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As part of its efforts
to build a stronger regional community through cooperation, leadership
and planning, MARC takes part in a number of transportation-related initiatives
in the Kansas City region. Web pages for current and ongoing initiatives
are linked below:
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs
MARC recognizes the important role that bicycling and walking play in the Kansas City region’s total transportation system. As our local transportation needs continue to grow, MARC promotes walking and bicycling as healthy, environmentally friendly modes of transport.
- Complete Streets
MARC is developing resources and policies to help guide and inform local jurisdictions in adopting and implementing Complete Streets policies.
- KC SmartPort
KC SmartPort is the authority on logistics opportunities in the 18-county, bi-state Kansas City region. A non-profit economic development organization, KC SmartPort promotes and enhances the Kansas City region's status as a leading North American logistics hub.
- Linking Environmental and Transportation Planning
MARC is working to better incorporate conservation into transportation planning in the Kansas City region.
MetroGreen® is a proposed 1,144-mile interconnected system of
public and private open spaces, greenways and trails designed to link
seven counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Green Light is a project to improve the coordination of traffic
signals on major routes throughout the Kansas City area. It will help
synchronize traffic signals on major routes throughout the region.
RideShare is a free, publicly funded commuter service designed to inform
people about less expensive and environmentally friendly commuting alternatives.
It also matches drivers and passengers for carpools.
The Smart Moves Regional Transit Vision is a comprehensive transit improvement strategy
that integrates services throughout the seven-county Kansas City metropolitan
supports and contracts for transit services that meet the needs of the
region's special populations including the aging, welfare recipients,
low-income individuals or persons with disabilities.
conducts transportation safety-conscious planning to address the serious
public health hazard of motor vehicle crashes and to keep in line with
goals established locally and nationally.