Transportation Data

According to the Federal Highway Administration’s website, In 2016, Kansas ranked 4th in the nation for total miles of public roads. The state has 142,047 miles of public roads throughout Kansas in 2017. Moreover, with 289,948 total lane miles in 2017, Kansas ranked 4th in the nation. Kansas now charges 24.03 cents per gallon on gasoline (excluding federal gas taxes).  Kansas has one of the lower gas tax rates in the country. 

KS Highways

Kansas Motor Vehicle Registration in Pottawatomie and Riley Counties, 2017

Vehicle Type Pottawatomie Riley
Automobile 13,717 28,295
Truck 8,406 9,642
Trailer 1,967 1,459
Motorcycle 874 1,595
Motor Bike 46 144
RV 110 130
Total 25,120 41,265

Source: Kansas Department of Revenue, Annual Report 2018

Vehicles Per Household, 2017

Number of Vehicles Riley County Pottawatomie County
0 1,617 (6.09%) 261 (3.07%)
1 8,875 (33.43%) 1,737 (20.41%)
2 10,352 (39.00%) 3,465 (40.72%)
3 or more 5700 (21.47%) 3,047 (35.80%)
Total 26,544 8,510

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

As of December 31, 2017, there were 142,054 miles of roads, streets and highways in Kansas. Average daily travel was 88,248,910 vehicle-miles. This is a slight increase in mileage and 0.6% in travel from 2016. Travel growth occurred mainly on the Interstate and Freeway systems, with stronger growth on rural segments. Travel on the non-State systems, both rural and urban, declined.

Mileage and Travel by County by Functional Classification with Primitives, 2017

* Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled
  Rural (Miles/DVMT*) Urban (Miles/DVMT)  
County Rural Total Urban Total Grand Total
Pottawatomie 1,415.212 40.009 1,455.221
  540,686 103,635 644,321
Riley 851.231 364.846 1,216.077
  666,229 1,010,375 1,676,603

Source: Mileage and Travel in Kansas - 2017 (Kansas Department of Transportation, The Bureau of Transportation Planning)

Commuting to Work, 2017

Transportation Method Pottawatomie County Estimate Riley County Estimate
Workers 16 and over 11,066  41,515
Car, Truck, or Van - Drove alone 78.6%  73.7% 
Car, Truck, or Van - Carpooled 13.3%  8.7% 
Public Transportation (excluding taxicab) 0.0%  0.4% 
Walked 2.4%  8.7% 
Bicycle 0.9%  1.6% 
Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means  0.9%  1.0% 
Worked at Home 3.9%  5.9% 
Mean Travel time to work (minutes) 21.1 14.9

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Kansas Roadway Statistics, 2016

Categories
Riley County Pottawatomie County
Vehicle Registration Fees $1,841,947 $1,327,216
Daily Vehicle Miles 1,633,009 629,680
Total Road Miles 1,220 1,445

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017 (KS Dept. of Revenue, Office of Policy & Research; KS Dept. of Transportation, Transportation Planning)

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