What is WAMPO?
The Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization or WAMPO for short, is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the greater Wichita area. The WAMPO region includes all of Sedgwick County as well as portions of Butler and Sumner counties. WAMPO's role is to carry out a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive (3-C) planning process that benefits all involved communities.
What does WAMPO do?
WAMPO provides a fair and impartial setting for making financial decisions that affect our region's transportation system and the people who live here. WAMPO is responsible for the administration of federal transportation funds by approving various improvements to the street and highway network, transit and paratransit systems, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and other transportation-related activities in the metropolitan area. Products of this work include a long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), a short range Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and an annual plan of work called the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).
For more information about WAMPO, please visit their website by clicking here.
How has Andover benefitted from being a partner in WAMPO?
Many road and pedestrian projects here in Andover have been made possible by WAMPO via federal pass thru dollars.
The widening improvements being made currently to South Andover Road (Four Mile Creek to SW 120th) .
The section of 159th Street between the KTA bridge and 21st Street North was improved to a three lane section in 2016.
Our very own Redbud Trail is part of the path that will be connecting us to our neighbors in Wichita, all thanks to the efforts of WAMPO!
As part of their Planning Walkable Places program, WAMPO is currently helping Andover identify a consultant to create a Wayfinding Policy and Conceptual Plan.