Public Meetings Slated for RideKC East-West Transit Study in October

Posted on: Sep 16, 2022

(Kansas City, Mo. | Sept. 16, 2022) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), in coordination with several project partners, will host two in-person meetings and one virtual meeting in October for the KCATA East-West Transit Study. The RideKC East-West Transit Study will evaluate a high-capacity transit connection between the area around the University of Kansas Health System campus in Kansas City, Kansas, and the area around the Rock Island Corridor/Truman Sports Complex (Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium) in Kansas City,  Missouri.

The public meetings mark the first opportunity for the community to help narrow route options to ultimately arrive at a single recommendation. In addition to the meetings, there will be an interactive map that will enable people to provide feedback, weigh in on preferred screening criteria, and influence alignment options.  The same information will be provided at all three public meetings.

Public Meetings - three opportunities. Choose one or all to attend.

5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Drexel Hall
3301 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64111

5-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, 2022
Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter, Sr. Community Center
3800 Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64128
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2022

Virtual Meeting. Register at

RideKC East-West Transit Study project partners include the Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA); the City of Kansas City, Mo. (KCMO); Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kans. (UG); and the University of Kansas Health System.

This study is unique because it’s a multi-party, bistate effort to analyze the technical and financial feasibility of high-capacity east-west transit connections across the state line. The corridor includes connections to the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension as well as north-south RideKC MAX Bus Rapid Transit and bus services on both sides of the state line. Building on previous studies which have identified specific corridors as potential transit opportunities, the project study area is from Rainbow Boulevard to the west and the Truman Sports Complex to the east, and 31st Street to the north and 43rd Street to the south.

For more information about the RideKC East-West Transit Study, visit the project website at For RideKC East-West Transit Study questions, please contact Alex Miller with Parson & Associates at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or at 816.601.0137.

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