KCATA Launches System Redesign Asks Community to Take Survey
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has initiated one of the largest system redesigns – RideKC Next – in the agency’s history. The goal of the project is to make sure the network reflects the needs, priorities and values of the people who live and work in Kansas City today.
“This system redesign differs from past initiatives as it will draw from a menu of mobility options, not just bus service,” said Robbie Makinen, president and CEO of KCATA. “This first step is the community’s opportunity to take a survey that will help KCATA build an innovative transit network for the next 20 years, not the last 20.”
The RideKC Next project includes an analysis of current transit operations’ efficiency and effectiveness, consideration of new mobility options, a look at public/private partnership opportunities, and public outreach and engagement.
RideKC Next has three steps. Step one is to review existing transit service and conduct initial public outreach. An online survey is vital to this process and will help shape options for the future. Residents can take the survey in English or Spanish at ridekcnext.org through July. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
Step two is presenting the draft plan and seeking additional public comment.
Step three is submitting the final plan to KCATA for review and approval by the Board of Commissioners.