Good news for the New Year: Another major route will begin serving the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. on weekdays. The expansion of 11 Northeast-Westside will offer more access to healthcare and thousands of jobs from the Northeast, Westside and downtown.
On weekdays, the service to the medical center will run every 30 minutes until 7 p.m., and once an hour from 7 p.m. to midnight.
Both the Smart Moves regional study and the Rosedale Master Plan have identified the importance of access to the KU Medical Center and KU Hospital. Now, a one-seat ride is available to more people in the region. Riders can also connect to frequent service on 39 39th Street, along with the 405 Nall and 107 7th Street-Parallel.
This frequent, easy connection between the KU Med area and the rest of RideKC’s 11 route opens up a world of possibilities. KU Medical Center employees can head to the Crossroads, the Westside or downtown for lunch. Rosedale and West Plaza residents have another option to get downtown. Nursing and med students at KU Med can live downtown and enjoy a single-seat ride to work.
The new pilot weekday service begins Monday, Jan. 8. Call 816-221-0660 for help planning a trip, or check out the schedule online.