Projects in Kansas Awarded Funding

May 22, 2024
KDOT's Innovative Technology Program is offering $3.5 million

On Tuesday, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced that the state has awarded $3.5 million to 13 projects through the Kansas Department of Transportation's (KDOT) Innovative Technology Program.

The goal of the program is making investments that improve safety, access, and mobility, and implement new transportation technology.

“My administration is delivering technological advancements to increase transportation safety in every corner of the state,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Through collaboration with local entities, this investment supports innovative transportation improvements in rural and urban communities.”

All transportation system projects are eligible for Innovative Technology funding. Projects selected for upgrades include aviation and rail upgrades, traffic engineering and school zone enhancements, and truck simulators for CDL program expansion.

Funding for the 13 projects will be enhanced by a minimum 25% local match from each recipient, resulting in a total investment of over $5.3 million.

The program is part of the governor's 10-year, $10 billion Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program.

“New and emerging technologies offer the potential for a safer, more efficient transportation system,” said Transportation Secretary Calvin Reed. “This latest round of Innovative Technology projects demonstrates how Kansas communities are proactively turning to technology to improve operations for now and the future.”

Some recipients and projects include:

  • City of El Dorado: Street Condition Assessment with AI - $52,500
  • City of Great Bend: Traffic Signal Battery Back-Ups - $58,802
  • City of Olsburg: Digital Speed Sign - $7,500
  • City of Overland Park: Safety View Software Application - $131,249

For a full list, click here.



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