$137 million in federal funds awarded to local transportation projects

Feb 23, 2023
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Man riding a bike down a city street

The projects will help improve air quality and public transportation, enhance roads and rehabilitate bridges, and support focused development in the Kansas City region in the coming years.

MARC works with the Missouri and Kansas departments of transportation, city and county governments and other local stakeholders to review funding applications. The projects selected for funding align with priorities and strategies established in Connected KC 2050, the region’s long-range metropolitan transportation plan, and will help make progress on accomplishing the goals outlined in the plan.

MARC saw an impressive number of applications during this funding cycle — 145 applications totaling $370 million in requested funds.

Three federal programs provide funding:

  • Surface Transportation Program funds are used to enhance roads, rehabilitate bridges, support livable communities, enhance bicycle and pedestrian options, expand public transportation options, and improve safety and operations.
  • Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality Program funds are allocated for projects that help reduce congestion and improve air quality by decreasing vehicle emissions.
  • Transportation Alternatives Program funds are used to improve transportation alternatives, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities, recreational trails and safe routes to school programs.
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Notable projects
Jurisdiction or organization Project
Mission, Kansas Rehabilitation of Johnson Drive from Metcalf Avenue to Lamar Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri Reconstruction of 31st Street from Linwood Boulevard to Van Brunt Boulevard
Overland Park, Kansas Mobility enhancements at College Avenue and Metcalf Avenue
Grandview, Missouri Bike and pedestrian accommodations on the Kansas City Southern Railroad overpass on Blue Ridge Boulevard
Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas Expansion of bike share in Wyandotte County
Independence, Missouri Realignment of U.S. 24 Highway and Ash Avenue
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Creation of new job access services
Project list
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