Updates and outcomes from MARC's December Board meetings

Jan 03, 2023
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We’re sharing selected highlights from the meetings for your awareness and use in regional conversations. The MARC Board heard a variety of updates, including:

  • Transportation funding recommendations: Board members approved recommendations for $135 million in federal transportation funding to support projects across the region. Nearly 150 applications for projects were received in 2022 and 72 were recommended for funding, including electric vehicle charging stations, bike share expansion, and intersection and signal improvements.

At the MARC Budget and Personnel Committee meeting on Dec. 20, attendees took the following actions:

  • 988: Committee members approved $205,000 in local match grant agreements with two regional health care philanthropy organizations to enhance mental health mobile crisis response for the 988 suicide and crisis hotline.
  • Housing: The committee voted to expand the use of a housing locator tool for the Regional Housing Partnership. The tool is currently used by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, to support people looking for affordable housing. MARC staff assisted in the selection of the tool’s provider and worked to gauge the interest in the region and find initial funding.