Share your thoughts on amendments to two transportation plans

Jan 19, 2024
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Transportation Improvement Program Special Amendment

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the region’s short-range program that identifies projects to receive federal funds and projects that are of regional significance to be implemented over the next three to five years. MARC amends the TIP on both a quarterly cycle and as needed to accommodate changes to projects in the TIP.
The proposed 2024 Special Amendment 1 to the 2024-2028 Transportation Improvement Program includes the following: 

  • #280196 - I-435: Bridge #213 and #214 (I-70)
    • Modify the scope of the project 
  • #280203 - I-635: from north approach of Bridges #040 and #041 over the BNSF
    • Railroad Yard and K-32, north to 1.36 miles north of I-70/I-635 junction
    • Modify the budget for the project

Unified Planning Work Program Amendment

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP):

  • Describes the transportation planning activities MARC and other agencies will undertake during the year.
  • Documents the proposed expenditures of federal, state and local funds in support of applications for various planning grants.
  • Provides a management tool for MARC and the funding agencies in scheduling major transportation planning activities, milestones and products.  

The proposed 2024 UPWP Amendment #2 will:

  • Add new project:
    • US-71 Reconnecting Neighborhoods Project – Lead Agency: City of Kansas City, Missouri

      The US-71 Reconnecting Neighborhoods Project will address critical traffic safety issues, enhance multi-modal connectivity, and mitigate the environmental, economic, and health impacts of the highway corridor on the abutting community. The study will be conducted in close collaboration with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, MoDOT, and key stakeholders in the affected community. The project will include a thorough analysis of the corridor, extensive public outreach efforts, development of potential solutions, and identification of a course forward for a safer, more connected, and more equitable community. 

      The US-71 Reconnecting Neighborhoods Project will develop a clearly articulated plan and vision for the future through Planning and Environmental Linkages Study (PEL), Environmental Analysis, and Conceptual Design phases that will put this project on the path to construction in the coming years.

The deadline for comments was Friday, Feb. 2, 2024.