Hot TIP: share your thoughts on the updated short-range transportation program

MARC has prepared the draft 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for public review and comment. This core 5-year planning document includes all federally funded surface transportation projects, and all regionally significant surface transportation projects, regardless of funding source, planned for the Kansas City metropolitan area in Federal Fiscal Years 2020-2024.

The document is developed cooperatively with local governments, state departments of transportation and transit operators. The goal of the plan is to implement the policies and strategies of our current long-range transportation plan, Transportation Outlook 2040.

The plan includes an Environmental Justice analysis that looks at the group of projects to assess whether they pose disproportionally high or adverse human health and environmental effects, including social and economic, on minority and low-income populations.

Large projects in 2020-2024 TIP

Transit

  • RideKC MAX service — fixed-route line, demand responsive and BRT service
    KCATA, $423,722,060
  • KC Streetcar — Main Street Extension to UMKC
    Kansas City, Missouri & KC Streetcar Authority, $316,850,000

Road/Bridge

  • US 169 — bridge over Missouri River
    MoDOT, $138,326,000
  • I-435 — corridor improvements from I-49 to Kansas state line
    MoDOT, $29,550,000
  • I-35 and 119th Street interchange
    Olathe, $25,000,000

Learn more about the TIP

Submit comments by Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

  • By mail: Mid-America Regional Council, 600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, Missouri, 64105
  • By phone: 816-474-4240
  • By email: tip@marc.org

Public input needed on long-term and short-term transportation plans

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Periodically, MARC seeks public comments on transportation planning efforts and major amendments to transportation plans. All comments will be documented and reviewed by MARC’s Total Transportation Policy Committee.

We are currently seeking public feedback on two transportation-related programs.

Comments are due by Thursday, August 4, 2016.

Special Amendment to the 2016–2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The TIP is an important, short-term planning document that helps budget funds for significant transportation improvements in the region. It identifies significant projects that receive federal funds to be implemented over the next three to five years.

The proposed special amendment to the 2016-20 TIP includes one project:

  • Salem Street improvements in Oak Grove: This project will rehabilitate one of the most heavily traveled commercial thoroughfares in Oak Grove. Improvements will include milling, asphalt overlay, marking and pavement/curb replacement.

Amendment to the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The UPWP describes the transportation planning activities MARC and other agencies propose to undertake during the next fiscal year. The UPWP promotes a unified regional approach to transportation planning in order to achieve regional goals and objectives.

The proposed amendment to the UPWP includes:

  • Adding four projects:
    • Green Infrastructure Engagement: Engage interested stakeholders and community members in discussions focused on the nexus between green infrastructure and the transportation system, defining a scope for the overall approach and identifying goals, key implementation steps and organizational strategies to be considered in a Regional Green Infrastructure Plan.
    • Draft Integrated Ecosystem Framework (IEF): Based upon initial stakeholder input and existing plans and data, conduct a stakeholder charrette and generate a draft regional conservation and restoration priorities map.
    • Transportation Technology Forum: Conduct a forum that focuses on the future of transportation and how emerging technologies are rapidly changing the way we move people and goods, which has profound impacts for our cities, our infrastructure and our regional economy.
    • Transit Oriented Development Study: In partnership with the KCATA, procure consultant services to conduct an economic benefit study of bus rapid transit routes.
    • Removing two projects:
      • Surveys and Modeling Symposium.
      • Transportation Planning Data Self-Assessment.

Submit your comments:

  • By mail: Mid-America Regional Council, 600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105
  • By phone: 816/474-4240
  • By fax: 816/421-7758
  • By email: transportation@marc.org

Additional information about the MARC transportation planning process can be found in A Guide to Transportation Decision Making and MARC’s Public Participation Plan.

Call for public input: replacement of Grand Avenue bridge over I-670

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Periodically, MARC seeks public comments on transportation planning efforts and major amendments to transportation plans. We would like your feedback on a special amendment to the 2016-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which includes one project:

Replacement of the Grand Avenue bridge over I-670 in Jackson County due to structural issues that have closed the bridge. The project is expected to cost approximately $5.2 million which will be paid with federal and state funds.

View the details of this project

The TIP is an important, short-term planning document that helps budget funds for significant transportation improvements in the region. It identifies projects that receive federal funds and will be implemented during the next three to five years. All comments will be documented and reviewed by MARC’s Total Transportation Policy Committee.

Comments are due by Monday, June 6, 2016.

Submit your comments:

  • By mail: Mid-America Regional Council, 600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105
  • By phone: 816-474-4240
  • By fax: 816-421-7758
  • By email: tip@marc.org

Additional information about the MARC transportation planning process can be found in A Guide to Transportation Decision Making and in MARC’s Public Participation Plan.

2016–2020 TIP approved

TIP_2016cvrIn October, the MARC Board of Directors approved the 2016–2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is an important planning document that helps budget funds for significant transportation improvements across the region. It identifies significant projects that receive federal funds which will be implemented over the next three to five years. MARC updates the full TIP every two years. In between updates, the TIP is amended quarterly to allow for the addition of new project and changes to existing projects. Amendments may also occur on a special basis if necessary.

The 2016–2020 TIP was developed in compliance with MAP-21 regulations, the most recent legislation governing the federal transportation program. It contains:

  • A financial plan that accounts for inflation and includes system-level estimates of operation and maintenance costs and revenues.
  • An environmental justice analysis that examines transportation investments and impact on EJ communities.
  • Visualization techniques, maps and diagrams that help convey information.
  • An updated interactive, online map display of project locations and information.

Prior to its approval, the draft TIP document was made available for public review and comment. The next amendment to the new TIP is expected in December 2015.

The adopted TIP documents are available for review online at www.marc.org/20162020TIP.