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2014-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Decisions about transportation investments in metropolitan areas require collaboration and cooperation between different levels of government and between individual jurisdictions. The TIP documents how the Kansas City region prioritizes the limited transportation resources available among the various needs of the region. It includes a staged, five-year list of surface transportation projects proposed for federal, state and local funding within the metropolitan area. Inclusion in the TIP represents a major milestone in the project development process that enables a project to receive and expend federal funds.

A new round of Section 5310 funding available

MARC is now accepting applications for public transit and human services transportation projects that are eligible for federal funds through Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310). Section 5310 provides Federal Transit Administration funding to projects that support transportation and mobility for older adults or persons with disabilities. 

An estimated $2.4 million is available in this round of funding.  Eligible applicants should be private, nonprofit organizations; state or local government agencies; or public transportation operators in the MARC transportation planning area, which includes Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri. The application is online at The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. CST.

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Destination Safe celebrates 10 years

On Friday, Sept. 5, safety and transportation professionals from the Kansas City region met at the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Destination Safe Coalition. This award-winning coalition was formed in 2004 to address transportation safety issues. 


Kansas City region received $1.2 million in TIGER grant from U.S. DOT

Planning grant will focus on improving transit access to employment centers

The Kansas City region will receive a $1.2 million planning grant for an initiative to double the number of jobs accessible by public transit over the next 10 years. The award is one of 72 grants totaling $600 million announced today by the U.S. Department of Transportation as part of its 2014 TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program.

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