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july 15, 2011

Transit improvements planned for Metcalf/Shawnee Mission Parkway

Open house on july 19

Mission Transit Center looking northwest from MartwayWhat could new transit stations, park-and-ride facilities and bus stops look like along the Metcalf Avenue / Shawnee Mission Parkway corridor in Overland Park, Mission and Roeland Park? Find out about proposed designs at an open house from 5-7 p.m. on July 19, at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park, Kan. These transit improvements are funded by the region's TIGER grant. Details

Downtown KC transit study open house materials posted

find out what attendees had to say

study team member talks about potential financing options with open house attendeeMore than 110 people attended an open house for the Downtown Corridor Alternatives Analysis on June 21 at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library. The study is evaluating a possible starter transit line for downtown Kansas City, Mo.

The event provided a first chance for local residents, businesses and transit riders to review and provide feedback on an initial set of possible routes, modes and financing options that may be analyzed during the study. The presentation, draft purpose and need statement, display boards, maps, and comments from attendees are now posted on the project website.

Want to schedule a presentation about the study for your group? Contact Triveece Harvey at 816-756-5690 ext 3038.

in brief

Will regional transit be one of The Chamber's "Big 5 Ideas"?

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is developing a list of "Big 5 Ideas" the metro needs to be a better place to work, live and grow a business. This week, nearly 100 business, civic and elected leaders helped narrow down the list from 182 ideas proposed by the community. Improving regional transit made the Top 20 cut. Will it last? The list will be reduced to five ideas by The Chamber's Board of Directors by mid-September. Details


July 16
Green Impact Zone "Opportunity Road" Transportation Fair, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Green Impact Zone office

July 19
Metcalf Avenue/Shawnee Mission Corridor TIGER Open House, 5–7 p.m., Matt Ross Community Center, Overland Park, Kan.

August 3
Mid-America Regional Council Transit Committee, 9:30 a.m., MARC office

August 9
Johnson County Transportation Council, 7 a.m.

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