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Detailed Route Information for RideKC Next

Date:November 11, 2020
Effective:Nov 11, 2020

RideKC has completed a revised plan for the RideKC Next system redesign. The new plan represents changes resulting from extensive public outreach that occurred in early 2020, as well as additional technical and financial analysis. The goal of the revised plan is to provide a simpler, easier and more efficient network that connects more people to opportunity. The proposed restructuring seeks to balance ridership and coverage considerations, while accurately reflecting the values of communities in Kansas City.

A summary of the plan, a frequency table with each route, and a system map for Kansas City, Mo., routes are available at ridekcnext.org and at the bottom of this bulletin.

See times for information sessions and how to give public feedback on another Rider Bulletin.  

What’s in the Revised Plan Network?

A frequent grid, seven days a week, to connect more people to opportunities. All frequent routes would provide service every 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays.

A simpler, easier and more efficient network. Flex service would expand north of the Missouri River. The proposed plan would streamline duplicate coverage connecting neighborhoods to downtown. Routes with fewer than 200 riders per day would be consolidated with other routes and/or be substantially redesigned.

Retaining options for those who need transit the most. Maintaining service for low-income residents throughout Kansas City. 

Route-by-route information 

Main MAX and 57 Wornall
Route would offer service to Waldo on all trips. At the Plaza, the route would remain on Main/Brookside south of 47th. Service to South Plaza would be covered by a new route 40 (revised 47 Broadway route). Main MAX will run from 5 a.m. to midnight every day, with service every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Service will otherwise run every 30 minutes. Additionally, Main MAX will feature a long trip that serves Martin City, replacing the 57 Wornall route to 135th and State Line. These trips south of 75th Street will operate hourly on all days. The Main MAX will serve Ward Parkway Center and follow the same route as the existing 57 Wornall route south of the shopping center.

Troost MAX and 25 Troost
Service on Troost would be consolidated on the Troost MAX route. From downtown to 75th Street, Troost MAX will run from 5 a.m. to midnight every day, with service every 15 minutes to 75th Street from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Service to 75th Street will otherwise run every 30 minutes. Long trips to 3-Trails Transit Center will run every 30 minutes from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, and hourly from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Prospect MAX and 71 Prospect
Service on Prospect would be consolidated on the Prospect MAX route. From downtown to 75th Street, Prospect MAX will run from 5 a.m. to midnight every day, with service every 15 minutes to 75th Street from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Service to 75th Street and Prospect will otherwise run every 30 minutes. The RideKC Next plan will provide for convenient transfers to more routes at East Village Transit Center and at 75th and Prospect. Additionally, Prospect MAX will feature a long trip that would replace the eastern portion of the existing 75 75th Street route along 87th Street and Blue Ridge Blvd. to 3-Trails Transit Center. These trips south of 75th Street will operate hourly on all days.

9 9th Street
The 9 9th Street route would no longer offer service. Portions of the existing route west of Prospect would be covered by a modified 12 12th Street route, with increased frequency of 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays, and 30 minutes on Sundays. On other portions of the route, nearby frequent service will be available on both 12th Street and Independence Avenue.

10 Woodland-Brooklyn
The 10 Woodland-Brooklyn route would no longer offer service. A portion of the route on Woodland between 18th Street and 22nd Street will be covered by a revised 18 Indiana route which will operate every 30 minutes. Much of the existing 10 Woodland-Brooklyn route is close to other frequent routes, such as the Prospect MAX and 12 12th Street.

11 Northeast-Westside
11 Northeast-Westside would be modified at Saint John and Hardesty. The route would no longer travel to Northeast Industrial District or the MCC-Business and Technology Campus. Service to MCC Campus would be provided by modified route 77. 11 would provide service from Saint John and Hardesty to 31st and Van Brunt, via Hardesty. The western portion of the route wouldn’t change. The route will operate every 30 minutes from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and every hour from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

12 12th Street 
12 12th Street would provide service from the 7th and Minnesota Transit Center in downtown Kansas City, Ks., to Truman Road and Winchester, via Minnesota, N. James Street, 12th Street, Troost, 10th Street, Mary Lou Williams Lane, 9th Street, Prospect, 12th Street, and Winchester. Service would provide the connection between Downtown KCK and Downtown KCMO. The route would run from 5 a.m. to midnight every day, with service every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Service would otherwise run every 30 minutes.

