September 8 / 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Iola / Bowlus Fine Arts Center
September 9 / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Wichita / Hughes Metroplex
September 15 / 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Salina / Tony’s Pizza Events Center
September 16 / 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Topeka / TPAC
September 30 / 9 am – 12 pm
Overland Park, Kansas / KU Edwards Campus
October 4 / 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sterling / Sterling College
October 5 / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dodge City / Boot Hill Casino
October 6 / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hays / Hilton Garden Inn
Federal Infrastructure Bill
We're excited to see the discussions around infrastructure funding at the federal level and as we analyze the current bill we're planning how best those funds could be used to bolster the IKE transportation program.
The current bill, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), is a five-year surface transportation reauthorization that also includes new programs for bridges and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
As the bill stands today, Kansas would receive about $89M more each year in federal-aid highway funding. Additionally, the state would receive about $45M per year under a new bridge program and about $8M per year under a new EV charging infrastructure program. The bill also includes increases to existing federal discretionary grant programs, such as BUILD, TIGER, INFRA and CRISI. Additional funding for passenger rail and the creation of some new discretionary grant programs are also included.
We’ll continue to keep an eye on what’s happening at the federal level and provide updates when needed.
Please be in touch with any questions. For more information about the IKE program, please visit: www.ksdotike.org.
Julie L. Lorenz
Secretary of Transportation
Director of Kansas Turnpike Authority