Category: Transportation

Dealing with your green commuter winter blues
January 25, 2024January 26, 2024
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Dealing with your green commuter winter blues

2024 has been off to a cold and dreary start. If you’re missing warmer, sunnier days, here are a few tips for dealing with the winter blues as a green commuter. Try a different green commute mode If you’re normally a bike commuter and not feeling up for biking in the cold, try taking RideKC...

Regional EV Readiness Plan kicks off soon
January 25, 2024January 25, 2024
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Regional EV Readiness Plan kicks off soon

This month, MARC will launch a new planning effort that will guide the strategic implementation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the region. The planning effort will help prepare local leaders for the growing number of electric vehicles on our region’s roadways by providing a vision for the expansion of charging networks, along with actionable...

It’s an early (and rough) start to ozone season
June 23, 2023June 23, 2023
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It’s an early (and rough) start to ozone season

You’ve probably noticed the air quality over the past few weeks – the region has been experiencing higher-than-usual numbers of ozone alerts and exceedances. “I’m afraid that we are in for a very rough ozone season,” said Doug Norsby, senior environmental planner for the Mid-America Regional Council Air Quality Program. “We’ve been hit twice now...

Share your thoughts on projects seeking Carbon Reduction Program funding
June 23, 2023June 23, 2023
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Share your thoughts on projects seeking Carbon Reduction Program funding

The public comment period is open from now through June 30, 2023.  This spring, MARC held a call for project applications seeking funds through the Carbon Reduction Program. MARC received a total of 26 projects from 16 local governments and nonprofits. Now MARC is asking for public comments on the submitted applications. In July, MARC...

Carbon Reduction Program opens call for projects
April 13, 2023April 13, 2023
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Carbon Reduction Program opens call for projects

The call for projects opens March 30, 2023, and applications are due May 19, 2023 The Carbon Reduction Program provides $6.4 billion dollars to states and metropolitan planning organizations, like MARC, to fund projects designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the on-road transportation system. Funds are available for five years (2022-2026). The program was established...

Tips for Bike Commuting in the Winter
January 26, 2023February 1, 2023
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Tips for Bike Commuting in the Winter

Being a sustainable commuter doesn’t have to be isolated to the warmer months. RideshareKC, a program of the Mid-America Regional Council, recently co-hosted a Winter Bike Commuting Workshop with Bicycle Depot Kansas City to help commuters feel empowered to keep biking to work throughout the winter.

Resilient Success Stories: Leaders meet to honor examples of climate resiliency
December 22, 2022December 22, 2022
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Resilient Success Stories: Leaders meet to honor examples of climate resiliency

On December 9, a group of energized individuals gathered at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to take part in the Resilient Success Stories Event. With a packed house, participants heard 12 stories from around the region: The Merriam Residential Sustainability Grant, Kompas Kapital’s refurbished headquarters building, Kansas City Public Library Climate Action Dashboard, Lee’s Summit Green Infrastructure improvement program, The HCA Nature Action Crew, Big Shoal Farm, Mission Conservation Improvement program, Johnson County Watershed Master Plan, Johnson County Park & Recreation Districts Forest Restoration, The Tomahawk Creek Water Treatment Facility, The KCMO Neighborhood Clean Up Program and KCMO's Climate Resiliency Protection Plan.

What’s happening in 2023: Project highlights
December 21, 2022December 21, 2022
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What’s happening in 2023: Project highlights

There will be a lot of action in 2023! Here are highlights of some of the projects, planning and programs that will be kicking off next year. We invite you to share your thoughts, ideas or resources on any of the projects. Community Water Infrastructure Program/ ARPA A local partnership involving Kansas City, Mo., Jackson...

Guides to the Inflation Reduction Act
December 21, 2022December 21, 2022
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Guides to the Inflation Reduction Act

The landmark Inflation Reduction Act was signed in to law by President Biden this past August. While the Act is a slimmed-down version of Build Back Better, the impact of the IRA will be significant. The act provides nearly $369 billion in direct investment for energy security, carbon emissions reduction, increased energy innovation and supporting...

Commuter Stories: Sean McCue
October 19, 2022October 19, 2022
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Commuter Stories: Sean McCue

RideshareKC is a publicly funded program that provides commuter resources to individuals and employers in the Kansas City metropolitan area — helping to create transportation options for area workers. Established in 1980, the program serves commuters from five counties in Missouri and four counties in Kansas. Learn more at RideshareKC.org.