Connected KC 2050 will impact all of MARC’s future transportation planning work. Here are highlights of what we will focus on in the next five years.
We will update data in the Coordinated Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan to align with the data time frames in Connected KC 2050.
We will seek to advance goals stated in Connected KC 2050 through funding allocations in these programs:
MARC will work with area legislators and other federal and state officials to promote sustainable funding for regional multi-modal transportation needs and priorities identified in this plan.
MARC conducted its last update of the Complete Streets policy in 2015. A Complete Streets handbook was produced in 2018. Several communities in our region have begun efforts to implement and enhance their roadways to advance complete streets elements.
We will conduct an assessment that would help answer the following questions:
MARC is supporting climate action on several fronts. In partnership with Climate Action KC, we created a Climate Action KC Playbook. Development of a baseline greenhouse gas emission inventory and climate risk and vulnerability assessment are currently underway.
We anticipate the completion of the Regional Climate Action Plan by the end of 2020. This plan will establish implementable strategies to address adaptation and mitigation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
We will continue to evaluate performance measures and set targets for those that don’t have them. Additionally, we will work with our various committees and stakeholders to draft new performance measures that better track the progress of the goals and implementation of strategies within this plan.
We will explore:
We will update the Transportation Safety Blueprint by 2022.
We will explore these additional areas of study:
MARC will develop a freight planning study that will provide the current state and relative future of regional freight movement. The study will develop a proactive planning process that attempts to predict future of freight movement and its impact on the region; the plan will support that predicted future. The process will easily integrate into local, regional, statewide and national freight planning processes. It will be developed to be harmonious with an agency’s planning and project selection processes, allowing agencies an opportunity to identify, select and prioritize local, regional, state and national multimodal freight projects.
We will develop methodology to further align project prioritization and decision-making processes by state departments of transportation with regional goals and priorities.
MARC will consider other intercity travel options as relevant studies advance: