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Thanksgiving Transit Service; Extra Bus Service to Plaza Lights

Date:November 20, 2017

(Kansas City, Mo. – Nov. 20, 2017) RideKC will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule for Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23. The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Regional Call Center, administrative offices and customer service lobby also will be closed for Thanksgiving. KC Streetcar will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Buses operated by Johnson County, Independence, Mo., and Unified Government Transit will not offer service on Thanksgiving. Regular weekday service will resume Friday, Nov. 24, for all RideKC service. Schedule details are available at www.ridekc.org.

Plaza Lights on Thursday, Nov. 23

Customers can take RideKC to the Plaza Lighting Ceremony on Thanksgiving, with extra Main MAX service between downtown, the County Club Plaza and Waldo. Between 2 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., buses will run every 10-15 minutes. For the rest of the day, Main MAX 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 12:09 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 MAX, 35 35th Street, and 47 Broadway 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 3 p.m. and end when traffic clears. See www.ridekc.org for detailed information about the reroutes.

Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 24

On Friday, Nov. 24, bus routes that usually serve Crown Center via Grand will be rerouted from 4:30 to 8 p.m. 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 bus stop.

Bus service that will be rerouted include Main MAX, 23 23rd Street, 27 27th Street, 47 Broadway, 51 Ward Parkway, 77 Casino Cruiser, 85 Paseo, 201 North Oak, 404 Metcalf-Downtown, 519 Olathe Express, 535 Shoal Creek-Liberty Express, 550 Lee’s Summit Express, 563 Shawnee Express, 569 South OP Express, 570 Blue Springs Express, 571 71 Hwy. Express, and 595 Gardner-OP Express.

For further information, customers may call the Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Plaza Lighting Ceremony fireworks