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MARC disburses federal
transportation funds in the metropolitan area through programs that support
capital improvements, air quality, and expanded or enhanced transportation
Transportation Improvement Programs are
important documents for budgeting the funds needed to make transportation
improvements possible. The
TIP contains individual transportation improvements and projects to
be implemented in the next five years within the metropolitan
The Surface Transportation Program provides project funding recommendations to receive
federal funds to complete a variety of improvements
to streets in urban areas that are eligible for federal aid.
Replacement and Rehabilitation Program
The Bridge Program provides project funding recommendations to receive
federal funds to reconstruct, replace, rehabilitate,
repair and widen deficient highway bridges.
Federal Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality funds support transportation projects that
improve air quality in areas where the Environmental Protection Agency considers air quality to be
poor, or where there have been air quality problems in the past.
The Kansas and Missouri Transportation Enhancements program funds projects
that expand travel choices and enhance the transportation experience
through improvements to the cultural, aesthetic, historic and environmental
aspects of the transportation network.
Access and Reverse Commute Program
The federal Job Access and Reverse Commute program
improves mobility and economic opportunity for welfare recipients and
low-income individuals by funding new or expanded transportation services.
- New Freedom Program
The federal New Freedom Program supports new public transportation services and public transportation alternatives that go beyond those required by the Americans with Disablities Act of 1990.
for Elderly/Disabled: Section 5310 Capital Assistance Program
The federal Section 5310 Program supports
transporting the elderly and/or disabled where public transportation
services are unavailable, insufficient or inappropriate.
contracts each year with providers that offer transportation
services for the aging and people with disabilities in Cass,
Clay, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri.
- Planning Sustainable Places
The Planning Sustainable Places Program provides grants on a competitive basis to local governments and nonprofit organizations to prepare and carry out plans that advance sustainable development in the region’s activity centers. The program is designed to support MARC’s Creating Sustainable Places initiative and Transportation Outlook 2040’s activity centers and corridors framework.
- TIGER Award (Green Impact Zone & Regional Transit Corridors)
The Kansas City region received $50 million through the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) federal program. The funds support transportation investments in the Green Impact Zone and along key regional transit corridors.