15 Truman Road 
The 15 Truman Road route would no longer offer service. Service on Truman Road west of Jackson will be provided by a modified 23 23rd Street route. Additionally, frequent service will be provided nearby, on 12th Street.

16 Truman Road Limited
Service on Truman Road within Kansas City will be provided by a modified 23 23rd Street route. Additionally, frequent service will be provided nearby, on 12th Street. Service on the 16 Truman Road Limited to Independence will be discontinued.

18 Indiana
The 18 Indiana route will operate every 30 minutes from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and every hour from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Additionally, the route will be extended to 75th and Wornall, replacing portions of the existing 21 and 75 routes. Transfers to other routes will be provided at 75th and Prospect Transit Center.  The route would no longer travel to the Kansas City Zoo.

21 Cleveland-Antioch 
The 21 Cleveland-Antioch route would no longer offer service. Portions of the route on Swope Parkway, Cleveland, and 75th Street will be covered by a revised 18 Indiana route. On the portion of the existing route along Chouteau Trafficway in the Northland, an expanded 299 Gladstone-Antioch Flex will provide coverage.

23 23rd Street 
The 15 Truman Rd and 23 23rd Street routes are being consolidated into a revised route 23 23rd Street. The revised route will travel between 12th and Wyandotte and Park Tower Rd. just north of 23rd Street. The alignment will replicate the existing 15 route from 12th and Wyandotte to Truman and Jackson, then on Jackson between Truman Rd and 23rd Street, then replicate the existing 23 route to Park Tower Rd. The route will no longer serve 23rd and 22nd Street west of Jackson, Pershing Rd., and Southwest Blvd. Hourly service will be provided from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

24 Independence 
24 Independence would travel its existing route. Weekday service frequency will be maintained and Saturday frequency will be improved. Between downtown and Winner and Independence, the route would run from 5 a.m. to midnight every day, with service every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Service would otherwise run every 30 minutes. Trips extending to Truman and Noland (Independence Transit Center) would provide hourly service from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, adding Sunday service to Truman and Noland.

25 Troost
25 Troost will be consolidated with Troost MAX. Service on Troost south of 25th Street is provided by Troost MAX. Service on Troost between 18th Street and 12th Street is provided by 18 Indiana.

27 27th Street 
The portion of the route serving Hospital Hill and Crown Center will be modified. The revised route will travel on 27th Street and Gillham Rd. between Grand and Holmes. The route will no longer travel on Charlotte, Holmes, and 22nd Street. East of Charlotte, the route will remain the same. The route will operate between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. on all days, with service every 30 minutes on weekdays and every hour on Saturdays and Sundays.

28 Blue Ridge
28 Blue Ridge will no longer travel between downtown and Blue Ridge Crossing. The revised route will use the existing 28 alignment between Blue Ridge Crossing and 3-Trails Transit Center, with the exception of no longer serving Sterling and 51st Street. Service will be provided from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. During most operating hours, buses will run hourly. However, on weekdays between 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., buses will operate every 30 minutes, and these trips will extend to Grandview, replacing the 29 Blue Ridge Limited route.

29 Blue Ridge Limited
Service offered by the 29 Blue Ridge Limited will be consolidated with the 28 Blue Ridge route, which will provide service between Blue Ridge Crossing and Grandview on weekdays between 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

31 31st Street
31 31st Street will offer service between MCC-Penn Valley in Midtown Kansas City, Mo., to Blue Ridge Crossing via 31st Street and US Hwy. 40. The route would no longer serve Pittman Rd. and 42nd Street; this portion of the route will be replaced by 47 Broadway. The route would run from 5 a.m. to midnight every day, with service every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Service would otherwise run every 30 minutes.

