Smart Moves transit implementation plans move forward
MARC, in partnership with local officials and the region's transit providers, has been working towards an expanded regional transit system for years. MARC and the three main transit agencies are developing a multipphase implementation plan based on Smart Moves, Greater Kansas City's vision for expanded and enhanced regional transit service. Smart Moves indentifies a combination of urban and commuter public transit service needs.
MARC received $261,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to carry out Smart Moves planning on the Missouri side of the region, and has budgeted $25,000 to supplement bus rapid transit planning in Kansas, which is farther along. The bistate regional implementation plan will consist of two phases of activity, focusing first on urban corridor service and later on commuter corridors.
In early 2010, MARC also received a $50 million award through the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grants program to expand the region's bus rapid transit network and enhance transportation infrastructure in the Green Impace Zone. More about TIGER
Regional Transit Implementatin Plan Phase III Presentation (pdf) - 1/23/11
Regional Transit Implementation Plan Phase III: Integration (pdf, 62kb)
Regional Transit Implementation Plan Phase II: Commuter Corridors DRAFT Report (pdf, 3.8MB)
Regional Transit Implementation Plan Phase I: Urban Corridors Final Report (pdf, 4.6MB)
Regional Transit Implementation Plans Update Presentation 7/20/10 (pdf, 1.4MB)
For more information, contact Tom Gerend at MARC.