Attendees and speakers at Transit Day at the Capitol 2018.

KDOT administers public transportation programs funded by the Federal Transit Administration and the State of Kansas. Both the federal and state programs are designed to meet the transportation needs of elderly persons, persons with disabilities, and the general public. KDOT currently supports approximately 145 transit providers covering 99 of the state's 105 counties.


SFY 2020 Application period now closed

January 11, 2019

KCTDC peer review of capital requests

January 14 – February 8, 2019

KDOT staff data compilation, pulling historic data, and referencing TAM Plan process

February 11 – March 1, 2019

Final award decisions made

By March 15, 2019

Award letters go out; agreement paperwork process begins.

As usual, the call for applications for 5310 and 5311 funds will be handled completely online in our Black Cat grants management system.  No other manner of submission will be accepted.

  • We are no longer allowed to process of payments to your agencies via paper checks. Please ensure that your KDOT Info Sheet lists the correct numbers for routing payments to your bank.

  • Remember that you must include screenshot proof of your DUNS/SAM registration being current. Agencies with expired SAM registrations will not be awarded funds.

Please contact KDOT at KDOTtransit@ks.gov with any questions on the application process.

NEW - Getting Everyone to Everywhere video now available

We're very pleased to release the video that I showed at the Transit presentation for the Legislative Task Force.  Thanks to KU-RTAP, OCCK, Flint Hills aTa Bus, and Nemaha County for being a huge part of what made the final video so excellent, and so well-received by the Task Force and everyone at KDOT.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4whYW0QIxo&feature=em-share_video_user


Current Program Guidance

State Management Plan (2017)

Public Transportation Policy Manual (2018)

Kansas Group TAM Plan (2018)

Transit Manager's Handbook (2017)

Approved Trainer Program (2017)

Regional Business Model (2012)
     Regional Transit Business Model Volume I-II
     Regional Transit Business Model Appendix

Plans and Studies
Kansas Intercity Bus Study Final Report (2013)
I-70 Corridor Transit Feasibility Study
Dodge City Fixed Route Transit Study

Funding Programs
5310 Provider welcome letter
5310 Program overview
5311 Provider welcome letter
5311 Program overview
5311(f) Intercity Bus Routes (2018)
Commuter Discretionary Funds (2018)
5339 Bus and Bus Facilities (2018) 

Triennial Reviews
Triennial Interview Guide 5310 (new for 2019)
Triennial Interview Guide 5311 (new for 2019)


2018 Transit Vehicles Specs, Pre-Order Forms, and Amendments
Vehicle Specifications
Preliminary Order Forms

Contact List
KDOT Contact List
CTD Meeting Info and Contacts List

KDOT Funded Maintenance Facilities
FTA Maintenance Facility Checklist
Annual Building Inspection Checklist
Vehicle Preventive Maintenance Checklist

Title VI Information
Title VI Brochure - English
Title VI Brochure - Spanish

Other Links
CTD Map Transit Provider Directory


Social Media KDOT Twitter