(Kansas City, Mo. – August 19, 2011) The Metro’s Troost MAX and 25-Troost are returning to their regular routes using the Troost Bridge over Brush Creek today. Now that buses will have a direct route, the MAX can offer even faster service. Since September 2010, buses rerouted on to Rockhill while the Troost Bridge was replaced.
Beginning next week, a trip on Troost MAX during the morning rush hour from 63rd & Troost to 11th & Grand in downtown would take just 26 minutes, instead of 32 minutes. New schedules will take effect Sunday, August 21. Printed schedules are available on buses and in schedule racks at area libraries, banks, service agencies and other businesses. New times are also posted online at http://www.kcata.org.
“We are pleased that we will be able to offer quicker, more direct service for our customers,” said KCATA General Manager Mark Huffer. “The new bridge also incorporates art elements that will be enjoyed by transit riders and pedestrians.”
The Troost Bridge is a project of the City of Kansas City, Mo. The new bridge offers improved safety for motorists and pedestrians. Construction will continue throughout the rest of the year, but with intermittent lane closures.
For Troost MAX and 25-Troost route and schedule information, customers can contact the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.