Metropolitan Kansas City's
Long-Range Transportation Plan

Stay updated on the Transportation Outlook 2040 update process — visit the process archive page.

Our archive shares workshop documents and presentation items from our previous public input meetings, along with the 2010 plan development processes.



TO2040 Policy Framework

An updated policy framework was adopted by the MARC Board in January 2014. In the framework, the plan embraces the goals set forth by the Creating Sustainable Places initiative — vibrant, connected and green.

The policy framework includes:

  • Economic vitality
  • Place making
  • Equity
  • Transportation choices
  • Safety and security
  • System condition
  • System performance
  • Public health
  • Environment
  • Climate change and energy use

Get To Know The Plan

Transportation Outlook 2040 serves as a blueprint for managing the region's transportation system. The plan identifies transportation improvements for the next three decades and is made up of these elements:

Regional vision
Plan goals
Land-use direction
Adopted growth forecast
Transportation projects
Performance measures

Land-use direction

MARC Environment releases Natural Resource Inventory

The Kansas City area has a new tool to help municipalities evaluate policy, land use and development decisions in ways that reflect the unique environment of each community in our region. The NRI provides accessible information in multiple formats that can be easily incorporated into community and development plans, leading to more informed decisions.

Take a look at MARC's NRI publications including an idea book, a map book and a poster. You can also download GIS files or browse maps.

MTP update and next steps

Where we are:

So far, we have convened three public workshops that helped us gather public input and identify strategies and project priorities in a financially constrained environment.

Next steps:

MARC programming committees will be working over the next couple of months to identify project priorities for the Kansas side of the metro region.

Then, staff will be working on putting together the draft plan for review by modal committes. Before the plan is finalized, it will be available for public review and comment. Stay connected for additional information.