Advocates See Opportunity in Kansas City's $800 Million Transportation Bond
BikeWalkKC has been diligently tracking the evolution of a proposed $800 million general obligation bond that will fund transportation projects in Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) for 20 years.
A BikeWalkKC post earlier in the month of November marshaled resources when KCMO City Manager Troy Schulte introduced the bond to the City Council.
A more recent post by Eric Bunch begins to set an agenda for advocacy as the bond takes shape. The first recommendation of BikeWalkKC is to craft a "Comprehensive Transportation Policy." Bunch writes:
As anticipated, the proposed $800m in infrastructure bond would provide funding for projects in six broad categories. The proposal is still devoid of a detailed project list or even funding levels for each of the category.
To ensure that infrastructure investments are strategic and responsive to changing priorities, the city must adopt comprehensive policy that clearly outlines long range mobility goals. Such policy would establish a framework for strategic decision making that is in the best interest of the public good.