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August Service Changes and East Village Opening

Date:July 24, 2020
Effective:Aug 02, 2020

Routes move to 12th and Charlotte; 10th and Main closes
Weekday schedules restored to some routes 

There are two big improvements for RideKC service starting the first week of August. On Sunday, Aug. 2, the East Village Transit Center will open for bus service. Also starting in August, several routes will restore weekday service, or add trips where crowding has been happening due to current schedules. Get the details and see new schedules.

The East Village Transit Center at 12th and Charlotte will open as the main downtown transit facility, replacing the 10th and Main location that has become too small for RideKC’s needs. East Village serves as the downtown anchor for the 10-mile Prospect MAX line. The location provides frequent east-west connections to the core of downtown from East Village. The transit center will be accessible for people with disabilities including level boarding, provide bike racks, have RideKC Bike rentals, and have plenty of real-time information. By the end of the year, free public WiFi will be available. An indoor waiting area is expected to open when COVID-19 is no longer a local threat. The Customer Service Lobby at 18th and Forest will be relocated to 12th and Charlotte at that time. Nearly 20 MAX, local and express routes will serve the East Village Transit Center.

Get familiar with East Village Transit Center before it opens.

Map of East Village Transit Center and Route Locations
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Map of new East Village Transit Center in Kansas City, Missouri
    

Map of Downtown Transit Cooridors
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Map of transit routes in Kansas City, Missouri

Map of Downtown Transit Cooridors, including routes 
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Map of transit routes in Kansas City, Missouri, showing RideKC route numbers

RideKC Schedules, effective Aug. 2

In line with RideKC’s Service Restoration Plan, regular weekday service will be restored on select routes effective Aug. 2, 2020. This expanded service is based on a detailed review of current ridership patterns, the need to maintain social distancing practices on routes that have seen crowding at certain times, and restoring access to essential jobs and services in areas with no other coverage.

Effective Sunday, Aug. 2, selected routes will have regular weekday service restored. These routes will resume operating the regular Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday schedules that existed prior to the COVID-related service reductions that took place on April 12. Several additional routes will maintain existing service, with Saturday schedules operating on weekdays, but with added trips in the early morning. Some routes may have changes to times.  Several routes travel to East Village Transit Center at 12th and Charlotte. 10th and Main Transit Center will close to transit on Aug. 2.

The following list reflects the planned changes on each route effective Aug. 2. Schedules will be available in July. Routes operated by the Unified Government, Johnson County, or City of Independence are not impacted.

NOTE: Schedules are being added as they are available the week of July 20. If you believe you see an error in a schedule, please email wehearyou@kcata.org for correction or clarification. 

Main MAX: Weekday schedule - Saturday schedule - Sunday schedule
No change to service levels or route alignment. Route will continue operating Saturday frequency Monday through Saturday, with service from approximately 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. with 15-minute frequency during the day and 30-minute at night. Minor schedule changes will occur due to revised travel time data, and times differ on weekdays and Saturdays.

Troost MAX: Weekday schedule - Saturday schedule - Sunday schedule
Troost MAX will continue operating Saturday schedules Monday through Saturday, but with added early morning trips to provide improved access to essential jobs. The route will operate between approximately 5 a.m. and 1 a.m. with 30-minute frequency.

Prospect MAX: Weekday schedule - Saturday schedule - Sunday schedule
No change to service levels or route alignment. Route will continue operating Saturday schedules Monday through Saturday, with service from approximately 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Daytime 15-minute frequency and 30-minute night frequency. Minor schedule changes will occur due to revised travel time data.

9 9th Street: No change to service levels or route alignment. Route will continue operating Saturday schedules Monday through Saturday, with service from 7 a.m. to 6:51 p.m. and hourly frequency.

10 Woodland-Brooklyn: Route remains temporarily discontinued.

11 Northeast-Westside: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate from 4:54 a.m. to 12:04 a.m. with 30-minute frequency and hourly frequency at night.

12 12th Street: Weekday schedule - Saturday schedule - Sunday schedule
Route will continue operating Saturday schedules Monday through Saturday, but with added early morning trips to provide improved access to essential jobs. The route will operate between approximately 5 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. with hourly frequency.

15 Truman Road: No change to service levels or route alignment. Route will continue operating Saturday schedules Monday through Saturday, with service from 5:10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with hourly frequency.

16 Truman Road Limited: Route remains temporarily discontinued.

18 Indiana: Weekday schedule - Saturday schedule - Sunday schedule - Map - Downtown Map
Route will continue operating Saturday schedules Monday through Saturday, but with added early morning trips to provide improved access to essential jobs. The route will operate between approximately 5:30 a.m. and 12:18 a.m. with 30-minute frequency during the day and hourly frequency at night.

