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RideKC Next Draft Plan: Detailed Route Information

Date:March 09, 2020
Effective:Mar 09, 2020

RideKC has developed a Draft Plan to redesign transit services in KCMO. Below are summaries of changes by route. Routes are listed in numerical order. 

More detailed information and revised area maps are available at ridekcnext.org

The Draft Plan survey is now closed, effective March 31.

What’s in the Draft Network?

Same amount of service, but a higher priority on expanding ridership.

A frequent grid, seven days a week, to connect more people to opportunity.

  • 19% more people would live within a 1/2 mile of a frequent route.
  • All frequent routes would have service every 15 minutes or better on weekdays and Saturdays, every 20 minutes or better on Sundays.
  • In an hour or less, the average KCMO resident could reach 7% more jobs on weekdays, and 22% more jobs on Saturdays on transit.

A simpler, easier and more efficient network.

  • Flex service expanded to more locations north of the Missouri river.
  • Fewer routes 1/4 mile apart or less connecting the same neighborhoods to downtown.
  • Routes with fewer than 200 riders per day removed or substantially redesigned.
  • Nine fewer routes, but the network would still serve 99% of the places it serves today.

Route-by-route information

Main MAX
Proposed changes: Route would offer service to UMKC Volker Campus on all trips. All trips 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 would run every 10 minutes on weekdays at peak hours, up to 30 minutes on non-peak hours, from 5 a.m. to midnight. Saturdays and Sundays are from 6 a.m. to midnight, with 15-minutes service on Saturdays, and 20-minute service on Sundays. 

Troost MAX and 25
Troost MAX will not change its route. Local route 25 Troost would be eliminated. Weekday service would be from 5 a.m. to midnight, with service every 10 minutes during peak hours. Saturday and Sunday Service would be from 6 a.m. to midnight, with service every 15 minutes on Saturday, and 20 minutes on Sunday.

Prospect MAX and 71
Prospect MAX will not change its route. Local route 71 Prospect would be eliminated. More transfers at the East Village Transit Center would be available to riders. The Prospect MAX will operate on weekdays from 5 a.m. to midnight, with 10-minute frequency. Saturday and Sunday service will be provided from 6 a.m. to midnight, with 15-minute frequency on Saturday, and 20-minute frequency on Sunday.

9 9th Street
9 9th Street would be eliminated. Portions of service area would be covered by modified 12th street route, with increased frequency of 15 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays, 20 minutes on Sundays. Nearby frequent service will be available on 12th Street and Independence Avenue.

10 Woodland-Brooklyn
10 Woodland-Brooklyn would be eliminated. Portions of modified 23 23rd street route would provide service between 22nd and 25th and Vine Street, with additional Saturday services.

11 Northeast-Westside
11 Northeast-Westside would be modified at Saint John and Hardesty. Route would no longer travel to Northeast Industrial District or the MCC Business and Technology Campus. Coverage of MCC Campus would be provided by modified route 21. New alignment for 11 would provide service from Saint John and Hardesty to 31st and Van Brunt, via Hardesty. Weekday service is from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., with 30-minute frequency. Weekend service is from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 60-minute service.

12 12th Street 
12 12th Street would provide service from the 7th and Minnesota Transit Center in downtown KCK 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. Weekday service would be from 5 a.m. to midnight, with 15-minute frequency.  Saturday service would be from 6 a.m. to midnight, with 15-minute frequency.  Sunday service would be from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., with 20-minute frequency.

15 Truman Road 
Weekday service would be expanded to between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m., with 30-minute frequency. Saturday is from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. with 60-minute frequency. New Sunday service is added, with service and frequency the same as Saturday. 

16 Truman Road Limited
No changes are expected to 16. 

18 Indiana
18 Indiana would run from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays, with 30-minute service during peak hours. Saturdays and Sundays would have service from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. with 60-minute frequency. Route would no longer travel to the Kansas City Zoo. The Zoo would be served by 63 63rd Street route. Route would provide service on Cleveland south of 67th to 75th and then to 75th and Prospect Transit Center.

21 Cleveland-Antioch 
The southern end of the route will be Blue Parkway and Kensington, instead of 74th and Prospect. 21 would serve MCC Business and Tech Campus at Universal and Equitable, previously provided by route 11. Southern portions of route would be covered by redesigned and extended 18 Indiana. Additional transfers would be available to the 39 and 47 routes at Blue Parkway and Kensington. Weekday service would run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., with 60-minute frequency. Saturday service would run from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 60-minute frequency.

23 23rd Street 
The western end of the route move to Pershing and Broadway/Union Station instead of 31st and Southwest Blvd. The route would no longer provide coverage between 31st and Southwest Boulevard. The route would no longer serve 22nd Street from Vine Street to Holmes. With the elimination of 10 Woodland-Brooklyn, the 23 route would provide service on Vine between 22nd and 25th. Service on 25th and new service on Troost for KC Health Department, Center for Behavioral Medicine, and Truman Medical Center with 25 Troost elimination. 23 would provide hourly service on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. New Saturday service would run from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. with 60-minute frequency.

