RideKC Prepares for Winter Forecast

Date:December 21, 2022


(Kansas City, Mo. | Dec. 21, 2022) RideKC transportation throughout the region is planning for winter weather and wants transit customers and the public to be aware of possible service interruptions. The safety of our operators and customers will continue to drive decisions throughout this winter event. Customers should check frequently for the status of transit service as it may have to be modified at some point.


KCATA is currently pretreating platforms and pavement at major transit centers and stops to help provide a safe waiting area prior to any major snowfall.

Warming Centers/Buses

RideKC - KCATA will extend the winter lobby hours of the East Village Transit Center (12th & Charlotte). For this winter event only (Thursday, Friday, Saturday), The East Village Transit Center will open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m. There is no restroom available. The center will be closed for the holiday on Monday, Dec. 26.

RideKC - Johnson County will station a warming bus at the Mission Transit Center from 7 to 11 a.m. Thursday and Friday. RideKC - Unified Government will open the Area Agency on Aging center at 47th & State Ave. for customers while they wait for their buses. RideKC Independence Transit Center is approximately one block away from the warming center at Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion St. Sermon Center will be open 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

Most warming centers throughout Kansas City are on existing bus routes so customers will have easy access to safe shelter.

Regional Call Center

The Regional Call Center will operate regular hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The call center will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26 for the holiday.  Or they can head to our website at, follow us on Twitter at @ridekctransit or, or tune into local media.

This would be an ideal time for customers to sign up for RideKC Notify to receive a text, email or voice message about changes affecting specific routes.  More information is available at

For more information about these changes, customers can 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.