Federal officials want your input into transportation planning

If you could change transportation in Midtown and Kansas City, what would you do?

Well, the U.S. Department of Transportation wants to know what you think, and you can submit comments in person or in writing.

Here are details from the MidAmerica Regional Council:

Area residents are invited to a public meeting on July 11, from 4:30–6:30 p.m., at the Mid-America Regional Council (600 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo., 2nd floor) for an opportunity to discuss their experiences and views on transportation matters with federal officials.

On July 11 and 12, a team from the U.S. Department of Transportation will evaluate the transportation planning work conducted in our region — reviewing the Kansas and Missouri departments of transportation, local transit providers, and the Mid-America Regional Council, along with local governments — to make sure major issues facing the Kansas City region are being addressed and that federal requirements are being met. This comprehensive evaluation takes place every four years in large metro areas to certify that planning organizations are qualified to receive and use federal transportation funds.


  • Oral and written comments are welcome at this public meeting. Contact MARC at 816/474-4240 at least 48 hours in advance if you require special accommodations to attend.
  • You may also submit comments about the region’s transportation planning process by any of the following methods:
  • E-mail: transportation@marc.org
  • Fax: 816/421-7758
  • Mail: Mid-America Regional Council, 600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105-1659

MARC is a nonprofit association of city and county governments and the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the bistate Kansas City region. Governed by a board of local elected officials, the agency serves nine counties and 119 cities. As a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MARC works with local governments and other partners to develop long- and short-range transportation plans and determine how federal transportation funds should be spent in the region.

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