The Regional Equity Network will host a press conference at Berkley Park because of the symbolic nature of the area (the view from Missouri to Kansas, North/ South of the Missouri River) and will “lift up,” the Kit Bond Bridge, a project that was built equitably, ensuring jobs for women and people of color.
The Leadership Conference Education Fund and PolicyLink selected the Kansas City group to receive one of six awards given to local communities around the nation that are working to advance affordable, accessible transportation.
On April 8, the Mid-America Regional Council will also release the Kansas City’s long-range transportation plan, Transportation Outlook 2040, for public input and review. This plan creates a blueprint for the region’s transportation investments over the next 25 years and looks at several facets of transportation, including transit, active transportation and equity.
The Kansas City Regional Equity Network comprises organizations and individual members including Communities Creating Opportunities, MORE2, Upper Room, Ivanhoe Neighborhood, the Mid-America Regional Council, Westside Housing, University of Missouri- Kansas City, Reconciliation Services, The Kansas City, Missouri Health Department and the Urban League.
Contact Lora McDonald, Executive Director of MORE2 & Co-Chair of KC’s Regional Equity Network with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org, (816) 277-5912.