Plan goals and strategies
The Kansas City region is known for its affordability, vibrant urban and suburban communities, and a range of big-city amenities with small-town character. While the region boasts many positive qualities, it, like much of the nation, is grappling with a range of complex challenges. Greater Kansas City is experiencing a slow recovery from a depressed economy, an aging road and bridge network, an aging population, changing climate, fluctuating energy prices and dwindling financial resources.
Local, national and global dynamics require a clear forward-leaning vision regarding the region, its infrastructure and the social, environmental and economic capacities. Plans must be created in a more holistic, integrated manner for a successful future.
- Plan goals / policy framework
The policy framework serves as the foundation of the long-range transportation plan and directs the development of objectives, strategies and key measures to track regional progress over time.
- Major strategies
The plan includes a comprehensive set of strategies to help preserve existing transportation assets, improve system performance, enhance residents' quality of life, provide more transportation choices and protect the environment.