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Peer Exchanges, Planning for a Better Tomorrow, Transportation Planning Capacity Building

— Peer Exchange Report —

Mid-America Regional Council Scenario Planning Workshop

Location: Kansas City, Missouri
January 31-February 1, 2017
Host Agency: Mid-America Regional Council
Peer Agencies: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (Philadelphia, PA)
Maricopa Association of Governments (Phoenix, AZ)
Wasatch Front Regional Council (Salt Lake City, UT)
Federal Agency: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


This report summarizes noteworthy practices and key recommendations shared during a scenario planning workshop, hosted by the Mid-America Regional Council, on January 31-February 1, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored this event as part of its Scenario Planning Program and in connection with the Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program jointly run by FHWA and the Federal Transit Administration.

Goals of the Workshop

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) hosted the workshop to share information about the concept of scenario planning with its stakeholders, peer metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), other transportation agencies, and other partners in attendance and to present draft scenarios for participants' review and feedback as part of MARC's current scenario planning process. The workshop was hosted in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as part of the Scenario Planning Program, which is jointly run by FHWA and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

During the workshop, attendees learned about different applications of scenario planning from three peer presenters and participated in group discussions to provide their perspectives to MARC on the draft scenarios.

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