Ladders of Opportunity Project

Ladders of Opportunity Initiative is funded under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Section 5309 discretionary grant program. In August 2014, KCATA submitted an application for $1.5 Million for design and construction of transit improvements along the Prospect Corridor between 22nd Street and 27th Street on Prospect Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. KCATA is partnering with the City of Kansas City, Missouri to revitalize the Prospect corridor. The Prospect Corridor is served by KCATA’s second busiest route, 71-Prospect, with about 6,000 passengers on a typical weekday.

These improvements will facilitate access to recent investments in this corridor, improve access to the Prospect Avenue transit line and future BRT, and access to connecting east-west routes on 27th Street and 23rd Street. It includes concrete bus pads and bus pull offs, new curbs and sidewalks, ADA compliant bus stops, passenger benches and shelters, and ADA compliant curb ramps and related improvements to support access, economic development and job creation.


Transmittal Letter

Ladders of Opportunity Grant Application

Project Description

Letters of Support

Prospect Corridor Demographics (prepared by KCMO Planning Department) 

Prospect Corridor BRT Report 

New KCPD East Patrol Facility: The City leaders and police officers broke ground on the new crime lab on the city’s east side.  News coverage from KSHB

East Patrol Division Station and Crime Lab. Project website.

Kansas City, Missouri FOCUS - Forging Our Comprehensive Urban Strategy. FOCUS website

Kansas City, Missouri Prospect-Corridor-Initiative-Strategic-Plan  

The Heart of the City Area Plan  

MARC Long Range Transportation Plan  

MARC Complete Streets Policy  

KCATA Organizational A-133 Annual Audit: Financial Report - Compliance Report