In May 2010, the Kansas Legislature passed Transportation Works for Kansas (T-WORKS), an $8 billion 10-year transportation program. T-WORKS is designed to create jobs, preserve highway infrastructure, and provide multimodal economic development opportunities across the state.
More than 2,000 Kansans participated in the development of T-WORKS and helped create better business models for each transportation mode. Below is a list of some the key features of T-WORKS:
- A new highway project selection process that uses engineering data, local input and economic impact analysis to evaluate projects. Economic impact analysis helps Kansans get a good return on their investments.
- An expanded Economic Development Program, which will be more flexible and responsive (i.e. decisions made in 45 days or less) to help communities capitalize on emerging economic opportunities.
- A regional transit approach to make services more efficient and expand coverage across the state.
- More Kansans will have access to air ambulance services thanks to a more strategic selection process for aviation projects.
- An expanded Rail Program that will now allow shippers and industrial parks to be eligible for program funds along with local governments.
- And T-WORKS means that Kansas highways can be maintained at the performance level Kansans have come to expect.
T-WORKS provides the framework and the funding to make sure Kansas transportation services work for you.
T-WORKS projects are funded primarily through a 4/10 cent sales tax. Below is break down of how much funding each program will receive over the 10 years of the program.