(Kansas City, Mo. – July 8, 2014) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will host two public meetings on Thursday, July 17, to discuss Kansas City’s long-term vision for downtown transit.
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
· 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 p.m., Thursday, July 17, Kansas City Central Library
Multi-purpose Room, Vault Level
14 W. 10th St., Kansas City, Mo.
(Parking garage at northwest corner of 10th & Baltimore)
Several Metro routes travel near the library, including Main St. MAX, Troost MAX, 47-Broadway, 71-Prospect, 173-Casino Cruiser and many more routes.
5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 17, Kansas City Design Center
1018 Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo.
(On-street parking available)
Several Metro routes travel near the Design Center, including Main St. MAX, Troost MAX, 71-Prospect, 173-Casino Cruiser and many more routes.
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 then be invited to view, ask questions and comment on proposed downtown route changes along the transit emphasis corridors and on the conceptual designs of proposed transit facilities.
For more information about the downtown transit concept and additional materials, visit www.kcata.org.
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The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is the largest of the three public transportation agencies serving the Greater Kansas City metropolitan region. Created in 1965 through special state legislative action in both Missouri and Kansas, the ATA today operates a fleet of more than 270 Metro buses providing more than 52,000 customer trips per weekday.