Selecting Future Transportation Projects
In August 2009, MARC conducted a call for regionally significant transportation projects that support the long-range plan's adopted policy goals and help address challenges Greater Kansas City is facing. Nearly 50 local jurisdictions and transportation agencies nominated 553 projects in five categories — totaling $16.9 billion — to be considered for the plan. (This is the total after some projects were removed due to duplication or ineligibility.) What the Kansas City region can afford
MARC staff reviewed and scored all projects based on how well they met criteria and supported the policy goals of Transportation Outlook 2040. The projects received follow-up technical analysis and stakeholder input. Through early 2010, transportation modal committees — made up of elected officials, local planners and engineers — identified gaps, assessed priorities, and considered what the Kansas City region can reasonably afford over the next 30 years. The committees worked to develop lists of priority project recommendations.
The public was invited to review and offer feedback on projects nominated for Transportation Outlook 2040 at several points during the evaluation process. All public feedback was posted online and shared with regional transportation committees.
No funding was distributed through this call for projects.
Transportation Outlook 2040 Projects Support Land-Use Vision