Share your thoughts on three transportation plan amendments

Sep 21, 2022
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Transportation Improvement Program amendment

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the region’s short-range program that identifies projects to receive federal funds and projects of regional significance to be implemented over the next three- to five-year period. MARC amends the TIP on both a quarterly cycle and as needed to accommodate changes to projects in the TIP.

The proposed 2022 4th Quarter Amendment to the 2022-26 TIP includes 30 projects.

25 new projects will be added, including but not limited to:

  • 10th Street and Limit Street intersection improvements in Leavenworth
  • Patching and overlay on I-35 in Wyandotte County
  • Grand Boulevard bike-ped bridge in Kansas City, Missouri
  • MLK Park pedestrian bridge over Brush Creek
  • KC Scout Intelligent Transportation System upgrades

And five projects will be modified in scope, schedule or budget.

Unified Planning Work Program amendment

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP):

  • Describes the transportation planning activities MARC and other agencies will undertake during the year.
  • Documents the proposed expenditures of federal, state and local funds in support of applications for various planning grants.
  • Provides a management tool for MARC and the funding agencies in scheduling major transportation planning activities, milestones and products.

The proposed UPWP Amendment #1 will make the following modifications:

  • Add a new task for the RideKC Bi-State Green Corridor Planning Investments study. The study will provide analysis in preparation for the introduction of Battery Electric Buses to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide a healthier environment.
  • Add a new task for the RideKC Funding for Zero-Fare: Evaluating the Health and Economic Impacts study. The study will evaluate KCATA’s zero-fare transit policy which has demonstrated the potential to reduce vehicle trips, improve air conditions, and improve the health and economic status of low-income and racial minority residents of the Kansas City region.
  • Revise Appendix C as necessary to account for the inclusion of these studies.

Connected KC 2050 Amendment

Connected KC 2050 is the Kansas City region's long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan. This plan describes how the region will manage, operate and invest in its multimodal transportation system over the next 30 years. Connected KC 2050 describes the anticipated surface transportation needs of the metropolitan area and identifies proposed transportation investments ranging from road and transit improvements to projects that enhance bike, pedestrian and freight movement.

Amendments are made to the plan as new projects, funding, or programs arise. 

Details of the proposed amendment

Project Project limits Action Anticipated total cost
Lexington Road & K-10 Generally Lexington Road & K-10 interchange to Evening Star Road & Lexington Road intersection Add project to the MTP $41,200,000
119th Street Woodland Road to Nelson Road Amend existing project in MTP (#1126) $43,325,000

Submit your comment

The deadline for comments is Friday, Oct. 7, 2022.