mobility

We rely on our transportation infrastructure to efficiently move people, goods, and freight in order to ensure a thriving economy. Our region has enviable travel times and system reliability, with nearly non-existent congestion. While our roadways are operating well for vehicles, we must continue to invest in all modes of transportation in order to improve access to work, school, and community services.

hours at level of service "e" or "f"

Level of Service E: Unstable flow at or near capacity levels with poor levels of comfort and convenience.

Level of Service F: Forced traffic flow in which the amount of traffic approaching a point exceeds the amount that can be served. LOS F is characterized by stop-and-go waves, poor travel times, low comfort and convenience, and increased accident exposure

2017 Data

ITS Corridors

2020 Data

Bicycle infrastructure

2020 Data

mobility performance measures

PM 1: % of Person-Miles Traveled on Interstate with Reliable Travel Time

100% of the person-miles traveled on I-70 through our region are reliable. This means our Interstate system has little to no congestion, allowing people and goods to move efficiently through our region. 

PM 3: Truck Travel Time Reliability (TTTR) Index on our Interstate System

A complex formula is used to develop the TTTR Index and to calculate the TTTR of our interstate system. Ideally, any segment along a roadway should have a TTTR Index of 1.50 or less. All interstate system segments within our region fall well under this threshold, meaning we have no issues with TTTR.

PM 5: % of Transit Routes On-Time Performance

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) allow for communication and coordination among signals to improve traffic flow. Our region has 17.5 miles of signalized corridors, with 30% percent enabled with signal coordination to improve the efficiency of the corridor. 

PM 2: % of Person-Miles Traveled on the NHS with a Reliable Travel Time

Of the non-interstate roadways on the National Highway System (NHS), a majority (91.3%) are performing at a high-level of reliability. The roadways falling below the 90% reliability factor include segments of US-77 and US-24 (Tuttle Creek Boulevard).

PM 4: % of Intelligent Transportation System Traffic Signals on Key Corridors

Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) allow for communication and coordination among signals to improve traffic flow. Our region has 17.5 miles of signalized corridors, with 30% percent enabled with signal coordination to improve the efficiency of the corridor. 

PM 6: % of Planned Bicycle Infrastructure Projects Implemented

Providing an on-time public transit service is important for dependability and reliability. The ATA Bus' current on time performance is 88.8% among all fixed routes. Manhattan’s Route 4 has the lowest on-time performance at 64.4%.

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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