24 Independence 
24 Independence would travel its existing route. Following the opening of East Village Transit Center, the route would end  at East Village Transit Center instead of at 13th & Holmes. There would be 20-minute service on Sundays. Otherwise frequency remains the same.

25 Troost
25 Troost would be eliminated. Service on Troost south of 25th Street is provided by Troost MAX. 23 23rd Street will provide coverage on a segment of Troost between 25th and 24th streets.

27 27th Street 
Service would be changed to 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, with 30-minute frequency. Saturday/Sunday service is 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends, with 60-minute frequency.

28 Blue Ridge
28 Blue Ridge would be eliminated. Coverage in this area would be provided by an extended  31 31st Street route, with increased span of service. Sunday service would be added along Blue Ridge Blvd.

29 Blue Ridge Limited
29 Blue Ridge would travel its current route. The total number of trips would be reduced.

31 31st Street
31 31st Street would add “extended service” to 3-Trails Transit Center via Blue Ridge, covering service previously provided by 28 Blue Ridge. Weekday service would run from 5 a.m. to midnight, with 15-minute daytime frequency. Saturday service would run from 6 a.m. to midnight with 15-minute daytime frequency. Sunday service would run from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., with 20-minute daytime frequency. Extended service would run every 30 minutes on weekdays, every 60 minutes on weekends.

35 35th Street
35 35th Street would change its route to offer service to KU Med Center via 39th Street, Southwest Trafficway, 33rd Street including MCC Penn Valley, Broadway, to Armour, to VA Medical Center and 31st and Van Brunt. Weekday frequency would be increased to 30 minutes. Weekend service frequency is 60 minutes. Weekend service would be extended to 9 p.m. on weekends. The discontinued portion of the route would be covered by changes to 47 Broadway (new route 40). Route has new coverage to MCC Penn Valley. Route covers portions of Southwest Trafficway, where service would be eliminated from the 51 and 52 routes. Changes include new service along 39th Street from Rainbow to Southwest Trafficway.

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. At 31st and Van Brunt, transfers will be available to 27, 31, and 11; and 47th and at Kensington connections to 21 and 47 routes. Weekday service would be 5 a.m. to midnight, with 15-minute daytime frequency. Saturday service from 6 a.m. to midnight with 15-minute daytime frequency. Sunday service from 6 a.m. to midnight with 20-minute daytime frequency.

40 Broadway (new route)
The Route would provide both short and extended 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 5st Street currently served by Main MAX. Extended service would travel via Ward Parkway, 75th street, Wornall Road, to 135th and State Line replacing current portions of routes 47, 51/52, and 57. Weekday service from 5 a.m. to midnight, with 30-minute frequency.  Saturday service from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 60-minute frequency. Sunday service from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 60-minute frequency. Extended service would occur every 60 minutes on weekdays and Saturdays with no extended service on Sunday. Route would provide coverage for riders on Roanoke from the 35 35th Street route. New transfer connections for north/south routes.

47 Broadway 
47 Broadway’s route would be modified. The route would be renamed 47 47th Street. Service to downtown via Broadway would be provided by new route 40. 47 would travel between KU Medical Center, the Country Club Plaza, and the Shops on Blue Pkwy with 15-minute frequency on weekdays. Saturday service from 6 a.m. to midnight with 15-minute daytime frequency. Sunday service from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. with 20-minute daytime frequency. 47 Broadway would have “extended service” on some weekday and Saturday trips to Blue Ridge Crossing.  Extended service would continue service on Blue Parkway via Sin-A-Bar Road to Blue Ridge Cutoff, Truman Sports Complex, 43rd Street, and to Blue Ridge Crossing at 40 Highway and Sterling.

51 Ward Parkway and 52 Ward Parkway Limited 
51 and 52 would be eliminated. Services on portions of previous routes would be covered by modified routes 35, 40 and 47.

55 Universities-Crossroads
55 would be eliminated. Service would be provided via other routes such 40 on Broadway between 12th and 47th. 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 eliminated. New route 40 would provide a continuous ride to downtown KCMO from 135th & State Line along much of the existing 57 route. 40 would provide weekday service from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday service form 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Both would have 60-minute frequency. No Sunday service will be offered for the southern portion of the new 40 route.

63 63rd Street
63 63rd Street would be modified at 63rd and Swope Parkway to provide service to KC Zoo/Starlight Theater via Starlight Road. Service would be increased to 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays, with 30-minute frequency.  Saturday and Sunday service would be 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. with 60-minute frequency.

75 75th Street
75 75th Street would no longer travel east of Prospect. The route would end at 75th and Prospect Transit Center. Service east of Prospect would be provided by new 87th Street route, and a modified 31 31st Street route. Weekday service would be 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., with 30-minute frequency. Service increases from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends, with 60-minute frequency.

