Maintaining and preserving our existing transportation assets is important for providing a safe and efficient system. Overall, our transportation assets are in good condition; however, our infrastructure will require more funding for maintenance and preservation than what is currently being invested. Routine maintenance and preservation extends the life of our transportation infrastructure and better utilizes our financial resources over the long-term.
regional bridge connections
2022 Bridge Data & 2021 Pavement Data
2015-2019 KDOT Data
preservation performance measures
PM 1: % of Interstate Pavement in
I-70 is the only segment of interstate in the MPO region. There are 16 centerline miles within the MPO boundary.
PM 3: % of Non-Interstate Pavement in Good Condition
PM 5: % of NHS Bridges in Good Condition
PM 7: % of Non-NHS Bridges in Good Condition
Non-NHS bridges are those on the local roadway system. Of the 96 bridges on the local system, 63% are in good condition.
PM 2: % of Interstate Pavement in
PM 4: % of Non-Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition
PM 6: % of NHS Bridges in Poor Condition
PM 8: % of Non-NHS Bridges in Poor Condition
PM 9: % Revenue Vehicles Exceeding their Useful Life Benchmark
PM 10: % of Transit Fleet with More than 200,000 Odometer Miles
Useful life benchmark is the expected life cycle of a transit asset. Our region has several smaller transit providers that provide transportation services to their clients, while the ATA Bus provides the general public with transit services. Our goal is to have less than 25% of all of our transit vehicles meeting or exceeding their useful life. A majority of the vehicles exceeding their ULB are vehicles owned by smaller transit providers.
In total, our region has 62 transit vehicles in service by the smaller transit providers and ATA Bus. Of these, six (6) exceed more than 200,000 odometer miles. The goal is to have less than 10% of the fleet below this threshold as maintenance on high-mileage vehicles is substantially more frequent and expensive.
understanding metrics & GAUges
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 and
our 2020 Safety Performance Measures Report: