Starting Tuesday, Jan. 3, RideKC will reduce service on two Wyandotte County routes: the 105 Rosedale and the 102 Central. Here are the service changes:
105 Rosedale: This route - running between 29th & Strong and 43rd & Booth - will be eliminated due to underperformance. The elimination of this route would leave an area from south of Ruby Avenue to Rainbow Street & Southwest Boulevard without service. Transit service would no longer be available on South 22nd Street near J.C. Harmon High School, South 18th Street Expressway, Merriam Lane and Southwest Boulevard west of Rainbow Boulevard.
Parts of the 105 route would still have bus service. The area east of Southwest Boulevard that follows Rainbow Boulevard, 47th Street, Mission Road and 43rd Avenue will still be served by the 107-7th Street/Parallel, which connects Wyandotte County to the Mission Transit Center in Johnson County. Riders will still have a connection into Kansas City, Mo. on the 39-39th Street, which stops at West 39th Avenue at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Riders on the west side of the existing 105 route in the Argentine neighborhood will still be served by the 104-Argentine linking to the transit center at Seventh & Minnesota in downtown, Kansas City, Kan. Riders can connect to the 107-7th Street /Parallel to access the Kansas Hospital Authority/ University of Kansas Medical Center.
102 Central Avenue: The portion of this route operated by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will be eliminated. The KCATA would no longer operate weekday rush-hour service from 5:20 to 8:30 in the morning and rush-hour service from 4:20 until 6:45 in the afternoon. The service modification means the 102 route will no longer continue east of Central Avenue & Sixth Street into downtown Kansas City. Mo.
In response to the elimination of the KCATA’s rush-hour service, the Unified Government plans to enhance its current segment of the 102-Central Avenue route. The UG plans to offer weekday service from the transit center at Seventh & Minnesota to the transit center at 47th & State Avenue from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Riders can connect to both the 101-State Avenue and the 106-Quindaro at the Seventh & Minnesota transit center to access downtown KCMO.
Paratransit is available to those in the affected areas who meet certain qualifications. To apply for paratransit service,apply online or download a printable application. Fares range from $2-$3 per trip depending on the type of service. For questions about how to apply for and use the services, please call (816) 842-9070, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
For route information contact the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.