Department of Transportation, Kansas
The purpose of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is "to provide a statewide transportation system to meet the needs of Kansas." KDOT is responsible for 140,609 miles of public road.
Some budget information is available on the department website. Comprehensive Transportation Program Spending Highlights Fiscal Years 2000 - 2009:
|State Highways||$5 billion|
|Local Roads||$2.8 billion|
|Total Transportation||$8.4 billion|
State Highway Spending:
|Total Modal Spending||$601 million|
|Public Transit||$126 million|
|Bike and Pedestrian||$70 million|
|Budget||FY 2010||FY 2011|
|Non-Operating Reportable Budget||1,108,991,143||773,078,953|
|Total KDOT Budgeted Expenditures||1,362,723,429||1,040,944,711|
The State Budget for fiscal year 2012 includes the following budget change information for the past two years:
Budget Totals (Dollars in Millions):
|State General Fund||Percent Change||All Funds||Percent Change|
|FY 2010 Actual||5,268.0||--||14,043.9||--|
|FY 2011 Apprv.(May 2010)||5,626.6||6.8%||13,714.1||2.3%)|
|FY 2011 Apprv. with Shifts||5,765.2||9.4%||13,852.7||(1.4%)|
|FY 2011 Gov. Est.||5,727.1||8.7%||14,777.6||5.2%|
|FY 2012 Gov. Rec.||6,072.9||6.0%||13,901.1||(5.9%)|
KDOT received $378 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.
ARRA Fund Distributions
|Project Type||Allocated Amount|
|Highways||$348 million total|
|State Highways||$268 million|
|Kansas City||$22 million|
|Local governments||$32 million|
|Transportation Enhancements||$10 million|
|Transit||$30 million total|
|Urban Providers||$16 million|
|Rural Providers||$14 million|
Current projects and studies are listed on the website.
Major projects include:
- US-50 West of Garden City - estimated total cost: $50,294,700.00
- K-61 Corridor Location and Design Concept Study - estimated total cost: $831,362.91
- Improving US-69 in Johnson County - estimated total cost: $34,442,941.98
- I-35 and Lone Elm Road in Olathe - estimated total cost: $45,006,946.72
- US-54 at Greensburg - estimated total cost: $5,969,537.55
Projects funded through ARRA are also listed. ARRA state highway projects include:
|US-69, Overland Park||$82.3 million|
|I-135/47th Street, Wichita||$16.1 million|
|K-23, Gove County||$7.8 million|
|K-61, McPherson County||$64.2 million|
|K-18, Ogden- Manhattan (Phase I only, Phases II and III not funded)||$64.9 million|
|Total Cost||$235.3 million|
The department also sponsors the Safe Routes to School Program, which is a federal reimbursement program that distributes funding for infrastructure and educational projects that promote and enable safe walking and bicycling to school.
KDOT has also run the state's Adopt-A-Highway Program since 1989, which allows volunteer groups to clear litter from the state's roadsides.
Open records information is posted on the department website.
Contact information is provided for administrative staff, including phone numbers. Email addresses are not provided, but staff can be emailed through the website.
Executive salaries do not seem to be disclosed.