KCATA Buses to Reroute for Kansas City Marathon

Date:October 14, 2015

Customers Should Plan Ahead; Call Center Open Special Saturday Hours 

(Kansas City, Mo. – October 14, 2015) If getting to work this Saturday morning requires a transit trip, it’s likely your bus will be traveling an alternate route. Saturday morning, Oct. 17, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority will reroute most buses throughout Kansas City for the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon.

Customers are encouraged to plan ahead and travel early. To help customers the day of the race, the Regional Call Center at (816) 221-0660 will add special Saturday hours, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Call Center is also open weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Reroute information is posted online.  Please note that Google Transit,, does not incorporate reroute information.

In order to help customers travel inside the area that is surrounded by the marathon, The Metro will operate shuttles. One will travel between Crown Center and 11th & Wyandotte. Another will travel between Waldo and The Plaza.

Twenty routes will be affected, including Main St. MAX and Troost MAX. Streets will be closed in Downtown, Crown Center, south Kansas City, midtown, and The Plaza. Street closures will begin at 3 a.m., and the race begins at 7:05 a.m.  Streets will reopen and buses will return to regular route as the race clears the affected areas.