The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is providing Kansans a 30-day public comment period on the draft 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The plan provides a 25-year statewide vision for the future of transportation in Kansas. Comments can be made until May 18 by going to kdotapp.ksdot.org/LRTP/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.
The draft plan inventories the state’s transportation system that includes highways, transit, rail, air and active transportation elements. It also identifies issues and trends that will influence the transportation system over the next 25 years such as technology advances, digital access, connections between health and transportation, the economy, demographics and the durability of the infrastructure.
In addition, the LRTP outlines ways KDOT and its partners can support prosperity and quality of life for all Kansans by:
• Making travel safer
• Preserving the system
• Creating a more responsive project pipeline
• Delivering programs more effectively
• Designing practical improvements
• Leveraging KDOT’s partnerships with stakeholders
• Preparing for the future of tech-enabled infrastructure
• Continuing commitments to multimodal programs; and
• Supporting economic development and job growth
The draft LRTP was created with extensive input from citizens and transportation stakeholders across Kansas during KDOT’s 2019 Local Consult meetings. KDOT also conducted series of stakeholder webinars during the COVID-19 pandemic, which included a wide range of key transportation partners, human service providers and tribal organizations.
The draft Kansas 2045 LRTP can also be viewed at Home Page - My ASP.NET Application (ksdot.org).