(Kansas City, Mo. – Jan. 17, 2013) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will hold an Open House on Jan. 23 to discuss the Hickman Mills Transit Center that is proposed for Bannister Rd. & Blue Ridge Blvd.
The meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 23, 4 – 6 p.m., at the Three-Trails Village Community Improvement District, 5912 E. Bannister Rd. in Kansas City, Mo.
KCATA will present plans for a new transit center that would allow for connections between Troost MAX Green Line, 28-Blue Ridge, 28X-Blue Ridge Express, 175-75th Street, 253-Raytown MetroFlex, and 296-Bannister/Hillcrest MetroFlex. The proposed facility at the southeast corner of Bannister Rd. & Blue Ridge Blvd. would include real-time arrival information, shelters and bike racks. Parking and a customer drop-off area will also be available. Improvements to the area will include ADA accessible boarding platforms, landscaping, ample lighting, wider sidewalks and crosswalks.
Metro customers are encouraged to attend the meeting to hear more about how the center will make transit connections more convenient. KCATA is asking for feedback about the proposed transit center.
Funding for this transit center will be provided by the federal grant for Troost MAX Green Line. Construction would begin in 2013 and estimated completion would occur in the fall of 2014.
The meeting site is served by routes 28 and 296, and the nearby Bannister & Drury Park-and-Ride is served by Troost MAX, 28,175, 253, 296 and 471. To plan a trip on The Metro, customers can call the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. To arrange a trip on MetroFlex, call 816-346-0346 at least 24 hours in advance.
Customers who are unable to attend a public forum can also submit comments on the proposed changes through:
Information about the plans for the transit center, including drawings and site plans, are available below.
Customers requiring special accommodations may notify KCATA at 816-346-0311 at least 48 hours in advance for services such as a qualified interpreter, large print reader and hearing assistance.