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october 13, 2011

Bus rapid transit service advances for Metcalf/Shawnee Mission Pkwy

Open house in overland park on Oct. 18

Metcalf/Shawnee Mission Parkway Alternatives Analysis Study logoA recently completed alternatives analysis study recommends deploying bus rapid transit service in mixed traffic for the Metcalf Avenue and Shawnee Mission Parkway corridor. Johnson County Transit, and the cities of Mission and Overland Park, will share the study results at an open house on Oct. 18, from 5–7 p.m., at the Matt Ross Community Center (8101 Marty, Overland Park, Kan.).

The study, which began last year, has been evaluating what level of transit service is best suited to meet transportation needs in the corridor. Improved transit is a key feature of Overland Park's Vision Metcalf and Mission's Gateway redevelopment studies.

The bus rapid transit route will extend from 119th Street and Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park to 47th Street and Troost Avenue in Kansas City, Mo. — connecting two states and multiple communities. Study website

NOTE: The Kansas City Regional TIGER Grant is funding $10.7 million in transit improvements along the Metcalf Avenue/Shawnee Mission Parkway corridor to support future higher-capacity transit service.

Designs unveiled for State Avenue "Connex" transit service

Open house in kansas city, kan., on oct. 20

State Avenue | KCK Connex logoDetailed plans for enhanced transit amenities and pedestrian infrastructure in the State Avenue corridor of Kansas City, Kan., will be on display at an open house from 3:30–6 p.m. on Oct. 20, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church Parish Hall (1086 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66112).

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority and Unified Government Transit of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kan., are hosting this final open house to share improvement plans with the community. Displays will provide information about the overall design of the corridor, plus specific plans for two new MetroCenters: Midtown KCK (47th and State Ave.) and Downtown KCK (7th and Minnesota Ave.). This major east-west route connects the city's revitalized urban core to new development occurring in the Village West area. News release

NOTE: The Kansas City Regional TIGER Grant is funding $10.3 million in transit improvements along the State Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., to support future higher-capacity transit service.

in brief

Screenshot of TIGER video on State Avenue

TIGER videos show plans for transit improvements in Mission and KCK

Learn more about TIGER-funded transit infrastructure upgrades planned for Mission and Kansas City, Kan., by watching two new short videos. The Mission video features designs for a future downtown transit center — from real-time digital signs and covered waiting areas to improved pedestrian access. In the KCK video, Mayor Joe Reardon talks about what new transit centers and pedestrian improvements along State Avenue mean for his community. Watch TIGER videos


October 26
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Board of Commissioners, 12 p.m.

November 2
Mid-America Regional Council Transit Committee, 9:30 a.m., MARC office

November 8
Johnson County Transportation Council, 7 a.m.

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

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