Consolidated Planning Grant
The primary source of funding for carrying out the planning activities comes from the Consolidated Planning Grant (CPG), which consists of planning funds from the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration Section 5303 funds.
The CPG funds are administered by the Kansas Department of Transportation and allocated to the Flint Hills MPO each year based on a formula. The CPG funds require a non-federal match, which is being contributed by the local jurisdictions.
According to the fiscal agreement, the city of Manhattan is responsible for 65 percent of the operational cost of the MPO. In 2013, the city must provide $15,671, with an estimated average of $59,918 per year over the next five years.
Paying for the ATA
The city signed a grant agreement on Dec. 20, 2011, with ATA Bus to help fund “annual operational expenses” for 2012. It does not specify those funds to be used for “on-demand” services only, but city staff and commissioners have interpreted it as such because when the agreement was signed there were no “fixed routes.” For the current budget year, the contract was altered to include a clause stating the funds were to be used for ‘on-demand service’ only. The city gave $51,138 in funds to ATA Bus, a 5 percent decrease from 2012 budget year.
Emplanements: 44,603 in 2010 58,672 in 2011 est. 67,000 in 2012 projected 69,900 in 2013. Operating Revenues: $670,518 in 2010 $620,035 in 2011 est. 631,100 in 2012 $487,226 in 2013* Operating Expenditures: $640,359 in 2010 $634,460 in 2011 est. $726,163 in 2012 projected $722,065 in 2013.
*In 2013, $260,000 in PFC revenues will be diverted from the General Fund to the Bond and Interest Fund to pay for airport related debt service.
Projects in 2011: It was the second full year of Regional Jet Service to Dallas-Fort Worth and Chicago-O’Hare, recorded more than 50,000 enplanements.
Added second ChicagoO’Hare American Eagle Flight. Renovated longterm parking lot and added 320 new stalls.
Completed a Terminal Area Study Plan.
Projects in 2012: Third full year of Regional Jet Air Service to Dallas- Fort Worth and Chicago- O’Hare with more than 54,000 enplanements. Completed a terminal expansion design.
Completed a parking lot expansion design, and completed a general aviation apron design.
Projected projects in 2013: Begin construction on terminal building expansion, parking lot expansion and general aviation apron. Estimated total cost of $11.5 million, with 75 percent funded through FAA grants.