RideKC East-West Transit Study Progresses Forward

Posted on: Jan 31, 2023

Second Round of Public Meetings Scheduled for the RideKC East-West Transit Study 

(Kansas City, Missouri | Jan 31, 2023) - The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and KC Streetcar Authority (KCSA), in cooperation with several project partners, announce the next round of public meetings for the RideKC East-West Transit Study

During these meetings, the project team will introduce proposed transit scenarios, including routes and modes, for the RideKC East-West Transit Study. There will be in-person presentations and a question-and-answer session for the public to provide feedback. The same information will be presented at both meetings. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Presentations start at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity of KC, 1423 Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64109

Thursday, February 9, 2023
Presentations start at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4153 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 64103

Public feedback is critical to ensure the future of high-capacity transit in Kansas City is equitable and transformative. Since the study began in April 2022, the project team has conducted more than 150 one-on-one or in-person micro meetings, held three public meetings, and issued two community surveys to gain feedback from the community about their transit needs. 

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.

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


MEDIA: For East-West Transit study questions, please contact Alex Miller at alex@parsonkc.com or by phone at 816-601-0137. To learn more about the RideKC East-West Transit study, visit the project webpage at www.eastwesttransit.org.