Urban Planning Unit:


•Coordinate with and provide oversight to the metropolitan areas to develop short-range and long-range transportation plans in accordance with the federal “3-C” (cooperative, comprehensive, and continuing) transportation planning process;
•Administer and award federal funds to Metropolitan Planning Organizations in the form of a “consolidated planning grant”;
•Coordinate the activities for a variety of studies including capacity studies, advance preliminary engineering studies, and major investment studies; and
•Coordinate break-in-access studies for the state and for cities and counties requesting new interchanges and modifications to existing interchanges.

Transportation and Land Use Coordination in Kansas City Metropolitan Area
•Coordinate with cities and counties in metropolitan areas in terms of their comprehensive plans and land use activities and how those impact the state highway system.