Transportation

Osceola Livable Streets Plan-A Plan for Connecting All Users of Osceola Streets to Everyday Destinations

The City of Osceola just completed a Livable Streets and Complete Streets Plan and is requesting public comment from October 7, 2020, through October 12, 2020.

Funded through an MPAN grant, the Osceola Livable Streets Plan lays out a clear vision and recommendations for implementing the City of Osceola’s Livable Streets Policy. Livable Streets incorporate more sidewalks, pathways for bikes, and are more accessible to all users, not just automobiles. This makes the built environment more livable and is more conducive to active living, business, and housing development.  

Livable Streets and Complete Streets policies have successfully been used in Missouri to help change these trends. These policies represent approaches that consider the needs of all users and help them get to where they need to go safely. Citizens benefit from increased physical activity and communities benefit when their small businesses see more customers or homeowners see their property values rise.

Missouri is a national leader in the Complete Streets movement, with more than 2.7 million Missourians living in municipalities with Livable or Complete Streets policy. It was formed in 2010 as a public-private partnership between state, local, and private organizations and citizens to help more communities learn about the benefits of transportation planning for all users. Each year, more communities are choosing to write and implement their own policies. It isn’t just about building sidewalks and bike lanes, it’s about making our communities more connected and open to people regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. Livable Streets policies promote healthy, vibrant communities that businesses want to invest in, people want to live in, and tourists want to visit.

To view the plan click here: Osceola Livable Streets Plan 2020. Please submit all public comments to Sheridan Garman-Neeman at sgarman@kaysinger.com.


KBRPC Transit Plan Completed

The KBRPC Transit Coordination Plan encompasses all of the KBRPC region and includes participation from all public, private, and non-profit transportation providers as well as local area providers. The strategies and actions discussed in the plan will be used to determine funding priorities through three separate programs: Transportation or Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities, Job Access and Reverse Commute, and New Freedom. Current grant applications will immediately benefit from the identification of strategies for improved transportation coordination, and future applications will rely upon guidance from this plan to promote projects at the state and national levels.

Key elements included in the plan are:

  • An assessment of transportation needs for individuals with disabilities, older adults and persons with limited incomes.
  • An inventory of available services that identifies areas of redundant service and gaps in services
  • Strategies to address the identified gaps in services.
  • Identifications of coordination actions to eliminate or reduce duplication in services and strategies for more efficient utilization of resources.
  • Prioritization of implementation strategies.

A copy of the plan is available for viewing at the KBRPC office. Please contact KBRPC office at 660-885-3393 Monday through Friday 8 am – 5 pm, to schedule an appointment.


Transportation Prioritization 

KBRPC continues to serve as the leading voice for regional transportation planning in west-central Missouri, and remains a dedicated supporter and facilitator of communication between MoDOT and the cities and counties in our region. In support of regional transportation planning, KBRPC and MoDOT work in partnership each year to develop and execute a transportation work plan designed to allow local input into statewide transportation planning. Below is a list of the top 10 Road and Bridge projects on the regional transportation priorities list. Click Here to see the complete list of all transportation project priorities in the KBRPC region.

Priority Area Route Location
1 County US 65 Warsaw to Buffalo
2 County Hwy 52 Kansas State Line to US 65
3 County I-49 Various Outer Roads
4 Clinton Hwy 7, 13, 52 Clinton
5 El Dorado Springs Hwy 82 Hainline St. to Hwy H
6 County Hwy 13 Clinton to Warrensburg
7 Osceola Hwy 13 V&T Intersection
8 Nevada/County Hwy 54 Bridge #A 1064
9 Butler MO TT & I-49 MO TT & I-49 at Butler Industrial Park
10 County MO H to MO J MO H to MO J

KBRPC Transportation Advisory Committee

KBRPC serves as a planning partner with MoDOT and engages in a prioritization process to identify transportation needs to be included in Missouri’s consideration for the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) is the key to this prioritization process is comprised of representatives from cities and counties within the KBRPC seven-county region. The KBRPC TAC Board meets every 3rd Thursday of the odd months prior to the KBRPC Board of Directors meeting.

Bates County Hickory County
Larry Hacker Jim Fitts
Vacant Rick Pearson
Benton County St. Clair County
Randy Pogue, Chairman John Neuenschwander
Steve Daleske Lila Foster
Cedar County Vernon County
Brad True Randy Marti
Don Boultinghouse Cindy Thompson
Henry County
Jim Stone, Co-Chairman
Chris Walker

KBRPC TAC Received Excellence Award

The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) presented the KBRPC Transportation Advisory Council (TAC) Board with an “Excellence in Regional Transportation” award for the board’s planning efforts on the Amendment 7 Project Prioritization Process. The award was accepted by State Highways and Transportation Commissioner Gregg Smith, TAC Board President Randy Pogue, and the 2015 TAC Board.

Gregg Smith, Missouri Highways and Transportation Commissioner, and the TAC Board showing off their award.

 


Other MODOT Information

R.O.U.T.E.S. Applicant Toolkit for Competitive Funding Programs at USDOT

Check MoDOT’s Traveler Info Map for weather-related road conditions, flood closures & work zone locations.

For information about Free Safety Initiatives thru MoDOT’s Blueprint for Safety Program, please visit www.savemolives.com.

Any MoDOT grant awardees must use their LPA manual which is located at www.modot.mo.gov/business/manuals/localpublicagency.htm.

For more information, visit www.modot.gov. To report road conditions in your area, call 1-888-ASK-MODOT or contact a member of your local TAC Committee

Check out MoDOT’s Traveler Information System for incidents, closed roads, winter road conditions, work zones, and future work zones.

Have you ever wondered how transportation funding works in Missouri? Check out this guide from the Missouri Department of Transportation!