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

Share your thoughts on an amendment to short-range transportation plan

We would like your feedback on changes to the 2018-2022 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). The TIP is the region’s short-range program, identifying projects to receive federal funds and projects of regional significance to be implemented during the next three to five year period. MARC amends the TIP on a quarterly cycle to accommodate additions and changes to projects.

The proposed amendment includes 33 projects:

  • 7 new projects to be added, including, but not limited to:
    • #280140 – Sign replacement on I-435 south of K-32
    • #690251 – Slide repair on M-350
    • #990314 – Job order contracting for bridge repair
  • 26 modified projects, including, but not limited to:
    • #996095 – Bike share phases 3 and 4. Schedule change to FFY 2018*
    • #690369 – Noland & M-350 intersection. Schedule change to FFY 2020*

* As noted in the MARC Reasonable Progress Policy, TTPC and the MARC Board of Directors must approve the requested schedule change.

Details of these projects are available for review here.

Share your comments by Friday, Jan. 5, 2018.

Submit 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

MARC’s Total Transportation Policy Committee will document and review all comments. Find additional information about the MARC transportation planning process in A Guide to Transportation Decision Making and in MARC’s Public Participation Plan.

Share your thoughts on two important regional transportation plans

We would like your feedback on an amendment to the 2016-2020 Transportation Improvement Plan and updates to the Public Participation Plan.

The Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) is the region’s short-range program, identifying projects to receive federal funds and projects of regional significance to be implemented during the next three to five year period. MARC amends the TIP on a quarterly cycle to accommodate changes to projects in the TIP.

The proposed 2017 third quarter amendment includes 162 projects:

57 new projects to be added, including, but not limited to:

  • 159th St. — Reconstruction from Pflumm Road to Quivira Road.
  • M-9 — Scoping for pavement improvements from Mattox Road to I-635.
  • M-291 — Scoping for pavement improvements from I-435 to Orchard Avenue.
  • US-40 — Scoping for pavement improvements from I-70 to Sterling Avenue.
  • M-7 — Scoping for pavement improvements from I-49 to Independence Street.

105 modified projects, including, but not limited to:

  • Bridge improvements over the Missouri River (Broadway/Buck O’Neil Bridge).

Modifications to projects may address scope, schedule or budget.

Details of these projects are available for review here.


The Public Participation Plan (PPP) describes strategies and policies to engage the public in activities that MARC undertakes for the metropolitan transportation planning process, including development and maintenance of the Long-Range Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program, Unified Planning Work Program and special studies.

View the current PPP

The updates to the plan support an identified need to make the plan more useful as a guide to MARC staff who carry out public participation activities. This includes modifications that streamline strategies and techniques identified in the plan and provide helpful information added in the appendix to assist staff.

You can view a draft of the PPP here [Word document]. The following is a high-level summary of the proposed changes.

General updates:

  • Changed federal language to reflect FAST Act, removed from Appendix (redundant).
  • Changed “citizens” to residents, community members, or people.

Section 3: Specific Plan Processes

  • Included a summary table of important information (comment period length, update schedule, webpage and contact email) for each plan.

Section 4: Strategies and Techniques

  • Removed organization by goals to reduce redundant strategies, added icons that represent each goal that is supported by each strategy.
  • Included “Other Web-based Strategies” which include social media, other digital media and email.
  • Consultation section merged with Email strategy to reduce redundant information. A more detailed section on Consultation is include as an appendix.
  • Social media table removed and replaced with link to MARC webpage for social media.
  • Public Interaction section included to group in-person engagement and information sharing strategies.
  • Added piggyback meetings as a strategy, merged with “Collaboration with Partner Organizations.”
  • Added online engagement as a strategy.
  • Added new section that expands on involving environmental justice populations.

Comments are needed by Monday, July 10, 2017.

Submit 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

MARC’s Total Transportation Policy Committee will document and review all comments. Find additional information about the MARC transportation planning process 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.

We want your input!

Periodically, MARC seeks public comments on transportation planning efforts and major amendments to transportation plans. Our public input page provides details about how to submit your comments. All comments will be documented and reviewed by MARC’s Total Transportation Policy Committee.

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We are currently seeking public feedback on one transportation-related program:

Draft of the 2016–2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
(comments due by Thursday, Oct. 1)

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 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 on a quarterly basis to allow for the addition of new projects and changes to existing projects.

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.
  • Visualization techniques, maps and diagrams that help convey information.
  • An updated interactive, online map display of project locations and information.

The draft 2016–2020 TIP document and project lists are available online at http://marc.org/Transportation/Plans-Studies/Transportation-Plans-and-Studies/TIP/2016%E2%80%932020-TIP.

Please submit your comments by Thursday, Oct. 1.

  • 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.