RideKC Celebrates First New Route in Kansas City, Kansas in Over a Decade

RideKC will held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new 118 18th Street Route on Jan. 8, 2019, in front of Fast Fred’s Supermarket to celebrate the first new transit service operated by the Unified Government (UG) of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, in over 10 years.

The route started Jan. 2, 2019 and is the first all-day route from Kansas City, Kansas, to Johnson County, Kansas. It moves passengers from Quindaro Blvd. to 51st Street in Roeland Park in less than 25 minutes. The bus runs hourly, every weekday from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Mayor David Alvey, Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, UG Commissioner Harold L. Johnson, Jr., UG Commissioner Melissa Bynum and KCATA CEO, Robbie Makinen, were all in attendance.

“This historic new route is the result of a strong RideKC partnership committed to connecting people to opportunities,” said Makinen. “For the first time in over a decade, thousands of people along the route will now have fast, frequent and efficient access to jobs.”

The new route will impact over 14,000 people who live within a quarter-mile of the route and will be a transit option for over 5,000 thousand jobs located within a quarter-mile of the route.