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.
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
Chapter 1.0, the executive summary offers a snapshot to the overall plan.
Keeping the region green
The region can use nature’s green infrastructure to create systems
that work to preserve Greater Kansas City's resources.
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.