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november 21, 2011

Transit options narrowed down for Jackson County commuter corridors

Open houses on nov. 29, 30 and dec. 1

MARC staff member talks with open house attendeeThe study team for the Jackson County Commuter Corridors Alternatives Analysis continues work on an initial screening of route and mode options for transit improvements in the I-70 east and Rock Island corridors. Three public meetings are scheduled in late November and early December to share information and seek public feedback about which options are viable enough to move to the next stage of study. Study website

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 | 4–6 p.m.
Presentations at 4:15 and 5:15 p.m.
Gamber Center, 4 S.E. Independence Ave., Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 | 4–6 p.m.
Information on display from 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Mid-Continent Library Blue Springs South, 2220 S. 7 Highway, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 | 4–6 p.m.
Information on display from 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Southeast Community Center, 4201 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, MO 64130

Transit agencies seek feedback on changes to bus service in 2012

proposed changes affect many routes

passengers boarding Metro busJohnson County Transit is proposing changes to nearly every bus route it operates for 2012. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority also has released a draft plan that would alter service on more than 50 Metro bus routes starting next year. Both transit agencies have held public meetings this month to get feedback from customers. Learn more about the plans and submit your comments. JCT details | KCATA details

in brief

Students design concepts for Rock Island corridor

Rock Island corridor logoThe former Rock Island railroad corridor from Pleasant Hill to the Truman Sports Complex in Kansas City is protected for trail and transit use, and provides the primary connection for Kansas City to the Missouri KATY Trail State Park. At an open house in Raytown on Dec. 7, from 7:30–9 p.m., urban planning and landscape architecture students from Kansas State University and the University of Kansas will present concepts that imagine alternative futures for the corridor. Details


December 7
Mid-America Regional Council Transit Committee, 9:30 a.m., MARC office

December 7
Transit Committee Special Forum, 11 a.m., MARC office (Iowa State University architecture students present transit concepts for the River Market District)

December 13
Johnson County Transportation Council, 7 a.m.

December 14
Mid-America Regional Council Special Transportation-Job Access Partnership, 9 a.m., MARC office

December 14
Kansas City Area Transportation Authority Board of Commissioners, 12 p.m.

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