35 35th Street
35 35th Street would be modified to offer service to KU Medical Center via 39th Street and Broadway. The route would no longer travel on Westport Rd., Roanoke, and 47th St. to the Country Club Plaza. Additionally, the route would no longer travel on 35th Street and Hardesty east of the VA Medical Center, on its way to 31st and Van Brunt. The route will operate between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. on all days, with service every 30 minutes on weekdays and every hour on Saturdays and Sundays.

39 39th Street
The eastern end of 39 39th Street would be modified. The route would alternate end points to 31st and Van Brunt or to Blue Parkway and Kensington. Some 39 trips would travel to 31st and Van Brunt via Topping, Cleaver II, and Hardesty. Other 39 trips would travel to Blue Parkway and Kensington via Cleveland, 45th, Van Brunt, and Elmwood. West of Jackson Ave., the route would run from 5 a.m. to midnight every day, with service every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Service would otherwise run every 30 minutes. East of Jackson Ave., the alternating trips would provide 30-minute service to 31st and Van Brunt and to Blue Parkway and Kensington from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays Saturdays, with hourly service during other hours. 

40 Broadway (currently part of 47 Broadway)
The existing 47 Broadway route will be split into two separate routes. The revised 40 Broadway route would provide service from 12th and Wyandotte, via Broadway, through Country Club Plaza to 51st and Main. The route would serve portions of Main Street between Ward Parkway and 51st Street currently served by Main MAX. Hourly service will be provided from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. East-west service between the Country Club Plaza and Blue Ridge Crossing will now be provided by the 47 47th Street route.

47 47th Street (currently part of 47 Broadway)
The existing 47 Broadway route will be split into two separate routes. The east-west portion of the existing route will be renamed 47 47th Street. Service to downtown via Broadway would be provided by new route 40 Broadway. 47 would travel between KU Medical Center, the Country Club Plaza, and the Shops on Blue Pkwy, with some trips extending to Blue Ridge Crossing. Between KU Medical Center and Blue Parkway and Kensington, the route would run from 5 a.m. to midnight every day, with service every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Service would otherwise run every 30 minutes. Trips extending to Blue Ridge Crossing will be provided between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. with hourly service at all times.

51 Ward Parkway and 52 Ward Parkway Limited 
Routes 51 and 52 would no longer offer service. Some portions of these routes south of Waldo will be served by a revised Main MAX route.

55 Universities-Crossroads
55 would be discontinued. On some portions of the route, service would be provided via other routes such 40 on Broadway and 47 47th Street. 47 will continue to offer service to 47th street/Plaza. Service to UMKC and Rockhurst will continue to be provided on the Main MAX and Troost MAX routes.

57 Wornall
57 Wornall would be consolidated with Main MAX. Main MAX will provide hourly trips every day along the route currently served by 57 Wornall. See Main MAX for details. 

63 63rd Street
The routing of 63 63rd Street would not change. Service hours and frequency would be slightly modified. The route will operate between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. on all days, with service every 30 minutes on weekdays and every hour on Saturdays and Sundays.

75 75th Street
75 75th Street would be consolidated into other routes. Main MAX long trips will provide service between 75th and Wornall to Ward Parkway Center. 18 Indiana will provide service on 75th Street between Wornall and Cleveland. Prospect MAX long trips will provide service between 75th and Prospect and Blue Ridge and Holiday. Other service on 75th Street and extending to Johnson County are provided by the 475 Quivira-75th Street and 495 95th Street routes. Please refer to these other routes for service details.

77 Casino Cruiser
The 77 Casino Cruiser route would be modified to provide additional service in the East Bottoms, replacing a portion of 11 Northeast-Westside that travels to Universal Ave. and Front St. Other service on the route will remain in place. Hourly service will be provided from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, no longer extending until midnight.

85 Paseo
The route alignment would remain the same, but frequencies would be modified. Hourly service will be provided from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, no longer extending until midnight.

99 South Kansas City Flex
99 South Kansas City Flex will not change.

101 State Avenue
101 State Avenue will be modified to terminate at 7th and Minnesota. Service east of 7th and Minnesota will be provided by a modified and expanded 12 12th Street route, with convenient transfer times. The operating hours and frequency of the 101 State Avenue route will not change.

