A Call for Input

Which transportation projects should be funded? Let us know what you think.

As the metropolitan planning organization for the Kansas City region, MARC works with many partners to allocate funding for transportation improvements in the region. You have an important role to play in this process, too. Your tax dollars help pay for the federal and state programs that fund many of the transportation projects in our region, and the choice of which ones to fund may affect you and your community. We invite you to share your opinions about proposed projects across the Kansas City region.

We recently asked local governments and other organizations to submit projects for funding from the federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program, Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STP) and Surface Transportation Block Grant Set Aside funds (formerly known as the Transportation Alternative Program, or TAP). We received 124 applications totaling about $290 million, and there is only about $77.1 million available in this round of funding, so some hard choices will have to be made.

You can help by sharing your feedback about the projects that were submitted. Visit http://www.marc2.org/TR_CFP/browseprojects.aspx and browse the application summaries by organization, city or county, project category, or requested funding source. Please share your thoughts with us (using the forms found at the bottom of each project summary) by Friday, May 20, 2015. Our transportation planning committees will review your feedback as they evaluate all applications over the summer and make final funding recommendations.

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