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September 15, 2011

Downtown transit study to recommend route and vehicle mode

learn more at sept. 20 open house

consultant talks with public meeting attendee at Union StationThe Downtown Corridor Alternatives Analysis study will soon announce a recommended route and type of service for a starter line project that connects major activity and employment centers in downtown Kansas City.

Stop by the project's third open house on Sept. 20, from 4–6:30 p.m. at Arabia Steamboat Museum (400 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.) to learn more and share your feedback. Exhibits will explain the purpose of the study, route and mode alternatives that were evaluated and narrowed down, plus a general strategy to fund construction, operation and maintenance of the recommended service. Study website | News release | Facebook event

Study partners include Kansas City, Mo.; Jackson County, Mo.; the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority; and the Mid-America Regional Council

Jackson County considers commuter transit options for I-70 and Rock Island corridors

learn more at sept. 27 open house

Jackson County Commuter Corridors AA study mapThe Jackson County Commuter Corridors Alternatives Analysis study team will host the project's first open house from 4–7 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Independence Regional Ennovation Center (201 N. Forest Ave., Independence, Mo.).

The meeting will discuss future transit options being evaluated to address transportation needs along the I-70 and Rock Island corridors from downtown Kansas City, Mo., to many growing suburban communities throughout Jackson County, Mo. Brief, identical presentations will be given at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Come share your input on transportation needs, routes and technology options for each of the corridors. Study website | Event flier | Facebook event

Study partners include Jackson County, Mo.; Kansas City, Mo.; the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority; and the Mid-America Regional Council

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in brief

KCATA proposes route changes for more efficient transit service

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority has released a draft plan that would alter more than 50 Metro bus routes starting next year. A recent comprehensive study of each route in the system resulted in recommendations to improve reliability, provide more direct service and better match demand. Learn more or submit feedback

Johnson County buses soon able to drive on shoulders of I-35

Johnson County Transit buses on four express routes soon will be able to drive on the right shoulders of Interstate 35 when traffic congestion slows speeds to 35 miles per hour or less. The initiative is expected to reduce travel times by 15 to 20 percent through the busy I-35 corridor. The bus-on-shoulder concept should be in operation by the end of 2011. It will be combined with route changes to streamline downtown travel time, as well as upgrades to various park-and-ride locations. Learn more


September 28
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Board of Commissioners, 12 p.m.

October 5
Mid-America Regional Council Transit Committee, 9:30 a.m., MARC office

October 11
Johnson County Transportation Council, 7 a.m.

October 12
Mid-America Regional Council Special Transportation-Job Access Partnership, 9 a.m., MARC office

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