Summary of Tree planting at bus stops


Project Number: 1154
Organization: MARC
Project Name: Tree planting at bus stops
City(ies), County(ies), State: ATA service area
Routes, interchanges and/or intersections: All ATA routes
Primary Project Mode: Transit 
Supplementary Project Mode(s): * Active Transportation * Transit )
Tree planting at all ATA bus stops will encourage bus ridership by making bus stops more hospitable, especially during hot summer months. Trees will increase the walkability of streets adjacent to bus stops, facilitating active transportation.
Project Purpose: * Ecosystem Restoration )
Project Description: Tree planting next to bus stops helps accomplish multiple goals: heat island reduction, climate resilience, public health, air and water quality protection, walkability, and transit access. Primary users are transit riders. In cases in which MARC is listed as the sponsor, local governments or other entities with land use jurisdiction would need to implement projects.
Scope: Trees will be planted at every ATA bus stop in the region. An estimated 4,500 bus stops would be planted with an average of one tree per stop, at an estimated cost of $500/tree. The cost includes planting and watering for three years. Issues of ongoing maintenance still need to be addressed through conversation with ATA and local communities. In those instances where trees already exist, additional trees could be planted. Given the stressors involved in urban environments, it is anticipated that funds would also be sufficient to replace trees as needed.
Funding Source: Transit
Total Budget in 2019 Dollars: $2,300,000
Decade: Illustrative
Application Score: 86
Constrained / Illustrative: Illustrative
Priority: High
Adds Capacity: Yes

Submitted comments

Please note, only public comments are available for review, which may differ from the total shown on the project listing page.

Mary Kay McGinty said...

This is a vital step toward a healthy sustainable future for KC. There should be far more focus on innovative green infrastructure projects.

11/19/2019 8:52:27 PM


600 Broadway, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64105
Fax 816/421-7758

MARC programs that receive federal funding may not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color or national origin, according to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Title VI policy | Americans with Disabilities Act resources

MARC Home Page MARC Transportation Home Page