prosperity

To generate community prosperity, we must aim to provide a transportation system that serves all of our residents while ensuring it addresses our needs for generations to come. By considering equity, the environment, and economics in our decision-making, we can create a transportation network that is affordable, sustainable, and integrates options for all users. 

ADA-Compliant Transit Stops in environmental justice (EJ) Areas

ACS 5-Year Estimates, 2018 Data

2015-2019 KDOT Data

To generate community prosperity, we must aim to provide a transportation system that serves all of our residents while ensuring it addresses our needs for generations to come. By considering equity, the environment, and economics in our decision-making, we can create a transportation network that is affordable, sustainable, and integrates options for all users. 

environmental

justice (EJ)

bicycle infrastructure & environmental justice (EJ) Areas

ACS 5-Year Estimates, 2018 Data

prosperity performance measures

PM 1: % of Transit Stops Compliant

with Americans with Disabilities Act 

PM 2: % Households within 1/4 mile

of Transit Stop in EJAs

PM 3: % of Bus Fleet Equipped with Bike Racks

PM 5: Maintain or Reduce the Number of Roadway Feet Per Person

PM 4: % of Bicycle Infrastructure Located in EJ Areas

A safe and direct bicycle network is a vital artery for any community; however, for areas in our communities where we have higher percentages of zero car households and lower-incomes, biking can fill a critical transportation need. Biking can also be a child’s first form of transportation independence, being able to ride a bike to school or a friend’s house. 

The ATA Bus has a total of 36 buses, of which 21 are equipped with a bike rack. Ideally, all fixed-route buses should have bike racks. This number should also include bike racks on demand response buses that are occasionally used for fixed-routes. 

When roadways are built or expanded, a larger financial burden is placed on existing residents to support the infrastructure. To be fiscally responsible and reduce the cost of transportation, our region should focus on reducing or maintaining the number of roadway feet per person. 

Our region has 192 fixed-route bus stops, of which, only 18% are ADA compliant. To improve public transit accessibility, the number of ADA compliant bus stops must increase.

In the Flint Hills region, 72% of households are within 1/4 mile of a public transit stop. However, only 68% of households in EJ areas are within a 1/4 mile of a stop. 

understanding metrics & Guages

Federally Required Metric

MPOs are federally required to use a performance-based approach for guiding transportation investment and policy decisions. Transportation legislation identifies several performance metrics MPOs must monitor, establish targets for, and report on.

Flint Hills MPO Metric

MPOs can choose to establish additional goals and targets specific to their region.

See our full document of Connect 2040 Goals and their Metrics for Progress:

Flint Hills

Metropolitan Planning Organization

The Flint Hills MPO provides a regional forum to coordinate, encourage, and promote a safe, efficient, affordable, and integrated transportation system for all users; in support of livable communities and economic competitiveness.

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