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Proposed Changes to Transit Service in Johnson County

Date:October 04, 2018
Effective:Oct 10, 2018

Meetings held in October

Johnson County, Kan., and KCATA are conducting an analysis of all bus service in the county. KCATA and Johnson County will share recommended changes to bus routes at meetings in October 2018.

The goals of this project are to improve transit service and efficiency, and to implement recommendations of Mid-America Regional Council’s SmartMoves 3.0 regional transit plan. The operational analysis of bus service has resulted in a recommendation for service changes throughout the RideKC Johnson County system. These recommendations are summarized below. More details will be available on this webpage by Oct. 10.

We will be seeking public comments on these recommendations during October 2018. KCATA and Johnson County may adjust recommendations based on public comments and provide final routes and schedules in January 2019. The changes would take effect April 1, 2019.

KCATA will hold three public open house meetings and two “pop-up” meetings at high ridership bus stops. People can come and go at any time during the meeting and be able to see all of the information and provide feedback. The meeting dates are as follows:

Wednesday, October 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kansas City Design Center, 1018 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO
Thursday, October 11, 6-9 a.m., Mission Transit Center, 5251 Johnson Dr., Mission, KS
Monday, October 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Johnson County Art & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS
Tuesday, October 16, 3-6 p.m., Johnson County Community College – Carlsen Center bus stop, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS
Wednesday, October 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Johnson County Administration Building, 111 S. Cherry St., Room LL 200 – Multipurpose Room, Olathe, KS.

The below information is a short summary of the proposed change for each route. For more detailed information or to provide feedback, attend one of the meetings, call 816-346-0300, or email planning@kcata.org. You can also submit feedback online at this link

Recommended Route Changes

Local routes summary of changes. (PDF)
Express routes summary of changes. (PDF)
Downtown route for multiple routes. (PDF)

401 Metcalf-Plaza: 401 will no longer offer service between Prairiefire and Rosana Square. All trips would run between JCCC and The Plaza. Route would operate all day on weekdays, with 30 minutes during the rush hour and hourly flex service during midday and at night. Download a map and more details. (PDF)

402 Johnson-Quivira: 402 will not offer service between JCCC and 127th & Mur-Len; all trips would run between JCCC and Kansas City, Kansas. No change to service frequency. Download a map and more details. (PDF)

403 Antioch-Olathe: 403 would not offer service between JCCC and downtown Olathe. However, the new Olathe Connector would connect JCCC and Santa Fe Walmart via Strang Line Road and downtown Olathe.  All 403 trips would run between JCCC and downtown KCMO. The route could potentially extend its route to serve the future East Village Transit Center at 12th & Charlotte in late 2019. Route would operate all day, running hourly during peak periods and adding hourly flex service during midday. Download a map and more details. (PDF)

404 Metcalf-Downtown: The route would reduce the number of trips to 3 trips from 5 trips during peak hours. The route the 404 travels would not change in April 2019. The route could potentially extend its route to serve the future East Village Transit Center at 12th & Charlotte in late 2019. Download a map and more details. (PDF)

405 Nall-Downtown: Route would be eliminated. More details. (PDF)

435 Johnson County-Downtown Midday: Route would eliminated. Service to be provided by expanded 403 Antioch-Olathe route and new Olathe Connector route. More details. (PDF)

475 Quivira-75th Street: Route would be extended to Prospect Avenue for connections to the future Prospect MAX, which begins service in late 2019. Route frequency will be changed to run hourly during peak periods and midday. The route currently runs every 35 minutes during peak and every 70 minutes during midday. Download a map and more details. (PDF)

482 Overland Park Flex: No change. 

495 95th Street: 495 would extend to Three Trails Transit Center via 95th Street/Bannister; 495 would no longer serve State Line Road and 75th Street. There would be no change to service frequency. Download a map and more details. (PDF)

510 K-10 Connector: No change. 

519 Olathe Express: 519 would use the same downtown Kansas City, Mo., route for all trips, as existing 563, 569 and 595 do. The number of trips would be reduced from 7 trips to 6 trips in each direction. 519 would no longer offer reverse commute trips due to low ridership. KCATA is considering shifting afternoon trips from downtown KCMO back by 30 minutes and is asking for rider feedback. Download a map and more details. (PDF)

563 Shawnee Express: No change. Download a map and more details. (PDF)

569 South OP Express: KCATA is considering shifting afternoon trips from downtown KCMO back by 30 minutes and is asking for rider feedback. Download a map and more details. (PDF)

595 Gardner-OP Express: No change. Download a map and more details. (PDF)

596 3-Trails-Edgerton Express: No change.

NEW Olathe Connector: This new route would operate between JCCC and Santa Fe Walmart via Strang Line Road and downtown Olathe. The route would operate between 9:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. and connect to other routes at JCCC. Download a map and more details. (PDF)

For help planning a trip to a meeting, contact the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660 weekdays 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

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