RideKC welcomed the City of Grandview to the regional transit system at a kickoff event for the start of new service extending into Grandview on Monday, April 1, 2019.
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) CEO Robbie Makinen, KCATA Board Vice-Chair David Bower and Grandview Mayor Leonard Jones attended the official “opening day” of the 29 Blue Ridge Limited, which extends service into Grandview as part of a pilot program.
“This new express route connects Grandview residents to opportunities throughout the region,” said Makinen. “This partnership is yet another positive move for regional transit taking place throughout our bistate area.”
The extension runs northbound to Downtown Kansas City and southbound to Grandview twice a day, Monday through Friday in the early morning and late afternoon. Buses run every 30 minutes.
Grandview Public Works Director Dennis Randolph applied for the $250,000 grant that will fund the extended route for three years.
“In building a sustainable community we need to provide for a variety of means of transportation, which is exactly what we’re doing,” explains Randolph.
Grandview destinations include Truman’s Marketplace, Mid-Continent Public Library and City Hall. You can find out more at www.ridekc.com.