grant, with support from the City of Salina and OCCK. The 16,000 square-foot expansion was completed in November 2021.
“This work reflects the tremendous partnership between all levels of government,” FTA Administrator Fernandez said. “In addition to funding new bus facilities and improving transit service, the grants support the purchase of low- or no-emission buses. That work throughout Kansas will accelerate the transition to cleaner, more efficient transportation system, and help keep our skies blue, our water clean and our climate more predictable by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
Both urban and rural transit providers receive support from the AIC program, which will improve transit access and services for Kansans. The projects have a total cost of about $17M, with the AIC program providing about $13M ($2M state, $11M federal) of the funds.
In the first two years of the AIC program, KDOT will have awarded $21 million in funding for a total project cost of $26 million.
“The AIC Public Transit Program combines state and federal resources that will enhance access to transit, invest in emerging technologies and form collaborations with public and private transportation providers,” Secretary Lorenz said. “I’m proud of the partnerships we’ve established to improve transportation services and options for Kansans.” 
Project types include constructing bus maintenance facilities to aid in fleet management, upgraded transit accessibility following the Americans with Disabilities Act, advanced technologies, and expanded low emissions transit operations.  
A map of AIC Transit projects can be found here.
Below, is a list of the AIC Kansas 2022 Selected Projects:

Access, Innovation and Collaboration Kansas 2022 Selected Projects

Project Sponsor  Project Title  Award 
Butler County Department on Aging  Technology Upgrade  $1,552 
Community Health Center (CHC) – Southeast Kansas (SEK) in Crawford County  Regional Transportation Facility for SEK  $1,043,802 
City of Liberal  Transit Program Signage  $172,800 
City of Wilson  Bus Facility  $40,000 
Clay County Task Force  New Bus for Clay County  $63,000 
COF Training Services, Inc. in Franklin County  2021 Bus Replacement  $51,746 
Coffey County Transportation  Bus and Bus Facility Improvements  $25,600 
Developmental Services of Northwest Kansas, Inc. (DSNWK) in Ellis County 
8-Passenger Bus w/ 4-Wheelchair Capacity  $71,702 
Building & Equipment Updates  $87,412 
Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency (FHATA) – serving Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary counties 
Safety & Security Upgrades to FHATA Facility  $20,000 
Covered Bus Parking Lot at the FHATA Facility  $57,750 
Junction City Regional Transit Facility  $900,000 
K-18 Connector Expansion  $370,980 
Junction City Fixed Route Bridge Funding  $157,500 
Real Time Passenger Information Devices  $9,600 
Microtransit Study  $54,000 
Zero Emissions Vehicle Study  $20,000 
Futures Unlimited – Sumner County  Transportation Facility Renovation  $221,060 
Hetlinger Developmental Services – Lyon County  Three-Stall Bus Barn  $81,865 
Johnson County Transit 
EV Micro Transit Service  $374,526 
Technology Improvements for RideKC  $382,500 
Lawrence Transit 
Equitable & Accessible Bus Stops  $122,040 
Multimodal Transfer Facility Elements  $1,624,000 
Microtransit Pilot  $124,000 
Zero-Emissions Transition Plan  $120,000 
Technology, Accessibility and Branding Enhancements  $676,448 
Lyon County Transportation (LCAT)  Security Camera Expansion  $12,000 
Leavenworth County  Secure Parking Area for Transit Vehicles  $525,000 
Morris County  Public Transportation Facility  $507,465 
Northeast Kansas Area Agency on Aging – Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Marshall, Nemaha and Washington counties  Clean Technology Expansion  $234,509 
OCCK, Inc. – Saline, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Cloud, Ottawa, Republic, Mitchel, Jewell and Lincoln counties 
Mobility Hubs & Stop Improvement  $84,600 
Second Floor Renovation  $270,316 
81 Connection Expansion (Saturdays)  $54,812 
CityGo+ – Microtransit Pilot in Salina  $250,400 
Fixed Route Enhancements – Software & Bus Equipment  $570,769 
Osage County   New Vehicles  $222,400 
Rooks County  Bus Garage Project  $620,928 
Sedgwick County Department on Aging  Vehicle Camera Systems  $32,000 
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) – Crawford and Neosho counties  Innovative Scheduling  $103,437 
Solomon Valley Transportation – Jewell, Mitchell and Osborne counties  Building Project  $1,484,290 
The Guidance Center – Leavenworth  Transit Technology Implementation  $25,747 
Unified Government Transit 
Bus Facility Modernization  $431,778 
Fleet Modernization  $271,440 
Paratransit Software Enhancements  $16,560 
Accident Incident Management System  $15,300 
Micro Transit Expansion  $394,144 
Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Pilot Program  $124,168 
Wabaunsee County  Fleet Expansion and Barriers  $87,210 
Total: $13,213,156

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