Kansas City regions' 30-year transportation plan asking for public feedback - marc.org

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What is a Regional Transportation Plan?

Required by the federal government, a regional transportation plan identifies improvements for the next 20 to 30 years. For the Kansas City region, the current RTP is called Transportation Outlook 2040. MARC is developing a new plan for 2050 for the Kansas City region, called Connected KC 2050.

Connected KC 2050 will consider:

Projected population and employment growth.
Maintenance of transportation facilities.
Quality of life.
Preserving the human and natural environment.
Climate change and energy use.
Public health.
New technologies and innovations in transportation.
Current and future transportation needs (air, bicycle, bus, pedestrian, rail, roads, water and others.)

The plan identifies needs and sets out a budget for federal transportation funds that the metro area expects to receive over the next three decades.

MoBikeFed comment: If you live anywhere in the greater Kansas City metro area, please take a few minutes and complete the public survey that accompanies Connected KC 2050:


Public responses from that survey will be used to set policy, procedures, and projects for the 2050 long range transportation plan, and will affect priorities and spending for millions of dollars of public spending over the next 10 years or more.

Find out more about the Kansas City region's current long-range plan, currently undergoing its regular periodic review, here: