When winter weather hits, safety is our number one concern. Buses may experience delays or need to use alternate routes during severe weather. Paratransit service may also be affected by winter weather. Check this website for the latest information about how conditions are impacting transit. Also, tune into local news broadcasts for announcements of service delays. The Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660 will also be able to answer your questions about delays. Track your KCATA bus with WebWatch.
Find current information about severe weather on social media or in the passenger bulletin section of our website.
Kansas City region: Twitter @RideKCTransit - Facebook
Johnson County, Kan.: Twitter @RideKCJoCo - Facebook
Kansas City, Kan.: Twitter @UGTransit - Facebook
Independence: Twitter @inde_bus
Kansas City Streetcar: Twitter @kcstreetcar - Facebook
Each transit agency in the Kansas City area has its own snow plan whenever wintry conditions require rerouting normal service.
The reroutes listed below are common problem spots during inclement weather. Make sure you are familiar with them before severe weather hits. Conditions may make additional reroutes and or delays necessary. RideKC Freedom service may also be affected by winter weather.
Check the list to see if your route is part of the Snow Reroute Plan. Numbers in parentheses indicate the route number the bus will have in January 2017, when several route numbrers change.
9 9TH ST. Eastbound buses will go east on 12th to Winchester, south on Winchester to Truman Rd., west on Truman Rd. to Ewing, north on Ewing to 12th and resume regular route.
23 23RD ST. Buses will not travel to Blue Valley Court Townhouses on Wheeling & Park Tower Dr. Instead, eastbound buses will enter Blue Valley Park from 23rd & Topping, circle the park drive and then exit the park, returning to regular route at 23rd & Topping.
31 31ST ST. Buses will use Hwy. 40 to Sterling Ave. Buses will not use Pittman Rd. in either direction, nor travel through Stonegate Meadows Apartments.
47 BROADWAY-47TH ST. Eastwood Hills buses will use 51st St. between Eastwood Trfwy. and Sni-A-Bar Rd., if Ararat is impassable.
51 WARD PARKWAY From 99th & Holmes, buses will travel south on Holmes to 101st Terr., east and south on 101st Terr. to 103rd, east on 103rd to Virginia, north on Virginia to 101st, east on 101st to Lydia, north on Lydia to Bannister.
51X WARD PARKWAY EXPRESS The express bus will not use Madison or Belleview between 47th and Westport. Northbound and southbound buses will use Roanoke then resume regular route.
108 INDIANA Buses will use 68th St. between Cleveland and Jackson instead of 68th Terr.
110 WOODLAND-BROOKLYN Buses will travel on Brooklyn between 22nd and 25th Streets and not use 22nd, 25th and Vine Streets.
571 71 HWY. EXPRESS (A.M.) Buses will use Hwy. 71 between Red Bridge and Bannister Rd. Buses will not use Hillcrest in either direction.
During bad weather, road conditions may not allow RideKC Flex to reach certain parts of a Service Area. Travel may be restricted to major streets. Customers may need to go to a major street to catch RideKC Flex. During inclement weather, call the RideKC Flex office at 816-346-0346 to check travel restrictions.
Areas where buses may not be able to travel:
299 Gladstone-Antioch Flex
Jefferson & Broadway (between Englewood & 72nd)
Antioch at 64th St. over to 72nd East (before Antioch changes to Prospect)
65th, Wayne, Flore & Shady Lane Rd.
Bennington (Between Parvin & 48th)
45th Terr (Winn to to Chouteau Trafficway)
298 NKC Flex
Sunny Hills Apartments
French Quarters to Clark Ferguson
398 Lee's Summit Flex
Between Langsford & Scruggs, off Todd George
South of Oldham/North of Persels, between 291 & S.E. Ward Rd.
