Regional leaders discuss Advanced Air Mobility impacts and opportunities

Aug 18, 2021
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Screenshot from the Advanced Air Mobility virtual meeting

This month, MARC invited regional stakeholders to hear from Brandon Naylor, legislative director for Rep. Sharice Davids, on the opportunities and impacts Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) may present for the Kansas City region.

This discussion occurred after legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Davids, was passed by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to establish an interagency working group to more effectively engage and coordinate with industry in the AAM sector. Senator Jerry Moran co-sponsored the Senate version of the legislation that was passed by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

Participating stakeholders included representatives of regional jurisdictions, departments of transportation, chambers of commerce, universities and others.

Participants heard legislative updates from Mr. Naylor and discussed regional information, opportunities, or concerns, such as potential transportation, economic or environmental impacts.