CHARTING A NEW COURSE
Transportation Outlook 2040 is the long-range transportation plan that guides how the Kansas City region will manage, operate and invest $18 billion in its multimodal transportation system over the next 30 years. Approved by the Mid-America Regional Council in 2010, the plan responds to many challenges we face — how to grow more efficiently, maintain a competitive economy and preserve the health of the environment, while enabling everyone to access opportunity.
Community values, ideas and concerns shaped the plan's priorities. Your opinions will continue to matter as we update Transportation Outlook 2040 over time.
Who we are and what we do
The Mid-America Regional Council is a nonprofit association of city and county governments and the metropolitan planning organization for the bistate Kansas City region. MARC provides a forum for the region to work together to advance social, economic and environmental progress.
One of our main roles is to conduct transportation-planning services for seven counties — Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte in Kansas; and Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte in Missouri. More
Did You Know?
Greater Kansas City is projected to grow by some 750,000 people over the next 30 years. We also expect to add 500,000 more jobs to the region by 2040. Forecast
We're getting older and family makeup is changing
People ages 65 and older will nearly double in the next 20 years. Today, married couples with children make up only 22% of households in the region, yet 75% of housing built during the 2000s was designed for them. Other changes
What's in the plan
Transportation Outlook 2040 serves as a blueprint for managing the region's transportation system. The plan identifies transportation improvements for the next three decades and is made up of these elements:
new call for projects
MARC recently accepted applications for a new Planning Sustainable Places program to fund planning and demonstration projects that help advance sustainable development objectives. Learn more