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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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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. 

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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

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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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Further details & resources

Complete annual Safety PM reports

In line with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) regulations, the MPO has developed our region's Safety Performance Measures. In addition, the MPO has established future Targets aimed at creating a safer transportation system

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