(Kansas City, Mo. | Dec. 15, 2022) The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is pleased to announce a number of improvements in RideKC service starting Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. Fifteen routes are changing, with big improvements coming to MAX lines and connections in downtown.
“We enter 2023 with a renewed momentum,” said Frank White III, KCATA CEO. “It’s been a challenging couple of years. We are now in a position to make this important first step to restoring some service. We are especially excited about the increase in MAX service.”
Service on RideKC’s MAX lines will increase by 50 percent. Main MAX and Troost MAX will offer service every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes on Weekdays and Saturdays.
Three routes extend further into downtown. 47 Broadway and 101 State Ave. will now travel all the way across downtown to the East Village Transit Center at 12th & Charlotte downtown. 106 Quindaro-Amazon will extend its downtown route northward, traveling to 3rd & Grand in the River Market. These changes provide better connections to even more bus routes and the KC Streetcar. 201 North Oak adds a handful of limited stop trips between Boardwalk Square and East Village.
Several routes that serve 12th & Wyandotte change their route's endpoint and have minor time adjustments: 12 12th Street, 18 Indiana, 23 23rd Street. Other changes include: 63 63rd Street will improve access to housing; 104 Argentine and 107 7th Street-KU Med have a reduction in Saturday service only; Prospect MAX, 9 9th Street, 11 Northeast-Westside, and 35 35th Street will have time adjustments.
For more information about these changes, customers can visit RideKC.org 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.