The Connecting Swope Project identified ways to improve connections across U.S. 71 Highway to the Prospect MAX line. Building on the needs expressed in past studies, the team will recommend projects and programs that address issues of access, safety, convenience, and comfort in the area.
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is asking for public input as they develop a strategic plan for Downtown’s transit future. This vision to create a more intuitive, faster, and integrated system includes transit emphasis corridors along Grand Blvd. (north and south) and 11th and 12th streets (east and west); dedicated bus lanes and improved transit stations; and new transit hubs.
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.
Kansas City's Downtown Streetcar is moving full speed ahead. The two-mile line will run largely on Main Street from the River Market to Union Station. The streetcar will run in existing street lanes, just like other vehicles.
In 2008, voters defeated a proposal to fund a light rail line from Vivion Road and North Oak Trafficway to Bruce R. Watkins Roadway and 63rd Street. KCATA has available documents related to the planning and evaluation of the proposal.
Bus Rapid Transit premiered with the MAX in July, 2005. In 2011, Troost MAX was added. Prospect MAX is the next MAX line KCATA is planning to build.
The North Oak Corridor Transit Study will provide recommendations on how transit services can better serve the North Oak Corridor and surrounding neighborhoods from downtown Kansas City, through North Kansas City and Gladston
RideKC is starting a new initiative to build consensus and social equity in a comprehensive regional transit and funding plan called One RideKC. The One RideKC plan will bring together regional community members to establish a vision and financing plan for the future of mobility in the Kansas City region. The hope is to improve access to transit and positively impact the lives of people in multiple jurisdictions by increasing connectivity between regional communities. Transit is key to RideKC’s four core pillars of access: jobs, housing, healthcare and education on a foundation of social equity.
MAX is RideKC’s bus rapid transit line (BRT) serving highly populated residential and commercial corridors in Kansas City, Mo.
MAX comes to Prospect Ave. on Dec. 9, 2019.
The RideKC Next project is a comprehensive review and redesign of transit service focused on Kansas City, Mo. (KCMO), conducted by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) as part of our mission to connect people with opportunities.
In March 2016, KCATA began a pilot program to test how on-demand services could integrate into the suite of transportation options available in the Kansas City region. The partnership between Bridj, KCATA, and Ford was the first U.S. public-private collaboration bringing together a major U.S. transit system, an automaker, and an urban technology company to enhance existing mass transit by providing greater mobility options.
KCATA and Unified Government Transit used TIGER funding to improve the Minnesota/State Avenue transit corridor.
Stop Optimization is a multi-faceted, comprehensive analysis of every bus stop in the system, a few routes at a time, aimed to improve service, accessibility, and location of amenities.
TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) is a discretionary grant program of the U.S. Department of Transportation funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In 2010, the Kansas City region was awarded, on a competitive basis, $50 million in TIGER funding to make transportation infrastructure improvements along several regional transit corridors and in the Green Impact Zone in Kansas City, Mo. To track the progress on these projects visit the TIGER Tracker.
The six mile trail is owned and managed by the City of Kansas City, Mo.
Troost MAX travels through downtown, the Crossroads district, Hospital Hill and south along Troost to Bannister. The route travels on Bannister Road, east to The Trails Transit Center at 89th & Hillcrest.