A message from Bill Fiander, Secretary to the MTPO
As Secretary to the Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization (MTPO), I am pleased to invite you to participate in the Topeka Regional Transportation Plan (Futures 2040).
Futures 2040 is a guide for transportation and mobility decisions made for Topeka and a surrounding portion of Shawnee County (view map here) while ensuring continued federal funding assistance in the years to come. Updated every five years by the MTPO, the plan models future growth scenarios and identifies needs for roadways, public transit, bikes/pedestrians, aviation, and rail through the year 2040. We are at the beginning fact finding stage of the process and need your help identifying any needs, issues, or potential dreams for our regional system that impact your organization, members, or customers. It is our hope that Futures 2040 will lay the groundwork for many valuable transportation projects and initiatives that will make the Topeka region realize its full potential.
Current federal legislation requires all Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) to develop a comprehensive long range plan that meets current and future needs for all modes of transportation. As this region’s MPO and regional transportation planning body, the MTPO includes as its partners the City of Topeka, Shawnee County, Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority, Kansas Department of Transportation, and Federal Highways Administration.
Stay tuned to this web page to learn how you can be part of the civic engagement and partner in this exciting process!
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Carlton Scroggins at 785.368.3728.
On June 22, 2017 the MTPO Policy Board voted unanimously to approve and adopt the Futures 2040 Long Range Regional Transportation Plan
The Metropolitan Topeka Planning Organization (MTPO) held four Neighborhood meetings in November to gather public information from area residents about multimodal transportation needs in their neighborhoods, as well as throughout the Topeka and Shawnee County area. This is all part of updating the current Long Range Transportation Plan. This updated plan, Futures 2040, is a 20-year transportation plan for the Topeka/Shawnee County region.
View the Public Neighborhood Meeting Map for additional details.
November 2 - 5:30-7:30PM at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
November 3 - 5:30-7:30PM at Garfield Community Center
November 9 - 5:30-7:30PM at Highland Park High School
November 16 - 5:30-7:30PM at Washburn Tech
This process began in April with a public kick-off meeting and online surveys pertaining to current transportation “issues” and needs for the Topeka/Shawnee County Area. The results of those meetings and online surveys can be viewed on the survey link below.
All MTPO documents and MTPO sponsored studies can be viewed on this website.
Public participation is one of the main aspects in the MTPO transportation planning process. We encourage you to review any and all documents or amendments on this website and provide us with your comments by contacting
Carlton Scroggins at the Topeka Planning Department
620 SE Madison, 3rd Floor
Topeka, KS 66607
metropolitan Topeka planning organization
The all-access transportation planning website for Topeka and Shawnee County area
A public Open House was held Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 - 7:00PM at the Topeka Public & Shawnee County Library (Marvin Auditorium, Room 101B) to learn more about the plan update. The Open House provided an opportunity to talk with MTPO Planning staff and others to learn more and give feedback on the proposed plan.
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