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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

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preservation performance measures

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PM 1: % of Interstate Pavement in

Good Condition

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I-70 is the only segment of interstate in the MPO region. There are 16 centerline miles within the MPO boundary.  

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PM 3: % of Non-Interstate Pavement in Good Condition

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PM 5: % of NHS Bridges in Good Condition

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PM 7: % of Non-NHS Bridges in Good Condition

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Non-NHS bridges are those on the local roadway system. Of the 96 bridges on the local system, 63% are in good condition.

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PM 2: % of Interstate Pavement in

Poor Condition

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PM 4: % of Non-Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition

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PM 6: % of NHS Bridges in Poor Condition

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PM 8: % of Non-NHS Bridges in Poor Condition

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PM 9: % Revenue Vehicles Exceeding their Useful Life Benchmark 

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PM 10: % of Transit Fleet with More than 200,000 Odometer Miles

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Bridge condition is measured by the deck area classified in good, fair, or poor condition. Of the bridges on the National Highway System (NHS), 83.3% are in good condition.  

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The non-interstate pavement includes all roadways on the National Highway System (NHS), such as state highways. There are 60 centerline miles of non-Interstate NHS roads in our region.

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. 

Since 2017, 2% more pavement on non-interstate NHS roadways changed to poor condition. 

Thanks to recent investments there ere are now no bridges in poor condition (classified by deck condition) on the NHS system. 

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While most of our non-NHS bridges are in good condition, 6.5% (four bridges) are in poor condition.

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. 

The pavement condition on I-70 continues to deteriorate. The longer preservation and maintenance needs are prolonged, the more expensive repairs become.

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understanding metrics & Guages

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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.

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Flint Hills MPO Metric

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

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

our 2020 Safety Performance Measures Report:

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