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KDOT requests proposals for Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation program
Kansas Department of Transportation

The Kansas Department of Transportation is announcing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations along the state’s most traveled highways.

This RFP is the next step toward administering approximately $2 million of the state’s allocation of Volkswagen Mitigation Trust funds dedicated to the installation of DC Fast Charging (DCFC) stations. KDOT has currently identified 12 priority locations to improve public access to charging stations every 50 miles along primary corridors.

Priority EV DCFC charging station locations (within five miles of corridor exit):

• I-70 – Oakley/Grainfield/Grinnell area

• I-70 – WaKeeney

• I-70 – Russell

• I-70 – Ellsworth/U.S. 156 exit

• I-70 – Abilene to Junction City area

• I-70 – Manhattan to Paxico area

• I-35 – Ottawa

• I-35 – Emporia

• I-35 – Cassoday to Matfield-Green area

• I-35 – Belle Plaine – Wellington Area

• I-135 – Newton/North Newton

• U.S. 81 – Concordia

All interested parties can attend a virtual pre-proposal call from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Register in advance for the call by going to A confirmation email will provide details to join the meeting.

KDOT issued a request for information (RFI) in September for feedback and input to help develop this RFP and program criteria for awarding funds. Responses resulted in the following key changes:

• Applicants responding to this RFP are not required to have responded to the RFI.

• Charging capacity requirements have lowered with scaled scoring criteria.

• Application due date is extended to Dec. 15.

Email questions about the RFP by 5 p.m. on Nov. 10 to

Responses to questions received by the deadline will be posted by Nov. 16 at Responses to this RFP must be emailed to by 5 p.m. on Dec. 15.

The full RFP is in the Kansas Register: For more information on the EV Charging program and to download an application form, go to: