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Rock Island Corridor Coalition

Rock Island Corridor Coalition

Vision

The old Rock Island railroad corridor from Pleasant Hill to the Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City is protected for trail and transit use, and provides the primary connection for Kansas City to the Missouri Katy Trail State Park.

Mission

Protect the Rock Island railroad corridor (connection to the Katy Trail State Park) from Pleasant Hill to Kansas City for the ultimate purpose of trail and transit transportation uses.

Organizational structure and membership

The coalition will be a membership organization consisting of local government officials and private sector supporters. The coalition will be led by representatives from the cities and counties along the old Rock Island Railroad corridor in the Kansas City area, including the cities of Lee's Summit, Pleasant Hill, Greenwood, Raytown and Kansas City, Mo., and Jackson and Cass counties. One representative from each unit of local government will serve on an executive committee.

In addition to public representation, private sector supporters will be asked to join the coalition to demonstrate support for protection of the corridor owned by the Union Pacific Railroad. It is expected that private sector participants will include chambers of commerce, school districts, bicycle clubs, walking organizations, running clubs, health organizations, transit advocacy groups, environmental organizations, and businesses.

More information:

Contact:
Marlene Nagel
Community Development Director
Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105
816/474-4240