(Kansas City, Mo. – Nov. 23, 2015) Metro buses will operate on the Sunday/Holiday schedule for Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Regional Call Center, administrative offices and customer service lobby also will be closed for Thanksgiving. Johnson County, IndeBus and Unified Government Transit will not offer service on Thanksgiving. Regular weekday service will resume Friday, Nov. 27, for KCATA, IndeBus and Unified Government Transit. Johnson County will offer reduced holiday schedules on Friday, Nov. 27. Schedule details are available at www.ridekc.org.
Customers can take the MAX or Metro to the Plaza Lighting Ceremony on Thanksgiving. The Main Street MAX Orange Line operates on a Sunday/Holiday schedule, providing service every 30 minutes throughout the day. The last regularly scheduled northbound bus headed toward downtown leaves The Plaza from 47th Street & Main at 12:10 a.m. The last southbound bus headed toward Brookside and Waldo leaves the Plaza from 47th Street & Main at 11:34 p.m.
Plaza service on Main Street MAX, 35-35th Street, 47-Broadway and 57-Wornall will reroute around The Plaza because of expected traffic congestion. The routes will still take customers close to the lighting festivities. All of the reroutes will begin at 6 p.m. and end when traffic clears at about 11 p.m. See www.ridekc.org for detailed information about the reroutes.
On Friday, Nov. 27, bus routes that usually serve Crown Center via Grand Avenue will be rerouted from 3 p.m. to midnight because of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The lighting ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m. Customers can call 816-221-0660 to find a nearby Metro bus stop.
Bus service that will be rerouted include Main Street MAX Orange Line, 34X-Shoal Creek-Liberty Express, 36X-Gladstone Express, 37X-N. Broadway Express, 54-Armour-Paseo, 129-Broadway-KCI, 132-Gracemor, 135-Winnwood/69 Hwy, and 142-North Oak.
For further information, customers may call the Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. or visit www.ridekc.org.