1423 River Oak Apts.
1501 Bench Mark Apts.
608 SE 291 (The Lodge Apts.)
399 Raytown Flex
59th & Woodson to 350 & Woodson
83rd St. to 350 Highway
98 Bannister Hillcrest Flex
Hillcrest between Bannister and Redbridge
South of Red Bridge, west of 71 Highway
West of 99th between James A. Reed and Blue Ridge
Bannister & Spring Valley (neighborhoods both North and South)
Ruskin Heights Neighborhood (between Red Bridge, Longview Rd., Blue Ridge and Greenwood)
99 South Kansas City Flex
Willow Creek/100th & Wornall
Neighborhoods Wornall & Holmes (between 99th & 95th)
Wornall & Holmes (Between 91st & 92nd)
Holmes to Troost (Between Minor & 120th)
Lydia (Mews, between Bannister and 99th)
If you are a park and ride customer, please be aware that KCATA crews clear some of the park and rides while other park and rides are cleared by the owners of the property. View all Park and Ride locations. KCATA crews will be out long before rush hour on heavy snow days to make sure the following park and rides are cleared as quickly as possible.
Antioch Park & Ride: 36X, 121, 133, 136, 238, 243, 299
Gregory & Wornall: Main St. MAX
74th Terr. & Wornall: Main St. MAX
Boardwalk Square MetroCenter: 129, 136, 142, 230, 231, 239
Bannister & Troost: Troost MAX, 51, 99
31st & Troost: Troost MAX, 31
Red Bridge & 71 Hwy.: 471
Mission Transit Center (Parking next to Wendy's on the south side of Martway, just east of the transit center): 401, 402, 403, 405, 435, 519
Nazarene Church: 519
Heartland Community Church: 403, 435, 519
National Guard Armory: All trips where bus is leaving base. Availability varies: Call 913-715-8267.
Johnson County Community College: 402, 403, 435, 475, 510
KU Edwards Campus: 475, 510
Rosana Square: 401, 404
Palazzo 16 Theatre: 569
Blue Valley Baptist Church: 569
Oak Park Mall: 402, 435, 475, 595
66th & Hilltop: 593
Shawnee Station: 563
4th & Nelson: 595
19th & Haskel: 510
Other park and rides will be cleared by crews and property owners as quickly as possible.
RideKC Johnson County Snow Plan
When the RideKC Snow Plan is in effect, the Johnson County routes included in the table below may have limited service. On RideKC social media and on RideKC.org, look for the announcement, “The RideKC Snow Plan for Johnson County Routes is in effect for a.m. and/or p.m. trips on (date). Northbound trips will begin at (time) and southbound trips will begin at (time)."
Plan to board your bus at your usual boarding location.
Upon the Snow Plan announcement, Johnson County Routes will begin service so that northbound buses depart the designated location 90 minutes before southbound buses, unless otherwise announced. (Route 510 westbound will depart 90 minutes before eastbound trips).
See the table below.
Numbers in parentheses indicate the route number the bus will have in January 2017, when several route numbrers change.
Buses will provide one trip from:
|Route||A.M. Northbound||A.M. Southbound||P.M. Northbound||P.M. Southbound|
|401||137th & Antioch||Universities MAX||137th & Antioch||Universities MAX|
|402||Oak Park Mall||16th & Central||127th & Mur-Len||16th & Central|
|403||K-7 & Santa Fe||12th & Washington||K-7 & Santa Fe||12th & Washington|
|404||Rosana Square||12th & Washington||Rosana Square||12th & Washington|
|405||107th & Nall||No service||No service||12th & Washington|
|435||Regular service, unless otherwise announced||Regular service, unless otherwise announced||Regular service, unless otherwise announced||Regular service, unless otherwise announced|
|482||No service||No service||No service||No service|
|475||KU Edwards||75th & Troost (MAX)||KU Edwards||75th & Troost (MAX)|
|495||87th & Scarborough||74th Terr. & Broadway||74th Terr. & Broadway||87th & Scarborough|
|510*||JCCC (westbound)||KU - Lawrence||JCCC (westbound)||KU - Lawrence|
|519||Great Mall||See 661/670 below||See 661/670 below||12th & Washington|
|595||New Century Pkwy.||See 661/670 below||See 661/670 below||12th & Washington|
|563||K-7 Santa Fe||No Service||No Service||12th & Washington|
|569||151st & Mur-Len||No Service||No Service||12th & Washington|
|519/595||See 519 or 595 above||12th & Washington||New Century Pkwy.||See 519 or 595 above|
|K-7 & Santa Fe|