RideKC to expand several routes to meet growing transportation demand

Michael Ronnebaum
January 04, 2018 - 7:21 am

The Kansas City Area Transit Authority is changing several RideKC routes this month.

The changes will affect 11 Northeast-Westside routes and several routes between Johnson County and downtown Kansas City, Missouri. 

RideKC is also expanding service to the University of Kansas Hospital, said Chuck Ferguson, Vice President of Regional Planning.

"They've got a lot of people that move in and out of the medical center campus on a daily basis and not nearly enough parking spaces," Ferguson said.

Most transit services across the country are reporting lower usage but ridership in urban routes in Kansas is rising. 

"The Amazon service has really picked up significantly and Johnson County has seen ridership increases on a number of their routes," Ferguson said. 

Amazon recently opened a large fulfillment facility at 6925 Riverview Ave, Kansas City, Kansas.

Service to KU Med will run every 30 minutes during office hours on weekdays and every hour between 7 p.m. and midnight. The changes take effect January 8.

KCATA route and scheduling information is available on the RideKC website.

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