Antioch Crossing Park-and-Ride Celebrates Grand Opening
(Kansas City, Mo. – April 29, 2015) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Antioch Crossing Park-and-Ride, N. Antioch & N. Vivion Rd. at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The Grand Opening will include KCATA President/CEO Joe Reardon, Kansas City Mo., City Councilman Scott Wagner, and City Councilman Dick Davis.
Redevelopment of the new Antioch Crossing retail center enhances this park-and-ride as a major Northland transit hub.
The new Antioch Crossing Park-and-Ride features new transit platforms, information kiosks with real-time bus arrival information, passenger shelters, accessible accommodations and new concrete drives. In addition, there are 50 parking spaces to accommodate Metro customers. Seven Metro bus routes serve Antioch Crossing: 36X-Gladstone Express, 38-Meadowbrook, 121-Cleveland-Antioch, 133-Vivion-Antioch, 136-Boardwalk-Antioch Connector, 237-Gladstone-Antioch MetroFlex and 243-Antioch-Barry Rd. More than 300 riders use the facility on weekdays.
KCATA will host two grand opening events. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. From 3 to 5 p.m., KCATA will greet Antioch Crossing Metro customers with refreshments, giveaways and prizes.
About the Park-and-Ride
In 1997, KCATA built the Antioch Center Park-and-Ride as a joint use facility with Antioch Mall retail center, and KCATA reconfigured and upgraded the transit facility to fit with the redevelopment plans.
This is KCATA’s second cooperative partnership with the Antioch Crossing developers. KCATA has also worked closely with the developers at the Blue Ridge Crossing transit facility. Contributing partners have been Antioch Green Redevelopment Partners and Walgreens.
The project costs $650,000. It was designed by Olsson Associates and constructed by Mega Industries contractors.