Thanksgiving Transit Service

Posted on: Nov 21, 2016

Bus Service to Plaza Lights and Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies

(Kansas City, Mo. – Nov. 21, 2016) RideKC will operate on the Sunday/Holiday schedule for Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Regional Call Center, administrative offices and customer service lobby also will be closed for Thanksgiving. KC Streetcar will operate a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Johnson County, IndeBus and Unified Government Transit will not offer service on Thanksgiving. Regular weekday service will resume Friday, Nov. 25, for KCATA, KC Streetcar, IndeBus and Unified Government Transit. Johnson County routes will offer reduced holiday schedules on Friday, Nov. 25. Schedule details are available at [url=][/url].

Plaza Lights on Thursday, Nov. 24

Customers can take RideKC to the Plaza Lighting Ceremony on Thanksgiving. The Main Street MAX operates on a Sunday/Holiday schedule, providing service every 30 minutes throughout the day. The last regularly scheduled northbound bus headed toward downtown leaves The Plaza from 47th Street & Main at 12:10 a.m. The last southbound bus headed toward Brookside and Waldo leaves the Plaza from 47th Street & Main at 11:34 p.m.

Plaza service on Main Street MAX, 35-35th Street, 47-Broadway and 57-Wornall will reroute around The Plaza because of expected traffic congestion. The routes will still take customers close to the lighting festivities. All of the reroutes will begin at 6 p.m. and end when traffic clears at about 11 p.m. See [url=][/url] for detailed information about the reroutes.

Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 25

On Friday, Nov. 25, bus routes that usually serve Crown Center via Grand Avenue will be rerouted from 3 p.m. to midnight because of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The lighting ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m. Customers can call 816-221-0660 to find a nearby bus stop.

Bus service that will be rerouted include Main Street MAX, 34X-Shoal Creek-Liberty Express, 36X-Gladstone Express, 37X-N. Broadway Express, 77-Casino Cruiser, 85-Paseo, 129-Broadway-KCI, 132-Gracemor, 135-Winnwood/69 Hwy, and 142-North Oak.

For further information, customers may call the Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. or visit