21 Cleveland-Antioch: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 5:15 a.m. and 7:04 p.m. with hourly frequency.

23 23rd Street: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 5:30 a.m. and 7:38 p.m. with hourly frequency.

24 Independence:  Weekday schedule - Saturday schedule - Sunday schedule - Map - Downtown Map
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 4:43 a.m. and 11:37 p.m. with 15-minute frequency during the day and 30-minute frequency at night. In addition, the downtown routing will be modified to end at East Village Transit Center at 12th & Charlotte.

25 Troost: Downtown Map
No change to service levels or route alignment. Route will continue operating Saturday schedules Monday through Saturday, with service from 5:26 a.m. to 7:10 p.m. with 30-minute frequency.

27 27th Street: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 5:20 a.m. and 12:38 a.m. with 30-minute frequency during the day and hourly frequency at night.

28 Blue Ridge: Weekday schedule - Saturday scheduleMap - Downtown Map
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 4:56 a.m. and 10:10 p.m. with 30-minute frequency during peak hours and hourly frequency during the midday and at night. In addition, the downtown route will end at 9th & Grand instead of at 10th & Main.

29 Blue Ridge Limited: Weekday schedule - MapDowntown Map
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 4:49 a.m. and 8:16 a.m. and between 3:10 p.m. and 6:43 p.m. with 30-minute frequency. In addition, the downtown routing will be modified to end at 9th & Grand instead of at 10th & Main.

31 31st Street: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 4:36 a.m. and 12:37 a.m. with 15-minute frequency during the day and 30-minute frequency at night.

35 35th Street: Weekday schedule - Saturday schedule - Sunday schedule 
Route will continue operating Saturday schedules Monday through Saturday, but with added early morning trips to provide improved access to essential jobs. The route will operate between approximately 5 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. with 45-minute frequency.

39 39th Street: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 4:51 a.m. and 12:23 a.m. with 15-minute frequency during peak hours, 20-minute frequency during midday hours, and 30-minute frequency at night.

47 Broadway: Weekday schedule - Saturday schedule - Sunday schedule - Map - Downtown Map
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 4:22 a.m. and 12:10 a.m. with 30-minute frequency during peak hours, 45-minute frequency during midday hours, and hourly frequency at night. In addition, the downtown routing will be modified to end at 12th & Oak instead of 10th & Main.

51 Ward Parkway: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 5:21 a.m. and 9:21 a.m. and between 2:49 p.m. and 7:36 p.m.

52 Ward Parkway Limited: Route remains temporarily discontinued.

55 Universities-Crossroads: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 6:00 a.m. to 9:48 p.m. with hourly frequency.

57 Wornall: No change to service levels or route alignment. Route will continue operating Saturday schedules Monday through Saturday, with service from 5:25 a.m. to 8:05 p.m. with 45-minute frequency.

63 63rd Street: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 5:45 a.m. to 8:56 p.m. with 30-minute frequency during the day and hourly frequency at night.

71 Prospect: Route remains temporarily discontinued.

75 75th Street: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 4:44 a.m. and 7:47 p.m. with 30-minute frequency.

77 Casino Cruiser: Weekday schedule - Saturday schedule - Sunday schedule - Map - Downtown Map
The downtown route will serve new East Village Transit Center at 12th & Charlotte. The route will no longer continue south of 12th Street to Crown Center. 77 will continue operating Saturday frequency Monday through Saturday, with service from 5:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. with hourly frequency. Minor schedule changes will occur due to revised travel time data, and times differ on weekdays and Saturdays. 

85 Paseo: No change to service levels or route alignment. Route will continue operating Saturday schedules Monday through Saturday, with service from 5:12 a.m. to 12:02 a.m. with hourly frequency.

99 South Kansas City Flex: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

101 State Avenue: Weekday schedule - Saturday schedule - Sunday schedule - Map - Downtown Map 
Route will continue operating Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday schedules, with service from approximately 5:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. with 30-minute frequency during the day and hourly frequency at night. In addition, the routing between downtown Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri will change. Service to 10th & Main will be discontinued. Instead, the route will end at 12th & Wyandotte, and will travel through the west bottoms on James Street and 12th Street.

104 Argentine: No change to service levels or route alignment. Route will continue operating Saturday schedules Monday through Saturday, with service from 6:47 a.m. to 6:40 p.m. with hourly frequency.

