Downtown Service Improvement Concept

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Send us your comments 
Individual route concepts 
More details and downtown map 
Public meetings, July 17 

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is asking for public input as they develop a strategic plan for Downtown’s transit future. This vision to create a more intuitive, faster, and integrated system includes:

The project is one part of a comprehensive downtown transit plan that includes the Prospect MAX line and the extension of the KC Streetcar starter line into three additional corridors.

Public Meetings

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) hosted two public meetings on Thursday, July 17, to discuss Kansas City’s long-term vision for downtown transit.

Presentation materials are available for those who were not able to attend the meeting. 
Presentation [PDF]
Video version:

Brief presentations will introduce the downtown service concept to simplify and enhance transit options for downtown transit customers. The public will then be invited to view, ask questions, and comment on proposed downtown route changes along the transit emphasis corridors and on the conceptual designs of proposed transit facilities.

Individual Route Concepts

Main St. MAX Proposal 
Troost MAX Proposal 
12-12th Street Proposal
15-Truman Road Proposal 
15X-Truman Road Express Proposal 
24-Independence Proposal 
25-Troost Proposal 
27-27th Street Proposal 
28-Blue Ridge Proposal 
28X-Blue Ridge Express Proposal 
30-Northeast Proposal 
34X-Shoal Creek Liberty Express 
36X-Gladstone Express Proposal 
37X-North Broadway Express Proposal 
38-Meadowbrook Proposal 
47-Broadway Proposal  
51-Ward Parkway Proposal  
51X-Ward Parkway Express Proposal 
71-Prospect Proposal 
101-State Ave. Connex Proposal 
102-Central Ave. Proposal 
106-Quindaro Proposal 
108-Indiana Proposal 
109-9th Street Proposal 
110-Woodland-Brooklyn Proposal 
129-KCI-Boardwalk Proposal 
132-Gracemor Express Proposal 
133-Vivion-Antioch Proposal 
135-Winwood 69 Hwy. Express Proposal 
142-North Oak Proposal 
152-Lee's Summit Raytown Express Proposal 
170-Blue Springs Express Proposal 
173-Casino Cruiser Proposal 
201-Downtown Airport 
471-71 Highway Express

Concept: Route serving west side of Downtown

Documents and maps

Concept summary

Click on the map for a larger view

Map of Downtown Transit Concept


In addition to attending public meetings, citizens can submit comments about the downtown transit concept using any of the following methods:

Online Form:
Mail: KCATA, Planning Dept., 1200 E. 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816‐346‐0300 (leave comment on prerecorded line)
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