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Publications iconKansas Register

Volume 42 - Issue 14 - April 6, 2023

State of Kansas

Department of Transportation

Request for Applications

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Office of Public Transportation is now accepting State Fiscal Year 2024 applications for operating assistance and proposals for capital purchases in accordance with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) program U.S.C. 49-5311(f) – Intercity Bus.

The purpose of the U.S.C. 49-5311(f) program is to provide funds to support the intercity bus system and its purpose as a vital link between isolated rural communities and the rest of the nation. The goal of the U.S.C. 49-5311(f) program is to support the connection between nonurbanized areas and the larger regional or national system, meet the intercity travel needs of residents in nonurbanized areas, and support the infrastructure of the intercity bus network.

Awards for federal ICB operating assistance require a 50% local match. If in-kind match of unsubsidized intercity routes is proposed, documentation of availability must be included. Proposals for capital purchases should include all appropriate bid documents, vehicle specifications, associated routes and justification for purchase, a capital investment plan (including information on vehicles that will be replaced), and any additional supporting documents.

Please Note: All applications are to be submitted via KDOT’s online grant management portal at Please contact for access to the BlackCat Grant Management Software.

All applications must be submitted utilizing KDOT’s BlackCat Grant Management Software by 11:59 p.m. May 26, 2023. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact Ryne Dowling, Multimodal Planner, at 785-296-4907 or

Calvin Reed
Acting Secretary
Department of Transportation

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