77 Casino Cruiser
77 would end at East Village, no service south of 12th and Grand. Sunday service would be extended to midnight. Frequency remains every 60 minutes.

85 Paseo
The route alignment would remain the same.  Weekend service would now be from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 60-minute frequency.

87 87th Street – New Route 
87 87th Street would travel from 75th and Troost via 75th Street, Prospect, 85th, 87th, Blue Ridge Boulevard, to Holiday and Blue Ridge Boulevard. The route would replace portion of 75 Route east of Prospect. Route would provide service to 77th and Agnes, previously provided by Route 71. 87 would operate 7 days a week. Weekday service would be 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., with 30-minute frequency.  Saturday and Sunday would be from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 60-minute frequency.

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

101 State Avenue
101 would be modified so that eastern end point would be 7th and Minnesota. Route would not come into downtown KCMO. Service to Downtown KCMO would be provided by 12 12th Street. Run times would be adjusted to provide for convenient transfers at 7th and Minnesota. Weekday service would run from 5:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m., with 30-minute frequency.  Saturday service from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with 60-minute frequency. Sunday service from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with 60-minute frequency.

106 Quindaro-Amazon
106 would end at 7th and Minnesota Transit Center and connect to downtown KCMO on 12 12th Street. Weekday service would run every 30 minutes from 4:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. 

201 North Oak
201 North Oak’s route would remain the same. Weekday service would be provided from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. with 30-minute service at peak times and 60-minute service during the day and at night. Weekend service would run from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., with 60-minute frequency of service.

229 KCI-Boardwalk
229 would travel to East Village Transit Center, across the Heart of America Bridge, via Burlington to Barry Road, and to Boardwalk Square, Tiffany Springs Parkway, and to the airport. Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday, service is adjusted to be a more consistent 60-minute frequency. New express service is provided via 529, which provides trips from the airport to downtown during peak hours via Boardwalk Square and using I-29 instead of Prairie View Road.

231 Riverside-Antioch
231 would be eliminated. Portions of route and areas of coverage would be covered by a new route, 239, with connections at Antioch Crossing Transit Center and direct service to downtown KCMO.

233 Vivion-Antioch
233 would be eliminated, with portions of the route to be covered by routes 238 and 239. Weekday and Saturday service with improved frequency between Antioch Center and Downtown KCMO due to overlapping routes 238 and 239.

234 Boardwalk-Antioch
234 would be eliminated. Portions of route would be covered by new 239 route, and by existing 229 and 201.

235 Winnwood-Gracemor
235 would be eliminated. Service on Burlington, Armour, and Walker would be available with modified 238 and new 239 route with improved frequency of service. Expanded 299 flex zone will cover portions of the existing 235 service area.

236 East Gladstone
236 would be eliminated. Portions of the route would have some coverage via new 239 route and modifications to other Northland routes.

238 Meadowbrook
238 would be paired with new route 239. 238 would provide service on Swift to Armour, to Vernon, North Antioch, Antioch Crossing, and MCC Maple Woods. Route would no longer serve portions of North Oak north of Armour, 42nd Street, North Holmes, 47th Street, or Vivion and Highland to Antioch Crossing. Service and frequencies would be modified.

239 Antioch-Englewood 
239 would be a new route, with weekday and Saturday service. Service from downtown would be same as 238. East of I-29 the 239 route would provide service to North KC Hospital and Cerner. The route would travel on North 10 and North Antioch Road to Antioch Crossing. North Englewood to north Waukomis drive to north Gower Avenue/Northwest 63rd street, to Cosby and Tom Watkins Parkway. This route would assume portions of 231, at 64th and Cosby, portions of 235, at Walker and 10 Highway, portions of 234 at Waukomis and Englewood, and North Antioch.  Weekday and Saturday service would have a frequency of 60 minutes. Weekday service would be 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday service would be 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

297 Tiffany Springs
297 Tiffany Springs Flex will not change.

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

299 Gladstone-Antioch Flex
299 is  being expanded to create a larger zone that would operate similarly to current operations. The zone would encompass areas south of Antioch Crossing and east of N Holmes Rd.  The eastern boundary of the zone will be in the area of Gracemor and Worlds of Fun.

340 TMC-Lakewood  
340 TMC-Lakewood would be eliminated.

529 KCI Express Limited
529 will provide peak-only weekday service between the airport and downtown KCMO. The route will operate between Boardwalk Square and downtown along I-29, with no service on Prairie View Road or Burlington Street, to improve travel time for express commuters. Selected trips will extend to the airport similar to the existing 529. Local all-day service will continue to be provided by 229.

571 71 Hwy. Express 
571 71 Hwy Express currently operates 5 morning and 5 evening trips on weekdays. It would be reduced to 3 morning and 3 evening trips.

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