In May 2010, the Kansas Legislature passed Transportation Works for Kansas (T-WORKS), an $8 billion, 10-year transportation program. T-WORKS was designed to create jobs, preserve highway infrastructure, and provide multimodal economic development opportunities across the state. A 2010 announcement for the T-WORKS program can be reviewed here.
More than 2,000 Kansans participated in the development of T-WORKS and helped create better business models for each transportation mode. The key features of T-WORKS included:
The project lists for T-WORKS are available below:
The project maps for T-WORKS are available below:
The Kansas Legislature believed it was important for all Kansans to benefit from T-WORKS. Thus, T-WORKS legislation required at least $8 million to be invested in each county across Kansas. They called this the $8 million promise, and it was made up of investments in highway preservation, highway expansion and modernization, aviation, transit and rail. This investment goal was achieved.