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  1. TransportationEnhancement Program

  2. ELIGIBILITY ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for Transportation Enhancement (TE) funds, an application must meet the following three criteria: 1.Relate to surfacetransportation: -proximity to a highway or trail -provide transportation from one point to another (pedestrian/bicycle trail) -enhancement of transportation experience (scenic or environmental). -present or historic transportation purpose 2. Include at least one of the twelve federally designated TE activities that KDOT has condensed into three categories. (See next slide) 3. Lastly, project applications must be submitted by a local governing entity (city, county, school district, other political subdivisions). Applications within urbanized areas (populations greater than 50,000) must be submitted through Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO's).

  3. ELIGIBLE CATEGORIES • HISTORIC CATEGORY - acquisition of historic sites (including historic battlefields). - historic highway programs (including the provision of tourist and welcome center facilities) - historic preservation - rehabilitation and operation of historic transportation buildings, structures or facilities (including historic railroad facilities and canals). - archeological planning and research - establishment of transportation museums • SCENIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL CATEGORY - acquisition of scenic easements and scenic sites - scenic highway programs (including the provision of tourist and welcome center facilities linked to scenic or historic sites) - landscaping and other scenic beautification - Inventory, control, and removal of outdoor advertising - environmental mitigation to address water pollution due to highway runoff or reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality while maintaining habitat connectivity. • PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE FACILITIES CATEGORY - provision of facilities for pedestrians and bicycles - provision of safety and educational activities for pedestrians and bicyclists - preservation of abandoned railway corridors (including the conversion and use of the corridors for pedestrian or bicycle trails)

  4. FUNDING PROJECT FUNDING The applicant must assume responsibility for at least twenty (20) percent of the eligibleproject cost (also known as the local match) and usually one hundred (100) percent of the project design cost. Because this is a reimbursement program it’s important that the applicant can demonstrate financial feasibility, project sponsors will assume financial responsibility for the entire project pending reimbursement, minus their portion (local match) of the eligible costs.

  5. Application Process Transportation Enhancement Workshop – TBA Provides guidance in the preparation of theTE Application Application Deadline - TBA Application Committee Review - TBA Applicant Notification – TBA Transportation Enhancement Program Application If you wish to be added to our mailing list, please contact us at: KDOT- Bureau of Planning, 700 SW Harrison -2nd Floor Tower, Topeka, KS 66603-3754 or 785/296-0280 email: Rebecca Pepper, Bike/Ped Coordinator at - rpepper@ksdot.org Pending congressional authorization of a new highway program.

  6. Historic Category • Historic transportation projects historic sites archeological planning and research historic highway programs Rehabilitation of historic transportation building, structures, or facilities

  7. Pedestrian and Bicycle • Pedestrian/Bicycle facilities Facilities for pedestrians and bicycles Preservation of abandoned railway corridors including use for trails

  8. Scenic and Environmental • Scenic and environmental projects Acquisition of scenic easements & scenic or historic sites Scenic or historic highway programs Landscaping & other scenic beautification Control & removal of outdoor advertising Mitigation of water pollution due to highway runoff