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The Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization is now receiving public comments on TIP Amendment #5, which includes adding funding for Topeka Metro to resurface the parking lot at Quincy Street Station, and also adding funding to replace the roof at Quincy Street Station.

These documents can be viewed by clicking the appropriate links below. Comments can be emailed, or call Carlton Scroggins at 785-368-3728.

KTA Southeast Topeka Interchange Concept Study.

The Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization (MTPO) is designated as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to carry out regional transportation planning for Topeka and Shawnee County.

For additional information about the MTPO, you can contact Carlton Scroggins by email, or call the Topeka Planning Department at 785-368-3728.

Topeka Pedestrian Master Plan

Walking is already estimated to be significant to the city, with approximately 1,300 Topeka residents reporting to the U.S. Census Bureau that they walk on a regular basis. An estimated 1,650 K-8 children walk to Topeka schools.

The Topeka Pedestrian Master Plan is one piece of a larger effort to improve quality of life through the development of vibrant neighborhoods and greater transportation choices serving pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and motorists. Read more.

Long Range Transportation Plan - 2040

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a guide for transportation decisions made for Topeka and a surrounding portion of Shawnee County. Updated every five years, the plan identifies current and future year transportation recommendations for roadways, public transportation, non-motorized travel, aviation, and rail through the year 2040.

Topeka Bikeways Master Plan

Bicycles and Topeka are made for each other, and while bicycling does not work for every Topekan or every trip, it can play a significant role in the city’s transportation system. The Topeka Bikeways Master Plan is dedicated to making Topeka a place that encourages its citizens to use this healthy, low impact, and intrinsically fun form of transportation as a great part of their routine lives.

Bike Routes Funded or Completed through 2016

Topeka/Shawnee County Regional ITS Architecture Strategic Deployment Plan

The Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization (MTPO) has updated the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Architecture for the Topeka/Shawnee County Metropolitan region. The Architecture describes the region’s ITS plans and how future projects will integrate and interoperate with existing systems.

The goal of the architecture update project is to develop a framework for the planning and development of Intelligent Transportation Systems that improve the safety and efficiency of travel in the region.

View the plan.

Work Program Documents

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The TIP provides a multi-year listing of transportation projects that are federally funded, are of regional significance, or both.

Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
Adopted annually, this document outlines work tasks and staffing responsibilities, describes activities to be completed during upcoming year, and lists the status of current and recently completed planning activities.

Other Current Work Documents

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Projects with Obligated Federal Funds in MTPO Area

Other Transportation Planning Related Documents

Public Notice: Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority uses the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) development process of the Topeka Metropolitan Planning Organization (MTPO) to satisfy the public hearing requirements of 49 U.S.C. Section 5307(c). The TIP public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comment on the TIP satisfies the program-of-projects requirements of the Urbanized Area Formula Program.

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