New Route: 18X East-West Connector

Date:June 29, 2023
Effective:Jul 02, 2023

Beginning July 2, RideKC will launch the new 18X East-West connector from Southwest Boulevard to the Crossroads and 18th & Vine Districts. This zero-fare route will connect locals and visitors to some of Kansas City’s neighborhoods, restaurants and breweries, and top attractions.

18X East-West Connector: Download the map and schedule.

Hours of Service: 2-10 p.m., 7 days a week

Frequency of Service: Arrives every 30 minutes

The new 18X East-West Connector serves the following:

Connects to:

  • Troost MAX (TMAX) at 18th St.
  • Main Street MAX (MMAX) at Grand Ave.
  • Prospect MAX (PMAX) at 12th St.
  • KC Streetcar (19th and Main location) off the 18th and Walnut bus stop

Attractions within walking distance of stops:

  • American Jazz Museum
  • Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque
  • Local breweries like Alma Mader, City Barrel, and Boulevard
  • Gates Bar-B-Q
  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
  • Mexican restaurants along Southwest Boulevard


Connect with RideKC by email, phone, website, or social media!

  • Email:
  • Call Center: 816-221-0660 (M-F, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
  • Website:
  • Facebook: /RideKC
  • Twitter: @RideKCTransit
  • Instagram: @RideKC

For route and schedule information, visit any time or call the RideKC Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660, weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. We offer translation assistance for trip information in more than 50 languages.

El Centro de Llamadas Regional de RideKC brinda asistencia con la traducción al 816-221-0660, de lunes a viernes de 6 a.m. a 6 p.m. Lo conectaremos con un intérprete que puede traducir la información del viaje en más de 50 idiomas.

Routes affected by this bulletin: