Independence Ave. BRT Study

KCATA has begun a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) study of Independence Avenue. The study will assess transit options between downtown Kansas City, Mo., to downtown Independence, Mo. 

This 9-mile stretch of Independence Ave. is one of the mostly densely populated and diverse areas in the region. The study is seeking an optimal way to connect these two destinations with a premier BRT service while maintaining some level of local transit service as well. 

The project potentially could result in the first East-West BRT route in Kansas City. The connection to Downtown Independence would also be the first time service of this caliber would serve an area outside of Kansas City, Mo.

The project team is beginning initial study activities in late January, to include data analysis and a review of existing conditions and transit operations in the corridor. Advisory committee meetings and public outreach will begin in the spring. Check out our website and social media pages for updates on the process and public meeting dates and times.  

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Independence Avenue BRT study area