2023 Transportation Alternatives Program Award Announcement

The Missouri Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the award of the 2023 Transportation Alternatives Program projects.

The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is federally funded through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The goal of the program is to expand transportation choices and enhance the transportation experience through categories of activities related to the surface transportation system. The TAP focuses on non-motorized transportation projects with an emphasis on bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Seventy-nine projects were selected, totaling approximately $27.8 million in federal funds with a total project cost of $37.2 million. This funding is for projects located outside of the State’s three urban Transportation Management Areas. Please see the link below for a complete list of the project awards.

The sponsors of awarded projects will soon receive official project award notification from their MoDOT District Local Public Agency program coordinator with information detailing the next steps in the TAP project implementation process. Local public agencies are reimbursed for eligible project costs at a maximum rate of 80 percent, with the local agency providing a minimum 20 percent match. 

For additional information on the MoDOT Transportation Alternatives Program, please contact [email protected] or (314) 275-1542. For information related to your project or application, please contact your respective MoDOT District LPA contact.

Kaysinger 2023 TAP Awardees

  • Bates County: $255,556 Bates County Courthouse Sidewalk 
  • City of Adrian: $497,840 1st Street Sidewalk
  • City of Appleton City: $165,176 Senior Accessibility
  • City of Cole Camp (priority 1): $499,211 Rock Island Trailhead Connection
  • City of Cole Camp (priority 2): $217,483 Sidewalk Phase 2B North Maple St. West Side
  • City of El Dorado Springs: $400,000 Sidewalk Improvements Phase IV
  • City of Warsaw: $500,000 South Main St. Phase II

2023 TAP Announcement List


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

The City of Osceola completed a Livable Streets and Complete Streets Plan. 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 and pathways for bikes and are more accessible to all users, not just automobiles. This plan makes the built environment more livable and is more conducive to active living, business, and housing development.

Livable Streets and Complete Streets policies have been successfully 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. Created in 2010 as a public-private partnership between state, local, and private organizations and citizens, the Complete Streets Policy helps 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. Any questions regarding Livable Street, contact Teresa Heckenlively at [email protected].

Kaysinger Transit Plan

Public Comment Requested for the Kaysinger Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (PTHSTCP)

Federal law requires that projects and programs seeking funding through the Enhanced Mobility for Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) be identified in a locally developed TCP. The TCP must be developed through a public process with participation from seniors, individuals with disabilities, transportation service providers, and human service agencies. Transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, seniors, and people with low incomes are identified in the TCP, and strategies for meeting those needs are developed.

Kaysinger 2023 PTHSTCP

The Kaysinger Transit Coordination Plan encompasses all of the Kaysinger region and includes participation from all public, private, and non-profit transportation providers and local area providers. The strategies and actions discussed in the plan are used to determine funding priorities through three separate programs: Transportation for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities, Job Access and Reverse Commute, and New Freedom. Current grant applications will immediately benefit from identified strategies for improved transportation coordination. 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.


Transportation Prioritization

Kaysinger 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, Kaysinger 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.

Priority Area Route Location
Stockton, Bolivar
MO 32
Rte. 97 in Cedar County to Rte. 13 in Polk County
MO 7
Evaluation & improvements on Rt. 7, east & west of Rt. 13
US 54
At the intersection of Rt. 54 and Rt. 65 in Preston
Benton, Hickory, Dallas Counties
US 65
From BB Hwy through Warsaw to south of Buffalo
MO 7
Safety and Capacity Improvements from Clinton to Warsaw
US 54 & MO 83
Intersection Improvements on MO83 at Speedway Dr./Wheatland School
Lowry City
MO 13
Intersection sight distance improvements at 3rd St. and Casey's
El Dorado Springs
MO 82
Geometric & improvements from Hainline St. to Hwy H on sharp curve
Cole Camp
MO 52
Intersection improvements w/pedestrian crossing at Spring St.
Lowry City
MO 52
Intersection improvements on MO 13, SSR-A and SSR-C near Lowry City
Nevada/Vernon Co.
US 54
At County Rd 750 at Emery's Truck Stop
El Dorado Springs
US 54
0.8 miles east of Hwy 54 &32 intersection in El Dorado Springs to include 3-lane section with turn lane
US 54
Safety Improvements from St. Clair County line, scoping project
Austin Blvd
Stoplight at intersection & ramp widening at Austin Blvd. exit from I-49
Cole Camp
MO 52
Intersection & sight distance improvements at Rt. A

Kaysinger Bicycle & Pedestrian Prioritization

  1. Clinton: Pedestrian accommodations at Hwy 13 and Gaines Dr. 
  2. Lincoln: Traffic calming & crossing at Hwy 65
  3. Clinton: Safety improvements & pedestrian accommodations needed across from Walmart
  4. Osceola: Safety improvements & pedestrian accommodations on business 13 from Osceola Housing Authority to Casey’s
  5. Hermitage: Safety improvements & pedestrian accommodations on US 54 near Casey’s
  6. Nevada: Safety improvements & pedestrian accommodations between Austin Blvd (US 54) and W Park Ave. near new elementary school.
  7. Warsaw: Connecting Rt. 7 northbound to Jackson St/Lay Ave and Rt. 7 southbound to Ferry St. via bike and pedestrian ramps

Kaysinger Transportation Advisory Committee

Kaysinger 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 comprised of representatives from cities and counties within the Kaysinger seven-county region. The Kaysinger TAC Board meets every 3rd Thursday of the odd months before the Kaysinger Board of Directors meeting.

Kaysinger TAC Received Excellence Award

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

The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) presented the Kaysinger 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.

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

Any MoDOT grant awardees must use their LPA manual which is located at

For more information, visit 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! 


Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission (hereinafter “KBRPC”) hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of KBRPC to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities.

Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which the City receives federal financial assistance.

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For more information or to obtain a Title VI Discrimination Complaint Form, please call KBRPC at 660-885-3393, visit our office at 221 N 2nd St. Clinton, MO 64735.


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