Metropolitan Kansas City's
Long-Range Transportation Plan

In June 2020 the MARC Board of Directors approved Connected KC 2050
as the new long-range transportation plan for the Kansas City region.
Check out Connected KC 2050

Policy framework

The policy framework is outlined in Chapter 2.0 and consists of 10 goals.  

Economic vitality: support an innovative, competitive 21st-century economy.

Placemaking: coordinate transportation and land-use investment along the region’s corridors and centers as a means to create vibrant places and strengthen the quality of the region.

Equity: ensure all people have the opportunity to thrive.

Transportation choices: expand affordable, accessible, multimodal transportation options in order to better connect residents and visitors to jobs and services.

Safety and security: improve safety and security for all transportation users.

System condition: ensure transportation systems are maintained in good condition.

System performance: manage existing systems to achieve reliable and efficient performance and maximize the value of existing investments.

Public health: facilitate healthy, active living.

Environment: protect and restore our region’s natural resources (land, water and air) through proactive environmental stewardship.

Climate change and energy use:
Decrease the use of fossil fuels through reduced travel demand, technology advancements and a transition to renewable energy sources.


Executive summary

Transportation Outlook 2040 is the metropolitan transportation plan for Greater Kansas City. It provides a policy framework for the investment of anticipated federal, state and local funds, based on anticipated needs and regional goals and objectives, through the
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Chapter 1.0, the executive summary offers a snapshot to the overall plan.

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Keeping the region green

The region can use nature’s green infrastructure to create systems
that work to preserve Greater Kansas City's resources.

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The adopted plan includes environmental analysis and strategies in Chapter 10: Environmental Integration.

The Natural Resources Inventory (NRI) is also available for local and regional planners and others.