Kansas City, Mo. | Oct. 4, 2018 – The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will host two public meetings next week to provide updates about the Prospect MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. The $55.8 million project will bring enhanced transit service along Kansas City’s 10-mile Prospect Avenue from downtown to 75th Street.
The meetings are scheduled for:
• 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, Blue Hills Community Services Meeting Room, 5008 Prospect Ave. (accessible by routes 55 and 71)
• 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, Morningstar Youth and Family Life Center, 2525 E. 27th St. (accessible by routes 27 and 71)
Each meeting will include a presentation at 5 p.m. with information about Prospect MAX route benefits and features, the construction schedule, safety and traffic controls, access to businesses during construction, and temporary bus stops. Prospect MAX giveaways and refreshments will be available.
“Prospect MAX is not just a KCATA initiative, but an investment for the entire community,” KCATA President and CEO Robbie Makinen said. “It’s important that residents and businesses take a few minutes to find out what $56 million is going to look like in their neighborhood. I’m looking forward to seeing a big turnout.”
Attendees also will learn about the Honor Plaque Program, which will honor community members who made significant contributions in the neighborhoods along Prospect. A sub-committee of the Prospect MAX Advisory Committee has created a slate of 24 potential honorees. The public is being asked to help narrow the list to 10, who will be recognized with granite tile plaques and biographical information on an electronic kiosk at select stations. The public can take a survey at the upcoming public meetings or online at surveymonkey.com/r/honorplaques.
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