Local Consult Process

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You Speak. KDOT Listens.
Together, We Work.

Local Consult is KDOT’s public engagement process for the IKE program. It takes place every two years to get Kansans’ input on a list of potential expansion and modernization projects for each region. It’s also an opportunity to strengthen local partnerships, to better understand which KDOT programs matter most to communities, and to get feedback on how we can improve delivery. You speak. KDOT listens. Together, we work.

Opportunities to Get Involved

This year, Local Consult looks different. Out of an abundance of caution and to comply with current state guidance related to COVID-19, this year’s Local Consult meetings will be held virtually, with two online options to participate:

  1. A virtual live Zoom meeting will take place for each region plus the Wichita and Kansas City metro areas (see schedule below). This option allows you to participate in live conversations about regional transportation priorities. The meetings will take place at the same dates and times as previously announced.
  2. A virtual on-demand experience allows you to review Local Consult information and provide input on your own schedule. Links to participate will be open for one week starting the day after each region’s live Zoom meeting. 

The key elements of the Local Consult process will remain unchanged. KDOT will provide an update on IKE progress, ask for your thoughts on well-known and emerging project needs, and review how projects are scored.

Region/KDOT District Virtual Live Zoom: Meeting Details Virtual On-Demand: (Review information and provide input on your own schedule.)
Southeast Region/District 4 Wednesday, September 8
1:30pm - 3:30pm
(Complete)
Meeting Materials
September 9 - September 16

(Complete)

South Central Region: Wichita Metro/
District 5
Thursday, September 9
9:30am - 11:30am
(Complete)
Meeting Materials
September 10 - September 17
(Complete)
North Central Region/District 2 Wednesday, September 15
1:30pm - 3:30pm
(Complete)
Meeting Materials
September 16 - September 23
Click here to Participate
Northeast Region/District 1 Thursday, September 16
1:30pm - 3:30pm
(Complete)

Meeting Materials

September 17 - September 24
Click here to Participate
Northeast Region: Kansas City Metro/
District 1
Thursday, September 30
9:00am - 11:00am
Register to Attend
Participation link available:
October 1 - October 8
South Central Region/District 5 Monday, October 4
1:30pm - 3:30pm
Register to Attend
Participation link available:
October 5 - October 12
Southwest Region/District 6 Tuesday, October 5
9:30am - 11:30am
Register to Attend
Participation link available:
October 6 - October 13
Northwest Region/District 3 Wednesday, October 6
9:30am - 11:30am
Register to Attend
Participation link available:
October 7 - October 14

Local Consult Dates

Summer Survey - Thank you to everyone who completed the summer survey. We heard from more than 1,900 Kansans from across the state. We will be providing additional summary information at upcoming Local Consult meetings.
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2021 Local Consult Process

How we put your 
good ideas to work

The foundation of the Local Consult process is built on KDOT listening to Kansans. No one is closer to the transportation challenges in your region than you. As a two-year rolling program, IKE creates an on-going opportunity for Kansans to weigh-in on the transportation challenges facing your region, and for KDOT to listen and adapt to your region’s transportation needs and invest your tax dollars accordingly. You speak. KDOT listens. Together, we work. The IKE program’s commitment to transparency means that key data about our performance will be easily accessible to Kansans – even at your fingertips on a mobile device. More data provides more opportunities for understanding how transportation resources are used in Kansas – and supports our accountability to taxpayers.

Previous Local Consults

Materials from previous Local Consult meetings can be found in the links below.

2019 Local Consult

Have Questions?

Do you have a question, comment, suggestion or concern? Contact us by emailing IKE@KS.gov or by using the message fields located at the bottom of every page. You can also find out more about how we put your ideas to good work with our local consult process here.