Alternative bus routes for Saturday marathon

Marathon map.

Marathon map.

The Kansas City ATA is advising bus riders that their routes may be altered Saturday morning, Oct. 17 during the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon.

The bus service says customers are encouraged to plan ahead and travel early. To help customers the day of the race, the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660 will add special Saturday hours, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Call Center is also open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Reroute information is posted online at  Please note that Google Transit,, does not incorporate reroute information.

In order to help customers travel inside the area that is surrounded by the marathon, The Metro will operate shuttles. One will travel between Crown Center and 11th & Wyandotte. Another will travel between Waldo and The Plaza.

Twenty routes will be affected, including Main St. MAX and Troost MAX. Streets will be closed in Downtown, Crown Center, south Kansas City, midtown, and The Plaza. Street closures will begin at 3 a.m., and the race begins at 7:05 a.m.  Streets will reopen and buses will return to regular route as the race clears the affected areas.


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