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Riders flocking to New RideKC bus route serving Amazon

Date:November 08, 2017
Riders flocking to New RideKC bus route serving Amazon

Great transit news from Wyandotte County.

The new RideKC transit route serving the Amazon fulfillment center is growing so fast that we need to move to a larger bus to accommodate rider demand.

Started on July 30, the 114 Amazon Link has seen ridership almost double in two months.  In its first month, the route averaged 47 riders each weekday. It’s now at 93. The route has seen similar trends on Saturday and Sunday as well.

With riders packing onto a 12-seat bus, RideKC is moving to a larger 30-foot bus to better handle rider demand. The larger bus, with a seating capacity for 23 riders, started running on the route Sunday, Nov. 5.

This is a great example of how RideKC connects people to opportunity. The  route is a very strong indicator of the demand for public transportation taking people to work.

The new route was developed in collaboration with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kan.

With connections to other bus routes at the 47th and State transit center, Amazon is easily accessible from throughout Wyandotte County and the rest of the Kansas City region.

The 114 Amazon Link offers weekday and weekend service to the fulfillment center, which ships smaller customer items such as books, electronics and toys.

On weekdays, the route runs from the transit center at 47th and State in downtown Kansas City, Kan. to the Amazon shipping center near Interstate 70 and Turner Diagonal. It also stops at Kansas City, Kan. Community College along the way.

The Amazon Link makes 11 eastbound and westbound trips on weekdays.  Westbound service starts at 5 a.m. with the last trip at 7 p.m. The first eastbound trip leaves at Amazon at 5:15 a.m. The last eastbound trip is at 7:15 p.m.

On the weekends, service starts at 10th and Main in downtown Kansas City, Mo., then stops at the transit center at 47th and State Avenue before proceeding directly to Amazon.

The 114 makes six eastbound and westbound trips on the weekend. Westbound service starts at 4:49 a.m. with the last trip at 6:20 p.m. Eastbound service starts at 5:16 a.m. with the last trip at 6:47 p.m.

The service is direct, quick and convenient. Need to get a work at Amazon? Give the Amazon Link a try!