KCATA hosts public meeting to discuss transit improvements

Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:51 pm

Northeast News
April 3, 2013 

As momentum for the downtown Kansas City streetcar continues to build, the public will have another opportunity to weigh in on future plans for transit service downtown. To garner feedback, a public workshop will be held on Thursday, April 4, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Kansas City Design Center, 1018 Baltimore, Kansas City, Mo.

The Kansas City Transportation Authority (KCATA) is taking initial steps to examine a wide range of potential improvements for downtown bus service and circulation.

Area residents are invited to share their thoughts on KCATA’s planning efforts, which will examine:

•Short-term route changes to simplify and integrate downtown bus and MAX service with the planned streetcar on Main. The two-mile streetcar will operate from the River Market to Crown Center.

•Potential longer-term improvements such as new transit centers, superstops, a transit mall, transit emphasis corridors and a variety of transit priority measures to best support downtown activities and development.