106 Quindaro-Amazon: Weekday schedule - Saturday schedule - Sunday schedule - Map - Downtown Map
Route will operate Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday schedules. In addition, the routing between downtown Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri will be modified. Service to 10th & Main will be discontinued. Instead, the route will end at 12th & Wyandotte, and will travel through the west bottoms on James Street and 12th Street.

107 7th Street-Parallel: No change to service levels or route alignment. Route will continue operating Saturday schedules Monday through Saturday, with service from 5:50 a.m. to 6:40 p.m. with hourly frequency.

201 North Oak: Weekday scheduleSaturday schedule - Sunday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 5:04 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. with 30-minute frequency during peak hours and hourly frequency during midday hours and at night.

229 KCI-Boardwalk: Weekday schedule - Saturday schedule - Sunday schedule - Map - Downtown Map
Regular weekday service will be restored, but with modified service during the morning and afternoon peak hours. The route will operate approximately between 5:00 a.m. and midnight with 30-minute frequency during peak hours and hourly frequency during midday hours and at night. In addition, the end of the route will move to East Village Transit Center at 12th & Charlotte. Service south of 12th Street to Crown Center will be discontinued.

231 Riverside-Antioch: Route remains temporarily discontinued.

233 Vivion-Antioch: Weekday schedule - Map - Downtown Map
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 5:39 a.m. to 7:08 p.m. with 30-minute frequency during peak hours and hourly frequency during midday hours and at night. In addition, the end of the route will move to East Village Transit Center at 12th & Charlotte.

234 Boardwalk-Antioch: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 6:10 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. with hourly frequency.

235 Winnwood-Gracemor: Route remains temporarily discontinued.

236 East Gladstone: Route remains temporarily discontinued.

237 West Gladstone: Route remains temporarily discontinued.

238 Meadowbrook: Weekday schedule - Saturday schedule - Map 
Update, Aug. 4: The route travels on Swift through North Kansas City, and uses Grand between 3rd and 12th Streets. The map published in July 2020 has been corrected and is available online.
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 5:58 a.m. and 11:33 p.m. with hourly frequency. In addition, the end of the route will move to East Village Transit Center at 12th & Charlotte.

297 Tiffany Springs Flex: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate 5:25 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and between 2:30 p.m. and 6:35 p.m.

298 North Kansas City Flex: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 5:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.

299 Gladstone-Antioch Flex: Route will continue operating regular schedules on weekdays, with service from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

340 TMC-Lakewood: Weekday schedule
Regular weekday service will be restored. Weekday service will operate between 9:00 a.m. and 2:56 p.m. with hourly frequency.

399 Raytown Flex: Route will continue operating regular schedules with no changes. Weekday service will operate 6 to 10 a.m. and 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

529 KCI Express: Weekday schedule
Additional trips during peak hours are being added with express service between downtown, Boardwalk Square, the KCI-Edgemoor jobsite, and KCI. This route does not provide service on Prairie View Road. The route will operate between approximately 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. and between 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. with 30-minute frequency.

535 Liberty-Shoal Creek Express: No change to service levels or route alignment. Route will continue operating with a reduced schedule, with one morning and one evening trip in each direction.

550 Lee’s Summit Express: No change to service levels or route alignment. Route will continue operating with a reduced schedule, with two morning northbound trips and two evening southbound trips.

570 Blue Springs Express: No change to service levels or route alignment. Route will continue operating with a reduced schedule, with one morning northbound trip and one evening southbound trip.

571 71 Highway Express: No change to service levels or route alignment. Route will continue operating with a reduced schedule, with two morning northbound trips and two evening southbound trips.

Detailed maps and timetables will be available on this page the week of July 20.

RideKC remains committed to restoring service as near as possible to the levels that existed prior to the COVID-19 crisis. Phase 3 of the service restoration plan is projected to occur in late 2020 or early 2021 and will fully restore service on additional key routes. This will further improve access to jobs and services in medical care, grocery and food service, education and other essential services. Phase 4, projected for April 2021, will implement changes and enhancements proposed under the RideKC Next plan, which began development in 2019.

Visit our COVID-19 Update page for updates about the impact of COVID on RideKC service. 

  • Currently, fares are suspended on all RideKC buses and riders are boarding at the back doors to minimize contact for customers and bus operators. Fares and front-door boarding could be reinstated in the coming months. RideKC will provide 30 days notice for customers to purchase fares.
  • RideKC stongly recommends riders wear face coverings while riding buses. Face coverings are required on Unified Government Transit buses.
  • The Customer Service Lobby is closed until further notice, and Lost and Found will hold limited essential items for 7 days.

For more information, call the Regional Call Center at 816-221-0660 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.

12th at Charlotte stop at East Village Transit Center