What is WAMPO?
The Wichita Area Planning Organization or WAMPO for short, is the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the greater Wichita metropolitan area. Our region includes all of Sedgwick County as well as portions of Butler and Sumner counties. Our role is to carry out a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive (3-C) planning process that benefits us all.
What does WAMPO do?
We provide a fair and impartial setting for making transportation decisions that affect our region and the people who live here. We are also 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?
A large number of the road projects here in Andover have been made possible by WAMPO and the federal pass thru dollars.
A section between the KTA bridge and 13th 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 helping us seek consultants to carryout a Wayfinding Policy and Conceptual Plan.