Meetings today to create downtown transit vision

Meetings today to create downtown transit vision

Meetings today to create downtown transit vision

You have two opportunities today to help create a new vision for downtown transit.

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is hosting two public meetings asking for public input. The agency says planning is important because of increased population downtown and the coming of the streetcar starter line.

“There are exciting changes happening in downtown,” said KCATA Senior Director of System Development Dick Jarrold. “More people are choosing to live downtown, and entertainment and cultural opportunities continue to expand in the area. The addition of the streetcar downtown will accelerate these changes. KCATA is introducing a concept to improve transit in downtown by simplifying routes and providing more desirable amenities at stops.”

The ATA will use the public input to 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
  • Two new transit hubs

The project is one part of a comprehensive downtown transit plan that includes the Prospect MAX line and the extension of the KC Streetcar starter line into three additional corridors.


  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 17, Kansas City Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo.
  • 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 17, Kansas City Design Center
  • 1018 Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Brief presentations will be made at 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. to introduce the downtown service concept to simplify and enhance transit options for downtown transit customers. The public will be able to ask questions and comment on proposed route changes along the transit emphasis corridors and on the conceptual designs of proposed transit facilities.

In addition to attending public meetings, citizens can submit comments about the downtown transit concept using any of the following methods:

For more information about the downtown transit concept and additional materials, visit

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