Celebrate MAX moving to Grand

Date:September 13, 2017
Celebrate MAX moving to Grand

We’ve been working on improving our Main Street MAX service for months.

Now, we’ve come up with a solution that should improve reliability of the route and give our riders direct and fast service through downtown. Move MAX to Grand downtown.

So, we’re going to celebrate on Sunday, Oct. 1, the day Main Street MAX moves to Grand.

Food. Games. Prizes. Give-aways. We’ll have it all for this free family event set from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Washington Square Park across from Crown Center. Everyone is invited to attend. We will have representatives from the downtown streetcar and Kansas City B-cycle to talk about different transportation options available to the public as well.

“This is really a wonderful opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate an initiative that will improve transit for our customers,” said Frank White III, the Authority’s Chief Marketing Officer.

“Our celebration marks a major event in the life of one of our premier bus routes that provides connections to thousands of people each day,” White said.

MAX-branded frisbees will be among the
give-aways at our Oct. 1 event.

Main Street MAX – now called Main MAX – will run on Grand from Third Street in the River Market to Pershing Road near Crown Center.

It will no longer wind through downtown, giving riders a more direct route that will ensure their trip is more reliable.

Main Street MAX will no longer run on Wyandotte, Eighth, Ninth, 11th, 12th and Oak streets. The Main Street MAX route will remain the same south of Pershing and Grand out to Waldo. For schedule information about the new MAX route go to the RideKC website.

The new route reflects our evolving downtown. When MAX started in 2005, there was no Sprint Center, no Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and no Power and Light District.

We’ve designed a new route that will better serve our customers changing travel demands and offer the type of excellent service they expect from the region’s transit Authority. To learn more about why we're changing MAX, check out our blog.

So come join us on Oct. 1 and celebrate all the work that went into this new initiative and the difference it will make for our customers.

Max's new route starting Oct. 1