Public invited to share input on projects submitted for Connected KC 2050 update

Jan 31, 2024
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The Mid-America Regional Council recently solicited projects for consideration in the update of the metropolitan transportation plan — Connected KC 2050. While this was not an application for specific funding, inclusion in the plan can be a requirement in some cases and a boost in others for future funding opportunities. 

Overall, through this call for long-range projects, MARC solicited for two types of projects to be submitted.

  • New project submission — any regionally significant project that is currently not included in Connected KC 2050. 
  • Update a project — updates to the scope, timeline, or financial resources of any current Connected KC 2050 project.

In response to this request, more than 400 projects were submitted for review and consideration by MARC. This includes over 130 new projects and 300 updated projects. MARC staff is currently in the process of reviewing and scoring the list of submitted projects. MARC committees will begin reviewing this project list early in 2024.

In the meantime, key summarized information about each of the submitted projects can be found here. Members of the public are invited to review this information and provide comments as necessary.

The deadline for comments is Friday, March 8.