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Celebration honors 911 call-takers and emergency dispatch personnel

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Kansas City Regional 9-1-1 System celebrated 9-1-1 call-takers and emergency dispatch personnel who work behind the scenes answering life-saving calls from citizens. The Mid-America Regional Council hosts the event each year during National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week — a time to honor dispatchers, radio …

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2017 Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collections Scheduled

The Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District will host 11 mobile events to collect household hazardous waste (HHW) in 2017. This year, the district is celebrating 20 years of protecting public health and the environment by safely disposing of HHW. Since its inception, the Regional HHW Collection program has …

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Vision for future of Broadway/O’Neil Bridge and I-70 North Loop begins to take shape

People share their priorities, expectations at kickoff meeting for “Beyond the Loop” About 160 people attended the kickoff meeting of the “Beyond the Loop” study on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. Beyond the Loop is an 18-month planning study that will lay …

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$84.4 million in federal funds awarded to local transportation projects

The Mid-America Regional Council’s Board of Directors recently approved the allocation of approximately $84.4 million in federal funding for 68 projects that will help improve air quality and public transportation; enhance roads and rehabilitate bridges; and support focused development in the Kansas City region during the coming years. MARC works …

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Six area cities recognized as Communities for All Ages

On Friday, June 17, the Mid-America Regional Council recognized the cities of Blue Springs, Gladstone, Mission, Liberty, Raymore and Roeland Park as “Communities for All Ages.” The awards were presented at a meeting of the First Suburbs Coalition at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park, Kansas. …

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The North Kansas City Burlington Corridor Complete Street Plan

The main gateway into North Kansas City could soon receive a facelift and pedestrian improvements.  At the May 3rd council meeting, the North Kansas City Council voted to adopt the Burlington Corridor Complete Street Plan, indicating city officials’ goal of improving the corridor as a complete and green street. In a …

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Celebration to honor 9-1-1 calltakers and dispatchers

19th Annual Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration to recognize important role of emergency dispatch personnel. The Kansas City Regional 9-1-1 System will honor 9-1-1 dispatchers and call-takers for the vital role they play in public safety at the 19th Annual Telecommunicators Appreciation Celebration on Friday, April 15, from 6 to 10 p.m., …

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Text to 9-1-1 now available in Kansas City region

In emergency situations, “Call if you can, text if you can’t.” All emergency dispatch centers in the Kansas City metro area’s Regional 9-1-1 System can now receive and respond to text messages. Text to 9-1-1 service can provide a lifesaving option for people in situations where they cannot speak safely …

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After Rockin’ Around the Holiday Tree, Recycle It!

“Treecycle” your holiday tree curbside or at area recycling centers When the holidays are over, and it’s time for natural holiday trees, wreaths and garlands to come down, give them a second life by recycling. Visit www.RecycleSpot.org or call 816-474-8326 for a list of locations throughout the metro area that …

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MoDOT Discusses “Scoping” Projects For Platte and Clay County

The Northland News attended the MARC (Mid-America Regional Council) STP Priorites Committee Meeting last Tuesday. Both Kansas and Missouri have their own STP Priorities Committee as part of MARC. STP stands for Surface Transportation Program. The Missouri STP Priorities Committee is authorized by the MARC Total Transportation Policy Committee (TTPC) to …

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