The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) has spent two years working with planners, elected officials and area residents to develop Transportation Outlook 2040, the Kansas City region’s next long-range transportation plan. This important plan outlines a new vision for our transportation system and will guide $18 billion in multimodal investments over the next three decades. It also serves as the region's Coordinated Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan.
Through June 1, 2010, the public is encouraged to review and share feedback on the Transportation Outlook 2040 draft plan, which is available at www.marc.org/2040.
WAYS TO COMMENT:
-Open house: May 13, 2010, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Mid-America Regional Council, 600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105, 2nd floor conference center. Discussions at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.: How can we turn the plan’s vision and strategies into action?
-Web: Online commenting at www.marc.org/2040.
-Mail: Mid-America Regional Council, 600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105
MARC worked to establish a set of wide-ranging policy goals for Transportation Outlook 2040 — major things the region’s residents want to achieve with our transportation system. This framework lays a foundation for the kinds of plans and projects that will provide the best transportation solutions. The draft plan describes a regional land-use strategy that supports activity centers and connected transportation corridors, reflecting current local government plans.
Transportation Outlook 2040 contains a 30-year forecast of regional population and employment growth patterns, as well as listings of priority major investments in roadways, bicycle/pedestrian facilities, transit, and projects that support activity and neighborhood centers.
Complete details about the May 13 open house are at www.marc.org/2040/Get_Involved/finalopenhouse.aspx.