106 Quindaro-Amazon
106 Quindaro-Amazon will be modified to terminate at 7th and Minnesota. Service east of 7th and Minnesota will be provided by a modified and expanded 12 12th Street route, with convenient transfer times. The operating hours and frequency of the 106 Quindaro-Amazon route will not change.

201 North Oak
The 201 North Oak route alignment would remain the same. Service frequency would be modified to provide a consistent level of service throughout the day. Hourly service will be provided from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, no longer extending until midnight.  

229 KCI-Boardwalk
The 229 KCI-Boardwalk route alignment would have a few minor changes. From Ambassador and Pomona to Ambassador and 110th Street, the route route be modified to travel on segments of Pomona, 107th Ter., Airworld Dr., and 110th St. so as to provide greater access to employers in this area. Additionally, the route near the airport will be modified to provide service to the construction site of the new KCI terminal. The route will contiunue to serve terminals B and C as well. Service frequency would be modified to provide a consistent level of service throughout the day. Hourly service will be provided from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, no longer extending until midnight.

231 Riverside-Antioch
231 Riverside-Antioch would be discontinued. Portions of the route on Prairie View Rd. are served by the 229 KCI-Boardwalk route. Service at Antioch Crossing is provided by the 238 Meadowbrook route.

233 Vivion-Antioch
233 Vivion-Antioch would be consolidated with route 238 Meadowbrook. 238 Meadowbrook would provide direct service between Antioch Crossing and Downtown currently provided by the 233. However, the route will travel on a different alignment north of Armour Rd. Rather than providing service on Antioch and Prather, the route will travel on portions of Vivion, Highland, Parvin, as well as through North Kansas City Hospital on Clay Edwards Drive. Hourly service will be provided from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

234 Boardwalk-Antioch
234 Boardwalk-Antioch would be discontinued. Portions of the route north of Boarwalk Square would be covered by the 229 KCI-Boardwalk route. Service at Antioch Crossing is provided by the 238 Meadowbrook route.

235 Winnwood-Gracemor
235 Winnwood-Gracemor would be consolidated with service offered on an expanded 299 Gladstone-Antioch Flex route. The 299 flex route will operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day, offering a much greater level of access than the limited existing service on route 235.

236 East Gladstone
236 East Gladstone would be consolidated with service offered on an expanded 299 Gladstone-Antioch Flex route. The 299 flex route will operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., offering a much greater level of access than the limited existing service on route 236.

237 West Gladstone
237 West Gladstone would be consolidated dur to the nearby availability of the 201 North Oak route and the expanded 299 Gladstone-Antioch Flex service.

238 Meadowbrook
238 Meadowbrook would be consolidated with route 233 Vivion-Antioch, and the route would be adjusted to provide some service to existing 233 riders between Antioch Crossing and Armour Rd. The route would remain the same north of Antioch Crossing. The revised route would no longer serve portions of North Oak north of Armour, 42nd Street, North Holmes, and 44th Street. Hourly service will be provided from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day.

297 Tiffany Springs
297 Tiffany Springs Flex will be consolidated into a revised routing of 229 KCI-Boardwalk that provides additional access to employers within the 297 service area.

298  North Kansas City Flex
298  North Kansas City Flex will not change.

299 Gladstone-Antioch Flex
The 299 Gladstone-Antioch Flex zone is being expanded to provide greater coverage and service hours in the areas of the Northland with existing fixed routes that have very limited service, such as the 235 Winwood-Gracemor and the 236 East Gladstone. The expanded zone would extend east to include the Gracemor neighborhood, and south to the North Kansas City boundary, and Chouteau and Parvin within KCMO. The 299 flex route will operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day.

340 TMC-Lakewood  
340 TMC-Lakewood would no longer offer service. Other services are available at Bluer Ridge Crossing and at 40 Highway and Noland Rd.

529 KCI Express Limited
529 KCI Express Limited will be consolidated with service being offered on the revised 229 KCI-Boardwalk route, which will provide all-day access to the new KCI terminal construction site.

Additional Documents 

Table of RideKC routes and their frequency
Small version of RideKC Next frequency table

Map of Kansas City, Mo., service [PDF] 
Map of KCMO service

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