Kansas City, Mo., to help develop transportation plan
Citizens Will Help Decide How to Spend Tax Dollars on Transportation Projects for Next 30 Years
October 15, 2008
Kansas City InfoZone
Kansas City, Missouri
Originally published on 10/11/2008.
Community discussions Oct. 13-29 kick off new long-range transportation plan
The Mid-America Regional Council has begun an 18-month process to develop a new long-range transportation plan for the Kansas City region - Transportation Outlook 2040. Community discussions are scheduled around the region from Oct. 13-29 to learn about the public's desires for the region's future transportation system. How does the way we move people and goods affect how we grow as a metro area? What should our transportation priorities be?
- October 13 | 6-8 p.m.: Kansas City Baptist Temple, 5460 Blue Ridge Cut-Off, Kansas City, Mo.
- October 14 | 6-8 p.m.: Kansas City Kansas Public Library - West, 1737 N. 82nd St., Kansas City, Kan.
- October 16 | 6-8 p.m.: Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.
- October 23 | 6-8 p.m.: Sylvester Powell, Jr. Community Center, 6200 Martway, Mission, Kan.
- October 29 | 6-8 p.m.: Gladstone Community Center, 6901 N. Holmes, Gladstone, Mo.
Refreshments will be provided.
Transportation Outlook 2040 budgets the federal transportation funds that the region expects to receive over the next 30 years. The previous plan identified nearly $16 billion in major investments. Transportation Outlook 2040 will guide planners, elected officials and agencies in funding all types of transportation in Greater Kansas City over the next three decades.
The plan will be developed through several steps: 1) Understanding existing conditions and identifying transportation needs. 2) Evaluating planning strategies to address the needs. 3) Choosing a preferred future scenario. 4) Selecting major transportation projects and developing the plan. 5) Adopting the final plan.
Throughout the process MARC staff will solicit feedback from existing committees dealing with various modes of transportation, from the general public, and from other external stakeholders. They will help evaluate past transportation planning work and identify regional issues, goals and potential responses.
Learn more about the Transportation Outlook 2040 project at www.marc.org/2040
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